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COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

1 BACHELOR PROGRAM

 

 

HUMANITIES

 

Music

 

MU 101 Introduction to Music 4 Units

Includes basic music terminology, rhythm and pitch notation, meter and key signatures, scales, chords, sight-singing.

 

MU 102 Music Reading       4 Units

Learning by tapping rhythmic patterns and singing melodic materials and includes enough of basic rhythm and pitch notation, intervals, scales, and meter by key signatures to make learning possible.

 

MU 109 Music Appreciation 3 Units

A course designed to give the student an introduction to the materials styles and history of music. Practical aspects of the course include a survey of the fundamentals of music and basic conducting experiences. Appreciation of great music is developed by lecture and listening.

 

Philosophy

PH 110 Introduction to Philosophy 4 Units

A systematic survey of the fundamental problem of philosophy. The student is instructed in the method of abstract thinking. The relationship of the problems to life is stressed.

 

PH 213 World Religions 4 Units

This course seeks to equip the student with necessary knowledge to intelligently those of the nonChristian religions of the world. It views the trends of the major religious systems comparatively. Religions studied include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Islam, Shamanism, and modern cults.

 

PH 214 Christian Cults 3 Units

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Languages

 

CS 250 Speech & Communication 3 Units

A basic course in speech designed to provide students with both theory and practices in the principles of effective oral communication and presentation.

 

EN 120 College English Composition I              3 Units

This course emphasizes skills in writing, including complex development, usage levels, and vocabulary.

 

EN 123 College Spoken English 3 Units

This course is designed to enhance the students ability to communicate thoughts and ideas in writing and speech. Work will be done in essays and speeches.

 

SP 130 Spanish Composition I            3 Units

This course emphasizes skills in writing, development, usage levels, and vocabulary.

 

SP 133 College Spoken Spanish        3 Units

This course is designed to enhance the students ability to communicate thoughts and ideas in writing and speech. Work will be done in essays and speeches.

 

EN 220 College English Composition II 3 Units

This is an advanced study of the writing process enabling the student to communicate clearly and effectively. Emphasis is on theme development, research techniques, and the writing of descriptive, persuasive, and expository essays.

 

EN 326 Theological English I 3 Units

This course aims at the understanding of the theological terminologies and usages. This covers the selected portions of the various theologian's writings,: Calvin, Luther, Schleiermacher, Barth, etc.

 

EN 429 Thesis 3 Units

Through the writing of a thesis, students develop skills in research and investigation.

 

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

History

 

HI 140 Western Civilization I                                 4 Units

A survey course tracing the cultural foundations of Western Civilization from ancient times through the Reformation.

 

HI 141 Western Civilization II             4 Units

A survey course tracing the cultural evolution of Western Civilization from the sixteenth century to the present.

 

HI 245 General Church History 4 Units

Major trends, personalities, and events influencing the life of the church from the early church to present time.

 

HI 249 History of the Bible 3 Units

The course will include a study of the historical development of the versions. A special emphasis will also given to the formation of the English Bible from KJV to modern versions.

 

HI 345 Church History I(Early Church History) 3 Units

The relationship of the Christian Gospel to the thought structures of the ancient western civilization. Primary emphasis upon institutions, cultures, and doctrines.

 

HI 346 Church History II((Reformation History) 3 Units

A study of the basic interpretations of the Reformation through the writings of important historians and an examination of basic bibliography for Reformation research.

 

HI 347 Church History III(Modern History) 3 Units

 

HI 447 History of Christian Doctrine I 3 Units

An introduction to the theological and historical study of individual theologians and schools of theological thought from the early church to preReformation era.

 

HI 448 History of Christian Doctrine II 3 Units

An introduction to the theological and historical study of individual theologians and schools of theological thought from the Reformation to present days.

 

HI 449 History of Mission 3 Units

This course is a study of the methods, principles, aims, and progress of apostolic missions. Attention is given to the various periods of the missionary endeavor through the rise of Islam, the Reformation, William Carey, and the period of modern missions.

 

HI 451 History of Evangelical Social Reform Movements             3 units

This course is aimed at revealing an unknown historical heritage of the nineteenth-century American

evangelicalism. That is, this course examines the remarkable but untold stories which led evangelicals to various social reform movements in nineteenth century including antislavery, womens right, Prohibition, and rescue mission. In particular, this course heavily depends on Donald W. Daytons ground-breaking work, Discovering an Evangelical Heritage (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1976) as the main guide for such a historical quest.

 

HI 453 Assemblies of God History & Polity 3 Units

 

Psychology

 

PS 150 Introduction to Psychology                                     4 Units

A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian World view.Topics to be surveyed included development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology.

 

PS 350 Fundamental Psychology 3 Units

An introduction to the concepts of human behavior, motivation, emotion and personality, and a survey of the contemporary psychological field.

 

PS 454 Educational Psychology 3 Units

This course gives attention to the factors underlying growth and development of the whole individual, especially during the school years.

 

Social Science

 

EC 150 Economics 3 Units

 

MG 150 Introduction to Management 3 Units

 

SS 155 Introduction to Sociology 4 Units

An introduction to general principles governing individual and group relationships. Emphasis is placed on a study of the basic institutions of society and the forces determining their development.

 

SS 359 Social Ethics 3 Units

This course concentrates on such social problems as marriage, poverty, crime, urbanization, minority groups, homosexual, and other problems. The role of the Christian workers and Church will be discussed.

 

MATHEMATICS/ SCIENCE

 

Mathematics

MT 160 Principles of Mathematics                                      4 Units

A survey course with selected topics from the history and development of arithmetic, patterns and inductive reasoning, set theory and deductive reasoning, the real number system, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and problem solving.

 

Science

SC 170 Physical Science and Geography Survey            4 Units

Experimental facts and physical theory applicable in geology/meteorology, including the basic physical elements of geography such as climate, land forms, soils and natural vegetation, and their patterns of world distribution.

 

Computer Science

 

CS 175 Introduction to Computers and their uses I     4 Units

This course surveys the elements and capabilities of computer information systems as well as the social and ethical implications of their use. The student will examine wordprocessing, spreadsheets, and database concepts on a microcomputer system.

 

CS 176 Introduction to Computers and Their uses II  4 Units

This course surveys the elements and capabilities of computer information systems as well as the social and ethical implications of their use. The student will examine wordprocessing, spreadsheets, and database concepts on a microcomputer system.

 

 

Old Testament

 

OT 110 Introduction to O.T. 3 Units

A survey of the Old Testament in the context of the history, geography and culture of Old Testament timesThe chief events, characters, and teachings of each book are studied in relation to their place in the ongoing revelation of Gods plan.

 

OT 301 The Pentateuch 3 Units

Each of the five books is studied in relation to the Old Testament history and the Divine plan. Factual content is stressed and detailed study is given to selected portions.

 

OT 302 Historical Books 3 Units

Joshua through Esther giving special attention to the leading characters in the books. Attention is also given to the cultures that existed in the land Canaan and how these cultures are related to the nation of Israel.

 

OT 303 Wisdom Literature 3 Units

An analysis of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon with special emphasis on their practical application to today's life and thought.

 

OT 314 Biblical Archaeology                3 Units

This course will introduce the student to the more important archaeological discoveries in the lands of the Bible. These findings in remarkable ways enable the archaeologist to add to our knowledge of ancient history and to visualize more accurately the anthropological customs and living patterns of people mentioned in the Scripture. In certain specific cases, there is direct confirmation of details contained in the Biblical records, acquainting the students with the potential of Biblical archaeology to illuminate the text of the Bible so as to understand it better as well as to confirm and defend the accuracy of the text.

 

OT 318 Israel Seminar 3 units

A study tour where students visit the Holy Land and explore its geography and biblical sites.

 

OT 320 Introduction to Apocrypha                    3 units

Apocrypha shed considerable light on the faith of Gods People between the Testaments--in the third and second centuries before Jesus. A study of Apocrypha will enhance understanding of NT because the authors of the NT are themselves familiar with these texts. Apocrypha can be used at least as the best devotional literature.

 

OT 350 Intertestamental Period                         3 units

A study of Intertestamental Period (400 year span) will help students understand how sensible the New Testament teaching really is and how dependent it is upon that of the Old Testament

 

OT 404 Psalms 3 Units

A course devoted to analysis and application of the psalter and as the HebrewChristian prayer book and hymnal. Prophetic as well as doctrinal content is included.

 

OT 405 Major Prophets      3 Units

A careful consideration of the message and historical context of the Major Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah includes Lamentations and Ezekiel, with special emphasis upon how their words are used in the New Testament, especially as related to fulfillment of Prophecy and eschatology.

 

OT 406 Daniel        3 Units

An analysis of Daniel with special emphasis on their fulfillment in the New Testament.

 

OT 407 Minor Prophets      3 Units

A careful consideration of the message and historical context of the Minor Prophets, Hosea through Malachi, with special emphasis upon how their words are used in the New Testament, especially as related to fulfillment of Prophecy and eschatology.

 

OT 413 Old Testament Theology 3 Units

This course deals with approaches or methods scholars have used to do Old Testament theology, theological emphases in the thirty-nine books of the OT, and the relevance of the teachings of the OT to Christian life for establishing biblical foundations, identity of faith, and theological stance. This course provides a foundation for theology and ministry and lays a foundation for New Testament theology.

 

 

New Testament

 

NT 130 Introduction to N.T                                   3 Units

A survey of the New Testament in the context of history, Judaism and culture of its times, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, and teachings of each book are studied in relation to the ongoing revelation of God's plan.

 

NT 320 The Synoptic Gospels            3 Units

A thorough study of Mark, Matthew and Luke, aiming at mystery of factual content and structure of the books, with emphasis on the person and work of Christ.Prerequisite :

NT 321 Gospel and Epistles of John 3 Units

This is an analytical and exegetical treatment of the gospel and the epistles of John.

 

NT 322 The Acts  3 Units

A thorough study of the factual content of the book, with emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit in the origin and growth of the early church.The journeys of Paul shown in relation to his epistles.

NT 323 Romans and Galatians                             3 Units

A detailed study of Romans and Galatians, giving special attention to the background of each book, instruction and doctrinal teaching.

 

NT 324 Corinthians                                 3 Units

A Detailed analysis and exposition of First and Second Corinthians. Special attention is given to the background devotional and doctrinal aspects of each books, and relevant application made to church life today.

 

NT 425 Prison Epistles                           3 Units

An analytical and expository study of Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and Philippians in terms of structure and content with particular emphasis given to the relation of Christ to the truth.

 

NT 426 I & II Thessalonians                 3 Units

Historical background and exposition of First and Second Thessalonians with special emphasis on the distinctive teachings of the books.

 

NT 427 Pastoral Epistles     3 Units

A careful study of the epistles of First & Second Timothy and Titus to explain the instructions Paul gave to ministers concerning governing the body of Christ.

 

NT 428 Hebrews                    3 Units

A detailed study of the book of Hebrews, emphasizing the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the perfect fulfillment of God's total plan revealed to mankind.

 

NT 429 Peters, James, & Jude           3 Units

Historical background and exposition of the epistles of Peter, James, and Jude.

 

NT 430 Revelation                3 Units

A thorough study of Revelation in which students are exposed to all the existing views on revelation, but with a study in depth in accordance with futuristics and premillenial interpretation.

 

NT 433 New Testament Theology  3 Units

A study of important theological concepts in the New Testament focusing on the orthodox understanding of major doctrines in light of their first century environment. The course seeks to develop a basic methodology which guides the student in his own efforts at theologizing.

 

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

 

TH 150 Introduction to Christian Doctrine      3 Units

A basic course introducing the student to the rudimentary tenants of the Evangelical Protestant Christian Church. Emphasis will be placed upon how and why the doctrinal statement of the Assemblies of God denomination came about.

 

TH 340 Systematic Theology I                              3 Units

A study of the doctrines of God_His presence, attributes, trinity, creation, providence and miracles; and the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scripture, inerrancy and canonicity.

 

TH 341 Systematic Theology II           3 Units

A study of the doctrine that relate specifically to Jesus Christ and salvation. Some of these areas are Christology, the deity and incarnation of Christ, and salvation of sinful man, atonement and the application of the atonement. Other areas considered are Holy Spirit and Church.

 

TH 342 Theology of Mission               3 Units

This course is designed to challenge the student to understand the theology of mission from the standpoint of both its historical development and its modern day application. Beginning with an investigation of the varied theologies of notable missionaries across the years, the study continues with a review of the evolution of theologies vital to the today's mission.

 

TH 443 Pauline Theology                     3 Units

The main themes of Paul's doctrine from the biblical theological perspective.

 

TH 446 Pneumatology         3 Units

Pneumatology includes a study of the person, offices and ministry of the Holy Spirit, with special attention to the baptism, gifts and fruit of the Spirit. The course also survey the modern Pentecostal Movement

 

TH 447 Typology 3 Units

The tabernacle, priesthood, offerings and feasts of the Old Testament are studied as types and symbols of New Testament truth.

 

TH 449 Eschatology              3 Units

A study of all relevant positions concerning the place of prophecy in biblical studies and theology.

 

TH 455 Christian Apologetics 3 Units

A survey of the nature, objectives, and importance of Christian apologetics in the 20th century with particular emphasis on its application for Christian

 

TH 456 Christian Ethics 3 Units

An inquiry of the object of ethical study from its historical background to the present time. Special emphasis upon an examination of the principles of Christian ethics pertaining to topics accepted for studying a contemporary context

 

TH 458 Survey of Assemblies of God Doctrine 3 Units

An introduction to basic theological terminology and concepts, with special attention to the 16 Statement of fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.

 

TH 459 A/G Constitution 3 Units

It includes a study of the constitution, Bylaws and policies of Assemblies of God with emphasis on the Statement of Fundamental truth along with the carious position papers.

 

TH 460 Hermeneutics          3 Units

A biblical investigation of the place of preaching in the church plus a study of sermon preparation and delivery. The student will be expected to develop a personal theology of preaching.

 

TH 570 Modern Theology 3 Units

 

 

MINISTRY

 

PASTORAL MINISTRY

 

PM 170 Basic Christian Practices       3 Units

Christian basics such as Bible reading, study, prayer, fasting, guidance, etc., will be studied to help build the personal spiritual life of the Christian.

PM 361 Evangelism              3 Units

An inquiry into the nature of the Church in relation to the "Great Commission".To study the essence of the New Testament message and the role of leadership in evangelism.

 

PM 362 Church Planting & Growth 3 Units

The course covers the Biblical patterns for procedures, methods, and strategies necessary for church growth. It includes ways to overcome cultural barriers. Attention is given to the revitalization of local church that has experienced stagnation or decline.

 

PM 440 Divine Healing I      3 units

Learn how to receive and minister Gods healing power. This course lays a solid Word foundation that will release faith for effectively receiving or ministering healing. Presents the ministry of Jesus and the apostles as a pattern for healing today.

 

PM 441 Divine Healing II     3 units

Continuation of PM 441.

 

PM 460 The Pastoral Ministry 3 Units

A course designed for perspective pastors, to help them understand and solve the personal problems and religious perplexities of their church members. Consideration of personality abnormalities and professional referral.

 

PM 461 Methods of Evangelism       3 Units

A study into the various forms of personal and mass evangelism such as personal witness, small group, cell group, mass meeting, media, etc. The student may be required to become involved in some form of evangelism during the term.

 

PM 462 Advanced Church Planting and Growth           3 Units

A continuing course of Church Planting and Growth with special emphasis on methodology how to accomplish demographic studies, identify target groups, develop programs for church growth, and initiate cell group outreach.

 

PM 464 Pastoral Counseling               3 Units

The theories, principles and techniques of counseling as applied to Christian ministry. Attention will be given to various types of pastoral counseling as related to specific counseling situation.

 

PM 465 Church Planning and Administration 3 Units

An examination of church organizational structure. Emphasis is upon planning and evaluating local church ministries. Consideration is also given to the church budget and to principles of parliamentary procedures as they apply to church business sessions and other meetings.

 

PM 466 Liturgy 3 Units

A study of the Christian liturgical foundation and practices. Attention will be given to many of the liturgicalforms of worship on the basis of biblical, historical, and theological perspectives, and liturgical application will be possible to students.

 

PM 467 Introduction to Church Music 3 Units

A study of the Christian music ministry used in evangelization including its fundamental forma, principles, and methods in a theoretical perspective. In a Practical perspective, this course deals with planning, preparing, and progressing music worships for evangelization as a team ministry, and the significance of music contextualization mission fields.

 

PM 468 Church Music and Worship 3 Units

This course deals with and intensive study of the theological foundations for corporate worship from the Pentecostal perspective.Discussion of the role of music in the worship.

 

PM 473 Practical Homiletics I              3 Units

This course includes a study of the great expository preachers of the past, and organization and building of expository sermons with a view of development of the fundamentals of expository thinking and preaching. Student will be expected to write and deliver at least two sermons before a group.

 

PM 474 Practical Homiletics II 3 Units

 

PM 475 Spiritual Warfare 3 Units

A study of the biblical teachings concering the purposes and tactics of the spirits of darkness and the strategies and resources to combat them. This is a Bible theology course, therefore, major engagement with

the scripture is required in the course.

 

PM 476 Prayer & Prophecy 3 Units

 

PM 477 Pastoral Leadership 3 Units

An introduction to the theory and practices of Leadership including the discussion of transmission of visiongoal setting, time management, exercising authority appropriately for various type situations and follower, working with volunteers, delegation of authority and responsibility, and conflict management.,

 

PM 478 Spiritual Leadership 3 Units

 

PM 479 Pastoral Internship 3 Units

Supervised work of at least ten weeks duration that has been approved previously by the college supervisor. A comprehensive journal of activities is required of each intern and written evaluation by the intern and onsite supervisor. Check for particular requirements of each internship. Current internships are Intercultural Ministry Internship. Other internships may be developed.

 

PM 581 Church Sacred & Ceremony 3 Units

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

 

YM 360 Introduction to Youth Ministry 3 Units

The course prepares the student for ministries in the local church with junior high, senior high, and college level youth. It aims at the development of a program suited to the needs of young people in the areas of worship, Biblical education, fellowship, and outreach.

 

YM 460 Advanced Youth Ministry 3 Units

An advanced course in youth ministry skills. The development of creative programs, activities, and special events; promotion and financing; evaluating the youth program; interrelation with parachurch organizations; and special problems in counseling

teenagers will also be discussed. The structure of the Assemblies of God youth ministries, programs, and materials available on the sectional, district, and national levels will be included.

 

YM 461 Youth Evangelism & Discipleship 3 Units

The emphasis of this course will be upon evangelizing teenagers in the innercity. Students will review various youth evangelistic programs, outreach and mission activities, drama, discipleship and Sunday school programs. Students will also be required to memorize key scriptures for evangelism.

 

YM 464 Methods of Adolescent Counseling                   3 Units

This course is designed to give the youth counselor the basic tools for understanding the problematic issues that modern teenagers face. This course will cover such topics as: drug abuse, sexuality, dating, peer and racial tensions, parentteen relationships, suicide, gangs, and emotional and physical abuse, Student will concentrate on the latest counseling techniques.

 

YM 466 Worship in Youth                    3 Units

This course deals with an intensive study of worship in youth ministry. Introduction to Biblical basis of worship, a practical application of songleading skills in youth worship.

 

 

WORLD MISSION

WM 360 Introduction to Missions  3 Units

A study of how the New Testament message is communicated cross-culturally and new calling of the Great Commission.

 

WM 460 Advanced Missions              3 Units

The continuing course of Introduction to Missions with special emphasis on methodology and the Pentecostal thrust into the missions.

 

WM 461 Evangelism & Discipleship 3 Units

A study of the total church program of evangelism, including personal evangelism and followup ministry. Attention is given to the Biblical foundation of various types of evangelism with memorization of important Scriptures. The training of lay people in evangelism and discipleship is emphasized.

 

WM 462 Biblical Basic of Mission I (Old Testament)     3 Units

This course is designed to provide a steady of the biblical basis for the worldwide missionary effort so vital to mission today. Following a brief introduction to the present day need for mission, a detailed study of the major Old Testament texts and events that provide the basis for an understanding God's universal redemptive purpose is presented.

 

WM 463 Biblical Basic of Mission II (New Testament)                  3 Units

This course is designed to continue a study of the biblical basis. Following a brief introduction to God's universal redemptive purpose found in the Old Testament, a detailed study of the major New Testament texts and events that call for a vigorous missionary endeavor today is presented.

 

WM 467 Sociology of Mission 3 Units

This course considers necessary qualifications and training for missionary appointment. The study also includes a review of the relationship of the missionary society. Further, it views personal, family, cultural, and social problems of the field.

 

WM 475-478 Area Studies 3 Units

These are area studies dealing with current world missions in the areas where missionaries work. Each country is studied from the standpoint of geography, history, religion, politics, economy and missionary history, but with a focus on present involvement.

 

WM 475 Asia

 

WM 476 Europe and Middle East

 

WM 477 Africa

 

WM 478 Latin America

 

WM 479 Short-term Missionary Internship  3 Units

A special course designed for Missionary journeymen. The program will combine field work under local supervision and written work to be submitted to the professor by mail.

 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

CE 360 Introduction to Christian Education 3 Units

This course is a comprehensive survey of the educational work of the church. A study is made for the organization, administration, teaching personnel, and curricular materials.

 

CE 460 Advanced Christian Education              3 Units

Continuing course of Christian Education with special emphasis upon curriculum development for the various age groups in the church, and teaching the students the various methods.

 

CE 461 Methods & Principles of Teaching 3 Units

An indepth study of the teachinglearning process with primary emphasis on creative, effective methods to develop quality teaching. Creative Bible study methods and leading Bible study groups are included.

 

CE 469 Sunday School Ministry         3 Units

A study of the Sunday School with particular emphasis on its place in the church's contemporary ministry of Bible study and outreach.

 

CE 471 Children Education 3 Units

The course prepares the student for local children's church ministries both educational and evangelistic. It aims the development of a comprehensive program suited to the needs of various age levels and gives special attention to educational

 

CE 473 Adult Education 3 Units

The course prepares the student for ministries to the local church. It aims at the development of a comprehensive program suited to the needs of all adults including college age, singles, and other adults.

CE 480 Discipleship & Training 3 Units

A study of foundations, principles, theories, and methods of discipleship and training.Through theoretical studies and practical applications. This course expands the equipping ministry to equip the believers to be ministers. This is a biblical, theological course, therefore, major engagement with the scripture is required in this course.

 

 

BIBLICAL LANGUAGE

 

BL 480 Hebrew I  3 Units

A basic study of Biblical Hebrew with special attention to vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

 

BL 481 Hebrew II                   3 Units

Completion of Hebrew grammar and additional vocabulary will be studied as well as some reading directly from the original Hebrew.

 

BL 485 Greek I      3 Units

A basic study of Biblical Greek with special attention to vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

 

BL 486 Greek II     3 Units

Completion of Greek grammar and additional vocabulary will be studied as well as some reading directly from the original Greek.

 

 

1 MASTER (M.A./M.Div.) PROGRAM

 

 

Church History

 

HI 539 History of the Bible 3 Units

The course will include a study of the historical development of the versions. A special emphasis will also given to the formation of the English Bible from KJV to modern versions.

 

HI 545 Church History I(Early Church History) 3 Units

The relationship of the Christian Gospel to the thought structures of the ancient western civilization. Primary emphasis upon institutions, cultures, and doctrines.

 

HI 546 Church History II(Reformation History) 3 Units

A study of the basic interpretations of the Reformation through the writings of important historians and an examination of basic bibliography for Reformation research.

 

HI 547 Church History III(Modern History) 3 Units

 

 

HI 547 History of Christian Doctrine I 3 Units

An introduction to the theological and historical study of individual theologians and schools of theological thought from the early church to preReformation era.

 

HI 548 History of Christian Doctrine II 3 Units

An introduction to the theological and historical study of individual theologians and schools of theological thought from the Reformation to present days.

 

HI 549 History of Mission 3 Units

This course is a study of the methods, principles, aims, and progress of apostolic missions. Attention is given to the various periods of the missionary endeavor through the rise of Islam, the Reformation, William Carey, and the period of modern missions.

 

HI 553 Assemblies of God History & Polity 3 Units .

 

 

Old Testament

 

OT 501 Study of the Pentateuch 3 Units

Each of the five books is studied in relation to the Old Testament history and the Divine plan. Factual content is stressed and detailed study is given to selected portions.

 

OT 502 Study of Historical Books 3 Units

Joshua through Esther giving special attention to the leading characters in the books. Attention is also given to the cultures that existed in the land of Canaan and how these cultures are related to the nation of Israel.

 

OT 503 Study of Wisdom Literature 3 Units

An analysis of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon with special emphasis on their practical application to today's life and thought.

 

OT 505 Study of Major Prophets      3 Units

A careful consideration of the message and historical context of the Major Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah includes Lamentations and Ezekiel, with special emphasis upon how their words are used in the New Testament, especially as related to fulfillment of Prophecy and eschatology.

 

OT 506 Study of Daniel                         3 Units

An analysis of Daniel with special emphasis on their fulfillment in the New Testament.

 

OT 507 Study of Minor Prophets      3 Units

A careful consideration of the message and historical context of the Minor Prophets, Hosea through Malachi, with special emphasis upon how their words are used in the New Testament, especially as related to fulfillment of Prophecy and eschatology.

 

OT 601 Study of Genesis    3 Units

A study of the great personalities, events and theological themes from the book of Genesis with special emphasis on ways to convey these themes homiletically.

 

OT 604 Study of Psalms      3 Units

A survey of the book of Psalms as a guide to worship and praise as well as a wealth of prophetic truth andpreaching material. Special emphasis will be given to ways of conveying the book's contents homiletically.

 

OT 605 Study of Isaiah 3 Units

Analytical treatment of the book of Isaiah, including its history, main ideas and thought, and a detailed verse by verse study of the selected portions.

 

OT 606 Study of Jeremiah and Lamentations 3 Units

An exposition study of the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. Special attention is placed on the historical context, the life of Jeremiah, and the theological themes of both books.

 

OT 607 Study of Ezekiel and Daniel                   3 Units

Ezekiel, the prophet of Israel's apostasy, is studied to show the student God's great plan for the salvation of His people. The prophecies of Daniel, his visions, and foretelling of the "times of the Gentiles" are studied.

 

OT 610 Old Testament Backgrounds                                  3 Units

A survey of cultural environment and geographical setting in which the major movements and events of the Old Testament took place. Reading assignments and lectures will cover the history and geography of the ancient Near East, with some investigation of manners and customs as revealed by archaeological discoveries.

 

OT 611 Old Testament Studies I       3 Units

A generalized study of major critical issues encountered in the Pentateuch and Historical books.

 

OT 612 Old Testament Studies II      3 Units

A generalized Study of major critical issues encountered in the Wisdom Literature and Prophets.

 

OT 613 Old Testament Theology      3 Units

A study of important theological concepts in the Old Testament focusing on their orthodox understanding in light of their ancient environment. The course will also seek to develop a basic methodology which will guide the students in their own efforts at theologizing.

 

OT 614 Biblical Archaeology 3 Units

This course will introduce the student to the more important archaeological discoveries in the lands of the Bible. These findings in remarkable ways enable the archaeologist to add to our knowledge of ancient history and to visualize more accurately the anthropological customs and living patterns of people mentioned in the Scripture. In certain specific cases, there is direct confirmation of details contained in the Biblical records, acquainting the students with the potential of Biblical archaeology to illuminate the text of the Bible so as to understand it better as well as to confirm and defend the accuracy of the text.

 

OT 618 Israel Seminar 3 units

A study tour where students visit the Holy Land and explore its geography and biblical sites.

 

 

New Testament

NT 510 Introduction to N.T                                   3 Units

A survey of the New Testament in the context of history, Judaism and culture of its times, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, and teachings of each book are studied in relation to the ongoing revelation of God's plan.

 

NT 520 Study of the Synoptic Gospels             3 Units

A thorough study of Mark, Matthew and Luke, aiming at mystery of factual content and structure of the books, with emphasis on the person and work of Christ.Prerequisite :

 

NT 521 Gospel and Epistles of John 3 Units

This is an analytical and exegetical treatment of the gospel and the epistles of John.

 

NT 522 Study of the Book of Acts   3 Units

A thorough study of the factual content of the book, with emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit in the origin and growth of the early church.The journeys of Paul shown in relation to his epistles.

NT 523 Study of Romans and Galatians                            3 Units

A detailed study of Romans and Galatians, giving special attention to the background of each book, instruction and doctrinal teaching.

 

NT 524 Study of Corinthians                                3 Units

A Detailed analysis and exposition of First and Second Corinthians. Special attention is given to the background devotional and doctrinal aspects of each books, and relevant application made to church life today.

 

NT 525 Study of Prison Epistles                          3 Units

An analytical and expository study of Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and Philippians in terms of structure and content with particular emphasis given to the relation of Christ to the truth.

 

NT 526 Study of I & II Thessalonians                3 Units

Historical background and exposition of First and Second Thessalonians with special emphasis on the distinctive teachings of the books.

 

NT 527 Study of Pastoral Epistles     3 Units

A careful study of the epistles of First & Second Timothy and Titus to explain the instructions Paul gave to ministers concerning governing the body of Christ.

 

NT 528 Study of Hebrews                   3 Units

A detailed study of the book of Hebrews, emphasizing the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the perfect fulfillment of God's total plan revealed to mankind.

 

NT 529 Study of Peters, James, & Jude           3 Units

Historical background and exposition of the epistles of Peter, James, and Jude.

 

NT 530 Study of Revelation                3 Units

A thorough study of Revelation in which students are exposed to all the existing views on revelation, but with a study in depth in accordance with futuristics and premillenial interpretation.

 

NT 621 Advanced Study of Gospel of John    3 Units

A study of fourth Gospel with special emphasis on the Logos concept, John's addition to biblical chronology, and his teachings in relation to the Synoptic Gospels.

 

NT 624 Advanced Study of Corinthian Letter                 3 Units

A detailed analysis and exposition of First and Second Corinthians. Special attention is given to the background, devotional and doctrinal aspects of each book, and relevant application to church life today.

 

NT 629 Advanced Study of Revelation/Daniel               3 Units

An_in_depth study of Daniel must be made in light of the book's prophetic fulfillment in the New Testament, especially revelation. Thus, Daniel and Revelation will be studies as a unit to give

 

NT 630 New Testament Backgrounds              3 Units

An investigation of the Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds of the New Testament world, of Jesus, and of the early church. Emphasis will be placed upon the influence these factors had upon the New Testament documents. Greater understanding of Biblical prophesy.

 

NT 631 New Testament Studies I     3 Units

A generalized study of major critical issues encountered in the Gospels and the General Epistles including Hebrew and Revelation.

 

NT 632 New Testament Studies II  3 Units

A generalized study of major critical issues encountered in Acts and the Pauline Epistles.

 

NT 633 New Testament Theology  3 Units

A study of important theological concepts in the New Testament focusing on the orthodox understanding of major doctrines in light of their first century environment. The course seeks to develop a basic methodology which guides the student in his own efforts at theologizing.

 

NT 634 Christology of the New Testament 3 Units

The works and person of Christ according to the New Testament. A special attention will be given to the Messianic passages in the Old Testament. The analytical and expositional study of Christ throughout the entire New Testament books.The analytical and expositional study of Christ throughout the entire New Testament books.

 

 

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

 

TH 530 Introduction to Christian Doctrine      3 Units

A basic course introducing the student to the rudimentary tenants of the Evangelical Protestant Christian Church. Emphasis will be placed upon how and why the doctrinal statement of the Assemblies of God denomination came about.

 

TH 540 Systematic Theology I                              3 Units

A study of the doctrines of God_His presence, attributes, trinity, creation, providence and miracles; and the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scripture, inerrancy and canonicity.

 

TH 541 Systematic Theology II           3 Units

A study of the doctrine that relate specifically to Jesus Christ and salvation. Some of these areas are Christology, the deity and incarnation of Christ, and salvation of sinful man, atonement and the application of the atonement. Other areas considered are Holy Spirit and Church.

 

TH 542 Theology of Mission               3 Units

This course is designed to challenge the student to understand the theology of mission from the standpoint of both its historical development and its modern day application. Beginning with an investigation of the varied theologies of notable missionaries across the years, the study continues with a review of the evolution of theologies vital to the today's mission.

 

TH 546 Pneumatology         3 Units

Pneumatology includes a study of the person, offices and ministry of the Holy Spirit, with special attention to the baptism, gifts and fruit of the Spirit. The course also survey the modern Pentecostal Movement

 

TH 547 Typology 3 Units

The tabernacle, priesthood, offerings and feasts of the Old Testament are studied as types and symbols of New Testament truth.

 

TH 549 Eschatology              3 Units

A study of all relevant positions concerning the place of prophecy in biblical studies and theology.

 

TH 555 Christian Apologetics 3 Units

A survey of the nature, objectives, and importance of Christian apologetics in the 20th century with particular emphasis on its application for Christian

 

TH 556 Christian Ethics 3 Units

An inquiry of the object of ethical study from its historical background to the present time. Special emphasis upon an examination of the principles of Christian ethics pertaining to topics accepted for studying a contemporary context

 

TH 558 Survey of Assemblies of God Doctrine 3 Units

An introduction to basic theological terminology and concepts, with special attention to the 16 Statement offundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.

 

TH 560 Hermeneutics. 3 Units

A study of basics biblical interpretation skills and an introduction to the theological issues of biblical interpretation.

 

TH 570 Modern Theology.

 

TH 643 Pauline Theology                     3 Units

The main themes of Paul's doctrine from the biblical theological perspective.

 

TH 648 The Doctrine of Inspiration                    3 Units

The history of the doctrine, the scriptural evidence for verbal and plenary inspiration and a refutation of all important denials of the infallibility of the Scriptures.

 

TH 652 Contemporary Theology 3 Units

An advanced examination into specific aspects of contemporary theology and individual contemporary theologians of various schools and orientation.

MINISTRY

 

PASTORAL MINISTRY

 

PM 560 The Pastoral Ministry 3 Units

A course designed for perspective pastors, to help them understand and solve the personal problems and religious perplexities of their church members. Consideration of personality abnormalities and professional referral.

 

PM 561 Methods of Evangelism       3 Units

A study into the various forms of personal and mass evangelism such as personal witness, small group, cell group, mass meeting, media, etc. The student may be required to become involved in some form of evangelism during the term.

 

PM 562 Advanced Church Planting and Growth           3 Units

A continuing course of Church Planting and Growth with special emphasis on methodology how to accomplish demographic studies, identify target groups, develop programs for church growth, and initiate cell group outreach.

 

PM 566 Liturgy 3 Units

A study of the Christian liturgical foundation and practices. Attention will be given to many of the liturgical forms of worship on the basis of biblical, historical, and theological perspectives, and liturgical application will be possible to students.

 

PM 567 Introduction to Church Music 3 Units

A study of the Christian music ministry used in evangelization including its fundamental forma, principles, and methods in a theoretical perspective. In a Practical perspective, this course deals with planning, preparing, and progressing music worships for evangelization as a team ministry, and the significance of music contextualization mission fields.

 

PM 568 Advanced Church Music and Worship 3 Units

A practical course on how a Christian worker or pastor can lead large groups in singing and worship. The student will be expected to lead group worship in class.

 

PM 573 Practical Homiletics I              3 Units

This course includes a study of the great expository preachers of the past, and organization and building of expository sermons with a view of development of the fundamentals of expository thinking and preaching. Student will be expected to write and deliver at least two sermons before a group.

 

PM 574 Practical Homiletics II 3 Units

 

PM 575 Spiritual Warfare 3 Units

A study of the biblical teachings concerning the purposes and tactics of the spirits of darkness and the strategies and resources to combat them. This is a Bible theology course, therefore, major engagement with

the scripture is required in the course.

 

PM 576 Prayer & Prophecy 3 Units

 

PM 577 Pastoral Leadership 3 Units

An introduction to the theory and practices of Leadership including the discussion of transmission of visiongoal setting, time management, exercising authority appropriately for various type situations and follower, working with volunteers, delegation of authority and responsibility, and conflict management.,

 

PM 578 Spiritual Leadership 3 Units

PM 579 Pastoral Internship 3 Units

Supervised work of at least ten weeks duration that has been approved previously by the college supervisor. A comprehensive journal of activities is required of each intern and written evaluation by the intern and onsite supervisor. Check for particular requirements of each internship. Current internships are Intercultural Ministry Internship. Other internships may be developed.

 

PM 581 Church Sacred & Ceremony 3 Units

 

PM 664 Advanced Pastoral Counseling           3 Units

Continuing course of Pastoral Counseling with special emphasis on the practices of pastoral counseling, crisis counseling and family ministry programs.

 

PM 665 Advanced Church Planning and Administration 3 Units

How a pastor deals with various agencies outside the church such as Social Worker, IRS, City, and Planning Commissions for zoning. Special discussion about when a pastor can handle problems himself and when he needs legal or professional counsel.

 

PM 671 Urban Ministry 3 Units

This is an introductory course in the problems of innercity ministries. This course will deal with overcoming racial and language barriers and will emphasize ministry strategies.

 

PM 678 Spiritual Foundations            3 Units

Spiritual basics such as prayer fasting, guidance, deliverance, etc., will be studied in relation to the ministry of the pastor.

 

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

 

YM 560 Advanced Youth Ministry 3 Units

An advanced course in youth ministry skills. The development of creative programs, activities, and special events; promotion and financing; evaluating the youth program; interrelation with parachurch organizations; and special problems in counseling

teenagers will also be discussed. The structure of the Assemblies of God youth ministries, programs, and materials available on the sectional, district, and national levels will be included.

 

YM 561 Youth Evangelism & Discipleship 3 Units

The emphasis of this course will be upon evangelizing teenagers in the innercity. Students will review various youth evangelistic programs, outreach and mission activities, drama, discipleship and Sunday school programs. Students will also be required to memorize key scriptures for evangelism.

 

YM 564 Methods of Adolescent Counseling                   3 Units

This course is designed to give the youth counselor the basic tools for understanding the problematic issues that modern teenagers face. This course will cover such topics as: drug abuse, sexuality, dating, peer and racial tensions, parentteen relationships, suicide, gangs, and emotional and physical abuse, Student will concentrate on the latest counseling techniques.

 

YM 566 Worship in Youth                    3 Units

This course deals with an intensive study of worship in youth ministry. Introduction to Biblical basis of worship, a practical application of songleading skills in youth worship.

YM 677 Special Youth Activities 3 Units

A study of philosophy, objectives, administration, and method of camp and retreat activities. Type of camping and retreats, training of leadership, program planning, recreational activities, and organizational principles will be covered.

 

YM 678 Youth Ministry Practicum 3 Units

The practical application of acquired skills in youth ministry. The student will observe a working professional and participate in an expanding level of responsibility.

 

YM 679 Youth Ministry Internship 3 Units.

Supervised work in youth ministry of at least eight weeks in duration that has previously been approved by the college. A comprehensive journal and evaluation by the supervisor are required.

 

WORLD MISSION

 

WM 560 Advanced Missions              3 Units

The continuing course of Introduction to Missions with special emphasis on methodology and the Pentecostal thrust into the missions.

 

WM 561 Evangelism & Discipleship 3 Units

A study of the total church program of evangelism, including personal evangelism and followup ministry. Attention is given to the Biblical foundation of various types of evangelism with memorization of important Scriptures. The training of lay people in evangelism and discipleship is emphasized.

 

WM 562 Biblical Basic of Mission I (Old Testament)     3 Units

This course is designed to provide a steady of the biblical basis for the worldwide missionary effort so vital to mission today. Following a brief introduction to the present day need for mission, a detailed study of the major Old Testament texts and events that provide the basis for an understanding God's universal redemptive purpose is presented.

 

WM 563 Biblical Basic of Mission II (New Testament)                  3 Units

This course is designed to continue a study of the biblical basis. Following a brief introduction to God's universal redemptive purpose found in the Old Testament, a detailed study of the major New Testament textsand events that call for a vigorous missionary endeavor today is presented.

 

WM 567 Sociology of Mission 3 Units

This course considers necessary qualifications and training for missionary appointment. The study also includes a review of the relationship of the missionary society. Further, it views personal, family, cultural, and social problems of the field.

 

WM 575-578 Area Studies 3 Units

These are area studies dealing with current world missions in the areas where missionaries work. Each country is studied from the standpoint of geography, history, religion, politics, economy and missionary history, but with a focus on present involvement.

 

WM 575 Asia

 

WM 576 Europe and Middle East

 

WM 577 Africa

 

WM 578 Latin America

 

WM 579 Short-term Missionary Internship  3 Units

A special course designed for Missionary journeymen. The program will combine field work under local supervision and written work to be submitted to the professor by mail.

 

WM 664 Missionary Principles and Practice                    3 Units

This course introduces the student to modern methods in missions. It includes a study of the missionary policies and practices from the perspective of the Bible. Central to the course is a review of the indigenous principle in developing, governing, supporting, and perpetuating the church in the mission field.

 

WM 665 The Local Church and World Mission               3 Units

Designed to integrate principles of cross_cultural communication and theology and strategy of missions within a total conceptual framework to aid the local church in mission involvement.

 

WM 668 Mission Anthropology        3 Units

Introduction to cultural anthropology with special attention to the application of anthropological perspectives to Christian Mission.

 

WM 669 Spiritual Conflicts and Counseling    3 Units

A study of the conflict between the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light with an emphasis on the authority, power, protection as well as the vulnerability of the believer. The techniques of counseling the spiritually afflicted are also considered.

 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

CE 560 Advanced Christian Education              3 Units

Continuing course of Christian Education with special emphasis upon curriculum development for the various age groups in the church, and teaching the students the various methods.

 

CE 561 Methods & Principles of Teaching 3 Units

An indepth study of the teachinglearning process with primary emphasis on creative, effective methods to develop quality teaching. Creative Bible study methods and leading Bible study groups are included.

 

CE 569 Sunday School Ministry         3 Units

A study of the Sunday School with particular emphasis on its place in the church's contemporary ministry of Bible study and outreach.

 

CE 571 Children Education 3 Units

The course prepares the student for local children's church ministries both educational and evangelistic. It aims the development of a comprehensive program suited to the needs of various age levels and gives special attention to educational

 

CE 573 Adult Education 3 Units

The course prepares the student for ministries to the local church. It aims at the development of a comprehensive program suited to the needs of all adults including college age, singles, and other adults.

 

CE 580 Discipleship & Training 3 Units

A study of foundations, principles, theories, and methods of discipleship and training.Through theoretical studies and practical applications. This course expands the equipping ministry to equip the believers to be ministers. This is a biblical, theological course, therefore, major engagement with the scripture is required in this course.

CE 661 Advanced Methods & Principles of Teaching                    3 Units

An advanced study for the principles of teaching, with further investigation into and application of the principles presented in the introductory course.

 

CE 674 Marriage and Family Counseling 3 Units

Based on a biblical theology of family life, this course aspects the students in a study of marriage counseling in a church setting. It focuses on premarital, marital, and family counseling.

 

CE 675 Women in Christian Ministry                 3 Units

An investigation of the role of women in ministry and leadership in the light of Scripture and current trends.Assessment of role expectancies and role relationships.

 

CE 676 Ministry to Single Adults       3 Units

Investigation of single adult ministries in the context of the local church.Emphasis in the development of an effective single adult ministry. Various proven and experimental models of single adult ministries will be examined.

 

CE 677 Counseling Troubled Families               3 Units

A comparison of positive and negative family systems in Scripture, in theory and in church life.The development of a team approach to intervention, enrichment and equipping for ministry to families.

 

DOCTORAL COURSE

 

In addition to the courses listed under specific disciplines above, students in the doctoral course may register for the following types of studies under the guidance of qualified faculty approved by CTS.

 

DC 790 Field Study                                 4 Units

Field-based study directed by instructor, using participants observation and interviewing technique.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

DC 791 Field Research         4 Units

Field_based research, designed to provide training in research methods for doctoral students and to yield contributions to current knowledge.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

DC 792 Practicum                  4 Units

Practical experience in applying theory and methods of the discipline, under the guidance of a faculty member and of a qualified field supervisor.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of professional supervisor. Advanced preparation in the discipline may be required in some cases.

 

DC 793 Workshop                 4 Units

Practical sessions applying methods and techniques. Students typically do hands_on practical assignments or participate in group projects. Specific topics vary and different workshops may be taken for credit.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

DC 794 Internship                 4 Units

Intensive supervised internship in a professional work setting, under the guidance of a faculty member and of a qualified supervisor. Specific objectives are defined in a learning contract. Normally, 8 Units per week of supervised work and in_service training are required over the semester per unit credit.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of professional supervisor.

 

DC 796 Conference              4 Units

Conferences in which experts present papers on a range of topics. Students typically do related readings and write a major paper; they sometimes participate as discussants. Conference topics vary.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

DC 797 Colloquium               4 Units

Special sessions with experts from different disciplines presenting papers focused on a particular theme. Students typically receive credit in their own discipline, doing related readings and writing a major paper under the guidance of an instructor in their field; they also may participate as discussants. Colloquium themes vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

DC 798 Symposium              4 Units

Special sessions with several experts presenting papers focused on a particular topic. Students typically do related readings and write a major paper; they sometimes participate as discussants. Specific subjects

vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

 

DC 799 Ph.DDissertation

Research for and writing of a Ph.D dissertation.

Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy, completion of doctoral qualifying examination, and consent of doctoral committee.

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