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Course of Study Practical Theology Course Description(s)

CSPT1011 Administering the Local Church (1)

Here the prospective pastor is introduced to the art and science of church administration which is a continual and intentional process that connects and uses gifts of individual believers to enable a particular congregation to win people to Christ and to build a spiritually healthy church. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 136. This module has 20 lessons.

CSPT1042 Preaching the Story of God (1)

The fundamentals of sermon preparation and presentation are addressed in this module. Students are expected to produce and preach sermons in their local setting. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 124 or 134 or 144. This module has 14 lessons.

CSPT1051 Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally (1)

This module acquaints the student with the fundamentals of Missiology, the theology of missions. Pastors must be knowledgeable of and sensitive to cultures other than their own in this rapidly diversifying world. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 146. This module has 10 lessons.

CSPT1052 Communicating the Gospel in a Pluralistic World (1)

In this module, students confront the ideology of religious pluralism from a Wesleyan-Armenian perspective. Religious pluralism claims that there are many religions, therefore, the diversity represents the way things ought to be. There exists no single religious perception of reality that is universally applicable and binding. No religion can legitimately claim to proclaim the truth for all persons. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 143. This module has 12 lessons.

CSPT1053 Declaring the Gospel of God (1)

The fundamentals of evangelism are considered in this module and various approaches to evangelism are presented. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 112. This module has 12 lessons.

CSPT1054 Exploring Christian Ministry (1)

The module writer views the minister and the ministry from a biblical perspective, presents the ministry as a high calling demanding holy living and hard work, and encourages a hunger for and commitment to a lifetime of arduous study and patient ministry. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 124 or 134 or 144. This module has 6 lessons and lasts 6 weeks.

CSPT1061 Leading the People of God (1)

The overarching vision for this module is for each student to embrace the biblical model of a servant as the driving force and organizing principle within the individual as he or she seeks to lead a Christian community of faith. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 125. This module has 16 lessons.

CSPT1063 Practicing Wesleyan-Holiness Spiritual Formation (1)

Spiritual formation is the transformational outworking of the grace of God in the hearts and actions of human beings. It includes Christian fellowship, community, and worship (Eph 4:15-16) as well as acts of service (Gal 6:10). This course focuses primarily on the spiritual disciplines, devotional skills, and practices that open the door to the transforming Spirit. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 116. This module has 20 lessons.

CSPT1065 Shepherding God's People (1)

In this module the student is introduced to the fundamentals of pastoral counseling. This module corresponds to the Directed Studies Program course 145. This module has 16 lessons.