Undergraduate Program

Imagine finishing college with a fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree from Grace College, while being mentored by godly men and women, and getting hands-on ministry experience in a local church setting.

 

ACADEMICS

Earn a well-respected Bible degree while attending classes using Grace College’s world-class curriculum. The Akron program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body of Grace College, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

 

MENTORING

Be mentored and encouraged to grow and build the qualifications you will need for ministry.

 

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Practically apply what you’re learning and gain valuable leadership and ministry experience.

That’s the degree program Grace Church of Greater Akron has created in partnership with Grace College.

The combination of these three elements has revolutionized the way ministry training is carried out. We facilitate a unique college experience with benefits beyond that of the traditional college experience.

B.S. IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

SCHEDULE OF STUDY (120 CREDIT HOURS)

Grace College Akron is here to equip you for ministry through a biblically based bachelor’s degree with a ministry leadership emphasis.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
FYE 1010 – Freshman Foundations                                        3
BIB 1050 – Exploring the Bible 3
Session B
BBL 2010 – Understanding the Old Testament 3
ENG 1100 – Effective Writing 3
PSY 1200 – Essentials in Behavioral Science 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
BIB 2010 – Scripture and Interpretation                               3
PHI 3010 – Christianity and Critical Thinking 3
Session B
HUM 2000 – Global Perspectives 3
BBL 2020 – Understanding the New Testament 3

SUMMER

CREDIT HOURS
MLD2020 – Ministry Leadership Seminar 1                         6

Total Credit Hours: 33

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
BBL 3010 – Defining Doctrines of Christian Faith              3
SCI 2030 – Faith, Science, and Reason 3
Session B
MIS 3220 – Principles and Practices of Prayer 3
COM 1100 – Public Speaking 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
BIB 2310 – History of Christianity                                          3
MAT 3200 – Probability and Statistics 3
Session B
BBL 3090 – Spiritual Formation 3
BBL 3140 – Biblical Backgrounds 3

SUMMER

CREDIT HOURS
MLD3020 – Ministry Leadership Seminar 2                        6

Total Credit Hours: 30

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
MLD 1000 – Principles of Ministry Leadership                   3
MLD 2700 – Servant Leadership 3
Session B
MLD 3400 – Communication in Christian Ministry 3
MLD 3000 – Nonprofit Financial Management 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
BBL 3000 – Theological Systems                                            3
ICS 3650 – lntercultural Ministry 3
Session B
BIB 3300 – Essential Doctrinal Themes 3
PH I 3000 – Apologetics in a Postmodern World 3

SUMMER

CREDIT HOURS
MLD4020 – Ministry Leadership Seminar 3                        6

Total Credit Hours: 30

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
ECN 3000 – Consumer Economics                                         3
BIB 3290 – New Testament Bible Exposition 3
MLD 3300 – Ministry: Outreach and Care 3
Session B
BIB 3310 – Old Testament Bible Exposition 3
HIS 1380 – Contemporary America and the World 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
BIB 4060 – Expository Preaching                                           3
SOC 1100 – Introduction to Sociology 3
Session B
BBL 4810 – Senior Seminar 3
HUM 2100 – Creative Arts and Culture 3

Total Credit Hours: 27

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

Seminary Program

Hear from Jeff Bogue, Senior Pastor of Grace Church and Bill Katip, President of Grace College and Seminary about this exciting new partnership.

Master of Arts in Local Church Ministry

The Grace Seminary program in Akron focuses on providing a high-quality theological foundation, while being mentored in hands-on local church ministry. It combines academic excellence with a strong emphasis on practical ministry training.

The 48 credit-hour Master of Arts in Local Church Ministry degree focuses on theology, cultural aptitude, pastoral ministry skills, and leading effectively in the local church. Each class is taught by a combination of highly credentialed teachers and effective local church leaders with expertise in a variety of areas. 

Our passion is to do everything we can to equip men and women for real-world ministry.

The following types of students are encouraged to consider this program:

    1. Those already having had several years of vocational ministry experience who desire further theological study in order to be better prepared for the pastoral role.
    2. Students desiring to continue their study after finishing the BS in Biblical Studies from the Grace College program in Akron. 
    3. Those that want to further their ministry training while staying involved in their current local ministry.

M.A. IN LOCAL CHURCH MINISTRY

SCHEDULE OF STUDY (48 CREDIT HOURS)

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
Models of Discipleship                                                              3
Session B
TH-5090 – Hermeneutics 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
PM-5040 – Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management 3
Session B
TH-5140 – Biblical Backgrounds 3

SUMMER

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
OT-5000 | OT-5065 – Old Testament Survey                       3
Session B
NT-5320 – New Testament Survey 3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
TH-5010 – Systematic Theology 1                                           3
Session B
TH-5170 – Systematic Theology 2 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
TH-5280 – TH5290 – History of Doctrine & the Church    3
Session B
MI-5250 – Understanding and Engaging Culture 3

SUMMER

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
PM-7320 – Local Church Apprenticeship 1                           3
Session B
PM5080 – Pastoral Ministry Skills 3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

FALL

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
PM-6210 | PM-6340 – Expository Preaching & Teaching  3
Session B
PM-7000 | PM-7010 – Leadership in the Local Church 3

SPRING

CREDIT HOURS
SESSION A
PM6160 – Biblical Psychology                                                  3
Session B
TH6150 – Ethics 3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Curriculum schedule and course offerings are subject to change.

Questions about your college search or application process?

Request more information, or contact our Akron Site Coordinator, Pam Bucha, at 330-422-3150 or by emailing her with the form below:

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