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Bachelor of Applied Theology

The Bachelor of Applied Theology degree is an intensely practical degree focusing on Pastoral ministry. The BAT program is designed for students who are clearly focused on preparing for Christian ministry leadership. The program is fully directed, meaning that it is packed with theology and ministry courses, leaving limited room for electives. Students will study with other BAT students and will spend four semesters in hands-on ministry experience in a local church.

Students must submit an application to the Director of Applied Theology and be accepted before enrolling in the Bachelor of Applied Theology program.

Apply on-line to the BAT Program.

As part of the application, students must complete four essays: What Is the Gospel?; My Conversion Experience; My Call to Ministry; and My Goals Related to the BAT Program.

There are also three recommendation forms that must be completed before we can finalize your application and set up an interview with you.

We're excited you are considering a call to ministry. The BAT program at CBU is a unique, highly regarded degree. Entry is limited. The earlier you apply, the better your opportunity for admission.

In the meantime, check out more details about the program by reading below. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (877) CBU-3615 and ask for the School of Christian Ministries.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Applied Theology program, graduates will:

1. Demonstrate biblical literacy, including grammatical, historical, contextual, and literary parameters of biblical interpretation.

2. Identify and integrate the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.

3. Be aware of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape, the church and Christian beliefs.

4. Embrace the implications of commitment to Jesus Christ through development of personal character, church leadership and engagement of society in a lifestyle that is consistent with biblical principles.

5. Have gained experience in planning and participating in worship services, leadership planning for the local church, and related elements unique to the role of pastor.

6. Be equipped to share their faith on multiple levels, including personal evangelism, evangelistic sermons, and participation in missions.

TRADITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Applied Theology Degree (124 units) BAT

General Education Courses

The program requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university programs; specific coursework will be determined by the Dean of the School of Christian Ministries in consultation with the faculty of other Schools/Departments. Some general education requirements will be met through specific Applied Theology requirements.

Lower Division Courses (24 units)

APT 192 Introduction to Ministry

APT 193 Ministry Observation

APT 292 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

APT 293 Supervised Church Ministry Internship I

CST 210 Pentateuch & Former Prophets

CST 220 Latter Prophets &Writings

CST 230 Jesus & the Gospels

CST 240 Paul & the Early Church

ICS 205 Models of Discipleship

Biblical Language Requirement (12 units)

Complete two (2) of the following two-semester sequences:

GRK 213 Introduction to Koine Greek I (*Foreign Language I)

GRK 223 Introduction to Koine Greek II (*Foreign Language II)

OR

GRK 313 Intermediate Greek

GRK 323 Intermediate Greek

OR

HEB 213 Biblical Hebrew I (*Foreign Language I)

HEB 223 Biblical Hebrew II (*Foreign Language II)

OR

HEB 313 Intermediate Hebrew I

HEB 323 Intermediate Hebrew II

Upper Division Courses (51 units)

APT 365 Doctrine of the Church

APT 371 Christian Theology I

APT 372 Christian Theology II

APT 392 Supervised Church Ministry Internship II

APT 393 Supervised Church Ministry Internship III

APT 452 Advanced Biblical Preaching

APT 482 Pastoral Leadership

APT 490 Reading Seminar

APT 492 Supervised Church Ministry Internship IV

APT 493 Senior Project

CST 300 History of Baptist Thought

CST 350 Biblical Interpretation

CST 360 Church History (*Non-U.S.History)

CST 382 Evangelism

CST 412 Special Topics in Theology (3 units)

CST 451 Biblical Preaching (*Communication Arts)

ICS 305 Global Perspectives

ICS 435 Community Development

Applied Theology Degree (124 units) BAT

General Education Courses

The program requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university programs; specific coursework will be determined by the Dean of the School of Christian Ministries in consultation with the faculty of other Schools/Departments. Some general education requirements will be met through specific Applied Theology requirements.

Lower Division Courses (24 units)

Biblical Language Requirement (12 units)

Complete two (2) of the following two-semester sequences

or

Upper Division Courses (51 units)