Biblical Interpretation

The objectives of this course are to establish a theological framework which informs our interpretation of the Word of God.  We will explore questions like:

  • Is the Bible a divine book?
  • Why are there so many translations of the Bible?
  • What role does the Holy Spirit play in helping us understand the Word of God?

Foundations of Holistic Ministry

This course lays the foundation for understanding the biblical and theological foundations of holistic ministry.  It is also examines major paradigms for understanding holistic ministry at both the personal and societal levels.  The course concludes with an application project designed to help the student practically apply holistic ministry principles to an actual ministry context.

This course is part of the Foundations and Principles of Holistic Ministry series.


Community Development

This course examines the process of building community relationships and helping communities analyze

their context, identify priorities and develop a plan of action for addressing key issues. The course concludes with an application project designed to help the student practically apply community development principles to an actual community context.

This course is part of the Methods of Community Organizing and Community Development series.


Intercultural Spiritual Formation

This course emphasizes the cognitive (thinking), volitional (valuing) and behavioral (doing) aspects to developing Christian character in people’s lives from a different cultural context than the student’s.  Emphasis is placed on the relational empowering of disciples to their own cultural contexts dependent on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

This course is part of the Intercultural Holistic Discipleship series.