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BC 222—Preventative Youth CounselingCredit Hours: 3

This course addresses topics pertaining to preventative counsel for teenagers and their parents and explores the most effective ways to prepare teens for the more common challenges and transitions of life. The knowledge and skills presented are most relevant for the Christian young adult but are applicable to any teen. Some of the core topics covered in this course include having a biblical perspective in life, making wise decisions, understanding God's will, and engaging in mature relationships.

Minor: Biblical Counseling, Youth
Terms: 2021 Fall A - Online

BC 311—Biblical Counseling: Psychiatric DisordersCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will review many of the psychiatric disorders of our day in light of the Scriptures. Students will be prepared to biblically counsel those individuals that present with a previous psychiatric diagnosis. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 320—Biblical Counseling: Conflict ResolutionCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course deals with conflict and how it can be resolved through appropriate application of biblical principles. The sufficiency of Scripture will be paramount as the student learns to resolve conflict. Prerequisite: EN 102

Major: Biblical Counseling
Minor: Biblical Counseling
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BC 330—Biblical Counseling: Depression and AnxietyCredit Hours: 2

This biblical counseling course will look at the subject of depressive and anxiety disorders from a spiritual, psychological and physical standpoint. Students will be prepared to biblically counsel those individuals that have a depressive and/or anxiety problem and point them to the God Who satisfies and comforts. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 340—Biblical Counseling: AbuseCredit Hours: 2

This biblical counseling course will look at the subject of abuse from a spiritual, psychological and physical standpoint. Students will be prepared to biblically counsel those individuals that have caused or suffered abuse and point them to the God Who cares and comforts. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 401—Biblical Counseling and Advanced TopicsCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will review many of the more complicated issues of our day in light of the Scriptures. Students will be equipped to biblically counsel those individual dealing with these challenging issues

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 401—Biblical Counseling: Advanced TopicsCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will review many of the more complicated issues of our day in light of the Scriptures. Students will be equipped to biblically counsel those individual dealing with these challenging issues. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling
Terms: 2021 Fall B - Online

BC 402—Biblical Counseling: MarriageCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will look at the divine design for marriage along with proper biblical roles in marriage. It will also address some of the more common issues that married couples face. Students will be equipped to biblically counsel married couples and help them thrive in their marriage. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling
Terms: 2021 Fall B - Online

BC 411—Biblical Counseling: AddictionCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will look at the subject of addiction from a spiritual, psychological and physical standpoint. Students will be prepared to biblically counsel those individuals that have an addictive problem and point them to the God Who satisfies. Prerequisite: EN 102

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 420—Biblical Counseling: Crisis and TraumaCredit Hours: 3

This course will equip the student with the skills of crisis / trauma intervention. Emphasis is placed on crisis / trauma counseling from a biblical perspective. The student will learn how to use the Scriptures and prayer, with the leadership of the Holy Spirit, to appropriately intervene in the crisis / traumatic event presenting to them such as depression, suicide, death, PTSD amongst others. Prerequisite: EN 102

Major: Biblical Counseling

BC 499—Biblical Counseling: CapstoneCredit Hours: 3

This biblical counseling course will bring together all that the student has learned in previous biblical counseling courses in a practical way. The student will learn appropriate interview and interaction skills in the counseling process. The student will be able to practically apply the principles and precepts of the Scriptures to the situation at hand.

Minor: Biblical Counseling
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BL 301—Greek 1Credit Hours: 3

This is a concentrated introductory course of Koine Greek grammar, vocabulary and syntax. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of New Testament Greek. Prerequisite: EN 101 with a grade of a “C” or higher, and EN 102

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Minor: Missions
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A - Online

BL 302—Greek 2Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of BL 301. Special emphasis will be given to the function of case, form, tense, voice, and mood. Some word studies will be done. (BL 301 is required with a grade of a "C-" or higher.)

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Minor: Missions
Terms: 2021 Fall B - Online

BL 305—Biblical Hebrew 1Credit Hours: 3

This is a concentrated introductory course of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of New Testament Hebrew.

BL 306—Biblical Hebrew 2Credit Hours: 3

This is a concentrated introductory course of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of New Testament Hebrew. (BL 305 is required with a grade of a “C-” or higher.)

BL 401—Greek 3Credit Hours: 3

Further training in grammar, vocabulary, and syntax will be given. The student will also translate 1 John as part of the course. (BL 302 is required with a grade of "C-" or higher.)

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Missions Major
Terms: 2021 Summer

BL 402—Greek 4Credit Hours: 3

Further training in grammar will be given. The student will translate Philippians during the course and will use hermeneutical techniques to get the meaning of passages. (BL 401 is required with a grade of "C-" or higher.)

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Missions Major
Terms: 2021 Spring B

BU 201—Principles of AdministrationCredit Hours: 3

This practical course will enable students to understand the basics of administration in the context of the local New Testament church. Topics include developing a long range strategic plan, staff relations, communications, finance and law.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

BU 202—Principles of AccountingCredit Hours: 3

This course covers the fundamentals of financial accounting including, but not limited to the account equation, the accounting cycle, the journalizing and posting of transactions for business entities, adjusting General Ledger transactions, the closing process, the chart of accounts, and internal controls. It will emphasize the construction of basic financial statements.

Major: Office Administration Major

BU 210—Personal Development of LeadersCredit Hours: 3

This course explores the central concepts and practices of personal development. This holistic approach to individual growth will outline the input, throughput, and output that a leader can expect from effectiveness in this area.

BU 301—Business LawCredit Hours: 3

This practical course will enable students to understand the government requirements for churches regarding laws and legal responsibilities. Topics that will be covered include finance, business operations, contracts, foundations of American law, organizational structures, employee relations and community and global interactions. Legal and ethical considerations in ministry will be highlighted as we investigate the challenges that face administrative units of the churches today.

BU 302—General FinanceCredit Hours: 3

This course will concentrate on the analysis of financial statements along with the planning and control of ministry finances in the areas of budgeting, decision making analysis, and the time value of money.

BU 310—Project ManagementCredit Hours: 3

This course develops a working foundation of the basic concepts of managing a project that includes initiating, planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring and controlling, resource budgeting, performance measurement assessments, and efficient follow-through required for the successful completion of a project. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the ten project management knowledge areas: 1) integration, 2) scope, 3) time, 4) cost, 5) quality, 6) human resources, 7) communications, 8) risk, 9) procurement, and 10) stakeholder management

BU 401—Human Resources ManagementCredit Hours: 3

This course explains the foundational concepts, along with contemporary issues, involved in human resources in a ministry environment. From practical to organizational, students will be taught how to navigate through policies, placement, and promotion of Christian laborers.

BU 402—Ministry LeadershipCredit Hours: 3

This capstone course is designed to help students take the business principles and combine these with a ministry heart.

BU 410—Strategic PlanningCredit Hours: 3

Strategic planning is an expect of stewarding leadership opportunities that significantly effects the outcome of any church or organization. This course explores the process of developing effective goals, creating a strategic plan, communicating that plan to an organization, and managing the ongoing deployment of that plan. Students will learn how to conduct SWOT analyses, identify and aggregate relevant data, foster multi-tier implementation, and market a strategic plan.

MCE 501—Learning TheoriesCredit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to modern theories of learning, including an examination of the learner, the didactic process, student evaluation, and the teacher-student relationship in the school environment.

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A - Online, 2021 Fall B - Online

MCE 502—Educational MethodologiesCredit Hours: 3

This course analyzes different teaching methods. Students are introduced to teacher-centered methods (direct instruction), learner-centered methods (indirect instruction), and online teaching methods.

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer

MCE 510—Practices of Classroom PrinciplesCredit Hours: 3

This course will introduce students to problems related to classroom management, student motivation, and discipline.

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A - Online

MCE 511—The Exceptional ChildCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enable teachers to form skills in teaching students who deviate from the norm in physical, emotional, intellectual, social, or communication abilities.

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Summer

MCE 512—Leadership, Organization, and AdministrationCredit Hours: 3

This course offers an analysis of administrative behavior and organizational patterns within Christian education. Basic factors and fundamentals for successful administrations will be examined.

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall A - Online

MCE 522—Student EvaluationsCredit Hours: 3

This course studies the intricacies of proper testing and measurement of a student’s progress throughout their education. Effective testing, balanced evaluations, and principles for measurement are all studied in this course. Prerequisite: None

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall B - Online

MCE 542—Advanced Philosophy of Christian EducationCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce the master's student to the subject of philosophy and how it relates to Christian education. The course will compare some of the philosophies used by the world in education and how the Bible either defends or condemns the use of such. The student will learn how to build a biblical philosophy of teaching and ministry focused on reaching students through Christian education and developing them in their spiritual maturity for God.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Summer

MCE 552—Education CapstoneCredit Hours: 3

Each student pursuing a Master’s degree with a concentration in Christian Education must write a 10,000 word thesis on a practical area of Christian ministry within the local church. The thesis may be in a format that can be used as a manual for a specific area of ministry either in a church or Christian school. The thesis will evidence academic research and proper formatting. Prerequisite: None

Major: Master of Christian Education
Terms: 2021 Spring B, 2021 Summer

MCE 552 A—Education Capstone Section ACredit Hours: 2

Each student in the Master’s Degree in Religious Education in Christian Education degree program must write a 10,000 word thesis on a practical area of Christian ministry in the local church. The thesis may be in a format that can be used as a manual for a specific area of ministry either in a church or Christian school. The thesis will evidence academic research and proper formatting. The course must be taken directly before MCE 552 B.

Major: Master of Christian Education

MCE 552 B—Education Capstone Section BCredit Hours: 2

Each student in the Master’s Degree in Religious Education in Christian Education degree program must write a 10,000 word thesis on a practical area of Christian ministry in the local church. The thesis may be in a format that can be used as a manual for a specific area of ministry either in a church or Christian school. The thesis will evidence academic research and proper formatting. The course must be taken directly after MCE 552 A.

Major: Master of Christian Education

CP 101—Introduction to Church PlantingCredit Hours: 2

Introduction to Church Planting will help the student achieve a general overview of the work of local New Testament church planting principles and philosophy. Topics include the model, mandate, motives, mindset, ministry, mentoring, and multiplication of local New Testament Churches.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major

CS 101—Computer ApplicationsCredit Hours: 2

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program and will teach them some of the basic concepts and tools of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

CS 102—Secretarial Computer 1Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. In particular, it includes use of Excel and Publisher. Prerequisite: CS 110

Major: Secretarial Major, Office Administration Major
Minor: Business

CS 103—Secretarial Computer 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. In particular, it includes PowerPoint and the practice of transcription of office documents and sermons. CS 102 is not prerequisite to CS 103.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 110—Basic Typing and ComputersCredit Hours: 3

This course teaches students the basics of the computer and gives them a beginning level of typing skill. The class will help them to understand what can be accomplished with a computer in the ministry.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 111—Word ProcessingCredit Hours: 2

This course is to familiarize the student with Microsoft Word. It will be a study of the use and functions of this word processing program.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 201—Office ManagementCredit Hours: 2

This course, designed for the secretarial major, gives methods of office management, including supply purchasing, delegation of work, office machines, receptionist skills, itineraries, personal relations, personality development, work ethics, and etiquette.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 222—Records ManagementCredit Hours: 2

This course is a study of Microsoft Access. Introductory concepts of creating and maintaining a church database will be studied.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 223—The Administrative AssistantCredit Hours: 2

This course will prepare the Administrative Assistant in how to set up the organization of the office, what technical tools are available to help with organization, how to work with others to have good interpersonal relationships, how to have proper office etiquette, how to help the boss with the daily schedule, yearly schedule, flight schedule, and so much more. One project is setting up an international trip for a group and all the details that go into the planning. Prerequisite: None

CS 231—Business CommunicationsCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach secretarial students the art of letter writing to be used in the church office environment.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major
Minor: Business

CS 401—Office PracticalCredit Hours: 3

This capstone course in the Secretarial and Office Administration concentrations provides the student with mentoring in a hands-on office environment. During this training, the student will be able to put into practice what has been taught in the classroom under the supervision of one of the office personnel at a local church ministry. Prerequisite: CS 102, CS 103, CS 110, CS 111, CS 201, CS 222, CS 231, EN 102

Major: Secretarial Major, Office Administration Major

ED 226—Philosophy of Christian EducationCredit Hours: 2

What makes us different from secular education? What is the basis of our teaching and our methodology? How does Christian education fit with the home and church? These and many other areas of philosophy will be studied in this course.

Major: Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Music Education Major

ED 251—Methods and MaterialsCredit Hours: 3

This course explains the materials and methods used in teaching. It includes the use of computers in education. It emphasizes the practical techniques and skills needed by the effective teacher.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Elementary Education Major

ED 301—Child DevelopmentCredit Hours: 2

This course will study the special characteristics and needs of children from birth to age 18 from a Christian perspective. Special emphasis is given to effective methods used in training children at various stages of educational development.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Elementary Education Major