Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Preaching
The B.A/B.S. in Preaching is designed for those who are seeking to establish excellent preaching skills in their preparation for vocational ministry. Both versions of the Preaching degree are designed as comprehensive majors. They are intended to provide students with broad-based skill sets necessary for biblical preaching. The difference between the B. A. and the B.S. degrees is the B.A. requires one year of a biblical language (either Greek or Hebrew) while the B.S. requires An Introduction to Biblical Languages along with an additional computer or science course.
The purpose of the Preaching program is to provide theological education for men and women preparing for the ministry of preaching. By completing the program:
- Students should be able to prepare biblical sermons that are exegetically sound and culturally relevant.
- Students should be able to deliver biblical sermons that are exegetically sound and expositionally relevant.
- Students should be able to construct a theology of preaching which is biblically sound and culturally relevant.
- Students should be able to apply principles of sermon preparation and delivery to effectively communicate the gospel within the requirements of one’s given context of ministry.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Models of Preaching||An analysis of various models of preaching and those who practice them. Students will view sermons representing the various models.|
|Introduction to Biblical Languages||An overview of the alphabet, morphology, grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew, enabling the student to intelligently use scholarly language tools of biblical study.|
|Planning Your Preaching||Discusses the value of planned preaching for preachers and congregations. Class examines methods for preparing an annual preaching calendar, and explores necessary considerations for the planning process.|
|Topics in Preaching||An in-depth study of selected preaching topics, with varying content based on cultural and contextual factors.|
|Preaching and Biblical Genres||An examination and application of genre-specific hermeneutical and homiletical principles for the preparation and delivery of biblical sermons.|
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Dr. Mark Wootton joined the Central Bible College (now Evangel University) faculty to teach church ministries courses in 2000. Prior to teaching, Wootton served as a church planter in Ohio and as a lead pastor in Arizona and Missouri. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Cambridge, Ohio, Dr. Wootton attended Central Bible College and […] read more
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General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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