Ministry B.A. (Online & Evening Hybrid)

Program: Bachelors of Arts in Ministry (Online & Evening Hybrid )

School(s):  School of Ministry

The online or evening hybrid ministry major at PBA will allow you to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary for ministry within a church or parachurch organization.  Therefore, the major presents a balance between personal formation for ministry, training in ministry skills, organization and administration, and the nurture and care of people within a ministry context. We offer instruction that integrates biblical, historical, theological and practical studies, preparing you to serve in a broad variety of ministries and fulfill your calling.  You will be prepared to jump into today’s world of diverse ministries upon graduation from this non-denominationally specific program. 

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What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Mission Ministry Leader
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director

Program Details

Distinctively PBA 

The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.

As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

Program Formats

The major is available in two formats: Online and Evening Hybrid.  

1 - The Online program provides an entirely online and primarily asynchronous setting for non-traditional students who are self-motivated and wish to complete their degree with the utmost flexibility in scheduling. 

Courses in the Online program are delivered electronically through the University's Learning Management System.  Students in the Online program complete all of their coursework entirely online.  Each fully online course is primarily, although not entirely, asynchronous.  Students may view lessons and complete assignments at the time of their choosing within stated course deadlines, which typically follow a weekly rhythm.  Some fully online courses also require students to remotely attend several synchronous virtual class sessions through designated technology.  Generally for each 8-week course, students can expect to attend a maximum of two or three of these live virtual meetings on designated days and times, which are published in advance.  Students commit to these online meeting days and times during the course registration process.

2 - The Evening Hybrid program enables non-traditional students, whether local to PBA or at a geographical distance from campus, to complete their B.A. degree through a combination of course modalities which maximize the opportunity for live, synchronous interactions with classmates and faculty.  Courses in the Evening Hybrid program may be available as:

  • Face-to-face courses that are taught on a PBA campus during evening class sessions, generally four hours in duration and meeting once a week.  
  • Hybrid courses that deliver some course content through the University's Learning Management System and integrate weekly evening class sessions, generally two hours in duration, that students can attend locally or remotely.
  • Online courses that deliver all course content through the University's Learning Management System.  Some online courses require two or three live, virtual class meetings, generally one hour in duration, during the term.

Students in the Evening Hybrid program cannot complete all of their coursework in the face-to-face setting; minimally it is a hybrid program.  If desired, it is possible for students to complete the Evening Hybrid program remotely; there is no residency requirement. 

Courses 

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

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