The degree equips students for the biblical research aspects of ministry related to teaching, preaching, Bible education, and research. Students research biblical concepts and theological principles with a view toward equipping the saints and building the local church. The MA in Biblical Studies is an appropriate degree for anyone called to serve in any of the five-fold ministries.
I. Biblical Language
Offers a specialization in the Bible, biblical interpretation, and theology and emphasizes a student's abilities to research using Hebrew and Greek language tools and to produce scholarly, biblical and theological research projects. It will help those who are pursuing a terminal degree in Biblical Studies.
II. Biblical Exposition
Provides an understanding of Scripture and systematic theology, coupled with modern strategies for ministry. Emphasis is placed on thorough research and effective communication, comprehension of foundational biblical and theological truths, and a commitment to godly Christian character.
III. Biblical Theology
Provides an understanding of Scriptural theology, coupled with modern strategies for ministry. Emphasis is placed on thorough research and effective communication, and a commitment to godly Christian character. Develops an unified theology of the Bible that respects varied perspectives within individual Bible books.