TALBOT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
•••••••••••• WorldMissions ADMSION OF THE SCHOOL OF INftRCULTURAL STUDIES Chair: Harold Dollar, D.Miss., Ph.D. FACULTY Professors: Cook, Douglas , Kwast, S. Lingenfelter Associate Professors: Dollar, Hayward , Kraft,J. Lingenfelter Assistant Professor: Steffen OBJECTIVES The minister is faced with cross-cul tural challenges in the community and congregation, is expected to provide a degree of mission vision to the congre gation , and wi ll likely recruit people for missions. The missionary needs cross cultural training along with theological training. The church needs a 011e vision for evangelism and worldwide mission. The program of this department is designed to provide such training based on Biblical principles that have been proven valuable in crosscultural min isay, missions, and human services. Any Talbot student may take elec tive courses through the School of Inter cultural Studies. Students in the Master of Di11nity or Master of Theology pro grams with a major in missions are required to take CL 520, 503 or 702, HM 640, 75 1, ST 560 or HM 540 and ST 661. Students in the Master of Divinity program in Urban/ Multi-Ethnic Min istries are required to take CL 520, 531, . 503 or 702, and ST 560. Students in the Master of Ministry program with an emphasis in missions, are required to take HM 546, 640, 751, ST 560 and 661. Students should plan to take HM 640 as early in their study program as possible. Missions majors shou ld plan lO take as many electives as possible from the courses listed below. For a complete list of course descrip tions see the School of lntercu ltura l Studies section in the university catalog. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS lntercultural Studies CL 501 Dynamics of the Religious Experience (3) A treatment of conceptions of the super natural, the function of religion in society, religion and social control, the nature of religious ritual and paraphernalia, sacred places and religious practitioners. CL 503 Economy , Society and Values (3 ) The study of economic and social rela tions as they impact human values, with emphasis on analyt ic tools for comparative research and cross-cul tural ministry. Prerequisite: 300.
authority, power, protection as well as the vulnerability of the be li ever. The tech ni ques of counse li ng the spiritually afflic ted are also consid ered . Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission. PT 807 Integration of Psychology and Theology (3) A survey of the different approaches, models and anitudes for the integra Lion of psychology and theology. Elec tive for Th.M. st udents; others by departmenta l permission. (Cross listed 1,1th RSTP 722. ) PT 880 Directed Research (1-3) In-depth investigat ion of a top ic under the gu idance of the Practical Theology department using standard research procedures. Topic selection and course enro llment is by depart ment approval. Elective. PT 891 -892 Research Seminar (3,2) Discussion and application of the central areas of Practical Theology research and related fie lds of study. Instruction in research methodology, including the identification of a problem, the steps taken to resolve it, and wr iting the results. Required for the first semester of the Th.M. (P.T. ) program. A second semester may be taken to continue research in the area of interest.
of the process of planning, organizing, leading and supporting from a biblical basis and made applicable to Ch,istian sen1ce and ministry. Required of M.Div. (Pastoral and General Minisaies). PT 734 Church Finance and Administration (2) An examination of the biblical principles of stewardship, fund raising and financial accountabi lity. Office and physical plant administration as well as the use of the computer will be addressed. Prerequi site: PT 730. Elective. PT 740 Issues & Ethics in Ministry (2) A study of the ethical issues un ique to the pas tor, his family and the congrega tion. An examination of theological and psychological aspects of pas1oral ca re, including ethical issues, network ing with other health care professionals, management of the practice of church discipline, and equipping of the laity for pastoral care ministries. Required of M.Div., and M.A. (P.C.C.). PT 750 Directed Study (1 -4) Reading and research in selected areas of study. PT 760 Seminar (1-3) Selected topics in the field of min istry. Maybe repeated with different content. PT 774 The Family of the Christian Leader (2) A consideration of the special and unique problems faced by vocational Christian workers and their families. Includes all phases of occupational Christian min istry. Elective . PT 775 Parent Education in Ministry (2) Re11ew of the histo,y of parenting, bibli cal injunc tions and models of parent ing, and current research on parenting. Then the development of parent educa tion modules for conferences, seminars, workshops, learn ing groups or preach ing seri es. PT 791 -792 Field Internship (2 , 2) Integration of all the disciplines of min istry and seminary education. It pro vides supervised experience in various phases of Christian ministry. One hun dred hours of field experience each semester are evaluated in classroom imeraction. Required of M.Div. (Pas toral and General Min isaies, Christian Education) students. Prerequisites: PT 602; Completion of 64 hours of the M.Div. program for PT 791 , PT 792. PT 802 Spiri tual Conflicts and Counseling (2) A study of the conflict between the kingdom of darkness and the ki ng dom of light with an emphasis on the
needed to assist helpees to take respon sibi lity for their own lives and grow on to min isuy. Finally, overview of theoret ical approaches to counseling. Prereq uisite: PT 707. Required of M.Div. and M.A. (P.C.C. ) students. PT711 Advanced Sermon Preparation (2) A skill-refinement practicum in the essentials of expository preaching, including evaluation of off-campus pul pit ministry. Prerequisites: PT 609, 610. Elective. PT715 Principles and Ethics of Communication (2 ) An explanation of the principles of communication and how they effect learning and change. An examina tion of the ethical issues of persuasion such as emotional appeals , use of guil t, fear and personalities. Elective. PT 717-718 Research Seminar (1-2) In-depth investigation of a topic under the guidance of the Practical Theology departmem using standard research procedures. Topic selection and course enrollment is by depart melll approval. Elective. PT721 Pastoral Skill Development (2) Combining of classroom experience with field trips to jails, prisons, hospi tals, sanitariums and various self-help groups. Exposure to Lhe problems of humanity and special ists who work 111Lh those problems. Prerequisite: PT 602 . Elective. PT 724 Small Group Ministries (2) Roles of small groups in the church in providing fellowship , mutual ministry and edification. Skills for organizing and leading groups. Introduction to dynam ics of small group interaction. Elective. PT 725 Counseling Troubled Families (3) A comparison of positive and negative famil y systems in Scripture, in theory and in church life. The development of a team approach lO intervention , enrichment and equipping for ministf1' to families. Prerequisite: PT 628, 706, 707 and CE 675 or their equivalents. Required of M.D iv. , (P.C.C.), (MJ.M. ), M.A. (P.C.C. ) and M.A. Min. (M.F.M .) students. Elective. PT 726 Creative Preaching (2) An exploration of several ways to pro claim God's Word such as topical , textual , inductive, dialogical , dramatic narrative, evangelistic and life situation preaching. Prerequisites: PT 609, 610. Elective. PT 730 Biblical Leadership and Management (3) The bibl ical basis for organizational man agement and leadership. Examination
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