Bible Course Descriptions


BIB 1300
Survey of the Old Testament

General introductions to the Bible, its supernatural origin and its literary structure and composition. A survey of the major periods of Old Testament history from the creation to the Post-Exilic Era, with stress on the divine mission of the Messianic race.
Fall, Spring
 
BIB 1301
Survey of the New Testament

A continuation of Bible 1300. Brief review of the Inter-Biblical Period and a survey of Christianity during the first century. Special emphasis on the divine origin of the church, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the authority of the New Testament in the
work of the churches.
Spring
 
BIB 2300
Life of Christ

A study in the life of Christ as revealed in the four Gospels: His person and character, His travels, His teaching and the miracles, and His methods of dealing with people.
Fall
 
BIB 2301
The Life of Paul

Paul’s background, conversion and call to service, missionary activity, and letters.
Spring
 
BIB 2308
Interpreting the Bible

Survey and evaluation of the various methods of interpreting the Scriptures. Required of all ministerial students.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
BIB 3300
The Pentateuch

The first five books of the Bible. The creation, fall and redemption of man, the relation of Jesus and the church to the law.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
BIB 3301
The Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament

Joshua to Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations.
On Demand
 
BIB 3303
Pastoral Epistles

I Timothy, II Timothy, and Titus, their background, authorship, relationship to the body of Pauline literature and the New Testament.
On Demand
 
BIB 3304
Hebrews and the General Epistles

Hebrews to Jude.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
BIB 4300
Biblical Archaeology

The principal archaeological discoveries of the ancient Near Eastern world, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, and their bearing upon the study of the Bible.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
BIB 4301
Minor Prophets

Hosea to Malachi.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
BIB 4302
Major Prophets

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
BIB 4331
Exodus

Extensive analysis of Exodus, including history, language, and theology. A thorough study of the priesthood, tabernacle, and sacrificial system.
On demand
 
BIB 4332
Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

An intensive exegesis of Daniel and other apocalyptic works. Particular attention to the Messiah and His Kingdom.
On demand
 
BIB 4340
Isaiah

An in-depth analysis of the prophecy of Isaiah. Special attention to the historical set­ting, the prophecies of the immediate and extended future of the covenant people; the Christological content of the Messianic prophecies; and the ethical content of the book.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
BIB 4350
Synoptic Gospels

An intensive study of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, including background, contemporary views and themes.
On demand
 
BIB 4355
Romans

A study of Paul, the city of Rome, and the letter to the Romans.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
BIB 4356
I Corinthians

An intensive study of this Pauline letter, including background, themes and theology.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
BIB 4360
Revelation

An intensive study of Revelation. Detailed analysis of the entire book, prophetic application of the various symbols employed in its imagery, and its practical lessons.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
GRK 1300
New Testament Greek Grammar I

A beginner’s course designed to familiarize the student with the basic elements of the language,; stressing vocabulary, conjunction, declension, composition, and translation.
Fall
 
GRK 1301
New Testament Greek Grammar II

A continuation of GRK 1300. Prerequisite: GEIK 1300 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring
 
GRK 2310
Greek Exegesis I

A second-year Greek course designed to provide wide exposure to many New Testament texts and to introduce students to intermediate Greek grammar, building upon basic grammar and moving toward exegesis and application. Prerequisite: GRK 1301 with a grade of C or higher.
Fall
 
GRK 2311
Greek Exegesis II

A continuation of GRK 2310. Prerequisite: GRK 2310 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring
 
MIS 1300
The Theology of Missions

A study of the biblical basis for Christian missions. Emphasis is given to the biblical foundation, delineation, instruments and dynamics of missions.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
MIS 2300
History of Missions

A study of missionary work in both the Old and New Testament era, and from apostolic days to the present.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
MIS 2301
Foreign Missions Practicum I

The study of foreign missions with applied practical field experience.
On Demand
 
MIS 2302
Foreign Missions Practicum II

Continued study of foreign missions with applied practical field experience.
On Demand
 
MIS 2310
World Religions

A general survey of the major non-Christian religions of the world. This course provides an introduction to the basic characteristics of the living religions of today-Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Confucianism.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
MIS 3300
Cross-Cultural Communications

The principles involved in successfully communicating the gospel message to people of other cultures. Attention is given to the importance of communication and culture, missionary communication, and value orientation. This course is part of the Missions program.
On Demand
 
MIS 4300
Principles and Methods of Missions

The principles and methods of missionary work, including opportunities and problems of modern missions.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
MIS 4301
Evangelism

A survey of the basic scriptural principles for personal and mass evangelism, Ways and means of soul-winning the nature of sin, the meaning and necessity of divine grace, the act and meaning of personal commitment to Christ, and present trends in evangelism.
Fall 2005, 2007
 
MIS 4305
Basic Church Growth

Basic principles of church growth including multiplication and planting, leadership of the Holy Spirit, causes of stagnation, introversion, expansion, leadership training, and indigenous principles.
Spring 2005, 2008
 
MIS 4309
Modern Cults

History, philosophy, and methods with emphasis on witnessing.
Fall 2004, 2006
 
MIS 4330
Missions Internship

Extensive research of relevant literature, appropriate reports and “on-the-job” experience to strengthen the findings of readings, research, and prior instruction in the field of missions.
Spring, Summer
 
PHI 1300
Introduction to Philosophy

An introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective through ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary sources, examining fundamental questions of philosophy such as the foundations of morality, knowledge, truth, reality, and the existence of God.  Students are introduced to major areas of philosophy, including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PHI 2308
Ethics

Fundamental ethical theories and major figures in the history of ethics are studied; basic concepts of moral and social issues are discussed, and decision-making is explored.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
PHI 2310
World Religions

A general survey of the major non-Christian religions of the world. This course provides an introduction to the basic characteristics of the living religions of today — Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Confucianism.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PST 1300
Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

An overview of the character, qualifications and call of the pastor.  Prospective pastors are familiarized with the primary requirements of the pastoral office by emphasizing the enduring principles of effective Christian ministry.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PST 2300
Sermon Preparation and Delivery

Preaching as an art, the selection of a text, the theme, the collection of material, and the outlining of a sermon.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PST 3300
Pastoral Leadership

The methodology of the pastoral ministry including practical pastoral roles and disciplines.  Prerequisite: PST 1300.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
PST 4301
Expository Preaching

A study of the expository methods of preaching. The nature of expository preaching, types of expository sermons, methods of interpreting Biblical passages, and the formulation of expository sermons.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
PST 4303
Principles of Christian Counseling I

Theories and techniques of counseling, including the pastor as counselor.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
PST 4304
Principles of Christian Counseling II

A continuation of PST 4303, including pre-marital and marital counseling. Prerequisite:
PST 4303 with a grade of C or higher.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PST 4305
Basic Church Growth

Basic principles of church growth including multiplication and planting, leadership of the Holy Spirit, causes of stagnation, introversion, expansion, leadership training, and indigenous principles.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
PST 4309
Modern Cults

History, philosophy, and methods with emphasis on witnessing.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
PST 4330
Pastoral Ministry Internship

Extensive research of relevant literature, appropriate reports and “on-the-job” field experience to strengthen the findings of readings, research, and prior instruction in the field of pastoral studies.
Spring, Summer
 
RED 1300
History and Philosophy of Religious Education

A survey of the history of religious education from Old Testament times to the present and a study of theories of Christian education with emphasis on developing a biblical philosophy of education.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
RED 2300
Principles and Practices of Teaching

This course provides practical instruction for the teaching ministry of the church. Topics include introduction to Bible teaching use of methods and techniques, preparation and presentation of lessons and disciplining students.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
RED 2301
Youth Ministry I

The biblical basis for youth ministry, history of the modern youth ministry movement, resources for youth ministry, goals of youth ministry, the youth minister’s own spiritual walk and integrity, development and administration of programs that meet the needs of youth from infancy through high school years.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
RED 3300
The Educational Program of the Church

This course instructs how to set up a Christian educational program in the local church-organization and administration. It teaches how to discover, recruit, and train teachers. Curriculum design is presented, support services are explored and methods of publicity are considered.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
RED 3301
Teaching the Bible to Children

This course provides practical instruction and training for teaching the Bible to children. Emphasis is placed on materials, methods, teaching techniques and problems as well as motivation, classroom management and evaluation.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
RED 3302
Teaching the Bible to Youth

This course provides practical instruction and training for teaching the Bible to junior high and senior youth. Particular attention is given to materials, methods and teaching techniques designed to meet the special needs of young people in practical Christian living.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
RED 4304
Seminar in Religious Education

Research and analysis of selected literature in religious education with emphasis according to individual interest and need of the student.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
RED 4330
Religious Education Internship

Extensive research of relevant literature, appropriate reports and “on-the-job” experience to strengthen the findings of readings, research, and prior instruction in the field of religious education.
Spring, Summer
 
THE 2300
Christian Doctrine

A study of the major and fundamental doctrines of the Bible. This course does not count toward the bachelor’s degree theology requirement.
Spring
 
THE 3311
Theology I

A study of three major doctrines in the area of systematic theology: Theology, the doc­trine of God; Christology, the doctrine of Christ; Pneumatology, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
THE 3312
Theology II

A study of four major doctrines in the area of systematic theology: Angelology, the doc­trine of angels; Harmartiology, the doctrine of sin; Anthropology, the doctrine of man; Soteriology, the doctrine of salvation.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
THE 3313
Theology III

A study of Three major doctrines in the area of systematic theology: Bibliology, the doc­trine of Scripture; Ecciesiology, the doctrine of the church; Eschatology, the doctrine of last things.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
THE 3314
Apologetics

A study of the defense of Christianity against criticism and distortion and a presentation of the evidences of its intellectual credibility. It considers what Christians believe in the face of heretical tendencies and offers an explication of its basis in rationality. Christianity will be studied in the light of the various world views and philosophies and within a biblical framework.
Fall 2007, 2009
 
YTM 2301
Youth Ministry I

The biblical basis for youth ministry, history of the modern youth ministry movement, resources for youth ministry, goals of youth ministry, the youth minister’s own spiritual walk and integrity, development and administration of programs that meet the needs of youth from infancy through high school years.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
YTM 2302
Youth Ministry II

A study of practical aspects of youth ministry.  Attention is given to evangelism, disciplining youth, Bible studies, discipline, youth trips, fund-raising, problems faced by youth, penetrating the culture of teenagers, and critical concerns in youth ministry.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
YTM 3300
The Educational Program of the Church

This course instructs how to set up a Christian educational program in the local church-organization and administration. It teaches how to discover, recruit, and train teachers. Curriculum design is presented, support services are explored and methods of publicity are considered.
Spring 2007, 2009
 
YTM 3301
Teaching the Bible to Children

This course provides practical instruction and training for teaching the Bible to children. Emphasis is placed on materials, methods, teaching techniques and problems as well as motivation, classroom management and evaluation.
Fall 2006, 2008
 
YTM 3302
Teaching the Bible to Youth

This course provides practical instruction and training for teaching the Bible to junior high and senior youth. Particular attention is given to materials, methods and teaching techniques designed to meet the special needs of young people in practical Christian living.
Spring 2006, 2008
 
YTM 4330
Youth Ministry Internship

Extensive research of relevant literature, appropriate reports and “on-the-job” experience to strengthen the findings of readings, research, and prior instruction in the field of youth ministry.
Spring, Summer
 

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