WHY STUDY BIBLE AND MINISTRY AT TRINITY?

All courses in the Bible and Ministry major are taught by Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) faculty & adjuncts. Additionally, Trinity draws some of the most renowned thinkers and theologians from around the world to teach about biblical issues, culture and ministry. Past speakers have included: John Piper, Jill Briscoe, Os Guinness, George Verwer, and many others.

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!

DID YOU KNOW?

TEDS is a world renowned seminary located right across the street from the college. Many Trinity students choose to pursue graduate degrees, like the MDiv at TEDS, after completing their degree in Bible and Ministry.

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will study various theological options and points of view from the larger Christian community and be encouraged to arrive at your own conclusions based on careful study and scholarship. Faculty members will strive to model Christian character and lifestyle in their dealings with you as a student, both inside and outside the classroom.

EMPHASES

BIBLICAL STUDIES
In the Biblical Studies emphasis, you will learn to faithfully interpret Scripture in light of its historical and cultural context for the growth of your faith in Christ and the edification of the people of God. You will be prepared for a lifetime of careful study, ministry, and the proclamation of God’s Word in a fast-changing world.

Biblical Studies Coursework: Requirements total 47 hours. This includes 35 hours from the Biblical Studies required courses and 12 hours of electives in Biblical Studies and cognate areas. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Life of Christ
  • Theology of the General Epistles
MINISTRY
People in the Ministry emphasis have a few things in common: a passion for the Lord, a love for people, and a desire to see his world transformed. We will prepare you both theoretically and theologically in the areas of personal maturity, relational competence, and ministry skill to engage contemporary culture through Christ and for his kingdom.

Ministry Coursework: Requirements for this degree total 48 hours. This includes 36 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives in ministry. Up to 14 of the hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Theological and Sociological Foundations of Evangelism
  • Strategies for Discipling Ministries
PRE-SEMINARY
The Pre-Seminary emphasis 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.

Pre-Seminary Coursework: Requirements total 55 hours. This includes 38 hours from the Biblical Studies required courses/cognate areas, 12 hours from Christian Ministries and 5hours of additional general education courses.
CAREER OUTCOMES
PastorMissionary
Worship LeaderCamp Director
Church PlanterHigh School Bible Teacher

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