The mission of the church to “present everyone perfect in Christ” (Colossians 1:28) is the focus of this class.  The characteristics, gifts, skills, and abilities necessary to guide others into spiritual maturity will be discussed.The student will be able to describe the various aspects of discipleship.The student will be able to design an effective program for discipling others.


This course investigates the principles, procedures, and practices of effective Christian communication. It focuses on the life of the Master teacher, the modern day teacher, methods of presentation, faithfulness to the Scripture being taught and relevant application of that Scripture to contemporary life. (This course may be used for Evangelism and Church Health or Christian Preaching as well as Christian Formation concentration).

Course description

This course introduces the student to the overall theological message of the New Testament and the method of New Testament Theology. The student explores the unity and diversity of the New Testament witnesses and he/she will be introduced to the major topics of the New Testament. The course will strengthen the integration of the New Testament's message and the practice of ministry. Special attention will be given to the teaching of the Kingdom of God and the character and ministry of the Church.

In this course of applied ethics, attention will be given to specific ethical problems by which someone in the pastorate might be confronted. Very often the pastor/counselor takes the role of a moral consultant giving advice in the middle of a moral controversy. The student will be trained to apply the methods of moral reasoning thought in this basic Christian ethics course. The course also integrates ethics with pastoral ministry and counseling. Different contemporary issues such as infertility, abortion, euthanasia, divorce and remarriage as well as professional integrity of pastoral life will be discussed.