Overview of Degrees

A variety of associate and bachelor’s degrees in Bible and ministry are available to meet the needs of students. All degrees and certificates are designed to prepare students to become servant leaders for the church.  Partnership degrees also allow a student to receive occupational training at another institution while simultaneously pursuing a degree from Central.  The linked pages describe the purpose, requirements, and suggested course sequence of each degree.

Degree Goals

Students who complete a degree at Central will be able to accomplish the following goals:

Biblical Studies Goals

  1. Display knowledge of key Bible passages, characters, and events.
  2. Affirm and defend the truthfulness of the Bible and Christian faith.
  3. Discover the meaning and spiritual application of Biblical texts through the historical-grammatical method of interpretation.
  4. Identify the geographical, historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts of Biblical events and books.
  5. Explain the Biblical teaching of major Christian doctrines.
  6. Identify the Biblical values that guide ethical conduct in life.
  7. Articulate Biblical principles of Christian life and leadership.

General Studies Goals

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge in communication, the humanities, and social sciences.
  2. Exhibit independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.
  3. Locate and evaluate learning resources.
  4. Recognize the contributions of various cultures to the human experience.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and spoken methods.
  6. Identify the values necessary to guide ethical conduct and social responsibility.
  7. List characteristics and examples of servant leadership.

Professional Studies Goals

  1. Display a breadth of general knowledge of ministry and leadership.
  2. Determine Biblical and effective approaches to ministry and leadership for the contemporary church.
  3. Lead people to salvation in Jesus Christ and equip them for active service in the body of Christ.
  4. Conduct a Biblical ministry sensitive to historical, social, and cultural contexts.
  5. Communicate the Bible clearly and contextually.
  6. Identify the Biblical values that guide ethical conduct in professional responsibilities.
  7. Exhibit the character and gifts of a Christ-like servant-leader.

Degree Options