Below are the six courses required for the Undergrad Ministry Certification.
Courses (15 units)
BIBL101 | Christian Foundations: Old Testament
This course equips students with an overview of the storyline of the Old Testament, its historical and cultural background, and its relevance for today. Students are introduced to the books of the Old Testament and begin to explore its relationship to the New Testament.
THEO340 | Theology of the Hebrew Bible
Students will examine and evaluate the distinctive theological themes of the Hebrew Bible, such as creation, covenant, worship, liberation, kingship, and law. The course provides a critical analysis of these major theological developments and reviews some key historical and contemporary Hebrew Bible theologians and their contributions to the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.
BIBL104 | Christian Foundations: New Testament
A survey of the New Testament from Matthew through Revelation. The course introduces the students to the historical background, content, and theology of each book of the New Testament while placing the context and content of each book within a greater storyline of Scripture.
THEO360 | Theology of the New Testament
In this course students examine and evaluate the distinctive theological themes of the New Testament, such as kingdom, Faith, atonement, theosis, eschatology, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. The course provides a critical analysis of these major theological developments, and reviews some key historical and contemporary New Testament theologians in their contributions to the interpretation of the New Testament.
BIBL249 | Art of Interpretation
This course explores the different genres of biblical literature and the various methods of studying them to prepare students to understand and explore God’s Word for themselves and classes.
BIBL349 | Hermeneutics
A study of the principles whereby we understand, explain, apply, and live God’s word. Provides an understanding of how the Bible came to be and introduces the basic principles and skills required to interpret it accurately. The emphasis will be on the understanding and application of scripture to today’s world.
This course delves into the interior life as a leader. It examines the emotional, social, and spiritual life of a leader, giving attention to the pathway towards an integrated inner-life. It also analyzes the role of emotional quotient (EQ) in leadership and ways to develop strength in this area.
This course examines mechanisms for effective team-building, conflict management, and mentoring and developing others. It also explores the dynamics of healthy staff relationships, effective delegation, setting appropriate boundaries, and successful motivation of others.