spiritual formation


bachelor of arts or bachelor of science

points of distinction:

  • the spiritual formation and discipleship ministry degree trains students to be on the cutting edge of adult ministry. 
  • students will have many opportunities to practice skills inside local or global churches.
  • the spiritual formation and discipleship program equips students to effectively lead and administrate an adult ministry program.
  • graduates from this program learn from those in the field through internships as well as experienced professors.
  • students in this program will learn the rich traditions of the christian faith to help others grow closer to god and become like jesus.

possible careers:

  • associate pastor

  • celebrate recovery director

  • small groups pastor

  • urban ministry administrator

  • curriculum development

  • church planter

  • director of a faith-based organization

  • missional community leader

  • director of a nonprofit organization

  • creative arts minister

  • campus ministry

for additional information about the spiritual formation and discipleship ministry degree program, see the catalog.

my journey

my experiences at boise bible equipped me to continue my education in business and helped me to develop skills that i can use for ministry in any context.

j. austin, alumni

spiritual formation and discipleship ministry 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
spiritual formation and discipleship core (10 credits)
  • adult ministry
  • family ministry
  • small group ministry
  • curriculum development
  • history and philosophy of education
guided electives (4 credits)
  • communicating biblical truth
  • team dynamics
  • hermeneutics of preaching
  • developmental psychology
  • advanced preaching
  • educational psychology
  • seminar experience (with approval)
ministry electives (2 credits)
internships (4 credits)

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