BIBL601 Romans (3 units)
An analytical, exegetical, and expositional study of the biblical text organized around the doctrines of sin, justification, sanctification, law, and grace with applications for the believer in terms of obligation to God, to authorities and to fellow human beings.
BIBL602 Acts (3 units)
A study of the emergence of the early Christian church as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. Attention is given to the historical context of the work, the literary techniques of the author, and the abiding theological lessons for Christian faith and practice today.
BIBL603 Gospel of John (3 units)
A study of the Gospel of John, its historical setting, narrative progression, theological themes, and unique use of signs and symbols.
BIBL604 Revelation (3 units)
The study of apocalyptic as a genre of literature in the New Testament with a focus on the book of Revelation; The original setting, meaning and purpose of the book of Revelation and its imagery in relation to the Old Testament, inter-testamental literature and other Jewish writings of antiquity; perspectives in prophetic interpretation along with potential ways in which Revelation may be sensibly preached and taught in the church.
BIBL605 Corinthians I& II (3 units)
An expositional study of the two letters of Paul to Corinth. Special attention is directed to discovering the major doctrinal themes developed by Paul and how these are applied to the numerous personal and institutional problems of the first century Gentile church.
BIBL 606 Hebrews (3 Units)
An intensive exegetical study of Hebrews. The course includes an investigation of the doctrines of Christ, especially His mediatorship and priesthood and the use of the Old Testament in this book. A verse-by-verse exposition will follow a brief study of authorship, background, destination and purpose.
BIBL 607 Pastoral Epistles (3 Units)
An expository treatment of the epistles to Timothy and Titus, emphasizing the personal responsibilities and the public functions of the pastor as he administers the affairs of a local church. Attention is given to such introductory matters as date, authorship, occasion, and purpose.
BIBL 608 I and II Peter (3 Units)
An intensive study of I & II Peter. Attention is directed to discovering the major doctrinal themes developed by Peter, and how these are applied to the personal and institutional problems of the first-century church. Application will also be made to the personal and spiritual life of each class member and to the contemporary church.
BIBL609 Genesis (3 units)
An intensive doctrinal and historical study of the text considering the related issues of chronology, creation, the fall, the flood and the Patriarchal culture setting. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph are given special attention for their practical value.
BIBL 610 Deuteronomy (3 Units)
An intensive examination of Deuteronomy legislation in its historical and cultural setting.
BIBL 611 Psalms (3 Units)
An in-depth study of representative types of psalmic materials. Attention is given to questions of historical setting and literary form as they relate to major religious ideas and teachings.
BIBL 612 Joshua-Kings (3 Units)
A survey of the historical books of the Old Testament with a brief special introduction to each, followed by a detailed study of the history of Israel from the era of conquest to the era of restoration.
BIBL 613 The Poetry of the Old Testament (3 Units)
A survey of the historical background, nature, and purpose of divine revelation in the poetic literature of the Old Testament. An analysis of the form and content of the poetic books of the Old Testament: Job through Song of Solomon, and Lamentations.
BIBL 614 Isaiah (3 Units)
Careful attention is given to the special introductory aspects of the book: 1) unity, authorship, date; 2) historical background; 3) themes, motifs, or emphasis; 4) purpose(s); and 5) literary features. A detailed exposition of the major portions of the text will be presented, especially the Messianic sections.
BIBL 615 Jeremiah and Ezekiel (3 Units)
A detailed investigation of two of Judah’s great major prophets in the late kingdom and exilic periods, with special emphasis on their historical setting and literary compilation.
BIBL 616 Daniel (3 Units)
An intensive study of the book of Daniel. Attention will begiven to the historical setting, questions of date and authorship, the nature of Hebrew prophecy, parallel eschatological passages, and basic teachings. The best critical literature will be utilized.
BIBL 617 Minor Prophets (3 Units)
An expositional study of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Each book will be covered from the historical and theological perspective in addition to devotional value.
CHHI 510 History of Christianity (3 units)
A survey of the history of the church ranging from its New Testament foundations to the apostolic age, middle ages, reformation era, and on into contemporary events of significance.
CHHI 520 History of Redemption (3 units)
A survey of the Redemption background and influences on redemption progress to the present day. Includes various redemptive history groups, large and small, of differing theological persuasions, denominational, and independent.
NTO 501 New Testament Orientation I (3 units)
A general introduction to the New Testament Gospels, General Epistles, and Revelation, emphasizing matters of text, canon, authorship, date, authorial purpose, and theme development. Also aspecial introduction, involving current issues of criticism and interpretation, such as the synoptic problem. The general principlesof interpretation (hermeneutics) will be introduced as well as the special principles concerning parables, symbols and types, andprophecy.
NTO 502 New Testament Orientation II(3 units)
A continuation of NTO 501 with a general and special introduction of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. The study of hermeneutics will continue with emphasis upon word meaning, figures of speech, and other linguistic matters.
OTO 551 Old Testament Orientation I (3 units)
An examination of the current status of research in studies relative to the Pentateuch and Historical Books. Special attention will be given to biblical introduction, hermeneutics, and the acquiring of a strategic grasp of the historical setting, literary genres, and structure of each book, as well as areas of particular critical concern.
OTO 552 Old Testament Orientation II(3 units)
An examination of the current status of research in studies relative to the poetic and prophetic books. Special attention will begiven to biblical introduction, hermeneutics, and the acquiring of a strategic grasp of the historical setting, literary genres, and structure of each book, as well as areas of particular critical concern.
BIBL 650 Hermeneutics (3 units)
A study of principles for sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized principles for the various Biblical genre and phenomena.
THE530 Systematic Theology I (3 units)
A course beginning the study of systematic theology with special attention given to prolegomena the doctrines of Scripture, God, angels, humanity and sin.
THE540 Systematic Theology II (3 units)
A course completing the study of systematic theology with special attention given to the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Such issues as nature and extent of salvation, the origin, nature and future of the church, and the eternal state are explored.
THE601 Contemporary Theological Issues(3 units)
Against the backdrop of philosophical development from the time of the Enlightenment, representative figures in theology are studied in order to grasp current hermeneutical methodologies and the development of biblical criticism.
GRK510 Beginning Greek (3 units)
Introduction to Greek grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation for the beginning student. The student completes the study of grammar and begins a study of translation of the New Testament.
GRK Greek Syntax(3 units)
An intermediate study of the function or syntax of Greek grammar, focusing upon case, tense, participles, infinitives, and clauses.
GRK650 Greek Exegesis (3 units)
Advanced study of Greek utilizing sound principles and tools toward the careful and meaningful study of selected Greek New Testament texts.
HEB510 Beginning Hebrew (3 units)
The basic elements of Hebrew grammar with stress upon morphology and vocabulary.
HEB550 Hebrew Syntax (3 units)
A study of Hebrew tools and syntactical principles that will serve as guides to sound exegetical procedure.
HEB650 Hebrew Exegesis (3 units)
The development of exegetical principles (including text critical, grammatical, historical, and theological factors) and their application to selected readings from the Hebrew Old Testament
PRA 500 Discipleship(3 units)
In-depth training in making disciples of Jesus Christ through the Christian principle of discipleship training. Roles of small groups in the church in providing fellowship, mutual ministry and edification. Skills for organizing and leading groups.
PRA 510 Contemporary Evangelism (3 units)
A study of the evangelistic imperative and various methods of personal witnessing. Particular emphasis is given to follow-up, discipleship, and memorizing key Bible verses.
PRA 520 Worship (3 units)
Biblical and historical theology of worship with analysis of contemporary traditions.
PT530Sermon Preparation and Delivery (3 units)
This course encourages the development of crucial resources, skills, and confidence in communication of the Gospel. Both theological and practical questions about the nature of preaching are explored and discussed.
PRA 540Spiritual Formation (3 units)
This course focuses on the development of the spiritual life in ministry. Attention is given to the spiritual disciplines, the prayer life, and the biblical nature of calling, ministry and character.
PRA550 Church Administration (3 units)
A study of the pastor’s responsibility for the management of ministry, including recognizing needs, planning, organizing, motivating, evaluating and revising church programs.
PRA 560Pastoral Counseling (3 units)
An introduction to the distinctive ministry of pastoral counseling. Centers on the work of the pastor-counselor of the local church and gives attention to the ministry of the pastoral counseling specialist.
PRA 570 Church Planting (3 units)
A study of the biblical mandate to establish local churches among the entire people group of the world. An introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to plant a New Testament church “in culture.” A survey is given of the various schools of church planting with an evaluation of their
strengths and weaknesses.
PRA580 Pastoral Leadership (3 units)
This course examines the functions or tasks of leadership: planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and controlling. A unit is included on time management and personal planning for the Christian worker. The emphasis is to improve leadership abilities of the students and to prepare them to develop leadership in others.
PRA 590 Church Growth (3 units)
The historical development of the church growth movement as well as basic principles and procedures of church growth. The principles and methods of church growth and the effectiveness of church ministry are examined and discussed in terms of both qualitative and quantitative concepts of church growth.
PRA 650 World Mission (3 units)
Viewing history and the world through the biblical, historical, culture, and strategic lenses, this course provides an analysis of the development, spread, and social impact of Christianity as a worldwide religious and social movement, Special attention is given to the role and impact of the church on the cultures of two-thirds of world counties and on traditionally non-Christian cultures. Through research and extensive reading, students are equipped with the knowledge that will enable them to develop a deeper commitment to the cause of home and foreign missions.