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Degree Programs

Masters of Biblical Studies

The Masters of Biblical Studies is an academically based degree designed for those seeking greater understanding of God’s redemptive story revealed in the Scriptures. The program both challenges and enriches the students’ ability to provide missionary leadership in their church and service life. The program can be used as a basis for advanced studies.

The degree is a 40 hour program (approximately 20 courses) spread across a three year period. The coursework includes an in-depth focus on the Bible and theology along with a focus on cross-cultural studies.

Masters of Worship Ministries

The Master of Worship Ministries degree strengthens the ministries of worship leaders, writers, and other media practitioners by offering biblical and theological insight to the arts.

The degree is a 40 hour program (approximately 20 courses) spread across a three year period. The coursework will include the common core of Bible and theology along with specific training in arts and worship created to deepen your existing skills and build upon them with new ones.


Core Faculty

Daniel Wang, PhD
Daniel is married to Heejei and the father of two children. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Ancient Hebrew and currently serves as the Assistant Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship at UT. His family are members at All Saints Presbyterian Church

Michelle Reyes, PhD
Michelle is the Vice President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative. She is also a co-church planter, Editorial Director at Pax, and a local CCDA networker. Her work on faith and culture has been featured in Christianity Today, Faithfully Magazine, Patheos, and more. Michelle has a forthcoming book with Zondervan on cross-cultural relationships called Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead To Lasting Connections Across Cultures. She is married to Aaron and has two kids.

Josh Eby, Rev

Aaron Reyes, Rev
Aaron (B.S., Wheaton College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is a second-generation Mexican American and the Dean of Vida House. He is also the Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church. His own research and speaking engagements focus on the story arcs of immigration, redemption, and justice throughout the Bible. A native Austinite, he lives in East Austin with his wife, Michelle and their two kids.

Adjunct & Visiting Faculty

Madison Pierce, PhD

James Thaddeus Jr., PhD
(Birmingham Theological Seminary)

Peter Coelho, Rev
(Church of the Cross)


Vida House courses are held at Mission Possible (1190 Chicon St).

In order to maintain social distancing, the classroom setup will reflect CDC guidelines. For students who prefer to not attend in-person instruction, they can participate via Zoom.

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