A study of the nature of preaching and principles of sermon construction, with attention given to the basic materials of the sermon, methods of preparation and delivery, and problems of the preaching ministry.
Basic principles of voice, articulation, oral interpretation of scripture, and methods of sermon delivery are considered.
An examination of important contemporary American religious groups from the standpoint of the Christian faith, including: Mormons; Jehovah Witnesses; The Unification Church; Witchcraft and Astrology; and the New Age Movement.
A practical study of the New Testament ministry of teaching with an emphasis given to philosophy, principles and practices of teaching, learning situations, with experience in preparation and presentation of lesson plans.
An investigation of the history, customs, archaeology, and geography of the Biblical world from the Creation through the post-exilic period continuing through present time.
This course consists of a survey of Nouthetic counseling. Attention is given to the consistent application of proper methods for ministerial counseling. Additional focus is placed upon the basic Nouthetic principles of confrontation, concern, and change.
An intensive exegetical study of Church ordinances: Baptism and the Lord
This course examines the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Focus is placed upon their history, the events leading up to their discovery, and how it influenced Judeo-Christian tradition.
A basic survey course covering the functions of the local Church and its effective administration.
This is a practical, in-depth study through which the student will learn how to to the bereaved, funeral services, and grief counseling is also addressed. Wedding ceremonies as well as premarital counseling is taught.