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Why a Bible Minor?

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Why a Bible Minor?

December 15, 2015

Photo of open BibleAt Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: “Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.” Not only do our professors integrate a Christian worldview into every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program, regardless of their major. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes prepare them to think about their vocation in light of God’s Word and to find their place in God’s mission.

The Bible minor at Cedarville is made up of five courses:

Course One: Spiritual Formation challenges students to pursue a Spirit-led relationship with Christ through personal study of God’s Word. Students learn to read and interpret the Bible well, with a view toward their growth in Christian maturity. 

Courses Two and Three: Old Testament Literature and New Testament Literature reinforce the Bible-reading skills developed in Spiritual Formation by setting the trajectory for a lifetime of reading the text. Students learn how the chapters, books, and sections of the Bible fit together to tell the story of the Gospel. 

Courses Four and Five: Theology 1 and Theology 2 help form a biblical-theological foundation for a lifetime pursuit of ministry within the church and within the student’s vocation. Students systematize their biblical knowledge by carefully thinking through what the Bible teaches and how Christian theologians of the past have answered these questions. 

So why is a Bible minor an important addition to students' Christ-centered education? These classes challenge their thinking by exalting Christ through the careful reading of God’s Word. More importantly, they will transform students' lives as they apply Scripture to their everyday living and boldly live out God's call.

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