Course Descriptions

Biblical Studies Old Testament

Introduction to the Bible

This course is an introduction on the preservation, the transmission and the translation of the Bible and a survey of the biblical books covering historical, geographical, cultural and religious background.

Old Testament Survey

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the Old Testament Books with special consideration to the important places, persons, events, messages of each books as well as key chapters and verses in the Old Testament Revelation.

Pentateuch

A critical study of the first five books of the Bible relating to authenticity, authorship and major themes developed in these books. The JEDP theory is discussed in the light of internal and external evidence with a strong emphasis on the Mosaic authorship of these books.

Historical Books

This course is a brief exposition of the books from the Joshua to Esther with emphasis on their historical background and the righteous dealing of God to His people. Special attention is given to important persons, events and places in this study.

Poetical Books

This course is designed to give an introduction to the principles of Hebrew poetry with an exposition of each Book to understand their messages for the practical living.

Major Prophets

An expository study of the book of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Special emphasis is given to Authorship, Major Themes, occasion, purpose and Major prophecies.

Minor Prophets

An expository study of the twelve Minor Prophets which includes a consideration of the author, the main theme of each books and major prophetical passages and their contemporary relevance.

The Book of Jeremiah

An expository study of the life and ministry of Jeremiah, and the history of the kingdoms of Judah in the order that they occurred to the climax of the walls tumbling down.

The Book of Daniel

An analytical study of Daniel with consideration of the many questions of interpretation and application with special emphasis on the eschatology of the book.

Bible Geography and Archaeology

A study of Bible lands and places and their climatic conditions. Archaeology deals with the remains of ancient civilization related to Palestine and surroundings.

Hebrew Grammar

This course is an introduction to the biblical Hebrew and planned to provide the students with the essential knowledge of the grammar to further their studies of the Old Testament in its original language.

Hebrew Exegesis

This course is designed to provide students with the principles of doing exegesis in the Old Testament, guide them in doing exegetical studies and the application of the same in their practical ministry.

Biblical Studies New Testament

New Testament Survey

An introduction to the authorship and contents of the New Testament Books with special consideration to important places, persons, events as well as the key chapters and verses in the New Testament revelation.

Gospel of John

An expository study of the gospel of John with emphasis on its historical content and on its two- fold theme of evidence that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God’s plan and provision of salvation through the person of Christ.

The Book of Acts

A study of the growth and development of the first century Church as recorded by the historian Luke. Special emphasis is given to the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives and work of the main characters of the Book. The journeys of Paul shown in relationship to his Epistles.

Pauline Epistles

An exposition of all of Paul’s epistles except Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians, Timothy and Titus.

Romans and Galatians

An expository study of Romans and Galatians emphasizing the theological content and development of the books. The doctrines of justification by faith, the law and Christian liberty are dealt with.

The Book of Corinthians

A detailed study of the Corinthians with emphasis given to the nature of the problems in the Church, selected theological issues in the epistle and their application to contemporary Church life.

Thessalonians Epistles

A study of the epistles with emphasis on the rapture of the Church and the second coming of Christ and the practical application to the Christian life.

Pastoral Epistles

It is a study of Paul’s epistles to Timothy and Titus to explain the instructions Paul gave to ministers concerning the governing of the Church.

Hebrews

An inductive and expository study of this Book is undertaken with the main emphasis on the superiority of Christ. The subject of authorship, occasion and time are considered in regard to the overall message of the Book.

General Epistles

An exposition of James, I & II Peter, I, II & III John and Jude except Hebrews.

Revelation

A study of the apocalyptic literature with emphasis on the positive message of the book of Revelation for today and its relation to the book of Daniel.

Life of Christ

An advanced study of the life of Christ and His ministry from the gospels with special emphasis given to doctrines and events and nature of the passion of Christ and His resurrection which are taught in this portion of Scripture.

Life of Paul

A chronological study of the life of Paul and his ministry as mainly found in the book of Acts. It includes his journeys, writings etc.

Greek

A study of the New Testament Greek grammar, vocabulary with practical exercises to supplement the course.

Greek Grammar and Syntax

This course provides a strengthening and development of the student’s knowledge of Greek grammar with primary focus upon syntax and the application of such knowledge in working selected texts.

Greek Exegesis

This course is designed to provide students with the principles of doing exegesis in the New Testament, guide them in doing exegetical studies and the application of the same in their practical ministry.

Theology

Issues in Theology

This course is designed to help students know the theological/philosophical concepts of major theologians and the biblical justification of their own views and enable students to synthesize their theological views, derive their doctrinal beliefs from scripture, defend and communicate the doctrinal convictions.

Modern Trends in Theology

This course deals with the contemporary drifts of theology, their confrontations and seduction to the orthodox faith.

Dispensationalism

This course is a study on the economy (the seven dispensations) in the outworking of God’s plan and purposes.

Christian Apologetics

This course is a study on the biblical justification and defense of the gospel message, its history, major systems and issues from the contemporary view point. Also it deals with the foundation of Christian faith and the grounds for its rational and existential validity in the setting of contemporary ideologies and philosophies.

 

History of Doctrine

This course deals with the historical survey of the development of the doctrines, the heresies, and the endurance of the Orthodox faith from the challenges.

Systematic Theology

This course is a systematic study of the biblical doctrines (Bibliology to Eschatology) in its entirety. The course is designed to lay the foundation of theology and is orderly arranged for B. Th course. 

Christian Theology (Advanced)

This course is designed to help students develop proficiency in the areas of Systematic Theology by understanding the theological concepts and know how they relate, and analyze theological statements to distinguish between valid and invalid arguments.

History & Religion

World Church History-I

A study of the Church from Pentecost through the Fifth century, with emphasis on the various persecutions, growth of the Church, development of the doctrinal teachings, the Church councils and the rise of heresies.

World Church History-II

A study of the Church during the middle ages, also called the dark period of the Church History with special emphasis on preservation of the Orthodox faith and the causes that led to the decline of the Church growth.

World Church History-III

A study of the Church in the Reformation, the post-Reformation and the modern eras with emphasis on the various movements and developments of orthodox and nonconforming theology and significant leaders and events.

Indian Church History

A study on the advent of Christianity in India, the growth of the Church, its contribution in the different fields and the challenges.

History of Pentecost

This is a study of the origin and development of Pentecostal movements and the foundation of Charismatic doctrine.

Major Religions

A study of the origin and history of Major Religions as Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

Major Religions and Secular Movement (Advanced)

This course presents the students better opportunity to critically evaluate, acquaint with their developments, and their impacts upon the Church‘s mission in the present-day.

Cults

A study of the various cults investigating their origins, beliefs, practice and the analysis of their belief systems in light of the scripture.

Christian Education

Introduction to Christian Education

A study to develop a biblically based awareness of Christian Education in the church, home and school to interact with biblical and other foundations basic to effective Christian Education and to develop skills essential in effective Biblical teaching.

Christian Stewardship

A study of the principles of stewardship to emphasize the responsibility of the Christian as a steward of God, which includes time, talents, money, homes, opportunities and the Christian Ministry.

Environment, Health & Hygiene

A course designed to understand on the care and protection of the body in all its phases, foods, harmful drugs and diseases.

Sociology

A study of basic principles of human behavior in the society. Consideration will be given to such topics as motivation, perception, learning, personality and human development as related to the Biblical view of man

Personality Development

This course is an examination, development, application and the importance of biblical traits and character for Christian living.

Christian Home

This course is a study on the plans and purposes of God for the family, their roles and responsibilities in fulfilling the desires of God.

Agencies of Christian Education

This course is a study on the effective ways and means to reach out the values and principles of Christian Education to the community.

Christian Leadership

This course is a study on the principles of Christian leadership from various biblical characters and their application to the minister’s life and ministry.

Pastoral Ministries

Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods

An introduction to inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation, application and the correlation of the principles. These steps are applied to several biblical passages.

Hermeneutics (Advanced)

This course deals with the characteristics and task of hermeneutics, problems and issues in hermeneutics, the validation of the different interpretations and the methods of interpretation of the different genres in the biblical text.

Homiletics

A study of the basic principles of structuring and delivering expository sermons involved in biblical preaching with an emphasis on accuracy, clarity, and relevance. The life of the preacher, study, and reading habits are also considered.

Homiletics (Advanced)

An exploration into imaginative ways to proclaim God’s word. Attention is given to the biblical concept of communication, the theories of preaching, types of sermon, exegesis to exposition and relationship of hermeneutics to homiletics.

Basic Christian Counselling

A general introduction to the theory and practice of biblically based Christian counselling that can be used in a variety of situations.

Pastoral Theology

A study of the biblical concept of Pastor, his qualification and his relationship to the local church. Attention is also given to the current issues.

Pastoral Ministry

A study on the nature of the pastoral ministry with emphasis on the role of the pastor. Attention is given tot the principle and practice of various aspects of pastoral ministry.

Principles of Teaching

A study of the basic teaching techniques in Christian Education.

Christian Ethics

A study of Ethics from a Christian perspective which includes the moral and ethical aspects of Christian conduct and an examination of the Christian approach to various problems.

Church Growth

A study on the basic principles of church Growth with the application on the local condition.

Church Administration

This course is designed to understand that the aim of administration is to equip the Church members for the mission of the Church. It also helps to understand the structure and functioning of the Church, principles and skills of Church administration.       

Church Mission and Ministry

This course deals with the roles and responsibilities of the Church towards the great commission and the upbringing of the body of believers in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.

Missions & Evangelism

Introduction to Mission

A study on the need and challenge of missions from a global perspective, emphasizing the need of missions in different mission fields.

Biblical Theology of Missions

A study of the foundations and purpose of missions, the nature of missionary career, the authority and scope of the New Testament in relation to missions.

Basic Evangelism

A study of the philosophy and methods of presenting the gospels to non-Christians, focusing mainly on personal evangelism.

Current Trends in Mission

This course is a study of current Evangelical, Pentecostal/Charismatic, and Roman Catholic perspectives on the theology and praxis of mission.

Mission Theology

This course is a study on the biblical and theological foundations of the Church’s mission, important transitions of missions in the Church History that emerged and transformed the world, and the task remaining.

Contextualization of Mission

This course is a study on the Bible and culture and the possible and the different approaches in communicating Christ cross-culturally.

Cultural Anthropology

A study of the concepts, theories, and methods of cultural anthropology including the most significant concept, culture and the application of anthropological principles to current mission situations.

Elective Courses

1.Philosophy of Religion

This course is a study of the philosophical issues relevant to the foundation of Christianity. The course will also incorporate apologetics and address the matter of the relationship between Christianity and science.

2.Synoptic Gospels

This course is a comparative study of the Gospels to understand the life and message of Christ, an examination of the unique characteristics of the Gospels and an analysis on the synoptic problems.

3.English

A study of grammar, parts of speech, sentence structures, punctuation comprehension, usage and vocabulary building. Writing down of articles, composition of essays and stories are made use of as exercises in expression and in applying comprehension.

4.Music Theory

A study of the basic knowledge of staff notation in order to identify all the note, key signature, Rhythm, Time signature etc. it is also to develop the technique of composition of various styles and enable to sing well by reading the note in right track.

 

5.Research Methodology

This course is to enable students acquire the basic guidelines of research and writing skills, utilize and gain proficiency in doing research writing.

6.Introduction to Communication

This course deals with the communication principles, methods, techniques and its impact on Christian ministry.

7.Biblical Theology

This course will acquaint the student with major theological themes of the Old and New Testaments, keeping in mind issues of methodology, continuity and discontinuity.

8.Pauline Theology

This course is an integrative study on the doctrines and teachings of Paul in his epistles.