Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Bachelor Of Arts from BMATS

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion is a two-year (66 semester hours) program that builds on your existing Associate of Arts degree or equivalent (a minimum of 60 semester hours). This program builds on the broad liberal arts foundation achieved in associate studies and provides adequate preparation for leadership in certain fields of Christian ministry. The BAR allows you to specialize in a variety of fields of study.

The BAR can be earned: Online + 1 Week of Discipleship – or – On Campus in Jacksonville, Texas

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Who Is It For?

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion program is designed primarily to prepare the student for advanced studies in the various fields of Christian ministry. Some students, however, find the program to be sufficiently specialized to provide adequate preparation for entry-level leadership in certain fields of Christian ministry. The program is recommended for those who are planning to serve in any of the following ministries:

  • Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Minister of Youth
  • Minister of Youth/Music
  • Minister of Christian Education
  • Minister of Outreach/Discipling
  • Minister of Evangelism

Goals for This Degree

Upon satisfactory completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Religion) program the graduate should be able to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Perform competently in advanced studies on the master’s level.
  • Function effectively in the various support roles required in Christian ministry.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the various support roles of Christian ministry.
  • Minister on an adequate level as a pastor or associate pastor.
  • Understand and be able to communicate fundamental biblical and theological truths in the context of Christian ministry.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion Course Requirements (66 Hours)

    All courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Religion program must be 300-400 level courses.
    The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree must complete a minimum of thirty-six semester hours of classroom work in residence at BMA Seminary.
    Up to thirty (30) semester hours of work may be transferred from an accredited institution toward the Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree.
    The Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree program is predicated upon an Associate of Arts degree or the equivalent (a minimum of 60 semester hours). Criteria for A.A. equivalency must include: six hours in religion or social science, six hours in government, nine hours in English, six hours in history, six hours either in modern foreign language or in science, three hours in math or natural science.

     

    Biblical Studies (18 Hours)

    • OT 421 Old Testament Interpretation
    • Grk 411 Greek Grammar I
    • Grk 412 Greek Grammar II
    • NT 422 New Testament Interpretation OR
      NT 421 Studies in the Gospels
    • Grk 421 Greek Translation I
    • Grk 422 Greek Translation II
    With faculty approval non-ministerial students may substitute a modern foreign language for Greek Grammar and Translation.
    Students who did not take OT 113 Old Testament Survey and NT 123 New Testament Survey on the Junior College level must take them as electives (or as part of their concentrated studies) prerequisite to taking OT 421 and NT 421/422. These will count toward the B.A.R. degree.

     

    Theological-Historical Studies (9 Hours)

    • Th 411 Christian Doctrine I
    • Th 412 Christian Doctrine II
    • CH 412 History of Christianity

     

    Church Ministries (18 Hours)

    • PM 412 Biblical Disciple-Making I
    • EV 411 Biblical Disciple-Making and Evangelism II
    • PM 421 Leadership and Disciple-Making
    • PR 311 The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons
    • PR 412 Special Studies in Sermon Delivery
    • Missions Elective

     

    Christian Education (6 hours)

    • RE 311 Church Administration
    • RE 325 Christian Psychology

     

    Concentrations (12 Hours)

    First Field of Concentration (6 hours)

    • Concentration Elective
    • Concentration Elective
    Second Field of Concentration (6 hours)

    • Concentration Elective
    • Concentration Elective

     

    Elective (3 Hours)

    • Elective