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

Seeing and savoring the glory of God in the Word and the world is the true object of every waking moment and the source of every impulse to learn. A regenerated heart yearns to know more, and Bethlehem College & Seminary has shaped degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to feed the appetites of lifelong learners and equip them for fruitful ministry in the church and the world.

Degree Completion

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
Cross Cultural Ministry2
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
Cross Cultural Ministry2
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

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 prepare church pastors, but rather to encourage effective workplace ministry, flourishing family life, and more theologically minded 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
Christian Worldview and World Religions3
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
Christian Worldview and World Religions3
Spring
Greek Exegesis: Epistle3
Studies in Biblical Theology3
Issues in Biblical Ethics3