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Course NumberNameDescriptionCredits
1094569ACINS7201Institutional Systems SeminarThis seminar studies the leadership and administration of a theological institution and/or department of religion in a church-related seminary, college, or university. Students learn about planning and organizing, developing and evaluating, and accrediting and governing a theological education program.2
1094575ACLNS7201Learning Systems and Teaching Skills SeminarThis seminar is a study of institutional learning systems, individual learning styles, and skill employed by teachers in colleges/universities, seminaries, and teaching churches. Students will learn varied methods of delivery and presentation skills, how to develop curriculum plans, course syllabi, notes and lessons, and how to design instruments that accurately measure student learning and teacher performance.2
1094581ACPDV7201Professional Development SeminarAs an introduction to post-doctoral academic and ministerial career planning, students will identify professional organizations, guild publications, relational networks, financial resources, educational literature, and opportunities for faculty development that will enhance their future performance. They will develop a plan for life-long learning that will help them grow and meet their goals as teachers and ministers.2
1094587ACRES7201Advanced Research and Writing SeminarIn this seminar, students will conduct advanced academic research and write material suitable for publication. They will clarify research goals, establish the scope of research, select appropriate topics, identify, develop, and use traditional and online bibliographical resources, conduct in-depth research, draw accurate conclusions, cultivate a succinct, lucid writing style, and prepare papers that conform to standards of professional journals in their fields of study.2
1094755AISEM7101Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar IStudent will prepare advanced research papers on topics related to the subject of the interdisciplinary seminar. Research for these papers will be conducted in either the student's major or minor field of study.2
1094785AISEM7102Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar IIStudent will prepare advanced research papers on topics related to the subject of the interdisciplinary seminar. Research for these papers will be conducted in either the student's major or minor field of study.2
1749056AOSEM6100Advanced Orientation SeminarStudents will be oriented in doing doctoral-level research and writing, introduced to methods of instruction utilized by the Carroll Learning Center, encouraged to develop a practical philosophy for evaluating personal skills and church ministries, and required to produce a professional portfolio and plan for ministry.3
1094833BHCTI5000GatewayAn introduction and orientation to B. H. Carroll Theological Institute's distinctive competency-based curriculum with its core ingredients. The scope of the course will deal with the nexus and teaching church concepts, accession of all online data, navigation through the online library, and guidance to research and writing. Students must pass the Gateway Course in order to continue studies at Carroll.2
1768094BHCTI5100Directed Study2
1778756BHCTI5200Ministry PracticumA vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry.4
1094893BHCTI5211Capstone - MDiv, MACE, MAWThe Capstone course is the culminating educational experience designed to evaluate acquired competencies and readiness for ministry of professional ministry students in their field of study. The student writes a reflective paper based on competency statements related to their corresponding degree. This document is part of the student's academic file. This course is a requisite for the completion of a student's course of study.0
1094905BHCTI5212Capstone - MARThe Capstone course is the culminating educational experience designed to evaluate acquired competencies and readiness for ministry of professional ministry students in their field of study. The faculty together with the student may design a variety of capstone experiences. Competency for ministry may be demonstrated by, but not limited to, one or more of the following: research paper, creative project, examinations (written and oral), internship, or a portfolio of work. Affirmation of teachers, mentors, and teaching churches will be included in the overall evaluation. This course is a requisite for the completion of a student's course of study. For students in the Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) degree program.2
1094911BHCTI5213Thesis - M.A.T.The thesis is a formal research paper in the field of biblical, theological, or ministry studies. A thesis prospectus must be approved by the assigned supervisor before the student begins research and writing. For students in the Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.T.) degree program.4
1094923BHCTI5214Thesis I - M.A.T.The thesis is a formal research paper in the field of biblical, theological, or ministry studies. Students begin thesis research and prepare a prospectus to be approved by the assigned supervisor before the student begins research and writing. Two units2
1094935BHCTI5215Thesis II - M.A.T.The thesis is a formal research paper in the field of biblical, theological, or ministry studies. Students write a thesis on the basis of an approved prospectus under faculty supervision. Two units2
1094947BHCTI5216Thesis - MAT Continuous EnrollmentContinuous enrollment is required along with payment of the technology fee. (MAT)0
1177261BHCTI5223Project - M.A.T.The Master of Arts (Theology) Project fulfills the capstone requirement and is awarded four credit units in the 34 credit-unit degree program. In contrast to a thesis, the project engages objectives in the areas of praxis and skills rather than the primary cognitive domain. The project option for the M.A.T. will not lead to further advanced study.4
1177255BHCTI5226Project - MAT Continuous EnrollmentContinuous enrollment is required along with payment of the technology fee. (MAT)0
1094965BHCTI5311Supervised Ministry IA vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (MDiv and MACE degrees)2
1094989BHCTI5312Supervised Ministry IIA vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (M.Div. and M.A.C.E. degrees)2
1095013BHCTI5313Supervised Ministry III - MDivA vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (MDiv degree)2
1095025BHCTI5314Supervised Ministry IV (MDiv)A vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (MDiv degree)2
1095031BHCTI5321Supervised Ministry MAWA vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (MAW degree, two term course)2
1095139BHCTI8100Written ExaminationAt the end of the second year, the student will pass a written examination testing basic and intermediate knowledge in the student's major field of study.1
1095145BHCTI8101Prospectus SubmissionUnder the direction of a Supervisor, the student will prepare a proposal for the writing of a dissertation on a topic of specialized interest in the student's major field of study. This proposal must be approved before the student begins working on the dissertation.1
1177321BHCTI8601Dissertation WritingUnder the guidance of his or her supervisor, the student will research, write, and submit a dissertation on an approved topic of specialized interest in the student's major field of study.0
1095151BHCTI8602Dissertation Submission and Oral DefenseUnder the guidance of his or her Supervisor, the student will research, write, and submit a dissertation on an approved topic of specialized interest in the student's major field of study. All scholars need to communicate discoveries. The Ph.D. dissertation provides training for communication with other scholars. Writing a dissertation requires a student to think deeply, to organize discussion, to muster arguments that will convince other scholars, and to follow rules for rigorous, formal presentation of the arguments and discussion. A dissertation is a lengthy, formal document that argues in defense of a particular thesis. Two important adjectives used to describe a dissertation are "original" and "substantial." The research performed to support a thesis must be both, and the dissertation must clearly demonstrate the student's academic contribution to the chosen field of study.6
1095259COLQY7001Colloquy I0.5
1095277COLQY7002Colloquy II0.5
1095295COLQY7003Colloquy III0.5
1095313COLQY7004Colloquy IV0.5
1095331COLQY7005Colloquy V1
1095349COLQY7006Colloquy VI1
1640408COLQY7007Colloquy VII0
1749068CRSEM6100Core Reading SeminarStudents will read and review primary sources across Carroll’s four Core Learning Clusters. The course will engage students in a directed reading plan to encourage a broader understanding of the larger context of Christian ministry as well as prepare them for further study in their chosen ministry area.3
1775432DCSEM6300Disciplinary Concentration Seminar and Supervised ReadingThis seminar addresses critical and relevant issues in contemporary ministry related to the student’s area of academic concentration. The seminar may be conducted as a tutorial with the student’s supervisor if only one student from the concentration is enrolled. Otherwise, the student’s grade will be determined by consultation between the seminar professor and the student’s supervisor.3
1095847DSTRP7201Basic Directed Study and Reading Program IBasic Directed Study and Reading Program I Under the direction of a Supervisor the student will read study and critically review the basic literature surveying a major field of study.2
1095859DSTRP7202Basic Directed Study and Reading Program IIBasic Directed Study and Reading Program II Under the direction of a Supervisor the student will read study and critically review the basic literature surveying a major field of study.2
1095865DSTRP7203Intermediate Directed Study and Reading Program IIntermediate Directed Study and Reading Program I Under the direction of a Supervisor the student will read study and critically review the secondary sources covering a topic of specialized interest i2
1095871DSTRP7204Intermediate Directed Study and Reading Program II2
1095877DSTRP7205Advanced Directed Study and Reading ProgramAdvanced Directed Study and Reading Program Under the direction of a Supervisor the student will write two research papers based on the study of selected primary works in the specialized area of interes2
1177315DSTRP7206Prospectus WritingUnder the direction of a Supervisor, the student will proposal for the writing of a dissertation on a topic of specialized interest in the student's major field of study.0
1095961FHBTH5111Christian Theology IThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology, the doctrines of revelation and the Bible, God, creation, and providence, man, and sin.2
1095985FHBTH5112Christian Theology IIThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology, the person of Jesus Christ, the work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.2
1096015FHBTH5113Christian Theology IIIThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology: the Christian life, the Church, and the consummation.2
1096021FHBTH5121The Doctrine of GodThis course addresses biblical, theological and philosophical issues arising from the basic problem of theodicy: the existence and consequences of evil and suffering in a world created and sustained by God, who is both omnipotent and good.2
1096027FHBTH5122New Testament EschatologyAn exegetical study of the central New Testament texts related to eschatology designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow or argument, the theological relationship to other eschatological texts, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1096063FHCHS5111Christian Heritage IA general survey of the history of Christianity from the New Testament period to the Carolingian Renaissance (800 AD).2
1096099FHCHS5112Christian Heritage IIA general survey of the history of Christianity the Reformation.2
1096123FHCHS5113Christian Heritage IIIA general survey of the history of Christianity, the early modern era to the present.2
1096147FHCHS5140The ReformationA study of the Protestant Reformation from 1517 to 1648, including the lives, writings, theology and influence of the major Reformers: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, key Anabaptists, and leading English Reformers.2
1096171FHCHS5142John Calvin and CalvinismA study of the life, writings, theology, and influence of John Calvin and other key leaders of the Reformed tradition.2
1800644FHCHS5143Revivals and RevivalismThis course is a focused study of the history of Christian revivals from the 1740s to present day. It covers the First and Second Great Awakenings, the revival of 1857-58 (a possible Third Great Awakening), the rise of Pentecostal Revivalism through Azusa Street and the Four Square Gospel Church, the Welsh Revival of 1904, and modern revivalism (even the Jesus Movement). Special attention is given to prominent personalities such as Gilbert Tennent, Jonathan Edwards, Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, Charles G. Finney, Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Charles Parham, William Seymour, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Billy Graham.2
1096177FHCHS5211Baptist HeritageA general survey of Baptist History in Britain and America from the 17th century through the modern era.2
1096213FHCHS5213Baptist DistinctivesA practical study of the beliefs and practices of Baptists that make them a distinctive community of faith. This course examines the historical and contemporary Baptist identity and compares it with those of other Christian denominations. Students will learn "why Baptists do what they do" and develop ways to communicate these principles to others in local church settings.2
1096603FHETH5111Christian EthicsThis course explores the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian ethics. It also equips the student to apply these foundational elements in decision making on current issues such as substance abuse, family, race, biomedical ethics, economics, and politics.2
1096621FHETH5112Christian Decision MakingThis course guides Christians in the study of the biblical materials relating to how Christians decide about issues of everyday living. Ethical analysis and decision-making will be examined within the context of a Christian worldview. Several decision-making models will be reviewed as well as the use of the Bible in decision making. Application will be made to several contemporary ethical issues, such as: forgiveness, bioethics, gender, race, and sexuality and marriage.2
1096657FHPHI5111Philosophy of ReligionAn introductory study of contemporary worldviews and philosophical issues relevant to Christian ministry (e.g. religious pluralism, the problem of evil, the relationship between faith and reason).2
1096663FHPHI5120Pain and SufferingThis course addresses biblical, theological and philosophical issues arising from the basic problem of theodicy: the existence and consequences of evil and suffering in a world created and sustained by God, who is both omnipotent and good.2
1096675FHPHI5211ApologeticsA study of various approaches to a defense of Christianity. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an apologetic method appropriate to the cultural context in which the student ministers.2
1096699FHPHI5213Religious LandscapeA survey of major religious groups, including their heritage, beliefs, and practices. Attention will be given to major Protestant denominations, Roman and Orthodox Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, other religious sects and non-Christian cults. This course will focus on how to relate to other religious groups and how to minister in a diverse setting to persons from these religious backgrounds.2
1096711FHSEM7201Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar I2
1096717FHSEM7202Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar II2
1096723FHSEM7203Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar III2
1096771GLDPB7001Guild Publication or PresentationThe student will write a research paper in the major field of study and either submit it for publication by a professional journal or present it at a professional meeting of peers.1
1096777GLDPB7101Guild Publication or PresentationThe student will write a research paper in the major field of study and either submit it for publication by a professional journal or present it at a professional meeting of peers.1
1775426ICSEM6300Interdisciplinary Concentration Seminar and Supervised ReadingThis cohort-wide seminar addresses one critical and relevant issue in contemporary ministry. Each student will research and write on that topic using specialized knowledge gained from in-depth reading, under a supervisor, in the student’s area of academic concentration. The student’s grade will be determined by consultation between the seminar professor and the student’s supervisor.3
1096783IDSEM7201Interdisciplinary Seminar IA student will prepare research papers on topics related to the subject of the Interdisciplinary Seminar. Research for these papers will be conducted in either the student's major or minor field of study.2
1096789IDSEM7202Interdisciplinary Seminar IIA student will prepare advanced research papers on topics related to the subject of the interdisciplinary seminar. Research for these papers will be conducted in either the student's major or minor field of study.2
1775414LESEM6200Advanced Leadership Effectiveness SeminarThis seminar teaches students how to enhance their effectiveness as leaders in their chosen ministerial settings.3
1096807LFREN5201Basic Theological French IA study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the French language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.2
1096813LFREN5202Basic Theological French IIA study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the French language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.2
1096819LFREN5203Intermediate Theological French IA study of principles of more accelerated reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in French.2
1096825LGERM5201Basic Theological German IA study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the German language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.2
1096831LGERM5202Basic Theological German IIA study of the basic grammatical forms and functions of the German language, including the acquiring of a basic vocabulary through reading cultural, historical, and religious texts.2
1096837LGERM5203Intermediate Theological German IA study of principles of more accelerated reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in German, including some Fraktur and middle German texts.2
1096843LGERM5204Intermediate Theological German IIA study of principles of more accelerated reading and critical analysis of simple to intermediate level theological texts in German, including some Fraktur and middle German texts.2
1096849LGERM5205Advanced Theological GermanA development of skills in more accelerated reading and critical analysis of intermediate to advanced level theological texts in German.2
1096861LMETH7201Advanced Research MethodsThe Advanced Research and Writing Seminar/Advanced Research Method Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that develops competencies necessary for the required accelerated work in all four academic clusters of the curriculum-base design for Carroll Institute. Personal, academic, and vocational development will result from students growing in the listed competencies.2
1096867LSTAT5201Advanced Statistics IThe study of statistics provides a foundation for the student to collect, organize, and analyze research data. Students will be instructed in the use of descriptive and inferential statistics. WINKS, a computer based statistical program, and the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet will be introduced as tools that will assist in the application of statistical procedures. The study of statistics is presented in three parts: Advanced Statistics I will address basic statistical concepts, Advanced Statistics II will address parametric statistical procedures, and Advanced Statistics III will address nonparametric statistical procedures.2
1096873LSTAT5202Advanced Statistics IIThe study of statistics provides a foundation for the student to collect, organize, and analyze research data. Students will be instructed in the use of descriptive and inferential statistics. WINKS, a computer based statistical program, and the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet will be introduced as tools that will assist in the application of statistical procedures. The study of statistics is presented in three parts: Advanced Statistics I will address basic statistical concepts, Advanced Statistics II will address parametric statistical procedures, and Advanced Statistics III will address nonparametric statistical procedures.2
1096879LSTAT5203Advanced Statistics IIIThe study of statistics provides a foundation for the student to collect, organize, and analyze research data. Students will be instructed in the use of descriptive and inferential statistics. WINKS, a computer based statistical program, and the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet will be introduced as tools that will assist in the application of statistical procedures. The study of statistics is presented in three parts: Advanced Statistics I will address basic statistical concepts, Advanced Statistics II will address parametric statistical procedures, and Advanced Statistics III will address nonparametric statistical procedures.2
1096891MFADM5111The Functioning ChurchA study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.2
1096921MFADM5112Administration of the Church FamilyA study of the need for developing a theology of service for church leaders that includes church polity and organization. Focus on discovering leaders through spiritual gifts, qualifications for service, proper ways of enlisting and equipping people to serve.2
1096927MFADM5611Administration for ChaplainsA study of the biblical and theological basis for administrative ministry and of practical principles for effective management in institutional settings. Attention will be given to organizational structures, personnel administration, resource management, program development, operations, training, supervision, and leadership development.2
1097341MFFND5111The Teaching ChurchA study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.2
1097371MFFND5112History and Philosophy of Christian EducationA study of the ideas and events that have shaped educational thought with an analysis of the influence of these ideas on contemporary Christian educational practice. The student will develop a personal philosophy of education that integrates the Christian experience.2
1097377MFFND5113Educational PsychologyAn analysis of educational theories in the context of Christian education. Studies in theories of learning motivation for learning classroom management and effective testing practice. Attention will be given to the teaching method of Jesus.2
1097389MFFND5115Principles of TeachingA study of the principles and methods of effective Christian teaching, including the development of presentation skills. Approaches include planning and teaching for knowledge/understanding, development of values, and development of skills which enhance personal Christian ministry.2
1097395MFFND5121Foundations in Children's and Family MinistryThis course explores the biblical and theological foundations of ministry to children and families. It surveys what the church can do to minister to marriages and families as a unit. Current trends in Family Ministry are explored, including Family-Integrated Ministry, Family-Based Ministry and Family-Equipping Ministry. These learning experiences guide students in developing a personal philosophy of family ministry.2
1097401MFFND5122Parenting and Faith DevelopmentA study of the role of parents as spiritual shepherds of their children. Emphasis will be placed on developing the habit of family worship. Attention will be given to prayer, blessing, and instruction in the home. Students will develop a parenting philosophy.2
1097407MFFND5123Ministry to Children and FamiliesThis course explores the dynamics of family ministry as it relates to the spiritual formation of children. Its distinctive feature is the focus on parents as catalysts of spiritual development. Resources are introduced to strengthen the family unit and emphasize home discipleship as well as spiritual formation in the church. Students identify strategies to recruit, train, and sustain their ministry team.2
1097413MFFND5124Leadership in Children and Family MinistryA study of leadership in family ministry. Emphasis will be placed on family ministry implementation. Attention will be given to character development and spiritual leadership qualities. Students will develop a ministry philosophy.2
1097419MFFND5131Contemporary Youth IssuesAn analysis of the contemporary issues facing youth and society suggesting implications to a church's ministry with youth and families within the larger context of the mission of the church.2
1097425MFFND5141The Church's Ministry with Older PersonsA study of the characteristics, needs, and potential of later adulthood. A review of biblical and theological foundation for senior adult ministry will be considered. Special emphasis will be given to church and education programming for ministry with seniors.2
1097437MFFND5151Small Groups MinistryThis course provides an introductory study of the development, training, implementation, and evaluation of small group ministry. Students will be equipped to lead churches in the use of small groups for spiritual formation and evangelism.2
1097449MFFND5211Human Growth and DevelopmentA study of the spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and mental development of persons, birth through adulthood. The student will study and apply principles of development to a practical area of ministry.2
1097455MFFND5611Principles of Teaching for ChaplainsA study of how to teach effectively both in a Christian context and in the religious diversity of institutional settings. This will include principles and methods of teaching, curriculum design, planning of classes, and development of delivery skills. It will focus on conveying knowledge/understanding, articulating values, and developing skills which enhance personal Christian ministry.2
1097461MFFND7204Educational PhilosophyEducational Philosophy2
1097473MFLDS5111Leadership in MinistryA study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.2
1097521MFLDS5211Pastoral LeadershipAn analysis of emerging issues in current Christian leadership. Models of current leadership theory and practice will be examined and suggestions made for integrating leadership models and Christian faith.2
1709450MFLDS5311Technology in MinistryThis course will explore and evaluate technology as it relates to churches and ministry organizations. Topics will include websites, online giving, internet safety and security, child protection, appropriate social media habits, streaming services, future technology trends, and ethics in technology.2
1097551MFLDS5611Leadership for ChaplainsA study of the principles and practices of ministerial leadership in a Christian context and in institutions with diverse religious settings. This includes reflections on the identity, calling, roles and character of chaplains as Christian leaders in community. Models of leadership theory and practice will be examined, emerging challenges for leaders in institutional settings will be discussed, and suggestions will be made for integrating leadership models with biblical principles.2
1097557MFLDS7201Spiritual Leadershipcourse description2
1097569MFPMN5111Pastoral CareAn introduction to Christian ministry in contemporary culture. Studies in the nature of the church and its ministry, styles of ministry in varied contexts, and practice of ministry skills.2
1097581MFPMN5112Crisis Counseling for Church LeadersThis course presents theories, strategies, and skills and an overall introduction to crisis intervention. Historical and current models for assessing and responding to crises are presented. Topics such as medical and psychological traumas including relationship loss, chronic illness, and personal transgressions, and post traumatic stress disorder are part of the curriculum. Theoretical and ethical implications are addressed. Special emphasis is given to disaster psychology, church violence, terrorism and military combat, school violence, and suicidology.2
1097587MFPMN5113The Interim PastorThis course introduces students to the practice and tenets of interim ministry, with applications that can be applied in a broader pastoral ministry setting, as well. An interim pastor's practices and lifestyle are covered, as well as the best practices of interim churches for using the interim time and for seeking a new pastor. A major emphasis is given to critical church issues that need addressing before a new pastor is called, as well as possible methodologies for addressing those issues. [This course allows the student to apply for membership in the Baptist General Convention of Texas' professional network of interim pastors. It also fulfills the prerequisite training needed before applying in the Intentional Interim Ministry training at the Baptist General Convention of Texas.]2
1690694MFPMN5116Clinical Pastoral EducationOne unit (440 hours) of supervised pastoral care in a clinical setting under guidance of a supervisor certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). It is recommended that student completes Pastoral Care (MFPMN5111) before entering a CPE program.0
1097593MFPMN5211Pastoral Care of Persons in Crisis and GriefA study of ministry to persons in acutely stressful situations. Attention will be given to the pastoral care of individuals suffering personal trauma such as disease, abuse, depression, and bereavement. Students will learn about the dynamics of the grief process, critical incident and post-traumatic stress, and suicide awareness and intervention. They will also learn basic principle of ministry in mass-casualty situations.2
1097599MFPMN5221Conflict MinistryA study of how to minister in discordant situations. Attention will be given to dynamics of personal and systemic conflict. Students will learn about models for effective intervention and resolution of conflict.2
1097605MFPMN5611Chaplain MinistryA study of Christian ministry in institutional settings. Focus will be on the identity, vocation, roles, skills, qualifications, and endorsement of chaplains in military, health-care, correctional, corporate, veterans, law enforcement, fire department, and disaster relief settings. Attention will be given to issues such as free exercise of religion, role conflict, institutional duality, ministerial collegiality, and ministry in pluralistic settings.2
1794062MFPMN5612Chaplain Ministry ResearchStudents will do in-depth reading and research in assigned topics designed to enhance learning from the prerequisite course, Chaplain Ministry (MFPMN5611)2
1097611MFPMN5621Pastoral Care of the Family in Institutional SettingsA study of human development and relationships within families in institutional, religiously diverse, secular and transitory settings. Attention will be given to family systems, marital and inter-generational relationships, stages of the life cycle, parenting issues, basic marriage and family counseling, and coping with the unique pressures of institutional life.2
1097617MFPMN5631Crisis Ministry CertificationStudents will become certified in at least two nationally recognized programs of training for ministry in emergency or disaster situations, such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) training.0
1450465MFPMN5632Disaster Spiritual CareThis course prepares and certifies ministers to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of survivors of disasters and other traumatic events and to work with organizations of the Emergency Management Community to assist survivors.2
1097623MFPMN7201Pastoral Care2
1097629MFPMN7202Pastoral Care and End of Life Concerns2
1097659MFPSY5511Spirituality and CounselingThis course examines the Christian Counseling field, including the history of Christian Counseling, an investigation of issues of integrating psychology and theology, and the development of a Christian worldview as a part of the counseling process. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).3
1097671MFPSY5512Personality and Counseling TheoryThis course surveys the major theories of personality and the associated classical and contemporary counseling theories with particular reference to how these theories are applied in the Christian counseling setting. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).3
1097683MFPSY5513Basic Skills in Christian CounselingThis course is an introduction to basic counseling skills necessary for various counseling settings. Students will examine underlying theoretical assumptions and theology applicable to counseling skills and will develop and apply these skills in a counseling setting. This course provides the experiential foundation for all practicum courses and is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).3
1097701MFPSY5514Premarital and Marriage CounselingThis course introduces and focuses on various theories and methods of premarital and marriage counseling. Students will consider the biblical foundation for marriage, common problems faced by couples in marriage, principles of systems relationships, and techniques for effective pre-engagement, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).3
1097713MFPSY5515Crisis and Trauma CounselingThis course prepares students for counseling opportunities following crisis and trauma events by exploring the essentials of diagnosing and treating acute and post-traumatic stress symptoms, along with related loss and grief processes. This course provides a biblical basis for crisis intervention and a context for treatment of trauma-related disorders as well as best practices in the treatment of trauma with individuals, families, and communities.3
1097719MFPSY5516Family Ministry and Counseling in the ChurchThis course is a comprehensive study of meeting family-related needs of individuals in the church and community, emphasizing preventative care in working with families. Topics such as designing family ministry conferences, establishing support groups, training lay counselors, and developing a counseling ministry in a church setting are the focus of study.3
1159771MFPSY5517Counseling Ethics IThis course introduces students to basic ethical and legal aspects of the counseling field as well as standards for professional conduct. Students will study professional socialization, the role of the counselor, basic legal responsibilities and functioning, and counselor self-care. The emphasis of the course is on developing professional identity and attitudes as a Christian counselor. This course is a Prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).3
1097725MFPSY5521Human Growth and DevelopmentThis course is an overview of developmental process beginning prior to birth and continuing through death, including how individuals develop cognitively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally across the lifespan. Students will consider applicability of life stage development and transitions to various counseling and ministry settings.3
1097731MFPSY5522Abnormal PsychologyThis course surveys historical and modern methods of studying abnormal human behavior. It includes a focus on etiology of abnormal behavior, categories of pathology, and general treatment approaches. Students will consider the relationship between religion and mental health/mental illness and best methods of treatment in a counseling setting or referral in a ministry setting. This course is a Prerequisite to Psychopathology (MFPSY5535).3
1097743MFPSY5523Group Dynamics and CounselingThis course includes a study of group development, processes of group interaction, and basics of conducting counseling in a group setting. Students will consider how to begin a counseling group, methods of effective group leadership and facilitation, evaluating the therapeutic results of group interaction, and ethical issues related to group process and intervention.3
1097755MFPSY5524Research and StatisticsThis course studies research design and statistical analysis as applied to counseling, behavioral science, and ministry research fields. Students will examine topics including research methodology, design, measurement, sampling, data gathering, and interpretation. Statistical analysis includes descriptive and inferential procedures for analyzing data. Students will acquire the necessary skills to integrate research into their professional decision-making process.3
1097761MFPSY5525Testing and AssessmentStudents will examine the use of assessment techniques and tools, particularly in relationship to individual, marriage, and family counseling. Students will learn to use selected evaluation and testing measures, along with ethical methods of instrument development, administration, and interpretation of results. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5512)

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1097773MFPSY5526Vocational GuidanceThis course investigates the history of vocation along with major theories and techniques used in counseling individuals in career-related decisions. Students study the history, principles, and techniques in the field of vocational or career counseling. Students become familiar with, administer, and interpret assessment instruments related to career interest, career choice, and change of vocation.3
1097785MFPSY5527Family Systems and TherapyThis course examines conceptual, theoretical, and theological issues related to family, along with issues of family health and development. The course provides a substantive understanding of the major theories of systems function and change and the applied family therapy approaches evolving from each orientation. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5514)3
1159777MFPSY5528Counseling and Addictive ProcessesThis course examines the origins and trends of addictive and compulsive behaviors, treatment options, and potential barriers to treatment. Behaviors associated with substance and alcohol abuse and addictions, compulsive gambling, sexual addictions, and eating disorders are explored within a cultural and theological framework.3
1097797MFPSY5531Counseling Ethics IIThis course considers further ethical and legal aspects of the counseling field as well as standards for professional conduct. The course will additionally focus on records management, professional organizations, inter-professional cooperation in the counseling field, licensure processes, current LPC board functioning and rules, and other state laws that regulate the counseling field. This course is taught as a capstone course and, as such, should be taken in the student's final year of study. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5543)3
1097809MFPSY5532Cross-Cultural CounselingThis course investigates the multiple dimensions related to competent multicultural counseling. Major ethnic groups are studied along with associated counseling approaches. Theories of multicultural counseling and systems-oriented intervention strategies (couple, family, group, and community) are examined as well as the overarching cultural context of relationships, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, and socioeconomic status. Attention is given to developing awareness of one's own values, attitudes, and beliefs related to counseling in a diverse society. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5541)3
1097821MFPSY5533Counseling and Human SexualityThis course surveys the broad spectrum of human sexuality issues, including a biblical basis for sexuality, sexual development, and sexual problems that occur for individuals and in marriage. Students will consider various approaches for treatment of sexual problems and will learn to apply related counseling methodology. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5541)3
1097833MFPSY5534Therapy with Children and AdolescentsThis course surveys major therapeutic approaches with children and adolescents. Psychological and spiritual development will be examined with a focus on how developmental processes influence counseling. Diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders common to childhood and adolescents will also be addressed.3
1097845MFPSY5535PsychopathologyIn this course, students will study diagnosis of mental disorders, the criteria for these diagnoses, psychotropic pharmacology, and the development of treatment planning skills utilized in professional/clinical mental health settings. Students will learn appropriate use of the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, along with understanding uses and misuses of psychotropic medications.3
1177087MFPSY5539Independent StudyIndependent Study3
1097851MFPSY5541Practicum IThis course offers experiential training under the guidance of an LPC-Supervisor, preparing students to provide counseling services in their remaining practicum semesters. Students will further refine basic counseling skills, will gain additional preparation in counseling ethics and professionalism, and will identify and make arrangements with their practicum placement site. (Prerequisites: MFPSY5511, MFPSY5512, MFPSY5513, MFPSY5514, MFPSY5517)3
1097863MFPSY5542Practicum IIStudents must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5541).3
1097887MFPSY5543Practicum IIIStudents must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5542).3
1097911MFPSY5544Clinical Training and InternshipStudents must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5543).3
1097935MFPSY5545Clinical TrainingThis course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only (Prerequisite: MFPSY 5544).1
1097947MFPSY5546Clinical TrainingThis course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only. (Prerequisite: MFPSY 5544).3
1097953MFPSY5547Clinical TrainingThis course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only. (Prerequisite: MFPSY 5544).1
1097965MFPSY5548Clinical TrainingThis course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only. (Prerequisite: MFPSY 5544).1
1339267MFPSY5553Basic Skills in Christian CounselingThis course is an introduction to basic counseling skills necessary for various counseling settings. Students will examine underlying theoretical assumptions and theology applicable to counseling skills and will develop and apply these skills in a counseling setting.2
1794056MFPSY5554Advance Couples Counseling IThis course introduces students to advanced counseling techniques and methods used in helping couples manage marital conflicts, deepen their friendships, and increase intimacy based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. Various marital assessments and interventions will also be explored. Students will have an opportunity to earn Level One Gottman Certification at the conclusion of this course. This course has a prerequisite MFPSY5514 Premarital and Marriage Counseling Note: This course will be taught June 4-5, 2021.1
1805530MFPSY5555Technology in CounselingIn this course, students will examine contemporary issues in using technology in a professional counseling setting. Students will explore state and federal rules and regulations, along with best practices in the field, including HIPAA compliant platforms, as they relate to technology in counseling. Students will develop skills in session management, documentation, and informed consent in the telehealth process. The course will also briefly overview future technological advances in counseling interventions.1
1097977MFPSY5611Relationships in Chaplain MinistryA study of human relations in institutional ministry. Attention will be given to understanding the chaplain's identity and relationship to God, other individuals, groups, and the institution within which the chaplain ministers. Students will also learn about peer relationships and collegiality, as well as relationships of protégés with mentors, and supervisors with subordinates.2
1097983MFPSY5612Group Dynamics in Institutional StructuresA study of the nature, dynamics, and interaction of groups in institutional settings. Attention will be given to how religious leaders and other group members interact within formal and informal structures and through formal and informal processes in military, health-care, correctional, corporate, and other community-related structures.2
1097989MFPSY5621Basic Christian CounselingAn introduction to theories and methods of Christian counseling. Attention will be given to personality theories, counseling techniques, and theology found in Scripture, and to the integration of these principles with current psychological theories and methods. The student will learn basic counseling skills and techniques and will develop a personal model of counseling consistent with Scripture.2
1097995MFPSY7203Models of Integration2
1098001MFPSY7204Counseling Theory and Methodologycourse description2
1098007MFSEM7201Ministry and Formation Disciplinary Seminar I2
1098013MFSEM7202Ministry and Formation Disciplinary Seminar II2
1098019MFSEM7203Ministry and Formation Disciplinary Seminar III2
1098049MFSEM7213Administration in Ministry2
1098079MPPRO8653Ministry Project and Oral DefenseUnder the supervision of a Supervisor, the student will research and design, implement,write, submit, and orally defend a professional ministry project on an approved topic ofspecialized interest in the student's concentration of study. The oral defense will beconducted at a pre-determined time and place before an approved panel of internal andexternal examiners as determined by the Director of the D.Min. degree program and theASC. Six Units6
1775438PWSEM8100Prospectus Writing SeminarThis cohort-wide seminar teaches students how to write a proposal for a ministry project in their area of academic concentration. Attention will be given to describing the ministry need, the theological basis for ministry, project goals and evaluation, survey of literature, the ministry plan, and implications for contemporary ministry. Under the direction of a supervisor, students will begin to prepare a prospectus leading to a professional ministry project suitable for publication. The student’s grade will be determined by consultation between the seminar professor and the student’s supervisor.3
1775420SFSEM6200Advanced Spiritual Formation SeminarThis seminar enables students to grow personally and spiritually in ways that reinvigorate and deepen their vocational calling.3
1098277SWBIT5111Biblical InterpretationAn introduction to the nature of the Bible, the definition of and need for hermeneutics, a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches, the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach, and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.2
1098313SWBIT5211Biblical BackgroundsA study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural and chronological framework for further study of both the Old and New Testaments.2
1098325SWBIT5213Jewish and Hellenistic Backgrounds to the New TestamentAn examination of Jewish and Graeco-Roman society and culture, history, literature, philosophies, and religious beliefs and practices, as it provides background to the study of the writings of the New Testament.2
1098337SWBIT5214Holy Land SurveyThis course surveys the Holy Land through visits to traditional historical sites in Israel coupled with lectures related to the history and geography of Israel from the time of the Exodus to the first century C.E.2
1098349SWBLA4211Elementary Greek ITwo accelerated courses combined as an introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*3
1098373SWBLA4212Elementary Greek IITwo accelerated courses combined as an introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*3
1098403SWBLA5011Introduction to Biblical LanguagesAn introduction to the elementary characteristics of the biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek, including the alphabets, basic grammatical forms, essential vocabulary, and the linguistic tools available to study biblical texts.2
1098421SWBLA5111Old Testament Hebrew IThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098433SWBLA5112Old Testament Hebrew IIThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098445SWBLA5113Old Testament Hebrew IIIThe fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1709444SWBLA5114UgariticThis course will consist of the reading of Ugaritic texts, systematic vocabulary acquisition, and the mastery of certain aspects of the morphology (verb paradigms, noun paradigms), phonology, and syntax of the Ugaritic language. Substantial attention will also be given to comparative philology (e.g., thus providing a window into Hebrew and Aramaic). Substantial emphasis will be placed each class period on the vocalization of the text.2
1098457SWBLA5211New Testament Greek IAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098487SWBLA5212New Testament Greek IIAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1098517SWBLA5213New Testament Greek IIIAdvanced grammar with exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Three consecutive terms must be taken to receive credit for this course. Student should stay in the same section for all three terms. *Note: Language courses are demanding and may require significantly more individual study time.*2
1635206SWBLA5311Biblical Languages IThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Biblical Hebrew (HB). This course includes a basic introduction to the Hebrew language, emphasizing understanding the basic building blocks (alphabet, elements of the verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other ancillary parts of speech) of a sentence as well as syntax. The use of language resources and tools will be covered so that each student will be able to use these tools in doing exegesis in both languages.2
1635212SWBLA5312Biblical Languages IIThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to Biblical Koiné Greek (GNT). This course includes a basic introduction to the Greek language, emphasizing understanding the basic building blocks (alphabet, elements of the verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and other ancillary parts of speech) of a sentence as well as syntax. The use of language resources and tools will be covered so that each student will be able to use these tools in doing exegesis in both languages.2
1098595SWBLI5111Old Testament IAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. Pentateuch, Joshua, and Judges.2
1098631SWBLI5112Old Testament IIAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The historical books from Ruth through Esther, and the Wisdom Literature from Job through the Song of Solomon.2
1098661SWBLI5113Old Testament IIIAn introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.2
1098685SWBLI5120The Book of GenesisAn exegetical study of Genesis designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098691SWBLI5121Genesis 1-11An exegetical study of Genesis 1-11 designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098697SWBLI5123ExodusAn exegetical study of Exodus designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098703SWBLI5127RuthAn exegetical study of Ruth designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message.  Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098709SWBLI5133The Book of PsalmsAn exegetical study of Psalms designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1644602SWBLI5134Survey of Wisdom LiteratureA study of the development of Israel's wisdom movement from its beginning (clan wisdom) to its codification (royal wisdom). A close reading of Job, Proverbs, selected wisdom Psalms, and Ecclesiastes will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation -in terms of their significance for wisdom theology- within Israel.2
1098715SWBLI5138IsaiahAn exegetical study of Isaiah designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098721SWBLI5139JeremiahAn exegetical study of Jeremiah designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history distinctive literary traits the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098727SWBLI5142Amos-HoseaAn exegetical study of Hosea, Joel, and Amos designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1261975SWBLI5143Eighth-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the rise and development of the Hebrew prophecy within Israel. A close reading of Amos, Hosea, Micah and selected portions of Isaiah along with historical narrative (1 Kings 17-2, Kings 13- the Elijah and Elisha narratives) will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation- in terms of their significance of prophecy- within Israel and Judah.2
1338799SWBLI5144Seventh-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the continuance of the prophetic movement within Judah and the further development of Hebrew prophecy. A close reading of Joel, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah with selected portions of Isaiah (40-66), and Jeremiah will constitute the biblical text for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their role and formation- in terms of their significance of prophecy- within Judah.2
1338805SWBLI5145Sixth-Century Old Testament ProphetsA study of the continuance of the prophetic movement within Judah and the further development of Hebrew prophecy. Attention will be given to the prophetic movement during the pre and post-exilic movement. Therefore, a close reading of selected portions of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi are presented. These prophets will constitute the biblical text portion for this class. The content of these books shall be examined critically for their contributions to the nature and theology of the exilic and restoration period.2
1098739SWBLI5146Haggai Zechariah MalachiAn exegetical study of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098745SWBLI5160Theology of the Old TestamentThis course defines Old Testament theology and surveys the various scholarly approaches used to develop Old Testament theologies since the Enlightenment, examines the historical narrative of the Old Testament in order to discern important theological ideas and themes, and examines the possible relationships between the Old and New Testaments in order to assess the relevance and use of the Old Testament within the New Testament church.2
1098751SWBLI5211New Testament IAn introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098799SWBLI5212New Testament IIAn introduction to Acts and the Pauline Letters. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098835SWBLI5213New Testament IIIAn introduction to the General Letters and Revelation. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.2
1098859SWBLI5220MatthewAn exegetical study of Matthew designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098871SWBLI5221MarkAn exegetical study of Mark designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098877SWBLI5222LukeAn exegetical study of Luke designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098889SWBLI5223JohnAn exegetical study of John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098907SWBLI5224ActsAn exegetical study of Acts designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098925SWBLI5225RomansAn exegetical study of Romans designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098949SWBLI52261 CorinthiansAn exegetical study of 1 Corinthians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098967SWBLI5228GalatiansAn exegetical study of Galatians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1098991SWBLI5230PhilippiansAn exegetical study of Philippians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099009SWBLI52321 and 2 ThessaloniansAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will begiven to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099021SWBLI5233Pastoral EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099027SWBLI5234Book of HebrewsAn exegetical study of Hebrews designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099033SWBLI5235JamesAn exegetical study of James designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099039SWBLI5236The Petrine EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1 and 2 Peter designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099045SWBLI5237Johannine EpistlesAn exegetical study of 1, 2, and 3 John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099057SWBLI5238RevelationAn exegetical study of Revelation designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099081SWBLI5239Prison EpistlesAn exegetical study of Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099093SWBLI5240The Parables of JesusAn exegetical study of the parables of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the texts themselves: their historical-cultural context, distinctive literary traits, theological significance, and application of their truths in the contemporary setting.2
1099105SWBLI5260Theology of the New TestamentA study of the nature, history, and methods of New Testament theology emphasizing the biblical contexts and their central themes. Primary attention will be given to the exegesis of key texts in their respective biblical contexts relating to God, creation, redemption, and eschatology. The study focuses on the core of biblical theology and Christian preaching, moreover it emphasizes and renews the Old Testament roots of Christian faith as proclaimed by Jesus and his earliest followers. New Testament elective courses feature the reading of selected portions or books of the New Testament in English translation. They seek to interpret the primary writings of the New Testament canon at an intensive level, emphasizing the historical intention of the text and its theological message. These courses require no competence in the Greek New Testament.2
1099117SWBLI5261Biblical Perspectives on Contemporary Views of JesusAn examination of historical reliability of the canonical Gospels in light of recent skepticism about the uniqueness of Jesus and the reliability of the New Testament (e.g., Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus).2
1099123SWBLI5262New Testament EschatologyAn exegetical study of the central New Testament texts related to eschatology designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow or argument, the theological relationship to other eschatological texts, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1780052SWBLI5263Theology of PaulTheology of Paul2
1099147SWBLI7252Paul2
1099153SWBLI7254New Testament Gospels2
1099171SWBPR5111Biblical Preaching IA study of the principles of sermon construction: the interpretation of text, the formulation of idea, the definition of objective, the development of material, the arrangement of structure, the improvement of style, and the preaching of the sermon.2
1099207SWBPR5112Biblical Preaching IIA study and practice of the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of the sermon. Sermons will be prepared and delivered. Components of sermon delivery will be studied and practiced for improvement. A lifelong strategy for self-evaluation and critique of sermon content and delivery will be practiced.2
1099225SWBPR5211Narrative in Biblical and Cultural ContextsUnderstanding the role narrative plays in shaping cultures, worldview, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Particular attention is given to the way the overarching biblical narrative and individual biblical stories can interact with various cultures to bring transformation in individuals, churches, and communities.2
1099231SWBPR5212Using Biblical Storytelling in Church and CommunityDeveloping skill in selecting, preparing, and telling biblical stories to communicate Scriptural truth effectively in a particular church, cultural group or other ministry context. Two Units. Prerequisite: SWBPR 5211 Narrative in Biblical and Cultural Contexts.2
1099543SWSEM7101NT Interpretation of OT Seminar2
1099549SWSEM7201Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar I2
1099555SWSEM7202Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar II2
1099561SWSEM7203Scripture and Witness Disciplinary Seminar III2
1099615TCHEX7101Teaching ExperienceUnder the supervision of a Senior Fellow and at one of the teaching churches of the Institute, the student will teach a course in the major field of study. One Unit1
1775408TISEM6200Advanced Theological Integration SeminarThis seminar teaches students how to apply inter-cluster learning from the Core Reading Seminar so they can more effectively engage their cultural contexts with theological acumen and critical thinking.3
1099897WMEVA5111Christian WitnessAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian witness. Emphasis will be given to developing creative methods to share Christ and transform the church and surrounding community.2
1482793WMEVA5112Christian Witness to Roman CatholicsThis course guides students to gain an understanding of the history, teachings, and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, to develop a commitment to sharing the Gospel of Christ with Roman Catholics and to master a detailed plan for delivering an effective witness to Roman Catholics.2
1099921WMEVA5211Narrative in Biblical and Cultural ContextsUnderstanding the role narrative plays in shaping cultures, worldview, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Particular attention is given to the way the overarching biblical narrative and individual biblical stories can interact with various cultures to bring transformation in individuals, churches, and communities.2
1099927WMEVA5212Using Biblical Storytelling in Church and CommunityDeveloping skill in selecting, preparing, and telling biblical stories to communicate Scriptural truth effectively in a particular church, cultural group, or other ministry context. Prerequisite: WMEVA 5211 Narrative in Biblical and Cultural Contexts.2
1099939WMMIS5111MissiologyAn introductory study that seeks to stimulate concern about, commitment to, and involvement in the Christian World Mission. The study considers a definition and explanation of the study of missions, the biblical and theological foundations of the mission, and the history of the expansion of the Faith from the New Testament times to the present.2
1099963WMMIS5112Issues in Contemporary MissiologyAn introduction to the cultural, religious, and strategic elements in Christian missions. The study includes the cultural milieu for, the strategies of, and relationship with other religions involved in the mission. The study presents the teaching of Jesus as the only Savior.2
1099969WMMIS5121Growing Healthy ChurchesA study of traditional teachings, innovative strategies, and effective methods that cause churches to grow and strengthen in health.2
1099981WMMIS5122Christian Community DevelopmentA study of the theological foundations, biblical principles, practical issues, and best practices of Christian community development to help the student and practitioner positively impact blight and systemic decay of urban neighborhoods.2
1099993WMMIS5123Music in MissionsA study of the role and functions of music in missions and evangelism. Emphasis will be given to biblical and theological foundations, communication methods, indigenous music, and developing strategies for using music in missions and evangelism.2
1100005WMMIS5124Introduction to Church PlantingIntroduction to Church Planting Introduction to Church Planting consists of an examination of the various methods for discovering places where new congregations are needed and strategies for starting these.2
1100011WMMIS5125New Paradigm ChurchThe course will identify and analyze New Paradigm churches. The study will look at the influence these churches have on music, preaching, church structure, evangelism, discipleship, finances, and other church characteristics. The course will help students to understand the place of church growth principles and the reaction of the Emergent Church movement against such a market-place mentality.2
1100017WMMIS5131The Gospel and IslamThe course introduces students to the religion of Islam and guides to understanding of the comparison of the teachings of Islam and Christianity on the subjects of God, Jesus Christ, and salvation. Students will do extensive reading and research on these subjects as well as noting some of the ways of presenting the truth of Jesus Christ to followers of Islam. Students will develop their own approaches to sharing the Good News with Muslims.2
1100029WMMIS5132Directed Study in Missions IA study of Christian missions in a specific region or people group.2
1100035WMMIS5133Directed Study in Missions IIA study of Christian missions in a specific region or people group.2
1100041WMMIS5214Ethnodoxology in Christian MinistryA foundational course introducing theoretical and practical tools for church planters and worship facilitators to serve more effectively.2
1100047WMMIS5215Introduction to World ReligionsIntroduction to World Religions considers the origin and meaning of religion among humankind before turning to an introduction to many of the religious expressions various peoples currently observe. The study seeks understanding of the religions that are based on traditional worldview (Traditional Religion, animism), religions based on a cyclical worldview (Hinduism Buddhism and, New Age), religions based on linear worldview (Judaism and Islam), religions based on secular worldviews (Materialism, Atheism, Secularism). Students will study Christian approaches to followers of these religions and write a paper on ways to share the Gospel with followers of one of the religions.2
1100077WMPRC5201Worship and Mission Practicum IThis practicum is a guided, independent study that integrates theoretical knowledge with the praxis of worship or missions in local or international settings. Field supervision may be required as well as sponsorship of a sending church or religious entity.2
1100083WMPRC5202Worship and Mission Practicum IIThis practicum is a guided, independent study that integrates theoretical knowledge with the praxis of worship or missions in local or international settings. Field supervision may be required as well as sponsorship of a sending church or religious entity.2
1100089WMSEM7201Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar I2
1100095WMSEM7202Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar II2
1100101WMSEM7203Worship and Mission Disciplinary Seminar III2
1100125WMWOR5111Christian WorshipAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian worship. Emphasis will be given to the nature, purpose, forms, planning, and leading of corporate worship.2
1100167WMWOR5112Foundations of Christian WorshipA study of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of Christian worship.2
1100173WMWOR5113Worship Planning and DesignA study of the principles of worship planning and design with an emphasis on developing services for the church year that are adaptable to various cultural contexts.2
1100179WMWOR5114Worship and MissionsA study of the intrinsic and cyclical relationship of worship and missions. Attention will be given to the use of music and worship in evangelism, the understanding of communication theory and its application in worship within a global community. The course will also focus on issues related to the use of indigenous music in Christian worship.2
1100185WMWOR5115Worship Leadership and TechnologyA study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of the use of technology in corporate worship. The course will prepare leaders and ministers of music to lead and communicate the Gospel through sound, lighting, visuals, and multi-media forms. The course includes hands on planning and developing of worship services using technology.2
1100191WMWOR5116Worship, Context, and the Witness of Christian CommunityA study of diverse considerations for nurturing the church's full, conscious, and active participation in corporate worship. Emphasis will be given to the interrelationship between the church's worship, its context, and the impact of its communal witness.2
1100203WMWOR5211Christian DisciplinesAn introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian disciplines. Students will be encouraged to enrich their own spiritual lives and to mentor others in the disciplines of the Christian life.2
1100221WMWOR5214Ethnodoxology in Christian MinistryA foundational course introducing theoretical and practical tools for church planters and worship facilitators to serve more effectively.2
1100227WMWOR5611Liturgy and CeremonyA study of liturgies and ceremonies employed in settings beyond Baptist congregational life. Attention will be given to the liturgical beliefs and practices of Protestant denominations, Roman and Orthodox Catholicism, and other major world religions. Students will learn how to develop and lead worship in interdenominational and ecumenical settings, religious programs in interfaith settings, and ceremonies in public, secular, and religiously diverse settings.2
1100233WMWOR7202Worship and Missions2
1100239WMWOR7203Worship Seminarcourse description2