The B.A. in Pastoral Ministry:
Final Year Required Core Curriculum (see course descriptions below):
We offer all four years if needed.
Ministry Training for:
The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation. For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.
Developing Pastoral Skills PS-401
To introduce to the pastor specific skills he will need to minister to, and bring freedom to, those members of his congregation who are hurting and dysfunctional.
Role & Function of the Healthy Healing Church HC-401
The purpose of this course is to explore the biblical and experiential components that go into developing and leading a local church that is healthy and offers hope and healing to the lost and hurting.
Comparative Analysis II CA-401
To encourage the student to complete a comparative and critical analysis of the foundational premises of humanistic psychology as contrasted against an analysis of the human person from a biblical perspective.
Old Testament OT-401
This course is intended to provide the student a general understanding of the Old Testament; to provide a general understanding of the purpose and theme of each of those books; and to establish a wider doctrinal comprehension of the Old Testament.
Introduction to Critical Inquiry CI-401
This is an introductory course that deals with the general issues regarding critical inquiry, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of critical thinking within the context of a Christian world-view. Students will be informed on the fundamental issues related to the practice of critical inquiry, and exposed to the reasons why such inquiry is essential to the discovery of truth.
New Testament NT-401
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies.
Readings in Pastoral Ministry RP-401
This course allows the professor to assign specific readings intended to broaden and strengthen the student in the area of the study of Pastoral Ministry.
Biblical Role and Function of the Pastor FP-401
To introduce the biblical role and function of the pastor in the local church so that he/she can stand on "biblical foundation" in the performance of that role and function. This course is designed to focus the student on the pastoral role in light of scriptural teaching so as to overcome the many erroneous and damaging philosophies of pastoring. This course also discusses pastoral development, families, and potential traps and pitfalls.
Christian History of the United States CH-401
To give a properly balanced and unapologetically Christian perspective on the history of the United States, and in so doing establish the true influence of the Christian Faith upon the formation and development of the nation as a whole.
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