Upcoming Classes


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Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

This course provides systematic training in rudimentary helping skills, i.e., active listening, essential interviewing, case-conceptualization and consultation skills. Course content will centrally focus on both a. An evidence-based, three-phase model of behavior change and the rudimentary helping skills incorporated in that model and b. An evidence-based understanding of effective counselor behavioral characteristics. Course concepts and skills will be considered, critiqued and utilized from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Also, these helping skills and effective counselor behaviors will be considered in terms of both face-to-face and technology-assisted helping relationships. Core ethical issues (confidentiality, therapist skill proficiency, client consent and collaboration, and multicultural competence) will be introduced commensurate with topics and skills addressed. In addition to course lecture and class discussion a social skills training approach will be employed to define, demonstrate and afford ample practice and feedback of specified helping skills via small-group training (T-Groups). The T-Group lab component will take place outside of the classroom but during regularly scheduled class hours.

Dr. William J. Richardson
TuesThurs 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
June 4 - August 10

Assessment and Testing - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: 6/29-30; 7/6-7; 7/14; 7/27; 8/3. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FRO 8AM TO NOON; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM TO 4PM. This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assesment of intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population.

Terry L. Hight
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
TBA 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 4 - August 10

Group Theories Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages and techniques.

James (Jay) Roberson
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
June 4 - August 10

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: JUNE 18-19; JUNE 25-26; JULY 16-17; JULY 23-24; and JULY 30. ALL CLASSES MEET FROM 1:00PM TO 4:15PM. The purpose of this course is to examine the specialty of community counseling, including crisis situations and the impact of trauma. The course will be shaped by three major components: 1) the study of community counseling theory and practice, 2) a theoretical and practical study of crisis situations, and 3) the study of the impact of trauma including case conceptualization and treatment models. The format of the course will allow each student the opportunity to apply his/her academic talents, life experiences, clinical background, and Christian worldview to the counseling profession.

Michael Hillerman
Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
June 4 - August 10

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
June 18 - July 13

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 10:05 AM - 11:55 AM
June 18 - July 13

Paul and Personal Relationships - 1.00 Hours

This course will examine the ongoing transformational processes involved in sanctification and in the management of personal relationships in Christian life and neuroscience correlates to them, with a focus on the letter to the Ephesians and contemporary neuroscience. Other biblical texts will also be considered. Issues such as God's providential and immediate work in believers and unbelievers, the role of individual believer's thoughts, experiences, emotions and actions, and the role of larger relationship systems such as marriages, families and the church will be considered.

Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
July 9 - July 12

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of 01OT502.

Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 10:05 AM - 11:55 AM
July 16 - August 10

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of Greek I, focusing on the study of grammar, building vocabulary, and developing techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
July 16 - August 10

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: SEPT. 14-15; OCT. 19-20; and NOV. 30-DEC. 1. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 3PM. This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian church.

Dr. Michael Allen
TBA 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1; DECEMBER 7-8. CLASS MEETS FROM 10:30AM TO 5:00PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

Greg Beale
FriSat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

Branden Henry
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Christian Life in a Secular Culture - 1.00 Hours

This course assists the student in understanding and relating to secular culture. Art forms, political and economic structure, and other elements of culture are examined.

Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - January 15

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

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