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Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of the Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies is to deepen knowledge of God and his Word within those who have not yet determined to enter a full seminary degree program but, nevertheless, wish to grow in their ability to minister to others.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, the student will:


Be able to articulate and defend the correct, biblical view on the following central doctrines: theology proper (including God’s nature, attributes, triunity, works, and fatherhood) and bibliology as well as other central doctrines such as: Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, angelology/demonology, anthropology, hamartiology, the relationship between Israel and the Church, the nature of the church and its ministries, eschatology, and ecclesiology.

2.Be able to articulate the significance of the above-mentioned central doctrines for personal life and ministry.
3.Know the history of hermeneutics, the basic principles of grammatico-historical exegesis, and the basic principles of lexical semantics to determine the meaning of biblical words. Students will develop a commitment to more effectively meditate on God’s word in their own spiritual lives.
4.Be able to demonstrate: the theme and major contributions of each Old Testament (OT) book; discover the importance of historical background to the interpretation of the OT; and develop greater confidence in the OT as a trustworthy guide to faith and life.
5.Be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the following: a historical outline of the New Testament (NT); how each NT book fits into the outline; the broad historical and cultural backgrounds to the NT; and the basic theme and teaching of each NT book. The student will be able to evaluate critical views of the NT from an evangelical perspective.

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

No Annual PLO Assessment Reports are currently available for this program.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.