Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 138

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
BIB349 Dynamics of Grace (3)
The course will examine why the Gospel is the energizing
truth that drives the believer’s sanctification. In-depth
attention will be paid to the spiritual discipline of ongoing
faith in the Gospel (“preaching the Gospel to oneself
each day”). Attention will also be given to the biblical
connection between the Gospel and the believer’s worship,
walk, warfare, witness, oneness, and worldview. The
practical theology of this course is designed especially to
address the ‘disconnect’ which commonly exists between
faith and life—between doctrine and practice.
BIB363 Christian Worldview (3)
This class will examine why biblical worldview is about
Total Reality, not just about religious truth. It will equip
the student to critique erroneous worldviews for the
purpose of becoming effective in evangelism. The class
will also examine the need for, and the methodology used
in, presuppositional apologetics. It will also consider the
appropriate use of Christian evidences and their proper
place in the apologetic presentation.
BIB385 Church History (4)
The final theology seminar presents an overview of church
history tracing the growth and development of Christianity
from the Apostolic Age to modern American Evangelism.
Emphasis will be placed on the development of the major
Protestant denominations and associations emerging from
the different traditions of the Reformation era.
BIB383 God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Angels (4)
The first theology seminar will cover the major fields of
systematic theology beginning with Prolegomenon and
continuing with Cosmology, Theology Proper, Christology
and Pneumatology. Study will center on the biblical
defense for these areas as well as an examination of classic
understanding of these doctrines from church history.
BIB384 Man, Sin, Salvation, Church (4)
The second theology seminar covers the doctrinal
subjects of Anthropology, Harmartiology, Soteriology,
Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. In addition, a brief
discussion of the various Protestant theological systems
will be included.
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 the 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 Church Ministry (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
BIB305 Traditions and Transitions (3)
The tools and techniques for adult learners are the focus
of this course. Critical skills for those transitioning into
adult education such as becoming a master student, time
management, goal setting, communication techniques, and
study principles are examined.
BCW400 Christian World View (3)
A study of the application of biblical data to contemporary
culture, science and the arts so as to define a Christian
world view, integrating liberal arts learning with biblical
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