The Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Crown College is unlike that of any other. Not only does the department prepare young men and women academically and professionally for ministry, seminary or other graduate school. The department also, with academic rigor and practical application, readies students for a life of work in which they change the world for Christ.
All full-time faculty members have pastoral or mission experience. They’re also renowned biblical scholars, who actively write and publish books and articles in national formats and regularly present their work at national conferences. Our faculty’s high-level biblical scholarship paired with their ministry experience gives them the expertise to pastor, shepherd and grow students into maturity.
Throughout Biblical and Theological studies curriculum, students analyze scripture and develop Christian leadership skills in order to grow closer to God and fulfill his Great Commission. Students select minors as pre-seminary degrees, or in preparation for graduate school in such fields as biblical studies, intercultural studies, missions, religion, religious education, institutional chaplaincy, and theology—whichever best serves their educational and vocational interests.
Coursework is mission driven, with applied and personal application so students learn early on how to ensure their spiritual health and lead others, whether they become a pastor, scholar or businessperson. During an annual intercollegiate theology conference, founded by Crown College, students prepare and present academic papers to their peers for discussion and review.
For the graduates of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department, vocation is mission. With a degree from the department, graduates are experts in growing and advancing a Christ-centered world through God’s teachings, whether they go into directly into ministry, teach, or continue on to graduate school at a prestigious institution.
“Our fulltime professors not only have ministry or pastoral experience, but are active biblical scholars with international reputations. In addition, our adjunct professors, many of whom are Ph.D. candidates, are area pastors in touch with current biblical scholarship. As a result, our faculty is comprised of ideal educators who develop students into pastoral leaders with the academic expertise and leadership skills to change the world through Christ.” - Dr. Dean Erickson, Chair
Biblical and Theological Studies Department Degree Programs
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