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Biblical Counseling

1.

Biblically critique various secular and Christian approaches to counseling.

2.

Articulate a comprehensive, logical, biblically supported argument for the inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of

the Bible and the necessity of the gospel in counseling personal non-organic issues, response to medical problems,

and interpersonal conflict.

3.

Analyze counseling problems using a biblical conceptual framework.

4.

Develop a counseling strategy by applying a broad range of biblical passages to respond to common counseling

problems.

5.

Demonstrate question-asking skills within a counseling context to discern the counselee’s true motivations.

6.

Effectively communicate the principles of biblical edification and hope in a counseling situation.

Bible Exposition

1.

Discuss the significant historical, geographical, cultural, and theological background, themes, and interpretive

problems of each Bible book.

2.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of available written and electronic Bible study tools.

3.

Produce undergraduate-level written research in Bible-related topic areas.

4.

Effectively communicate biblical truths in teaching settings.

Biblical Languages

1.

Translate both the Hebrew and Greek text with the use of standard aids giving attention to correct morphology,

syntax, vocabulary, and structure.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the phonology of Hebrew. (Retired, but not yet deactivated.)

3.

Demonstrate mastery of basic Greek and Hebrew vocabulary.

4.

For Greek or Hebrew biblical passages, discuss the applicable interpretive and hermeneutical principles, literary

characteristics or features, intertextual allusions, critical issues, and theological contributions.

Global Studies

1.

Demonstrate the ability to conduct comprehensive ethnographic research.

2.

Articulate a biblical understanding of culture and diversity.

3.

Demonstrate the ability to utilize the skills and methodologies of second language acquisition.

4.

Articulate the theological rationale for the missional role of the local church and the principles for effective church

planting within specific cultural environments.

5.

Demonstrate the skills and character for effective cross-cultural adaptation.

Christian Education

1.

Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a Christian Education program (within a local church or

parachurch organization) through its full educational cycle.

2.

Describe the concept of vocation as it relates to Christian education.

3.

Explain the importance of the interrelationships between the various church ministries (Christian education,

youth ministry, biblical counseling, missions, etc.).

Theology

1.

Identify the significant individuals who have shaped the development of historical theology and describe the

contributions of each.

2.

Articulate basic Christian doctrines of both Old and New Testaments, and provide clear biblical support for each.

3.

Describe the key issues involved in the major theological controversies that have occurred in the Christian

community from Pentecost to present.

4.

Describe the major options in apologetic methodology.

5.

Articulate arguments for the existence of God.

6.

Articulate the major evidences used to support Christianity.

7.

Describe the foundational beliefs of major world religions and major cults.