Ministry Major – B.B.S. Degree

The ministry major at Logsdon School of Theology equips women and men called to join God’s work in the world through a ministry vocation. Our students majoring in ministry:

  • Develop critical skills for interpreting the Bible and applying its message
  • Construct a foundation in theology, church history, and Christian ethics
  • Imagine how to engage in contextual ministry
  • Learn ministry practices in an experiential manner
  • Integrate theological reflection in the practice of ministry
  • Experience contextualized learning through mentoring in an internship

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Larry McGraw-Associate Dean School of Theology at the Logsdon School of Theology

Dr. Larry R. McGraw

Associate Dean of the Logsdon School of Theology; Professor of Bible 325-670-1269

Majors

  • Ministry (B.B.S.)

Minors

Studying Ministry at Logsdon School of Theology?

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Centrality of Scripture

We invite students to join us in discovering the God whom Scripture reveals by emphasizing the importance of biblical interpretation throughout our degree program.

night view of HSU ministry building

Called & Committed to Church & Community

At Logsdon, we strive to help our students to be formed into God’s image so that they might serve all created in God’s image. Whether in the church or in the community, we are committed to helping students find their place in joining God’s redemptive work.

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Experiential Learning

A ministry education at Logsdon values classroom-learning, but also provides opportunities for students to step outside the classroom in order to engage in experiential learning.

Adam Kovach-HSU Ministry Major

Program Details

In addition to the HSU Core Curriculum for the Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree, students will complete the Logsdon Foundation (13 hours) and 30 hours for their major.

Logsdon Foundation

  • BIBL 1301 or 1302 Old or New Testament Survey (whichever one was not taken to satisfy the HSU Core)
  • BIBL 2331 Methods in Biblical Interpretation
  • THEO 2101 Theological Research & Writing
  • CHST 1311 Introduction to Christianity
  • THEO 1331 Introduction to Christian Thought

Ministry Major

  • MNST 1321 Christianity in Cultural Context
  • MNST 3311 Ministry Formations
  • MNST 3322 Ministry Internship
  • MNST/MISS upper-level credits (6 hours)
  • BIBL upper-level credits (6 hours)
  • THEO/CHST upper-level credits (3 hours)
  • Any BIBL, MNST, MISS, THEO, CHST credits excluding biblical languages (6 hours)

All HSU students are eligible for this program.

Graduates with a ministry major:

  • Are formed and equipped to live a faithful Christian life in any occupation
  • Minister in churches as pastors, youth ministers, children’s ministers, education ministers, music ministers, college ministers, women’s ministers, missions ministers, etc.
  • Serve as global or local missionaries/field personnel, or in ministry-related organizations such as various social justice ministries or para-church organizations
  • Further their education by pursuing a graduate degree in ministry or religion

Financial Assistance Information for Undergraduate Ministerial Students

Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon School of Theology is committed to helping future ministers afford theological education and ministry preparation. Due to the generous gifts of numerous individuals, foundations, and institutions, significant scholarship opportunities exist for all undergraduate ministry students.

Get more information about financial assistance for undergraduate ministerial students.