The Department of Christian Ministry offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Christian Ministry and Formation. As part of the degree, a student can select an elective minor and/or an elective ministry emphasis.
In accordance with the JBU institutional learning goals and outcomes, the Department of Christian Ministry is committed to developing students in the core areas of spiritual formation, intellectual cultivation, and world impact.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Christ-like Character: Students will demonstrate growth in their relationship with Christ and in their imitation of Christ’s character and ministry.
- God’s Calling: Students will clearly identify their ministry call, calling, and unique SHAPE (spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, experiences) for ministry.
- Specialized Knowledge: Students will develop foundational knowledge in Bible and theology, human formation and human brokenness, discipleship process and methods, multigenerational ministry, contextualized leadership and administration, and holistic care and guidance.
- Applied Knowledge: Students will demonstrate competence in exegeting and applying biblical passages, teaching and preaching biblical messages, relating with and discipling people of various generations, leading and administrating programs and events, and providing spiritual guidance and brief counseling to families and individuals across the lifespan.
- Information Literacy and Professional Contribution: Students will utilize independent research skills to conduct a capstone research project which will provide biblical and theoretical solutions to specific ministry problems.
- Collaborative Learning: Students will engage one another in critical reflection and learning through in-class discussions, group projects and presentations, self-assessments, and peer evaluations.
- Healthy Relationships: Students will interact with and minister to one another relationally through in-class and out-of-class fellowship activities.
- Community Engagement: Students will serve in local faith communities and organizations through required service learning hours and a capstone ministry internship.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Christian Ministry and Formation