Biblical Studies (M.A.) - 30 Credits
The Bible claims to be the Word of God, breathed out onto the pages of a book. It is alive and powerful for the transformation of lives. Within it is everything that is needed for life and godliness. At once it is a window into the incomprehensible mystery of the eternal God and clear communication of God’s expectations and directions for humanity with all of humanity’s limitations.
The Bible invites us to engage it with simplicity and godly sincerity and promises to change us by its power. It is the communication from God that must form the foundation for a meaningful life.
The Biblical Studies program provides a practical, engaged and immersive educational pursuit for graduate-level students that enhances their ability to lead and teach from a solid biblical foundation. Its aim is to equip leaders with skills for a lifelong journey in the Word while igniting in them a hunger that anchors them in that pursuit.
Biblical Studies Core (18 credits)
- Interpretive Bible Study
- Bible Study Exegetical Skills
- The Story of the Bible
- Exposition of Narrative Scriptures
- Exposition of Epistles
- Doing Biblical Theology
Electives (12 credits)
The program is designed with a flexible elective block that allows students to select from a range of available Bible and Theology courses that broaden the application of the concentration skills to a variety of ministry and leadership dynamics. The following is a sampling of suggested courses.