Understand God’s Word
If you want to grow in your ability to more accurately understand the Bible, to more appropriately apply the Bible to your life and culture, and to more clearly and creatively communicate the Bible, this program is for you.
Each week both professional and lay Christian ministers, who are tasked with preaching and teaching God’s Word, engage in a two-fold journey. First, they journey from the contemporary world back to the biblical world (interpretive journey). Second, they journey back from the biblical world to the contemporary world (communicative journey). Thus, Christian ministers need to know how to interpret and communicate God’s Word. To do so with integrity, they need to know how to accurately interpret God’s Word. To do so with relevancy, they need to know how to appropriately apply God’s Word to a contemporary audience. This particular concentration in Bible exposition and expository preaching is designed to prepare the Christian minister to both interpret the Word accurately and communicate the Word relevantly. While heavier weight is given to the interpretive journey in the concentration, ample time is given to the communicative journey.
This concentration effectively equips pastors, elders, lay teachers, youth leaders, and para-church leaders who desire to sharpen their skills for expository communication of the scriptures.
The program is delivered in a blended and accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 7 weeks in length and is comprised of 6 weeks of online work and two days of residency. Additionally, because of our partnership with Faithlife, we are able to provide you with a Logos Bible Software package worth over $4,000 for a fraction of the cost, and already built into the cost of M.A.B.S., M.A.M., and M.Div. programs. Capital is committed to equipping students with the skill-set needed for successful ministry in the 21st century. We believe this includes taking full advantage of the technologies that are relevant and applicable to their context. The Capital Logos Package combines a custom-designed library of exegetical resources and the powerful tools of Logos Bible Software. This combination will aid our students in being faithful to the Biblical text as they navigate the demands of life and ministry. Additionally, you can:
“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…” – 2 Timothy 3:16–17
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!”
Douglas Finkbeiner, Ph.D.
Professor and M.A.B.S. Director
“It is my great joy to know Christ and to minister His Word to others for His glory.” — Dr. FinkbeinerRead Bio
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
D.Min., Denver Seminary
Th.M., Calvary Baptist Seminary
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Seminary
Samuel Harbin, D.Min.
Professor, Chair of Bible & Theology Department
“I want my students to deeply appreciate the importance of the gospel for every aspect of their life and ministry.” — Dr. HarbinRead Bio
D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary,
B.A., Indiana Baptist College, Pastoral Studies
Hobbies: Indiana Hoosiers basketball, playing stringed instruments, woodworking, hunting
“Him (Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)