Foundations for Life – One Year Program (30 Credits)

The Foundations For Life program is designed as a foundational discipleship year, which will equip the student with a solid Biblical basis from which to pursue a career, vocational training, or university studies. The focus is on personal Christian growth, a foundational understanding of the Bible, and life application.

Program Requirements

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Christian Ministry Diploma – Two Year Program (62 Credits)

Upon completion of the two year program requirements, students will receive a Christian Ministry Diploma.  This program is designed for those who anticipate ministry in their local church or simply want a solid base for further vocational training. The focus is on knowledge of the Scriptures, appreciation for the local church, and skill development for church ministry.

Program Requirements

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Year One

Credits Course # Title
3 BT113 God & the Bible
3 BT114 Life of Christ
3 BT115 Pentateuch
3 BT123 Approaching the Bible
3 BT124 Letters of Paul: Ephesians to Thessalonians
3 CM111 Discipleship & Evangelism
3 GE122 Ethics & Culture
2 PR115 Student Ministry (1 per semester)
3 MI121 Freshman Missions Practicum

Year Two

Credits Course # Title
3 BT214 Humanity, Sin & Salvation
3 BT215 Israel: Conquest to Crisis
3 BT222 Corinthians
3 MI223 Christian World View
3 BT224 Hermeneutics
3 CM211 Communications
3 GE212 History of Christianity: Reformation to Present
2 PR115 Student Ministry (1 per semester)
3 MI224 Outreach Missions Practicum
10 Open Electives

Bachelor of Christian Ministry – Three Year Program

The Bachelor of Christian Ministry program offers students a degree of specialization in their studies. There are two minors to choose from: General Studies or Missions. The program objectives are: a competent knowledge of Scripture, and attitude of servant leadership, and skill development for Christian ministry.

General Studies Minor (96 Credits)

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Missions Minor (64 Credits plus Missions Internship)

Four Year Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies major is designed for individuals desiring to develop their Biblical training for Christian Ministry. This program will equip the student with sound Bible knowledge and provide a base for those wishing to pursue further studies.

In addition to the core requirements (i.e. excluding electives) for the Bachelor of Christian Ministry, the student will complete the following:

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

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Year Four

Credits Course # Title
3 CM413 Ministry Foundations
3 BT412 Pastoral Epistles
3 BT421 Bible/Theology Research Project
3 BT423 The Prophets of Israel*
3 BT452 Theology Study*
3 BT424 New Testament Book Study*
2 BT429 Lectureship
Ministry Philosophy Paper
(This is part of the requirements for BT421)

 

*These courses are offered in Independent Study format.

Elective Requirements

Credits Course # Title
21 Open Electives

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

This program is designed for those anticipating involvement in pastoral ministry, in a “people helping” ministry, in youth ministry, or in leadership roles. The student will be further equipped to understand and communicate God’s Word, counsel and nurture others, and provide Christ-like leadership.

In addition to the core requirements (i.e. excluding electives) for the Bachelor of Christian Ministry, the student will complete the following:

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

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Year Four

Credits Course # Title
3 BT412 Pastoral Epistles
3 CM421 Foundations in Christian Counseling
3 CM413 Ministry Foundations
3 CM423 Leadership Dynamics
3 BT429 Lectureship
18 PR433 Ministry Internship
Ministry Philosophy Paper
(This is part of the requirements for PR433)

Leadership/Management Track

This track is designed to equip the student in executive leadership skills.  By working alongside a godly leader, the student will develop skills in leading a Christian organization (camp, mission, parachurch ministry, etc.).  Courses at NBC will be designed to compliment the student’s internship experience.

Open Electives: 16

Pastoral Ministry Track

This track is designed to equip the student for general pastoral ministry in the local church or in other ministries.  By taking relevant modular courses at NBC and participating in an internship with an experienced pastoral staff member, the student will be able to integrate their study into a real church situation.

Open Electives: 16

Youth Ministry Track

This track is designed to equip the student for youth ministry in the local church or in other ministries.  By taking relevant modular courses at NBC and participating in an internship with an experienced youth pastor or youth worker, the student will be able to integrate their study into a real youth ministry situation.

Open Electives: 16

Click on the button to look at the full academic catalogue for the 2016-17 year for more information and details.

2016-17 Catalogue

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