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 students and should be taken during the first quarter of their studies.


This course is a study of the world of the New Testament, how to exegete the New Testament, how to comprehend basic literary features, and how to understand the theological significance and origin of the New Testament. A concern for preaching, teaching, and Christian living will guide lectures, discussions and requirements