Bible and Theology offers you the most intensive study in Old and New Testament courses, biblical languages and narrative and historical approaches to theology. You’ll focus on developing your mind and intellect while building a scriptural foundation to prepare you for graduate studies or for additional seminary work in pastoral ministry, youth ministry or Christian education.
This program also consists of fewer credit hours, so it allows you the time for a double major, combining Bible and Theology with a study in another interest or discipline.
There are many scholarship opportunities for Bible and Theology majors. Ministry students have the potential of receiving roughly $20,000 in financial assistance over four years, significantly minimizing debt and easing the transition into ministry. In fact, all freshmen receive a $1250 their first semester and another $1250 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for the Ministry Student Scholarship Program ($4500-$7500/year) or General Ministry Scholarships ($500-$3000/year).
"My favorite class has been Systematic Theology. I felt like this class attributed to the further continuation of my academic range of topics as well as the ability to engage with other denominations."
“The Bible provides the foundation for everything we believe and teach. But most importantly, it helps us to know God personally.”
Jim Edlin, PhD
Our professors are professionals and scholars with a mission to prepare you for purposeful, passionate and innovative ministry for the kingdom of God around the world. We will equip you to nurture faithful discipleship and provide ways to cultivate the knowledge, attitudes and skills for ministry and leadership from the Wesleyan holiness perspective. And just because you graduate, it doesn't mean we stop supporting you. Continue your education with the Sullivan Center for Church Leadership.
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