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Degree Programs

Bachelor and Associate Degree in Biblical Studies

Preparing for Professional Ministry

Logo“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)


class in sessionIf you are reading this page, chances are that you are considering the pursuit of ministry as both a way of life and a career. I have been blessed to work in the ministry for over 40 years.  Any victories that I have enjoyed as a pastor are built upon the firm foundation of Biblical Studies.

The knowledge and discipline I received as a Bible College student has served me throughout my career, whether behind the pulpit, in the classroom, or in counseling. More than just professional training, the pursuit of God’s Word has been my strength.  And it is this real life experience that stirs my passion for teaching future ministers.

I am looking forward to learning more about your aspirations to serve, and how SWBC can provide the support for your life in ministry.

Daniel Fick, Director of Studies


Biblical Studies

bible_old-and-usedThe Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies is designed for students who desire to study the Word of God in—depth.  It provides a solid background for advanced Biblical studies, and is a great preparation for seminary work.

Within this degree program, one can earn a Bachelor in Biblical Studies degree with a major emphasis in ministry.  This especially fits the student who desires both Biblical instruction and ministry training.

The Associate Degree in Biblical Studies is designed for students who desire to enhance their biblical knowledge and teaching skills.  This degree provides a great basis for further Biblical study and ministry development.

Students who have received a AA or equivalent, can earn a bachelor degree in just two years.

Ministry Studies

small-group-praying_ministeringMinistry degrees are designed for students who desire to sharpen their ministry skills.  Those who desire to increase ministry effectiveness find these courses especially rewarding to both lay people and those presently in ministry.

Courses are designed to enhance practical ministry skills in leading, counseling, preaching, teaching, etc.  Additionally, courses prepare students to excel in children’s ministries, youth ministries, adult ministries, pastoral ministry, etc.  Associate and Bachelor level ministry degrees are available.

Each Ministry degree allows for a number of “life-learning” credits, awarding credit for previous significant ministry experience.

A bachelor degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Ministry is also available.

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