Biblical and Theological Studies
About the Biblical and Theological Studies department
The major in Biblical and Theological Studies blends a biblical and theological foundation with a flexibility of electives. The Major in New Testament emphasizes New Testament studies, including a study of the original language, Greek, and its application for interpretation. The one-year Bible Certificate is designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge and effectiveness in Christian lay ministry.
Why choose Bible and Theological Studies at Crown?
The majors in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Crown College combine a strong biblical and theological foundation with a minor that serves the educational and vocational interests of the student. These minors may be selected as pre-seminary degrees or as preparation for graduate studies in a variety of related fields such as biblical studies, intercultural studies, missions, religion, religious education, institutional chaplaincy, and theology. The minor chosen may be any standard offering or custom designed according to the student's special needs, interests or vocational goals. The minor in Pastoral Leadership might be of particular interest to those who wish to engage in ministry before entering seminary.
Additional Biblical Studies Program Information
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Crown offers a one-year Bible Certificate, designed for those who desire to increase their effectiveness in Christian lay ministry. This certificate program may be adapted, in consultation with the department chair, for a college graduate or those with some college experience. Credits earned in this certificate program can be applied to an associate's or bachelor's degree. A cumulative GPA of 2.0, a residency of 24 semester hours and one Christian service unit are required for satisfactory completion. This program is not intended to prepare students for professional Christian ministries. The following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes apply: 21-2000 Religious Workers, 21-2011 Clergy, 21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education, 21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other. To learn more about occupational profiles on the U.S. Dept. of Labor's O*NET website, click here. Click here for current costs.