MBI 511—Apologetics and WorldviewCredit Hours: 3

This course analyzes different worldviews with which Christians are confronted and provides an apologetic methodology useful in evangelizing people with non-biblical worldviews.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 512—Systematic TheologyCredit Hours: 3

This course will study the nature and method of Systematic Theology and the application of a proper Theological method to carefully analyze various theological options on key issues.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 521—Advanced Biblical CounselingCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student a further understanding of ministry through Scriptural counseling. All approaches to problems will be based on biblical principles rather than secular, humanistic reasoning and technique.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 522—Doctrinal SynopsisCredit Hours: 3

This capstone course in the Biblical Studies concentration provides the student an opportunity to write a summative research paper and defend the final product.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

BC 221—Counseling Youth ConflictsCredit Hours: 3

Counseling Youth Conflicts will address contemporary issues facing those who work with teenagers. This course will identify some of the issues young people make and seek to uncover ways of helping youth overcome these issues.

Minor: Biblical Counseling, Youth

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

BC 231—Counseling Life-Dominating ProblemsCredit Hours: 1

This course requires PT 106 Introduction to Biblical Counseling as a prerequisite. A life-dominating problem is a sin that controls every area of a person's life, trapping them in a prison of bondage, to where every part of their life is affected by this problem. This course is designed to show the student how these problems develop, what the source of these problems is, and how to overcome them through spiritual warfare.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 301—Local Church Counseling 1Credit Hours: 3

This course will help the student understand the process of counseling within the context of the local church. Counseling involves leading people to Christ, and then teaching them in the Word of God to reach Christ-like maturity. The course endeavors to show the student how effective Christian counseling can be accomplished through the ministry of the local church.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BC 302—Local Church Counseling 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of Local Church Counseling 1. However, BC 301 is not a prerequisite for the course. In this course, we will deal with additional areas and issues that confront the staff member of a local church. In this course, we will focus on the areas of vocation, middle age, old age, sexual issues, inter-personal relations, and finances.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

BL 301—Greek 1Credit Hours: 3

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

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major
Minor: Missions

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

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

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

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: Ministry Leadership and Administration 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: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major

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.

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

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.

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

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

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

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.

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

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.

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

CE 521—Christian School AdministrationCredit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the methods of organizing and administrating a Christian school. It examines the necessary record keeping and financial management. It will also review staff recruitment and development.

Major: Ministry Leadership and Administration Major

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

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

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

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

MCE 512—Leadership, Organization, and Administration in the Christian SchoolCredit 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

MCE 513—Financial and Legal Issues in Christian EducationCredit Hours: 3

This course introduces current and future administrators to the principles of K-12 school law. Students will learn about legal issues affecting ministry-operated schools as well as financial skills to maintain integrity within the educational ministry.

Major: Master of Christian Education

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.

Major: Master of Christian Education

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

MCE 552—Educational CapstoneCredit Hours: 3

Each student in the Master’s Degree in Religious Education in Christian Education degree program must write a 10,000 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 ministry or Christian school. The thesis will evidence academic research and proper formatting.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education

CP 101—Intro. 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: Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major
Minor: Church Planting

CP 102—Biblical Foundations for Church PlantingCredit Hours: 2

Biblical Foundations for Church Planting will expose each student to the biblical pattern and models established by Jesus and carried out by the apostles in seeing the work of the Great Commission fulfilled through the planting of local churches. Topics include Jesus and the Church He built, Jerusalem and church planting as well as Antioch and this churches three church planting journeys.

Minor: Church Planting

CP 201—History of Baptist Church PlantingCredit Hours: 2

The History of Baptist Church Planting is a course that will shed some light on the historical record of our Baptist forefathers' passion and practice in planting reproducing New Testament Baptist churches. From Europe to the Americas this class will focus on the historical record of church planting revivals and their impact during their generation.

Minor: Church Planting

CP 202—Birth to Maturity as a Church PlantCredit Hours: 2

From Birth to Maturity is a class that will focus primarily on the first few years of a new church plant. What are the practices and principles that will help a new church become a healthy, thriving New Testament church? What are some of the bench marks that should be achieved as a new church grows from birth to maturity?

Minor: Church Planting

CP 301—Developing a Local Church Planting MinistryCredit Hours: 2

Every pastor should be looking forward to one day planting churches directly out of his local church. Whether a man is used to plant a new church or pastor an existing church, his mindset ought to be on developing a workable program to incorporate church planting as a vital ministry within his church. Churches that reproduce churches is God's plan to reach this world in this generation.

Minor: Church Planting

CP 302—Church Planting on the Mission FieldCredit Hours: 2

Church Planting on the Mission Field will equip mission's students to fulfill the Great Commission through church planting. The emphasis of this class will be on planting indigenous churches that will in time become not only self-governing and self supporting but also self-propagating. Becoming reproducible is the key to a legacy of churches reproducing their kind long after the missionary is removed from the field.

Minor: Church Planting

CP 401—Church Planting MethodologyCredit Hours: 2

Church Planting Methodology is a focus on the practical procedures needed in seeing a church planted. Topics include principles, preaching, prayer, planning, places, phones, printed materials, presence on the web, precautions, priorities, and the roll of the reproducing pastor.

Minor: Church Planting

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, Ministry Leadership and Administration 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, Access, and Publisher.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial 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.

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 course is an actual hands-on experience of assisting in the church, school, and college offices under the supervision of one of the office personnel. The student will be given specific tasks and assignments to get practical experience in an office setting.

Major: Office Administration Major, Secretarial Major

ED 210—CalligraphyCredit Hours: 2

This class on the art of beautiful handwriting is designed for education majors. The study of handwriting and design of several fonts will be taught. Students will find this class useful in the area of communication on the chalkboard with clear writing techniques as well as writing to parents, bulletin board designs, posters, scripture verse quotations, etc. Calligraphy is an excellent creative skill that will make any classroom "stand out" in appearance and creativity.