The Bachelor of Theology degree is intended for all current or future ministers of the church.
This degree is intended to provide an introduction to the fields of theology, both academic theology and practical theology, for all those who desire to be ministers of the church. It will appeal to pastors who can’t afford to uproot from their churches and travel to a seminary. It will also appeal to pastors who can’t afford online education or detest the typical dry and non-relational model of online education. It will also appeal to those who aren’t in ministry yet but desire to be and don’t care for the current model of theological education for the same reasons above. It will also appeal to those who don’t care for how detached much theological education is from the local church.
This degree is different in design from all our other degrees. It is similar in that all assignments take place in the convenience of one’s own country, state, city, church, home, coffee shop, lawn-chair, etc. But unlike our other programs, we will create and record lectures for each subject. This is because we desire all new students to become acquainted with serious college level lectures. This is also because we want to personally build a strong theological foundation for you, instead of leaving you alone to a brave new world of academic reading and writing.
The classes for this degree are still being written, so the Bachelor of Theology is not available at this time.
All who are admitted into this program in the future will have to fulfill these requirements:
Watch 20 hours of lectures for each class. These have yet to be developed, so our Bachelor of Theology program is not yet offered to new students. These lectures will consist of 10 videos for each subject and will be hosted on a different website.
Read books selected by us for each subject. This will generally amount to 500-1000 pages of reading for each class.
Write 2 papers on each subject. This can be a sermon. This can be a Sunday school lesson. This can be a lecture. This can be a research paper of some kind. You get to select what would be most helpful for your future ministry.
Complete practicum assignments for each subject. This could be sermon delivery. This could be leading meetings. This could be counseling sessions. Each subject will have its own parameters. Our hope is that you won’t be flooded with meaningless, busy work, but with assignments that are actually helpful and applicable to ministry.
Participate in a study group. You may meet with fellow ministers in your area who aren’t students of our program. You may meet with other students in our program at a distance via technology. Our primary hope is that you’ll learn how to think and speak better by engaging with others in a group setting. We also hope you learn how to partner with others in ministry. Frankly, we’re tired of pastors competing against each other and other churches.
Become mentored by a pastor. If you aren’t a pastor, we strongly suggest you become mentored by your own pastor. If you are already a pastor, we suggest you become mentored by an older pastor in the area who has had more time to develop personal character, theological acumen, and ministry skills. Either way, we all need to be mentored by the older generations of the church. Our primary hope is that your character will be developed by being mentored by a pastor who isn’t you.
Become an intern at a local church. If you aren’t a pastor, we strongly suggest you intern at your own church. If your’e already a pastor, you won’t be required to intern at another church. The point is that we want every student actually serving the church, and we want them serving the church weekly. Our primary hope is that you’ll develop a greater understanding of the workings of the church, and that you’ll develop ministry skills by serving a local church.