Young man reading a book in a at a table.

“The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge.”

Proverbs 1:7

Classical Education

Reformation Bible College’s philosophy of education is rooted in the grand tradition of classical Christian education. The cornerstone of our academics is rigorous study of God’s Word and the doctrines of the Reformed faith. From this foundation you learn the great works of art, philosophy, and music of the Western world, studying them with a critical eye from a Christian perspective.

Many colleges and universities have abandoned classical education in favor of either broad liberal arts degrees that are quite unrelated to professional development or skill-specific, technical degrees with very little focus on intellectual development — and neither of these pursuits typically account for what is defined in Scripture as true wisdom, the fear of the LORD.

It’s our belief that classical Christian education, which produced some of the finest minds in our history, prepares you to excel in life by first knowing God and understanding how to think critically from a Christian worldview. This foundation allows you to succeed no matter your chosen career path.

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Our Programs

Our curriculum is intensely focused on equipping you to fulfill the highest vocation, knowing God.

RBC strives to give students a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and Christian Reformed doctrine, gained through the core curriculum which includes eight Bible courses covering every book of Scripture and eight systematic theology courses covering every topic of doctrine.

Additionally, RBC students may take courses in the great works of philosophy, literature, and music; and courses in apologetics, church history, Latin, Hebrew, and Greek.

Our degrees are crafted to yield articulate leaders grounded in the truths of God’s Word, a generation whose vocation will be informed and infused by humanity’s chief end—to know and glorify God.



The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for people who desire a biblical and theological education with an emphasis on the study of the original languages and historical context of the Bible.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermenuetics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various generes and formats.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the "Law": Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the "Prophets": Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.  
GRE201 Greek 1
A course introducing the study of the elements of biblical Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
HUM202 Great Works of the Middle Ages
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the middle ages, including works by such figures as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Elective
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the “Writings”: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
GRE252 Greek II
A course concluding the study of the elements of biblical Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax, while reading portions of the New Testament. Prerequisite: Greek I.
HUM253 Great Works of the Renaissance
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Renaissance, including works by such figures as Cervantes, Donne, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Michelangelo, Milton, More, and Raphael.
HIS253 Ancient Near Eastern World
A survey of the languages, cultures, history, and geography of the Ancient Near Eastern World from the beginning of western civilization through the early centuries BC.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 3
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
GRE303 Greek III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Greek syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing New Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Greek I and II.
HEB301 Hebrew I
A course introducing the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
STH305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Spring 3
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
GRE354 Greek Exegesis
An introduction to the procedures and tools of exegesis as they apply to the genres of the New Testament. Prerequisites: Greek I, II,and III.
HEB352 Hebrew II
A course concluding the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Prerequisite: Hebrew I.
HUM355 Great Works of the Rationalists and Romantics
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Enlightenment, including works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire.
Elective
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Fall 4
BIB407 Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians - Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HEB403 Hebrew III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Hebrew syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing Old Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Hebrew I and II.
HIS404 Greco-Roman World
A survey of the languages, cultures, history, and geography of the Greco-Roman World from the early centuries BC through the early centuries AD.
HUM406 Great Works of the Later Nineteenth Century
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the modern age, including works by such figures as Conrad, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Eliot, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, And Tolstoy.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.
HEB454 Hebrew Exegesis
An introduction to the procedures and tools of exegesis as they apply to the genres of the Old Testament. Prerequisites: Hebrew I, II, and III.
HUM457 Great Works of the Twentieth Century
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the late twentieth century, including works by such figures as Hemingway, Lewis, Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and O’Connor.
STH457 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for people who desire a biblical and theological education with an emphasis on the study of historical theology, apologetics, and philosophy.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various generes and formats.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the "Law": Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the "Prophets": Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.  
HUM202 Great Works of the Middle Ages
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the middle ages, including works by such figures as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer.
LAT201 Ecclesiastical Latin I
A course introducing the study of the basic elements of Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, including translation work.
PHI201 Ancient Philosophy
An examination of the philosophical ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and other philosophers of the ancient world.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the “Writings”: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
LAT252 Ecclesiastical Latin II
A course concluding the study of the basic elements of Latin vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, including translation work. Prerequisite: Ecclesiastical Latin I.
HUM253 Great Works of the Renaissance
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Renaissance, including works by such figures as Cervantes, Donne, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Michelangelo, Milton, More, and Raphael.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hegel.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 3
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
HTH301 Theology of the Early and Medieval Church
A study of Christian doctrine and practice from the early church to the late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the study of primary sources.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Elective
Students may select an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Spring 3
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
HUM355 Great Works of the Rationalists and Romantics
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Enlightenment, including works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire.
HTH352 Theology of the Reformation
A study of Christian doctrine and practice in the various branches of the church at the time of the Protestant Reformation, with an emphasis on reading the primary sources.
PHI353 Contemporary Philosophy
A study of the most influential philosophers since Hegel to the present day.
Elective
Students may select an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Fall 4
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
BIB407 Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians - Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HTH403 Post-Reformation Theology
A study of Christian doctrine and practice since the time of the Reformation, with an emphasis on studying the primary sources
HUM406 Great Works of the Later Nineteenth Century
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the modern age, including works by such figures as Conrad, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Eliot, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, And Tolstoy.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
BIB408 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
HUM457 Great Works of the Twentieth Century
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the late twentieth century, including works by such figures as Hemingway, Lewis, Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and O’Connor.
APO452 Christian Apologetics II
A study of the most important issues addressed by Christian apologists and a survey of the major apologetic methodologies such as classical apologetics, evidentialism, and presuppositionalism.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.
STH407 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music

The Bachelor Arts in Sacred Music is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for future musicians whether in the church or in the wider community. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a vocation in music while holding a Reformed world and life view.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music degree is a comprehensive curriculum in a mentoring format offered jointly through the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music (SACM). Located on the campus of Saint Andrew’s Chapel, the Conservatory provides coursework, a gifted music faculty, outstanding facilities, and administrative support to RBC students in the Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music program.

Skill Requirements for Admission

Applicants for the Sacred Music specialization must demonstrate a mastery of their instrument and basic musicianship skills. The Sacred Music faculty will determine mastery of instrument and musicianship skills.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
AM101 Applied Music I (2 hours; audition required)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
ME101 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT101 Music Theory I (2 hours)
An introduction to the basic principles of notation, rhythm, key signatures, and harmonic concepts of scales, intervals, triads, and tonality. In-class sight singing and ear training. Prerequisite: Requires passing grade on entrance exam.
MW101 Introduction to Sacred Music and Worship
Foundations of a biblical perspective on music to be used in worship, including introduction to Reformed and evangelical modes of thought, historical liturgies, and experience writing your own contemporary worship music.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
AM102 Applied Music II (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the "Law": Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
ME102 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT102 Music Theory II (2 hours)
The general study of harmony is continued, with an emphasis on the classification of root movement, cadences, four-part writing, the use of diminished and augmented triads, seventh chords, and modulation. In-class sight singing and ear training.
MW102 Music and the Arts
An exploration of biblical patterns and worship forms, exploration of current postmodern and pragmatic values in the wider church. Emphasis will be on exercising discernment in selecting and performing music for missions, worship, community, and beyond. Prerequisite: MW101.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
Fall 2
AM203 Applied Music III (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the "Prophets": Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
ME103 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT203 Music Theory III
A continuation of Music Theory II with more emphasis on four-part writing. Some introduction is given to binary, ternary, and through- composed forms. In-class sight singing and ear training.
MW203 Survey of Church Music I (2 hours)
A general survey of church music from antiquity (Greece, Rome) through the Reformation (1650). Listening with provided CDs, audio- video resources in and outside class.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
AM204 Applied Music IV (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. Entry to advanced private study is by audition before the faculty after the 4th semester to determine competency.
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the “Writings”: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
ME104 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MT204 Music Theory IV (2 hours)
A continuation of the course content and organization of Music Theory I–III with correlated aural, written, and analytical studies. In-class sight singing and ear training.
MW204 Survey of Church Music II (2 hours)
A general survey of church music from the Baroque, Classical. Romantic and Modern periods through the present. Listening, video and other resources provided in and outside class.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.

Instrumental Concentration

Fall 3
AM305 Applied Music (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ME105 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS307 Instrumental Conducting (2 hours)
The theory and practice of conducting an instrumental ensemble, including beat patterns, subdivisions, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods.
MW 305 Hymnology (2 hours)
An introduction to hymns and their historic forms, Emphasis is on the use of the indexes in modern hymnals, knowledge of literary and doctrinal elements, with study of past and current hymn writers.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Spring 3
AM306 Applied Music VI (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ME106 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS303 Instrumental Pedagogy (2 hours)
Based on demand, this course prepares the keyboard or other instrumental player to teach. It includes a survey of methods and techniques for successful teaching of piano or organ, and other instruments.
MS305 Composition and Arranging (2 hours)
Prerequisite: Music Theory I-IV. Advanced arranging of either choral or instrumental music using required software (Finale or Sibelius). Special emphasis will be placed on the practical weekly preparation of needs-based scores and parts using pretested models.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Fall 4
AM407 Applied Music VII (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB407 The Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians - Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ME107 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MW406 Music Ministry
Patterns for musical leadership in the local church. Emphasis is on applying biblical principles of spiritual formation, choral and/or instrumental organization, articulating a biblical world and life view of your vocation.
MW409 Church Music Internship- Instrumental (2 hours)
A supervised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the BA must pass this course in order to graduate.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Spring 4
AM408 Applied Music VIII (2 hours; with senior recital)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ME108 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MW410 Church Music Internship - Instrumental (2 hours)
A supervised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the BA must pass this course in order to graduate.
TBD Music and Worship Topics
STH457 Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.

Choral/Vocal concentration

Fall 3
AM305 Applied Music V (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
ME105 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS306 Choral Conducting
The theory and practice of conducting, including beat patterns, subdivisions, principles of diction, implementation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods.
MW305 Hymnology
An introduction to hymns and their historic forms. Emphasis is on the use of the indexes in modern hymnals, knowledge of literary and doctrinal elements, with study of past and current hymn writers.
STH305 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Spring 3
AM306 Applied Music VI (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
ME106 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MS302 Vocal Pedagogy (2 hours)
Study of materials and methods for teaching voice, with particular attention to solo and choral methods using a focused, natural production.
MS305 Composition and Arranging (2 hours)
Prerequisite: Music Theory I-IV. Advanced arranging of either choral or instrumental music using required software (Finale or Sibelius). Special emphasis will be placed on the practical weekly preparation of needs-based scores and parts using pretested models.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Elective (3 hours)
Students may choose an elective course from another major or from the elective course offerings.
Fall 4
AM407 Applied Music VII (2 hours)
60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
EB407 Pauline Epistles II
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
ME107 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MW406 Music Ministry (2 hours)
Patterns for musical ministry in the local church. Emphasis is on applying biblical principles of spiritual formation, choral and/or instrumental organization, articulating a biblical world and life view of your vocation.
MW407 Church Music Internship - Vocal (2 hours)
A supervised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the BA must pass this course in order to graduate.
MS409 Advanced Composition (2 hours)
For students planning a vocational focus in composition of instrumental and/or choral music, including interaction with one ensemble to perform a completed work during the semester and strategies for publication.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Elective (3 hours)
Spring 4
AM408 Applied Music VIII (2 hours; with senior recital)
A 60-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. A 30-45 minute recital given during this semester is applicable, but in certain cases optional. A Senior Project, supervised by the student’s instructor, will count as part of their final grade.
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
ME108 Ensemble (0 hours)
Ensemble I – VIII will be offered over the 8 semesters. The College choir will be formed through this ensemble. Other ensembles, both choral and instrumental, will eventually complement the choir.
MW408 Church Music Internship - Vocal (2 hours)
A supervised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the BA must pass this course in order to graduate.
TBD Music and Worship Topics
STH457 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.

The Associate of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

The Associate of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core Biblical and Theological courses. This program is designed for people desiring a solid biblical and theological foundation. As preparation for further education the program serves those who want a foundation in biblical and theological studies before transferring to a four-year college or university program.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 1
BIB151 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the "Law": Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the "Prophets": Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.  
BIB407 Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians - Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HIS151 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the “Writings”: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
STH457 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (Degree Completion)

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (Degree Completion) is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core Biblical and Theological courses. This program is designed for people with previous education who wish to complete their study at RBC to attain a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.

As an addition to previous education, the program is designed for those who have completed at least 60 hours of well rounded undergraduate studies or an Associate of Arts degree at another institution(s). Students pursuing degree completion may, in accordance with RBC’s standards, transfer in their previous hours and will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies upon completion of the Associate of Arts curriculum at RBC.

The accompanying schedule is the proposed sequence of study. Courses are 3 credit hours, unless noted.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical-theological method.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture; and canonicity.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 1
BIB151 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the "Law": Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the Testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulations of Nicea.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulations of Chalcedon.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the "Prophets": Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah,Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets.  
BIB407 Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians - Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HIS151 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the ordo salutis.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the “Writings”: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the Book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; and, our work as image-bearers, glorifying God in all of life.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
STH457 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final state of the just and the unjust.
Academic requirements for completion

For Bachelor of Arts Degrees:
Completion of a total of 120 credit hours is required. The core curriculum consists of 20 three-hour courses (60 credit hours); the Great Works curriculum consists of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); and the specialization curriculum consists of 12 three-hour courses (36 credit hours). To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

For Associate of Arts Degree:
Completion of a total of 60 credit hours is required. These 60 credit hours compose the core curriculum at RBC which consists of the core Biblical Studies curriculum of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); the core Theological Studies curriculum of 8 three-hour courses (24 credit hours); the Church History curriculum of 2 three-hour courses (6 credit hours); and the core Biblical Theology curriculum of 2 three-hour courses (6 credit hours). To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

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Our faculty and staff

The leadership and faculty of Reformation Bible College consist of some of the most well respected Reformed scholars and educators in the United States.


R.C. Sproul
Chancellor, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology
David E. Briones
Dean of Students, Professor of New Testament
Aaron C. Denlinger
Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Ben C. Dunson
Professor of New Testament
Keith A. Mathison
Professor of Systematic Theology
R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Stephen J. Nichols
President
Terry Yount
Dean of the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music
Ryan Fraser
Biblical Languages Instructor
Heidi Fraser
Administrative Assistant, Registrar

Information concerning the other faculty of the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music can be found online at: SaintAndrewsConservatory.org.

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