Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Have you felt a calling to learn more about God, serve Christ in a secular environment, or get more specialized education?

KMBC recognizes that not all ministry happens at a pulpit, so we offer our students who want to get a Bachelor’s degree elsewhere the opportunity to learn how to do ministry where they are. This could include being an accountant at a bank, heading up a non-profit business, diving with dolphins as a marine biologist, and so many more possibilities! We were told in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) to make disciples of all nations, and we believe that as Christians, we all have that calling of God to tell the world about Jesus Christ whether we’re in official ministry, or not.

Through the Associate of Arts program at KMBC, you’ll have the opportunity to take the basic General Education classes that you need to pursue a secular or applied form of education after graduation. You will develop a strong Christian worldview and gain the tools necessary to evangelize and disciple. This degree acts as a pre-professional program, providing spiritual and intellectual preparation for further education and/or for service in the church.

God is promoted, taught, and experienced in the classroom.

Joanna Schick, Student
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Program Overview

Credit Hours

65 Credit Hours

What classes will I study?

Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree will take classes that will enable them to exhibit a general knowledge of God’s Word, demonstrate understanding of biblical doctrine, emphasizing holiness of heart and life, and demonstrate skills for lay leadership. Classes will also focus on teaching the student to demonstrate a biblical worldview while also demonstrating a global vision of evangelism and compassion for the lost.

General Education Core

  • Spiritual-Academic and Worldview Formation


    This course is designed to introduce the student to the spiritual and academic disciplines necessary to begin college life and to become a lifelong learner and Christian disciple. It provides an introduction to prominent contemporary worldviews and lays a foundation for developing a biblical worldview.

  • English Grammar


    A study of the fundamentals of English grammar with a view to proper construction. Emphasis is placed upon conciseness and correct diction.

  • English Composition


    Practice is given in various kinds of writing, including the formal research paper and the informal/formal essay to enable students to write clearly, concisely, logically and creatively.

  • Basic Public Speaking


    This course provides an introduction to the various types and components of public speeches. Class assignments and activities are designed to develop skills in preparing, refining and delivering public addresses.

  • History of Civilization I & II


    The courses survey the history of civilization from ancient times to the modern period and focus on the religious, political and legal aspects of the ancient, medieval and modern world as seen from the Christian perspective.

  • Marriage and Family


    This course considers the dynamics of marriage and family relationships. The emphasis will be upon the development of relationships from dating through courtship and marriage, with a special consideration for enrichment skills such as communication, conflict solving, budgeting, and role concepts.

  • Earth Science


    Taking information and operating principles from the study of various science disciplines, this course is a multi-disciplinary introduction to the earth’s processes and environment. The biblical account of creation is held to be accurate, and a six literal day creation period lays the foundation for this study of the earth.

Bible Study Core

  • English Bible Survey


    This course is an introduction to the content, theology and history of the Bible with a special emphasis upon the major people, places and events. The various literary genres are studied in order to discover their basic teachings and place in divine revelation. The course is a prerequisite to all other courses in biblical studies.

  • Gospels


    A comprehensive study of the life and ministry of Jesus presented by the four gospel writers.

  • Pentateuch


    An historical and theological study of the first five books of the Old Testament which emphasizes the characters and the covenant. The Pentateuch is examined as the foundation for the remainder of the history of God’s revelation to humanity.

  • Acts


    The history of the origin, rise, and expansion of universal Christianity as presented in the Acts of the Apostles.

  • Prison Epistles

    The four Epistles of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon were written by Paul during his Roman imprisonment. This class will consider the theological truths and practical applications contained in these letters.

  • Romans


    A study of the Epistles of Romans which focuses on the theological truths and their application to the Christian life.

  • Biblical Studies Electives


    This is where you may customize part of your learning experience here at KMBC. What books are you interested in studying? Perhaps the Minor Prophets, Historical Books, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, the Apocalyptic Books, Galatians and Thessalonians, Romans, Corinthians, or a perhaps an advanced inductive study on a topic that interests you!

Theology Study Core

  • Foundations of Faith


    A foundational course in theology designed to give the student a basic understanding of the doctrines of God, man, and sin, and emphasizes the saving relationship into which God calls all human beings.

  • Doctrines of Holiness


    An intensive study of the doctrine of Christian perfection and entire sanctification as a second work of grace as it comes to expression within Scripture and Wesleyan theology which are integrated with experiential material for the purpose of instructing, clarifying, and establishing students in their personal experience of entire sanctification.

  • Theology Elective


    Choose from several excellent theology classes including the theology of prayer, systematic theology, the theology of John Wesley, cults, or take a survey of holiness literature.

Additional Courses

  • Evangelism (2 Credit Hours)

    This course provides an introduction to the biblical principles and practices of evangelism and discipleship and their applications to contemporary life.

  • Electives (11 Credit Hours)

    11 hours of additional hours are required for graduation with this degree.

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Mr. Jay Wisler

Meet the Associate of Arts advisor. Mr. Jay Wisler will be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Otherwise, request more information to get in touch with our admissions team.

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