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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



Degree Completion

Program Course


BIB300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

A general introduction to basic concepts and

distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students

will discuss what biblical counseling is and what

it involves, the role of the counselor, different

types of counseling that are needed, the place of

counseling in the ministry of the church, and how

biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and

differ from some of the more common secular

models/theories. The course will also involve a

personal improvement project in which the student

will evaluate his/her own counseling qualifications,

design a plan for improving some area of his/her

life, put that plan into action and then evaluate his/

her progress as the course draws to a close.

BIB301 Biblical Business Thinking and the

Christian Worldview (2)

This course is designed to re-introduce the student

into the rigor of college life. Academic skills such

as becoming a master student, time management,

goal setting, and study principles are examined. The

process of critical thinking and analysis as well as the

concept of a Christian worldview will be covered.

Identification and study of the characteristics of

successful leaders and the traits they exhibit in

everyday decision-making responsibilities.

BIB302 Ministry Symposium (2)

This course begins with a focus upon the tools and

techniques for the adult learner. Critical skills for

those transitioning into adult education, such as time

management, reading improvement, goal setting, and

study principles are examined. A brief foundation is

laid for use of current technology in the classroom.

This is followed by a discussion of three elements

essential to ministry: a high view of God, a high

view of God’s Word, and a high view of the Church.

Each of these theological components establishes

the necessary foundation for building a philosophy

of ministry.

BIB311 Theological Basis of Counseling (3)

A consideration of the theological realities that

form the basis of a proper approach to counseling.

Special emphasis is given to the nature of God and

of man (unfallen and fallen); a biblical definition of

the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities

of regeneration and progressive sanctification; the

concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man); an

understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture;

and the place of the local church in the ministry of


BIB316 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Introduction to the various schools of psychological

thought. Designed to teach students of biblical

counseling how to interact with the philosophical

underpinnings of psychotherapeutic theory, including

secular and Christian psychologies.

BIB321 Christian Theology (4)

A survey of Christian theology in the areas of God

(Theology Proper), the Bible (Bibliology), angels

(Angelology) including Satan and demons, Christ

(Christology), and the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology).

BIB330 Methods of Biblical Change (3)

An overview of the counseling process presenting a

comprehensive methodological model for promoting

biblical change in people; the goal is to encourage

biblical thinking and procedures in the process of

helping people.

Prerequisite: BIB300

BIB332 Marriage & Family Counseling (3)

Marriage and family problems are present in the

majority of counseling cases. This course will

give an overview of general marriage and family

counseling issues relating to the content and process

of counseling. It will then proceed to specifically

biblically deal with the major difficulties that

trouble marriages and family experiences. Included

in the course are discussions of the biblical basis

and purposes of marriage, family stages, in- law

problems, developing unity, husband/wife roles and

responsibilities, correcting communication problems,

why conflicts arise, and how to resolve them.

BIB345 Bibliology and Hermeneutics (4)

The various hermeneutical systems demonstrating

the soundness and superiority of the historical-

grammatical approach to biblical interpretation are

discussed. In addition, the doctrine of Bibliology and

its foundational relationship to all of theology and