Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 55

Biblical Studies
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
BMS398DS Missionary Lab (3)
The student will be formally mentored and evaluated by a
missionary currently working among the student’s target
people group, resulting in a final assessment of strengths
and weaknesses, and a formal recommendation for future
missionary work. Students will actively participate in those
activities related to the management of a missionary
home, such as parenting, educating children, hospitality,
business and government interactions, and community
relations.
BMS495, 496 Ethnic Church Internship I, II (2, 2)
Students having completed the field-based semester will
identify an ethnic church that reflects a similar culture and
language of the target culture they intend to minister to in
the future. Aminimum of two hours per week involvement
in an assigned ministry under the oversight of the pastor
is required. Students must attend the Sunday services
of this church, making every attempt to participate in
congregational life. This is a two semester requirement.
BMS483 Religions of America (3)
A study of the most prominent modern religions native
to America, with particular reference to their historical
backgrounds and doctrinal positions.
BMS498 Missions Area Study (2)
A concentrated area study dealing with both historical and
contemporary developments in political, economic,
cultural, and religious life, as well as missionary endeavors.
The student may select a nation to study from the following
areas: Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and Central
America.
BMN300 Ministry Internship (1)
Supervised on-site instruction in the field of some aspect
of Church Ministry for a maximum of two semesters (1
unit per semester). This course is graded: credit/no-credit.
BMN310 Message Preparation for Women (3)
Training for women in preparation, organization, and
delivery of personal testimonies, devotionals, and women’s
Bible studies. The course will aid female students preparing
for women’s ministry or youth ministry. Each student
will have opportunities to speak before the class and
receive evaluations by the instructor and other students.
Prerequisite: For women only.
BMN312 Training in Women’s Ministry (3)
This course provides basic training in how to develop a
women’s ministry in a local church. Topics include the
biblical foundation for such a ministry from Titus 2:3-5,
qualifications and preparation of leaders (Titus 2:3 and 1
Timothy 3:11), how to lead a small group, how to teach a
Bible study, planning retreats and other events, counseling,
admonishing, discipleship and how to lead a working
committee.
Prerequisite: For women only.
BMN321 Women’s Issues (3)
An issue is defined as a controversy, matter of dispute,
unsettled matter, that is an ongoing action. This class
will discuss topics having a clear decisive relevance to
issues facing women today. It will examine values/beliefs,
depression, emotions, addictions, abuse, eating disorders,
divorce, communication, transitions, abortion, adoption,
disabilities, and Church counseling.
Prerequisite: For women
only.
BMN333 Worship & Songs of the Churches (3)
Traces the thread of worship from early Hebrew times to
the present; explores the varied paradigms of worship and
reasons why we worship as we do. Presents the historical
development of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and
an introduction to the history of Western music and art.
This will satisfy the requirement for Bible majors for Introduction
to Music and Art MU190.
BMN352 Event Planning (3)
One of the most practical skills that can be utilized in the
church and in the community is organizing gatherings
where people can fellowship, learn, and grow. Some
of those gatherings include general parties, weddings,
birthdays, funerals, baby showers, community outreach
events, Bible studies, conferences, and retreats. This
course will offer the biblical ideology and the basic skills
training required for successful event planning. Some
topics that will be covered are: worship, motive, character
qualities of a leader/organizer, pro-activity, attention to
details, organizational methods, common sense, humility,
communication, delegation, overseeing volunteers and
paid staff, facilities knowledge, and problem solving.
In addition to interactive lecture, this course will also
include planning, organizing, executing and debriefing
an assigned event. This practical course should serve the
student well in life, whether the skills are used in secular
arenas or formal ministry and/or everything in between.
BMN360 Personal Discipleship (2, 3)
As disciples of Jesus Christ, students desire to be growing
spiritually for the rest of their lives. That growth for
all of us as believers takes place through the Word of
God, the Spirit of God and the people of God. In this
course students will read biblically-sound content on
various topics written by many different authors (both
classic and contemporary), and together we will ask
God to teach us about Himself and how to walk with
Him and grow in Him. Topics for study and discussion
in this course include the priority of worship of God,
spiritual disciplines, personal relationships with people
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