Bachelor of Science: Practical Ministries
Ryan Spittal, M.B.A., Coordinator
In collaboration with the Education Department of The Salvation Army Central Territory, Olivet Nazarene University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Practical Ministries (BSPM). The program is designed specifically for officers of The Salvation Army. The goal of the program is the preparation of learners at the bachelor's degree level for ministry that confronts society as a whole while focusing on religious, social, and cultural issues, especially as they relate to The Salvation Army.
Learners are involved in concentrated studies during week-long seminars, offered during May and August, with experts in the field of practical ministries. Instructors include faculty from Olivet as well as qualified personnel from The Salvation Army. Work relating to these seminars and various aspects of practical ministries as carried on by The Salvation Army are assigned as work study projects. The purposes of the BSPM program are to:
PRM 306 Principles of Management
316 Worship and Preaching
360 Youth and Family Ministry
402 Organizational Behavior
403 Spiritual Formation and Personal Development
417 Community Relations
421 Faith in Action Through Social Work
471 Family Dynamics and Intervention
Trasfer of Credit Policy
Up to 98 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) may be accepted from the College for Officer Training (CFOT) or other accredited colleges and universities. Only courses with a grade of C or above are eligible for transfer consideration.
Coursework for May seminars must be completed and submitted to instructors no later than the end of November (dates to be assigned). Coursework for August seminars must be completed and submitted to instructors no later than the end of February (dates to be assigned).