Bible, Missions and Ministry

Contact Information

Glenn Pemberton, Chair

David Wallace, Associate Chair
Rodney Ashlock, Associate Chair

ACU Box 29411

Abilene, Texas 79699-9411

Biblical Studies Building, Room 215

 

Phone: 325-674-3740

Fax: 325-674-6852

Email: pemberton@bible.acu.edu
          wallace@bible.acu.edu;
          ashlock@bible.acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/cbs.html

 

Majors: Biblical Text, Christian Ministry,
             Ministry to Children and Families,
             Missions, Vocational Missions, Worship 
             Ministry, Youth and Family Ministry

Minors: Bible, Missions and Ministry

 

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Bachelor of Arts Degree

Biblical Text (BA)

Christian Ministry (BA)

Ministry to Children and Families (BA)

Missions (BA)
Vocational Missions Emphasis (BA)
Worship Ministry (BA)

Youth and Family Ministry (BA)

Minor in Bible, Missions and Ministry

Certificate in Vocational Ministry

Certificate in Missions

Interdisciplinary Degree in Biblical Studies 

Faculty

Rodney Ashlock, Assistant Professor

Sonny Guild, Assistant Professor

Jan Hailey, Instructor

Randall Harris, Instructor

Stephen Johnson, Assistant Professor

Janine Morgan, Instructor

Robert Oglesby, Instructor

Glenn Pemberton, Associate Professor

Jeanene Reese, Associate Professor

Edward Robinson, Assistant Professor

Jerry Taylor, Assistant Professor

Wimon Walker, Instructor

David Wallace, Associate Professor

Wendell Willis, Associate Professor

David Wray, Associate Professor

 

Missions Coordinators

Gary Green, Latin America

Larry Henderson, Asia

Dan McVey, Africa

Yann Opsitch, Europe

P. Kent Smith, North America 

 

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry include those with the following designations: BGRK, BHEB, BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS.



 

Introduction

The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in biblical text, Christian ministry, ministry to children and families, vocational missions, domestic and foreign missions, worship ministry and youth and family ministry. In addition to these degrees, a minor in Bible, missions and ministry, and certificates in vocational ministry and missions are available.

Study Abroad Expectations

All students are encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)

Acceptance into Department
The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry welcomes all who desire to serve God. Some may serve in unofficial or vocational capacities. For those who decide to serve as full-time ministers and missionaries, we view that call as a high call, demanding high standards. We, therefore, require an admission process that usually takes place during the sophomore year. This process, described below, is intended to ensure congregations that ACU graduates are equipped for the demands of ministry.

Requirements for Acceptance
The following criteria are necessary for admission to a program leading to a degree offered by the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry. For an application and further information, visit the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry.

          1. Junior standing (60 credit hours).

          2. A grade of “C” or better in each lower-division Bible course (BIBL 104, 105,
              221 and 212).

          3. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.25.

          4. Satisfactory completion of the Readiness for Ministry Testing, usually by the early spring
              of the sophomore year.

          5. Enroll in BIBL 420 in the first semester after admission to candidacy; usually this will be
              the fall semester of the junior year. Note that this requirement presumes the successful
              completion of the first-year Greek.

          6. Recommendations (2):
              • One from an elder or minister of your home congregation.
              • One from a professor at ACU from whom you have taken a course and who is not in
                 the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry.

          7. Personal statement.

          8. Submission and completion of the application packet.

          9. Payment of $80 for psychological testing and interpretation of the results.

          10. Approval by the admission committee.

Revocation of Admission
The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry reserves the right to revoke admission at any time, if a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.25, or if a student’s values or actions are not consistent with those of the university as defined in the Student Guide.

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BIBLICAL TEXT (BA)

BA: BIBLICAL TEXT DEGREE PLAN (BIBL)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

6

3

Greek

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History
     Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................6
Ministry

     BIBM 403, 405, 406, 430, 438, 493, 494 (non duplicative) .......................................

3
Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

     Choose New Testament text courses from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367,

          458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ..................................................................................

     Choose Old Testament text courses from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .........................

     Upper level selection: BGRK, BHEB, BIBD, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS ..................................

 

6

6

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15

*Do not duplicate choices in Major Requirements.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (BA)

BA: CHRISTIAN MINISTRY DEGREE PLAN (BIBM)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
    MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

6

3

Greek

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History
     Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................6
Ministry

     BIBM 403, 405, 406, 430, 438, 493, 494 (non duplicative) .......................................

3
Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
Ministry

     BIBM 401 Church Leadership ...............................................................................

     BIBM 403 Christian Worship .................................................................................

3

3

Ministry/Preaching Choice

     BIBM 430, 434, 435, 438 .....................................................................................

     BIBM 406 (women only) or 493 and 494 ................................................................

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15

*Do not duplicate choices in Major Requirements.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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MINISTRY TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (BA)

BA: MINISTRY TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DEGREE PLAN (BMCF)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 222 and 2 activities ...........................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

6

3

Greek

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History
     Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................6
Ministry
      BIBM 403, 405, 406, 430, 438, 493, 494 (non duplicative) .......................................3
Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
Ministry

     BIBM 430 Education Ministry of the Church ............................................................

     BIBM 434 Developing Faith in Children ..................................................................

     BIBM 492 Ministry to Children and Family ..............................................................

3

3

3

Children/Families Ministry Selection Upper Level
     FAM 251 or EACH 466; PSYC 392 or SOCI 362 ......................................................6
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15

*Do not duplicate choices in Major Requirements.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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MISSIONS (BA)

BA: MISSIONS DEGREE PLAN (BMIS)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
    MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS*
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

6

3

Greek

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History
      Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................6
Ministry

     BIBM 403, 405, 406, 430, 438, 493, 494 (non duplicative) .......................................

3
Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Mission Requirements

     BMIS 101 Missionary Life and Work ......................................................................

     BMIS 102 Missionary Biographies .........................................................................

     BMIS 245 Missionary Anthropology .......................................................................

     BMIS 371 World Religions ....................................................................................

     BMIS 421 Fundamentals of Spiritual Nurture ..........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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VOCATIONAL MISSIONS EMPHASIS (BA)

BA: VOCATIONAL MISSIONS DEGREE PLAN (BIVM)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
    MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language
     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I, BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II
          orFLFR, FLGE, FLLA, or FLSP 211, 212 .............................................................

 

6

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

3

3

Greek
     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I,
          BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II or 
          FLFR, FLGE, FLLA, or FLSP 211, 212 (if needed) .................................................

 

 

6

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History
     Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................3
Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Mission Requirements

     BMIS 101 Missionary Life and Work ......................................................................

     BMIS 102 Missionary Biographies .........................................................................

     BMIS 245 Missionary Anthropology .......................................................................

     BMIS 371 World Religions ....................................................................................

     BMIS 421 Fundamentals of Spiritual Nurture ..........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

Interdisciplinary Supplement
     From one area ....................................................................................................9
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................24
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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WORSHIP MINISTRY (BA)

This degree is designed for students who want to prepare for careers as worship ministry leaders. The program includes the first several courses in music theory, music history, some applied music study, and some ensemble participation – but it is not a complete music major. The remaining requirements include ministry, theology, Biblical text, church history, and Biblical languages. An internship is a feature of the program.

BA: WORSHIP MINISTRY DEGREE PLAN (BIBW)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 (or 101) Life and Teachings of Jesus .......................................................

     BIBL 105 (or 102) Acts-Revelation ........................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBM 430 Education Ministry of the Church or

          BIBM 438 Teaching Ministry ............................................................................

3

3

3

3

 

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
    MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities
     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,
          philosophy, political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

 

 

9

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

     May subsituteFLFR, FLGE, FLLA, or FLSP221 and 222 and a New Testament Bible.

3

3

 

Fine Arts

     MUSM 131 Survey of World Music .........................................................................

     MUSM 132 Music Literature ...................................................................................

2

2

TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................25
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Bible Courses
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

     BIBH 380 Survey of Church History or

          BIBH 383 Restoration History ..........................................................................

     BIBH 432 Story of Christian Spirituality .................................................................

     BIBL 453 The Devotional and Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament .....................

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 403 Christian Worship .................................................................................

     BIBM 440 Worship Ministry ...................................................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

 

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Music Courses

Theory

    MUST 111 Elementary Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training .................................

     MUST 112 Elementary Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training .................................

     MUST 131 Elementary Theory I: Analysis and Keyboard .........................................

     MUST 132 Elementary Theory I: Analysis and Keyboard .........................................

Class Piano

    MUPC 113 Class Piano .........................................................................................

     MUPC 114 Class Piano .........................................................................................

Conducting

    MUSE 334 Beginning Conducting ...........................................................................

Voice

    MPVN 211 (two semesters) ..................................................................................

     MPVN 411 (two semesters) ..................................................................................

Music History

    MUSM 431 Music History I: Antiquity to 1750 ..........................................................

Courses through Hardin-Simmons University

     MUCM 4327 Survey of Congregational Song ..........................................................

     MUCM 4328 Philosophy of Church Music ................................................................

 

1

1

3

3

 

1

1

 

2

 

2

2

 

3

 

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................49
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

     May substitute a modern foreign language.

    MPEI Music Performance Ensemble Instrumental (4 semesters) or

          MPEV Music Performance Ensemble Vocal (4 semesters) ....................................



3

3

 

 

0

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................6
ELECTIVES

Arrange electives to ensure a minimum of 33 advanced hours in degree (may include deficiency). May not include Academic Advance courses.

     Minimum ............................................................................................................

 

 

7

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

 Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY (BA)

BA: YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY DEGREE PLAN (BYFM)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 104 Life and Teachings of Jesus (majors) ......................................................

     BIBL 105 Acts-Revelation (majors) .......................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     BIBL 420 Introduction to Exegesis ........................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 112 Fundamentals of Communication/Religious Emphasis ..............................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
    MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     BIBM 409 Introduction to Ministerial Counseling .....................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, history,

          philosophy, political science, sociology (maximum one course per area) .............

3

 

6

Foreign Language

     BGRK 211 Elementary Greek Readings I ...............................................................

     BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II ..............................................................

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Bible Core

     Old Testament from: BIBL 451, 452, 453, 454 .......................................................

     New Testament from: BIBL 355, 359, 362, 364, 365, 367, 458, 460, 461, 464, 466 ...

6

3

Greek

     BGRK 111 New Testament Greek for Beginners I ...................................................

     BGRK 112 New Testament Greek for Beginners II ..................................................

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelization ......................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

Church History

      Choose two courses from: BIBH 380, 383, 417, 432 ...............................................

6

Ministry

     BIBM 403, 405, 406, 430, 438, 493, 494 (non duplicative) .......................................

3

Ministry/Missions Internship

     BIBM 391 Introduction to Ministry and Missions ......................................................

     BIBM 491 Reflections on Ministry and Missions .......................................................

3

3

Theology
     BIBD 379 The New Testament Church or

          BIBD 491 Theology for Ministry and Missions ....................................................

 

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................39
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*
Youth and Family Ministry

     BIBM 340 Foundations of Youth Ministry ................................................................

     BIBM 341 Advanced Youth Ministry .......................................................................

     BIBM 435 Adolescent Spiritual Formation ...............................................................

     BIBM 438 Teaching Ministry .................................................................................

     BIBM 442 Youth and Family Ministry ......................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15

*Do not duplicate choices in Major Requirements.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.50

2.25

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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Minor in Bible, Missions and Ministry

The biblical studies and missions minor encourages general education students to take Bible and missions courses that will deepen their knowledge of the Scriptures and make them a more valuable minister or missionary in the Lord’s church. A deeper knowledge of textual matters will enhance the future church worker’s ability to enrich the congregation in which that person ministers.

 

Minor in Bible, Missions and Ministry (24 hours)

MINOR: BIBLE, MISSIONS AND MINISTRY (BIMM)
General Education

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

3

3

3

3

Bible, Missions and Ministry Track Upper-level Selections from:
     BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS 300-499 ................................................................12
or Missions Track

     BMIS 245 Missionary Anthropology .......................................................................

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelism ...........................................................

     BMIS 371 World Religions ....................................................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News ............................................................................

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................24


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Certificate in Vocational Ministry

CERTIFICATE: VOCATIONAL MINISTRY (VMIN)

The student must work with their advisor and the Department of Bible, Missions
and Ministry advisor to determine the selection to be chosen.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
General Education

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Upper-level textual courses ..................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

Vocational Ministry
     Select (300-499) courses in BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS .............................................15
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30


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Certificate in Missions

Both Credit/No-Credit certificates are available to those who major in other areas and desire introductory level proficiency in missions. The Certificate in Missions:

          • Is for non-mission majors who wish introductory level proficiency in missions.

          • Is not intended to substitute for a missions degree.

          • In some cases, can serve as a credential in seeking visas.

          • Requires the student work with his or her advisor and the Department of Bible,
             Missions and Ministry advisor to determine the selection to be chosen.

Note: To establish eligibility for a certificate in missions, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher. Only those courses, including all Bible courses, in which a “C” or higher is earned can be counted toward a credit certificate in missions. Should one later desire to enter ACU’s graduate program in missions and use undergraduate certificate studies as prerequisite leveling courses, a 3.0 GPA on those courses will be required.

 

CERTIFICATE: MISSIONS (MISS)
General Education

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Upper-level course ..............................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

Missions

     BMIS 101 Missionary Life and Work or

          BMIS 102 Missionary Biographies ....................................................................
     BMIS 245 Missionary Anthropology .......................................................................

     BMIS 346 Introduction to World Evangelism ...........................................................

     BMIS 371 World Religions ....................................................................................

     BMIS 420 Teaching Good News or

          BMIS 421 Fundamentals of Spiritual Nurture .....................................................


3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30


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Interdisciplinary Degree in Biblical Studies

A total of 33 hours are required for an interdisciplinary degree in biblical studies. The student must work with his or her advisor and the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry advisor to determine the selection to be chosen.

          1. General education, 15 hours: BIBL 101, 102, 211, 212, and upper-level course.

          2. Interdisciplinary, 18 hours:

              a. Specified, 9 hours; 3 hours BMIS; 3 hours BIBH; 3 hours BIBM 430 or 438;

              b. Upper level selection, 9 hours; from BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, or BMIS courses. 

Summer Seminar in Missions
Having been conducted for more than 30 years, the Summer Seminar in Missions offers an introduction to missions for some and a capstone experience for others. Academic classes, equipping groups, periods of fellowship and worship, and team dynamics contribute to the shaping of missionaries. Three hours of academic credit may be earned in each of the two-week sessions. 

Missions Activities
Continental interest groups – African Mission Fellowship, Asian Interest Group, European Interest Group, Latin American Missions Partnerships and North American Interest Group inform students about opportunities for missions in specific areas of the work, provide encouragement and offer fellowship. Campaigns are organized and conducted in both foreign and domestic contexts, providing students with valuable experience in evangelism.

Mentoring groups – A strong feature of missions training is the mentoring program. Inaugurated each fall at a mentoring retreat, each person enrolled in a degree or certificate program is assigned to a mentor for the school year. A minimum of one hour per week is spent in prayer, self-assessment, encouragement and growth activities. Warm association with fellow missions students is a strong feature of the department.

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