Bible

(A.A.A.S. degree)

The Bible curriculum prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree course of study, for an enhanced life of faith and service in the church and for holding ministry responsibilities in the church. The program includes courses in Bible study, theology, formation and ministry in the church. For older students with more life experience, the program may lead to entry-level employment in a ministry setting.

The student may choose one of two tracks of study: Bible and Religion or Youth Ministry.

I. Bible and Religion Track Required Courses:

21 hours (grade of C or better required)
Biblical Studies: Jesus and the Gospels, Psalms and Epistles, Prophets and Revelation.
History and Theology: Choose one from Anabaptist History and Thought, Peacemaking and Justice, Introduction to Theology, Religions of the World.
Ministries of the Church: Choose one from Evangelism and Church Growth, Worship and Celebration, Preaching, Christian Education.
Religion electives (6 hours).

First Year Fall Program courses
Faith and Discipleship
Biblical Literature
Recommended courses
First-Year Seminar
College Writing I
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
natural science course

Spring Program courses
Psalms and Epsitles or Prophets and Revelation
religion elective
Recommended courses
Personal Finance or mathematics course
Speech Communication
humanities course

Second Year Fall Program courses
Jesus and the Gospels
Anabaptist History and Thought
religion elective
Recommended courses
social science course
electives

Spring Program courses
Psalms and Epsitles or Prophets and Revelation
Peacemaking and Justice
religion electives
Recommended courses
Introduction to Sociology

II. Youth Ministry Track Required Courses:

29 hours (grade of C or better required)
Biblical Studies: Jesus and the Gospels.
History and Theology: Anabaptist History and Thought and Peacemaking and Justice.
Ministries of the Church: Introduction to Youth Ministry and Programming for Youth Ministry. In addition, choose one from Worship and Celebration, Preaching, Christian Education, Drama in the Church.
Spiritual Growth and Integration: Faith and Discipleship, Youth Ministry Seminar I/II.
Related courses: Recreation Leadership and The Helping Relationship.

First Year Fall Program courses
Biblical Literature
Faith and Discipleship
Introduction to Youth Ministry
Recreation Leadership
Recommended courses
First-Year Seminar
College Writing I

Spring Program courses
Programming for Youth Ministry or ministry course
Youth Ministry Seminar I
religion elective
Recommended courses
Speech Communication
Personal Finance or mathematics course
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

Second Year Fall Program courses
Jesus and the Gospels
Anabaptist History and Thought
Youth Ministry Seminar II
The Helping Relationship
Recommended courses
natural science course

Spring Program courses
Peacemaking and Justice
religion electives
Recommended courses
Introduction to Sociology
humanities course
electives

Catalog 2014-15