If you want to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God," consider the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Justice at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. You'll receive a solid theological understanding of why we engage in justice work, as well as an understanding of the difficult issues in this field—and the strategies to face them.
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Possible Job Opportunities
- Aid/Relief Worker
- Field-Based Missionary
- Non-Profit or NGO Worker
- Community/Service Minister
- Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker
- Homeless Ministry
- Orphan Ministry
- Anti-Slavery Organization Worker
- Anti-Poverty Campaign Worker
- Adoption Specialist
- Disabilities Minister
- Refugees and Immigrants Minister
- Urban Renewal Minister
- 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.
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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Meet Your Faculty
“How can you best help fight social injustice? By sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ.”Wade Landers Intercultural Studies Professor