Syllabus & Courses

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
BIBLICAL STUDIES

OLD TESTAMENT

BS101 Old Testament Survey* (3 hrs) 

A basic course in Old Testament text, language, transmission, version, history of collection, classification and general survey of each book.

BS102 Pentateuch* (3 hrs) 

This is study of the content, message and formation of the Pentateuch; identifying different sources and appreciation of the theological emphasis of the tradition of the Pentateuch.

BS103 Major Prophet* (3 hrs)

 This is a study of historical background and theological contents of the five canonical major prophetical books.

BS104 Minor Prophets* (3 hrs)

This is a study of historical background and theological contents of the five canonical major prophetical books.

BS105 History of Isreal (3 hrs)

 A study of Israel based on the OT in the context of Ancient Near East with significance of God acting in HIstory.

BS106 Wisdom Literature (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the Psalm, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes with special attention to the nature, structure and relevance of Hebrew poetry.

NEW TESTAMENT

NT107 New Testament Survey (3 hrs)

  A study of the historical background, place and date of writing and all about the writer’s aim and objectives of writing every book of New Testament.

NT108 Life and Teaching of Jesus (3 hrs)

 This course teaches the history of Jesus, significance of his life events, the understanding of his own life and mission, the contents of his message with a careful consideration of the different explanation.

NT109 Acts of the Apostles (3 hrs)

This is a study of the book of Acts which include, purpose, author and content with special emphasis on the beginning, expansion and development of church.

BS110 Pauline Epistles (3 hrs)

 This course is an exposition of Pauline Epistles with special emphasis on Romans.

BS111 Pastoral Epistles (3 hrs)

 A detail study of Paul’s Epistles to Timothy and Titus with emphasis on his instructions concerning the work of the ministry, organization and discipline of the Church.

BS112 General Epistles (3 hrs)

 A systematic study of the seven General epistles of Peter, James, John and Jude, with emphasis on the historical background, doctrinal development, and practical application of each epistle.

BS113 The Book of Revelation (3 hrs)

 This is an exegesis of the book of Revelation with emphasis on the unique interpretive problems of the book.

BS114 Introductory Greek (3 hrs)

An introduction to Biblical Greek, intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge of the language that will enable them to use basic tools like lexicons.

BS115 Intermediate Greek (3 hrs)

 This is designed to learn Greek Grammar and Greek-Syntax comprehensively.

BS116 Advance Greek (3 hrs)

 This is to expose the students to learn philosophy/principle of Greek exegesis and to help the student to practice on some of the books like Romans and Ephesians.

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND ETHICS

CT117 Systematic Theology – I (3 hrs)

 A study of Revelation, including how God communicates to mankind, inspiration, canonicity and authority of the Bible and Theology Proper which includes God’s nature, attributes and decrees.

CT118 Systematic Theology – II (3 hrs)

A study of Christology including His person, Divine and Human nature and Pneumatology: the deity and works of Holy Spirit. This course also includes study and Angel, Satan and Demons.

CT119 Systematic Theology – III (3 hrs)

A study of man: his creation, constitutional nature, and moral composition, his sin and its effects. This course also studies the work of God in salvation for man.

CT120 Systematic Theology – IV (3 hrs)

This is a study of the church including its nature, origin, organization and ordinances which includes a panoramic view of things to come with special attention to the pre-millennial appraoch rapture, tribulation, second coming, millennial and eternal state.

CT121 Introduction to Christian Ethics (3 hrs)

This is a study of contemporary personal and social ethical issues which includes morality and justification; law and love; marriage and family; labour and economy; state and culture; world and church.

CT122 Baptist Distinctives (3 hrs)

This course is a study of Baptist Theology with emphasis on the distinctive that have historically characterized Baptist.

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

HC123 History of Christianity – I (3 hrs)

A course in Christianity from A.D. 1-1500 with special attention to the interculture aspects of the impact of Asian religious expansion into Europe; there will be historical discussion dealing with its development or decline in the socio religious and political.

HC124 History of Christianity – II (3 hrs)

This course is the study of Christianity from  A.D. 1500 onward with emphasis on major theological developments and significant leaders and events; such as the renaissance and reformation, Calvin, Luther, Weight and others in their socio – political background of Europe.

HC125 History of Christianity in India with special emphasis on NEI (3 hrs)

This course is a study on the history of Christianity in India from the first century A. D. to the present day within the framework of socio-political curltural history of India with special attention to the last 150 years in the North-East India.

RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY

RS126 Major Religions in India (3 hrs)

A study of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.

RS127 Contemporary Movement of India (3 hrs)

This is a study of contemporary religous and social movements and trends in the subcontinent and their relevance to Indian Churches.

RS128 Tribal Religion (3 hrs)

Learning certain terms used in tribal religion in defining the belief and practices identifying various manifestation of the faith of major tribal of India and N.E. and enable the learner how to approach and help them to understand Christian faith.

MISSION  STUDIES

MS129 Introduction to Mission and Evangelism (3 hrs)

Biblical and theological basis for mission, and contemporary trends.

MS130 Principles of Church Planting and its Growth (3 hrs)

An introduction to principles of church planting and church growth.

MS131 Cross – Cultural Communication (3 hrs)

A study of the social organization, institutions, and social forces of the society; the nature of man and his culture; the development of institutions and the challenges of social change; the role of the church as an instrument of social change.

MS132 Practical Theology of Mission (3 hrs)

This course is a study of missionary principles in the ministry of Christ and apostles; and practical aspects of missions.

MS133 Introduction to Missiology (3 hrs)

A study of historical, theological, original language, Church doctrine and Missiology in relation to science, responsibility and opportunity of Ministry in contrast to the work of a pastor.

MS134 Personal Evangelism (3 hrs)

Methods of sharing the Christian faith, incorporation of the Bible and various methods of personal witnessing.

MS135 Church and Mission (3 hrs)

The doctrinal position of the local church, its responsibilities in the local and beyond, focussing the various methods of evangelism in missions.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

CM136 Preaching and Worship (3 hrs)

Theory and practice of Biblical preaching, sermon preparation, public reading, Worship programme making.

CM137 Hermeneutics (3 hrs)

Introduction to the different kinds of writings in the Bible and the approach to be taken in interpreting them.

CM138 Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs)

A study of the basic task of a pastor in his oversight and nurture of a congregation.

CM139 Church Administration and Leadership (3 hrs)

A study of the basic principles of management and leadership as related to Christian ministry.

CM140 Education Ministry in the Church (3 hrs)

A study of the principles of educational psychology as they relate to the ministry of teaching in the church.

CM141 Wholistic Ministry (3 hrs)

A study on the role of the Church in society with an emphasis on development, man’s need and God’s intention for His Church and seed projection based on Biblical vision and skill for a holistic ministry.

CM142 Basic Church Music I (3 hrs)

A non-professional study of the fundamentals of music, such as reading tonic solfa and staff notation.

CM143 Basic Church Music II (3 hrs)

A non-professional study of the fundamentals of music, hymns, spiritual songs and writings so that the students will be able to lead congregation singing and develop programs for various church services.

GENERAL STUDIES

GS144 Study and Research Method (3 hrs)

A study of the methods and techniques involved in study, research, paper writig and so on.

GS145 Basic Spirituality (3 hrs)

A study of the basics of Christian life and discipleship as taught in the scripture and reflected in Christian writings through the centuries.

GS146 English (3 hrs)

This course aims to strengthening the English language skills of the student with an emphasis on comprehensions and reading so as to enable them to use English in their theological studies and future ministry confidently.

GS147 English (3 hrs)

This course is a further progression of the above to higher level in terms of vocabulary, syntax and thought content with a view to expand and stretch skills of reading and writing.

GS148 Comprehensive Examination (3 hrs)

An independent study experience facilitation student preparation for the comprehensive knowledge of the whole training program.

GS149 Thesis (3 hrs)

Writing the thesis which will display student’s ability of doing original research and makes a genuine contribuition to knowledge on the approved topics.

MASTER OF DIVINITY
BIBLICAL STUDIES

OLD TESTAMENT

BS201 Introduction to Old Testament (3hrs)

An overview of the Old Testament that sets its books in the context in which they were produced.

BS202 Biblical Theology I (3hrs)

A study of the theological themes of the Bible that is based on the unity of the Old Testaments.

BS203 Biblical Theology II (3hrs)

A study of the theological themes of the Bilble that is based on the unity of the New Testaments.

BS204 Hebrew Elementary – I (3hrs)

An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge of the language that will enable them to  use basics tools like lexicons.

BS205 Hebrew Elementary – II (3hrs)

This further study of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary emphasis on the Hebrew verb.

BS 206 Hebrew Exegesis (3hrs)

This is a study of exegetical methods on selected passages in the Hebrew text of the prophets. Students will be equipped to move from text to sermon with proper exposition.

BS207 Prophetical Movement (3hrs)

Consideration of prophecy in the ancient world and selected prophetic themes like True and False prophecy, the Day of the Lord, restoration, overview study of major and minor prophets concentrating on particular theological issues.

BS208 Book of Isaiah (3hrs)

This course is designed to allow the students learn the historical background authorship, and unity of the book of Isaiah. Special attention will be given to the issues and approaches and draw the implication towards the contemporary church.

NEW TESTAMENT

BS209 Introduction to New Testament (3 hrs)

An overview of the New Testament that sets its books in the context in which they were produced.

BS210 Preliminary Greek I (3 hrs)

An Introduction to Biblical Greek, intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge of the language that will enable them to use basic tools like lexicons.

BS211 Preliminary Greek II (3 hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Greek, intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge of the language that will enable them to use basic tools like lexicons.

BS212 Greek Syntax (3 hrs)

A study of the science of arranging words to form sentences.

BS213 Synoptic Gospel (3 hrs)

This is a study of questions and issues raised by modern research; the message of Jesus and the theology of the evangelists; modern synoptic research for the gospel proclamation in Asia.

BS214 Hebrews and the General Epistles (3 hrs)

A brief survey of the books, authorship, date  and arguments with special attention to the book of Hebrews.

BS215 Apocalyptic Literatures (3 hrs)

Evaluation of Apocalyptic literature as used in Daniel and Revelation, various schools of interpretation are examined, and attention is given to the Tribulation period, the Millenium, the New Heavens and New Earth.

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND ETHICS

CT216 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3 hrs)

An overview of the major ten doctrines of the historic Biblical faith.

CT217 Person and Work of Christ (3 hrs)

An overview of the major doctrines of the Person and Work of Christ that includes historical survey of Christological debates in the Church.

CT218 Dispensationalism (3 hrs)

A study of interpretation system, which seeks to understand the plan of God in the light of dispensational methods of interpretation, and a special attention will be given to an essential part of the historical-grammatical interpretation, and practiced as the only proper method of  interpreting Scripture.

CT219 Biblical Ethics (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the Biblical ethics and how they apply in modern contexts with special attention to ethical issues in the context of South East Asia.

CT220 Theology in Asian context with special emphasis on India (3 hrs)

An introduction to contextualized theologies in Asia, with special emphasis on India.

CT221 Christian Apologetics (3 hrs)

Examine the nature, methods and issues involved in defending Christian world view in an increasingly pluralistic age. The topics include the existence of God, the problem of evil, the authority of scripture, miracles and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

MISSION STUDIES

MS222 Introduction to Mission and Evangelism (3 hrs)

An Introductory study of the biblical and Theological basis for the mission of the Church.

MS223 Introduction to Communication:

Theory and Practice (3 hrs)

This is an introduction to the basic principles of communication, especially in relation to the task of bearing withness to the Good News of Jesus.

RELIGION AND SOCIETY

RS224 Survey of World Religions (3 hrs)

An introductory study of the major religions of the world, with an emphasis on those that are predominant in the South East  Asia.

RS225 Modern Religious and Secular Movements (3 hrs)

This course is a study of contemporary religious and social movements and trends in the subcontinent and their relevance to the Indian Church.

RS226 Christian Cults (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to the various tendencies and practices which are a departure from what is considered to the norm; the study of the occult as a phenomenon and its manifestations, heresies both ancient and modern.

HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

HC227 History of Christianity (3 hrs)

A general introduction to the spread of  the Christian faith across the world, and its impact on local cultures and contexts.

HC228 History of Christianity in Asian Context with Special Emphasis to India * (3 hrs)

A survey of the spread of Christian faith across the continent of Asia and its impact on its people, their customs and cultures.

HC229 Ecumenical Movement (3 hrs)

This course covers the development of modern church history from 1800 A.D. to the present time. It is more of the study of a movement towards unification and cooperation of churches rather than chronological facts of history.

HC230 Historical Theology (3 hrs)

An examination of the proclamation of the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the  cross from earliest days to present, including the patristic views, medieval Interpretation, reformation doctrines, American and moral government view.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

CM231 Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)

An introduction to the task of interpreting in its context and in a way that is relevant to the contemporary context.

CM232 Church Leadership and Management (3 hrs)

This course is designed to develop leadership potential in students and to keep them a familiarity with a various elements of the administrative process including: Goal setting and achieving organizational, delegations, Human relations, group dynamic, super vision and the training of other leaders. Though the principles are universal the focus of the course is the local church.

CM233 Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 hrs)

Advanced course on the sphepherding ministry of the pastorate. Emphasis on Counseling methods examined in relation to typical situations faced in the pastoral ministry.

BS304 Book of Isaiah (3 hrs)

This course is designed to allow the students learn the historical background authorship, and unity of the book of Isaiah. Special attention will be given to the issues and approaches and draw the implications towards the contemporary church.

CM234 Expository Preaching (3 hrs)

Principles of structure and delivering expository sermons with emphasis on accuracy, clarity and relevancy.

CM235 Christian Home (3 hrs)

This course is a study of marriage and family from theological and social science viewpoints. Topic includes marriages, conflicts in marriage/family, child education, management of family and finance.

CM236 Philosophy of Christian Education (3 hrs)

A study on the Biblical and Theological understanding of Christian Education and explores techniques for improving the effectiveness of those who teach in various congregation setting.

GS237 Study and  Research Method (3 hrs)

A study of the methods and techniques involved in study, research, paper writing, and son on.

GENERAL

GS238 Thesis (3 hrs)

Writing the thesis which will display student’s ability of doing original research and makes a genuine contribution to knowledge on the approved topics.

GS239 Comprehensive Examination (3 hrs)

An independent study experience facilitation for the comprehensive knowledge of the whole training program.

MASTER OF THEOLOGY

Core Subjects

Cr901 Old Testament in New Testament (3 hrs)

The earliest Christian reflection on Jesus was centered on their reading and interpretation of Scripture. This course will investigate the use of the Old Testament in the new and focus on some of the key texts that shaped the early Christian understanding of Jesus. While a significant component of this course will be a historical investigation into how early Christians read and reflected upon Scripture, it is also important to identify the  hermeneutical procedures that were employed by them and to reflect on how they might be appropriately applied today.

Cr902 Advanced Hermeneutics (3 hrs)

A study and evaluation of recent trends in the field of hermeneutics along with new questions they raise regarding biblical inerancy and interpretation. Multiple case studies help to  elucidate and illustrate thedangers of these harmful hermeneutical trends.

Cr903 Advanced Expository Preaching (2 hrs)

This course is designed to give the student an understanding and appriciation of biblical, expositional preaching. This will be accomplished through the reading and discussing of the class textbooks; through class lecture and notes, through various student preparations, disciplines and oral presentations (from book reports to  sermons); through discussion and interaction with guest “practitioners” (area preaching pastors).

Cr904 Introduction to Philosophy (3 hrs)

An introduction to classical philosophical works concerning central philosophical issues such as the nature and possibility of knowledge, the existence of  God, the nature of morality and justice, and the mind/body relationship.

Cr905 Logic and Critical Thinking (2 hrs)

This course examines logical fallacies and issues such as distinctions between belief and attitude, objective and subjective, truth and validity. Real-life issues will be emphasized. In all casses the key question will be, “Have I been given good reasons for accepting a belief?”

Cr906 Pastoral Epistles (3 hrs)

This course is an expository study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, with emphasis on interpretive problems, the theological and practical relevance of the Pastorals for society and the church, and church leadership.

Cr907 Old Testament Theology (3 hrs)

A study of the key theological concepts and important doctrines of the Old Testament with attention to the progressive steps in divine revelation and the relation of God to His People.

Cr908 Contemporary Theology (3 hrs)

This course will explore the nature of the task(s) of theology. Primary readings from the great tradition of the Christian church that represent both the traditional positions and contemporary expressions and challenges to its undertaking will be surveyed. Brief written online lectures will be given along with weekly tutorials. Weekly quizzes will cover sample readings. Students will also contribute to weekly bulletin board discussions and coordinate on a select group project that wrestles with methodological questions. Finally, an engagement with a major text on the nature of theology will be engaged by each student in a final independent writing assignment.

Specialized in Pastoral Ministry

PT909 Introduction to Psychology (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to concepts and research in the areas of personality, attitudes, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and physiological bases of behaviour. While the course is a preprequisite forl all other psychology course, the content is presented in a manner appropriate for students planning to take only a minimum of course in psychology.

PT910 Church Administration (3 hrs)

The purpose and structure of this course is to introduce the student to the ministry of church administration. This course shall explore the many facets of the administration of the church and those responsible for the direction, vision, development and success of ministry. Our focus will be on the business of running the church as a well-organized, spirito-filled structure equipping workers for ministry. We will discover the language and terms of church administration and explore the functional areas of this field of study.

CT312 Dispensationalism (3 hrs)

A study of interpretation system, which seeks to understand the plan of God in the light of dispensational methods of interpretation, and a special attention will be given to its history and hermeneutics.

PT911 Pastoral Psychology (3 hrs)

It is designed to introduce students to applied and practical knowledge that will provide them with an initial understanding of key psychological processses that are of value in providing effective pastoral care. The course is offered in seminar format, and course evaluations will be based on set of written assignments and a group presentation.

PT912 Preaching the Book of Revelation (3 hrs)

This course explores the promise and challenges involved in preaching on the Book of the Revelation. Attention will be given to issuess arising from the use of Revelation in our contemporary context, to the major literary and theological dimensions of the book, and to strategies for preaching on major passages.

PT913 Preaching from N.T (3 hrs)

It is an integration of exegesis and homiletics by presenting a realistic, workable method for doing exegesis and homiletics in the busy world of active ministry. Prepare biblical, clear, edifying, and even creative sermons in 10-12 hours. Learning experiences includes reading, discussion, lecture, exegesis, practice preaching, watching sermons, and self-critique.

PT914  History of English Bible (3 hrs)

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the following topics: the development of the canon, the Hebrew and Greek manuscript tradition, the history of translation, and analysis of contemporary versions of the Bible in English.

PT915 Marriage and Family Counseling (2 hrs)

Issues surrounding pre-marital and post-marital counseling will be addressed from a biblical perspective. Issues will include finances, parenting, in-laws, sexual difficulties, conflict, and communication.

PT916 Acts of the Apostles (3 hrs)

This course seeks to understand the message of Acts by examining the folowing issues: origin and purpose, history of interpretation, theology, and the preaching and teaching of Acts. Special emphasis is given to using the book of Acts in understanding church growth.

PT917 Pastoral Theology (3  hrs)

This course will seek to understand the nature and mission of the ministry from the perspective of a pastor. It will focus on the professional development and growth of the Christian minister. It will examine and provide valuable tools to effectively carry out the various functions of the pastoral office. Attention will be given on becoming effective pastors in the urban context.

Specialized in Missiology

MS918 Holistic Child Development (3 hrs)

This course provides an overview of holistic child development, the biblical foundations for children’s ministries, the work of child development, the roles and responsibilities of the church in caring for needy children, and the place of children’s ministries as strategies and resources for missions.

MS919 Intercultural Missionary (3 hrs)

The course explores decisions and development tasks involved in preparing for a missionary career, adjusting to another culture, learning a language, rearing a family overseas, managing conflictc and handling intercultural stress. The spiritual formation of the missioanary is emphasized.

MS920 Folk Religion (3 hrs)

This course is a study of religions of the world through their myths, symbols, rituals, practices, and teachings.

MS921 Theological Issues in Missions (3 hrs)

This course is an analysis of the theological issues facing missionaries, together with an analysis of biblical solutions. Special consideration will be given to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic world, the eternal destiny of the heathen, biblical absolutism and cultural.

MS922 Evangelistic Preaching (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the development of evangelist messages, consideration of methods employed in evangelistic preaching  for both the pastoral and itinerant setting and the effective proclaiming of the evangelistic message. Preaching experience will be included.

MS923 Leadership and Church Planting (3 hrs)

This course is designed for pastors, lay leaders, church planters or those just starting out in church ministry. Topics covered include: church leadership (discipliness and priorities of the leader, planning and management, contemporary leadership issues, identifying and developing leaders, basic biblical interpretation and pastoral counseling); church planting (principles, models, methods, stages of growth and multiplication); church renewal and growth; and spiritual gifts in church life.

MS924 History of Mission (3 hrs)

This course outlines the history of Christian missions from its beginnings at Pentecost to the end of the 20th century, followed by area studies of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Lati n America, Europe and concluding with a consideration of the transition from missions to development to post development. Short papers and collaborative internet project expected.

MS925 Theology of Missions (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the underlying principles and theological presuppositions of the   global Christian mission. It will attempt to help students unify and integrate a wide range of theological themes in and around the idea of missions.

MS926 Church and Mission in a Global Context (3 hrs)

This course serves as a broad introduction to the church in historical and contemporary contexts. Students will explore a broad variety of ecclesiologcal formations, exploring the nature of Churches, their liturgies, communal life, and their mission in the world. In this course, students will begin to compare and contrast the historical and contemporary Church with their own particular tradition.

MS927 History of Missionary Movement (3 hrs)

This course is a survey of the modern missionary movement fromt its inception with William Carey in the late 18th century to the present. Its roots prior to Carey will be extensively explored. Emphasis in the course will be on major personalities and organizations.

MS928 Foundation of Christian Mission (3 hrs)

This course is a survey of the theology, history, culture, politics, and methods of the Christian mission, with special emphasis on recent developments, crucial issues, and future trends, ending with a careful study of missions in the local church.

MS929 Role of Women in Ministry (3 hrs)

This course is a theological, practical, and philosophical exploration of the role of women in ministry within the context of the church and community. Students will incorporate what is learned in the classroom to real life situations, including organization of women’s ministry and specialized training on how to effectively collaborate with male leaders in a local church context.

MS930 Theology of Missions and Evangelism (3 hrs)

The many Old and New Testament texts that provide theological foundations for the global mission of the church are examined. Basic issues that confront the missionary will be investigated, as well as the more complex and contemporary issues. The course provides the student with various perspectives and strategies for dealing with the Trinity, the Great Commission, the call and motivation for ministry, and the problems of dialogue, syncretism, universalism, and ecumenism.

MS931 Mission/Evangelism Internship (Part-time) (3 hrs)

It is designed for students completing the internship during two semesters, while maintaining a lighter class load. Students are exposed to aspects of mission/evangelism in a church, mission or parachurch setting related to their vocational goals and under the supervision of an on-campus supervisor and the oversight of a seasoned mentor which includes one mandatory class meeting during the first week of each semester which is considered half-time student status.

MS932 Mission/Evangelism Internship (Full-time) (3 hrs)

The preferred internship is designed to give the student immersion in full-time ministry experience averaging at least thirty hours per week. Students are exposed to aspect of Mission/ Evangelism in a church, mission or parachurch setting related to their vocational goals and under the supervision of an on-campus supervisor and the oversight of a  seasoned mentor which included one mandatory class meeting during the first week of each semester which is considered full-time student status.

MS933 Folk Religion (3 hrs)

Strategies for understanding folk religions are examined and applied through the oretical discussion and for the presentation of advanced research papers.

MS934 Intercultural Communications (3 hrs)

This course focuses on the theory and practice of interpersonal communication across cultural lines. Specifically designed for those involved in intercultural ministry; the course focuses attention on language and culture, culture shock, ethnocentrism, paternalism,  nonverbal communication, contextualization, and dynamics of change. The focus will, of course, be on the communication of the gospel itself inter culturally.

MS935 Seminar: Current Issues in Mission and Evangelism (3 hrs)

Topics chosen deal with significant issues in mission and /or evangelism. Opportunity  provided for seminar discussion and for the presentation of advanced research papers.

MS936 Mission Anthropolgy and Sociology (3 hrs)

This course is an application of anthropological and sociological insights for ministry in  diverse cultural settings with special attention to fundamentals of culture, communication and contextualization. The course will focus anthropological understanding particularly on congregational contexts and ministry.

MS937 101 Evangelism (3 hrs)

This course studies the practical application of spiritual principles in evangelism, walking according to the Spirit, and manifesting Christ in our lives as pastors, counselors, or life coaches.