BA in Spiritual Formation & Ministry

The Spiritual Formation & Ministry program prepares students for entry-level ministries of spiritual formation in church and parachurch settings. A highly unique program among peer schools, Spiritual Formation & Ministry provides a strong foundation in the rich history, theology, and literature of Christian Spirituality. Students will develop skill in personal and group spiritual formation practices, prayer and retreat ministries, ministries of compassion and mercy, and spiritual guidance/soul care. The program serves to ground those wanting to do graduate work in spiritual formation, as well as those desiring to acquire certificates in spiritual direction. Its chief emphasis is on the role of spiritual formation in ministry, and through careful advising students will be encouraged to customize elective hours to fit their unique ministry objectives. For further information, please contact Dr. Neal Windham, Professor of Spiritual Formation and New Testament.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & The Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness ½, ½
Choose one of the following:
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 260 Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
General Education Elective 3
SF 247 Prayer Practice & Spiritual Transformation 3
SF 260 Christian Spirituality 3
SF 277 Spiritual Conflict 3
SF 366 Theology & Spirituality of Compassion 3
SF 398 Readings in Contemporary Christian Spirituality 3
SF 400 Orientation to Internship 0
SF 401 Internship 6
SF 445 Spiritual Direction & Care of Souls 3
SF 449 Assessing & Coordinating Spiritual Growth 3
SF 451 Seminar in Christian Spirituality 3
TH 463 Christian Spirituality, East & West
Choose two of the following:
CE 315 Leading & Learning in Small Groups 3
CM 320 Christian Character & Leadership 3
ED 249 Lifespan Development Psychology 3
PS 230 Skills of the Helping Professional 3
SF 340 Human Development & Ministry 3
BL Biblical Language Courses 3-6

Open Electives
24 credit hours

130 credit hours

A passing grade in Chapel and Service Learning is required during each semester in which you are taking 12 or more hours of credit.