The required courses are as follows:
CHPR 6103 Understanding the Old Testament
This course provides an introduction to the study of the Old Testament. Students will learn about the nature of the Old Testament writings, including their genres, their historical background, and critical issues. Attention will be given to methods of interpretation for understanding the Old Testament in its historical context and for contemporary Christian life.
CHPR 6203 Understanding the New Testament
This course provides an introduction to the study of the New Testament. Students will learn about the nature of the New Testament writings, including their genres, their historical background, and critical issues. Attention will be given to methods of interpretation for understanding the New Testament in its historical context and contemporary Christian Life.
CHPR 6403 Thinking Theologically
This course provides an introduction to the study of Christian theology. Students will study theological method, the sources of theology, and several noted theologians in Christian history. Attention will be given to learning basic theological themes and the ability to incorporate theology into contemporary Christian life.
GB 5553-02 Spiritual Formation and Guidance
Focusing on the indispensable personal spiritual formation of the ministry student, this course also trains one to lead and direct others in deepening their devotion to God and more fully participating in his work in the world. This course considers both personal and congregational settings.
GB 5643-02 Missional Strategies in Emerging Culture
A practical theological analysis of contemporary efforts to be and become missional churches – in both domestic and international settings. The study includes biblical foundations, historical implications, and contemporary applications. Emphasis is given to the mission of the church in postmodern and cross-cultural contexts.
Upcoming Course Schedule and Syllabi:
|CHPR 6103||Understanding the OT||Summer 2014|
|CHPR 6203||Understanding the NT||Fall 2013||online & full term (Mon 7-10pm)|
|Thinking Theologically||Spring 2014||online & weekend (1/31-2/1, 4/4-4/5)|
|GB 5553-02||Spiritual Formation||Fall 2013||8/23-8/24, 9/13-9/14|
|Missional Strategies||Spring 2014||online & full term (Tues 4-7pm)|