Course Information

for Bachelor of Christian Studies Department

 

Lectureship - Teaching the Gospels (1B2111)

Credits:1

God With Us: Story of the Bible - HyFlex (1B3301)

Credits:3

This course traces the biblical theological theme of God’s presence across the canon, observing it through a missional lens. The course will also examine the implications of this theme for Christian life and witness.

Exodus (1B4212)

Credits:2

An exegetical and theological interpretation of the Old Testament book of Exodus.

Job Book Study (1B4222)

Credits:2

The book of Job pursues the question of the quality of a person’s faith in God in the midst of a life of joy and suffering that a person cannot truly understand. Can God truly be trusted to govern a world marked by undeserved suffering and pain? Or is God to be trusted only in times of joy and blessing?

Hebrews Bk Study (1B5252)

Credits:2

I and II Thessalonians Book Study (1B5344)

Credits:3

This course will explore the historical setting and content of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. It will equip the student to examine and understand Paul’s letters in its original setting and to identify and apply relevant application for personal growth and ministry.

Hebrews Bk Study (1B5352)

Credits:3

Counselling Skills & Techniques (1C1312)

Credits:3

This course focuses on developing a core set of interviewing microskills critically important for interpersonal work in ministry and other helping professions. Attention will be given to establishing expertise with skills and techniques which enable effective communication and the building of relationships. Extensive practice both in and outside the classroom will serve to further the student’s competence.

Senior Seminar (1E1332)

Credits:3

This course is designed to assist the student in integrating and synthesizing his or her education with application to contemporary Christian life. The course will include not only reflection but also preparation for transition beyond college. A minimum of 90 credit hours must have been completed prior to enrolment of this course.

Elective (1Elec01)

Credits:1

Christian Heritage (1H1312)

Credits:3

This course is a survey of the nearly 2000 years of the Christian Church, including origins, historical and theological developments, major personalities, and denominational identifiers around the globe. Special attention will be given to ways this heritage affects both Baptists and other churches founded upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Western Civilization 102 - HyFlex (1H3312)

Credits:3

This course continues the survey of Western history from the Enlightenment up to the modern age.

Urban Missions Reaching Nations (1I1113)

Credits:1

This course offers an introduction to the issues related to planting churches in the city.

Missional Ministry Lab (1I1223)

Credits:2

MINISTRY TRAINING LAB (Missional Elective) – 2 credits Practical training for entering a new ministry, a new place, planting a church, or international missions. Learn what to do in various stages of ministry including: Entry-Evangelism-Multiplying Disciples, and Training Leaders. Learn from the basic training used to reach Post Modern-Post Christians Professor: Dr. Mick Stockwell - Lead Trainer of the International Mission Board (IMB) for missionaries who work with European People Groups Bio: Mick and Dalese Stockwell are in their 25th year with the IMB. They have 40 years ministry experience (15 in U.S. church work and 25 with IMB). They have been church planters and field leaders. Dr. Stockwell has led the Training Team of the European Affinity for 10 years. He has years of experience in local church ministry, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and training leaders. Dalese works with university students, young mothers, and training women in creative ministry.

English 101 - HyFlex (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.

Surprised by Jack (1L4112)

Credits:1

This course will focus on the literary and theological contributions of C. S. Lewis, highlighting several of the genres in which he wrote. Students will learn about the man behind the name and sample excerpts from a dozen of his seminal works.

Chapel (1P1100)

Credits:0

Chapel services are conducted during specified times and days of the week. The purposes of chapel are to worship, to engage in Bible study, to be encouraged, and to receive instruction in the Chris¬tian ministry. Students are expected to attend all chapel services. Required chapel attendance for all enrolled students is as follows: ? Samuel program – 2 semesters ? BCMin – 2 semesters ? DCMin – 2 semesters ? BCS – 4 semesters ? DCS – 2 semesters

Experiencing God Life Group I (1P2151)

Credits:1.5

The purpose of this course is to provide for small-group accountability in the student’s first two semesters. This course addresses adjustment to college life as well as learning how to know and do God’s will. Required for all first year students.

Experiencing God Life Group II (1P2152)

Credits:1.5

Continuation of Experiencing God Life Group I. The purpose of this course is to provide for small-group accountability in the student’s first two semesters. This course addresses adjustment to college life as well as learning how to know and do God’s will. Required for all first year students.

Christian Service I (1P2341)

Credits:3

The purpose of this course is for the student to experience hands-on Christian service in the local community. Students will serve a specified number of hours each week under supervision in an approved location for the duration of the course.

Christian Service II (1P2342)

Credits:3

The purpose of this course is for the student to experience hands-on Christian service in the local community. Students will serve a specified number of hours each week under supervision in an approved location for the duration of the course.

Growing in Christ Likeness (1P3301)

Credits:3

The goal of this course is to guide the student in basic Christian discipleship. This course will consider important themes like the lordship of Christ, the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, and developing holy habits.

Prayer (1P3302)

Credits:3

This course is designed to help students broaden and deepen both their understanding and practice of prayer. This course will consider biblical, personal, and corporate aspects of prayer.

World Religions (1T4311)

Credits:3

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, including their core beliefs, historical development, and contemporary expression. The course will include study of both Western and Eastern religious traditions as well as African and Native North American traditional religious belief.

Public Speaking (1V1311)

Credits:3

This course teaches the principles of speech and applies them to the needs of the Christian worker. Various opportunities are given to participate in public speaking. Attention will also be given to audience analysis and non-verbal communication.

Introductory Earth Science - HyFlex (1V2313)

Credits:3

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

Health & Wellness (1V4301)

Credits:3

This course is designed to help the student grow in their understanding and practice of holistic health. Emphasis will be given to physical and emotional health including exercise, diet, and stress management as well as developing healthy lifestyle habits and skills.