distance education programs:
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral
Four Year Program (129 Credits)
The program is foundational preparation for entering directly into such a ministry or to prepare for further education (a Master of Divinity degree is frequently the minimum requirement for a pastoral position).
BAM/PA: In Depth
The Pastoral Program is
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program will equip you to do the following:
Your BAM degree will open doors to skilled service as a church worker, church planter, church educational program leader, worship leader, pastor, youth worker, camp leader, or numerous other roles within a church or paraministry setting. Your degree lays thefoundation for graduate studies in ministry, theological studies, missiology or divinity. Please note that this is a mentor based Distance Education program with additional requirements to provide you with some of the advantages enjoyed by campus students.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
BIBLE & THEOLOGY (42 credits)
NT 206 Introduction to Biblical Greek I & NT 307 Introduction to Biblical Greek II (online) are strongly recommended for students preparing for seminary.
ARTS & SCIENCES (36 credits)
Note: Arts & Sciences courses include Anthropology (AN), Humanity and Fine Arts (HF), History (HI), Philosophy (PH), Psychology (PS), Science (SC), Sociology, and Social Sciences (SS).
MAJOR - INTERNSHIP BASED (30 credits)
CHURCH & MINISTRY (15 credits)
MINISTRY & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (6 credits)
*If for any reason a course required for your program is no longer offered, an acceptable substitute will be specified. In some circumstances, you may apply to have one course substituted for another on your program. Contact the Distance Education office for more information.