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Theological Studies

Offered: On Campus Apply

The M.T.S. program provides training for participants to reflect theologically on the role of the church in contemporary society and to develop skills necessary for effective ministry within local churches, mission agencies or para-church ministries. The courses in this program are designed to produce theological and research competencies in three major areas of study: Biblical Studies. Theological Studies, and Leadership Studies.


Outcomes

Biblical Objectives:

  • Gain exegetical skills in understanding the content of Scripture through its form, context, structure, and vocabulary.
  • Identify the basic issues involved in the exposition of Scripture including the cultural and historical background of the text.
  • Apply skills to use Scripture in a variety of life and church circumstances: polity, apologetics, homiletics, Christian ethics, doctrine, and mission.

Theological Objectives:

  • Examine the development of Christian life and thought in their historical contexts.
  • Compare and evaluate prominent theological systems and movements in recent centuries.
  • Discuss the major theological loci in sensitivity to biblical revelation, doctrinal developments in history, and contemporary contextual changes.

Leadership Objectives:

  • Cultivate the dimensions of spirituality by exploring the disciplines of the spiritual life, the process of faith formation and the nature of ever-deepening moral life.
  • Develop the leadership roles of the minister (clergy and lay leader) as preacher, educator, caregiver and administrator in the life of the local church or para-church ministry.
  • Examine the larger cultural and social environment in which the church carries out its global mission.

Formats & Schedules

The Master of Theological Studies program is year-round with courses offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Courses are generally offered one night a week for eight weeks, with one additional Saturday session per course.

Quick Facts

TOTAL UNITS
48

COST PER UNIT
$490*

LENGTH OF PROGRAM
2-3 years

START TERMS
Fall, Spring & Summer


*Tuition is based on the 2017/2018 academic year and is subject to change.

Accreditations

West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Awesome Biology
Assemblies of God
Awesome Biology
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Gregory Austring, PhD

Gregory Austring, PhD

Professor of Religion & Intercultural Studies, Chair of General Education, School for Professional Studies
Tommy Casarez, PhD

Tommy Casarez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology
Sarah Cassell

Sarah Cassell

Student Success Coordinator
Roli Dela Cruz, PhD

Roli Dela Cruz, PhD

Associate Professor of New Testatment
Willem Dogterom, DMin

Willem Dogterom, DMin

Professor of Pastoral Ministries & Spiritual Formation, Chair of Religion, School for Professional Studies
Roger Heuser, PhD

Roger Heuser, PhD

Professor, Co-Director, Graduate Religion
Richard Israel, PhD

Richard Israel, PhD

Professor of Old Testament
Frank Macchia, ThD

Frank Macchia, ThD

Professor of Theology
Doug Petersen, PhD

Doug Petersen, PhD

Co-Director
Markita Roberson

Markita Roberson

Program Coordinator
Gary Tyra, DMin

Gary Tyra, DMin

Professor of Biblical & Practical Theology
Diana Wahlstedt

Diana Wahlstedt

Administrative Assistant
April Westbrook, PhD

April Westbrook, PhD

Chair of Religion, Professor of Old Testament

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