Doctoral Studies



All post-graduate degree programs have a prerequisite of a master’s degree and require either 36 or 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree. Students who have earned a Master of Theology (M Th) or a Master of Divinity (M. Div.) may enroll in a 36- hour degree program. All other Master’s degree programs require 60 semester hours beyond the Master’s degree to qualify for a doctorate degree.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or an M.Th. Degree

Core Courses27 semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation9 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required36 semester hours

60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or an M.Th.

Core Courses51 semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation9 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required60 semester hours

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) - Chaplaincy

36 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or an M.Th.

Core Courses30 semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation6 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required36 semester hours

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Chaplaincy will have two areas of concentration:

Sacramental and Non-Sacramental (Evangelical Protestant).

This program is for students who have either a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology. It is not designed as an entry degree for Chaplaincy, but rather for persons already serving in some form of Chaplaincy. If a student desires to enter the Sacramental Concentration and has no background in this area, additional prerequisites will be required. If a student has already taken a prescribed course(s), then other courses can be selected. If there are deficiencies for entrance into this program, there will be additional courses required.

Credit for pastoral care practicum or internship may be gained through completion of a residency or weekend program of one or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), certified by the Association of Pastoral Care and Education (ACPE). This is not required to receive the DMin degree, but may be needed for acceptance as a Chaplain in some areas.

This program also meets the need of those needing more stringent federal Chaplaincy requirements of the Armed Forces, Veterans Administration and prisons.

Chaplaincy Core:

CNS737 – Crisis/Grief Counseling3 semester hours
CNS831 – Addictions Counseling3 semester hours
PTH511 – Foundations of Ministry3 semester hours
PTH512 – Mentoring Dynamics3 semester hours
PTH614 – Pastoral Care History & Theology3 semester hours
PTH620 – Introduction to Chaplaincy3 semester hours
PTH631 – Advanced Chaplaincy3 semester hours
PTH707 – Pastoral Counseling3 semester hours
RES897 – Doctoral Internship6 semester hours
RES899 Doctoral Dissertation6 semester hours
Leadership & Organization Concentration Hours36 semester hours


36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or an M.Th. Degree

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies21 semester hours
Theology Electives6 semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation9 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required36 semester hours


60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or an M.Th.

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies30 semester hours
Theology Electives21 semester hours
Doctoral Dissertation9 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required60 semester hours


36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or an M.Th. Degree.

This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

PHL501  Intro to Philosophy3 semester hours 
PHL601  Philosophy in Christian Perspective3 semester hours 
RES894 Doctoral Field Education6 semester hours 
RES895 – Doctoral Research12 semester hours 
4SelectRES 896 Doctoral Project  
One 12 semester hours 
RES899 Doctoral Dissertation 
TotalSemester Hours Required36 semester hours 


60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or an M.Th.

This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

CORE   Core courses from area of student concentration30 semester hours
PHL501  Intro to Philosophy3 semester hours
PHL601  Philosophy in Christian Perspective3 semester hours
RES895 – Doctoral Research6 semester hours
RES 896 Doctoral Project9 semester hours
RES899 Doctoral Dissertation9 semester hours
Total Semester Hours Required60 semester hours


 OTS510PentateuchOTS730Poetic Books
 OTS620Historical BooksOTS810Major Prophets
 OTS621JoshuaOTS820Minor Prophets
 OTS622NehemiahOTS890Specialized Bible Study
 OTS715   Rise of Davidic Monarchy  


 NTS509The Synoptic GospelsNTS731   First & Second Peter
 NTS510   Gospels: Life of ChristNTS740Johannine Literature
 NTS602Acts: Mandate for MissionsNTS750Hebrews: Better Covenant
 NTS610Pauline EpistlesNTS890Specialized Bible Study


CNS531Biblical CounselingCNS735Stress Counseling
CNS532Intro to Behavioral AnalysisCNS737Crisis Counseling
CNS621Multi-Cultural CounselingCNS738Counseling Children
CNS631Effective Counseling SkillsCNS739Geriatric Counseling
CNS632Counseling ParadigmsCNS741   Divorce & Remarriage Counseling
CNS633Spiritual Growth: 12-StepsCNS743Blended Family Counseling
CNS634CodependencyCNS801   Sexual Dynamics & Therapy
CNS641Advanced Counseling SkillsCNS831Addictions Counseling
CNS642Ethics & Legal IssuesCNS832   Healing the Inner Man
CNS731Marriage & Family CounselingCNS833Counseling Domestic Violence
CNS732Group CounselingCNS834Counseling Sexual Abuse
CNS734Grief CounselingCNS892Counseling: Independent Study
CED501Intro to Christian EducationCED704Managing Education. Resources.
CED511Dynamic Teaching MethodsCED705Theory of Education
CED610Principles of TeachingCED706   Ministry to Physically Challenged
CED611Theology of Christian Ed.CED708Learning Styles
CED612Classroom ManagementCED710The Youth Pastor
CED613Curriculum DevelopmentCED720Ministry to Youth
CED620Ministry to ChildrenCED820Ministry to Adults
CED701Admin of Christian EdCED821Student Teaching Project
CED702Educational ModelsCED895   Master’s Christian Ed Project
CED703Principles of Education   


ECM522Contemporary Tent-makingECM633Unreached People Consultation
ECM523Cross-Cultural MinistryECM641World Christian Perspectives
ECM531Introduction to MissionsECM642Islamic Fundamentalism
ECM532Principles & MethodsECM701Urban Evangelism
ECM541   Missions & Local ChurchECM711Planting New Churches
ECM601Campus EvangelismECM731Missions Anthropology
ECM631World MissionsECM733Cross-Cultural Leadership



HCH501The Apostolic FathersHCH614Charismatic Movement
HCH601Church History IHCH701History of Revivals
HCH602   History of the NT ChurchHCH702   Dev. of the Urban Church
HCH611Church History 2HCH711Holiness-Pentecost Movement
HCH612   The Age of ReformationHCH712Anglo-Catholic History &


 SPT531Jewish Roots of FaithSPT632Jewish Festivals
 SPT532Jewish/Christian ThoughtSPT731Renewal of Judaism
 SPT631Jewish Faith & Holy DaysSPT732Wisdom/Jewish Thought


BUS500Church/Ministry Admin.BUS615   Org. Theory & Design
BUS505Principles. of EntrepreneurshipBUS635Business Project
BUS551Org. Principles: DevelopmentBUS710Managing an NPO
BUS515   Supervision & Perf. ImprovementBUS726Ministry Development.:
BUS550Marketing Strategy: Design,,Vision , Mission, Strategy
 Planning & ImplementationBUS730   Your Church and the IRS
BUS600   Church Bus. Mgmt. & StaffingBUS735Essential Team Interaction
BUS611Marketplace Ministry  
 GRK601 Greek 1 GRK701 Greek 2
 HEB601 Hebrew 1 HEB701 Hebrew 2


SPN601 Spanish 1SPN701 Spanish 2


SPT601 Intro to Biblical Languages - HebrewSPT602  Intro to Biblical Languages - Greek
PHL501Introduction to PhilosophyPHL601  Philosophy in Christian Perspective
PRE601 Homiletics 1PRE701Homiletics II
PSY521 Child PsychologyPSY612 Cognitive Therapy
PSY601 Psychology of ReligionPSY701 Psychopathology
PSY603 Adolescent PsychologyPSY704 Psychology and Theology
PSY604 Developmental PsychologyPSY705 Psy. Tests & Measurements
PSY611 Educational PsychologyPSY711 Psychopharmacology
RES694Master’s Field EducationRES697 Master’s Internship
RES696Master’s PracticumRES699 Master’s Thesis
RES894 Doctoral Field EducationRES897 Doctoral Internship
RES896 Doctoral PracticumRES899 Doctoral Dissertation
SOC161SociologySOC262 Parenting
SOC261Sociology and ChristianitySOC263 Family Systems



 PTH502DiscipleshipPTH705Urban Ministries
 PTH504Church GovernmentPTH706Christian Ethics
 PTH511Foundations for MinistryPTH707Pastoral Counseling
 PTH512Mentoring & Coaching DynamicsPTH708Church Growth Principles
 PTH604Pastoral TheologyPTH801   Pastor & Staff Relations
 PTH605Spiritual Formation/Per. GrowthPTH802   Role of Women in Ministry
 PTH614Pastoral Care MinistryPTH803Prison Ministry
 PTH620Introduction to ChaplaincyPTH804   Pastor in the Urban Community
 PTH621ChaplaincyPTH805Adv. Leadership Principles
 PTH631Advanced ChaplaincyPTH806African-American Church
 PTH701Leadership PrinciplesPTH807Marketing the Ministry
 PTH702Principles of Admin & Org.PTH808Conflict Management
 PTH704Home Cell Groups  


SAC501   Intro to Sacramental TheologySYS321Pneumatology
SAC502Intro to ConvergenceSYS322Theology of Prayer
SAC510History of the LiturgySYS323Ecclesiology
SAC521   Anglican Sacramental TheologySYS324Healing


 SYS601Old Testament TheologySYS721Pneumatology
 SYS610Bible DoctrinesSYS722Theology of Prayer
 SYS611Biblical AnthropologySYS723Ecclesiology
 SYS620Doctrine of GodSYS724Healing
 SYS622ChristologySYS810Systematic Theology
 SYS623Soteriology (Salvation)SYS812Pauline Theology
 SYS624Angelology & DemonologySYS814Johannine Theology
 SYS701New Testament Theology  


 THE562Theology of WorshipTHE703Tabernacle of David
 THE601Tabernacle of MosesTHE731   Life & Journey of Paul
 THE630HermeneuticsTHE732Identifying Spiritual Gifts
 THE641Authority of the BelieverTHE762Apologetics
 THE642New Testament MinistriesTHE763Stewardship/Local Church
 THE662Comparative ReligionsTHE764Bible Prophecy
 THE663Warfare PrayerTHE890Specialized Theological Study
 THE702Covenants of God  



BUS500 Church/Ministry Administration This course explores principles and practices ofmanagement and administration as they are adapted to non-profit organizations. Organizational issues as well as methods and tools for effective administration are discussed.

BUS505 Principles of Entrepreneurship This course is designed to bring an awareness of theups and downs of running a business or ministry and to lay a foundation for starting a business or ministry. The dynamics of operating a business or ministry will also be addressed.

BUS511 Organizational Principles: Development This course will emphasize the practical approach of organizational development as a way of managing change and as a way of focusing human energy for specific desired outcomes. Various aspects of organizational development will be explored that will relate to providing individuals with the ability to respond creatively to both problems and opportunities within the organization.

BUS515 Supervision and Performance Improvement This course is designed to provide thestudent with the skills and knowledge to effectively supervise, manage and train others in the ministry or workplace. Problem solving, delegating, decision making, establishing goals and evaluating performance will be explored. The effectiveness of methods and processes of supervision and improving performance will be investigated.

BUS550 Marketing Strategy: Design, Planning and Implementation This course provides acomprehensive analysis of a business or ministry’s clientele, products, competitors, markets, resources and technology in order to develop a marketing strategy. Students will examine the various components involved in times of rapid economic and technological change. Design, planning and implementation of these strategies will be addressed.

BUS600 Church/Business Management and Staffing This course will discuss how to select, train, evaluate, support and mentor those involved in the administration of the church. Included is discussion on leadership development, servant leadership and effective executive practices within the church.

BUS611 Marketplace Ministry Students will explore the meaning and avenues for Christianpraxis in the midst of organizational settings that are not specifically ecclesiastical in identity.

BUS615 Organizational Theory and Design This course provides key ingredients from best companies and helps create and enhance an organization and human resource development initiative. Through a case study approach, this course provides practical, easy-to-apply tools, instruments, training concepts and contemporary models that can be used as benchmarks for the successful organization.

BUS635 Business Project This course focuses on managing projects from their inception throughto actual delivery of the business objective. This course addresses the concepts and issues, as well as assist students in having a broader, more business-oriented focus on project management.

BUS710 Managing a Non-Profit Organization A look at the special needs and skills required toeffectively manage non-profit organizations.

BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision, Mission, Strategy This course is designed primarily toassist individuals in the faith-based community to identify and develop the ministry God has called them to do. It is intended to serve as a guide for students to develop their ministries through vision, their mission and the strategy they will use to accomplish it.

BUS730 Your Church and the IRS This course will take a look at the church’s responsibility tothe IRS. Recent laws and procedures are discussed as well as tax exemption reporting. This is a must for any church accountant or business manager.

BUS735 Essential Team Interaction This course examines the dynamics of teams, how these dynamics change as team size changes, and the effect of leadership on the operational organization of the team. It presents several tools for enhancing team interaction, building internal communication, and maximizing the potential of a team to achieve its purpose and goals.


CED501 Introduction to Christian Education This course presents an overview and examinesthe materials and methods for Christian teaching, the function and place of Christian education in the local church, and summarizes the biblical, theological, historical, philosophical foundations, and the basic objectives of Christian education.

CED511 Dynamic Methods of Teaching This course covers the basic study of various audio andvisual methods and models of instruction to equip students to communicate their ideas and subject matter clearly and concisely.

CED610 Principles of Teaching A study of the basic principles of effective teaching based on theChristian philosophy of education of growth in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and men. The course includes characteristics and needs of various age level students, ways in which Christian teachers can meet these needs, the fundamental responsibilities of the teacher, modern educational methods, and steps in preparing, presenting, and evaluating a lesson.

CED611 Theology of Christian Education A comprehensive survey of the biblical principlesjustifying the need and practice of Christian education. Historical roots are traced from the earliest commands of God to the people of Israel to present day methods employed in religious education.

CED612 Classroom Management This course is designed to teach students the various modelsto help them as potential teachers to learn to deal with students in their classrooms. This class presents a wide variety of problems that often result in school failure, dropping out, and major difficulties of many kinds in the classroom.

CED613 Curriculum Development A study of curriculum theory and principles involving the student in the preparation, evaluation and selection of instructional materials for the educational ministries of the church and school.

CED620 Ministry to Children How to effectively minister to children ages birth to adolescence inview of their particular spiritual, cultural, and psychological development.

CED701 Administration of Christian Education An emphasis is placed on the principles and practices of organizing, administering, and supervising various programs in the local church.

CED702 Educational Models A survey of the methods used in education are addressed in thiscourse. How and why certain methods work in different situations will be covered for a balanced perspective on educational delivery systems. Topics included are: distance learning, home schooling, internet courses, traditional and non-traditional methods.

CED703 Principles of Education The dynamics of how students learn and how teachers canaddress the various educational needs of students form the basis for this course. A survey of methodology available to teachers is included in this class.

CED704 Managing Educational Resources A study of basic bookkeeping and accountingprinciples, business practices, and records which are necessary for the proper function of an educational facility.

CED705 Theory of Education Educational theories are compared and contrasted equipping thestudent to develop their own unique approach to Christian education. The student will be exposed to paradigms of educational philosophy, theology and theory.

CED706 Ministry to the Physically-Challenged This course is specifically designed to assist thestudent in identifying the special needs and applying them for ministry to the physically impaired.

CED708 Learning Styles To acquaint the student with the three primary learning styles and howthey affect student assimilation of presented materials. To develop proficiency in creating lesson plans that present information in a multiple of styles to facilitate learning. It is also to equip the student with some resources that may facilitate the preparation and presentation of classroom materials.

CED720 Ministry to Youth How to effectively minister to youth from adolescence to youngadulthood in view of their particular spiritual, cultural, and psychological development.

CED820 Ministry to Adults This course covers the issues, developmental tasks and biblicalprinciples associated with ministering to adults. Emphasis is placed on the adult learner, including characteristics, patterns and principles of adult learning.

CED840 Student Teaching Project The student is placed in a primary teaching role in a churchor school and will be responsible for writing and executing lesson plans, evaluating and testing students, while being supervised by a certified experienced teacher.

CED895 Master’s Project The student may choose to do a Master project worth up to six credithours to fulfill the requirements for a Christian Education major. A topic, syllabus and schedule will be developed with the assistance of an instructor.


CNS531 Biblical Counseling This study will address relevant issues applying biblical principles assolutions. The student will understand the interrelationship between biblical truth and godliness, as well as be able to defend their counseling position with sound biblical interpretations.

CNS532 Introduction to Behavioral Analysis The basic introduction to using a DISC behavioralprofile. This class teaches about the individual’s “nature” (what God gives you at birth) compared to “personality” (your learned behavior), why we act differently, and how to integrate this information in counseling situations.

CNS621 Multi-cultural Counseling This is a didactic and experiential course to expand personaland professional relationship competencies in working with people in our contemporary, pluralistic society. Religion is explored as on aspect of this diversity.

CNS631 Effective Counseling Skills A beginning examination of biblical counseling to assist thestudent in helping others find God’s purpose for their lives and a study of the difference between secular counseling and biblical counseling.

CNS632 Counseling Paradigms A study of traditional and contemporary paradigms of psychotherapy for individuals, marriages and families. Bible-centered therapy, grief therapy, systems therapy, cognitive therapy and communication therapy are included. A Christocentric evaluation of all therapies is emphasized.

CNS633 Spiritual Growth: 12-Steps The 12-step method of recovery is introduced from theperspective of how it can be used to achieve spiritual growth, as well as recovery and freedom from addictions.

CNS634 Counseling Codependency Codependency is the fallacy of trying to control interiorfeelings by controlling people, things and events on the outside. This class provides the student with an analysis of the skills necessary to recognize and treat codependency.

CNS641 Advanced Counseling Skills This course provides the student with the fundamentalphilosophical position of biblical counseling. It furnishes an understanding of divine principles for the effective, God honoring counseling ministry.

CNS642 Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling A culminating course in which in-depth conceptsof ethical, legal, moral and spiritual issues in counseling are presented.

CNS731 Marriage and Family Counseling This course examines the foundation of a successfulmarriage, the basic building block of the family and the church. Also examined are counseling methods used with married couples undergoing conflicts, child nurturing and disciplining, and cross cultural ramifications.

CNS732 Group Counseling A course designed to teach the student how to initiate a small groupprogram in a local church. The student will also learn principles of group counseling and their practical application in small groups.

CNS734 Grief Counseling This course is designed to give students an understanding of thedynamics of counseling situations guiding families and patients through the stages of grief and death and other types of losses.

CNS735 Stress Counseling Students are guided through the aspects of stress detection andresolution in a variety of settings. The course offers a combination of spiritual and psychological components designed to help counselees manage and control stress levels.

CNS737 Crisis Counseling This course is designed to examine major stress and crisis from birthto death. Attention is given to programmatic and therapeutic responses to crisis.

CNS738 Counseling Children An intensive examination of the counseling strategies used withschool age children. Recognition of the rights of special student populations will be given attention. Problems, concerns, and dynamics underlying the behavior of children and adolescents and their treatment in counseling will be examined.

CNS739 Geriatric Counseling Knowledge, skills, techniques for counseling older persons withsensitivity to aging, and application of counseling skills to special problems of aging.

CNS741 Divorce and Remarriage Counseling A study of the cause and effects of marital strife.biblical methodology is studied to be used in counseling for the unique problems exposed in marriage, divorce, and remarriage.

CNS742 Marriage and Family Counseling II A continuation of CNS731. In this course studentswill learn and implement treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in marriage and family counseling situations. Special topics relevant to marriage and family counseling practice will also be addressed. Prerequisite CNS731.

CNS743 Counseling Blended Families To develop skills necessary to help parents in blendedfamilies gain insights on developing realistic expectations, placing priority on marriage relationship, dealing with the past, understanding and handling conflict, building trust and new family traditions, and growing together.

CNS801 Sexual Dynamics and Therapy A course designed to introduce students to issues indysfunctional human sexuality across the life span. Assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction as well as sexuality and scripture will be considered.

CNS831 Addictions Counseling This course is designed to teach the dynamics involved in addictive behavior. It includes principles in implementing a twelve-step recovery approach and how to customize this approach for each addictive profile. An in-depth examination of substances that are abused in society and the characteristics and psychological components, spiritual aspects, treatment options, and prevention will be considered.

CNS832 Healing the Inner Man An introduction to the key elements in inner healing. There aremany experiences that people have which cause hurts, resentments, and bitterness in the heart. If not ministered to, they can become destructive in our life - spirit, soul, and body.

CNS833 Counseling Domestic Violence Victims and abusers both need help in domestic violence situations. The student is trained in the skills necessary to detect, intervene and counsel people involved in domestic violence.

CNS834 Counseling Sexual Abuse A course designed to provide a comprehensive overview ofvarious issues related to sexual abuse. The diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of child, adult victims and perpetrator will be discussed.

CNS892 Counseling: Independent Study Under this designation, students will be able to research and study subject matter not included in regular course offerings. Any proposed independent study will be significantly beyond regular course offerings and will be under the direction of a School of Counseling faculty member. Amount of course credit hours is variable.


ECM501 Evangelism A study of the biblical injunctions to evangelize, with an emphasis on developing the skills of personal evangelism and equipping others to share their faith.

ECM522 Contemporary Tent making An examination of the biblical and missiological definitionof tent making. This course presents the views of various missions’ leaders regarding this “bivocational approach” to missions. Strategic planning concerning the role of tent making is considered in the overall plan of God for fulfilling the Great Commission.

ECM523 Cross-Cultural Ministry and Power Encounters in the Local Church A study of the working of the Holy Spirit in signs and wonders on the mission field today. The relationship of the person and work of the Holy Spirit to church growth, evangelism, and leadership training will be discussed in light of the diverse cultural and religious contexts.

ECM531 Introduction to Missions This course covers the history of missions from the perspectiveof an overview, as well as biographical studies. The student will study the different methodologies in their historical context to help form relevant strategies for today.

ECM532 Principles and Methods for Missions This course will teach practical evangelism andprovide discussion of the alternative and challenges of cross-cultural evangelism. This will be discussed in both urban and rural settings with the problems associated with cross-cultural evangelism.

ECM541 Missions and the Local Church A survey of the local church and its relationship to themission mandate. Topics of study will include mission education, the role of church leadership in missions, and the development of the local church into a missionary sending church.

ECM601 Campus Evangelism This study is designed to assist the student in learning how toproperly develop and implement an evangelism program geared to college students in a secular environment. Past and present college ministry movement will be analyzed to determine strategies that will be successful in the present age.

ECM631 World Missions A study of the spheres of Missions with attention to various evangelismmethods. This is a study of the development of Missions. Cultural anthropology, along with its missionary and theological implications, will also be examined.

ECM633 Unreached Peoples Consultation This is an event held for the purpose of developingviable strategies for closure among specific groups of people from each of the five megaspheres of the unreached world. Students will have an opportunity to experience to participate in foundational frontier missions planning with leading missiologists from around the world.

ECM641 World Christian Perspectives A multifaceted integrative course focusing on the biblical,historical, and cultural dimensions of world evangelism. Emphasis is given to the state of the unevangelized world and how to strategically pursue the Great Commission.

ECM642 Islamic Fundamentalism A survey of the religio-political ideology of Islam and its role inglobal Muslim expansionism, with emphasis on the implications of this world view for human rights by presenting a Christian analysis of the Koran and such doctrines as the “umma” (global ecclesio-

civil community), the “sharia” (canonical law), the “jihad” (holy war), and the “dhimma” (concessionary charter of alienable rights for Jews and Christians.

ECM701 Urban Evangelism This study is designed to assist the student in learning how to properlydevelop and implement an evangelism program geared to urban people. Past and present urban ministries will be analyzed to determine strategies that will be successful in the present age.

ECM711 Planting New Churches A study of the basic strategies and practical methodologies ofchurch planning. Through selected readings, lectures, and practical models, students will have the opportunity to design a strategy for a successful church plant. Progression is then made to a survey of fifteen church growth criteria and their practical application in the American church.

ECM731 Missions Anthropology A study of the basic principles of cultural anthropology with itsmissionary and theological implications. It will provide a basis for the understanding of other cultures so the missionary can adjust more readily and work effectively among them.

ECM733 Cross Cultural Leadership Cultures of various people of the world are studied for thepurpose of orienting the student with the issues in cross-cultural leadership and leadership development. The importance of cultural sensitivity and communication are emphasized.


GRK601 Greek 1 An introductory study of the grammar, forms, syntax, and vocabulary of writtenNew Testament Greek.

GRK701 Greek 2 This is a continuation of the study of the essentials of Greek grammar.

Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting select portions of the Greek New Testament text.


HCH501 The Apostolic Fathers A survey of the history of the early church after the initial Apostolicperiod. Key figures, and events as well as the formation of the early theological developments of the Church are treated.

HCH601 Church History I A survey of the history of the Christian Church from AD 30 up to theReformation. Individuals, events, issues and movements that shaped and impacted the church are studied.

HCH602 History of the New Testament Church The history of the Church is traced focusing onthe dynamics at work prior to first coming of Christ, how His ministry laid the foundation for the church and the early stages of its’ development up to the establishment of the Roman church under Constantine.

HCH611 Church History 2 A survey of the history of the Christian Church from the Reformationto the modern day. Individuals, events, issues and movements that have shaped and impacted the Church are studied.

HCH612 The Age of Reformation This is a thorough treatment of the individuals and issues thatprepared the church for the Reformation.

HCH614 The Charismatic Movement This course surveys the beginnings, growth, and currentdevelopments in the 20th century charismatic movement and covers the antecedents of the various charismatic movements. The scope of the class covers both the mainline and independent church groups, nationally and internationally.

HCH701 History of Revivals This course covers the rise and growth of denominations, eighteenthcentury revivals, and more recent denominational and ecumenical trends.

HCH702 Development of the Urban Church The Industrial Revolution changed the way thechurch functions perhaps in ways that are unprecedented in history. The growth of urban communities set the stage for a new expression of church life. This course is designed to understand these developments.

HCH711 The Holiness/Pentecostal Movement The course will serve as a survey of the beginnings of the holiness movement both in Britain and America with the origins of the Pentecostal movement from its inception to the present time. Major attention will be given to specific Wesleyan teachings and experience which carried over into Pentecostalism. The beginnings and development of Pentecostalism as a unique movement will be evaluated, both in America and throughout the world. A major focus will be on the formation and development of the major Pentecostal denominations. The contributing theological, ecclesiastical, social, and cultural influences on Pentecostalism will be studied in detail.

HCH712 Anglo-Catholic History & Discipline An overview of Anglo-Catholic history and its distinctive theology and traditions.


HEB601 Hebrew I An introduction to the alphabet, vowels, and pronunciation of the Hebrew language, followed by studies of important Old Testament words.

HEB611 Readings in the Hebrew Old Testament Exercises in translation, vocabulary building,and exegesis of select portions of the Hebrew Old Testament.

HEB701 Hebrew 2 A continuation of the study of the essentials of Hebrew grammar. Emphasis isplaced on reading and interpreting select portions of the Old Testament text.

HEB711 Hebrew Exegesis The course will introduce students to the basic methodology of Hebrewexegesis, cover a select book or select representative passages (narrative, law, psalms, and prophecy) of the Hebrew Old Testament. Attention will be given to careful analysis of the text with a view toward preparation for biblical exposition, preaching, or further academic study.


HIS501 Intertestamental History This course covers the time period between the Old and NewTestaments. The historical events, issues, beliefs, and people that shaped the climate for the appearance of Christ are given careful attention.

HIS610 Old Testament History A study of the work of God in relation to man, as portrayed in theOld Testament. The course includes all the events from man’s creation to the New Testament account of man’s redemption. Special emphasis is placed on the historical and prophetic contexts of the events, significant individuals, and the development of the nation of Israel.

HIS620 Historical Roots of Israel A thorough study of Israel’s development prior to the conquestcampaign in Canaan. This course begins with the call of Abraham and concludes with the death of Moses.

HIS721 Minorities in America A course of study of the minorities of America and the contribution,as well as conflicts, in their attempt to merge into American life.


NTS509 The Synoptic Gospels This course will examine and synthesize the Gospel accounts ofMatthew, Mark and Luke. The three Gospel accounts will be examined individually and in relation to each other. Finally, the student will assume the commonalities and distinctions between the Synoptic Gospels and the fourth Gospel.

NTS510 Gospels: Life of Christ This chronological study of the life of Christ will be informative, inspirational, and practical. The course will relate the parallel accounts in the four Gospels, and divide the life and ministry of Christ into generally accepted periods. Through proper study and research, the student will have a through understanding of Jesus’ example of ministry in the Power of the Holy Spirit.

NTS602 Acts: Mandate for Missions A thorough study of the content of the book of Acts with emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit in the origin and growth of the early church. The journeys of Paul are studied in relation to his epistles.

NTS610 Pauline Epistles A study of the Pauline literature is foundational for the understanding of God’s plan for the church and individual Christian living. This course will show how the epistles of Paul were written to both the individual and the church. Consideration of each Epistle will include background information, occasion, place and date of writing, as well as an exposition of the content of the letters.

NTS731 First & Second Peter The epistles authored by the Apostle Peter are examined with special emphasis given to the warnings given to believers in the face of false teachers and teaching.

NTS740 John’s Epistles The epistles of John are studied giving careful attention to the unique theological nuances of the Apostle John. Instructions aimed at the individual believer and the general church are given specific attention to enhance spiritual growth.

NTS750 Hebrews: The Better Covenant An exposition of the book of Hebrews, contrasting the Old and New Covenants. Each student will experience an enrichment of their life as they gain fuller understanding of the Book of Hebrews and its message.

NTS890 Specialized Bible Study A custom made course of study available for students who would like to study a book of the New Testament that is not currently offered. A special syllabus will be created by a faculty advisor with a timetable and project to fulfill the 3 credit hour requirement.


OTS510 Pentateuch: Five Books of Moses An integrated survey of the geographical, cultural, and historical backgrounds, of each book of the Pentateuch. Significant issues of the Pentateuch are covered including evolution, higher criticism and the laws of Israel’s theocracy with regard to their content, meaning and applicability for today.

OTS620 Historical Books The study of the Old Testament books from Joshua to Esther which deals with the nation of Israel in its rise, disruption, fall, captivity and restoration. Special emphasis is given to the background for the further study of the prophets.

OTS621 Joshua An in-depth study of the book of Joshua covering such topics as the conquest of Canaan, the establishment of Israel in Canaan, the morals of war and other theological issues associated with this fast paced book.

OTS622 Nehemiah An analysis of the narrative giving attention to the principles of leadership as effected through the life of Nehemiah. The combination of spirituality and practicality, prayer and perseverance are critical elements of this study.

OTS715 The Rise of the Davidic Monarchy This study covers the books of Judges to First Kings 11, as well as Job to Song of Solomon. The course examines the content of each Old Testament book in the purview of the course as well as their specific theological/ spiritual conflicts in areas of politics, economics, religious practice, social behavior, philosophy and interpretation of history as introduced by these sophisticated Old Testament writings.

OTS730 Wisdom Books Selected portions of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are studied with respect to divine inspiration and practical teaching.

OTS810 Major Prophets An intensive historical, doctrinal, and critical study of the international relations in the days of the prophets as well as the religious, spiritual, and civic decline of Judah during that time. Special emphasis is placed on the Messianic and Millennial prophecies.

OTS820 Minor Prophets A study of the twelve minor prophets, concentrating on the social, political, and religious conditions of their time comparing and contrasting their message and thought with the contemporary thinking of the time. These prophets were the spiritual leaders, progressives, analysts, and exponents of their day.

OTS890 Specialized Bible Study A custom made course of study available for students who would like to study a book of the Old Testament that is not currently offered. A special syllabus will be created by a faculty advisor with a timetable and projects to fulfill the 3 credit hour requirement.


PHL501 Introduction to Philosophy The focus of this class is to present an overview of the various worldviews and the principles of reality, knowledge and ethics. The student will be lead into learning how to think accurately, comprehensively, effectively and biblically.

PHL601 Philosophy in Christian Perspective The Christian worldview is contrasted to existing and prevalent philosophies. Students are equipped with the tools necessary to enter the debate emphasizing the supremacy of Christianity over other philosophies.


PRE601 Homiletics I A basic study in sermon preparation dealing with the parts of the sermon, structure, and delivery. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines, along with the actual delivery of sermons.

PRE701 Homiletics II This course will provide further methods of gathering and organizing materials, effective illustrations, audience adaptations, and speech theory, with proper emphasis on Scriptural exegesis.


PSY521 Child Psychology This course is designed to cover the period from birth to adolescence. The unique characteristics of child development and their effect on personality formation are given careful attention. The roles of nature and nurture in this age group are studied.

PSY601 Psychology of Religion A study of the rise and principles of the application of psychology to religion. The basic ideas of personality formation, character building, and other significant religious activities as they relate to ministry are carefully studied.

PSY603 Adolescent Psychology This course examines the effects of development on behavior, the nature of learning, teaching relationships, and individual differences, with particular emphasis placed on physical growth and development, cognitive growth, language development, moral education, personal development, and learning theory. Birth to adolescence is inclusive.

PSY604 Developmental Psychology A study of the processes of human growth and developing patterns of behavior throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the individual.

PSY611 Educational Psychology This course is an application of psychological principles to the design and guidance of educational experiences. The course provides the tools needed to make the teaching / learning process a more effective and rewarding part of Christian ministry. Topics covered include student and environmental factors which affect the learning process, educational design principles, and the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian educational theory.

PSY612 Cognitive Therapy This course will highlight the theory and practice of cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and solution-focused treatment models. Assessment, intervention, and self-management strategies through this approach will be emphasized. Application of cognitive and behavioral techniques to human problems will be discussed from a Christian perspective, with a focus on the belief system of individuals.

PSY701 Psychopathology This course is designed to help the student understand and deal with mental disorders, the behavior of the mentally ill, understanding the manifestations of mental disorders, their problems, causes and processes.

PSY704 Psychology and Theology This course will help the student compare and contrast the fields of psychology and theology to better understand how these disciplines interrelate.

PSY705 Psychology Tests and Measurements This course will provide the principles of measurement and assessment with counseling use of various assessment instruments: achievement, aptitude, intelligence, interest, and personality. Supervision in administering, scoring, and interpreting of individual evaluation methods will also be explored.

PSY711 Psychopharmacology This courses presents an introduction to psychotropic drugs; how they affect the mind, their side effects; what they are prescribed for, i.e. depression, anxiety, mood disorder, etc.; and the importance and the role psychopharmacology plays in the healing of the person.

PSY801 Human Sexuality This course will cover an intensive study of human sexuality and its effect on human behavior. Male and female views of sexuality are compared and contrasted for a better understanding of the complexities of how sexuality affects relationships, society and the church.


PTH502 Discipleship A course designed to examine the interpersonal relationships and character development of the student and apply the principles to the process of discipleship.

PTH504 Church Government An overview of historical church government with particular emphasis on the early Church and government by consensus.

PTH511 Foundations for Ministry This course will present biblical principles of church leadership and life with an emphasis on team ministry. Key ministry practices will be examined as foundations for church renewal and revitalization.

PTH512 Mentoring Dynamics This course explores the full range of the mentoring process from a biblical, historical and individual perspective. Emphasis is place on studying examples of biblical partnership and mentoring relationships.

PTH604 Pastoral Theology A comprehensive treatment of the practical aspects of pastoral ministry. Subjects covered include the pastor as a divinely called servant, leader, preacher, teacher, counselor, administrator, spouse, and parent.

PTH605 Spiritual Formation/Personal Growth The student is led into an evaluation of his/her present spiritual condition with practical instruction given on how to strengthen his/her walk with the Lord. A survey of the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, Bible study, meditation, journaling, silence, solitude, worship, etc. will be covered in this course.

PTH614 Pastoral Care Ministry This course develops strategies for effective emotional and spiritual healing in the unique context of the church. Models for biblically-based, spiritually-gifted strategies for key issues are presented as an integrated part of the mentoring and discipling process.

PTH620 Introduction to Chaplaincy The student is introduced to chaplaincy as a ministry option. Institution (armed services, correctional facilities and hospitals) depend on chaplains to minister to psycho-religious needs other their constituency. Practical principles on how to establish or work within an existing chaplaincy program are addressed.

PTH621 Chaplaincy This course is designed to bring the student into an understanding of the mission of the modern day chaplain. It will define the rule and everyday work of the chaplain.

PTH631 Advanced Chaplaincy A continuation of PTH620. The emphasis in this course is to instruct the student in correct organization and administrative functions of a chaplaincy program and staff. It will also provide some experiential learning via a project.

PTH701 Leadership Principles This course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of the theoretical aspects of leadership and of administrative roles within the church. Secular and Christian ideas of leadership are examined and applied to Christian education in the local church.

PTH702 Principles of Administration and Organization Foundations for purposeful administration are explored with emphasis on a model which begins with accurately recognizing needs and the subsequent steps necessary to implement plans addressing the needs and the effective methods for evaluating plans, personnel and results.

PTH704 Home Cell Groups This study will focus on how to establish and manage home fellowship within the local church for the purposes of outreach and discipleship. Principles on how to evaluate your church to determine readiness, how to recruit and train quality leaders to lead home fellowships is covered.

PTH705 Urban Ministries This course is a study to discuss the alternatives and challenges of urban ministry on both the foreign and domestic fields. The student will survey the more prevalent problems associated with this type of ministry and explore solutions and strategies to address these needs.

PTH706 Christian Ethics A study of Christian ethics for the everyday life with sound biblical principles and practical applications for the professional and problem aspects encountered in the ministry.

PTH707 Pastoral Counseling This course is designed to orient the minister in biblical models of counseling within a church setting, and examination of the philosophy behind the pastor’s role as counselor in the church in light of the Scriptures.

PTH708 Principles of Church Growth A survey of the theological, sociological, and statistical dimensions of the church growth movement as they relate to evangelism, church development, Christian education, along with the basics for beginning a new church.

PTH801 Pastor and Staff Relations This course will cover an in-depth treatment on how to assess readiness for a multiple staff situation as well as how to train and function as a multiple staff are covered in this course.

PTH802 Role of Women in Ministry A study of ministry to and by women, including biblical foundations for roles of women in the home, church, and society. The course is designed to aid men and women who will be responsible for various areas of ministry.

PTH803 Prison Ministry This course seeks to equip the student with an understanding of the methodology and dynamics of prison ministry. The steps of formulating a new ministry to coordinating an existing ministry are addressed.

PTH804 Pastor in the Urban Community The unique setting of urban ministry is detailed for an understanding of the issues that are confronted in an urban setting. Integrating biblical principles from an urban perspective form the basis of this course.

PTH805 Advanced Leadership Principles This course is a continuation of PTH801. This course will build upon the students understanding of the theoretical aspects of leadership and of administrative roles within the church. Secular and Christian ideas of leadership are examined further and applied to the local church environment.

PTH806 The African American Church This course seeks to assist the student in understanding the context and dynamics of African American church. A historical survey forms the foundation for an understanding of its modern expression and practice.

PTH807 Marketing the Ministry Students will explore an extensive survey into the various means available to properly and successfully develop awareness in a community of a church’s ministry programs and services. This course covers topics such as: the well designed church bulletin to mass media opportunities as promotional avenues.

PTH808 Conflict Management This course is designed to equip the student in understanding the dynamics of stress, assessing the level of stress, integrating principles designed to alleviate stress personal or ministry situations.


RES694 Master’s Field Education This course provides the student with an opportunity for learning experienced through travel, short term mission trips, educational exchange programs, and learning through observation.

RES696 Master’s Practicum This is a ministry/vocational relevant project or assignment that requires hands-on opportunities with specific goals and outcomes.

RES697 Master Internship This is a three, six, or nine month internship program under the direction of a mentor in the area of the degree major.

RES699 Master’s Thesis A Master’s thesis following the specified requirements for the major area of study is to be completed by each student. Faculty advisors will be assigned to each student and are responsible for monitoring the schedule and quality of the project.

RES894 Doctoral Field Education This course provides the student with an opportunity for learning experienced through travel, short term mission trips, educational exchange programs, and learning through observation.

RES896 Doctoral Practicum A ministry / vocational relevant project or assignment that requires hands-on opportunities with specific goals and outcomes.

RES897 Doctoral Internship This is a three, six, or nine month internship program under the direction of a mentor in the area of the degree major.

RES899 Doctoral Dissertation A Doctoral dissertation following the specified requirements for the major area of study is to be completed by each student. Faculty advisors will be assigned to each student and are responsible for monitoring the schedule and quality of the project.


SAC501 Introduction to Sacramental Theology This course is designed to provide an introduction to the church’s sacramental faith. This study will include the historical, biblical foundation for sacramental theology as well as the sacramental traditions found in the early church, and the divided church: Roman, Orthodox, Protestant, and Charismatic.

SAC502 Introduction to Convergence This course is designed to acquaint the student with the meaning of convergence. It encompasses three streams of worship: evangelical, sacramental/liturgical, and charismatic (gifts of the Spirit) that are part of each worship service.

SAC510 History of Liturgics This course will provide students with an in-depth history of the development of the Liturgy up to its current use today.

SAC521 Anglican Sacramental Theology Students who take this course will be exposed to the Sacramental Theology of the "High Church" , "Broad Church", and "Low Church" branches of the Anglican Communion. Students will study some history of Catholic Revival in the Church of England and look at the elements of Sacramental Theology particular to the Anglican Communion.

SAC527 Theology of Other Sacraments This course will incorporate an understanding of the remaining five Sacraments such as Confirmation, Marriage, Reconciliation/Confession, Ministry to the Sick, Ministry at Death,

SAC600 Episcopal Services The student will gain an understanding of the Ordination of Bishop, Priest, and Deacon; Celebration of New Ministry; and the Consecration of a Church or Chapel.

SAC602 Baptism and Eucharist Students will delve into the New Testament origins of what was originally a single sacrament, Baptism, and how it quickly evolved in the sub-Apostolic period into Baptism and Confirmation. An investigation of the Holy Eucharist, Communion, or the Lord’s Supper will be explored. Students will study the history of the sacrament and its current understanding.

SAC612 Book of Common Prayer & Anglican Ceremonies This course will be an overview of the development of distinctives of Anglican worship with emphasis on liturgies and the historical and theological relevance of prayer book usage today.


SOC561 Sociology This course is an analysis of the origin, development, function and interaction of social groups and institutions.

SOC562 Sociology of Religion This study examines the basic theories and methods used by sociologists to understand religious phenomena with consideration of the special issues of religious groups in various cultural settings.

SOC563 Urban Sociology A course of study of the origin, development, and nature of urban communities. Emphasis is place on understanding the types and functions, structure and ecology, urbanism as a way of life, urban population centers, and metropolitan regions.

SOC661 Sociology and Christianity This course is designed to ask, “How do social conditions affect the church?” “How does the church affect the society in which it operates?“ A focus on the role of religion in social change will be presented.

SOC662 Parenting A course designed to specifically focus on rearing adolescents with the approach flowing from the family system point of view and dealing with the various life cycle events of individuals, married couples, and families.

SOC663 Family Systems An introduction to the basic elements of the family system theory as applied to the family. It is an alternative approach to individual focused counseling strategies, which views the individual as a part and product of the larger system called family.


SPN601 Spanish 1 An introduction to Spanish grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are initiated in this course.

SPN701 Spanish 2 A continuation of SPN201 with further preparation of the student to communicate through the use of secondary Spanish acquired through practical workshops and study.


SPT531 Jewish Roots of Faith This course is designed to show how the Christian faith is rooted in Jewish foundations. The feasts and festivals of Israel are explained with a New Testament meaning.

SPT532 Jewish and Christian Thought A contrast and comparison of Jewish and Christian theology in relation to the Messiah. This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the common threads and basis of Judeo-Christian values.

SPT601 Introduction to Biblical Languages - Hebrew An introduction to the basic features of Hebrew, and the utilization of available study aids, such as computer software, lexicons, concordances, commentaries, etc. It is designed to enable students with little or no prior knowledge of Hebrews to engage in basic word studies and grammatical exercises.

SPT602 Introduction to Biblical Languages - Greek An introduction to the basic features of Greek, and the utilization of available study aids, such as computer software, lexicons, concordances, commentaries, etc. It is designed to enable students with little or no prior knowledge of Greek to engage in basic word studies and grammatical exercises.

SPT631 Jewish Faith and Holy Days A survey of how feasts, festivals, and Holy Days affect the understanding and practice of the Jewish faith. This course will define and explain Jewish customs and practices on these special days and festivals.

SPT632 Jewish Festivals: A Deeper Look The feasts and festivals of Israel are examined with the goal of understanding the significance of how and why God chose this method to reveal Himself to Israel. The feasts are understood as types of Messianic revelation with their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

SPT701 Geography of Historical Palestine A survey of biblical geography and history moving from the journeys of Abraham and Israel through the rise and fall of nations and empires, to the spread of the Gospel as recorded in the New Testament.

SPT711 Geographical and Historical Settings of the Bible This course is designed to be taken as an overseas trip to Israel (when possible) and other countries mentioned in the Bible.

SPT731 Renewal of Judaism This course will integrate Messianic truth into the practice of Judaism as a fulfillment of prophetic Old Testament teaching. This course will give the Christian a fuller understanding of how Messianic Jews integrate their faith in Jesus Christ into the age old expectations of Judaism.

SPT732 Wisdom in Jewish Thought “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” The primacy of wisdom in relation to the knowledge of God is surveyed through the “Wisdom” literature of scripture.


SYS601 Old Testament Theology A systematic study of the Old Testament writings with awareness to their historical, cultural and contextual environments and its implications for theological studies.

SYS610 Bible Doctrines A major study of the Bible in a systematic way. The principle doctrines of the Scripture will be outlined and each discussed in a step by step process. This course is the base upon which the student will build theological foundation.

SYS611 Biblical Anthropology A study of the teachings of Scripture concerning man and sin. The course corrects some of the false ideas about the origin of man and his nature. Personal application of truth to the lives of students and persons to whom they will minister is a specific focus of the study.

SYS620 Doctrine of God This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the doctrine of God including a biblical understanding of the Trinity.

SYS621 Bibliology, Doctrine of Scriptures A study of fundamental teachings of the Christian faith: God, the Bible, Christ, man, sin, salvation, Holy Spirit, angels, Satan, and the end times.

SYS622 Christology A comprehensive study of what the Scriptures say about Jesus Christ. The course introduces the student to Old Testament typology and to the prophecies concerning Christ’s present and future work. Controversial historical and contemporary views of Jesus are examined in relation to the Bible portrayal.

SYS623 Soteriology A Study of the doctrine of salvation, the work of Christ in bringing lost man into fellowship with God. The course includes the doctrines of repentance, faith, conversion, regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification, and prayer in the life of a Christian. Included in the study are an analysis of biblical passages relating to salvation and an evaluation of historical and contemporary views of salvation.

SYS624 Angelology and Demonology A biblical, theological, and historical study of the nature, function and activity of angels and demons. Also there will be an exploration of the realm of the supernatural for our time.

SYS701 New Testament Theology A systematic study of the New Testament writings with awareness to their historical, cultural, and contextual environments and its implications for theological studies.

SYS721 Pneumatology: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit A scriptural and practical presentation of the nature, personality, gifts, and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Students will learn how to practically assess, value, and function in the gifts. This class will involve academic, as well as practical training.

SYS722 Theology of Prayer An introduction to the Christian theology and methodology of prayer, communion with God, its purpose, and power are discussed and demonstrated through this dynamic course.

SYS723 Ecclesiology A comprehensive study of the biblical principles of the nature, mission and function of the Church. Descriptions and roles of the church offices of pastor, elders, deacons, etc. are treated in this course.

SYS724 Healing This course examines the Scriptures for an understanding of the theology of healing. Historical experiences and movements as well as practical dimensions of this topic are examined for clarity on the subject.

SYS801 Eschatology This course is designed to introduce the student to the various components of end time theology. The different theories of the tribulation and the millennium are studied. The contributions of prophetic and apocalyptic literature are examined in both the Old and New Testaments.

SYS810 Systematic Theology A survey course introducing the different components of theology and theological language. It is designed to prepare the student for in-depth study of individual theologies within the discipline.

SYS812 Pauline Theology A study of the life and teachings of the Apostle Paul throughout the New Testament. Students will examine his conversion experience and subsequent ministry with an emphasis on his mission and message to the Gentile world. Key biblical themes are addressed in this course.

SYS814 Johannine Theology The contributions of the Apostle John to our understanding of the gospel and theology are treated in this study. Integration of his perspective to the whole of scripture is given special focus.


THE562 Theology of Worship A practical application in the development of a music and worship program. Special emphasis is given to the biblical basis for worship in the Church today. Modes and concepts of worship are examined.

THE601 The Tabernacle of Moses This course provides a systematic and thorough study of the Tabernacle of Moses and the significance of it to Christian doctrine and worship.

THE630 Hermeneutics A study of the science and laws of biblical exegesis and interpretation. The principles, methods, and rules by which the meaning of Scripture may be ascertained are examined.

THE641 Authority of the Believer A study of what makes victorious living possible. It will demonstrate how God has given us all that we need to live victorious and challenge the student to grab hold of what we already possess. Gaining or regaining the necessary momentum to sustain a lifelong drive toward consistent triumph is made a reality.

THE642 New Testament Ministries This is an examination of the call and ministry of the fivefold ministry in the local church. The Church in its functioning as the Body of Christ is also considered.

THE662 Comparative Religions A comparative study of the main world religious systems as related to the biblical principles of Christianity. Modern cults are also addressed and major points in witnessing to adherents of non-Christian religions are discussed.

THE663 Warfare Prayer This course is designed to help the student identify and utilize the weapons of warfare necessary for successful Christian living. The role and power of prayer in intercession and petition are covered in this dynamic course.

THE702 The Covenants of God This course explores the various covenants of God in the Old Testament emphasizing their importance for the church of Jesus Christ.

THE703 The Tabernacle of David This study examines Davidic worship, its expressions, and importance for the church today with practical applications for the individual student.

THE731 Life and Journey of Paul A biographical study of the Apostle Paul focusing on how his life was shaped prior to his conversion, leading to his conversion and the effect his life had on those he ministered to after his conversion.

THE732 Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts This course is designed to assist the student in discovering their calling in the ministry through the discovery of their God-given gifts. Also included is how to impart personal involvement in the local church by discovering, developing, and deploying the spiritual gift, and how to understand our part in the Great Commission of utilizing our gift into the greater vision of the local church.

THE762 Apologetics A study of the defense of the faith, particularly from the standpoint of the authority of the Bible and historical evidences of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

THE763 Stewardship in the Local Church A biblical framework for the spiritual discipline of stewardship and how to practice and teach it in the local church environment.

THE764 Bible Prophecy The nature of biblical prophecy is explained while specific examples of prophets and their messages are studied. Old and New Testament examples are explored highlighting the principles that govern interpretation of prophecy.

THE890 Specialized Theological Study A custom made course of study available for students who would like to study a theological topic that is not currently offered. A special syllabus will be created by a faculty advisor with a timetable and projects to fulfill the 3 credit hour requirement
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