Fall 2019

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SCHEDULE

 

New Student Application Due || 9/3/19

Payment Due || 9/9/19

Courses Begin || 9/16/19

Courses End || 12/8/19

COURSES

MSO 114 | OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

Professor | Dr. Tracy Paino

Course Description || 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 311 | LIFE FORMATION

Professor | Dr. Ron Hall

Course Description || 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.

 

KSO 344 | FOUNDATIONS OF KIDMIN

Professor | Dr. Dick Gruber

This course provides an overview of KidMin. Emphasis will be placed on development children’s ministries and resources for the local church. A theology of KidMin, programming in KidMin, and other critical information will be presented.

 

KSO 223 | KIDMIN EVANGELISM

Professor | Dr. Dick Gruber

This course focuses on the need and practical methodology for KidMin evangelism. Topics include: the history of child evangelism, traditional as well as current evangelism thrusts, age-appropriate evangelism techniques, how to lead a child to Christ, the art of the altar call, making the most of holidays, preparation of child evangelism materials, and how to organize and present evangelistic events for children.

 

YSO 344 | FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Professor | Phil Baker

Course Description || This course is designed to give an introductory under- standing 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.

 

YSO 315 | YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Professor | Phil Baker

Course Description || 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.

 

PSO 211 | THEOLOGY AND END TIME EVENTS

Professor | Dr. Ron Hall

This course provides a deeper knowledge of the Fundamental Truths of the Church and its doctrine. A study of Christian beliefs as expressed through evangelical and Pentecostal traditions, including a study of end-time events (Rapture, Biblical Prophesies, views of the Tribulation, Millennium and Revelation) from a Pentecostal perspective; teaching on the second coming of Christ.

 

PSO 223 | THE ART OF PREACHING

Professor | Eran Holt

Foundational study of the principles of biblical preaching and teaching.  This class is designed for students to enhance their communication skills in the area of preaching. Students will learn the Four Ingredients of Preaching, how to build a sermon, key elements of effectively reaching the unchurched, and how to use stories as a key element. Learn how transformative preaching goes beyond information and inspiration.

 

PSO 315 | THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

Professor | Todd Marshall

An introduction to the study of the theology and practices of Christian worship with attention to the ways the Bible, theology, tradition, and cultural context shape how Christian communities express when they gather to worship God. Led by faculty representing a variety of theological disciplines and perspectives, each section of WS 110 considers particular dimensions of Christian worship, promoting theological reflection, historical and socio-cultural awareness, intellectual curiosity, and participation in the worship life of the seminary community and the wider church.

 

GSO 211 | BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS

Professor | Dr. John Easter

This course will examine the missio Dei as revealed in both Old and New Testaments and the implications for the contemporary church. This course will employ a diachronic approach to Scripture, survey the progressive nature of revelation, and examine the concept of the missio Dei in relation to the historical development and cultural setting of God’s people. An emphasis on the course seeks to apply principles that emerge from a biblical missiology to the contemporary world context.

 

GSO 211 | 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.

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 2020

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SCHEDULE

 

New Student Application due || 1/13/20

Payment due || 1/20/20

Courses Begin || 1/27/20

Easter Week Off

Courses End || 4/26/20

 

COURSES

MSO 122 | NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

Professor | Dr. Ron Hall

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.

 

MSO115 | 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 explored and their importance for vibrant youth ministry will be emphasized.

 

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.

 

GSO 211 | BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS

Professor | Dr. John Easter

This course will examine the missio Dei as revealed in both Old and New Testaments and the implications for the contemporary church. This course will employ a diachronic approach to Scripture, survey the progressive nature of revelation, and examine the concept of the missio Dei in relation to the historical development and cultural setting of God’s people. An emphasis on the course seeks to apply principles that emerge from a biblical missiology to the contemporary world context.

 

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.

 

KSO 333 | THE STAFF PASTOR 
Professor | Dr. Dick Gruber

This course prepares the student to serve successfully on a church leadership team. The student will explore the ministry of the associate pastor. Staff challenges and ministry engagement in small and large church settings will be studied. Some topics covered in the course include ministerial health, conflict management, collaboration, coaching, and a biblical approach to relationships in ministry.

 

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.

 

PSO 333 | ETHICS AND EVANGELISM

Professor | Eric Goldsborough

This course will discuss evangelism as the means to reach our communities and the world; it will provide practical biblical instruction concerning effective personal evangelism. The class will cover ethical relationships and ethics from a biblical perspective. There will be emphasis and discussion of challenges working in environments of un-saved people in the business sector, as well as community and world missions. Crucial issues, trends, and recent developments in spreading the faith to foreign lands, as well as local missions, are explored.


PSO 344 | EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 

Professor | Eric Goldsborough

A study of basic leadership styles and strategies; this class can be applied to the church and your personal life-management. The student will learn basic business principles from a Christian perspective, including: fiscal responsibility; budgeting; principles of tithing; discernment of managerial styles; effective time management; conflict resolution strategies; real communication skills; and development of planning and implementation skills. Additionally, professional etiquette and personal ethics will be discussed.

 

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.

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.

 

YSO 333 | MINISTER OF YOUTH

Professor | Eran Holt

A focus 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.