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Minors and Certificate Programs in Bible

Minor in Bible

As of 2011, the minor includes 18 hours including the 8 hours of Bible survey courses (from 105, 106, 107, 205, 206, or approved equivalents). The remaining 10 hours must be chosen from BIB prefi xed courses and must include at least 6 hours of upper level textual studies, 2 hours of doctrinal studies, and 2 hours of ministry. This minor is not available to Bible majors.

Certificate Programs in Bible

To encourage students who are not Bible majors or minors to find their place of ministry in the kingdom of God, OVU offers 12-hour certificates of completion in six different ministry areas. These areas and the courses they require are as follows:

Missions:

BIB 322 Introduction to Missions
SOC 341 Cultural Anthropology
6 hours from the following:
BIB 320 Personal Evangelism
BIB 325 in missions
BIB 422 Church Growth and Planting
REL 441 World Religions
3-4 hours of upper level text

Church History:

REL 341 Church History
REL 342 Restoration History
HIS 351 Renaissance and Reformation
3 hours from the following:
BIB 280 Biblical Studies International
BIB 290 Sophomore Seminar: Special Topics in Archeology
REL 441 World Religions

Biblical Text:

12 hours of upper-level Biblical Text

Preaching:

BIB 323 Sermon Preparation and Delivery
BIB 324 Advanced Homiletics
BIB 347 Scripture Interpretation
COM 321 Public Speaking

Youth Ministry:

BIB 351 Youth Ministry
BIB 304 Pastoral Epistles or BIB 347 Scripture Interpretation
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
3 hours from the following:
PSY 342 Group Dynamics
PSY 350 Family Systems
PSY 352 Introduction to Counseling
PSY 371 Personality Theories
3 hours of upper level text

Teaching the Bible:

BIB 323 Sermon Preparation and Delivery (for men)
    or BIB 327 Religious Speaking for Women (for women)
BIB 321 Educational Program of the Church
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
3 hours from the following:
EDUC 321 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching K-12 (has EDUC 320 prerequisite)
3 hours of upper level text

Children's Ministry

One textual studies course
BIB 354 Children's Ministry
EDUC 215 Classroom Management
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
Plus one of the following:
BIB 321 Educational Program of the Church
BIB 351 Youth Ministry
REL 413 Teaching the Bible

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