An overview of the Bible as a source of historical, spiritual, moral, and intellectual literature. This course traces the development
of the Bible as a document and provides an introduction to the major characters, events, and themes of the Christian scripture.
BIBL 3355 Survey of the Old Testament 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIBL 2355
This course presents the biblical Old Testament as a sequence of events, concepts, and theological principles. It traces the creation of the world, the history of the Hebrew nation, and the
poetry and prophecies of the Old Testament.
BIBL 3356 Survey of the New Testament 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIBL 2355
This course presents the biblical New Testament as it traces the
development of the Christian faith from the birth of Jesus Christ. It includes a review of each New Testament book for its historical, theological, and contemporary significance.
COMM 3780 Communicating Christian Faith 3 Credit Hours
The practices of expressing individual faith and apologetics defending the faith are explored. Key topics include the case for faith, applications of
practical faith, and keeping faith in the face of hardship and pain.
MINN 3400 Organizational Dynamics of the Church 3 Credit Hours
Organizational structures and strategies of contemporary churches are
examined. Key topics include denominations and their influence on local bodies, independent church organization, reporting and accountability in church organizations, staffing the church, and the congregation's role in
MINN 3560 Small Church Administration 3 Credit Hours
Ministry leadership in the small church environment is emphasized. Key topics include resource management, time management for the
small church leader, integrating volunteers, and pastoral accountability in the small church.
MINN 3988 Financial Administration in Ministry 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of financial
management in church and ministry organizations. Key topics include budget development and administration, cash flow management, funding and fund raising, and using information technology to manage church and ministry
MINN 4112 Urban Ministry 3 Credit Hours
Ministry leadership in the inner city environment is examined. Key topics include street ministry, resource management, conflict resolution, the inner city
political environment, building support systems with suburban churches and organizations, and discipleship in the inner city.
MINN 4355 The Touch of Christ: Ministering to the Broken 3 Credit Hours
course emphasizes Christ's mission to touch the untouchable and to love the unlovely. Key topics focus on ministry response to substance abuse, sexual and emotional abuse, poverty, homelessness and physical deprivation,
and cross-cultural and interfaith ministry.
MINN 4450 Legal Issues in Ministry 3 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of the legal environment in which a church or ministry organization operates.
Key topics include human resource law, tax and regulatory compliance, liability law, contracts, and intellectual property law.
MINN 4703 Managing Church Growth 3 Credit Hours
This course provides strategies,
processes, and practices for managing church growth. Key topics include staffing the growing church, developing church growth strategies, ethics of church growth, and developing a biblical view of church growth.