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Associate of Biblical Studies

Purpose

The Associate of Biblical Studies degree is designed for lay leaders and ministry support personnel in the church and parachurch organizations that require only foundational biblical studies.  It may also be used as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program.  Credits earned in this program may be applied to the bachelor’s degree programs offered at the College or, when appropriate, may be transferable to other institutions.  


 

Quick Facts

  • 70 total credit hours

Program Goals 

  1. Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.
  2. Know the foundational principles of inductive Bible interpretation.
  3. Understand a variety of literary devices and genres.
  4. Learn skills useful for Christian ministry.
  5. Apply principles of Christian ministry in a variety of settings.

Suggested Sequence

Curriculum (Suggested for Full-time Students)

Year 1

  • MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods
  • HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2
  • ENGL 1301 English Composition 1
  • COSC 1317 Basic Computer Science
  • MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching
  • BIBL 1311 Pentateuch
  • ENGL 1302 English Composition 2
  • THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service
  • MSMN 1103 Principles of Biblical Teaching Lab
  • BIBL 1312 Historical Literature
  • BIBL 1321 Gospels
  • MSMN 2301 Missions, Evangelism and Discipleship

Year 2

  • ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech
  • BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature
  • BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles
  • THEO 1312 God, Christ and Holy Spirit
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service
  • THEO 1313 Man, Sin and Salvation
  • BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation
  • THEO 1314 Angels, Church and Prophecy
  • MCSP 2011 Christian Service
  • PHIL 2304 Worldview
  • PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics
  • BIBL 1414 Prophets
  • MSMN 2302 Spiritual Life
  • BIOL 2301 Anatomy and   Physiology