Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry (Spanish Track)

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry (BACM) is one of four baccalaureate degrees offered and is the foundational degree of Leavell College. Various components of the degree blend together to provide a broad foundation for ministry. The degree requires 121 semester hours to complete. Included in this degree is a General Education component of 30 semester hours. The purpose of the General Education courses is to provide the skills needed to achieve the four general education competencies. A 37-hour Christian Foundation core provides necessary knowledge and skills for students preparing for ministry. A 24-hour Christian Ministry major includes a variety of courses required of all students pursuing this degree. The student will also choose a minor with this degree. In addition, the student will have 12 hours of free electives. This degree will qualify a student to pursue a variety of degrees in the graduate program, including the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education. Students who complete the BACM are also prepared to participate in the Accelerated M.Div program.

BACM Program Goals

  1. Train students to interpret and communicate the Bible accurately. (Biblical Interpretation)

  2. Prepare students to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries. (Service and Leadership)

  3. Train students to interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately. (Historical and Theological)

  4. Equip students with the necessary General Education to prepare them for ministry in the local church. (General Education) 

BACM Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The graduate will interpret and communicate the Bible accurately.

  2. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries.

  3. The graduate will interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately.

  4. The graduate will demonstrate the necessary General Education to prepare him or her for ministry in the local church. 

Program Requirements

General Education Core (30 hours)

Course

hours

Critical Thinking

3

College Composition

3

Research and Writing

3

Senior Seminar

3

Introduction to to Counseling

3

Fine Arts/Humanities Elective:
Intro to Literature

3

Fine Arts/Humanities Elective:
World Religions

3

Math Elective:
Contemporary Math, Intro to Statistics, College Algebra

3

Social/Behavioral Science Elective:
Survey of Church History I or II

3

Social/Behavioral:
Marriage and Family Issues

3

*Students will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency by:

  1. The successful completion of the Leavell College English Proficiency Exam.

  2. The completion of LSCM0310: English Grammar.

**General Education Electives do not include courses designated as Remedial.

Christian Foundation Core (19 hours)

course

credits

Essentials in Ministry

1

Hermeneutics

3

Old Testament Survey

3

New Testament Survey

3

Christian Doctrine

3

Personal Spiritual Development

3

Practice of Evangelism

3

Christian Ministry Major (24 hours)

course

credits

Intro to Preaching

OR

Teaching Methods

3

Intro to Ministry

3

Preaching Lab

OR

Teaching Lab

3

Worship Perspectives

3

Church Leadership and Administration
OR
Educational Ministries in Local Church

3

Ministry Through Life Crises

3

2 of the following:

Choose One:
Christian Apologetics
Intro to Christian Ethics
Upper Level Theology

3

Christian Life Development

3

OT/NT Studies/Interp

3

Principles and Practice of Missions

3

Church Planting

OR

Church Revitalization Strategies

3

Foundations in Discipleship Strategies

3

EM, PM, PC, or CM elective

3

Minor (18 hours)

Choose from the following options:

  • Biblical Studies

  • General Education

  • Music and Worship

  • Psychology and Counseling

*See Degree Minors page for course listing for each minor

Free Electives (30 hours)

Summary

  • General Education Core (30 hours)

  • Christian Foundation Core (19 hours)

  • Christian Ministry Major (24 hours)

  • Minor (18 hours)

  • Free Electives (30 hours)

Total (121 hours) 

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry is available at the South Florida Center in a Language Track, see Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry [Language Track] page.