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Amherst Theological Seminary offers two Associates programs: Associates of Religious Education and Associates of Sacred Theology. Successful completion of the Fellowship Bible Institute is required to take courses in the Associates degree program. A student who has been awarded an appropriate Bible Bachelors degree may petition in writing to bypass the Associates Degree program. 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 an Associates degree. All 4 sequences (ARE-1, ARE-2, ARE-3 & ARE-4) are required before continuing on to the Bachelors degree. Upon completion, the student may then continue to the Bachelors Level. Associates Level course sequences are below, followed by brief course descriptions :
Tuition for the Associates Degree (all 4 sequences) is $300 which includes all materials.
Associates of Religious Education:
Church Business Methods
The Christian Day School
The Book of Ruth
Books 1 & 2 Timothy
Book of Esther
Book of Joshua
Gospel of John
Associates of Sacred Theology:
Doctrine of the Bible
Doctrine of Salvation
Doctrine of Man
Doctrine of Sin
Books of 1, 2, & 3 John
Book of Isaiah
Book of Matthew
ASSOCIATES OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION(“ARE”):
ARE-1 PRE-REQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FBI.
BOOK OF RUTH: An extensive verse by verse study of The Book of Ruth.
CHURCH BUSINESS METHODS: An examination of business aspects of running a modern church.
CHURCH HISTORY I: A survey of early Churches, their beginning and changes up to the Reformation.
SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES: A survey of arious ministries of education in the local church.
THE CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL: A survey of the Christian School: Starting a Christian School, and choosing curriculum and staff.
ARE-2 PRE-REQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ARE-1.
BOOK OF JOSHUA: A verse by verse study of The Book of Joshua.
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN: A verse by verse study of The Gospel of John.
I & II TIMOTHY: A comprehensive study of the two letters to Timothy from Paul.
BOOK OF EZRA: A verse by verse study of the book of Ezra.
BOOK OF ESTHER: A verse by verse study of The Book of Esther.
ASSOCIATES OF SACRED THEOLOGY COURSES(“AST”):
AST-1 PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FBI.
BIBLIOLOGY: DOCTRINE OF THE BIBLE: A systematic study of the Scriptures, their origin, and their relationship to God and man.
SOTERIOLOGY: DOCTRINE OF SALVATION: A systematic study of the doctrine of Salvation.
ANTHROPOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE OF MAN: A Biblical study of the Doctrine of Man, his fall, his Nature, and his future.
HAMARTIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE OF SIN: A Biblical study of the Doctrine of Sin, as it relates to God, Man, and the World.
THEOLOGY PROPER: A systematic study of doctrine of God, the Trinity, and the Father.
ARE-2: PRE-REQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ARE-1
COUNSELING CHILDREN: A study of the counseling methods for working with children.
I, II & III JOHN: A verse by verse study of I, II & III John.
THE BOOK OF ISAIAH: A study of the book of Isaiah.
THE BOOK OF MATTHEW: A verse by verse survey of the book of Matthew.
THE MINOR PROPHETS-1: A verse by verse survey of the books of Zechariah, Zephaniah, Joel, Malachi and Obadiah.