The Bible is the foundational document for all of Christian theology. It offers a worldview through which to understand life and values and humankind and God. It presents God’s creative and redemptive acts on earth. It documents the history and religious perspectives of Israel, and shows how these provided a context into which Jesus, the…Details
The courses in this section may be contextualized to meet the needs of specific learners for achieving competency. There are no “one size fits all” courses in the non-formal education category, although many courses will be similar from participant to participant depending upon participant needs and course content.
Courses are to be taught with a normative and applied understanding of a subject area as it is experienced in church ministry settings. It is understood that course descriptions are not fully understood apart from the context of the teaching-learning situation in which they occur. Descriptions are viewed as statements of intentionality for the achievement of competencies within an identified context. Core courses include the following: Discipleship, Bible Survey, Theology, Church History, Denominational Standards, Polity, and Liturgy, Preaching, Worship and Music, Church Ministry, and Pastoral Care.