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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM

and observers. These activities will form the basis

of seminar discussions where counseling will be

analyzed from a biblical perspective. The goal of

these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate,

and sharpen practical counseling skills.

Prerequisites:

BIB300, BIB330.

BIB432 Counseling Practicum II (2)

These courses are designed to consider the practical

application of the principles of biblical counseling

and the various methodological aspects of the

counseling process. These courses will include student

participation in counseling as counselors, counselees,

and observers. These activities will form the basis

of seminar discussions where counseling will be

analyzed from a biblical perspective. The goal of

these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate

and sharpen practical counseling skills.

Prerequisites:

BIB300, BIB330.

BIB441 Counseling & Youth (2)

This course is designed to help the student to

understand the intense and frequent problems of

young people. A thoroughly biblical understanding

of young people and their problems and a functional

approach to counseling youth will be presented.

BIB450 Bibliology & Hermeneutics (4)

An introduction to inspiration, inerrancy and

sufficiency of the Bible, as well as the science and art

of Biblical interpretation. Special attention is given

to the application of Scripture to counseling. Various

interpretive approaches on key scriptural passages will

be examined, especially as they relate to the biblical

counselor and their task.

BIB453 Biblical Ethics in the World of Business

(4)

This course discusses the current thought and

application of secular situational business ethics

and how it affects our society and the market place.

These ethics are compared and contrasted to biblical

ethical standards. This course directly instructs the

Christian in practicing moral decision making based

on the Bible.

BIB455 Counseling, Discipleship & Local

Church (2)

Emphasizes the Scriptural truth that the local church

is the primary means by which God accomplishes

His work in the world. Students will learn why the

church is the best environment for counseling and the

role counseling plays in supporting the discipleship

ministry of the local church.

BIB481 Christian Education (2)

An introduction to the philosophy and process of

Christian education for all age levels.

BIB482 Biblical Counseling (4)

The basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical

counseling are introduced. Discussion in this course

will include a description of what biblical counseling

is and what it involves, the qualifications of biblical

counselors, the roles of the counselor in biblical

counseling, and the role of counseling in the ministry

of the local church. Emphasis will be placed on the

theological foundations of biblical counseling and the

key aspects of progressive sanctification. In addition,

practical suggestions will be given concerning the

counseling process. Case studies will be utilized to

enhance learning.

BIB483 Missions (2)

The biblical approach to missions and evangelism in

the local church setting is presented. Examination of

both local and international missions from a biblical

perspective and a basic model of a local church

missions program are discussed.

BIB486 Contemporary Issues in ChurchMinistry

(4)

This course is designed to allow the student to make

use of the theological material and skills acquired

throughout the program. Along with short research

papers in which students will interact with various

issues and challenges facing the contemporary

church, they will also identify and present in written

form the philosophy of ministry, statement of

leadership philosophy, doctrinal foundation, and

curriculum strategy they would use to start a new

church.

E477 C.S. Lewis (3)

A study of the life of C.S. Lewis as viewed through

the perspective of his writing, his faith, his discovery

of the truth through awakening of the Spirit, and

the intrinsic development of his writing. Includes

a thorough analysis of how Lewis’s faith not only

infused his writing, but helped him to become one