Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

Philosophy

God has given every individual in the body of Christ unique gifts and abilities; because we are stewards of those gifts, it is important to cultivate them to their fullest potential. Urshan College’s biblically grounded Christian Ministry degree seeks to facilitate the development of thinking and learning strategies, interpersonal skills, creativity, as well as allowing the flexibility to pursue a variety of ministry options. Furthermore, the Christian Ministry Department will work to empower students preparing for graduate studies and life-long education, including these skills:

  • Effectively defend Apostolic doctrines
  • Value Apostolic doctrines
  • Model Apostolic beliefs in various contexts of daily life
  • Communicate Apostolic beliefs effectively across cultures
  • Correctly apply an Apostolic interpretive framework to the biblical text
  • Properly exegete biblical texts
  • Actively serve the church
  • Actively serve society; and
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in their chosen field of ministry.

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Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry will educate, equip, and empower the student for life and servant-leadership by aiding in:

  • Achieving a demonstrated competency to articulate Christian beliefs and Apostolic distinctives
  • Providing interpretive and exegetical skills related to the biblical text and knowledge of a Oneness Pentecostal hermeneutic
  • Cultivating spiritual formation in community, integrating academics and Christian service through a Spirit-filled life
  • Empowering a growing facility in specific foci, such as in Bible, pastoral ministry, children’s ministry, youth ministry, or in other self-directed foci;
  • Achieving a demonstrated competency to critically contextualize scriptural truths in a variety of settings, such as in interpersonal relationships, writing, speaking, and in creative use of media