UNDERGRADUATE BACHELORS | BIBLICAL STUDIES

Degree Overview

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 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 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 biblical truth effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

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

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Old or 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

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

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 additional certification and licenses.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | NADINE HALL

Nadine (Flack) Hall ('12) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling. After she married Erich Hall ('11), she moved to Litchfield, MI, where her husband is the youth pastor at First Baptist Church. Her current ministry as a youth pastor's wife relies heavily upon her counseling degree. Since she began her degree, she has counseled young women concerning teen pregnancies, sexual abuse, relationships, and general growth and discipleship. "Maranatha's classes rooted me in ... how to get to people's hearts," Hall said. "I can now more clearly understand people's heart problems from what they are expressing outwardly."

MBU Program Faculty

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Timothy Johns

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor

Credentials

MA Biblical Counseling, Maranatha Baptist Seminary

BA Business Management, Maranatha Baptist University

 

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David Saxon

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD Church History, Bob Jones University

MA Church History, Bob Jones University

BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

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Andrew Hudson

School 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

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Bruce Meyer

School 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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