Reach the World for Christ
Christians today often struggle to engage our rapidly changing and diverse culture. At Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, our cultural engagement program equips students to understand culture biblically and theologically and to engage in cultural communication effectively. This concentration provides a bridge from the theological training which is the foundation of the traditional seminary program to the world beyond the walls of the church.
Graduates of this program will develop a theology of culture and be equipped to apply that theology to church and personal ministry that reaches into their community. In this master’s degree, we’ll examine the relationship between christianity and culture. This program will be helpful any vocation or ministry where engagement with culture is important. In addition to training in biblical and theological studies, this degree program equips individuals to engage the diverse worldviews that are encountered in the contemporary world. It also enables them to provide support to Christians in their diverse vocations outside the church context. Finally, it helps individuals understand the various cultural trends and issues that shape our secular and religious worlds and to respond to those issues with biblical and theological wisdom. The goal is to create leaders who can impact and transform both the church and society.
The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based 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 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 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!”
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)
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