Associate of Biblical Studies

Year 1

 BITH100 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE – 3 CREDITS
This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.

BIOT101 UNDESTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT - 4 CREDITS
A survey of the Old Testament.  Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Historical and literary backgrounds of the books are covered.

BINT102 UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT – 3 CREDITS
An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book.  Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.

BITH103 SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE – 3 CREDITS
This course stresses the importance of a proper spiritual foundation for life and ministry by providing an overview of Bible doctrines identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.

BITH104 PRAYING WITH POWER -3 CREDITS
This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.

BITH105 PERSONAL EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLEMAKING – 4 CREDITS
This course will challenge students to commit themselves to the fulfillment of the Great Commission to "go make disciples of all the nations". A step-by-step guide to disciple making is proposed.

BITH106 CHRISTIAN LIVING -3 CREDITS
This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.

BICM107 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP – 3 CREDITS
From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective.

BICM108 STARTING AND LEADING A SMALL GROUP – 4 CREDITS
Small groups have the power to change lives. They're the ideal route to discipleship a place where the rubber of biblical truth meets the road of human relations. Students will receive practical guidance on how to start and lead effective small groups.

BICM109 PREPARING FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY – 3 CREDITS
This course will help students discover their calling and inspire them to place their God given gifts at the Lord's disposal. Principles of biblical vision and spiritual leadership are covered so as to help students become powerful servants of the Almighty.

Year 2

 BITH200 BIBLICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL -3 CREDITS
The Bible tells the story of God's redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church.  This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history.

BICM201 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH – 3 CREDITS
This course provides the student with biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian education. The student will be led to explore principles for an effective implementation of education programs in the local church.

BICM202 CHILDREN'S MINISTRY – 3 CREDITS
After exploring the biblical and historical perspectives of children's ministry, the course covers such topics as children ministry programs administration, childhood development, discipline, learning styles, summer ministries, and more.

BINT203 THE GOSPELS – 3 CREDITS
This course will review the historical Background of the Gospels, the message of the four Gospels, and the Life and ministry of Christ.

BIOT204 THE PENTATEUCH – 3 CREDITS
The Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy—are the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows.

BIOT205 HISTORICAL BOOKS – 3 CREDITS
The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail.

BICM206 PREACHING 101 – 3 CREDITS
This course provides an overview of aspects of biblical preaching, including the development and delivery of biblical sermons.

BICM207 INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH GOVERNANCE – 3 CREDITS
Basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history are presents. The student will be exposed to the biblical, historical, and theological underpinning of each church governance tradition.

BITH208 FOUNDAMNETALS OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS – 4 CREDITS
This course teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives and ministries.

BICM209 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIOLOGY – 3 CREDITS
"Missio Dei"  is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile his creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.

BICM210 FIELD MINISTRY
This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student's anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.

 

Bachelor of Biblical Studies

Year 3

BINT300 ACTS -3 CREDITS
The book of Acts, also referred to as the "Acts of the Apostles" or the "Acts of the Holy Spirit", presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples' commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

BIOT301 OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF POETRY – 3CREDITS
The poetic books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are covered in  detail. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.

BINT302 EPISTLES OF PAUL I – 3 CREDITS
This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul's journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part I covers the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.

BINT303 EPISTLES OF PAUL II – 3 CREDITS
This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul's journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part II covers I and II Corinthians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon.

BINT304 ROMANS – 3 CREDITS
This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.

BITH305 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I – 3 CREDITS
This course is an overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology, and Christology.

BITH306 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II – 3 CREDITS
This is an overview of the theological areas of anthropology, Christology, and pneumatology.

BITH307 CHURCH HISTORY I – 3 CREDITS
This course is an overview of how the Church's doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.

BITH308 CHURCH HISTORY II – 3 CREDITS
This course is an overview of the development of the Christian church's doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present.

BITH309 SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND DIVINE HEALING – 3 CREDITS
This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the Spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained. Guidelines for receiving and ministering healing will also be covered.

BICM310 FIELD MINISTRY
This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student's anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.

Year 4

BICM400 CHURCH PLANTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY – 4 CREDITS
This course will provide the student with an overview of the theology, theory, and practice of a church-planting ministry. Special attention will be given to a model of evangelism for church planting, to the Pauline cycle, and to contemporary models of church planting.

BITH401 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III – 3 CREDITS
This course is an overview of the theological areas of soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

BINT402 GENERAL EPISTLES – 3 CREDITS
The course provides a close reading of James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III, and Jude with special attention given to literary, socio-historical and theological understandings of the
epistles.

BITH403 REVELATION – 3 CREDITS
A chapter by chapter exposition of Revelation. The various schools of interpretation are explained.

BICM404 PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION – 3 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to help each student identify, understand and develop the fundamental skills of church administration and leadership in a Christian setting.

BITH405 CHURCH HISTORY III – 3 CREDITS
The goal of the course is to see the sovereign, merciful workings of God throughout American history and to gain insight into the state of Christendom today.

BIOT406 OLD TESTAMENT – MAJOR PROPHETS – 3 CREDITS
This course is a study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.

BIOT407 OLD TESTAMENT – MINOR PROPHETS – 3 CREDITS
This course is a study of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.

BINT408 HEBREWS – 3 CREDITS
This course is a detailed study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

BITH409 BIBLICAL PREACHING – 3 CREDITS (HOMELETICS)
The principles and practice of crafting and delivering a biblical sermon will be outlined and demonstrated.

BITH410 CHRISTIAN WORSHIP – 3 CREDITS
This course is a Study of the Principles and Practice of Biblical Worship.

 

MASTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES

Old Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH 506 Basic Hebrew - 4 hrs
Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: orthography, morphophonemics, vocabulary; historical developments; readings and exercises.

 BITH507 Hebrew Exegesis (The Book of Isaiah) - 3hrs
In addition to surveying the contents of the book, the course develops the understanding and skills of exegetical exposition.

 

New Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH508 Basics of Biblical Greek - 4 hrs
Prescribed for students without knowledge of Greek. Rudiments of NT Greek and basic vocabulary are learned; practice in reading.

 BITH509 NT Exegesis I - 2hrs
Exegesis of a selected NT book with special attention given to Greek grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Basic NT Greek.

 BITH510 NT Exegesis II - 3hrs
Exegesis of a selected NT book with special attention given to Greek grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Basic NT Greek.

 

Systematic Course Descriptions

 BITH570 Foundations of Christian Theology - 3 hrs
In addition to establishing a foundation of concepts and terminology of Christian theology, this course covers the essentials of all major areas of systematic theology with the goal of guiding students to the basic material necessary to understand and study God's Word.

 BITH600 Apologetics - 3 hrs
In this course, students compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture.

 BITH601 Contemporary Theology I - 3hrs
The course explores the theologies of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Barth, Bultmann, and Tillich.

 BITH602 Contemporary Theology II - 3hrs
The course explores contemporary theologies, including Theology of Hope, Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, Process Theology, New Age Theology, and Post-modern Theology.

 

Historical Studies Course Descriptions

 BITH630 Church History to the Reformation - 3hrs
In this course, students discover how the Church's doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.

 BITH631 Church History Since the Reformation - 3hrs
In this course, students survey the development of the Christian church's doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present.

 BITH632 The American Church - 3hrs
The birth of the European church in the new world; various groups and their leaders, and the rise of American cults; awakenings and New England theology, revivalism and the western frontier, the Civil War, the industrial revolution and social concerns; the World Wars, the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, the Sixties and the church in American government.

 

Church Ministry Course Descriptions

 BITH700 Evangelism and Discipleship - 3hrs
A study in basic principles of personal evangelism; definition and biblical examples of evangelism; resources available for evangelism; memorization of key Scripture verses for evangelism; field experience in evangelism.

 BITH703 Advanced Biblical Preaching - 3hrs
Theology of preaching; practice in all types of sermons; refining of personal style; includes preaching outside of class.

 BITH533 Church Organization and Administration- 3hrs
Biblical basis of the church; its government and discipline; the offices, qualifications, and duties of church leaders; effective church management.

 BITH534 Survey of Church Ministry - 3hrs
Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; the church and foreign missions; church planting; home and hospital visitation; religious education; worship; church ceremonies.

 BITH535 Christian Worship and Church Revival - 3hrs
A biblical, historical, and contemporary look at gospel-centered worship with emphasis on understanding, planning, and leading corporate public worship in a local congregation. In addition, the dynamics of spiritual renewal are explored.

 BITH537 Church Planting - 3hrs
Biblical and historical perspectives on church planting; starting new churches in the age of the Internet; steps and procedures for establishing a mission and developing it into an organized church; practical methods and techniques used in church planting.

 

Biblical Counseling Course Descriptions

 BITH800 Introduction to Biblical Counseling - 3hrs
The nature and principles of biblical counseling, techniques and theories of counseling; patterns of problem solving, the counselor and counselee relationship; the sufficiency of Scripture; and biblical conflict resolution.

 BITH801 Marriage and Family Counseling - 3hrs
The systematic survey of the theology of the family: the importance of the Christian home, the covenantal family relationship, courtship versus dating; methods of premarital and marital counseling; divorce issues and rebuilding the marriage relationship after adultery.

 

MASTER OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

Old Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH 500 Understanding the Old Testament (OT506) - 3hrs
Chronological survey of the OT canon; attention given to content, authorship, and dates of individual OT books; relevant archaeological discoveries and historicity of events examined.

 

New Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH 501 Understanding the New Testament - 3hrs
Historical background of the Intertestament period through the Apostolic era. Survey of the lives and ministries of Christ and of Paul. Contents and general character of the books of the NT.

 BITH502 The Gospels/The Life of Christ - 3hrs
A chronological and synthetic study of the Gospels' accounts of Christ's birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension.

 

Interdepartmental Course Descriptions

 BITH550 Biblical Introduction - 3hrs
Historical and literary backgrounds of the biblical message; contemporary ancient religious traditions; principles for establishing the canon of the Old and New Testaments; the apocrypha; survey of the history of biblical criticism with evaluation of higher criticism; transmission of the biblical text.

 BITH551 Biblical Interpretation - 4hrs
Introduction to the science of hermeneutics; the various literary forms in the Bible, use of OT in NT, typology, the various methods and tools of exegesis and exposition. Alleged contradictions in Scripture and the resolutions of these putative contradictions proposed by orthodox, biblical interpreters; relevant interpretation techniques and their significance for the broader enterprise of biblical exegesis.

 

Systematic Theology Course Descriptions

 BITH570 Foundations of Christian Theology - 3hrs
In addition to establishing a foundation of concepts and terminology of Christian theology, this course covers the essentials of all major areas of systematic theology with the goal of guiding students to the basic material necessary to understand and study God's Word.

 

Church Ministry Course Descriptions

 BITH700 Evangelism and Discipleship - 3hrs
A study in basic principles of personal evangelism; definition and biblical examples of evangelism; resources available for evangelism; memorization of key Scripture verses for evangelism; field experience in evangelism.

 

Biblical Counseling Course Descriptions

 This study is designed to help pastors, chaplains, counselors and other Christian leaders develop essential proficiencies in their ability to guide people in their efforts to solve life's problems while understanding and balancing the tensions between psychology and theology.

 BITH583 Human Development - 3hrs
It is the purpose of this course to focus on the anatomical, physiological, intellectual, sociological and spiritual development of the human organism from conception until death. The major theorists in the area of human development will be researched and the various major theories of human development will be critically compared. Specifically, this course views human growth and development as a psychological, biological, and spiritual process that demands an integrated analysis.

 BITH584 Counseling Theories and Strategies - 3hrs
This course will introduce students to counseling psychology concepts and interventions related to lifespan development, prevention of mental health problems, social justice, and optimal human functioning in both the church and society. An emphasis will be placed on psychopathology, in order to provide strategic counseling for specific issues in the congregation and family. The course provides preparation in the core counseling skills essential for the practical counseling and effective treatment outcomes.

 BITH585 Crisis Counseling - 3hrs
This course is designed to acquaint students, as well as pastors, chaplains, educators, and church workers understand the theoretical basis for, and acquire the practical skills necessary to carry out effective therapeutic interventions in a diversity of crisis situations. Emphasis is given those types of crises typically encountered by the Christian Counselor including: 1) Grief and Bereavement, 2) Emotional Traumatization, 3) Sexual Molestation and Incest, Domestic Violence and The Abuse of Children and Elders.

 BITH586 Assessment and Diagnosis - 3hrs
This course provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in counseling. There will be an emphasis on assessment strategies and psychometrics. The phenomenology of emotional disorders and their diagnosis will be explored in detail.

 BITH587 Group Dynamics - 3hrs
This course explores the history of the development and growth of groups (an outgrowth of social psychology), the varied kinds of groups, and the process and structure of individual and group behavior as it relates to group dynamics, Christian maturity and ministry.

 BITH588 Addiction Counseling - 3hrs
This course is designed to acquaint these students, as well as pastors, chaplains, educators, church workers with the etiology, cultural context, prevailing patterns and outcomes of alcohol and drug abuse, the phenomenon of addiction as an illness of body, mind and spirit, and the resources, treatment approaches, models and methods for helping alcoholics and addicts in their recovery.

 BITH589 Cross-Cultural Counseling - 3hrs
This course provides an overview of the theories of multicultural counseling and development from a culture-centered perspective. Issues related to social and cultural diversity will be examined as well as guidelines for developing multicultural counseling competencies and sensitivity in counseling service.

 BITH590 Ethics and Law - 3hrs
This course provides an introduction to professional ethics with special application for the Christian Counseling. The course includes an analysis of professional ethics, training and practice standards, educational requirements, and mental health law. Attention will be given to contemporary professional and psycho-social issues that effect the training and practice of Christian counselors. The course also provides students with the knowledge of legal and ethical guidelines for the practice of community and religious counseling. Students will learn to use these guidelines to make sound decisions about professional practice. The course examines ethical and legal standards related to professional practice and the impact of personal values on the counseling process.

 BITH591 Human Sexuality - 3hrs
In an atmosphere designed to de-mythologize sexuality, this course examines different sexual styles, behaviors, cultural values, and over-reaction to sexual stimuli. Resources from Biblical theology and the behavioral sciences are utilized as each student is asked to develop a stance about sexuality of modern times for an effective spiritual ministry.

 BITH592 Counseling Practicum - 3hrs
This course is designed for students, while under the supervision, to observe, experience, and apply in practice, counseling theories, methods, and techniques.

 

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Old Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH 500 Understanding the Old Testament (OT506) - 3hrs
Chronological survey of the OT canon; attention given to content, authorship, and dates of individual OT books; relevant archaeological discoveries and historicity of events examined.

 BITH504 Old Testament Theology I: Pentateuch & Former Prophets - 3hrs
The Old Testament books of Genesis-Kings are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.

 BITH505 Old Testament Theology II: Latter Prophets & Writings - 3hrs
The Old Testament books of Job-Malachi are analyzed. The theological themes of these books are identified and traced throughout the Bible.

 BITH 506 Basic Hebrew - 4hrs
Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: orthography, morphophonemics, vocabulary; historical developments; readings and exercises.

 BITH507 Hebrew Exegesis (The Book of Isaiah) - 3hrs
In addition to surveying the contents of the book, the course develops the understanding and skills of exegetical exposition.

 

New Testament Course Descriptions

 BITH 501 Understanding the New Testament - 3hrs
Historical background of the Intertestament period through the Apostolic era. Survey of the lives and ministries of Christ and of Paul. Contents and general character of the books of the NT.

 BITH502 The Gospels/The Life of Christ - 3hrs
A chronological and synthetic study of the Gospels' accounts of Christ's birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension.

 BITH503 Epistles & Revelation - 3hrs
A study New Testament epistles and the Book of Revelation, examining both the introductory issues and the basic content of each book.

 BITH508 Basics of Biblical Greek - 4hrs
Prescribed for students without knowledge of Greek. Rudiments of NT Greek and basic vocabulary are learned; practice in reading.

 BITH509 NT Exegesis I - 2hrs
Exegesis of a selected NT book with special attention given to Greek grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Basic NT Greek.

 BITH510 NT Exegesis II - 3hrs
Exegesis of a selected NT book with special attention given to Greek grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Basic NT Greek.

 BITH511 Romans - 3hrs
Study of the introduction, structure, and argument of Paul's epistle to the Romans; translation and exegesis of selected portions; special attention given to Romans' teaching on major topics as original sin, justification, sanctification, predestination, Israel and the church, civil authority, and Christian liberty.

 

Interdepartmental Course Descriptions

 BITH550 Biblical Introduction - 3hrs
Historical and literary backgrounds of the biblical message; contemporary ancient religious traditions; principles for establishing the canon of the Old and New Testaments; the apocrypha; survey of the history of biblical criticism with evaluation of higher criticism; transmission of the biblical text.

 BITH551 Biblical Interpretation - 4hrs
Introduction to the science of hermeneutics; the various literary forms in the Bible, use of OT in NT, typology, the various methods and tools of exegesis and exposition. Alleged contradictions in Scripture and the resolutions of these putative contradictions proposed by orthodox, biblical interpreters; relevant interpretation techniques and their significance for the broader enterprise of biblical exegesis.

 

Systematic Theology Course Descriptions

 BITH570 Foundations of Christian Theology - 3hrs
In addition to establishing a foundation of concepts and terminology of Christian theology, this course covers the essentials of all major areas of systematic theology with the goal of guiding students to the basic material necessary to understand and study God's Word.

 BITH571 Theology 1: Doctrine of the Word of God - 3hrs
Revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the Word of God; covenants; methodology in biblical and systematic theology.

 BITH572 Theology 2: Doctrine of God - 3hrs
The existence, knowability, attributes of God; God as Father, Son, and Spirit; Trinity; deity of Christ and of the Spirit; incarnation of Christ; the work of God, His decrees, creation, preservation, and providence.

 BITH573 Theology 3: Doctrine of Man, Sin, and Salvation - 3hrs
Man as created (origin, nature, and state); his fall; sin and its effects; the redemptive work of Christ, application of work of Christ by the Holy Spirit in grace; predestination, election, calling, regeneration, repentance, faith, justification, adoption, union with Christ, sanctification, perseverance.

 BITH574 Theology 4: Doctrine of the Church and Eschatology - 3hrs
Origin, nature, and purpose of the church; biblical covenants; the sacraments; church government; relation of the church to eschatology; the intermediate state, resurrection and judgment, the eternal state; premillennialism compared with amillennialism and postmillennialism; varieties of premillennialism.

 BITH600 Apologetics - 3hrs
In this course, students compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture.

 BITH601 Contemporary Theology I - 3hrs
The course explores the theologies of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Barth, Bultmann, and Tillich.

 BITH602 Contemporary Theology II - 3hrs
The course explores contemporary theologies, including Theology of Hope, Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, Process Theology, New Age Theology, and Post-modern Theology.

 

Historical Studies Course Descriptions

 BITH630 Church History to the Reformation - 3hrs
In this course, students discover how the Church's doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.

 BITH631 Church History Since the Reformation - 3hrs
In this course, students survey the development of the Christian church's doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present.

 BITH632 The American Church - 3hrs
The birth of the European church in the new world; various groups and their leaders, and the rise of American cults; awakenings and New England theology, revivalism and the western frontier, the Civil War, the industrial revolution and social concerns; the World Wars, the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, the Sixties and the church in American government.

 

Church Ministry Course Descriptions

 BITH700 Evangelism and Discipleship - 3hrs
A study in basic principles of personal evangelism; definition and biblical examples of evangelism; resources available for evangelism; memorization of key Scripture verses for evangelism; field experience in evangelism.

 BITH701 Introduction to Biblical Preaching - 3hrs
Study in preparation and delivery of textual and topical sermons; preparation, research, organization, and content; classroom preaching and evaluation.

 BITH702 Christ-centered preaching - 3hrs
Study in preparation and delivery of expository sermons.

 BITH533 Church Organization and Administration - 3hrs
Biblical basis of the church; its government and discipline; the offices, qualifications, and duties of church leaders; effective church management.

 BITH534 Survey of Church Ministry - 3hrs
Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; the church and foreign missions; church planting; home and hospital visitation; religious education; worship; church ceremonies.

 BITH535 Christian Worship and Church Revival - 3hrs
A biblical, historical, and contemporary look at gospel-centered worship with emphasis on understanding, planning, and leading corporate public worship in a local congregation. In addition, the dynamics of spiritual renewal are explored.

 BITH536 Introduction to Missiology - 3hrs
"Missio Dei" is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile his creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.

 BITH537 Church Planting - 3hrs
Biblical and historical perspectives on church planting; starting new churches in the age of the Internet; steps and procedures for establishing a mission and developing it into an organized church; practical methods and techniques used in church planting.

 

Biblical Counseling Course Descriptions

 BITH800 Introduction to Biblical Counseling - 3hrs
The nature and principles of biblical counseling, techniques and theories of counseling; patterns of problem solving, the counselor and counselee relationship; the sufficiency of Scripture; and biblical conflict resolution.

 BITH801 Marriage and Family Counseling - 3hrs
The systematic survey of the theology of the family: the importance of the Christian home, the covenantal family relationship, courtship versus dating; methods of premarital and marital counseling; divorce issues and rebuilding the marriage relationship after adultery.