Christian Studies Minor

Christian Studies Minorconnect

The Religion major has a twofold purpose.  First, the faculty introduces the disciplines of religious studies to students to familiarize them with the major areas and issues of Biblical and theological studies.  The faculty equips students not only to be knowledgeable in religious studies but also to develop their own interpretive powers.  Second, the Religion major provides the beginning stages of professional training for the ministry, preparing students for graduate school or seminary training.  The courses are presented from the evangelical perspective.

  1. By the application of critical thinking skills and clear logic, the student will evaluate the data of the Old and New Testaments using conventional and technological resources, will interpret that data into sound teaching using proper hermeneutical principles, and will communicate that teaching using effective communication skills both oral and written and using relevant platforms both conventional and technological.
  2. Based on sound, biblical teaching, the student will synthesize knowledge from across disciplines and observations of diverse human cultures with the polemic task of the Christian Church which is the communication of doctrinal, ethical Christian living personally and corporately, locally and globally.
  3. Based on sound, biblical teaching, the student will synthesize knowledge from across disciplines and observations of diverse human cultures with the apologetic task of Christian missions which is the communication of the Gospel personally and publicly, locally and globally.
  • Chaplain
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher

CHRISTIAN STUDIES MINOR

This minor is restricted to the Christian Ministry majors and Ministry and Leadership majors. It is required for Christian Ministry majors and is optional for Ministry and Leadership majors. The student must complete at least 21 hours as follows:

Required Religious Education (RRED) courses:
RRED 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry
RRED 413 Church Administration
REMU 473 Christian Ministry Internship

Required Historical Theology (HIRE) courses:
HIRE 313A History of Christianity
OR
HIRE 323A Renaissance and Reformation
HIRE 313B Baptist History
OR
HIRE 323B Religion in American History

Required Biblical Studies (RBIB) courses:
RBIB 463A Old Testament Theology
RBIB 463B New Testament Theology