Bi-Vocational Ministry (B.A.)

Our Bi-Vocational Ministry (BA) degree will help prepare you for a lifetime of Kingdom service in both vocational ministry and the marketplace.

The Bi-Vocational Ministry (BA) major at Bryan college is a dual-focused ministry preparation program. Your studies will include the essentials needed for the development of an effective vocational ministry leader, along with the knowledge and skills required for a marketplace vocation.

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Our curriculum provides the basic foundations that are needed for the bi-vocational ministry leader who is committed to a life of service both within the local church and within the contemporary marketplace.

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Required Double Major

Students are required to use their free electives in pursuit of another major outside of the Christian Studies department. Students are free to choose their second major, taking into consideration the required number of hours within such a major.

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Why study Bi-Vocational Ministry at Bryan?

Bryan faculty all have Ph.D.’s, DMin, and master’s degrees in Christian education, and are committed to providing your one-on-one discipleship and quality of education that is both preparatory and devotional in nature to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a growing movement toward bi-vocational ministry. Recent estimates indicate that 200,000 of the 350,000 pastors in America are bi-vocational, and the global numbers are equally staggering. These trends were evident before the Covid pandemic, but this pandemic accelerated these trends. This trend is being further augmented by the reality that many former full-time ministers are choosing to go this route for intentional reasons, to have a foot in the marketplace for more intentional Kingdom impact.


Scholarship Information

Christian Studies Department Scholarship 22/23:

  • A limited number of $2,000 annual renewable scholarships for incoming department majors
  • These scholarships would be in place of the Distinguished Service scholarships
  • Must attend one of the Scholarship Weekends OR make an on-campus personal visit that includes an interview with department faculty
  • Incoming Freshmen: ACT/SAT/CLF score of 21/1060/68 OR Minimum 3.00 high school GPA
  • Transfer Students: 2.75 Cumulative GPA

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