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 Maranatha’s Baptist Biblical Studies Master’s degree. This program 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.
1) 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 2) To interpret, preach, and teach God’s Word from a dispensational hermeneutic 3) To develop a basic understanding of the biblical languages and apply that understanding to the preparation and delivery of sermons and lessons 4) To have a basic understanding of church history and be able to evaluate past and current events in their historical contexts. 5) To demonstrate faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s work through God’s Word in his or her personal life and ministry
1) Available from a Distance or On Campus. The entire program may be completed at a distance or on campus. 2) Distance Delivery. This degree may be completed from a distance by taking a blend of distance classes in 8-week sessions with no required attendance or in live full-semester virtual classes. 3) Class Content Delivered: The curriculum emphasizes biblical languages, biblical studies, and theological courses, while providing you with opportunities to learn about practical pastoral issues.
1) A minimum of 33 semester hours of approved credit must be completed for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. 2) The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an approved institution must be held by the applicant. 3) No more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward this degree. 4) A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be earned. 5) A maximum of two C grades will be credited toward graduation. 6) Applicants may be required to make up deficiencies without credit in any of the departments at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
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