BST’s programs manifest its vision and mission. The seminary offers a Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, a Masters in Community Leadership, a Master of Theological Studies, a Master of Arts degree jointly with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), a Training in Christian Leadership program, a Public Theology Certificate program, and Entrenamiento en Liderazgo Cristiano. BST also participates with the GTU in offering the Th.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The curriculum involves students in an interdisciplinary approach to biblical, historical, theological, and social–psychological disciplines covering a variety of religious and cultural orientations. Apply now.
The arts of preaching and worship, teaching, and pastoral care are also curricular requirements. Core courses in these disciplines are taught by BST’s faculty, while students are encouraged to take elective courses offered by the faculties of the other eight GTU seminaries in addition to the BST faculty. Experience in the context of ministry is an integral part of the core curriculum.
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
BST’s newly revised Competency Based Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program puts the student in the driver’s seat. Doctoral students, working with expert faculty mentors, will customize their programs to gain credit for life experience while developing a variety of pedagogical methods to achieve mastery of core required competencies. Through BST’s DMin program students will have access to the rich academic resources of the Graduate Theological Union and UC Berkeley.
ENTRENAMIENTO EN LIDERAZGO CRISTIANO
Los programas del Entrenamiento en Liderazgo Cristiano (ELC) de BST en español han sido diseñados para proporcionar una capacitación ministerial formal a los líderes y pastores de iglesias. Estos programas constan de tres niveles, comenzando con un Certificado en Estudios Ministeriales de 6 cursos, que se puede aplicar hacia un Certificado de Equivalencia de Licenciatura de 20 cursos, y finalmente conducen a un título de Maestría en Divinidad acreditado.
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the professional degree program designed to prepare students for church ministry, chaplaincies, or other specialized ministries. The program meets ordination requirements for numerous denominations and provides appropriate preparatory background for further graduate study in theology and religion.
MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a 100% online academic program for graduate students seeking to dive deeply into theological reflection on the academic emphasis of their choosing as they prepare for a type of specialized ministry, community work or for further education. Topics immediately available include: race relations, gender studies, church & society, public theology, power politics, inter-cultural studies, inter-religious studies, and many more!
MASTERS IN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
BST’s Masters in Community Leadership (MCL) is a professional degree program designed to prepare men and women for church and community service in ordained and non-ordained capacities.
PUBLIC THEOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Public Theology Certificate (PTC) program is a five-course, 16-month program taught in partnership with Faith in Action (formerly the PICO National Network). The certificate explores and engages the arts of faith-based organizing as ecclesial practice for pastoral excellence, congregational vitality, and an active public theology. The Public Theology Certificate trains for a new model of leadership for seminarians and pastoral leaders that integrates disciplines and directs their application to current social problems.
TRAINING IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
BST’s Training in Christian Leadership programs (TCL) are designed to provide a fast track to an accredited master’s degree in leadership training for church and community. The programs are three-tiered, beginning with a six-course Certificate in Community Leadership (CCL) training that builds toward a 20-course BA Equivalency Certificate (BCL), that then builds toward an accredited Master’s Degree (MCL, MDiv, or MTS [Completely online]).
목회학 박사 과정
BST의 새로운 역량중심 목회학 박사과정 (Competency Based Doctor of Ministry) 은 학생 개인의 목회 경험을 바탕으로 주도적으로 관심분야를 연구합니다. 연구에 요구되는 다양한 방법론은 BST의 전문 교수진과 지도 교수와의 협업으로 진행합니다. 이 과정에서 박사 과정 학생들은 버클리 연합신학 대학원(GTU)과 UC Berkeley의 풍부한 학문적 자원을 활용할 수 있습니다.
LEADING DIVERSITY-ORIENTED MINISTRIES
The Leading Diversity-Oriented Ministries Program prepares church planters, pastoral leaders, ministry leaders, and higher education professionals for leadership roles in diversity-oriented organizations. The goal of the program is to provide leaders with the necessary awareness, knowledge, skills, and experience to provide effective intercultural leadership.