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The Associate of Theology Degree Online is a Bible-based degree developed to equip man and women who want to enter the ministry. If you are looking for an affordable degree that will train you to become a disciple maker and better serve God in your church, community, or in the mission field, the Associate of Theology Degree Online is the right program for you.
The goal of the Associate of Theology Degree Online is to equip those called to the ministry. Also, earning an Associate of Theology Degree Online prepares you to continue your education to earn a higher degree. Those who successfully complete the program will be prepared to fully exercise any ministerial activity including becoming pastors, church leaders, missionaries, chaplains, teachers, etc. Upon the completion of the Degree, you will be equipped to:
Become an effective preacher
Teach with authority
Evangelize with effectiveness
Better understand the Scriptures
Lead with strategy
Manage with professionalism
Grow your ministry
Defend the faith
Develop successful discipleship
Lucent University calculates the cost of its programs based on the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of the World Bank. This opens the doors to students to afford to study at a US-based institution. The cost of your Associate of Theology Degree Online program is determined by the average income of the country where you live.
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Lucent University uses the most advanced educational system to teach the Associate of Theology Degree Online. You will enjoy your class watching videos recorded by the best professors with perfect image and sound. Also, all the assignments are automatically organized for you.
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An Associate Degree of Theology prepares you with an in-depth understanding of spiritual practices to prepare you for making a difference in your community through ministry work and education. The Associate Degree of Theology allows you to lead, guide and teach your congregation through worship and religious education, provide spiritual leadership, guidance, and pastoral care to the members of your church. Also, you can provide your community with spiritual and religious support through public speaking and weekly services. Graduates with an Associate Degree of Theology can develop a career as:
Community Outreach Coordinator
The professors that teach the Associate of Theology Program hold advanced degrees from the most prestigious Bible Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities in the world including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and Gateway Seminary. Lucent selects professors based on their faithfulness to the Scriptures, their academic background, lifetime achievements, and their ability to teach dynamic classes.
The Associate Degree of Theology Online has a total of 60 credit hours. The Associate Degree of Theology Online is divided into 4 terms. Each term is comprised of 5 courses and lasts 6 months for a total of 15 credit hours per term. Each course counts as 3 credit hours. The courses include video classes, video resources, reading, exams, writing projects, and interaction with Professors. Below you will find the list of the courses we offer in the Associate Degree of Theology Online (course offer may vary). Click on the course name to view the Course Description for each course.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program as a survey of environmental, cultural, and social issues which add perspective to biblical interpretation. An introduction to the serious study of the Bible in its historical, cultural, and literary context. The course emphasizes the essential content, structure, and theological message of the Bible.
The course Life of Christ was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology to give students an overview of the life of Christ. The course will cover the historical events prior to the incarnation of Christ giving the students a background of the time and history of where Christ lived and implemented his ministry. The second half of the course will cover the biblical narrative of how started, developed, and completed his ministry. The course requires the reading of the Gospel in a chronological order to aid the student on how to understand the progression of the Life of Christ in a systematic order.
The Apologetics course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to equip you to present a rational defense of the faith, to see Jesus in all his beauty and brilliance, and to winsomely point others to Jesus (and the gospel) as our greatest need. Topics we will explore include the existence and nature of God, the relationship between science and religion, the problem of pain and hell, religious pluralism, the nature of truth, religious exclusivity, the trustworthiness of the Bible, the historicity of the resurrection, and various cultural issues.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program for students to become acquainted with the following: some of the important literature in the field, especially with respect to the various approaches to doing a theology of the New Testament; The Existence of God, The Nature of God - relationship of biblical interpretation to a method of doing biblical theology; the theological relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament - The Messianic Prophecies; the integral relationship of New Testament theology to the ideas of the kingdom, The Great Commission, from Matthew to Acts.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to provide an overview of the structure and usage of Modern English. The material covered in the course will provide basic knowledge of the form and function of Modern English and will be relevant to future courses in English composition. Topics include but are not limited to basic word structure, classification of words into what is traditionally known as ‘parts of speech’, description and analysis of various types of phrase structure and sentence structure, prescriptive verses, descriptive approaches to grammar, stylistic and dialectal variation in English syntax and grammaticalization and language change.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to provide an overview of the structure of Servant Leadership. The material covered in the course will provide an introduction of the Early Leadership Theories, Supporters, Behaviors, Biblical Servant and applying Servant Leadership Theory.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to with the goal make the student acquainted with the following: some of the important literature in the field, especially with respect to the various approaches to doing a theology of the New Testament; The Existence of God, The Nature of God - relationship of biblical interpretation to a method of doing biblical theology; the theological relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament - The Messianic Prophecies; the integral relationship of New Testament theology to the ideas of the kingdom, The Great Commission, from Romans to Revelation.
The Greek New Testament Tools and Exegesis course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to allow you to be able to read and understand the basics of the Greek Bible using online tools, such as online lexicons, interlinears, and commentaries. When you complete the course, you will be able to better understand the New Testament in its original language and apply this knowledge in your studies, devotional life, and ministries.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology Program to provide a general introduction to biblical pastoral counseling, including an overview of counseling theory and practice in the public, private and church settings. The approach to soul care will rely upon Scriptures and the comparison of the Biblical truth and human desires and expectations. The class will present a basic counseling methodology that will be applied to common counseling situations including the biblical perspective on family, relationships, forgiveness, self-control, and depression.
The English Composition course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to improve your ability to communicate in everyday situations in writing or speaking. Another focus of the programs is to lower the risk of others misunderstanding us. By studying the principles of communication, this course emphasizes the need for clarity and precision in written and spoken communication so that our audience may comprehend, and thus respond to, the content we present.
The Hermeneutics course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology to enhance ministry by helping students to advance in their understanding and practice of a proper approach to the application of Scripture. You will be equipped to better understand the Bible and to handle it with confidence. Pastors and ministers will also be better equipped to preach / teach from the Bible with greater accuracy.
The New Testament Survey 1 course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to introduce the doctrines of Scriptures, God, Humanity, Race, Salvation, Grace, Commandment, Church, Kingdom, Last Things, Eternity, and Stewardship. featuring a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine. The course emphasis is designed to enhance your life and ministry by focusing on articulating the Biblical faith through the systematic study of the Scriptures.
The course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program as an introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. This survey covers Genesis through I and II Samuel.
The New Testament Survey 2 course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology to present the arguments against adding tradition, philosophy, culture, or external revelations to the content of the Scriptures. The course will also serve as an introduction to reasoning and will compare liberal theology with the teachings of the Scriptures.
The Church History 1 course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to introduce the student to some of the most significant events in early Christianity and how these early events led to Christianity to the Modern Era. The major traditions, practices, policies, and movements will be presented and how those events led to spiritual decline or revival. The course will cover the period of the early church up to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Biblical Archeology course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology to integrate both ancient materials culture and epigraphic finds with the study of the Bible, being an indispensable tool because it provides cultural, historical, social, religious, and linguistic information that sheds light on the context of biblical passages.
The Bible Chronology, Geography and Archaeology course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology to give you a systematic overview of the major occurrences of the Old and New Testament giving you a clear picture of where and when these events happened.
The Hebrew Old Testament Tools and Exegesis course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology program to allow you to be able to read and understand the basics of the Hebrew Bible using online tools, such as online lexicons, interlinears, and commentaries. When you complete the course, you will be able to better understand the Bible originals and apply this knowledge in your studies, devotional life, and ministry.
The Old Testament Theology 2 course was developed for the Associate Degree of Theology program as a survey of the Old Testament, employing thematic and exegetical methods. The historical background of each book will be presented according to its chronology and its role pointing to the coming of the Messiah. This survey will cover the books of 1st. Kings through Malachi.
The Theology of Forgiveness course was designed for the Associate Degree of Theology to introduce you to the dynamics of forgiveness and reconciliation from a theological and psychological perspective. The course will present you with the need of forgiveness for the salvation of the soul and well-being of the mind. The topics will cover from the atonement as presented in the Old Testament to the modern studies of the psychological effects not forgiving others. The course will also teach how you can present to others the doctrine of forgiveness to in evangelism and in church sanctification.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online provides all materials you need for the program, for free. We provide
each course material and aditional resources from a online library, so you can study anywhere at no
aditional cost. Check our online libraries resources. More content is available for our students, which can
be accessed after you enroll and start the Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including Biblehub.com.
This site contains many translations of the Bible as well as many biblical study tools, all
of which can be accessed from the home page. For students that are non-English speakers,
this site contains many resources in other languages. Make special not of the great
apologetic work of Dr. Gary R. Habermas is found in the Library section.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including STEPBible.org.
This site is an excellent resource for studying the Bible with many modern and ancient
translations and text of the Bible. The site offers an easy-to-use platform for comparing
multiple texts in English or in other languages.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including NETBible.org.
This site contains the New English Translation of the Bible (NET) along with the extremely
valuable NET Notes, which adds commentary and translation notes throughout the biblical
text. This site also contains Thomas Constable’s notes on the Bible, which is a modern
conservative commentary. It also contains may articles associated with a particular chapter
of the Bible written by various contributors and a list of helpful maps.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including Studylight.org.
The strength of this site is its vast amount of biblical tools including many commentaries,
Bible dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bible Concordances (under Bible Study Tools). It also
contains a great section titled Bible Maps Archive containing color maps arranged in
chronological sections (under Pastoral Resources). It also contains many church creeds,
confessions, and catechisms, which are valuable for the study of church history (under
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including Bible.org. While we are glad to provide links to the following sites as an aid to our users, the fact that we provide these links does not mean that we endorse their doctrinal positions.
We encourage all our readers to be like the Bereans of Acts 17:11 to search and use the Scripture as their final authority for what they accept as the truth.
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including BibleGateway.com.
This site offers a great selection of audio Bibles in English and many other languages.
Another hidden gem of this site is the IVP New Testament Commentary Series that can be found
under Study Tools - More Resources - Commentaries. There are commentaries on 8 New Testament
books that are excellent, modern resources. Link: IVP New Testament Commentary Series.
There is also a number of Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias worth looking at, especially
Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia
of the Bible and the Dictionary of Biblical Themes. Link: Dictionaries / Encyclopedia
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including BibleStudyTools.com.
This site gives you access to a variety of modern translations of the Bible in English and
in other languages. A strength of this site is the sections that contain audio books and
audio Bibles. Also of special note is that this site gives you access to Baker's Evangelical
The Fast Two Years Degree in Theology Online offers a variety of online resources, including BlueLetterBible.com.
One strength of this site is the easy of looking up words in their dictionary and
encyclopedia section. Another strength is the Bible Reference page. Every listing contains
helpful material to aid the student in their study of Scripture, such as gospel harmony tool
that allows you to see the parallel passages contained in all four gospels or their Bible
book & outline section that contains excellent historical introduction material on each book
of the Bible. Every portion of this section is very valuable. There are a number of other
helpful resources through this site that is worth your time.
To enroll in the Associate of Theology Degree Online the candidate must have a High School Diploma or an equivalent secondary degree. Candidates that have English as their native language are exempt from taking the Test of English Comprehension (TEC).
Students whose native language is not English are required take the TEC. The TEC is free of charge. The test has a total of 100 multiple choice questions. The candidate has 90 minutes to complete the test. in order to be approved to the Associate of Theology Degree Online, a minimum of 70% correct answers is required.
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