Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Credit for ministerial experience will be taken into consideration for people who qualify. To request the ministerial experience, send an email to the offices of NBTSBC at: or call (347) 536-9267 and request these forms.

COMBINATION DEGREE PROGRAMS: We have Combination of Degree Programs. Combination of Degree Program, Bachelor / Master’s degree are available. Talk to a student advisor, or to the Admissions Office about a Bachelor / Master’s degree combination program.

ABOUT THI S DEGREE PROGRAM: The objective of the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree program is to broaden the perspectives of the students and the understanding of the Christian ministry. The program consists of ten online Module/Classes, which are the equivalent of sixty hours of study; and Textbook requirements, equivalent of sixty hours of study. Texts should be selected from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Although all textbooks can be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time. Once a textbook is read, the 10 to 20 page paper describing what is read should be presented for qualification. A four to five page document is required for each module taken at the college site in Miami. We are simply asking the students for a summary of the material. Review the How to present your work card in relation to the presentation of work.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program requires a total of 10 Module/Classes, to be completed online. The students will take the Module/Classes and at the end of the class will be ready to take the Quiz/Exam for that class. This requirements are also applied to students on campus, but the classes are presented live with a seminary professor.

SPECIFIC TEXTBOOKS REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM: The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program requires a total of 120 hours. This consists of ten online courses (60 hours); and life experience, ministry, education, military and/or four textbooks homework (60 hours). Four of the textbooks homework required, must have the essential subjects, chosen from the list of authorized textbooks listed below. Up to four of the eight required courses may be optional. The Electives can be chosen from the Electives that appear on the page or in person attendance at the seminar. Up to two of the electives may have Substitute Books. Substitute books must be first submitted for consideration through the alternative form of textbooks.

ABOUT PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS AND MODULE/CLASSES: We are Christ-centered and Bible-based institution. So, it should be an encouragement to know that NBTSBC use well respected textbooks and other learning resources that fit within the general middle of evangelical Biblical teaching and doctrine. Textbooks are carefully selected for both academic and theological appropriateness. It’s usually the theological appropriateness that concerns prospective students. This is certainly understandable, especially in light of the fact that nearly everyone considering enrolling in a program with New Beginnings Theological Seminary & Bible College (NBTSBC) is already well versed in Bible and Theology, and many are actually advanced teachers and preachers of the Word of God.


BMIN 310 – Theology of Ministry (Theological Inquiries) by Thomas F. O’Meara
BMIN 330 – Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
BMIN 340 – Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry 1st Edition by Thomas C. Oden
BMIN 350 – Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model by David G. Benner Ph.D.
BMIN 360 – Letters to Timothy: A Handbook for Pastors by John R. Bisagno
BMIN 370 – Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry by Graeme Goldsworthy
BMIN 380 – From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation by Craig L. Blomberg
BMIN 390 – Pastor As Person: Maintaining Personal Integrity in the Choices and Challenges of Ministry by Gary L. Harbaugh, Ph.D.
BMIN 400 – The Kingdom Focused Church: A Compelling Image of an Achievable Future for Your Church by Gene Mims
BMIN 410 – Preaching in Plenty and in Want by Matthew Tennant
BMIN 420 – Money and Your Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance by Margaret J. Marcuson and Peter L. Steinke

Send your assignments via e-mail or mail. The email is faster.
Use for the presentation of the courses by email. This email address should also be used for the presentation of PhD projects in Ministry and for PhD dissertations. NBTSBC expects a summary of at least ten to twenty pages from each textbook for all degree programs. Typewritten, or computer, type double-spaced font should be 10 – 12. Microsoft Word is preferable to send it as an attachment, or attached file, by email. If Microsoft Word is not available, assignments can be copied and pasted into the body of the email. Please check your paper for spelling and grammar errors before sending.

– Summarize what the book said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the text is useful for you in your life, work, and ministry, please tell us about it as well. Presentations of seminars papers require 4 – 5 pages, font size 10 to 12.
– Summarize what the seminary professor said.
– Tell us what you learned.
– If the seminar is of great help to you in your life, work, and ministry, if possible, tell us briefly how it was a blessing.