Dr. Dan Rushing
Dean of Biblical Studies
THE PURPOSE OF THIS DIVISION is to prepare Christian servant-leaders with a knowledge of the Bible, to develop their discernment to rightly divide the Word of Truth, and to equip them to take the gospel of Christ to the world.
This division comprises the Bible department, which offers undergraduate Bible degrees along with graduate degrees offered under the auspices of Pensacola Theological Seminary.
Dr. Dan Rushing, Chair
The Bible department has a fourfold purpose for every student: (1) provide a firm foundation for teaching spiritual truths; (2) provide training in practical application of students’ knowledge of the Word of God; (3) give the student a proper understanding of and appreciation for the Scriptures as the inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God; and (4) give the student a proper understanding of himself in relation to Almighty God as a redeemed sinner who has become a son with a servant’s heart. Therefore, all students take Bible courses as a part of their general requirements.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
The purpose of the Bible major is for students to cherish and know God and His Word and to learn principles and methods for practical Christian living, building a knowledgeable foundation in the Scriptures.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the Bible program will be able to
- integrate all of Scripture to defend sound doctrine and to promote the Christian way of life,
- evaluate current issues in light of biblical teaching,
- develop a biblical philosophy of ministry, and
- present biblical truth correctly and clearly.
The accomplishment of these objectives is produced through classroom instruction, experience in Christian service activities, and participation in the Campus Church and other local churches. All Bible majors earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must pass the Senior Bible Comprehensive Exam during the final semester.