Year Three Courses (Transitional Year): 30 Credit Hour
In the third year of the Vision program the emphasis is leadership in the locality…the local church and the community in which the student services. Thus, along with stronger theology courses, the focus is on leadership and practical ministry skill courses to assist the student take greater responsibility according to their calling and gifting in the locality where God has placed them.
BI 223 Ephesians
An analysis and exposition of this dynamic letter of Paul the apostle to the church in Ephesus, expand the horizons of his readers, so that they might understand better the dimensions of God’s eternal purpose and grace and come to appreciate the high goals God has for the church.
BI 302 Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament
Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament
The ministry of the prophet and the gift and function of prophecy is explained from a historical and modern context. The place and environment of prophetic ministry, prophetic presbytery, and the office of the prophet is explained.
RS 200 History of Civilization I: Church History Perspectives
History of Civilization I: Church History Perspectives
A study of church history during the Apostolic Age, the ante-Nicene period, and the post-Nicene period. Topics include the rise of orthodoxy, the many transformations that took place after the conversion of Constantine, the rise of the papacy, the many forms of medieval religious life, and the emergence of new forms of both lay and clerical piety. The developmental history of Western Civilization, in relation to the History of the Church, is noted in particular.
RS 217 Introduction to Charismatic Theology
Introduction to Charismatic Theology
This course explores the fundamental foundation of Christian belief in the area of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Orthodox Christian truths will be taught in detail and are prerequisite for a dynamic Christian.
GE 201 Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective
Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective
Students will examine cultural anthropology from a Christian perspective, with particular emphasis on environmental analysis for missions. The students will gain a deeper understanding of different approaches to cultural anthropology and the applications of cultural theory for understanding cultural and religious diversity in the modern world. The importance of applied cultural anthropology to address the challenges of cross-cultural living and ministry will be emphasized.
CC 301 Self-Concept: Studies in Biblical Inner Healing
Self-Concept: Studies in Biblical Inner Healing
This course contains the biblical bases for the concept of inner healing and healing of the memories. The student will be able to deal with issues in his or her own past that may be preventing them from being a “real person”.
- RS 301 Pastoral Ministry
RS 304 Introduction to Leadership
Introduction to Leadership
Essential elements of servant-leadership will be addressed, including a brief overview of what Scripture teaches about leadership. Students will be exposed to a number of different leaders and put their learning into practice via a comprehensive project. This will include the Dynamics of Leadership, Qualifications of Leadership, Counseling and Ethics, Church Administration and Government, etc.
- RS 305 Introduction to World Missions
RS 314 Principles and Philosophy of Church Growth
Principles and Philosophy of Church Growth
The Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) is the continuing mandate of the church. Though methods of evangelism and church planting have changed, the mandate remains the same. How to “grow the church” is the focus of this course.