Doctor of Theology Degree

 

The Doctor of Degree in Theology provides advanced training in the fields of Christian theology and apologetics, equipping students to become leaders in academics and ministry and providing direct interaction with leaders in theology and apologetics. This degree will qualify the student to teach at the university or graduate level while also providing insight and information useful to   the professional minister.

 

The applicant must have a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees before applying for admission to the Doctor of Theology program.

 

The Doctor of Theology candidate will have the opportunity to grow in theological perspective and understanding.

 

Course Descriptions

 

TH 600 Old Testament Survey

 

This course will introduce students to the content of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament (the Torah, Prophets, Writings, and Deutero-Canonical Books) and to the history of its interpretation, including scholarly approaches since the rise of historical-criticism. Students successfully completing this course will be able to: 1) demonstrate familiarity with the diversity of material in the Old Testament; 2) display knowledge of the historical contexts which gave rise to its literature, theories about its development, and the ways in which it has fueled the Christian imagination and nourished Christian communities over time.

 

TH-7004 Eschatology I (Sections 1-4)

 

A core text for continuing systematic theology focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the Christian life, the church and last things.

 

TH-7094 Eschatology II (Sections 5-7) A continuation of TH-7004

TH-7014 Historic Christianity

 

A course that details the historical growth of the Christian church from 5 B.C. to the 20th century. All of the prominent church bodies and characters are studies. The text includes maps, charts, pictures and enlarged bibliographies.

 

TH-7044 Evangelistic Theology

 

The student will become familiar with the various elements of contemporary Theology, especially as it applies to evangelism. The learner will be able to transfer these findings into practical and relevant terms which can be applied and taught to others in understandable categories.

 

TH-7054 Old Testament Theology II

 

The course's approach involves an intensive interchange with international scholarship, including Jewish biblical studies, and emphasis on the question of the canon. Important themes of Old Testament theology are developed, among them revelation and history, creation and salvation history, covenant, and paradigms of exegesis

 

MIN-7194 Supervision of Ministries

 

A course designed to help the pastor or counselor supervise those assigned to pastoral care duties such as lay counseling. Many churches have a staff of pastoral care personnel. This course will help to guide these lay people in the right direction.

 

MIN-7124 Advanced Homiletics

 

Utilizing the tools acquired as a result of the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read, analyze and critique the sermons of Gospel preachers. The student will become acquainted with the requirements and preparation methods of effective Gospel preaching, as well as the fundamentals of actual sermon delivery.

 

MIN-7134 Intrinsic Healing II

 

When the world makes no sense there are biblical solutions for struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions and guilt. Solutions lie in the development of basic undeveloped tasks that you may have failed to complete when growing up and tasks that bring changes that heal.

Offers help in taking on the likeness of the one that created you. MIN-7144 Salvation in the Old Testament

A course that explores Old Testament texts which relate to the doctrine of salvation. Hidden within the pages of the Old Testament are the contemporaries of the New Testament salvation. Righteousness, justice, and holiness are major themes of the Old Testament. Paradoxically, God, who is opposed to evil and sin, comes to save those who are sinful, unrighteous, unjust, and unholy. The student will explore the Gospel as it begins to appear in the Old Testament.

 

MIN-7154 Principles of Church Evangelism

 

A course designed to assist students in learning and understand basic Biblical principles and practical procedures for personal and church evangelism. It reaches not only the inside, but also the outside the church proper.

 

Elective Classes

 

 

ADM-8013 Handling and Avoiding Church Debt

 

Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction, expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free.

Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.

 

BIB-30133 The Works of Jesus

 

Traces the events of Jesus' life from his birth to his ascension. Frequently cites the best of other works written about Christ. Contains an expanded outline of the life of Christ, historical and geographical background material, indexes, and studies. Life and Teachings of Christ

 

DOC-8003 Pentecostal Doctrines

 

A course that provides an in-depth study of the teachings of the Bible as it examines fundamental biblical truths in a manner that promotes growth, maturity and stability in Christians' spiritual lives. A review of the Pentecostal position, this course explores salvation, baptism in the Holy Ghost, sanctification, divine healing the final judgment and other areas of the Pentecostal faith.

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