SCHOOL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM MAP

The Pre-Biblical Studies Academy comprises about 40% of the courses to graduate with an Associate of Theological Studies in Biblical Studies degree. The Associate degree program is foundational for several Bachelor degree completion programs that equip students to both serve in various ministry contexts and prepare for graduate level studies in biblical and theological studies from a missional perspective. The Associate, Bachelor degree completion programs and the Master of Theological Studies degree programs are all 2 year programs. Those who complete an MTS may continue for one more year and complete a Master of Divinity program.

EXPLORE THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES CORE 
worshipleader2.jpgThe School of Theological Studies provides a core set of courses that provide a foundation for all studies at the Missional University.
CORE COURSES:
  • Biblical Theology of Missions
  • Reading the Old Testament Missionally
  • Reading the New Testament Missionally
  • Themes in Christian Theology
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Doing Theology in Context
BIBLICAL STUDIES 
worshipleader2.jpgThe Missional Bible Teacher has a foundation in Biblical Studies that equips him or her to study the Bible missionally.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies (STS Core)
  • Inductive Bible Study Methodologies

 

worshipleader2.jpgThe Missional Bible Teacher equips believers to understand the mission of God in the Old Testament.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Reading the OT Missionally (STS Core)
  • The Mission of God in the OT Torah
  • The Mission of God in OT History
  • The Mission of God in OT Poetry
  • The Mission of God in OT Prophets

 

worshipleader2.jpgThe Missional Bible Teacher equips believers to understand the mission of God in the New Testament.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Reading the NT Missionally (STS Core)
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies (STS Core)
  • Missional Practice of Jesus in the Gospels
  • Missional Practice of the Early Church
  • Pauline Theology & Missional Practice
  • General Epistles & the Mission of God
  • The Mission of God in the End Times

 

MISSIONAL THEOLOGY 

Missional Theology

The Missional Theologian equips believers to understand a theology of mission and integrate missional theology within their community context.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Biblical Theology of Missions (STS Core)
  • Themes in Christian Theology (STS Core)
  • Missional Hermeneutics
  • Theology of Proclamation & Witness
  • Theology of Spiritual Warfare
  • Theology of Work & Vocation
  • Theology for the City
  • Theology for Town & Country

 

SOCIAL THEOLOGY 

Social Theology

The Social Theologian equips believers to understand a theology of society and integrate social theology within their missional practice.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Doing Theology in Context (STS Core)
  • Theology, Media and Communication
  • Theology of Person & Place
  • Theology of Possessions & Poverty
  • Theology of Hospitality & Presence
  • Theology of the Diaspora
  • Theology of Ethnicity
  • Theology of Incarceration
  • Theology of Illness
  • Theology of Health Care

 

CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY 

Social Theology

The Contextual Theologian equips believers to facilitate theological reflection within cultural contexts without compromising biblical truth.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Doing Theology in Context (STS Core)
  • Learning Theologically Together
  • Images of Jesus in Non-European Cultures
  • Methods and Resources in Contextual Theology
  • Jesus & Mission in the Shadow of American Exceptionalism
  • African Theology in Context
  • Asian Theology in Context
  • Black Theology in Context
  • Latin American Theology in Context
  • Postmodern Theology in Context
  • Messianic Theology in Context

 

CULTURAL THEOLOGY 

Social Theology

The Cultural Theologian equips believers to understand how theology and the arts relate so that ministry related to the arts may ground their practice in Biblical foundations.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Theology, Media and Communication
  • Theology of Beauty
  • Theology of Music
  • Theology of Storytelling
  • Visual Theology
MORAL THEOLOGY 

Social Theology

The Moral Theologian equips believers to understand a theology of ethics in the personal and public sphere and how to integrate moral theology in personal and public life.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • Foundations of Moral Theology
  • Moral Theology & the Missio Dei
  • Moral Theology in Personal Ethics
  • Moral Theology in Political Economy
  • Moral Theology in Public Administration
  • Moral Theology in Community Development
MISSIONAL HISTORY 

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The Missional Historian equips believers to understand the history of the mission of God from the New Testament era to the present day.

SAMPLE COURSES:
  • The Mission of God in Pre-reformation History
  • The Mission of God in Post-reformation History
  • Missionary Apostles in Church History
  • Missionary Artisans in Church History