The European Bible Training Center exists to build up, train, equip, and prepare godly, proven, and impassioned men of God for service to Christ in strategic fields of Christian ministry. This is accomplished through a rigorous educational program and an environment of spiritual fellowship that emphasize unreserved commitment to the worship of God, submission to the authority of the Scriptures, a life of personal holiness, the priority of the local church, and the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth.
Since there is no higher calling in life than to be a herald of God’s Word, there is no more worthy enterprise than training faithful men to carry out that charge. The EBTC seeks to fulfill this charge by offering a Master of Divinity program and a Master of Arts program.
The M.Div. curriculum provides a basic six-year program in graduate theological education for those preparing for church or mission vocations requiring ordination. The program may also provide a basis for further graduate study leading to such degrees as Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), or Doctor of Theology (Th.D.). (For further opportunities of study visit the homepage of The Master’s Seminary, one of our primary partner institutions: www.tms.edu).
In fulfilling the mission of the EBTC, the M.Div. program focuses on three areas of special emphasis: biblical theological understanding, personal growth, and professional preparation. The emphasis on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible is demonstrated throughout the curriculum, especially in direct Bible study courses, and in the biblical language, hermeneutics, and theology courses. The emphasis on personal growth is demonstrated in the required discipleship labs, chapels, and in significant portions of the field education and pastoral ministries courses. The emphasis on professional development is demonstrated primarily through the pastoral ministries, expository preaching, and counseling courses.
Included in the three broad areas of emphasis outlined above, the M.Div. program intends to prepare students to: