The required curriculum for the Christian ministries major comprises a 39 semester credit sequence of courses to be taken consecutively throughout the calendar year. For course sequence, request a program calendar from the College of Adult & Professional Studies.

BIBL360Biblical Interpretation for Ministry 13
BIBL441Significance of the Old Testament 13
BIBL442Significance of the New Testament 13
CHMN300Foundations for Christian Ministry 13
CHMN320Personal Spiritual Formation3
CHMN350RResearch Writing for Christian Ministry3
CHMN451Communication in Ministry 13
CHMN452Leadership in Ministry3
CHMN481Ministry Practicum3
CHMN495HPractical Issues in Ministry3
HUSE410Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships3
THEO341EGospel in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
THEO441Christian Theology 13
Christian Ministries Major Total39
General Education, Core Distinctives, and Elective Courses83
Total Credits122

 Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes major courses and the Core courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
CORE300 Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives3CHMN300 Foundations for Christian Ministry3BIBL441 Significance of the Old Testament3
CORE310 Scripture and Society3CHMN320 Personal Spiritual Formation3BIBL442 Significance of the New Testament3
 CHMN350R Research Writing for Christian Ministry3 
 BIBL360 Biblical Interpretation for Ministry3 
 6 12 6
Second Year
CHMN481 Ministry Practicum3THEO441 Christian Theology3CHMN452 Leadership in Ministry3
CORE320 History, Faith and Society3HUSE410 Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships3CHMN495H Practical Issues in Ministry3
 THEO341E Gospel in Cross-Cultural Perspective3 
 CHMN451 Communication in Ministry3 
 6 12 6
Total Credits: 48