B.A. in Biblical Studies Learning Outcomes

Program Academic Learning Outcomes

  1. The student demonstrates an application of interdisciplinary principles to their
  2. The student demonstrates biblical knowledge in a daily
  3. The student demonstrates Christian and Spirit-empowered
  4. The student demonstrates innovative, 21st century ministry

BCC’s Academic Learning Outcomes are italicized. The elements which support the academic outcomes are listed below (A = Affective Elements, C = Cognitive Elements, and P= Professional Development Elements).

  1. The student demonstrates an application of interdisciplinary principles to their ministry.
    1. Develop an appreciation for the various academic disciplines. (A)
    2. List principles of church administration such as financial, management, legal, and tax issues. (C)
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history. (C)
    4. Demonstrate broad content knowledge in life science or physical science. (C)
    5. Demonstrate responsible use of technology, media, and resources for research and ministry. (P)
    6. Demonstrate basic math skills to develop a personal and professional budget. (P)
    7. Effectively employ computer skills to enhance ministry through correspondence, presentations, organization, and research. (P)
    8. Develop, write, and present effective presentations communicating through speech, technology, and the arts. (P)
    9. Research, write and present written communication through reviews, research papers, and correspondence which reflects college-level critical thinking and Christian demeanor. (P)
  2. The student demonstrates biblical knowledge in a daily
    1. Appreciate the Bible as a source for truth and life practices. (A)
    2. Embrace the need for disciplined study, research, and work ethic.(A)
    3. Be conversant with principles of consistent exegesis, using basic reference resources, which acknowledge genre, context, historical background, and semantic domains of biblical texts. (C)
    4. Outline the biblical basis and historical development for the work and support of global missions. (C)
    5. Accuratelyinterpretandapplythebiblicaltextincurrent(P)
    6. Research, write and present written communication through reviews, research papers, and correspondence which reflects college-level critical thinking and Christian demeanor. (P)
    7. Be conversant with a variety of theological positions, while distinguishing theologically sound doctrine, false teaching, and cultural traditions. (C)
  3. The student demonstrates Christian and Spirit-empowered
    1. Express an understanding of one’s unique gifts, personality, experiences, and passions as an individual in the kingdom of God. (A)
    2. Demonstrate one’s faith in Christ through the well-being of the whole person. (A)
    3. To discern and appreciate divine intervention–where God and life intersect. (A)
    4. Reflect on one’s development as a believer, according to the biblical standards for faith and conduct. (A)
    5. Value the impact of a prayer-centered life. (A)
    6. Develop a biblical basis for a Spirit-filled life. (C)
    7. The ability to articulate a biblical and historical basis for personal spiritual disciplines. (C)
    8. The ability to integrate biblical knowledge into one’s personal thought life in such a way that the mind is renewed and transformed. (C)
    9. Develop quality Spirit-empowered preaching and teaching materials in order to effectively communicate the gospel. (P)
    10. Develop a ministry plan outlining goals, philosophies, and strategies. (P)
    11. Develop mentoring and disciple-making skills. (P)
  4. The student demonstrates innovative, 21st century ministry
    1.  Value participation in the local church as it expresses the Kingdom of God in the world. (A)
    2. Passionately embrace the Christian worldview while being respectful of those who hold diverse perspectives. (A)
    3. Hold with conviction a personal Christian philosophy of ministry. (A)
    4. Value leadership in a biblically functioning community. (A)
    5. Acquire a deeper passion for new ministry development in fulfillment of the Great Commission. (A)
    6. Embrace the need for collaboration among Christ-centered ministries to enhance kingdom advancement. (A)
    7. Demonstrate an appreciation for learning environments characterized by cooperation and teamwork. (A)
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of how diverse cultural structures and social organizations impact the communication of the gospel and the work of ministry. (C)
    9. List principles of church administration such as financial, management, legal, and tax issues. (C)
    10. Integrate various contemporary ministry models in light of cultural issues and explain how they impact efforts to fulfill the purposes of the Church. (C)
    11. Articulate principles of developing an integrated support system and leadership team within the local Christian context, reflecting biblical principles in ministry leadership, selection of church models, and ministry methodologies. (C)
    12. Develop quality Spirit-empowered preaching and teaching materials in order to effectively communicate the gospel. (P)
    13. Demonstrate responsible use of technology, media, and resources for research and ministry. (P)
    14. Develop a ministry plan outlining goals, philosophies, and strategies. (P)
    15. Demonstrate skills necessary to start and/or lead ministry in diverse settings. (P)
    16. Provide biblical counsel to others. (P)
    17. Develop collaborative team ministry skills. (P)
    18. Develop the ability to collaborate with other entities, leaders and community resources rather than working in isolation. (P)
    19. Develop mentoring and disciple-making skills. (P)