Course Information

 

for Master of Divinity Department


Gospel According to Moses (2B1111)

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 I (2B1311)

Credits:3

Old Testament I and II provide an introduction to each book of the Old Testament, with special reference to its background, history, contents, and major teachings. Old Testament I includes a study of the books of the Law and the Historical Books (Genesis – Esther).

Old Testament II (2B1312)

Credits:3

Old Testament II includes a study of the Wisdom Books, Psalms, and Major and Minor Prophets (Job – Malachi).

New Testament I (2B2311)

Credits:3

New Testament I focuses on the world out of which the New Testament arose, the distinctives of the four Gospels, and the life and ministry of Jesus.

New Testament II (2B2312)

Credits:3

New Testament II focuses on the historical background and the teachings of Acts, the Letters of Paul, the General Epistles, and Revelation.

New Testament Archaeology (2B3212)

Credits:2

Biblical Interpretation (2B3213)

Credits:2

This course is designed to equip students with the basic principles of grammatical-historical biblical interpretation

Biblical Backgrounds (2B3214)

Credits:2

This course is a study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural, geographical, and chronological framework for further study of both the Old and New Testaments.

New Testament Theology (2B3215)

Credits:2

The goal of this course is to gain an appreciation for the unique theological teaching of the writers of the New Testament as well as the overarching teaching of the New Testament as a whole. This is an upper level course based on an introductory knowledge of the New Testament. Prerequisite to the course is the completion of New Testament 1 and 2, or permission form the instructor.

Biblical Foundations (2B3311)

Credits:3

This is a combined course in biblical backgrounds and hermeneutics: an overview of Hebrew history including the geography and archaeology of Palestine; and the basic principles of biblical interpretation.

Exodus (2B4212)

Credits:2

Judges Book Study (2B4221)

Credits:2

Jeremiah Book Study (2B4231)

Credits:2

This course is an in-depth study of the Old Testament book of Jeremiah including the basic outline, theological truths and application of the message in contemporary society. Students will gain an understanding of Old Testament prophecy as well as develop a personal commentary on Jeremiah.

Ezekiel (2B4232)

Credits:2

Genesis (2B4313)

Credits:3

Joshua (2B4322)

Credits:3

I & II Samuel (2B4333)

Credits:3

Amos Hosea (2B4361)

Credits:3

Proverbs (2B4372)

Credits:3

Romans 9:1-5 Study (2B5232)

Credits:2

New Testament Contained-Old Testament Explained This course is an in-depth study of Romans 9:1-5. The purpose of the course is to examine how the elements of Paul’s Israelite heritage are ultimately fulfilled in the coming of Christ. The result for the follower of Jesus is that the believer can experience the full measure of blessing in the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the law, the temple service, the promises, the fathers, and the Christ. There will be an examination of each of these elements in their original Old Testament context. Then each element will be investigated in its New Testament context. The result will be a greater appreciation for the life in Christ as these elements are seen in their full application.

Hebrews Book Study (2B5252)

Credits:2

A study of the book of Hebrews

Revelations (2B5271)

Credits:2

Gospel & Epistles of John (2B5313)

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 (2B5321)

Credits:3

I Corinthians Book Study (2B5332)

Credits:3

II Corinthians Book Study (2B5333)

Credits:3

Hebrews Book Study (2B5352)

Credits:3

Biblical Interpretation (2B7213)

Credits:2

This course is designed to equip students with the basic principles of grammatical-historical biblical interpretation

Old Testament Archaeology (2B8213)

Credits:2

Biblical Backgrounds (2B8214)

Credits:2

This course is a study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural, geographical, and chronological framework for further study of both the Old and New Testaments.

Biblical Interpretation (2B8215)

Credits:2

This course is designed to equip students with the basic principles of grammatical-historical biblical interpretation.

Ephesians (2B8233)

Credits:2

Old Testament I (2B8311)

Credits:3

Old Testament I and II provide an introduction to each book of the Old Testament, with special reference to its background, history, contents, and major teachings. Old Testament I includes a study of the books of the Law and the Historical Books (Genesis – Esther).

Biblical Foundations (2B8312)

Credits:3

Old Testament II (2B8313)

Credits:3

Old Testament II includes a study of the Wisdom Books, Psalms, and Major and Minor Prophets (Job – Malachi).

New Testament I (2B8314)

Credits:3

New Testament II (2B8315)

Credits:3

New Testament II focuses on the historical background and the teachings of Acts, the Letters of Paul, the General Epistles, and Revelation.

I & II Samuel (2B8333)

Credits:3

Supplemental OT Backgrounds (2B9111)

Credits:1

Biblical Counselling (2C1221)

Credits:2

Introduces the ministry of the pastor/counsellor. A variety of counselling techniques and approaches will be studied with emphasis on the utilization and application of biblical truth.

Dealing with Conflict (2C1243)

Credits:2

This course examines the nature and dynamics of both personal and organizational conflicts. It will offer an approach to conflict resolution that is sensitive to the character and purposes of God. The course will include a focus on administrative and relational skills applicable to personal or church conflict situations.

Suffering & Transformation (2C1244)

Credits:2

This course will explore a biblical theology of suffering and consider how that theology of suffering should inform our response to related matters of faith and practice. Both global and personal experiences of suffering will be examined, with a particular view to how we have the opportunity to be transformed through suffering.

Faith Development Across the Lifespan (2C1311)

Credits:3

A study of a life-span developmental approach to understanding human behaviour. It will examine physical, social, emotional and cognitive development from birth to death. The study of the relationship of these different aspects of development to faith development is basic to the course. Application to the ministry of the church will be a primary goal of the course.

Marriage & Family Counselling (2C1331)

Credits:3

An examination of the theory and practice of marriage and family counselling. Attention will be given to five key areas of adjustment in marital counselling, to different theories of marriage and family counselling, and to articulating Christian responses for pastors and counsellors in addressing marriage and family challenges. Students taking this course will receive training and certification for using the PREPARE/ENRICH premarital inventory and couples assessment tool. PREPARE/ENRICH is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counselling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counselling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Training may involve an expense but Dr. McNaughton is seeking funding that will significantly reduce or eliminate the cost of training for students in this class.

Dealing with Conflict (2C8243)

Credits:2

This course examines the nature and dynamics of both personal and organizational conflicts. It will offer an approach to conflict resolution that is sensitive to the character and purposes of God. The course will include a focus on administrative and relational skills applicable to personal or church conflict situations.

Building Ministry Teams (2E1143)

Credits:1

Effective Small Groups (2E1144)

Credits:1

Contemporary Realities of Missionary Life (2E1151)

Credits:1

Effective Ministry Management (2E1211)

Credits:2

This course examines how to address planning and administration needs within an established church, a church start, or Christian ministry. Emphasis will be given to planning, organizing, providing resources, establishing administrative guidelines, and developing skills in evaluation for continued ministry growth and effectiveness.

Followers of the Way (2E1212)

Credits:2

Ministry Synthesis (2E1231)

Credits:2

The goal of this course is to assist students in integrating the various components of their seminary studies for addressing relevant issues in ministry. Students will need to have already completed some course work in a range of disciplines and will not be allowed to register for this course until the second half of their respective degree programs.

Work & Role of Today's Missionary (2E1251)

Credits:2

Bunyan & Pilgrims Progress (2E2111)

Credits:1

The course includes a study of the Scriptural foundations of Pilgrim's Progress as well as the theological teachings found in the book. The storyline and characters in this allegory of the Christian life will also be examined. Additionally, other key books that influenced Bunyan's theology and world view will be considered.

Effective Bible Teaching (2E2221)

Credits:2

This course equips students to be effective teachers of God’s word so that people might be spiritually transformed. Emphasis will be given to the teacher's personal preparation, preparing a quality Bible study lesson, and using the time effectively in various Bible study settings and with different audiences.

Church Discipleship Ministries (2E3211)

Credits:2

A study of the historical and theological foundation of the Christian education ministry in the local church setting. Focus is given to the new and/or small church. Various education programs/methodologies and their supporting curriculum materials will be studied.

Leading Disciples (2E3215)

Credits:2

This course examines what it looks like to be a disciple. Students will learn to prescribe steps of action that can lead an individual to spiritual maturity. Emphasis will also be given to developing a relevant strategy for leading the whole church to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.

Discipleship (2E8211)

Credits:2

Effective Bible Teaching (2E8221)

Credits:2

This course equips students to be effective teachers of God’s word so that people might be spiritually transformed. Emphasis will be given to the teacher's personal preparation, preparing a quality Bible study lesson, and using the time effectively in various Bible study settings and with different audiences.

Ministry Synthesis (2E8231)

Credits:2

The goal of this course is to assist students in integrating the various components of their seminary studies for addressing relevant issues in ministry. Students will need to have already completed some course work in a range of disciplines and will not be allowed to register for this course until the second half of their respective degree programs.

Elective (2Elec01)

Credits:1

Elective (2Elec02)

Credits:2

Elective Course (2Elec03)

Credits:3

Ancient Church Modern Faith (2H1212)

Credits:2

History of Christianity (2H1214)

Credits:2

Designed as an introduction, this course surveys Christianity from its inception to its impact in the modern era. The student will have an opportunity to gain an overview of world events, issues, and personalities and their significance for the story of Christianity.

History of Christianity (2H1411)

Credits:4

Designed as an introduction, this course surveys Christianity from its inception to its impact in the modern era. The student will have an opportunity to gain an overview of world events, issues, and personalities and their significance for the story of Christianity.

Baptist Distinctives (2H2111)

Credits:1

This course traces the development and impact of Baptists in light of their distinctive contributions within the history of Christianity.

Baptist History & Polity (2H2211)

Credits:2

The past four hundred years of Christian history are presented in terms of Baptist origins and historical developments with special focus on pivotal trends, leaders, polity.

Impacting Lostness (2H2213)

Credits:2

History of Baptist Theology (2H2214)

Credits:2

Missiology (2H3211)

Credits:2

This course surveys the basic perspectives involved in being “on mission with God” such as the biblical foundations (theology), history of missions, crosscultural interactions, and strategies. Special focus will be given to the mission history, vision and strategies of Southern Baptists.

Church On Mission (2H3212)

Credits:2

Ministry & Missions Among Intnls (2H3213)

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.

Baptist Distinctives (2H8111)

Credits:1

Missiology (2H8211)

Credits:2

This course surveys the basic perspectives involved in being “on mission with God” such as the biblical foundations (theology), history of missions, crosscultural interactions, and strategies. Special focus will be given to the mission history, vision and strategies of Southern Baptists.

History of Christianity I (2H8212)

Credits:2

History of Christianity II (2H8213)

Credits:2

Baptist History & Polity (2H8214)

Credits:2

The Reformation (2H8412)

Credits:4

This course is a master-level intensive elective study of the lives, writings, and legacies of selected German, Swiss, British, and Radical Reformers between 1500 and 1650 (4 hours). Methods of instruction include one-on-one tutorials and discussions, web and library research, and readings in selected primary and secondary documents.

Baptist Distinctives Dir St (2H9111)

Credits:1

Church Planting Practicum (2I1112)

Credits:1

Urban Missions Reaching Nations (2I1113)

Credits:1

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

Church Planting (2I1211)

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.

Methods of Church Planting (2I1212)

Credits:2

Models/Strategies for Church Planting (2I1214)

Credits:2

This course will investigate six major contemporary models of church planting; evaluating each based upon context, culture, and personality mix of the planting team.

Reaching People Thru House Churches (2I1221)

Credits:2

Ethnography (2I1222)

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.

Cross Cultural Missions (2I1314)

Credits:3

Readings in Greek NT (2L1111)

Credits:1

Biblical Hebrew I (2L1311)

Credits:3

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew, including vocabulary, pronunciation, basic grammar and syntax.

Biblical Hebrew II (2L1312)

Credits:3

This course focuses on selected readings from the Hebrew Scriptures with a continued study of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Hebrew I is the prerequisite for Hebrew II. Hebrew I and II must be taken in consecutive semesters otherwise enrollment in Hebrew II is determined by the discretion of the professor.

Advanced Hebrew (2L1313)

Credits:3

Biblical Greek I (2L2311)

Credits:3

This course is the first in a two-course sequence which orients the student to the study of the Greek New Testament. Greek I introduces the student to the grammar and syntax of biblical Greek. The overall aim is to equip the student to use the Greek New Testament for preaching and teaching responsibilities in ministry.

Biblical Greek II (2L2312)

Credits:3

This course is the second in a two-course sequence which orients the student to the study of the Greek New Testament. Greek II is a continuation of Greek I, with an emphasis on translation of elected passages from the Greek New Testament. The course also serves as a foundation for exegetical study of the Greek New Testament.

Amos Hebrew Book Study (2L4341)

Credits:3

Study of the book of Amos in the Hebrew Language

Colossians Greek (2L5334)

Credits:3

Biblical Hebrew I (2L8311)

Credits:3

Biblical Hebrew II (2L8312)

Credits:3

This course focuses on selected readings from the Hebrew Scriptures with a continued study of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Hebrew I is the prerequisite for Hebrew II. Hebrew I and II must be taken in consecutive semesters otherwise enrollment in Hebrew II is determined by the discretion of the professor.

Biblical Greek I (2L8313)

Credits:3

This course is the first in a two-course sequence which orients the student to the study of the Greek New Testament. Greek I introduces the student to the grammar and syntax of biblical Greek. The overall aim is to equip the student to use the Greek New Testament for preaching and teaching responsibilities in ministry.

Biblical Greek II (2L8314)

Credits:3

Choir I (2M1122)

Credits:1

Choir II (2M1123)

Credits:1

Basic Music Theory (2M2211)

Credits:2

Voice Class (2M3123)

Credits:1

Basic Guitar (2M3131)

Credits:1

Ministry Apprenticeship I (2P1101)

Credits:1

Ministry Apprenticeship II (2P1102)

Credits:1

Lectureship - James (2P1103)

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.

Great Preachers (2P1215)

Credits:2

Preaching Life (2P1216)

Credits:2

Preaching thru Sermon on Mount (2P1217)

Credits:2

Preaching & Contemporary Culture (2P1218)

Credits:2

Preaching I (2P1311)

Credits:3

This course will provide principles of sermon preparation and delivery, selection and interpretation of the text, formation of the sermon idea, development of sermon material, arrangement of the sermon structure, and delivery of the sermon.

Preaching II (2P1312)

Credits:3

This course will provide the student with an opportunity to study the preparation and delivery of narrative/inductive sermons with in-class preaching and evaluation. Video tape feedback will form a major component of evaluation.

Preaching thru Samuel (2P1313)

Credits:3

This course will be co-taught by the Old Testament and Preaching professors, combining Bible study and sermon design through the books of I & II Samuel. We will emphasize both the exegesis of the Biblical text and the development of themes and ideas for preaching.

Preaching thru Genesis (2P1314)

Credits:3

Preaching I & II would be helpful but not required.

Preaching (2P1411)

Credits:4

Companionship in Ministry (2P2116)

Credits:1

Experiencing Resurrection (2P2117)

Credits:1

Surviving in a Small Church (2P2118)

Credits:1

Experiencing Pentecost (2P2119)

Credits:1

Experiencing the Truth of God (2P2121)

Credits:1

Experiencing Work of Holy Spirit (2P2122)

Credits:1

This course will help students understand the transformative work the Holy Spirit does in a believer’s life with particular emphasis on how the Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruit.

Current Issues in Pastoral Ministry (2P2213)

Credits:2

Developing & Maintaining a Healthy Church (2P2214)

Credits:2

Pastoral Ministries (2P2215)

Credits:2

The concept of ministry will be examined from the biblical perspective. The primary focus will be the pastor’s role exercised in and through the local church. Attention will be given to issues related to: call, character, competence, and context. Students are required to have a shepherd’s role with a group of people (no less than five) in their local church. Possible shepherd roles include: pastor, Sunday School teacher, cell group leader, etc. Shepherd roles must be secured prior to the beginning of the course.

Worship (2P2221)

Credits:2

A course designed to present the importance and nature of public worship, giving attention to: the biblical directives for worship as found in Scripture; the biblical and historical theology of worship; the development of skills in planning, directing, and evaluating worship services; and appropriate use of music and other media in worship.

Church Growth (2P2231)

Credits:2

Provides a biblical basis and principles for church growth with practical suggestions to accomplish this. Special emphasis will be made concerning how biblical church growth principles apply within the Canadian context.

Spiritual Gifts & Ministry (2P2232)

Credits:2

Capstone Ministry I (2P2241)

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 (2P2242)

Credits:2

Nehemiah Capstone Ministry I (2P2243)

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.

Nehemiah Capstone Ministry II (2P2244)

Credits:2

Advanced Capstone Ministry (2P2245)

Credits:2

Ministry Internship (2P2246)

Credits:2

Ministry Internship 2 (2P2247)

Credits:2

Ministry Internship 3 (2P2248)

Credits:2

Ministry Internship 4 (2P2249)

Credits:2

Pastoral Ministries (2P2311)

Credits:3

The concept of ministry will be examined from the biblical perspective. The primary focus will be the pastor’s role exercised in and through the local church. Attention will be given to issues related to: call, character, competence, and context. Students are required to have a shepherd’s role with a group of people (no less than five) in their local church. Possible shepherd roles include: pastor, Sunday School teacher, cell group leader, etc. Shepherd roles must be secured prior to the beginning of the course.

Biblical Foundations of Prayer (2P3114)

Credits:1

Historical Aspects of Prayer (2P3115)

Credits:1

Martyrdom & Missions (2P3116)

Credits:1

Prayer & Fasting (2P3117)

Credits:1

Art of Postmodern Evangelism (2P3121)

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.

Spiritual Revivals & Awakening (2P3133)

Credits:1

Ministerial Development (2P3211)

Credits:2

Focuses on those areas of the minister’s personal and professional life such as family life, relations with family members, other ministers, personal money management, time management, physical well-being, leadership skills and professional growth. An emphasis will also be given to the minister’s devotional life.

Prayer that Avails (2P3214)

Credits:2

Spiritual Formation (2P3215)

Credits:2

This course is designed to assist persons in their spiritual and character development, with a view to becoming more strongly prepared on a personal level for Christian living and ministry. Important elements of ministry will be studied, including typical ministry hazards and types of personal failures. Investing in personal formation is a key component of this course.

Prayer & Sp Awakening (2P3216)

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.

Evangelism (2P3221)

Credits:2

This course offers training in personal evangelism using various approaches. Students will examine the biblical basis for evangelism and the importance of initial steps of discipleship for new believers. Assignments will require students to share their faith and to outline a strategy for equipping others to share the gospel.

Evangelical Leadership of Jesus (2P3222)

Credits:2

Church Based Evangelism (2P3223)

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 (2P3231)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the major concepts and resources for spiritual leadership and assists them in examining their current leadership effectiveness.

Ministry Computer Skills (2P3244)

Credits:2

Listening to God's Voice (2P8111)

Credits:1

Pastoral Ministry (2P8215)

Credits:2

The concept of ministry will be examined from the biblical perspective. The primary focus will be the pastor’s role exercised in and through the local church. Attention will be given to issues related to: call, character, competence, and context. Students are required to have a shepherd’s role with a group of people (no less than five) in their local church. Possible shepherd roles include: pastor, Sunday School teacher, cell group leader, etc. Shepherd roles must be secured prior to the beginning of the course.

Evangelism (2P8221)

Credits:2

This course offers training in personal evangelism using various approaches. Students will examine the biblical basis for evangelism and the importance of initial steps of discipleship for new believers. Assignments will require students to share their faith and to outline a strategy for equipping others to share the gospel.

Spiritual Formation (2P8225)

Credits:2

This course is designed to assist persons in their spiritual and character development, with a view to becoming more strongly prepared on a personal level for Christian living and ministry. Important elements of ministry will be studied, including typical ministry hazards and types of personal failures. Investing in personal formation is a key component of this course.

Spiritual Leadership (2P8231)

Credits:2

Prayer (2P8233)

Credits:2

Preaching I (2P8311)

Credits:3

This course will provide principles of sermon preparation and delivery, selection and interpretation of the text, formation of the sermon idea, development of sermon material, arrangement of the sermon structure, and delivery of the sermon.

Theology of the City (2T1111)

Credits:1

Ways of God (2T1212)

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.

Christian Theology I (2T1213)

Credits:2

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of systematic theology and offer an overview of the Christian beliefs of God, humanity, and Christology.

Christian Theology II (2T1214)

Credits:2

This course continues the study of Christian Theology I and considers the Christian beliefs of the Holy Spirit, Christian life, church, and eschatology.

Cultural Engagment in Urban Contexts (2T1215)

Credits:2

Cultural Engagement in Urban Contexts explores the question of how to go about engaging Canadian city dwellers with the Gospel, and since 80% of Canada’s population lives in cities, it is a question of vital importance to the church.

Doctrine of Revelation (2T1216)

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

Theology of Holy Spirit (2T1221)

Credits:2

Christian Theology I (2T1311)

Credits:3

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of systematic theology and offer an overview of the Christian beliefs of God, humanity, and Christology.

Christian Theology II (2T1312)

Credits:3

This course continues the study of Christian Theology I and considers the Christian beliefs of the Holy Spirit, Christian life, church, and eschatology.

Christian Apologetics (2T2223)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the study and practice of apologetics in contemporary settings. The history of Christian apologetics as well as more recent approaches and styles will be addressed. Key apologetic issues will be addressed within the context of biblical revelation and current cultural and philosophical perspectives. Students will evaluate their own apologetic perspective in light of contemporary demands and concerns.

Ethics of Marriage (2T2232)

Credits:2

Bonhoeffer in His Context (2T2233)

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.

Christian Ethics (2T2311)

Credits:3

This course coheres in the teaching of Jesus about Christian discipleship in the Sermon on the Mount. The Kingdom ethic of Jesus is of paramount interest and focus. The entire course is focused in Kingdom ethics and lifestyle and how this is daily lived in discipleship and evidenced by character. Specific contemporary moral issues are considered in the Kingdom ethic context.

World Religions (2T4111)

Credits:1

Understanding Mormonism (2T4132)

Credits:1

World Religions (2T4211)

Credits:2

Christianity & Other Faiths (2T4221)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the basic perspectives and practices of four major religious faiths. The goal of the course is learning from these religions in the hope of communicating the gospel of Christ to adherents of these religious views.

Christianity & Other Faiths (2T7221)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the basic perspectives and practices of four major religious faiths. The goal of the course is learning from these religions in the hope of communicating the gospel of Christ to adherents of these religious views.

Christian Theology I (2T8212)

Credits:2

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of systematic theology and offer an overview of the Christian beliefs of God, humanity, and Christology.

Christianity & Other Faiths (2T8221)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the basic perspectives and practices of four major religious faiths. The goal of the course is learning from these religions in the hope of communicating the gospel of Christ to adherents of these religious views.

Christian Apologetics (2T8223)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the study and practice of apologetics in contemporary settings. The history of Christian apologetics as well as more recent approaches and styles will be addressed. Key apologetic issues will be addressed within the context of biblical revelation and current cultural and philosophical perspectives. Students will evaluate their own apologetic perspective in light of contemporary demands and concerns.

Christian Theology I (2T8312)

Credits:3

Christian Ethics (2T8313)

Credits:3

This course coheres in the teaching of Jesus about Christian discipleship in the Sermon on the Mount. The Kingdom ethic of Jesus is of paramount interest and focus. The entire course is focused in Kingdom ethics and lifestyle and how this is daily lived in discipleship and evidenced by character. Specific contemporary moral issues are considered in the Kingdom ethic context.

Christian Theology II (2T8314)

Credits:3

World Religions (2T9112)

Credits:1

Peacemaking Directed Study (2T9211)

Credits:2

Greek - Ephesians (3L5211)

Credits:2

Greek - Galatians (3L5212)

Credits:2

Greek - I Thessolonians (3L5221)

Credits:2

Greek - Colossians (3L5234)

Credits:2

Greek - James (3L5252)

Credits:2

I Timothy - Greek DS (3L9122)

Credits:1

Greek - Gospel of John (3L9311)

Credits:3

Greek - Romans (3L9313)

Credits:3