Biblical Studies

Sterling strives to develop leaders

About the Program

The mission of the theology and ministry department is to cultivate, equip and nurture faith in Christ through a critical yet worshipful engagement with Scripture that prepares future leaders to minister in a variety of contexts to the glory of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Since the study of Scripture not only stands at the center of the Christian tradition but also occupies the core of a Christian liberal arts education, our program aims to provide a foundational understanding of the Bible and theology. We assist students to grow in their knowledge of God’s word through the content of the Old and New Testaments, grappling with fundamental theological issues in Christian doctrine, church history, learning biblical Hebrew and Greek, interpreting the specific books of the Bible in their original context, and gleaning wisdom and experience from practical ministry classes in a wide array of areas such as youth, missions, worship and urban ministry.

While the goal of the two available concentrations is to help each student be faithful to God in their particular calling, the end goal for every student remains the same – to grow in grace and glorify God by loving Him with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength in preparation for a lifetime of joyful service and sacrificial ministry toward others.

Concentrations

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Go to seminary
  • Become a minister or pastor
  • Christian education
  • Church administrator
  • Children's ministry
  • Youth ministry
  • Teaching ministries
  • Pastoral ministry

Sample Courses

Extracurricular Activities

 

Faculty

Tom Bronleewe
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry



Dr. Roy Millhouse
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies


Dr. Jacob Shatzer
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Jeff Darnauer
Coordinator of the Youth Ministry Program