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This two-year program is open to applicants who have a Bachelors degree from a recognized institution.


- Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide graduate-level Biblical and theological education for Christian men and women who desire to be equipped for various kinds of lay and vocational Christian ministry within a church or parachurch organization. Those who desire full preparation for vocational ministry should apply to either the M.Div. or Th.M. Program.


- Goals


1. Educational Goals

·               Demonstrate good study skills, along with the ability to use technology in conducting, writing, and presenting research effectively.

·               Possess a general knowledge of the Bible, including a more detailed knowledge of select books of the Bible.

·               Ability to understand and articulate their theological views of the fundamental doctrines of the faith, as well as use them to confront unbiblical cultural beliefs and practices in an Arab world context.

·               Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the church in contemporary society of the Arab world.

·               Awareness of the historical development of the church's beliefs and practices in the Middle East.


2. Spiritual Goals

·               Discover how God has designed, gifted, and called him to serve effectively.

·               Demonstrate a commitment to the authority of Scripture and living life under the lordship of Christ.

·               Reflect attitudes and behavior that demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.

·               Ability to understand and practice spiritual disciplines of the faith, along with the capacity to plan for continued spiritual growth.


3. Ministry Goals

·               Demonstrate an increasing love for and commitment to being involved in strengthening the ministry of the local church.

·               Able to perform effectively in Bible teaching or lay leadership positions in a local church or parachurch organization.

·               Proficiency in sharing one's faith and in answering questions, doubts, and accusations against it from the surrounding non-believers.

·               Gain actual ministry experience that was specifically selected to confirm and compliment understanding of his or her spiritual gifts, personality and calling.


Following is a list of courses required for the M.A.B.S.  Part-time, visiting and auditing students need to organize their course schedule with the Registrar.  Please contact the Registrar ( for more information.


Please note: All M.A.B.S. level students who do not hold a B.Th. from JETS must organize a sitting of the recorded course RS 501 (Research Methods) with the Librarian within the first semester of study at JETS. This course is only available in the library by DVD and on an audit only basis.


Course List


Field Ministry (4 hours) – one every semester.

EN 540   

Theological English (2 hours).

PM 501   

Expository Preaching (3 hours).

PM 660   

Denominational Distinctives in the Arab World (3 hours).

PT 510    

Advanced Studies in Spiritual Growth (3 hours).

PT 670    

Advanced Studies in Church Growth (2 hours).

BI 510     

Arabs in the Bible (3 hours).

BI 600     

Advanced Hermeneutics (3 hours).

OT 503   

Genesis through Ruth (3 hours).

OT 504   

1st Samuel through Amos (3 hours).

OT 505   

Obadiah through Malachi (3 hours).

NT 503    

The Gospels and Acts (3 hours).

NT 504   

The Pauline Epistles (3 hours).

NT 505   

The General Epistles & Revelation (3 hours).

TH 505   

Advanced Ethics (2 hours).

TH 570   

Foundations of Christianity (2 hours).

TH 610   

Bibliology (3 hours).

TH 620   

Theology Proper & Trinitarianism (2 hours).

TH 660   

Patrology, Christology & Pneumatology (2 hours).

TH 675   

Soteriology (3 hours).

TH 680    

Ecclesiology (3 hours).

TH 685   

Eschatology (3 hours).


Electives (3 hours).

Total 64 Credit Hours