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SCM 601: Church Leadership & Administration 3 credits

A study of the biblical foundation for the leadership and administration of the local church. Also includes comprehensive instruction in church finances, organizational structure, meetings, legal and ethical issues, and facilities development.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 607: Pastoral Theology 2 credits

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.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 620: Contemporary Youth Issues & Ministry 2 credits

A study of the crucial issues facing teenagers today and how to build an effective church that disciples junior high and high school students.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 621: Church Discipleship Ministries 2 credits

The purposes, organization and leadership of the church's outreach and edification ministries will be presented. Special emphasis is given to personal evangelism training for the local church and the philosophy and practice of youth and children's ministries.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:00–12:50SM113
1TTH12:00–12:50SM211

SCM 627: Christian Family 3 credits

Spiritual activities in the home. Materials and methods, relationship of home to the church, family altar, and home visitation.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50SM211
1MWF8:00–8:50SM214
1MWF8:00–8:50SM211

SCM 630: Counseling Children & Adolescents 3 credits

Presents the biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Case study examples encourage application of course content.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–3:15SM214

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling 3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15SM113

SCM 633: Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guiltplain 2 s20 .

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50SM113

SCM 636: Advanced Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation established by oCounseling Issues.o Seeks to prepare students to minister to those struggling with addictions, immorality, suicide, trauma, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

Prerequisite: SCM 633.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling 3 credits

Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 638: Addiction Issues in Counseling 3 credits

Addresses the theological, physiological, and secular theoretical models of addiction. Examines the core theological and physiological issues involved in behavioral life-dominating sins-sexual addiction, obesssion behaviors, etc. Established a biblical framework for ministry to individuals enslaved to substances and experiences with special emphasis upon the involvement of the church community in helping those seeking deliverance.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 640: Biblical Counseling Practicum I 3 credits

Practical application of the biblical counseling principles and practices covered in the biblical counseling curriculum. Emphasizes how to develop rapport, collect data, assess problems, develop a ministry plan, facilitate biblical change, give hope, and assign homework based on case studies. Reinforces a biblical code of ethics in counseling. Supervised counseling required. Must take at least four biblical counseling courses to enroll in this class.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:35–1:50SM212

SCM 651: Christian Discipleship 2 credits

The personal, biblical responsibilities of the true disciple of Christ in full-time vocational ministry; e.g., Scripture reading and meditation, prayer, obedience, forgiveness, example-setting, and walking in the Spirit will be discussed. The spiritual resources found in Christ for faithfulness and spiritual integrity will be presented. The obligation of and a methodology for making and nurturing new disciples will also be explained, following the biblical model.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW10:00–10:50SM214

SCM 652: Ministry of Preaching: History & Philosophy 2 credits

An examination of the major biblical passages concerning preaching, coupled with a consideration of the different eras of preaching, primary models in church history, and the formulation of a scriptural philosophy of the ministry of the Word.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 671: History of Christian Missions 3 credits

A study of the history of the spread of the Gospel from the founding of the church. Particular emphasis will be given to key missionary-leaders and organizations of the modern missionary era (1750 to the present). Various philosophies of missionary practice will be examined from a historical perspective.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 672: Cross-Cultural Internship 2 credits

On-the-field team ministry under the supervision of a faculty leader.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 673: Cross-Cultural Internship 3 credits

On-the-field ministry under the supervision of a faculty leader or an approved cross-cultural mentor.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 675: Theology of Missions 3 credits

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.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF3:00–3:50SM214
1MWF3:00–3:50SM211
1MWF3:00–3:50SM211

SCM 677: Urban Church Planting 3 credits

A study of the techniques and unique challenges of establishing a local church in an urban setting. Specific attention will be given to community analysis, demographics, ethnography, non-profit incorporation and legal preparation.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 679: Urban Church Planting Internship 3 credits

A study of church growth principles, the movement that produced them, and modern applications. This course will address the historical significance of this movement and will analyze the principles upon which it was founded.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 690: Counseling Issues Seminar 3 credits

Examination and biblical critique of current issues, trends and movements within fundamentalist and evangelical circles that affect the biblical counselor. Class will involve extensive reading, which will be discussed in a small group setting.

Prerequisites: SCM 631, SCM 632.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 695: Biblical Counseling Practicum II 3 credits

Further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to biblically counsel others. Assesses the student's knowledge and skills in three key areas: observation, experience, and organization. Students will enroll in this capstone course in their final semester of the MA Biblical Counseling program.

Prerequisite: SCM 640.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 701: Issues in Church Ministry 2 credits

Examines key issues facing those serving in church ministry today, including the believer's use of alcoholic beverages, divorce and remarriage, the modern translation controversy, contemporary Christian music, and the church marketing movement. Includes assigned readings from key texts.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH10:00–10:50AL312
1TTH10:00–10:50SM211
1TTH10:00–10:50SM211

SCM 703: Principles of Church Growth 3 credits

A study of church growth principles, the movement that produced them, and modern applications. This course will address the historical significance of this movement and will analyze the principles upon which it was founded.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 705: Technology in Ministry 3 credits

A comprehensive introduction to the technological elements common in church worship. Through hands-on instruction, the student will gain a basic competency in setting up and running sound, lighting, and projection systems, especially for use in enhancing the worship of the church. The course will also include a sustained discussion of a biblically- and historically-informed philosophy of technology in ministry.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 706: Theology of Worship 2 credits

An exploration of both the biblical and historical foundations for worship of the church, with a goal towards helping students articulate a thoughtful, biblically discerning theology of worship. Special attention will be given to the application of worship theory in the local church. At the culmination of the course, students will write a comprehensive theology of their personal understanding of worship.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 707: Principles & Practices of Church Worship 3 credits

A study of the historical development of worship in the local church, with special emphasis on the growth of church worship from the synagogue, to the Reformation, to the modern church. The course will also cover the practical aspects of planning and leading worship, especially worship in the local church, with special attention will be given to the wise selection and ordering of the worship elements and to the organization of worship leaders.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 708: Ministry Outreach 0 credits

Participation in ministry outreach activities. Enrollment in this course is for ministry students who have successfully completed SCM 607, 651, 652, and 701 and have irreconcilable scheduling conflicts with SCM 707. If a ministry student has completed these requirements, he must take SCM 708 each semester he is enrolled until the completion of his degree.

Sec Days Time Room
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SCM 709: Pastoral Ministry Internship 3 credits

A local church internship directed by both resident seminary professors and field-based adjunct pastor-professors. The student will experience and be evaluated in multi-week on-site clinical rotations covering all dimensions of pastoral ministry. These rotations will be supported by readings and written projects in the theory of pastoral practice. Each internship will be 20 weeks (part-time, during the first and second semesters) or 10 weeks (consecutive weeks, full-time in the summer) in a church approved by the dean of the seminary.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 710: Worship Ministry Internship 1 credit

A summer- or semester-long internship, in which the student will work in a mentoring relationship with the pastor/pastoral staff member of a local church, serving and leading in the worship ministry of the congregation.

Prerequisites: SCM 705, SCM 706.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 777: Biblical Strategy of Missions 2 credits

Study of a biblical philosophy of missions and basic biblical strategies. Examination of major worldviews. Evaluation of theories of the mission process, and current trends in Protestant missions. Also covers missionary problems, current literature and a geographical survey of missions needs.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

SCM 780: Introduction to Military Chaplaincy 3 credits

An introduction to the ministry of military chaplaincy. This course exposes the student to the issues that military chaplains face, along with the knowledge skills, and values that are necessary to success in this crucial restricted-access institutional ministry.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SCM 782: Ethics & Legal Issues in Chaplaincy 3 credits

A study of the ethical and legal challenges that occur in connection with ministry in government service. Topics covered include pluralism, ecumenism, interfaith practices, confidentiality, evangelism, proselytization, gender identification and relations, marriage in military context and divorce.

This course is not offered this academic year.