Equip, in partnership with the Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS), provides opportunities for students to study modules on the Bible, theology and church history through the Equip-MBS Master of Christian Studies.

About the Course 

The Master of Christian Studies teaches students to develop and articulate the knowledge of God is in two main fields: Bible & Languages and Christian Thought & History. It will also provide an approach to synthesizing this understanding by enabling people to develop practical ministry skills.

Training for Ordination

Our diploma and degree courses prepares you for ordination in your denomination. Our flexible course pathway allows you to continue to remain in ministry at your local church while you grow in your theological capabilities. Our degree courses also requires a short internship with a church or para-church organization to help further strengthening your experience and applying your theological knowledge to work. These courses are aimed in preparing you for life-long ministry, so you will be solidly grounded in God’s Word in which ever context God will put you in. We aim to help you serve while you train theologically.

Course Structure 

To fulfil the requirements of the Master of Christian Studies you need to complete 60 credit points which is the equivalent of two year full time study. However, the course can be taken part-time. It is necessary to have a prior degree (in any area) to enroll in this course. 

The 60 credit points may be taken from three subject pools:

Pool

Description

Points per subject

Certificate Pool

 

100 level subjects that may be taken as classes or self-study.

0.5 points

Degree Pool

200 level subjects that may be taken through Intensive classes.

3

General Pool

MBS Subjects or recognized subjects through other institutions.

1-3

 

To receive the Master of Christian Studies you must complete 60 credit points as follow:

 

 

60 points

 

Division of points:

Min

Max

Certificate pool subjects

Must include Bible Overview, Biblical Theology 2 (Promise to Fulfilment).

2.0

9.0

Degree Pool Subjects

10 core subjects, 3 Exegesis Subjects, 2 Other subjects

45.0

45.0

General Pool Subjects 

 

6.0

13.0

 

Note: Any subjects completed under the Equip-MBS Certificate of Theology or Diploma in Theology may be counted towards the Master of Christian Studies. Certificate subjects can only be counted if they are passed with at least a Credit. 

Note:  DPS and GPS must include at least 6 points in applied theology including 3 points in Christian education. They must also include 3 points in Hermeneutics. DP and GP subjects cannot be duplicates of each other.

 

10 Core Degree Pool Subjects for M.C.S (with MBS assignments: 1 essay 30%, 1 other assessment 10%)   3 credit points each

CH201

The Church to 1550

CH206

The Church from 1550 to Modern Times

TH210

Doctrine of God and Christ

TH211

The Holy Spirit, Grace, Hope

TH212

Christology

TH213

Ecclesiology and the means of Grace

NT201

Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition

NT202

The Early New Testament Church

OT201

Old Testament Foundations

OT202

Old Testament Prophets and Writings

 

OT Exegesis Degree Pool Subjects for M.C.S. (with MBS assignments: 2 exegetical papers 10+10= 20%, 1 essay 20%)

OT 205

Genesis, Deuteronomy, Samuel

OT 206

Pre-exilic Prophets

OT 207

Exilic Prophets and Wisdom Literature

OT 208

Psalms, Post-Exilic Literature

 

NT Exegesis Degree Pool Subjects for M.C.S. (with MBS assignments: 2 exegetical papers 10+10= 20%, 1 essay 20%)

NT 205

Luke & John (not with NT210)

NT 206

Romans & 1 Corinthians (not with NT211)

NT 207

Selected letters of the Pauline Corpus and the Book of Revelation

NT 208

Hebrews and selected NT letters

NT 210

Luke & John (Greek Text)

NT 211

Romans & 1 Corinthians (Greek Text)

 

Internship

Apart from the above requirements it is a necessary to complete an internship with a duration of either 6 weeks full-time or 8 months part time (weekends only) in a church/ministry approved by MBS and Equip, where they are trained and involved in ministry. Internships are compulsory, but do not attract any credit. 
 

Credit From Previous Studies

Any subjects completed under the Equip-MBS Certificate of Theology or Equip-MBS Diploma of Theology  may be counted towards the Equip-MBS Masters of Christian Studies  provided that the student obtained at least a Credit (Certificate Pool) or pass (degree or general pool) for their final mark.
 

Application

Before being accepted into their course, students will be required to complete a detailed registration form and attend an interview with Equip.  They may be required to attend another interview with MBS if so desired by MBS.

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