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BA Minor Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Theology is conferred upon those who satisfactorily complete the required 126-semester credit hours. The major of this program is Bible/Theology. This program is available with various minors including Appalachian Ministry, Christian Apologetics, Christian Education, Counseling, General Studies, Greek Language, Hebrew Language, Ministry Studies, and Missions.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Theology is conferred upon those who satisfactorily complete the required 126-semester credit hours. The major of this program is Bible/Theology.

This program is available with various minors including:

Appalachian Ministry
Christian Apologetics
Christian Counseling
Christian Education
General Studies
Greek Language
Hebrew Language
Ministry Studies
Missions

Appalachian Ministry

As a graduate with a B.A. in Appalachian Ministry, a student will

  • Demonstrate theological discernment through the exercise of a theological taxonomy that distinguishes between biblical and early Christian essentials, local Appalachian community distinctives, personal Appalachian convictions, and common theological questions and opinions that Appalachian people share.
  • Acquire biblical and contextual intelligence through an intensive focus on loving, knowing, and teaching the Word of God in an Appalachian ministry context.
  • Cultivate spiritual devotion that matures from a knowledge of God to worship and an integration of traditional and contemporary Appalachian spiritual disciplines and community.
  • Exercise ministry competence through projects designed for future use as the student seeks to fulfill his or her ministry calling in an Appalachian ministry context.

The course progression for the Appalachian Ministry Minor is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • AM211 Church History in Appalachia
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • AM160 Survey of Preaching in Appalachia
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • AM220 Apologetics in Appalachia
  • BI202 Acts
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • AM345 Church Revitalization in Appalachia
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • BI302 Romans
  • PS204 General Psychology OR PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • AM356 Contextualizing Missions for Appalachia
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
  • GS220 Bible Language Tools
Year Four
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • MS301 Homiletics
  • AM411 Pastoral Theology in Appalachia
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • AM402 Survey of Ministry in Appalachia
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • AM407 Contemporary Issues in Appalachian Ministry
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

Christian Apologetics

As a graduate with a B.A. in Christian Apologetics, a student will

  • articulate an understanding and a philosophy of Christian Apologetics.
  • demonstrate the defense of the truth of Christianity in a skeptical culture.
  • communicate a Christian worldview along with biblical and theological truths in communicating with others.
  • exhibit basic skills in rhetorical dialogue, including biblical and historical truth-claims, logic, and philosophical ideals supporting the truth of Christianity.
  • develop proficiency in becoming a resource for a local body of believers.

The course progression for the Christian Apologetics Minor is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • BI302 Romans
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • AP105 General Revelation & Natural Theology
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • AP225 History of Christian Thought
  • BI202 Acts
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • AP205 Conversational Apologetics
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • AP368 Classical Apologetics
  • HU206 Church History
  • GR301 Greek I
  • HB361 Hebrew I
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
  • AP305 Logic & Critical Thinking
Year Four
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • PH401 Survey of Contemporary Philosophies
  • AP405 Bibliological Apologetics
  • AM402 Introduction to Appalachia Ministry
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

Christian Counseling

As a graduate with a B.A. in Christian Counseling, a student will

  • articulate a biblical worldview and a biblical philosophy of counseling.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of systematic theology and biblical truth.
  • communicate biblical and theological truths through counseling and other appropriate means.
  • implement ethically and legally informed counseling practices.
  • serve with Christian character in his/her personal and professional life.

The course progression for the Christian Counseling Minor is

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • BI201 Gospels
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • GS220 Bible Language Tools
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • CE201 Introduction to Christian Education
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
  • HU206 Church History
  • BI202 Acts
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • PS204 General Psychology
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • CC303 Principles of Counseling I
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • BI302 Romans
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • CC304 Principles of Counseling II
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
Year Four
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • CC263 Marriage & Family
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • MS480 Christian Ministry Ethics
  • Counseling Elective
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization
  • CC402 Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Elective

Christian Education

As a graduate with B.A. in Christian Education, a student will

  • articulate an understanding and a philosophy of Christian Education.
  • understand, analyze, and evaluate the components of curricular materials.
  • understand, analyze, and evaluate the various methods, media, and agencies helpful in church administration and education.
  • organize, coordinate, and administer an adequate total educational program for a local church.

The course progression for the Christian Education Minor is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • AB103 Hermeneutics
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • HU206 Church History
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • CE201 Introduction to Christian Education
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • CE292 Pedagogy I
  • BI202 Acts
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • PS204 General Psychology
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • CE293 Pedagogy II
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • CC303 Principles of Counseling I
  • BI302 Romans
  • PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • CE302 Media
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
  • GS220 Bible Language Tools
Year Four
  • CE401 Local Church Ministries
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • CE301 Organization & Administration
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

General Studies

As a graduate with a B.A. in General Studies, a student will

  • exhibit Christian character in attitude and conduct in an intellectually broad range of cultural values that are in harmony with biblical truth.
  • demonstrate a greater breadth and depth of perception relating to the integration of general studies and the Word of God, as defined by his/her choice of electives.
  • effectively enhance his/her ministry to the local church through a broader range of knowledge.

The course progression for the General Studies Minor is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • AB103 Hermeneutics
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • AB102 Bible Geography
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • CE201 Introduction to Christian Education
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • HU206 Church History
  • BI202 Acts
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • PS204 General Psychology
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
Year Three
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • CC303 Principles of Counseling I
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • BI302 Romans
  • PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
  • CC304 Principles of Counseling II
Year Four
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • GS220 Bible Language Tools
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • CE401 Local Church Ministries
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

Greek Language

As a graduate with B.A. in Greek Language Studies, a student will

  • exhibit basic skills in Greek grammar, vocabulary, translation, syntax, exegesis, and the use of the language tools indicative of professionally trained leaders or lay ministers who have a vision for worldwide evangelism and Christian service.
  • demonstrate proficiency in biblical knowledge and theology, literal interpretation, and homiletical skills in the communication of God’s Word thereby displaying a biblical worldview.
  • exhibit the skills necessary for the proper administration, teaching, worship, and business activities of a local church.
  • devise and administer a program of evangelism and world missions for the local church.
  • display proficiency in using the expository method of preaching.

The course progression for the Greek Language Minor is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • HB361 Hebrew I
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • GR301 Greek I
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • GR302 Greek II
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • CE201 Introduction to Christian Education
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • GR401 Greek III
  • HU206 Church History
  • BI202 Acts
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
Year Three
  • BI201 Gospels (OR Year Four)
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • GR402 Greek IV
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • PS204 General Psychology OR PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • GR420 Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
Year Four
  • EN205 English Literature
  • GR465 Greek Exegesis of Epistolary Literature
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization
  • BI404 Revelation
  • BI302 Romans
  • GR475 Greek Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • BI201 Gospels (Year Three)
  • GS402 Senior Seminar

Hebrew Language

As a graduate with a B.A. in Hebrew Language Studies, a student will

  • exhibit basic skills in Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, translation, syntax, exegesis, and the use of the language tools indicative of professionally trained leaders or lay ministers who have a vision for worldwide evangelism and Christian service.
  • demonstrate proficiency in biblical knowledge and theology, literal interpretation, and homiletical skills in the communication of God’s Word thereby displaying a biblical worldview.
  • exhibit the skills necessary for the proper administration, teaching, worship, and business activities of a local church.
  • devise and administer a program of evangelism and world missions for the local church.
    display proficiency in using the expository method of preaching.

The course progression for the Hebrew Language Minor is

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • GR301 Greek I
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • HB361 Hebrew I
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • HB362 Hebrew II
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • CE201 Introduction to Christian Education
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • HB461 Hebrew III
  • BI202 Acts
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • HU206 Church History
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
Year Three
  • BI201 Gospels
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • HB462 Hebrew IV
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • PS204 General Psychology OR PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • HB420 Introduction to Old Testament Textual Criticism
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
Year Four
  • EN205 English Literature
  • HB463 Hebrew Exegesis of Prophetic Literature
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • BI404 Revelation
  • HB475 Hebrew Exegesis of Historical Narrative
  • BI302 Romans
  • BI402 General Epistles OR BI201 Gospels
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

Ministry Studies

As a graduate with a B.A. in Ministry Studies, a student will

  • devise and administer a program of evangelism and world missions for the local church.
  • evidence the skills necessary for the proper administration, teaching, worship, and business activities of a local church.
  • demonstrate proficiency in using the expository method of preaching.
  • demonstrate proficiency in biblical knowledge and theology, literal interpretation, and homiletical skills in the communication of God’s Word.

The course progression for the Ministry Studies is:

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • AB103 Hermeneutics
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization OR HU206 Church History
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • AB102 Bible Geography
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • AB104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech 3
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • TH202 Christology & Pneumatology
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
  • HU206 Church History OR HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • BI202 Acts
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • CC303 Principles of Counseling I
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • GS220 Bible Language Tools
  • BI302 Romans
  • PS204 General Psychology OR PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • CC304 Principles of Counseling II
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
Year Four
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • MS301 Homiletics
  • MS401 Pastoral Theology
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • CE401 Local Church Ministries
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • MS302 Expository Preaching
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • BI404 Revelation
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization

Missions

As a graduate with a B.A. in Missions, a student will

  • demonstrate knowledge of the biblical basis and the historical development of missions.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theological issues involved in world missions.
  • demonstrate practical skills that will guide an individual in progressing from the local church to the mission field.
  • organize, co-ordinate, and administer a missions program for the local church.

The course progression for the Missions Minor is

Year One
  • EN101 English Grammar & Composition I
  • AB101 Bible Introduction
  • PT101 Evangelism
  • GR301 Greek I
  • BI101 Pentateuch
  • HU101 History of Western Civilization OR HU206 Church History
  • EN102 English Grammar & Composition II
  • AB102 Bible Geography
  • MI102 Survey of Missions
  • AB 104 Principles of Bible Study
  • BI102 Old Testament History Books
  • TH102 Spiritual Life
Year Two
  • EN205 English Literature
  • BI201 Gospels
  • CO203 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BI203 Old Testament Poetry Books
  • TH201 Prolegomena, Bibliology & Theology Proper
  • TH202 Christology and Pneumatology
  • HU206 Church History OR HU101 History of Western Civilization
  • BI202 Acts
  • TH204 Dispensationalism
  • SC102 Physical Science & Scientific Reasoning
Year Three
  • BI301 Minor Prophets
  • BI303 Pauline Epistles
  • MA101 Mathematics & Elements of Algebra
  • MI201 Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • TH301 Anthropology & Angelology
  • MI303 Liberation Theology
  • BI204 Major Prophets
  • BI 302 Romans
  • PS204 General Psychology OR PH208 Introduction to Philosophy
  • MI202 Introductory to World Christian Missions
  • TH302 Hamartiology & Soteriology
Year Four
  • BI401 Book of Hebrews
  • MI205 The History of Missions
  • TH401 Ecclesiology & Eschatology
  • BI404 Revelation
  • CE401 Local Church Ministries
  • MI301 Urban Mission & Ministry
  • HB361 Hebrew I
  • BI402 General Epistles
  • GS402 Senior Seminar
  • TH402 Doctrinal Summarization