Trinity International University



The Bible and Ministry major is designed to prepare students to grasp the message of the Bible, interpret the Scriptures accurately, and serve successfully in roles in church, society, and vocational ministry. The major also prepares students for graduate study.

The Bible and Ministry major assumes the student meets the requirements of the general education Bible courses, BI 105, BI 115, and BI 211, as they are not included in the major.

Bible and Ministry students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in all courses (47-55 hours) required for the major. Students with a pre-seminary emphasis who desire to enter into the advanced placement (AP) MDiv program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA with a “B” or better in each required prerequisite TEDS course. Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 hours of upper-division courses in the major at Trinity.

Our Mission

To empower and equip Trinity students theologically and theoretically in the areas of personal maturity, relational competence, and ministry skill in order to engage contemporary culture through Christ.

Our Vision

To see each of our graduates walking confidently in their calling for their lives as children of God and servants of His kingdom.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Biblical Living. The Bible and Ministry graduate should be able to exhibit Christian maturity and professionalism (integrity, responsibility, etc.), and be able to describe this responsibility in the context of the ministry.
  2. Biblical Interpretation. The Bible and Ministry graduate should be able to analyze the biblical texts in their historical, grammatical and theological context and be able to interpret the Scriptures accurately by applying linguistic, historical, theological and philosophical methods to the study of the text.
  3. Biblical Application. The Bible and Ministry graduate should be able to develop a Christian worldview that will allow him or her to apply biblical truths to contemporary settings in order to be culturally relevant.
  4. Theological Integration. The Bible and Ministry graduate should be able to explain the major doctrines of Christianity and articulate his or her own theological convictions by integrating scriptural interpretation, biblical philosophy, critical thinking, and cultural and ecclesial context.

Pathways to Ministry

Trinity International University guides students in preparation for ministry via these program pathways: