Bachelor of Arts in Theology
Program Description

Students receive a Biblical foundation that is directly applicable to both their future studies and their personal life and walk with Christ. They will also gain greater understanding in Bible Doctrine and Scriptural Studies. The Program is comprised of the CORE Track, Advanced Theology Track, and 20 electives of the student’s choice.

CORE Track

The CORE Track provides the student with deeper understanding of key doctrines, including: faith, stewardship, prayer, covenant, strategic service, spiritual gifts, leadership, spiritual authority, and Bible study skills.

TH608 Basic Bible Doctrines 3.00 cr.

There are CORE doctrines that every Christian should understand about the Bible. The foundation for our faith is very strong; believers need to be armed with the truth in order to walk with confidence in a skeptical world. Students of this course will receive instruction and resources to equip them to stand for the unshakable truth of the Bible.

TH103 Christian Identity 3.00 cr.

This CORE course teaches who we are in Christ as new creatures and how to experience the power of walking daily in these truths; moreover to understand the transformation work Jesus has performed in our lives.

TH218 Concerning Spiritual Gifts 3.00 cr.

Students of this CORE course will learn the principles and purpose of the New Testament spiritual gifts, how they operate within the church, and how to apply them in their daily lives. It will stir a desire to understand the anointing working through the body of Christ and to value of flowing in it. They will learn the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the fivefold ministry.

TH110 Covenant Authority 3.00 cr.

By first examining our blood covenant with God, this CORE course will permanently, positively impact your view of salvation, communion, baptism and the passionate, personal relationship with our Creator. Students will examine the authority of the believer, what it is, and how to apply it. They will also review the relationship between having authority and being under authority. The practical result is to walk in that authority, daily.

TH412 Foundations of Worship 3.00 cr.

Students taking this CORE course learn how to live, walk and battle as a worshiper. This study included reflections upon the temple, bringing our King pleasure and developing a lifestyle that honors and glorifies Him. It is truly a life-changing class. East Coast Christian University.

TH411 Hearing The Voice Of God 3.00 cr.

Hearing the Voice of God is a CORE course to teach students how to discern His voice. God is always speaking to us by His Spirit. We must learn how to hear Him through the noise of life. He has something to say about every decision, great or small, and intends for us to have victory in every circumstance. Students will learn practical applications for developing an ear to hear Him.

TH208 How To Study The Bible 3.00 cr.

The Bible is God’s Living Word. Learning to study it is foundational to a relationship with God, yet also remains an area of difficulty for many believers who just aren’t sure how to mine treasures from this incredible book. This CORE course provides practical study concepts and tools to help both the novice and the veteran believer dig deeper into Scripture to glean transformational truths that impact every aspect of life.

TH112 Live And Walk By Faith 3.00 cr.

This intensive CORE course builds a firm knowledge of faith in Gods Word and grows it through practical application. Follow through of this solid scriptural study ensures a renewed mind capable of trusting God no matter the circumstance. This class reinforces the foundation laid in Christian Identity and Covenant Authority.

TH109 Stewardship 101 3.00 cr.

This CORE course will guide the students through the OT and NT learning to faithfully steward time and resources within their spheres of influence. To teach the student the principles of Biblical stewardship in the areas of Finance, Body, Relationships, Soul, Spirit, Profession/Career, Time/Priorities, Gifts/Abilities. To help students identify personal goals of stewardship in these areas. From Scripture, the student will learn strategies to accomplish successful stewardship planning

TH108 Strategic Service/Leadership 3.00 cr.

The ministry of helps is an appointed and anointed ministry of the Lord. Gods plans are put into action through his armor bearers. Understanding and working under authority is Gods plan for the Church and our personal lives. Servant Leaders understand this. This CORE course addresses both concepts and their preferred interaction.

Advanced Theology Track

The Advanced Theology Track increases the students understanding of Scripture and provides valuable resources for Biblical study, research, and  interpretation. Students will study the Old and New Testament, The Gospels, World Religions, popular Belief Systems, Hermeneutics, Systematic Theology, and the Culture of the New Testament Audience.

TH505 Christian Counterfeits 3.00 cr.

This course exposes students to the basic tenets of Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormon, Christian Science and other primary “counterfeits” of Christianity, discusses New Age Mysticism (New Thought) and allows comparison/contrast with Biblical Christianity. This study presents helpful ways to bridge the “language barrier” when evangelizing.

TH515 Hermeneutics 3.00 cr.

This course is a deep dive into Biblical interpretation. Building on the knowledge and skills acquired from The Art of Communication, students will have the opportunity to combine their studying and speaking abilities. Students will learn to convert interpreted Scriptures into expositional or topical outlines, from which they can teach or preach to others. “TH608 Basic Bibls Doctrines” is a prerequisite for this course.

HC502 New Testament History and Culture 3.00 cr.

Understanding the culture and history surrounding the life of Christ and His disciples is essential to grasping many tough sayings in scripture. This class exposes students to the intellectual, spiritual and physical climate of the primary cultures intersecting with the early church.

TH407 Survey Of The New Testament 3.00 cr.

Survey of The New Testament is designed to lead you to read the New Testament itself as you overview each of its 27 books gaining vital information regarding the birth and ministry of Jesus, the ministry of the disciples, the background and context of the New Testament books, and the growth of the early church. As believers it is valuable to have a firm grasp on the main themes and overall message of each individual book of the New Testament because they bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ confirming Him as the promised Messiah, the fulfillment of all of God’s promises, the Lord of all and Savior of the world. Having this understanding will serve to build your faith, fill your life with power through the Holy Spirit and provide a source of confidence as you share Jesus with those around you.

TH408 Survey of the Old Testament 3.00 cr.

In this survey course, students will discover each books author and audience as well as explore the various themes of each book.They will gain insight into the purpose behind each book and why it was written as well as what makes each one unique from the others. They will see how Christ is Christ is revealed throughout the Old Testament and perceive the value of studying the Old Testament.

TH491 Systematic Theology I 3.00 cr.

Systematic theology organizes the teachings of the Bible into categorical systems. This course guides students through the Major Christian doctrines, teaches them how to discover key Biblical truths while tackling the big question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today?” “TH608 Basic Bibls Doctrines” is a prerequisite for this course.

TH492 Systematic Theology II 3.00 cr

Systematic theology organizes the teachings of the Bible into categorical systems. Students will continue to explore Major Christian doctrines, learn how to discover key Biblical truths and tackle the big question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today?” “TH608 Basic Bibls Doctrines” is a prerequisite for this course.

TH204 The Gospels I 3.00 cr.

The Gospels tell us the story of Jesus life on earth. Yet there is so much more hidden beneath the surface of these amazing books of the Bible. In this course, students will discover beautiful truths about how four different writers from different backgrounds each bring a unique perspective of Jesus and give a glimpse of the incredible depth of God’s Word. We will survey the four gospels noting variances, comparing and contrasting views. Learn applicable history and culture of Jesus time. Survey Jesus ministry while here on earth.

TH205 The Gospels II 3.00 cr.

The Gospels tell us the story of Jesus life on earth. Yet there is so much more hidden beneath the surface of these amazing books of the Bible. In this course, students will continue to discover beautiful truths about how the four different writers from different backgrounds each bring a unique perspective of Jesus and give a glimpse of the incredible depth of God’s Word. Students will track the life of Christ and focus of His ministry recorded across the Gospels and uncover insights into history and culture of Jesus’s time. “TH204 The Gospels I” is a prerequisite to this course.

TH504 World Religions 3.00 cr.

This is survey of the other primary Religions – Buddhism (Eastern mysticism), Islam and Judaism – exposes students to their basic tenets, allows comparison/contrast with Biblical Christianity, and presents helpful ways to bridge the “language barrier” when evangelizing. It consists of an introduction to the origin, history, theology, and practices of the major non-Christian religions of the world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam. The focus of this course is to broaden the student’s understanding of the beliefs and practices of several of the major world religions and the way they are expressed in culture. This understanding will allow students to effectively relate, communicate and witness to people of other faiths in an honest and purposeful way.

Electives

To complete their Bachelor of Arts in Theology, students will take 20 electives of their choice in addition to the CORE Track and Advanced Theology Track. Eligible transfer credits may be applied to any of all of the 20 electives. Transfer Credits do not apply to the CORE Track or the Advanced Theology Track.

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