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BIBLICAL THEOLOGY PROGRAM

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Alf Deeley, Roger J. Stronstad Chair of Biblical Theology
Alford Deeley
Roger J. Stronstad Chair of Biblical Theology

Office Telephone: (604) 851-7236 or 1-800-976-8388
biblicaltheology@summitpacific.ca.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program is designed to give students a well-rounded college education with sound preparation in Bible & Theology (51 credits), Biblical language emphasis, as well as a foundation in Practics (33 credits) and General Studies (39 credits).

An aptitude for the study of Biblical Hebrew and/or Greek is a pre-requisite for enrolment in this program. Students who desire to continue their education at the graduate level will find this major attractive.

A solid foundation for expositors and teachers of Scripture.

JESUS INVESTED HIS LIFE BY TEACHING DISCIPLES FULL-TIME FOR 3 YEARS!

The Church depends on teachers grounded in God's word to equip believers for discipleship and service.

". . . rightly handling the word of truth." 1 Timothy 2:15
". . . preach the word, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

More than ever before, the world needs to hear a clear presentation of Biblical truth! The Biblical Theology program seeks to equip students with a sound foundation in Scripture that addresses contemporary issues in a relevant way. The program's focus on Biblical exposition will prepare the studious person for a teaching and preaching ministry. Jesus said, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old." We need this kind of leader today-leaders who understand how to mine the Scriptures in order to make fresh application of truth in today's contexts

THE BIBLE

Charles Colson
Founder of Prison Fellowship & former special counsel to the U.S. President 1969 to 1973
"The BIBLE -- banned, burned, beloved. More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history. Generations of intellectuals have attempted to discredit it, dictators of every age have outlawed it and executed those who read it. Yet soldiers carry it into battle believing it more powerful than their weapons. Fragments of it smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints."

J. I. Packer
The Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America.
"One of the many divine qualities of the BIBLE is this: that it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and censorious."

W. E. Gladstone
A British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times.
"I have known ninety-five of the world's greatest men in my time, and of these eighty-seven were followers of the BIBLE. The BIBLE is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors."

Cecil B. DeMille
The founding father of the Hollywood film industry & the most commercially successful producer-director in cinema history.
"After more than sixty years of almost daily reading of the BIBLE, I never fail to find it always new and marvellously in tune with the changing needs of every day."

Jack Hayford
The founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California & the fourth President of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel from 2004 to 2009
"The BIBLE is . . . as necessary to spiritual life as breath is to natural life. There is nothing more essential to our lives than the Word of God."

Henry Thiessen
Taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and served as Chairman of the Faculty of the Graduate School at Wheaton College, Illinois.
"The BIBLE is superior to all other religious books in content. It sets up the highest ethical standards, enjoins the most absolute obedience, denounces every form of sin, and yet informs the sinner how he can become right with G-D. How could uninspired men write a book like that?"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A German writer and statesman
"The BIBLE grows more beautiful, as we grow in our understanding of it."

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY COURSES

BIBLICAL LANGUAGE(s):

  • Beginning Greek or Hebrew [6 credits]
  • Intermediate Greek or Hebrew [6 credits]

THEOLOGY:

  • Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • Pastoral Theology
  • New Testament Theology
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Research Theology

INTERPRETATION:

  • Hermeneutics
  • Exegetical Methodology
  • New Testament Backgrounds

ELECTIVES:

  • Bible & Theology electives [6 credits]

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PAOC CREDENTIALS:

  • Local Church Leadership
  • Pastoral Ministry Internship
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program the student shall be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of the Bible and its major themes;
  • use proper hermeneutical, exegetical, & homiletical skills in the exposition, teaching, preaching and application of Scripture;
  • do sound Biblical, historical and systematic theologizing;
  • develop and demonstrate an authentic Christian worldview;
  • practice basic Christian life skills including spiritual disciplines, evangelism, church ministry and cultural discernment;
  • nurture a godly, Spirit-filled, ethical lifestyle and,
  • advance confidently and successfully to seminary or graduate school studies.

If you have any questions about programs here at Summit Pacific College, please contact Nathan (604) 851-7222 or Courtney 604-851-7224 (Toll Free 1.800.976.8388) or contact us through our Information Request Form.

SAMPLE DEGREE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature 3
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 BIBL 132 Cross Cultural Studies 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
RELS 133 Religious Conversion 3 HIST 172 History of Pentecostal Church 3
  15   15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PSYCH 106 Introduction to Psychology 3 BUSI 111 Business Foundations 3
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 BIBL 212 Acts 3
THEO 221 Doctrine I 3 BIBL 214 Exegetical Methodology 3
EDUC 241 Youth Communication 3 THEO 222 Doctrine II 3
Biblical Language 3 Biblical Language 3
Open Elective 3    
  18   15

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization 3 HIST 260 History of Christianity 3
THEO 321 Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit 3 RELS 331 Pastoral Theology 3
Old Testament Elective 3 RELS 332 Christianity and Culture 3
General Studies Elective 3 New Testament Elective 3
Biblical Language 3 Biblical Language 3
  15   15

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL 210 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3
BIBL 412 New Testament Backgrounds 3 THEO 422 Old Testament Theology 3
THEO 421 New Testament Theology 3 THEO 423 Research in Theology 3
Old Testament Elective 3 New Testament Elective 3
Science Elective 3 Open Elective 3
  15   15
GENERAL BIBLE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Summit Pacific College offers three diploma programs:

The diploma programs in Pastoral Theology, General Bible and Church Ministry consist of 90-93 semester hours of required and elective courses.

General Bible Diploma

Those who graduate from this major will have a sound preparation in Bible and Theology (45 semester hours) as well as a foundation of Practics (15 semester hours), General Studies (27 semester hours), and 3 semester hours of open electives. This major is designed for those wanting to maximize Biblical studies in developing their skills for Christian service but do not have a call to full-time ministry. To qualify for credentialing after graduation with this major, students must use the open electives to take the required courses in Practics.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 RELS 132 Cross Cultural Studies 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 HIST 172 History of the Pentecostal Church 3
RELS 133 Religious Conversion 3 General Studies Elective 3
  15   15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 BIBL 212 Acts 3
THEO 221 Doctrine I 3 BIBL 214 Exegetical Methodology 3
Biblical Language 3 THEO 222 Doctrine II 3
Bible Elective 3 Biblical Language 3
General Studies Elective 3 Bible Elective 3
  15   15

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization 3 HIST 260 History of Christianity 3
THEO 321 Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit 3 RELS 332 Christianity and Culture 3
RELS 334 Leadership Development 3 THEO 421 New Testament Theology 3
THEO 422 Old Testament Theology 3 Bible Elective 3
Bible Elective 3 Open Elective 3
  15   15
CHRISTIAN WORKER CERTIFICATE

The certificate programs in General Bible, Church Ministries and Music Leadership consist of 60 to 63 semester hours of required and elective courses. Each certificate is a recognized program of the college, but its completion does not constitute graduation from the college, nor does it meet the requirements for ordination as set forth by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Christian Worker Certificate - General Bible

Objectives

This program is designed to provide students with a concentration of Bible related studies and basic skills and competencies for the sharing of one's faith.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature 3
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 RELS 132 Cross Cultural Studies 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
RELS 133 Religious Conversion 3 HIST 172 History of the Pentecostal Church 3
  15   15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 BIBL 212 Acts 3
THEO 221 Doctrine I 3 THEO 222 Doctrine II 3
THEO 321 Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit 3 THEO 422 Old Testament Theology 3
THEO 421 New Testament Theology 3 General Studies Elective 3
General Studies Elective 3 General Studies Elective 3
  15   15

Note: some courses are offered every second year. Students should alter their programs as necessary.

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