Course Descriptions

Pentateuch - BT1000

Course Name: Pentateuch

Course Code: BT1100

This course is a survey of the first five books of the Old Testament with particular attention to the early chapters of Genesis. Patriarchal history, the Exodus, the legislation of Sinai, the rebellion in the wilderness, and the exhortations of the book of Deuteronomy are examined in sufficient detail to trace, in particular, the concept of covenant as it developed in God’s relations with Israel.

Credit: 3

 

Introduction to Old Testament - BT1101

Course Name: Introduction to Old Testament

Course Code: BT1101

This course is an introductory study of the New Testament, with an emphasis on literary issues of authorship, text formation and transmission, canonicity, manuscript analysis, version comparison, as well as the materials of textual criticism. Historical, geographical, political, and cultural background data will be considered for its interpretative value. Special attention will be given to how the New Testament builds on Old Testament revelation. (Note: Students can ONLY receive credit for BT1200 Introduction to New Testament or BT1203 New Testament Survey.)

Credit: 3

Bible 101 - BT1104

Course Name: Bible 101

Course Code: BT1104

The Bible may be the best-selling book in the world today, but it is certainly not the best understood. This course is a general introduction to the Bible. Its primary goal is to familiarize students with the overall storyline of the Bible, and to show how the various books of Scripture fit into it. Prior to looking at this storyline, students will examine some basic issues relevant to any study of the Bible, including things such as the inspiration of the Scriptures, the nature of divine revelation, the formation of the canon, the question of the Apocrypha, issues accompanying the translation of the Scriptures into English and some important general considerations in approaching any study of the Bible. This course is intended to help students see the integrity and complete trustworthiness of God’s Word, and to cultivate a deeper love for it.
Credit: 3

Introduction to New Testament - BT1200

Course Name: Introduction to New Testament

Course Code: BT1200

A study of the historical books of Joshua through to Esther, this course surveys Israel’s history, combining a review of the physical and historical geography of Palestine, issues of chronology, and the political and cultural developments of the Hebrew nation from Pre-Monarchic times through to the Monarchic and Post-Monarchic periods.

Credit: 3

Synoptic Gospels - BT1201

Course Name: Synoptic Gospels

Course Code: BT1201

An examination of the good news about Jesus Christ as recorded by Matthew, Mark and Luke is the focus of this course. The unique perspectives and theological concerns of each gospel writer will be considered and a detailed expository study of Mark’s gospel will be undertaken. This study of Mark will be supplemented with consideration of material unique to Matthew and Luke in their accounts of the gospel.

Credit: 3

Jesus and the Gospels - BT1204

Course Name: Jesus and the Gospels

Course Code: BT1204

Credit: 3

Interpreting the Bible - BT1304

Course Name: Interpreting the Bible

Course Code: BT1304

The course is founded on the conviction that the Bible is God’s revelation through the channel of human language. Hence, understanding the Bible would involve knowing the principles and methods of interpreting a work of language as well as being sensitive as to what God intends to reveal through the Bible. The course is an introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, highlighting its task, its history, and the need for it. It examines the exegetical methods of interpreting the Bible and the specific modes of interpreting the various genres that it contains. While examining contemporary trends and critical issues in Hermeneutics that are having an impact on biblical/theological studies, the central thesis of this course is that the working of God the Holy Spirit is indispensable for interpreting the Bible. Hence, the course calls for recognition of and a submission to the influence of the Holy Spirit as critical in interpreting Scripture.

Credit: 3

Theology in Real Life - BT1305

Course Name: Theology in Real Life

Course Code: BT1305

Credit: 3

Hebrew History - BT2100

Course Name: Hebrew History

Course Code: BT2100

A study of the historical books of Joshua through to Esther, this course surveys Israel’s history, combining a review of the physical and historical geography of Palestine, issues of chronology, and the political and cultural developments of the Hebrew nation from Pre-Monarchic times through to the Monarchic and Post-Monarchic periods.

Credit: 3

Pauline Literature - BT2201

Course Name: Pauline Literature

Course Code: BT2201

This course will undertake a general survey of the writings of the Apostle Paul. Attention will be given to the purposes, characteristics and key themes of each epistle, with particular emphasis on the content of Romans, Galatians and the Corinthian epistles. Consideration will be given to selected doctrinal and practical issues that will be encountered in this study.

Credit: 3

Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Perspective - BT2309

Course Name: Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Perspective

Course Code: BT2309

Credit: 3

God, Humans & Creation - BT2310

Course Name: God, Humans & Creation

Course Code: BT2310

This course is designed to help you understand the relationship between God, humanity and creation as it is communicated to us through Scripture. The Existence of God will be discussed in terms of the concept of the Trinity. Humanity will be defined and discussed in relation to the Trinity, Creation and the world they inhabit. This will be done using the Biblical story as the basis for such understanding. The hope of this course is to help you understand these relationships from a biblical worldview so you will be able to effectively communicate God in your own culture.
Credit: 3

Hebrew Prophets - BT3100

Course Name: Hebrew Prophets

Course Code: BT3100

This course is a study of the relevant historical background, theological themes and contemporary relevance of selected Old Testament Prophets. The content of a selected number of the biblical books is analyzed in some detail with a view to application in personal and corporate church life.

Credit: 3

Christology - BT3300

Course Name:Christology

Course Code: BT3300

This course is an historical and systematic investigation of the Christian understanding of Jesus Christ and his significance as proclaimed by the Christian Church. Topics include the historical Jesus, the humanity and divinity of Christ, the development of New Testament Christology, and the decisions of early church councils. Emphasis is placed on the crucial aspects of this doctrine as it faces the challenges of contemporary options.

Credit: 3

The Church and Its Future - BT3303

Course Name: The Church and Its Future

Course Code: BT3303

An introductory study of the nature of the Church, both in its universal and local dimensions. Students will be exposed to the major alternatives that have been proposed to explain the character of the Church and will formulate systematically a Biblical understanding of the people of God in their corporate life on earth. Since eschatology has been an essential component to the identity of Pentecostals, the course will conclude with a major focus on the way in which the Church’s life on earth will be concluded.

Credit: 3

Soteriology - BT4301

Course Name: Soteriology

Course Code: BT4301

A study of the biblical teaching on the atonement. This study will cover the doctrine of salvation as accomplished by Jesus Christ on the cross and applied by the Holy Spirit in response to one’s faith in Christ. Biblical passages relating to salvation will be analyzed and historical and contemporary views of salvation will be evaluated.

Credit: 3

Research and Writing - GE1101

Course Name: Research and Writing

Course Code: GE1101

This course is designed to promote skill in the research and writing of college term papers and essays. The focus is on the use of writing to discover, organize, and convey information; and on the use of research in terms of the various practices and tools available. Attention will be given to using both the college library and internet resources, while following the guidelines of the Modern Language Association (MLA). Students will be taken step-by-step through the process of picking a topic, developing a research strategy, writing a proposal, and writing multiple drafts of a final paper all the while avoiding plagiarism and promoting academic integrity, creativity, and good Christian scholarship.

Credit: 3

Cross-Cultural Studies - GE1200

Course Name: Cross-Cultural Studies

Course Code: GE1200

This course offers an introductory study of the world mission of the church: reasons for, purpose and objectives, methods, trends and emphasis, and the challenge of how best to complete the task. Special attention is given to the principles and program of PAOC/PAON missions. (Note: Students can ONLY receive credit for GE1200 Cross-Cultural Studies or GE1202 Cross-Cultural Foundations.)

Credit: 3

World Religions - GE1203

Course Name: World Religions

Course Code: GE1203

This course will introduce you to the cultural and theological foundations of the world’s major religions. It will examine the fundamental doctrines, belief systems, moral codes and organizational structures particularly of those religions which are pertinent to the current missionary enterprise. Certain popular religiosities such as syncretism, materialism, humanism, spirituality and meditation will also be a focus of discussion. The basic texts of certain religions will be taken up for exegetical analysis. The world views and moral codes emanating from the respective religions will be critically examined.

Credit: 3

Canadian Society & Evangelism - GE1205

Course Name: Canadian Society & Evangelism

Course Code: GE1205

This course will examine how recent trends, including secularism, pluralism, multiculturalism, privatization of faith and post-modernism have shaped Canadian values and assumptions. Application to outreach and pastoral ministry will be given focused attention.

Credit: 3

Church History I - GE2211

Course Name: Church History I

Course Code: GE2211

This course will introduce you to major figures and movements in the history of Christianity up to the year 1350. Although there is a lot to cover, the course has been designed to focus on the most important aspects of this time period. The selected topics will focus on the pivotal events, key personalities and formative writings that have shaped the history of the church. This course will also include the development of worship concepts, the relational complexities of church and state, and different aspects within the Christological debates. My hope is that as you learn how to think historically you would gain the ability to use the wisdom of the past to successfully lead in your specific context.

Credit: 3

Church History II - GE2212

Course Name: Church History II

Course Code: GE2212

This course will introduce you to major figures and movements in the history of Christianity up to the year 1350. Although there is a lot to cover, the course has been designed to focus on the most important aspects of this time period. The selected topics will focus on the pivotal events, key personalities and formative writings that have shaped the history of the church. This course will also include the development of worship concepts, the relational complexities of church and state, and different aspects within the Christological debates. My hope is that as you learn how to think historically you would gain the ability to use the wisdom of the past to successfully lead in your specific context.

Credit: 3

Understanding Human Behaviour - GE2215

Course Name: Understanding Human Behaviour

Course Code: GE2215

The origins of the Pentecostal Movement in North America and its unique growth since the turn of the 20th century will be explored in this course. Historical antecedents, theological developments and socio-cultural issues will be analysed. Emphasis will be given to the development of the major Pentecostal groups in Canada.

Credit: 3

World Religions - GE2216

Course Name: World Religions

Course Code: GE2216

This course introduces the student to the cultural and theological foundations of the world’s major religions. It examines the fundamental doctrines, belief systems, moral codes and organizational structuring particularly of those religions that are pertinent to the current cross-cultural ministry enterprise. The basic texts of certain religions will be taken for exegetical analysis. The worldview and moral codes emanating from the respective religions will be critically examined.

Credit: 3

Understanding Adolescence - GE2218

Course Name: Understanding Adolescence

Course Code: GE2218

Understanding the adolescent and the family is crucial to effective youth ministry. This course will focus on understanding the dynamics of the various stages of development in early, middle and late adolescence. Attention will be given to current thought in adolescent psychology as well as sociological perspectives on adolescence and the family today. We will also seek to better understand the unique struggles and pressures that adolescents face, providing youth ministry students with a framework of understanding adolescents that will better assist you in the application of principles and strategies for effective, healthy youth and family ministry. Special focus will be given to two specific areas of which youth workers must be well informed and prepared to address: 1) A biblical and healthy understanding of human sexuality and 2) the effects of fatherlessness upon the development of children and youth.

Credit: 3

Counselling Psychology - GE2400

Course Name: Counselling Psychology

Course Code: GE2400

This course is an introduction to psychology. Human behaviour is studied with emphasis on major theories of personality and abnormality. Counselling methods relevant to providers of pastoral care are presented through systematic study of the interview process.

Credit: 3

Elementary Greek - GE3100

Course Name: Elementary Greek

Course Code: GE3100

A study of the basic elements of the Greek language as it relates to the New Testament. A comprehensive survey of the chief features of the grammar of Koine Greek is presented. This course is designed to prepare the student for translation and exegesis of the New Testament.

Credit: 3

Intermediate Greek - GE3101

Course Name: Intermediate Greek

Course Code: GE3101

A continuation of the study of Greek grammar with more extensive examination of portions of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: GE3100 Elementary Greek.

Credit: 3

History of Pentecostalism - GE3200

Course Name: History of Pentecostalism

Course Code: GE3200

The origins of the Pentecostal Movement in North America and its unique growth since the turn of the 20th century will be explored in this course. Historical antecedents, theological developments and socio-cultural issues will be analysed. Emphasis will be given to the development of the major Pentecostal groups in Canada.

Credit: 3

Ethics - GE3302

Course Name: Ethics

Course Code: GE3302

Credit: 3

Using Biblical Greek - GE3104

Course Name: Using Biblical Greek

Course Code: GE3104

Most Christians, preachers included, are intimidated by the thought of learning Greek; yet they know instinctively that there are many rich insights into God’s Word awaiting all those who make the effort. This course focuses on learning the basics of Greek grammar, and on how to use the primary Greek resources and helps that are available to Christians today. This course is not intended as a substitute for learning the Greek language, but is aimed at preparing students to effectively use the Greek text of the New Testament in their study and proclamation of God’s Word.

Credit: 3

History of Pentecostalism - GE3200

Course Name: History of Pentecostalism

Course Code: GE3200

The origins of the Pentecostal Movement in North America and its unique growth since the turn of the 20th century will be explored in this course. Historical antecedents, theological developments and socio-cultural issues will be analysed. Emphasis will be given to the development of the major Pentecostal groups in Canada.

Credit: 3

Canadian Culture & Evangelism - GE3206

Course Name: Canadian Culture & Evangelism

Course Code: GE3206

Credit: 3

Philosophical Foundations - GE4300

Course Name: Philosophical Foundations

Course Code: GE4300

Credit: 3

Popular Culture & Media - GE4201

Course Name: Popular Culture & Media

Course Code: GE4201

Credit: 3

Field Education I - PM116X

Course Name: Field Education I

Course Code: PM116X

Credit: CR

Field Education II - PM117X

Course Name: Field Education II

Course Code: PM117X

Credit: CR

Life & Ministry Dev I - PM119X

Course Name:Roots – Life & Ministry Dev I

Course Code: PM119X

Credit: CR

Roots – Life & Ministry Dev II - PM120X

Course Name: Roots – Life & Ministry Dev II

Course Code: PM120X

Credit: CR

Field Education III - PM316X

Course Name:Roots – Field Education III

Course Code: PM316X

Credit: CR

Roots – Field Education IV - PM317X

Course Name: Roots – Field Education IV

Course Code: PM317X

Credit: CR

Field Education V - PM318X

Course Name: Field Education V

Course Code: PM318X

Credit: CR

Field Education VI - PM319X

Course Name: Field Education VI

Course Code: PM319X

Credit: CR

Diploma Internship - PM3205

Course Name: Diploma Internship

Course Code: PM3205

Credit: 3

B.Th Pastoral Internship - PM4201

Course Name: B.Th Pastoral Internship

Course Code: PM4201

Credit: 15

B.Th Youth Internship - PM4202

Course Name: B.Th Youth Internship

Course Code: PM4202

Credit: 15

Mentoring I - PR1102

Course Name: Mentoring I

Course Code: PR1102

Mentoring I is the first of four one-hour credit courses that focuses on specific areas of personal spiritual growth. This first component will focus on the importance of Character and how it contributes to your spiritual formation as you train for ministry. The mentoring courses will function within the context of a mentoring partnership with a pastor and will be incorporated as a component of your Mentoring while studying at Master’s. Credit will be earned through personal preparation and study as well as discussion and participation in the Student/Mentor relationship.

Credit: 1

Mentoring II - PR1103

Course Name: Mentoring II

Course Code: PR1103

Mentoring II is the second of four one-hour credit courses that will focus on specific areas of personal Christian development and maturity. This second component will focus on the significance of The Call and how it relates to your Spiritual Formation while training for ministry. The mentoring courses will function within thecontext of a mentoring partnership and will be incorporated as a component of your Spiritual Formation while studying at Master’s. Credit will be earned through personal preparation and study as well as discussion and participation in the student/Pastoral Mentor relationship.

Credit: 1

Connections I - PR1106

Course Name: Connections I

Course Code: PR1106

Connections I is a four lesson/eight-week course, centered on four topics: Lesson 1: Tell Me Your Story (Weeks 1 and 2) Lesson 2: Family of Origin (Weeks 3 and 4) Lesson 3: How I See Myself (Weeks 5 and 6) Lesson 4: How I See Others (Weeks 7 and 8) The first week of each lesson will consist of the facilitator’s introductory remarks, some initial discussion followed by responding to a questionnaire. The second week of each lesson will focus on the major findings (two to three topics/questions) from the questionnaires

Credit: 1

Connections II - PR1107

Course Name: Connections II

Course Code: PR1107

Credit: 1

Family, Church and Society - PR1204

Course Name: Family, Church and Society

Course Code: PR1204

This course offers an introductory study of the world mission of the church: reasons for, purpose and objectives, methods, trends and emphasis, and the challenge of how best to complete the task. Special attention is given to the principles and program of PAOC/PAON missions. (Note: Students can ONLY receive credit for GE1200 Cross-Cultural Studies or GE1202 Cross-Cultural Foundations.)

Credit: 3

Spiritual Integration - PR1302

Course Name: Spiritual Integration

Course Code: PR1302

This course will examine how recent trends, including secularism, pluralism, multiculturalism, privatization of faith and post-modernism have shaped Canadian values and assumptions. Application to outreach and pastoral ministry will be given focused attention.

Credit: 3

Communicating Through Teaching - PR1303

Course Name: Communicating Through Teaching

Course Code: PR1303

Credit: 3

Mentoring III - PR2100

Course Name: Mentoring III

Course Code: PR2100

Mentoring III is the third of four one-hour credit courses that will focus on specific areas of personal Christian development and maturity. This third component will focus on your Gifts and how you can become more aware of how God has gifted you and how Spiritual Gifts operate in your life as you train for ministry. The mentoring courses will function within the context of a mentoring partnership and will be incorporated as a component of your Spiritual Formation while studying at Master’s. Credit will be earned through personal preparation and study as well as discussion and participation in the student/Pastoral Mentor relationship.

Credit: 1

Mentoring IV - PR2101

Course Name: Mentoring IV

Course Code: PR2101

entoring IV is the last of the four one-hour credit courses that will focus on specific areas of personal Christian development and maturity. This last component will challenge you to sharpen God’s calling in your life by taking what you have learned about your character and your gifting and determining what your place is in ministry. Your specific calling and how that translates into leadership in your future ministry will be of particular focus during this segment of Mentoring. Will you be someone who will run ahead of others and forge out a place where your ministry will grow or are you someone who will join with others to achieve a ministry dream? Learning the potential of who you are in ministry will help you as you enter into your senior years in college and then on into ministry. Take this time out to work through this challenge with your mentor. Let God show you where he wants you and how you will be most effective!

Credit: 1

Connections III - PR2102

Course Name: Connections III

Course Code: PR2102

Eight ministers have been asked to share on an assigned topic. Following a thirty minute presentation students will pose questions centering on the topic of the day. The overall purpose is to introduce students to the ministry so they can make a spiritual and intelligent decision regarding their Call. Subsequent benefits will be to introduce a pastor to a small group of our students and them to him/her and trust that some connection or relationship has the potential for internship, dialogue, mentoring or follow-up visits. Each minister involved will be encouraged to open the door for further contact as they see fit.

Credit: 1

Connections IV - PR2103

Course Name: Connections IV

Course Code: PR2103

Credit: 1

Strategic Ministry - PR2203

Course Name: Strategic Ministry

Course Code: PR2203

Credit: 3

Homiletics I - PR2309

Course Name: Homiletics I

Course Code: PR2309

Biblical preaching is integral to the life and ministry of the Church as a community of faith. Homiletics is an introductory study of the art and science of effective preaching and its place in the life and witness of the Church. The focus of this course is on learning to make the move from the ancient text to the contemporary world of the listener in ways that will enable preaching to be effective and transformational. This course will give you a workable methodology for sermon construction which you will apply in the preparation and delivery of a biblical message. This course is a prerequisite for Homiletics II.

Credit: 3

Homiletics II - PR2310

Course Name: Homiletics II

Course Code: PR2310

Credit: 3

Homiletics - PR2313

Course Name: Homiletics

Course Code: PR2313

Credit: 3

Connections V - PR3100

Course Name: Connections V

Course Code: PR3100

Credit: 1

Mentoring IV - PR3102

Course Name: Mentoring IV

Course Code: PR3102

Credit: 1

Mentoring VI - PR3103

Course Name: Mentoring VI

Course Code: PR3103

Credit: 1

BRE Internship - PR3206

Course Name: BRE Internship

Course Code: PR3206

Credit: 9

Pastor, Church & Law - PR3301

Course Name: Pastor, Church & Law

Course Code: PR3301

This course of study focuses on the practical and service aspects of pastoral ministry. It explores the pastoral duties from a theological basis and then develops appropriate functional structures for the fulfillment of these services. Ministry areas covered include weddings, funerals, and other services. Instruction is given regarding Revenue Canada’s taxation laws in respect to charities, as well as guidance for personal financial management in ministry. This course also includes the study of the PAOC/PAON constitutions that are required for credential purposes.

Credit: 3

Pastoral Theology - PR3305

Course Name: Pastoral Theology

Course Code: PR3305

The course gives an introduction to pastoral ministry by looking at both its biblical foundations and its practical responsibilities. Students will examine the nature of pastoral ministry by looking at the call and role of a pastor and how that plays out in the many relationships of pastoral life and ministry. The course’s dual focus will centre on the theological principles of pastoral ministry as learned from scripture and history and the everyday practices associated with pastoral ministry in a new millennium.

Credit: 1

Administering the Local Church - PR3312

Course Name: Administering the Local Church

Course Code: PR3312

Credit: 3

Personal Ministry Development - PR4307

Course Name: Personal Ministry Development

Course Code: PR4307

Credit: 3