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.
Students will master the basic sources and methods of theology needed for theological reflection with particular attention to application.
The goal of theology must be transformation into the likeness of Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit ultimately leading to mission in the world. Jesus called his disciples to make other disciples in multiplication. As the church grows and multiplies, it is crucial that all believers know the truth of the gospel and are able to explain the gospel in compelling ways. Pastors are a crucial link in this process and are often the best educated in their churches in the gospel message. This course advances knowledge of the gospel by digging deeper into theology and helping students be more effective in ministry in their local contexts.
Intended Course Outcomes through Engagements
Students will show growth in the following ways:
- Character Formation: Evaluate their theological convictions about the Jesus Christ, sin and salvation, Holy Spirit, church and the last things, and connect these in their personal life and ministry.
- Content Processing with Peers: Demonstrate a robust and cohesive affirmation of the important doctrines above in their teaching and preaching.
- Ministry Capability Development: Connect the doctrines above to the contemporary situation of their local church and community.
- Application in Mission and Community: Communicate the doctrines above effectively to their members and to everyone in their local community.
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