Foundational courses provide the student with a comprehensive course of study, integrating basic elements of a given discipline. Advanced courses help students progress to deeper levels of learning through an in-depth exploration, research and evaluation.

 

Bible (BI)

BI 500 Old Testament Survey 3 Credits
A broad survey of the Old Testament including overall theological themes, major divisions, literary features, and historical backgrounds. Students will be introduced to basic methodology and bibliographical tools used in the study of the Bible.

BI 501 New Testament Survey 3 Credits
A broad survey of the New Testament including overall theological themes, major divisions, literary features, and historical backgrounds. Students will be introduced to basic methodology and bibliographical tools used in the study of the Bible.

 

Theology (TH)

TH 500 Survey of Church History 3 Credits
A broad survey of the major movements within Christian history from the beginnings of the church to the Reformation. Students will be introduced to basic methodology and bibliographical tools used in the study of the past.

TH 502 Systematic Theology 3 Credits
A comprehensive study of Christian theology including the character and activities of the triune God and the character and function of Scripture. Students will be introduced to the integrative nature and methods of systematic theology.

 

Ministry/Practical Theology (MN)

MN 552 Lifelong Leadership Development 3 Credits
An in-depth study of the development of a leader’s life with emphasis on God’s formative activity, the context of time, and the leader’s response to God’s formation. Students will master perspectives that enable them to assist others in their lifelong development.

MN 581 Mentoring and Developing Giftedness 3 Credits
An in-depth study of mentoring as a life-shaping relationship between mentor, mentee, and the Holy Spirit; and of the doctrine of spiritual gifts, with an emphasis on leadership gifts. Students will have the opportunity to create a model for mentoring the emerging generation and developing gifted people.

 

Missiology (MS)

MS 501 Biblical Principles of Mission 3 Credits
A comprehensive study of the mission of God as a central theme of the Scriptures. Students will be introduced perspectives on the mission in both the Old and New Testaments

MS 502 Biblical Strategies of Mission 3 Credits
A general study of the concept of strategy and its importance in mission. Students will be introduced biblical perspectives to understand and assess contemporary mission strategies.

MS 503 Worship and Mission 3 Credits
A comprehensive understanding of the role and character of Christian worship across diverse cultural contexts. Students will be introduced a biblical, theological and historical foundation and practical framework for contextualizing meaningful Christian worship and witness.

MS 510 Contemporary Theology of Mission 3 Credits
An overview of various theologies of mission with special emphasis on current issues in missiology.

MS 514 Folk Religions and Mission 3 Credits
A comprehensive study of folk religions including the character and function of the ‘excluded middle’ in cultural beliefs. Students will be introduced to issues of spiritual warfare and syncretism in communicating the Christian gospel.

MS 533 Missiology of Acts 3 Credits
An in-depth study of the book of Acts leading students toward a mastery of the book’s missiological character, themes, and issues. Students will sharpen their missiological thinking by using the book’s perspectives to assess contemporary mission approaches.

MS 534 Pauline Theology of Mission 3 Credits
An in-depth study of Paul’s integrated approach to mission. Students will enhance their missiological thinking by both analyzing Paul’s paradigm and using it as a standard for assessing contemporary mission approaches.

MS 546 Asia Mission History 3 Credits
A thorough exploration and examination the missionary movements in Asia with special emphasis on biographies, types of mission field, and missionary strategy.

MS 565 Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
An in-depth examination of factors contributing to effective communication in diverse cultural settings. Students will draw implications for teaching and evangelizing in specific cultural settings with attention to particular outcomes.

MS 575 Mission Field and Evangelism 3 Credits
An evaluation of various non-Christian worldviews with the aim of articulating the Christian gospel as truly good news. Students will develop missional strategies to reach people from different religious or cultural backgrounds.

MS 577 Missionary’s Cooperative Ministry 3 Credits
An applied study of the methods of cooperative ministry among missionaries. Students will explore in depth the challenges, rewards and methods of forming a strategic cooperation among missionaries local and abroad.

MS 580 Mission Project 3 Credits
A cumulative project course for students involving research in a specific area of interest to the student while demonstrating an integration of the program learning outcomes.

MS 587 Relationship-Centric Mission and Communication 3 Credits
An advanced study of the roles of communication in mission with special attention to the development of relationships across cultures.

 

Thesis/Dissertation

Master’s Thesis 6 Credits
Students will be enabled to complete the basic research for a thesis and prepare a draft. The process will be supervised by the student’s adviser and entail independent work.

Dissertation 8 Credits
Students will be introduced to the dissertation process, including a researchable dissertation topic, strategies in library research, mapping a literature review, research design, and issues of form and style.