1/9/2017 to 3/20/2017
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Dept # Title CR Instructor Day Time Place Open
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Description
BL 102- Seminar on Greek #2 0 McKnight M 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Rockford
Open This seminar is the second educational experience in biblical Greek. It cannot be taken for academic credit. Fee of $25.
CH 302- Reformation & Mod.Christianity 3 Brockway R 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open This course is an introduction to the history of the Christian church from the Reformation Era to the present day. Special emphasis is given to describing the lives and the contributions of men and women whose stories can inspire us as we struggle with similar problems in the modern church. (Required for MDiv,MACM)
CT 315- Min. in Rural&Small Communities 3 Kent MTWRF 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Rockford
Open This intensely practical course will introduce students to the basic pastoral skills needed to effectively serve churches in small and rural communities. Students will be exposed to issues affecting ministry such as low populations, large geographic areas, powerful subcultures and traditions, as well as rural poverty and ignorance. Students will interact with actual case studies and be given a notebook with specific tools and resources. Intensive course. (Church in Community, General Elective, Ministry Elective)
CT 400- Church-Based Comm. Dev 3 Gordon W 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Perkins Ctr.
Open This course will move beyond the philosophy and principles of CCD and will provide a thological foundation for engagement in wholistic community development. (Church in Community, Cong. Life, Min. Elec., Gen. Elec.) For 2018: June 10-13.
ED 302- Teaching Min. of the Church 3 Price M 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open This basic course utilizes several contemporary approaches to the practice of educational ministry. (Education, Min. Elect., Gen. Elect.)
IN 301-SYN- Exploring the Bible 3 Gile R 1:00 PM-3:40 PM
OL
Open This course is only available to MAW students. It will introduce students to both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The course will focus on the literary and theological themes of the Bible as well as provide students with guidelines for the study of the biblical material in its literary, historical, cultural, and social contexts. (Required, MAW)
LA 301- Leave of Absence 0 - Open Leave of Absence for one term. Maximum of 2 consecutive terms. Must complete separate Leave of Absence Request Form (see website under Registrar/Forms) and pay fee.
LA 601- DMIN Leave of Absence 0 - Open Leave of Absence for one year of doctoral studies. Must complete separate Leave of Absence Request Form and pay fee.
MN 335- Church Administration 3 Dew R 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open Administration "is the bringing together of people, programs, and procedures in such a way as to produce effective working relationships which lead to the realization of organizational goals." This course will analyze and evaluate several aspects of the administrative process while encouraging each student to utilize the best principles and procedures in their role as pastor. (Cong. Life)
MN 383- Principles and Practice of Preaching II 3 Shiell R 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open This course intends to provide a supervised "lab" experience in both the practice and evaluation of preaching. It builds on the Principles and Practice of Preaching I course (MN382), but places more emphasis on biblical interpretation and the delivery of the sermon. Prerequisite: an introductory course in preaching. (Homiletics, Min. Elec., Gen. Elective)
NT 301- Jesus and the Gospels 3 Edwards T 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open This course provides a basic introduction to Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the "Synoptic Gospels") and the Gospel of John. It acquaints students with an overview of the teaching and mission of Jesus in these Gospels. Prerequisite: IN301. (Required NT) NOTE: SU-18 and FA-18 courses will be held at Lisle, SP-19 held at the Center for Urb. Leadership.
NT 302- Paul's Letters and Acts 3 McKnight M 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Full This course aims to acquaint students with the mission, letters and theology of Paul. The focus is on exegesis and theology in the service of building up one's own biblical-theological basis for preaching, teaching and other practices of ministry. NOTE: This is the same course as NT302 Paul and His Letters. Prerequisite: IN301. (Required NT, Her.Elec.)
NT 421- Paul and Slavery 3 McKnight M 1:00 PM-3:40 PM
Rockford
Open Coming soon! (NT Elective, General Elective)
OT 301-OL- The Pentateuch 3 Gile T 4:00 PM-5:30 PM On-Line
Rockford
Full This course will introduce students to the Old Testament, to the methods, work, and results of biblical archaeology, and to the discipline of biblical criticism. Students will be introduced to the content of the Pentateuch and to the many historical, political, religious, and social events that shaped the history of the patriarchs and that molded later Israelite society. Prerequisite: IN301. ONLINE (Required for MDiv,MACM, either in-class or online)
OT 302- The Former Prophets 3 Mariottini T 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open An introduction to the critical, historical, and theological study of the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Special attention will be given to the historical, political, religious, and social events that shaped Israelite society. Prerequisite: IN301. (Required for MDiv,MACM, either in class or online.
OT 302B-OL- The Former Prophets 1.5 Gile - On-Line
OL
Full Only for MATM program students. Must be taken in following OT302A. An introduction to the critical, historical, and theological study of the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Special attention will be given to the historical, political, religious, and social events that shaped Israelite society. (Required for MATM) ONLINE
OT 304- The Major Prophets 3 Mariottini M 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open An introduction to the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. It will emphasize the historical, political, social and religious situations that are an integral part of the message of the Major Prophets. (OT Elec, Gen.Elec.)
PC 430- Premarital & Marital Counseling 3 Auger MTWRF 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Rockford
Open This course emphasizes skill training in the assessment and treatment of couples. Issues considered are use of tools to assess differences in couples personality, communication skills, identifying and treating abusive behavior, dealing with betrayal, resolving conflict, and the use of pornography and its effect on the marriage relationship. This will be accomplished through class lectures, readings, and training in the use of the Taylor Johnson Temperament Test. The books and tapes required for this course will be the tools needed in your own ministry to do premarital and marital counseling. (Pastoral Care, Min. Elective) Intensive Course, meets .
SM 400-OL- Internship Info. Session 0 Fleagle - On-Line
OL
Open This course will equip students who are planning to complete Internship I or Internship II in the next academic year with all of the information necessary to have a successful experience. The best internship experiences happen when students are well prepared and have thought about their ministry goals. Students need to begin developing and planning their steps 6-12 months prior to taking the internship classes. Pre-requisites: SM301, and 15-20 credit hours. The online information session must be completed before entering into Internship I or Internship II.
SM 401-SYN- Internship I 3 Hamstra, Jr. -
Rockford
Open This synchronous course is only available to MA in Worship students. Supervised Ministry is designed to integrate the practice of ministry with educational studies. It assists in gaining competence in self-assessment and in critical reflection on the process of ministry. Pre-requisite: SM400 Internship Information Session
SM 402-SYN- Internship II 3 Hamstra, Jr. -
Rockford
Open This synchronous course is only available to MA in Worship students. After the first year of study, students complete a two-quarter internship (SM401 and SM402) in a local church or other ministry context, under the supervision of an experienced pastor or ministry mentor. In class, students present case studies which are used for theological reflection and peer reflection to foster growth and understanding of one's ministerial identity and skills. Pre-requisites: SM301 and SM400
SM 402-01 Internship II 3 Fleagle T 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open After the first year of study, students complete a two-quarter internship (SM401 and SM402) in a local church or other ministry context, under the supervision of an experienced pastor or ministry mentor. In class, students present case studies which are used for theological reflection and peer reflection to foster growth and understanding of one's ministerial identity and skills. Pre-requisites: SM301 and SM400-ol. (Required for MDiv, MACM)
SM 402-02 Internship II 3 Fleagle R 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open After the first year of study, students complete a two-quarter internship (SM401 and SM402) in a local church or other ministry context, under the supervision of an experienced pastor or ministry mentor. In class, students present case studies which are used for theological reflection and peer reflection to foster growth and understanding of one's ministerial identity and skills. Pre-requisites: SM301 and SM400-ol. (Required for MDiv, MACM)
SM 500-OL- CPE Info. Session 0 Fleagle - On-Line
OL
Open This online information session will equip students who plan to complete ACPE or SM514 Internship III in the academic year. This orientation course provides all the information necessary to have a successful experience. Students need to begin developing and planning their steps 6-12 months prior to their first day of the internship experience. Pre-requisites: SM301, PC301 or PC302 and 30 credit hours. This online information session must be completed before beginning any of the options for ACPE or SM514 Internship III. Options 2, 3 and 4 require the partnership course, SM 514 Internship III, offered in the Spring.
SM 501- Integrative Seminar 3 Price M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Full Students will demonstrate their ability to integrate their knowledge of the theological disciplines with their practice and skill in ministry. This small-group experience enables students to write a statement of faith (required by many denominations for ordination) and correlate that statement with a ministry application paper. Recommended in the last year of studies. Prequisites: SM301, SM401, SM402, TH301, TH302, TH303 and be within 24 credits of completion. (Required for MDiv and MACM).
SM 502- CPE--Basic Unit 6 Fleagle -
Rockford
Open Supervised pastoral experience in a clinical setting accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., with attention to the religious issues of illness and death, to medical ethics, to the formation of pastoral identity and to the development of interpersonal competence in ministry. A full-time basic unit requires an intensive experience of at least 10 weeks of involvement (40 hrs/wk). Prerequisites: SM500 Information Session, PC301 or PC302, completion of at least 30 hours of seminary coursework and the CPE Information Session on Moodle (Required for M.Div, or Min.Elec.)
SM 503- CPE--Extended Unit, Part 1 3 Fleagle -
Rockford
Open Same description as SM502, with the difference that the student is able to complete the CPE requirement of 3 credits on a part-time basis over two academic terms of study. Prerequisite: SM500 Information Session, PC301 or PC302, completion of at least 30 hours of seminary coursework and the CPE Information Session on Moodle (Required for M.Div, or Min.Elec.)
SM 504- CPE--Extended Unit, Part 2 3 Fleagle -
Rockford
Open Second part of SM503. Prerequisite: SM500 Information Session, SM503 (Required for M.Div., or Min.Elec.)
TH 301- Christian Theology I 3 Nordling T 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open NOTE: FA-17 session is only MANT students. This course is the first in a two-course series. It will introduce the student to the major loci in theological construction. The historical and traditional engagements with theological issues will be correlated with the student's confession of faith and the biblical foundations of theology, the sociocultural contexts of faith and practice, and the life and mission of the Christian community. TH301 and TH302 should be taken with the same professor whenever possible, since the two courses together comprise a 20-week pattern unique to each professor. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 12 credits before taking this course. (Required)
TH 302-SYN- Christian Theology II 3 Holsclaw R 1:00 PM-3:40 PM
OL
Open This synchronous course is only available to MA in Worship students. An introduction to theological construction, engagement with the historical and traditional sources of theology and the practice of ministry. Note: TH301 and TH302 should be taken with the same professor whenever possible, since the two courses together comprise a 20-week pattern unique to each professor. Prerequisite: TH301
TH 303- Theology of Church and Culture 3 Holsclaw M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM
Rockford
Open In this class, we will explore the church's relation to culture, as well as theological principles for guiding such an engagement between church and surrounding culture. The class will guide the student through forming his/her own position on the church/culture relationship and the implications of how each pastor will lead his/her congregation, shape the local congregation as a discerning people amidst the social and moral issues of our times, and provide strategies for witness, ministry and justice in the world. (Required)
WO 482- Worship and the Arts 3 Nordling T 4:00 PM-6:40 PM
Rockford
Open Despite the challenges in the relationship betwen the arts and worship throughout the centuries, some churches work at strengthening that relationship by incorporating the arts thoughtfully, sensitively and with theological rigor and reflection. We will examine the role of various forms of art in services of Christian worship and provide practical experiences and usable applications for their inclusion as worship elements. We will also offer theological and pastoral criteria for discernment and implementation of the arts in worship, all within the context of Trinitiarian theology. (Worship, Min. Elective, Gen. Elective)
M=Monday T=Tuesday W=Wednesday R=Thursday F=Friday
Multiple letters mean the course is on multiple days