Macedonia Baptist College

Degrees & Programs

Degree Programs

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Theology Program
– Bible Diploma 32 Hours

– Associate of Theology 64 Hours

– Graduate of Theology 96 Hours

– Bachelor of Theology 128 Hours (20,000 word thesis required)

 

Christian Education Program*
– Christian Education Diploma 32 Hours

– Associate of Christian Education 64 Hours

*Students enrolling in the Christian Education program may earn a Bachelor or Master of Christian Education with the application of Life Experience, Transfer Credit or previous Christian Education Degree.

Note: For all undergraduate diploma/degree programs, at least one half of the credit hour requirements must be earned at MBC. For example, if the student has 64 hours of transfer credit, or, is eligible to receive 64 Life Experience Credits, the student must complete 16 hours at MBC to receive the Bible Diploma, 32 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Associate of Theology Degree, 48 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Graduate of Theology Degree, and 64 hours must be earned at MBC to receive the Bachelor of Theology Degree.

 

GRADUATE STUDIES

Master of Theology

Student must have an earned Bachelor Degree.

Student must complete 32 hours of coursework in addition to allowances for advance standing and transferred graduate level credit hours.

Student must complete a 30,000 word thesis for the Master of Theology Degree.

 

Doctor of Theology

Student must have an earned Master’s Degree.

Student must complete 32 hours of coursework in addition to allowances for advance standing and transferred graduate level credit hours.

Student must complete a 50,000 word thesis for the Doctor of Theology Degree.

In September 2017, Macedonia Baptist College received accreditation through Accrediting Commission International

 

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Course Catalog

See below for our full catalog of courses available

 

NOTE: These descriptions contain the required textbook associated with each course.  Textbooks will be available for purchase in the online enrollment process.  All textbook prices are subject to change.

 

Bible Courses

 

BI-114  Epistles of John
Textbook: Be Real – Wiersbe
This course is a verse by verse commentary of the Epistles of  I John and is presented in outline form so the student can grasp the context.

 

BI-121  Epistles of John II
Textbook: Exploring the Epistles of John – Phillips
This course builds upon the 1st Epistle of John and is a verse by verse commentary using word studies to enhance the interpretation of II and III John.

 

BI-122  Ephesians
Textbook: Be Rich – Wiersbe
This course magnifies the work of the Spirit in developing the Christian in this Epistle, breaking down this book into the Wealth, the Walk, and the Warfare of the believer.

 

BI-124  James I
Textbook: Be Mature – Wiersbe
This course is of course a commentary on James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

 

BI-131  The Tabernacle I
Textbook: The Tabernacle – DeHaan
This course deals with the typology of Jesus in comparison to the Old Testament Tabernacle.  All the offerings, furniture, and priests are representative of Him.

 

BI-132  The Song of Solomon
Textbook: Exploring the Song of Solomon – Phillips
This course is a verse by verse commentary of the Song of Solomon.  It identifies the bride groom as the Lord Jesus Christ and the bride as the church.

 

BI-133  Old Testament Survey
Textbook: Exploring the Scriptures – Phillips
This course is exactly what the title suggests:  a survey, an analysis, and a review of every book in the Old Testament.  It merely skims the top of the subject with notes showing the major emphasis of every book.

 

BI-134  The Brides/Women of the Bible
Textbook: All the Women of the Bible – Lockyer
This course deals with the saved women of the Bible.  Every saved woman in the Bible is a type or representative of the Church, the Bride of Christ.

 

BI-142  James II
Textbook: James – J.V. McGee
This course is of course a commentary on James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

 

BI-143  I Peter
Textbook: Be Hopeful – Wiersbe
This course deals with the end time apostasy that the Church will have to deal with in propagating the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

BI-144  New Testament Survey
Textbook: Exploring the Scriptures – Phillips
This course is exactly what the title suggests:  a survey, an analysis, and a review of every book in the New Testament.  It merely skims the top of the subject with notes showing the major emphasis of every book.

 

BI-213  Spiritual Gifts
Textbook: Gifted To Serve – Price
This course clarifies the different gifts that a believer possesses after he is saved.  This is altogether different from his natural born temperaments.

 

BI-214  Colossians
Textbook: Be Complete – Wiersbe 
This course is a commentary explaining the preeminence of Christ in the Church.  He is the head of the body, the foundation of the building, and the husband of the bride.

 

BI-223  Habakkuk
Textbook: Nahum & Habakkuk – McGee 
This course is a commentary on Habakkuk, explaining why bad things happen to good people.  Many things will not be explained but the believer must trust God explicitly.

 

BI-224  Hebrews I
Textbook: Be Confident – Wiersbe 
This course is a commentary on Hebrews, explaining why Christ is better than the Law.  All of the Old Testament truths are nothing to be compared to what the believer has in Christ.  The key word is “better.”

 

BI-232  Hebrews II
Textbook: Exploring Hebrews – Phillips 
This course is a continuation of the commentary on Hebrews, explaining why Christ is better than the Law.  All of the Old Testament truths are nothing to be compared to what the believer has in Christ.  The key word is “better.”

 

BI-233  James III
Textbook: Exploring the Epistle of James – Phillips
This course is a continuation of the commentary on James and the writer applies New Testament principles to Jewish believers who have come out from under the Law.

 

BI-234  Judges
Textbook: Be Available – Wiersbe
This is a study of the 13 Judges and the period they served Israel.  There is a pattern of rebellion, retribution, and a return to God throughout this book.

 

BI-242  Leviticus
Textbook: Be Holy – Wiersbe
This course is an examination of the feasts and offerings and how they apply typically to the Church.

 

BI-244  I Thessalonians
Textbook: I  & II Thessalonians – J.V. McGee
This course is a commentary dealing primarily with living in light of the Second Coming of Christ as the focus.

 

BI-313  I Timothy
Textbook: Be Faithful – Wiersbe
This course describes the order of the Church.  God is a God of order and everything He creates has an order and discipline.

 

BI-314  Philippians
Textbook: Exploring Ephesians & Philippians – Phillips
This course expounds how the believer can have joy in the midst of trials and troubles.

 

BI-323  Proverbs
Textbook: Be Skillful – Wiersbe
This course chooses twelve different Proverbs and applies them to the life of the believer.

 

BI-333  Acts I
Textbook: Be Dynamic – Wiersbe
This course is really the “Acts” of the Holy Spirit in the transitional period of the book of Acts.  It reveals how the New Testament Church is supposed to operate.

 

BI-334  Isaiah
Textbook: Isaiah Vol. I & II – J.V. McGee
This course chooses twelve major passages in the book of Isaiah and applies them to the faith of the believer.

 

BI-342  Acts II
Textbook: Be Daring – Wiersbe
This course is really the “Acts” of the Holy Spirit in the transitional period of the book of Acts.  It reveals how the New Testament Church is supposed to operate.

 

BI-343  Genesis
Textbook: Exploring Genesis – Phillips
This course chooses twelve major themes out of the book of Genesis and reveals how God worked in an unfolding revelation of Himself to these men in Genesis.

 

BI-344  Revelation I
Textbook: Revelation – Larkin
This course is a commentary explaining the Church age, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and the Eternal state.

 

BI-412 Revelation II
Textbook: Revelation of Jesus Christ – Walvoord
This course continues commentary explaining the Church age, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and the Eternal state.

 

BI-413 Daniel
Textbook: The Book of Daniel – Larkin 
An exposition of the Old Testament prophecies of Daniel compared with the content of the New Testament book of Revelation.

 

BI-422 Revelation III
Textbook: Exploring Revelation – Phillips
An exposition of the Revelation of Jesus Christ as penned by John the Beloved.  The course covers chapters 15 through 22 discussing the events surrounding the Great Tribulation and the new heavens and new earth.

 

BI-423 Ecclesiastes
Textbook: Be Satisfied – Wiersbe
This course selects twelve perspectives of King Solomon concerning earthly life and the vanities of it.

 

BI-424 Romans I
Textbook: Be Right – Wiersbe
An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 1 through 5.  Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning the nation of Israel, the depravity of sinners and the doctrine of justification.

 

BI-433 Galatians
Textbook: Be Free – Weirsbe 
The coursework focuses on Paul’s instruction to the church of Galatia regarding spiritual liberty in Christ.  The lessons offer a contrast between living under the Law and experiencing freedom of conscience.

 

BI-434 Romans II
Textbook: Exploring Romans – Phillips
An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 6 through 10.  Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning sanctification, the struggle of the Spirit and flesh, eternal security, Israel’s election and human responsibility.

 

BI-442 II Timothy
Textbook: Be Faithful – Wiersbe
An exposition of the second New Testament epistle of Paul to Timothy, concerning his position as a soldier of Jesus Christ in standing against the apostasy of the last days.

 

BI-444 Romans III
Textbook: Romans: Chapters 9-16 – McGee
An exposition of the New Testament book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul. The course covers chapters 11 through 16.  Included are Paul’s thoughts concerning the nation of Israel, church unity,  responsible Christian living.

 

BI-511 Great Men of the Bible I
Textbook: All the Men of the Bible – Lockyer
A review of twelve great men of the Bible looking into their failures and successes.  The coursework attempts to link the significance of these men to Jesus Christ, Christian living, doctrine, typology and prophecy.

 

BI-512 Job
Textbook: Be Patient – Wiersbe
Selected passages which offer an overview of the life, suffering and deliverance of the Old Testament patriarch, Job.

 

BI-521 The Doctrine of the Church
Textbook: I Will Build My Church – Strouse
An examination of the nature and origin of the church of Jesus Christ.  The teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles are expounded to explain the purpose and work of the church concerning its leaders, ordinances and evangelization of sinners.

 

BI-522 Parables
Textbook: All the Parables of the Bible – Lockyer
A study of selected parables of Jesus Christ that are recorded in the New Testament.  Each parable is studied in light of its context and spiritual application is made for the believer’s life in Christ.

 

BI-523 I Corinthians Vol I
Textbook: Be Wise – Wiersbe
An exposition of the epistle of Paul to the Corinthian believer focusing on chapters 1 through 9.  The lessons contain Paul stern rebuke of the carnality of the church and its remedy.

 

BI-531 I Corinthians Vol II
Textbook: Exploring I Corinthians – Phillips
An exposition of the epistle of Paul written to the Corinthian believers focusing on chapters 10 through 16.  The lessons provide a verse by verse study of the important doctrines neglected by the church.

 

BI-532 Psalms I
Textbook: Treasury of David – Spurgeon
A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalms 1 and Psalms 50 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage.  Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

 

BI-534 Great Men of the Bible II
Textbook: All the Men of the Bible – Lockyer
A review of twelve great men of the Bible looking into their failures and successes.  The coursework attempts to link the significance of these men to Jesus Christ, Christian living, doctrine, typology and prophecy.

 

BI-542 Psalms II
Textbook: Treasury of David – Spurgeon
A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalms 51 and Psalms 100 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage.  Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

 

BI-612 Nehemiah
Textbook: Be Determined – Wiersbe 
A study on the traits of revival in the church by comparing the life and deeds of Nehemiah from the Old Testament as he attempted to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem after the destruction of Nebuchadnezzar.

 

BI-614 Psalms III
Textbook: Treasury of David – Spurgeon
A study of various Psalms ranging between Psalms 101 and Psalms 150 discussing the author, time and circumstances surrounding the passage.  Each study offers practical application to the life of the believer.

 

BI-621 The Book of Ruth
Textbook: Romance of Redemption­ – DeHaan
A historical and Biblical analogy of the life of Ruth, the Moabitess.  This study focuses on the typology and symbolism of Ruth’s redemption by Boaz, her kinsman redeemer, in comparison  to the relationship of Christ and the Church.

 

BI-623 II Corinthians I
Textbook: Exploring II Corinthians – Phillips
An exposition of the New Testament book of II Corinthians chapters 1 through 7 focusing on Paul’s defense of his apostleship and characteristics which define an effective ministry.

 

BI-631 II Corinthians II
Textbook: Be Encouraged – Wiersbe
An exposition of the New Testament book of II Corinthians chapters 8 through 13 including Paul’s instructions to the church concerning missions and a defense of his apostleship.

 

BI-632 The Mind of Christ
Textbook: The Mind of Christ – T.W. Hunt
These lessons focus on specific attributes of Jesus Christ which are to be reproduced in the spiritual, moral and practical life of the Spirit-filled believer.

 

BI-633 Jude
Textbook: Exploring The Epistles of Jude – Phillips
A verse by verse study of the New Testament book of Jude.  The course defines apostasy and the measures true believers must take in their attempt to contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints.

 

BI-634 Joshua
Textbook: Be Strong – Wiersbe
An exposition of the Old Testament book of Joshua which compares the conquest of Canaan with the spirit-filled life of the believer.

 

BI-643 Baptist Distinctives
Textbook: The Faithful Baptist Witness – Stringer
A declaration of the major distinctives of Baptist doctrine which have been held throughout the centuries from the time of Christ by true believers.

 

BI-644 The Temple
Textbook: The Temple – Edersheim
An overview of the location, history and structure of the Old Testament temple including a study on the offerings and feasts and their symbolic meanings.

 

BI-714 The Book of Esther
Textbook: Esther: Five Feasts and the Fingerprint of God – Wagner 
An overview of the life and influence of Esther under the direction of Mordecai and the unseen providence of God in rescuing the nation of Israel.  Typology and symbolism in relation to Christ and the Church are emphasized.

 

  

General Education Courses

 

GE-113  Canon of the Bible
Textbook: A Testimony Founded Forever (revised) – Sightler
This course provides the student with the two streams of manuscript evidence to prove which Bible is from the correct text.

 

GE-123  Bible Manners and Customs
Textbook: Manners and Customs of the Bible – Freeman
This course covers nearly a thousand customs of the Old and New Testaments giving the student an insight into correctly interpreting the Scriptures in their Old and New Testament settings.

 

GE-231  Speech
Textbook: Public Speaking – Liftin
This course covers the fundamentals of presenting a sermon, speech, or lesson with all the aspects of expression, presentation, manners, and voice.

 

GE-241  Revival
Textbook: We Can Have Revival Now – Rice
This is an analysis of Revivals in the Bible and in Church history.  It also contains the ingredients of those revivals and how we can apply them today.

 

GE-332  American History
Textbook: America in Crimson Red – Beller
This course takes the information about the history of America and shows how God works in the affairs of men and nations.

 

GE-341  Evolution vs. Scientific Creationism
Textbook: Scientific Creationism – Morris
This course is a rebuttal to evolution by showing Biblical and Scientific information to confirm the doctrine of Biblical Creationism.

 

GE-543 Christian Psychology
Textbook: Spirit Controlled Temperament – LaHaye
An analysis of the four dominant personality types and how they relate to the Christian life.  The course examines the lives of Bible characters which fit each personality type and show how God develops our personality traits through the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

GE-622 Biblical Finances
Textbooks: Total Money Makeover – Ramsey 
                  Total Money Makeover Workbook – Ramsey
An overview of Biblical Finances working with the principles taught by author Dave Ramsey.  This course offers important information on the management of money in order to help the believer position himself to develop financial stability.

 

Practical Training Courses

 

PT-111  Homiletics
Textbook: Biblical Preaching (3rd edition) – Robinson
This course teaches the student how to build a format for lessons or sermons.  It also teaches using the context as the structure of the lesson.

 

PT-112  Hermeneutics I
Textbook: Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics – Hartill 
This course presents the correct way to interpret the Bible and all the different ways to apply the text.

 

PT-211  Hermeneutics II
Textbook: Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics – Hartill
This course presents the correct way to interpret the Bible and all the different ways to apply the text.  It extends the previous course on Hermeneutics.

 

PT-221  Christian Counseling
Textbook: The Christian Counselor’s Manual – Adams
This course differentiates between secular counseling and Christian counseling.  Christian counseling is nouthetic or confronting and admonishing the believer with the Word of God as its basis.

 

PT-411 Personal Evangelism
Textbook: To Seek and To Save – Chappell
This course examines the importance of the Great Commission and provides steps to develop an effective soul winning plan for the believer.  The lessons promote awareness of the need of soul winning and seeks to motivate Christians to be active in witnessing.

 

PT-421 Marriage and Divorce
Textbook: The Divorce Myth – Laney
A study of the Biblical principles of marriage and divorce.  The course deals specifically with the law of Moses and the teachings of Christ and Paul.  Special attention is given to the marital qualifications of a bishop as portrayed in Paul’s letter to Timothy.

 

PT-431 Cults
Textbook: The Kingdom of the Cults – Martin
An overview of nine cult movements defining the error of their teachings.  The course also gives distinctive traits of cults allowing the believer to quickly identify groups who promote doctrine contrary to sound doctrine.

 

PT-441 Pastoral Administration
Textbook: Hyles Church Manual – Hyles
This course gives instruction on basic administration within the local church including meetings, appointment of officers, the organization of a new church, church finances and miscellaneous duties.

 

PT-513 Pastoral Problems
Textbook: Church Split – Branson 
This course looks into the major causes of conflict within the local church.  Advice is given on how to identify and resolve problem issues.  Special attention is given on how to avoid conflicts that can potential divide the body of Christ.

 

PT-514 Lesson Development
Textbooks: Christian Educator’s Handbook on Teaching – Gangel
                   Elements of Preaching – Wiersbe

This course offers practical instruction to teachers on principles of effective study and development of Bible lessons.  The course is designed to assist both teachers and preachers.

 

PT-533 The Christian Home
Textbook: Footers to Finish Nails – Robert “Bo” Wagner
Twelve lessons teaching on many important aspects of what a Christian home should be.  Ranging from parental leadership, marital unity and child training the content provides vital information for parents and spouses.

 

PT-544 Biblical Leadership
Textbook: Spiritual Leadership – Sanders
Instruction on leadership by reviewing the lives of Bible characters and examining core principles which define and develop leadership qualities in individuals.

 

PT-611 Christian Character
Textbook: Character – Owens
A discussion on the necessity and development of Christian Character.  The lessons focus mainly on the Apostle Peter’s discourse of things which should be added to the Christian’s faith.

 

PT-613 Discipleship
Textbook: Making of a Disciple – Philips
An examination of the principles of discipleship taught and displayed by the Lord Jesus Christ in His ministry as recorded in the New Testament.

 

PT-624 Speed Reading and Memory
Textbook: Power Reading – Ostrov
This course examines basic principles to develop and enhance the reading and memory retention of the student.  The course is divided into two sections.  The first section outlines techniques for memory development and is followed with instruction for increasing one’s rate of reading.

 

PT-642 Church Covenant
Textbook: Do All To the Glory of God  – Nee
An explanation of the articles found within the church covenant outlining the characteristics which should accompany the salvation and faithfulness of church members.

 

PT-650 Missions
Textbook: No textbook is required.  All study material will be accessed online.
Practical instruction designed to introduce students to the basic principles of New Testament missions including the call of the Great Commission, deputation, Mission Boards, establishing churches, and life on the mission field.

 

 

 

Theology Courses

 

TH-131  The Spirit World
Textbook: Biblical Demonology – Unger
This course explains the world of demons and angels.  The conflict between God and the demonic hosts of Satan will be ongoing until the end of the age.  Also, the angels are a benefit to both Christ and the Church.

 

TH-212 Dispensational Truth I
Textbook: Dispensational Truth – Larkin
This course concerns itself with explaining the different tests or dispensations that God will allow this world to go through to explain how man left to himself will end in disaster.

 

TH-222  Dispensational Truth II
Textbook: Dispensational Truth – Larkin
This course extends the previous course on Dispensational Truth itself explaining the different tests or dispensations that God will allow this world to go through to explain how man left to himself will end in disaster.

 

TH-243  The Blood
Textbook: The Power Of The Blood of the Cross – Murray
This course is a detailed study of the doctrine of the blood showing that it is more than just a payment but an unconditional covenant between God and His people.

 

TH-312  Systematic Theology
Textbook: Lectures In Systematic Theology – Thiessen
This course covers the different attributes of God showing that He is holy in His essence and therefore His attributes are unchanging.

 

TH-321  Christology
Textbook: Lectures In Systematic Theology – Thiessen
This course elucidates the works of Christ and how they apply to the believer.

 

TH-324  Bible Doctrines I
Textbook: Willmington’s Guide to the Bible – Willmington
This course delineates the important doctrines of the Bible and provides a foundation for the new believer.

 

TH-331  Bible Doctrines II
Textbook: Willmington’s Guide to the Bible – Willmington
This course further defines the important doctrines of the Bible and provides a foundation for the new believer.

 

TH-432 Prayer
Textbook: Prayer and Praying – Terry L. Deitz
This course looks into the importance of prayer, the practice of it and offers examples of great people of prayer in the Bible.

 

TH-443 The Second Coming
Textbook: The Second Coming – Larkin
This course contains lessons relating to the Second Coming of Christ.  The lessons include the signs of Christ’s coming, the characteristics of the last days and expectations all believers should have.