Ministry Preparation Certification

Credit Hours: 30

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Ministry Preparation Program (MPP) exists to prepare men and women for ministry in the local Church through a series of courses that earn three semester hours of credit each. Classes will typically require 10 to 15 hours a week of study for four to six weeks.

Courses Needed to Complete Certificate:

  • BOT 111 Old Testament Survey I
  • BOT 122 Old Testament Survey II
  • BNT 100 New Testament Survey
  • BTH 106 Bible Doctrines
  • BPA 240 Preparation for Ministry I
  • BPA 250 Preparation for Ministry II
  • BPA 475 Understanding Prayer
  • BTH 460 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • BPA 442 Preaching 101
  • BPA 360 Ethics and Excellence

Days & Times Of Classes

Classes for this program are offered during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms for both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Classes typically meet weekly through each term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and 8:10 pm to 9:40 pm. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for exceptions related to the observance of holidays.

Academic Requirements

All degrees are earned through students meeting the expected course requirements.  The trimester hours required to earn our degrees may be earned through a combination of studies offered at GHBC and the credit we allow for our religious training and religious life work experience.

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Academic Calendar

  • Enrollment/Registration: March 5th-March 29th
  • Term: April 2nd-July 2nd
  • Classes Begin: April 2nd & April 4th
  • Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: April 19th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: April 26th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): May 27th
  • Enrollment/Registration: June 24th-July 5th
  • Term: July 18th-August 8th
  • Classes Begin: July 18th
  • Last Day to Withdraw with “VWD”: July 12th
  • Graduation (If Required): July 27th
  • School Office Closings (Holiday Observation): July 4th