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The Department of Religion delivers Christ-centered, contextually relevant theological education, that is biblically and theologically grounded in the Seventh-day Adventist church tradition.

Students who complete the requirements for Ministerial Theology are prepared for entry-level pastoral and evangelistic ministry through a pre-seminary curriculum. The major in Pastoral Care and Pre-Chaplaincy introduces the student to vocational options including hospital, military, and prison chaplaincies. The program in Biblical Studies and Languages serves the person who desires special training in Bible research and inquiry not necessarily claiming a “call” or commitment to traditional pastoral ministry. Certificate in Church Leadership is a one-year program, which prepares the participant for effective lay leadership or self-supporting ministry. Religious Education is designed to qualify a person to teach secondary-school Bible and to pursue graduate studies in school administration and religious education.

MEET FACULTY
MAJORS:

  • Ministerial Theology (B.A.)
  • Pastoral Care and Pre-Chaplaincy (B.A.)
  • Biblical Studies and Languages (B.A.)
  • Church Leadership (B.S.)
  • Religious Education (B.S.)
  • Pastoral Studies (M.A.)

MINORS:

  • Theology
  • Biblical Languages

CERTIFICATES:

  • Church Leadership

RESOURCES:

SOME COURSES YOU MAY TAKE:
RG 102 : Life and Teachings of Jesus
A review of the life of the Master Teacher and a study of the principles and parabolic representations of Christian life and faith as revealed in the Gospels

3 HOURS

RP 231 : Personal Evangelism
An introduction to Christian discipleship. With an emphasis on developing skills for practice,
students examine biblical and theological foundations of discipleship as demonstrated in the
ministry of Christ. Emphasis is given to the development of interpersonal skills for witnessing
in a variety of traditional and non-traditional contexts, such as workplace and marketplace
settings.. Students learn to prepare and present Bible studies and train laity for discipleship.
Field education is required. Prerequisite: RP 132 or permission of instructor

3 HOURS

RP 442 : Public Evangelism and Church Growth
An introduction to public evangelism and church growth. With an emphasis on developing skills
for practice, students examine the biblical and theological foundations of public evangelism
and church growth as demonstrated in the ministry of Christ. Traditional and non-traditional
approaches are explored. Special emphasis is given to the role of the laity in successful
public evangelism and church growth. Field education is required. Prerequisites: RB 211
and RP 231.

2 HOURS

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Oakwood Family, As of today, September 15, 2022, most of the post-fire cleanup has been completed in Carter Hall. Thankfully, because of the fire’s localized nature, the vast majority of the rooms in Carter Hall were not affected by fire or water. However, smoke from...

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Carter Hall News Update

Oakwood Family, The University administrators, faculty, and staff would like to thank you for your prayers regarding the fire that took place yesterday, September 12, 2022. At this time, Carter Hall is being professionally cleaned by a licensed vendor. During this...

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