Evening Degrees

Well-educated people are people who have the habits of mind and heart to go on learning what they need to learn to live in a Christ-exalting way for the rest of their lives.

— John Piper

Graduate as a mature adult ready to witness for Christ with wisdom and wonder for the rest of your life.

God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him. Spend the next four years relishing this great truth as you mine the treasures of the Bible and consider the Great Books—works of history, literature, philosophy, and theology that have stood the test of time and resonated with human beings through the ages and around the world.

This is a program in which a conservative evangelical worldview is respected and a reformed, Calvinistic theological perspective is welcomed and encouraged. Here you will be challenged and pushed beyond your sense of your own abilities. In the process, you will cultivate habits of mind and heart as you are intentionally stress-tested to ensure that you graduate with a resilient faith that is ready to stand firm and contend for truth in the home, church, and world.

The Bachelor of Theology is designed to help working adults complete a once-started but unfinished undergraduate education by transferring as much previously earned academic credit as possible and then focusing remaining degree work on biblical theology and Christian discipleship.

Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate collegiate-level skills in inquiry, interpretation, and argumentation in written and oral communication.
  • Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, and articulate biblical truth.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a biblical worldview for understanding and evaluating biblical, historical, and theological material.
  • Students will be prepared for Christian service in the home, church, and the world.
  • Students will provide evidence of maturing Christian discipleship.
Year 1Credits
Fall
Old Testament Introduction and Message3
New Testament Introduction and Message3
Research Writing2
Beginning Greek 14
Practical Theology 1 (Weekend Seminar)2
Spring
Biblical Theology3
Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
Communicating the Word of God2
Beginning Greek 24
Practical Theology 2 (Weekend Seminar)2
Summer
World Religions2
Christian Worldview and Apologetics2
Church History3
Year 2Credits
Fall
Systematic Theology 14
Systematic Theology 24
Intermediate Greek4
Practical Theology 3 (Weekend Seminar)2
Spring
Systematic Theology 34
Cross-Cultural Ministry2
Biblical Ethics2
Greek Exegesis4
Practical Theology 4 (Weekend Seminar)2
Year 1
Year 1Credits
Fall
Old Testament Introduction and Message3
New Testament Introduction and Message3
Research Writing2
Beginning Greek 14
Practical Theology 1 (Weekend Seminar)2
Spring
Biblical Theology3
Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
Communicating the Word of God2
Beginning Greek 24
Practical Theology 2 (Weekend Seminar)2
Summer
World Religions2
Christian Worldview and Apologetics2
Church History3
Year 2
Year 2Credits
Fall
Systematic Theology 14
Systematic Theology 24
Intermediate Greek4
Practical Theology 3 (Weekend Seminar)2
Spring
Systematic Theology 34
Cross-Cultural Ministry2
Biblical Ethics2
Greek Exegesis4
Practical Theology 4 (Weekend Seminar)2
Tuition Costs*
Cost per credit hour$205
Year 1 credits35
Year 1 Tuition$7,175
Other Costs**
Housing (Rent + Utilities)$6,000
Books$1,000
Estimated Costs$7,000

* Projected total Bachelor of Theology tuition at $205 / credit is $12,915. Per credit amount subject to change.
** Housing estimate assumes a single individual in a roommate situation.
** 529 plans and GI bills do not qualify.

The Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology is a 42-credit, two year, one night a week graduate program for working adults, men and women, who are interested in gaining biblical Greek language skills and a better understanding of God-centered reformed theology. This program is not designed to build the foundations for pastoral ministry (i.e. preaching and counseling classes), but rather to encourage effective workplace ministry, flourishing family life, and more theologically minded pastors, ministry staffs, and missionaries.

Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate broad-based graduate-level skills in inquiry, interpretation, reflection, and oral and written communication.
  • Students will demonstrate a mature biblical worldview for assessing and synthesizing theological material.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in biblical Greek exegesis.
  • Students will provide evidence of maturing Christian discipleship.
  • Students will be equipped for Christian service in the home, church, and the world.
Year 1Credits
Fall
Beginning Greek 13
Systematic Theology 1: God, Scripture, and Man3
Old Testament Theology3
Spring
Beginning Greek 23
Systematic Theology 2: Christ, the Spirit, and Salvation3
New Testament Theology3
Year 2Credits
Summer
Foundations of Biblical Exegesis3
Intermediate Greek3
Fall
Greek Exegesis: Narrative3
Systematic Theology 3: The Church and Last Things3
Historical Theology3
Spring
Greek Exegesis: Epistle3
Studies in Biblical Theology3
Issues in Biblical Ethics3
Year 1
Year 1Credits
Fall
Beginning Greek 13
Systematic Theology 1: God, Scripture, and Man3
Old Testament Theology3
Spring
Beginning Greek 23
Systematic Theology 2: Christ, the Spirit, and Salvation3
New Testament Theology3
Year 2
Year 2Credits
Summer
Foundations of Biblical Exegesis3
Intermediate Greek3
Fall
Greek Exegesis: Narrative3
Systematic Theology 3: The Church and Last Things3
Historical Theology3
Spring
Greek Exegesis: Epistle3
Studies in Biblical Theology3
Issues in Biblical Ethics3
Tuition Costs*
Cost per credit hour$350
Year 1 credits18
Year 1 Tuition$6,300
Other Costs**
Housing (Rent + Utilities)$6,000
Books$1,000
Estimated Costs$7,000

* Projected total Master of Arts tuition at $350 / credit is $14,700. Per credit amount subject to change.
** Housing estimate assumes a single individual in a roommate situation.

Other Locations

Memphis Additional Location

The Memphis additional location currently offers the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology programs and meets on the premises of Audubon Park Baptist Church. The program follows the same format, objectives, and courses as the Minneapolis location. Tuition and fees for the Memphis site Bachelor of Theology are approximately $205 per credit, or $12,915 for the program. Tuition and fees for the Memphis site Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology are approximately $350 per credit, or $14,700 for the program.

Hawaii Extension Site

Kailua Hawaii

Our Hawaii extension site provides us with the unique opportunity to train men and women in the Scriptures for the sake of God’s glory in the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Rim, and the world. The programs follow the same format, objectives, and courses as the Minneapolis location. Tuition and fees will be finalized in Spring 2021, and Lord-willing, the first cohorts will matriculate in Fall 2021.

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Debt Freedom

Students can leave here without a burden of student loan debt. Tuition is unusually affordable because generous disciples of Christ affirm the quality of this “Education in Serious Joy” by providing a $10,000 annual Serious Joy Scholarship to all students so that they may launch without debt into life and ministry upon graduation.

Other scholarships offered by Bethlehem College & Seminary include the All Peoples Scholarship and Alex Steddom International Student Fund.