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).
The King’s offers the Land of the Bible concentration for students desiring to expand their learning experience.
Meet the Director
Dr. David Rudolph
Rabbi David Rudolph (Ph.D., Cambridge University) was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. metro area where he attended Congregation Beth El, a Conservative synagogue, and Beth Messiah Congregation, a Messianic synagogue. David had a profound encounter with the God of Israel when he was 16 and a junior at Walt Whitman High School. This changed the course of his life. For the rest of the story, click here.
Why The King's
- Spirit-formed leaders training Spirit-formed leaders. Given that many of our credentialed faculty are actively involved in ministry, their teaching comes from a perspective of applied knowledge.
- Whole-person formation. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about who you become. We believe your transformation for ministry should include deepening your walk with Jesus.
- Culture of worship and prayer. It could be the prayer room, weekly chapel, a classroom, or just a hallway – wherever it occurs, we live a life of prayer and worship.
- Community of care. Whether you take classes online or on-ground, soul care from faculty, staff, and peers extends from the classroom into your daily life.
- Growth in difference. When you get into a classroom with different generations, ethnicities, experiences, and faith journeys, you grow both personally and spiritually. You maintain your difference, but you grow in unity.
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.
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.
|BIBM 1301||The Spirit Formed Life||3|
|BIBH 1301||Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements||3|
|BIBL 1300||Introduction to Bible||3|
|BIBT 1304||Christian Worldview||3|
|BIBL 2302||Life of Jesus||3|
|BIBT 2303||To the Jew First||3|
GENERAL EDUCATION 32 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|
|Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|PHIL 2301||Christian Ethics||3|
|PHIL 3305||Philosophy and Christian Thought||3|
MAJOR 63 HOURS
|BIBL 1305||Old Testament Survey||3|
|BIBL 1306||New Testament Survey||3|
|BIBL 2321||Introduction to the Torah||3|
|BIBL 3306||Studies in the Prophets OR||3|
|BIBL 3307||Studies in the Writings||3|
|BIBL 2325||The New Testament and Second Temple Judaism||3|
|BIBL 2326 OR BIBL 2327||The Jewish Festivals in Messianic Context OR Jewish Customs and Ceremonies||3|
|BIBH 2302||History of Messianic Judaism||3|
|BIBT 2303||The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology||3|
|APOL 3306||Messianic Apologetics||3|
|BIBH 3322 OR BIBH 3326||History of the Jewish People OR Geography of Israel Study Trip||3|
|BIBH 3301||Church History||3|
|BGRK 3301 OR BHEB 3301||Greek I OR Hebrew I||3|
|BIBH 3323 OR BIBH 3327||Antisemitism and the Holocaust OR The New Antisemitism||3|
|BHEB 3301||Advanced Hermeneutics||3|
|BIBM 4302||Hebrew I||3|
|BHEB 3302||Hebrew II||3|
|BIBL 4302 OR BIBL 4303||Matthew in Jewish Context OR John in Jewish Context||3|
|BIBL 4310||Luke-Acts in Jewish Context||3|
|BIBL 4307 OR BIBL 4306||Romans in Jewish Context OR Galatians in Jewish Context||3|
|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, these courses may come from any discipline||6|