GENERAL INFORMATIONThis course examines the concept of servant leadership in historical and canonical perspectives. A study of the nature, styles, and skills of servant leadership will be done with an emphasis on values, personal introspection and the ability of the servant leader to understand the environment in which they lead. Personal care of the servant leader will also be considered in this course.
- Teacher: Andrey Puzynin
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 is designed to analyze and provide basic resources addressing the content, form and style of Christian interaction with specific cultures. Guidelines derived from Scripture, history and the social sciences are employed. Attention is paid to the impact of context, needs and special communication sensitivities called for among special groups. Consideration is also given to how and where God is working in order to plan for maximum harmony with it.
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 the aforementioned topics. The students will deliver in class the sermons they had prepared and evaluate them in terms of the course material.
- Teacher: Leonid Mikhovich