A study of the nature of the pastoral calling, the multiple roles of the pastor in the light of Biblical teaching, and the distinctive challenges confronting the contemporary church. Special attention to the pastor's preaching ministry. (3 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: Pastoral Leadership by Dale; Abingdon Press. ISBN: 0-687-30349-4
A study in Biblical, historical and practical concepts of evangelism with special emphasis upon the motives and methods of personal evangelism and programs in the local church. (3 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: Introduction to Evangelism by Reid; Broadman & Holman. ISBN: 080541143-7; The Master Plan of Evangelism by Coleman, Graham, and Fish; Baker Publishing. ISBN: 0-8007-3122-0
General survey of the educational ministry of the local church. Attention to the development and implementation of educational programs for pre-school, childhood, youth, and adult groups. Consideration of the duties and relationships of Christian education workers within the local church program. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Christian Education Handbook by Bruce Powers, Broadman Holman. ISBN: 0-8054-1060-0; Bible Study in the Blended Ministry Churches by Robert Dawson, printed locally (Shawnee). ISBN: 1-57910-741-9
Provides informational background for youth ministry in the local church, studying methods and principles for establishing and conducting a youth ministry. Attention is given to the role of the youth leader or minister as a church staff member. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: An Introduction to Youth Ministry by Black; Broadman Press. ISBN: 080541869-5
An introductory study of the Biblical, historical, and theological foundations for cross-cultural ministry. (3 hours) BOOKS REQUIRED: Perspectives on the Christian World Movement- The Notebook, 1999 edition. ED. Ralph D. Winter and Steven C. Hawthorne. ISBN-0878082913 William Carey Library, Pasadena, CA. (626) 798-0891.
Background of Christian preaching in the development of Christianity; sermon preparation and delivery. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Steps to the Sermon (revised) by Brown, Clinard, Northcutt, Fasol; Broadman. ISBN: 0-8054-1238-7
Supervised field work in one or more local church ministries; pastoral, educational, music, youth recreation. Provides 50-100 hours of practical experience under competent professional supervision. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: A choice of books depending on the type of internship.
Welcome to a study of children's ministry. This course will introduce you to the development and administration of educational programs for preschool and elementary children in the church. The course is designed to provide very practical guidance and assistance for you as you carry out the responsibilities involved in leading your church's children's ministry.
Concepts of leadership applied to the organization of the local church, with special emphasis given to the work and relationships of the pastor and church staff, and to the administrative structure and functions of the church. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Church Administration Handbook by Bruce P. Powers, ed/comp.; Broadman Press. ISBN: 0-8054-4490-4
(3 hours) REQUIRED BOOK: Helping Skills: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action (Second Edition) by Clara E. Hill
An introduction to Christian ministry with emphasis on ministries through the local church. This course is required in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree core. (2 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: Ministerial Ethics by Trull & Carter; Broadman & Holman. ISBN: 0-8010-2755-1; Celebration of Discipline by Foster; Harper Collins. ISBN: 0-06-062839-1
A study in personal discipleship and evangelism. The first half of a two course sequence designed to assist the student with personal spiritual growth. (2 hours). Books ordered by each MTI.
A study in personal discipleship and evangelism. The second half of a two course sequence designed to assist the student with personal spiritual growth. A continuation of Masterlife I. (2 hours). Books ordered by each MTI.
Basic fundamentals of music, introductory directing techniques, and formation of Christian music.
This course explores a Biblical approach to knowing and experiencing the will of God. (1 hour). BOOK REQUIRED: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Blackaby & King; Lifeway. ISBN: 0-8054-9954-7
(1 hour) An exegetical study of the book of Nehemiah. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the book, the book's teachings in context and its application to the church today.
(1 hour) An exegetical study of the Gospel of Mark. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the gospel, its teachings in context and its application to the church today. BOOK REQUIRED: The New American Commentary for Mark by Brooks; Broadman Press. ISBN: 0-8054-0123-7
(1 hour) An exegetical study of the books of 1 & 2 Timothy. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the books, their teachings in context and application to the church today. BOOK REQUIRED: The New American Commentary by Lea & Griffin; Broadman Press. ISBN: 0-8054-0134-2
(1 hour) An exegetical study of 1 Corinthians. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the letter, its teachings in context and its application to the church today. BOOK REQUIRED: The NIV Application Commentary by Craig Blomberg; Zondervan Press. ISBN: 0-310-48490-1
(1 hour) An exegetical study of the first 12 chapters of Genesis. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the book, the book's teachings in context and its application to the church today. BOOKS REQUIRED: What's Life All About?, Lifeway; Tyndale Commentary for Genesis, Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN: 0-87784-251-5
(1 or 2 hours). An exegetical study of the book of Joshua. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the book, the book's teachings in context and its application to the church today. BOOKS REQUIRED: Joshua: An Introduction & Commentary by Richard Hess; InterVarsity Press. ISBN: 0-87784-256-6. For 2 hours add: Southwestern Journal of Theology, Vol. 41 No.1
(1 hour). An exegetical study of the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The course addresses the historical and literary context of Paul's Thessalonian correspondence, the letters' teachings in context and their application to the church today. BOOK REQUIRED: Tyndale Commentaries for 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Leon Morris; Eerdman Press. ISBN: 0-8028-0034-3
(1 hour). An exegetical study of the book of James. The course addresses the historical and literary context of the book, the book's teachings in context and its application to the church today. BOOK REQUIRED: Tyndale Commentaries for James by R. G. V. Tasker; Eerdman Press. ISBN: 0-8028-0079-3
(1 hour). An exegetical study of the book of Galatians. The course addresses the historical and literary context of Paul's letter to the Galatians, the letter's teachings in context and its application to the church today.
This course is designed as an inductive study of the book of Ephesians. It not only teaches the biblical material but also gives a pattern for doing inductive Bible study. (2 hours). The texts are MasterDesign: Your Calling as a Christian by Curtis Vaughan and Thomas D. Lea; Life. ISBN: 0-89693-775-5; and Be Rich by Warren Wiersby; Victor Books. ISBN: 0-7673-2671-7. This course is part of the Lay Institute for Equipping (LIFE).
A survey of the historical development of Christianity from its inception to the present. Attention is given to major characters and movements and to the relationship of the Church in various ages to its culture. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: A Summary of Christian History by Robert A. Baker - Revised Edition by John M. Landus, Broadman/Holman Publisher. ASIN: 0805410643
This course is designed to present an outline of the historical development of Black Baptist Churches in Oklahoma. (2 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Black Baptists in Oklahoma by J. M. Gaskin; Messenger Press.
This course examines the doctrinal and practical teachings concerning prayer. (1 hour). BOOK REQUIRED: The Life-Changing Power of Prayer by T. W. Hunt, Convention Press. ISBN: 0633019801
A study of worship from Biblical time to present. Comparison of liturgies and orders of worship. Planning worship services for various occasions. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Christian Worship: It's Theology and Practice, 3rd edition, by Franklin M. Segler and Randall Bradley; Broadman & Holman Publishers. ISBN: 0-8054-4067-4
(3 hours). A course designed to prepare students for a ministry of planting and growing churches. BOOKS REQUIRED: Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide for New Churches and Those desiring Renewal, 3rd edition, by Aubrey Malphurs; Baker Press. ISBN: 0-8010-6514-3; The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren; Zondervan Press. ISBN: 0-3102-0106-3
(3 hours) An introduction to principles of teaching and learning in the local church. Attention given to the dynamic interaction of the teacher, learner, and curriculum. Emphasis on teaching to produce change in knowledge, attitude, and lifestyle. BOOKS REQUIRED: The Teaching Ministry of the Church by Eldridge; Broadman Press. ISBN: 0-8054-1087-2; and Teaching to Change Lives by Hendricks; Multnomah Press. ISBN: 1-5905-2138-2
A survey of clinical methods of pastoral care and counseling is presented to equip persons for effective personal and crisis ministry. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling by Clinebell; Abingdon Press. ISBN: 0-687-02492-7
This course is a continuation of AMIN 3103, "Preaching, Preparation and Delivery of Sermons." The course seeks to sharpen the student's skills in sermon preparation and delivery in a preaching laboratory setting. (3 hours). Prerequisite: AMIN 3103. BOOK REQUIRED: Biblical Preaching:The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson; Baker Press. ISBN: 0-8010-2262-2
An introduction to the concepts, problems and schools of Western philosophy in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. BOOK REQUIRED: Reason and Religious Belief, 4th ed. Edited by Peterson, Hasker, Reichenback, and Basinger, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0-1953-3599-6
Survey of Old Testament writings within the context of the history of Israel. Attention to Israel's identity as the covenant people of God, the development of Israel's national and political consciousness, and her relationships with other nations. Special emphasis on the principles of Biblical interpretation and the major theological themes of the Old Testament. (3 hours) BOOK REQUIRED: Encountering the Old Testament by Arnold & Beyer; Baker Press. ISBN: 0-8010-3170-2
Exploration of New Testament writings within the context of the historical development of the church in the first century. Attention to the types of literature appearing in the New Testament, the order and manner of composition of these writings, and the questions of authorship and purpose. Discussion of central figures, major issues, and dominant theological themes, and study of the development of these writings into a body of canonical literature. (3 hours) BOOK REQUIRED: New Testament Survey by Tenney; Eerdman Press. ISBN: 0-8028-3611-9
Study of the life and teachings of Christ with emphasis on the historical and religious background of His life and the major themes of His teachings. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Jesus and the Gospels by Craig L. Blomberg. Broadman & Holman. ISBN: 0-8054-1058-9.
Study of the ministry of Paul in the spread of Christianity including his relationship to the ministry of Christ and to Jewish and Greco-Roman thought. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free by F. F. Bruce; Eerdman Press. ISBN: 0-8028-4778-1
Survey of the historical development of Christianity from inception to the sixteenth century with attention to the origins, missionary advance, institutional and theological development, significant literature, notable personalities, and daily life of the church. Attention to the reciprocal influence of Christianity and culture. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: History of Christianity Vol. 1 by Latourette; Harper Collins Press. ISBN: 0-06-063315-8
Examination of the historical development of Christianity from the sixteenth century to the present. Special attention to the causes, character, and consequences of the Protestant Reformation; the nature and varieties of Protestantism; the impact of modern secular culture on the church, and contemporary trends in Christianity. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: History of Christianity Vol. II by Latourette; Harper Collins Press. ISBN: 0-06-063316-6
This course is designed to help the student discover principles of biblical interpretation and develop exegetical skills. It will cover the history of biblical interpretation, an introduction to the various genres of the Bible, a survey of contemporary interpretive methodologies, and case studies in the methodologies, using biblical texts. BOOKS REQUIRED: How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth by Fee, Gordon, and Stuart; Zondervan Press. ISBN: 0-310-24604-0; Christian History magazine, ISSUE 43 (Vol. XIII, No. 3) Christianity Today, Inc.
A study of the fundamentals of the common and cultural language of the Greco-Roman world with emphasis on the Greek New Testament. (3 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: Essentials of New Testament Greek (revised) by Summers; Broadman. ISBN: 0805410015; Essentials of New Testament Greek, A Student's Guide (revised) by Steven Cox; Broadman. ISBN: 0805420290
A continuation of Elementary Greek I. (3 hours). Prerequisite: REL 303. BOOKS REQUIRED: Greek New Testament by Kurt Aland, et.al., United Bible Societies. ISBN: 3438051133; Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament by F. Wilbur Gingrich, University of Chicago Press. ASIN: 0226136132
Study of the letters of Hebrews, James, Peter, John and Jude with particular reference to their historical setting and major themes. (3 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Vol. 12, Zondervan. ISBN: 0-310-36540-6
A study of biblical and intertestamental apocalyptic literature with major attention given to Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: The Lion and the Lamb by John Newport; Broadman Press. ISBN: 080541868-7
A study of the major ethical teachings of the Bible with attention to their practical and contemporary application. Addresses the theme of Christian responsibility in today's world, based on the premise that Biblical interpretation is not complete until the teachings of the Bible inform the life situation of the student. Discussion of the nature of Christian citizenship and political involvement, race relations and the structures of prejudice, the Christian and ecological crisis. (3 hours) BOOKS REQUIRED: Rae, Scott B. Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310291091
Study of the work of the Hebrew Prophets. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Vangemeren, Zondervan Press. ISBN: 0-3102-1138-7
Analysis of the basic concepts of Christian thought from the Biblical to contemporary eras. Major emphasis on the consideration of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith under such categories as God, Man, Sin, Redemption, Christian Life, and Eschatology. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Introducing Christian Doctrine (Second Edition), by M. Erickson: Baker Academic. ISBN: 0-8010-2250-9
Historical and comparative study of the religious beliefs of man from ancient to contemporary times. Examination of common characteristics of primitive religious and progression through trial, national, and universal states. Emphasis on the major religious and philosophical expressions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: Neighboring Faiths by Corduan; Intervarsity Press. ISBN: 0-8308-1524-4
A survey of the major movements of 20th century Christian theology, beginning with the neo-orthodox reaction to 19th century Protestant liberalism. Major attention given to Protestant theologians in Europe and America such as Barth, Tillich, Bultmann, the radical theologians, and the theologians of hope, as well as to process theology. (3 hours). BOOKS REQUIRED: A Handbook of Contemporary Theology by David L. Smith; Victor Press. ISBN: 0-8010-2253-3; Revisioning Evangelical Theology by Stanley Grenz; InterVarsity Press. ISBN: 0-8308-1772-7
A study of the history and theology of Baptists from their seventeenth-century origins to the present with primary emphasis on developments in England and North America. (3 hours). BOOK REQUIRED: The Baptist Heritage by Leon McBeth, Broadman Press. ISBN: 0-8054-6569-3
Exegetical study from selected passages from the Gospels and Epistles of the Greek New Testament. Includes advanced syntactical, grammatical and historical research. (3 hours)
A continuation of the advanced level of 3903, Intermediate Greek I. (3 hours)
A study of the background and content of the first five books of the Old Testament. Emphasis will be given to the historical setting and literary background of this portion of Scripture. (3 hours) BOOK REQUIRED: Handbook on the Pentateuch by Hamilton; Baker Press. ISBN: 0-8010-4259-3