Biblical and Theological Studies Core

Description

This component is designed to give the student a foundation of biblical content and theology for lifelong spiritual maturation. All students, therefore, major also in Bible, because within the scriptures we find our sole foundation for faith and practice. The Biblical and Theological Studies program is required of every graduate in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs. A minimum of 27 credits of Bible/theology is required for most majors.

When the Biblical and Theological Studies core has been completed, it should be possible for the student:

  • To grasp the historical background and biblical content of both the Old and New Testament.
  • To interpret properly the biblical content.
  • To understand and build a firm, orthodox and evangelical theological base, especially in those areas that are distinctive to our Pentecostal and charismatic tradition.
  • To research specific Old and New Testament books in depth.
  • To launch a lifelong learning strategy for biblical research applicable to self-study and/or graduate training.

Courses

Biblical Studies & Theology: 15 credits*
*Campus Missions, Children's and Family Ministries, Evangelism and Church Planting, Pastoral Studies and Youth Ministries majors must take BIBL 359 in place of BIBL 229
Biblical Studies & Theology Electives: 12 credits
Select one:*
*Campus Missions, Children's and Family Ministries, Evangelism and Church Planting, Pastoral Studies and Youth Ministries majors must take THEO 240
*All Education majors must take BIBL 242
BIBL Old Testament Elective (3)*
*Not required for Education Majors
BIBL New Testament Elective (3)*
*Not required for Education majors
CT Critical Thought Elective (3)*
ASL/English Interpreting majors must take CDS 275