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Find the full schedule on our Academic Calendar

All course descriptions are available in the Catalog

Academic Year 2023-24

Students may apply to enroll any time during the year. 

 

Term 4

March 18 – May 12, 2024 

 

Kingdom and Covenant in the New Testament (BIB502) 2 credits 

Have you ever wondered why the New Testament gives so much attention to the Kingdom of God, its threefold framework of inauguration, continuation, and consummation or how this framework relates to the New Covenant in Christ? This course explores these fundamental features of the New Testament by examining where they originated and what they mean for us today. Integrating the lecture series, Kingdom & Covenant in the New Testament, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Simon Vibert, this course requires graduate level readings, spiritual formation activities, faculty tutorials, and engagement with a local mentor to examine continuities and discontinuities between the older and new covenants, and to build a strong foundation for understanding the goal of the biblical story and how it provides the framework for ministry.

We Believe in the Holy Spirit (THE505)   2 credits 

Practically speaking, the Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who is most involved in the daily lives of Christians and the practical ministry of congregations. But many Christians know far more about the Father and the Son than they do about the Holy Spirit. In this course, students will discover how different traditions in the Church emphasize various dimensions of the Spirit’s work in creation and redemption. Utilizing the lecture series, We Believe in the Holy Spirit, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Ramesh Richard, this course requires graduate level readings, spiritual formation activities, faculty tutorials, and engagement with a local mentor to explore the Spirit’s dynamic work in the world, in the church, and in the lives of individual believers.


Discipleship Practicum: Nurture (MIS502)  1 credit 

This practicum develops your ministry practices of spiritual care, taking into account the emotional dimension of ministry, which is often omitted in traditional discipleship programs. The gospel changes our whole being, including our emotions. This course uses graduate level readings, discussion forums, faculty tutorials, mentor meetings, and ministry activities to cultivate an emotionally healthy spirituality that is consistent with the teachings and practices of Jesus. This course is not intended to treat issues of pastoral care exhaustively but aims at an understanding of how transformation occurs through the Spirit’s work in each of us through the means of grace.

   

Term 5 

June 3 -July 28, 2024

He Gave us Prophets (BIB513)   3 credits 

Many Christians are intrigued by biblical predictions but at a loss when it comes to understanding them. Feeling overwhelmed by their complicated history and literature, we often disregard them altogether. When we understand the prophets’ motivations and methods, we are better equipped to discover the significance of their words for today. Integrating the lecture series, He Gave Us Prophets, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and presented by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr., this course requires graduate level readings, spiritual formation activities, faculty tutorials, and engagement with a local mentor to dispel common misunderstandings about the prophets, provide guidelines for interpreting biblical prophecy, and, cultivate confidence in students for their ongoing study and appropriation of the prophetic literature in their Christian life and ministry.

Capstone Project and Portfolio  (MIS603)  3 credits 

For graduating students: this cumulative assessment is designed in two parts: the Portfolio and the Project. The Portfolio requires you to revisit earlier assessments that were designed to demonstrate mastery of one of five program learning outcomes, each of which is tied to a key resource for sustainable ministry. The Project celebrates your learning by applying your findings to your current or future ministry in the form of a philosophy of ministry and strategic plan. 

Academic Year 2024-25

Coming Soon

Term 1

August – October 2024 

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