While some enter our program with the desire to teach on the college level, most have simply fallen in love with the biblical text and want to study it intently for themselves. In the process our graduates are enriched by the mentoring, knowledge, and critical thinking in a way that prepares them for a broad spectrum of career interests — College-level teaching, Bible translation work, church planting, counseling, chaplaincy, pastoring, relief work, secondary education, teaching English as a second language (TESOL), law, business, parenting, and ministry in the local church.
- Read Greek with oral proficiency.
- Comprehend texts while reading them aloud.
- Translate with confidence (whether prepared texts or passages on sight).
- Interpret with sensitivity to Greek language, context, genre and manuscript evidence.
- Appropriate the message of the text for oneself and effectively communicate that message to others.
- Gain a personal understanding of the Bible
- The majority of students use their training to gain personal insight into the biblical text and to enhance their ministry.
- Work for Bible translation ministries
- Some students go on to work with organizations like Wycliffe Bible Translators.
- Pursue a career in teaching
- Some pursue graduate degrees in preparation for careers in teaching.
Our students are excited about the classes we offer and find they can easily begin advanced work at other institutions or continue learning on their own. Regardless of your goals, you will never regret the time you spend learning Greek, and you will always appreciate the insights it gives you into the biblical text.