Associate of Biblical Studies


The Associate of Biblical Studies (ABS) degree provides professional training for those currently in the marketplace, and/or who are involved in lay ministry, or who are preparing for church or parachurch ministry. Course work provides an academic study of the Bible, an integrated systematic theology, and practical tools to effectively minister in daily life.

Recognizing the primacy of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in producing a true minister of God, the Church as a whole seeks to cooperate with, and contribute towards, that labor by its purposed efforts in offering godly, biblical instruction to disciples hoping to enter into ministry, whether congregational, cross-cultural or parachurch in nature. The ABS degree offered by Pacific Bible College seeks to cultivate and equip Servant-Shepherds to the Body of Christ.

Successful completion of the ABS degree program will equip the graduate to:

Model Christ by demonstrating:
  • Growth in discipleship
  • Godly ethical behavior
  • Pursuit of academic excellence
  • Compassion in community
Teach Faithfully and able to:
  • Proclaim the Gospel fruitfully
  • Affirm the truth of Scripture
  • Interpret and exegete God’s Word accurately
  • Articulate and explain Biblical principles clearly
Minister Effectively and able to:
  • Comfort and encourage
  • Clarify and counsel
  • Mediate and resolve
  • Nurture and restore
Lead Lovingly and able to:
  • Mentor and guide in discipleship
  • Correct and admonish in discipline
  • Protect and defend in doctrine
  • Analyze critically and resolve creatively in difficulty

Associate of Biblical Studies Course Requirements

Suggested Course Sequence — Two Year Plan

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