The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for full-time or part-time vocational Christian ministry in any form (i.e., to be pastors, ministers of education, ministers of youth, Christian counselors, missionaries, etc.).

The degree program emphasizes a broad general education foundation followed with classes in biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and practical ministry. Students should expect a rigorous academic environment in which they can mature in their discipleship and scholarship and be prepared to continue their education in seminary or graduate school.

Biblical and Theological Studies

The Concentration in Biblical and Theological Studies prepares students for the pastorate or for further education at a seminary or other graduate-level program. The curriculum focuses on the biblical text, theological studies, language skills, and practical ministry.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • The Four Gospels
  • General Epistles and Revelation
  • Acts and the Writings of Paul
  • Ministry Administration
  • Christian Studies: Special Topics
  • Apologetics
  • History of Christianity
  • Hermeneutics
  • OT Prophetic Books
  • World Religions
  • Contextualization
  • Theology of Missions

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Clergy
  • Missions
  • Religious Counseling
  • Religious Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Church Ministry
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator
  • Christian Life Coordinator
  • Church Relations

Missions

The Concentration in Missions prepares students for evangelism and ministry in a variety of cultural and religious settings, both foreign and domestic. The curriculum focuses on the basic theological disciplines with an additional emphasis in understanding and communicating the Gospel cross-culturally.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • The Four Gospels
  • General Epistles and Revelation
  • Acts and the Writings of Paul
  • Ministry Administration
  • Christian Studies: Special Topics
  • Apologetics
  • History of Christianity
  • Hermeneutics
  • OT Prophetic Books
  • World Religions
  • Contextualization
  • Theology of Missions

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Clergy
  • Missions
  • Religious Counseling
  • Chaplain
  • Church Ministry
  • Museum Curator
  • Research
  • Non-Profit Work

Student Ministry

The Concentration in Student Ministry prepares students for ministering to high school and college-level students. The curriculum focuses on the basic biblical and theological disciplines with an additional emphasis on ministering to students.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • The Four Gospels
  • General Epistles and Revelation
  • Acts and the Writings of Paul
  • Ministry Administration
  • Christian Studies: Special Topics
  • Apologetics
  • History of Christianity
  • Hermeneutics

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Middle Pastor
  • High School Pastor
  • Camp Counselor
  • Children’s Pastor

CONTACT US

Dr. Jason Graffagnino, Dean of The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions & Associate Professor of History and Theology
706-865-2134, ext. 3002
jgraffagnino@truett.edu

Hayden Fleming, Administrative Assistant
706-865-2134, ext. 3002
hfleming@truett.edu