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  Course Course name Description and Outcomes Summaries Credit Contnt Comp Char Contxt
1 B101 Introduction to the Bible The student will study of the nature, origin, inspiration, development, literary characteristic and ethical content of the Bible. The course will show the value of understanding the Bible in its historical, geographical, linguistic and literary setting. The student will be able to explain ways in which God intervenes in time and space and how this worldview is supported by the inspired Scriptures. The Student will be able to tell the Meta Story of the Bible to non-believers. As a Godly example the student will apply underlying Biblical principles of holy love in their lives as examples to others. 3 18 9 4 7
2 PL101 Formation of Spiritual Discipline The student will study spiritual disciplines using a Wesleyan worldview, with emphasis on the development of their prayer life, meditation, fasting, Bible study, service and worship. The student will develop personal discipleship processes and convictions that lead to more intimacy with the Father. The student must lead a small group through the development of similar practices, (this requirement will tie into the Ministry Development program). 3 6 8 11 1
3 B102 Interpretation of Scripture This is a study of 1 Thessalonians with a focus on exegesis. Sound principals of exegesis will be modeled for the student. Each passage will be examined extensively so the student is able to see the depth of possible study. The students will exegete the majority of the text of 1 Thessalonians. Methods for bridging the message from the Ancient text to the current culture and time of the student will be modeled by the teacher then demonstrated by the student. Historical issues will be examined closely. Special attention will be given to passages that deal with Holiness. 3 8 18 6 5
4 DS101 Discipleship The ability for the student to disciple someone who also disciples someone is the measure of ministry success. The student will demonstrate the ability to form a group from non-believers. This course covers a systematic approach to making Christlike Disciples. The student will learn the steps to discipleship, how to identify where a person is in their growth in Christ and how to help people grow at each level. Practical application will be made in the classroom in small groups and in the faith community of the student. The student will explain in what ways we are able to be like Christ and in what ways we are not able to be like Christ. The student will be able to compare and contrast at least two discipleship methods. Means and methods for creating a new discipleship pattern will be taught to the student so they are able to adapt to their own context if a new model is appropriate.   The student will be able to list key elements that a disciple is able to do. 3 9 12 6 3
5 B103 The Four Gospels This is a study of the Four Gospels found in the New Testament. The student will study the literary, historical, social, and theological situations the gospels were written in. Attention will be given to each author’s point of view and what is the same and what is different about Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John’s descriptions of Jesus. The student will study the Gospel’s messages for the first Christians and their importance to modern readers. Students will master a basic outline of at least one Gospel. 3 14 9 4 1
6 CP101 Church Planting Skills This course covers skills normally used when planting new congregations. The prerequisite for this course is Spiritual formation. The student will be strengthened spiritually during this course to enable them to apply the other skills needed for planting churches. The student will gain basic mastery of important issues and skills including; Biblical patterns for establishing a congregation; when does a group of people become a church; different ways to start local churches; how to excite (motivate) church members to serve on a team; finding people to make a team; growing prayer partners; defining a target area; making contacts; persons of peace; creating and growing small groups; growing local leaders; contextual issues for each community. This class will also talk about different ways to work in urban (city) communities, rural communities, and villages. 3 16 55 15 12
7 TH101 Foundational Theology 1 This course is a study of the doctrine (most important teachings) of the Christian faith. The student will master the basic sources and methods of theology needed for theological reflection with particular attention to application. The student will also master the basic Christian teachings about the Triune God, Scriptures, Creation, Humanity, and Sin from the Wesleyan-Arminian perspective. Some time will be taken to compare and contrast Christian Theology with the majority religious view in the area of the school. 3 15 4 2 3
8 TH102 Doctrine of Holiness A study of the doctrine and lifestyle of Scriptural Holiness as taught both in the Bible, historically in the Christian Church and finally developed most fully in Wesley’s theology, with a special focus on the Wesleyan distinctive of entire sanctification or Christian perfection. The student will be equipped to lead others (or themselves if needed) into the experience of entire sanctification. 3 5 13 2 2
9 AD201 Nazarene Polity, Covenants, Administration, and Finances The course teaches practical administration of the local church. How to bring people into membership with an emphasis on using the Covenants and Articles of Faith, how a local church is organized, how ministry is facilitated, and the accountability structures that assist us to maintain integrity. The course includes how to use correct accounting procedures, making budgets, fund raising and designated income and expenses. A brief history of the Church of the Nazarene will be included, including the history of the church in the student’s own country. The course will cover the Local, District and General structures nature and purpose as well as how they are funded. The students will role-play practice the various boards and positions found in our Nazarene government at the three levels (with a strong focus on the local level structures). The student will also role-play practice training others to take over various administrative tasks. The structures of the Church of the Nazarene will be compared with other church structures currently used around the world. 3 13 34 5 6
10 B204 NT Exegesis 1 Thessalonians This is a study of 1 Thessalonians with a focus on exegesis. Sound principals of exegesis will be modeled for the student. Each passage will be examined extensively so the student is able to see the depth of possible study. The students will exegete the majority of the text of 1 Thessalonians. Methods for bridging the message from the Ancient text to the current culture and time of the student will be modeled by the teacher then demonstrated by the student. Historical issues will be examined closely. Special attention will be given to passages that deal with Holiness. 6 10 14 7 6
11 CH201 Church History I The student will survey of the history of the Christian Church with an emphasis on early Asian Church development and the spread of Christianity around the world, including major branches and movements from apostolic times through the 1500s, including the stories of individuals, ideas, conflicts and movements shaping the development of Christian doctrine and worship. Major world events will be referenced (contextualized when possible). The student will be able to tell the stories of the early Church in particular of those persons who emphasized Holiness, and apply the lessons learned to their current setting. 3 20 6 1 9
12 PL201 Pastoral Life This course discusses the life of the pastor, with their family, spouse, and their internal personal life.

Understanding Marriage in AP Region – A study of the nature of marriage and family, its forms, cultural and religious practices, its functions etc in the country where the student lives. The course will cover the biblical principles concerning God’s design for marriage and family; the basic needs, roles, duties of husband and wife; the place, value, discipline and instruction of children; the spiritual growth and witness of the family to Church and society. The cultural expectations will be compared and contrasted with the Biblical expectations.

Family Care– The student will study principles for maintaining strong healthy relationships with their spouse (if married) and developing healthy relations within the home and family. The student will learn how to help their spouses (or potential spouses) to implement principles, practices and methods to help families with spiritual, personal, physical, psychological and emotional problems. Emphasis will be placed on methods of healing, sustaining, guiding and reconciling those who are hurt in both local church and community. Attention will be given to the single minister and how they remain healthy and balanced as an individual.

Balance – The student will study how a pastor deals with Bi-vocational issues, relationships / friendships within the local church, time management issues, the pastor in community, the balance between building relationships with the congregation and retaining enough personal privacy to maintain family life. Potential issues to address: having a spouse on a board or in a ministry position, handling funds with integrity, the pastor who runs a business, how to deal with the ethics and appearances, relating to government positions / public servants / politics and political opinions.

Learning will center on activities and requirements with the goal of modeling healthy Christian family relationships to the church and the community.

3 5 19 11 2
13 B205 OT Exegesis Pentateuch The student will survey the first five books of the Old Testament (OT), with attention to their history, the type of literature, and what they tell us about God and man. The student will explain the broad challenges of interpreting these old texts, and will be exposed to and study other similar writings from other cultures in the same time frame as the Pentateuch. The detailed study of the Pentateuch will establish a foundation for the study of other OT books.   It will also develop the skills needed to interpret this part of scripture for teaching and preaching. 3 11 7 3 5
14 C201 Communicating Christ Communicating Christ is an introduction to the processes and skills necessary for effective communication. The course also introduces the student to the transactional process of public speaking and variety communication methods. The student will learn how to focus a topic by using question / response / discussion formats for communication rather than simply stating an idea.   The student will also learn writing and speaking. They will be taught the principles of understanding and adapting to the audience, identifying the communication purpose, organizing discourse to accomplish that purpose, developing and supporting the main idea with specific data, and revising/practicing to prepare for multi-media communication to various audiences.

This course is a learn-by-doing experience. Students will receive feedback throughout the composing process and the planning-to-speak process, and then will deliver and publish final products. All the assignments are sequential and developmental, growing out of typical ministry opportunities.

The course serves in the important task of training others to communicate the word of God faithfully. The course will offer the steps to follow in order to prepare and present various types of sermons.

3 4 16 2 3
15 TH203 Foundational Theology 2 This course is a continued study of the doctrine (most important teachings) of the Christian faith. The student will master the basic sources and methods of theology needed for theological reflection with particular attention to application. Specifically the student will master 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 14 15 4 5
16 PL203 Community Engagement The students will develop several methods and ways of analyzing the community where God places them. The analysis will guide ways to help build relationships between the church and community. The analysis will discover and classify the different elements that impact the life of the community. The student will identify the specific needs or issues in the community where the church is, that could facilitate a positive change while building relationships with their neighborhood. The student will demonstrate how to prioritize those needs or issues in order of urgency, capacity to address and effectiveness in building relationships. Then the student will show how to apply appropriate solutions to those priorities with a goal of building relationships. These should be some of the first things a new pastor does when assigned to a new church. This information will become very valuable in orienting and tailoring a community engagement plan that will benefit the individual, the church, and the community. 3 4 15 3 12
17 CR301 Introdution to the Religions of Asia and the Pacific /Cults and Sects The student will study a brief overview of Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Shintoism and Animism with an emphasis on the student’s ability to understand the basic concepts of each religion. The overview will include their views on origin, morality, meaning, hopes, destiny, and worship practices especially during major life transitions. Teachers are expected to primarily focus most of their time on local religions and cults with the aim to build bridges to people who follow these religions. 3 2 9 4 9
18 BT301 Biblical Theology of Leadership With a primary focus the New Testament, using the methods of Biblical Theology, the student will examine God’s call for leaders to the restoration of the image of God in persons and the restoration of creation, which He called “good.” They will exegete examples of servant leadership and compare and contrast discipleship and leadership. They will exegete positive and negative examples of leadership and evaluate the methods used by leaders in the New Testament to accomplish a range of activities. The student will compare and contrast these Biblical examples with examples from their own cultural context of leadership. The Biblical theological approach will then bridge into practical leadership issues that face ministers today. 3 20 41 14 3
19 B306 Wisdom Literature This course will take the student through the exegesis of several types of Psalms, and Proverbs, an overview of Ecclesiastes, and an emphasis on Job. The historical, theological and sociological backgrounds will be covered as part of the exegesis. The book of Job will be emphasized. 3 9 9 3 7
20 PT301 Intro to Pastoral Theology This course unit is an introduction to practical theology for ministry. The student will study an overview the Biblical and theological foundations of ministry with a focus on common aspects of ministry. The student will examine some of the complex and wide ranging issues that a pastor may respond to. In addition the student will be able to list some the social science support tools that aid in identifying deeper issues. 3 9 9 3 7
21 AP301 Introduction to Apologetics This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Christian apologetics. Attention will be given to the rationale for apologetics and its place in contemporary multi-religious society. Students will be introduced to different methodologies, and character qualities needed in responding to questions about the Christian faith, practices and community. How to discover local questions and sources of opposition and strategies for finding appropriate responses will be developed. Both Classical and Contemporary issues in apologetics are addressed briefly: the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering, the authority of the Bible, the supremacy of Christ, the existence and purpose of humanity, current world views such as post-modernism (free thinker/agnostic which is the current western religion) and religions found close to the student. The answer of a good character will be emphasized. The use of visual arts and music as an apologetic tool will be explored. 3 6 5 5 8
22 B307 NT Exegesis 1 John, 1 Peter, James This is a parallel exegesis of the books of 1st Peter and 1st John and James. The student will list themes that are shared and themes that are different, explain the background and audience with the goal to explain the basic focus for each work. Using their exegesis, the student will do a theological analysis of the major themes of holiness, perfect love and faith expressed through works as found in these books. Theological comparisons will be drawn from other books as well. The student will be able to explain and practice how faith must be reflected in both the quality of relationships and deeds of compassion without regard to the social status of the person who receives our attention 3 6 8 2 1
23 CE301 Christian Education Students will study the principles, philosophies, objectives, methods and importance of Christian education. Students will be exposed to different learning methods, and will also identify the importance of their own education and the need to transmit what they have learned to others. 3 9 9 3 7
24 CH302 Church History II This course will explore the further development of Christianity from the 1500’s to the present day with an emphasis on the history of the church in Asia, 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 17 3 1 3
        Credit Contnt Comp Char Contxt
      Programme Summary Weighting TOTAL: 75 250 347 121 127
      ICOSAC PRESCRIBED MINIMUM %: 75% 30% 25% 10% 10%
      4 C’s Percentage this program %: 100% 30% 41% 14% 15%

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