Old Testament Survey (BOT 1702) 3 credits
A survey of the history, literature and theology of the Old Testament with a specific emphasis on the contemporary application of Old Testament teachings. A critical examination of the concept of covenant in the Old Testament will occur throughout the course. A critical analysis of specific Old Testament passages will contextualize the broader themes and teachings of the Old Testament.
New Testament Survey (BNT 1700) 3 credits
A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century and beyond. This knowledge and understanding is extended into applications in the life and personal devotions of the learner.
Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002) 3 credits
A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation. The student will study methods of application leading to the development of theme, proposition and finally the lesson itself.
Introduction to Christian Faith (TH 2705) 3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church, and eschatology.
Apologetics (TH 2200) 3 credits
This class is an introduction to apologetics and the discipline of defending the Christian faith against objections or questions. Major content areas: a brief history of apologetics, a discussion on the trustworthiness of the Bible as a literary and historical book, the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering and a good God, the person of Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels, miracles and the resurrection, the problem of Christian hypocrisy.
Biblical Studies Electives (must include 1 Old Testament Elective and 1 New Testament Elective) 9 credits
College Writing and Research [College Writing I] (ENG 1000) 3 credits
This course is an exercise in critical reading and thinking and effective strategies of persuasion. It is also a study of paragraph and composition structure, focusing on expository and persuasive writing as well as the “rhetorical modes” with their use individually and cooperatively, and on research and proper documentation requirements at the college level.
Communication Concepts (COM 3731)
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
Philosophy & Worldview
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.
History or Social Science Elective
General Education Electives (6 credits)
Sharing and Defending the Christian Faith (CM 1002) 3 credits
A study of the nature, purpose and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries; a study of New Testament discipleship principles and their application, with a special emphasis upon building discipling relationships and small group ministry.
Ministry Electives (15 credits)
Free Electives (3 credits)
Biblical Studies (24 credits)
General Education (18 credits)
Christian Ministry (18 credits)
Free Electives (3 credits)