With a Trinity degree in theology, you will learn and put into practice what it means to serve Christ and His church. Trinity’s location in the Chicago area offers unlimited opportunities for servant leadership. There also are many options for summer work in missions, ministries, camps, and churches.
The field education course, taken in your senior year, will give you practical ways to apply your knowledge and skills. Trinity theology students serve churches and other Christian agencies in a variety of capacities. The diversity of communities in the Chicago area allows students to seek experience in a wide range of settings.
In your advanced-level courses, you will study specific sections of the Bible, such as the historical books, the prophets, the Gospels, and the epistles. You also will focus on other aspects of theology, including the history of Christianity, world religions, and missions. All courses emphasize the development of a biblical perspective as an integrating element to learning.
At Trinity, you will have opportunities to learn, grow, and prepare for participation in God’s kingdom. The class discussion, access to a diverse range of churches and parachurch organizations, and an active campus ministry program provide an exciting environment in which to explore God’s Word.
The theology program provides students with a set of biblical and theological frameworks with which to read and respond to God’s Word, their communities, and their broad cultural contexts.
Men and women with degrees in theology from Trinity are currently pursuing a variety of interesting career avenues. Graduates of the program are currently working for non-profit and parachurch ministries, serving as missionaries and community organizers, and partnering with local congregations in pastoral, youth, and worship ministries.
Many graduates build upon their Trinity theology program with advanced studies in seminary or graduate schools. Also, many Trinity students choose Theology as a second major. Students find that this combination helps them envision the significance of their career within God’s work in the world.
The theology program seeks to emphasize both biblical studies and systematic historical theology. Students take courses that deal with questions regarding the nature and history of the Scriptures, central themes from biblical and systematic theology, and practices that cultivate biblical interpretation and theological thinking.
The theology major prepares students for graduate school and a wide range of vocations in churches, non-profit rganizations, schools, and mission agencies. The theology major is attractive as a second major since it cultivates the practices necessary for the development of a Christian perspective in other academic and vocational areas. The theology minor is offered for students who want to enrich their educational experience by its study, especially for those who plan to teach Bible courses in Christian schools.