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The Division of Religion and Philosophy offers
two major degree programs for those called into the ministry: the Bachelor
of Arts in Christian Studies and the Bachelor
of Ministry. Both degrees offer numerous
classes in Old and New Testament studies and also emphasize a broad foundation
for ministry with courses in theology, apologetics, church history, world religion, philosophy, and
The Christian Studies Major requires a foreign language (we offer Greek and Hebrew)
and a senior research seminar. The Ministry Major emphasizes practical ministry
with courses in spiritual formation, pastoral care, preaching, and ministry
internship. The internship course focuses upon church administration and incorporates
elements from the other areas of study.
We also offer a Christian Studies Minor for
those desiring to strengthen their knowledge of biblical and theological-historical
studies while majoring in another field such as Music. The Philosophy Minor
enables students an opportunity to sharpen their analytical skills while gaining
a greater understanding of the relationship between philosophy and religion.
Whatever degree or minor you choose, our classes are personal and committed
to academic excellence.
All of our ministry programs prepare students for entry into local church ministry
upon graduation. In fact, many of our students begin serving in local churches
while attending college. The Ministerial Association, Baptist Student Union,
and other Christian organizations provide ample opportunity for our students
to gain valuable ministry and leadership experience. Georgia is dotted with
churches whose ministers received their basic ministerial education
from Brewton-Parker College.
Our ministerial programs also provide thorough preparation for further study
at the seminary level. Our curriculum emphasizes the same areas of theological
education that seminaries stress: biblical, theological-historical, and practical
ministry studies. Our students have attended a variety of excellent schools:
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mid-America Theological Seminary, and a host of others.
The Division of Religion & Philosophy
is committed to preparing future ministers for church-related vocations,
and the College is committed to supporting the
education of its ministerial students through generous scholarships. If God
is calling you into ministry, we want to work with you, help you to define
your sense of calling, and equip you to become the type of minister who "does
not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth" (2
Tim. 2:15). We'd like to hear from you. Please contact one of our faculty
members or click here to request further information.