The mission of the Department of Bible, Missions, and Ministry (DBMM) is twofold: 1) to equip all departmental majors with a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills, and experiences in preparation for further study or for engagement in ministry; and 2) to provide all ACU students with biblical and spiritual resources with which they may live as committed disciples.
DBMM equips students for ministry through rigorous study of languages, literature, and the history of Christian thought, through thoughtful engagement with specific social and cultural contexts, through hands-on ministry, and through spiritual formation.
In addition to traditional ministries in churches and missions, many graduates pursue their calling in non-governmental organizations, focusing on such issues as human trafficking, clean water, and sustainable revenue projects for the poor.
Furthermore, our programs emphasizing close reading of texts, probing deep philosophical questions, understanding cultural currents, and engaging in practical aspects of family and congregational dynamics annually launch students into top graduate programs in Religion around the country. And they can provide excellent foundations for careers in law, business, education, therapy and other professions.
DBMM majors are theologically informed leaders.