Ambassador Baptist College exists to provide the greatest spiritual and academic preparation for those who are going into full-time Christian service. In accordance with this goal, we desire to provide each student with a strong Bible foundation and practical emphasis on local church service.
All four-year degree programs have a minimum of 60 hours of Bible and take the student systematically from Genesis to Revelation in the classroom. Each student completing the undergraduate course of study will be a Bible major and will also double major in the specialized course of study listed below:
Bachelor of Biblical Studies
The pastoral studies major combines a strong core of Bible classes (67 hours) with practical preaching and training courses (32 hours) to prepare a man for pastoral ministry. With seventeen hours of electives, the student is able to choose from various subjects to give him a well-rounded foundation.
Men desiring to be full-time evangelists receive regular training from seasoned evangelists to prepare for local church ministry. Built on a pastoral studies core, the student is taught the role of the evangelist in the local church and many practical aspects of the ministry of the evangelist.
Students who desire to preach the Gospel in a cross-cultural context either home or abroad must have a strong Bible foundation and an emphasis on preaching. In addition to a strong Bible core, the student will receive detailed training from seasoned instructors on the issues and challenges of missionary life.
Built on the pastoral studies core, the youth ministries major receives thorough training in philosophy of youth ministry as well as current youth issues. The combination of Bible and preaching classes with Christian education will prepare the graduate for youth ministry and future pastoral ministry.
Second Man (Music)
Men desiring to lead local church music programs receive a strong Bible core coupled with detailed musical instruction. An emphasis is placed on music theory, arranging, and vocal and instrumental technique.
English Bible Studies
The English Bible curriculum provides the basics necessary to prepare a man for full-time ministry should the Lord so direct. Included in the course requirements are sixty credit hours in Bible and thirty-two hours in practical training. Sixteen hours of electives enable the student to round out his program of studies in areas of special interest to him, such as additional Bible, youth ministries, Christian education, or music.
Bachelor of Biblical Studies
Students who desire to share the Gospel in a cross-cultural context either home or abroad must have a strong Bible foundation. In addition to a strong Bible core, the student will receive detailed training from seasoned instructors on the issues and challenges of missionary life. Ladies in the missions program also take courses in Christian education.
English Bible Studies
The English Bible curriculum provides the basics necessary to prepare a woman for full-time ministry should the Lord so direct. Included in the course requirements are sixty credit hours in Bible and twenty-three hours in Christian education. Thirteen hours of electives enable the student to round out her program of studies in areas of special interest to her, such as additional Bible, or music. Each student completing the English Bible Studies Curriculum will major in Bible.
Bachelor of Elementary Education
This program is designed to train women for local church ministry in the Christian school on the elementary level. Teachers are taught to be Baptist by conviction and faithful to the local church.
Bachelor of Church Ministries
Women desiring to be preachers’ wives receive a broad overview of various local church ministries. Bible, general education, Christian education, and secretarial courses provide the student with a familiarity with local church ministry.
BACHELOR OF SACRED MUSIC
The ladies’ music program is intended to prepare ladies to have an effective music ministry in a local church. They are required to take a minimum of sixty hours of Bible and twenty-four hours of music. Eleven hours of electives enable them to supplement their studies with more Bible, Christian education, or secretarial courses. The graduate will receive a double major in Bible and music.
Associate of Church Secretarial Studies
This two-year program equips women to serve as a church or Christian school secretary. In addition to Bible courses, the student also receives training in office etiquette and the usage of essential software for secretarial duties to assist pastors and/or school administrators.
Other Programs (Both Men and Women)
Graduate of Theology
This 99-hour degree program can be completed in three years. It provides a combination of Bible and practical courses and is transferable to any four-year program at ABC.
Certificate in Bible
For those who desire a Bible foundation and are uncertain of their future occupation, this one-year program provides a concentrated program of Bible study to challenge men and women. Upon graduation, the student can enroll in a four-year program at ABC or transfer to a liberal arts Christian college to continue their training. (Several Christian colleges have recognized the quality of ABC’s classes and have transferred our credits. For a list of these schools, please contact the academic dean’s office. It is the student’s responsibility to contact other schools to confirm the possibility of transfer credit.)
Master of Biblical Studies
For students who completed their undergraduate degree at another college, this 32-hour program is customized to strengthen and supplement the student’s undergraduate training.
Master of Ministries
Realizing that many men are already active in full-time ministry, this course of study was designed to help those who have graduated from Bible college and desire to further their education. Eight modules challenge the student in advanced ministry concepts. Prior ministry experience is required as a prerequisite for this program.
Master of Sacred Theology
Men who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from ABC may enroll in a 32-hour program that does not duplicate undergraduate classes. The student must declare an emphasis in Old Testament, New Testament, or Theology.