BA in Christian Ministry

Alternative Option

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Overview

This alternative option for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Ministry is designed for adult learners who already have extensive church ministry and Bible college experience. This degree enables them to become more effective Christ-like servant leaders.

Program Learning Outcomes

The BA in Christian Ministry (alternative option) is intended to graduate students who will:

  • Live faithfully by submitting to the authority of Scripture as a guide to Christian living.
  • Think Biblically by understanding and applying a redemptive hermeneutic to their work and ministry.
  • Grow intellectually by critically interacting with history, culture, worldviews, and ethics.
  • Improve professionally by demonstrating skills in leading, teaching, and preaching in the Church.
  • Learn continually by developing a plan for lifelong learning where they live, work, and worship.
Program Delivery System

This program is offered onsite for adult learners in Lincoln, IL, and Las Vegas, NV and online. All courses are six weeks long, with four courses offered each semester (fall and spring). This format allows students to focus on once course at a time and complete the program in a timely manner. Time of completion is determined by the amount of transfer work a student might have already completed.

Requirements

HS 290 Introduction to Adult Studies 1 3
HI 241 History of the Christian Church 3
ID 101 An Introduction to Worldviews 3
General Education Electives 28
BI 111 Introduction to the Bible 3
BI 263 Foundations of Bible Study 3
Bible and Theology Electives 3 24
Leadership Development Elective 3
Christian Ministry Electives 27

Electives
24 credit hours

121 credit hours

All of the Hargrove School baccalaureate programs assume 61 hours of previous college coursework; including at least 37 hours in general education. Those not meeting these prerequisites may complete all or part of the Hargrove School's Associate of Arts degree program, which is specifically designed for adult learners, or they may take appropriate courses elsewhere. Students completing at least 15 hours of the associate degree here are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts from Lincoln Christian University.

  1. Students admitted to this program with at least 15 hours of upper division courses from Lincoln during the last three years may be allowed to substitute another course for HS290, with the approval of the program director.
  2. The program director will work with each student to ensure an appropriate balance of courses in Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology.
  3. These 30 hours can be in any area approved by the program director (e.g. Bible or General Education).

Faculty

Stephen Collins
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Bible and Ministry
Associate Dean

  • MA, MA, MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Trevor Cochell
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
MA in Bible and Theology Program Director

  • PhD, Baylor University
  • MA, MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Northwest Christian University
Stephen Collins
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Bible and Ministry

  • MA, MA, MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Clay Ham
Provost
Professor of New Testment and Preaching

  • PhD, Southwestern Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Jessica Hanson
Director of Enrollment
Instructor

  • MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Fred Johnson
Professor of Bible and Theology

  • DMin, Emmanuel School of Religion
  • MTh, Covenant Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Johnson Bible College
Robert Kurka
Professor of Theology and Culture

  • PhD, Trinity International University (in process)
  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Minnesota Bible College
Mark Mangano
Professor of Theology and Culture

  • MPhil, PhD, Hebrew Union College
  • MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • BA, Minnesota Bible College
Rondel Ramsey
Associate Professor of Youth Ministry

  • DMin, Lincoln Christian University (in process)
  • MA, Johnson Bible College
  • BA, Johnson Bible College
Keith Ray
President
Professor of Theology

  • DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
J.K. Stevens

  • MA, MRE, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
L.C. Sutton
Professor of Preaching

  • DMin, Emmanuel School of Religion
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Greg Taylor

  • MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Paul Trainor
Associate Professor of Bible and Theology
Academic Director for Las Vegas Extension Site

  • PhD, Radboud Unviersity Nijmegen, The Netherlands (in process)
  • MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BS, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Peter Verkruyse
Professor of General Education

  • PhD, University of Illinois
  • MA, MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University
Barney Wells
Professor of Bible and Ministry

  • DMin, Bethel University
  • MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA, Lincoln Christian University