SCHOOL OF URBAN MISIONS

bible college

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies will  equip students for effective ministry through academic instruction combined with hands-on ministry and personal mentorship that help students attain a fundamental grounding in Biblical Studies.

 
Apostle

Those commissioned by God to pioneer new churches, ministries and mission fields, whose ministry is often accomplished with signs and wonders.

Concentration:

Introduction to the theory and practice of church planting.

Preparation of students for missions work through instruction in the theory and principles of effective cross-cultural ministry.

Those commissioned to preach the Gospel, whose ministry is characterized by a special effectiveness in seeing the lost come to Christ.

Concentration:

Introduction to the theory and practice of an evangelist.

Those commissioned to speak as a mouthpiece for God, whose ministry is accompanied by prophecy and bringing correction based on truth.

Concentration:

Focuses on the unique role of prothetic ministry in addressing cultural issues.

Introduction to the theory and practice of worship.

Those commissioned as spiritual shepherds of local congregations, whose ministry is characterized by leading, feeding, protecting and nurturing people to spiritual maturity. 

Concentration:

Preparation of students for leadership and discipleship work in the church.

Equip students for effective outreach and ministry to young people.

Those commissioned to communicate and defend Biblical truth, whose ministry is characterized by an exegetical pursuit of the Scriptures.

Concentration:

Introduction to the theory and practice of teaching through church ministries.

 

GRADUATE DEGREES

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.

Concentrations:

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.

The MACL program is designed for (1) men and women called to leadership roles or positions in a local church setting, para-church organizations, or the marketplace, and (2) those who are currently in leadership roles who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills both theologically and practically. The program provides students with a solid understanding of Biblical leadership principles and strategies, while preparing them to serve in leadership positions.

The MDiv specializes in biblical interpretation and Christian theological heritage with a view towards building the Kingdom of God impacting culture and society. MDiv students should be able to defend and articulate the Christian ethical and theological system, produce scholarly biblical and theological research, and integrate these principles in all aspects of ministry leadership, development and administration and theological research.

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