2020-2021 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

School of Christian Studies


Mission Of The School Of Christian Studies

The mission of the School of Christian Studies is to produce graduates who model academic excellence and professional competence blended with a passionate devotion to Christ in leading His church to its global mission.

Jesus taught His disciples to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength. He also taught them to love their neighbor, love the stranger, and even to love their enemies.  In the School of Christian Studies (SCST), we intentionally train students to use their Heads, Hearts, and Hands for the glory of God. Our H3 Strategy combines rigorous academic training with spiritual disciplines and experiential learning through local ministry team participation, ministry internships, and global engagement projects.

SCST Student Learning Outcomes

The SCST offers baccalaureate majors designed to produce graduates in the areas of Intercultural Studies, Christian Leadership & Ministry, Christian Leadership & Business, and Biblical & Theological Studies who are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Competence in Bible knowledge, including its textual, historical, cultural, and geographical contexts;
  • Competence in Church history and theological knowledge, including the expansion of orthodox Christian faith internationally;
  • Competence in Faith/Learning integration, including theological training for ministry and the marketplace;
  • Competence in Written communication, oral communication, and critical thinking skills;
  • Competence in Christian ministry and leadership skills, through ministry team, internship, and international service experience; and
  • Competence in Intercultural knowledge, language acquisition, and cross-cultural service.

The SCST also offers graduate degree in Biblical & Theological Studies, as well as combined Masters degree with the School of Worship Leadership, with graduates demonstrating mastery in competencies listed above.

The SCST measures student competence through a series of objective assessment tools, including materials from the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities, and the Association of Biblical Higher Education.

In addition, the SCST offers minors in Biblical Languages, Intercultural Studies, Practical Linguistics, and Theological Studies.

General Requirements For All SCST Majors

SCST majors must successfully complete COM 101  to fulfill oral communication competency requirements.

All majors must successfully complete the writing intensive (WI) requirements as specified in the Scholastic Standards section of this catalog. This includes CST 321    for all majors. SCST majors will successfully complete CST 301   and CST 331   for the Biblical/Theological Studies major, and CST 303   and CST 331  for the Intercultural Studies major.

All candidates for a bachelor’s degree offered by the SCST complete a series of senior assessments and create a professional portfolio. This component is assessed in CST 499 .

SCST Annual Awards

The SCST annually presents the following awards to students:

  • Zondervan/University of Mobile Biblical Greek Award
  • Zondervan/University of Mobile Biblical Hebrew Award
  • Robert Greene Lee Expository Preaching Award
  • Anne Graham Lotz Expository Bible Study Award
  • Cecil Taylor Global Missions Award
  • Dale Younce Biblical Studies Award
  • Induction into Theta Alpha Kappa theological honor society
  • Excellence in Academics Award
  • Excellence in Ministry Award

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