Master’s - Bible and Theology (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Outcomes

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Program Description
By focusing on the classic theological disciplines, this program provides the opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary for faithful participation in God's mission. The context-based, two-year degree program focuses on Bible, theology, and church history, and provides students with flexibility to specialize in an area of interest. Also offered is an expanded PhD preparation track, consisting of additional credit hours (twelve in Biblical languages and twelve in electives for specialization) for students wishing to seek an advanced degree after earning their master’s.

On its own, this program may not fulfill the requirements considered to be necessary for ordination.

Program Outcomes
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

Outcome 1: Christian Identity → Articulate how their life in Christ exhibits the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit as formed in their Christian community and devoted to the glory of God the Father.  

Outcome 2: Biblical Exegesis → Demonstrate skillful exegesis through in-depth biblical study and awareness of methodological frameworks.

Outcome 3: Cultural Exegesis → Demonstrate effective cultural exegesis and awareness of cultural frameworks, empowering them for effective, faithful, dynamic, and culturally appropriate communication of the gospel.

Outcome 4: Theological System → Articulate a coherent Christian theological understanding and awareness of theological frameworks, informing their life and ministry, including corporate worship of the Triune God.

Outcome 5: Christian Tradition → Demonstrate appreciative and critical awareness of their own and other Christian traditions as implemented in worship and strategies for ministry.

Outcome 6: Biblically Informed Standards for Living → Articulate their understanding of Christian ethics and demonstrate how it informs daily living and their philosophy of leadership.

 

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