GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY

"Where Vision Becomes Mission"

  MASTERS DEGREE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Our Masters Degree in Biblical Studies program is an advanced academic degree that provides students with an opportunity for in-depth biblical study at an advanced level. Students will acquire advanced competence in one of the following disciplines: Old Testament, New Testament, theology (including spiritual theology) or church history and develop advanced skills in theological research and writing – including engagement with primary resources, scholarly exchange in a peer community, and communication of research results for the church and the academy.  Students must have at least a Bachelors in a ministry-related field of study (i.e. Christian Education, Ministry, Theology, Biblical Studies, Divinity, Counseling, etc.) at least 126 semester hours, with least a 3.0 GPA, at least three years of verifiable ministry leadership experience and three ministry references in order to be accepted into this program of study.

 12 Courses

48 Semester Hours

UNIT ONE

Biblical Beliefs

  This course helps students to understand and communicate Biblical Truths in a easy-to-understand manner. Covered in the course are creation and the fall of man, faith and regeneration, justification and adoption, prayer and worship, angels, Satan, resurrection and judgement, and the church.

New Testament Survey

  This course helps students to bring unity and chronological sequence to New Testament study by weaving the contents of the books around a central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

The Triune God

  The course helps students to understand and communicate the individuality of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the biblical teaching of the Trinity. Topics include the character/work of God; the pre-existence, incarnation, deity, death, resurrection and return of Christ; and the personality and power of the Holy Spirit.

UNIT TWO

Biblical Leadership

 This relevant and important course will help students to grasp a picture of Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership that is Kingdom centered. Rather than basing ministry on traditional and hierarchical models, the timeless biblical strategies of allowing God to place people in their God given roles is the focus of this course.

Christian Ethics

In the course, students will see that ethics and morality must be rooted in the absolutes of God's Word. This course examines the critical questions that face in our world today from a biblical viewpoint and  and ask students to ponder their responsibility in addressing these questions.

Understanding People

 This course helps the Bible teacher enhance ministry skills to work with people effectively. To truly understand people we must combine the rigorous formal study of developmental issues with our own observations and thorough study of Scripture.

UNIT THREE

Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity

  In this course, students learn about how to develop a strategy for growing toward Christ-likeness must be based on the actual ways that people grow and develop into maturity in Christ. It will help them to identify and understanding how we grow spiritually and lead them to become more intentional in their use of time and methods.

Your Ministry of Evangelism

  In this course, students will learn the biblical foundations of evangelism, conversion and regeneration, how to lead a person to a decision for Christ, age-specific techniques, team efforts, visitation, disciplining new believers, and the importance of prayer in the entire process of evangelism.

Understanding Teaching

In this course, students will gain a biblical understanding of teaching brings appreciation for this spiritual gift and how they can apply it to their life and ministry.  It approaches this task from the biblical perspective of empowerment from the Holy Spirit, insight into God's Word, sharp communication skills, and personal interaction with students.   

UNIT FOUR

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

 In this course, students will be introduced to the study of apologetics. It will take students through the well-documented evidence to help them to present a defense for the Gospel message. This course will help you present it clearly, so that other can reach a verdict - that could very well change their life.

The Truth About Worldviews

In this course, students will analyze the main world religions, cults, and philosophical systems and how genuine, biblical Christianity can help connect and answer questions relating to spirituality, morality, and the meaning of life.

World Missions Today

In this course, students will receive an overview of what it means to have a missions-minded ministry which will inspire others to pray for, work for, and give to missions as well as compel others to assume their part in God's plan, so that the local church can take an active role in God's task of global ministry.

 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students will be required to either answer discussion questions or summarize each chapter with at least 300 words and submit a final writing assignment/thesis of between 5,000 and 10,000 words which accounts for 20% of your final grade. Students must submit at least one written assignment every 30 days in order to maintain active status.  

SUBJECT AREAS

This program of study consists of 12 courses in 4 subject areas:


  • Bible and Theology
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ministry Skills
  • Outreach Skills.

GRADING SCALE

We use a percentage grading system with minimum 70% passing grade:

  • 90-100/A
  • 80-89/B
  • 70-79/C
  • 69 and below FAIL

TUITION

By Mail

  • $100.00 - per course 
  • $1200.00 - full tuition

Classroom 

 $285.00 - per course

$3420.00 - full tuition

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