Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies program is designed for men and women who want a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Bible. Students are provided with a strong knowledge of the Bible so that they are better equipped to minister in a fallen world. If you’re wanting to go into ministry, this program will enhance your ability to accurately represent the Word of God.

Through this program, students will learn about the Truths of God’s Word. They will learn how we got the Bible and how it applies to the world today. Students will also learn how to study the Bible inductively and much more about each part of God’s Word.

Knowing God’s eternal Word better will enhance every area of ministry and provide the tools necessary to effectively win souls and make disciples for Christ! With the Biblical Studies program, you will be equipped to work in church settings, Christian organizations, and other forms of ministry!


What happens after graduation?

Some of our graduates choose to continue their education in pursuit of a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree (M.Div). Graduates choosing to do so, often remark at how well prepared they were for the academic challenges of seminary. Although our graduates have chosen to attend a variety of seminaries across the country, KMBC recommends Wesley Biblical Seminary in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

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Credit Hours

130 Credit Hours

What classes will I study?

As a student in the Biblical Studies Program, you will be focusing on classes to prepare you as a Biblical leader in a church setting or in your workplace. In addition to the general education core, you will be studying a variety of the biblical texts, theology, and electives tailored to your particular interests in ministry. For a complete list, skim through the list below.

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.
  • Physical Education

    Promotes practices of good health and the development of Christian character through team play in competitive sports, both in class and through the program of intramural athletics. Students may be exempted from this course upon presentation of a doctor’s certificate requesting exemption from such activities.
  • Introduction to Communications or Introduction to Sociology

    Introduction to Communication

    The course introduces the process of communication as a critical element in human relationship and society, and examines various aspects of communication: information processing, interpersonal communication in dyadic relationships and small groups, organizational communication, and mass communication.

    Introduction to Sociology

    The course introduces the basic concepts of the discipline and major theories of social behavior. Factors underlying the formation and function of society, group life, social institution and processes are studied. Additionally, various current social problems are analyzed from a biblical world view.

  • 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.
  • General Psychology

    Provides an introduction to psychology focusing on its major topics, methods, theories, and applications from a Christian perspective.
  • Music Appreciation

    A course which integrates basic music elements and appreciation for sacred and secular masterworks.
  • Church History

    A survey of the development of the Christian Church from apostolic times to the present with special attention being given to councils of the Church, medieval monasticism, the Protestant Reformation, Wesley and Pietism, and the North American church.
  • College Mathematics

    This course is designed to give the essentials of college algebra. Reasoning ability is developed by stressing application to physical problems. A grasp of algebraic principals and problem solving techniques will enable the student to think analytically, which has widespread application.
  • English Literature

    A critical study of certain chosen literary works from the Middle Ages to the present including some attention to the lives of the authors. Interpretations are sought in the light of historical and social backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Introduction to Philosophy

    Focuses on the terminology and methodology of philosophy including an emphasis on the classic concepts and thinkers of Western philosophical thought. Students are enabled to think critically and analytically about current philosophical trends from a Christian world view.

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.

  • General Epistles

    An inductive study of the epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude with emphasis on important doctrines and principles relating to Christian living. Attention is given to learning the use of different resource materials and the inductive process.
  • Romans

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

    A study of the Book of Hebrews which views the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament and informs Christology and Soteriology especially as they pertain to Entire Sanctification and Christian perseverance.
  • Isaiah-Jeremiah

    A study of the books with emphasis on the historical, social, moral and religious background of the prophet and their times. Major elements of the class include historical, eschatalogical, and New Covenant significance along with present-day application.
  • Inductive Bible Study

    This course gives an overview of Inductive Bible Study and its benefits for reading and studying the Bible. Students will receive practical, hands-on training on the inductive method as they complete assignments.

  • 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.
  • Systematic Theology I and II

    (I) A comprehensive and systematic study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith in their organic interrelatedness and contemporary relevance which are foundational to Christian thought and life. This course covers the sources and methods of theology, revelation, the inspiration of and canon of Scripture, the doctrine of God, the Trinity, anthropology, sin, Christ, and the atonement. Prerequisite: TH 121.
    (II)A comprehensive and systematic study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith in their organic interrelatedness and contemporary relevance which are foundational to Christian thought and life. This course addresses the doctrine of Christian ethics, the Holy Spirit, the Church, the means of grace, and eschatology. Prerequisite: TH 121.
  • 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.

Professional Ministerial Studies Core

  • Evangelism

    This course provides an introduction to the biblical principles and practices of evangelism and discipleship and their applications to contemporary life.
  • Use of Technology in Bible Study

    In this course, students will learn valuable tools for using computer software in personal Bible study. Software currently utilized is the Logos Bible software.
  • Electives

    Choose from a number of excellent electives specifically tailored to your personal areas of ministry.

Other Courses

  • Internship

    An internship offers the student an opportunity to participate in actual ministry under the close supervision of a faculty advisor and a practitioner in their field of ministry. The internship will respect the guidelines established by the Office of Field Ministries and the contract established by the curriculum advisor.

  • Senior Seminar

    This course enables senior students to refine their biblical worldview and to demonstrate integration of accumulated learning regarding contemporary issues.

  • Electives

    Choose from a number of electives tailored to your specific ministry interests.
Have more questions?
Rev. David Bagby

Rev. David Bagby

Meet the Biblical Studies Program advisor. Rev. David Bagby 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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