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In this course, the student will investigate Bible study methods and study tools to properly exegete the biblical text. Emphasis will be on accurately understanding the historical, literary, and theological context of scripture with application in current context.
In this course, the student will focus on personal spiritual transformation that will impact public ministry. Critical to the student’s ministry development is the need to become spiritually, emotionally, and mentally healthy from a biblical/theological perspective. Such issues will be explored in this course.
In this course, the student will explore the biblical doctrines of the New Birth, the Oneness of God, and biblical holiness. Additionally, an understanding of practical integration of the biblical principles will be applied.
In this course, the student will engage in a thorough study of the sermon preparation and sermon delivery. Basic principles of persuasive speaking are integrated with considerations unique to inspired expository preaching.
In this course, the student will study the rules of interpretation which enable the student to avoid the common pitfalls in interpretation of scripture. This course stresses the importance of sound and correct interpretation of scripture and formulates the rules that aid the student in the practice.
In this course, the student will be introduced to a basic understanding of the tenets undergirding biology. Evidence foundational to the theories of origins and evolution will be examined. Arguments for creation and intelligent design will be introduced and explored. A comparison will be made between secular biological theories and biblical teachings to expose inherent contradictions and equip the student to understand and defend their acceptance of the Bible.
In this course, the student will be introduced to a general understanding of the discipline of psychology and how it may be practically related to life and ministry. Basic concepts and theories, both foundational and recent, of a variety of sub-specialties of psychology will be introduced including: neuroscience, perception, learning, memory, personality, motivation, intelligence, psychological disorders/treatment, and social psychology. A comparison will be made between secular and Biblical world-views to expose error and highlight truth.
In this course, the student will cover an in-depth study and the applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.
In this course, the student will engage in an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.
Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.
In this course, basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework will be covered. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.
In this course, students continue the development of basic Spanish language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within a cultural framework. Students acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the high beginner to low intermediate level.
In this course, the student will explore a chronological study of the life and times of Christ. Particulars will include His Birth, Early Years, His Ministry, and the Passion Week.
In this course, students will gain an understanding of the historical and cultural settings of the New Testament. Students will explore the Gospels and Acts with a special emphasis on the Epistles and the Book of Revelation.
In this course, students survey the history of Israel and an analysis of each book of the Old Testament in the light of this background. Stress is on theology, applicability, structure, genre, and general content.
In this course, students will gain an understanding of personal evangelism from a biblical perspective. Foundational areas to be covered include purpose, spiritual preparation, personal style, relationships, communicatio
In this course, the student will grasp a basic understanding of Biblical stewardship and overall life management. The student will analyze key management skills and ethical behavior that sustains ministry success.
In this course, the student will analyze ethical challenges from a professional and ministerial perspective. Students will be able to use Biblical principles to make ethical decisions.
In this course, the student will grasp a seminal understanding of Systematic Theology from an Apostolic perspective. The following subjects will be covered: Intro to Theology, Theology Proper, and Anthropology. An analysis of historical theology and biblical theology from an Apostolic perspective will guide the student to an understanding of Oneness doctrine.
In this course, the student will grasp a seminal understanding of systematic theology from an Apostolic perspective. The following subjects will be covered: Christology, Pneumatology, and Soteriology. An analysis of historical theology and biblical theology from an Apostolic perspective will guide the student to an understanding of Oneness doctrine.
In this course the student will explore the biblical meaning of the pastoral role as defined in scripture. The course emphasis will focus on the character and the competence of the pastor and pastoral leadership in the Apostolic church historically and in today’s context. Special attention will be given to the way in which Paul instructed Timothy and Titus to handle false doctrine, to the basic teaching on church order and leadership responsibilities, and to the application of the apostle’s teaching to contemporary situations.
In this course, students will study the book of The Acts of the Apostles. This course will examine the Holy Ghost outpouring at Pentecost, the origins and development of the first-century church, the expansion of the church to include Gentiles, and the missionary journeys of Paul. This review will be accomplished through the lens of practical application to the modern church.
In this course, students will survey Romans, emphasizing the great doctrinal issues of condemnation, justification sanctification, the place of Israel, and practical Christian living. The overarching theme is the Righteousness of Christ.
In this course, the student will engage in the study of leadership responsibilities and qualities. The student will learn what it means to be created in the image of God and the implications this truth has on current leadership beliefs and behaviors.
In this course, the student will review church history from A.D. 33 (the day of Pentecost) to the present from an apostolic perspective with evidence that the apostolic doctrine has existed through progressive world changes. This course discusses the influence of philosophy and government upon the influence of Christianity and its doctrines.
In this course, the student will be acquainted with several media technologies. Emphasis is placed on different types of media used in church promotion and worship. Students gain hands-on experience through completing projects suitable for implementation, production, or publication.
In this course, the student will grasp the fundamental biblical/theological principles of marriage and family. A biblical approach on how to build a spiritually healthy marriage, family, and ministry will be explored.
In this course, the student will become acquainted with the major religions in the world today. The history, teachings, and influence of different world religions will be addressed and how to effectively evangelize each.
In this course, the student will grasp a seminal understanding of Ecclesiology in this course. A biblical definition of the church, New Testament analogies of the church, and the methods of leadership for the future church will be explored and comprehended. Finally, the student will analyze the Bowen Family Systems Theory and grasp basic concepts of the BFST to integrate into church life.
In this course, students will be given an overview of the history of the Bible including its provenance, development and translations to English. The course will also cover doctrines of inspiration and inerrancy as well as current relevance and trustworthiness.
In this course, students will grasp an understanding of John’s letters to the 1st Century churches and compare the doctrinal challenges of the 1st Century church to current church context. The student will discover the three building blocks of Apostolic Identity that defined the church then and now.
In this course, students will explore the dynamics of effective communication from a theoretical and theological perspective. This course takes a Biblical approach to understanding the perspectives and personalities of interpersonal communication. Students will make practical applications through the use of various presentation methods.
In this course, the student will gain a seminal understanding of grief and loss, and the student will be equipped with tools to help those who are facing grief and loss. The course will provide a theological framework for responding to crisis situations, place specific emphasis on scriptural study of Jesus' ministry, and will provide the ultimate example on which to base a crisis care response ministry.
In this course, the student will learn that conflict reveals unmet needs and that it can be redemptive and not destructive. The student will become cognizant of the various styles of conflict resolution and learn how to apply the biblical model of conflict resolution in the church.
This course will explore the theoretical and theological meaning of power and seek to establish the biblical approach in the use of power. Further, the student will grasp an understanding of common insecurities, how personal insecurities block leadership effectiveness, and how to biblically overcome insecurities. Finally, the student will identify his or her primary communication style, gain a biblical understanding of the sources, stages, and styles of conflict, and how to transform conflict through redemptive communication.
In this course, the student will engage in further study of the ways in which cultures differ and of the principles of communicating the gospel to people of other cultures. An examination will be made of culture shock and numerous examples of cultural differences will be given.
In this course, students will grasp an understanding of the cultural background of the Epistles of Peter and apply it contextually in practical ministry. Students will learn how God synthesizes belief and behavior in the Christian life through suffering.
In this course,the student will gain an understanding of what postmodernism is from a philosophical and theological perspective. Additionally, the student will use the framework of the Bible to discover the theological downfalls of postmodernism and its proponents.
In this discipline-specific course, students draw upon knowledge gained over the course of their studies and combine it with an approved research topic to develop a detailed project proposal that will benefit the local, global, or national community.