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.
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.
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 survey of the Old Testament beginning with principles involved in interpreting historical, wisdom and prophetic literature. Emphasis is placed on understanding the purpose and message of each book and how the wisdom can be applied to life.
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.
Hermeneutics teaches the theory and practice of interpretation. In addition to learning a careful method, this course surveys the history of biblical interpretation and introduces philosophy of language in order to make competent intrepreters of Scripture
Intensive research and writing leads to the production of a thesis under the guidance of the Thesis Committee. Only the student with an approved Thesis Proposal may register for BL697. This course focuses on the research and writing stage of the thesis. No grade is posted for this course until the thesis is completed and approved.
A continuation of BL697 Thesis I culminating in a completed thesis and oral defense.
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.
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.
Study of standardized test to evaluate individuals; including test development, selection, administration and interpretation. Course provides foundational concepts of validity, psychometric statistics, and standardized and non-standardized assessment.
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.
Introduction to the practice of clinical assessment, treatment planning, and interventions within a professional counseling practice. Under the supervision of licensed mental health professional(s) student-counselors engage in activities.
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.
In this course students are introduced to key figures from church history and theological developments from the Patristic era up to the Reformation. Students will learn how the study of history impacts current theolgical discussion and church practice.
This four hour class is designed to help each student to better understand his/her own spiritual life, giftedness and calling to pastoral leadership. It will focus on improving leadership skills and building strong leadership teams. Students will learn principles of servant leadership and examine how to apply those principles in the local church or other ministry settings.
This four hour class is designed to help each student to better understand his/her own spiritual life, giftedness and calling to pastoral leadership. It will focus on improving leadership skills and building strong leadership teams. Students will learn principles of servant leadership and examine how to apply those principles in the local church or other ministry settings.
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 the leader's direction.
Designed for the MDivLA or MAM student to develop and refine ministry leadership skills in preparation for vocational ministry.
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 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.
An intensive supervised ministry experience focused on the development of competencies related to effectively planning and conducting congregational worship services, weddings, and funerals consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, involvement in a formal church-based internship/ministerial training program, and appropriate academic requirements which will enhance the student's understanding of ministerial leadership.
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 leadership competencies and consisting of the following: ministry service in a pre-approved setting, involvement in a formal church based internship/ministerial training program. Open to MAM students only.
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 Greek alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar in a systematic way using relevant examples from the N.T. The goal of this course is for the student ot learn fundamental Greek grammar, paradigms, and declensions.
This course teaches the process of exegeting the Greek New Testament. This includes the skills necessary for doing textual criticism, responsible lexical study, informed analysis of syntax and grammar and all within genre and historical background.
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 in a systematic way using relevant examples from the O.T. The goal of this course is for the student to learn fundamental Hebrew grammar and paradigms.
This course teaches the process of exegeting the Hebrew O.T. This includes the skills necessary for doing textual criticism, responsible lexical study, informed analysis of syntax and grammar and all with a growing sensitivity to matters of genre and historical background.
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.
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.
This course introduces students to the doctrines of anthropology (humanity), hamartiology (sin), angels, Pneumatology (the person and work of the Holy Spirit), and Christology (the person and work of Christ). Additionally, students will build their own theological convictions regarding these doctrines and think about how these doctrines apply to their own lives and to the churches they serve.
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.
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.