For students interested in a two-year degree to get them started in ministry, the Associate of Divinity is a great choice. General Education requirements are partnered with our solid Biblical/Theological Foundation, then rounded out with practical courses specially selected with pastoral ministry in mind. This degree stands well by itself or may be easily rolled into one of our four-year degrees.
Students pursuing this degree will advance their academic knowledge while learning practical skills in Bible exposition and church-related ministry.
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Students earning the Associate of Divinity are prepared to handle the basic challenges of pastoral ministry and other church-related vocations. Want more? Then talk to us about rolling this two-year degree into a full four-year Bachelor of Arts.
Designed for students who have been called of God into some form of pastoral ministry. The degree will provide basic training for the minister in the areas of Bible knowledge, theological and pastoral skills, and an introduction to the disciplines of general education.
If you already have a regionally accredited Associate of Arts degree and are ready to move into ministry, our Christian Studies degree might be the perfect solution. Branded as our “completion degree,” the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies builds on previous knowledge with our solid Biblical/Theological Foundation courses and a rich mix of doctrinal and practical coursework to equip you for service.
Regardless of your field, the Christian Studies degree adds the Bible knowledge and practical training you need to be effective in ministry. Preliminary work in Old and New Testament studies is complemented with Bible interpretation, doctrine, and biblical exegesis. Practical training in evangelism, missions, pastoral ministries, and leadership assure that the knowledge you receive can be put to good use.
Students who earn the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies will be well equipped to enter a wide variety of ministry vocations including local church ministry and missions or to pursue graduate studies.
The Christian Studies major is designed to provide students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree from regionally accredited educational institutions with an opportunity for ministerial training on the baccalaureate level and to prepare them for the various types of church-related ministry, seminary, and/or graduate school.
The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Studies degree has everything the future minister needs to succeed. General Education requirements together with our Biblical/Theological Foundation are just the beginning. Forty-two semester-hours of Theology Division Core courses provide the background and training every minister needs. Want specialization? Choose one of five concentrations specially designed to fit your ministry calling.
Ministry Studies students learn everything from basic doctrine, to Bible interpretation, to principles of local ministry. When we add courses in missions, leadership, teaching, and preaching, you can see why this degree is our most popular and that is before we even get into our five concentration areas!
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Want flexibility? That is what our Ministry Studies degree provides. The Theology Division Core is supplemented by coursework specifically developed to equip you in the area of your own personal calling. Potential career paths include:
Need help choosing a career path? Our faculty advisors can help you with the process.
The Ministry Studies major is designed to equip students for various church-related ministries, other ministry roles, and for seminary or graduate school. The major is designed for the student who needs some flexibility in the required program of study.
The Baptist College of Florida was the first regionally accredited college to offer a bachelor’s degree specifically in the area of missions. Students pursuing this degree will be well-grounded in Bible doctrine, evangelism, and effective communication. Coursework in cross-culture missions, church planting, and contemporary mission strategies is complemented with hands-on fieldwork through a variety of internships and practica. If you are serious about carrying out the Great Commission at home and abroad, the Bachelor of Arts in Missions is an excellent choice.
Added to the General Education courses and our Biblical/Theological Foundation are specific classes developed to equip future missionaries for service wherever God leads them. You will learn the foundations of Christian missions, significant eras in mission history, what missionaries do and why they do it. As well, you will be exposed to world religions, language and culture acquisition, national and international church planting, and strategy development. All of our coursework is biblical, practical, and adaptable to individual callings.
Graduates of the Missions program will be prepared to lead mission work in local churches, work with a variety of mission agencies, or continue on to graduate school or seminary.
The Missions major is designed to provide undergraduate preparation for both career missionary service and for the leadership of churches in missions and to equip students for various types of mission work throughout North America and the world and for graduate study in missions and/or related fields.
What do you do when all the easy places are already taken? You fly! Our Bachelor of Arts in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation combines our top-quality mission coursework (listed above) with your FAA-approved flight training to help get you to those pockets of lostness that still need the gospel. If you love missions and you love to fly, this degree was made for you.
In this program, General Education requirements and our Biblical/Theological Foundation courses are complemented by mission training and practical application. Certifications from FAA-approved flight training are then transferred in to complete the degree.
Graduates who complete this degree and advance in their flight certifications are ready to join a variety of mission agencies dedicated to getting the gospel to the far corners of the globe.
The Bachelor of Arts in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation degree is designed to integrate practical missions education with certified flight training in order to equip vocational missionaries, pastors, church leaders, and other Christian workers to be effective in their ministries and independent in their travel.
Ready to take the next step and earn a master's degree? Our Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) is designed for the busy individual who needs a quality, accredited graduate degree in a flexible do-it-from-home format. Delivered by our experienced professors in an online and/or hybrid environment, students can complete this 30-semester-hour degree at their own pace.
Our Master of Arts in Christian Studies offers the student the choice of two concentrations: Biblical Studies or Christian Ministry, with plenty of room for electives. In addition, students may choose between thesis and non-thesis options. In every case, students are challenged to think critically, research thoroughly, and write clearly.
Graduates who complete this degree are prepared to serve in a variety of Christian vocations including local church or associational positions and on the mission field. The degree also forms a solid base for further graduate studies or seminary training.
The MACS is a research degree designed to equip pastors, church staff members, educators, missionaries, and other Christian workers who desire to develop advanced skills in academic research and understanding, knowledge of the literature of the discipline, interpreting and delivering the Christian message, leading churches, and conducting various Christian ministries.
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