Master of Arts

Biblical and Theological Studies/Diversified

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
64-66 $538 12 0 0-3 9 1 6 15-18 21-24

Overview

The student will:

  • Be able to research either the Old Testament or the New Testament using exegetical commentaries and certain tools designed for those with limited knowledge of Greek and Hebrew.

  • Be able to dialog with those who are outside of a biblically centered faith confidently and effectively, applying the knowledge of biblical doctrine to refute errors and to utilize practical techniques of dialog with the intent to reach those who “seek to know the reason for the hope that lies within you.”

  • Be able to articulate a clear theology/philosophy of educational ministry.

  • Have an understanding and appreciation for the teaching- learning process, utilizing a broad range of ministry methods and resources in educational ministry.

  • Be able to plan, administrate, and evaluate an effective educational ministry program at a basic level.

Curriculum

Course Units
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
SF 501 Intro. to Spiritual Theology & Formation 3
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
SS 510 Theological Research Methodology 1
  Emphasis or Electives 6
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
HT 514 Historical Theology Survey 3
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man & Sin 3
SF 503 Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
  Emphasis or Electives 4
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation and the Spirit 3
BE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi 3
SF 504 Spiritual Formation, Vocation & Disciplines 0
  Emphasis or Electives 11
TH 614 Theology IV - The Church and Last Things 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 0
  Emphasis or Electives 12
  Elective 2
BE 530 Elementary Principles of the Biblical Languages 3
  HT 726 Cults of America 3
  CL 556 World Religions 3
  PH 602 Apologetics 3
  PT 510 Evangelism and Follow-up 3
  PT 703 Church & Society 3
  CE 600 Educational Min. in the Church 3
  Biblical and Theological Electives 11
  General Electives 4-6
  Total 64-66
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