Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Service – Missions

The Christian Service Major is designed for students who desire to complete a four-year, 122-hour program of study that prepares them for ministry, both vocational and non-vocational, in a variety of church-related roles. This program also serves as a preparation for seminary or graduate school studies.

The Department of Missions is designed to challenge and equip students to carry out the Great Commission. Great emphasis is placed on establishing local, independent Baptist churches at home and abroad. The overall purpose of our Missions program is:

  • To reveal spiritual needs worldwide
  • To inculcate teaching on the primacy of the local church
  • To contrast teaching of Biblical Christianity with world religions
  • To develop a burden for home and foreign missions
  • To challenge laborers for the harvest field

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who are enrolled in our Missions program will:

  1. develop a practical understanding of missions through mission survey trips,
  2. interact with missionaries via the classroom,
  3. observe and participate in local church missions, especially the annual Missions Conference at Tri-City Baptist Church,
  4. learn in the classroom setting from active directors of mission boards and others experienced in missions, and
  5. explore the practical aspects of missions such as deputation, mission boards, and supporting churches.

Department Head

Dr. Kristopher Endean
Dr. Kristopher Endean
Dr. Kristopher Endean earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Bible from Bob Jones University. He serves as the Bible Department Head, as well as our Dean of Students. Dr. Endean has a passion for conservative Biblical scholarship and the desire to see that training extended around the globe.

Program Requirements

Course # Name of Course Hours
GK 201 Elementary Greek 1  4
GK 202 Elementary Greek 2  4
HI 332 History of American Fundamentalism  2
MI 212 A Survey of Modern Missions  2
MI 273 Missions Internship 3
MI 321 Methods of Missions 1  2
MI 322 Methods of Missions 2  2
MU 271 Church Music and Songleading  2
PH 231 World Religions  2
PR 321 Homiletics 1*  2
PR 322 Homiletics 2*  2
PS 412 Biblical Counseling  2
PS 423 Family and Marriage  2
SP 202 Oral Communication for Church Ministry  3


*Female students will substitute four credits of methods electives in lieu of homiletics.

Course # Name of Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics
BI 103 Dispensationalism
BI 202 Foundations of New Testament Themes 2
BI 203 Foundations of Old Testament Themes 3
GK 301 Intermediate Greek 1 3
GK 302 Intermediate Greek 2 3
TH 102 Theology of Sin and Salvation 2
TH 111 Theology of the Bible, God, and Man 2
TH 202 Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 3
TH 211 Theology of Jesus and the Holy Spirit 3
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
Approved Bible/Theology Electives 13


Course # Name of Course Hours
EN 101 or EN 103 Introduction to College English or English Grammar and Composition 3
EN 102 or EN 104 College Composition or English Composition 3
EN elect Literature Elective 3
HI 101 History of Civilization 1 3
HI 102 History of Civilization 2 3
HI 211 Baptist History 1 2
HI 212 Baptist History 2 2
MA 202 Personal Finance 3
OR 101 College Success 1
PH 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PS 201 General Psychology 3
SC 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 4
SP 101  Fundamentals of Speech


Course # Name of Course Hours
ED 103
Fundamentals of Church Education 1
ED 152
Foundations of Teaching and Learning 1
PR 114 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship 1
PR 153 Personal Media and the Christian 1
PR 154 Mentoring 1


At least 7 hours of General Elective courses must be completed. The student should consult his or her advisor regarding the choice of specific courses.


Student Spotlight

Myles Yarnell

Myles Yarnell

“Since graduating from IBCS, I have completed a ten-week internship with Pastor Mike Redick in Southeast Asia. In August of 2015, I also married my beautiful wife, Mariah. I began working as the youth director at Victory Baptist Church in Montrose, Colorado, at the beginning of 2016, and have been able to take a few teens with me back the to the mission field in Southeast Asia. As a youth director, I use the training I received from IBCS on a daily basis. I plan, prepare, and teach Sunday School to the senior high class, preach Wednesday nights, give a once a month challenge for our Sunday night teen activity, give challenges for two or more activities a month, and preach in chapels at our local Christian school. Also, I counsel and have multiple weekly Bible studies with the teens. I am constantly reflecting back to the training and mentoring IBCS gave me.”

Your Future

Potential Careers Include:

  • Bible Teacher
  • Camp Ministry Leader
  • Church Administrator
  • Church Planter
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary  

Continued Education

Many of our graduates continue their education in the Graduate School and Seminary. We offer degrees in: