Christian Ministry Course Description

>Christian Ministry Course Description

CBIB 503 UNDERSTANDING OLD TESTAMENT CONCEPTS
Three Hours
Based upon a thorough understanding of the resources to use and of the challenges to face in interpreting the Old Testament, this course examines the basic concepts of the Old Testament with a view to applying them properly to the life of the Church.

CBIB 513 UNDERSTANDING NEW TESTAMENT CONCEPTS
Three Hours
Based upon a thorough understanding of the resources to use and of the challenges to face in interpreting the New Testament, this
course examines the basic concepts of the New Testament with a view to applying them properly to the life of the Church.

CMHS 503 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT 1
Three Hours
This course surveys Christian thought from the post-apostolic early church through the middle ages. Special emphasis will be given to the development of the doctrines of the Trinity, the person of Christ, and the human condition.

CMHS 513 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT 2
Three Hours
This course surveys Christian thought from the era of the Reformation through the twentieth century. Special emphasis will be given to the doctrines of redemption, the church, and revelation and biblical authority.

CSCM 503 KNOWING GOD
Three Hours
Knowing that the promise of God is that all believers shall know Him from the least to the greatest, this course is designed to introduce each student to the several steps involved in getting to personally know God. Included are the subjects of the doctrines of Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, Man, and Sin.

CSCM 513 FOLLOWING GOD
Three Hours
This is a theologically oriented study of the divine-human relationship between God and man that includes togetherness with Christ, living in His will, counting the cost, and following in His steps. The primary goal of this course is to see what it means
to follow God and become like Christ. Subjects include the Holy Spirit, Salvation, the Church, and Last Things.

CSCE 403/503 INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH PLANTING
(Three Hours)
This course is a study of the principles of planting new churches. It is focused on planting churches in North America. The course
will survey biblical materials pertaining to church planting, but the emphasis will be practical. Students will learn about various approaches to church planting and the resources available from associations, state conventions, and the North American
Mission Board. Southern Baptists are committed to evangelism and missions. Planting new churches is an essential part of that continuing emphasis. This course will equip students to plant new churches in their ministry contexts. Undergraduate prerequisite: CSCE 303 or consent of instructor. Students taking this course for graduate credit must complete all graduate course requirements.

CPHI 503 CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE
Three Hours
This course explores the processes Christians should use in gathering, evaluating, organizing, and applying knowledge, especially as the Christian seeks to answer questions and doubts that arise inside of and outside of Christianity as it confronts cults, religions, and other worldviews.

CSCM 423/523 THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Three Hours
This course is designed to apply the theological foundation of the Christian ministry to the life and practice of the Christian minister. After reviewing Bible study skills and Christian growth processes with particular application to the responsibilities and privileges of the Christian ministry, the student will evaluate his own call with a view to his own future ministry. For those majoring in Christian Ministry or Ministry and Leadership, this course must be taken in conjunction with the internship class, CEWL 473 Christian Ministry Internship, and thus be taken in the Spring semester prior to graduation. Students taking this course for graduate credit must complete all graduate course requirements.