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General Ministries



The Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) is a three-year professional degree designed to prepare students for ministry in churches, parachurch organizations, or missions. This is an excellent degree for those already in ministry or for those planning to become involved in ministry.

The BRE in General Ministries is intended to be a terminal degree for those who do not plan to pursue seminary studies. The recommended program for those intending to proceed to seminary after their undergraduate studies is the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Religious Studies or in any of the humanities or social sciences offered at Tyndale (i.e., English, History, Philosophy, or Psychology).

The General Ministries focus allows a student to choose five CHRI courses (at least two at the 3000 level) beyond the core requirements, in consultation with his or her faculty advisor, according to the unique interests of the student.

Program Faculty

Dr. Daniel Wong

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For a future career in »

  • Church Ministry
  • Social Work
  • Parachurch Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Missions

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (27 Credit Hours)
  • [CHRI 1013] Christian Life and Discipleship
  • [CHRI 2213] Educational History and Philosophy
  • [CHRI 3213] Principles and Practices of Teaching
  • [CHRI 3613] Global Christianity
  • CHRI Electives (Any Level) (9 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI Electives (3000-Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • [FDED 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020] (Units # 2–6) (0 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements (54 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • Two of the Following: [ENGL 1013], [ENGL 1023], [ENGL 1033], [ENGL 1043], [ENGL 1713]
  • [HIST 2513], [HIST 2523] History of Christianity I, II
  • [PHIL 1713] The Quest For Meaning
  • [BSTH1013] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture  
  • [BSTH2013] Hermeneutics  
  • [BSTH 2613] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • BSTH Electives (Any Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH Electives (3000-Level) (6 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Elective (6 Credit Hours)
Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 90 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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