Course Description 

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

Students will master the basic sources and methods of theology needed for theological reflection with particular attention to application. Time will be taken to compare and contrast Christian Theology with the majority religious views in the area of the students.

Course Rational

Introduction to Theology covers origins and the implications for humanity. Theology is closely tied to worship and is actually the work of the whole Body of Christ. If our worship is correct, our theology will also be correct. In the same way, if our theology is wrong or off course, our worship will be false or misdirected. The main purpose of theology for beginning ministers is to help them guide their congregation into healthy and holy lives. In most areas of Asia-Pacific, the existence of God is not as much a question as what kind of God He is in contrast to other concepts that are common in an area.

Intended Course Outcomes through Engagements

Students will show growth in the following ways:

  1. Character Formation: Evaluate their theological convictions about the Triune God, Scripture, creation, humanity and sin, and connect these in their personal life and ministry.
  2. Content Processing with Peers: Demonstrate a robust and cohesive affirmation of the important doctrines above in their teaching and preaching.
  3. Ministry Capability Development: Connect the doctrines above to the contemporary situation of their local church and community.
  4. Application in Mission and Community: Communicate the doctrines above effectively to their members and to everyone in their local community.


  • Syllabus
  • Asia-Pacific Module Handbook