Graduate School of Theology

Accreditation

Lubbock Christian University's Graduate School of Theology is a Candidate for Accredited Member status with the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15275-1110; 412-788-6505.

Faculty

  • Brandon Fredenburg, Ph.D., Academic Dean
  • Steven Bonner, D. Min.
  • Jeff Cary, Ph.D.
  • Wes Crawford, Ph.D.
  • Jesse Long, Ph.D.
  • Jared Looney, D.Min.
  • Michael Martin, Ph.D.
  • Stacy Patty, Ph.D.
  • Beth Robinson, Ed.D.
  • Mark Sneed, Ph.D.
  • Barry Stephens, D.Min.
  • Charles Stephenson, Th.D.
  • Mark Wiebe, Ph.D.

Degrees

To earn a degree, students must complete the curriculum and meet other requirements for a degree listed in the academic policy section of this catalog.

Degrees that are candidates for ATS accreditation.

Other graduate degree offered by Department of Biblical Studies that is not a candidate for ATS accreditation.

Purpose

The purpose of the Graduate School of Theology, as a community for theological reflection and spiritual formation, is to prepare men and women for service to the Triune God and leadership in various forms of Christian ministry around the world. As we purpose this purpose, we commit to diversity among the faculty, staff, and student body; to equip students for ministry in the global context; and to adhere to rigorous academic standards as we collectively engage Christian scripture and the Christian heritage in awareness of our Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement history.

Requirements

Graduate School of Theology (GST) degree programs are delivered in online and hybrid formats. Students in the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, must take at least one-third (1/3) of their credit hours in hybrid formats, which includes an on-campus classroom experience. The Master of Arts - Biblical Interpretation may be taken entirely online but must pursued by students who hold baccalaureate degrees in or have at least 18 credit hours in biblical studies, ministry, missions, or a related field approved by the academic dean.

Master of Arts - Biblical Interpretation

(48 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN6302 Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB12 hours
  • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
  • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
  • BIL3 hours from readings
  • BIH3 hours
  • MIN6228  Capstone and Competency Examinations
  • REL6110  Restoration History and Theology
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • 3 hours from electives

Master of Arts - Christian Ministry

(48 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIH6329  American Church History
  • MIN6228  Capstone and Competency Examinations
  • MIN6301  Family Ministry
  • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
  • MIN6305  Preaching
  • MIN6306  Advanced Preaching
  • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
  • MIN6323  Family Systems
  • MIN6330  Internship
  • REL6110  Restoration History and Theology
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • 3 hours from electives

Master of Divinity

(72 hours)

  • BIB6300  Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • BIB6301  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB6302  Hermeneutics or MIN 6302 Hermeneutics
  • BIB6310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIH6329  American Church History
  • BIL6311  Elementary Greek I or BIL 6314 Elementary Hebrew I
  • BIL6312  Elementary Greek II or BIL 6315 Elementary Hebrew II
  • MIN6228  Capstone and Competency Examinations
  • MIN6303  Spiritual Formation
  • MIN6304  Church Leadership
  • MIN6305  Preaching
  • MIN6309  Christian Counseling
  • MIN6330  Internship
  • MIS6312  Studies in Missions
  • REL6110  Restoration History and Theology
  • REL6301  World Religions
  • REL6312  Studies in Theology
  • REL6333  Ethics
  • REL6334  Christian History and Theology I
  • REL6335  Christian History and Theology II
  • BIB6 hours
  • BIH3 hours
  • MIN3 hours
  • 3 hours from electives