he Division of Theology is committed to educating students who, in becoming people like Jesus, will do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in a world being redeemed by God.
The Division of Theology focuses on the study of Scripture, theology, and servant leadership rooted in spiritual formation within the Pentecostal tradition. We prepare women and men to flourish in their callings and ministries through a relational journey with professors and fellow students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs across multiple learning modalities.
The Pastoral Leadership Studies concentration focuses on courses such as Narrative and Expository Preaching, Management in Christian Organizations and Pastoral Care and Counseling.
In addition to the theology core requirements, this concentration includes courses such as Christian Formation of Children, An Introduction to Youth Ministry and Adult Formation and Discipleship.
The Intercultural Studies concentration gives students a foundation in intercultural communication, integrative field studies and current issues in mission studies.
In addition to the theology core requirements, this concentration gives students a foundation in beginning Greek and Hebrew Studies.
The Youth Leadership Studies concentration focuses on courses such as Introduction to Youth Ministry, Narrative and Expository Preaching, and Management in Christian Organizations.
This concentration consists of a mix of theology electives along with Old Testament and New Testament electives.
Students in other majors can earn a minor in Theology (no emphasis) by completing a minimum of 20 units of course work that is housed within the Department of Theology.
Theology courses taken as part of the university core curriculum requirement may be applied to meet minor requirements. Transfer units from other institutions are not accepted toward the Theology Minor.
The minor requires a total of 21 units: six required units of study and 15 elective units. A minimum of 12 elective units must be distinct and different from the requirements of the student’s major to complete the minor.
Assemblies of God Minsterial Credentials
The Division of Theology is committed to provide field education experiences that integrate conceptual aspects of ministry with the practice of ministry in local churches, hospitals, mission opportunities, inner-city ministries and other parachurch organizations. Goals for field education include spiritual formation, mentoring relationships, theological reflection and specific training in ministry skills that provide the framework for such integration.