Overview

The 124-hour Bachelor of Arts in Ministry has the advantage of providing ministry training in twenty- one 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, intercultural studies, Israel studies, management for non-profit, North American church planting, music, pastoral studies, secondary Bible education, sports management, student ministries, and worship arts. 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.

 
 

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 49
General Education 36
Professional/Ministry   39
Total 124

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BH201 Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism 2
BN104 Life of Christ 3
BN201 Pauline Epistles I 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Science Survey 3
  Total 17

Spring Semester

BH202 Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology 2
BO202 Pentateuch 3
PT202 Church Education 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Literature Survey 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 17

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BT301 Bible Doctrine I 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Bible Elective 3
  Total 15

Spring Semester

BC302 Baptist History 3
BT302 Bible Doctrine II 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 12

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BP411/ GY411 History of Christian Thought 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Bible Elective 1
  Total 15

Spring Semester

BN402 Acts 2
BP412 Senior Seminar 1
  Bible Elective 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Minor Course* 3
  Total 15

*Must make a “C” or better

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University;
  5. Shall have satisfactorily completed the Christian Service requirements;
  6. Shall have given evidence of high Christian character and conduct in accord with University standards. He/she shall also manifest essential agreement with the Statement of Faith;
  7. Shall have paid in full his/her account with the University;
  8. Must have received a decision of eligibility for graduation from the Faculty.

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at PIU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Piedmont International University.