In this course, the student will focus on the period of the Patristic period to the Middle Ages. Emphasis will be given to doctrines relevant to the Christian traditions of the countries where the students come from. It approaches the subjects historically as well as topically, and sets the development of the various doctrines in the context of the life of the church in the first five centuries of its existence.
- Teacher: Otniel Ioan Bunaciu
The mission of the church to “present everyone perfect in Christ” (Colossians 1:28) is the focus of this course. The characteristics, gifts, skills, and abilities necessary to guide others and self into spiritual maturity will be discussed. The student will be able to describe the various aspects of Christian discipleship. The student will be able to design an effective program for discipling and mentoring others.
- Teacher: Myron Williams
This course will address the theological necessity of engaging the Old Testament in the church’s ministry of preaching and teaching and the concrete challenges of doing so effectively. Particular attention will be given to reflective engagement with the complex set of hermeneutical issues, which Christian teachers and preachers face when engaging the Old Testament and how a sophisticated understanding of the Old Testament’s various literary genres assists/helps/aids the teacher or preacher in communicating ways that are faithful to the original contexts and relevant to contemporary audiences.
- Teacher: Konstantin Nazarov