Bachelors CompletionWhat is a Bachelors Completion? Simply put, the Bachelor’s Completion is the next tier of studies after the Diploma of Biblical Theology.
What is a Bachelors Completion? Simply put, the Bachelor’s Completion is the next tier of studies after the Diploma of Biblical Theology. (See Recognised Studies) Most colleges require a Bachelor student to complete all of the work from Certificate to Bachelor seamlessly from enrollment. With Vision College, students enrol into studies one level, complete an award and enrol into the next level as they are ready.
In other words, we have divided the Bachelors into workable bite-sized award levels. Many students begin at the Certificate and continue to the Bachelor seamlessly. Others progress more slowly, take breaks between awards if needed and pace themselves.
We are delighted to be working with two universities in the USA and offer you The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.). You can enrol into the Bachelor’s Completion and undertake the studies with Vision Colleges. You will earn your degree from Vision International University, San Diego, California, or the Texas University of Theology, Euless, Texas, the USA, and do so from your place at your pace.
Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the Word of Truth. But shun profane, vain babblings,
for they will increase to more ungodliness.
The Bachelors Of Ministry CurriculumThe Bachelor of Ministry program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from Vision International University.
The Bachelor of Ministry program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from Vision International University. To complete the program, a student must complete the Core program of 5 Courses followed by 5 Courses from their preferred Emphasis and a Thesis.
The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from the ministry specialisation courses listed below. As a vocational, pre-professional degree, the program does not require a minimum number of hours.
Required Core Program
- BI 400 Advanced Hermeneutics – Understanding Your Bible
- RS 442 Church Growth and Development Part I – Building the Church God Wants
- RS 442 Church Growth and Development Part II – Better than Revival
- CC 401 The Pastor in Counseling – On Belay
- RS 444 Advanced Christian Worldview Studies – Strong Reasons
- RS 435 Christian Theology – Great Words of the Gospel
Emphasis in Theology
- RS 439 Pneumatology – Clothed with Power
- RS 436 Ecclesiology – The Church
- RS 437 Christology I – Emmanuel I
- RS 437 Christology II – Emmanuel II
- RS 438 Eschatology – When the Trumpet Sounds
- RS 419 Systematic Theology – Attributes of Splendour
Emphasis in Counseling
- CC 402 Crisis Counseling
- CC 520 Group Dynamics
- CC 404 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family I – I Want To Be Like You Dad
- CC 405 Addiction Counseling – Addiction Counseling
- CC 406 Patterns of Destruction
- CC 407 Human Development – Human Development
The thesis for the Bachelor’s Completion must be of a length between 15,000 and 20,000 of your own words; we do not count scripture or quotes or references and suchlike. The student shall select the choice of the subject; however, it must be related to their emphasis, outline of the thesis for approval. The decision on the suitability of the topic rests with the Principal and is final.
Guidelines for writing the thesis are in the booklet Student Study Helps and Hints and is provided to the student. Further copies are available from our office.
Who Is The Bachelors Completion Suited For?
Not everyone can or should enter into the Bachelor’s Completion; it is an advanced level of study and prepares those who want to enter into the Master’s degree. It does suit those who are.
Involved in ministry seeking to develop their understanding of the word
Pursuing Christian ministry studies without secular impost
They need to study at their own pace in their place
Graduate Level Prep
A desire to prepare themselves for graduate-level education
The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree completion program is designed to prepare men and women to serve in Christian Ministry. It includes systematic study, extensive reading and practical ministry education. The Bachelor of Ministry degree is a vocational, pre-professional degree designed to transition students into graduate-level theological education.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Recognition Of Th Bachelor's Completion
Lead congregations to creative, biblically–informed transformational endeavours.
Respond appropriately to societal trends that impact church ministry.
Engage New Models
Critically and sympathetically engage new models with the historic resources of the Christian tradition.
Demonstrate biblical literacy and theological reflection.
Serve in a variety of ministry service roles.
Specialised Ministry Skills
Demonstrate a range of general and specialist ministry skills.
Minister To People
Minister to people with a wide range of needs, selecting appropriate approaches.
Demonstrate practical skills in Christian teaching, preaching, leadership, pastoral, counselling, and cross-cultural situations.