BIB 214 Old Testament Survey (5 CEUs)
A practical approach to the Old Testament that gives students material they can use in teaching and preaching. It covers significant details from every book in the Old Testament in an inspirational yet informative manner.
BIB 212 New Testament Survey (5 CEUs)
A survey course giving the student background for understanding, teaching, and applying the principles of the New Testament Key facts from each book of the New Testament are highlighted in a manner that can be used in preaching and teaching
BIB 115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers (5 CEUs)
A thorough study of the content, purposes, principles, and applications of Acts. The course emphasizes the role of the Holy Spirit in the early church and today. Attention is given to the geographical, numerical, cultural, and theological growth of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. The journeys of Paul are examined as the background for his epistles.
BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels (5 CEUs)
An introductory study of our Lord’s life and times according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It examines the historical setting, His life between the Annunciation and the Ascension, and His message and method, including His parables and miracles. Organized around three themes—(1) the world, (2) the Man, and (3) the message—this introduction helps to fuse our understanding of His life and work with our commitment to live by the values He taught and demonstrated.
BIB 318 Pentateuch (5 CEUs)
A study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy with a practical approach that will provide preaching and teaching material. The Pentateuch forms the foundation on which the New Testament covenant is based and is an important study for anyone desiring to understand the entire Bible more completely.
MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism : (5 CEUs)
The local church is the provenance of evangelism for reaching its community and the world. After a foundational, biblical theology of the Great Commission and the Holy Spirit’s role in evangelism, this course proposes a comprehensive and integrated approach to evangelism in the local church that avoids over compartmentalizing evangelism and discipleship. It focuses on a variety of evangelism methods, the evangelistic purpose of an organized fellowship of churches, and pastoral leadership in evangelism. The largest portion of the course is devoted to the evangelistic responsibility of all believers and practical biblical instruction about effective personal evangelism.
MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model : (5 CEUs)
A biblical, comprehensive, and strategic plan requires the empowerment of the Spirit to produce spiritual fruit and a flourishing church. The strategic plan is based on Acts 2 and focuses on developing Spirit-empowered disciples who will be involved in the five functions found there: connect, grow, serve, go, and worship. Assessment tools are used to identify areas where changes are needed, and the strategic plan is used to focus on God’s vision for each local church.
MIN 223 Introduction to Homiletics : (5 CEUs)
A basic study of the principles of Christian preaching. The course emphasizes biblical exposition and covers practical matters such as the preparation of sermons, sources of materials, construction of sermon components, variety of sermon types, and delivery of sermons.
MIN 251 Effective Leadership: (5 CEUs)
A biblical approach to the principles of leadership. This course applies those principles in the church setting, giving the student the practical skills needed to serve in a leadership role in the local church
MIN 325 Preaching in the Contemporary World (5 CEUs)
The purpose of this course is to help preachers present life-changing messages that connect with the world around them. The course focuses on presenting messages that are true, clear, interesting, and relevant. Students are challenged to present messages that are true to the intent and power of Scripture. The course also examines the postmodern culture and offers help in making messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience
MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry (5 CEUs)
A biblical approach to the relationships that are important to the minister, both personally and professionally. It looks at temperament theory and its relevance to human relations. This course examines relationships and ethics in view of the minister’s personal growth, ministry challenges, people in the community, and other ministers.
MIN 327 Church Administration, Finance, and Law(6CEUs)
An introductory study of many principles, procedures, and techniques used in today’s business world as they apply to the local church and its leadership Attention is given to organizing and staffing functions of the church, practical methods of raising money for the church’s expenses, keeping good records, and managing the church’s money, facilities, and equipment It also gives students a practical understanding of the law in order to recognize and resolve legal questions confronting pastors and churches today
MIN 381 Pastoral Ministry (5 CEUs)
An examination of pastoral ministry in three areas: preparation, responsibilities, and relationships The unit on preparation focuses
on a pastor’s qualifications, devotional life, and personal life A unit on responsibilities analyses preaching and teaching, worship, pastoral care, leading, training, forming cell groups, and special services. The final unit examines a pastor’s relationships with lay leaders, staff, work, and calling. This is a principle-centered study to lay a lifelong foundation for the pastoral ministry.
MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship (6 CEUs)
This course helps the student develop the right attitude for ministry. It examines characteristics to be avoided and tests to be passed in the life of a minister. It further focuses on public aspects of ministry, such as teaching, preaching, and leading meetings. The personal life of the minister, including time management and personal health, is also discussed.
MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders (5 CEUs)
A biblical approach to conflict resolution. This course offers a scriptural way to deal with
the inevitable occasions when conflict arises, particularly in a church setting. It offers practical principles for resolving the conflict in a manner that is pleasing to God.