Summer 2020

Courses tagged with "Summer 2020"

This course examines the four canonical Gospels to see what each of these four portraits of Jesus tells us. Students will explore the literary and theological relationships between the Gospels, and the major themes each one presents. Students will describe how the teachings of Jesus can be used in our very different circumstances today. [short syllabus]

This course develops concepts of knowing oneself and developing plans for growth in relational skills for service in ministry. Practical concepts of personal mission and development of leadership traits, communication and problem-solving skills are examined. [Short syllabus]

This course examines the relationship of theology and youth ministry practice as it has developed in North America. The course explores the centrality of Jesus in all ministry in the relationship that Jesus already has with young people. That relationship is explored in its post-Christian, post-modern cultural context, with an emphasis on the importance of mentoring as a relational/incarnational tool in youth ministry. [Short Syllabus]

This course explores the practical application of starting new churches that are centered on Jesus Christ, culturally relevant, share the gospel, make disciples, and continue to multiply new churches. Principles and practices discussed in this course can be applied by pastors and ministry leaders to help established congregations participate more effectively in Jesus’ mission and prepare to “re-plant”, i.e. relocate a congregation to more effectively participate in Jesus’ mission to a focus group or community. [short syllabus]

This course surveys various methods of analyzing the biblical text in order to develop an expository sermon to be given to a congregation. This course also surveys various approaches to the sermon and analyzes which approaches work best in various contexts. This course involves instructor evaluation of video sermons prepared and submitted by the student to the instructor, and the critique by an ecclesiastical supervisor and by the instructor of a sermon (submitted on video) given by the student to a congregation/audience. Prerequisite: BI501. [short syllabus]

FE501 is 2 credit hours per semester. Students are to reflect on the Incarnational Trinitarian theological foundations of their ministry work and how their ministry work is centered in Christ. The course entails 90 hours of student work per semester on a ministry-related project. The course includes 1) developing and implementing a Ministry Action Plan (MAP) for a project, 2) forum discussions, and 3) a project summary/reflection paper, which integrates the student’s previous academic studies with the ministry projects they select. Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 18 units. [short syllabus]

This course provides an introduction to the doctrines of the Christian church. It studies the nature of biblical revelation and inspiration from the writing of the texts to canonization of the New Testament. Primary focus is placed on the nature of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and on the natures of Jesus Christ.  [Short syllabus]

Category: Theology