DIPLOMA PROGRAM – OVERVIEW
The one year Diploma program provides you with a foundation of biblical, theological and ministry studies for your spiritual growth and ministry development. The Diploma allows you to tailor your studies to meet your learning and ministry needs. You may choose a concentration in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Biblical Studies and Counseling. Pursue if you want to enhance your biblical and theological understanding in a setting that will engage your intellect and deepen your faith.
CONCENTRRATION: Pastoral Ministry
DURATION: 1 Year
NUMBER OF COURSES: 10
PASTORAL MINISTRY PROGRAM
The Pastoral ministry studies program helps students gain an understanding of the shepherding role of a pastor by developing skills in pastoral care and procedures, leadership, administration, preaching, teaching, and communication. Students will grow in their knowledge and application of Scripture and doctrine, develop a biblically-based philosophy of ministry and learn about issues related to pastoral ministry. Students will be given the opportunity to put the knowledge they gain into practice through completion of a guided supervised ministry (internship). After completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to serve in a congregational setting as a pastor or associate pastor in many denominations, or Bible teachers, missionaries, religious leaders, to enrich their ministries and lives, or apply for further studies in Pastoral Ministry or Pastoral Theology. Official transcripts and the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry will be awarded to students who successfully complete the 30 credit hours course program.
Core Courses and Description:
OLDT101 Introduction to Old Testament Theology (3 credit hours)
This course offers a comprehensive overview and general study of all books of the Old Testament. An introduction survey of the authorship, date, history, audience, themes and contents of the Old Testament books from Genesis through Esther. Chronologically, the course covers the time period from Creation to the Exile.
Textbook: Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to its history and message. Author: Tremper Longman III
NEWT102 Introduction to New Testament Theology (3 credit hours)
In the event that you are erring in light of the fact that you need to make some benefit, you are sitting around in light of the fact that you can’t benefit by wrongdoing, it is unimaginable. Anything you gain from wrongdoing would be reclaimed from you by transgression. What’s more, you would pay back with intrigue. Sin resembles a little youngster playing with a snake, the kid may discover the snake extremely excellent and fascinating. Be that as it may, the snake just stays fascinating as long as it has not done its more regrettable.
However hand participate close by, the underhanded will not be unpunished: yet the seed of the exemplary will be conveyed.
Everybody has capacity to pick their transgressions however no one has capacity to picked the results of those wrongdoings. Each transgression has an outcome and discipline doled out to it. In this way, when you submit a transgression, discipline is programmed. Furthermore, when sin enters, it will make the cup of euphoria spill. Subsequently, when the seed of transgression is planted, judgment is certain. Lamentably, the Bible says, “… One heathen destroyeth much good” (Ecclesiastes 9:18). The transgression of one individual can carry catastrophe to many. Everyone in the pontoon of Jonah would have been slaughtered on the grounds that the Lord was not prepared to consult with him by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe you are the Jonah in your family. That is you are the motivation behind why waves and tempests are blowing over your family. Maybe God has brought you up to accomplish something there which you have dismissed and since you are not doing the desire of God, the malevolent and distraught breeze of life is blowing against your family.