Associate of Arts in Bible and Ministry
Associate of Arts in Bible and Ministry Program Information
LABI offers 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, reflecting the conviction that the ministry's students 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 of Arts in Bible and Ministry: Program Description and Objectives (PLO’s)
The Associate of Arts 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 objectives 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.
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 of Arts in Bible and Ministry Core Curriculum
60 Units Total
Division of General Education (Required: 15 units)
● SPE106 Public Speaking (3)
● ENG126 Persuasive Writing (3)
● PSY112 Introduction to Psychology (3) or SOC240 Intro. to Sociology (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)
● MIN115 Spiritual Disciplines (3)
● MIN156 Effective Leadership (3)
● MIN110 Practicum I (1) Gifts of the Holy Spirit
● MIN120 Practicum II (1) Personal Ministerial Development
● MIN130 Practicum III (1) Ministry Ordinances and Rites
● MIN199 Christian Worldview (3)
Division of Theology (Required: 12 units)
● THE103 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3)
● THE124 Pentecostal Theology (3)
● THE256 Theological Ethics (3)
● THE242 Eschatology (3) or THE352 Pneumatology (3)
Division of Bible (Required: 15 units)
● BIB110 Old Testament Literature (3)
● BIB120 New Testament Literature (3)
● BIB220 Biblical Exegesis (3)
Two other BIB courses such as:
● BIB213 General Epistles (3) or BIB300 Gospel of John (3)
● BIB295 Romans (3) or BIB233 Acts (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.