The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.B.S.) is a fully online program that introduces students to basic ministry skills that will equip the student to be an effective associate level minister or Christian leader. The M.A.B.S. introduces students to the Old and New Testaments, Christian theology, hermeneutical skills, history of the church, apologetics, and the Calvary Chapel movement.
The 36 credit degree program has 8 core courses and 5 specialization options: Biblical Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Christian Education, and Women’s Ministry. The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program is scholarly in its academics and practical in its application to ministry.
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is to provide effective tools for furthering the cause of Christ through biblical studies and Christian ministry.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the M.A.B.S. degree program the student will be able to:
- Biblically state and identify the principal doctrines of evangelical Christianity.
- Identify the major themes of both the Old and New Testaments.
- Evaluate the challenges to a Christian worldview and formulate Biblical rebuttals.
Demonstrate an understanding of a foundational evangelical theological education that is reflected by a Biblical worldview and the necessary skills to serve as an Assistant Pastor or ministry leader.
Exhibit ministry readiness to lead others through confident application of ministry skills in a specifically Calvary Chapel environment.
Execute exemplary leadership ability in providing vision and forward momentum among a local church staff or ministry team. Develop basic pastoral skills necessary for successful ministry in the local church
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies will be able to:
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is 36 credits and features 8 biblical core courses and 4 courses specific to the student’s selected specialization.