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Biblical Communication


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At Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Communication prepares students to preach from, through, and like the Bible. You'll be taught by outstanding communicators like Damien Spikereit, Beth DeFazio, Matt Proctor, and Jason Poznich. You'll also receive preaching ministry mentoring from nationally known preachers in seminar settings and be part of OCC preachers' club, Kerusso.

  • 4 years


  • 125


  • 30+


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  • History of Ancient Israel

    A study of the Old Testament historical books Genesis through Joshua focusing on chronological history. The course includes summaries and introductions to the various books, questions over the text, and information about the redemptive plan of God to save the world. Students will learn the facts of the text through lecture, discussions, assigned reading, and projects.

  • Life of Christ

    Semester one covers the beginnings of the gospel up through the first year of ministry. It concentrates on the birth narratives, early Judean ministry, and early Galilean ministry. Major sermons: Jesus’ deity and credentials (John 5) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Students will concentrate on learning Jesus’ primary identity and proclamation of the kingdom.

  • Romans

    An exegetical study of Paul’s letter to the Romans based on grammatical, socio-cultural, literary, theological, and pastoral insights from both the Greek and English texts with special emphasis on the nature of the gospel of salvation in Christ and its impact on the shape of Christian communities in the first-century and today. Students will learn the purposes and arguments of Romans as well as the details of key texts and their theological and pastoral implications.

  • Principles of Interpretation

    A study of the universal principles of interpretation as applied to interpreting language. Students will learn how to accurately interpret and apply the Bible.

  • Essentials of Christian Mission and Culture

    Studies fundamental areas of missions. Surveying world needs, tracing missions throughout Scripture, and studying the overview of the many roles of mission work around the world. Students develop both a broad and biblical perspective on missions. Lecture, media, reading, and discussion.

  • Principles of Discipleship and Evangelism

    This course is a critical examination of evangelism and discipleship as one continuous development of the spiritual life. Students will be given models, strategies, and biblical examples that both individuals and churches can use to help people grow to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. The class will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and course assignments.

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Biblical Communication Program Description and Outcomes

  • Program Description

    This program is designed to prepare students to communicate biblical truth accurately and persuasively to a variety of audiences. Students enrolled in this major take all core biblical communication classes, appropriate ministry electives, preaching seminars, and an internship or field experience in the biblical communication area. Students experience the opportunity to preach in class several times as well as in a variety of ministry contexts.

  • Program Outcomes

    Students completing the BA in Biblical Communication will be able to:

    1. Define preaching in its theological, ecclesiastical, and cultural contexts.

    2. Preach from, through, and like the Bible in written work.

    3. Preach from, through, and like the Bible in class and ministry contexts.

    4. Produce a preaching portfolio containing sermons from classes and ministry contexts, doctrine of preaching philosophy, and growth plan for preaching into the future.

    5. Lead the church from the pulpit and from other ministry contexts available.

Meet Your Faculty Contact

  • “In our biblical communication courses, we continue a long legacy of training students to preach from, through, and like the Bible with clarity, creativity, and connectivity to real-life.”
    Jason Poznich 2023 square
    Jason Poznich Professor of Biblical Communication and New Testament

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