This course is designed to prepare students to lead and manage organizations with special emphasis on church related organizations. Students will gain a general knowledge of leadership and administrative theory and skills. Method of personal and corporate organizing, decision-making, team building and personal character will be among the specific topic covered.
This course focuses on Marriage as a fundamental societal institution and an important aspect of God's plan for mankind. The aim of this course will be to study the different aspects of marriage such as its biblical definition, its purpose, the roles of husband and wife and the methods of maintaining its success, with a view to sensitise students to the issues facing African Christian marriages today. By the end of this course, it is hoped that the students will be stimulated to be pro-active and Christ-centred in their own personal lives, and that as leaders, they will work hard to ensure the success of the God-ordained institution of marriage in the African setting, by providing clear biblical teaching on the subject of marriage.
This course considers various aspects of youth ministry in Africa. It examines problems that confront youths today, challenges that face the youth workers, develops a Biblical basis and need for youth ministry and the implications of these to this vital area of church ministry. The course also discusses how to implement evangelistic, discipleship, and counseling programs for youth
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.