Biblical Church Leadership: For the Church (Extension; CE8345)
Dates: August 14 – October 27. See the Syllabus for the Class Meeting Schedule!
Registration Deadline: August 1
Biblical Church Leadership is a course focused on the foundations and principles of leading a local church. Students in this course will read the suite of 3 “Center Church” books by Timothy Keller, complete reflection assignments, and come to class ready to engage in discussion. For their Project, students will use the concepts discussed in the reading and class times to design a new ministry endeavor or suggest changes to a current ministry at their local church.
Intro to Apologetics (Extension; HT3300)
Dates: August 14 – December 10.
Registration Deadline: August 1
In Intro to Apologetics, students will engage with an overview of the major approaches to Christian philosophy and apologetics and encounter the major questions facing the Christian worldview. Credit students will complete required reading, write reflection assignments, meet in small groups, and bring all of their learning from these activities into a weekend Seminar. There are 3 modules in the course that follow this rhythm, and the Seminars will be held on September 23, October 28, and December 9 from 8a-5p. Seminars will be open to Audit, CORE, and Credit Students.
*NOTE: There will be a required Introduction to the Course Session at Cornerstone on August 21 from 6-9p. This Session will be tape-recorded for students who cannot make it.
Church Evangelism & Discipleship (Online; MN5065)
Dates: October 16 – December 7.
Registration Deadline: October 1
In the Church Evangelism & Discipleship Practicum, students will study the philosophy, nature, and practice of evangelism and discipleship. Through course readings, self-designed evangelism and spiritual disciplines projects, and meetings with a field-based practitioner (see requirements below!), students in this course will gain both knowledge and experience in these subject areas. Students will complete online writing assignments and meet with their mentor for a total of 7 hours over the 8-week course.
*NOTE: Due to the mentorship + online design of this course, it is only open to Credit students.
It is the student’s responsibility to enlist a qualified Field Supervisor for the course. The supervisor must agree to the Doctrinal and Instructional Statement and meet at least one of the academic/experience standards. The Field Supervisor will complete the Supervision form (see attached) and have the student upload the completed form to Blackboard. At the end of the course, and upon successful submission of all required documents, a $150 stipend will be provided to the Field Supervisor.
Doctrinal & Instructional Statement for Field Supervisors for Practicums:
The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. God is a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and glory. The supervisor will teach and facilitate in accordance with, and not contrary to, the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
Academic/Experience Criteria: A qualified supervisor will meet at least one of these standards:
- A Theological or Ministry related Doctorate and one (1) or more years ministry experience
- A Master’s degree from a theological school and three (3) or more years ministry experience
- A non-theological Master’s degree or higher, and five (5) or more years ministry experience
- A college degree and ten (10) or more years of ministry experience
- Twenty (20) or more years of significant ministry experience