Course Information

 

for Bachelor of Christian Ministry Department


Gospel According to Moses Lectureship (1B1111)

Credits:1

The Gospel according to Moses: Rediscovering Grace in the Old Testament (specifically Deuteronomy) 1.The Grace of Salvation 2.The Grace of Covenant 3.The Grace of Revelation 4.The Grace of Fellowship 5.The Grace of Mission

Old Testament Survey (1B1311)

Credits:3

An introduction to the books of the Old Testament with special reference to their contents and major teachings.

New Testament Survey (1B2311)

Credits:3

A survey of the New Testament focusing on the background and major teachings of each book.

Use of Old Testament in New (1B3216)

Credits:2

How the Apostles Read their Bibles: Studying the Use of the Old Testament in the New This course will present an overview of issues related to the use of the Old Testament within the New Testament. We will consider distinctive uses and applications of Old Testament themes and texts in the New Testament, looking at sample texts from various authors and books to provide a foundation for discussion. The emphasis will be to understand New Testament authors as biblical interpreters and biblical theologians who are informed by Christ’s life and ministry as they respond to the pastoral challenges of the early church.

Bible Backgrounds (1B3321)

Credits:3

This course is a survey of the basic history, geography, and archaeology of the biblical world. The student will gain a physical and historical background for understanding the biblical events. The student will also gain an appreciation for the role of archaeology, historical sources, topography, and geography in understanding the biblical text.

Bible Interpretation (1B3331)

Credits:3

This introductory course in hermeneutics is a survey of the basic principles for grammatical-historical Bible Interpretation. The student will gain an understanding and appreciation of the nature of the Bible, the nature of biblical interpretation, and the history of hermeneutics and its contemporary relevance. The student will also learn and apply the basic principles for grammatical-historical interpretation.

Judges Book Study (1B4221)

Credits:2

Jeremiah (1B4231)

Credits:2

Exodus (1B4312)

Credits:3

This course is a study of the book of Exodus.

Joshua Book Study (1B4322)

Credits:3

I & II Samuel (1B4333)

Credits:3

Ezra Nehemiah Esther Book Study (1B4334)

Credits:3

Isaiah Book Study (1B4351)

Credits:3

Amos Hosea Book Study (1B4361)

Credits:3

Haggai Zechariah Malachi (1B4362)

Credits:3

Life & Letters of Paul (1B5222)

Credits:2

The Life and Letters of Paul This course is a study of the life of the Apostle Paul and an overview of his thirteen letters in the New Testament. As an advanced elective course, college students will be benefitted by already having completed New Testament Survey (1B2311), and seminary students New Testament II (2B2312).

II Corinthians (1B5234)

Credits:2

Gospel of John (1B5311)

Credits:3

Gospel & Epistles of John (1B5313)

Credits:3

This course is designed to introduce the student to the Apostle John and to four New Testament books traditionally assigned to his authorship- the Gospel and the Epistles. A brief survey of the life of John the Apostle will be given. The Gospel of John will be studied in depth and a thematic approach will be followed in studying the Epistles of John.

Acts (1B5321)

Credits:3

Romans (1B5333)

Credits:3

I Corinthians Book Study (1B5334)

Credits:3

Ephesians Book Study (1B5342)

Credits:3

James (1B5351)

Credits:3

Revelation (1B5371)

Credits:3

Old Testament Archaeology (1B8213)

Credits:2

Dealing with Conflict (1C1243)

Credits:2

Intro to Psychology & Counselling (1C1311)

Credits:3

This is an introductory course in the principles and theories in the field of psychology from a Christian perspective. Attention will be given to how these theoretical views may have application to counselling situations found in ministry.

Basics of Family Dynamics (1C1321)

Credits:3

In this course emphasis will be given to exploring the structures, strengths, problems and needs of the family with attention given to consideration for the minister’s personal family. Ways in which the church can minister to family, singles and seniors and skills for improving interpersonal relations in family and in other social situations will be examined.

Church Growth Basics (1C1332)

Credits:3

Effective Small Groups (1E1144)

Credits:1

Contemporary Missions Strategy (1E1211)

Credits:2

Management Skills for Ministry (1E1212)

Credits:2

Management Skills for Ministry is designed to help church leaders build a foundation for ministering to and with others within the church. The learner will discover skills and principles in working with people and managing ministry.

Church Health Basics (1E1232)

Credits:2

Church Health Basics is an examination of basic elements and principles for assessing and promoting biblically based health and growth in the church. Particular attention will be given to examining and understanding the functions of the church, the roles of leaders as agents of health/growth and adjusting to change and other dynamics of church life.

Evangelism (1E1241)

Credits:2

Students will be introduced to the skills and understandings necessary for effective evangelism from a clearly biblical perspective. Particular attention will be given to examining and understanding Canada’s cultural mosaic from the perspective of individual and church evangelism opportunities and initiatives.

Biblical View of Missions (1E1251)

Credits:2

Students will be introduced to a biblical understanding of missions, both local and global, as a priority for the individual Christian as well as for the church. Emphasis will be placed on developing a biblical philosophy/theology of missions, the church addressing the missions mandates of the Bible, and an individual Christian’s awareness of and sensitivity to involvement in global missions.

Missions & Church Planting (1E1341)

Credits:3

This course introduces students to a biblical understanding of missions as a priority for the individual Christian as well as for the church. Emphasis will be placed on developing a biblical theology of missions, addressing the church’s missions mandates, and an individual Christian’s awareness of and sensitivity to involvement in global missions. The role of church planting in the global missions effort will also be addressed.

Living & Sharing the Gospel (1E1342)

Credits:3

This course examines both the importance of living Gospel-centred lives and the practical skills of sharing the Gospel with others. The course also provides opportunities for the student to engage in missional conversations.

The Teaching Church (1E2211)

Credits:2

Students will explore and examine biblical models of the teaching or education functions of the church. Emphasis will be placed on developing a church teaching strategy/philosophy, leadership development and selecting/developing biblically based teaching content for the church.

Principles of Teaching & Learning (1E2221)

Credits:2

Students will explore the role of the minister as teacher and learner as practically applied in the church. Emphasis will be placed on principles of teaching and learning, critical thinking, methods for teaching with varied content and in varied contexts. Students will also be taught basic teaching skills for a variety of applications.

Christian Education Survey (1E2311)

Credits:3

Principles of Teaching (1E2321)

Credits:3

Teaching Christ Followers (1E2322)

Credits:3

This course equips Christian leaders to help others become fully devoted Christ followers. Emphasis is placed on teaching principles and methods, selecting/ developing biblically based content, and leading small groups in a variety of contexts.

Shaping Ministry with Teens (1E3232)

Credits:2

Elective (1Elec01)

Credits:1

Elective (1Elec02)

Credits:2

Elective Course (1Elec03)

Credits:3

Ancient Church Modern Faith (1H1212)

Credits:2

Church History Survey (1H1311)

Credits:3

Baptist History & Beliefs (1H2211)

Credits:2

Impacting Lostness (1H2213)

Credits:2

History of Baptist Theology (1H2214)

Credits:2

Baptist History & Beliefs (1H2311)

Credits:3

This course traces the main developments of Baptists from their inception in the 17th century and how the growth and polity of Baptists is driven by distinctive beliefs of Baptist regarding the Bible, salvation, church, missions and the religious liberty and separation of church and state.

Church On Mission (1H3212)

Credits:2

Ministry & Missions Among Internationals (1H3213)

Credits:2

With 20% of Canada foreign born, the opportunity to reach out to international people groups presents itself as a critical area of ministry and mission for the church. This course seeks to aid ministry and mission practicioners, both lay and professional, in their work among refugees, permanent immigrant residents, international students, and undocumented migrants. Following an overview of international migration and immigrant religion theory, several key areas of importance in ministering to internationals will be considered including: incarnational ministry, prayer, hospitality, compassion, advocacy, proclamation, discipleship, community, and leadership development.

Evang/Ch Plntg European Worldview (1H3214)

Credits:2

Just as European culture and worldview stand in the background of our Canadian culture, current realities in Europe also mirror many challenges for spreading the Gospel in Canada today. Diverse religious underpinnings (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Muslim), along with a rising post-modern atheism, require witnesses who are prepared to engage not-yet-believers from multiple worldviews. This course will address these challenges, and will include Skyping with practitioners who are in the thick of Gospel ministry on the European field. Students will learn principles of evangelism in cross-cultural settings as well as strategies for church planting. The professor, who speaks from many years as a missionary strategist in Europe, will also give a historical perspective, tracing the progress of Baptist work in the changing European landscape.

Western Civilization 101 (1H3311)

Credits:3

This course surveys the history of Western Civilization from the ancient Greeks and Romans up to the era of the Renaissance and Reformation.

Church Planting Practicum (1I1112)

Credits:1

Church Planting (1I1211)

Credits:2

This course explores the Biblical rationale as well as the process and resources of church planting. Special emphasis will be given to investigating the characteristic personality profile and engiftedness of the church planter.

Models of Church Planting (1I1213)

Credits:2

Reaching People Thru House Churches (1I1221)

Credits:2

Ethnography (1I1222)

Credits:2

Ethnography is exploring and learning about people groups from their perspective, in their own words. Using techniques like observations, mapping, community participation, interviews, and building relationships, new cultures, worldviews, and bridges to sharing the gospel are opened. This class will focus on developing these skills, focusing on a specific people group of the student's choice, and building a contextualized strategy to reach them in their community. We will draw from cross-cultural experiences with North African and the Middle Eastern people groups as well as urban environments.

Hebrew Language Appreciation (1L1311)

Credits:3

This course is designed to introduce the college student to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament. Attention will be given to learning the alphabet, basic vocabulary words, and basic grammar. The student will also begin to translate simple texts in the Hebrew Old Testament.

Editing Lab (1L2211)

Credits:2

Basic Greek I (1L2311)

Credits:3

Basic Greek II (1L2312)

Credits:3

English 101 (1L3311)

Credits:3

This course is designed to assist students in writing university level papers and covers the essential elements of composition including basic grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. Required for all first year students.

English 103 (1L3312)

Credits:3

This course is designed to help students write effective research papers utilizing critical thinking skills at the university level. Emphasis will also be given to finding appropriate resources, conducting proper research, and observing citation conventions. (Prerequisite for this course: Basic English)

English 102 (1L3313)

Credits:3

This course will give students the opportunity to practice academic writing at an intermediate level. Special emphasis will be given to peer and professor editing. This course will also introduce students to the fundamental ideas of critical reading. Required for all first year students.

Comparative Classics (1L4113)

Credits:1

Classics of Christian Literature (1L4311)

Credits:3

This course introduces students to the wealth of Christian literature through a survey of representative classics such as Augustine’s Confessions, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, and various works by C. S. Lewis, among others.

Choir I (1M1122)

Credits:1

Choir II (1M1123)

Credits:1

Worship Leadership (1M1311)

Credits:3

The objective of this course is to develop key skills for worship leadership in the local church, from planning and preparation to leadership and execution. The role of music, media, prayer, Scripture, proclamation, and other creative worship elements will be explored, all within the framework of developing a theologically and experientially coherent approach to the public gathering of God’s people.

Basic Music Theory (1M2211)

Credits:2

Music Appreciation (1M2311)

Credits:3

This course is designed to help the student develop a basic appreciation of music. This course will examine three primary disciplines of music: the psychology of music, a historical survey of western music and an introduction to ethnomusicology.

Voice Class (1M3123)

Credits:1

Advanced Voice (1M3124)

Credits:1

Basic Guitar (1M3131)

Credits:1

Lectureship - James (1P1103)

Credits:1

The Book of James: No String of Pearls This one-hour preaching elective will provide the student an opportunity to explore, in an in-depth and intensive format, the exposition of the NT book of James under the guidance of one of the leading contemporary teachers of preaching in North America. Dr. Sunukjian’s four lectures and one sermon will comprise this year’s Garry Owen Memorial Spring Lectureship.

Planning Your Preaching (1P1215)

Credits:2

Biblical Preaching 101 (1P1217)

Credits:2

Principles & Practice of Preaching (1P1321)

Credits:3

An introduction to basic homiletics, focusing on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. The course will be designed to be practice-intensive, with a maximum amount of time and energy, both in and out of class, devoted to the preparing and delivering biblical sermons. You will preach multiple sermons in class, receive feedback from your professor and your peers, and take steps to improve over the course of the semester as you view and evaluate videos of your own preaching.

Preaching/Teaching Lab (1P1322)

Credits:3

Role of the Cross (1P2115)

Credits:1

Companionship in Ministry (1P2116)

Credits:1

Experiencing Resurrection (1P2117)

Credits:1

Surviving in a Small Church (1P2118)

Credits:1

Experiencing Pentecost (1P2119)

Credits:1

Experiencing the Truth of God (1P2121)

Credits:1

Developing & Maintaining a Healthy Church (1P2214)

Credits:2

Capstone Ministry I (1P2241)

Credits:2

In Capstone Ministry the student learns from actual experience under the supervision of qualified persons. Its intent is to apply, in a ministry setting, the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to help prepare the student for effective ministry. Four credit hours of Capstone Ministry are required for each degree program, a total of two consecutive terms of study (i.e. semesters or summer term). A minimum of eight hours of ministry each week is required during the semester and sixteen hours per week is required for the summer terms. The Capstone Ministry experience is guided by the learning covenant which will be signed by the student and the Capstone Ministry supervisor and handed in to the Director of Capstone Ministry at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the Capstone Ministry experience. Students should request, from the Director of Capstone Ministry, a digital copy of the Capstone Ministry Handbook which gives details for the program and guidelines for developing the learning covenant. Students are bound to the requirements for the Capstone Ministry program as set out in the Capstone Ministry Handbook. Capstone Ministry may be taken at any time during the course of study after completing 24 academic credit hours. Students wishing to enroll in Capstone Ministry should contact the Director of Capstone Ministry during the semester prior to the anticipated starting date. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate and complete the Capstone Ministry requirements.

Capstone Ministry II (1P2242)

Credits:2

Nehemiah Field Education I (1P2243)

Credits:2

Nehemiah Field Education II (1P2244)

Credits:2

Pastoral Ministries (1P2311)

Credits:3

This course is an introduction to pastoral ministries from the biblical perspective. Emphasis will be given to the role and responsibilities of the pastor in the local church.

Advanced Pastoral Ministries (1P2312)

Credits:3

Martyrdom & Missions (1P3116)

Credits:1

Prayer & Fasting (1P3117)

Credits:1

Art of Postmodern Evangelism (1P3121)

Credits:1

Ever since Jesus gave the command to, “go and make disciples”, evangelism has been one of the foundational tasks of the Church, and we in the evangelical wing of the church have taken the task particularly seriously. We devote much time to it, spend vast sums of money both developing programs and then training people to implement those programs, not to mention the countless books written on the subject. Yet in spite of all of these efforts, we have seen fewer and fewer “returns” on our “investment” of time, talent and treasure over recent years. In fact, we have not only seen a decrease in the effectiveness of our evangelistic methodologies in the last forty years, but we have also experienced a dramatic decrease in both church attendance and the overall amount of influence that the church has on and in the society and culture surrounding it. What has happened? The Art of Postmodern Evangelism explores this question and offers some practical solutions to effectively engaging culture in the 21st century.

Reaching New Immigrants (1P3124)

Credits:1

This course will help equip students to develop a ministry of reaching new immigrants in Canada through relational evangelism. Some of the topics that will be considered include the history of immigration to Canada, the role of culture in reaching immigrants, as well as the biblical perspective and theological implications of migration.

Spiritual Revivals & Awakening (1P3133)

Credits:1

Spiritual Development (1P3211)

Credits:2

Prayer that Avails (1P3214)

Credits:2

Transformation in Prison Letters (1P3215)

Credits:2

This course examines Paul’s pastoral concern for fellow Christians to experience the process of becoming Christ-like. Emphasis will be given to the application of biblical principles that lead to spiritual maturity. Students will learn that being “saved by grace” should lead to “living by grace”.

Prayer & Sp Awakening (1P3216)

Credits:2

The history of spiritual revival movements and the sociological milieu out of which these movements arose will be considered. This includes a study of biblical links between prayer and spiritual awakening, the role of prayer in the evangelistic ministry of individual believers, and the development of evangelistic prayer ministries in local congregations.

Church Based Evangelism (1P3223)

Credits:2

Integrating evangelism into the programs and processes of the local church in ways that make sense to your members. Learn how to mobilize every member, even introverts, to develop witnessing relationships in ways that build friendships and win favour in the community. Learn how to integrate your evangelistic efforts so that more seekers show up when the church has special days and small groups to explore faith. Develop a church that sees people come to Christ through the efforts of members all year long. Move your church from a “harvest-only” mentality to a “year-round farming” approach.

Spiritual Leadership (1P3231)

Credits:2

Personal Evangelism (1P3321)

Credits:3

Principles of Leadership (1P3322)

Credits:3

This course will survey leadership theories. It will also examine biblical examples and principles of leading people.

Spiritual Development (1P3331)

Credits:3

This course will help students recognize and evaluate their own unique spiritual pilgrimage. Students will be introduced to an array of spiritual disciplines.

Prayer (1P8233)

Credits:2

Sp Gifts & Ministry (1P9232)

Credits:2

Theology of the City (1T1111)

Credits:1

Ways of God (1T1212)

Credits:2

This course is designed to investigate the mystery of the ways God works in the world. The assumption is made that God is in control, that He is loving and kind, and that He always does what is right. Often the world seems out of control, unloving, and unkind. Injustices occur regularly. Is there something happening of which we are not aware? This course seeks some answers to that question.

Doctrine of Revelation (1T1216)

Credits:2

The Doctrine of Revelation: Who God is and How We Know It A Biblical and Historical Study of the Christian concept of Revelation, with careful consideration given the definition of revelation, its media, authority, uniqueness, and communication. The study will conclude by relating the Christian claim to other contemporary claims to truth

Christian Theology (1T1311)

Credits:3

This course introduces a basic theological method and considers the major Christian beliefs of God, humanity, Christology, Holy Spirit, salvation, church and last things.

Christian World View (1T1312)

Credits:3

This course encourages Christians to “think Christianly” by learning what it means to be a Christian disciple with a Christian worldview and learning how to detect and evaluate non-Christian worldviews. A central goal is to facilitate students in learning how to think even more than what to think. Much attention will be given to encouraging one another to develop a Christian worldview based in Scripture, Christian tradition and scholarship that is uncompromised by competing views which may attempt to deny or discredit a Christian worldview.

Just Peacemaking (1T2111)

Credits:1

Required attendance for the chapel presentations by guest lecturer. This elective credit in the field of Christian Ethics offers students a brief survey of the issues, concerns and practices of Christian peacemaking with justice. The major biblical focus will be the transforming initiatives for peacemaking as taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Christian exemplars such as Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. will be used to illustrate the theme of the lectureship.

Ethics of Marriage (1T2232)

Credits:2

Bonhoeffer in His Context (1T2233)

Credits:2

This course offers students an opportunity to see how Christian theology and ethics are interwoven and indispensable to each other as exemplified by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the most quoted theologian of the 20th century. Though he lived in the first half of that century, Bonhoeffer’s life and theology yet raise pressing issues we currently face, such as the how church must be centered in Christ, how Christology must be the pivot of daily living, the political involvement of Christians, just war, violence by Christians, truth-telling, the urgency of cross-bearing discipleship, and how God can bring good out of evil. Seeing how Bonhoeffer personally dealt with these issues can be helpful to Christians who want to be faithful to Christ today. Due to time restraints only selected features of his life and witness can be considered.

Understanding Mormonism (1T4132)

Credits:1

World Religions (1T4211)

Credits:2

Rhetoric Logic & Art of Persuasion (1V1312)

Credits:3

General Math (1V2311)

Credits:3

This course is designed to provide basic mathematical skills. Topics include a complete review of arithmetic, an introduction to algebra and geometry, and basic operations with fractions, decimals and their applications.

Consumer Mathematics (1V2312)

Credits:3

This course stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society. It will consist of the study of arithmetic skills that apply to both personal and vocational finances, especially as it relates to Christian ministry. Some of the topics include consumer math, algebra/geometry, critical thinking, logic, and probability/statistics.

Introductory Earth Science (1V2313)

Credits:3

An introduction to general earth science. Topics include physical and historical geology, meteorology and descriptive astronomy .

Intro to Life Science (1V3311)

Credits:3

A basic introduction of the study of science, this course would include an historical overview, the philosophical foundations of scientific study, and an introduction to scientific methodology. The course would also explore modern issues in science as they interact with the Christian and biblical worldview.

Computer Science (1V3312)

Credits:3

This course will provide an understanding of personal computer technology as it relates to your personal life, business, and ministry. Areas covered will include word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, data management, graphics, and website development.

Bible Study for Women (1W1118)

Credits:1

Support Group for Women (1W1119)

Credits:1

Elective (Elec02)

Credits:2