2021 Spring A | West Coast Baptist College

2021 Spring A

*Schedule is subject to change.

Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 12:00am

AP 202—Modern Day CultsCredit Hours: 2

This course offers a study of modern day cults in light of biblical Christianity. The history and doctrines of the major cults will be studied. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an irrefutable biblical response to all false teachings. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing to members of the major cults.

Minor: Apologetics

AP 301—Science and FaithCredit Hours: 2

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both the Bible and science. Furthermore, this course will demonstrate that there is no need for compromise in order to make the Bible fit modern "scientific" discoveries. The student will be taught that true science will always validate God's word.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 402—Biblical EthicsCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and ministry today, as well as proper manners and etiquette. The student will be required to evaluate the teachings of Scripture with a look at various methods of ministry. Special emphasis will be placed on the character and ethical responsibilities toward church leadership, members, politics, society, and other churches.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major
Minor: Apologetics

BI 101—Old Testament SurveyCredit Hours: 3

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Get Ahead

BI 212—RomansCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

BI 231—Introduction to DispensationalismCredit Hours: 2

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the literal, historical-grammatical interpretation. At its core, Dispensationalism understands that there is a distinction between Israel and the Church and understands the purpose of God in this earth to be doxological. This class will investigate the theological framework of this system, explaining its origins, and its developments. Additionally, it will present a case for declaring this system the most consistent hermeneutical tool in studying the Scriptures.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

BI 311—Daniel & RevelationCredit Hours: 3

This course will take a look at the principles for living given in the book of Daniel. A study will be made of the prophecies of Daniel and the book of Revelation from a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect these prophecies will have on Israel, modern-day Christianity, and the lost.

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

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 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 218—Christian Ministry CounselingCredit Hours: 2

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of Christian leaders. It will include a study of the techniques to be used to provide biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need of guidance. It will also discuss the precautions that need to be taken by a Christian leader when counseling.

Minor: Biblical Counseling

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

EN 101—Grammar and Composition 1Credit Hours: 3

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing concepts on a college level. Because clear writing is developed through good English basics, this class aids the student in development of clear writing and grammar skills that will be further developed in EN 102.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: English

EV 221—Evangelists and EvangelismCredit Hours: 3

This course will introduce young men to the field of evangelism. The role of the evangelist in the local church, his ministry, his relationship to the pastor, and his preaching will be studied. The scriptural basis for the ministry of evangelism will be studied along with some of the men in the past who have faithfully fulfilled that role.

Major: Evangelism Major

EV 310—Youth EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course will look at youth work, how to effectively reach teenagers for Christ, and how to disciple them. Philosophy of youth work including preaching, activities, and training will be studied. Men Only. Prerequisite: EN 102

Major: Evangelism Major
Minor: Youth

HI 283—US History 1Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War. It gives special emphasis to Christianity’s influence on the development of the United States. It will also look at how Christian men and women have made a significant impact on the development of our nation.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: History

MI 101—Introduction to MissionsCredit Hours: 2

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis, and to the current challenges and needs on the mission field. The purpose is to give the student a sense of the great need for missions today. The lives of great missionaries will be reviewed.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major
Minor: Missions

DPT 102—Practical Theology Credit Hours: 2

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of the ministry. Students will gain practical insights on church planting, servant leadership, staff training, and administration of local church work.

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

PT 307—Professional TrainingCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry as it discusses professionalism as a Christian, as a leader, and as a ministry staff member. Lectures and class notes will prove to be beneficial for future use in the ministry.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major

PT 322—Homiletics 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 321 and emphasizes the proper delivery of the message giving special attention to different types of preaching with an emphasis on expository preaching. (PT 321 is required)

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

YM 113—Event EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to show students how to complement their door-to-door soulwinning efforts with special events for evangelism. Students will learn how to organize a vacation Bible school, a bus ministry, a youth camp, and special "big day" events at a local church. This course can be substituted for PT 112 Advanced Evangelism.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major
Minor: Youth

GD 221—Graphic Design 1Credit Hours: 2

Graphic design is a fundamental skill in media. This course will provide the students with the opportunity to learn to design graphics to enhance print and web media. Graphic design principles and techniques will be studied to learn how to effectively communicate visually. Modern trends and techniques will be studied to keep graphics looking current. PREREQUISITE: None

Major: Visual Arts Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major
Minor: Graphic Design, Visual Productions, Web Development