BIBLE / THEOLOGY30
- B101 Grasping God’s Word3
This course examines God’s revelation of himself in the Bible with application to how we live faithfully in today’s world. It includes a study of the formation of the Bible and teaches a method for independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture.
- B111 Old Testament Literature3
This course surveys the books of the Hebrew Bible with particular attention paid to the history of the Israelite nation within the context of the Ancient Near East.
- B121 New Testament Literature3
- B122 Life and Teachings of Jesus3
The life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth will be explored according to the material presented in the synoptic gospels. Particular attention will be given to the historical, political, and cultural background of 1st century Palestine.
- B211 Pentateuch3
- B221 Acts of the Apostles3
- N.T. Elective (must be 300 or 400 level)3
- P100/200 Field Experience8
- P101 Spiritual Formation4
- P108 Vocational Seminar1
- P206 Living the Story3
- G101 Communications Theory3
This course explores what communication actually is and how to ensure the message that is sent is what is actually perceived and understood, via both verbal and nonverbal communication. Students will develop and deliver oral presentations.
- G281 Arts and Culture3
General Education Electives (potentially by transfer)12
PROGRAM ELECTIVES (by transfer)52
Bachelor of Christian Studies
General Studies Major (Bridge Program)
2 Years / 128 Credit Hours
2.00 G.P.A. Minimum
This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to complement other post-secondary education with formal biblical studies. The Diploma of Christian Studies serves as the foundation for the B.C.S. General Studies. Students in the program may transfer up to 64 credit hours from other post-secondary institutions.
Learners in the B.C.S., General Studies will:
- Demonstrate growing competency in understanding, interpreting, applying, and communicating the biblical messsage
- Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the work of God and the Church throughout history and contemporary culture
- Experience Christ-centered community through meaningful participation in family, a local church, and at ABC
- Demonstrate confidence as they make decisions concerning further education or work that will enable them to be servant-leaders in God’s redemptive story
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christ-centered worldview with their chosen profession
- Develop the skills and attitudes of a life-long learner
THE BRIDGE PROGRAM
The B.C.S., General Studies is designed for students who wishes to prepare for non-vocational ministry. It allows students to complete a Bible College degree by spending two years at Alberta Bible College and transferring in up to two years (64 hours) of credit from another recognized institution.