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Ministry

Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation for studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word so that believers can be built up in their faith and seekers can be lovingly confronted with truth. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Biblical Studies will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Have a basic understanding of the nature, calling and tasks of ministry.
  2. Understand spiritual formation and engage in spiritual practices for personal spiritual vitality.
  3. Gain biblical research skills for properly studying, interpreting and applying God’s word.
  4. Learn and develop practical ministry competencies for adaptation into their present and future ministry assignments.

Major in Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies consists of 45 credit hours with 18 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Biblical Studies courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BST 2010/20 Understanding the OT/NT 3
BST 3110 Elementary Greek I 3
BST 3210 Elementary Greek II 3
BST 4130 Intermediate Greek I 3
BST 4230 Intermediate Greek II 3
BST 3010 Commentary/Literature of the Torah 3
BST 3020 Commentary/Literature of the Prophets 3
BST 3040 Commentary/Literature of the Gospels and Acts 3
BST 3070 Commentary/Literature of the Letters 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3

Elective/Internship (18 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

Church Ministry

The major in Church Ministry will equip students who are called to ministry to tackle the challenges ahead. Students will be taught to understand the Bible in its historical and cultural context and will learn to apply Biblical principles in daily living. The Church Ministry major also helps students to develop a philosophy and theology of ministry, sharpen their practical ministry skills to lead the church, and live out their call to ministry as they personally grow as followers of Christ. The Church Ministry major is designed to give students a solid biblical, theological, and practical ministry foundation as they pursue their ministry calling and goals. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Church Ministry will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Have a basic understanding of the nature, calling and tasks of ministry.
  2. Understand spiritual formation and engage in spiritual practices for personal spiritual vitality.
  3. Gain biblical and theological insights for faithful ministry in and through the local church.
  4. Learn and develop practical ministry competencies for adaptation into their present and future ministry assignments.

Major in Church Ministry

The major in Church ministry consists of 45 credit hours with 15 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Church Ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CED 3015 Christian Discipleship 3
TST 3051 Principles of Christian Theology 3
CHM 3010 Perspectives on Christian Missions 3
CHM/HIS 3016 History of Christianity 3
CHM 3030 Evangelism 3
CHM 3042 Pastoral Care 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3
CHM 4040 Leadership in Ministry 3
BST 3110 Elementary Greek I 3
BST 3210 Elementary Greek II 3

Elective/Internship (15 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

Interdisciplinary Ministry

The Interdisciplinary Ministry major is designed to give students a solid ministry foundation while exploring options and developing competencies in pursuit of their ministry calling and goals. Under the guidance of qualified faculty advisors, students will weave together an interdisciplinary major that prepares them for ministry in contemporary culture.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Ministry will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Have a basic understanding of the nature, calling and tasks of ministry.
  2. Understand spiritual formation and engage in spiritual practices for personal spiritual vitality.
  3. Gain biblical and theological insights for faithful ministry in and through the local church.
  4. Gain biblical and theological insights for faithful ministry in a contemporary context.
  5. Explore and integrate practical ministry competencies, as well as other disciplines and their competencies, within their ministry calling and goals.

Major in Interdisciplinary Ministry

The major in Interdisciplinary Ministry consists of 30 credit hours, plus the Academic Ministry Plan of 30 hours.

The required core courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3

The required Interdisciplinary Ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
CED 3015 Christian Discipleship 3
TST 3051 Principles of Christian Theology 3
CHM 3030 Evangelism 3
CHM 4040 The Church in Today’s Society 3
CHM 4195 The Church in Today’s Society 3

Academic Ministry Plan (30 Hours)

In the Interdisciplinary Ministry Degree students will build an Academic Ministry Plan (AMP) along with a faculty advisor. With a solid core of biblical, theological, and practical ministry courses, the AMP process will then guide students in selecting courses within the University’s curriculum that fit their ministry calling and goals. For instance: if a student senses a calling into Social Justice Ministry, social work and possible pre-law courses could be selected as a part of the AMP. If a student desires to start a recreation ministry for youth, then business, physical education, and youth ministry courses could be chosen. The possibilities are limitless as students respond to the calling of God to perform ministry in creative and innovative ways.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry major equips those who plan to serve in church music or related ministries—either right after college or after seminary. In addition, students majoring in Music Ministry will be ready to teach in a private studio or continue education in graduate school. (Note: Students interested in teaching music in a public school should major in Music Education. See the Teacher Education section for information.)

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Music Ministry will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Demonstrate skills for singing, playing guitar and piano.
  2. Compete for employment and continued education.
  3. Display a basic understanding of their spiritual life in reference to their personality preferences.

Major in Music Ministry

The major consists of 61 credit hours: 46 credit hours in the music concentration and 15 credit hours of church ministry courses. A minor is not required. To complete the major, students must maintain a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major. To complete the major, students must enroll in Concert Choir each semester and private piano until the piano proficiency has been completed.

The required music courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
MUS 2110 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2210 Music Theory II 3
MUS 3110 Music Theory III 3
MUS 3210 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 3000 Music Technology 3
MUS 3230 Music Literature and History: Classical to Contemporary 3
MUS 3370 Conducting 3
MUS 3091 Strings 1
MUS 3092 Woodwinds 1
MUS 3093 Brass 1
MUS 3094 Percussion 1
MUS 3024 Leadership and Administration of Worship Ministries 2
TST 3023 Theology of Worship 3
MUS 4085 Music Ministry Internship 6
MUS xxxx Applied Lessons 10
MUS xxxx Ensembles 0
MUS 2175 Recital Experiences 0
MUS 2010 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 2020 Voice Proficiency 0
MUS 2030 Guitar Proficiency 0

The required ministry courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3
CHM 2022 Introduction to Christian Worship 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3