Overview of Bachelor of Theology Degree

The mission of the Bachelor of Theology program is to further equip our students in the ministry, to help them identify their passion, and prepare them to join the mission of God in the church and the world.

The following are the required classes for the Bachelor of Theology degree only for those students who have matriculated through the Associate Degree Program at Cornerstone College of Virginia and fulfilled all the requirements in the Associate Degree Program.

Required Courses

TH 101/501 Christian Theology (3 CR)

This course examine music in the liturgical context from the early church period to the present. It will help students develop their own liturgical styles based on their Biblical understanding of worship. (Three credit hours)

MI 401/501 Personal Evangelism

This course will assist the student to deepen their outlook on personal evangelism and to come away being further equipped to “do the work of an evangelist and to make full proof of one’s ministry” (2 Timothy 4:5). (Three credit hours)

PM 400 Spiritual Gifts and Temperaments (3 CR)

This course will help students to uncover their talents, spiritual gifts, passions, personality and values. It is designed to answer the basic foundational questions about what, why and how of the unique gifts and discover the purpose of the gifts personally and ecclesiastically. (Three credit hours)

HT 401 Biblical Ethics OR HT 410 Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics (3 CR)

HT 401 Biblical Ethics This course tackles the subjects that form the very fabric of Christian living and integrity. In a culture tossed to and fro with situational ethics, this class offers timeless counsel based on the only reliable and unchanging source, the Bible. (Three credit hours)

HT 410 Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics This course will lay a foundation for those in ministry to use Scripture in making or evaluating ethical decisions. Attention is given to the principles for understanding the Biblical truth’s that are the valid measure for what is right, wrong, good, just, and fair. This course will also prepare the student to meet the daily challenges they face ethically, doctrinally, and morally. (Three credit hours)

PM 301/501 Homiletics (3 CR)

Sermon building which includes structure, types and kinds. Each student will be required to prepare 3-4 different types of sermons and preach them in class. (Three credit hours)

BI 360/PM 360 Harmony of the Gospels (3 CR)

This course is a vital tool for studying, preaching and teaching the life of Jesus Christ. The course examines the comparisons and differences between the four Gospel and looks at special topics of interest, such as the time of Jesus’ birth, the genealogy, the Sermon on the Mount, Christ’s second Passover, the date and time of the Last Supper. It also examines the chronological questions concerning the resurrection narratives. (Three credit hours)

EN 400 Research Methods (3 CR)

This course will examine the different research methods for writing Biblical exegesis, Position papers and Bible Studies. The course will equip the student with the necessary techniques for writing college level research papers. (Three credit hours)

PM 303 Counseling: Abundant Living (3 CR)

This course helps the student to apply Scripture to life’s everyday problem and situations. It’s purpose is to help the believer live the “Abundant Life” according to John 10:10 as Jesus promised. (Three credit hours)

BI 401 Biblical Hermeneutics

This course is a study of in rightly interpreting the Word of God. The aim of the course is to illustrate the various principles of Biblical interpretation that must be followed if one is to understand the teaching of God’s Word. This class is pivotal for anyone who is going preach or teach the Bible. (Three credit hours)

HT 103/515 Church History Survey (3 CR)

This course is a study of in rightly interpreting the Word of God. The aim of the course is to illustrate the various principles of Biblical interpretation that must be followed if one is to understand the teaching of God’s Word. This class is pivotal for anyone who is going preach or teach the Bible. (Three credit hours)

 

Electives (30 CR)

View the list of electives.

STUDENTS IN THE BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM MUST TAKE 30 ELECTIVE CREDITS. THESE ARE OPEN ELECTIVES WHICH INCLUDE ANY COURSE, IN ANY PROGRAM OF STUDY.