B.A. Degree in Preaching Ministry


74 hours, plus 6 additional hours in biblical languages required, no minor required

The Preaching Ministry major is specifically designed for students who want to do public and pulpit preaching. The major will prepare a student very well for general ministry, but is intentional in specifically equipping and enhancing the student’s homiletic skills.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Preaching Ministry

  1. Demonstrate above average knowledge of the Bible, its chronology and themes.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to exegete, organize and present biblical subjects in a contemporary, relevant manner.
  3. Demonstrate an above average knowledge of and ability in essential ministry skills, particularly in preparing and delivering sermons.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the non-preaching duties of a minister and an understanding of the culture in the church today.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the world beyond the church and an ability to relate to it in a meaningful manner.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

1. 23 hours foundation courses

2. 3 hours required

3. 8 hours Old Testament textual courses

4. 9 hours New Testament textual courses

5. 3 hours elective Old or New Testament textual courses

6. 3 hours required

7. 11 hours required

8. 8 hours chosen from

A student must take 6 hours of Greek or 6 hours of Hebrew in addition to the above requirements for the B.A. in Religious Education.


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