Degree Minors

Christian Ministry Minor (18 Hours)

Required:

  • Intro to Ministry

  • Church Leadership and Administration
    OR
    Educational Ministries in the Local Church

  • Teaching Methods
    OR
    Intro to Preaching

  • NT or OT Studies

Two from the following:
LCBS, LCEM, LCCM, LCPC, LCPM, LCTH
(Courses must be 3000 Level or lower)

Biblical Studies Minor (18 Hours)

Old Testament Studies (6 hours)

Choose 2 of the following:

  • The Five Books of Moses

  • Israel and the Promised Land

  • Israelite Prophecy

  • Psalms & Wisdom in Ancient Israel

New Testament Studies (6 hours)

Choose 2 of the following:

  • Life of Jesus

  • Paul and the Early Church

  • Johannine Literature

  • General Epistles

Biblical Studies Electives

Choose 2 of the following:

  • Biblical Backgrounds

  • Christian Scriptures

  • Old Testament Studies

  • New Testament Studies

  • Old Testament Interpretation

  • New Testament Interpretation

  • Special Topics in Biblical Studies

  • Greek I

  • Greek II

  • Hebrew I

  • Hebrew II

  • Readings from the Greek New Testament

  • Readings from the Hebrew Old Testament

Biblical Languages Minor (18 Hours)

  • Greek I

  • Greek II

  • Hebrew I

  • Hebrew II

Choose two from the following:

  • Readings from the Greek NT

  • Readings from the Hebrew Bible

  • Advanced Readings from the GNT

  • Advanced Readings from the HOT

Psychology/Counseling Minor (18 Hours)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Abnormal Psychology

  • Social Problems

Choose 3 of the following:

  • Health Psychology

  • Organizational Psychology

  • Psychology of Religion

  • Human Development

  • Contemporary Approaches to Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Complex Developmental Trauma

  • Theological Implications of Mental Illness

  • Special Topics in Psychology/Counseling

Pastoral Ministry Minor

Required

  • Ministry through Life Crises

  • Intro to Ministry

  • Church Leadership and Administration

    OR
    Education Ministries of the Church

  • Teaching Methods

    OR
    Intro to Preaching

  • OT Studies/NT Studies/OT Interp/NT Interp

One from the following:
LCBS, LCCE, LCCM, LCPM, LCTH

Music/Worship Minor (18 Hours)

Required:

  • Worship Perspectives

  • Worship Ensemble Leadership

  • Music Fundamentals I

  • Worship Music in the Church

6 hours from the following:

  • Music Fundamentals II, III, or IV

  • Church Music Administration

  • History and Theology of Worship

  • Any Ensemble

  • Ladies Ensemble

  • Seminarians

  • Seminary Chorus

  • Performance Electives

    Private Voice, Piano, or Organ

Additional Requirements – non-credit:
Two semesters of Recital Laboratory

Christian Worldview Minor (18 hours)

Required:

  • Worldviews

  • Christian Apologetics

  • Intro to Philosophy

Three of the following:

  • Intro to Ethics

  • New Religions and Cults

  • Contemporary Theological Issues

  • Contemporary Ethical Issues

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Psychology of Religion

  • Defend the Faith

  • Theological Implications of Mental Disorders

  • Special Topics in Worldview and Apologetics

Church Mentoring Minor (18 hours)

Required:

  • Church Ministry Practicum (6 hours)

  • Church Ministry Practicum (6 hours)

  • Church Ministry Practicum (6 hours)