B.A. Degree in Preaching Ministry
Plus 6 additional hours in biblical languages
The Preaching Ministry major is specifically designed for students who want to do public and pulpit preaching. The major will prepare a student very well for general ministry, but is intentional in specifically equipping and enhancing the student’s homiletic skills. An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Preaching Ministry will:
- Organize biblical content chronologically and thematically.
- Exegete (analyze) biblical texts in a contextually informed manner.
- Organize and present biblical material in a contemporary and relevant manner.
- Prepare and deliver sermons that exemplify proficiency in biblical and theological thought as well as communication/rhetorical skill.
- Demonstrate skill in the non-preaching duties of a minister, an understanding of the culture in the church today, and effective work with leadership elders.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
21 Hours Bible
- BIBL-2713 Introduction to Ministry
- BIBL-3013 Hermeneutics
- BIBL-3203 Biblical Exegesis
- BIBL-3823 Counseling for Ministers
- BIBL-3913 Homiletics I: Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches
- BIBL-4753 Seminar in Christian Ministry
- BIBL-4763 Homiletics II: Advanced Homiletics
2-3 Hours evangelism
- BIBL-2512 Personal Evangelism
- BIBL-3063 Evangelism and Discipleship
- 3 Hours required
- BIBL-3253 Teaching the Bible
8 Hours Old Testament textual courses
9 Hours New Testament textual courses
3 Hours elective Old or New Testament textual courses
3 Hours required
- BIBL-4773 Homiletics III: Preaching from a Bible Book
11 Hours required
- BIBL-4232 Life and Work of the Minister
- BIBL-4523 Capstone: Christ and His World
- BIBL-4713 Restoration Movement
- MISS-3513 World Religions
8 Hours chosen from
- BIBL-2312 Evidences of Christianity
- BIBL-3113 New Testament Church
- BIBL-3153 Introduction to Church Growth
- BIBL-3413 Christian Family
3 Hours chosen from
- BIBL-3173 Church History to 1517
- BIBL-3183 Church History from 1517 to Present
3 Hours practicum
- BIBL-4803 Ministry Practicum
6 Hours biblical languages
A student must take 6 hours of Greek or 6 hours of Hebrew in addition to the above requirements for the B.A. in Preaching Ministry.
- GREK-1113 Elementary Greek I
- GREK-1213 Elementary Greek II
- HBRW-3113 Elementary Hebrew I
- HBRW-3213 Elementary Hebrew II