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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

applying that philosophy in a specific facet of his/

her own ministry.

BTS533 Practicum in Discipleship (2)

A faculty-directed independent study focusing on the

analysis of discipleship models and the application

of scriptural principles in the discipleship process.

BTS535 Practicum in Youth Ministry (2)

A faculty-directed independent study concerning

youth ministry. The student will be challenged to

consider the biblical philosophy of youth ministry

as well as be exposed to youth ministry programs in

his/her immediate area.

BTS536 Practicum in Children’s Ministry (2)

A faculty-directed independent study focusing on

the theory, methodology and practice of biblically-

based Christian education for children. Attention will

be given to the preparation and teaching of Bible

lessons that are age and culture appropriate; the

recruitment, training and supervision of volunteer

teachers; the development and administration of

ministry programs; and the assessment of curricula.

The student will be involved in a supervised and

evaluated teaching experience as part of the course.

BTS537 Practicum in Worship (2)

A faculty-directed independent study concerning the

principles and practices of worship. Attention will

be given to a biblical definition of worship, biblical

paradigms of worship, styles of worship, leading

in worship, hymnody and hymnology, and current

issues in worship.

BTS538 Practicum in Teaching (2)

A faculty-directed independent study concerning

the principles and practices of effective teaching.

Emphasis will be placed on teaching technique,

the learning process, and basic curricular design.

BTS539 Practicum in Missions (2)

A faculty-directed independent study concerning

the principles and practices of biblically-based

mission work. Emphasis will be placed on a survey

of the biblical basis of missions, cross-cultural

communication, mission strategy, the call and

preparation of the missionary, and the role of

sending organizations. Some consideration will also

be given to one or more contemporary issues, such

as urban ministries, student ministries, and creative

access to closed countries.

BL501 Elementary Greek I (4)

Designed for beginners in Greek. This course in-

cludes a thorough study of the pronunciation and

acquisition of a working vocabulary and exercises in

translation from Greek to English, as well as from

English to Greek. Translation of selected passages

of the Greek New Testament.

BL502 Elementary Greek II (4)

Designed for beginners in Greek. This course in-

cludes a thorough study of the pronunciation and

acquisition of a working vocabulary and exercises in

translation from Greek to English, as well as from

English to Greek. Translation of selected passages

of the Greek New Testament.

BTS551 Seminar on the Epistle to the Romans (3)

An in depth exposition of Romans, with careful at-

tention to the meaning, implication, and application

of the text.

BTS552 New Testament Chronology (2)

This is a graduate level class designed to be taught

as an independent study under the supervision of

a Bible Department faculty member. This class will

focus on the chronology of New Testament events

and the lives of people (especially Jesus and Paul).

Special attention will be given to chronological dif-

ficulties. Significant reading and research will be

required. Reading reports and research papers will

be required.

BTS554 Apologetics (2)

A survey of the main approaches to apologetics,

and examination of evidences for the Christian faith

from such fields as science, history, archaeology, and

philosophy.

BTS555 Ethics (2)

A survey of the main approaches to ethics; issues in

personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision

making, honesty and conscience; and topics in spe-

cial ethics, such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic

engineering, and church-state relations.

ELECTIVE COURSES