Religion: Bivocational Ministry, B.A.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Bivocational Ministry is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The School of Religion and Philosophy’s Bivocational Ministry religion degree  program aids those seeking leadership roles in churches. Students will develop strong biblical and theological foundations, and focus on spiritual formation.

Bivocational ministry majors experience a combination of both classroom courses and practical applications as they develop their abilities to serve both within the ministry and another chosen field, such as business, education, or counseling.

The Bivocational Ministry program requires 39 hours of the student’s major. Majors are required to have one of the following: a second major in business/administration, a degree in education, two minors, or be on the pre-counseling track. Students experience courses such as Christian Ministry, Preaching, and Basic Christian Ethics, along with courses from their additional major or minor.


A Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Bivocational Ministry requires 124 course hours. A total of 42 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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The School of Religion and Philosophy has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • Administrative Services Management
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Branch Management
  • Business Teaching, Postsecondary
  • Campus minister
  • College pastor
  • Church planter
  • Church staff
  • Credit Management/Loan Officer
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Economics Teaching, Postsecondary
  • General Management – Food service and retail industries
  • Hotel Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance Sales/Brokering
  • Logistics Management
  • Mission’s pastor
  • Office Management
  • Property/Real Estate Management
  • Public Administration
  • Small group pastor
  • Youth pastor

School of Religion and Philosophy Events

September 28, 2018

Strategic Planning Listenin...

Plainview CampusStrategic Planning Listening SessionsStrengthening Image and Influence Where It CountsFacilitators - Dr. Kevin Ludlum and Dr. Bobby...
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Multi-Purpose Room - LRC

October 10, 2018

Guest Lecture by Poet Chera...

ENGL 3307, Creative Writing.  Everyone is invited.
1:45pm - 3pm, Gates Hall

October 10, 2018

Poet Chera Hammons

Hammons will provide a poetry reading from her recent book. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
4pm - 6pm, Gates Hall

October 12, 2018

Languages and Culture Festival

The Spanish Club and Sigma Tau Delta, in support with the School of Languages and Literature, will host a Languages and Culture Festival for area h...
9am - 3pm, Gates Hall

April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211

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