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.
Develops speech / rhetorical skills essential to effective oral communication, with a view to their application to teaching and expository preaching. Uses NT passages to develop structures for oral communication and proper handling of biblical texts.
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.
This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to be successful at the research doctoral level. Students will acquire advanced instruction in research methods and writing principles.
A survey of Genesis to Deuteronomy covering the outstanding features and basic teachings of each book within the broader context of God?s total, progressive revelation while discerning practical principles for contemporary Christian living.
A survey of Joshua to Song of Solomon covering the outstanding features and basic teachings of each book within the broader context of God?s total, progressive revelation while discerning practical principles for contemporary Christian living.
Surveys the Gospels with an overview of the life of Christ while exploring 2nd Temple Judaism and the social worlds of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea. Develops your ability to think biblically by relating theological convictions to personal applications.
A capstone course designed by a resident faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of biblical and/or theological studies at the culmination of the MABTS program. Course requirements will include a research paper minimum of 20 pages.
Explores essential interviewing skills with a focus on the development of communication skills, assessment of client characteristics, establishing treatment goals, selecting interventions, and achieving and evaluating successful treatment outcomes.
Develop competence in applying a coherent counseling approach to specific issues including: depression, anxiety, relational problems, impulse control, and personality disorders. The cognitive and behavioral basis of experience is explored in depth.
Applies biblical and counseling concepts to marriage and family ministries including: pre-marital counseling, marriage enrichment, family ministry, and integrated youth ministries. Students work with area churches and some travel may be required.
Examines models of family systems theory with an emphasis on family functioning, structure, communication, boundaries, development, resilience, and challenges. Approaches and interventions will be learned as applied to couples and family counseling.
An in-depth look at human sexuality including physiology, sexuality and singleness, marital sexuality, homosexuality, sexual addiction, and sexual abuse.
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.
The Counseling Internship is a supervised work experience in professional counseling. Counseling interns work under the supervision of a licensed mental health provider performing all the activities like that of a regularly employed counselor.
The Counseling Internship II is an advanced supervised work experience in professional counseling. Counseling interns work under the supervision of a licensed mental helath provider performing all the activities like that of a counselor.
Explore church debates over Christology, Canon, and Christendom, church government, piety, sacraments, and theology into the middle ages and up to the early modern calls for reform in contexts as diverse as Ireland, Ethiopia, India, and China.
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.
Multiplication of leadership is a must for effective Christian ministry. This course teaches principles and practices that lead to the cultivation of godly leadership under your direction.
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 ont he development of leadership competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, involvement in a formal church based internship/ministerial training program.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused ont he development of leadership competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, involvement in a formal church based internship/ministerial training program.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of leadership competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, involvement in a formal church based internship/ministerial training program.
An intensive supervised ministry experience with The Gospel Coalistion Arizona focused on the development of competencies related to effectively planning and conducting congregational worship services, weddings, funerals and membership classes.
An intensive supervised ministry experience with The Gospel Coalistion Arizona focused on the development of competencies related to effectively planning and conducting congregational worship services, weddings, funerals and membership classes.
Moves students toward general competency in conducting funerals, weddings, baptisms, ordinations, as well as the weekly rhythm of worship planning and execution, ministry to the hospitalized, the incarcerated, the homebound, and the terminally ill.
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.
Introduces the full process of interpreting the Greek New Testament. Focuses on producing a study translation, recognizing literary devices and their contribution to the meaning of a passage, word / theme studies, and syntax.
Focuses upon difficult aspects of Greek grammar and syntax and includes translation and discussion of some of the more challenged New Testament texts. In addition to instructor-facilitated class discussion, each student gives an oral presentation.
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.
This course explores the history, methods, and goals of N.T. textual criticism as foundation and aid to exegesis. Along with the key witnesses and tools it will introduce students to the most important debates of evangelical doctrine for textual criticsm.
Introduces the Hebrew alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar using exercises gleaned from the OT. Covers the basics of Hebrew grammar and the Strong Verb and develops skills for reading and translating the Hebrew Bible and the basis for competence in exegesis.
Covers the full process of exegesis of the biblical text: includes Hebrew word studies, Hebrew syntax, diagramming Hebrew sentences, developing skill in Hebrew exegesis, and finally writing an exegetical sermon based upon a specific passage.
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.
Surveys the principal areas of systematic theology, giving the student a basic overview of the doctrines of God, revelation (including Scripture), humanity, angels, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and last things.
An in-depth study of man, his nature, and his need for a Savior. Explore the nature and significance of angels, Satan, and demons. Finally, youll focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and His death on the cross, and the work of the Holy Spirit.
Prepares you to clearly communicate what you believe and why you believe it. It is designed to help you develop a personal, practical, and applied systematic theology.
An in-depth look at human sexuality based on both biblical theology and social science research. Topics to be studied include a theology of sexuality, sexual addiction, homosexuality, adultery, singleness and marital sexual relations.
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.