Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 95
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College of Biblical Studies 95
Jack Reese, Dean
Charles Siburt, Associate Dean
James Thompson, Associate Dean
Ken Cukrowski, Associate Dean
ACU Box 29400, Abilene, Texas 79699-9400
Biblical Studies Building, Room 202
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The College of Biblical Studies exists for the purpose of educating
students for Christian leadership throughout the world. From this
central purpose of training Christian leaders, two emphases emerge:
(1) training ministers of the Gospel of Christ and (2) training
students who will become active church leaders and servants in
the Lord's Kingdom.
The study of the Bible as God's Word is at the heart of the curriculum
of Abilene Christian University and is the reason for the existence of
the university. An education without a knowledge of the spiritual
dimension is sadly lacking, since only the information and strength
derived from the Word of God can furnish the world view and the
sense of meaning and purpose so necessary to the happy and
Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry
The Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry provides instruction
and knowledge of the Bible and related studies to help students
become intellectually and practically grounded in the Christian faith.
It also provides an environment in which the student's faith can be
a personal experience to be lived and shared.
Specifically, the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry seeks:
* To deepen faith in God, Christ and the Holy Spirit;
* To specially prepare students to evangelize in our complex,
* To instill in every student a deep commitment to the Bible
as the inspired Word of God, and to the church of our Lord;
* To furnish basic training for sound biblical interpretation;
* To inspire students to develop a life-long practice of Bible study;
* To convey an understanding of the history of Christianity and
its contemporary expressions;
* To explore the nature of religion and the contemporary
world and to understand how Christianity relates to them;
* To teach students to think deeply and to formulate for
themselves an integrated and well-grounded Christian world
view with clearly defined goals, purposes and assumptions;
* To enhance students' lifelong process of being formed into
the image of Christ.
Most of the faculty have at one time served in the local ministry or
the foreign missions of a church. Several serve as elders, deacons
and ministers of local congregations. Many have published books
and articles, served as editors of professional journals, and been
involved in many other types of publishing. Some are internationally
known in scholarly circles, having read papers or conducted workshops
at professional meetings.
The College of Biblical Studies has two nationally-recognized graduate
programs, Graduate School of Theology, and Marriage and Family
Therapy, offering several master's degrees, the Doctor of Ministry
as well as certificate programs. The faculty make a significant
contribution to the academic and spiritual growth and development
of the students. See the Graduate School and the Graduate School of
Theology sections of this catalog for more information.
Preacher Training School Applicants
Applicants who have attended Preacher Training Schools should see
the Preaching/Bible School Student Admission section of this catalog.
College of Biblical Studies Requirements
Four-year graduates of the university from all the departments must
take two and one-half years of courses in Bible (15 hours), with two
full years in a study of the text itself. Bible hours required of transfer
students in the university core can be found in the General Education
Requirements for all Bachelor's Degrees section of this catalog.
The following policies apply to all students working toward a Bible,
missions or ministry degree:
1. Admission Requirements. Before being admitted to a program,
a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the University
Admission Procedures and Policies section of this catalog.
2. Transfer Credit. To receive credit for transfer work see the
requirements listed in the Transfer Course Application and
Transfer Credit sections of this catalog.
3. Grades. A student must have a grade of "C" or better in
each lower-division Bible/Missions course (BIBL 104, 105,
211 and 212), an overall GPA of at least 2.25, and a GPA in
upper-division Bible/Missions courses of at least 2.50.
4. Graduation Requirements. A summer internship, a battery of
psychological tests and a "Graduating Student Questionnaire"
must be completed.
5. Electives. Courses numbered 0** do not count as electives
or toward graduation. Electives may include deficiency
requirements in science.
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