The Program Information Summary below lists the program credit hours, the program overview, the program’s purpose and target audience, the Program-level Learning Outcomes (PLOs), the student entrance requirements, and the required courses.
The Diploma in Expository Preaching (DEP) Certified Academic Program (CAP) is a one-year residential program consisting of three trimesters of intense study taught at the undergraduate-level. Each trimester consists of three 10-week courses. This program is structured as a stacked program that is built on the foundation provided by the Biblical Studies Certificate (BSC) program.
Purpose: The primary purpose of the DEP CAP is to develop the student’s ability to accurately analyze and interpret the New and Old Testament from the Malagasy language of the biblical text, and to strengthen their ability to effectively prepare and preach expository-based messages. At the same time, the DEP program aims to bolster the student’s convictions on core doctrines of the Christian faith and provide training in counseling others from the Bible.
Target: Men who are aspiring to or actively involved in pastoral leadership roles in local church ministries, whether ordained pastors, church planters, Sunday school teachers, missionaries, or Bible study leaders.
|Preaching Lab 1: NT Epistles
|Advanced Bible Interpretation
|Mechanics of Preaching
|Basics of Biblical Counseling
|Preaching Lab 2: Various Genres
|Advanced Biblical Counseling
|Debated Doctrines: Clarity from God's Word
|Fundamentals of Preaching
Please refer to the “Student Application for Admission” form for details regarding the application procedures, deadlines, and requirements.