PROGRAM GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Vine program goals and learning outcomes objectives are articulated to support the mission statement and institutional goals.

 

Undergraduate

Program Goals:

  • That students be equipped to have a comprehensive biblical understanding
  • That students be fully engaged in applying the biblical truth to the theological and cultural issues
  • That students be adequately prepared to impart bible insights in classroom lecture, Sunday school, and retreat counseling
  • That graduates be ready for graduate studies

 

Outcomes:

  • Pathway to become an ordained pastor
  • Church staff as director, teacher and youth group leader

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Bachelor Degree Program

 

Course Numbering for all divisions:

100 numbered courses represent lower division course work

200 numbered courses represent second level course work

300 numbered courses represent third level course work

400 numbered courses represent fourth level course work

 

 

General Education

 

General Education course offerings are designated with a G prefix followed by a second letter which indicates the general field of learning: Designations are as follows:

GA – General Education Humanities courses

GC – General Education Communications courses

GH – General Education History courses

GF – General Foreign Language courses

GN – General Education Natural Sciences and Computer courses

GS – General Education Social Science courses

 

GA 101 Introduction to Music (3)

Includes basic music terminology, rhythm, and pitch notation, meter and key signatures, scales, chords sight singing.

 

GA 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

An introduction to philosophy includes a survey of the major philosophers and their basic systems of thought.

 

GC 130 Public Speaking (3)

Elements of communication the public arena and elements of effective speaking in a non-preaching context.

GF 300 Introduction to Greek (3)

GF 301 Intermediate Greek (3)

A study of Koine Greek including basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax which formed the original writings of the New Testament. Students will gain an understanding of how to study the New Testament by using its original language. These courses can be counted towards Biblical Studies elective requirements or general education electives.

 

GF 310 Introduction to Hebrew (3)

GF 311 Intermediate Hebrew (3)

A study of ancient Hebrew including basic vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Students will gain an understanding of how to study the Old Testament by using its original language. These courses can be counted towards Biblical Studies elective requirements or general education electives.

 

GH 120 Western Civilization I (3)

A survey course tracing the foundations of Western civilization from ancient times through 1648 A.D.

 

GH 121 Western Civilization II (3)

A survey course that traces the foundations of Western civilization from 1648 A.D. to the present. Attention is given to the Industrial Revolution, modern political and social movements.

 

GH 150 Korean History (3)

An introduction to the development of Korean culture, its language, traditions, customs and the foundations of the nation

 

GH 170 Foundations of American Government (3)

A course that probes the historical and philosophical foundations of American Government. Included are the thoughts of Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbs, Locke and Madison.

 

GH 200 Religion and Law (3)

This course looks at the first amendment and its jurisprudence history. This course will also examine important Supreme Court decisions that have shaped religion in the culture of America.

 

GN 150 Introduction to Natural Science (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of earth sciences including chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science and geography.

 

GN 170 Introduction to Computers (3)

An introduction to the components, operation, care of personal computers and skill development on basic software for word processing, data management, internet skill building, and basic media presentation such as power point.

 

GN 260 Science and Origins (3)

A survey of basic scientific theories of origin, their crucial evidences, and background material in physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy. Emphasis will be given to Christian understanding of scientific explanations to the origin of the universe in light of Biblical exegesis.

 

GS 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)

An introduction to the field of sociology and sociological concepts of group life, culture, socialization and institutions.

 

GS 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)

An introduction to the study of human behavior as an empirical science in light of a Christian world view.

 

GS 200 Cultural Anthropology I (3)

A study of human cultures, including concepts of ethnocentrism, cultural shock, anthropological research and contextualization.

GS 201 Cultural Anthropology II (3)

An enhanced study of human cultures, including concepts of ethnocentrism, cultural shock, anthropological research and contextualization.

 

 

Biblical Studies

 

OT – Old Testament courses

NT – New Testament courses

BS – General Biblical Studies courses

 

OT 110 Old Testament Survey (3)

A survey of the Old Testament including its origins organization and content.

 

OT 200 Pentateuch (3)

An introduction to the content of the first five books of the Old Testament. Attention will be given to their theological messages as well as their literary content.

 

OT 220 Historical Books (3)

An examination of the books of the Old Testament which chronicle the history of Israel.

 

OT 310 Wisdom Literature (3)

An analysis of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon with a special emphasis on their practical application to today’s life and thought.

 

OT 320 Major Prophets (3)

An examination of the message and literary contents of 1 & 2 Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.

 

OT 330 Minor Prophets (3)

An examination of the message and literary contents of Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

 

OT 400 Genesis (3)

An in-depth study of Genesis including its theology, literary content and relationship to Christian faith.

 

OT 401 Isaiah (3)

An in-depth study to include its historical context, literary forms, critical issues and theology.

 

OT 402 Psalms (3)

An in-depth study which examines the various types of Hebrew poetry and its message for Christian worship and life.

 

NT 130 New Testament Survey (3)

A course designed to survey the origins, organization and contents of the New Testament developed from the context of the church community in the first century.

 

NT 160 General Epistles (3)

This course provides a study of the setting and themes of the General Epistles and the Book of Revelation, as well as more detailed study of selected sections of these writings.

 

NT 210 Gospels (3)

A study of the first four books of the New Testament including their relationship to each other and their unique messages for their respective audiences and relevance for Christian faith.

 

NT 250 Acts (3)

A study of the primary New Testament book which provides the historical context for the study of the Pauline, Petrine, Johannine books of the New Testament.

 

NT 310 Gospel of John (3)

An analytical and exegetical treatment of the gospel of John and a comparison to the synoptic.

 

NT 410 Corinthian Letters (3)

A study of the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians including their historical context, literary issues and theology.

 

NT 415 Romans (3)

A study of the book that forms Paul’s theology of grace and law.

 

NT 480 Revelation and Daniel (3)

A study of the most prominent prophetic books and a comparison of their messages in light of their individual historical settings.

 

BS 110 Introduction to the Bible (3)

The purpose of this course is the introduce students to the content of the Bible and the methods of study that scholars use to understand it.

 

BS 300 Hermeneutics (3)

This course equips the student with basic skills for Biblical interpretation and provides an introduction to the theological issues of Biblical interpretation.

 

BS 301 Biblical English I (3)

BS 302 Biblical English II (3)

This course is an introduction to the literature of the Bible–or rather Bibles, since different religious traditions have gathered together different sets of writings under this title, writings composed, compiled, and edited over a period of more than twelve hundred years.

 

 

Theology

 

TH 150 Foundations of Christian Doctrine I (3)

A study of foundational Christian doctrines based on traditions of Protestant Theology.

 

TH 151 Foundations of Christian Doctrine II (3)

An enhanced study of foundational Christian doctrines based on traditions of Protestant Theology.

 

TH 153 Introduction to Apologetics (3)

This course deals with the Biblical basis for apologetics, methodology, and the relationship between faith and reason before turning to scientific and historical evidences.

 

TH 401 Systematic Theology I (3)

A systematic study of the doctrines of God, Bibliology, and Anthropology.

 

TH 402 Systematic Theology II (3)

A systematic study of theological teachings concerning the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit and Soteriology.

 

TH 403 Systematic Theology III (3)

A systematic study of the Biblical teachings concerning the Church and the end times.

 

TH430 Conversion Mission, its Theory and Practice (3)

This course gives an overview of the world missionary enterprise with an emphasis on equipping students to become world mission leaders by developing perspectives.

 

TH 445 Pauline Theology (3)

A study of various understandings of Paul’s theology, exploring Paul’s contribution to the foundations of the Christian church and faith and their application to the modern church.

 

TH 448 Comparative Religions (3)

A study of the great religious systems of the world including the worship of the most primitive groups as well as the various religions of the present world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam and Judaism. May be used as a general education elective.

 

TH 449 Cults and Christianity (3)

A study of cults predominating Western culture and an analysis of the beliefs in light of Christian faith. Included are Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the teaching of Sun Myung Moon, and feminist cults with theological overtones.

 

TH 470 Christian Ethics (3)

A consideration of various areas in personal and social ethics as they are formulated within a context of Christian faith and theology. May be used as a general education elective.

 

 

Practical Theology And Ministry

 

MN 101 Church Administration and I.T. (3)

This course will go over church administration and information technology and the overall understanding of the church and non-profit agencies.

 

MN 103 Ministry of Non-Profit Organizations (3)

This course provides an introduction to the important elements of nonprofit management.

 

MN 200 Introduction to Christian Education (3)

A comprehensive treatment of the significance and scope of Christian education: its definition, nature, objectives, and procedures.

 

MN 230 Foundations of Leadership (3)

This course examines the process of leadership, delineating the leader’s responsibility within that process. From historical to current leadership theories, leadership principles and theoretical concepts are addressed.

 

MN 240 Administration of Christian Education (3)

A study of the administrative responsibilities concerning the Christian education ministry in the local church.

 

MN 250 History and Philosophy of Christian Education (3)

A study of the major religious and secular developments in history and philosophy of education and a comparison of those developments with biblical principles to develop an understanding of the church’s role in education.  May be used as a general education elective.

 

MN 260 Sermon Preparation (3)

A systematic and practical study regarding the nature and method of a pastor’s work of preparing sermons. The focus of this course is upon sermon content and form.

 

MN 270 Discipleship and Cell Leading (3)

This course is a study of the nature of discipleship that introduces the student to the foundational principles of the spiritual life. It will examine the nature and obligations of the spiritual life and the principles and practices that nurture it.

 

MN 300 Children’s Ministry (3)

A study of the basic principles underlying children’s ministry at the local church setting.

 

MN 301 Ministry Formation I (1)

Ministry Formation I is a study of the various means of preparation for ministry. Attention will be given to an examination of a call to ministry and the minister’s role in the mission of the church.

 

MN 302 Ministry Formation II (1)

This course is an introduction to field–based internship in practical theology utilizing the dynamics of mentored ministry which integrates academic learning with character formation and professional competencies.

 

MN 303 Ministry Formation III (1)

This course is a study of the day-to-day tasks and challenges of the contemporary minister.

Attention will be given to such tasks as conducting weddings, funerals, church ordinances, and to the ministry of pastoral care.

 

MN 304 Ministry Formation IV (1)

This course is an advanced field-based internship in practical theology which utilizes the dynamics of mentored ministry. It includes utilization of case studies, theological reflection and the development of an integrative plan for personal and professional growth.

 

MN 350 Youth Ministry (3)

A study of the basic ministry principles and strategies for youth in the local church.

 

MN 400 Pastoral Theology (3)

A study of the application of theology to the pastoral setting, including the development of Christian community in the local church, development of spirituality and the relationship of the pastor to the church’s ministry.

 

MN 460 Introduction to Homiletics (3)

A course designed to teach the student the principles of sermon preparation and delivery.

 

MN 461 Practicum in Homiletics (3)

A course designed to teach the potential minister/church leader how to administrate a church. The student will be taught management skills, planning skills, and organization strategies for effective pastoral ministry.

 

MN 466 Church Administration (3)

A course designed to teach the potential minister/church leader how to administrate a church. The student will be taught management skills, planning skills, and organization strategies for effective pastoral ministry.

 

 

Mission Courses

 

MS 160 Introduction to Missions (3)

A study of the foundation of Missions in Biblical and Theological settings and an introduction to the disciplines upon which modern mission theory is founded.

 

MS 210 Personal Evangelism (3)

A survey of methods of personal evangelism in light of the mission of the church to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

MS 220 Non-Western Missions (3)

A study of the strategic importance of the non-Western mission movement and the challenges that these missionaries must face, and possible solutions to these challenges.

 

MS 245 History of Missions in Korea (3)

A study of the methods, principles, aims and progress of apostolic ministry. Attention is given to the various periods of missionary endeavor, through the beginning of Korean church and the period of modern Korean missions.

 

MS 250 World Religions and Missions (3)

A survey of the religious systems present in the world and an analysis of how to conduct outreach among their members. Missionary considerations to be discussed include information of what resources are available, what organizations are involved in ministering to each group, what strategies seem effective and what theological interests or problems tend to be important to each group.

 

MS 400 Introduction to Church Growth (3)

A study of the techniques of church planting as to where a church should be started, how to cultivate the community and develop core group, and how to develop this group into a church. There will also be discussions concerning recruiting help and or sponsorship, alternative church planting methods and cross-cultural church planting.

 

 

Christian Spirituality

 

CS 170 Spiritual Formation (3)

A course designed to build basic spiritual disciplines for Christian Living and ministry, and the development of a Christ-like character.

 

CS 200 Personal Gifts and Ministry Calling (3)

An explanation of divine guidance, spiritual gifts and how understanding these concepts helps one understand what God’s purposes are for his/her life.

 

CS 300 Relationship Management (3)

A study of the development and maintenance of health relationships. Topics of discussion include application of Biblical principles to life situations, different personalities, development of skills in conflict management, living in group setting and being part of a team.

 

CS 350 Personal Ministry Formation (3)

This course is designed to help the student implement their callings and gifts into a practical ministry setting. The student will engage in a semester of volunteer ministry in an organized setting and will secure the feedback of a professional clergy/minister in that setting to guide their spiritual calling. Prerequisite: CS 200.

 

CS 370 The Ministry of Prayer (3)

This course will develop the theology of prayer and its effect on ministry in a corporate setting and on the individual. The student will be required to journal and to engage in prayer ministry during the semester and to engage in historical and theological readings on prayer and apply them to their personal spiritual growth.

 

Family Ministry

 

FM 102 Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)

This course will consider both theories of pastoral care and specific interventions for predictable human needs including death, illness, trauma, birth, marriage, divorce, life passage celebrations, etc.

 

FM 104 Psychological Behavioral Cognitive Mental Development (3)

This course will provide an in-depth examination of human mental processes and give the experience of participating directly in every phase of a theoretically interesting study, from collecting the data to realizing its final form as a scientific report.

 

FM 105 Introduction to Family Ministry

This course will study the family as a social system, including your own family of origin and ministry families, the theology of the family, marriage and family development, and ministry to the family in light of the family of God.

 

FM 106 Ministry for Remarriage and Blended Family

This course is designed to help the student acquire an understanding of marriage and family counseling theories and techniques.

 

FM 108 Human Sexuality, Culture, and Ministry

This course will examine the ways in which people across cultures seek to regulate sexual behavior, and provide biblical and comparative cultural perspectives on the topic.


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