College

Associate of Arts – College program of 64 hours in Biblical Studies which can later be applied to fulfill the requirements of either the BA or BS degree.

Bachelor of Arts – College program of 128 hours with an emphasis on the Greek language. Concentrations are available in the following disciplines: Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Missions, Pulpit Ministries, & Urban Ministries.

Bachelor of Science – College program of 128 hours (for those who don’t desire Greek) and with the same selection of concentrations available.

 

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COLLEGE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BIBLICAL COUNSELING (BC)

BC 301 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 3 hours

A general introduction to the basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what biblical counseling is and what it involves, the qualifications of biblical counselors, the role of the counselor, the different kinds of counseling that is needed, the place of counseling in the ministry of the church, and how biblical counseling differs from some of the more common secular models and theories.

 

BC 302 THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING 3 hours

A consideration of the theological realities that form the basis for a proper approach to counseling. Special attention will be given to the nature of God and of man (fallen and unfallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of the “flesh”(old man/ new man) an understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in counseling.

 

BC 303 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING 3 hours

This course will give an overview of general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the process and content of counseling. Special attention will be given to the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience. Included will be discussions of the biblical basis and purpose of marriage, family stages, in-law problems, developing unity, husband/wife roles, conflict resolution, premarital counseling, divorce counseling, dealing with sexual problems and parent/child relationships.

 

BC 304 COMPARATIVE COUNSELING METHODS 3 hours

The focus of this course will be to compare and contrast various counseling methodologies, both Christian and secular, with a positive emphasis on the nouthetic model.

 

BC 305 CRISIS COUNSELING 3 hours

This course will focus on a biblical methodology that will enable counselors to manage and coach counselees in crisis. A number of the common crises that people face in the course of a lifetime will be examined as well as a model for how counselors can effectively coach a counselee through such intense periods of crisis. Prerequisites: BC 301, 302.  

 

BC 310 COUNSELING PRACTICUM 3 hours

This course will focus on the practical application of the principles of biblical counseling and the various methodological aspects of the counseling process. This course will include observing videotapes of counseling sessions and student participation in counseling as counselors, counselees, and observers. These activities will form the basis for seminar discussions where counseling will be analyzed from a biblical perspective. The goal of this course is to help the student learn, evaluate, and sharpen practical counseling skills. Prerequisite: BC 301, 302.

 

BIBLE (BI)

BI 101 BIBLE SURVEY I – OT 3 hours

A survey of the entire Old Testament, giving special attention to authorship, historical background, and the theme of each book. This study traces the history of the Hebrew nation from its origin to the time of Jesus Christ.

 

BI 102 BIBLE SURVEY II – NT 3 hours

A survey of the entire New Testament including the historical background of the inter-testamental period, giving special attention to authorship, content, main events, and the unfolding of God’s redemptive purpose through the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

BI 103 PAULINE EPISTLES I (Romans) 3 hours

An in-depth analysis of the Epistle to the Romans. The Epistle to the Romans is the most complete and systematic presentation of the doctrine of salvation in the New Testament. It is, therefore, of highest importance that it be mastered. Attention will be given to the overall structure of the book and the development of its argument and its theology. As time allows, a verse by verse explanation will be given. The student will be expected to memorize key passages.

 

BI 104 THE PENTATEUCH 3 hours

A study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy with emphasis on the basic message of each book and scriptural proof of authorship. Higher criticism views are also considered and put in perspective to a proper biblical understanding of the origin of the work. Attention is also given to the Covenants that God established during this important time in history. 

BI 105 INTRO TO BIBLE STUDY 3 hours

This course will present several methods for effective Bible study. It will also present, and explain how to utilize, tools that are available for the exposition of the biblical text for the English reader, for the purpose of guiding the students to a regular, systematic study of the Scriptures on their own.

 

BI 106 BOOK OF PSALMS 2 hours

An analytical study of the various types of Psalms, with special emphasis on the Messianic Psalms. Special consideration is given to the poetic parallelisms, key words, dominant themes, and the use of the Psalms in Israelite history.

 

BI 108 PROVERBS 2 hours

A study of the book of Proverbs including the book’s writers, structure, purposes, literary types, and significant topics. Special attention is given to making application to today’s culture.

 

BI 135 GENESIS

A study of the Book of Beginnings, noting the many beginnings presented with special emphasis on the creation versus evolution issues of today. The lives of the Patriarchs will be studied, noting the beginning of the history of the nation of Israel.

 

BI 157 THE LIFE OF CHRIST 3 hours

This course will gives an in-depth introduction to Jesus Christ through the study of the historical, cultural, and religious background in which He lived, an introduction to the four Gospels as the primary sources of information for a study of His life, a chronological study of the major events of His life, and an introduction to the major themes of His teaching.

 

BI 160 THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL 3 hours

A study of the history of Israel by surveying the general content of the Old Testament books from Joshua to Esther with special emphasis on the cultural, historical and geographical context of the books. Topics include the conquest and settlement of Palestine, the birth and establishment of the monarchy, the division of the nation, the deportation of the northern kingdom and then the southern kingdom, the return of the remnant from exile, and the role of the prophets during this time.

 

BI 210 PAULINE EPISTLES II (Corinthians) 3 hours

The study of the two Corinthian letters interpreted in light of the historic and cultural background. The theme of Corinthians is practical love in the local church. We will study the historical background, literary structure, theological emphasis, and contemporary significance of each letter. In addition we will do in-depth analyses of chosen texts as time permits. The study of Corinthians will enable us to give special emphasis to the problems of a developing church in the urban setting.

 

BI 211 ACTS 3 hours

An in-depth study of the Acts of the Apostles, emphasizing its relation to the letters of Paul. We will also explore the birth and early history of the church, the ministry of the Apostles, and the spread of the Gospel culturally. Attention will be given to the historical and cultural setting of the book and its practical contemporary applications.

 

BI 212 MINOR PROPHETS 3 hours

A study of the twelve minor prophets, Hosea through Malachi with special emphasis upon the historical background, content, and spiritual message, and preaching value of each book.

 

BI 213 CHRIST IN THE TABERNACLE 2 hours

A study of the Old Testament Tabernacle that Moses built in the wilderness, showing how it typifies the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some of the areas covered are: God’s purpose in the Tabernacle; names given to the Tabernacle; reasons for the Tabernacle; a study of the material used and each article that made up the Tabernacle; and a pattern for the devotional life.

 

BI 214 I AND II THESSALONIANS 3 hours

An analytical study of the two letters to the Thessalonians. Special emphasis is given to the prophetic messages contained therein as well as the directives to the church at Thessalonica concerning the handling of persecution and problems within the church body.

 

BI 215 DANIEL AND REVELATION 3 hours

A study of these two prophetic books with emphasis on the prophetic outline for Israel and the Gentile nations as seen in Daniel, and the more detailed account of the final days for these two groups as seen in Revelation. God’s plan for the church is also put into perspective with these events.

BI 216 BIBLE STUDY TOOLS 3 hours

A course designed to assist the student in the use of the various Bible study tools available. It will include the study of the Greek alphabet so the student will be familiar with the look of the words in the language tools. Such tools as various study Bibles, concordances, atlases, critical commentaries, dictionaries, and lexicons will be utilized in practical Bible studies.

 

BI 217 WISDOM LITERATURE 2 hours

An introduction to the Old Testament wisdom literature. Also includes an indepth study of the two wisdom books of Job and Ecclesiastes with special attention given to the nature, content, and relevance of their message to our theological views of God, man, and suffering.

 

BI 218 HEBREWS 3 hours

An in-depth study of the Epistle to the Hebrews emphasizing its structure and theology. The epistle to the Hebrews is a sermon from the late first century to exhort Christians who had “grown weary in well-doing” to persevere in the faith. It presents Jesus Christ as God’s final Word and Way of salvation, and as our great high priest, who being human can sympathize with our infirmities, and being God can offer an adequate and final sacrifice for our sins.

 

BI 219 GOSPEL OF JOHN 2 hours

An analysis of the Gospel of John emphasizing its structure, theology, and relation to the Synoptic Gospels. The book will be taught as much as possible in the light of John’s own purpose as stated in 20:31 which is too present Jesus Christ in such a way as to lead men to faith in Him. The student will be expected to know the contents of the book chapter by chapter.

 

BI 220 GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 3 hours

An in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew which will give special attention to the structure of the Gospel, its theology, and Matthew’s special emphasis on the teachings of Jesus. The theme of discipleship will be stressed in this class.

 

BI 225 JAMES 2 hours

An expositional study of the Book of James addressing the biblical perspectives and responses to the tests and trials of various aspects of the Christian life. Emphasis will also be placed on the biblical applications that can assist in discipleship of those in need of biblical counseling. This course may also serve as a Biblical Counseling elective. 

 

BI 320 BIBLE PROPHECY 2 hours

A study of the overall prophetic plan as it relates to the nation of Israel, the Church, and to the Gentile nations. The study is presented from the Pre-Tribulational, Pre-Millennial position.

 

BI 321 EZRA AND NEHEMIAH 2 hours

An exposition of these two post-exilic books with a view to understanding their historical and spiritual significance for the nation of Israel and their spiritual and practical significance for the believer today.

 

BI 322 BIBLICAL TEXTUAL ISSUES 2 hours

A course of study covering the inspiration, canonicity, transmission and translation of the entire Bible. The reliability and authority of the Biblical records are investigated, defended and substantiated in the light of ancient writers, archeology and historical facts.

 

BI 323 PRISON EPISTLES 3 hours

An analysis and exposition of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon with attention to historical setting, doctrinal content, and with special emphasis on the person and work of Christ and the practical message as it relates to the believer’s walk with Him today.

 

BI 324 EZEKIEL 3 hours

An exegetical study of the book, with an emphasis on understanding the ministry of the prophet Ezekiel to his own time as well as his predictions, both fulfilled and unfulfilled.

 

BI 326 ISAIAH 2 hours

An analysis of this major Old Testament prophetic book with emphasis on its historical background, authorship, unity, structure, central messages, doctrinal teachings, and messianic prophecies.

 

BI 330 HERMENEUTICS 3hours

Hermeneutics is the science of interpretation, in our case, of Biblical interpretation. This course is a study of those principles and practices which allow us to interpret Scripture both objectively and in harmony with the Spirit of God who is its ultimate author. Emphasis is given not just to learning these principles and practices, but to applying them to specific texts. This is a how-to course. 

 

BI 420 PASTORAL EPISTLES 2 hours

An expositional study of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, emphasizing local church order, leadership, and discipline. The admonitions and patterns offered by Paul the Apostle will be applied to the contemporary urban church.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (CE)

 

CE 201 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN ED. 3 hours

An introduction to the field of Christian education. Attention is given to the biblical basis for education, and some introductory matters concerning Christian education work in the church. (E.T.A. credit)

 

CE 202 MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCES 2 hours

The biblical and educational importance of audio-visuals and a study of the various audio-visual tools that can be used in a church teaching ministry. A practical course involving the student in the preparation and use of the materials and tools.

 

CE 203 THE CHRISTIAN HOME 3 hours

A study of the modern urban American family, the biblical blueprint for family living, preparation for marriage and the practical realities faced by every family.

 

CE 204 RECREATION IN THE LOCAL CHURCH 3 hours

The needs, methods, and materials as well as the administration of a recreation program as related to the local church. Qualifications for leaders are studied, with practical guidance for planning and administering a constructive recreational and social program among various age groups in the local church.

 

CE 310 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 2 hours

The principles and procedures involved in the administration of the educational program of the church. Special emphasis is given to the people and the problems that are involved in the administration of Christian education in the church.

 

CE 311 CHURCH EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES 3 hours

Different educational agencies of the church, such as Sunday school, children’s church, youth meetings, weekday clubs, vacation Bible school and camp are studied. The purpose, personnel, curriculum, organization, program, and the special problems of each agency are considered. 

 

CE 312 THE TEACHING PROCESS 3 hours

A study of the teaching-learning process with special emphasis on instruction in the preparation of objectives, the writing of lesson plans, the evaluation of results and the relating of the truth to life.

 

CE 420 METHODS OF TEACHING 3 hours

An examination of the various teaching methods that can be used in a Bible teaching ministry. Methods for teaching both youth, adults, and children are considered.

 

CE 421 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF CHILDREN 2 hours

The nature and needs of children, organization and administration of children’s programs, and the activities, principles, methods and materials that can be used in teaching children are examined.

 

CE 422 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF YOUTH 2 hours

Principles and procedures of the Christian education of youth. The course focuses on the young people themselves, the youth program and the youth leader to prepare the student for an effective youth ministry.

 

CE 423 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF ADULTS 2 hours

The principles and procedures of the Christian education of adults. Special attention is given to the nature, needs and problems of each age level, as well as the program which the church should offer adults.

 

ENGLISH (EN)

 

EN 101 ENGLISH GRAMMAR I 2 hours

A study of the essential elements of the English language, emphasizing the principles and rules of grammar. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of English.

 

EN 102 ENGLISH GRAMMAR II 2 hours

This course continues and further develops the study of grammar begun in English I. The course is designed to prepare the student for English composition.

 

EN 104 LANGUAGE SKILLS SURVEY 3 hours

This is a three hour course of study to enhance existing abilities in a broad spectrum of language skills including English grammar, composition, research writing, reading, note taking and study skills.This course is designed as a refresher for those students who have received some previous college credit for English Grammar and /or English Composition or have comparable placement scores.

 

EN 201 COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2 hours

A study of the basic principles of speech writing and delivery with special emphasis on clarity and simplicity. This course is for all students and serves as an introduction to homiletics for pastoral students.

 

EN 203 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 hours

A study of the basic principles of English composition, covering sentence and paragraph building, and the development of varying types of essays.

 

EN 204 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 hours

A continuation of English Composition I. This course will include further development of advanced essays, short theme writing, and incorporate all stages in the development of a formal research paper. The primary purpose of the course is to help the student communicate, especially Biblical truth, effectively in written form.

LANGUAGE (LA)

 

LA 201 INTRO. TO BIBLICAL LANGUAGES RESEARCH 3 hours

A course of study designed as an introduction to the Greek and Hebrew languages. The course presents the basic structure of classical Hebrew and Koine Greek – their alphabet, pronunciation, and a minimum of vocabulary words. It also includes a practical use of Hebrew and Greek study tools, such as concordances, lexicons, word studies and Greek and Hebrew based commentaries.

 

LA 301 GREEK I 4 hours

An introduction to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.

 

LA 302 GREEK II 4 hours

A continuation of the study begun in Greek I with an application of the basic grammatical structures and principles of syntax in conjunction with the translation of selected portions of the New Testament. Prerequisite: LA 301.

 

LA 312 GREEK READING 1 hour

A class that encourages the Greek student to read from the Greek New Testament. The student will be expected to translate the book of Philemon, and identify the various parts of speech. Philemon will also be diagrammed to help the student see the connection of the words in each sentence. Prerequisite: LA 301, 302.

 

LA 403 GREEK III 4 hours

This course consists of a review of the principles of Greek grammar learned in Greek I and II, an introduction to translation and exegesis, the translation of selected texts from the New Trestament and the enlargment of the students Greek vocabulary.

 

LA 404 GREEK IV 4 hours

This course consists of a continuation of the translation and exegesis began in Greek III and the study of the history of the text and manuscripts of the New Testament.

 

LA 501 GREEK EXEGESIS – THE PAULINE PRAYERS 3 hours

An in-depth study of the intercessory prayers of the Pauline epistles based on the Greek text. The goal of this class is to develop exegetical skills while studying Paul’s theology of prayer. Prerequisite Greek 1 and II

 

 

MISSIONS (MI)

 

MI 201 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS 2 hours

An introduction to cross-cultural missions through a survey of current world needs and trends and 1with emphasis on the biblical basis for missions, the historical development of missions, and the role of the pastor and local church in sending out its own missionaries.

 

MI 202 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MISSIONS 2 hours

A study of New Testament principles as they concern missions practice, including such particulars as the indigenous method, mission-church relations and other present day problems and trends in missions.

 

MI 205 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM 3 hours

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the origin and history of Islam; its major divisions; its chief doctrines and practices, and its challenge to Christianity. We will examine the life of Muhammad, the origin and teachings of the Qu’ran, the place of the Hadith in Islam, Islam’s major doctrines and practices, the origin and current status of the major divisions of Islam, and Christian responses to Islam’s major challenges. This is a missions course and it will take as its starting point the truth of Christianity and the obligation of Christians to evangelize all persons including Muslims.

 

MI 210 COMMUNICATION IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT 3 hours

This course addresses the challenges and opportunities of Christian ministers engaged in communication and living out the gospel in an urban multi-cultural context. The combined study of communication principles and processes with cultural anthropology will equip leaders to effectively incarnate the gospel to urban cultural groups.

 

MI 220 THE CITY IN THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 3 hours

This course will focus on developing a theology of the city and broadening the awareness of how systematically and extensively the Bible addresses urban issues. This course will also assist students to reflect theologically on the challenges and opportunities of the urban context.

 

MI 230 URBAN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS 3 hours

Designed to introduce the student to the variety of religious groups indigenous to the city as well as a biblical evaluation of each.

 

MI 301 INTRODUCTION TO WORLDVIEWS 3 hours

A study of the ways in which individuals conceptualize the universe in which they live, and how their conceptualizations of the universe (world views) influences the way they think and act. Beginning with theism the development of world views in the west will be traced through deism, materialism, nihilism, existentialism, the new age, and post-modernism. Emphasis will be given to Christian witness in the context of these various worldviews.

 

MI 302 DYNAMICS OF URBAN MINISTRY 3 hours

The focus of this shall be to gain an overview of the social and cultural characteristics of the urban context, and to develop a biblical, holistic philosophy of ministry that is effective in a context heavily influenced by poverty, violence, lack of opportunity as well as a variety of cultural influences.

 

MI 305 LEADERSHIP IN THE URBAN CHURCH 3 hours

This course is an overview of the critical role of visionary leadership in effective ministries that are making a significant impact in the urban context. Theory as well as practical principles surrounding dynamic leadership will be examined from both a biblical as well as sociological perspective.

 

MI 306 MANAGEMENT IN THE URBAN CHURCH 3 hours

This course will focus on the principles of accomplishing organizational goals through the effective management of people. The role of strong organizational management as a key to effective ministry will be examined, including the planning cycle, practical aspects of evaluating people, programs and ministry context, effective relationship building, understanding group dynamics as well as planning and implementing change.

 

MI 310 CHURCH PLANTING 3 hours

A study of the practical aspects of church planting including techniques of outreach and principles of organization.

 

MI 315 CHURCH PLANTING IN THE URBAN CONTEXT 3 hours

An examination of how churches grow in the urban context, using the Apostle Paul’s mission paradigm and a holistic approach.

 

MI 320 THEOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF POVERTY 3 hours

This course seeks to understand the biblical perspective and present theories on poverty with the goal of addressing issues of holistic ministry for the contemporary church.

 

MI 325 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE POOR 3 hours

The focus of this course will be urban community economic development from a Christian perspective. We will focus particularly on the promise and potential of the role of the Church in promoting and facilitation economic change in a context marked by poverty, marginalization, exploitation, abuse, and injustice.

 

MI 340 PRACTICUM IN URBAN MISSION 3 hours

This course is a follow-up to other urban courses for the purpose of integrating urban mission theory with practical experience.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY (PH)

 

PH 101 CHRISTIAN LIFE AND ETHICS 3 hours

The Christian life is examined in the light of Scripture with special emphasis on areas such as personal devotional life, setting of standards, the principles involved in human relationships, and the Spirit- filled life.

 

PH 302 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2 hours

A study of the basic themes of philosophy and an introduction to the history of philosophy and some of the major philosophers of the western tradition.

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (PT)

PT100 CHAPEL 0 hours

The day college program has a scheduled chapel program one day a week. This time is set aside each week for the spiritual help of the Faculty, staff, and students. The insight gained from those who are presently serving the Lord as pastors, teachers, missionaries and lay ministers contributes to the building of character and a passionate commitment to Christ. The requirements for this special ministry are found in this catalog under the heading, “Academic Information.”

 

CS 100 CHRISTIAN SERVICE 0 hours

Each college student will be expected to have a “Christian Ministry Assignment.” The student will inform the college of his/her personal involvement at their local church. Christian Service is an integral part of the philosophy of Carver Baptist Bible College. The student must fill out the Ministry Assignment form and keep it up to date when changes are made.

PT 101 ORIENTATION 0 hours

A course for new students to acquaint them with C.B.B.C.’s doctrinal position and policies. Study methods, use of the library, time management, the maintenance of personal devotions and other practical matters in the life of a student will also be considered.

 

PT 102 PERSONAL EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP 2 hours

A course designed to instruct the student in the area of one-on-one evangelism. Areas to be emphasized will be personal qualifications, detailed plan of salvation, meeting and overcoming objections and follow up. A number of Scripture verses will be memorized during the semester and practical experience will be obtained through classroom example as well as actual in-the-field evangelism. (E.T.A. credit)

 

PT 201 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 1 hour

A course designed to provide basic instruction in Word Processing. It will cover such areas as Opening, Saving and Closing files; using the mouse, formatting, copying, and moving text within a document and between documents. Basic File Management activity will also be covered.

 

PT 210 BASIC COMPUTER COURSE 3 hours

A course designed to continue the training begun in PT 210. More advanced techniques of Word Processing will be covered, such as the producing of letterheads, newsletters and flyers. The production of presentations using a graphics Program will also be covered.

 

PT 302 EXPOSITORY PREACHING I 3 hours

A course designed to teach the student the basic principles of outlining and sermon structure with some help in exegesis.

 

PT 303 EXPOSITORY PREACHING II 3 hours

A continuation of Expository Preaching I with the study of basic sermon types, the developing of the sermon and practical experience in preaching.

 

PT 310 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION 2 hours

A study of present day church organization with particular emphasis on planting and organizing an independent Baptist church. Areas such as New Testament church principles, organization, parliamentary procedure, and church ordinances will be examined.

 

PT 312 PASTORAL THEOLOGY 2 hours

A biblical examination of the nature of the pastoral ministry with attention given to the qualifications and duties of a pastor in relation to his church, community, and the world. Special attention will be given to instruction in forms of public worship, ordinances, ministerial services, legal relations, counseling and visitation.

SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS)

 

SS 201 CHURCH HISTORY 3 hours

A study of the church from Pentecost to the present, noting early day heresies and controversies, and tracing the path of the church through times of trial, crises, decisions, and reformation to its present conditions. Special emphasis is given to the Black church from the Colonial period to the present including such areas as its origin, growth, contributions and outlook.

 

SS 202 BIBLE GEOGRAPHY AND CUSTOMS 2 hours

A study of the lands of the Bible and their Geography with an emphasis on Israel. This course will integrate Geography, History, Archeology, Sociology, and Cultural History in an attempt to recreate an accurate image of the Biblical world. The goal of the study is to be able to interpret specific Biblical texts within their cultural and historical settings demonstrating the importance of understanding culture in order to understand people both in biblical times and today. The emphasis will be on the New Testament.

 

SS 310 BAPTIST HERITAGE 3 hours

A consideration of the history, doctrines and principles of Baptist churches, including the examination of New Testament teaching concerning the administration and government of the churches.

 

SS 311 INTRO. TO CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS 2 hours

A study of Biblical principles and patterns for the management of family finances including the practical application of the establishment of a budget.

THEOLOGY (TH)

 

TH 101 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY 3 hours

An introductory study of theology providing an overview of the ten basic doctrinal areas of study. The purpose of the course is to orient the student to the school’s position theologically and to assist the student in obtaining a general grasp of the subject of theology. (E.T.A. credit can be pre-arranged)

 

TH 201 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I 3 hours

A study of the doctrines of Bibliology, concerning revelation, inspiration and canonicity; Theology Proper, the person and attributes of God; and Pneumatology, the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

 

TH 202 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II 3 hours

A study of the doctrines of Anthropology, considering the origin, fall, and nature of man; Harmartiology, the doctrine of sin; Christology, concerning the person and work of Christ; and Soteriology, the work of Christ in providing salvation.

 

TH 310 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III 3 hours

A study of the doctrines of Angelology, concerning Satan, holy angels, and fallen angels; Ecclesiology, considering the origin, organization, and administration of the church; and Eschatology, the study of Bible prophecy and future events.

 

TH 311 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY 2 hours

A survey of present day theological views, for the purpose of determining their content, weaknesses and dangers, and comparing them to Biblical teaching in order that students will be prepared to recognize and avert such errors in the course of their ministry.

 

TH 312 DISPENSATIONAL THEOLOGY 3 hours

A study of God’s plan of the ages including a survey of the dispensations and the covenants. This course purposes to prepare the student to properly interpret the Scripture through a better understanding of God’s dealing with the human race by means of the dispensations and covenants He established with them.

 

TH 313 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS 3 hours

A positive presentation of the evidences of the Christian faith. The course stresses those found in the Scriptures, the life and ministry of Christ, history, as well as personal experience. The major arguments opposing Christianity, including those from science, will be considered and refuted. The course includes a brief introduction to various apologetic systems and the value of apologetics.

 

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