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Nazarene Bible College


Church Ministries

Church Ministries




The A.A.Min. degree with a concentration in Church Ministries is a 64-semester-hour program designed to prepare the graduate for service as a lay minister in the area of church ministries, including such roles as minister of visitation or evangelism minister.

Church Ministries


Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Assimilate and integrate the basic content and teaching of the Bible.
  • Explain essential Christian beliefs for practical application in ministry.
  • Demonstrate and integrate understanding of the structure, organization, administration, and functions of the ministry of a local church congregation.
  • Share the ideals of Christian service and gain a proper personal self-estimate as well as self-acceptance.
  • Understand the basic principles of human behavior.
  • Compare and contrast, as well as utilize, the various methods and resources for Bible study.
  • Apply communication skills by means of understanding the intricate communication process, including correct contemporary usage of oral and written language.
  • Correlate principles of spiritual formation to enhance personal and corporate worship and appreciate spiritual disciplines in the habits of Christian devotion.
  • Increase the burden for global evangelization to reach the lost and exemplify the grace of God in interpersonal relationships.

Course Requirements

General Education

Course Course DescriptionHours
  28 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I3
ENG-1023 English Composition II3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1013 Survey of Mathematics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3
  General Education Elective1

Bible and Theology

Course Course DescriptionHours
  9 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3

Courses Specific to the Church Ministries Concentration

Course Course DescriptionHours
  27 hours
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3
  Bible Elective3
  Pastoral Ministries or CEM Electives6

Total required for graduation 64 hours