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.

Course Requirements

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT113God & the Bible
3BT114Life of Christ
3BT115Pentateuch
3BT123Approaching the Bible
3BT124Letters of Paul: Ephesians to Thessalonians
3CM111Discipleship & Evangelism
3GE122Ethics & Culture
2PR115Student Ministry (1 per semester)
3MI121Freshman Missions Practicum

4 Open Electives

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.

Year One

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT113God & the Bible
3BT114Life of Christ
3BT115Pentateuch
3BT123Approaching the Bible
3BT124Letters of Paul: Ephesians to Thessalonians
3CM111Discipleship & Evangelism
3GE122Ethics & Culture
2PR115Student Ministry (1 per semester)
3MI121Freshman Missions Practicum

Year Two

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT214Humanity, Sin & Salvation
3BT215Israel: Conquest to Crisis
3BT222Corinthians
3MI223Christian World View
3BT224Hermeneutics
3CM211Communications
3GE212History of Christianity: Reformation to Present
2PR115Student Ministry (1 per semester)
3MI224Outreach 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 as it builds onto the Christian Ministry Diploma courses (years 1 and 2). 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)

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT310Israel: Crisis to Restoration
3BT311General Epistles
3BT312The Church & Last Things
3CM321Interpersonal Care & Counselling
3MI321Missiology in Luke-Acts
3CM312Leadership Foundations
3GE312History of Christianity: the Early Church
3CM313Sermon Design & Delivery
4PR317Christian Leadership Practicum (2 per semester)

16 Open Electives

Missions Minor (64 Credits plus Missions Internship)

Elective Requirements (to be completed during first 2 years of study):

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT310Israel: Crisis to Restoration
3BT311General Epistles
3BT312The Church & Last Things
3CM321Interpersonal Care & Counselling
3MI321Missiology in Luke-Acts
3CM312Leadership Foundations
3GE312History of Christianity: the Early Church
3CM313Sermon Design & Delivery
4PR317Christian Leadership Practicum (2 per semester)

6 Open Electives

The third year of study will consist of a missions-focused 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:

CreditsCourse #Title
3CM413Ministry Foundations
3BT412Pastoral Epistles
3BT421Bible/Theology Research Project
3BT423The Prophets of Israel*
3BT452Theology Study*
3BT424New Testament Book Study*
2BT429Lectureship
Ministry Philosophy Paper
(This is part of the requirements for BT421)

*These courses are offered in Independent Study format.

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:

CreditsCourse #Title
3BT412Pastoral Epistles
3CM421Foundations in Christian Counseling
3CM413Ministry Foundations
3CM423Leadership Dynamics
3BT429Lectureship
18PR433Ministry 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