Are you gifted in music but also love youth ministry? Do you enjoy camping ministry yet find yourself burdened for missions? Perhaps the Lord has placed on your life a unique calling; now you need the best specialized training to hone that passion.

Earning an accredited bachelor's degree with a double major in Bible / Theology and Interdisciplinary ministry will equip you in two ways. It will provide a robust Bible and theology core and give you flexibility to take ministry-specific courses. Together, these components will effectively prepare you for a lifetime of serving God with your talents.

The ABC Advantage

Our Program

By taking more than 30 hours of elective classes and courses at Appalachian Bible College, you can concentrate in two or more disciplines. The range of choices and the opportunities to specialize in multiple areas creates a major that is best tailored to your academic and ministry goals.

Our Faculty

Dr. Joel Pinter - Interdisciplinary Chair

Dr. Joel Pinter - Interdisciplinary Chair

I am excited about the Bible / Theology core curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Major. This ministry major also provides flexibility for students, enabling them to design a program to fit their particular interests, talents, or calling.

The Interdisciplinary Major contains components of Bible/Theology, General Education, and Ministry specialization that have characterized the Bible College Movement which has provided effective pastors and missionaries who have carried forth the Great Commission through evangelism and church planting in our country and around the world.

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Why Interdisciplinary?


With the Interdisciplinary Major, you can custom-build your own curriculum. Choose the accredited Bible/Theology bachelor’s degree with the Interdisciplinary Major at Appalachian Bible College to develop top skills in multiple areas and pursue your heart's passion!

ABC's Interdisciplinary Major may be what you need to graduate in a timely manner. Should you desire to change your major, the Interdisciplinary Major with its many elective hours may be the best choice since courses from the previous major could count as Interdisciplinary ministry electives. If you want to transfer to a Bible College, ABC’s Interdisciplinary Major may provide the opportunity to continue college studies without falling far behind since previous college courses may transfer as electives in the Interdisciplinary Major.

Potential Ministry Combinations

  • Pastoral and Music
  • Music and Missions
  • Missions and Biblical Counseling
  • Camping and Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry and Pastoral
  • Elementary Education and Missions

Objectives & Outcomes

You will be trained in… Leading to…
your choice of ministry courses that match your giftedness and passion development of your particular interests, talents, or calling for effective service in the Body of Christ.
a comprehensive understanding of Bible and theology giving God his rightful place and enabling a stable approach to Biblical church ministry.
sound principles of Bible interpretation and the content of all the books of the Bible a balanced understanding of the whole Bible along with growing exegetical skills.
a Biblically based philosophy of church planting effective church ministry rooted in God’s Word.
Biblical patterns of evangelism and discipleship scripturally sound and God-honoring service in world missions.
Christlikeness befitting a good disciple of the Lord effectiveness and godly change in your own life and the lives of others for the glory of God.

Interdisciplinary Courses

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What's Next?

Something BIG is coming to ABC