MDiv 626 – Exegesis (Hebrew/Greek)

MDiv 625 – Field Education 3 (Local Church Ministry)

                An introduction to Local Church Ministry:  a study of the various means of preparation for ministry; an examination of a call to ministry and the minister’s role in the mission of the church.  Processing of local church/week-end experiences and supervision of local church/week-end assignments.

MDiv 624 – Congregational Leadership Development

                This course provides an overview of congregational leadership, including the organizational systems and dynamics as well as reflection on the person and functioning of the leader.  Students will reflect upon their own leadership style and how to best leverage it in the places where they serve.  Students will also have opportunity to practice and discuss different approaches to situations and ministry contexts.

MDiv 603a – Spiritual Formation and Practice

                An introduction t the study of spiritual formation and practice:  its biblico-theological foundation and perspectives, facets of spirituality; an exploration of various approaches of spiritual formation in strengthening life and ministry.

MDiv 602 – Post-Modern, Post-Colonial Theologies

                This course is geared towards an analysis of significant connections between liberation theology and postcolonial theologies specifically on various methodological shifts articulated by liberation theologies and how these theological currents parallel and in some occasions are the precursors of today’s postcolonial-decolonial theological debates and discourses.  The focus of the study is to gain insight in the main ideas, specific methodologies, and key authors involved in the development and proliferation of these diverse contemporary theological currents, and their relevance for the task of theology.

MDiv 600 – Intertestamental Literature

                A study of the intertestamental literature and its significance in the understanding of the Jewish history and Christian origin

B.S. 815 – Advanced Greek

                An intensive study of the grammar of New Testament Greek based on major NT grammatical works and an inductive study of selected portions of the New Testament.

B.S. 715 – Advanced Hebrew

                An intensive study of the grammar of Old Testament Hebrew based on major OT grammatical works and an inductive study of selected portions of the Old Testament.

MDiv 630 – Research Methodology in Christian Ministry

                A study of research, especially qualitative research, and the methodologies that are relevant and appropriate for studies in the field of Christian and pastoral ministry.

B.S. 711 – Old Testament Theology

                An analytical study of the OT, its history, literature and theology with concentration upon some of the most important themes with emphasis upon the historical development of key concepts and teachings.  The goal is to obtain a better understanding of the whole OT, particularly of the God of the OT and His working through history and the nation of Israel, in order to better understand the fulfillment of the OT in Jesus Christ.

MDiv 622 – Current Issues In Christian Education

                This course seeks to identify issues affecting Christian Education ministry of the church and engages students in an informed discussion.  The course will further capacitate students to deal with issues using prescribed models.

MDiv 629 – Contemporary Models for Missional Community

                This course will introduce and help students to reflect theologically on different contemporary models of the church including multi-site megachurch, multi-ethnic, liturgical, small church, missional, intentional communities, and disciple-making models of the church.

MDiv 628 – Specialized Ministries

                Aims to train and equip ministers to serve in various specialized settings.  Within the broad range specialized ministries denotes institutional ministry–ministry on behalf of the church but outside a traditional church setting–in places like hospitals, prisons, rehabilitation centers, school campuses, military services, and the like.

MDiv 609a – Church Curriculum Development and Assessment

                This course is to guide students to develop a Christian Education curriculum design for local church use and provide guidelines on curriculum evaluation and assessment.

MDiv 627 – Family Ministries

                The course focuses on the different concerns of the family and the possible programs/activities the churches can develop to minister to their needs.

MDiv 605a – Christianity and World Religions

                This course examines major religious traditions of the world in terms of their history, world-views, practices, symbols, goals, ideals and their impact in shaping up individuals and societies.  This is a sense gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diversity of religiosity in various cultures and contexts.  Due to time constraints, this course is limited to the study of the following major world religions:  Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

MDiv 634 – Field Education 5 (Local Church Ministry)

                An enhancement program/study on local church ministry.  Journalizing of field worker’s week-end experiences & supervision of week-end assignments.

MDiv 633 – Thesis

                This course is intended to assist Master of Divinity students in the preparation of a thesis proposal and to facilitate the transition from course to work to thesis.  This course will include the project phase steps, namely:  looking for challenges, needs, and opportunities, reviewing of proposal components, with particular emphasis on research design and developing the literature review, and focusing on key issues such as dissertation format standards, psychological and time management demands, committee formation, and project management.

MDiv 632 – Integrative Seminar

                This seminar will seek to integrate the student’s biblical knowledge, theological understanding, and practical experiences in ministry as a foundation for full-time professional practice.  It also provides students an opportunity to engage in critical thinking, discussion, and exploration of theory, practice, policy, and field practicum experience.

B.S. 812 – New Testament Theology

                This course explores the theological ideas in the various writings of the New Testament which centers on God’s saving promises and then seeks to integrate these ideas into the unified message of that text.  Moreover, it traces the progression of thought beginning with Jesus, and seeks to discover each writer’s distinctive contribution to the overall message of the New Testament.

MDiv 631 – Field Education 4 (Hospital/Community)

                Supervised ministry experience setting that provides opportunity for students to apply their pastoral care and ethical reasoning skills learned in their theology classes to concrete social contexts, either in a hospital or community setting.

MBA 613 – Financial Management

                The course introduces students to the fundamental financial decisions made by profit and non-profit organizations.  The principal objective of the course is to develop an understanding and implementation of the basic managerial tools and techniques for rational decision making.  Financial analysis is integrated to assist students in determining the financial condition and performance of a company in order to chart the direction of the firm amidst rapid changes in environmental factors.

MDiv 615 – Church Liturgy and Arts

                An introduction to Christian Liturgy and the Arts leading to the production of liturgical aids for church use. 

MDiv 635 – Theology and Ecumenics                 Theology and Ecumenics (MDiv 635) is a lecture presentation with an intellectual discourse on methods, principles, theories, and themes of doing theology and ecumenism.  It is a once-a-week academic session focusing on the role of theological discipline in understanding the socio-political and cultural context of ecumenism as an interreligious dialogue as well as pastoral praxis.