Course Description – BS

SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL STUDIES:

BS101 – Old Testament Survey (Beginnings)
A brief survey of the Old Testament, which covers all the books of Old Testament including Biblical Characters and major stories.

BS102 – New Testament Survey (Beginnings)
A brief survey of the New Testament, which covers all the books of New Testament including Biblical Characters and major stories.

BS103 – Fundamental Doctrine of Christianity
The study of the perpetuity of the Christian doctrine throughout the ages; This course presents a history of Christianity from Christ to the present. Includes a study of the major periods of history and the influence of Baptists during each period.

BS104 – Church History
A study of the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the present, Includes the rise and growth of various denominations.

BS105 – Synoptic Gospels
A study of the similarities of Matthew, Mark, and Luke as they present the life and ministry of Jesus from His incarnation, with particular attention given to the unique contribution each synoptic writer makes to the reader’s understanding of who Jesus is as He presents the good news of salvation to His particular, intended audience.

BS106 – Biblical Elective
This course is a self-study work need to be discussed with Dean of Biblical Studies for sign up

BS207 – Old Testament History
A basic overview of the Bible and a survey of the Old Testament Pentateuch, Job, and Historical books, giving special attention to the authorship, historical background, theme, and daily Bible readings of each book.

BS208 – Biblical Hermeneutics
A study of the interpretation of written texts of Bible, especially texts in the areas of literature, religion and law; Contemporary, or modern, hermeneutics encompasses not only issues involving the written text, but everything in the interpretative process

BS209 – Major and Minor Prophets
An expository and doctrinal study of Major and Minor prophets with specific attention given to the promised Messiah and an analysis of the prophetical books of the Minor Prophets during the Assyrian and Babylonian Periods.

BS210 – Homiletics
A course in the study of the preparation and delivery of sermons, the selection and interpretation of texts, presentation of the several types of sermons as determined by their homiletical structure, such as subject, textual, and expository. Opportunity is given for students to preach before the class for suggestions and constructive criticism

BS211 – Apologetics
Development of a defense of the Christian perspective against secular thought. Defenses of the Virgin Birth, the Deity of Christ, and Creationism are included.

BS212 – Prison Epistles
A thorough study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon with special attention given to their historical background, their teachings, and their application to practical Christian living.

BS213 – General Epistles
An exegetical study of James, I and II Peter, I, II, III John, and Jude with special emphasis upon their background, doctrinal teachings and application to the Christian life.

BS214 – Church in Mission (Acts)
A survey of missions and concepts from their beginnings to the present with special emphasis given to Biblical techniques of organizing a New Testament as presented in the Scriptures.

BS315 – Hebrews
A thorough study of Hebrews with emphasis upon Christological doctrines as shown by the nature of Christ’s priesthood, the typology of the Old Testament, and the superiority of Christianity.

BS316 – Gospel of John
An overview of the Gospel of John that reviews Christ’s life, ministry and doctrinal teaching, with special attention given to the various proofs provided in the fourth gospel for the divinity of Jesus Christ as the basis for eternal life which He offers to all who believe in Him.

BS317 – Pastoral Epistles
An exposition of I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, and Titus with special attention given to their background, eschatology, and pastoral directives with specific application to the ministry of the local church.

BS318 – Systematic Theology I
A practical approach to the process of discipling new converts to Christianity whereby the student is exposed and participates in the teaching of a one year Home Bible Study model that orients the new convert to his new faith in Christ, basic church information, a brief survey of the Bible, a systematic exposure to Bible doctrines, and leadership training.

BS319 – Poetical Books
A detailed study of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Lamentations giving special emphasis to the various characteristics of Hebrew poetry, doctrines, and practical value for Christian life.

BS420 – Book of Revelation
A literary analysis of the book of Revelation giving special emphasis to the unveiling of Jesus Christ through the apocalyptic visions of the book.

BS421 – Book of Daniel
An expository and doctrinal study of Daniel with specific attention given to the promised Messiah and an analysis of the prophetical books.

BS422 – Biblical Counseling
A basic survey of the principles of counseling for Christians, with emphasis on the relationships between practical facts and fundamental theory in Christian counseling

BS423 – Church Administration
A study of practices of the pastor in his service to God. Special attention is given to the administration of the ordinances, worship service, spiritual business meetings, planning of weddings, funerals, visitation programs, staff management, work with the deacons, the pulpit ministry, candidate for church pastorate, problems in counseling, and so on.

BS424 – Systematic Theology II
A careful study of Biblical principles of evangelism dealing with the techniques and principles of effective Christian witness, visitation, and personal soul winning in a multicultural world. Different models for the presentation of the plan of salvation will be presented with special emphasis being given to models of canvassing and the “Home Bible Study”. Emphasis will be placed on the learning to do rather than learning to know.

BS425 – Theology Elective
A self-study course directed by the Dean of Biblical Studies

BS526 – Book of Romans
An in-depth study of the book of Romans with special emphasis upon the doctrinal themes and their application to the Christian life.

BS527 – The Book of Revelation
A literary analysis of the book of Revelation giving special emphasis to the unveiling of Jesus Christ through the apocalyptic visions of the book.

BS528 – Detail Survey of N.T.
A complete survey of the New Testament, which covers all the books of New Testament including Biblical Characters and major stories.

BS529 – N.T. Theology
A survey of the N.T with emphasis on doctrines of the Bible, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Angels and Spirits, Man, Sin, Salvation, the Lord’s Church, and future things.

BS530 – Detail Survey of O.T.
A complete survey of the Old Testament, which covers all the books of Old Testament including Biblical Characters and major stories.

BS531 – O.T. Theology
A survey of the O T with emphasis on doctrines of the Bible, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Angels and Spirits, Man, Sin, Salvation, the Lord’s Church, and future things.

BS532 – Homiletics
A advanced study of the preparation and delivery of sermons, the selection and interpretation of texts, presentation of the several types of sermons as determined by their homiletical structure, such as subject, textual, and expository. Opportunity is given for students to preach before the class for suggestions and constructive criticism

BS533 – Biblical Hermeneutics
A advanced study of the interpretation of written texts of Bible, especially texts in the areas of literature, religion and law; Contemporary, or modern, hermeneutics encompasses not only issues involving the written text, but everything in the interpretative process

BS534 – Pentateuch
A basic overview of the Bible and a survey of the Old Testament Pentateuch, Job, and Historical books, giving special attention to the authorship, historical background, theme, and daily Bible readings of each book.

BS535 – Greek Grammar Part I
A study of the basic elements of Greek grammar and reading with emphasis on syntax, forms, and a vocabulary designed to give a working knowledge of the Greek New Testament

BS536 – Greek Grammar Part II
A detailed study of advanced Greek grammar, translation and interpretation of the Greek New Testament, and introduction to exegesis.

BS537 – Introduction to Hebrew
A study of the basic elements of Hebrew grammar and reading with emphasis on syntax, forms, and a vocabulary designed to give a working knowledge of the Hebrew Old Testament.

BS538 – Christian Ministry
A study of practices of the pastor in his service to God. Special attention is given to the administration of the ordinances, worship service, spiritual business meetings, planning of weddings, funerals, visitation programs, staff management, work with the deacons, the pulpit ministry, candidate for church pastorate, problems in counseling, and so on.

BS801 – Evangelism Strategy for Church growth in Modern Times
A study and practices of evangelistic approach from a theological perspective, building a biblical apologia for the mandate of evangelism

BS811 – Development of the Contemporary Minister
A study designed to help prepare Christian Minister for contemporary times vocation by combining career training with spiritual development

BS821 – Use of 21st Century Technology in Ministry
A study of technological usages to help achieve short and long term organizational goals of the Ministry

BS911 – Church Administration
A study of practices of the pastor in his service to God. Special attention is given to the administration of the ordinances, worship service, spiritual business meetings, planning of weddings, funerals, visitation programs, staff management, work with the deacons, the pulpit ministry, candidate for church pastorate, problems in counseling, and so on.

BS921 – Pastoral Leadership
The program is built around a theological understanding of the role of the pastor as prophet (proclamation), priest (care), and king (administration).

BS931 – Biblical Leadership
This program specializing in lay leadership development and training to increase the number of Christ-focused leaders in church congregations

BS941 – Ministry of Prayer
This program equips the student to become a Prayer Warrior, releasing God’s power for revival and finishing the task of world evangelization.

BS951 – Thesis Proposal
Submit the proposal for the proposed study in the area of choosing.

BS961 – Thesis Research
Submit the finding and the research papers

BS971 – Thesis Dissertation
Submit and defend the research paper

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit courses unless otherwise specified

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