School of Church and Family Ministries

Administration

Administration

ADMIN 3313 Administration and Church Law
A study of the biblical teachings on administration applied to today's local church. This course will address the significant challenges presented by changing laws and regulations and the new willingness of communities and courts to treat churches as ordinary businesses. Specific application will be made in this course to the prevention of illicit sexual activity within the church and its ministries.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3353 Missions and Service Min by the Ch
A study of the need for developing a biblical theology of service for church leaders and members and the relationship of organizational structure and practices in reaching ministry objectives. Areas of leadership discovery, spiritual assessment, skill development, ministry training, and discipleship opportunities will be provided as well as church administrative functions, Baptist polity, legal and governing documents and organizational structures to support those who serve.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3503 Christian Education and Church Missions
A study of the philosophy, biblical approaches, church objectives and methods, and administration of a church's missions organizations and activities as well as the administrative application of education principles and practices in relation to the mission endeavors of the church in cultures and language groups in the United States and internationally.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3513 Overseeing Major Church Projects
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3553 Leading Evangelistic Small Groups
A study of the development and application of a scripturally based, evangelistically intentional program of small group Bible study to effectively lead people to Christ. The student will demonstrate understanding of effective utilization of small groups in the church. Topics include planning for small group ministry, training workers, selecting target groups, providing space, conducting promotion and outreach, making small groups evangelistic, and evaluating small group effectiveness. Students will develop a church growth plan using small groups.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3603 Family and Church Financial Management
A study of basic Christian stewardship principles. Planning family and church financial programs is emphasized. Administering these plans for churches and families, including special financial emphases, is a major focus. (STWLD 3603)
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3613 Financial Iss for Pastors & Churches
The course will instruct ministerial students in sound principles of money management, proper management of financial resources, special financial considerations applicable uniquely to ministers, assist in planning church financial support including insurance and retirement and provide resources pertaining to wills and estate planning.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 3653 The Church Administrator
Three Hours.

ADMIN 4653 The Church Administrator
A study of the administrative areas and practices necessary to conduct church business and effective staff work. Approaches to staff relationships and organization as well as staff policies, job descriptions, enlistment, supervision, performance review and issues of conduct and conflict will be examined. The management of office, finances, facilities, food services, risk management, legal and tax issues are also studied.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 5103 Seminar Preparation
Prepares the student to study and present research topics in the seminar format. The student will experience the seminar approach to learning by preparing research topics and presenting to the group for analysis and discussion. The student explores the dynamics of participation, discussion, oral and written skills needed in doctoral level work.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 5203 Oral and Written Communication
Focus on the oral and written skills needed for study in the seminar format. The student will develop additional oral skills by presenting case studies, research topics, and participating in debates, discussions, and question and answer sessions. The student will present research papers for critical review and re-submission.
Three Hours.

ADMIN 5303 Supervised Internship
Three Hours.

ADMIN 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

ADMIN 5902 Admin Field Experience (OJT)
Two Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Administration

ADMIN 7304 Principles of Administration
A study of the basic theories of administration in accordance with scriptural teachings and the major forms of church and denominational polity as revealed through scripture. An analysis will be made of administration patterns, issues and structures of Baptist churches, denominational agencies, and education institutions related to the Southern Baptist Convention.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7314 Resource Management
A study that will examine the stewardship of resource management as revealed through scripture. The course will explore cultural, societal, economical, ecological, environmental, political and global resource managerial issues related to family and church stewardship in order to develop biblical philosophy and appropriate administrative practices.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7354 Leadership, Supervision and Management
A study of leadership, supervision, and management using the Bible as a basis to review both historical and contemporary perspectives. Components include comparing and contrasting leadership and supervision, discussing the elements of a personal, biblical philosophy of leadership, biblical investigation into effective church management, and research into a specific area of management, using a case study approach.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7404 Evangelism, Missions and Small Groups
A study of educational evangelism, missions, and small groups will be made using the Bible as a basis for reviewing both historical and contemporary perspectives in a church context. A comparative study of a variety of theories and current practices of educational evangelism and educational missions and their implementation through the dynamics of small groups will be investigated and applied to a Baptist church.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7604 Ministry of Administration
A study of the application and integration of biblical principles to contemporary business processes and staff working relationships to investigate their impact on the work of ministers in a church or denominational agency. The primary objectives will be to improve staff effectiveness and church business efficiency.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7704 Leading, Planning and Change
A study of the current concepts of church planning, contemporary leadership issues and organizational change will be made with the objective to formulate and evaluate a philosophy of planning as derived from Scripture. An examination will be given to identifying biblical principles, contemporary methods, unique problems, and available resources related to assisting churches as they develop a design for ministering in a context of change.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 7904 Christian Higher Education Administration
A study that utilizes Scripture as a basis for considering the historical, philosophical and contemporary issues that impact Christian higher education administration with particular focus on Southern Baptist educational agencies and campuses. Focus is on major issues of governance, the accreditation process, fiscal policies and administrative practices.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 8004 Advanced Readings in Administration
Intensive reading in the discipline of Administration.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 8014 Advanced Research in Administration
Intensive research in the discipline of Administration.
Four Hours.

ADMIN 8502 Supervised Research and Teaching
Two Hours.

ADMIN 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Church Recreation

CHREC 4243 Philosophical Foundations of Church Recreation
The course provides a conceptual framework of both secular and theological perspectives of recreation and leisure. The concepts of time and play will be considered from a biblical perspective as well as the leisure/worship relationship. The student formulates a basic recreation and leisure theology and philosophy for himself/herself and a church.
Three Hours.

Recreation Ministries

RECMN 4243 Introduction to Recreation Ministries
The study of Scripture to develop a framework for evaluating and applying concepts and formulate a basic recreation and leisure theology and ministry philosophy for himself/herself and the church.
Three Hours.

RECMN 4253 Missions and Service Min
The study of Scripture for the identification and evaluation of the range of possibilities for delivering recreation and leisure ministries through the local church. The major program areas that comprise recreation ministry are studied including the best practices according to program formats as they apply to the intentional ministries of evangelism and discipleship.
Three Hours.

RECMN 4263 Facilities for Recreation Ministries
The study of Scripture to evaluate the principles and methods for determining a local church's needs for recreation facilities. The study includes facility design and construction, facility policies and procedures, and facility controls and operations. Three weeks of the course are taught by a representative from Manhattan Construction, builders of the MacGorman Chapel as well as SWBTS student housing. (ADMIN 3513)
Three Hours.

RECMN 4273 Leadership in Recreation Ministries
A biblical perspective on the work of the Minister of Recreation, including staff selection and oversight, accounting, insurance and liability, dealing with local governments and other leisure service providers, budgeting, protecting minors, equipping God's people, supporting all of the other church ministry areas, relating well to other staff and volunteers, handling crises, and maintaining integrity in the work and stewardship of resources through intentional ministry. (ADMIN 4653)
Three Hours.

RECMN 4323 Ministry Through the Outdoors
A study of the biblical, theological, and programmatic foundations that guide the utilization of the outdoors as a ministry to men and boys. Special attention will be given to ministry programs that strengthen the church and family relationships, outdoor skills, safety, and the stewardship and conservation of natural resources.
Three Hours.

RECMN 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

RECMN 5363 Directed Study
Three Hours.

RECMN 5902 Church Rec Field Exp
Two Hours.

Church and Family Ministry

Church and Family Min Core

CFMIN 3001 Ministries of the Local Church
An introduction to practical aspects of church, family, and music ministries in the local church.
One Hour.

CFMIN 3003 Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship
A study beginning with an investigation of the New Testament understanding of a disciple including an examination of Greek terms, Old Testament background, and the theology bearing upon being a disciple. Further study will view the disciple through biblical anthropology and Baptist ecclesiological understandings as the context of local church efforts and focus upon the spiritual growth and maturity of its members as disciples. This study will lead to an examination of methods used in the local church to foster growth and maturity of disciples as understood in the Scriptures.
Three Hours.

CFMIN 3013 Theology of Church and Family
A study of biblical ecclesiology, theology of the church, and of the theology that leads to a biblical understanding of the family. This course will provide historical review and current application of theology to the local church and Christian family that can lead toward biblical practice of ministry and education in the home and through the local church.
Three Hours.

CFMIN 3093 Special Topics in CFM
Three Hours.

CFMIN 3333 Theology and Philosophy of Christian Edu
A study of theology as it relates to Christian Education. The student will receive training in connecting the Scriptures and the theology that we draw from the Scriptures to all aspects of Christian Education. The student will learn to see the problems with current secular philosophical foundations for education and will study the ways in which the church and Christian Education are affected by these philosophies. The student then will be led to develop a biblical philosophy based upon solid biblical interpretation and grounded in sound theology. Three Hours.
Three Hours.

Family Ministry

FMMIN 4313 The Role of the Minister to Families
This course will focus on the responsibilities, in various church settings, of staff leaders who minister with families. Additionally, the course will present a biblical model for coordinated family ministry and discipleship in the church and prepare the leader to direct the efforts of the local church in ministering to family needs, equipping parents to be spiritual leaders in the home, and creating a family-strengthening church environment.
Three Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Family Ministry

FMMIN 7614 Theology for Family Ministry
An investigation of the Bible and theological texts in order to derive theological principles related to family roles and structure, family discipleship, and family health and well-being. Special emphases will include an examination of an ecclesiastical model for the integration of church and its constituent families.
Four Hours.

FMMIN 7714 Applied Family Ministry
A study of the application of biblical principles for family ministry through the local church, including ministry designs for a variety of church contexts and organizational formats that address scripturally-based directives for spiritual leadership and family discipleship, as well as contemporary family issues.
Four Hours.

FMMIN 8004 Advanced Readings in Family Ministry
Intensive reading in the discipline of Family Ministry.
Four Hours.

FMMIN 8014 Advanced Research in Family Ministry
Intensive research in the discipline of Family Ministry.
Four Hours.

FMMIN 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

FMMIN 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Spiritual Formation

SPFCF 3101 Spiritual Formation
The study and practice of corporate worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on personal worship, and small group interaction and accountability.
One Hour.

SPFCF 3111 Spiritual Formation
The study and practice of personal worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on personal worship, and small group interaction and accountability.
One Hour.

Doctoral Studies

Doctor of Educational Ministry

Doctoral Studies for Doctor of Educational Ministry

DEDMN 6100 Orientation
Develops understanding of the D.Ed.Min. program and basic skills required for success in the program for all students. It is expected that every student attend this seminar within the first term of study.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6110 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout an extended year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6154 Theoretical & Found Factors in Cnslng Mn
This seminar will provide an opportunity for examination of the theoreticl and foundational components of counseling with a specific focus on the relevance of that process to the practice of counseling in the ministry setting. In addition, an examination of the biblical and theological basis and nature of biblical counseling will be required. Attention will be given to a biblical critique of contemporary methodologies.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6210 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout the second year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6254 Counseling Methodology
This seminar will provide an opportunity for the student to study and evaluate the history of biblical counseling. Within this context the student will study and evaluate various contemporary counseling practices with attention to the underlying philosophies which provide guidance for those ministries.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6310 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout the third year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6354 Pract Applic Strat in Bib Counseling
This is an advanced seminar leading to an understanding of the practice and relevant strategies necessary for an effective biblical counseling ministry. The student will be challenged to continue to formalize a theological/philosophical statement leading to strategic application in a local ministry setting.
Three Hours.

DEDMN 6404 Research and Writing in Christian Education
This seminar equips the professional doctoral student with skills in research and writing that corresponds to a higher level of academic rigor. The student will be trained in appropriate proficiencies in academic writing, as well as competencies in biblical and ministry research, through assignments related to issues and challenges in Christian education in the local church.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6410 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout the last year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6414 Theology and Practice of Biblical Disciple-Making
This seminar explores the process of biblical disciple-making from a personal and corporate perspective. Students will critically evaluate their own Christian formation in accordance with God's Word, and apply the truth of Scripture to the strategic and intentional development of authentic disciples in the local church.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6424 Biblical Models for Christian Education
This seminar will examine biblical models for "teaching them to observe all that I commanded you." Practical application will be gleaned from an investigation of the teaching methods of Jesus and from other passages of Scripture.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6432 Reading Seminar 1
This seminar will provide each student the opportunity to engage various texts related to the field of Christian Education.
Two Hours.

DEDMN 6442 Reading Seminar II
This seminar will provide each student the opportunity to engage various texts related to the field of Christian Education.
Two Hours.

DEDMN 6504 Theological Foundations for Family Ministry
The student will engage a study of the Old and New Testaments, their content and theology as they provide foundation for the ministry to families. Particular emphasis will be placed on an understanding of biblical anthropology.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6510 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout an extended year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6514 Family Ministry Models and Practice
In this seminar the student will research the role of family ministry in the local church, including biblical foundations, the use of Scripture, and strategies for implementing and maintaining a family ministry program in the church.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6524 Biblical Response to Issues in Family Ministry
The student will conduct a study of biblical definitions of family and of local church as foundational to family ministry. Application of the study will be applied to family ministry in the local church and its families. Research will be conducted related to specific areas of ministry that are particular to the family.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6604 Organizational Leadership in the Local Church
This seminar will engage a study of the Bible and what it says concerning organization and leadership. Based upon that study students will critically evaluate emerging leadership and organizational theories and evaluate their use within a biblical context. Each student will develop a biblical leadership model.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6610 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout an extended year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6614 Theological Development of Christian Education Leaders
The student will conduct a study of the Scriptures with the intent of proving a foundation for the ministry of Christian education leaders. A fundamental understanding of biblical anthropology will be incorporated into the study.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6624 Biblical Response to Issues in Leadership
The seminar will engage the Scriptures thoroughly toward developing biblical responses to current issues in leadership.
Four Hours.

DEDMN 6710 Practice of Ministry
Engages in vocational education ministry through employment or holding an official position throughout an extended year of study. The employer will provide a copy of the job description.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6930 Research and Project Methodology
Students will examine the purpose and design of educational research and its use and evaluation for ministry purposes. It is designed to involve participants in actually doing educational research and analyzing the findings in preparation for developing and writing a prospectus. Each student will discover ways in which research can be used to improve educational ministry. The development of a prospectus for the project will be the goal for this seminar.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6950 D.Ed.Min. Project in Process
For students who are working on their project and have an approved prospectus.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6960 Continuous Enrollment
For students who have completed all seminars and are working toward prospectus approval.
No Hours.

DEDMN 6998 D.Ed.Min. Professional Dissertation
For students who have passed oral examination and final professional dissertation copies have been printed and delivered to the library.
Eight Hours.

Research

RSRCH 5000 Pre-Doctoral Research
No Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Research

RSRCH 7002 Advanced Academic Writing Practicum
Provides instruction, practice, and critique of academic writing and an introduction into academic research. Students will demonstrate ability to produce scholarly writing. 2 hours.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7102 Reading Seminar - General
Intensive reading in the general field of church and family ministries.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7112 Reading Seminar - Major
Intensive reading in the discipline of the major field of study.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7122 Major Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of the major field of study. This course must be taken in sequence after RSRCH 7112. 2 hours.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7132 Minor Reading Seminar
Intensive reading in the discipline of the minor field of study. 2 hours.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7152 Research Seminar
Guides doctoral students in the creation and evaluation of their dissertation prospectus using the philosophical method. The seminar places heavy emphasis on theological foundations examined according to the truth of God's word, proposal structure, critical evaluation of proposal phases, and a mock defense of the proposal.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7154 Research Seminar
Guides doctoral students in the creation and evaluation of their dissertation prospectus using the philosophical method. The seminar places heavy emphasis on theological foundations examined according to the truth of God's word, proposal structure, critical evaluation of proposal phases, and a mock defense of the proposal.
Four Hours.

RSRCH 7202 Colloquium
Students from various disciplines will work together to study topics and ideas that are pertinent across fields. Lectures will be presented both by School faculty members and by guest scholars in various fields. Students will demonstrate the ability to think across fields, to appreciate the value of other fields to their own, and to write and to defend in a multi-disciplinary context. 2 hours.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 7552 Graduate Research Seminar
Students develop basic skills for research including the use of library resources, production of bibliographies, composition of research papers, and the development of writing style.
Two Hours.

RSRCH 8000 Ph.D. Dissertation
While the Ph.D. candidate is preparing the dissertation, he or she must be continuously enrolled through registration for the 8000 courses. Upon completion and acceptance of the dissertation, the candidate will be given eight hours of credit.
No Hours.

RSRCH 8040 Continuous Enrollment
No Hours.

RSRCH 8041 Continuous Enrollment
One Hour.

RSRCH 8050 Ph.D. Dissertation in Progress
No Hours.

RSRCH 8051 Ph.D. Dissertation in Progress
One Hour.

RSRCH 8058 Ph.D. Dissertation
Eight Hours.

RSRCH 9050 Advanced Counseling/Supervised Training
No Hours.

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences

FAMCS 3203 The Christian Woman's Home
A comprehensive examination of the biblical model for the home and the family based on the principle that establishing a godly home is a command for all believers, regardless of age, marital status, or occupation.
Three Hours.

FAMCS 3302 Methodology of Home and Family Studies
Development of a research project focused on the home and family.
Two Hours.

FAMCS 3401 Fundamentals of Home and Family Studies Research
Implementation and completion of a research project focused on the home and family. Prerequisite: HMKNG 3302.
One Hour.

FAMCS 4203 Resource Management for the Aging
An overview of the basic issues related to the elderly and aging population. Topics include biblical care giving principles, long-term care, housing alternatives, health care, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement and estate planning strategies, issues related to the caregiver, and creating a legacy.
Three Hours.

FAMCS 4303 Philosophic and Professional Issues of the Christian Woman
Intensive examination of the philosophic and personal aspects related to the professional Homemaking Specialist. Investigation of professional issues; development of mentoring and discipleship resources.
Three Hours.

FAMCS 4603 Methods of Tching Fam & Consumer Science
Principles of learning as they relate to the instruction of Home and Family Studies; organization of materials; selection, use and evaluation of teaching techniques; curriculum development.
Three Hours.

FAMCS 4801 Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
A class or seminar in which significant topics in Family and Consumer Science are explored.
One Hour.

FAMCS 4802 Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
A class or seminar in which significant topics in Family and Consumer Science are explored.
Two Hours.

FAMCS 4803 Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
A class or seminar in which significant topics in Family & Consumer Science are explored.
Three Hours.

FAMCS 5001 Internship in Family & Consume Sciences
Supervised professional experience in an approved Family & Consumer Science related position. Prerequisite: 10 hours of Family & Consumer Science courses. Apply through the Family and Consumer Science Office. One Hour
One Hour.

FAMCS 5002 Internship in Family & Consume Sciences
Supervised professional experience in an approved Family & Consumer Science related position. Prerequisite: 10 hours of Family & Consumer Science courses. Apply through the Family and Consumer Science Office. Two Hours
Two Hours.

FAMCS 5003 Internship in Family & Consume Sciences
Supervised professional experience in an approved Family & Consumer Science related position. Prerequisite: 10 hours of Family & Consumer Science courses. Apply through the Family and Consumer Science Office. Three Hours
Three Hours.

FAMCS 5351 Directed Study
One Hour.

FAMCS 5701 Directed Study
Prerequisite: 10 hours of Homemaking courses.
One Hour.

FAMCS 5702 Directed Study
Prerequisite: 10 hours of Homemaking courses.
Two Hours.

FAMCS 5703 Directed Study
Prerequisite: 10 hours of Homemaking courses.
Three Hours.

Foundations of Education

Christian School Education

CSEDU 4753 Christian School Administration
Study of essential principles involved in the administration of a Christian school;topics include legal issues, organization, policies, finances, physical resources, personnel supervision and classroom managment.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 4953 Biblical Philo of Christian School Educ
Study of the biblical and philosophical basis of Christian school education; students develop a personal, biblical philosophy of Christian school education addressing major educational components.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 4963 Christian School Curriculum
A study of educational philosophies that are reflected in the curriculum. Overview of historical and philosophical bases for curriculum content including pragmatism, essentialism, perennialism, existentialism, post-modernism, and Christian approaches; options for Christian schools with a focus on biblical integration into coursework and classical education.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 4973 Methods and Instructional Strategies
Examination of the pedagogy of Christ and other biblical examples to learn to implement a variety of instructional strategies. Assessment of the philosophical implications of using various instructional strategies will be introduced. Skills include: writing lesson plans, micro-teaching, and assessing of instructional philosophies. The importance of modeling a Christ-like attitude and teaching redemptively is emphasized throughout the course.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 5403 Internship in Christian School Education
Provides for professional training through mentoring and experiential learning. Taken during the fall or spring after the student has completed at least three of the nine MACSE core courses, including Philosophy of Christian School Education.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 5404 Internship in Christian School Education
Provides for professional training through mentoring and experiential learning. Taken during the fall or spring after the student has completed at least three of the nine MACSE core courses, including Philosophy of Christian School Education.
Four Hours.

CSEDU 5802 Graduate Thesis Res & Wrtng
Instruction in the methods and processes of planning and conducting various research methodologies; presentation of various procedures for investigating topics, and evaluating approaches used in development of content. the MASCE thesis proposal will be developed. This course is offered as an on-line course which can be taken any time after four courses of the MASCE degree have been completed. Requires permission; may take up to one year to develop the proposal.
Two Hours.

CSEDU 5803 Graduate Thesis Research & Writing
Instruction in the methods and processes of planning and conducting various research methodologies. Various procedures for investigating topics and evaluating approaches used in development of content will be presented. The MACSE thesis proposal will be developed.
Three Hours.

CSEDU 5806 MACSE Thesis
Six Hours.

CSEDU 5810 Thesis/Continuous Enrollment
The thesis demonstrates a contribution to the research from a biblical perspective in the field of Christian School Education. It will be written in an academic form according to the most recent edition of The Southwestern Seminary Manual of Style.
No Hours.

CSEDU 5813 Thesis in Christian School Education
The thesis demonstrates a contribution to the research from a biblical perspective in the field of Christian School Education. It will be written in an academic form according to The Southwestern Seminary Manual of Style, latest edition. The thesis proposal must be accepted before the student signs up for this class.
Three Hours.

Foundations of Educ

FOUND 3323 History of Education
Survey of education from early biblical history to present day while examining the biblical implications and influence on Christian education for each era.
Three Hours.

FOUND 3333 Philosophy and Principles of Teaching
A study of theology as it relates to Christian Education. The student will receive training in connecting the Scriptures and the theology that we draw from the Scriptures to all aspects of Christian Education. The student will learn to see the problems with current secular philosophical foundations for education and will study the ways in which the church and Christian Education are affected by these philosophies. The student then will be led to develop a biblical philosophy of education based upon solid biblical interpretation and grounded in sound theology.
Three Hours.

FOUND 4303 Biblical Principles of Instruction
Planning biblical instruction by developing text-driven lessons with instruction. Practical methods as used by Christ will be implemented. Emphasis on teaching for redemption and spiritual growth.
Three Hours.

FOUND 4313 Core Concepts of Biblical Education
A hermeneutical and systematics approach to Christian education with application of Scripture to teaching and learning with the goal of being conformed to the Image of Christ.
Three Hours.

FOUND 4353 Curriculum Design for Christian Educatio
Biblical formation through the church's curriculum. A study that emphasizes the development of a church-wide scope and sequence that engenders spiritual development within the beleivers in the local body; evaluation of church "curriculum" based on criteria and scriptural principles. Set church-wide goal for biblical knowledge through the development of a scope and sequence.
Three Hours.

FOUND 5303 Supervised Internship
Three Hours.

FOUND 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

FOUND 5902 Foundations Field Exp (OJT)
Two Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Foundations of Educ

FOUND 7604 Biblical & Theological Found for Educ
A study of the Bible and of orthodox theology as foundational and formative of educational philosophy and practice.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7614 History of Biblical Education
A study of the educational institutions, activities, agencies, and selected personalities of both Old and New Testaments and their implications for contemporary practice in churches, Christian schools, colleges and seminaries.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7624 Faith and Reason in Christian Education
A biblical examination of the place and role of faith and reason in Christian Education. Along the way, current physiological theories related to reason and applied to education will be analyzed from a biblical perspective.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7634 Philosophy of Education
A study of educational philosophy and the contribution of key philosophers of education. This study will be undertaken in the context of theological an biblical evaluations toward the development of a biblical philosophy of education.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7644 Philosophical Influences Upon Chrn Doc
A study of the influence philosophers have on current thinking on Christian education, including select philosophers from ancient Greece through today.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7654 Educational Psychology
A study of Educational Psychology through the lens of the Bible and its teachings on anthropology, pedagogy, the soul, and the mind.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7674 Principles of Teaching
An analysis of various biblical approaches to teaching. The teaching roles of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and scripture will be emphasized.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7744 Curriculum Foundations
A study of the biblical and theological foundations for the development and evaluation of curriculum.
Four Hours.

FOUND 7774 Current Issues in Foundations of Educ
A study of current issues in the foundations of education with an emphasis on biblical responses.
Four Hours.

FOUND 8004 Advanced Readings in Foundations of Educ
Intensive reading in the discipline of Foundations of Education.
Four Hours.

FOUND 8014 Advanced Research in Foundations of Educ
Intensive research in the discipline of Foundations of Education.
Four Hours.

FOUND 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

FOUND 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Human Growth and Development

Adult Education

ADUED 4233 Ministry with Single Adults
A study of ministry with single adults, including the needs and concerns of specific single adult populations: emerging and young adults, never-married, divorced and widowed. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the teachings of the Bible in developing innovative discipleship models, curricula, and ministry programming for single adults.
Three Hours.

ADUED 4243 Reaching and Discipling Men
A study of biblical teaching as it concerns the characteristics of men and their spiritual roles. Special emphasis will be placed on the challenges churches face in ministering to men in contemporary society and the processes by which local churches can reach, assimilate and disciple men.
Three Hours.

ADUED 4263 Ministry With Older Adults
A study of the characteristics, needs and potential of later adulthood, with an emphasis on appropriate discipleship and ministry models, developed with an understanding of the message of God's word, through which are derived theological foundations for ministry with adults in the many stages of later life.
Three Hours.

ADUED 4383 Adult Discipleship Strategies
A study of scripture to form the foundation for adult discipleship. This foundation will be used to develop spiritual growth designs and discipleship models for the stages and situations of the adult life. Special focus will be placed on discipleship and ministry with emerging adults, single adults/single parents, married adults, older adults, and intergenerational groups.
Three Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Adult Education

ADUED 7614 Adult Development
A study of the physical, social, moral, and intellectual development of adults. Students will use the teaching of the Bible, as well as contemporary literature, to examine and analyze both the commonalities and distinctives of the development of men and women as adults.
Four Hours.

ADUED 7624 Adult Populations and Ministry Response
A study of the unique characteristics of adult populations and ministry implications for the local church, with primary emphasis on descriptions from the Bible, and including findings from research and related literature. Populations include: generations, life situation, ethnicity, physical/intellectual challenges, and gender. Designs for adult discipleship and education in a variety of church contexts and organizational formats will also be explored.
Four Hours.

ADUED 7714 Adults and Faith Development
An examination of spiritual growth and faith development of adults across the lifespan: early, middle, and later adulthood. This involves first examining the teachings of the Bible as a lens through which to discover theological, ethical, and practical principles of Christian discipleship and spirituality that pertain to the chronological stages of the adult life.
Four Hours.

ADUED 8004 Advanced Readings in Adult Education
Intensive reading in the discipline of Adult Education.
Four Hours.

ADUED 8014 Advanced Research in Adult Education
Intensive research in the discipline of Adult Education.
Four Hours.

ADUED 8502 Supervised Research and Teaching
Two Hours.

Childhood Education

CHDED 2213 Prin of Admin-Wkdy Early Ch Mn
Attention will be given to planning and operating programs for preschoolers in the church and during the week. The roles and work of the preschool minister, weekday and parents' day out director will be studied from a biblical worldview.
Three Hours.

CHDED 2243 Parenting & Faith Formation of Children
Parents are a child's first teachers. Attention will be given to equipping parents in a biblical approach to leading and preparing children for successful mastery of life skills and faith development. Students will take steps towards developing confidence in their ability to become godly parents and teachers of children.
Three Hours.

CHDED 2313 Ministry to Preschool Children & Fam
During the first five years of a child's life, foundations are laid for a lifetime of learning and spiritual growth. This course will explore biblical approaches in teaching preschoolers with an emphasis on ministry in the local church.
Three Hours.

CHDED 2323 Ministry to Elementary Children and Fam
This course will explore biblical approaches in teaching elementary children with an emphasis on ministry in the local church. Students will be taught the importance of sharing the gospel with school-age children through the various educational programs of the church.
Three Hours.

CHDED 2343 Ministry W/ Exceptional Children
A study will be made of the characteristics and needs of children with special needs, their families, and ways in which the faith community can teach and minister to them from a biblical perspective. Some of the areas of study are: Gifted and Talented, Mentally Retarded, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Communication Disorders in Speech and Language, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Visual Impairments.
Three Hours.

CHDED 4213 Prin of Admin for Weekday Early Chdhd Mn
Attention will be given to planning and operating programs for preschoolers in the church and during the week. The roles and work of the preschool minister, weekday and parents' day out director will be studied from a biblical worldview.
Three Hours.

CHDED 4243 Parenting & Faith Formation of Children
Parents are a child's first teachers. Attention will be given to equipping parents in a biblical approach to leading and preparing children for successful mastery of life skills and faith development. Students will take steps towards developing confidence in their ability to become godly parents and teachers of children.
Three Hours.

CHDED 4313 Ministry to Preschool Children & Fam
During the first five years of a child's life, foundations are laid for a lifetime of learning and spiritual growth. This course will explore biblical approaches in teaching preschoolers with an emphasis on ministry in the local church.
Three Hours.

CHDED 4323 Ministry to Elementary Children and Fam
This course will explore biblical approaches in teaching elementary children with an emphasis on ministry in the local church. Students will be taught the importance of sharing the gospel with school-age children through the various educational programs of the church.
Three Hours.

CHDED 5351 Directed Study
One Hour.

CHDED 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

CHDED 5902 Childhood Education Field Experience
Prerequisite: CHDED 4313, 4323, 4243, 4213 Field Experience is an off campus opportunity to work with a children's minister/minister of education/pastor in a local church setting. It is designed to give students the opportunity to apply classroom content/learning in a practical hands on church environment.
Two Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Childhood Education

CHDED 7614 Child Development
Using the Bible as the authority for spiritual growth and respective disciplines, the student will explore recent research pertaining to the child, ages birth through eleven, in the following areas: social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual development. Special attention will be given to how this research will be of help to the teachers in the church and to the Christian parent.
Four Hours.

CHDED 7624 Early Childhood Christian Education in the Church
Using the teachings of Jesus in regards to the importance of the child as a framework for the study, the student will explore the philosophies, principles, and techniques used in both secular and Christian education for the purpose of helping the preschool child develop spiritually. Special attention will be given to the evaluation and development of effective biblically based preschool curriculum in the church.
Four Hours.

CHDED 7634 Later Childhood Christian Education in the Church
Using the teachings of Jesus in regards to the importance of the child as a framework for the study, the student will explore the philosophies, principles, and techniques used in both secular and Christian education for the purpose of helping the school age child develop spiritually. Special attention will be given to the evaluation and development of effective biblically based curriculum for school age children in the church.
Four Hours.

CHDED 7654 Faith Development and Family Relationships
The student will study biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments in order to develop an understanding of what parents should be teaching their children in the home in order to lay a spiritual foundation in their lives. Current research in the areas of family relationships and cultural trends will be explored in light of what the Bible teaches.
Four Hours.

CHDED 7684 Forgotten Children, Awareness and Ministry
Using the life of Jesus and His ministry while on earth as a model, students will explore the world of children who do not live in two-parent families and have life's basic necessities provided for them. Existing ministries which provide relief, support and spiritual training will be studied and evaluated.
Four Hours.

CHDED 8004 Advanced Readings in Childhood Education
Intensive reading in the discipline of Childhood Education.
Four Hours.

CHDED 8014 Advanced Research in Childhood Education
Intensive research in the discipline of Childhood Education.
Four Hours.

CHDED 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

CHDED 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Collegiate Ministry

COLMN 4503 Understanding and Reaching Collegians
A study of the current collegiate scene, seeking to understand the students and the Biblical content in the New Testament on how to develop students into disciples of Jesus.
Three Hours.

COLMN 4513 Financing and Launching Collegiate Ministry
This course begins with examining the Old and New Testament passages where people were supported by individual gifts. Principles and skills are taught enabling collegiate ministers to establish ministries where no salary is available.
Three Hours.

COLMN 4523 The Collegiate Minister
This course examines the Scriptural qualifications for a minister regarding his character, vision, knowledge, and skills.
Three Hours.

COLMN 4533 Developing Collegian Disciple-Makers
The New Testament examples of Jesus and Paul and the early churches' approach to developing believers into disciplemakers will be studied accompanied by current application seeking to develop students into disciplemakers.
Three Hours.

COLMN 5912 Collegiate Ministry Field Experience
Two Hours.

Student Ministries

STMIN 4413 Family Focus in Student Ministry
Study of biblical patterns and goals for discipleship. This study will thoroughly prepare church leaders to understand biblical parenting and spiritual leadership in the home, how to teach these two disciplines to parents, and how to move parents into first position as spiritual leaders to their children. Also considers how to respond to family crises, how to build family programming and involvement in student ministry, and how to integrate teenagers into the larger church family.
Three Hours.

STMIN 4423 Leading Student Ministry
Study of the biblical foundation for the church's ministry with teenage believers and for a pastor who leads that ministry. Presents how to balance evangelism, discipleship, worship, missions, ministry, and fellowship through a comprehensive youth ministry strategy leading to lifetime transformation and kingdom impact. Teaches skill in worship planning, budgeting, calendaring, and event management. Also considers how to understand teenagers, their life crises, and their culture.
Three Hours.

STMIN 4433 Disciple Making in Student Min
Study of biblical patterns and goals for discipleship. Includes a focus on structuring and administering student ministry for discipleship, discipling and equipping adult leaders, creating a multi-year process for weekly discipleship, open and covenant group Bible study, discipling through events, and equipping teenagers to disciple believers now and for a lifetime. Considers prayer strategies for student ministry and how to raise the sails for revival in a young generation.
Three Hours.

STMIN 4463 Great Commission Student Ministry
Study of biblical principles for evangelizing teenagers and their families and concrete strategies built on those principles. Includes a focus on drawing lost teenagers to the church, on evangelizing in the school and community, and on training and mobilizing teenagers to evangelize. Considers how to involve teenagers consistently in missions locally, in the U.S., and globally, now and for a lifetime.
Three Hours.

STMIN 5303 Supervised Internship
Three Hours.

STMIN 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

STMIN 5902 Student Ministry Field Experience.
Prerequisite: STMIN 4313, 4323, 4343 and a total of at least 24 hours in church and family ministries. Student Field Experience is classroom and off-campus education. This study is designed to be a cumulative, integrative learning experience. Off campus, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to realistic, hands-on situations toward the end of seminary training. In the classroom, this course will give attention to professional issues and the youth minister's biblical relationships with family, staff, teenagers, church members, and community leaders.
Two Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Student Ministries

STMIN 7814 The Growth of Teenagers
Advanced studies of persons 12 to 17 as they grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. This seminar also will consider a biblical understanding of such growth and the implications for the design of local-church and denominational student ministry.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7824 Student Faith Formation
A study of the congruence or lack of congruence of various theories of spiritual development with the teaching of Scripture. Special attention will be given to spiritual development through parental spiritual leadership, preaching, discipling, intergenerational mentoring, the practice of spiritual disciplines, and peer relationships. Special attention will be given to the building of a comprehensive curriculum plan that best supports faith formation.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7834 Contemporary Student Culture and Issues
An evaluation of contemporary youth cultural forms and issues with evaluation as derived from the Bible and implications for ministry to the youth generation in the local church and denominational context.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7844 History and Biblical Philosophy of Student Ministry
A study of the history of youth ministry from the nineteenth century to the present. Comparisons of the role of the Bible, philosophies and approaches of church groups, parachurch groups, denominational agencies, and youth organizations will be made.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7854 Teenagers and Their Parents
Advanced study of the relationship between teenagers and their parents. Attention will be given to biblical principles of family life, equipping parents for biblical parenting and primary spiritual leadership, responding to family crises, and building family involvement in student ministry.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7864 The Student Minister - The Person and Role
A study of the position of student minister, including biblical rationale, calling, equipping, roles, responsibilities, and ministry relationships. This will include the design of a biblical model of local-church ministry with teenagers and their parents and leaders.
Four Hours.

STMIN 7874 Student Ministry in Cultural Contexts
A study of effective student ministry in immigrant churches in the U.S., in U.S. churches with racially-mixed student groups, and in churches in other nations. Attention will be given to biblical elements of ministry universal across all churches and to unique approaches to ministry according to the cultural context.
Four Hours.

STMIN 8004 Advanced Readings in Student Ministry
Intensive reading in the discipline of Student Ministry.
Four Hours.

STMIN 8014 Advanced Research in Student Ministry
Intensive research in the discipline of Student Ministry.
Four Hours.

STMIN 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

STMIN 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

CNSLN 3003 History of Soul Care and Counseling
An overview of how Christians have provided care for souls through counseling and other ministry activities from the early church until today. The study will consider the use of Scripture historically in soul care and counseling as well as the impact that soul care ministries have had on the community.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 3103 Bib Anly of Psych/Psychoth (PASMN 4333)
A study and critical assessment of psychology and psychotherapy relative to God's Word and plan for the care of souls. The impact of psychology and psychotherapy on the church and Christians will be considered. Major theorists will be introduced and their approaches will be analyzed and critiqued according to the standard of Scripture.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 3203 Princ of Biblical Couns (PASMN 4323)
A careful examination of the Bible toward establishing biblical principles of biblical counseling. This examination will include an exploration of the theological and historical support for these principles and will compare and contrast other models, both Christian and secular. This study will also consider the implications of these principles for education and practice.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 3403 Exposition and Application of Scripture
A study of Scripture for specific application in biblical counseling. The study will include an investigation of hermeneutics toward a more precise use of Scripture in counseling. Students will also learn the practical aspects of developing a counseling ministry in a local church.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 3503 Biblical Understanding of Emot/Addiction
A study of the biblical understanding of human emotions and the Christian's response to addictions or life dominating sins according to Scripture. A biblical strategy will be developed for dealing with the most common problematic emotions (anxiety, anger, depression, fear), while also developing a Bible based model for resolving issues of addiction.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4003 Marriage and Family Counseling
A study of marriage as presented in the Bible with a focus toward counseling couples both before marriage begins and during marriage. Included in this will be an investigation of marital problems from a biblical perspective, examination of solutions from the Scriptures, and critical assessment of current theories and research. Biblical marital, family, and parenting counseling strategies and methods will be presented.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4303 Grief and Crisis Counseling
A study of grief and crisis as presented and understood in the Bible with a focus toward counseling in situations that emanate from crises or that produce grief. Students will develop a biblical perspective regarding grief and crisis and strategies for the church to minister to those in crisis. Students also will learn about this type of counseling through classroom activities such as role playing, observation of live counseling, and the observation of video recordings of counseling.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4503 Training Counselors in the Church
Students will learn the practical aspects of developing a counseling ministry in a local church. This will include the biblical-theological basis for inclusion of biblical counseling as a component of the overall ministry of a local church, preparation of the church and individuals within the church for the ministry, building procedures and a system of accountability, and implementation of the ministry. Biblical counseling as an outreach tool into the community will also be explored.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4513 Cross Cultural Counseling
The student will engage in an investigation into the impact of ethnic differences on counseling methodology in the church setting. The importance of ethnic diversity will be studied to determine where and how traditional methodologies must be adapted for effective ministry to persons of many cultures.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4603 Counseling Children
Students will develop a biblical understanding of children and various childhood problems. This understanding will be used to critique current secular theories regarding these issues and in learning to counsel children and their parents biblically.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4613 Counseling Teens and
Students will develop a biblical understanding of various problems commonly faced by teens and young adults. This understanding will be used to critique current secular theories regarding these problems and in learning to counsel them biblically.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4703 Counseling Older Adults and Their Families
Students will develop a biblical understanding of aging and various problems encountered by aging adults, as well as those encountered by those responsible for them. This understanding will be used to critique current secular theories regarding these issues and in learning to counsel children biblically.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4713 Counseling Prisoners and Their Families
Students will be introduced to the unique challenges faced by prisoners and their families. Counseling and ministry responses will be developed from Scripture with a particular focus on reconciliation and keeping families intact.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4803 Counseling Military Personnel and Their Families
Students will be introduced to the varied opportunities afforded to the local church to counsel and minister to those serving in the military and their families. Particular attention will be focused on family ministry during deployment of a loved one and counseling opportunities when one returns.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 4903 Special Issues in Biblical Counseling
This course is offered annually and is associated with the national conference of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. The class will explore topics within the field of biblical counseling related to the conference theme.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 5003 Counseling Practicum I
This practicum will provide students the opportunity to counsel under the supervision of faculty and/or other qualified counselors. Prerequisite: CNSLN 3203.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 5103 Counseling Practicum II
This practicum will provide students the opportunity to counsel under the supervision of faculty and/or other qualified counselors. Prerequisite: 3203.
Three Hours.

CNSLN 5203 Counseling Practicum III
This practicum will provide students the opportunity to counsel under the supervision of faculty and/or other qualified counselors. Prerequisite: CNSLN 3203.
Three Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Biblical Counseling

CNSLN 7114 Biblical/Theological Foundations of Counseling
This seminar is an exploration of the biblical and theological foundations for a theology and practice of Biblical Counseling. Issues from counseling situations will be examined and discussed in light of biblical theology.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 7214 Counseling In The Church In Historical Perspective
An in depth study of how Christians have provided care for souls through counseling and other ministry activities from the early church until today. The study will consider the use of Scripture historically in soul care and counseling as well as the impact that soul care ministries have had on the community.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 7224 Marriage and Family Counseling
The student will be challenged to research and develop an in depth theology of marriage and family and then to develop methodology to counsel individuals dealing with marriage and family issues.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 7234 Biblical Counseling in the Church and Community
This seminar will examine the role of the church in the Biblical Counseling process and students will research such topics as church disciple, conflict resolution, discipleship training, Bible Study, and the role of preaching. The seminar will also analyze how Biblical Counseling can be a part of the efforts of the church to impact its community by investigating ways Biblical Counseling can be used in such endeavors as evangelism and crisis ministry.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 7314 Theory and Practice of Psychology
The student will engage significant research of counseling theories and techniques and address related issues in the counseling process. Special emphasis will be placed upon contrasting these theories and a Christian ministry model of counseling which is founded upon a biblical epistemology and anthropology. Students will develop a biblically defensible, personal model of counseling.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 7324 Cultural Influences and Expectations In Counseling
The student will engage research leading to a greater understanding of the impact of the changing culture on biblical counseling. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the expectations of the academy as well as the ministry culture at large.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 8004 Advanced Readings in Biblical Counseling
Intensive reading in the disciplines of Biblical Counseling and Psychology.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 8014 Advanced Research in Biblical Counseling
Intensive research in the disciplines of Biblical Counseling and Psychology.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

CNSLN 8504 Biblical Counseling Case Conference
This seminar will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their Biblical Counseling skills in the context of rigorous academic study. Counseling cases will be critiqued and evaluated and the student will have opportunity to interact with faculty, other PHD students, and master degree students as a part of the process.
Four Hours.

CNSLN 8601 Comprehensive Examination Preparation
Students will work with their guidance committee chair in preparation for the oral comprehensive examination. 1 hour.
One Hour.

Women's Ministry

Seminary Studies for Wives

SSSWP 1002 Women in Church History
This course is designed to be an overview of prominent women in church history and the recognition of their contributions and accomplishments.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1023 Wife of the Equipping Minister
This course offers a practical survey of issues relating to the role of the minister's wife. Women who are not in this category should seek the professor's counsel before seeking to enroll. This course is a required course and must be taken in the first fall semester of seminary studies for student wives.
Three Hours.

SSSWP 1102 Overview of the New Testament
An introductory overview of the New Testament with attention to the authorship, audience, purpose and outstanding doctrines covering Matthew to Acts of the New Testament.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1112 Overview of New Testament II
An introductory overview of the New Testament with attention to the authorship, audience, purpose and outstanding doctrines covering Romans to Revelation of the New Testament.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1202 The Art of Teaching
A study of the principles and methods of effective Christian teaching, including the development of presentation skills. This course is designed to improve the Christian worker's ability as a teacher.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1212 How to Teach the Bible
This course provides practical knowledge, skills, and strategies for effectively studying and teaching the Bible with confidence in whatever setting a woman may be called to serve.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1302 Overview of the Old Testament I
An introductory overview of the Old Testament with attention to the authorship, audience, purpose and outstanding doctrines covering Genesis to Esther of the Old Testament.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1312 Overview of the Old Testament II
An introductory overview of the Old Testament with attention to the authorship, audience, purpose and outstanding doctrines covering Job to Malachi of the Old Testament.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1402 Basic Christian Doctrine
A study of the biblical, historical and contemporary interpretations of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1412 Basic Christian Doctrine II
An amplified study of womanhood from the scriptures in order to establish the foundation for systematizing a consistent and non-contradictory pattern and plan for biblical womanhood throughout the generations and especially for the present era.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1502 Intro to Biblical Languages: Greek
This course introduces the student to the Greek alphabet, the basic building blocks of Greek grammar, and basic Greek vocabulary. Student will also be introduced to valuable resources, tools, and study aids for the Greek language.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1602 Intro to Biblical Languages: Hebrew
This course introduces the student to the Hebrew alphabet, the basic building blocks of Hebrew grammar, and basic Hebrew vocabulary. Student will also be introduced to valuable resources, tools, and study aids for the Hebrew language.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1702 Spiritual Development of Children
A study of spiritual development of preschoolers and children, with discussions of how to lay the foundation of faith in the lives of children.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1802 Woman to Woman Ministry
An introductory study and overview of the biblical basis of woman to woman ministry and developing a ministry to women in the local church.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1902 Women and Evangelism
Principles and practices of ministry and personal witnessing as it relates to women.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1912 Ministry in the Home
A study of the theological foundation, skills and attitudes for a ministry of hospitality and service through the home.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 1992 International Missions
Created in a directed study format, students may earn credit while participating in regular seminary site-based education opportunities. (Dean approval required).
Two Hours.

SSSWP 2102 Women and Missions
This course equips women for International Missions by examining issues related to women serving across cultures.
Two Hours.

SSSWP 5033 Special Topics
A class or seminar in which significant topics for ministry wives are explored.
Three Hours.

Women's Ministry

WOMIN 1313 Contemporary Evangelism for Women
An introduction to the nature and practice of evangelism with emphases upon the biblical, theological, and practical applications with the context of the local church. Special emphases will be given to principles and practices of ministry and personal witnessing as it relates to women. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 1513 Leadership in Women's Ministry
A study of the philosophy, theology, skills and methods of personal leadership development, leadership team development and administrative procedures that are unique to women's ministry in the local church. Students will conduct personal evaluations of leadership skills, develop a plan for leadership development and create an administrative procedural resource. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 1613 Girls' Ministry
This "how to" course will introduce the student to the principles for setting up and engaging in Girls' Ministry in a variety of settings. The student will study a brief history of student ministry with special emphasis given to the emerging role of "Girls' Ministry" within the last few decades. Particular attention will be given to investigating biblical principles that should form the foundation for ministry to girls and young women age 12 to 18. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 1713 Women and Disciples
This course will examine the process of discipling women. This course will also examine the biblical principles that relate to issues frequently experienced by women and competencies necessary for effective discipling of women. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 2123 Biblical Counseling for Women
This course will focus on equipping women in ministry to counsel other women with God's Word. Topics such as sufficiency of Scripture, role of the local church, and the responsibility of church leaders will be discussed. Other subject matters also include judging others and challenging issues a counselor faces. This course exposes women with a variety of topics a counselor may encounter while counseling other women. Scripture references are provided as a tool to help the counselee. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 2223 Ministry to Women
A study of a biblical model of ministry to women in a variety of contexts with a focus on a biblical foundation, leadership issues and considerations for women as well as the practical outworking of the tasks of a woman-to-woman ministry. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 2373 Women's Issues
This course will provide a study of the various issues facing women and the church in reaching, teaching, and ministering to women. The course will include a holistic approach to physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of women. Restricted to certificate students.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 3313 Contemporary Evangelism for Women (WOMST 4053)
An introduction to the nature and practice of evangelism with emphases upon the biblical, theological, and practical applications with the context of the local church. Special emphases will be given to principles and practices of ministry and personal witnessing as it relates to women. (This course will substitute for Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303.) Co-requisite: EVANG 3000.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 3413 Engaging Women in Ministry
This course is designed to study the philosophy, objectives, and activities of local community ministries to women.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 3513 Leadership in Women's Ministry
A study of the philosophy, theology, skills and methods of personal leadership development, leadership team development and administrative procedures that are unique to women's ministry in the local church. Students will conduct personal evaluations of leadership skills, develop a plan for leadership development and create an administrative procedural resource.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 3613 Girls' Ministry
This "how to" course will introduce the student to the principles for setting up and engaging in Girls' Ministry in a variety of settings. The student will study a brief history of student ministry with special emphasis given to the emerging role of "Girls' Ministry" within the last few decades. Particular attention will be given to investigating biblical principles that should form the foundation for ministry to girls and young women age 12 to 18.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 3713 Women and Discipleship
This course will examine the process of discipling women. This course will also examine the biblical principles that relate to issues frequently experienced by women and competencies necessary for effective discipling of women.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 4123 Biblical Counseling for Women
This course will focus on equipping women in ministry to counsel other women with God's Word. Topics such as sufficiency of Scripture, role of the local church, and the responsibility of church leaders will be discussed. Other subject matters also include judging others and challenging issues a counselor faces. This course exposes women with a variety of topics a counselor may encounter while counseling other women. Scripture references are provided as a tool to help the counselee.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 4223 Ministry to Women
A study of a biblical model of ministry to women in a variety of contexts with a focus on a biblical foundation, leadership issues and considerations for women as well as the practical outworking of the tasks of a woman-to-woman ministry.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 4373 Women's Issues
This course will provide a study of the various issues facing women and the church in reaching, teaching, and ministering to women. The course will include a holistic approach to physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of women.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 5303 Women's Evang & Disc Pract (SPFRM 5023)
Practical training in discipleship which emphasizes a daily walk with the Lord including Bible study, prayer, fellowship, ministry, witness and other Christian disciplines. Time will be spent in research, observation, implementation, and evaluation of various discipleship ministries.
Three Hours.

WOMIN 5313 Womin Focused Study:
Three Hours.

WOMIN 5353 Directed Study
Three Hours.

WOMIN 5902 Women's Ministry Field Experie
Two Hours.

Doctoral Studies for Women's Ministry

WOMIN 7614 Ministry to Women
Students will research program design for the ministry to women in a local church and create a course appropriate for teaching the introductory women's ministry course in higher education. The created course will include a biblical foundation, leadership principles and women's ministry in praxis.
Four Hours.

WOMIN 7624 Women, Development and Contemporary Issues
This seminar will provide a focused study on the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental development of women through the adult life cycle. Research and study of the current issues impacting women and women's ministry will be included with a view of offering a biblical response.
Four Hours.

WOMIN 7644 Theology of Women's Ministry
This seminar will examine the relationship of biblical womanhood to and the impact of feminism on women's ministry in the local church.
Four Hours.

WOMIN 8004 Advanced Readings in Women's Ministry
Intensive reading in the discipline of Women's Ministry.
Four Hours.

WOMIN 8014 Advanced Research in Women's Ministry
Intensive research in the discipline of Women's Ministry.
Four Hours.

WOMIN 8502 Supervised Research & Teaching
Two Hours.

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