The student is given a comprehensive view of the world into which Christianity came. Special emphasis is given to the development of prevalent theological thought through the early century of the Church.
A study of conversational Spanish. It allows fundamental exposure to the language and its structure. Development of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish, along with introduction to Hispanic cultures. Provides a basis for later mission endeavors
A study of basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek. Designed to pre-pare the student for elementary translation. Basic translation principles are introduced through exposure to Greek New Testament and textbook exercises.
This course covers the basic math principles and practices needed for work in the behavioral, biological, physical, and social sciences. Manipulations and applications may include fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, tables, etc
(Former Title) Music in Worship
This class examines the various roles which music has in worship services historically and in our modern era. It is designed to assist the student with understanding pure worship in “Spirit and in Truth”. Special emphasis is placed on the use of music to set the tone of spirit-lead, innovative musical techniques to enhance worship.
This course assists students in developing the skills needed for sharing God’s word. A study is made of the art of preaching. Particular attention is given to style, voice, and the individual’s involvement in the preaching moment.
This course provides the student with a process for congregational studies. It reveals to the student ways to use his or her spiritual gifts in ministry and how to serve cooperatively with a given congregation.
This course requires pastoral approval and is designated for those going into the ministry. An overview of pastoral skills will be studied in this three-month course and disciplines of the ministry. This is a special course designed to refine the ministerial and pastoral skills of upper level stu-dents and facilitate a smooth transition into ministerial service within the local church.
(Former Title) Church Administration and Law)
This course addresses the proper operation of the church and its related responsibilities. It ex-amines legal concerns relative to the establishment and operation of the church, including leadership, organization and protocol.
(Former title ) Introduction to Missions
An introductory, practical study of the Biblical basis of missions from the New Testament age to the present. The course also deals with missionary conferences, financing, furlough, twenti-eth century methods of missions and a survey of present day needs throughout the world.
A survey of the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) from the days of the Apostles to our modern era, with special emphasis on overcoming the barriers of finance, transportation communication, culture, nature, and opposition from the secular and ecclesiasti-cal realms.
This course examines methods of meaningful Christian involvement in cross-cultural settings. It focuses on geographic socio-economic and cultural diversity. It provides a framework for interaction, with other people of the global community.
This course seeks to develop an understanding of the biblical basis, historical developments and current trends in missionology. It equips the student to function effectively in missions in one’s culture.
This course is designed to prepare students to effectively engage in cross-culture ministry. Students will receive academic and field training in mission related subjects and fundraising. Each student will be required to participate in a supervised short-term cross-cultural ministry experience in an overseas location. Students will be encouraged to develop and use their individual ministry gifts on this field trip
This course is a survey of the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Mt 28:19-20) from the days of the Apostles to our modern era, with special emphasis on overcoming the barriers of finance, transportation, communication, culture, nature and opposition from the secular and ecclesiastical realms.
These courses address the significant role that physical health plays in the overall well-being of the individual. An individual schedule of conditioning is designed for each student. Instruction in the use of walking/running
An overview of the physical, psychological and spiritual development of men and women from birth through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and maturity to the end of life. The focus of this course will be upon the maturation processes, crises and vital choices inherent in each growth level with special emphasis on the
effects of society and culture (majority/ minority) upon human development.
This course will explore the psychological process of dealing with and recovering from losses that are common to the normal human experience, as well as the psychological impact of traumatic experiences that are outside the range of normal human experiences.
The study of the behavior of individuals as it is influenced by past and/or present interactions with social factors. Current research detailing the influence of group dynamics on the behavior of the individual is also considered.
Focus is on the relationship of religion to psychology. Reference to common religious phenom-ena from the psychological perspective is discussed. Particular focus is on the viewpoint of Christian faith.
This course explores Biblical principles relating to death, dying and other crises. Students dis-cuss various points of view and cross cultural attitudes regarding these crises, facing death in a technological age, and being a survivor. Effective ministry to victims and survivors utilizing various social institutions will be examined.
Deals with the human interrelationship associated with the importance of proper interaction within the home are stressed. A critical view is given to the individual and the specialized responsibilities of each member.
Designed to give an understanding of the principles and techniques used by pastors in their guidance and counseling ministries. This course examines the aspects of counseling that are peculiar to the pastor/parishioner relationship.
This course deals with a study of anger from both biblical and mental health perspective. Attention is given to managing personal anger and helping others manage anger. The difference between constructive and destructive anger will be explored.
An interdisciplinary survey course which introduces the student to the social sciences-sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, and the principles of human behavior and interaction on which they are based
This course is a theological examination of the Jehovanistic titles detailing the names of God. Special attention is given to issues relative to the oneness of the Godhead and the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.
This course gives special attention to the foundational tenets of the Apostolic Faith. It is an im-portant course for those wishing to understand and articulate the beliefs and concerns of this particular church movement.
A systematic treatment of the fundamental truths of the Christian faith revealed in the writings of the Old and New Testaments. The specific subjects of study are: Theism (the study of the existence of God), and Bibliology (the study of the Bible and its development)
An in-depth examination of the basic tenets of the Christian faith as revealed in the writings of the Old and New Testaments. The subjects studied address the realm of God, His Being, character and the realm of the angels
This course helps the student develop the ability, through study, to gain proper understanding of Scripture. Various principles are treated as tools for biblical understanding. Biblical characteristics are examined which enhance scriptural clarity.
A systematic treatment of the fundamental truths of the Christian faith. This subject of study addresses the theological perspective of humanity, their need for; and God’s provision of restoration of fellowship with them.
A study of the overall purpose of God, future events related to the destiny of history and individuals including Christ’s second coming in its phases, the millennial reign of Christ, resurrections, the judgments and eternal state. The inception and nature of the church, as a living organism and its role in current events will be analyzed
This course examines the historical development of theological reasoning. Students trace contributions made to the theology by Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, Earth, Bonhoeffer, Schliermacher and others. (Prerequisite courses: Old and New Testament Survey)
This course is a study of biblical, scientific, and foundational truths supporting defense of Christian faith in the midst of a pluralistic modern society. Prerequisite courses: Old and New Testament Survey)
A study of the overall purpose of God, future events related to the destiny of history and individuals including Christ’s second coming in its phases, the millennial reign of Christ, resurrections, the judgments and eternal state. The inception and nature of the church, as a living organism and its role in current events will be analyzed. (Prerequisite courses: Old and New Testament Survey)
This course delves into the biblical teachings of the Holy Spirit. It is the branch of theology exploring purpose and functions of the Holy Spirit from the perspective of the early church and New Testament. Movement of the spirit in the Old Testament will be analyzed and compared with the early church movement.
This course explores the interactive relationships between religious education and different schools of theology. The impact theology plays in Religious education, theory and practice is analyzed as well as its capability to generate teaching procedures.
This course encompasses a study of biblical teachings reading Heaven/Hell, and the final destination of humankind. It deals with the Soul of man; immortality, man’s future and discusses the age-old question of the existence of the universe in eternity.