The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree at Grace Bible College includes 48 credits in Bible and Theology, as well as 28 credits in Ministry. These ministry concentrations include Pastoral, Youth, Intercultural, Women's or General Ministry.
The mission of the Biblical Studies Division is to prepare students for vocational Christian ministry by developing a foundational knowledge of the Bible and theology, ministry principles and practices, and by nurturing the personal character necessary for a life of service to Jesus Christ. This is possible because of the wide range of courses included in this degree:
- Old and New Testament Literature
- Old Testament Electives
- Christian Life and Service
- New Testament Electives
- The Mission of the Church
- Systematic Theology
- Biblical Christian Thought
- Dispensational Theology
- Courses in Biblical Greek
- Spiritual Formation and Service
In addition to these courses, every student completes a ministry practicum designed to put theory into practice. Students interested in licensing and ordination by the Grace Gospel Fellowship complete an intensive six-month internship in lieu of this practicum.
Students who graduate with a Biblical Studies degree from Grace Bible College will gain a deeper understanding and working knowledge of the Scriptures. They will be able to summarize and explain the content of the Bible, Christian theology, and Christian worldview. Students will be trained how to analyze and interpret biblical texts using established principles of exegesis and hermeneutics in order to handle the word of God accurately (2 Timothy 2:15).
Dispensational theology is an important part of Grace Bible College’s heritage. Our Biblical Studies students evaluate dispensational ideas and its contribution to an understanding of the Bible, the life and mission of the Church, and the doctrine of the future.
In every Biblical Studies class, we seek to apply the word of God to critical problems facing the local church, expressed through effective written and oral communication in a variety of ministry contexts.
To hear from one of our Biblical Studies professors, check out Dr. Phil Long’s blog, readingacts.wordpress.com.