This diploma is designed for students seeking to develop lives of meaning, purpose, and faith. The goal is spiritual formation that shapes the heart, soul, mind, and body towards missional living that will change the world.

Learners will Demonstrate

  1. Growing competency in understanding, interpreting, applying, and communicating the biblical message
  2. Understanding and appreciation of the work of God and the Church throughout history and contemporary culture
  3. Experience Christ-centered community through meaningful participation in family, a local church and at ABC
  4. Strengthen their sense of self as they are spiritually formed through participating in study, prayer, and service
  5. Confidence as they make decisions concerning further education or work that will enable them to be servant-leaders in God’s redemptive story

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Course blocks

Course Requirements


Bible (21)

  • B101 Grasping God’s Word (3)
  • B111 Old Testament Literature (3)
  • B121 New Testament Literature (3)
  • B122 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
  • B211 The Pentateuch (3)
  • B221 Acts of the Apostles (3)

The following three electives must be 300 or 400 level:

  • NT Elective (3)

Theology (9)

  • B231 Christian Theology (3)
  • B333 Christian Ethics (3)
  • Theology Elective Level 400 (3)

Professional Studies (16)

  • P100 Field Experience I (4)
  • P200 Field Experience II (4)
  • P101 Spiritual Formation (4)
  • P108 Vocational Seminar (1)
  • P206 Living the Story (3)

General Education (18)


  • G101 Communications Theory (3)
  • G281 Arts and Culture (3)


  • G220 History of Christianity (3)


  • G131 Contemporary Thought (3)

Social Sciences

  • G245 Psychology of the Family (3)

Technology/Science Elective

  • G234 Science, Technology, and Society (3)


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This program is designed to prepare individuals for pastoral leadership in the local church, or for graduate study at seminary.

This multi-major degree program is designed to prepare a student to server Christ through the church and in other ways, as well as providing the basis for continuing high education.

This highly flexible degree program is designed to equip a student to serve the church and promote the gospel. It is designed in the classical English Bible reader tradition, for those who wish to maximize learning in English Bible.