fbpx

MINISTRY

Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation for studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word so that believers can be built up in their faith and seekers can be lovingly confronted with truth. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Biblical Studies will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the Old Testament
  2. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the New Testament
  3. Gain exegetical skills
  4. Gain knowledge of New Testament Greek
  5. Demonstrate the ability to articulate and communicate Biblical concepts

Major in Biblical Studies

The major in Biblical Studies consists of 45 credit hours with 18 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
CHM 1001Exploring God’s Call3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3
CHM 2022Introduction to Christian Worship3
BST 3000Beginning Biblical Interpretation3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3

The required Biblical Studies courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
BST 2010/20Understanding the OT/NT3
BST 3110Elementary Greek I3
BST 3210Elementary Greek II3
BST 4130Intermediate Greek I3
BST 4230Intermediate Greek II3
BST 3010Commentary/Literature of the Torah3
BST 3020Commentary/Literature of the Prophets3
BST 3040Commentary/Literature of the Gospels and Acts3
BST 3070Commentary/Literature of the Letters3
CHM 4195The Church in Today’s Society3

Elective/Internship (18 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

Church Ministry

The major in Church Ministry will equip students who are called to ministry to tackle the challenges ahead. Students will be taught to understand the Bible in its historical and cultural context and will learn to apply Biblical principles in daily living. The Church Ministry major also helps students to develop a philosophy and theology of ministry, sharpen their practical ministry skills to lead the church, and live out their call to ministry as they personally grow as followers of Christ. The Church Ministry major is designed to give students a solid biblical, theological, and practical ministry foundation as they pursue their ministry calling and goals. The major brings together curriculum, competencies, field experiences, accountability, and networking opportunities in order to prepare graduates for entering professional ministry positions and/or graduate studies.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Church Ministry will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the Old Testament
  2. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the New Testament
  3. Have an understanding of the nature, calling, and tasks of ministry
  4. Articulate a basic philosophy of ministry
  5. Develop and articulate an ecclesiology

Major in Church Ministry

The major in Church ministry consists of 45 credit hours with 15 additional credit hours of electives. The elective credits are selected under the guidance of a program advisor.

The required core courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
CHM 1001Exploring God’s Call3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3
CHM 2022Introduction to Christian Worship3
BST 3000Beginning Biblical Interpretation3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3

The required Church Ministry courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
CED 3015Christian Discipleship3
TST 3051Principles of Christian Theology3
CHM/HIS 3016History of Christianity3
CHM 4195The Church in Today’s Society3
CHM 4040Leadership in Ministry3
BST 3110Elementary Greek I3
BST 3210Elementary Greek II3

Elective/Internship (15 hours):
Selected under the guidance of a program advisor

Interdisciplinary Ministry

The Interdisciplinary Ministry major is designed to give students a solid ministry foundation while exploring options and developing competencies in pursuit of their ministry calling and goals. Under the guidance of qualified faculty advisors, students will weave together an interdisciplinary major that prepares them for ministry in contemporary culture.

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Ministry will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the Old Testament
  2. Gain knowledge of the basic contents of the New Testament
  3. Integrate Christian truth into the chosen avenue of  ministry of the student
  4. Define the skills needed for the student’s chosen ministry
  5. Create a ministry vision

Major in Interdisciplinary Ministry

The major in Interdisciplinary Ministry consists of 30 credit hours, plus the Academic Ministry Plan of 30 hours.

The required core courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
CHM 1001Exploring God’s Call3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3
CHM 2022Introduction to Christian Worship3
BST 3000Beginning Biblical Interpretation3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3

The required Interdisciplinary Ministry courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
CED 3015Christian Discipleship3
TST 3051Principles of Christian Theology3
CHM 3011Missional Ministry3
CHM 4040Leadership in Ministry3
CHM 4195The Church in Today’s Society3

Academic Ministry Plan (30 Hours)

In the Interdisciplinary Ministry Degree students will build an Academic Ministry Plan (AMP) along with a faculty advisor. With a solid core of biblical, theological, and practical ministry courses, the AMP process will then guide students in selecting courses within the University’s curriculum that fit their ministry calling and goals. For instance: if a student senses a calling into Social Justice Ministry, social work and possible pre-law courses could be selected as a part of the AMP. If a student desires to start a recreation ministry for youth, then business, physical education, and youth ministry courses could be chosen. The possibilities are limitless as students respond to the calling of God to perform ministry in creative and innovative ways.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry major equips those who plan to serve in church music or related ministries—either right after college or after seminary. In addition, students majoring in Music Ministry will be ready to teach in a private studio or continue education in graduate school. (Note: Students interested in teaching music in a public school should major in Music Education. See the Teacher Education section for information.)

Major Mission and Outcomes

In fulfilling the University’s mission, the Ministry Department will: (1) guide students in successfully achieving the General Education Goals, (2) assist students in developing ministry understanding and competencies, and (3) prepare program graduates for faithful leadership and service.

Students majoring in Music Ministry will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Demonstrate skills for singing, playing guitar and piano.
  2. Compete for employment and continued education.
  3. Display a basic understanding of their spiritual life in reference to their personality preferences.

Major in Music Ministry

The major consists of 61 credit hours: 46 credit hours in the music concentration and 15 credit hours of church ministry courses. A minor is not required. To complete the major, students must maintain a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major. To complete the major, students must enroll in Concert Choir each semester and private piano until the piano proficiency has been completed.

The required music courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
MUS 2110Music Theory I3
MUS 2210Music Theory II3
MUS 3110Music Theory III3
MUS 3210Music Theory IV3
MUS 3000Music Technology3
MUS 3230Music Literature and History: Classical to Contemporary3
MUS 3370Conducting3
MUS 3091Strings1
MUS 3092Woodwinds1
MUS 3093Brass1
MUS 3094Percussion1
MUS 3024Leadership and Administration of Worship Ministries2
TST 3023Theology of Worship3
MUS 4085Music Ministry Internship6
MUS xxxxApplied Lessons10
MUS xxxxEnsembles0
MUS 2175Recital Experiences0
MUS 2010Piano Proficiency0
MUS 2020Voice Proficiency0
MUS 2030Guitar Proficiency0

The required ministry courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
BST 3000Beginning Biblical Interpretation3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3
CHM 1001Exploring God’s Call3
CHM 2022Introduction to Christian Worship3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3