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Full-Time Study

We understand that your call to Christian service requires more than head knowledge.

Our goal is to provide a framework in which Christians can grow as able communicators of the Christian message, competent leaders in Christian work, and as spiritually mature believers.

Our programme offers a combination of theology courses and ministry modules. The programme is designed so that each year is complete and balanced in itself, preparing you for mission and ministry in God’s world.

For those wishing to study full-time at the Faith Mission Bible College, we offer the following options:

  • Certificate in Applied Theology (1 year)
  • Diploma in Applied Theology (2 years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Applied Theology (3 years)

Certificate in Applied Theology (1 Year, Full-Time)

Students studying for the Certificate in Applied Theology will complete the following courses:

Old Testament in Contexts

New Testament in Contexts

Hermeneutics

Global History of Christianity

Christian Theology

Christian Ethics

Ministry Modules (x4)

Biblical Languages

This course introduces students to the literature of the Old Testament (Torah; historical books; writing prophets; Psalms and ‘wisdom’), exploring its key trajectories and theological themes. [15 credits]

This course introduces students to the literature of the New Testament (gospels and Acts; Pauline epistles; non-Pauline epistles; Revelation), exploring its key trajectories and theological themes. [15 credits]

This courses introduces students to biblical hermeneutics (i.e. biblical interpretation) in historical and theological perspective; including case studies and practical exposition. [15 credits]

This course introduces students to the global history of Christianity from the first to twenty-first centuries with a focus on the developments in theology, exegesis, and missions. [15 credits]

This course enables students to explore major theological themes affirmed in the central summaries of the Christian faith (i.e. creeds and confessions), and to examine them in relationship with biblical exegesis. [15 credits]

This course inducts students into the nature Christian living, moral awareness, and ethical judgments, informed by theological reflection, scriptural exegesis, and cultural awareness. [15 credits]

Students will complete four ministry modules as part of the Certificate in Applied Theology (these modules are offered every other year). Our ministry modules include:

Year A:
– Prayer & Revival [5 credits]
– Children & Youth Ministry [5 credits]
– Christian Character & Biblical Relationships [5 credits]
– Pastoral Care [5 credits]

Year B:
– Evangelism Theory [5 credits]
– Apologetics [5 credits]
– Discipleship [5 credits]
– Servant Leadership [5 credits]

FMBC offers two-week introductory language courses each spring.

Students will complete either:

– Reading Biblical Hebrew [10 credits]
– Hebrew for Bible Study [5 credits] + Summer Ministry Module [5 credits]
– Reading New Testament Greek [10 credits]
– Greek for Bible Study [5 credits] + Summer Ministry Module [5 credits]

Diploma in Applied Theology (2 Years, Full-Time)

In addition to the Certificate courses (above), students studying for the Diploma in Applied Theology will complete the following courses:

Old Testament Texts

New Testament Texts

Homiletics

Moments in Christian History

Doctrines in Depth

Foundations for Christian Mission

Ministry Modules (x4)

Biblical Languages

This course builds on Old Testament in Contexts, offering a close reading of two Old Testament texts (e.g. 1 Kings and Job). [15 credits]

This course builds on New Testament in Contexts, offering a close reading of two New Testament texts (e.g. Mark and Galatians). [15 credits]

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the nature, history, and theology of Christian preaching, including its application in practical settings. [15 credits]

This course builds on Global History of Christianity by exploring two “moments” of Christian History in depth (e.g. the early church and British Reformations). [15 credits]

This course builds on Christian Theology, offering an in-depth investigation of two central Christian doctrines (e.g. the triune God and theological anthropology). [15 credits]

This course provides an integrative investigation into the understanding of the “missio Dei” in the life of the church. [15 credits]

Students will complete the remaining four ministry modules for their Diploma in Applied Theology (these modules are offered every other year). Our ministry modules include:

Year A:
– Prayer & Revival [5 credits]
– Children & Youth Ministry [5 credits]
– Christian Character & Biblical Relationships [5 credits]
– Pastoral Care [5 credits]

Year B:
– Evangelism Theory [5 credits]
– Apologetics [5 credits]
– Discipleship [5 credits]
– Servant Leadership [5 credits]

FMBC offers two-week introductory language courses each spring.

Students will complete either:

– Reading Biblical Hebrew [10 credits]
– Hebrew for Bible Study [5 credits] + Summer Ministry Module [5 credits]
– Reading New Testament Greek [10 credits]
– Greek for Bible Study [5 credits] + Summer Ministry Module [5 credits]

Advanced Diploma in Applied Theology (3 Years, Full-Time)

In addition to the Certificate and Diploma courses (above), students studying for the Advanced Diploma in Applied Theology will complete advanced courses in biblical studies, theology, and church history, as well as a dissertation. In 2020/21 the Advanced Diploma courses will be:

Studies in the Psalms

Pauline Studies

Evangelicalism: History & Theology

Biblical Theology

Dissertation

In this course, students will study the aspects of the book of Psalms, and study selected psalsm in depth. [20 credits]

In this course, students will study the work of the apostle Paul. In 2020, this will involve a close reading of the book of 1 Corinthians. [20 credits]

In this course, students will explore the history and theology of evangelicalism from the eighteenth-century revivals to the present day in depth. [20 credits]

Selected themes in Christian Theology studied through a close reading of selected Old and New Testament texts. [20 credits]

As part of the Advanced Diploma, students will write a 10,000 word dissertation on a biblical, theological, or missiological topic of their choice. [40 credits]

As well as academic study, all of our full-time students engage in devotions, outreach, and practical service as an integral part of their studies at the Faith Mission Bible College.