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Department of Theological Studies

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Harvest Christian University's Department of Theological Studies, along with some course names and degrees:

Bachelor's Degree in Ministry Studies is a total of 80 credit hours. Course studies are:

  1. Biblical Studies

  2. Theology

  3. Language

  4. Character

  5. Ministry

  6. Evangelism

Emphases available in church growth, evangelism, spirituality, marriage and family, small groups

Master's Degree Program is a total of 80 credit hours. Course studies are:

  1. Biblical Studies

  2. Christian Counseling

  3. Church History

  4. Interpreting the Scriptures

  5. Researching and writing exegetical papers

Doctor of Ministry is a total of 48 credit hours. Some of the course studies are:

  1. Biblical Theology

  2. Liturgical Theology

  3. Moral Theology

  4. Integration of Faith & Psychology

  5. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  6. Understanding Community

  7. Leadership as a Collaborative Practice

Certificate Program offers specialized training in areas such as pastoral care and Christian education.

Course names and requirements may vary based on the specific certificate program chosen.

These are just a few examples of the degree programs available in Christian universities. Each program has its own unique requirements and curriculum, so it is important to research and compare different programs to find the one that best fits your needs and interests.


       Christian theology:

  1. Master of Arts in Christian Practice (M.A.)

  2. Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

  3. Master of Theology (Th.M.)

  4. Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

  5. Bachelor of Arts/Master of Divinity (BA/MDiv)

  6. Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)

  7. Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

  8. Masters in Theological Studies (MATS)

  9. Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

  10. Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (PhD)


These are just a few examples of the degrees available in Christian theology. Each degree program has its own unique curriculum and requirements, so it is important to research and compare different programs to find the one that aligns with your educational and career goals.

Department of Theological Studies

Harvest Christian University's Department of Theological Studies is dedicated to providing education and training to pastors and ministers who seek to grow their congregations and ministries. The department offers a range of degree programs and certificate programs that focus on biblical studies, ministry, and leadership development. These programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and spiritual growth necessary for effective ministry and leadership in church and society.


This department addresses the needs of pastors and ministers by providing practical training in pastoral care, administration, leadership, and counseling, as well as emphasizing the application of theological knowledge in real-world contexts. Through its programs, the Department of Theological Studies aims to promote cultural understanding, foster diplomatic relations between countries, and contribute to global understanding and collaboration.

The six departments that offer courses at Harvest Bible University are:

  1. Bible Department: This department focuses on studying and interpreting the Bible, understanding its central themes, and utilizing resources such as church history and systematic theology in a contemporary context.

  2. Theology Department: The theology department explores theological concepts and doctrines, providing a solid foundation in theological competence.

  3. Language Department: The language department may offer courses that focus on biblical languages such as Hebrew and Greek, enabling students to engage with the original texts of the Bible.

  4. Character Department: The character department may offer courses that emphasize personal and spiritual growth, developing students' character and integrity.

  5. Ministry Department: The ministry department equips students with practical skills and knowledge for effective ministry, including preaching, teaching, counseling, administration, and leadership.

  6. Evangelism Department: The evangelism department may offer courses that focus on sharing the Gospel, reaching out to others, and promoting evangelistic efforts.

These six departments work together to provide a comprehensive education that covers various aspects of biblical studies, theology, ministry skills, character development, and evangelism. By incorporating courses from all six departments, students can develop breadth and balance in their lives, preparing them for effective service in their congregations and ministries.

Here are 12 seminary certificate programs offered through the Theological Studies Program at Harvest Christian University:

  1. Certification in Old Testament: This course focuses on the study of the Old Testament scriptures and their relevance to Christian theology.

  2. Certification in Hebrew, Greek & Arabic: This course provides instruction in the languages of Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic, which are important for biblical interpretation and understanding.

  3. Certification in Pastoral Care: This course equips students with the skills and knowledge needed for effective pastoral care and counseling within a Christian context.

  4. Certification in Biblical Counseling: This course teaches students how to provide counseling based on biblical principles, helping others to live transformed lives.

  5. Certification in Evangelism: This course provides a brief overview of the theology and practice of evangelism, equipping students to share their faith effectively.

  6. Certification in Church Leadership: This course focuses on developing leadership skills within a Christian ministry setting, covering topics such as organizational management and pastoral leadership.

  7. Certification in Worship Ministry: This course explores the theology and practice of worship, equipping students to lead and facilitate meaningful worship experiences.

  8. Certification in Christian Apologetics: This course teaches students how to defend the Christian faith and engage in reasoned arguments in support of Christian beliefs.

  9. Certification in Missions: This course provides an overview of global missions and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for cross-cultural ministry.

  10. Certification in Youth Ministry: This course focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities of ministering to youth, covering topics such as discipleship, mentoring, and program development.

  11. Certification in Women's Ministry: This course explores the role of women in ministry and equips students to effectively serve and lead in women's ministry contexts.

  12. Certification in Church Planting: This course provides instruction and practical guidance for starting and establishing new churches, covering topics such as vision casting, strategic planning, and discipleship.

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