2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Theology

  
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    THE 436 - Theology of Worship


    A study of the biblical doctrine of worship and its interpretation throughout the history of the Christian church. Special emphasis is placed on the development of liturgical theology, contemporary issues related to liturgy, and the role of music in the worship of the church. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    THE 100

    Credits: 3
  
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    THE 437 - Theology of the Christian Life


    An examination of the scriptural teaching relating to sanctification. Special attention is given to the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility in the sanctification process. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    THE 100

    Credits: 3
  
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    THE 438 - Theology of the Kingdom


    A study of the biblical revelation relating to the concept of the kingdom as a unifying theme of Scripture. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    THE 100

    Credits: 3
  
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    THE 441 - Theology of John Calvin


    A study of the life and theology of the influential Reformation theologian John Calvin. Calvin’s thought is examined within its sixteenth century context through familiarity with his enduring work Institutes of the Christian Religion. A portion of the class is conducted in seminar format. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    THE 100

    Credits: 3
  
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    THE 442 - The Writings of Jonathan Edwards


    A study of selected writings of Jonathan Edwards. Either semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    THE 100

    Credits: 3

Youth Ministries

  
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    YTH 122 - Introduction to Youth Ministry


    An overview of the history, context, and major responsibilities of the Christian youth worker. Topics include the responsibilities of the youth worker, the importance of godly character, the priority of being a good student, the history of youth ministry, and analyzing and evaluating culture texts from a biblical perspective. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 221 - Philosophy for Youth Ministry


    A thorough examination of a strategy for youth ministry emphasizing the three priorities of ministry: growth, outreach and training. The course is designed to help students understand the history of youth ministry and provide them with a biblically based plan for ministering to youth. It includes instruction on how to develop a strong foundation for youth ministry. First semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 222 - Effective Bible Teaching


    An examination of the principles and skills necessary to effectively communicate the Bible to youth. Opportunities are provided to develop these skills in a variety of settings. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 321 - Ministering to Families with Youth


    An examination of the family with special consideration given to effective means of ministering to both youth and parents. Included are basic counseling principles and methods that can be used by parents to disciple their teens. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 322 - Computer Technology for Youth Ministry


    A course designed to acquaint the student with principles of design and to help develop the skills necessary for effective use of computer technology. The course includes a survey of design principles and instruction for using computer technology to keep records, create fliers, develop calendars, design basic websites, edit video, and produce effective visual presentations. Second semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 351 - Principles of Sports Ministry


    A study of foundational principles of sports ministry and the strategic implementation of sport ministry in the church, community and cross cultural settings. The course is designed to help students to develop a biblical perspective regarding sports ministry and to explore possibilities for implementation in various ministry settings. Either semester.

    Credits: 3
  
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    YTH 421 - Organization and Administration in Youth Ministry


    An overview of the basic management responsibilities of a youth leader. Such topics as development of lay leadership, assessment techniques, retreat planning, budget planning, promotion and publications are discussed. First semester.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    YTH 221

    Credits: 3
 

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