Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

The Christian studies major prepares students for church and parachurch related vocations, including pastoral ministry, Christian education, youth ministry, children's ministry, and church planting.

Why CBU?

All full-time faculty in the School of Christian Ministries have terminal degrees in their field and experience in leadership positions in the local church. The combination of academic rigor and practical application forms the core of our classroom instruction.

Career Opportunities

  1. Pastoral Ministry
  2. Youth Ministry
  3. Children's Ministry
  4. Christian Education
  5. Discipleship Leader

Links

  1. http://www.calbaptist.edu/academics/schools-colleges/school-christian-ministries/programs/bachelor-arts-christian-studies/
  2. http://www.sbc.net/jobs/
  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Christian studies majors will demonstrate biblical literacy including historical, contextual, and literary parameters, and principles of biblical interpretation.
    2. Christian studies majors will know and integrate the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.
    3. Christian studies majors will integrate their learning with the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the Christian faith in the past.
    4. Students with majors will know the basic parameters of the Christian world-view.
    5. Christian studies majors will understand the implications of commitment to Jesus Christ through development of personal character, engagement of society and communal responsibility reflected in a lifestyle consistent with biblical principles.
    6. Christian studies majors will be led to apply their education to the church, in both its local and global contexts, as servant leaders.

Christian Studies Major (45–51 units) BA

Lower Division Requirements*

CST210 Pentateuch & 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; Multicultural; Fall)

CST210-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B252
CST210-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST210-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

CST220 Latter Prophets & 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; Multicultural; Spring)

CST220-T1
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CST220-B
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B112
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B112

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; Multicultural; Fall)

CST230-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250
CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 183
CST230-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST230-B
Mobley, Richard A.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST230-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

CST240 Paul & 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; Multicultural; Spring)

CST240-T1
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B111
CST240-B
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B111
CST240-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B111

*Christian Studies majors should not take CST 110 and CST 130.

Upper Division Requirements

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; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CST300-T3
Chute, Anthony L.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center A111
CST300-T3
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/10/2018 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-T2
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 124
CST360-T4
Chute, Anthony L.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A112
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A112
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 124

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)

APT371-A
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 202
APT371-A
Co, Adamson
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
APT371-T2
Morgan, Christopher
09/04/2018 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

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)

APT372-T2
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251
APT372-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251

Upper Division Biblical Studies Requirement

Complete three (3) upper division units (CST 310, 311, 315, 330, 331, 410, 411, 421, 440, 441, 442, 450).

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional units of upper division coursework, beyond other major or concentration requirements from the following: APT 352, 365, 482, CST 307, 310, 311, 315, 330, 331, 380, 382, 383, 410, 411, 421, 425, 440, 441, 442, 450, 451, 490, 491, ICS 305, 375, 405, 430, 435, PHI 303, 324, 343, 353, 433.

Concentration Courses (12–18 units)

Students must complete all of the prescribed courses listed in one of the following concentrations:

Apologetics, Bible and Theology; Biblical Languages; Christian Ministry; Focus on the Family Institute; Global Studies; Pastoral Leadership, Theology/Church History, Theology/Philosophy; Youth Ministry

Concentrations

Apologetics (12 units)

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; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

PHI303-T4
Bates, Todd
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B259
PHI303-A
Bates, Todd
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B259
PHI303-T4
Bates, Todd
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
PHI303-A
Bates, Todd
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

or

PHI403 Cultural Apologetics

A study of the ways in which the truth of the Gospel and of the Christian worldview are reflected in popular culture through art, literature, film, music, and television. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring odd years)

and

PHI343 Philosophy of Religion

This course introduces students to the specific branch of philosophy known as philosophy of religion. This occurs through an examination of the major issues within the discipline such as the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious language. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

PHI343-A
Bates, Todd
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 126

PHI433 Apologetics: Theory and Method

An analysis of the various methods used, the logic employed, the philosophical assumptions utilized, and the potential effectiveness of the major approaches to the apologetic task currently debated by contemporary apologists. Prerequisite: PHI 213. (3 units; Spring even years)

PHI433-A
Bates, Todd
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 192

Three (3) units of additional upper division philosophy coursework from the following: PHI 353, 400, or 421.

Bible and Theology* (12 units)

At least three (3) units of upper division biblical studies coursework

At least three (3) units of upper division theology coursework

Six (6) units of additional upper division biblical studies and/or theology coursework

*Prerequisites for concentration: CST 210 and 220 for Old Testament coursework, CST 230 and 240 for New Testament coursework, CST 370 for theology coursework.

Biblical Languages* (12 units)

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; Multicultural; As offered)

GRK313-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B259
GRK313-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/04/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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; Multicultural; As offered)

GRK323-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B219

HEB213 Biblical Hebrew I

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

HEB213-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 370
HEB213-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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; Multicultural; Spring)

HEB223-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/10/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 103

*Prerequisites to concentration: GRK 213 and 223.

Christian Ministry (12 units)

Complete twelve (12) units of upper division Christian Ministry coursework, including from the following: CST 307, 381, 383, 414, 425, 451, 480, 484, and 491, ICS 305, 375, 405, 415, 430, 431, 435.

Faith and Culture (12 units)

Complete six (6) units from the following: CST 354, 425, ICS 305, 375, PHI 303, 320, 324, 343, 353, 420, 433. Complete six (6) units from the following: ENG 365, 401, 433, 434, 440, 443, 460, FLM 303, 305, 350, 450, HIS 305, 315, 325, 343, 353, 360, 415, 430, 435, HON 300, 350, 400, 450, POL 330, 350, 395, 423, 425, 427, 429, 431.

Focus Leadership (12–16 units)

Because of California Baptist University's status as a "sending institution" for the Focus Leadership Institute, students may study for one semester at the Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coursework will be determined by the Institute; application an acceptance into the Institute program is required. As a part of this program, students may also be able to complete the elective requirement of CST 490 Supervised Ministry in the Christian Studies Major or Minor.

Global Justice (12 units)

CST425 Christian Social Ethics

This course will explore perennial social ethics issues as they relate to Christian faith and life. Topics include key social problems, the Church’s historical responses to those issues, and the biblical teachings with regard to core Christian doctrines (e.g., creation, fall, redemption, image of God, neighbor love). Standard models of Christian engagement in society with respect to the individual believer, the local church, and the global Christian Church will also be considered. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 250
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 103
CST425-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ICS305 Global Perspectives

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124

ICS375 Current Events and Movements

This course will examine current political, social, economic and human events in select areas of the world. Students will explore the global impact of these events and will address ways in which the Church can provide positive change. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 123
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204

PHI353 Comparative Religions

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
PHI353-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS
PHI353-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
PHI353-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203

Global Studies * (18 units)

ICS105 Introduction to Global Studies

This course addresses the basic elements of the Christian faith in the context of participating in God’s global agenda. Topics include Christian worldview, the Kingdom of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Church, and the role of prayer. (3 units; Interdisciplinary, Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 103
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B111
ICS105-F
Rogers, Mark C.
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS 124
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
ICS105-B
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/10/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 252
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/10/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
ICS105-E
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
01/10/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B110
ICS105-B
Rogers, Mark C.
01/10/2018 T 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS 125
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
ICS105-C
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/04/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ICS105-D
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/04/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
ICS105-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/04/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124
ICS105-B
Lewis, Jeff C.
09/04/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS105-E
Rogers, Mark C.
09/04/2018 T 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS 124

ICS205 Models of Discipleship

This course focuses on learning how to follow Jesus and grow as a Christian with the dual aim of pleasing God and teaching others how to do the same. Various biblical models of Christian growth and training will be explored and implemented within the context of class discussion and small group participation. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall)

ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/05/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 127
ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
01/10/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus L249
ICS205-A
Zunigha, Brian L
09/04/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ICS305 Global Perspectives

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/10/2018 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124

ICS405 Marketplace Strat for Global Adv

This course focuses on the market place as it relates to the advancement of Christ’s kingdom among the nations. Students will be led to think strategically about making disciples while using their interests and gifts within the context of their major. Attention will also be given to the biblical and historical role of the market place in God’s global strategy. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework.(3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall)

ICS405-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 126
ICS405-A
Nsofor, C. Fyne L.
09/04/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

*Recommended courses: ANT 225 Cultural Anthropology and ANT 430 Culture and Personality, which can be used to meet General Education requirements.

Pastoral Leadership (12 units)

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-T3
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B110
APT452-T3
Co, Adamson
09/04/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

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 challengers, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251
APT482-T4
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219
CST451-T2
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

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; Multicultural; Fall)

ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
ICS435-T4
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/05/2017 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/04/2018 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
ICS435-T4
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/04/2018 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

Theology/Church History (12 units)

Three (3) units of upper division theology coursework

Three (3) units of upper division church history coursework

Six (6) additional units of upper division theology and/or church history coursework

Prerequisite for concentration: CST 360 for church history coursework; CST 370 for theology coursework

Theology/Philosophy (12 units)

Three (3) units of upper division theology coursework

Three (3) units of upper division philosophy coursework

Six (6) additional units of upper division theology and/or philosophy coursework

Prerequisite for concentration: CST 370 for theology coursework

Youth Ministry (12 units)

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 challengers, and practical leadership strategies. (3 units; Spring)

APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251
APT482-T4
Morgan, Christopher
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251

CST383 Ministry with Youth

This class focuses on foundational issues related to adolescents with application to the local church. Student involvement in youth ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring odd years)

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)

CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219
CST451-T2
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/10/2018 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B219

CST484 Current Trends in Youth Ministry

A research-oriented exploration of current youth trends and issues based on students' interests with objective of synthesizing their experiences. (3 units; Spring even years)

CST484-A
Bishop, Daniel M.
01/10/2018 M 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B112