preaching ministry

bachelor of arts or bachelor of science

points of distinction:

  • the preaching ministry degree program encourages the pursuit of excellence, so that god’s word is communicated clearly, and with passion, in order to change the culture.
  • in the preaching department, there’s an intense focus on god’s word: knowing it, understanding it, communicating it, and living it.
  • students study under professors who have preaching experience.
  • the goal of the preaching ministry degree is to help students understand that preachers inspire and disciple people to change for the better.

possible careers:

  • pastor
  • pastoral care pastor
  • youth minister
  • urban ministry administrator
  • director of a faith-based organization
  • missional community leader
  • chaplain
  • director of a nonprofit organization
  • bible translation
  • counseling
  • professor/educator

in addition, this program can also be taken as a dual minor in conjunction with another christian ministry dual minor. for additional information about the preaching ministry degree, see the catalog.

my journey

the preaching program isn’t about how talented you are at speaking, but it’s about instilling a passion for god’s word.

j. hartman, 2019 graduate

program breakdown

all 4- and 2-year degrees at boise bible college are built around three components: general education, bible major, ministry program.

it is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

general studies (1 credit)
  • bible college navigator
language and communication (18 credits)
  • public speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • greek 1-3 (bachelor of arts degrees only)
philosophy (8 credits)
  • christian ethics
  • christian apologetics
  • introduction to philosophy, logic, or worldviews
history (6 credits)
  • survey of church history
  • church history (choose one of three sections)
math/science (choose 3 credits)
  • personal finances
  • theory of intelligent design
social science (choose 3 credits*)
  • cultural anthropology
  • general psychology
  • sociology
open electives
  • may include any course offered 1
bible (31 credits)
  • journey through the bible
  • new testament introduction
  • old testament introduction
  • acts of the apostles
  • life of christ (choose two of three sections)
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • history of israel
  • greek exegesis 1-2 (bachelor of arts degrees only)
  • romans
theology (13 credits)
  • survey of bible doctrine
  • biblical interpretation and resources
  • origin and nature of the bible
  • historical theology
  • advanced bible doctrine
bible or theology electives (3 credits)
christian ministries core (24 credits)
  • christian life
  • intro to vocational ministries
  • sophomore seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • principles of instruction
  • Organization & Administration
  • communicating biblical truth or introduction to preaching (men)
  • foundations for spiritual growth
  • women in ministry (women) or life in ministry
  • christian leadership
  • senior capstone
  • contextual ministry
preaching ministry core (10 credits)
  • hermeneutics of preaching
  • advanced preaching
  • pastoral counseling
  • skills and strategies for shepherding
  • seminar experience (approval needed)
guided electives (4 credits)
  • adult ministry
  • small group ministry
  • intro to children’s and youth ministry
  • team dynamics
  • church growth basics
  • philosophy of church planting/renewal
  • church planting methods
ministry electives (2 credits)
internship (4 credits)
  • preaching portfolio
  • practical ministry internships

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