This will outline the various disciplines of ministry that can be studies and also link out to specific pages.

Prepare for Full-Time, Vocational Ministry at BBI

Program Options
1

BBI offers 2 academic degree/diploma programs to meet the needs and demands of our students tailored to each student’s background and goals. 

Ministry Track Concentrations
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Understanding that God directs individuals into different types of ministry, we have designed four specific tracks that will allow a student to study in the field where they believe God is leading them.

Each of our 4 ministry track concentrations offers 27 credit hours of specialized training to help prepare you for a lifetime of ministry.

Core Curriculum Credit Hours
1

While you gain the opportunity to specialize in ministry track concentrations, the vast majority of your education will be Bible training, expositionally-based and theology-centered.  

Core Curriculum

Required Courses Credit Hours
101 Dispensational Survey

2

102 Apologetics

2

103 Bible Exposition I

4

104 Bible Exposition II

4

105 Basic Bible Doctrines I

2

106 Basic Bible Doctrines II

2

107 Personal Evangelism

2

108 Romans

2

109 Dispensational Hermeneutics

2

110 Acts

2

116 Biblical Worldview

2

202 Christian Education I

2

203 Bible Exposition III

4

204 Bible Exposition IV

4

205 Practical Disp. Theology I

2

206 Practical Disp. Theology II

2

207 Major Prophets

2

208 Minor Prophets

2

211 Bible Counseling I

2

212 Church History

2

213 Manners & Customs of the Bible

1

216 Bible Counseling II

1

303 Bible Exposition V

4

304 Bible Exposition VI

4

305 Practical Disp. Theology III

2

306 Practical Disp. Theology IV

2

307 Missions & Church Planting

2

308 Daniel & Revelation

2

312 Ephesians/Philippians/Colossians

2

322 Life of Christ

1

69 Credit Hours Total

General Electives

These courses are either not required to complete a program of study or are only required in certain cases. These courses are available as electives to meet the required number of credit hours needed. 

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
111 Study Skills & Finance
1
112 Cults
2
113 English
1
115 Public Speaking
1
220 Biblical Greek II
2
311 Christian Writing
1
315 Music & Song Leading
1

Pastoral Studies (Ministry Track)

This degree track is designed to equip men pursuing pastoral ministry and service in the local church leadership.

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
1001 Biblical Principles of Family Life
2
1002 Biblical Principles of Married Life
2
201 Pastoral Ministry I
2
209 Homiletics I
2
210 Homiletics II
2
215 Biblical Greek I
2
218 Ministry Leadership
2
220 Biblical Greek II
2
301 Pastoral Ministry II
2
317 Advanced Hermeneutics
2
1301 Ministry Practicum (Pastoral Studies)
3
1302 Student Ministry Project
2

Approved Electives

2

27 Credit Hours Total

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

Missions (Ministry Track)

This degree track is designed to equip students pursuing ministry in the realm of missions and serving on the mission field.

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
1001 Biblical Principles of Family Life
2
1002 Biblical Principles of Married Life
2
209 Homiletics/1007 Advanced Public Speaking for Women
2
215 Biblical Greek I
2
218 Ministry Leadership
2
321 Cross Cultural Studies
2
324 Theology in Missions
2
1101 Readings in Missions
2
1301 Ministry Practicum (Missions)
3
1302 Student Ministry Project
2

Approved Electives

6

27 Credit Hours Total

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

Required Courses for Women Graduating with a B. Min. or Dip. ABS:

The following courses must be completed as part of the “Approved Electives” for all women students. 

    • 1005 Women in Ministry I (2 credit hours)
    • 1006 Women in Ministry II (2 credit hours)

Christian Education (Ministry Track)

This degree is designed to equip students pursuing children and youth ministry to be applied in the local church or youth oriented parachurch organizations.

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
1001 Biblical Principles of Family Life
2
1002 Biblical Principles of Married Life
2
209 Homiletics/1007 Advanced Public Speaking for Women
2
218 Ministry Leadership
2
302 Christian Education II
2
319 Youth Ministry
2
1102 Readings in Christian Education
2
1301 Ministry Practicum (Christian Education)
3
1302 Student Ministry Project
2

Approved Electives

8

27 Credit Hours Total

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

Required Courses for Women Graduating with a B. Min. or Dip. ABS:

The following courses must be completed as part of the “Approved Electives” for all women students. 

    • 1005 Women in Ministry I (2 credit hours)
    • 1006 Women in Ministry II (2 credit hours)

Interdisciplinary Studies (Ministry Track)

This degree track is designed for those students desiring a general Bible and Ministry training education that may qualify one for parachurch or other ministry based occupations.

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
1001 Biblical Principles of Family Life
2
1002 Biblical Principles of Married Life
2
1301 Ministry Practicum (Interdisciplinary)
3
1302 Student Ministry Project
2

Approved Electives

18

27 Credit Hours Total

Note: The Approved Electives to complete the requirements of a Ministry Track are chosen from other Ministry Tracks or general electives by the student with the recommendation of an academic advisor. Women may graduate from BBI with a Bachelor of Ministry or Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies in Missions, Christian Education, or Interdisciplinary Studies. The Pastoral Studies track is for men only.

Required Courses for Women Graduating with a B. Min. or Dip. ABS:

The following courses must be completed as part of the “Approved Electives” for all women students. 

    • 1005 Women in Ministry I (2 credit hours)
    • 1006 Women in Ministry II (2 credit hours)