This course is designed to develop a sound theological understanding for developing Christian-ethical perspectives in the changing issues of personal and social life in the contemporary world. Special methodological emphasis will be given to ethical reasoning and its philosophical presuppositions, including contemporary ethics of virtuous character and community. Christian particularity of moral reasoning will be seen in following Jesus as the Lord over all as well as guidance of the Holy Scriptures as the authoritative text in the life and conscience of Christian communities.


This course seeks to help the student develop a biblical/theological foundation for leadership and management. The student will study the role of biblical and contemporary Christian leaders. The student will then translate that theology of ministry into practical applications of Christian leadership for his/her ministry.

This class examines principles for the systematic development of leadership skills—both one’s own leadership and that of potential leaders within the congregation. Pastoral ethics, leadership selection, time management, developing strategic planning, tactical planning, conflict-resolution skills, planning and conducting profitable meetings, functioning as a change agent. Vision casting, critical leadership issues for the local church, and developing a leadership culture in the church are the major areas of emphasis in this class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION A study of the world of the New Testament (Jewish and Greco-Roman backgrounds), basic literary features, and theological significance of Matthew through Acts and the origin of the New Testament canon. A concern for preaching, teaching, and Christian living will guide lectures, discussions and requirements.