COURSE TITLE: CASE STUDIES IN ETHNICS, ETHW433
Reading, discussion and development of papers pertaining to relevant case studies and readings involving ethnical issues applied to actual situations.
COURSE TITLE: CHRISTIANITY IN 21ST CENTURY, CTW431
A study of major issues facing the church as it enters the new century with emphasis upon the key problems that both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are wrestling with and trends that are likely to develop. The study will consider the Sermon on the Mount from the teaching of Jesus to determine how Christians ought to deal with these issues.
COURSE TITLE: CHRISTIANITY IN 21ST CENTURY, ETW431
A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis upon the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and opportunities.
COURSE TITLE: THINKING LIKE JESUS: FOUNDATIONS FOR BIB WORLDVIEW, CTW231
This course is designed to help students understand the meaning of worldview, and its importance in the life of a Christian. The worldviews of modern culture will be examined and evaluated in light of biblical truth. Students will understand the foundations of a biblical world view by studying appropriate passages of Scripture, especially those that relate to the life and teachings of Jesus.
COURSE TITLE: UNDERSTAND & APPLY BIBLE, BIBW331
A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation. The student will study methods of application leading to the development of theme, proposition and finally the lesson itself.
COURSE TITLE: CHURCH HISTORY I, BIBW131
A study of the history of the Christian Church from its founding on the day of Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
COURSE TITLE: CHURCH HISTORY II, BIBW132
A study of the history of the Christian Church from the dawning of the Reformation to the present time with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.
COURSE TITLE: BIBLICAL CONCEPTS OF LEADERSHIP, LDW331
A study of the concepts of leadership in the context of Scripture and application of these concepts to personal, professional and career goals. The course will include the use of a survey to assess each individual's leadership capabilities to help him/her to understand his/her personal profile.
COURSE TITLE: SMALL GROUPS IN THE CHURCH, CLMW432
This course will benefit anyone who participates in small groups, but it is specifically designed to help leaders understand the components of group process and enable them to fulfill their roles. The primary focus of the course is small groups in a church-based ministry, although many of the concepts and principles also apply to businesses and other organizations that are comprised of groups of people.
COURSE TITLE: EVANGELISM DISCIPLESHIP, MISW331
Study of the nature, purpose and process of biblical evangelism and its application to various ministries; a study of New Testament discipleship principles and their application, with a special emphasis upon building discipling relationships and small group ministry.
COURSE TITLE: FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, MISW333
This course is intended to provide an introductory overview of the basis for Christian missions and establish a biblical and theological foundation to adequately sustain a long-term mission enterprise. In addition, relevant cultural and historical perspectives are thoroughly examined toward the intent of motivating positive desires for involvement in mission endeavors.
COURSE TITLE: THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS, MISW431
A study of the Word of God as set forth through God's promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as it relates to the purposes, nature, scope and current challenges of cross-cultural missions.
COURSE TITLE: ACTS, BIBW431
A study of the Acts of the Apostles that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. We will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century, e.g., Peter, James and Paul.
COURSE TITLE: LIFE OF CHRIST, BTW331
A study of the Life of Christ as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel according to John.
COURSE TITLE: NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY, BIBW232
A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century.
COURSE TITLE: PAUL’S NEW TEST LETTERS, BIB332
An overview of Paul's writings to the first-century churches. This study highlights major issues and considers application to individual believers and churches of today. Appropriate hermeneutical principles and procedures are also demonstrated.
COURSE TITLE: ETHICS HEBREW WISDOM LIT, ETBW431
A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that emphasizes the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value and ethical implications of these books.
COURSE TITLE: HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITE KINGDOM, BIBW333
This course is a study of the history of the people of God in the Old Testament as that history is recorded from Genesis through Esther. It will consider God's redemptive plan as it is expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis will be made to help the student understand the geography of the Near East.
COURSE TITLE: OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY, BIBW231
An overview of the books of the Old Testament designed to give the student a basic understanding of the history of the People of God, the geography of the Near East and the basic theme of the theology of the covenants.
COURSE TITLE: GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, PSYW133
A study of the fundamental concepts of psychology including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders and social psychology.
COURSE TITLE: INTRO TO COUNSELING, PSYW231
This course introduces the biblical principles of counseling and outlines the process by which Christian leaders can counsel people with specific problems. The course also provides an introduction to the counseling profession from a Christian perspective, explores how biblical and psychological principles may be integrated and applied to counseling issues, and describes the nature and role of the counselor as a person and as a professional.
COURSE TITLE: INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY, SOCW231
This course will introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of interrelationships and group activities. Students will be able to integrate experience from his or her own life and work environments while studying the principles involved in dyadic groups, primary groups, secondary groups, institutions and society.