Programs Bachelor of Science Degrees Pastoral Theology This course of study is for men who believe God has called them to preach and possibly pastor a church. Upon completion of this program, the degree of Bachelor of Science will be awarded with a major in Pastoral Theology. Pastoral Assistant This program is prescribed for men who believe God would have them serve as an assistant pastor, youth director, bus director, or music director in the local church. Students in this program must choose one of the following areas of concentration, requiring a minimum of eight course hours: Church Ministry, Music Ministry, or Education. Upon completion of this program, the degree of Bachelor of Science will be awarded with a major in Pastoral Assistant. Missions The Missions program is designed for male students who have surrendered their lives for full-time service as missionaries. These young men will complete a well-rounded Bible course of study with an emphasis in missionary methods and the ministry on the field. The missionary student will be taught that his work will include winning souls, planting churches, and training the nationals. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Missions. Elementary Education This major is for female students who plan to teach in the Christian school on the elementary level. Upon completion of this course, the young ladies will receive a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Elementary Education. Secondary Education The Secondary Education program is for students who wish to teach in the Christian school on the junior high school level or above. Secondary Education majors are required to select two teaching fields comprised of 18 hours each. Upon completion of this course of study, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Music Education The music department of Commonwealth Baptist College is designed to impart practical musical skills to dedicated musicians who will serve the Lord in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches and schools. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music Education. Office Administration This program is designed to train ladies for full-time Christian service as secretaries. This is a four-year program and, upon completion, a Bachelor of Science degree in Secretarial Science will be awarded. General Studies This four-year program is designed to give students a well-rounded approach and a Bible-based overview to Christian Service. Master of Science in Christian Ministry Each semester, these students will average taking eight credits of courses in the classroom as well as receive eight credits for ministry internship. Students in the intern program will be assigned to a staff member at Clays Mill Road Baptist Church or one of its ministries. These students will attend staff meetings and learn the organization of that ministry from his assigned leader. Generally, the students will be in the classroom at the college on Tuesday and Thursday for one semester and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the other semester. The classroom courses will be chosen in consultation with the Executive Vice President and will depend on the ministry and educational background of the student as well as his or her interests. Master students will be assigned on a rotation schedule to the different staff members according to each student’s interests and specialization. For example, students that desire a Christian school emphasis will spend more time under the tutelage of the principal at Clays Mill Road Christian Academy, Dr. Troy Young, and his faculty. Those with an interest in the youth department will spend more time with the youth pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church, Bro. William Davis. However, all of the students will spend time in a wide variety of ministries and with different staff members, because we believe in a well-rounded preparation for the ministry. Associate Certificate in Education/Office Administration The Associate of Science Program For ladies desiring basic college-level training but will not be completing a four-year college degree. These students must choose one of two areas of study – General Education or Office Administration. Each program will require thirty-nine credits of “Required Non-Major Specific Courses.” Students must then take the twenty-five remaining credits in their chosen area of concentration. The required courses in this two-year program will prepare students for places of service in Christian ministries. At completion, the student will receive an Associate of Science diploma. Associate Certificate in Office Administration This program is for ladies who want some college-level training who will not be completing a regular college degree. Students must choose one of two areas of study – General Education and Office Administration. All in either program will take the thirty-nine credits of “Required Non-Major Specific Courses.” Students must then take the twenty-five credits that are required in their area of concentration. All of the courses will prepare students for places of service in Christian ministries. At the completion of the required courses the student will receive an Associate of Science diploma. One Year Bible Diploma This program is limited to applicants who have considerable experience in the ministry and/or educational background and they desire to return to school for a brief time to enhance their training and Bible knowledge. Admission to the One Year Bible program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the administration. The program itself will consist of specialized courses structured by the administration to best meet the needs of the individual student.

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