Bachelor of Arts Degree Concentrations

These Elective Courses Can Replace One or Two Courses in the B.A. Concentrations.
You May Replace the Required Textbook with an Alternative Textbook.
This choice is made in the Online Resource Room at any time during your studies.

PM407 Biblical Preaching

Required Textbook
Love Worth Finding: The Life of Adrian Rogers and His Philosophy of Preaching
Joyce Rogers and Paige Patterson

Alternative Textbooks
Making a Difference in Preaching: Haddon Robinson on Biblical Preaching
Haddon W. Robinson and Scott M. Gibson

Biblical Sermons: How Twelve Preachers Apply the Principles of Biblical Preaching
Haddon W. Robinson

PM408 Pastoral Leadership

Required Textbook
Basic Christian Leadership: Biblical Models of Church, Gospel and Ministry
John R. W. Stott

Alternative Textbooks
The Three Tasks of Leadership: Worldly Wisdom for Pastoral Leaders
Eric O. Jacobsen

Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values for Ministry
Aubrey Malphurs

Connecting Women: A Relational Guide for Leaders in Women’s Ministry
Linda Lesniewski

AP401 Apologetics I

Required Textbook
Who Made God?: and Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith
Ravi Zacharias and Norman L. Geisler

Alternative Textbooks
Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics
R. C. Sproul

Is Your Church Ready?: Motivating Leaders to Live an Apologetic Life
Ravi Zacharias and Geisler


Bachelor of Arts
In Biblical Studies
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BS401 Introduction to Biblical Studies
BS402 Old Testament I
BS403 Narrative Reading
BS404 Old Testament II
BS405 Beatitudes
BS406 Ephesians
BS407 Pauline Epistles
SF408 Spiritual Formation I
Audio Lectures
Old Testament Synthesis I
Old Testament Synthesis II


Bachelor of Arts
In Christian Counseling
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CC401 Introduction to Christian Counseling
CC402 Christian Counseling I
CC403 Christian Counseling II
CC404 Theology and Counseling
CC405 Practical Christian Counseling
CC406 Marriage Counseling
CC407 Counseling for Stress
CC408 Counseling Women


Bachelor of Arts
In Pastoral Ministry
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PM401 Introduction to Ministry
PM402 Theology of Ministry
PM403 Practical Ministry
PM404 Godly Based Ministry
PM405 Christ Focused Ministry
PM406 Philosophy of Local Ministry
SF407 Spiritual Formation I
PM 408 Ministry of Prayer
Audio Lectures
Dynamic Pulpit Communication
Pastoral Mentoring
Performing Ministry Responsibilities


Bachelor of Arts
In Theology
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TH400 Basic Theology
TH401Theology I
TH402 Theology II
TH403 Theology III
TH405 Old Testament Theology
TH406 Systematic Theology
TH407 Theology for Today
SF408 Spiritual Formation I
Audio Lectures


Students who choose this Concentration using course materials developed by Dr. Peter Lord, will learn to: know themselves honestly and openly before God; grow in grace as they cultivate intimacy and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ; care for others by helping to mend souls through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Spiritual Formation courses will help prepare those who are in ministry, and those who are called to ministry, to: personally experience Spiritual Formation; be trained to help others discover the blessings of Spiritual Formation; discern and respond to the indwelling Christ for spiritual growth. This is a unique Concentration, which is designed for men and women with a special calling to help other Christians discover and experience the victorious Christian life.

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SF400 Spiritual Formation I
SF401 Old Testament I
SF402 Spiritual Formation II
SF403 Hebrews
SF404 Spiritual Formation III
SF405 Old Testament II
SF406 Spiritual Formation IV
SF407 Pastoral Mentoring