Biblically critique various secular and Christian approaches to counseling.
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.
Analyze counseling problems using a biblical conceptual framework.
Develop a counseling strategy by applying a broad range of biblical passages to respond to common counseling
Demonstrate question-asking skills within a counseling context to discern the counselee’s true motivations.
Effectively communicate the principles of biblical edification and hope in a counseling situation.
Discuss the significant historical, geographical, cultural, and theological background, themes, and interpretive
problems of each Bible book.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of available written and electronic Bible study tools.
Produce undergraduate-level written research in Bible-related topic areas.
Effectively communicate biblical truths in teaching settings.
Translate both the Hebrew and Greek text with the use of standard aids giving attention to correct morphology,
syntax, vocabulary, and structure.
Demonstrate an understanding of the phonology of Hebrew. (Retired, but not yet deactivated.)
Demonstrate mastery of basic Greek and Hebrew vocabulary.
For Greek or Hebrew biblical passages, discuss the applicable interpretive and hermeneutical principles, literary
characteristics or features, intertextual allusions, critical issues, and theological contributions.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct comprehensive ethnographic research.
Articulate a biblical understanding of culture and diversity.
Demonstrate the ability to utilize the skills and methodologies of second language acquisition.
Articulate the theological rationale for the missional role of the local church and the principles for effective church
planting within specific cultural environments.
Demonstrate the skills and character for effective cross-cultural adaptation.
State a theoretically sound philosophy of language acquisition and instruction.
Identify, compare, and critique various language-teaching approaches, methods, and classroom resources.
Demonstrate the ability to facilitate cultural and learner differences in the language classroom.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze the native language(s) of the target class and identify areas of acquisition
Evaluate historical and current educational practices and preferences in a target country.
Research, design, and implement ESL/EFL programs and classes.
Conduct an effective self-assessment of spiritual, cross-cultural, and teaching effectiveness and growth.
Articulate a sound biblical philosophy of cross-cultural ministry in a professional realm.
Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a Christian Education program (within a local church or
parachurch organization) through its full educational cycle.
Describe the concept of vocation as it relates to Christian education.
Explain the importance of the interrelationships between the various church ministries (Christian education,
youth ministry, biblical counseling, missions, etc.).