Master of Practical Theology – Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

  • Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement;
  • Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to serve effectively in Messianic Jewish ministry;
  • Increase biblical and theological understanding from a Messianic Jewish perspective;
  • Provide professional training that is informed by the ministry of the Ruach (Spirit); and
  • Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Scripture and the ability to use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of Messianic Judaism;
  • Articulate a biblical theology of Messianic Jewish ministry;
  • Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with Messianic Jewish ministry; and
  • Communicate the knowledge of who Yeshua is and what He has done in a way that is clear, accurate, authentically Jewish and with love and respect.

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Curriculum
Total Hours 48
  • 12
  • 6
  • 18
  • 6
  • 6
  • Biblical Studies 12 Hours
    • BIBD 5320 Tanakh: The Beginnings of Judaism and the Jewish People 3
    • BIBD 5321 The New Testament as Jewish Literature 3
    • BIBL 5304 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation 3
    • BIBL 5305 Life of Jesus in Historical Context 3
  • Theological/Historical Studies 6 Hours
    • BIBD 5300 Messianic Jewish Theology 3
    • BIBH 6306 Messianic Judaism in Antiquity & the Modern Era 3
  • Practical Ministry Studies 18 Hours
    • APOL 6301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics I 3
    • BIBD 6320 Messianic Jewish Spirituality 3
    • BIBL 6320 Jewish Practices in Messianic Context 3
    • BIBM 6301 Ministry Practicum 3
    • BIBM 6315 Master’s Capstone Project: Practice 3
    • BIBM 7314 Congregational Growth and Development 3
  • Hebrew Courses 6 Hours
    • BHEB 5301 Hebrew I 3
    • BHEB 5302 Hebrew II 3
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Choose 6 hours of the following: 6
    • APOL 7301 Messianic Jewish Apologetics II
    • BGRK 5301 Greek I
    • BGRK 5302 Greek II
    • BGRK 5303 Greek Exegesis
    • BHEB 6303 Hebrew Exegesis
    • BIBD 7310 Jewish-Christian Relations
    • BIBH 6320 Studies in Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
    • BIBH 6322 History of Judaism and the Jewish People
    • BIBH 7320 The Land and State of Israel
    • BIBH 7321 Biblical Geography of Israel Study Trip
    • BIBH 7322 Studies in the New Anti-Semitism
    • BIBL 5315 Studies in Matthew and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 5316 Studies in Luke and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 5317 Studies in the Jewish Calendar
    • BIBL 5323 The Jewish Heritage of Christianity
    • BIBL 6305 Studies in John and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6306 Studies in Acts and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6307 Studies in Romans and Early Judaism
    • BIBL 6321 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
    • BIBL 6322 Introduction to Midrash
    • BIBL 7302 Studies in Jewish Ethics
    • BIBL 7303 The Talmud
    • BIBL 7304 Studies in Galatians and Early Judaism
    • BIBM 6320 The Basics of Synagogue Worship