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FE 442-446 - Internships

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

This Field Education Experience is designed to advance the process of pastoral formation and preparation in the life of the student through intentional ministry experiences and theological reflection under the guidance of an approved ministry mentor and a spiritual director

Professor Willy Muller
Text Books
  • FE 442 - Hillman, George M. Jr. Ministry Greenhouse: Cultivating Environmentsfor Practical Learning. Herndon, Virginia, The Alban Institute, 2008.
  • FE 443 - Manning, Brennan. The Ragamuffin Gospel. Multnomah, 2005.
  • FE 444 - Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. Crossroad Publishing Co., 1997.
  • FE 445 - Scazzero, Peter. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Zondervan, 2003.
  • FE 446 - MacDonald, Gordon. Ordering Your Private World. Thomas Nelson, 2003 OR Miller, Calvin. Letters to a Young Pastor.Colorado, David C. Cook, 2011
  • FE 532  
    • Blanchard, Ken & Hodges Philip, Lead Like Jesus, W Publishing House, a division of Thomas Nelson.2005.
    • Allender, Dan B., Leading With a Limp, Waterbrook Press, Colorado 2006.
Details Type: Online   Location: Online  Credits: 1

CH 420 - Church History to 1500

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introduction to the historical development of the ancient and medieval church from its apostolic beginnings. Topics will include major figures, events, and movements up to the advent of the Reformation.

Professor Randal Rouser
Text Books
  • Bettenson, Henry and Chris Maunder. Documents of the Christian Church. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
  • González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, 2nd ed. New York: HarperOne, 2010.
  • Noll, Mark. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.
Details Term: Fall  Type: Online   Location: Online  Credits: 3

CE 532 - Educational Task of the Church

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

The study of intentional education in the organized church. This will include developing a philosophy, mobilizing resources, and evaluating the results of educational agencies designed to meet the needs of a fellowship of believers.

Professor Joost Pikkert
Text Books
  • Anthony, Michael J. (ed.). Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2001.
  • Anthony, Michael J. (ed.). Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation: Four Views. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2006.
  • Jones, Timothy Paul (ed.). Perspectives on Family Ministry: Three Views. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2009.
Required Resource: Guide for Research and Writing (SBL Style) 2003.

Details Type: Online   Location: Online  Credits: 3

BI 412 - Biblical Hermeneutics

Subject: Bible
Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory study of the science and art of biblical interpretation and exposition. Principles for interpreting the various types of literature within the Bible will be discussed

Professor Jerry Shepherd
Text Books
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., with Kermit A. Ecklebarger. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 2d ed. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Details Type: Semester      Location: Taylor       Credits: 3