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BACHELOR OF ARTS | BIBLICAL STUDIES

Overview | Biblical Studies

Are you considering working in faith-based charities, organizations, camps, schools, a local church, or other groups that help advance God’s work? Majoring in Biblical Studies furnishes you with the specific skill sets needed to effectively serve God in these ministries.

In addition to Bible courses, your studies include a broad-based liberal arts core of math, science, literature, music, communications, and history.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the mastery of the message of the Bible by explaining connections between individual elements, their context, and the cohesive whole.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe best practices related to pastoral ministry and church administration.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the Baptist distinctives in the context of Baptist history.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively in preaching and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Old Testament Survey (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Music Elective (2)
Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Course (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
Language Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Course (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Baptist Heritage (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
Language Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Course (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Bible Doctrine 1 (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
Language Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Course (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Bible Doctrine 2 (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (3)
Language Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Course (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Bible Elective (3)
Bible, Church Ministries Elective (2)
Liberal Arts Course (5)
Minor (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Bible Elective (3)
Liberal Arts Courses (3)
Ethics (2)
Apologetics (2)
Literature Elective (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Alumni Spotlight

Dave Baldwin (’03)
Dave Baldwin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries with a Coaching Concentration. He and his wife Bethany (Rauch, ’03) met during their years at Maranatha and developed many friendships with fellow students and faculty that they still cherish to this day. “I had the privilege of playing on the soccer team for three years and also spent a week in the Bahamas on a mission trip that changed my life,” Dave says. Now, as president of Trust Thermal and founder of Ministry Motors, Dave strives to serve others in tangible ways. He explains, “As a small-business owner, it’s a blessing to see how God supplies our needs every day and gives opportunities to shine His light into a lost world. Over the past two years, God used Ministry Motors to supply fifteen vehicles to those in full-time Christian service, including ministries such as Camp CoBeAc and Camp Joy.”

Caleb Stein (’02, ’04)
Caleb Stein graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, followed by a Master of Arts in Bible. He and his family have been serving as full-time missionaries in Trujillo, Pero, since 2009. “My time at Maranatha instilled in me a love for God’s Word and His people, a passion to serve God in the place where I am, and a commitment to remain faithful to God and His Word in spite of the changes and challenges around me,” Caleb says. “My education at Maranatha gave me the foundation upon which God continues to construct a life of ministry and service to Him through His church.”

Related Majors

Biblical Counseling
Biblical Languages
Missions

Related Minors

Ancient Languages
Greek
Pastoral Studies

Potential Career Fields

Local church work
Faith-based charities
Ministry support organizations
Camp leadership
Assistant pastor
Youth pastor

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Timothy Johns

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor
Credentials
MA Biblical Counseling, Maranatha Baptist Seminary
BA Business Management, Maranatha Baptist University

Andrew Hudson

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
PhD New Testament, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
ThM Systematic Theology, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
MDiv, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
BA Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

David Saxon

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
PhD Church History, Bob Jones University
MA Church History, Bob Jones University
BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Bruce Meyer

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
DMin, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
MA Bible, Bob Jones University
BA Bible, Bob Jones University

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