A detailed study of the biblical principles that form the basis of the practice of mission in cross-cultural situations today. An intensive study of the Scriptures themselves for the basis of the course. Writings from past and present missiologists are also studied. Always there are applications made regarding the practice of mission.
This course makes an examination of the theology and function of ministry in light of Biblical teaching. The theme of servanthood runs through the course, with associated issues such as the facilitation of others to serve and the development of leadership skills – all in relation to a local congregation.
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
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.