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Bible and Ministry (BA)

Serve and lead.

The Bible and Ministry bachelor’s degree gives you a solid theological foundation in the Old and New Testaments, and you’ll gain an understanding of how biblical principles are applied to daily life and ministry. As you delve into your concentration, you’ll develop specialized skills and knowledge.

We offer four distinct tracks of study within this major; choose the one that best fits your calling.

The biblical text concentration is designed for students who have a passion for the language, message and historic context of the Bible. It’s an ideal option for those looking to preach or pursue graduate studies.

The youth and family ministry concentration prepares students to minister to adolescents and families in church settings.

The missions concentration develops missionaries who heed Christ’s call to “go into all the world” -- by pursuing ministry in another culture.

In the biblical languages concentration, you’ll examine Hebrew and Greek.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 51 credit hours (Choice of 4 tracks)
+ Electives: 21 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks 4
Department Bible Missions and Ministry
School/College College of Biblical Studies


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Teaching and Learning for Spiritual Formation
  • New Testament Greek for Beginners I & II
  • Gospel in a Multicultural World
  • Ministry in Context
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  • Biblical Text
  • Biblical Languages
  • Christian Ministry
  • Missions

What can you do after graduation?

  • Missionary
  • Ministry Director
  • Clergy Member
  • Chaplain
  • Counselor
  • Theologian
  • Bible Researcher
  • Relief Worker
  • Youth Pastor
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Clubs and Activities

Ministry is a hands-on career, and during your time at ACU, you will gain practical experience through co-curriculars, clubs and events such as:

  • Internships
  • Service work
  • Student Action Leadership Team (SALT)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

About the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry

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The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry provides instruction and knowledge of the Bible and related studies to help you become intellectually and practically grounded in the Christian faith. It also provides an environment in which your faith can be a personal experience to be lived and shared. Our vibrant missions community is led by four missions faculty and five missions coordinators representing five continents.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.