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 Genesis through Esther, placing each in its historical, cultural, and theological context, with appropriate attention given to its contribution to biblical theology and its relevance to Christian life and doctrine.
A capstone course designed by a resident faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of biblical studies at the culmination of the MA (BTS) program. The area of study must be congruent with the MA (BTS) curriculum and related to the expertise of resident faculty. Course requirements will include a research paper of a minimum of 20 pages.
Study of career development and decision making models, the interrationship of life roles and transitions with mental wellbeing, and career counseling processes, resources, and techniques.
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.
Summative evaluation of students' preparation for professional practice; including oral examination of case conceptualization, clinical assessment, treatment, ethics, and ability to communicate research.
National standardized test in counseling.
This is a core doctoral course in basic research and design. Emphasis is given to determining a dissertation theme, writing and research skills, and putting together a proposal.
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.
Designed for the MDivLA or MAM student to develop and refine ministry leadership skills in preparation for vocational ministry.
Exposes Christian leaders to issues including church finances, church liability, capital projects, personal ministerial finances, and non-profit status, and helps them gain necessary skills to respond to them.
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.
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.
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.
The class will focus on the doctrine of the person of Christ, considering both the biblical material that must inform the doctrine and the exegetical insights and dogmatic issues that appear in patristic, medieval, early Protestant, and modern theological works. Consideration of the person of Christ will involve examining His eternal relation to the Father, His election, mission, and incarnation, His dependence upon the Holy Spirit in His earthly ministry, His obedience and temptation, and His vicarious suffering. The class will aim to integrate exegetical, philosophical, and pastoral matters in Christology.
The purpose of this course is to provide a study of the theology of prayer, which will include its meaning, purpose, and practice. In addition, this course will examine the various theories of providence available within evangelical Christianity.
A capstone course designed by a resident faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of biblical studies at the culmination of the MA (BTS) program. The area of study must be congruent with the MA (BTS) curriculum and related to the expertise of resident faculty. Course requirements will include a research paper of a minimum of 20 pages.
This course is looking at the problem of evil. What is evil? What is good? What about the difference between moral and natural evil? And what does any of this have to do with belief in God or the meaning of Christianity?

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.

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