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The Pre-Seminary (Biblical Studies/Christian Ministries) program maintains the broad ministry scope and access to ministry education while allowing for a specialization in a distinctive area of ministry. This program lays a foundation for an effective ministry of biblical understanding in the context of a local church ministry. It is designed to enable a student to do further graduate studies at a seminary of their choice. Students who proceed to graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School can qualify for advanced standing in the MDiv program due to agreements between Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Required Courses (54 hours):
BI 275 Teaching the Bible 3 hours
BI 452 Biblical Studies Seminar 3 hours
BI 453 Seminar in Discipleship and Justice 3 hours
BRS 231 Christian Doctrine 3 hours
BRS 330 Christian Evidences 3 hours
BRS 338 Theological and Sociological Foundations of Evangelism 3 hours
BRS 340X History of Christianity 3 hours
BRS 363X Survey of Religious Diversity 3 hours
GR 121-122 Elementary Greek 8 hours
CM 180 Christian Character Development 1 hour
CM 201 Survey of Christian Education 3 hours
CM 222-223 Integrated Field Experience 4 hours
CM 335 Strategies for Discipling Ministries 3 hours
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry 3 hours
CM 381 Introduction to Preaching 3 hours
CM 420 Ministry Leadership 2 hours
IDS 303 Cross Cultural Contexts 3 hours
PH 182 Ethics 3 hours
Elective Courses (6 hours):
Old Testament – Choose one of the following (3 hours):
BI 302 Pentateuch 3 hours
BI 304 Old Testament Prophetic Books 3 hours
BI 306 Old Testament Poetic Books 3 hours
BI 308 Old Testament Historical Books 3 hours
BI 334 Old Testament Theology 3 hours
BI 350 Topics in the Bible (Old Testament) 3 hours
BI 362 Messiah in the Old Testament 3 hours
New Testament – Choose one of the following (3 hours):
BI 321 The End Times 3 hours
BI 335 Theology of the General Epistles 3 hours
BI 336 Theology of the Pauline Epistles 3 hours
Recommended Courses (not required):
CM 315 Principles of Family Ministry 3 hours
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming 3 hours
CM 373X Nonprofit Financial Management 3 hours
COM 210X Business Communication 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
PSY 350X Social Psychology 3 hours
PSY 355 Group Dynamics 3 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence* 3 hours
* PSY 140 is a prerequisite of PSY 337