Missionary Aviation Minor

For students desiring to become a missionary pilot, the Missionary Aviation endorsement is available. This endorsement requires Aviation Flight students to complete an additional 21 units in courses such as Global Perspectives, Mission Aviation, and Bible studies. Aviation Flight graduates with a Missionary Aviation endorsement will be prepared to join a Missionary Aviation organization with some additional hours (typically 400 total). Generally, you can expect to graduate from CBU’s Aviation Science program as an Aviation Flight major with around 200-230 total hours of flight time. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to pursue their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating. There are a number of programs locally and nationwide that will enable a student to achieve their A&P in one or two years. Due to the remote places in which missionary pilots are called to operate in, having the ability to make aircraft repairs in the field is crucial.

Potential career paths for Aviation Flight students with a Missionary Aviation endorsement include, in addition to those available to Aviation Flight students:

  • Missionary Pilot
  • Non-governmental organization Pilot
  • Flight Instructor

Program Requirements

Students of any major may choose to pursue the Missionary Aviation minor.  The minor is optional and requires an additional 21 units.  Several of these courses may fulfill General Education requirements; thus, students are urged to plan ahead to avoid completing more units than necessary for the degree.  

Lower Division Requirements

CST110 Old Testament Survey

A survey of the books of the Old Testament and their theological contribution to the overall storyline of the Bible. Attention is also given to the historical and cultural context of ancient Israel. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B259
CST110-G
Ferguson, Anthony M
09/05/2017 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B110
CST110-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-E
Chute, Anthony L.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
CST110-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-F
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124
CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/10/2018 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 106
CST110-G
Ferguson, Anthony M
01/10/2018 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center B112
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 127
CST110-I
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/10/2018 T 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Yeager Center B112
CST110-B
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B220
CST110-F
Melika, Ash
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/04/2018 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
CST110-G
Ferguson, Anthony M
09/04/2018 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST110-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-E
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CST110-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 104
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124

CST130 New Testament Survey

A survey of the books of the New Testament and their contributions to the overall storyline of the Bible. Special attention is given to the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in their historical, cultural and theological settings. Fulfills general education requirement for non-Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST130-H
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219
CST130-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 252
CST130-F
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 166
CST130-J
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM James Complex 166
CST130-I
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B252
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-E
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-I
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219
CST130-H
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 183
CST130-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B220
CST130-F
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 127
CST130-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/10/2018 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 125
CST130-E
Cate, James J.
01/10/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/10/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/10/2018 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-H
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST130-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST130-G
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST130-I
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST130-J
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 MWF 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM TBA
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/04/2018 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/04/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/04/2018 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/04/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-E
Cate, James J.
09/04/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN

Upper Division Requirements

ICS305 Global Perspectives

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world-past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine current political, social, economic and human events in select areas of the world. Students will explore the global impact of these events and will address ways in which the Church can provide positive change. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 123
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204

FLT421 Mission Aviation

An in-depth study of missionary aviation including piloting in third world countries, cross cultural communication, missionary support, raising support, etc. (3 units; As Offered)

Complete 6 additional units from the following:

CST310 Old Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more Old Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 110, 210 or 220. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall odd years)

CST311 New Testament Exegesis

A study of one or more New Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special attention will be given to literary structure, word analysis, cultural context, and theological considerations as guides for interpretation. Prerequisites: CST 130, 230 or 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST315 Old Testament Ethics

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

CST330 Gospel of John

An intensive investigation of the Fourth Gospel, highlighting the significance of its literary structure and its rich theological and thematic texture. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST330-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B111

CST331 Parables of Jesus

An intensive study of the background and Jesus' use of the parabolic mode of teaching as a dynamic vehicle, then and now, for communicating truth about the kingdom of God. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST350 Biblical Interpretation

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2018 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-T2
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN

CST370 Christian Doctrine

An exploration of the biblical doctrines of Scripture, the triune God, humanity, sin, the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church and last things. Special attention is given to method and sources in formulating Christian theology. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B219
CST370-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/10/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 127
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/04/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST410 Special Topics in Old Testament

An examination of specific area(s) of Old Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST410-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B112
CST410-T3
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B112

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST421 Biblical History of Israel

This course is an introduction to the history, historiography, and scholarship surrounding the biblical portrait of Israel from their origin to their return from exile. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall even years)

CST440 Romans

A study of Paul's most systematic and influential epistle, presenting his exposition of the "Righteousness of God" and its consequences for a Christian ethos. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST440-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B218

CST441 Corinthian Correspondence

An intensive investigation of the most "problem-oriented" of the Pauline letters. Special attention given to the cosmopolitan sociological environment of Corinth and to the resolution of church conflict. Prerequisite: CST 130 or CST 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST442 Revelation

An exploration of the nature and message of the Apocalypse of John-a "crisis document" from the late first Christian century. Emphasis placed on the importance of understanding the variety of interpretive approaches given to this writing. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST450 Old Testament Theology

An examination of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament, including a survey of the disciplines of biblical and Old testaments theology. Prerequisite: CST110 or 210-220. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring odd years)