A systematic study of the doctrine of salvation (soteriology) and the doctrine of the Church (ecclesiology). Special attention will be given to the plan of redemption and the contents of the gospel message as it is seen in the incarnation, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Special emphasis will be on the nature and working of the kingdom of God. The Gospels and Jesus’ teachings will serve as the specific source of the study.
A practical study regarding the skill of defending the gospel. Special attention will be given to using apologetics as a bridge to evangelism. Special emphasis will be on the study of worldviews and how Christians are called to think and live according to a biblical worldview.
A study of the development and implementation of vision within ministry as well as a pragmatic treatment of methods of planning. Special emphasis is given to typical areas of church administration with a focus on organization, management and process development.
A general survey of the Old Testament that covers its three major sections (Tanakh) including the Law or the Pentateuch, the Prophets (both former and latter), and the Writings (including poetry, wisdom, and history). Special attention will be given to seeing Jesus in the Old Testament.
An introduction to the major religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Jainism will also be considered. Special attention will be given to the idea of worldview and how it coincides with religion.
A consideration of entrepreneurial ministry with a focus on planting churches and ministries. Special attention is given to foundation building principles, strategies, and practices. Special emphasis will be put on cross-cultural communication and work on the mission field.