These course courses are prerequisites to receiving a Bachelor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling.
RS101M10C1 Christian Foundation and Counseling (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
The Promise and the Blessing connect the dots of the Old and New Testament books to reveal the big picture of salvation history. Organized chronologically rather than canonically,
this book traces the flow of Israel's history and shows how the New Testament proceeds out of the Old. It begins with God's creation of the cosmos and the initial problem of the fall of man. Then it traces God's solutions to that problem as he selects first one man, Abraham, then his line, and then the nation of Israel to provide the Messiah. Finally, it focuses on the Messiah himself and looks at how the gospel of Jesus was spread throughout the known world. The Promise and the Blessing is easy to use and ideal for anyone who wants to understand the grand narrative of the Bible. The Promise and the Blessing is designed for Old and New Testament survey classes and will provide all students of the Bible with a better understanding of how the drama that began in Eden winds through Israel's history to its fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
RS204M10C2 The Holy Spirit (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
This course basic awareness of the promise of the equipping of the Holy Spirit given us by Jesus and events are designed to build a theological understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit for individuals of any age, lay church leaders, clergy, and entire congregations. Any study of God or doctrine would be incomplete without a study of the Holy Spirit. Certainly there is a great deal of controversy over this doctrine during our lifetime. It has been said over the course of church history that no doctrine has been neglected as much as the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the name of the third person in the Trinity, sometimes called the Holy Ghost. Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his crucifixion and resurrection: "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26, ESV) In Christian theology the study of the Holy Spirit is called pneumatology, from two Greek words, pneuma meaning "wind," "breath," or "spirit" and logos meaning "word," or "logic." Generally this includes such topics as the personality of the Spirit, the deity of the Spirit, and the work of the Spirit as presented in the Bible.
Comprehensive Examination: Final Examination - Buy the book here.
In order to ensure that all students graduating from the college program have a fundamental understanding of the field which they are about to enter, they are required to take a written comprehensive examination covering the broad areas of the core courses. The goal of the exam is for the student to demonstrate his or her substantive and integrative knowledge of higher education. This Examination is open book (Dynamic's of the Christian Foundation). Each and every student must complete and pass all parts of the comprehensive examination to earn their undergraduate degree in ministry majoring in Christian counseling.