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B.A. in Biblical Studies – Next Generation Ministries Emphasis
A new frontier for discipleship is birthed with each new generation, and as the cutting edge of culture advances with the young, the church must engage the battle for their hearts. At Montana Bible College, we believe that biblical principles of discipleship apply in every generation. Still, discernment is needed to engage the worldview of young men and women. Next generation ministry leaders must be competent to direct today’s youth toward spiritual maturity and their broader identity within the church.
The Next Generation Ministry Emphasis equips students to shepherd young people into relationship with Jesus and onward toward maturity in Christ and Kingdom ministry. Students will learn how to apply discipleship principles to young people in the contexts of the local church, camp and adventure ministries, and personal relationships with small groups and individuals. Planned outdoor opportunities are highlighted both as a direct ministry tool and as a paradigm for discipleship by walking with young people through real-life situations.
In addition to the general objectives of the B.A. degree, students completing this emphasis will be able to:
- Lead and direct next generation ministries and leadership teams, both in the local church and parachurch ministries, with a clear emphasis on discipleship and biblical teaching.
- Work within the context of the local church to guide a healthy approach to next generation ministries, understanding a variety of convictional perspectives on how the church should approach ministry to the next generations.
- Engage young people with cultural and worldview wisdom.
The Next Generation Ministry Emphasis is detailed in the following chart.
NOTE: (1) In order to graduate in this emphasis, students must earn at least a B in the following courses: Youth Ministry and Cultural Analysis, and Next Generation Ministry Internship.
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