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The Bachelors Degree Programs
Bachelors of Sacred Theology(BST)
Bachelors of Christian Education(BCe)



 

 
                  "Amherst Theological Seminary is a religious institution exempt from
                       state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Amherst Theological Seminary offers a Bachelors of Sacred Theology as well as a  Bachelors of
Christian Education. A student who has been awarded an appropriate Bible Bachelors degree may
petition in writing to bypass the Bachelors Degree sequence. Course credits from other recognized
Bible programs may be accepted upon examination of the student's transcript. Upon successful
completion of all course requirements the student will be conferred a Bachelors degree. The student
may then continue to the Masters Level.

BACHELOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY PROGRAM:

 

The Bachelors program is designed to give the student a comprehensive understanding of integral

books of the Bible and Biblical concepts.  Each course has been designed to be as concise and clear

as possible while communicating the message. Our courses are designed to present the material in

such a way as to economize on the time spent, yet facilitate a comprehensive understanding.

 

BACHELORS - TUITION: $300:

 

THE STUDENT MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN A:

   BACHELOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OR

   BACHELOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY

    

The 8 survey courses listed here require the student to answer open book, short answer questions

that are thought provoking and insightful. The questions require the student to think and reflect.

Upon submission of the students answers, the student will review their answers with the mentor. 

The student may use any valid christian resources.

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEYS:

NT-110: MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE, JOHN

NT-120: PAUL'S EPISTLES

NT-130: HEBREWS

NT-140: JAMES

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEYS

OT-110: THE PENTATEUCH

OT-120: THE HISTORY BOOKS I

OT-130: THE HISTORY BOOKS II

OT-140: PSALMS & PROVERBS

The following courses consist submission of short essays 5 to 10 pages and a sermon outline

in which the student will research the topic using valid Christian resources. Upon submission of

of the essays, the student will review their essays with the mentor. 

THEOLOGY

TH-100: THEOLOGY PROPER:

The study of faith: The study of God and of God's relation to the world

TH-110: PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

The study of practice and experience of faith  

CHURCH HISTORY

HI-110 CHURCH HISTORY

A discussion of the history of Christianity

HI-120 BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY

Examines how archeology verifies the Bible story 

EDUCATION:CHURCH STUDIES

THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION MUST PICK 5 DOCTRINAL STUDIES CLASSES)

CH-100 CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Studies how Christian Ministries contribute to the overall spread of the Christian message    

CH-110 CHURCH PLANTING

Examines how churches are started "from scratch" and propagated

CH-120 CHURCH BUSINESS METHODS

A discussion of installing and maintaining the various business records of the church

CH-130 CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL

Studies the establishment and ongoing requirements of a christian school

CHRISTIAN TOPICS

CT-100 THE SIN NATURE & THE HEART

Introduces the "Walk Applied" Christian Counseling Model 

CT-110 GODLY HEALING

Studies the "Walk Applied" Christian healing methodologies

CT-120 EVANGELIZATION

Research & discuss the various ways to spread the great news.

CT-130 HEALING & RESTORATION

Research & discuss various ways of biblical healing and restoration

CT-140 SANCTIFICATION & RENEWAL

Research and discuss sanctification  

CT-150 CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS

Research and discuss “Christian Mindfulness”

CT-160 UNDERSTANDING THE KINGDOM

Research and discuss “The Kingdom of Heaven here on earth”

CT-170 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

The "nuts and bolts" of communing with Christ on a daily basis 

CT-180 ISSUES IN MINISTRY

Research and discuss issues facing those who enter into ministry

CT-190 THE SPIRITUAL IDENTITY

Research and discuss the notion that our identity is found in Jesus

CT-200 "THORNY" ISSUES IN CHRISTIANITY

Research and discuss various issues that face Christianity today. What

are appropriate, thoughtful, and empathetic responses to the LGBTQ?

Same-sex marriage? Abortion? Women in leadership? Politics in the pulpit?

Racism? "White sovereignty"? Sexism and patriarchy?

You will pick 5 "thorny" issues facing the church and address them following the 

instructions given above.

CT-210 THE BIBLE

Research and discuss the concept of Biblical Inerrancy:

The history of the development of the Bible, How it is the standard of truth,

and how it is applicable to our lives today even though it was written long ago

as well as modes of Bible study, resources, and interpretation. 

CT-220 MIRACLES & SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Research and discuss the notions of miracles and spiritual gifts. Present

arguments for both sides: Do miracles still happen? Are spiritual gifts valid?

DOCTRINAL STUDIES

DO-110 SOTERIOLOGY – DOCTRINE OF SALVATION

A discussion of the Salvation covenant and it's implications

DO-120 HAMARTIOLOGY – DOCTRINE OF SIN

Examines the realities of sin

DO-130 BIBLIOLOGY – DOCTRINE OF THE BIBLE

Studies the Bible as God's revelation to humanity

DO-140 PNEUMATOLOGY – STUDY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

A discussion of who the Holy Spirit is and how He leads us into all truth

DO-150 CHRISTOLOGY – THE STUDY OF CHRIST

Examines the deity of Jesus

DO-160 SATANOLOGY & ANGELOGY

An introduction to the Spiritual realm

DO-170 BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

What is meant by the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit"?

DO-180 CREATION VS EVOLUTION

Examines the issues re: the ongoing debate

DO-190 REGENERATION, SANCTIFICATION & JUSTIFICATION

A look at the result of salvation. 

BACHELORS' THESIS:

Create and deliver a sermon series consisting of at least 3 sermons

on the subject of the student's choice, with the approval of the

student's mentor and the vice chancellor

 

 

THE STATEMENT OF THE CALL:

Write an essay that describes what you feel your calling is

and how you think the Spirit is leading you.

FELLOWSHIP BIBLE INSTITUTE: 

An open book final assessment.

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