PT241 Knowing God (3 credit hours)
A study of the doctrine of knowing God (epistemology). Special attention will be given to the practice of knowing God so as to challenge and motivate the student to seek God. Special emphasis will be on what faith is and is not and how to use your faith.
PT242 Christian Character and Ethics (3 credit hours)
A focus on service, humility, and leadership using the lives of Moses, Nehemiah and others to depict what strong Christian character looks like. Special attention will be given to the outworking of Christian character in society as Christians take a stand on ethical issues.
PT243 Missions and the Church (3 credit hours)
A theological, biblical, and historical study that forms the foundation for understanding the importance and nature of the Great Commission. Special attention will be given to mobilizing local church missions programs and individuals who want to go to the mission field.
PT244 Church Fellowship (3 credit hours)
A study of the necessity, nature, and neglect of fellowship in the Church. Special attention is given to a study of ideas and principles for leading and participating in small groups. Special emphasis will be put on biblical descriptions of the Church as well as a consideration of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
PT254 Apologetics and Worldview (3 credit hours)
A practical study regarding the skill of defending the gospel. Special attention will be given to using apologetics as a bridge to evangelism. Special emphasis will be on the study of worldviews and how Christians are called to think and live according to a biblical worldview.
PT255 Marriage and the Family (3 credit hours)
A biblical study of the institution of marriage with a focus on marriage roles. Special attention will be given to understanding family dynamics and applying authority and responsibility in parenting. Special emphasis will be put on the importance of our words in fostering healthy relationships.
PT256 Christian Spirituality (3 credit hours)
A study of what it means to be spiritual and how to grow spiritually. Special attention is given to the need to understand the nature of the gospel and how to live it out by focusing on repentance and the life of the cross. Special emphasis is put on fasting as an example of a spiritual discipline that highlights “vessel theology.”
PT267 World Religions (3 credit hours)
An introduction to the major religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Jainism will also be considered. Special attention will be given to the idea of worldview and how it coincides with religion.
PT268 The Bible and Money (3 credit hours)
A thorough investigation of the biblical view of money with a focus on giving and stewardship. Special attention will be given to a natural ministerial outworking of a biblical theology of money; that is, a study of the nature and practice of the biblical mandate to help the needy.
PT269 Church History (3 credit hours)
A thorough investigation of the events, people, places, and theology associated with the Church from its inception after the ascension of Christ to today. The course will follow this general timeline as it fills in the major sections of Church history with specific dates and their corresponding events.