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B.S. Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries Minor

Purpose of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries Minor

The Pastoral Ministry minor is designed to provide male students with biblical and theological education to serve as a senior pastor or as an associate pastor or minister. The minor intends to equip the student with foundational competencies that will enable him to lead a local church or to serve effectively as a part of a pastoral staff. It includes training in preaching, shepherding and exposure to many areas of pastoral ministry. It is CBS’ conviction from the Scriptures (see 1 Timothy 2:11, 3:2; Titus 1:6) that women are not assigned the office position of pastor for the local church congregation. Since these courses are designed for the office position of pastor, the College asks female students to respect CBS’ conviction and not select MSPM courses or the minor. 


 

Program Goals of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries Minor

  1. Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  2. Know foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.
  3. Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretive issues.
  4. Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  5. Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.
  6. Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.

Suggested Sequence of Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with Pastoral Ministries Minor

Curriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)

Year 1

  • MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods
  • HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1
  • ENGL 1301 English Composition 1
  • COSC 1317 Basic Computer Science
  • BIBL 1311 Pentateuch
  • ENGL 2332 Literary Tradition
  • ENGL 1302 English Composition 2
  • THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • THEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy Spirit
  • BIBL 1312 Historical Literatre
  • ENGL 2312 Research and Writing
  • HIST 1322 Western Civilization 2

Year 2

  • THEO 1313 Man, Sin and Salvation
  • BIBL 1321 Gospels
  • GREE 2311 Greek 1 or GREE 3301 Introduction to Greek Tools
  • BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature
  • MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching
  • GREE 2312 Greek 2 or HEBR 3301 Introduction to Hebrew Tools
  • THEO 1314 Angels, Church and Prophecy
  • BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles
  • MSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching Lab
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation
  • MATH 1322 Mathematical Principles
  • Elective

Year 3

  • MSCE 3301 Introduction to Christian Education
  • MSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MSMN 2302 Spiritual Life
  • BIBL 1414 Prophets
  • HIST 2323 or 2324 Church History
  • MSBC 3301 Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership
  • MSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IV
  • MSBC 3304 Marriage and Family
  • BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program
  • GOVT 2301 Principles of American Politics
  • Upper Level Bible/Theology Elective

Year 4

  • MSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IV
  • MSCE 3301 Introduction to Christian Education
  • MSPM 4302 Church Administration and Organization
  • PHIL 2304 Worldview
  • PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics
  • MSPM 4301 Pastoral Ministry
  • MSPM 3301-04 Expository Preaching I-IV
  • Elective