The topic of preaching will be studied from a biblical technical and practical pursuit, concentrating on the rich preachable texts found in the selected message of several New Testament writers and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. A theology of preaching will be developed as the various messages and structures of the New Testament books are explored.
The course will not only focus on contemporary application as a finished product, but will also help the student think through the process of moving from the original meaning of a passage to its contemporary significance.
- Teacher: Jeff Snell
The purpose of this class is to develop an underlying theology of young children and children’s ministry, to examine in some detail the developmental stages of young children and children and the issues those stages present, and to present a creative strategy for teaching these age groups.
The purpose of this course is to develop an underlying theology of the use of groups in the church or a para-church organization to enhance life together, as well as how to implement and lead groups.
- Teacher: David Roadcup
A study of the basic literary features, historical background, and the theological significance of Genesis through Kings, 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.
- Teacher: Fred Hansen
Through an examination of the Biblical, theological, historical and cultural perspectives on worship, this course seeks to help the student develop the analytical and practical skills to lead in the experience of worship, giving proper attention to content, structure and style. Attention is also given to the practice of private worship, and the cultivation of an inner life of devotion and praise.
- Teacher: Dennis Martin