Quick Reference of Degrees and Certificates Offered

Freedom Bible College is an online Bible school that is recognized by Bible colleges world-wide.
Distance learning and resident classes are available.

Certificate Programs 

1. Pastoral Certificate
2. Christian Workers Certificate
3. Christian Workers Certificate for the Visually Impaired
4. Biblical Studies Certificate
5. Christian Chaplaincy Certificate Program
6. Undergraduate Teaching Certificate
7. Christian Education Teacher’s Certificate
8. International Christian Counselors Alliance Certificate Program

Associate Degrees

1. Associate of Liberal Christian Studies
2. Associate of Ministry

Bachelor’s Degrees

1. Bachelor of Christian Studies
2. Bachelor of Biblical Studies
3. Bachelor of Theology
4. Bachelor of Ministry
5. Bachelor of Ministry – Prison and Hospital Chaplaincy
6. Bachelor of Ministry – Rudiments of Christian Counseling
7. Bachelor of Ministry – Rudiments of Family & Emotional Counseling
8. Bachelor of Ministry – Rudiments of Abuse Counseling
9. Bachelor of Ministry – Youth Emphasis
10. Bachelor of Ministry – Church Publications Emphasis
(Formerly Bachelor of Christian Journalism)
11. Bachelor of Ministry – Church Management Emphasis
(Formerly Bachelor of Church Business Management)
12. Bachelor of Ministry – Church Leadership
13. Bachelor of World Missions
14. Bachelor of Christian Education
15. Bachelor of Church History
16. Bachelor of Evangelism

Master’s Degrees Offered

1. Master of Theology
2. Master of Ministry
3. Master of Divinity (Requires Thesis)
4. Master of Ministry – Christian Counseling Psy. Emphasis
5. Master of Christian Education
6. Master of Church Leadership

Doctoral Degrees Offered

1. Doctorate of Theology
2. Doctorate of Ministry
3. Doctorate of Ministry – Christian Counseling Psy. Emphasis
4. Doctorate of Christian Education


Pastoral Certificate – 30 hours

BSC-1053 Prayer Essentials
This is a course that gives a step-by-step guide to building a church that prays. Gives methods to intentionally build prayer into the life and structure of the church.
BSC-1013 Old Testament Survey
The text of this course is a widely used narrative survey of the Old Testament. This study is for college freshmen and sophomores whose primary educational modality has been visual. It is also used as a refresher for established Christians who may be entering higher levels of study, but have not formally taken a course like this one.
BSC-1023 New Testament Survey
This course is a most enlightening look not only of the written Word of the New Testament, but for the examination of backgrounds and historical accounts of leaders of relevant eras. The text is excellent. It is clearly written and makes abundant use of visuals.
BSC-1033 Basic Christian Theology
A study that introduces the major doctrines of the Christian faith by showing how these doctrines answer questions that arise naturally in the minds of individuals. It is an excellent core for many areas of advanced study.
CC-3343 Renewing of the Mind
This course is a tape series by Dr. M.R. Burckley. It gives the student practical application as well as instructional insight to help achieve a renewed mind in Christ.
CC-33203 Healing for Victims of Abuse
Victims of abuse – any abuse – need to know how other people have made it through the recovery process. A victim of incest herself, the author of the text understands the myriad emotions that victims struggle with and offers ten proven steps toward recovery.
MIN–3283 From Stress to Well-being
Today’s society propels Americans toward ever-increasing stress levels. This course addresses the importance of trusting God, reducing stressors, and leading a mentally and physically healthy Christian life.
CER-2023 The Effective Minister of Education
This course contains essential information for those preparing to serve as a director of education. It discusses the calling, the qualifications, the roles, the responsibilities and the rewards of Christian Education.
CER-2043 Counseling Troubled Teens
This course is designed to be a guide for those in training for pastoral ministry and youth work, as well as a practical resource for women and men involved in ministry with teens and their families. It offers information about the important role clergy serve in the mental health care of families with teens.
ADM-8013 Handling and Avoiding Church Debt
Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction, expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free. Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.

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Christian Workers Certificate – 30 hours


BSC-1053 Prayer Essentials
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1013 Old Testament Survey
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1023 New Testament Survey
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1033 Basic Christian Theology
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
CC-33193 Holding on to your God Given Dreams
This course is a taped series by Dr. M.R. Burckley. Sometimes even God given dreams seem to fade with time. This course is designed to help the Christian realize that God’s promises are forever.
CER-2023 The Effective Minister of Education
This course contains essential information for those preparing to serve as a director of education. It discusses the calling, the qualifications, the roles, the responsibilities and the rewards of Christian Education.
TH-3153 God’s Truth vs Lies we Believe
This taped series by Dr. M.R. Burckley is so broad that any attempt to summarize would not do justice to the work. In a word, Burckley establishes that traditions and customs of man may not line up with God’s truth.
CER-2053 Understanding World Religions
This course is an indispensable guide for students, ministers, church leaders and laypersons who want to begin a journey into understanding the beliefs and practices of religious people around the world.
TH-3133 Church Administration I
An investigation into basic leadership skills and a study of the application in the life of the vocational Christian worker.
MIN-3213 Christian Social Ministry
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.

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Biblical Studies Certificate – 30 hours


BSC-1053 Prayer Essentials
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1013 Old Testament Survey
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1023 New Testament Survey
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
BSC-1033 Basic Christian Theology
For course description, please see Pastoral Certificate above
CER-2023 The Effective Minister of Education
This course contains essential information for those preparing to serve as a director of education. It discusses the calling, the qualifications, the roles, the responsibilities and the rewards of Christian Education.
BIB-30123 Chronology of Christ
Studies Scripture and extra-biblical sources to determine key dates in the life of Christ. Examines the date of his birth, the commencement of his ministry, the duration of his ministry, the day and year of his crucifixion. Bibliography and index. Biblical Studies, Life and Teachings of Christ
BIB-30143 Sermon on the Mount
This audio taped course by Dr. Dana Carpenter goes into the depths of the teachings of Christ during the Sermon on the Mount.
BIB-30133 The Works of Jesus
This course traces the events of Jesus’ life from his birth to his ascension. It frequently cites the best of other works written about Christ. It contains an expanded outline of the life of Christ, historical and geographical background material, indexes, and studies on the Life and Teachings of Christ.
BIB-3003 Origins of the Bible
The text of this course includes over 300 pages of facts, historical tracings and references concerning the origin of the biblical canon. The student will gain valuable insight and respect for those who paid great prices to follow God’s plan of recording His Holy Word.
BIB-1023 Biblical Geography
This course is designed for students at any level. It gives a geographical look at Bible places, past and present. The textbook presents artists’ reconstructions which portray fourteen sites from the Old and the New Testaments – including Jericho and the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem – as they looked in biblical and modern times.

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Christian Chaplaincy Certificate Program – 30 hours


Prerequisite or Postrequisite: General Ministerial License or Ordination
(If you have not been licensed or ordained prior to enrolling, you must apply to
Concepts of Freedom Ministries or another recognized Christian organization for a license
before the completion of the certificate program)

BSC-1053 Prayer Essentials
This is a course that gives a step-by-step guide to building a church that prays. Gives methods to intentionally build prayer into the life and structure of the church as well as personal life. The text for this course was written by President Church who was healed from terminal cancer.
BSC-1023 New Testament Survey
This course is a most enlightening look not only of the written Word of the New Testament, but for the examination of backgrounds and historical accounts of leaders of relevant eras. The text is excellent. It is clearly written and makes abundt use of visuals.
Min-3213 Social Ministry
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.
CC-7214 Intrinsic Healing II
When the world makes no sense there are biblical solutions for struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions and guilt. Solutions lie in the development of basic undeveloped tasks that you may have failed to complete when growing up and tasks that bring changes that heal. Offers help in taking on the likeness of the one that created you.
CER-2063 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy I
This course provides an overview for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clergy, corrections professionals, and volunteers of the role that chaplains play in assisting prison management in the rehabilitation of offenders in addition to their ministerial and administrative responsibilities.
CER-2073 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy II
Personal, authentic, and real emotions play out as Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy II discusses the issue of church and state and the phenomenon of finding religion in prison. The text addresses in detail the prison formerly known as America’s bloodiest prison, the 18,000 acres that comprise Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary are now home to 5,000 inmates, a full range of seasonal crops, a 9-hole golf course, yearly rodeos, a Bible seminary, a museum, and much more.
CER-2083 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy III
This course provides an alternative resource on our prison system for chaplains, pastors, priests, and students working in theology, ethics, or counseling. Instead of the usual descriptive narratives of inmates’ lives or discussions of statistical approaches, this unique course combines a theological model with a viable programmatic approach to confront the oppression of incarceration and reverse its effects. It looks at the vital issues facing juveniles in the criminal justice system (the transition from county jail to a correctional facility, victimization, rejection, under-stimulation, homosexual rape) and examines the creation of non-threatening niches to address coping structures needed to move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.
CER-2093 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy IV
For most Christians, prison culture is like visiting a foreign land, and the thought of ministering in prisons to those incarcerated is an intimidating prospect. This course will empower any pastor, educator, or lay leader in doing effective prison ministry by providing a thorough “inside-out” view of prison life.
CER-20103 The Chaplain as Caregiver I: Ministry to Those in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
The text for this course is afield manual for giving pastoral care to the sick. In addition to general hospital visitation information, special sections describe the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with a wide variety of illnesses and highlight the therapeutic value of using appropriate humor. Includes Scripture passages, prayers, and hospital service suggestions.
CER-20113 The Chaplain as Spiritual Caregiver II: Where Is God when People Hurt?
The Chaplain as a Spiritual Caregiver II offers guidance on caring for a patient’s soul using a revised and expanded guide for anyone who provides care to those who are suffering.

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Christian Worker’s Certificate Program – 45 hours


For the Visually Impaired. All Courses are on AudioTapes. Oral Testing.

Steps to entering this program:
1. You must answer “yes” to at least one of the following questions.
2. Enclose a note with your application package explaining which of the following applies to you.
3. Select the Christian Worker’s Certificate option on your application
___ Are you are legally blind? (Your vision in the better eye is 20/200 or less with correcting glasses, or your widest diameter of visual field is no greater than 20 degrees.)
___ Is your vision impaired to the point that you cannot see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print, although you wear glasses to correct your vision?
___ Are you unable to handle print books or turn pages because of a physical handicap, even temporarily?
___ Have you been certified by a medical doctor as having a reading disability due to an organic dysfunction that is severe enough to prevent you from reading in the usual manner?

CC-33193TP Holding on to your God Given Dreams
This course is a taped series by Dr. M.R. Burckley. Sometimes even God given dreams seem to fade with time. This course is designed to help the Christian realize that God’s promises are forever.
BSC-1063TP Spiritual Warfare
This is a taped course by Dr. Dana Carpenter. It is not the same as BSC-1063, but works as a replacement. Spiritual warfare is an area that is often ignored, but every Christian should realize that they are fighting battles daily against the enemy and his influences.
TH-3153TP God’s Truth vs. Lies we Believe
This taped series by Dr. M.R. Burckley is so broad that any attempt to summarize would not do justice to the work. In a word, Burckley establishes that traditions and customs of man may not line up with God’s truth.
CC-33223TP Song of Solomon
A taped course in the style of Dr. Dana Carpenter. This course covers probably the most controversial book in the Bible. The Song of Solomon is often misunderstood and misinterpreted even to the point that many would like it removed and declared non-canonical.
CC-3343TP Renewing of the Mind
This course is a tape series by Dr. M.R. Burckley. It gives the student practical application as well as instructional insight to help achieve a renewed mind in Christ.
BIB-30203 The Epistology of James
A study of James, half brother of Jesus. James is an enigmatic and puzzling work, but with proper exegetic it provides the Christian worker with a multi-dimensional look at the nature of apostates and instructions on how to deal with them. An audio taped series in the style of Dr. Dana Carpenter.
BIB-30223 The Epistology of Jude
Jude dwells in the shadows, but this audio taped course by Dr. Dana Carpenter approaches the study from a spiritual and literary-rhetorical standpoint with a lively and sure hand. His exegesis is comprehensive and adept. Jude’s subject matter gives the evidence of evil works and beliefs as a proof of false faith.
BIB-30233TP Ecclesiastes
No course description available at this time
BIB-30143TP Sermon on the Mount
This audio taped course by Dr. Dana Carpenter goes into the depths of the teachings of Christ during the Sermon on the Mount. This course is not only an in-depth study of Jesus’ teachings, but it is also a course that will lift up and encourage.
BIB-30273TP Eschatology III
No course description available at this time
BIB-30283TP Spiritual Laws
No course description available at this time
CC-33243TP Counseling Ethics II
No course description available at this time
CC-33253TP Supernatural Living
No course description available at this time
CC-33263TP Equipping Saints to Counsel
No course description available at this time
CC-33273TP Life-Healing Changes
No course description available at this time

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Undergraduate Teaching Certificate- 9 hours


Non-secular. Open to everyone, but geared for branch instructors.

ED-1013 The Bible Teacher
This course is an essential guide for all who teach the Bible or are considering teaching Bible study classes at any level. It combines the wisdom of experience with insights gleaned from interviews with leading master level Bible teachers. It is filled with advice that will help Bible teachers at all levels of experience.
ED-1023 Beginning College Classroom Instruction
ED-1023 is full of experience-tested, research-based advice for graduate students and new teaching faculty. It provides a range of innovative and traditional strategies that work well without requiring extensive preparation or long grading sessions. What do you put on the syllabus? How do you balance lectures with group assignments or discussions? How do you get a dialogue going when the students won’t participate? What grading system is fairest and most efficient for your class? How do you prevent cheating, and what do you do if it occurs?
ED-1033 Advanced College Classroom Instruction
This course presents an insightful look at what makes a great teacher, based on a study of three dozen teachers from a cross section of disciplines from medical-school faculties to undergraduate departments. The text concludes that the quality of teaching is measured not by whether students pass exams but whether they retain the material to such an extent that it influences their thoughts and actions.

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Christian Education Teacher’s Certificate – 8 hours


Proctored Testing. Prerequisite: Degree in Christian Education or a related field

EDC-9014 Advanced Christian Education Methodology I
This course takes the student through a five step process of biblical lesson preparation. The five steps not only include Bible study, but also help to take the message of the passage and make it relevant to contemporary Christian education. It teaches lesson structure, evaluation and actual teaching processes.
EDC-9014 Advanced Christian Education Methodology II
An advanced course that covers the nature of Christian education as it relates to the serious teacher. It take the teaching-learning process and relates to the scriptures and the church. Advanced Christian Education Methodology II is a must for all pastors, teachers and Christian educators who are seeking excellence.

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International Christian Counselors Alliance Certificate Program – 8 hours


Proctored Testing. Prerequisite: Degree in Christian Counseling

ICA-9114 Counseling Therapy I
This course offers a unique and through study that successfully accomplishes a full integration of psychology and theology with a goal of endorsing biblical insights that can guide Christ-centered counseling for Christian professionals and counselors.
ICA-9124 Counseling Therapy II
This course is a model of the Christian counselor’s love for the client. It teaches that nouthetic Counseling is a combination of therapy and instruction based upon the authority of the Bible. The text for this course offers more than 500 pages of superbly prepared Christian counseling information.

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Associate of Christian Studies Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 60 (less LMWT Credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.
(This degree track is designed for those who do not want to major in a particular area)

The student’s choice of elective courses to equal the total hours required to satisfy credit hour requirements.

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Associate of Ministry Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 60 (less LMWT Credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

MIN-1013 Introduction to Missions
This course seeks to guide missionaries (1) to understand the purposes of God that empowers missions; (2) to discern personal motives for carrying out that mission; (3) to learn how to be learners of a new culture and many other necessary segments of information that is essential to the missionary.
MIN-1023 Introduction to Youth Ministry
Today’s pastor must have a working knowledge of youth ministry. This course is designed for anyone with a heart for working with children of all ages. Details of youth ministry are carefully examined.
MIN-1033 The Ministry of Education
This course contains essential information for those preparing to serve as a director of education. It discusses the calling, the qualifications, the roles, the responsibilities and the rewards of Christian Education.
MIN-1043 Applied Systematic Theology
An excellent course for discussions of Bible Doctrines at the introductory college level.
MIN-1053 Introduction to Evangelism
A detailed, but introductory, study of evangelism. This course embraces evangelism as a necessary ingredient to effective ministry. It is a front line look at this often neglected part of the local church.
MIN-1063 Church Growth
Most pastors and church leaders want growth. They have tried program after program, often with limited success. This course is designed to guide toward healthy and sustained growth.
MIN-1073 Expository Preaching
This course shows that followers of Jesus, the Prince of preachers, must understand the necessity of walking as men and women of God, they must understand preparation and sermon delivery and finally, they must understand the breadth of the Word they are proclaiming. This is a primer for every preacher.
MIN-1083 Family Ministry
This course is a guide to a church’s family ministry. It deals with strong as well as dysfunctional families and contains theological and biblical discussions of some of the major issues in marriage and family along with practical guidelines for most aspects of parenting and marriage.
MIN-1093 Eschatology
This course is based on the thesis that eschatology deals only with the end, the last day, the last war. It shows that Christian eschatology has nothing to do with the apocalypse, but is about new creation.
MIN-10103 Ministry for Bereavement
A pace setting course on bereavement ministry. The programs outlined helps clergy or lay ministers to effectively deal with to those who, for whatever reason, are working their way through the grieving process.
MIN-10113 The Pastor Under Fire
Thousands of ministers are being driven from the ministry (and church) each year by destructive antagonists.
This course offers remedial strategies for pastors and congregations who want to protect themselves against the abuse of parishioners with personality disorders, mental illnesses, and mean streaks in situations that go well beyond mere church conflict.
MIN-10123 Foundations of Christian Education
With the unified vision of a Christian education faculty committed to integrating academic theory with ministry application, this course invites you to tour the Christian education field as it approaches the twenty-first century
MIN-10123 Free Elective

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Bachelor of Christian Studies Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less LMWT Credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.
(This degree track is designed for those who do not want to major in a particular area)

The student’s choice of elective courses to equal the total hours required to satisfy credit hour requirements.

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Bachelor Biblical Studies Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less LMWT Credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

BIB-1023 Biblical Geography
This course is designed for students at any level. It gives a geographical look at Bible places, past and present. The textbook presents artists’ reconstructions which portray fourteen sites from the Old and the New Testaments — including Jericho and the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem–as they looked in biblical and modern times.
BIB-3003 Origins of the Bible
The text of this course includes over 300 pages of facts, historical tracings and references concerning the origin of the biblical canon. The student will gain valuable insight and respect for those who paid great prices to follow God’s plan of recording His Holy Word.
BIB-3013 The Identity of Jesus
Jesus and His claims are the heart of Christianity. The four Gospels are the most significant sources of information about Jesus. This course gives a survey of the life and teaching of Christ — drawing on the four Gospels.
BIB-3023 New Testament Background
A core study used widely at both the college and seminary levels. Designed to alert students to key issues in each chapter of the text. The book provides end-of-chapter reviews and shows connections between material in different chapters.
BIB-3033 Old Testament Theology
This course is a modified systematic model for use as a core text in the study of Theology. The text is up-to-date, readable and user friendly.
BIB-3043 Hermeneutics
This course textbook is a trendsetter in hermeneutics. Today’s Christian element demands concise and complete hermeneutical teachings. The student will piece together the elements of Biblical interpretation that will add depth and accuracy to the message, lesson or devotion.
BIB-3053 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.
BIB-3063 History of Evangelism
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.
BIB-3073 Understanding the Bible
This course offers a comprehensive overview of the Bible. Gaining an understanding of the context helps the novice scripture reader get the most from readings. It leads the reader through exercises designed to facilitate a correct understand of God’s Word.
BIB-3083 Christology
Upon the completion of this course the student will be familiar with the fundamental teaching of Christology. The student will have a better understanding of the relationship of Christ to the Godhead, His Deity as it related to the virgin birth, incarnation, transfiguration, death, burial and resurrection. The student will also become familiar with Christ’s relationship to key events in the Old and New Testaments and understand how these events are important to the message of the Gospel.
BIB-3093 Introduction to Hebrew Prophets
Introduction to Hebrew Prophets is a course that deals with the Hebrew prophets as preachers and ministers who carried the awesome responsibility of funneling God’s spoken word to mankind. It offers information that is a key to a sound education in Biblical Studies.
BIB-30103 Skills of Bible Reading
The course provides keys to interpreting the genre and discusses the hermeneutical questions it raises for today’s Christian. The text is about hermeneutics without jargon or footnotes. It is very readable and student friendly.
BIB-30123 Free Elective
or
BIB-30143 Sermon on the Mount
This is a course offered on 12 audio tapes that looks in great detail at the most notable sermon ever preached. The Sermon on the Mount is a must for every person who is searching for a broad and diverse understanding of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is delivered in easily understood dialog in the professional style of Dr. Dana Carpenter.

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Bachelor of Theology Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives

TH-3103 History of Evangelism
Focuses on the elements of true outreach and evangelism and how they should function in the life of the believer. Discussed are practical guidelines for crossing traditional barriers and effectively communicating your faith in Christ.
TH-3113 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.
TH-3123 The Identity of Jesus
Jesus and His claims are the heart of Christianity. The four Gospels are the most significant sources of information about Jesus. This course gives a survey of the life and teaching of Christ — drawing on the four Gospels.
TH-3133 Church Administration I
An investigation into basic leadership skills and a study of its application in the life of the vocational Christian worker.
TH-3143 Hermeneutics
This course textbook is a trendsetter in hermeneutics. Today’s Christian element demands concise and complete hermeneutical teachings. The student will piece together the elements of Biblical interpretation that will add depth and accuracy to the message, lesson or devotion.
TH-3153 God’s Truth vs Lies we Believe
A tape series by Dr. M.R. Burckley is so broad that any attempt to summarize would not do justice to the work. In a word, Burckley shows that many times traditions and customs of man do not line up with God’s Truth.
TH-3163 Old Testament Theology III
Explores the difficulty in determining the true nature, method, scope, and motivation for Old Testament theology. Proposes the promise of God as the center of Old Testament theology. Applies the solution to each of the Old Testament eras.
TH-3173 Systematic Theology I
An introductory course of systematic theology. The student will study theology organized around categories such as the Word of God, Christ and redemption. It features a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine. The text is a clear writing with technical terms kept to a minimum.
TH-3183 Systematic Theology II
A continuation of TH-3173
TH-3193 Christ and the Old Testament
This course details a chronological study of the Messiah in the Old Testament. Special attention is given to describing the unfolding Old Testament concept of Messiah.
TH-31103 Old Testament Healing
An intensive study of Yahweh as healer. The theme of the healer is illuminated in this comprehensive Old Testament study. Even the seasoned minister or pastor will benefit from the complexity of such a study.
TH-31123 Free Elective
TH-31133 Theology of Counseling Families
This course contains useful summaries of the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular perspectives on marriage, family, divorce, reproductive technologies, division of domestic responsibilities, and the relationship of family to government. It also discusses approaches from these four perspectives to family ministry with children and youth, single parents, stepfamilies, families of gays and lesbians, the elderly, abusive families, and bereaved families. It contains a section of interpretations of specific Biblical passages on the family from the Old and New Testaments.

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Bachelor of Ministry Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

MIN-3203 Basics of Christian Education.
Filled with valuable information, this entry level course is a prerequisite to becoming an accomplished Christian educator. This textbook is 314 pages of information and guidelines that should be a part of an educator’s library.
MIN-3213 Christian Social Ministry.
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.
MIN-3223 Church Administration I
Guidelines and procedures for administering effectively the work of a local church. This course helps to prepare the pastor, deacon, elder or lay person the art of church administration.
MIN-3233 History of Evangelism
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.
MIN-3243 Leadership Development
This course guides leaders in identifying and nurturing leadership skills in those who surround them. The author of the textbook notes that while many leaders are skilled in seeing the “big picture,” they need other leaders to help them transform that vision into reality. Discusses ways to develop, equip and coach potential leaders.
MIN-3253 Renewing of the Mind
This course is a tape series by Dr. M.R. Burckley. It gives the student practical application as well as instructional insight to help achieve a renewed mind in Christ.
MIN-3263 Essential Skills of Preaching
Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.
MIN-3273 Intrinsic Healing I
The text for this course presents an in depth look at nouthetic counseling. Without the background of the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit, the counselor is little more than a sounding board. The student will find how to offer true intrinsic healing for the counselee.
MIN-3283 From Stress to Well-being
Today’s society propels Americans toward ever-increasing stress levels. This course addresses the importance of trusting God, reducing stressors, and leading a mentally and physically healthy Christian life. It equips the student to recognize the symptoms of stress, providing counseling insights for helping those affected.
MIN-3293 Applied Homiletics
Any serious student of ministry will benefit from this course designed as a homiletic primer. A minister’s guide to proper interpretation of God’s Word.
MIN-32103 Ethics in Leadership
This course will help ministers sharpen their personal and professional decision making skills in areas such as family life, sexual vulnerability, confidentiality, truth-telling, relating to other ministers, political involvement and other areas of concern. Includes a collection of codes of ethics from different denominations.
MIN-32123 Free Elective
MIN-32133 Ministry for the Baby Boomers
Ministering to the post World War II generation. This course gives a comprehensive look at all the aspects of a baby boomer’s life, including values, religion, careers, marriage, family, and spiritual life.

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Bachelor of Ministry – Prison and Hospital Chaplaincy Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.
(Note: You cannot take both this degree program and the chaplaincy program)

CC-3303 Introduction to Psychology
The study for entering students in which the basic therapeutic skills are taught. Focus is placed on skills necessary in all types of Christian applications of Psychology.
Min-3213 Social Ministry
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.
CC-5324 Counseling Ethics
A training for counseling students in which in-depth individual topics including ethical and legal considerations are researched. The course will sensitize the student to the necessary relationship between counseling practice and his/her own assumptions.
CC-5344 Crisis Counseling
An examination of major stress and points from birth to death. Attention is given to pragmatic and therapeutic responses to crisis points.
CC-7214 Intrinsic Healing II
When the world makes no sense there are biblical solutions for struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions and guilt. Solutions lie in the development of basic undeveloped tasks that you may have failed to complete when growing up and tasks that bring changes that heal. Offers help in taking on the likeness of the one that created you.
CC-53114 Healing for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This course is an intensely personal and specific look at this most “soul deadening” form of abuse. Personal because it may be affecting you, your spouce, a close friend or nieghbor, or someone you know well at church. It is specific because it goes welll beyond the gereral issues and solutions normally discussed.
This course requires both a text and a workbook.
CC-3383 Counseling for Self-esteem
In order to establish a healthy self-esteem, one must know the difference between healthy and unhealthy self images. This course offers counseling techniques for helping those with imbalances in the area of self-esteem.
CER-2063 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy I
This course provides an overview for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, clergy, corrections professionals, and volunteers of the role that chaplains play in assisting prison management in the rehabilitation of offenders in addition to their ministerial and administrative responsibilities.
CER-2073 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy II
Personal, authentic, and real emotions play out as Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy II discusses the issue of church and state and the phenomenon of finding religion in prison. The text addresses in detail the prison formerly known as America’s bloodiest prison, the 18,000 acres that comprise Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary are now home to 5,000 inmates, a full range of seasonal crops, a 9-hole golf course, yearly rodeos, a Bible seminary, a museum, and much more.
CER-2083 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy III
This course provides an alternative resource on our prison system for chaplains, pastors, priests, and students working in theology, ethics, or counseling. Instead of the usual descriptive narratives of inmates’ lives or discussions of statistical approaches, this unique course combines a theological model with a viable programmatic approach to confront the oppression of incarceration and reverse its effects. It looks at the vital issues facing juveniles in the criminal justice system (the transition from county jail to a correctional facility, victimization, rejection, under-stimulation, homosexual rape) and examines the creation of non-threatening niches to address coping structures needed to move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.
CER-2093 Fundamentals of Correctional Chaplaincy IV
For most Christians, prison culture is like visiting a foreign land, and the thought of ministering in prisons to those incarcerated is an intimidating prospect. This course will empower any pastor, educator, or lay leader in doing effective prison ministry by providing a thorough “inside-out” view of prison life.
CER-20103 The Chaplain as Caregiver I: Ministry to Those in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
The text for this course is afield manual for giving pastoral care to the sick. In addition to general hospital visitation information, special sections describe the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with a wide variety of illnesses and highlight the therapeutic value of using appropriate humor. Includes Scripture passages, prayers, and hospital service suggestions.
CER-20113 The Chaplain as Spiritual Caregiver II: Where Is God when People Hurt?
The Chaplain as a Spiritual Caregiver II offers guidance on caring for a patient’s soul using a revised and expanded guide for anyone who provides care to those who are suffering.

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Bachelor of Ministry Track – Rudiments of Christian Counseling


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CC-3303 Introduction to Psychology
The study for entering students in which the basic therapeutic skills are taught. Focus is placed on skills necessary in all types of Christian applications of Psychology.
CC-3313 Developing Counseling Strategy
The student will review a whole range of opinions concerning the place of counseling in the local church. While acquiring a knowledge base for the development of a counseling stratagem in his/her own church, the student will become familiar with the practices and techniques of training others.
CC-3323 Conflict Management
The skilled church pastor, administrator, educator or worker must know how to deal with . This course is designed to help prepare not only for the conflict, but also delves into preventative measures for future problems. (Same book MIN-5224, ED-5444 & CC-3323)
CC-3333 Intrinsic Healing I
The text for this course presents an in depth look at nouthetic counseling. Without the background of the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit, the counselor is little more than a sounding board. The student will find how to offer true intrinsic healing for the counselee.
CC-3353 Effective Biblical Counseling
A classic in Biblical counseling, this course presents a model of counseling which can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church.
CC-3373 Counseling the Depressed
This course addresses the source, recognition, effects, and treatment of depression from a biblical perspective.
OR
CC-33223 Song of Solomon
A taped course in the style of Dr. Dana Carpenter. This course covers probably the most controversial book in the Bible. The Song of Solomon is often misunderstood and misinterpreted even to the point that many would like it removed and declared non canonical. Obviously, the Song of Solomon is a God-breathed marriage relationship handbook.
CC-3383 Counseling for Self-esteem
In order to establish a healthy self-esteem, one must know the difference between healthy and unhealthy self images. This course offers counseling techniques for helping those with imbalances in the area of self-esteem.
CC-3393 Counseling Theology
At some point in ministry, every pastor and Christian counselor will find himself at the bedside of someone who is sick or maybe terminally ill. This course approaches this delicate area of counseling from an empathetic and compassionate perspective.
CC-33103 Short term Counseling
The days of long term psychoanalysis are considered over by many in the counseling profession. This course addresses the benefits and disadvantages of short term counseling lasting 6 to 8 weeks; it provides a systematic approach to accomplishing essential steps in the counseling process between client and counselor.
CC-33133 Counseling Homosexuals
This course is a sensitive, biblical guide for pastors, counselors and families in effectively supporting and counseling toward freedom while maintaining a rational and balanced perspective. In a sea of misinformation and emotional “politically correct,” but factually erroneous material, the text stands out as an example of no compromise on spiritual, behavioral and biological facts.
CC33143 The Christian Response to Suicide
A course that presents the medical, ethical, legal and personal arguments for choosing life rather than death. The contributors in the text are active in Chicago’s Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and represent a broad professional and evangelical perspective on this crucial issue.
CC-33153 Christian Counseling I
This course offers a wealth of up-to-date information in the Gary Collins style. It is a course offering examinations of basic therapeutic skills and practices. The student will learn how to listen and observe in order to let the counselee express inner thoughts and blockages.
CC-33163 Christian Counseling II
A continuation of CC-33153

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Bachelor of Ministry Track – Rudiments of Family & Emotional Counseling


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required
FBCS Board Approval
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CC-3303 Introduction to Psychology
The study for entering students in which the basic therapeutic skills are taught. Focus is placed on skills necessary in all types of Christian applications of Psychology.
CC-33153 Christian Counseling I
This course offers a wealth of up-to-date information in the Gary Collins style. It is a course offering examinations of basic therapeutic skills and practices. The student will learn how to listen and observe in order to let the counselee express inner thoughts and blockages.
CC-33163 Christian Counseling II
A continuation of Christian Counseling I
CC-3363tp Basis Biblical Counseling
An audio course by Dr. Burkley
CC-3373 Counseling the Depressed
This course addresses the source, recognition, effects, and treatment of depression from a biblical perspective.
CC-3383 Counseling for Self-esteem
In order to establish a healthy self-esteem, one must know the difference between healthy and unhealthy self-images. This course offers counseling techniques for helping those with imbalances in the area of self-esteem.
CC-33143 The Christian Response to Suicide
A course that presents the medical, ethical, legal, and personal arguments for choosing life rather than death. The contributors in the text are active in Chicago’s Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and represent a broad professional and evangelical perspective on this crucial issue.
CC-33183 Short Term Marriage Counseling
This is a course that is for the professional helper. It provides a model for short-term marriage counseling which is biblical, practical, and compassionate. Evaluations of five major approaches to marriage counseling are included as an appendix of the text.
CER-2043 Counseling Troubled Teens
This course is designed to be a guide for those in training for pastoral ministry and youth work, as well as a practical resource for women and men involved in ministry with teens and their families. It offers information about the important role clergy serve in the mental health care of families with teens.
TH-31133 Theology of Counseling Families
This course contains useful summaries of the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular perspectives on marriage, family, divorce, reproductive technologies, division of domestic responsibilities, and the relation of family to government. It discusses approaches from these four perspectives to family ministry with children and youth, single parents, stepfamilies, families of gays and lesbians, the elderly, abusive families, and bereaved families.
CC-33253tp Supernatural Living
An audio course by Dr. Burkley
CC-33273tp Life Healing Changes
An audio course by Dr. Burkley
CC-33293tp Blame it on the Brain
An audio course by Dr. Burkley

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Bachelor of Ministry Track – Rudiments of Abuse Counseling


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisites: Core Curriculum if required
FBCS Board Approval
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CC-3303 Introduction to Psychology
The study for entering students in which the basic therapeutic skills are taught. Focus is placed on skills necessary in all types of Christian applications of Psychology.
CC-33153 Christian Counseling II
This course offers a wealth of up-to-date information in the Gary Collins style. It is a course offering examinations of basic therapeutic skills and practices. The student will learn how to listen and observe in order to let the counselee express inner thoughts and blockages.
CC-3363tp Basic Biblical Counseling
An audio course by Dr. Burkley
CC-33163 Christian Counseling III
A continuation of Christian Counseling I
CC-3333 Intrinsic Healing I
The text for this course presents an in depth look at nouthetic counseling. With- out the background of the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit, the counselor is little more than a sounding board. The student will find how to offer true intrinsic healing for the counselee.
CC-33173 Overcoming the Old Nature
This course gives new hope to those struggling with the old nature who are unable to hide pain and guilt of shortcomings behind smiles. The text proposes a startling “new” model: a spiritual community that offers a higher level of acceptance and love, and a chance develop stronger, healthier passions to replace the sinful passions of our old nature.
CC-33203 Healing for Victims of Abuse
Victims of abuse-any abuse-need to know how other people have made it through the recovery process. A victim of incest herself, the author of the text understands the myriad emotions that victims struggle with and offers ten proven steps toward recovery
CC-33213 Recovering from the Past
This course offers a practical and prayerful guide to healing the hurt that may have occurred in the eight stages of life as described by psychologist Erik Erikson.
CC-33233 Recovery Through the Beatitudes
CC-33283tp Twelve Steps to Recovery
CC-33303 Redeeming the Woman
CC-53114 Healing for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This course is an intensely personal and specific look at this most “soul deadening” form of abuse. Personal because it may be affecting you, your spouse, a close friend or neighbor, or someone you know well at church. And specific because it goes well beyond the general issues and solutions normally discussed.
This course requires both a text and a workbook.
CC-7224 Healing for Damaged Emotions

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Bachelor of Ministry Track – Youth Emphasis


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

YOU-3703 Introduction to Youth Ministry
Today’s pastor must have a working knowledge of youth ministry. This course is designed for anyone with a heart for working with children of all ages. Details of youth ministry are carefully examined.
YOU-3713 Youth Group vs Youth Ministries
An essential course that provides clear, proven, step-by-step instructions to help youth workers change their youth group into a dynamic student ministry, as well as establish strategic approaches to growth at each level or size of youth ministry.
YOU-3723 Effective Biblical Counseling
A classic in Biblical counseling, this course presents a model of counseling which can be gracefully integrated into the functioning of the local church.
YOU-3733 Forming Spiritual Children
Understanding how a child’s faith forms is critical to knowing how adults can most significantly enhance the child’s spiritual development. This course provides caring parents and teachers with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood.
YOU-3743 Helping Youth to make Right Choices
Our modern society confuses young people to the point that they often don’t know to make right choices. This course is designed to help the youth leader or pastor to teach youth of all ages the difference between right and wrong.
YOU-3753 Screening Youth Workers
This course offers vivid examples of what can possibly go wrong when a church has no system in place to screen those involved in children and youth ministry. The text offers a comprehensive screening program which should be adopted by every church. This course is a must for every youth leader.
YOU-3763 Junior High Ministry
Although the text for this course is relaxed and rather non-academic, it covers virtually every aspect of ministry to early adolescents. It sheds light on the physical, social, intellectual, psych-emotional and spiritual development of young people ages 11 to 14.
YOU-3773 Adolescents at War I
A course for all who counsel or work with teenagers, identifying the most common struggles and how to deal with them. It is a standard for everyone striving to help young people through times of struggle. It contains a comprehensive guide to many common teenage problems.
YOU-3783 Adolescents at War II
A continuation of YOU-3773
YOU-3793 Reaching Generation X
A course that innovatively explores the power of community, shame, adoption and hope for today’s young adults. It sets forth a compelling strategy of small group ministry that should appeal to a generation starved for a sense of belonging.
YOU-37103 Advanced Children’s Ministry
This is a solid and academically challenging course that is essential for helping organize an effective ministry for children. Today’s child is not the same as those growing up in past generations. They face different challenges and reach for different solutions than the youth leader of yesterday is able to deliver.
YOU-37113 Advanced Youth Ministry I
Advanced Youth Ministry provides one of the few treatments of youth ministry that can serve as an advanced college/seminary course and still offer practical insights for practicing clergy. It provides a comprehensive overview of the various models of youth ministry that have been popular among evangelicals for the past half-century.
YOU-37123 Advanced Youth Ministry II
A continuation of YOU-37113

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Bachelor of Ministry – Church Publications


(Formerly Christian Journalism)
Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

JOU-3803 Writing Ethics
This course examines actual practices in a variety of specific settings. It is useful to working journalists and concerned citizens. It presents real-world examples of clashes between actions and public accountability.
JOU-3813 Legal Principles for Church Business
This course offers a sophisticated and appealing text. It carries a range of examples and legal principles. Cases are clearly set forth and are accompanied by detailed explanation and interesting examples.
JOU-3823 Writing Techniques
A classic course for anyone who needs to write. It speaks to anyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them.
JOU-3833 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications I
A course that looks beneath the surface of today’s journalism and finds narrative templates that reflect journalist’s ideologies and world views — which are often very different from those of readers, listeners and viewers.
JOU-3843 Writing Articles
This course covers every phase of the writing process, providing the expert guidelines you need to produce your finest work. For students everywhere, this is the one of the most helpful courses available.
JOU-3853 Successful Religious Writing
An essential course for working journalists, professors, and students of journalism, directors of newspapers in service writing programs.
JOU-3863 The Anti-Christian Press
This course reveals how American news media moved from a Christian world view to materialistic humanism. It offers practical Biblical solutions to problems of media ethics, news bias, sensationalism and crusading.
JOU-3873 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications II
The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications II emphasizes both the philosophical and practical. It details the need for Christian journalism to have a well developed world view and gives essential instruction to help hone writing, editing and interviewing skills.
JOU-3883 Mass Communication from a Christian Perspective
The text for this course is written from an explicit Christian perspective. Never again can religious beliefs and values be regulated in the intellectual sidelines.
JOU-3893 Writing Interesting Feature Stories
This course offers a step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instructions on a complex art, it provides beginners with systematic approach to feature writing and teaches old pros some new tricks.
JOU-38103 Christian vs Secular Media
A different type of study that exposes the New York Times belief system, unveils the mechanism of Culture Creep, and exposes the paper’s “Seven Deadly Sins” and “cultural spirits.”
JOU-38113 The Importance of Truth in Christian Publications III
This course exposes the bottomless intellectual corruption within its own industry. It tells the truth without regard to personal consequences.
JOU-38123 Newsletter Production
A primer course that provides clear guidelines for those who want to create and/or improve their church publications, bulletins and newsletters.
JOU-38133 Newspaper Design
Lab reference manual

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Bachelor of Ministry – Church Management


(Formerly Church Business Management)
Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CBM-3603 Personal Leadership
This course shares the principles behind the leadership skills the author of the text has developed over the past 20 years. It offers students the benefit of his expertise in motivation, communication, problem-solving, and managing change.
CBM-3613 Principles of Leadership
The student of this course will benefit from an abundance of insights in areas of leadership including not only successes, but also mistakes. He or she will learn from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religions and military conflict.
CBM-3623 Governing the Church
Nonprofit boards are, without question, most effective when they’re structured around the organization’s goals. The church board must interpret its roles and responsibilities accordingly if it is to function properly. From congregations and seminaries to soup kitchens, hospital chains, and social service agencies, this course examines both the nature and nurture of religious boards.
CBM-3633 From Stress to Well-Being
Today’s society propels Americans toward ever increasing stress levels. This course addresses the importance of trusting God, reducing stressors, and leading a mentally and physically healthy Christian life.
CBM-3643 Ministering in Prospective
Most pastors and church leaders want growth. They have tried program after program, often with limited success. This course is designed to guide toward healthy and sustained growth.
CBM-3653 Keeping Church Records
A true everything-you-need-to-know guide to church money management with complete, simple explanations and a step-by-step approach.
CBM-3663 Financial Management for Pastors and Church Leaders
Easy access to credit has led many into deep debt without any idea on how to get out. This course offers a practical solution.
CBM-3673 Ministerial Liabilities
In today’s “sue society” pastors, boards and leaders must protect their youth ministry from accidents, lawsuits, and other mishaps. This course covers everything from insurance and proper safety planning, to the fun stuff like games and retreats.
CBM-3683 Leadership Development for the Local Church
This course guides leaders in identifying and nurturing leadership skills in those who surround them. The author of the textbook notes that while many leaders are skilled in seeing the “big picture,” they need other leaders to help them transform that vision into reality.
CBM-3693 Biblical Principles of Finance
In simple terms, this course offers a complete guide to biblical principles for businessmen and women.
CBM-36103 Church Administration I
An investigation into basic leadership skills and a study of the application in the life of the vocational Christian worker.
CBM-36113 Church Administration II
This course is divided into four reference sections: Church and Law, Church Finances, Church Facilities and Church Personnel. Subjects covered: medical liability, office management, obstacles to good stewardship, cash-flow management and budgeting. The contemporary church is a business and must be managed as a business. This course is a standard for pastors, priests, deacons, elders and lay leaders.
CBM-36123 Handling and Avoiding Church Debt
Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction, expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free. Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.

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Bachelor of Ministry Track – Church Leadership


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CL-4103 Team Leadership I
Few responsibilities bedevil church leaders like that of managing a church staff. Faced with staff tension, rivalry, and dramatically high turnover rates, leaders often discover that the reality of day-to-day life in the church office bears little resemblance to their preconceptions regarding how a church should operate.
CL-4113 Ethics in Leadership II
Now more than ever, accountable leadership and sound management practices have become priority concerns in congregations of every faith. This course offers congregation leaders, both clergy and laity, expert counsel on the most critical ethical, legal, and financial issues they are likely to face.
CL-4123 Ethics in Leadership III
This course deals with sensitive issues such as infidelity, child abuse, AIDS, homosexuality and unexpected pregnancies – no church is immune from these difficult social problems.
CL-4133 Team Leadership II
Most leadership in today’s churches comes from “solo practitioners”– individuals who bear the burden of providing all the direction the ministry. Inevitably, this results not only in burned-out leaders, but underutilized lay people who merely attend and observe rather than becoming actively engaged in ministry, growing in discipleship, and freeing professional staff to focus on pastoral priorities.
CL-4143 Leadership in African-American Churches
This course is packed with twenty-first-century lessons and practices, highlighting real-life success stories from the African-American church experience. Here the strengths of the African-American church are celebrated, and its best practices explored through the study of large and small churches alike.
OR (you may choose between CL-4143 and CL-4153)
CL-4153 Effective Church Leadership I
This course helps missionary pastors grow their leadership by cultivating new understandings and practices in seven key areas. It guides pastors and key leaders in building on their creativity and imagination in order to revitalize their local churches and advance their missions.
CL-4163 Leadership for Small Churches
Seventy-five percent of America’s churches have an average weekly attendance of 150 or less. This text for this course is a useful and “user friendly” guide specifically written for pastors of small Christian congregations, and presents effective ways to better serve the faithful, as well as attracting more parishioners to the Church’s ministry.
CL-4173 Effective Church Leadership II
This course examines such subjects as vision, raising resources, developing the leaders around you, developing your own leadership style, decision-making, self-leadership, endurance, and the “God-factors” in leadership.
CL-4183 Mobilization of Leaders
A valuable course that describes the benefits, the structure, and the culture of an “equipping church” and shows how your congregation can become one. It discusses what might your church look like if its members became vital, fully empowered partners in ministry.
CL-4193 Using Students in Leadership
Like it or not, teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker. Students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them. Using Students in Leadership helps to equip senior highers for leading their peers.
CL-41103 Life-Changing Discipleship
Something is desperately wrong with most churches today. Many sincere followers of Christ who are passionate for God and his work are unaware of the crucial link between emotional health and spiritual maturity.
CL-41113 The Community-Effective Church I
Churches should be originals, not copies of other churches that have duplicated other churches. Maybe it is time to break some of the age-old traditions that have never worked. This course will challenge the comfort zone of many pastors and church leaders.
CL-41123 The Undershepherd
This course challenges leaders to keep their eyes on the non-negotiables. It helps them focus on the heart of the matter – the heart of the Shepherd. This may be the secret for effective ministry in today’s pagan culture.
CL-41133 The Community Effective Church II
This course reveals nine critical habits proven to make a church an effective local body. It dispels popular myths and wrong beliefs as to what constitutes a thriving church in today’s society and is an excellent resource for ministry leaders who are seeking or willing to reevaluate and restructure a church.

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Bachelor of World Missions Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

MIN-1013 Introduction to Missions
This course seeks to guide missionaries (1) to understand the purposes of God that empowers missions; (2) to discern personal motives for carrying out that mission; (3) to learn how to be learners of a new culture and many other necessary segments of information that is essential to the missionary.
MIN-3213 Christian Social Ministry
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.
MIS-3523 Biblical Missions
This course features a scholarship focus on the theme of missions. It carries a necessary dialogue with Catholic and Protestant scholars who have done pioneer work in this important field. It includes a collection of essays.
MIN-3263 Essential Skills of Preaching
Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.
MIS-3543 Christian Missions
This course uses the case study method of teaching which is becoming the favored technique of presenters who want to help groups and individuals entertain options outside their normal repertory of programmed responses.
MIS-3553 Ministry in Missions
The textbook used in this course is one of the most widely used works on Christian cross-cultural communication. Not only is this course designed for the student that is preparing for mission service, it is also for the troubled missionary facing daily pressures of communicating the gospel in alien cultures and the overworked executive plotting strategies for his denominational task force or mission society.
MIS-3563 Theological Education – World Wide
This course is filled with probing essays, factual case studies and critical commentaries. It provides a deep and common resolve that fidelity to the theological task entails serious, sustained and intentional responses.
MIS-3573 Anthropology I
Comprehensive and full of insight yet practical and pastoral, this course is a map to study before setting out on any missionary calling. It is packed with the kind of analysis and description that every evangelizer urgently needs.
MIS-3583 Anthropology II
A continuation of MIS-3573
MIS-3593 Mission Theology
This course deals with the need for ecumenism in the mission field. It has been viewed as a contemporary standard tackling the pressing issues of our times – pluralism, syncretism, church-state relations, the urban sprawls on every continent and means of updating our theologies without distorting their biblical messages.
MIS-35103 Biographical Studies in Missions I
This course deals extensively with stories of a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century pioneers of mission, men and women, Protestant and Catholic, who played creative roles in turning that global vision into global reality. The student of world Christianity can gain insight into the spiritual and human dynamics that produced the modern Christian missionary movement.
MIS-35113 Biographical Studies in Missions II
A continuation of MIS-35103
MIS-35123 Free Elective

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Bachelor of Christian Education Track


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

ED-3403 Elements of Biblical Teaching
This course is a classic guide for both the minister of education and Sunday School teachers which both inspires and gives a solid base of understanding.
ED-3413 Learning to Teach
A course to prepare Christian education directors and the teachers under their supervision to recognize both the traditional and nontraditional opportunities to teach.
ED-3423 Church Administration I
When the student successfully completes this course, he/she will understand the foundational principles of Biblical leadership. The student should comprehend the primary requisites of pastoral leadership; how to get along with people; how to lead people more effectively; and how to organize and manage a staff of volunteer workers, including a strategy for the productive advertising and promotion of the local church and other types of Christian ministries.
ED-3433 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.
ED-3443 History of Evangelism
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.
ED-3463 Social Ministry
Today’s church has become a social event as well as a spiritual event. Ministers, Christian educators and teachers must prepare themselves to meet the needs of this demanding area.
ED-3473 Effective Teaching
Designed for adult teachers. Gives instruction on how to recognize poor teaching and provides the steps to successful teaching. Gives tips on how to master a biblical text, interpret it, discover its relevance to everyday living and develop the key ideas of each passage.
ED-3483 Christian Education Administration
A comprehensive study of the theory and practice of administering church educational programs. Explains principles which have been used in businesses, educational institutions and military organizations.
ED-3493 Adult Education
A course with an excellent treatment of adult education in the contemporary Christian education ministry.
ED-34103 History of Christian Education
A look at the philosophy and history behind modern Christian Education.
ED-34123 Free Elective
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ED-34153 Chrisitan Worker’s Computer Skills
An entry level computer skills course
ED-34133 Emotional Healing
A course for all counselors, no matter what capacity. It deals with deep seated emotional problems.
ED-34143 Freedom From Bondage
This course is designed to help Christians learn how to overcome negative habits and irrational feelings and find freedom in Christ. The text presents a helpful study guide that will lay a foundation for true spiritual growth and understanding.

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Bachelor of Church History


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

HIS-4003 Church History I
This course makes church history easy to follow and easy to retain by dividing the Christian story into eight parts, each part one of the great ages of the church
HIS-4013 Church History II
Continuation of HIS-4003
HIS-4023 Documents of the Early Church I
Covering the whole range of Christian thought, this course is important to any student of the Bible. The text contains selections from the most important moments in the history of Christianity.
HIS-4033 Documents of the Early Church II
Continuation of HIS-4023
HIS-4043 Study of the Ecumenical Councils
This course illustrates the contribution of the ecumenical councils in the development and formulation of Christian beliefs.
HIS-4053 Christianity – Rise to Prominence
This course answers the question of how early Christianity became a successful religions movement.
HIS-4063 History of North American Christianity I
This course should bring forth the best available historical overview of the evolution of Christianity in North America from the early seventeenth century to the present.
HIS-4073 History of North American Christianity II
Continuation of HIS-4063
HIS-4083 Non Canonical Writings of the Early Church
Like much of the early church writings, the documents discussed in this course were written in the form of letters that deal with practical problems of the life of the early church.
HIS-4093 Backgrounds of Christianity I
This course presents a clear and thorough presentation of the social, political and religious background of the first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman milieu in which the New Testament was born.
HIS-40103 Backgrounds of Christianity II
Continuation of HIS-4093
HIS-40113 Christ to Constantine
This is a course that traces the history of the church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century and ending with the conversion of Constantine.
HIS-40123 Denominations in the United States
A complete study of denominations in the United States

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Bachelor of Evangelism


Track 39 Hours – Total Hours Required 120 (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

EV-4203 Introduction to Evangelism
A detailed, but introductory, study of evangelism. This course embraces evangelism as a necessary ingredient to effective ministry. It is a front line look at this often-neglected part of the local church.
EV-4213 Introduction to MissionsThis course seeks to guide missionaries
(1) to understand the purposes of God that empower mission; (2) to discern personal motives for carrying out that mission; (3) to learn how to be learners of a new culture and many other necessary segments of information that is essential to the missionary.
EV-4223 History of Evangelism I
The text for this course is an interesting and highly readable account of the history of evangelism. This course is a must for pastors, missionaries and especially those with a call for evangelism. It is commonly used in Bible colleges around the world.
EV4233 The Heart of Evangelism
This biblical study of evangelicalism gracefully reminds us that the New Testament model of witnessing is not one-size-fits-all and shows us the variety of approaches used in the New Testament.
EV-4253 Essential Skills of Preaching
Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.
EV-4263 Eschatology III
An advanced course that presents the Bible’s account of the future. It covers topics such as the rapture, the second coming, the tribulation, the resurrection, the judgments, the millennium and the eternal state. An excellent course for all serious students of Biblical studies.
EV-4273 Exegesis – New Testament
This course provides step-by-step analysis of exegeting the New Testament for study or sermon preparation. Devised for those with minimal Greek. It reflects the introduction of many new secondary materials, computer-aided research and rhetorical criticism’s presence in exegetical materials.
EV-42103 Revival
A course that gives a complete treatment of revival covering such areas as the place of faith and prayer in relation to revival, revival methods, hindrances to revivals and instructions for new Christians.
EV-42183 Effective Witness
This course will help you discover your own natural evangelism style, develop a contagious Christian character, build spiritually strategic relationships, and direct conversations toward matters of faith.
EV-42193 Advanced Evangelism I
A course using cutting edge marketing concepts that have been proven to help Christians reach those seeking spirituality, but that reject the traditional.
EV-42203 Advanced Evangelism II
Personal evangelism is the foundation for all church growth. If the Kingdom of God is to expand, individual Christians will have to learn to communicate their faith story in a way that is engaging, personal, and relevant to the listening culture today.
EV-42213 Evangelizing the Unchurched
This is an eye-opening compendium of information that will change the way you think of, deal with and win unchurched men and women who long to connect with God.
EV-42223 History of Evangelism II
Focuses on the elements of true outreach and evangelism and how they should function in the life of the believer. Discussed are practical guidelines for crossing traditional barriers and effectively communicating your faith in Christ.

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Master of Theology


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 152 (Bachelor’s plus 32 Hours) (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

HIS-8053-4 History of Israel
This survey has established itself as an important course in Bible colleges and seminaries. It serves as background tool in the pursuit of a theology degree. The usefulness of this course is enhanced by a section on the inter-testamental period.
TH-5114 Old Testament Theology I
This course is a modified systematic model for use as a core text in the study of Theology. The text is up-to-date, readable and user friendly.
TH-5134 Doctrines of Christian Faith
A presentation of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Designed as a core text for introductory courses in Christian theology and doctrine.
TH-5164 Integrative Theology 1
TH-5174 Integrative Theology II
TH-5184 Integrative Theology III
These three courses cover an in-depth study of Integrative Theology will help Christians establish a solid, biblical foundation for their faith; learn to defend what they believe without contradiction and in the face of conflicting opinions; and practically apply their convictions to spiritual growth, service and communicating the gospel to others.
One book is required for the three courses.
TH-51104 Applied Systematic Theology
This is an excellent course for discussions of Bible Doctrines at the introductory and advanced college level. core study used widely at both the college and seminary levels.
TH-51114 Old Testament Revisited
This course will give the student a comprehensive understanding of the Old Testament as a whole. It will provide the student with the highlights of the entire scope of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, including pivotal events, important dates, significant geographical locations and key characters.

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Master of Ministry Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 152 (Bachelor’s plus 32 Hours) (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

MIN-5204 Exegesis – New Testament
This course provides step-by-step analysis of exegeting the New Testament for study or sermon preparation. Devised for those with minimal Greek. It reflects the introduction of many new secondary materials, computer-aided research and rhetorical criticism’s presence in exegetical materials.
MIN-5214 Heartfelt Preaching
This course focuses on the person of the preacher in the preaching task. It discusses the importance of preaching from the inside rather from tradition.
MIN-5224 Conflict Management II
Conflict arises in all levels of the church. Pastors, associate pastors, deacons, elders and church members have different opinions. The pastor is often appointed by default as the mediator.
MIN-5234 Seniors Ministry
A theology on aging. This course speaks directly and compassionately about the sometimes painful transition to retirement and beyond. Concentrates on the inner needs of seniors, including spiritual needs and the need to have a purpose in life. Provides valuable insight for anyone working with seniors.
HIS-8053-4 History of Israel
This survey has established itself as an important course in Bible colleges and seminaries. It serves as background tool in the pursuit of a theology degree. The usefulness of this course is enhanced by a section on the inter-testamental period.
MIN-5274 Revival
A Course that gives a complete treatment of revival covering such areas as the place of faith and prayer in relation to revival, revival methods, hindrances to revivals and instructions for new Christians.
MIN-52104 Ministry in Missions
A course for missionaries and those with a heart for missions. It lays sound theological and strategic foundations for the missionary of today. Gives insight into difficulties encountered on the mission field caused by language barriers, customs, cultures and communication of the message of Jesus Christ
MIN-52114 Old Testament Revisited
This course will give the student a comprehensive understanding of the Old Testament as a whole. It will provide the student with the highlights of the entire scope of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, including pivotal events, important dates, significant geographical locations and key characters.

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Master of Divinity Track


Track 60 Hours – Total Hours Required 180 (Bachelor’s plus 60 Hours)
No life/work/ministry credits will be accepted.
Transfer credits from approved theological institutions will be evaluated.
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required

Purpose:
1. Enhances the ability to understand and make use of the basic documents of faith, i.e., Scripture, creeds and traditions of the church.
2. Enhances the ability to think theologically through familiarity with methods and content of Christian thought.
3. Enhances the ability to communicate clearly through preaching, teaching, and writing. It provides leadership and counsel in the service of the church.
4. Enhances the ability to understand in theological terms, the sociological, ideological, and political aspects of the cultures in which the church ministers.
5. Enhances the ability to practice ministry in an appropriate style.

TH-5164 Integrative Theology I
TH-5164 Integrative Theology II
TH-5174 Integrative Theology III
These three courses cover an in-depth study of Integrative Theology will help Christians establish a solid, biblical foundation for their faith; learn to defend what they believe without contradiction and in the face of conflicting opinions; and practically apply their convictions to spiritual growth, service and communicating the gospel to others.
One book is required for the three courses.
MIN-5204 Exegeting The New Testament
This course provides step-by-step analysis of exegeting the New Testament for study or sermon preparation. Devised for those with minimal Greek. It reflects the introduction of many new secondary materials, computer-aided research and rhetorical criticism’s presence in exegetical materials.
MIN-5224 Conflict Management II
Conflict arises in all levels of the church. Pastors, associate pastors, deacons, elders and church members have different opinions. The pastor is often appointed by default as the mediator.
MIN-52114 Old Testament Revisited
This course will give the student a comprehensive understanding of the Old Testament as a whole. It will provide the student with the highlights of the entire scope of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, including pivotal events, important dates, significant geographical locations and key characters.
MIN-3213-4 Social Ministry
The text of this course is biblically rooted, historically informed, theologically thorough, and eminently practical. It deals with contemporary social issues using Christian ministry.
CC-5324 Counseling Ethics
A training for counseling students in which in-depth individual topics including ethical and legal considerations are researched. The course will sensitize the student to the necessary relationship between counseling practice and his/her own assumptions.
CC-53104 Marriage Counseling
An essential reference for counselors, therapists and pastors, this course offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate and effective yet in a brief amount of time. This course features Freedom Practical Application Project testing.
ED-5434 Church Administration II
An essential reference for counselors, therapists and pastors, this course offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate and effective yet in a brief amount of time. This course features Freedom Practical Application Project testing.
ED-5474 Communication Techniques
Revitalizes teachers and Bible study leaders with effective communication techniques. Offers plans for gaining high performance form low achievers. Shows the teacher techniques that causes students to remember three times more than normal.
ED-54104 Basics in Christian Education
The title, Basics of Christian Education, may give the connotations of a introductory course, but as the student progresses through the course an enormous amount of valuable information surfaces.
DIV-5504 Thesis Phase I
DIV-5514 Thesis Phase II
DIV-5524 Thesis Phase III

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Master of Ministry Track – Counseling Emphasis


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 152 (Bachelor’s plus 32 Hours) (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

CC-5314 Techniques of Christian Counseling
A course designed to help the student distinguish the importance of counseling in his/her own particular ministry. The student will learn techniques of the ministry counseling in the local church. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the Bible in counseling with direct application to a variety of counseling situations.
CC-5324 Counseling Ethics
A training for counseling students in which in-depth individual topics including ethical and legal considerations are researched. The course will sensitize the student to the necessary relationship between counseling practice and his/her own assumptions.
CC-5344 Crisis Counseling
An examination of major stress and points from birth to death. Attention is given to pragmatic and therapeutic responses to crisis points.
CC-5354 Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction
A course with emphasis on techniques for ministers and lay persons involved in Christian counseling for substance abuse and addiction.
CC-5374 Counseling Families
In co-dependent situations, it is often impossible to effectively counsel a single member of a dysfunctional family. Counseling families equips the counselor for mediation and individual counseling of family members.
CC-5384 Case Studies in Counseling
This course seeks to answer the question: What is Christian counseling? The answers come in the midst of a wealth of pertinent case studies.
CC-5394 Case Studies on Counseling Youth
This course offers a comprehensive guide which contains hard-hitting, relevant information on a wide variety of personal issues. Each chapter begins with a case history followed by a discussion of the causes and effects of the problem, a biblical perspective, and the suggested response. The text contains a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for the 50 major issues facing today’s youth.
CC-53104 Marriage Counseling
An essential reference for counselors, therapists and pastors, this course offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate and effective yet in a brief amount of time. It shows how to be strategic in each counseling situation by including teaching, training, exercises, forgiveness, modeling and motivation.

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Master of Christian Education Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 152 (Bachelor’s plus 32 Hours) (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of life/work/ministry (LWMT) credits, prerequisites and electives.

ED-5404 Instructional Training
A course giving a systematic guide to instructional planning based on learning to set goals, and develop and implement strategies for reaching them.
ED-5414 Teaching Ministry in the Church
Brings into one course the entire range of concerns for who are preparing to administer Christian education in a local church.
HIS-8053-4 History of Israel
This survey has established itself as an important course in Bible colleges and seminaries. It serves as background tool in the pursuit of a theology degree. The usefulness of this course is enhanced by a section on the inter-testamental period.
ED-5434 Church Administration II
This course is divided into four reference sections: Church and Law, Church Finances, Church Facilities and Church Personnel. Subjects covered: medical liability, office management, obstacles to good stewardship, cash-flow management and budgeting. The contemporary church is a business and must be managed as a business. This course is a standard for pastors, priests, deacons, elders and lay leaders.
ED-5474 Communication Techniques
Revitalizes teachers and Bible study leaders with effective communication techniques. Offers plans for gaining high performance for low achievers. Shows the teacher techniques that causes students to remember three times more than normal.
ED-54104 Basics of Christian Education
The title, Basics of Christian Education, may give the connotations of an introductory course, but as the student progresses through the course an enormous amount of valuable information surfaces.
ED-54114 Discipleship
This course is based upon the foremost pattern of instruction as given during Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. The text contains four-hundred pages of discipleship as taught by the Teacher of teachers.
ED-54134 Pastoral Supervision
A course designed to help the pastor or counselor supervise those assigned to pastoral care duties such as lay counseling. Many churches have a staff of pastoral care personnel. This course will help to guide these lay people in the right direction.

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Master of Christian Church Leadership Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 152 (Bachelor’s plus 32 Hours) (less life, work, ministry and transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree and Core Curriculum if required

CL-5504 Leadership Assessment
Based on biblical principles and leadership research, this course includes tools for leadership assessment and shows how to improve all aspects of church leadership.
CL-5514 Team Leadership
Paul, nurturing new converts. Barnabas, trusting others to develop their own gifts. Christ, choosing twelve to continue His ministry. In place of dogmatic control, personality worship, and power plays, this course lays the biblical base for servant leadership.
CL-5524 Spiritual Leadership
The text for Spiritual Leadership is one of the most highly regarded and bestselling books, encouraging leaders in business and church to follow God’s design for success. This companion interactive study personalizes the experience of learning the ways in which God develops, guides, and empowers spiritual leaders.
CL-5534 Leadership in the Old Testament
What did God have in mind when He saw Joshua as a young slave in Egypt? How did He mold and shape Joshua to prepare him for service? Through Joshua and numerous examples from their own lives, this course creates a picture of God’s ways, offering deep insight that students can apply to their own lives. Purpose, Obedience, Faith, Character, and Influence are among the themes that are included in the course.
CL-5544 Hearing God’s Voice
God speaks to individuals in ways that are personal and unique to each person. God will never say anything that contravenes what He has said in the Bible, and usually He confirms what He has said. After you learn to listen to God, hearing from God will be as natural as communicating with a close friend.
CL-5554 Fairness in Leadership
Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, this course traces a new path through the thicket of issues; biblical, theological, psychological and practical. It will establish and affirm common ground in the debate over men and women in the church.
CL-5564 Jesus, the Model of Leadership I
When you’re working “above the line,” you’re in your unique success zone. You are leading with excellence and character in the way that best fits your strengths. This course provides tools to help students find success in their work and personal relationships by better understanding their own tendencies. It reveals which above the line behaviors are most productive and shows how to avoid destructive “below the line” attitudes. Using Jesus as the model of the ideal balanced leader, it offers practical tips students can use to incorporate above-the-line strengths into everyday life.
CL-5574 Jesus, the Model of Leadership II
Combining a fresh examination of Jesus’ ministry with the insights of the best recent discussions of leadership, the text of this course challenges readers to become transformational leaders on the job, in the church, and in the public arena. It also includes a study guide.

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Doctorate of Theology Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 184 (Master’s plus 32 hours) (less transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Master’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of prerequisites and electives.

TH-7004 Eschatology I (Sections 1-4)
A core text for continuing systematic theology focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the Christian life, the church and last things.
TH-7094 Eschatology II (Sections 5-7)
A continuation of TH-7004
TH-7014 Historic Christianity
A course that details the historical growth of the Christian church from 5 B.C. to the 20th century. All of the prominent church bodies and characters are studies. The text includes maps, charts, pictures and enlarged bibliographies.
TH-7044 Evangelistic Theology
The student will become familiar with the various elements of contemporary Theology, especially as it applies to evangelism. The learner will be able to transfer these findings into practical and relevant terms which can be applied and taught to others in understandable categories.
TH-7054 Old Testament Theology II
The course’s approach involves an intensive interchange with international scholarship, including Jewish biblical studies, and emphasis on the question of the canon. Important themes of Old Testament theology are developed, among them revelation and history, creation and salvation history, covenant, and paradigms of exegesis.
TH-7064 Dissertation Phase 1
TH-7074 Dissertation Phase 2
TH-7084 Dissertation Phase 3

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Doctorate of Ministry Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 184 (Master’s plus 32 hours) (less transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Master’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of prerequisites and electives.

MIN-7194 Supervision of Ministries
A course designed to help the pastor or counselor supervise those assigned to pastoral care duties such as lay counseling. Many churches have a staff of pastoral care personnel. This course will help to guide these lay people in the right direction.
MIN-7124 Advanced Homoletics
Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.
MIN-7134 Intrinsic Healing II
When the world makes no sense there are biblical solutions for struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions and guilt. Solutions lie in the development of basic undeveloped tasks that you may have failed to complete when growing up and tasks that bring changes that heal. Offers help in taking on the likeness of the one that created you.
MIN-7144 Salvation in the Old Testament
A course that explores Old Testament texts which relate to the doctrine of salvation. Hidden within the pages of the Old Testament are the contemporaries of the New Testament salvation. Righteousness, justice, and holiness are major themes of the Old Testament. Paradoxically, God, who is opposed to evil and sin, comes to save those who are sinful, unrighteous, unjust, and unholy. The student will explore the Gospel as it begins to appear in the Old Testament.
MIN-7154 Principles of Church Evangelism
A course designed to assist students in learning and understand basic Biblical principles and practical procedures for personal and church evangelism. It reaches not only the inside, but also the outside the church proper.
MIN-7164 Dissertation Phase 1
MIN-7174 Dissertation Phase 2
MIN-7184 Dissertation Phase 3

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Doctorate of Ministry Track – Counseling Emphasis


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 184 (Master’s plus 32 hours) (less transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Master’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of prerequisites and electives.

CC-7214 Intrinsic Healing II
When the world makes no sense there are biblical solutions for struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions and guilt. Solutions lie in the development of basic undeveloped tasks that you may have failed to complete when growing up and tasks that bring changes that heal. Offers help in taking on the likeness of the one that created you.
CC-7234 Counseling Concepts
The student will learn to explain and identify the objections of those who are psychologically oriented. Basic counseling concepts will enable the student to teach others these principles.
CC-7244 Solving Marriage Problems
Emphasis will be placed on the use of the Bible in counseling with direct application to a variety of counseling situation, especially geared toward solving marriage problems.
CC-7254 Supervision of Pastoral Care
A course designed to help the pastor or counselor supervise those assigned to pastoral care duties such as lay counseling. Many churches have a staff of pastoral care personnel. This course will help to guide these lay people in the right direction.
CC-7294 Family Ministry
This course includes the definition and role of a family, a biblical perspective, the general shape of family ministry in the church, how a church becomes a “family,” effective administration and specialized aspects.
CC-7264 Dissertation Phase 1
CC-7274 Dissertation Phase 2
CC-7284 Dissertation Phase 3

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Doctorate of Christian Education Track


Track 32 Hours – Total Hours Required 184 (Master’s plus 32 hours) (less transfer credits)
Prerequisite: Master’s degree and Core Curriculum if required
Hours required over the track are made up of prerequisites and electives.

ED- 7394 Directing Christian Education
This course for church educators gives a biblical foundation for jobs in Christian education as well as specific suggestions to get church education program in tip-top shape.
ED-7314 Teaching for Results
Dr. Edge, the author of the text for this course, says that Bible teachers’ success lies in their ability to establish and achieve teaching goals. This course is a classic resource for ministers of education and Sunday School teachers.
ED-7334 Developing Counseling Strategy
The student will review a whole range of opinions concerning the place of counseling in the local church. While acquiring a knowledge base for the development of a counseling stratagem in his/her own church, the student will become familiar with the practices and techniques of training others.
ED-7344 The Effective Minister of Education
This course contains essential information for those preparing to serve as a director of education. It discusses the calling, the qualifications, the roles, the responsibilities and the rewards of Christian Education.
ED-73104 Progressive Leadership
This course for church leaders focuses on the relationships, structures, and processes common to the religious congregation. The emphasis is on transforming people through the identification and maximization of effective processes within.
ED-7364 Dissertation Phase 1
ED-7374 Dissertation Phase 2
ED-7384 Dissertation Phase 3

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