Second Major in Vocational Ministry
This second major is designed specifically for people planning careers in non-religious fields such as teaching, engineering, medicine, law, business, sciences, communication or fine arts, but who desire a deeper knowledge of God’s Word and ministry in order to strengthen the cause of Christ wherever they live and work.
An OC graduate with any degree and second major in vocational ministry will:
- Demonstrate a broader understanding of the Scriptures.
- Demonstrate methodologies and critical thinking skills designed to improve ministries and solve problems in the field.
- Choose, practice and enhance his or her profession from a Kingdom perspective.
34 Hours from the College of Biblical Studies
Any course offered in the College of Biblical Studies may count toward this major regardless of prefix (BIBL, CMIN, GREK, HBRW, MISS, YTMN).
Must include 15 hours minimum of textual courses to provide needed scheduling flexibility.
Must include 15 hours minimum of upper division courses to provide needed scheduling flexibility, some courses meet both requirements, but do not receive double credit hours. Core curriculum courses in Bible may be counted in these totals.
The following five courses are recommended, but not required:
- BIBL-2512 Personal Evangelism
- BIBL-3003 Vocational Ministry
- BIBL-3823 Counseling for Ministers
- BIBL-3913 Homiletics I: Preparation & Delivery of Religious Speeches
- MISS-3013 Mission Preparation