The B.A. in Biblical Studies:
Final Year Required Core Curriculum (see course descriptions below):
We offer all four years if needed.
|Designed for: older and more mature individuals who desire a college level
understanding of the fundamentals of Biblical knowledge including basic Bible and Theology.
Ministry Training for:
Sunday School Teachers
Lay Church Leaders
Deacons and Elders
The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation. For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.
Biblical Research & Writing RW-401
The purpose of this course (utilizing the Books of Genesis and Revelation), is to present the student with an opportunity to develop, polish and demonstrate the ability to do research and writing at the college level in a Biblical context.
Inspiration, Translation & Hermeneutics IH-401
The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose the student to the basic elements of biblical inspiration, translation and hermeneutics; to encourage the student to identify and describe some of the primary shortcomings in many modern English translations.
Introduction to Critical Inquiry CI-401
This is an introductory course that deals with the general issues regarding critical inquiry, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of critical thinking within the context of a Christian world-view. Students will be informed on the fundamental issues related to the practice of critical inquiry, and exposed to the reasons why such inquiry is essential to the discovery of truth.
Old Testament OT-401
This course is intended to provide the student a general understanding of the Old Testament; to provide a general understanding of the purpose and theme of each of those books; and to establish a wider doctrinal comprehension of the Old Testament.
This course is designed to present and expose students to the study of the book of Genesis as a whole; to enable students to recognize and interpret individual characters; to evaluate biblical teaching about origins and to examine the initial periods in the unfolding of God's covenant of grace; to apply that knowledge in the students' ministry.
New Testament NT-401
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies.
The Church: How Jesus Builds It CB-401
Course Purpose: To present to the student a totally biblical approach to church growth as opposed to the business/cultural approach too often preferred by those unfamiliar with the power of God to honor His Word. To use the Scriptures to present the means and methods by which Christ builds His church. To assist the student in exploring the timeless and unchanging biblical principles for church growth.
Introduction to Systematic Theology ST-401
The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose the student to a basic study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; to enable the student to identify and describe key doctrinal issues.
New Testament Theology NTh-401
The purpose of this course is to expose the student to a wider study of New Testament theology; to enable the student to master basic issues related to New Testament theology, and to familiarize the student with the distinctive theological character of individual New Testament writings and of the New Testament as a whole; to apply that knowledge in the student's ministry.
Elective courses may be selected from
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