This course will
acquaint the student with principles of effective oral communication.
Particular attention will be given to public speech in a Christian context and
how the Christian worldview affects communication theory. The emphasis of the
course will be practical, striving to assist the student to become a better
This course will
expose the student to the art and science of preaching. The preparation of the preacher is no less important
than the preparation of the sermon. The
course will thus examine the personal attributes and devotional life of the
preacher; principles of communication; types of sermons and sermon preparation
This course presents a Christian philosophy of education based on Luke 2:52: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." It shows the privilege and responsibility of the Christian teacher in working with Jesus, the Master Teacher, for the development of the whole person.
The course consists of four units: Characteristics and need of students at different ages;
Responsibilities of the teacher; Use of educational methodology; and, steps in preparing, presenting, and evaluating lessons.
Christian Leadership emphasizes the techniques of the best possible Christian leadership. It will deal with the knowledge and skills required for effective, efficient administration and planning of the work and life of congregations. A comparison and contrast between traditional and secular, and biblical types of leadership will be studied. Practical assignments will help the student apply principles learned to his/her situation in the Church and community.
This course will discuss the Biblical basis for missions, the importance of being a missionary, qualifications and preparations of a missionary, the responsibility of the individual Christian and the local church in missions, and means to develop effective missions programs in the local church.
As students begin their formal training for Christian ministry, it is
important that they also recognize the importance of spiritual growth leading
to Christian maturity. While experience
in the classroom, chapel and community living contribute to spiritual growth,
there remains an important place for personal spiritual disciplines. This course will introduce the student to
both personal and corporate disciplines with the purpose of encouraging their
practice in a biblical manner and resulting in believers becoming more
conformed to the image of Christ.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the world of ethics and then give them a comprehensive picture of the Christian understanding of ethics. The Adequacy of the Christian ethic is an important aspect of the course whose purpose is to encourage students to promote a Christian view of ethics as an indispensable means for Christian ethical decision making as opposed to the secular and other religious views. The course is also designed to serve as a foundation for future study of ethics.
This course covers the major themes which anthropologists research when studying the culture of a people group: world view, their social organization and closely related political organization, their ideology, their technology and economic organization, their language and arts, as well as change processes. Students will also learn and use appropriate research methods. Reading assignments throughout the course will be taken from a wide range of literature, focusing especially on African cultures.