This course is an introduction to graduate theological education. The course is designed to hone your skills of graduate theological research, reading, and writing. You will learn argumentation, effective reading strategies and how to format your papers.
Refines the student?s ability to preach expository sermons with clarity and relevance. Emphasis moves from rhetorical skills to the art of preaching. Students are introduced to narrative-exposition as a preaching model.
Develop and refine biblical communication and other skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
A survey of the Prophets covering the outstanding features and basic teachings of each book within the broader context of Gods total, progressive revelation, while discerning practical principles for contemporary Christian living.
Surveys Acts & the Pauline Epistles with emphasis on the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds of the authors, and how their inspired, Jesus-centered teachings form believers today. Develops your ability to relate theological convictions to personal application.
Surveys the General Epistles & Revelation with emphasis on the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds of the authors, and how their inspired, Jesus-centered teachings form believers today. Helps students to relate theological convictions to personal application.
This course is a very close reading of Jesus parables, placing them in historical and theological context. Students will note similarities and differences with Rabbinic parables
(mashalim) and explore their contemporary message.
Explores the history and systems of science, philosophy, and Christian faith tradition as applied to change and counseling. Attention is given to competing claims and views of science, philosophy, and religion. Introduces the psychology of religion.
Study of professional ethics and responsibilities, legal standards and obligations, and professional conduct and concerns in the practice of counseling.
Completion of 12 sessions of individual counseling assists students in the following areas: understanding family-of-origin issues, resolving trauma and loss issues, coping with maladaptive behavior, and applying personal insight to resolving problems.
Develops and refines skills working with individuals, couples, and families in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
Develops and refines skills working with individuals, couples, and families in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
Integrates students into client-based environments under the care of qualified counseling supervisors. Combines knowledge of Scripture, counseling theory, counseling skills, biblical character, and gifts of the Spirit into a unified, coherent experience.
Track the spread of Christianity into American, African, and Asian contexts, including the distinct role of American evangelicalism as both a result of European reformations and participant in further globalizations.
Allows the student to select a specific aspect of ministry to explore more fully. The subject, length, and form of the project are determined by the student in consultation with the Director of the D.Min. Program. Credit applied upon approval.
The Doctoral Project allows the student to continue with their project and complete their first draft. Credit applied upon completion of first draft.
The Doctoral Project allows the student to complete their final draft and present their oral defense. Credit applied upon completion of final draft and oral defense.
Designed for the MDiv IDS or MAM IS student to develop and refine intercultural skills in preparation for ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
Develops and refines ministry leadership skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
Develops and refines ministry leadership skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of competencies related to pastor's effectively caring for their souls and the souls of others. Pre-approval required.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of competencies related to pastor's effectively caring for their souls and the souls of others. Pre-approval required.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of preaching competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, and involvement in a formal church-based internship/pastoral training program.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of preaching competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, and involvement in a formal church-based internship/pastoral training program.
Examines the biblical foundation and principles for guiding, sustaining, healing, and reconciling individuals are explored as are common circumstances that draw people to seek biblical counsel and care.
Explores leadership as a ministry function from the perspective of scriptural teaching and apostolic practice. Students will be challenged to adopt a biblical model of leadership as opposed to corporate models common in church and parachurch practices.
Designed for the MDiv IDS or MAM student to develop and refine ministry skills in preparation for ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor.
A verse-by-verse reading of Ephesians with an opportunity to apply the class discussion to a personal study of Colossians. The skills introduced in NT 503 are deepened, with the introduction of textual criticism.
This course places the Sermon on the Mount in the broader context of early Christian discipleship, with attention given to the Apostolic and Desert Fathers. It will operate with the conviction that discipleship is the way toward Evangelical renewal.
Continues to develop Hebrew vocabulary and knowledge of Hebrew grammar, primarily the Hebrew Weak Verb forms. After completing this course the student should have the necessary skills to begin developing competence in exegesis.
An occasional elective offered as need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty, current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.
Challenges students to take a fresh look at the Christian life of fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Students are invited to encounter our Triune God through classical spiritual disciplines and reflecting upon their own spiritual journeys.
Designed for the MDiv SF or MAM SF student to develop and refine spiritual formation skills. The course should start no later than the beginning of the student's 30th academic hour. Fifteen sessions occurring over 3 semesters.
Designed for the MDiv SF or MAM SF student to develop and refine spiritual formation skills. The course should start no later than the beginning of the student's 30th academic hour. Fifteen sessions occurring over 3 semesters.
Designed for the MDiv SF or MAM SF student to develop and refine spiritual formation skills. The course should start no later than the beginning of the student's 30th academic hour. Fifteen sessions occurring over 3 semesters.
Develops and refines spiritual formation skills in preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor. 120 hours spanning 1-2 semesters.
Introduces the process of thinking theologically and focuses on the Person of God as the source of all knowledge. Explores inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture, the nature of God, the Trinity, creation, providence, and the Holy Spirit.
Students will learn about the work of God in salvation and in His ministry through the Church. You will also study the future glorious consummation of God?s kingdom program.
Intensive research into a topic leading to the production of a thesis under the guidance of the Thesis Committee. Includes proposal preparation and submission and focuses on the research and initial writing stage of the thesis.
Intensive research into a topic leading to the production of a thesis under the guidance of the Thesis Committee. Includes proposal preparation and submission and focuses on the research and initial writing stage of the thesis.
A comprehensive exam over biblical and theological topics conducted by a faculty panel who propose multiple doctrinal/theological issues to which the student responds with reasoned argument using two or more scriptures to support their positions.