The Pre-Seminary program prepares students for entrance at a seminary; it is not itself preparation for ministry. The Master of Divinity Degree, granted by seminaries is the normal requirement for ordained ministry in many denominations. This program engages students in intense study of the Bible, theology, and biblical languages to prepare for graduate study.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Exhibit a competency in knowing God’s Word and demonstrate its relevance to problems, needs, and issues of today.
- Demonstrate a mastery of biblical languages to meet the entrance requirements of seminaries.
- Show proficiency in communicating the Word of God through sound biblical preaching.
- Exhibit personal and spiritual attributes of a servant’s heart, holy living, and sense of calling essential to leading a church or parachurch organization and ministering to people.