Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education (BA/RE)

The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education is a program of study that seeks to prepare students knowledge, insights and skill necessary for educational ministries, whether in a local church, a denomination, or church-related institutions.

Although the contexts of the Seminary are Liberia and West Africa, successful students should be prepared for ministry and/or further study throughout our one world. The degree offers students a viable hope for success as pastors, denominational servants, parachurch leaders and, with further study, the pursuit of the vocation of teaching at the college or seminary level.

Objectives of the BA/RE Program are:

  1. To equip students for service in the church and community as educators.
  2. To provide competent leadership in the educational ministries of local church and their denominations.
  3. To equip students with the spiritual sensitivity and educational skills needed to be effective Christian educators in churches and schools.
  4. To equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge or learning styles and methods appropriate to the church and community.
  5. To introduce students to resources, oral, print, electronic, that would empower them to become more competent educators in the church and community.
  6. To develop students’ interests and skills that will lead them to become learners for life.
  7. To prepare students to adjust satisfactorily and react creatively to changing roles of ministry in church and society.

A Graduate of the BA/RE Program should be able to:

  1. Reflect a broad fluency with general education.

  2. Demonstrate evidence of a healthy and growing character consistent with Christian discipleship and leadership.

  3. Demonstrate an ability to articulate the gospel message in personal and corporate settings, in word and deed.

  4. Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of disciplines of religious education in the contexts of Biblical studies, theology and ethics, Christian history, and pastoral ministries.

  5. Demonstrate a preparedness to continue formal studies.

  6. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research.

  7. Demonstrate satisfactory skills to work well with people of all ages.

Following a first degree from the Seminary, some students desire further education at the Bachelor level. LBTS graduates with either the BA/Th or BA/RE who are interested in returning for a second degree should consult the Director of Admissions and Records (Registrar) for advice and counsel.

Returning students who hold the BA/Th or the BA/RE may fulfill a second degree by meeting the requirements of a major (in the BA/Th) or a concentration (in the BA/RE).

Duplicate degrees (a second BA/Th or BA/RE) is not allowed.