GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The study and practice of doctrinal preaching - why, when, and how to preach Christian doctrine and teaching. Topics like interpretation of the text, relevance of doctrinal preaching, sermon structure, and application will also be included in the discussion. Practice will consist of sermon planning for doctrinal sermons based on Romans or Hebrews, sermons for Christian holidays (Christmas, Easter, Transfiguration, Thanksgiving Day, etc.) and special occasions in Church life (Baptism, Wedding, Dedication, Funeral, etc.) Professor will give some examples of preaching in line with aforementioned topics. The students will deliver in class the sermons they had prepared and evaluate them in terms of the course material.


COURSE DESCRIPTION
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.