Bachelor of Biblical and Messianic Jewish Studies

Whether you desire to lead in the Messianic Jewish community or feel called to be a bridge between the Church and the Jewish people, our Messianic Jewish Studies (MJS) program is designed for you. Gain the foundational knowledge of Scripture and Messianic Judaism needed to equip you for your calling. Our Messianic Studies program is approved by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC). This degree program is available online or on-ground (Southlake).

Program Objectives

This program seeks to:

  • Provide an in-depth and broad coverage of the contents of the Bible;
  • Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice;
  • Provide instruction in principles of exegesis;
  • Present various tools and methodologies available for hermeneutics and exegesis;
  • Examine the broad range of issues involved in interpreting the Scriptures;
  • Explore various theological responses to issues raised by the biblical text;
  • Offer a foundation in Hebrew and Greek; and
  • Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Utilize sound hermeneutical principles and lexical aids in the interpretation of Scripture;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the socio-historical background of the Bible and its canonical narrative;
  • Delineate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of the Synagogue and the Church;
  • Articulate a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology, and practice;
  • Assess various understandings of Christian theology, especially as they relate to Messianic Jewish and Spirit-empowered perspectives;
  • Apply Biblical and theological principles to Messianic Jewish life and ministry.

Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 60
  • 5
  • 6
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBH 1301 Pentecostal & Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 60 Hours
    • BIBL 1305 Old Testament Survey 3
    • BIBL 1306 New Testament Survey 3
    • BIBL 2321 Introduction to the Pentateuch OR 3
    • BIBL 3306 Studies in the Prophets OR
    • BIBL 3307 Studies in the Writings
    • BIBL 2325 The New Testament and Second Temple Judaism 3
    • BIBL 2326 The Jewish Festivals in Messianic Context OR 3
    • BIBL 2327 Jewish Customs and Ceremonies
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BIBT 2303 The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology 3
    • APOL 3305 Introduction to Messianic Jewish Apologetics 3
    • BIBH 3322 History of the Jewish People OR 3
    • BIBH 3326 Geography of Israel Study Trip
    • BIBH 3301 Church History 3
    • BIBH 3323 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust OR 3
    • BIBH 3327 The New Anti-Semitism
    • BHEB 3301 Hebrew I 3
    • BHEB 3302 Hebrew II 3
    • BIBL 4302 Matthew in Jewish Context OR 3
    • BIBL 4303 John in Jewish Context
    • BIBL 4310 Luke-Acts in Jewish Context 3
    • BIBL 4307 Romans in Jewish Context OR 3
    • BIBL 4306 Galatians in Jewish Context
    • BIBT 4310 Jesus, Paul and Torah 3
    • BIBL 4325 Jewish Ethics 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • Open Electives (from any discipline) 6