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This course will study the field of pastoral counseling as a response of the contemporary church to significant changes in the society. Attention will be given to relation of pastoral counseling to a general field of mental health services, various models of counseling ministry, its biblical, theoretical, and theological basis, qualifications, and skills of pastoral counselors, and general understanding of most common personal problems and disorders. Special attention will be given to the need and practical challenges of integrating pastoral counseling with local church ministry.

COURSE DATES: April 2 - July 2, 2018

This section on Moodle will introduce students to basic strategies required for effective researching, such as defining and narrowing the topic, locating and accessing relevant materials in several formats, evaluation of information, reading strategies, and the writing process. 


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This course will study the topic of pastoral counseling as a response of the contemporary Church to the needs in society. Attention will be given to relation of pastoral counseling to a general field of mental health services, various models of counseling ministry, its biblical, theoretical, and theological basis, qualifications and skills of pastoral counselors, and general understanding of most common personal problems and disorders. Special attention will be given to the need and practical challenges of integrating pastoral counseling with local church ministry.




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A study of the basic literary features, historical background, and the theological significance of the Old Testament, with attention also to the origin of the Old Testament canon. Concern for the ministry of preaching and teaching will guide lectures, discussions, and class requirements.


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The course intends to introduce students to effective study and research methodologies, engage them in a process of theological reflection on ministry, and help develop lifelong learning skills that will benefit them in Christian leadership contexts. The course will enable students to successfully pursue studies at the TCMI Institute as well as introduce the Revised Ministry Portfolio and all aspects associated with it. This course is required of all MA and Certificate students and should be taken during the first quarter of their studies.






Course Description. This course offers a general and basic introduction to educational ministries for those who have little or no background in Christian education. It introduces students to biblical backgrounds, human development, curricular issues, the roles of educational ministries in the church, and basic lesson preparation.

This course introduces the student to the overall theological message of the New Testament and the method of New Testament Theology. The student explores the unity and diversity of the New Testament witnesses and he/she will be introduced to the major topics of the New Testament. The course will strengthen the integration of the New Testament's message and the practice of ministry. Special attention will be given to the teaching of the Kingdom of God and the character and ministry of the Church.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Church which exists today is a product of almost twenty centuries of historical conditioning. Any leader who works in the church today must be aware of some of these historical developments in order to lead effectively. This course will consist of lectures describing some of the developments within the church as well as observing trends which have created the conditions within the institutional church today. Part of the course is lecture, part of it – small group work and student presentations which are to deepen and demonstrate understanding of the material.