SCM 607: Pastoral Theology
A study of the biblical basis for pastoral ministry. Includes examination of the qualifications and responsibilities of the office of pastor, evaluation of the various forms of church leadership and organizational polity, discussion of biblical instructions for pastoral care and church discipline, readings in the available literature, and formation of a biblical philosophy of ministry.
SCM 635: Crisis Counseling
Presents biblical strategies for handling the crisis of suicide; extensive coverage of childhood sexual abuse; offers help in understanding the nature of abuse and biblical help for overcoming the effects of abuse. Examines the recover/12-step movement from a biblical standpoint; looks at the crisis of life- dominating sins (addictions); presents a biblical view of sin; help for working with eating disorders, drugs and alcohol; covers the crisis of immorality; teaches a biblical view of sex; gives help for dealing with pornography, homosexuality, adultery, etc.
- Dates: September 3 – October 25
- Register by: August 20
- Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2
Colorado Springs, CO
When Homosexuality Hits Home
Harvest House, 2004
Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts
Mark E. Shaw
Focus Publishing, 2007
SCM 630: Counseling Children & Adolescents
This course deals with biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Case study examples will encourage application of course content.
SCM 675: Theology of Missions
An examination and systemization of the teaching of Scripture on the subject of world evangelism. Includes a comparison and contrast of the biblical model with contextualized theologies such as Minjung theology, Black theology, Hispanic theology and African theology.
SCM 695: Biblical Counseling Capstone
Provides practical biblical counseling experience for students who have completed at least 24 credits. The student will observe 10 hours of biblical counseling, be involved in 60 hours of practical biblical counseling experience, be involved in a minimum of 10 hours of an outreach ministry, and read and evaluate a book on biblical counseling case studies. A final comprehensive examination will assess the student's knowledge of biblical counseling.
SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling
Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.
SCM 631: Theories of Counseling
An examination of the counseling theories of prominent Christian psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, such as Jay Adams, Gary Collins, Larry Crabb, Frank Minirth, Charles Solomon and others. Students will be guided toward the development of a distinctly Christian counseling model.
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