Courses

 

General Education Requirements

 

The program requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other university programs. Specific coursework will be determined by the Dean of the School of Christian Ministries in consultation with the faculty of other schools/departments. Some general education requirements will be met through specific Applied Theology requirements.

  

Lower Division Requirements (23 units)

  

APT192 Foundations for Ministry

This course is an introduction to the expectations of the Bachelor of Applied Theology program. Emphasis is given to spiritual foundations for ministry, including personal and church discipleship. Attention is given to models of discipleship and the student’s development of a personal strategy of discipleship. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology major. (3 units; Fall)

APT192-T1
Cochran, Gregory C.
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT292 Theology of Pastoral Ministry

This course is an introduction to the practical ministry responsibilities inherent in the role of a pastor. Emphasis is given to the normal functions of the pastor in the observance of the ordinances, wedding, counseling, and conflict management. Emphasis is also given to challenges confronting contemporary pastors in providing pastoral leadership and care for congregations. (3 units; Spring)

APT292-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

APT293 Supervised Church Mnstry Intrn I

A more intensive application of APT 292 in the Applied Theology program. The student will progressively have opportunity to focus on the accomplishment of ministry in a specific ministry context, while continuing to integrate various elements of a semester's study. Prerequisite: APT 292. (2 units; Spring)

APT293-T2
Jones, Stephen A.
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

CST210 Pentateuch and Former Prophets

This class examines the books of Genesis - Kings (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contributions each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The historical background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

CST220 Latter Prophets and Writings

This class examines the books of Isaiah - 2 Chronicles (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contribution each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The literary structure of each book and the cultural background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

CST230 Jesus and the Gospels

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth, with special attention given to the critical issues prompted by such study. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Gospel courses (CST 330, 331) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

CST240 Paul and the Early Church

An introductory consideration of the incidents, individuals, and issues included in the historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic portions of the New Testament. Core requirement and prerequisite for upper division Pauline courses (CST 440, 441) for Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS

PHI213 Intro to Philosophy

This course introduces students to the meaning and basic categories of philosophy such as epistemology and philosophy of religion. This is accomplished through an exploration of the primary issues and central figures within the discipline. Particular relevance is given to the development of a Christian worldview and the role philosophy plays in life and culture. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

PHI213-A
Leonard, Matthew J
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
PHI213-C
Leonard, Matthew J
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
PHI213-D
Leonard, Matthew J
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
PHI213-E
Mosteller, Timothy
08/24/2020 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
PHI213-B
Mosteller, Timothy
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
PHI213-A
Leonard, Matthew J
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
PHI213-B
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
PHI213-F
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
PHI213-G
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM TBA ONLN
PHI213-H
Leonard, Matthew J
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
PHI213-C
Mosteller, Timothy
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M260
PHI213-D
Leonard, Matthew J
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus M260
PHI213-E
Leonard, Matthew J
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

 

Upper Division Requirements (51 units)

 

APT365 Doctrine of the Church

This course examines key biblical passages related to the church, overviews major historical positions of the church, and assesses related models of pastoral leadership, ministry, and preaching. The emphasis of the course is to help students develop a biblical and practical theology of the church. (3 units; Fall)

APT365-T3
Morgan, Christopher
08/24/2020 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT371 Christian Theology I

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, and sin. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Fall & OPS)

APT371-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
08/24/2020 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT372 Christian Theology II

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of salvation, the person of Christ, the church, and last things. Prerequisite: Bachelor of Applied Theology or Christian Studies major. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
APT372-T2
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

APT392 Supervised Church Mnstry IntrnII

A more intensive application of APT 293 - Supervised Church Ministry Internship I in the Applied Theology program under the guidance of a university supervisor. The student will progressively have opportunities for ministry involvement, mentoring, and ministry skill development. The emphasis of the course is for the student understanding of the priority and implementation of evangelism and missions in the ministry of the church. Prerequisite: APT 293. (2 units; Fall)

APT392-T3
Jones, Stephen A.
08/24/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT393 Supervised Church MnstryIntrnIII

A more intensive application of APT 392 - Supervised Church Ministry Internship II in the Applied Theology program under the guidance of a university supervisor. The student will progressively have opportunities for ministry involvement, mentoring, and ministry skill development. The emphasis of the course is upon development of communication skills in preaching and teaching of the Bible. Prerequisite: APT 392. (2 units; Spring)

APT393-T3
Jones, Stephen A.
01/11/2021 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

APT452 Advanced Biblical Preaching

This course prepares students in communicating the truth of the ancient Scriptures to modern people. It explores the variations of crafting of expository sermons. The course will examine how sermons can be constructed to reflect the genre of the biblical literature: narrative, poetry, psalms, history, prophecy, parable, apocalyptic, and epistles. Prerequisite: CST 451. (3 units; Fall)

APT452-A
Co, Adamson
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT482 Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership is an intensive study of the leadership role of the pastor in relation to the nature of the church, leadership models, leadership challenges, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/11/2021 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

APT492 Supervised Church Mnstry IntrnIV

A more intensive application of APT 393 - Supervised Church Ministry Internship III in the Applied Theology program under the guidance of a university supervisor. The student will progressively have opportunities for ministry involvement, mentoring, and ministry skill development. The emphasis of the course is the development of leadership skills. Prerequisite: APT 393. (2 units; Fall)

APT492-T4
Jones, Stephen A.
08/24/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

APT495 Senior Exegesis Seminar

This capstone course for the Applied Theology program is designed to demonstrate student competence in research/writing and in biblical exegesis utilizing interpretive tools, the biblical languages, theological reflection, and practical application to the global and local Church. The student will integrate the various elements of the program into a personal and practical theology/philosophy of Christian ministry. Prerequisite: APT 492. (3 units; Spring)

CST300 History of Baptist Thought

An examination of Baptist history and doctrine with respect to other Christian denominations and non-denominational churches. Attention will be given to the global impact of Baptists through local church renewal, promotion of religious liberty, participation in missions, and biblical fidelity. Core requirement for Applied Theology students, Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203

CST350 Biblical Interpretation

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA ONLN

CST360 Church History

A survey of the development of the Christian church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time, with special attention to the origin of various denominations. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125

CST412 Special Topics in Theology

An examination of specific area(s) of Theology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Theology coursework. (3 units; As offered)

CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

CST414 Special Topics in Christian Mini

An examination of specific area(s) of Christian Ministry. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Ministry coursework. (3 units; As offered)

CST414-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

CST451 Biblical Preaching

A study of the basic principles for preparing and delivering biblical sermons, with an emphasis on the writing, delivery, and analysis of expository sermons. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring & OPS)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/11/2021 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

ICS305 Global Christianity

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world -- past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Spring)

ICS305-A
Horton, Damon A.
06/29/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
ICS305-B
Chung, Soojin
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
ICS305-A
Chung, Soojin
05/03/2021 Th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

ICS435 Evangelism and Church Planting

This course examines the biblical principles of evangelism and church planting. Students will learn to combine the biblical content of the gospel with appropriate skills for sharing the gospel, with the aim of training disciples for the local church. Attention will also be given to strategies of church planting for local and global contexts. Student involvement in evangelistic ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
08/24/2020 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

PHI303 Apologetics

This course will examine the emergence of apologetics within the life of the church, highlight various approaches, arguments, and central figures, and the role of apologetics in development of a Christian worldview. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Fall)

PHI303-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
08/24/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

 

Biblical Language Requirements (12 units)

 

Complete two (2) of the following two-semester sequences

GRK213 Intro Koine Greek I

An introduction to Koiné Greek emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary preparatory for translation of the Greek New Testament. (3 units; Fall)

GRK213-A
Mobley, Richard A.
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

GRK223 Intro to Koine Greek II

Continuation of GRK 213 with beginning translation from the First Epistle of John. Prerequisite: GRK 213. (3 units; Spring)

GRK223-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

or

GRK313 Intermediate Greek

A "literary laboratory" in which to observe the function of Greek syntax through the translation and exegetical study of specific New Testament materials. Prerequisite: GRK 223. (3 units; As offered)

GRK313-A
Wilson, Danny K.
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

GRK323 Intermediate Greek

A "literary laboratory" in which to observe the function of Greek syntax through the translation and exegetical study of specific New Testament materials. Prerequisite: GRK 223. (3 units; As offered)

GRK323-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center

or

HEB213 Biblical Hebrew I

A study of the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew, including pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, nouns, and parts of speech as well as elements of Hebrew syntax. (3 units; Fall)

HEB213-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

HEB223 Biblical Hebrew II

An analysis of biblical Hebrew with attention to appropriate portions from the Old Testament Scriptures and to the introduction and utilization of the Hebrew lexicon. Prerequisite: HEB 213. (3 units; Spring)

HEB223-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

or

HEB313 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I

Continuing study of the writing, grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and literature of Biblical Hebrew II. Prerequisite: HEB 223. (3 units; As offered)

HEB323 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II

Continuing study of the writing, grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and literature of Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I. Prerequisite: HEB 313. (3 units; As offered)