By Daniel Diffey
Assistant Dean, Grand Canyon Theological Seminary
I just wrote a review for the “Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies” on Michael Kibbe’s helpful book “From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research” (IVP Academic, 2016). The book review can be found here at jbtsonline.org/review-of-from-topic-to-thesis-a-guide-to-theological-research-by-michael-kibbe/
As I was reading through Kibbe’s book and reflecting upon theological writing, I thought it might be helpful to make public some of the things that I tell my classes about writing within biblical and theological studies. Some of the things that I tell my classes were in Kibbe’s book, which focuses on the beginning of the writing process. Some of them are not. But here are a few tips that I like to give students on writing papers that largely supplements Kibbe’s work:
A vocation in youth ministry is a dream for many Christians looking to work in the church. It can be both fun and exciting, and it provides an opportunity to live out the very fellowship and discipleship that the Lord calls us to. What more could you ask for?
As rewarding as a vocation in youth ministry may be, it is important to understand yourself, the vocation and its mission. This will allow you to truly determine whether or not it is right for you. Here are three things to think about when considering a vocation in youth ministry:
Do you have a desire to work with others and make an impact for Christ? Earning a theology degree can prepare you to pursue a meaningful career as you share God’s love with others.
If you are looking to lead in Christian ministry, pursuing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) may be a great option. Continue reading to learn about earning a Master of Divinity online.
If you are passionate about ministry and looking to further your education, pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies is a great option. Earning this online theology degree can help you to grow in your biblical knowledge and to serve and lead others for Christ.
At Grand Canyon University, students can choose from a variety of emphases upon pursuing their online master’s degree in Christian studies. These degree programs, offered by the College of Theology, allow individuals to tailor their degree to what they are passionate about. As a result, they will be prepared to pursue a fulfilling career in ministry.
Are you interested in becoming a leader in the church? Individuals who are passionate about ministry can earn their Master of Divinity (MDiv) so that they can pursue ordination for professional ministry or lead ministry in local churches, Christian organizations and other ministerial settings.
After earning a bachelor’s degree, many people find they need more education in order to pursue the job of their dreams. Earning a certificate of completion may be a great option. A certificate of completion is a short program consisting of graduate-level courses, and it can prepare individuals for a specific career.
If you are passionate about the Christian faith and want to pursue a career in ministry, you may want to consider one of Grand Canyon University’s new graduate certificate of completion programs offered by the College of Theology. These programs provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in specific areas of ministry.
Have you considered earning a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies? For individuals who are passionate about ministry, this degree provides an excellent foundation for Christian leadership.
Students interested in pursuing a Christian studies degree have the option to specialize within their major by choosing an emphasis. At Grand Canyon University, students can choose from a variety of emphases, such as biblical studies, global ministry, philosophy, youth ministry and worship leadership.
The College of Theology at Grand Canyon University serves the evangelical community and reaches a broad interdenominational community of likeminded Christian congregations and organizations. The College of Theology celebrates our unity in Jesus Christ grounded in biblical truth. The college welcomes students who stand firm on the trustworthy Word of God and embrace the denominational diversity that characterizes the GCU community.
By Pete Charpentier
Faculty, College of Theology
Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology already strives for quality education and ministry preparation through both its traditional campus and online learning options. Now, in GCU’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) program, graduate students can enjoy the best of both worlds in theological education.
Are you the next Christian rock star? Grand Canyon University is proud to announce the launch of the Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts through the College of Theology. The BA in Worship Arts is designed to prepare students for careers in contemporary worship ministry and the Christian music industry. The program offers students a strong biblical and theological foundation as well as knowledge in worship leadership, musical performance, production and business management.