Course Layout

Core Classes

Establish your basic skills as a good soldier for Jesus Christ. All freshmen take the same 40 core credits.

Fall Semester

  • Bible Study
  • Computer Applications
  • Witnessing & Discipleship
  • English Grammar
  • Leadership
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Prayer and Fasting
  • Relationship
  • The Gospel of John

Spring Semester

  • Able Men / Virtuous Women
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Church History
  • Communication
  • English Composition
  • Genesis
  • Intro to Ministry
  • New Testament Survey
  • Sanctification/Separation/Standards
  • Fundamentals of Music

Common Classes

62 credits spread over your final three years. The content of these classes shape your identify as a VBC graduate. These courses are required for students in every MSA.

  • Acts
  • Advanced Evangelism
  • American History
  • Apologetics
  • BIble Preservation
  • Christian School
  • Church Music
  • Creation
  • Daniel
  • Doctrines 1
  • Doctrines 2
  • Ephesians

MEN

  • Christian Family
  • Homiletics 1
  • Homiletics 2
  • Homiletics 3
  • Homiletics 4
  • Shepherding
  • Galatians
  • Intro to Biblical Counseling
  • Intro to Missions
  • Ministry Education 1
  • Ministry Education 2
  • Ministry Education 3
  • Ministry Education 4
  • Ministry Ethics
  • Minor Prophets
  • Praise and Worship
  • Romans
  • Life of David

LADIES

  • Hospitality
  • Ministry Secretary
  • Ministry Wife
  • Women and Children
  • Women of the Old Testament
  • Women of the New Testament
  • Women Teaching Women

CALLING/CHOSEN CLASSES

Ministry Specialty Areas (MSA)

Remaining credits are filled with classes tailored to God’s calling upon your life. Calling | Chosen classes are to fine-tune your training to your personal needs and goals.

Proficiency in Pastoral Theology

      • Bible Geography
      • Building Program
      • Church Pioneering
      • Church Stewardship
      • Current Issues
      • Hermeneutics
      • Pastoral Counseling
      • Paul’s Other Writings
      • 1 & 2 Timothy

Proficiency in Elementary Education

    • Intro to Teaching
    • Child & Adolescent Development
    • Classroom Managment
    • Education Evaluation
    • Education of Exceptional Learners
    • Theories of Teaching & Learning
    • Teaching Math
    • Teaching Reading
    • Teaching Literature
    • Teaching Language Arts & Penmanship
    • Teaching Social Studies & Science
    • Student Teaching Seminar

Proficiency in Administration

    • Microsoft Office
    • Intermediate Keyboarding
    • Advanced Keyboarding Lab
    • Administrative Computers
    • Administrative Communications
    • Administrative Procedures
    • Layout and Design
    • Illustrator
    • Church Records and Legal
    • Church Finances
    • Photoshop
    • Church Communications
    • Church Publishing
    • Office Mangment/Productivity
    • Christian School Office
    • Internship

Proficiency in Church Music

    • Music Theory
    • Music Theory Lab
    • Piano Lab
    • Private Lessons
    • Choral Conducting
    • Teaching Christian School Music
    • Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs
    • Church Musicianship

Proficiency in Missions

    • Biblical Foundation for Missions
    • World Missions
    • History of Missions
    • Church Pioneering
    • Realities/Crises on the Field
    • Preparation for Deputation
    • Missions Preparation for Ladies
    • Basic Maintenance and Skills
    • Church Planting Cross-Culturally
    • Anthropology and Culture
    • Pre-Field Missionary Service
    • Missions Trip
    • Linguistics Literacy

Proficiency in Secondary Education

    • Intro to Teaching
    • Child & Adolescent Development
    • Classroom Managment
    • Education Evaluation
    • Education of Exceptional Learners
    • Theories of Teaching & Learning
    • Secondary English (15)
    • History (12)
    • Math (12)
    • Science (12)
    • Special Education (12)
    • Student Teaching Seminar

Proficiency in Media & Design

      • Principles of Great Design
      • Layout Design
      • Photoshop
      • Illustrator
      • Photography
      • Web Development
      • Video/Audio
      • Building a Brand
      • Powerful Storytelling
      • Media Capstone Project

Proficiency in Adv. Church Music

    • Music Theory
    • Music Theory Lab
    • Piano Lab
    • Private Lessons
    • Choral Conducting
    • Teaching Christian School Music
    • Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs
    • Church Musicianship
    • History of Music
    • Pedagogy
    • Choral Arranging

Proficiency in Student Ministries

    • Student Ministry Events
    • Student Ministry in Local Church
    • Student Ministry Counseling
    • Student Ministry Philosphy
    • Student Ministry Administration

Proficiency in Biblical Counseling

      • Addictions Counseling
      • Student Ministry Counseling
      • Counseling Ladies/Men
      • Grief Counseling
      • Marriage Counseling
      • Situational Counseling

Proficiency in Deaf Ministry

      • ASL 1
      • ASL 2
      • ASL 3
      • ASL 4
      • Interpeting 1
      • Interpeting 2

Proficiency in Home Economics

      • Meal Preparation
      • Home Design and Decor
      • Sewing
      • Baking
      • Nutrition
      • Hospitality and Catering