ID Title Professor
BSG 5510 COL
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation
T: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Fundamentals of Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Tuesday - 5:30PM-7:30PM
2 Credit Hours

(FOR CLINICAL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY) Mental health professionals will often encounter clients operating from within a Christian world view. This course seeks to provide these professionals with a framework for examining how an individual's interpretations of discrete Scriptures position him or her for greater or diminished mental and relational health. In particular, the course seeks to equip future counselors to help disentangle interpretations of Scripture that perpetuate dysfunction and to help construct interpretations that are both sound and healthful.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD 419-289-5172
CLD 6630 COL
Leading the People of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and Christian tradition. This will include both character and competency issues that leaders must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. This course will also orient the students to healthy congregational structures, administration, and stewardship with a particular emphasis on essential financial processes. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Shane L. Johnson
CRE 5501 COL
Forming the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus January 19/20; February 16/17; March 16/17; April 13/14, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Michael B. Thompson 419-289-5707
NTS 5511 COL
Introduction to the New Testament
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the critical study and interpretation of the New Testament. The course focuses student on hearing the New Testament writings as pastoral responses shaped by and addressing first-century socio-historical settings. It includes exploration of their theological and narrative content, exposure to diverse interpretive approaches, and examination of literary, historical and cultural issues relevant to their interpretation.

John Byron, PhD 419-289-5722
SPF 5542 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus January 26/27; February 23/24; March 23/24, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. Students have the option of taking this course for a grade or as pass/fail. Students must make this determination at the beginning of the course and may not change after the course has begun.

Brenda Buckwell, Obl. OSB 614-517-8115