DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
1. Students should have completed studies in General Bible I & II
2. Possess a High School Diploma, or documentation of successfully passing the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™; formerly GED) or equivalent
3. Each student will be evaluated by the Dean.
1. Successful completion of a Thesis composed of a minimum of 5,000 words.
2. Successful completion of total required course units.
3. Students must order all required textbooks and complete all assignments and examinations.
DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
(Each course has 4 credit units)
COURSE 301 - DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE
An introduction to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, including, but not limited to: God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Man, Sin, Salvation, and Angels. It includes a study of the basic premise of theology beginning with the establishing of the validity of the Scriptures.
To include Systematic Theology:
Christian Doctrine (Its Purpose, Necessity, Classification, Symbols, Nature, Progress, etc.)
Doctrine of Revelation (The Necessity of Revelation, Progress of Revelation, General and Special etc.)
Doctrine of the Scriptures (The Names, Titles and Symbols of the inspired book etc.)
Doctrine of God (Theology Proper: The Nature, Attributes, Essence, The Eternal Godhead etc.)
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology: The Person, deity, and Work of the Holy Spirit etc.)
Doctrine of Angel (Angelology and Demonology: the Existence, Nature, Order, Titles, Ministry etc.)
Doctrine of Man (Anthropology: Man, his Origin, his Purpose, his Nature, and his Existence etc.)
Doctrine of Sin (Harmartiology: the Fact of Sin, Definition, Origin, Law and result etc.)
Doctrine of Christ (Christology: Prophesies, Person, Preexistence, Deity, Incarnation, Mediatorship etc.)
Doctrine of the Atonement (Soteriology: The Necessity, Nature, Origin, Work, Realization & Benefits etc.)
Doctrine of the Eternal States (Eschatology: Dispensations of Time/ Resurrections and Judgments of Believers and unbelievers, The eternal Heaven and Hell etc.)
COURSE 302 - HERMENEUTICS (method/theory of interpretation)
This course provides an outline of the various principles and methods used to interpret a given passage of Scripture. God is the author of the Scriptures which He has given through human agencies. Hence Therefore, the contents of the Scriptures, to a great extent, must be far above the ordinary concepts of the human mind. Bible scholars believe a Biblical text must be interpreted according to the language in which it was written, its historical context, the identity and purpose of the author, and its literary nature.
COURSE 303 - INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGICAL ETHICS
This course gives the provides a rudimentary study of theological ethics. God has a standard which He expects His people to live by. Theological ethics deals with principles of conduct according to the will of God as is revealed in His Word. The course will focus on the requirements of the Lord concerning conduct in the lives of believers and how to emulate Jesus Christ as alive in us.
COURSE 304 -PROVIDENCE OF GOD
This course outlines the continuous activity of God in His creation by which He preserves and governs. The doctrine of providence affirms God’s absolute lordship over His creation and confirms our dependence on Him. Students will receive a greater understanding of the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread.” Included in this course of study is an in-depth study on of the names and deity of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
COURSE 305 - ANSWERING THE CALL TO PREACH
To any person believer, receiving God’s call to preach is should be the most exciting event in their life. Each person has a unique call upon their lives and is called in a unique way. This course will provide a study of the different characters in the scripture who has been called and their response. It will deal with lessons on obedience and how to take the necessary steps to launch out in the call of God.
COURSE 306 - HOMILETICS (the art of writing/preaching sermons)
This course will provides an introduction of the art of preparing and delivering sermons. The Focus will be is placed on structure and organization, Biblical content and application to the Christian walk. Students will have an opportunity to practice delivering sermons at the seminary’s chapel servic(es).
Courses 420 – 430 are a requirement required in order to obtain an Associate’s degree
DEGREE: BACHELOR OF ARTS/ADVANCED THEOLOGY