The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies curriculum is designed for the student who desires to preach, write, or teach Bible and theology in a variety of educational and ministerial settings. It is designed to provide training in the exegesis and interpretation of Scripture. The student is required and encouraged to think critically, analytically, and synthetically.Special attention is given to preparing students to teachand minister the uniqueness of the Christian faith from aPentecostal perspective. Completion of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies equips the student to:1. Teach Bible and theology in Bible schools and colleges,Christian schools, and other educational settings.2. Serve effectively as a Christian leader: pastor, missionary, evangelist, writer, and teacher.3. Develop and practice valid systems of biblical hermeneutics and exegesis.4. Develop a strong Pentecostal theological perspective.5. Communicate the gospel message effectively within his or her cultural context and cross-culturally.6. Obtain, through instruction and practice, knowledge and skills to write scholarly and theologically sound papers for publication.7. Engage in research and studies beyond the Master of Arts degree.
Master of Divinity
Recognized by the NCFHE
MQF Level 7
The Master of Divinity is regarded as the first professional degree in ministerial and biblical studies. Special attention is given to preparing students to teach and proclaim the uniqueness of the Christian faith from a Pentecostal perspective. Students who desire to pursue a doctoral degree will find the Master of Divinity degree to be foundational for research at the doctoral level. Completion of the Master of Divinity equips the student to:1. Teach in Bible schools and colleges, pursue highereducational goals, lead and write for Pentecostalchurches in multiple countries and cultures, and be aservant-oriented leader.2. Exhibit character and faith through maturity in personalChristian living, strong interpersonal skills, and servant oriented leadership.3. Employ valid methods of biblical exegesis.4. Contextualize biblical knowledge and interpretational methods to the needs of his or her community.5. Develop a strong Pentecostal theological perspective.6. Prepare and deliver well-organized, clearly-presented, biblically-based sermons and teaching plans.7. Employ critical thinking and research techniques.8. Engage in research and studies beyond the Master of Divinity degree.
After completing this certificate, students would have been introduced to the assessment of learning, and the relationship of learning and assessment. This including the design, development, and administration of tests and other assessment instruments and procedures. They will also cover test evaluation and grade assignments and introduced to interpreting standardized test scores. Furthermore, students would be introduced to variating of testing methods such as test specifications, item-writing strategies, test construction and administration, performance and portfolio assessment, item analysis, test evaluation, and grade reporting. Other important aspects that students will learn are administrative philosophy, structure, planning, organization, management, educational standards and evaluation, and student development for Bible schools. The focus will be on gaining a broad understanding of the principles of educational administration that relate to the Bible school or advanced school of theology and application of the principles in the cultural context of the student. Consequently, they would also be introduced to planning development and technologies involved and implementing Christian and secular curriculum in secondary and post-secondary education
Recognized by NCFHE
Master of Arts in Biblical StudiesMaster of DivinityGraduate Studies Certificate in Education
Not Submitted to NCFHE for Recognition*
Doctor of Ministry - DMin: Bible and TheologyDoctor of Ministry - DMin: Christian MinistryMaster of Arts in Ministerial StudiesGraduate Studies Certificate in New Testament StudiesGraduate Studies Certificate in Intercultural StudiesGraduate Studies Certificate in in Leadership
and training. Particular attention will be paid to the instructional design process and the educational technology of distance learning. Students will be given an opportunity for hands-on practice in doing instructional development on the college level.This certificate also presents teaching methodology from a Christian perspective and deals with the fundamental responsibilities of the instructor in the classroom. The student will interact with modern educational methods that utilize various teaching/learning procedures, classroom management, optimum conditions for learning, cognitive and behavioral learning theories, and information processing theories in view of the psychological basis and their advantages and disadvantages. The measurement and evaluation of learning are considered in light of the instructional tactics that would best prepare students to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the information that is supplied. Finally, this course presents to students a study of theories of human learning, development, and motivation as they relate to the educational tasks of guiding and encouraging learning. The course emphasizes application of theories of educational psychology in a church or ministry context and how to integrate faith and learning through the use of critical thinking and gives them opportunities to designed an educational project that reflects their theological and practical ministry within their typical ministry environment, such as a local church or a Christian school.
* These courses will be submitted for recognizance when we have students interested to study them. However, these graduate degrees are recognzied by the HLC, Global University’s accrediting body.