Biblical preaching and teaching that faithfully follows the expositional method requires a total commitment to Biblical inerrancy. The results of expository preaching and teaching are that the people are tuned into the Word of God, not the opinions of mortals. When the Bible speaks through the minister (rather than the minister speaking through the Bible), both the minister and laity are enriched, and empowered by the Spirit of Truth.
This doctoral program in Biblical Exposition is designed to strengthen the minister in the ability to “preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (II Timothy 4:2). The seasoned preacher and the youthful minister alike will find this program Rock-solid (I Corinthians 10:4)!
Program Curriculum (see course descriptions below):
Online Orientation MOR
Entrance Requirements (one of the following):
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.
Evidence for Biblical Inerrancy EBI-1501
The purpose of this course is too provide the graduate student with an opportunity to examine the internal evidences for the validity of the Bible as its own source of confirmation of Divine inspiration, and to challenge the student to analyze these internal evidences critically and competently.
Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness BP-501
This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.
Readings In Biblical Preaching BPR-701
This course is a reading exercise designed to acquaint the doctoral student with a broader understanding of the essentials of Biblical Preaching.
Readings in Biblical Preaching / BPR-702
This course is a reading exercise designed to acquaint the doctoral student with a broader understanding of the essentials of Biblical exposition.
Hebrew Word Studies for the Pastor / HWS-1500
The purpose of this courses is to the Doctoral student an experiential technique for Old Testament study based upon the original words of the scriptural text within the cultural setting of the various authors with realization that these words were chosen by the Holy Spirit to communicate the truth of God to the mind of man; thus each word has the stamp of God's authority and must be interpreted correctly.
Greek Word Studies for the Pastor / GWS-1500
The purpose of this courses is to provide the Doctoral student an experiential technique for New Testament study based upon the original words of the scriptural text within the cultural setting of the various authors with realization that these words were chosen by the Holy Spirit to communicate the truth of God to the mind of man; thus each word has the stamp of God's authority and must be interpreted correctly.
Communication for Growth II CG-501
The purpose of this course is to present to the student a biblically-based model of pulpit communication; to bring the student to a higher level of understanding concerning the foundational elements of effective New Testament preaching and teaching.
Ministry Practicum DMP-700
The Ministry Practicum presents the doctoral student with an opportunity to develop a comprehensive ministry project consistent with the student’s major area of concentration, and congruent to the ministry setting in which the student currently serves.
Investment Costs for the
DOCTOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
IN BIBLICAL EXPOSITION*
|Cost to Start - $250|
|Monthly Payment - $72.91 - no interest or carrying charges|
|Standard Program Tuition - $4,625 ($125 per credit)|
|Cost of Books - Discounted through our own online bookstore.|
*Costs may vary due to individual requirements or preferences.
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