Degree Plan

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The PURPOSE of the Master of Arts programs is to offer core and specialized graduate-level education for professional ministry leadership.

The MA curricula integrate an in-depth study of the Bible with basic historical, theological and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for ministry in the 21st century.

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (60-credit hours) offers students opportunities to strategically and comprehensively study all 66 books of the Bible; learn basic historical, theological, and practical knowledge critical for serving in professional ministry leadership; and experientially explore and practice a broad range of ministry skills.

Program Objectives

MABS Objectives include the following:

  1. To train students in the background and content of all 66 biblical books.
  2. To equip students to address a wide array of ministerial duties.
  3. To empower students to prioritize the nurture of their own souls.
  4. To broaden students’ paradigms through dynamic elective courses.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MABS program will possess the following competencies:

  1. The student will demonstrate a mastery of the background and content of all 66 biblical books.
  2. The student will be able to perform a wide array of ministerial duties.
  3. The student will nurture his or her own soul.
  4. The student will demonstrate growth and change in the way the her or she perceives the world, the Bible, and ministry.

Frequency of Offering

At least some courses required for the MABS program are offered every fall and spring semester on the main campus, and some core courses are also offered at various remote instructional locations. See the Academic Calendar for specific times and availabilities.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS)
CORE Courses (all 15 required)
Hours
Hermeneutics
BSM 501: Bible Study Methods – Esther, Obadiah, Mark
3
History and Theology
THE 501: Theology I – Genesis
THE 502: Theology II – Romans, Hebrews
THE 503: Theology III – 1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus
THE 504: Theology IV – Joel, Daniel, 2 Peter, Revelation
THE 510: Church History – Acts
THE 511: Church History II – (includes optional Holy Land Study Tour)
3
3
3
3
3
3
Missions and Evangelism
APO 501: Apologetics I – Proverbs, James, 1 John
3
Pastoral Leadership
PAS 501: Pastor-Shepherd I – Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations
PAS 511: Pastor-Leader I – Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings
3
3
Preaching and Teaching
PRE 501: Expository Preaching and Teaching I – Isaiah
3
Spiritual Formation and Ministry
PRA 501: Prayer and Worship I – Leviticus, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Psalms
SFM 500: Spiritual Formation and Ministry – Bible Panorama
SFM 501: Spiritual Formation and Ministry I – Exodus, Numbers, Matthew
3
3
3
Capstone
CAP 590: Capstone
CORE Hours =
3
45
ELECTIVE Courses (at least 5 required)
Hours
Languages and Culture
ANE 501: Ancient Near Eastern Cultures – Ezra 4-6, Daniel 2-7 (Aramaic)
GRK 501: Greek Language I – Jude, 2 and 3 John 
GRK 502: Greek Language II – 1 Peter
GRK 503: Greek Exegesis – Gospel of Luke 
HEB 501: Hebrew Language and Culture I – Jonah, Nahum
HEB 502: Hebrew Language and Culture II – Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
HEB 503: Hebrew Exegesis – Habakkuk
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
History and Theology
THE 520: Biblical Archaeology – Judges
3
Missions and Evangelism
MIS 501:  Missions I – Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
MIS 502: Missions II – Hosea, Amos, Micah, Zephaniah (Anthropology)
MIS 503: Discipleship, Evangelism and Church Planting – Deuteronomy, Galatians
3
3
3
Pastoral Leadership
PAS 502: Pastor-Shepherd II – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
PAS 512: Pastor-Leader II – Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah
3
3
Preaching and Teaching
PRE 502: Expository Preaching and Teaching II – 1 and 2 Thessalonians
3
Spiritual Formation and Ministry
SFM 505: Spiritual Formation and Ministry V – Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes (Career Placement)
SFM 506: Spiritual Formation and Ministry VI – Ezekiel, Gospel of John
3
3
ELECTIVE Hours =
15
MA in Biblical Studies = 15 CORE Courses + 5 ELECTIVES = 20 courses (60-credit hours)
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- Nehemiah 8:8

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