Bachelors Completion

What is a Bachelors Completion? Simply put, the Bachelor’s Completion is the next tier of studies after the Diploma of Biblical Theology.

What is a Bachelors Completion?  Simply put, the Bachelor’s Completion is the next tier of studies after the Diploma of Biblical Theology.  (See Recognised Studies)  Most colleges require a Bachelor student to complete all of the work from Certificate to Bachelor seamlessly from enrollment.  With Vision College, students enrol into studies one level, complete an award and enrol into the next level as they are ready.

In other words, we have divided the Bachelors into workable bite-sized award levels.  Many students begin at the Certificate and continue to the Bachelor seamlessly. Others progress more slowly, take breaks between awards if needed and pace themselves.

 

We are delighted to be working with two universities in the USA and offer you The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.).  You can enrol into the Bachelor’s Completion and undertake the studies with Vision Colleges.  You will earn your degree from Vision International University, San Diego, California, or the Texas University of Theology, Euless, Texas, the USA, and do so from your place at your pace.

 

 

Pre-requisites:
  • Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology from Vision International College or;
  • Diploma of Biblical Theology  from Vision Colleges or
  • Like Diploma from another recognised college or university
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Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the Word of Truth. But shun profane, vain babblings,
for they will increase to more ungodliness. 

2Timothy 2:15-16

The Bachelors Of Ministry Curriculum

The Bachelor of Ministry program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from Vision International University.
The Bachelor of Ministry program encompasses a total of 120 credit hours, of which 30 credit hours must be obtained from either Vision International University or the Texas University of Theology.  To successfully fulfil the program requirements, students are required to complete the Core program, consisting of 5 Units, followed by an additional 5 Units from their chosen Emphasis. This translates to a total of 12 subjects and the completion of a Thesis.
 
To begin, students must complete the five core courses, after which they have the flexibility to select the remaining courses from one of the emphasis options provided below. As a vocational and pre-professional degree, there is no specific minimum number of hours mandated for completion.
 

Required Core Program

The core program is a requirement for all students entering into the Bachelor’s Completion. If a student has previously completed a core subject the student will select an alternative subject, the choice of the alternative is subject to the principals approval.
 

Emphasis in Theology

If a student has previously completed a nominated theology subject the student will select an alternative subject, the choice of the alternative is subject to the principal’s approval.
 

Emphasis in Counseling

If a student has previously completed a nominated counseling subject the student will select an alternative subject, the choice of the alternative is subject to the principal’s approval.
 

Thesis

The Bachelor’s Completion thesis needs to be a minimum of 15,000 words and should not exceed 20,000 words, excluding any scripture, quotes, references, or similar materials. It is the responsibility of the student to choose a subject that is relevant to their chosen emphasis and submit an outline of the thesis for approval. The final decision on the suitability of the topic rests with the Principal and cannot be appealed.
 
To assist students in writing their thesis, guidelines are provided in the booklet titled “Student Study Helps and Hints,” which is given to each student. If additional copies of the booklet are needed, they can be obtained from our office.

Bachelors Completion

REQUIRED CORE PROGRAM

BI 400 Advanced Hermeneutics – Understanding Your Bible

RS 442 Church Growth and Development Part I – Building the Church God Wants

RS 442 Church Growth and Development Part II – Better than Revival

CC 401 The Pastor in Counseling – On Belay

RS 444 Advanced Christian Worldview Studies – Strong Reasons

RS 435 Christian Theology – Great Words of the Gospel

EMPHASIS IN THEOLOGY

RS 439 Pneumatology – Clothed with Power

RS 436 Ecclesiology – The Church

RS 437 Christology I – Emmanuel I

RS 437 Christology II – Emmanuel II

RS 438 Eschatology – When the Trumpet Sounds

RS 419 Systematic Theology – Attributes of Splendour

EMPHASIS IN COUNSELLING

CC 402 Crisis Counseling

CC 520 Group Dynamics

CC 404 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family I – I Want To Be Like You Dad

CC 405 Addiction Counseling – Addiction Counseling

CC 406 Counseling the Dysfunctional Family II Patterns of Destruction

CC 407 Human Development – Human Development

Who Is The Bachelors Completion Suited For?

The Bachelor’s Completion program is not suitable for everyone, as it is designed for individuals seeking to pursue advanced studies and prepare themselves for entry into a Master’s degree program and for those with a personal interest in developing their understanding of God’s word.  This program is specifically tailored to cater to those who are:

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In Ministry

Involved in ministry seeking to develop their understanding of the word of God and develop ministry skills.

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Pursuing Ministry

Those who prefer to pursue Christian ministry studies from an entirely Biblical perspective or church ministry.

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Self-Paced

Those who need to study from thier own place at their own pace in their place, who may be time poor or remote location.

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Graduate Level Prep

For those who are preparing to continue  their education and training into post graduate education.

The Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree completion program is designed to prepare men and women to serve in Christian Ministry. It includes systematic study, extensive reading and practical ministry education. The Bachelor of Ministry degree is a vocational, pre-professional degree designed to transition students into graduate-level theological education.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Recognition Of Th Bachelor's Completion

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Lead Congregations

Lead congregations to creative, biblically–informed transformational endeavours.

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Respond Biblically

Respond appropriately to societal trends that impact church ministry.

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Engage New Models

Critically and sympathetically engage new models with the historic resources of the Christian tradition.

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Biblical Literacy

Demonstrate biblical literacy and theological reflection.

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Ministry Variety

Serve in a variety of ministry service roles.

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Specialised Ministry Skills

Demonstrate a range of general and specialist ministry skills.

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Minister To People

Minister to people with a wide range of needs, selecting appropriate approaches.

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Practical Application

Demonstrate practical skills in Christian teaching, preaching, leadership, pastoral, counselling, and cross-cultural situations.