Before a student is eligible for graduation, one must complete the following areas...
- Curricular Path
- Ministry Practicum
- Final Exam
- Final Preaching Message
- Theological Defense/Paper
- Specialization Course / Independent Study
- and other requirements.
At NBSOM students will find a wide selection of courses. A current course schedule is available for each program. The course schedule will provide the name of the instructor, day, and time for each class. All required classes are offered at least once every school year. Courses currently offered by NBSOM are:
|W1000||Writing in Ministry||2|
|B1002|| Old Testament
|RL2999||Cults & Religions||4|
|HS3333|| Holy Spirit
|MN3000||5 Fold Ministry
|L1001||Hebrew & Greek||4|
|Pick up to 8 quarter credit hours from electives|
The diploma requires 70 quarter credit hours (17.5 courses) to complete with a total of 62 quarters credit hours from core courses and 8 quarter hours from electives.
All classes must be completed with at least a C average. For a description of each course, please go to the Curricular Section of this catalog.
At the core of the NBSOM curriculum is the Ministry Practicum. Ministry Practicum is a required 20 hour intern which initiates the final block of coursework. It is typically begun upon completion of five to eleven courses, in addition to introductory courses in biblical studies, theology, and leadership.
NBSOM Ministry Practicum integrates classroom learning and the practice of ministry. It takes place in a congregational (or other) setting and provides experience in congregational (or other) functions of ministry. Supervision is provided on site by a member of the pastoral staff and at faculty of NBSOM. Students are expected to have a plan for Ministry Practicum in place by the time they are half way completed with the program.
The Ministry Practicum placement is in a church or agency, involvement in ministry, supervision by a staff person, support and feedback, periodic evaluations and a 5 page paper on that experience. Note: Ministry Practicum cannot be done at student’s own context in which they serve (church, agency, ministry etc.)
This Final Exam is a compendium of lectures, quizzes and homework assignments over the student’s time at NBSOM. This exam consists of 100 questions; these questions will consist of questions from every course taken at NBSOM. The questions are multiple choices, true or false, essay and fill in the blank type of questions. Students have 70 minutes to complete the exam.
FINAL PREACHING MESSAGE
Throughout the year and during the HO2002 course each student is required to present, teach and preach a series of messages/sermons to fulfill the requirements for graduation. For the final preaching message students are given 20 minutes to preach a message.
Annually NBSOM invite a panel to critique each student’s final preaching message and overall delivery. During this time panelist are being asked to critique student messages. This process helps NBSOM to enhance the public ministry speaking skills of our students.