If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
(I Timothy 3:1)
Is the Lord calling you to serve as a pastor, assistant, youth pastor, missionary, evangelist, or Bible teacher? If so, consider the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program that emphasizes biblical languages, biblical studies, and theological courses, while providing you with classroom opportunities to learn about practical pastoral issues. You’ll benefit from professors skilled in all aspects of ministry as well as the personal mentoring of experienced pastors as you serve in a local church.
- To comprehend and articulate basic elements of biblical and systematic theology; to assess current trends in theology, biblical interpretation and culture; to compare those trends with biblical truth; and thus be able to correctly accept, reject or correct such trends
- To interpret, preach and teach God’s Word from a dispensational hermeneutic
- To develop a basic understanding of the biblical languages and apply that understanding to the preparation and delivery of sermons and lessons
- To have a basic understanding of church history and be able to evaluate past and current events in their historical contexts
- To demonstrate faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s work through God’s Word in his or her personal life and ministry
- A minimum of 34 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.
- The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant.
- No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be earned.
- A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation.
- Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
|GOT511 Hebrew Grammar 1||3|
|GOT512 Hebrew Grammar 2||3|
|GOT615 Hebrew Syntax||2|
|GOT616 Hebrew Exegesis||2|
|GNT517 Greek Reading||2|
|GNT518 Greek Exegetical Grammar||2|
|GNT519 Greek Exegetical Method||2|
|NT Exegesis Course||2|
|OT Exegesis Course||2|
|GBS510 Introduction to the Old and New Testaments||3|
|GOT514 Biblical Theology of the Old Testament||3|
|GNT515 Biblical Theology of the New Testament||3|
|GOT521 Old Testament Backgrounds||3|
|GOT525 Holy Land Tour||2|
|GOT528 Exposition of Pentateuch||3|
|GOT530 Exposition of Major Prophets||3|
|GOT532 Exposition of Daniel||2|
|GOT535 Exposition of the Minor Prophets||3|
|GOT540 Exposition of Job||3|
|GOT543 Exposition of Proverbs||2|
|GNT520 New Testament Backgrounds||3|
|GNT529 Exposition of the Gospels||3|
|GNT530 Exposition of Pastoral Epistles||3|
|GNT556 Exposition of Revelation||3|
|GNT632 Exegesis and Exposition of the General Epistles||3|
|GNT642 Exegesis and Exposition of Paul’s Epistles||3|
|GNT737 Exegesis and Exposition of Romans||3|
|GNT742 Exegesis and Exposition of the Prison Epistles||3|
|GST520 Dispensationalism and Dispensational Hermeneutics||3|
|Take two of the following classes:|
|GST611 Systematic Theology 1 Bibliology, Theology Proper||2|
|GST612 Systematic Theology 2 Christology and Pneumatology||3|
|GST613 Systematic Theology 3 Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Soteriology||3|
|GST614 Systematic Theology 4 Eschatology, Angelology, and Ecclesiology||3|
|GST530 Apologetics and Worldviews||3|
|GST600 Theological Systems||3|
|GST620 Contemporary Theology||3|
|GST720 Reformation Theology||3|
|GST721 History of Baptist Theology||3|
|Required Classes (take one of the following):|
|GHI608 Baptist History||3|
|GHI628 History of Christianity||3|
|GHI515 American Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism||3|
|GHI548 History of Baptist Missions||3|
|GPA521 Introduction to Preaching||2|
|GPA522 Expository Preaching of the Old Testament||2|
|GPA523 Expository Preaching of the New Testament||2|
|GPA531 Church Planting||2|
|GPA610 Building a Disciple-Making Ministry||2|
|GPA612 Pastoral Ethics||2|
|GPA614 Baptist Polity||2|
|GPA615 Theology of Prayer and Worship||2|
|GPA618 Building a Church Missions Program||2|
|GPA715 Theology of Leadership||2|
|GPA720 The Local Church and the Law||2|
|GPA721 The Pastor and the Law||2|
Any seminary course qualifies as a general elective.
General Elective Hours:
|Total Hours Required:||34|