EABST Programs

EABST Programs

The general objectives of all EABST programs are:

  • Comprehensive development in character, skills, and knowledge for effective ministry.
  • Life development and lifelong learning orientation.
  • Recognition of and participation in the centrality of the local church in the plan of God.
  • Ability to master biblical content, benefit from significant contributions of scholars, and build strategic models of ministry accordingly.
Bachelor of Ministry
(B.Min.) is granted for demonstration of basic competencies associated with being a minister of the gospel (pastor, church planter, missionary) and other ministry leaders. Specific program objectives of the B.Min. include:

  • Mastery of Scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.
  • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding church and leadership development.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.

 View the Bachelor of Ministry overview


Bachelor of Theology
(B.Th.) is granted for demonstration of basic competencies associated with building biblical theology and theology in culture. Specific program objectives of the B.Th. include:

  • Mastery of Scripture using a biblical theology approach, which allows the teaching of the Bible to unfold naturally according to author’s intention and literary design with special attention to genre and overarching themes of each Bible book.
  • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding biblical theology and theology in culture.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to biblical theology and theology in culture and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.

 View the Bachelor of Theology overview


Master of Ministry
(M.Min.) is granted for demonstration of advanced competencies associated with being a minister of the gospel (pastor, church planter, missionary) and other ministry leaders, particularly through substantial implementation of church-based theological education and other ministry programs. Specific program objectives of the M.Min. include:

  • Mastery of Scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.
  • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding church and leadership development.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.
  • Obtain advanced mastery through substantial implementation in real ministry situations and careful evaluative reflection on that implementation.

 View the Master of Ministry overview


Master of Theology
(M.Th.) is granted for demonstration of advanced competencies associated with building biblical theology and theology in culture, particularly through substantial implementation in church-based theological education and other ministry programs. Specific program objectives of the M.Th. include:

  • Mastery of Scripture using a biblical theology approach, which allows the teaching of the Bible to unfold naturally according to author’s intention and literary design with special attention to genre and overarching themes of each Bible book.
  • Reflection on the contributions of leading scholars regarding biblical theology and theology in culture.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to biblical theology and theology in culture and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.
  • Obtain advanced mastery of biblical theology, particularly through study according to the eight canonical sections of the Bible.
  • Develop a framework for beginning to use the canonical sections in both life and ministry.

 View the Master of Theology overview


Leadership Development Program
(LDP) is specifically designed for men currently in ministry or working full-time that have many other demands and are not able to complete higher level academic requirements throughout the course but would still like to receive high level biblical training and prepare for ministry and leadership. Students completing this program will receive a solid foundation in the scriptures and be equipped to pursue further education through independent study. Specific program objectives of the LDP include:

  • Master scripture relevant to church and leadership development, particularly through study of the biblical theology of Acts and the Pauline epistles.
  • Reflect on the contributions of scholars regarding church and leadership development.
  • Address the pertinent issues related to church and leadership development and analyze Scripture and other contributions related to those issues.
  • Formulate conclusions and personal applications regarding those issues.

 View the Leadership Development Program overview


Certificate of Bible
(C. Bib.) has been designed for people within the church family who may not be in leadership positions but who desire to gain a greater knowledge of the scriptures, and/or they do not desire the experience provided by the Leadership Development Program. The courses in the certificate program give a general overview for the most important subjects for the church and provide the foundation for individual Bible study.The student who finishes the certificate program is encouraged to seek further training upon completion.
 View the Certificate of Bible overview


EABST offers programs that are very similar to the Antioch School programs without the USA accreditation at a greatly reduced cost. There are differences between Antioch School programs and EABST’s programs. However, the general objectives, philosophy, curriculum, methodology, and more remain the same. Contact EABST (EABSTInfo@eabst.org) for more information about the differences.