The church ministries concentration prepares men and ladies for a variety of local church-related ministries. This field of study is broad in nature for the purpose of giving the student exposure to many facets of ministry. It is designed for the student who is interested in youth work, Christian education, and music. The core requirements in Bible and practical studies are identical to the emphases in pastoral theology, evangelism, or missions. This page includes a prescribed sequence of course study for this concentration.

College Experience

Men and women who are training to serve Christ as local church leaders develop a sound academic foundation, a spiritual depth and maturity, as well as practical ministry experience. Students rotate through a variety of ministry opportunities throughout their college education providing a broad view of ministry experiences.

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Key Faculty

Dr. John Goetsch

Executive Vice President

Dr. John Goetsch was born and raised on a dairy farm near Watertown, Wisconsin and was...

Keenan Sultanik

Primary Media Instructor

Keenan Sultanik has a background in professional graphic design and media, including...

Dr. Paul Chappell

Founder and President

Pastor Paul Chappell was called to Lancaster Baptist Church in 1986 by twelve members...

Interesting Classes I Will Take

Course ID
Credit Hours

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

AP 402

2.0 Biblical Ethics

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and...

BI 401

3.0 Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist...

MED 101

2.0 Church Communications

This course is designed to help the student understand how a church, as...

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Course of Study

Course ID
Credit Hours

AP 101

3.0 Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as...

AP 301

2.0 Science and Faith

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both...

AP 401

3.0 Contemporary Theology

This course provides a look at the various positions today, from...

AP 402

2.0 Biblical Ethics

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and...

BI 101

3.0 Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 110

3.0 Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 211

2.0 Acts

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines...

BI 231

2.0 Intro. to Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the...

BI 250

3.0 Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in...

BI 291

2.0 Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study...

BI 311

3.0 Daniel & Revelation

This course will take a look at the principles for living given in the...

BI 361

3.0 Theology 1

This course is an in-depth study of Bibliology and Theology.

BI 362

3.0 Theology 2

This course is an in-depth study of Christology and Pneumatology.

BI 363

3.0 Theology 3

This course is an in-depth study of Hamartiology, Anthropology, and Soteriology.

BI 364

3.0 Theology 4

This course is an in-depth study of Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

BI 401

3.0 Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist...

BL 301

3.0 Greek 1

This is a concentrated introductory course of Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. This course is...

BL 302

3.0 Greek 2

This course is a continuation of BL 301. Special emphasis will be given to the function of case,...

CS 101

2.0 Computer Applications

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program...

CS 110

3.0 Basic Typing and Computers

This course teaches students the basics of the computer and...

ED 121

3.0 Orientation to Teaching

This course is designed to give future teachers knowledge of best...

ED 251

3.0 Methods and Materials

This course explains the materials and methods used in teaching. It...

ED 301

2.0 Child Development

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from...

EN 101

3.0 English Grammar

This course teaches English grammar on a college level. Clear writing is developed...

EN 102

3.0 English Composition

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's writing...

HI 283

3.0 U.S. History 1

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period...

HI 284

3.0 U.S. History 2

This course is a continuation of HI 283, and it examines the development of the United...

MA 100

3.0 College Math

This course is an introduction to the basics of mathematics. This course can be waived...

MED 101

2.0 Church Communications

This course is designed to help the student understand how a church, as...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

MU 100

2.0 Rudiments of Music

This course is an introduction to musical melody, harmony, rhythm, and music...

OR 101

2.0 Principles of Christian Living

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they...

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of...

PT 106

2.0 Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

PT 125

2.0 Evangelistic Songleading

This course is an introduction to music in a church worship...

PT 209-1

1.0 Ministry Women 1

The Ministry Women class exists for the purpose of training young ladies for...

PT 209-2

1.0 Ministry Women 2

The Ministry Women class exists for the purpose of training young ladies for...

PT 307

2.0 Professional Training

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the...

PT 311

2.0 Marriage and Home

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly...

PT 317

2.0 Counseling Women

This course is designed to help ladies learn how to give biblical counsel to other...

PT 321

3.0 Homiletics 1

This course provides the basic tools required to prepare, organize, and communicate...

PT 322

3.0 Homiletics 2

This course is a continuation of PT 321 and emphasizes the proper delivery of the message...

PT 401

2.0 Pastoral Counseling

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of the...

SPCH 101

2.0 Freshman Speech

This course is designed to give the student the skills needed to properly prepare...

YM 101

3.0 Philosophy of Youth Ministries

This course introduces the basic philosophy, principles,...

YM 102

2.0 The Youth Hour

This course is a continuation of YM 101 and will deal with some of the more intricate...

YM 113

2.0 Event Evangelism

This course is designed to show students how to complement their door-to-door...

MUPT 201

2.0 Theology of Worship

God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. This...

Related Proficiencies

Biblical Counseling

Students choosing the Biblical Counseling proficiency may use it with any major. Students will learn to identify human needs...

Missions

Students choosing the Missions proficiency may use it with any major. Students will study the history of missions, the...

Youth

Students choosing the Youth proficiency may use it with any major. Students will study the philosophy of youth ministries,...