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The percentage for the program balance has been arrived at with as much objectivity as possible. The intention was not to be mathematical precise but to show how every part of this curriculum contributes in some way to the overall goal of preparation for ordination. The final calculation was determined by combining the Program outcomes from the APRSOOMD with the “Activity Statements” found in Appendix 2. Each Activity Outcome was assigned a weight of the 4 C’s (see Appendix 4). For example, the first one found under “Accountability,” “Demonstrate a Christ-like character of submission, integrity and love in all relationships” (ACC-1) was rated as having 0% content, 30% competency, 60% character, and 10% context. The total from the 123 activity statements was then averaged to arrive at an overall percentage (see Appendix 4 for the worksheet). This produced the following overall balance to the program of study:

Content           31 %
Competency   31 %
Character        22 %
Context           16 %

Program Component Description & Outcome Summary Credits CN% CP% CH% CX%
1 B101 Introduction to the Bible A study of the nature, origin, inspiration, development, literary characteristics, and ethical content of the Bible.  

3

 

4.0

 

2.2

 

2.2

 

1.6

2 PL101 Formation of Spiritual Disciplines A study spiritual disciplines using a Wesleyan worldview, with emphasis on the development of their prayer life, meditation, fasting, Bible study, service and worship.  

3

 

2.1

 

3.1

 

4.1

 

0.7

3 B102 Wesleyan Interpretation of Scripture A study of the methods and tools of biblical interpretation and their application to various literary types found in Scripture.  

3

 

4.7

 

2.2

 

1.8

 

1.3

4 DS101 Discipleship A systematic approach to making Christlike disciples will enable students to learn steps to discipleship, how to identify where persons are in their growth in Christ, and how to help people grow at each level.  

3

 

2.9

 

2.8

 

2.1

 

2.2

5 B103 The Four Gospels A study of the literary, historical, social, and theological aspects of the four Gospels.  

3

 

4.1

 

3.0

 

1.4

 

1.5

6 CP101 Church Planting Skills A study of church planting methods with an emphasis on spiritual preparation and skill development.  

3

 

1.2

 

4.6

 

1.5

 

2.7

7 TH101 Foundational Theology 1 A study of the core doctrines of the Christian faith, including the Triune God, Scriptures, Creation, Humanity, and Sin from the Wesleyan-Arminian perspective.  

3

 

5.2

 

1.8

 

1.7

 

1.3

8 TH102 Doctrine of Holiness A study of the doctrine and lifestyle of holiness astaught in the Bible, historically in the Christian Church, and finally as developed in the theology of John Wesley and the Holiness Movement, with a special focus on the Wesleyan distinctive of entire sanctification or Christian perfection.  

3

 

5.4

 

2.1

 

1.8

 

0.7

9 AD201 Nazarene Identity A study of the history and polity of the Church of the Nazarene, with attention given to practical administration of the local church, the Articles of Faith and Covenant of Christian Conduct, and accountability structures to assist integrity.  

3

 

3.9

 

3.7

 

1.3

 

1.1

10 B204 NT Exegesis 1 Thessalonians A study of 1 Thessalonians with a focus on exegesis of the text and application for students’ context.  

3

 

4.2

 

3.2

 

1.8

 

0.8

11 CH201 Church History 1 A survey of the history of the Christian Church from the apostolic age to the Reformation, with an emphasis on early Asian and Pacific church development and the spread of Christianity around the world.  

3

 

5.3

 

1.8

 

1.4

 

1.5

12 PL202 Pastoral Life This course discusses the life of pastors, with their family, spouse, and their internal personal life. 3 1.2 2.8 4.5 1.5
13 B205 OT Exegesis Pentateuch A survey of the first five books of the Old Testament, with attention to their history, the type of literature, and what they tell us about God and humanity.  

3

 

6.0

 

2.1

 

1.0

 

0.9

14 CO201 Communicating Christ An introduction to the processes and skills necessary for effective communication, the transactional process of public speaking, and a variety communication methods.  

 

3

 

 

1.6

 

 

5.1

 

 

1.4

 

 

1.9

15 TH203 Foundational Theology 2 A continued study of the doctrines of the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, Sin and Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, Sacraments, Divine Healing, and the Last Things from the perspective of Wesleyan-Arminian theology.  

3

 

4.9

 

2.7

 

1.3

 

1.1

16 PL203 Community Engagement A study of methods and ways of analyzing the community and building relationships between the church and community.  

3

 

1.6

 

3.2

 

1.9

 

3.3

17 CR301 Intro to the Religions of Asia & Pacific A study of Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Shintoism, and Animism with an emphasis on students’ ability to understand the basic concepts of each religion.  

3

 

2.4

 

3.2

 

1.6

 

2.8

18 BT301 Biblical Theology of Leadership An examination of God’s call for leaders to be restored into the image of God through the lens of biblical theology, with a primary focus on the New Testament.  

3

 

3.4

 

4.2

 

1.7

 

0.7

19 B306 OT Exegesis Wisdom Literature A study of the historical and sociological background, theology, and application of several types of Psalms, Proverbs, an overview of Ecclesiastes, and an emphasis on Job.  

3

 

3.3

 

3.6

 

1.7

 

1.4

20 PT301 Intro to Pastoral Theology An introduction to a practical theology of ministry, with an overview of the biblical and theological foundations of ministry with a focus on common aspects of ministry.  

3

 

1.0

 

5.0

 

2.4

 

1.3

21 AP301 Intro to Apologetics An introduction to the rationale for apologetics and its place in contemporary multi-religious societies.  

3

 

2.9

 

2.3

 

1.7

 

3.1

22 B307 NT Exegesis James, 1 Peter, 1 John An exegetical and theological study of the books of James, 1st Peter, and 1st John.  

3

 

4.1

 

2.8

 

1.7

 

1.4

23 CE301 Christian Education A study of the principles, philosophies, objectives, methods, and importance of Christian education.  

3

 

2.1

 

3.6

 

1.4

 

2.9

24 CH302 Church History 2 A study of the development of Christianity from the 1500’s to the present day with an emphasis on the history of the church in Asia and the Pacific, the impact of the Reformation and the reaction of the Counter Reformation, the continuing thread of holiness teaching up to the present day, Arminius and other influences on the Wesley brothers and Methodism, the history of the American Holiness Movement and the Church of the Nazarene.  

3

 

4.9

 

2.1

 

1.2

 

1.8

Curriculum Total 72 34.3 30.5 18.6 16.5
Prescribed Minimum   30 25 10 10