Systematic Theology I

This theology course explores the doctrine of God, the doctrine of Christ, and the doctrine of humanity. These three big headings include many other matters of theological importance, including Trinity doctrine, divine attributes, providence, atonement, resurrection, sin, and the image of God. Readings will range from early church to contemporary sources.
Prerequisite: TF104.

Credo

A 10-15 page credo (or “I believe statement) is to be written using program guidelines and integrating main headings in theology with the individual’s statements of faith and commitment. The credo is also to reflect an understanding of the nature and administration of the sacraments. The document is written toward the end of the training…

Spiritual Formation

The course invites participants into formational experiences that equip them to express their faith in and through the practice of ministry. Individuals take part in intentional processes of discernment of their vocation and commitment to spiritual formation as a lifelong pattern for ministry. The course helps create a spiritual climate that will foster growth through…

Church Leadership and Ministry

The nature of biblical leadership, theories of leadership, and styles of leadership are explored. Principles are analyzed and applied to church leadership situations. Issues of leadership style and organizational theory are examined and applied. Leadership styles, strategic planning, setting goals, establishing time lines for planning, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included. Participation includes…