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Course Descriptions:


Effective Writing & Communication:                                                                                                      This class will be to strengthen the research writing of the student and help them to develop effective communication through videos, lectures, writing and speaking projects.


The Leadership Call:                                                                                                                                    This course will introduce students to the discovery of their unique leadership calling in life.  Students will develop a personal profile that paints a full picture of their identify, purpose and context for fulfilling their call.


Healthy Spirituality:                                                                                                                                    This course seeks to bring spiritual wholeness to an individual.  It is designed to equip kingdom leaders to serve healthy and whole in the faith community, provide a comprehensive understanding of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. This includes applicable components of leading a emotionally healthy spiritual journey.


Designed to Lead:                                                                                                                                         Designed to Lead offers students a view of the church as a source of leadership development in all spheres of life.  Grounded in the context the church is keenly positioned to develop leaders who are called to bless, serve, and influence humanity beyond the church’s doors.  The course will examine the biblical and theological foundation; the ethos that facilitates a leader’s growth; and the feeder pool that provides a steady stream of talent for the church and beyond.              


Introduction to Theology:                                                                                                                          This class will meet once each week for an examination of the topical exploration of Christian doctrine. Special attention is given to interpretation of Christian doctrine from a Biblical perspective. Each student will form his/her own personal theology from a Biblical perspective to guide them in their ministerial career. 


Hermeneutics:                                                                                                                                              An introduction to the principles and process of Biblical interpretation and application, emphasizing both theory and practice is the basis for this course. Introduction of principles of historical criticism, literary analysis, existential philosophy, currently prevailing world view assumptions and basic exegetical tools and methods will be taught.


Survey of Biblical History, The Pentateuch & Synoptic Gospels:                                                    The accelerated, class will survey the Bible from the Torah and the Gospels.  Students will come to understand the complete framework of Biblical principles God purposed for mankind to know from the Pentateuch and Gospels of Jesus Christ.


Christian Ethics:                                                                                                                                            An introduction to the moral and ethical issues that are facing the church, society, and Christianity as a whole will be examined in this course of study. Emphasis will be given to the student’s understanding and formulating personal ministerial integrity, as well as, becoming acquainted with certain procedures for dealing with ethical situations.


Principles of Preaching:                                                                                                                              Students will learn how to properly exegete the scriptures, select a text, prepare a teaching/sermon outline and to properly create an introduction, a body and conclusion of a message.


Organizational Leadership:                                                                                                                       This course is designed to give an overview of the Ordained Spiritual Authority of the Church, Basic Church Government, Church Polity and Ministerial Protocol. Students will be taught the various types of Authority in the Church, the Healthy Church Government Model, how various denominations govern, Ministerial Protocol, license and ordain ministers; Students will be taught how to assist senior church leaders..