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Theology

Offered: On Campus Apply

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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.

Bachelor of Arts in Theology: Pastoral Leadership Studies

The Pastoral Leadership Studies concentration focuses on courses such as Narrative and Expository Preaching, Management in Christian Organizations and Pastoral Care and Counseling.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology: Christian Formation and Discipleship Studies Concentration

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.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology: Intercultural Studies Concentration

The Intercultural Studies concentration gives students a foundation in intercultural communication, integrative field studies and current issues in mission studies.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology: Biblical Studies Concentration

In addition to the theology core requirements, this concentration gives students a foundation in beginning Greek and Hebrew Studies.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology: Youth Leadership Studies

The Youth Leadership Studies concentration focuses on courses such as Introduction to Youth Ministry, Narrative and Expository Preaching, and Management in Christian Organizations.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theology: General Christian Studies

This concentration consists of a mix of theology electives along with Old Testament and New Testament electives.

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Theology Minor

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.

Women and Justice 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.

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Ministerial Credentials

Assemblies of God Minsterial Credentials

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Ministerial Internship Program and Practicum

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.

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Meet Our Faculty

Gregory Austring

Gregory Austring

Religion Graduate, Religion, School for Professional Studies- Business
Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Roli Dela Cruz, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Religion
Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Willem Dogterom, D.Min.

Biblical Studies, Religion, Religion & Leadership Studies
Roger Heuser

Roger Heuser

Religion
Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Alicia Jackson, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Religion
Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Frank Macchia, D.Theol.

Religion Graduate, Religion
Sandra Morgan

Sandra Morgan

Religion Graduate, Center for Women's Studies, Religion, Religion & Leadership Studies, Global Center for Women and Justice, Religion & Biblical Studies
Richard Park, Ph.D.

Richard Park, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Religion, Religion & Biblical Studies
Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Doug Petersen, Ph.D.

Religion Graduate, Religion, School for Professional Studies- Business
John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

John Mark Robeck, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Religion
Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Gary Tyra, D.Min.

Biblical Studies, Religion
April Westbrook, Ph.D.

April Westbrook, Ph.D.

Biblical Studies, Religion

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