Among the great strengths of our department are the diverse educational, training, and employment opportunities available both during study programs and upon graduation. By plugging into one of our programs, you can reach your dreams and make a difference. The level of education that you will receive in the Religion/Theology program is unparalleled among Adventist institutions. Upon completion, you will be conversant with basic biblical knowledge, principles of biblical hermeneutics, biblical languages, Seventh-day Adventist doctrines, and individual spiritual gifts.
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Christian Discipleship AA (Distance Education)
This degree prepares students for personal outreach ministries, including Bible instruction, and offers an opportunity to study a broad spectrum of courses covering both Old and New Testament.
Religion BA (Distance Education)
This degree is offered as a self-paced online program. This program does not require any time on campus. Students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation.
This degree is currently being revamped for the coming school year. New information on it coming very soon.
Religion, Secondary Education BA
The BA in Religion for Secondary Education includes all requirements in Religion for SDA church certification and is designed for those seeking to teach religion on the secondary level. In order to meet Michigan State Teacher Certification requirements, an additional major and minor must be earned. Students must obtain a second advisor in the School of Education and consult regularly with that advisor as well as their Religion advisor.
The BA in Theology is a pre-professional degree which prepares students for the Theological Seminary and further training towards full-time gospel ministry. It lays a solid foundation in the areas of biblical languages, exegesis, and theology, practical theology and ministry, history of the Christian Church with an emphasis on the Seventh-day Adventist movement, and doctrine and systematic theology, including ethics. It requires the development of an individual portfolio of ministerial service.
The Certificate in Ministry in Spanish provides biblical and theological foundations for practical Hispanic ministry through blended learning. The certificate requires academic study and service learning in a practical life setting, with a portfolio as evidence of completing all certificate outcomes.
The Christian Discipleship Certificate prepares Christians to better connect with God, self, and others, through a deeper understanding of biblical foundations, applied to their vocational calling and specific ministries. The certificate requires academic study and service learning in an internship ministry experience, with a portfolio as evidence of completing all certificate outcomes.
The Mission and Global Awareness Certificate prepares students for serving God and humanity in a cross-cultural context. The program provides theological foundations combined with sociological, anthropological and missiological understandings which equip the student for international service.
Minoring in Biblical languages is hard yet inspiring work. Studying Greek and Hebrew is no walk in the park, but definitely provides a richer understanding of scripture and encourages a more realistic and inclusive experience in biblical scholarship.
Do you like to travel abroad? Can you see yourself ministering overseas? Whether in the deserts of Africa or the jungles of Brazil, the minor in Missions will prepare you in your quest to spread the gospel. Both theoretical and practical approaches to mission work are taught with a global perspective. For this minor, you are required to take numerous classes to help you better absorb an international, cross-cultural experience. Some required courses are World Religions, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Anthropology, and International Nutrition.