Program – The College @ WBS

Designed to give you confidence

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry was created to give you confidence in your biblical insight, theological knowledge, and ministry skill. Take your next step!


The College @ WBS has been specifically crafted to prepare students to meet the demands of ministry today with a deep foundation of biblical interpretation, theological understanding, and ministry insight. The general core of the curriculum gives students a robust grasp of intellectual disciplines that will increase their capacity and allow them to engage with the world at a deeper level.


Learn the culture, history, and meaning of each section of the Bible, while developing tools to study the Bible for your own life and ministry. 


Gain a deep knowledge of God’s nature and work in this world through the study of Scripture and the writings of significant Christians in history. 


Develop essential skills that will prepare you to effectively serve in any ministry context. 

General Core

Establish an intellectual foundation for Christian ministry and leadership by studying literature, science, history, and communication. 

How courses work

Courses are available how you need them when you need them. With on-campus, real-time video, and asynchronous options available, you will be able to earn your BA in Ministry no matter what your schedule is.

On Campus

Courses will be offered on campus at our Ridgeland, MS campus. Study in person with our world-class professors and build face-to-face relationships with other students.

Via real-time video

No matter where you live, you can participate in the live courses via real-time video. Your video will be live in the classroom, and you’ll be able to interact and ask questions of the professor. It’s the same quality education wherever you are.


If your schedule doesn’t work with a particular course, you can watch the recordings and complete some additional work on your own time without getting behind. 

Meet some of our professors

Dr. Matt Ayars

Dr. Ayars is an Old Testament expert with a focus on the Psalms. He teaches courses related to the Old Testament and biblical theology. Before coming to WBS, he spent 13 years as a missionary in Haiti.

Dr. Rick Boyd

Dr. Boyd teaches biblical courses. He is an expert on the book of Hebrews and the process of inductive Bible study.

Dr. Matt Friedeman

Dr. Friedeman teaches evangelism and discipleship. He has authored books on evangelism, discipleship, and methods of Bible study. Dr. Friedeman is an ordained Nazarene pastor who planted the church where he serves. 

Dr. Chris Lohrstorfer

Dr. Lohrstorfer teaches biblical theology and systematic theology courses. His focus is on Wesleyan theology. In addition to his teaching, he pastors a local church.


The Association of Theological Schools

Wesley Biblical Seminary is accredited by the Commision on Accreditation of the Assocation of Theological Schools. This accreditation is the premier accreditation for graduate schools of theology in the US and Canada. WBS is approved to offer MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees.

The Association for Biblical Higher Education

Wesley Biblical Seminary holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.

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