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GRADUATE COURSES
GRADUATE THEOLOGY STUDIES

PC 5426 - Crisis Counseling
-A study of the most challenging problems facing society today, such as suicide, dealing with death, drugs, abuse and severe relationship disruptions. Skills are explored that provide Biblical, practical meaningful intervention. (Prerequisites: PC5410 and 5411)
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5430 - Introduction to Counseling
-An introduction to the general field of counseling from the Biblical point of view, including basic principles of human nature, techniques for studying human behavior, and introduction to the use of Scripture in counseling.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5431 - Ministry of Prayer
-A study of the place, principles, practices and power of prayer as the essential aspect of Christian experience, culminating in the student's opportunity to strengthen his personal prayer life.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5435 - Biblical vs. Secular Counseling
-An analysis of the psychological methodology expressed in modern secular counseling in comparison and contrast to Nouthetic (Biblical) counseling.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5440 - Theories of Counseling
-An examination of the counseling theories of prominent christian psychiatrist, 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-Biblical counseling philosophy.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5441 - Biblical Homiletics
-The art of sermon preparation and delivery, including Scripture reading, focusing on expository preaching.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5442 - Preaching Practicum
-An intensive study of sermons preached in the past. Candidate's sermon outlines evaluated and critiqued. Candidates will submit 2 taped sermons to be evaluated. (Doctoral Students)
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5443-Writing for Media and Publication
-A survey of the types of writing available for ministry and a study of the development of skills appropriate for those varied fields.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5444 - Thesis & Dissertations
-A study of the methodology of research and writing of a thesis or dissertation for degree work in Bible college and seminary. (required course)
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5445 - Youth Ministry
-An overview of the history. philosophy and methodology of ministering to the youth of our society and churches, with special emphasis on evangelistic and discipleship programs and strategies.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5448 - The Youth Pastor
-The study of the essential qualities and characteristics of the effective Youth Pastor. Building on the foundational truths of I Timothy 4:12; this study emphasizes that the youth pastor must be a Godly person before he can have a successful youth ministry. It includes guidelines for the youth pastor's relationship to the pastor, to the church leadership, to parents, to the congregation and to the youth entrusted to him.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5449 - Contemporary Youth Issues
-The study of crucial issues facing today's youth. The course includes such problems a peer pressure, friendship, dating, sexual promiscuity, music, drugs and drinking.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5450 - Church Administration
-A study of the administrative responsibilities in church ministry. Covering the basic elements of leadership, time management, planning, activating, motivation, and delegation. The emphasis is on the Biblical framework enabling students to focus on the centrality of the Scriptures for all aspects of Christian leadership.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5451 - Pastoral Counseling
-A study of basic counseling skills employed in the setting of the pastoral ministry with emphasis on understanding the principles and techniques of counseling.
                                                               (3 credits)

PC 5461 - Pastoral Theology
-A study of the call, qualifications and work of the pastor as visitor, counselor, preacher, teacher and administrator. Instruction in administering church ordinances, weddings, funerals, and overview of church policy.
                                                               (3 credits)

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