The course aims to understand the importance of communication in Christian leadership. The good news of Jesus must be communicated. "Faith comes by hearing the message of Christ" (Romans 10:17). Students will learn how to prepare public presentations for preaching, teaching and training, explore the dynamics of effective communication and study creative methods of communication through technology and media resources.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.
This course will underscore foundational aspects of authentic Christian leadership including: embracing the person and model of Jesus as the ultimate model of leadership; identifying and utilizing one's strengths; understanding both personality of a leader and the importance of finding one's voice; and planning and taking intentional steps to increase one's capacity and explore one's potential.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Spiritual formation into Christlikeness is God's intention for us--and it is possible and suited to human nature; 2) Living in the Kingdom of the Heavens here and now; and 3) Application of these understandings from Christ to the realities of the human self and of actual existence in our circumstances.
This course provides an introduction to biblical interpretation.  The course explores the roles and relationship of author, text, and reader in the interpretive process.  Special attention is given to the Bible's numerous literary genres and various research and reading strategies that can illuminate interpretation.
This course emphasizes the following themes: 1) Gaining an experiential understanding of the Six Great Traditions of Christian faith; 2) Coming to a deeper appreciation of the importance of classical devotional literature; 3) Learning to better experience God and His character in Scripture; 4) Developing a deeper appreciation of the Bible's presentation of 15 ways of "being with” God.