Master of Arts Biblical and Theological Studies
The master’s program, in this division, provides an extension to the programs offered at the bachelor’s level. The seminar-based courses offered at the master’s level will not only compliment the content acquired at the bachelor level but will enhance the student’s ability to make applicable the principles and concepts previously acquired.
The graduate who completes this program will be able to:
1. Assess and apply critical thinking skills to articulate the conservative Christian worldview within the context of a secular society of the
purpose of evangelism and missions.
2. Develop a regular devotional and prayer life for personal and familial discipleship within the local church context.
3. Apply hermeneutical principles to examine the biblical texts, genres, and narratives to communicate the authorial intent and practical
application of the inerrant Scripture.
4. Examine the unique claims of Jesus Christ as the central point of history as Messiah, including creation, prophecy, salvation, and reigning
Coming King from ABU’s premillennial perspective.
5. Identify and communicate key doctrines and practices of the free church / Baptist historical tradition and subsequent polity, within the
Larger context of Church history.
6. Compare and contrast major evangelical theological systems, competing religions and aberrations, for the purpose of constructing a
conservative apologetic and defense.