Ministerial Studies (BA)

Intercultural Studies Minor
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General Requirements

Ministerial majors must earn at least a C in all ministerial courses in order for the credit to count toward a degree. Students preparing for the ministry should recognize the high number of skills necessary for an adequate ministry. Since it is difficult to acquire all of these skills in the classroom, each candidate for the ministerial degree will be required to participate in the following noncredit activities:

1.  The monthly meetings of the campus Ministerial Organization scheduled by the Dean of Students.
2.  Scheduled workshops and conventions. This will necessitate that each student make arrangements with his/her employer at the very beginning of the school year to have this time free.
3.  Ministry as assigned by the chairman of Programs in Ministerial Studies.


1. The student will learn the interrelationship between basic ministry requirements and missions responsibility.
2. The student will gain an understanding of the missions responsibility to the church.
3. The missions candidate will be equipped with basic ministerial skills.
4. The student will have a worldview of the church as it exists in the contemporary setting.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemporary Issues/Holy Living
Bible Elective

General Education Core (45 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Civilization I or II
Lifespan Development
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language Elective
Historical Perspective Elective
Information Technology Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

Ministerial Major (45 hrs)

Elementary Greek II
Hebrew or Intermediate Greek
Perspectives on World Evangelism
Intro to Homiletics
Advanced Homiletics
Pastoral Ministries
Hermeneutics & Expository Preaching
Principles of Administration
Ministerial Internship
Intro to Counseling
Systematic Theology I, II

Intercultural Studies Minor (18 hrs)

World Geography
Principles of Missions
Perspectives on World Evangelism
World Religious Systems
Missions Practicum
Missions Elective

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
Intro to Homiletics (3)
General Psychology (3)
Theology of Holiness  (3)
Minor Course  (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
History of Western Civ I (3)
Elementary Greek I (3)
Advanced Homiletics (3)
Apologetics (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
History of Holiness Mov (3)
Elementary Greek II (3)
Elective (3)
Minor Course (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Ancient Church History (3)
Hebrew/Intermediate Greek I (3)
Hermeneutics/Exp Preaching (3)
Elective (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Modern Church History (3)
Hebrew/Intermediate Greek II (3)
Principles of Administration (3)
Elective (3)
Minor Course (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Lifespan Development (3)
Pastoral Ministries (3)
Foundations of Music Ministry (2)
Intro to Counseling (3)
Philosophical Studies (3)
Systematic Theology I (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Perspectives on World Evangelism (3)
Systematic Theology II (3)
Contemp Iss/Holy Living (1)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Minor Course (3)
Ministerial Internship (NC)

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