Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Points of Distinction:

  • The Family and Children’s Ministry Degree helps students see that kids are important and have much to offer to any society.
  • Graduates of this program will learn from both experienced professors as well as those working on the cutting edge of Children’s Ministry.
  • Students will have many opportunities to practice skills inside local or global Churches.
  • Students will learn how to bridge the gap between children and the rest of the Church creating a multigenerational experience.
  • Graduates will be equipped to be a resource and support for parents in order to point their children towards Jesus.

Possible Careers:

  • Family and Children’s Minister
  • Associate Minister or Director
  • Youth Minister
  • Urban Ministry Administrator
  • Director of a Faith-based Organization
  • Missional Community Leader
  • Church Planter
  • Director of a Youth-focused Nonprofit Organization
  • School Athletic Coach
  • Pastor
  • Counselor
  • Camp director

For additional information about the Family and Children’s Ministry Degree Program, see the online catalog or request information today.


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Family and Children’s Ministry Degree Program Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (18 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • Greek 1-3
Philosophy (8 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or Worldviews
History (6 credits)
  • Survey of Church History
  • Church History (choose one of three sections)
Math/Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Personal Finances
  • Theory of Intelligent Design
Social Science (choose 3 credits*)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
Open Electives
  • May include any course offered 1
Bible (31 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Life of Christ (choose two of three sections) 
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • History of Israel
  • Greek Exegesis 1-2
  • Romans
Theology (13 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Origin and Nature of the Bible
  • Historical Theology
  • Advanced Bible Doctrine
Bible or Theology Electives (3 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (24 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Intro to Vocational Ministries
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Organization & Administration
  • Communicating Biblical Truth or Introduction to Preaching (men)
  • Foundations for Spiritual Growth
  • Women in Ministry (women) or Life in Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Senior Capstone
  • Contextual Ministry
Family and Children’s Ministry Core (10 credits)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Ministry
  • Intro to Children’s and Youth Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Curriculum Development
Guided Electives (4 credits)
  • Team Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • History and Philosophy of Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Seminar Experience (with approval)
Ministry Electives (2 credits)
Internships (4 credits)