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Programs

General Admissions Requirements

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Submission of an official transcript and a $250 non-refundable application fee

Completion of an interview either over the phone or in person with an assigned admissions staff

Minimum G.P.A. 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)


CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH ADMINISTRATION

OL 450 Strategic Church Administration (3 credit hours)

RS 442 Church Growth and Development (3 credit hours)

GE 112 Introduction to Management (3 credit hours)

GE 220 Financial Integrity and Stewardship (3 credit hours)


CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (C.M.L.) 

This is a 15-hour academic program. The certificate provides advanced training in leadership for current and future pastors, ministry leaders in churches, managers in Christian organizations, business-as-mission entrepreneurs, missionaries, teachers, administrators, and evangelists.

ADM 311 – Leadership in Ministry 1

ADM 422 – Leadership in Ministry 2

BPA 460 – Ethics and Excellence

BPA 470 – Workings of the Five-Fold Ministry

GBPA 520 – Leadership Roles and Responsibilities


CERTIFICATE IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRY

CC 101 – Marriage and Family Life (3 credit hours)

CC 102 – Marriage and Family Life II (3 credit hours)

CC 403 – Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (3 credit hours)

CC 404 – Counseling the Dysfunctional Family (3 credit hours)


CERTIFICATE IN WORSHIP LEADERS MINISTRY

RS 105 – Theology of Worship (3 credit hours)

RS 451 – Worship Leading (3 credit hours)

RS 453 – Biblical Theology of Worship (3 credit hours)

RS 454 – Theology of Music- A Biblical Perspective (3 credit hours)


MINISTRY PREPARATION PROGRAM

The Ministry Preparation Program (MPP) exists to prepare men and women for ministry in the local church through a series of courses that earn three semester hours of credit each. All work completed will be placed on an official FBU transcript.

Each individual accepted into the FBU Ministry Preparation Program will be enrolled as a student under FBU’s normal application qualifications and procedures. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those who successfully complete all 10 courses.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks for each class. These books will not only serve to enhance the learning for each course but will become a valuable personal library resource for future ministry. Your syllabus will explain what is required in terms of exams, quizzes, class projects, or term papers. Take note of the course requirements presented in each syllabus.

Classes will typically require 10 to 15 hours a week of study for four to six weeks. APPLY to start your enrollment!

BOT 111 – Old Testament Survey I

BOT 122 – Old Testament Survey II

BNT 100 – New Testament Survey

BTH 106 – Bible Doctrines

BPA 240 – Preparation for Ministry I

BPA 250 – Preparation for Ministry II

BPA 475 – Understanding Prayer

BTH 460 – Biblical Hermeneutics

BPA 442 – Preaching 101

BPA 360 – Ethics and Excellence


ASSOCIATE OF ART IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Credit Hours: 60

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent


BACHELOR OF MINISTRY

Credit Hours: 60

Prerequisites: Associate Degree or Equivalent


BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

Credit Hours: 60

Prerequisites: Associate Degree or Equivalent


MASTERS OF ART IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Credit Hours: 36

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent


MASTERS OF ART IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

Credit Hours: 36

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent


MASTERS OF ART IN THEOLOGY

Credit Hours: 36

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent


DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent


DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent


DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

Credit Hours: 45

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN PREACHING

Our D.Min in African American Preaching focuses on the use of storytelling, imagination, and a style of preaching that connects real-life situations with the gospel. This charismatic style of delivery is deeply rooted in The African-American culture. 

Our Black Churches have a unique history and culture that impacted every aspect of life. In this D.Min track, you will learn how to approach public theology, prophetic preaching, Christian education, evangelism, biblical studies, community engagement, and church administration from a Black Church perspective to foster a vital, vibrant, relevant, and transformative congregation for the 21st-century ministry.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

Credit Hours: 36

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent

A degree major may be selected in any of the following religious concentrations; (Clinical Christian Counseling, Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership, and Theology.)

Our Doctor of Philosophy graduate program is based on the European university model of “research degrees” which are entirely research-based, rather than course-based. The Ph.D. degree is awarded on the basis of substantial original research; the Ph.D. has a prerequisite of an MA degree (or its equivalent) and requires the student to write a 250-page dissertation (36 credits) on a topic centered on the student’s selected concentration.

The dissertation only does not apply to the Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling or the Ph.D. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. The Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling and the Clinical Pastoral Counseling Degree Program (Ph.D.) is designed to give the student an advanced background in Christian Counseling and incorporate the programs which will allow for National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA) certification or licensure. The program is 72 semester hours in length. The purchase of books is required for the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Christian Counseling and the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling.