Associate of Theology (60 Credits)

Required courses (30 CR):

TH 101/501 Christian Theology I (3 CR)
A study of the church’s doctrinal teaching with emphasis and support on the Holy Scriptures. It includes teaching on the Doctrine of the Word of God, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Man and the Doctrine of Christ. (Three credit hours)
TH 102/502 Christian Theology II (3 CR)
Same description above; part two of the two semester sequence. It includes teaching on the Doctrine of the Application of Redemption, Doctrine of the Church, and Doctrine of the Future. (Three credit hours)
HT 103 Origins of the Christian Faith (3CR)
This course explores the rich heritage of the Christian Church as found in the first believers in Yeshua (Jesus). The emphasis is on the early Hebrew roots of the Christian faith and explores how this enriches our Christian experience today. (Three credit hours)
HT 201 Foundation of Christian Ethics (3 CR)
An Introduction course that examines Christian ethics as an ecclesial way of life. The course also explores the challenges and opportunities of understanding ethics as a way of life with others. (Three credit hours)
BI 100/501 Complete OT Survey (3 CR)
A survey to the historical, critical and theological study of the literature of the Old Testament. This course includes the Pentateuch, Historical Books, Poetry Books, the Psalms, and the Major and Minor Prophets. (Three credit hours. In some cases it is taught in two semesters making it six credit hours)
BI 300/502 Complete NT Survey (3 CR)
A survey to the historical, critical and theological study of the literature of the New Testament. This course include the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline Epistles and the Book of Revelation. Three credit hours. (In some cases it is taught in two semesters making it six credit hours)
MI 101/501 Intro to Missions (3 CR)
An introductory course with the emphasis on the “Misseo Dei” (Mission of God) and how believers as members of the body of Christ should participate in that activity not only locally, but globally as well. Using the Gospel and ministry of Jesus Christ as the model, we will explore how the church should define and shape its mission program for the future in light of God’s intended purpose. (Three credit hours)
PM 200/505 Intro to Biblical Counseling (3 CR)
The purpose of this class will be to present a system of Biblical Truth based on the convictions that 1) God’s Word should be our Counseling Authority (II Tim 3:16); 2) Counseling is part of the basic discipling ministry of the local church; and 3) God’s people can and should be trained effectively to minister to others in the body of Christ. (Three credit hours)
PM 101/511 Stewardship (3 CR)
This course outlines the Biblical mandates for handling finances in your personal life and sets the foundational work for handling money in the congregation setting. (Three credit hours)

AP 501 Apologetics—Defending the Faith
This course prepares student to answer the hard questions people have about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and their faith. It will cover critical issues such as creationism, our response to abortion, stem cell research, homosexuality, major world religions , views and philosophies. (Three credit hours)

Electives (30 CR)