The BRE Modular Program is a non-traditional program designed for adults who want to complete a Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree but who are unable to attend traditional semester education programs and have little or no transfer credit from previous post-secondary education.
The program allows students to complete all requirements for a BRE degree with a focus in General Ministries. It is designed to serve adults interested in studying the Bible, doctrine and ministry with the intent of becoming more effective Christians in ministry and in the workplace.
The unique structure of the program makes it ideal for adult learners. Each course consists of one four-hour evening class per week for five weeks supplemented by 14-18 hours of guided independent study per week. This allows for the same time involvement as a traditional schedule.
An important component of the BRE Modular Program is the Directed Research Project, comprised of academic instruction and individual advising by a qualified research professional. Students will choose from one of the following areas of interest: Educational Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies, or Youth Ministry.
Specific Entrance Requirements for Modular Programs
1. Applicants must be 25 years or older.
2. Applicants must have served two or more years in a local church or para-church ministry in some lay or professional ministry.
How Long is the Program?
The program is designed to be completed in the space of 3-4 years. Students can start at any time in the academic year.