Initial Approval: Instate Degree Granting Stage One Program Description
The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) is a four-year academic degree (120 credit hours) for persons interested in completing an undergraduate degree that will increase their knowledge and effectiveness by developing a more complete biblical and theological understanding. The program provides General Education (36 credits) and Bible and Theology (84 credits) training for persons committed to various ministries, such as evangelism, missions, and Christian education. The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a three-year professional degree program designed to train men and women preparing to serve Christ in Pastoral and other Christian ministries. The program is designed to meet the needs of pastors or other full-time Christian workers, especially those who wish to improve their ability to study, understand and proclaim the Word of God. The courses of study will cover all of a traditional seminary curriculum, including Bible, Biblical and Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Apologetics, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education, Biblical Counseling and many more.The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is the highest professional degree for those engaged in local church ministries, world missions and similar ministries. The two-year degree program consists of thirty six (36) credits (including a Dissertation) and is designed to provide the highest level of training, and to equip those actively involved in vocational ministry with greater competence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. program concentrates on developing expertise in the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry.The Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) program is a three-year program consisting of sixty credits (including a Dissertation) and is designed to prepare persons for vocations of teaching and research, and for the scholarly enhancement of Christian ministry. The ideals of the Th.D. encompass the view that the best tools for such vocations develop through training in Biblical Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, Biblical History and Biblical Exegesis.