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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
60 hours in 4 weeks.
August 2019 – Present.
Identify the steps to servanthood that undergird cross-cultural interactions; initiate and sustain Level 1, 2 and 3 conversations; utilize “The Diamond” as a method of assessing and directing spiritual conversations with non-believers; and demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain spiritual conversations with nonbelievers.
This course will take students on a journey from the basics of initiating conversations through increasingly sustained dialogue with people different than themselves. A particular focus will be on communication of the Christian faith to nonbelievers. Students will practice the skills of communication in a variety of settings culminating with several days of face-to-face ministry to prison inmates.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Humanities, Cross-cultural Communications, Social Science, Theology, or Christian Ministries (10/20).
39 hours (4 weeks); plus required 80 hours of lab work.
August 2011 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: articulate values and beliefs that guide the educational experience at Faith Builders Educational Programs; investigate their personal calling and evaluate ministry opportunities accordingly; analyze service opportunities in our world today and propose effective means of meeting human needs; summarize New Testament principles and techniques of serving others, especially as exemplified in the ministry of Jesus; identify common temptations in ministry and evaluate personal vulnerabilities; develop and demonstrate leadership and teamwork in ministry teams; and develop group-building activities for ministry teams.
Major topics covered in the course are: the discipleship philosophy of Faith Builders; calling and servanthood in the church and in the world; five essentials for service; understanding the heart of a servant; common temptations; spirit-filled service; and team work. Methods of instruction include: lecture and group work. Evaluation criteria include response papers, a final exam, and journaling.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Ministry Studies (10/15) (10/20 revalidation).
- Formerly Worldviews Survey I PHI 201; also Worldviews Survey I PHI 201 (PHI 201); also Worldviews Survey I
- Formerly Old Testament Survey BIB 101 (BIB 101); also Old Testament Survey
- Formerly Reading the Bible BIB 250; also Bible Study Methods BIB 250; also Bible Study Methods BIB 250 (BIB 250); also Bible Study Methods
- Formerly Systematic Theology THE 220 (THE 220); also Systematic Theology