Associate Degree in Bible and Ministry

Associate Degree Program Information

LABI offers an associate degree programs that are designed to introduce students to a foundational level of Christianity and ministry. The coursework includes general education requirements for the degree which reflects the conviction that students of the ministry must expand their knowledge across various disciplines. This includes courses in English, Math, History, Psychology, and Speech. The degree requirements also include the completion of a student portfolio that includes essays and coursework that aim to demonstrate the completion of the program objectives.

Associate in Bible and Ministry: Program Description and Learning Outcomes (PLO’s)

The associate degree in Bible and Ministry at LABI College will provide students with the essential biblical, theological, and ministerial knowledge that will prepare one for ministerial service. This program is designed for students who want to attain a foundational degree and knowledge in Bible, ministry, and Christian theology from a Pentecostal perspective. Students entering into this program have a clear focus to be future scholars, teachers, and communicators of the gospel. There are five core learning outcomes for graduates of our program. Graduates from our program will be able to demonstrate:

Christian and Pentecostal Theological Knowledge

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate competency in fundamental theological concepts. Students will be able to identify and articulate the core theological views of the Christian church and Pentecostalism.

Applied Ministerial Practice

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and experiences related to applied ministerial practice. This includes skills such as preaching, administration, teaching, counseling, leadership, and supervised practicums. Graduates will value diverse cultural contexts and gain knowledge in how to minister effectively within Christian settings.

 

Critical Analysis of the Bible

The graduate from our program will be able to assess and evaluate biblical texts which include the historical and literary composition of the text. They will also be able to communicate, discuss, and present interpretations of the biblical text.

 

Information and Writing Literacy

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate information and writing literacy skills; write effectively and within a research format, generate theories, and be able to effectively articulate their reasoning in written format.

 

Communication Effectiveness

The graduate from our program will be able to integrate awareness and knowledge of various Biblical concepts, theological perspectives, and ministerial principles through an effective verbal communication approach. Appropriate communication will include but is not limited to course presentations, paper presentations, teaching, video development, preaching, and success through the communication components of the portfolio project.

 

Associate Degree in Bible and Ministry Core Curriculum 

Division of General Education (Required 15 units)

  • SPE106 Public Speaking (3)

  • ENG126 Persuasive Writing (3)

  • PSY112 Marriage and Family (3) 

  • MAT163 Math and Personal and Financial Management (3)

  • HIS165 US History (3) or HIS180 Latinos in US History (3) 

Division of Ministry (Required 12 units)

  • MIN126 AG His/Miss & Gov (1)

  • MIN122 Introduction to Missions (2)

  • MIN156 Effective Leadership (2)

  • MIN161 Disciple Making (2)

  • MIN182 Practicum I (.5)

  • MIN183 Practicum II (.5)

  • MIN184 Practicum III (.5)

  • MIN185 Practicum IV (.5)

  • MIN115 Spiritual Disciplines (3) or MIN199 Evangelism in a Post-Christian Context (3)

Division of Theology (Required 12 units)

  • THE103 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)

  • THE124 Pentecostal Theology (3)

  • THE256 Theological Ethics (3)

  • THE242 Eschatology (3)

Division of Bible (Required 15 units)

  • BIB110 Old Testament Literature (3)

  • BIB120 New Testament Literature (3)

  • BIB220 Biblical Exegesis (3)

Any other two BIB courses in our catalog such as:

  • BIB223 Jesus and the Gospels (3)

  • BIB295 Romans (3)

  • BIB233 Acts (3)

  • BIB213 General Epistles (3)

  • BIB300 Gospel of John (3)

Electives (Required 6 units)

* Other Bible, Ministry, Theology, and General Education courses not listed above may satisfy requirements for those respective divisions. Please contact the Academic Advising office for guidance on what courses meet program and division requirements.

Bachelor Degree in Theology

Bachelor Degree Program Information

LABI offers a bachelor degree that is designed to introduce students to urban theology with an emphasis that focuses on biblical, theological, and ministerial knowledge. The coursework includes general education requirement for the degree which reflects the conviction that students of the ministry must expand their knowledge across various disciplines. The degree requirements also include the completion of a guided thesis that aim to demonstrate the completion of the program objectives.

The Bachelor degree in Theology Program Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor degree in Theology with an urban emphasis will provide students with the essential biblical, theological, and urban ministerial skills necessary for various types of service in the multicultural context. Additionally, coursework and a guided thesis will provide students with the skills for higher education. There are five core learning outcomes for graduates of our program.

Applied Urban Ministerial Practice

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and experiences related to applied urban ministerial practice. This includes skills such as understanding and ministering to the contemporary problems and realities of race, justice, culture, environment, and poverty issues that impact the contextual setting of urban ministry. Graduates will value an urban context and gain knowledge in how to minister within this setting.

Contextual Theological Knowledge

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate competency in contextual theological concepts. Students will be able to identify and articulate theology from a Pentecostal and urban context.

Critical Analysis of the Bible

The graduate from our program will be able to assess and evaluate biblical texts; assess and evaluate the historical and literary composition of the text. They will also be able to communicate, discuss, and present contextual interpretations of the biblical text.

Information and Writing Literacy

The graduate from our program will be able to demonstrate information and writing literacy skills, write effectively and within a research format, generate theories, and in written format able to effectively articulate their reasoning.

Communication Effectiveness

The graduate from our program will be able to integrate awareness and knowledge of various biblical concepts, theological perspectives, and contextual issues through an effective verbal communication approach. Appropriate communication will include but is not limited to, course presentations, paper presentations, teaching, video development, preaching, and success through the communication components of the portfolio project.

Bachelor in Theology Core Curriculum

Emphasis: Urban Theology

Division of General Education (Required: 30 units)

  • SPE106 Public Speaking (3)

  • ENG126 Persuasive Writing (3) 

  • ENG220 Research Writing (3)

  • PSY112 Marriage and Family (3) 

  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

  • MAT163 Math and Personal & Financial Management (3) or Data Analysis or Statistics

  • HIS165 US History (3) or HIS180 Latinos in US History (3) 

  • HIS204 World Civilization (3)

  • SOC240 Introduction to Sociology (3

Division of Urban Ministry (Required: 30 units)

  • MIN122 Introduction to Missions (2)

  • MIN126 AG His/Miss & Gov (1)    

  • MIN155 Spiritual Disciples (3)

  • MIN156 Effective Leadership (2)

  • MIN161 Disciple Making (2)

  • MIN182 Practicum I (.5)

  • MIN183 Practicum II (.5)

  • MIN184 Practicum III (.5)

  • MIN185 Practicum IV (.5)

  • MIN199 Gospel/Post-Christian (3)

  • MIN330 Introduction to Urban Ministry (3)

  • MIN350 Expository Preaching (3) 

  • MIN400 Cross Cultural Ministry (3)

  • MIN430 Race, Poverty, and the Environment (3)

  • MIN450 Ministry and Social Justice (3)

Division of Theology (Required: 24 units)

  • THE103 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)

  • THE182 Comparative Religions (3)

  • THE124 Pentecostal Theology (3)

  • THE256 Theological Ethics (3)

  • THE242 Eschatology (3)

  • THE300 Introduction to Public Theology (3)

  • THE352 Pneumatology (3)

  • THE400 Contextual Theology (3)

Division of Bible (Required: 24 units)

  • BIB110 Old Testament Literature (3)

  • BIB120 New Testament Literature (3)

  • BIB220 Biblical Exegesis (3)

  • BIB350 Kingdom of God in the Testaments (3)

  • BIB460 Social World of the New Testament (3) 

Any other two BIB courses in our catalog such as:

  • BIB223 Jesus and the Gospels (3)

  • BIB295 Romans (3)

  • BIB233 Acts (3)

  • BIB213 General Epistles (3)

  • BIB300 Gospel of John (3)

Electives (Required: 6 units)

* Other Bible, Ministry, Theology, and General Education courses not listed above may satisfy requirements for those respective divisions. Please contact the Academic Advising office for guidance on what courses meet program and division requirements.