The Department of Theology is the only college of Seventh-day Adventist Church which uses Chinese medium of instruction for ministerial training.
The department focuses on training students to become professional in evangelism and cultivating them to have an international vision, that is, to have Chinese population in their minds. They should be cross-cultural literate and fluent in English language skills, so that they can be competent for transnational cross-regional pastoral missions.
In order to achieve this goal, the courses focus on the students’ confirmation of the call, the practice and cultivation of spiritual life, the professional knowledge of theology, and the experience of pastoral and mission learning.
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School System and Degree
This course is specially designed for pastors who have dedicated themselves to evangelism and are eager to improve their knowledge of theology and pastoral expertise. In order to respond to the dilemma of diversified development, the curriculum focuses on the systematic study of Christian history, essential development, exegesis, spiritual practice, pastoral meetings, church management, etc., and emphasizes the integration of Christian Gospel and Chinese culture and the study of gospel localization.
The graduation requirement is to complete 42 credits for 14 courses, including eight compulsory core courses, four professional elective units, three credits for research and writing, and three credits for elective courses.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology serves as the basic equipment for full-time preachers, and strives to shape the close relationship between the theological students and the Lord Jesus Christ, equip basic Bible knowledge, missionary pastoralism, and the ability to conduct evangelistic meetings, and the enthusiasm of serving the community actively. The courses include:
1. General Education: 43 credits
2. Theology Major courses: 83 credits, the courses include the Old Testament and the New Testament, systematic theology, church history, applied theology, church ministry fieldwork, and so on.
3. Electives: 13 credits
The total score required: 128 credits
This course is a four-year course designed for those interested in Christianity and the Bible. The course offers a range of religious studies. This course is suitable for working in the workplace for many years, with other professional training, but is willing to re-accept equipment into full-time ministry.
A. Major in Christian Education
This course focuses on the Bible-based development of the professional curriculum, and young students who are dedicated to ministry can develop the knowledge and ability to teach the Bible through it. This course provides opportunities for internships at schools and churches during the school year to fully equip Christ soldiers.
B. Major in Church Music
The course is based on the practice of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the principles of educational philosophy; the course focuses on the training of music and acoustics to assist students in continuing their studies or engaging in professional music-related work.
C. Major in Health Ministry
Emphasis is placed on health promotion and evangelism training. Those who take this course are not only required to learn the professional knowledge and skills of health promotion, but also extensively receive Bible study training. During their time at the school, students will actively participate in community health promotion and evangelism, fully preparing for daily health missions and work in local churches or other health departments.
The Pastoral Bachelor degree program is an in-service training program designed for pastoral staff and lay leaders who cannot leave their jobs for long periods of time. Students can complete all course requirements without resigning or moving.
The course is designed to develop full-time or missionary Christian leaders with basic missionary skills. The course places special emphasis on the practical ability to train the church. The teaching content and teaching progress of this course are flexible and can vary according to the needs of students. Teaching methods can be diverse: classroom, internet, video and television, and life experience. This course is a four-year course with a graduation requirement of 128, including 6 credits for research methods and essay writing, 37 credits for general studies, and 85 credits for theology.