The Department of Theology aims to provide qualitative theological education with an emphasis on Church doctrine, practice and the experience needed for ministry in the world, as well as identifying and developing a personal calling and leadership skills.
It equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills through its master’s and bachelor’s programs (resident and non-resident).
Theoretical knowledge is acquired in three research fields:
- biblical, systematic and historical theology that takes a holistic approach to the formation of a Christian worldview and church dogma
- Church history, its foundation and development and how it relates to governments and other religions in different historical, political, religious and cultural contexts
- Church mission, including the history of spreading the Gospel and Christian values in different cultures
In addition to academic knowledge, students gain practical skills in different spheres, such as the formation and development of identity and character, leadership qualities, the realization of their calling in teaching, evangelizing, organizing, and counselling.
Several programs (bachelor’s and master’s, resident and non-resident) of the Department of Theology have been accredited by the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE). The others are currently in the process of being accredited. This means that the methodology and quality of education meet European education standards.
Thus, the Department of Theology is focused on achieving a healthy balance between academic knowledge and practical experience, as well as forming a strong character that is able to change the Church and transform society.