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CORE Courses
(All 7 required)
14 hours
HERMENEUTICS 2 hours
BSM 501: Bible Study Methods I - Esther, Obadiah, Mark
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Esther, Obadiah, Mark, and Philemon while learning the inductive Bible study method.

("BSM 502: Bible Study Methods II - Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, Philemon" may be substituted for this course)
2 hours
THEOLOGY 2 hours
THE 501: Theology I - Genesis, Gospel of John
The primary objective of this course is to exposit Genesis and the Gospel of John while studying the doctrine of the Godhead and the doctrine of the Bible.

("THE 502: Theology II - Romans, Hebrews" may be substituted for this course)
2 hours
PASTORAL LEADERSHIP 4  hours
PAS 501: Pastor-Shepherd I - Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Lamentations while receiving training in the basic principles of pastoral care and counseling.
2 hours
PAS 511: Pastor-Leader I - Titus, 1 & 2 Kings
A core ministry leadership course with an in-depth exploration of 1 and 2 Kings and Titus that expounds on basic principles of leadership in ministry.
2 hours
PREACHING and TEACHING 2  hours
PRE 501: Expository Preaching/Teaching I - Isaiah
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the book of Isaiah while learning the basic principles of expository preaching and teaching.
2 hours
SPIRITUAL FORMATION AND MINISTRY 4 hours
SFM 501: Spiritual Formation and Ministry I with Old Testament Survey - Exodus, Numbers
A core ministry leadership course with a sweeping survey of the entire Old Testament, an in-depth exploration of Exodus and Numbers key to understanding much of both the Old and New Testaments and the Christian faith as a whole, and a transformational focus on personal spiritual formation foundational to healthy living for anyone serving in ministry leadership at any level. Students will conduct approximately 5 hours of ministry per week and debrief that ministry together as part of the course experience.
2 hours
SFM 502: Spiritual Formation and Ministry II with New Testament Survey - Matthew 
The primary objective of this course is to survey the New Testament as a whole, as well as devotionally study the book of Matthew while focusing on personal spiritual formation in a small group environment. The student will conduct a minimum of 5 hours of ministry per week and debrief that ministry together with peers and a professor.
2 hours

 

ELECTIVE Courses
(1 required for Basic License; 3 required for Advanced License)
2 hours
HISTORY (option)
THE 510: Church History I - Acts
The primary objective of this course is to exposit the New Testament book of Acts while learning church history AD 33 through the present.
2 hours
THE 511: Church History II - (Holy Land Study Tour) 
The primary objective of this course is to study Church history from the Reformation to present day, as well as journey to the Holy Land with study peers and professors.
2 hours
MISSIONS and EVANGELISM (option)
MIS 501: Missions I - (Perspectives on the World Christian Movement)  
The primary objective of this course is sweep through a variety of scriptures while learning the Biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives on the world Christian movement.
2 hours
(Other) (option)
(Any other TBS graduate course) 2 hours


Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent (no undergraduate degree is required), and submission and approval of a “Non-degree Student Application” (.pdf | Word doc)

Any student who eventually chooses to pursue a degree would then need to additionally submit a “Degree Student Application”.

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