Bible Study Courses
BIBL110 Bible Survey 1
Old Testament literature emphasizing prominent events, such as creation, the fall
of man, and the history of the covenant people and the prophets. It is presented
in its geographical, cultural, literary, and historical contexts. Students obtain a
growing proficiency in awareness of the content and value of the Old Testament.
The first four books of the New Testament are examined according to their
history, relevance, life, teaching and offering of Jesus Christ.
BIBL130 Pauline Epistles 1
The book of Romans, written by the apostle Paul is read, studied, and examined
in its applicable and doctrinal settings.
BIBL140 Book of Acts
Students survey the book of Acts as well as study the lives of Peter, Paul,
Barnabas, Stephen and Philip and how they were able to proclaim the good
news of Christ’s victory to the uttermost parts of the earth.
BIBL210 Bible Survey 2
Students read the New Testament and study the principal features of its content,
purpose, and supremacy as God’s final Word. It is studied in the historical,
geographical context, including the inter testamental period, Judaism in the time
of Christ, fullness of time concepts, the life and ministries of Jesus and Apostles,
Course intends to introduce the message of the Pentateuch. It is a study of the
books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, showing how
they relate to Old Testament history and the eternal purpose of God. Through a
chapter by chapter thematic study, this course explores the contents, purpose
and practical relevancy behind these five books.
BIBL230 Pauline Epistles 2
The books of I & II Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2
Thessalonians and Philemon that the Apostle Paul wrote are studied and
examined in their applicable and doctrinal settings.
BIBL240 Psalms & Wisdom Literature
Students read and discuss the value of the O.T. poetical writings in view of the
N.T. The text is studied doctrinally and practically.
BIBL310 Hebrews & General Epistles
Course magnifies Christ as the Supreme Redeemer in Hebrews; our Great
Physician in James, our Chief Shepherd in 1 and 2 Peter; and our Coming King
in Jude. Christology will be revealed through the majesty of his redemption and
forgiveness in early church times of persecution and apostasy.
BIBL320 Old Testament Prophets
Students explore the writings of the major and minor prophets in relation to their
historical contexts, and the development of biblical truth.
BIBL410 Old Testament Historical Books
The books of Joshua through Esther covering the history of Israel and Judah of
that time period are studied in their contexts: historical, doctrinal, spiritual and
practical. The text is studied doctrinally and practically.
BIBL420 1-3 John & Revelation
Purpose of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of
I, II, III John and Revelation by means of reading and utilizing textual, categorical
and exegetical study. A sensible, balanced hermeneutically sound approach will
be taken with the book of Revelation in understanding both its immediate
application to our lives and its prophetic content in these last days.
THEO100 Intro to Theology
New students learn to succeed in their call to study at Bible College, general
background in fundamental, cardinal Bible teachings; and practical Christian
THEO120 Church History 1
The class will examine world history through the Reformation Period. Specific
emphasis will be made on the role of the Christian Church and, to some extent,
the place of Israel in the context of these eras.
THEO110 Survey of Doctrine 1
The first of a two semester examination of the cardinal doctrines of the Christian
faith including bibliology, theology of the Godhead, Christology, biblical
anthropology, hamartiology, and angelology.
THEO210 Survey of Doctrine 2
The second of a two semester examination of the cardinal doctrines of the
Christian faith including Pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology and
Students receive practice in proper habits of Bible Reading and study,
interpretation, and the use of proper reference, linguistic, and contextual tools.
Students also examine the history of hermeneutical lessons and the biblically-
oriented principles and methods that came from them.
THEO220 Church History 2
An examination of the story of the church from the Reformation to the present
day with an emphasis on the pivotal people, places, and developments in the
THEO300 Biblical Languages
Hebrew alphabet, basic biblical Hebrew vocabulary, facility in use of biblical
Hebrew word study tools, participles, clausal contractions and and reading skills
in Hebrew. Students will acquire the ability to read New Testament Greek;
comprehend and decipher noun morphology, verb morphology, prepositions and
articles; and will learn a minimum of 140 NT vocabulary words per course.
Part of the Bible college four pillars of ministry, including Intro to Missions,
Practical Ecclesiology, Methods of Evangelism. This course presents the ministry
of establishing believers in a systematic and thorough way.
MISS110 Methods of Evangelism
Students explore what the terms evangelism and soul-winning really imply in
terms of the biblical pursuit of a lifestyle desired by God. They examine how the
Great Commission affects the church of Christ locally and individually; the
teaching “to Go”, effectiveness using practical variations, popular approaches,
illustrations, modeling, practice, and implementation.
MISS120 Introduction to Missions
This course presents a broad historical overview and interesting cross-field
samplings of mission life. It is also the foundation course for all other missions
courses and for the missions viewpoint. Students review Scriptures that reveal
that all believers are intended by God to be missionary disciples with a call and a
vision founded on the Scriptures. Emphasis is given to the modern trends and
problems specific to missions in various cultures, tasks, and relationships.
Extended evangelism, providing a general survey of the several views that
describe the evidence of Christian faith in response to different systems of
MISS220 Church Planting
The course covers the doctrinal foundation for establishing local, indigenous
churches as the direct effect of mission work. It also reviews the technical
aspects of world evangelism and missionary organizations involved in planting
MISS410 Cross Cultural Evangelism
Students become aware of the major world families of religions, religious cults,
and specific challenges that are often encountered by missionaries today. This
study serves to sharpen the student’s facility to express his own beliefs, counter
false beliefs, and strengthen weak areas in believers.
FOUN110 – FOUN420 FOUNDATIONS
A verse-by-verse examination of the Book of Romans taught via video by the late
Carl H. Stevens Jr., founder of Maryland Bible College and Seminary. Pastor
Stevens provides an extraordinary, well-researched exposition of the text that
gives students sound principles for life application.
Church Ministry Courses
MINI320 Intro to Church Ministries
This course introduces the practical ministry of the church. It offers a doctrinally
sound, practical, and wisdom filled overview of church ministry through a look at
three of her prevalent ministries, Youth, Outreach, and Music.
Students learn Biblical premises for these ministries, practical and spiritual
insight in developing them and serving in them, vision and understanding
of the people they minister to, and divine wisdom that is applicable to any church
MINI310 English for Church Ministry
To provide students with an understanding of English composition in the context
of church communication and activity. Students learn different strategies of
organization that can be applied in any language and develop their reading
comprehension and writing expression skills.
COUN200 Biblical Psychology
Students are made aware of the human psyche in light of biblical teaching,
including understandings of human growth, emotional and mental health.
COUN310 Counseling Fundamentals
Students examine the basic concepts and tools used in Christian psychological
educative and facilitative counsel, especially within the advantages of the
doctrine of grace.
COUN410 Critical Counseling Issues
Students explore and discuss leading counseling studies, recommendations and
procedures, and liability in key areas confronting the church. Detail is given in
preparing for biblical guidance in typical areas, i.e.: divorce, infidelity, affects of
poverty, substance abuse, spouse abuse, self abuse, child abuse,
homosexuality, or other anti-social problematic behaviors and situations.
LEAD310 Leadership 1
Students will survey I Timothy, key doctrines in reference to this epistle in New
Testament leadership. Practical and personal applications will be presented in
relation to the church and the Christian life.
LEAD410 Leadership 2
Students will survey II Timothy and Titus, key doctrines in reference to this
epistle in New Testament leadership. Practical and personal applications will be
presented in relation to the church and the Christian life.
LEAD320 Leadership 3
The course will survey great men of the Bible and the foundational principles of
their lives and walks with God. Key doctrines will be taught in reference to the
men of God throughout the Old Testament and New Testament.
LEAD420 Leadership 4
Students will learn the personal disciplines and relationships which are essential
in the life of a Christian leader such as the leaders relationship with God, the
Body of Christ and the world.
Students will come to a better understanding of the importance of the believer’s
personal life with Christ, the value of God’s Word, thought and expression with
the local assembly. Students will become active communicator’s of God’s
thoughts learning various aspects of teaching; Sunday school, pulpit ministry,
small group Bible study, street preaching, one on one evangelism and leading
LEAD430 Practical Ecclesiology
The church is studied from the viewpoint of eschatology, ecclesiology,
organization and practical church life.
LEAD440 Principles of Church Administration
MBCS curriculum by design consists primarily of Bible training and practical
ministry with a view to producing pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers.
However, there are certain skills and specialized areas of knowledge vital to
running an organization that LEAD 440 imparts in an intensified one semester
course. Students will be taught principles of organizational management,
corporate governance, finance, affiliation and liability, not necessarily explicit in
scripture but all approached from a Biblical viewpoint.
Christian Education Courses
EDUC 310 Intro. to Christian Education
This course studies Christian Education in a broad context of every form of
Biblical Education from the Sunday school class to the Bible Study to the Bible
College class. Students receive class preparation skills, delivery methods and
course preparation skills.
EDUC410 Essentials of Teaching
Essentials of Teaching is a 3 credit course on the subject of teaching from a
biblical point of view. The course makes use of Dr. Howard Hendricks’ book and
video series “The 7 Laws of the Teacher” as well as other resources. Students
study topics such as communication, motivation, lesson planning, assessment,
and learning since all believers have been commissioned by Christ to teach in
some capacity. Students are expected to make regular contributions to class
discussions both in class and on-line.