Overview

The 130-hour Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree has nineteen minors that equip students biblically and practically in multiple areas of ministry.  Students receive 44 hours of Biblical studies to ground them in God’s Word. In addition to the Biblical Studies, students gain a well-rounded education with 36 hours of general education.  This degree provides 50 hours of professional/ministry hours so the student can apply his/her general education and Biblical training in local church and non-profit ministries.

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry has the advantage of providing ministry training in nineteen areas of ministry, such as sign language, Biblical languages, children’s ministry, church education, coaching and recreational ministry, counseling, English, expanded Bible, history, general ministry, humanities, management for non-profit, international missions, North American church planting, music, pastoral studies, secondary Bible education, student ministries, and worship. Transfer students may utilize the General Ministry Minor to maximize transfer credit.  This flexible minor may be approved in a variety of practical fields with ministry applications including business, marketing, technology, plumbing, electrical, etc.  

The outcome of the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry is the ministry and job placement of our graduates in local churches and non-profit organizations in North America and around the world.  Literally the sun never sets on a continent where a Piedmont International University student has not or is not fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  •  A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions

 

 

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible as a foundation for all Christian service.
  • Serve effectively in a local church ministry.
  • Develop a biblical philosophy of ministry.
  • Develop an expertise and knowledge of two areas of ministry.
  • Complete successfully internships in appropriate areas of ministry.
 

 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 44
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   50
Total 130

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
GC100     Introduction to Computers     1 hour
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I     3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
MI101     Introduction to Missions     3 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PE___     PE Activity     1 hour

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102      New Testament Survey      3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
GC111      Mathematics Survey     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202      General Psychology     3  hours

Total Hours  16 

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Science Survey     3 hours

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
BO202     Pentateuch     3 hours
PT202     Church Education      3 hours
GF___     Fine Arts Elective     3 hours
EN___     Literature Survey     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours

Total Hours  17

* Must make C or better

Fall Semester

BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
Humanities Elective     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II      3 hours
General Education Elective     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours

Total Hours  18

* Must make a C or better

Fall Semester

BP411     History of Christian Thought     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Minor Course*    3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours

Total Hours  15

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts     2 hours
BP412     Senior Seminar     1 hour
Bible Elective      3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours
Minor Course*     3 hours

Total Hours  15

* Must make a C or better

Choose two Minors from this list:

American Sign Language   Residential  Online
Biblical Languages   Residential  Online
Children’s Ministry   Online
Church Education   Residential  Online
Coaching and Recreational Ministry   Residential
Counseling   Residential
English   Residential
Expanded Bible   Residential  Online
General Ministry   Residential  Online
History   Residential  Online
Humanities   Residential  Online
Management for Nonprofits   Online
Missions   Residential  Online
Music   Residential
North American Church Planting   Residential  Online
Pastoral Studies   Residential
Secondary Bible Education   Residential
Student Ministry   Residential 
Worship Leadership   Residential

 

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