■ Earn Credit toward the Bachelor of Arts in Religion Degree by completing Level II - 300-400 courses & prerequisites below.

■ Earn Credit toward the Associate of Divinity Degree by completing required and elective courses below, and by some additional resident coursework on BMA Seminary campus, at a local Junior College, or through Master's In Motion.

■ Earn A  Diploma of Christian Leadership by completing eight designated courses below (24 semester hours of studies).  If you are approved by the BMA Missions Department as a church planter, Miss 316 is also required.

■ Earn A Certificate of Christian Leadership by completing any four courses below (12 semester hours of studies).


BIBLICAL STUDIES FIELD

 

OT113c. Old Testament Survey  BAR Requirement - Prerequisite to OT 421, ADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

   This course is now taught on the internet at bmats.net/moodle.   This course is a general survey of the entire Old Testament, including history, geography, and literature. The origin and growth of the Hebrew nation are emphasized.

 

NT123c. New Testament Survey  BAR Requirement - Prerequisite to NT 421/422, ADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

   This course is now taught on the internet at bmats.net/moodle.   This course is a survey of the entire New Testament. The general background, authorship, and content of the various books of the New Testament are covered. The life and work of Jesus, the organization of churches and early missionary enterprises are especially stressed.

 

NT 213c Life of Christ ADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

   This course is now taught on the internet at bmats.net/moodle.   This course is an examination of the factual basis of Christianity as it is found in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the course is to promote subjective comprehension and response to the basic truths of Christianity which emerge from the gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

 

NT 223c Life of PaulADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

   This course is now taught on the internet at bmats.net/moodle.   This course is designed to enlighten the student in Pauline chronology and to survey pertinent historical incidents which affected or coincided with his ministry.  Special emphasis is given to the environmental background of early Christinity as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

 

BI 211c. Bible Geography ADiv Elective, DCL Elective

This course involves a survey of the geographical backgrounds of the lands of the Bible. Biblical geography is considered in the physical setting of sacred scripture - the progressive relation of the redemptive movements beginning with Abraham and culminating with Jesus and the apostles in the Roman Empire.

 

BI 212c. Manners and Customs of Bible Times  ADiv Elective, DCL Elective

This course involves the study of manners and customs of the people who lived in Bible lands. Knowing Oriental manners and customs is necessary to a thorough mastery of the Bible. It is a mistake to read into Scriptures Western manners and customs. The Bible should be interpreted in the light of Eastern customs and culture.

 

THEOLOGICAL-HISTORICAL STUDIES FIELD

 

Th 211c. Baptist Doctrine   ADiv Elective, DCL Requirement

This is a theological-historical survey of Baptist teachings, extending from the first century A.D. to the present. The course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to Baptist teachings.

 

CH 211c. Baptist History   ADiv Requirement, DCL Requirement

This course covers the period from the establishment of the Church in A.D. 27 through the twentieth-century Baptist church. Special emphasis is given to the origin and perpetuity of the church, special dissenting groups, the tracing out of the Continental Anabaptists and English Baptists, and investigation of Baptist foundations in America.

 

CH 412c. History of Christianity   BAR Requirement

The development of Christianity is traced from its inception in the first century through twentieth-century Christianity. Special emphasis is given to the Conciliar period from 325 to 451, the Renaissance, the Reformation period, denominationalism, rationalism, revivalism, and the ecumenical movement.
 

Th 411c. Christian Doctrine I   ADiv Requirement, BAR Requirement

The first in a two-course sequence, this course provides an historical and systematic introduction to the major doctrines of the Christian faith. The study includes inquiry into the fields of Bibliology, Theology, Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology.

 

Th 412c. Christian Doctrine II  ADiv Requirement, BAR Requirement

This course is a continuation of Th 411c. Fields of examination include Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. Emphasis is given to acquiring an understanding of God's redemptive purposes as revealed in the Bible.

 

CHURCH MINISTRIES FIELD

 

Ev 111c. Introduction to Discipleship and Evangelism  ADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

The principles and procedures of the "Paul-Timothy relationship" are taught and implemented. Students are asked to examine their devotional and spiritual lives; to develop good daily habits in Bible study, prayer, Scripture memorization, witnessing, and other needed activities.

 

Pr 111c. Oral Communication  ADiv Requirement, DCL Requirement

This course introduces the student to the principles of sermon construction and delivery. Students are directed in the selection and exegesis of texts, from which sermon ideas, theses, and objectives for sermons are formulated. The principles and procedures learned are implemented in the preparation of sermon manuscripts.

 

PM 111c. Introduction to the Christian Ministry  ADiv Requirement, DCL Requirement

This course provides an orientation to Christian ministry in the contemporary culture. Special attention is given to the theology, nature, mission and ministry of the church. Different aspects of pastoral care, administration, and ministry are covered. Images of the ministry in varied contexts are also considered.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FIELD

 

RE 111c. Introduction to Psychology  ADiv Requirement, DCL Elective

RE 111c. Introduction to Psychology syllabus 

This course is designed for those who have little or no background in the field of psychology. Students are made aware of the meaning and Christian application of the elementary concepts of psychology. Topical areas of pastoral care are assigned to involve students with current studies in human behavior.

 

RE 112c. Church Involvement in Total Ministry  ADiv Requirement, DCL Requirement

A study of the duties of the church staff as to their leadership in the use of the church's membership, conducting of worship, evangelistic outreach, teaching ministry, and in the promotion of stewardship is the focus of this course.

 

RE 211c. Teaching for Results  ADiv Requirement, DCL Requirement

This is a study of the principles, techniques, and methods of Christian teaching. The course is designed to improve the Christian worker's lesson planning and teaching ability. Emphasis is given to the goal of teaching for results.