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School of Christianity

  • 12.01.2015

 Mission

The goal of the School of Christianity is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students as lay leaders or vocational ministers for educational leadership in local churches, linked to the GCU’s vision to glory God by equipping them with biblical principles and Christian worldview. The School stresses a basic understanding of the Bible, and the formation of a Christian worldview based on that understanding. All educational curriculum in SC contribute to the building up of the Body in local churches and community and empowering them to become global leaders, one of the GCU core vision.

Degree Programs

Graduate level in SC offers two programs: Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. MATS program is to provide an understanding of theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational
and integration of theoretical and practical learning; and BACE Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (BACE) program equips students with personal integrity and provides an integration of theoretical and practical learning specially designed for educators.PhD program provides foundations in theory as the basis for original research and writing to advance missiological understanding and effective leadership, with a deep under training of human diversity, contextual realities and cultural change in ways that inform redemptive gospel-centered ministry in the contemporary world.
purposes;integrityUndergraduate in SC offers two programs: Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies(BATS) and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (BACE). 

Objectives

Undergraduate students in SC will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate Christian faith and worldview in an understanding of modern society and its culture.
  • Prove knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology, and Church history
  • Enhance the ability to carry out the ministries of the local church.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the counseling principles and techniques required to meet individual needs.
  • Apply appropriate hermeneutics of the Bible to a lifelong pattern of spiritual growth and personal development

Learning Outcomes

For undergraduate programs are to

  • Identify the basic contents of all books of the Old and New Testaments.
  • Analyze the biblical text in original language study (either Greek or Hebrew) using biblical and theological research tools with discernment of quality sources for valuable written reports or sermons.
  • Explain the major doctrines of Christianity from an evangelical perspective, including their biblical basis and canonical progression, historical development, diverse perspectives, and contemporary relevance.
  • Describe a personal relationship with God in a maturing Christian faith and practice, and demonstrate leadership ability by examining additional theological issues as they relate to doctrine, life, and ministry.
  • Apply the biblical teaching for Christian faith and practice, and for biblical-theological research, through advanced principles of sound interpretation.