Fall 2018

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SCHEDULE

 

New Student Application Due || 9/4/18

Payment Due || 9/10/18

Courses Begin || 9/17/18

Courses End || 12/9/18

COURSES

YSO 344 | FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Professor || Phil Baker
This course is designed to give an introductory understanding of the foundational elements of successful youth ministry. It includes developing a philosophy of youth ministry; personal spiritual and character formation; and strategies for continued professional growth.

MSO 311 | LIFE FORMATION
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
A practical study of the classic spiritual disciplines that are essential to lifelong spiritual formation from a Pentecostal perspective. The course will emphasize intentional and holistic applications in daily living.

YSO 315 | YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
Professor || Phil Baker
This course focuses on growing healthy relationships with the senior pastor, youth ministry staff, congregation, and community. Students will learn how to recruit and develop volunteer staff and plan and implement youth services, outreaches, and special events that reflect the vision of the local church and the needs represented within the community.

GT-MSO 122 | NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY (GT School of Ministry Students Only)
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
This course will include a panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes and salient teachings of each New Testament letter in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.  This will include examining the integrity of the New Testament and how it came together.  Emphasis will be placed on why we have four Gospels and the uniqueness of each Gospel, along with the foundation they lay for the balance of the New Testament.  Skills will be acquired to more accurately interpret New Testament passages, which are essential for biblical ministry.

MSO 114 | OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
Professor || Dr. Tracy Paino
A study of the historical settings, literary features, authorship, theological teachings, and general content of the Hebrew Bible. This survey provides a factual and practical groundwork for further studies in the Old Testament.

MSO 116 | ASSEMBLIES OF GOD DOCTRINE AND HISTORY
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
This course will help the student understand the major components (movements, events, key players, institutions, problems) that shaped the Assemblies of God Church. It will summarize the basic fundamentals of AG beliefs, and explain the scriptural foundations of these fundamental truths. It will provide understanding as to the mission of AG with time spent learning and applying biblical principles to your everyday life.


Spring 2019

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SCHEDULE

 

New Student Application Due || 1/14/19

Payment Due || 1/21/19

Courses Begin || 1/28/19

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Courses End || 4/28/19

 

COURSES

MSO 122 | NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
This course will include a panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes and salient teachings of each New Testament letter in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.  This will include examining the integrity of the New Testament and how it came together.  Emphasis will be placed on why we have four Gospels and the uniqueness of each Gospel, along with the foundation they lay for the balance of the New Testament.  Skills will be acquired to more accurately interpret New Testament passages, which are essential for biblical ministry.

YSO 223 | YOUTH EVANGELISM
Professor || Dr. Tracy Paino
This course will examine the biblical foundations for evangelism and the presentation of the Christian Gospel message. The practical aspects of sharing faith with non-believers, seeker-sensitivity and handling objections will be discussed alongside aspects of program implementation. The nature of the course (practics) presupposes weekly involvement in a local youth ministry setting.

MSO 133 | INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
Professor || Dr. David Dippold
A practical introduction to the study of the Bible. The course provides an overview of fundamental issues of interpretation, inspiration, manuscripts, and translation. Emphasis is on basic approaches to Bible study and appropriate use of biblical reference tools and its contribution to biblical studies.

YSO 333 | MINISTER OF YOUTH
Professor || Eran Holt
Focuses on the development of healthy youth pastors who will run well and finish strong the race marked out for them. The spiritual, physical, emotional, and professional health of the minister of youth is addressed and developed through the disciplines of journaling, personal accountability, and servanthood.

PSO 315 | THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
Professor || Todd Marshall
This course will examine the history of Christian worship and address topics such as the battle for our worship, our identity and security, living a life of worship, corporate worship, communion as the centerpiece of Christian worship, Hebrew words for praise, and the importance of relational leadership in worship leading.

GSO 315 | GLOBAL MISSIONS STRATEGIES 
Professor || Dr. Steve Pennington
An exploration of the strategic processes necessary to engage in the Great Commission including an overview of biblical examples, historical methodologies, the creation of a mission strategy, and the review of a current case study in mission strategy.


Summer 2019

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SCHEDULE

 

New Student Application Due || 5/13/19

Payment Due || 5/20/19

Courses Begin || 5/27/19

Courses End || 8/18/19

COURSES

MSO 115 | THINKING THEOLOGICALLY
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
An investigation of the crucial doctrines, themes, and concepts that shape Christian theology. The nature of God, human nature, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church will be explained and their importance for vibrant youth ministry will be emphasized. 

MSO 116 | ASSEMBLIES OF GOD DOCTRINE AND HISTORY
Professor || Dr. Ron Hall
This course will help the student understand the major components (movements, events, key players, institutions, problems) that shaped the Assemblies of God Church. It will summarize the basic fundamentals of AG beliefs, and explain the scriptural foundations of these fundamental truths. It will provide understanding as to the mission of AG with time spent learning and applying biblical principles to your everyday life.

YSO 211 | YOUTH CULTURE
Professor || Eran Holt
A study of social, cultural, and generational distinctiveness among teenage groups and sub-cultures. This includes understanding, connecting with, and confronting youth culture. How to approach the critical issues faced by the emerging generations in the counseling role of the youth pastor will be researched and presented by students. 

PSO 315 | THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
Professor || Todd Marshall
This course will examine the history of Christian worship and address topics such as the battle for our worship, our identity and security, living a life of worship, corporate worship, communion as the centerpiece of Christian worship, Hebrew words for praise, and the importance of relational leadership in worship leading.