Christian Education

  • CED501  Youth Culture (3 Credit Hours) A course designed to help students understand the culture of teenagers with the goal of better youth ministry.  Particular attention will  be given to issues and trends that currently influence and impact teenagers.
  • Elements of culture that make personal discipleship challenging to teenagers will  also be explored.
  • CED600  Adolescent Development (3 Credit Hours) An introduction to the developmental issues facing teenagers. This course will cover cognitive, physical, moral and spiritual development.
  • CED602  Singles Ministry (3 Credit Hours) In this course, singles ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will  learn how to establish a new single adult ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED605  Preschool Children Ministry (3 Credit Hours) In this course, preschool ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will  learn how to establish a new preschool ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED606  Adult Senior Adult Ministry (3 Credit Hours) In this course, senior adult ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will  learn how to establish a new senior adult ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED610  Introduction to Youth Ministry  (3 Credit Hours) In this course, youth ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will  learn how to establish a new youth ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED657  Teaching Ministry of the Church (3 Credit Hours) A
  • course that explores the essential principles of leading and developing the teaching ministry  of the local church. The course focuses on practical leadership skills which aid the pastor and other church leaders in developing an effective teaching ministry  in the church.
  • CED658  Family  Ministry (3 Credit Hours) An overview of the ministries of the church broken down by age groups. Topics include Youth, Preschool, Senior Adult,  Men’s, Women’s, and Weekday ministries.
  • CED713  Mentoring (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of techniques used in mentoring. Attention will  be given to the heart and skills necessary to being an effective mentor.
  • CED721  Effective Bible Teaching (3 Credit Hours) This course is designed to equip students with methods and principles in teaching different types of Bible books, including  interpretation and the unity of the scriptures.
  • CED722  Adult Teaching Strategies  (3 Credit Hours) A course designed to explore the specific needs of adult learners. Attention will  be given to theories of adult education, teaching strategies and methodologies.
  • CED723  Introduction to Children’s Ministry (3 Credit Hours) In this course, children’s ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will  learn how to establish a new children’s ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED743  Women’s Ministries (3 Credit Hours) In this course, women’s ministry  strategy, ministry  design, philosophy, culture, administration, and trends will  all be addressed. Students will learn how to establish a new women’s ministry  program and develop a two year plan to sustain it.
  • CED767  Principles of Discipleship (3 Credit Hours) An in-depth study of methods and techniques used to successfully mature believers into followers of Christ. Attention will  be given to spiritual disciplines and the work of the discipler.

 

Counseling

  • COU660  Pastoral Counseling (3 Credit Hours) Students will study Biblical Counseling as is applies to specific areas such as family problems, serious illness and death.
  • COU661  Marriage and Family  Counseling (3 Credit Hours) Students will  study counseling situations such as premarital counseling and family counseling and how to minister from a Biblical viewpoint.
  • COU662  Ministry Relationship Skills  (3 Credit Hours) An in- depth study of leadership and communication skills necessary for a church leader to promote harmony and cooperation in the church.

 

Evangelism

  • EVG505  Evangelism  (3 Credit Hours) A study of the methods and techniques of increasing attendance enrollment and membership in the local church.
  • EVG655  Personal Evangelism  (3 Credit Hours) A study of personal witnessing and various methods of presenting the claims of Christ. Attention is given to the meaning and theology of personal evangelism and the methodologies in effective personal evangelism today. Emphasis is upon doing.
  • EVG668  Leadership and Church Growth  (3 Credit Hours) An in- depth study of methods and techniques used to successfully lead a church to mature to its full potential. Principles in motivating members, developing vision levels, and guiding decision-making are among the course topics.

Greek

  • GRK501  Greek 1 (3 Credit Hours) A study of the language in which the New Testament was written with special attention to the basic forms of nouns, adjectives, the inflection of simple indicative verbs, and the rudiment of Greek syntax.
  • GRK502  Greek 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the second part of Biblical Greek continuing the study of Greek nouns, verbs, and syntax with selected reading from the New Testament. Prerequisite Greek 1 (GRK 501).
  •  GRK601 Greek 3 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the third part of    Biblical Greek continuing the study of Greek with emphasis on exegesis.

 

 Hebrew

  • HEB501  Hebrew 1 (3 Credit Hours) A study of the language in which the Old Testament was written with special attention to the basic forms of nouns, adjectives, the inflection of simple indicative verbs, and the rudiment of Hebrew syntax.
  • HEB502  Hebrew 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the second part of Biblical Hebrew continuing the study of Hebrew nouns, verbs, and syntax with selected reading from the Old Testament. Prerequisite Hebrew 1 (HEB501).
  • HEB601 Hebrew 3 (3 Credit Hours). Third part of Biblical Hebrew continuing the study of Hebrew nouns, verbs, and syntax with selected reading from the Old Testament.  Emphasis is on exegesis

 

Homiletics

  • HOM446   Homiletics (3 Credit Hours) A study of the techniques of biblical exegesis for the pulpit.  Students will  receive guided experience in exegetical sermon preparation.
  • HOM464   Expository Preaching  (3 Credit Hours) This course teaches students step-by-step processes for building  expository sermons. It includes the process for working  through a Scripture passage for exposition, steps in building  expository sermons, the use of various types of sermon patterns, the use of context for proper exposition, and the help of a preaching plan in expository preaching.
  • HOM546   Biblical Preaching  (3 Credit Hours) A study of the various methods of preaching biblical texts. Emphasis will  be put on exegesis, exposition and communication strategies.
  • HOM600   Sermon Preparation  (3 Credit Hours) A systematic and practical study regarding the nature and method of preparing sermons. The focus of this course is upon sermon content and form. Tools and resources will be highlighted.
  • HOM646   Exegetical Preaching  (3 Credit Hours) A study of the techniques of biblical exegesis for the pulpit.  Students will  receive guided experience in exegetical sermon preparation.
  • HOM650   Sermon Delivery (3 Credit Hours) A study of the theology of preaching expounded in the Bible and of the techniques of biblical exegesis for the pulpit.  Guided experience in expository sermon preparation is provided.
  • HOM652   Evangelistic Preaching  (3 Credit Hours) A course designed to teach persuasive preaching by investigating the theology, motives, and methods of proclaiming the Gospel to non-Christians. Consideration is given to the special problems of sermon composition related to evangelistic preaching.

Ministry

  • MIN656   Pastoral Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of skills needed to lead in the office of pastor. Topics include conducting worship services, mid-week activities, Lord’s Supper and baptism.

 

Missions

  • MIS601   Principles and Methods of Missions   (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the history of Christian Mission with an evaluation of twentieth-century missiological thought and practice. Special attention is given to the interaction of culture and missions.
  • MIS604   Missions  Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the history, purpose and theological considerations of missions. Special attention will  be given to the formation of missions ministries within  the local church.

Music

  • MUS564   Theology of Worship and Music  (3 Credit Hours) This course examines Biblical foundations, historical backgrounds, and the theology of worship. It includes a study of the means of expressing worship, the role of music in worship, and the basic skills for leading in worship.
  • MUS603   Vocal Music Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the use of vocal music in local church music.
  • MUS607   Instrumental Music Ministry (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the use of instrumental music in local church music.
  • MUS664   Worship Arts Practicum  (3 Credit Hours) Students will be guided by an advisor through worship arts hands-on ministry in a local church or para-church setting in an area of appropriate concentration.

 

New Testament Bible

  • NTB601  New Testament Survey 1 (3 Credit Hours) This course is a synthesis survey of the first half of the New Testament with particular attention to the background, analysis, and content of each book.
  • NTB602  New Testament Survey 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course is a synthesis survey of the second half of the New Testament with particular attention to the background, analysis, and content of each book.
  • NTB603  Life and Teachings  of Jesus  (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of Jesus’ life and teachings with emphasis on the most significant events as they relate to the redemptive plan of God.
  • NTB604  Acts  of the Apostles (3 Credit Hours) This course is an analytical study of Acts emphasizing the formation of the early church and harmonization with the Pauline epistles.
  • NTB605  Paul’s 2nd Journey  (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey. Attention will
  • be given to the missionary methods employed, cities visited and teachings.
  • NTB606  Paul’s 3rd Journey  (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the Apostle Paul’s third missionary journey. Attention will  be given to the missionary methods employed, cities visited and his teachings.
  • NTB702  Harmony of the Gospels (3 Credit Hours) This course is an introduction of the writings  of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, examining the life, work, and person of Jesus Christ. It examines the similarities and contrasts between these synoptic gospels and explores several areas of secular criticism.
  •  NTB710  Romans (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Emphasis will  be put on Soteriology and Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law. Theological and literary topics will  be examined.
  • NTB714  Pastoral Epistles   (3 Credit Hours) This course studies 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus which were written by Paul to pastors just before his martyrdom.  Topics include facing death for the faith, leadership criteria, spiritual gifts, the role of women in the church, and dealing with false teachers.
  • NTB715  Hebrews  (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of the Letter to the Hebrews. Emphasis will  be put on Jesus as the fulfillment of Judaism. Theological and literary topics will  be examined.
  • NTB716  First Peter (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of the Book of First Peter with an exploration of its themes and theological contributions to the canon.
  • NTB 717 General Epistles (3 Credit Hours) This is an exegesis of the General Epistles of the New Testament  (James, First Peter, Second Peter, First John, Second John, Third John, Jude) The course will explore the epistolary authorship, the  literary and historical context in the early church, theological and practical themes, and the epistolary  contributions to the New Testament canon.
  • NTB721  Systematic Bible Study (3 Credit Hours) This course is a detailed study of God’s Word with the purpose of seeing God revealed in individual lives and to see the revelation of Jesus Christ through the ages.
  • NTB820  Revelation (3 Credit Hours) The book of Revelation examines the consummation of history through the second advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, the interpretation of the book of Revelation has been widely debated for two thousand years. The aim of this course is to examine the four predominant interpretations of Revelation and how each view understands the eschaton.  This course will examine the historicist, preterist, futurist and spiritual interpretations of the book of Revelation. This course will examine the history of each view along with the strength and weakness of each view and allow the student to choose which view they will adopt in interpreting the book of Revelation.

 

Old Testament Bible

  • OTB501  Old Testament Adam to David   (3 Credit Hours) This course is a synthesis survey of the Pentateuch through Psalms with particular attention to the background, analysis, and content of each book.
  • OTB502  Old Testament Solomon to Malachi (3 Credit Hours) This course is a synthesis survey of Proverbs through Malachi with particular attention to the background, analysis, and content of each book.
  • OTB535    Major and Minor Prophets (3 Credit hours) A graduate level study of the prophets and their writings with an examination of the setting and significance of each book
  • OTB601  Creation and Patriarchs  (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study and examination of the book of Genesis with particular emphasis on the major themes and events: creation, the flood, patriarchal narratives, and the Abrahamic Covenant. Attention will be given to significant historical and cultural issues as well as archaeological evidence relative to the time period. Examination of important theological concepts such as “covenant” and “election” will also be included.
  • OTB602 Exodus and Conquest  (3 Credit Hours) A graduate study of the Exodus and Conquest Stages of the Old Testament extending from 1043 B.C. – 1382 B.C. and covering the books of Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy and Joshua.
  •  OTB603  Judges and United Kingdom  1 (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the Judges and United Kingdom Stages of the Old Testament extending from 1382 B.C. through 931 B.C. and covering the books of Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11, 1 & 2 Chronicles 1-9 and Psalms 1-4. Emphasis will  be put on the development of the Jewish Nation.
  • OTB604  United Monarch (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the united monarch of Israel under the kingships of David and Solomon.
  • OTB605  Division and Fall of Israel (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the division of Israel and the subsequent fall to Assyria and Babylon.
  • OTB606  Exile and Return Stage  (3 Credit Hours) This course is a study of the Jewish exile and the return of the exiles to their homeland to restore the nation. Particular attention will  be given fulfillment of prophecies related to the kingdom.
  • OTB715 Hebrew Wisdom Literature (3 Credit Hours)  This course is a study of the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible.  Books covered will be Job, Psalms, Proverbes, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon.
  • OTB727  Daniel (3 Credit Hours) This course is an exegesis of the Book of Daniel. Attention will  be given to its place in apocalyptic and prophetic writings.

Theology

  • THE520  Systematic Theology 1 (3 Credit Hours) This course is designed to instruct students in systematic theology, which is characterized by historical, biblical and apologetic studies of the scripture to explain what the Bible says about major doctrines of the faith.
  • THE521  SystematicTheology 2 (3 Credit Hours) This course is the second semester of Theology. Students are instructed in systematic theology, characterized by historical, biblical and apologetic studies of the scripture to explain what the Bible says about major doctrines of the faith.
  • THE602  Hermeneutics  (3 Credit Hours) A course examining the principles and practice of biblical exegesis and interpretation. Attention will  be given to the primary tools of biblical research. The student will  become acquainted with the history of interpretation and a defense of the literal-historical-grammatical approach. Hermeneutical strategies will  be used to interpret various literary genres, analyze structural relationships, perform word studies, and develop principles for accurate practical application.
  • THE620  Apologetics (3 Credit Hours) This course is an examination of the most frequently raised objections to and questions about the Christian faith. A critical analysis will  be made of the methodology in apologetics and effective responses to objections and counter- claimants to truth.
  • THE710  Theology and Practice of Prayer  (3 Credit Hours) The focus of this course will  be on the theological foundation for prayer by exploring the biblical, theological and practical aspects of prayer. Specific emphasis will  be put on both the corporate and private nature of prayer.
  • THE711  Spiritual Warfare (3 Credit Hours) This course is an analysis of spiritual warfare in Scripture with reference to the cultural context that shaped the particular worldviews of biblical authors and their opponents. Related issues of angelology, demonology and faith will also be considered and the Scriptural evidence examined.
  • THE742  Major World Religions (3 Credit Hours) This course is designed to introduce students to the world’s major religions with particular emphasis on those practiced in North America. The origins and development, doctrine, rituals, institutions and cultural expressions of each religion will  be explored. Special attention will  be given to Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Baha’i. A comparison of the common themes of human experience, the sacred texts and locations, evil and suffering, love and compassion, wisdom and justice, death and deliverance will  be explored.
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