Courses

Courses Common to All Concentrations

PMN 1003 Attitudes & Strategies for Life
A study of the issues related to living a successful and abundant life: decision making, prioritizing goals and actions based on the values each person holds, developing measurable strategies to accomplish them and understanding the attitudes which shape the journey of accomplishing goals, making decisions, and living the life God intended for each of us.

GPL 1503 Christian Worldview
The purpose of this course is to provide academic instruction on the importance of and ability of a Christian to understand the issues of truth and knowledge, how we arrive at truth, and what we do with truth.This course is designed, therefore, to deepen and broaden the student’s understanding of the core presuppositions of the Christian worldview, and to equip them to evaluate those presuppositions in contrast with other, competing worldviews.

BOT 1503 Old Testament History
A study of the history of the people of God in the Old Testament as recorded from Genesis through Esther. It considers God’s redemptive plan as expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis is made to understand the geography of the Near East.

BOT 2653 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
A study of the wisdom literature and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament as recorded from Job through Malachi. There is special emphasis upon the formation of Hebrew poetry found throughout this literature.

BNT 2203 Introduction to Gospels
An introduction to the critical issues affecting the study of the Gospels and the life of Jesus followed by a survey of the various genres and forms within the Gospels, focusing on principles for interpreting the Gospels, key concepts found in the, and their impact on the church and the Christian life.

BNT 1503 Acts of The Apostles
A study of the history of the beginning of the Christian church as described in the New Testament book of Acts. The study focuses on the faith, practices, and teaching of the earliest church as it progressed from Jerusalem across the Greco-Roman world. Special attention is made of the historical contexts, the key players, and the strategies employed in the missionary expansion of these new communities.

BNT 2303 Pauline Epistles
An overview of Paul’s writings to the first-century churches and individuals. This study highlights major doctrines and issues and considers the application of these principles to individuals and churches today. Appropriate hermeneutical principles and procedure are also demonstrated.

TTH 2103 Basic Bible Doctrines
Focusing on the classical passages of the Old and New Testament, the study includes the basic theological concepts related to Scripture, God, Jesus Christ and His work, man and his salvation, the Holy Spirit and the church. The text allows exploration of the historical development of these doctrines as well as their biblical basis.

GHI 2303 History of The Restoration Movement
A study of the Restoration Movement in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries originating in the work of Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone. The course emphasizes the principles of doctrine, polity and practice as they were proclaimed in the quest for the unity of the church.

TET 2103 Christian Ethics
A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct and proposed solutions with an emphasis upon the nature of ethics, values, rights, obligations and
opportunities.

Courses Only in The Christian Ministry Concentration

PMN 3104 Organizational Leadership
This course draws on various academic disciplines to introduce students to leadership theories both classical and contemporary. Discussion will focus on the relationship between one’s relationship with God and effective leadership. Special attention will also be given to theories that emphasize the role of Christian ethics in organizational leadership.

BEX 2004 Hermeneutics
An introduction to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation with dual focus on the Bible’s ancient formation and contemporary use. Students will see the importance of sound biblical interpretation as it relates to leadership and the transmission of the gospel.

PMN 3704 Financial Decision Making
This course will involve the preparation, analysis, communication, and interpretation of financial information for organizational decision-makers with a special emphasis on church and non-profit organizations. Attention is also given to personal and ministerial finance as well as grant writing, managing capital campaigns and staff compensation.

PMN 3454 Programming Strategies for Ministry
A study of the current philosophies and strategies of ministry and non-profit programming. Special focus will be given to strategic planning, implementation of technology, volunteer and staff development, community outreach, and marketing.

PMN 3204 Communication for Leadership and Ministry
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication for interpersonal exchanges, as well as for functioning in teams and in other organizational settings. The course will also address how these communication concepts are used in pastoral ministry and preaching.

GPS 2504 Counseling Principles
This course introduces the principles of counseling and outlines the process by which Christian leaders can effectively counsel people with specific problems. The course also provides an introduction to the counseling profession from a Christian perspective, explores how biblical and psychological principles may be integrated and applied to counseling issues, and describes the nature and role of the counselor as a person and as a professional.

PMN 4104 Contemporary Issues in Leadership
A capstone study of the major issues facing organizational leaders with an emphasis on the challenges facing the contemporary church and the leadership strategies needed to respond to these challenges.

PMN 2454 Introduction to Evangelism
A study of the nature, purpose and process of evangelism and its application to various environments both within and outside of the church. Special emphasis will be placed on New Testament discipleship principles and their application to building mentoring relationships

Courses Only in The Business Management Concentration

PMG 2105 Organizational Management
Study of management functions and processes in a variety of organizations. Topics include staff management, motivation, leadership, organizational development, teams, decision making.

PMG 3105 Marketing
Provides background and overview of management tools and decisions within the marketing area including price, placement, product, promotion. Includes overview and application in both consumer and commercial markets.

PMG 3615 Microeconomics
Study of consumer behavior, supply and demand, market structures, and world economy.

PMG 3605 Macroeconomics
Study of national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and world economy.

PMG 3315 Business Ethics
Study of the ethical foundations for sound decision making in management as applied to issues such as employer-employee relations, executive pay, the use of power, affirmative action and environment damage. Prerequisite: Christian Ethics

PMG 2405 Financial Accounting
Provides basic knowledge needed to read, understand and analyze financial accounting transactions and how to prepare and interpret financial statements.

PMG 2585 Managerial Accounting
Study in the use of accounting data in planning and controlling business operations. Topics include inventory valuation and income determination. Prerequisite: Financial Accounting

PMG 4205 Management of Information Technology
A study in the successful application of IT systems within a business organization. Topics include the role of IT, hardware, software, E-commerce, internet, data storage and mining, security, and system management.