Bible and Ministry

At Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, the Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry is a two-year program that builds on your previously earned associate's or bachelor's degree and trains you for all types of Christian service.

Bible and Ministry students are prepared to:


  • serve in a variety of ministries within a church.
  • enhance an associate’s degree with a biblical foundation.
  • lead a missions or parachurch organization.


Courses in this Degree

Foundations for Christian Mission

Practical Issues in Leadership Ministry

Pastoral Counseling

Foundations for Biblical Communication

Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism


Strategies for Teaching

Faculty Contact

Professor Chad Ragsdale

"When you add Ozark's Bible and ministry training to your bachelor's or associate's degree, you'll be prepared for Christian service in a wide variety of contexts."

Email Professor Chad Ragsdale

Possible Job Opportunities


Preacher or Associate Minister

Parachurch Organization Director

Discipleship Minister

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