Biblical Studies

The largest and most important area of study is the Bible.  Every degree program contains a major in Biblical studies.  Since the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice of the church, it is the basic text of study at Central.  The message of the Bible must be clearly understood in order for the church to govern itself properly, to develop a proper theology, and to establish a Biblical, ethical system.  The principles for shaping and guiding the lives of others in every aspect of life are drawn from this same unchangeable Word of God.  Requirements in Biblical studies include courses in Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology.

Biblical Studies Coordinator: Dr. Eric Stevens (

Purpose statement:

Biblical division courses equip students with tools and training for accurately handling the Word of God.


  1. Students will be able to affirm and defend the truthfulness of the Bible and Christian faith.
  2. Students will be able to discover the meaning and spiritual application of Biblical texts through the historical-grammatical method of interpretation.
  3. Students will be able to identify the geographical, historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts of Biblical events and books.
  4. Students will be able to articulate Biblical principles of Christian life and leadership.
  5. Students will be able to explain the Biblical teaching of major Christian doctrines.

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