Bible and Theology
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Strengthen your ministry by acquiring a biblical and theological foundation
The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology (MABT) is a 36-credit hour concentrated curriculum, providing biblical and theological knowledge leading to life-long engagement with learning in a scholarly context. Up to 17 hours of the 36-hour degree can be taken online.
Intended primarily as professional preparation, the program equips students with the leadership skills needed to guide others into a deeper understanding of Scripture and Christian Theology in congregational or para-church ministry settings. Students will learn from a faculty with strong ties to Gardner-Webb University’s Baptist tradition, including its historic commitments to Biblical Authority, the priesthood of all believers, and the separation of church and state. At the same time, the learning community is interdenominational, celebrating the diversity of the many ecclesial traditions represented within the student body.
The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology degree invites students who are interested in receiving theological education in a “rigorous and innovative degree program, combined with distinctive experiential learning opportunities” to be transformed into “thinkers, doers, and world-changers.”
Your classes and hands-on learning experiences will help you:
Additional information, including descriptions of specific concentrations and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology will not only provide you with a strong foundation in basic Christian understanding but will also equip you to prepare others to grow in their discipleship and make a difference in the world.
The degree is designed to provide a credential that will support individuals in a variety of ministry settings, including
The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology is primarily focused on professional development, although students seeking a preparatory degree for doctoral study may find value in its outcomes. The University also offers a Master of Arts in Religion designed primarily for academic preparation.
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