One Year Bible Program
This unique program offers students the opportunity to dive into the heart of the TMU experience. Spanning 2 or 3 semesters, students complete 10 Biblical Studies classes (30 units total) and also experience life in the dorms, participate in chapel, and are engaged full time in the life-on-life discipleship and academic excellence that TMU offers. Upon completion, graduates receive The Master’s Institute Award of Achievement as well as TMU alumni status.
Who should consider this program?
- • Students who would like to front-load their general education Biblical Studies courses before continuing their degree (in any major offered) at TMU or transferring to another school.
- • Students who would like to take a year of Biblical Studies after already earning a bachelor’s degree
- • Students who want to meet a requirement for the mission field
- • Students who desire one year of intense Bible training.
Students who complete The Master’s Institute Award of Achievement may continue their 4-year degree at TMU or choose to transfer to another university. All TMU courses are accredited and may be accepted as transfer credit at the discretion of the respective school.
Old Testament Survey I & II (3 units each)
An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. The Fall semester surveys Genesis through Samuel, and the Spring semester covers Kings through Malachi.
Elementary Greek I
Designed for beginners in Greek; includes a thorough study of the pronunciation and acquisition of a working vocabulary and exercises in translation from Greek to English, as well as from English to Greek. Translation of selected passages of the Greek New Testament.
Christian Theology I & II
A survey of Christian theology in the areas of God (Theology Proper), the Bible (Bibliology), angels—including Satan and demons—(Angelology), Christ (Christology), and the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology).
Theological Issues in Missions
This class will survey the biblical foundation for evangelization of the nations by looking at the cross-cultural accounts and commands in the Old and New Testaments. In addition, comparison studies will be conducted demonstrating the core soteriology of major world religions and worldviews. Further study will address significant theological issues related to contemporary mission methodology. The student will participate as both learner and teacher as a unique design feature of this course.
Essentials of Christian Thought
This course is designed to provide the proper framework to thinking biblically via exploration of inerrancy, hermeneutics, and worldview. Students will begin to form a conviction about the nature of God’s Word, how it should be interpreted, and that every part of life and existence must be informed by truth. This sets up the importance of the education at The Master’s University in its entire curriculum, both G.E. and major courses, and helps every student understand how Christian thought builds the church and makes an eternal impact.
New Testament Survey I & II
An introduction to the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work of Christ; the founding and growth of the church; and the teachings of the epistles and Revelation. On the basis of the biblical text, parallel readings, projects, and lectures, the events and messages of the New Testament will be portrayed against their historical and cultural setting. The Fall semester surveys the Gospels and Acts, while the Spring semester is devoted to the Epistles and Revelation.
We believe that every student coming out of the 1-Year Bible Program will have a clear understanding of the Bible and Theology so that they will be better able to be spiritual examples in this fast-changing society, to make wise and proper decisions, and to live acceptably before GodDr. Thomas Halstead
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Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. Download the degree checklist PDF for a full course description.
- Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary offers graduate-level biblical, theological, and professional education designed to equip men for effectiveness in local church ministry.