Apologetics / Missions / Evangelism
Great Commission Studies
One of the top reasons why believers in Jesus do not like to share the gospel is because of fear. That fear can manifest itself in a number of things—rejection, or not knowing what to say, or not saying the right thing. This class will help you build a desire to share your faith in Jesus creatively from a Biblical foundation.
Intensive study and research of one or more moral issues which are of immediate concern to the Church, society, and Christian ethicists. Sometimes we are faced with situations that are often called “gray areas.” While some of these things may not be directly addressed in the Bible, we are still called to live faithfully as followers of Jesus. This class will engage some of those “gray area” topics and help you to think and live as children of The Light.
Built on the research and study of Christian Ethics, Moral Apologetics seeks to move Christian moral concerns from individual and church to the broader culture. By combining ideas about engaging culture and Christian Ethics, this class seeks to equip the student to evaluate and use the base of Christian Ethics to provide a moral witness and, thereby, engage culture. The goal is for Christians to be equipped to witness in Word and deed.
Leading Youth Ministry Bible Study
An important dimension of youth ministry is the pursuit of effective Bible study teaching techniques. This course will introduce the latest effective instructional techniques, describe their harmony with the teaching ministries of Jesus and Paul, and explain how these techniques can be used by the Holy Spirit to bring about transformation.
Foundations in Adolescent Development
The purpose of this course is to explore the developmental process of adolescence. The course will focus on how and why they do the things they do. Five key parts of adolescent development will be addressed: The Biological and Cognitive Development of Adolescence; Adolescent Brain Research—focuses on the similarities and differences of an adolescent brain with children and adults; Identity and Social Transitions; The Role of the Family and Friendships; and Adolescent Spiritual Development.
Counseling Parents and Children
This course will examine biblical teaching regarding the family, including roles of parents and children. This course will also examine conflict resolution. Finally, this course will examine various special topics relating to counseling parents and children.
Individual Skills and Crisis Intervention
This course will examine the individual professional and personality counseling skills and their importance, as well as case planning. This course will also examine crisis and trauma counseling, including treatment evaluation and planning as well as special topics within crisis counseling.
Counseling Individuals with Addiction Problems
This course will examine the etiology (origin) of addictions, effects on the family, its dynamics, interventions and treatment. This course will examine behavioral addictions such as sexual addiction and addictive level life struggles such as eating disorders.
Counseling Individuals with Problematic Emotions
A study of the most common problematic emotions: depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and trauma. The focus is on developing an understanding of these emotions as biological, moral, relational, and spiritual phenomena and then learning biblical intervention strategies. A biblical perspective on suffering and pain is embedded throughout.
Strategic Execution for Ministry
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