SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
DM801 Pastor's Symposium (6) An in-depth study of the varied tasks of the contemporary pastor, with particular consideration of his roles as expositor, disci pler, evangelist, counselor and leader of worship. Pastors who have distinguished themselves as thoughtful practitioners of the art serve as resource leaders. DM803 Pre-marital and Marital Counseling (6) A course designed to equip the pastor in the principles of pre-marital counseling. Emphasis given to the practical aspects of structuring and conducting a complete pre marital preparation program within the local church. Specific techniques for mari tal counseling to be presented, discussed and demonstrated throughout the duration of this course. Prerequisite: training in the use of the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis. (Concurrent with this course, training in the use of the Taylor-]ohnson Temperament Analysis is offered at additional charge.)
DM 809 Contemporary Theological Issues Facing the Church (6) An examination of the fundamental doctrines concerning the church including its nature, organizational structure, min istry, ordinances, purpose and place in God's design. Discussion of the signifi cance derived from each of these areas for the practical life of the church, with special focus on current theological issues in volved. Emphasis on the meaning of these doctrines for the practical life of the church. DM 810 Contemporary Biblical Preaching (6) Examination of contemporary preach ing. Attention given to a variety of preach ing forms, such as evangelistic, expository, life-situation, socio-prophetic, biographical, dialogue, as well as radio and television techniques. Class members involved in both analysis and actual preaching. DM 811 Interpersonal Relationships in the Church (6) A biblical and practical examination of what believers ought to do with and for each other in the local church. Special attention given to: ways of facilitating fellowship, the place of confrontation, the handling of criti cism, reactions to change, the potential of small groups, the administering of disci pline, the meaning oflove, the nature of for giveness and the importance of unity. Key biblical words and concepts studied and practical implications developed for the pro gram of the local church. Discussion of rela tionships among the staff, boards, commit tees and the congregation at large. DM 813 Worship (6) Attention given to two areas: 1) a survey of biblical materials on the nature and im portance of worship for the people of God; and 2) a survey of contemporary literature on worship in the church. A foundation provided for the development of a biblical theology/philosophy for worship in today's churches and for fundamental discussion of the practical aspects of both planning and executing meaningful services of worship. DM814 Contemporary Issues in Marriage and Family Ministries (6) A course designed to broaden and deep en the pastoral understanding of Christian marriage in the contemporary world. Emphasis on the sociology of marriage as an institution, the psychology of intimate rela tionships, and the nature oflove and sexuali-
ty. Husband-wife roles studied in the light of Scripture and the movement toward egalitar ian marriage. Attention given to the prob lems of divorce and remarriage, single par ent, blended family and other current issues. DM 815 Theological and Psychological Foundations for Parenting (6) Development of a theologically consis tent and psychologically healthy under standing of the process of child rearing. Includes a critical review, both theologically and psychologically, of a number of current approaches to parenting. Class members responsible to 1) formulate a comprehen sive program of parent education for a local church, or 2) develop and conduct a parent education seminar or workshop. DM 817 Biblical Principles ofChurch Renewal (6) An examination of biblical principles for church life with the aim of spiritual and mis sion renewal. Course emphases will center on the pastor's style of leadership, involve ment and training of lay leaders, congrega tional creativity, impacting the community, and preaching style and content, plus the pastor's and congregation's spiritual life. DM 819 World Mission and the Local Church (6) An overview and analysis of the develop ment of world missions with emphasis on current specific world views. Issues such as self-supporting missions, hidden peoples and third world missionaries will be ex plored, along with considerations on how to develop a world-view congregation. DM 822 Family Life Education (6) A course designed to lead the student through a biblical, sociological and education al investigation of family life education. Discovery of common elements of an effec tive family ministry in the church. Integration of this data with existing re sources allows each person to develop a strat egy of family life education for his church. DM823 Family Livingfor All Seasons (6) A course designed to provide the pastor or Christian worker with a developmental approach to family living. Exposure to de velopmental life changes in persons and how change events in life - such as birth of a child, job change, death of parent - can af fect marriage and family. (Required for all persons in Marriage and Family Ministries.)
DM 804 Spiritual Conflicts and Counseling (6)
A study of the conflict between the king dom of darkness and the kingdom of light with an emphasis on the authority, power, protection as well as the vulnerability of the believer. The techniques of counseling the spiritually afflicted are also considered. DM 807 Biblical Evangelism in the Twentieth Century (6) A practical study of the historic biblical foundations, the theology and the "how to" of local church evangelism. Focus on a spectrum of basic approaches to evange lism in order to have a balanced and com prehensive program of outreach. Special at tention given to contemporary evangelistic strategies and effective principles of individ ual and corporate witness. DM 808 Biblical Models for Marriage and Family Ministries (6) Models for personality, partnership, par enthood and peer relationships examined in the light of the Word of God with a view to improving skills in individual, marriage and family counseling. Emphasis will be placed on the case study approach to learning. Problem situations in the lives of people will be presented in class and processed through discussion, diagnosis and in the light of the Scriptures.
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