Undergraduate

GENERAL INFORMATION

   The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Theology degree. This degree program allows a student to select an area of concentration such as biblical, theological, or ministerial studies. When students finish 2 years of study, they can choose their minor emphases.

 

The undergraduate program is designed to finish in four years. However students can extend the length of study, but students should complete undergraduate degree within 6 years. Therefore, students will take minimum 9 units and maximum 19 units in a semester.

 

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAM

   The Bachelor of Theology degree is a four year degree program providing students with vocational training for ministry on a college level. The program offers a solid grounding in Bible, doctrine, and the practices of ministry within a strong Evangelical Reform environment. With a broad educational component, the curriculum enables students to develop a biblical worldview for life. Theology degree program allows the student to focus upon an area of emphasis. The theology major with specialized emphases provides the student with the foundational training necessary for vocational ministry or for entrance into a professional graduate program.

 

BA Program Learning Objectives Outcomes Goals

 

BA Program Learning Objectives

  • PLO1. That students be equipped to serve as Bible teachers (e.g., Sunday school, youth groups, cell group leaders)
  • PLO2. That alumni become lay leaders in their churches (or ministers)
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for graduate studies

 

BA Program Learning Outcomes Goals

  • PLO1. That students be equipped to serve as Bible teachers (e.g., Sunday school, youth groups, cell group leaders)
    • As demonstrated by 75% of students gaining experience teaching while in school.
    • As demonstrated by 30% of 5-year alumni teaching some type of Bible class (e.g., Sunday school, youth groups, cell groups)
  • PLO2. That alumni become lay leaders in their churches (or ministers)
    • As demonstrated by 50% of 5-year alumni serving as lay leaders (e.g., deacons, elders, cell leader, Bible teacher, JDSN)
  • PLO3. That graduates be equipped for graduate studies
    • As demonstrated by alumni at accredited graduate schools having an average GPA of at least 2.7.

 

 

Admission Requirement of BA Program

   The applicant seeking admission must demonstrate a call to serve the Church, gifts for ministry, Christian experience, and spiritual maturity. Christian men and women who manifest faith, moral character, Christian experience, and academic preparation are invited to apply for admissions.

 

An applicant is eligible to apply for admission to the undergraduate program after they have graduated high school or passed the GED. Before a student is allowed to register for courses, admission must be granted. A student desiring consideration for admission to GMU must provide the followings:

 

  • A completed application form
  • Application fee of $80.00
  • Two recent 2” x 2 ½” photographs
  • An official high school transcript and official transcripts from all postsecondary institution attended.
  • Two references (one from their pastor, one from a teacher)
  • An essay of two or three pages detailing the applicant’s call to ministry including a self-evaluation of his/her strengths and weakness

 

Applicants should pass followings to be accepted to the program.

  • ABHE Bible knowledge test
  • Oral interview of admission committee

 

SPECIAL STUDENTS: Those individuals who desire theological training but who do not wish to work toward a degree may be classified as Special Students. Such students are allowed to attend classes, but are not allowed to seek a degree.

 

Hours of Instruction for Bachelor of Arts Program

   One semester is 16-week long including one week reading week which is non-instruction week. Most courses are three semester hour units except indicated courses. Therefore, three-unit course consists of three hours of instruction per week. The instruction hour for one unit is one hour per week including 10 minute break. The actual instruction for one credit is 50 minutes a week. The total instruction hour for one semester is 15 clock hours. For three-credit course, the total instruction hours for one semester are 45 clock hours. Full-time student is required to take at least 12 units per semester.

 

 

Graduation Requirements

   Students who plan to graduate from Grace Mission University must fulfill the following graduation requirements for the undergraduate program:

 

  • Satisfactorily completion of 128 semester units
  • Completion of all courses prescribed in the Bachelor of Theology curriculum
  • Pass the comprehensive examination
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • At least 25% units must be earned at GMU by transferred students from accredited institution in USA.
  • Exit interview with faculty

 

Students planning to graduate must notify the registrar no later than the beginning of the spring semester of the year in which they plan to graduate.

 

All candidates for graduation must be approved by the faculty and the Board of Trustees. To receive this endorsement, students must have acted responsibly in manifesting Christian character and adhering to the standards of the school. In addition, students must clear their financial accounts of any remaining balances before graduation.

Degree Requirements

 

This is a 128 semester hour degree. The requirements for completing this program are:

 

General Studies: 45 units (reorder alphabetically)

Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
BL313 Greek I 3
BL353 Biblical Hebrew I 3
CH103 History of Christianity 3
CO213 Intro to Psychology 3
GA133 Cultural Anthropology 3
GE163 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GE173 Introduction to Education 3
GE223 Research & Writing or (GI133 Information Literacy & Technology) 3
GE233 English Literature 3
GE343 Public Speaking 3
GH143 World Civilization 3
GM153 Introduction to Music 3
GS163 Intro to Physical Science 3
PT443 Christian Ethics 3
SO273 Sociology & Intercultural Community 3

 

BIBLE & THEOLOGY: 30 Units (alphabetical order)

Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
BT123 Introduction to the Bible 3
BT313 Hermeneutics 3
NT203 The Gospels (or NT 483 Life & Ministry of Christ) 3
NT413 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3
NT468 General Epistles & Revelation 3
OT 203 The Pentateuch 3
OT213 Historical & Poetic Books 3
OT363 The Prophets 3
ST122 Bible Doctrine I 3
ST123 Bible Doctrine II 3

 

Professional / Practical Studies: 36 Units

Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
CE153 Christian Education (or EC108 Child Education or CE383 Lifespan Develop. In Ministry) 3
CO253 Introduction to Counseling 3
LT303 Foundations of Leadership 3
LT423 Discipleship & Cell Groups 3
MT 411-3 Missions Practicum 3
MT273 History of Missions 3
PM413 Pastoral Theology 3
PT333 Sermon Preparation 3
PT401-6 Ministry Formation (0.5 unit, 6 Semesters) 3
PT493 Senior Integrative Seminar 3
SF429 Cross-cultural Spirituality (or SF323 Readings in Spirituality) 3
ST333 Christian Apologetics 3

 

Electives & Concentration: 17 units

(At least 15 units should be taken for Concentration area)

 

List of Classes Requiring Pre-requisite Classes

   Course sequencing of MDiv & MACE, MAICS

Ÿ If the student did not study introductory Greek and Hebrew, they should be required to take Greek 1 and Hebrew 1 as electives before taking Greek 2 and Hebrew 2

Ÿ Greek 1 and Hebrew 1 are pre-requisites for Greek 2 and Hebrew 2, respectively

Ÿ Greek 2 and Hebrew 2 are pre-requisites for Hermeneutics

Ÿ Hermeneutics is pre-requisite for Homiletics

Ÿ Homiletics is pre-requisite for Preaching Practicum

 

Course sequencing of BA:

Ÿ Greek 1 and Hebrew 1 are pre-requisites for Hermeneutics

Ÿ Hermeneutics is pre-requisite for Sermon Preparation

 

Bachelor of Theology Curriculum Plan (BA Four-Year Plan 128 Units)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code No. Courses Units Code No. Courses Units
First Year First Year
BT123 Bible Survey 3 BL313 Greek I 3
CH103 History of Christianity I 3 GE163 Intro. to Philosophy 3
GH143 World Civilization 3 GM153 Introduction to Music 3
GI133 Info. Literacy & Technology (or GE223) 3 GA133 Cultural Anthropology 3
GE173 Intro. to Education 3 GS163 Intro to Physical Science 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
PT400 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT400 Ministry Formation 0.5
18.5 18.5
Second Year Second Year
GE233 English Literature 3 GE223 Research & Writing (or GI133) 3
ST122 Bible Doctrine I 3 OT203 The Pentateuch 3
CO213 Intro. to Psychology 3 ST123 Bible Doctrine II 3
CE153 Christian Education (or EC108 Child Education) 3 CO253 Intro. to Counseling 3
MT273 History of Missions 3 SO283 Sociology & Intercultural Community 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
PT401 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT402 Ministry Formation 0.5
18.5 18.5
Third Year Third Year
BL353 Biblical Hebrew I 3 OT303 Historical & Poetic Books 3
ST333 Christian Apologetics 3 NT203 The Gospels (or NT483 Life & Ministry of Christ) 3
SF323 Readings in Spirituality (or SF428) 3 GS233 Intelligent Design (Elective) 3
LT303 Foundations of Leadership 3 GE343 Public Speaking 3
BL318 Greek II (elective) 3 BT313 Hermeneutics 3
PT403 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT404 Ministry Formation 0.5
Elective 3 Elective 3
18.5 18.5
Fourth Year Fourth Year
NT413 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3 OT363 The Prophets 3
LT423 Discipleship & Cell Leading 3 NT468 General Epistles & Revelation 3
PT333 Sermon Preparation 3 PT493 Senior Integrative Seminar 3
PT463 Church Planting & Growth (Elective) 3 PM413 Pastoral Theology (or PT483) 3
PT443 Christian Ethics 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 PT406 Ministry Formation 0.5
PT405 Ministry Formation 0.5
15.5

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (BA)

 

Total bachelor of theology unit hours is 128. It consists of 111 required units and 17 units of open electives. Many electives are taken during the Summer and Winter Interims in Languages and Specific Electives. All courses are offered in the semester system. The following courses are offered in a regular rotation.

 

General Studies (45 units)

 

PT443 Christian Ethics (3 units)

Purpose of the course: An examination of the theories of obligation and the    theories of value from a philosophical perspective.

 

Course Description: A biblical theology of obligation and a biblical theology of value are presented along with their implications for decision-making in personal life and church life.

 

Course Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Guard one’s mind (i.e. feeds mind with spiritual and wholesome input while avoiding worldly, fleshly, and other unwholesome input and brings thoughts into captivity to Christ)
  2. Pursue personal holiness
  3. Willing to die to oneself
  4. Commit to build God’s kingdom instead of one’s own kingdom or reputation
  5. Commit to applying Bible knowledge to one’s life and ministry

GE223 Research & Writing (3 units)

The purpose of the course: This course is to assist students in becoming proficient in paper writing skills essential for an effective education. It is a foundational preparation course for scholarly and research work for graduate studies, so that students will gain deeper academic knowledge.

 

Description of this course: This course covers the design of paper writing and analysis of research data. Research models and research ethics are presented. Methods of paper writing will be discussed with emphasis on consistency, critical thinking, the flow of thought, persuasion and evaluation. Students actually experience writing papers in theological and related areas as a part of course assignments.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student:

  1. Can find research materials (i.e. in the library, on the internet)
  2. Understand and perform the basic steps of paper writing: choosing the topics, collecting information, evaluating materials and organizing ideas.
  3. Write good paragraphs that cover completeness, unity, orderly movement, and coherence.
  4. Aware the role of research in the integration for research topics and theology
  5. Can evaluate the quality of reference materials, articles, books, web sites, etc.
  6. Can use proper format to cite references
  7. Committed to always reference sources and avoid plagiarism
  8. Can outline a paper or essay (can express thoughts logically)
  9. Show competence in writing the research papers and term papers.

 

GE343 Public speaking (3 units)

Purpose of the course: Students learn why Christian leaders need to speak God’s word and how to speak God’s word.

 

Description of this course: In this course, students learn how to identify a biblical idea and effectively employ that idea in their public communication. Students learn how to be persuasive and how to understand the people they are speaking to. Students speak in class without notes.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student:

  1. Can find useful and interesting illustrations
  2. Committed to prepare well (e.g. writes class plan, practices presentation, prepares clear and understandable and interesting material)

 

BL313 Greek 1 (3 units)

Purpose of the course: The student will learn knowledge of the Greek vocabulary, morphology and grammar.

 

Description of this course: An introductory study of the basic elements of New Testament Greek, emphasizing syntax and development of vocabulary. Translation of selected portions of the New Testament, with extensive translation of a selected New Testament book in the second semester.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student:

  1. Understands the letters and background of the biblical Greek.
  2. Can read and write the sentence of Greek New Testament.
  3. Understand the passages from Greek text and interpret the passage.
  4. Prepare the sermon from the Greek text with proper exegesis.

 

 

CO213 Introduction to Psychology (3 units)

Purpose of the course: This course is to give an introduction to the field of psychology as an empirical science in light of a Christian worldview.

 

Description of this course: A survey of psychology as an empirical / behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology.

 

GS163 Intro to Physical Science (3 units)

Purpose of the course: This course is to do a survey of the basic principles of physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy. It is designed for the Christian students especially.

 

Course Description: This course is formatted to understand the history of the human, earth and Universe through scientific principle. This course includes the answers and explanations about the scientific phenomena.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand scientific method and the philosophical questions that surround scientific method
  2. Understand the meaning of geological contents like rocks, fossils, coal, etc.
  3. Understand biblical origins under the lights of creationism and evolutionism.
  4. Understand the earth history through the evidences of God’s Creation and the catastrophic Flood.

 

GA133 Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

Course Description: This course covers the basic areas of anthropology including biological evolution, the prehistoric evolution of early civilizations, language, culture and social life, and the analyses of the nature and variability of human institutions. However, the components that deal with cultural anthropology are heavily emphasized.

 

The purpose of anthropology is to study the origin, behavior, as well as the physical, social, and cultural development of humans throughout history and in different cultures.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Biblically evaluate ideas, theories, concepts, truth claims, …
  2. Critically evaluate ideas and norms
  3. Know basic knowledge of cultural anthropology (including bonding with nationals, avoidance of paternalism, the needs for indigenous expressions of Christianity, cross-cultural communication)

 

SF323 Readings in Spirituality (3 units)

The purpose of this course: The purpose of this course is to equip student with basic knowledge about spiritual movements and historical development.

 

Course Description: Selected readings in the classic devotional literature of Christian Spiritual writers. Emphasis will be placed on gleaning insights on knowing and experiencing God from saints throughout church history.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Keep a prayer notebook and verify answered prayers
  2. Know the variety of literature on spiritual formation
  3. Develop a lifelong habit of reading literature on spiritual formation
  4. Understand that unseen spiritual battles have an impact on our lives

 

GM153 Intro to Music (3 units)

The purpose of this course: The purpose of this class is to engage the individual to the world of music by developing listening skills, basic music skills, and knowledge of basic musical elements. The individual will understand the musical knowledge from a Christian perspective.

 

Course Description: This course is intended to expose you to a variety of music and musical experiences through lecture, discussion, and experiencing a lot of listening. We will address music not only in its own terms, but also its place in the world when it was written (socially, philosophically, politically, etc.). The main focus will be on what is commonly termed “classical” music, art music of Western European tradition. By the end of the semester, the individual should have acquired a general knowledge of musical styles and a vocabulary with which to describe music.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic musical elements
  2. Understand basic music terminologies
  3. To develop the individual as an active listener
  4. To develop the individual as a musician
  5. Review and critique live performances
  6. Have a basic knowledge of the various genres of music
  7. Have a basic knowledge of important composers
  8. Understand the importance of music as a Christian

 

GE233 English Literature (3 units)

The purpose of this course: The purpose of this course lies in three areas. First, it is to know God through knowing Christ better. Secondly, as Christians we want to fully enjoy all the benefits of the Gospel. Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection have provide so many blessings and benefits and as co-heirs with Christ we want to know what the benefits of the Gospel are and enjoy them. Thirdly, as we study the life of Christ, not only do we want to know Him more but also imitate His life as the followers of Christ.

 

Course Description: The course will cover in depth study on the life of Christ that is especially reflected through the Synoptic Gospels that are the Book of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Also, the Book of John will be referenced as well. We will take look at the O.T. prophecies on Christ, His birth, healing/deliverance ministries, teachings, discipleship strategy, and the crucifixion and the resurrection.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able:

  1. To enhance English skills of the students. All lectures, readings and discussions will be done in English.
  2. To deepen the understanding of Christ’s life, ministry and the crucifixion and the resurrection.
  3. To fully understand the benefits of the Gospel and enjoy them in daily life.
  4. To imitate the life of Christ by becoming a committed and devoted follower of Christ.
  5. To obey the will of Christ by knowing and loving Him with increased intensity.
  6. To gain the compassion for the lost souls with understanding of the Father’s heart.

 

 

GE163 Introduction to Philosophy (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: This course is intended to introduce the student to philosophical questions, to make students aware of how some of history’s greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help students articulate philosophical concerns of their own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy will explore this semester are ethics, philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, metaphysics and theory of knowledge.

 

Description of This Course: This course is designed as a “topics-based” introduction to philosophy. What this means is that instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: By the completion of the course the student will be able:

  1. To introduce students to the central themes of philosophy
  2. To introduce students to important classical and contemporary philosophers
  3. To introduce students to the methods for doing philosophy
  4. To help students appreciate our own ignorance of even our most fundamental beliefs

 

SO273 Sociology & the Immigrant Community (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: This course is to give analysis of economic, political and cultural change in immigrant groups in America.

 

Description of This Course: Emphasis on social processes leading to hunger, poverty, political conflict, population growth, and environmental problems in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: By the completion of the course the student

  1. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children
  2. Knows how to adjust to American culture
  3. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children
  4. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children
  5. Knows how to adjust to American culture
  6. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children

 

GH143 World Civilizations (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: By the exploring the streams of civilization throughout time, the student will have a better understanding of how the world came to be the way it is today. It will also help the students to understand better the events that are happening today and the decisions being made that will change the future.

 

Description of This Course: For most of history, humans lived in small groups who hunted and gathered their food. Around 8,000 BC, humans began to farm, formed larger groups, settled in communities and went on to build states, create religious institutions and explored their planet. In the process of they left behind things – sources – that we can examine in order to understand how these things occurred. By examining sources, we will not only learn what happened, we will also learn how to figure out what happened.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: By the end of this course, each student should have achieved the following objectives in relation to the course:

  1. Developing effective communication skills,
  2. Developing critical thinking skills by teaching students to analyze and critique primary historical courses,
  3. Preparing students to lead productive, contributing lives by providing for students to connect historical debates to the biblical concerns.
  4. Knows the major figures of Western Civilization and why they are important

 

CH103 History of Christianity I (Early-Medieval) (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: This course is to give a review of literature that traces the spread and development of Christianity as a world movement, from Pentecost to the modern era.

 

Description of This Course: Special attention is given to the kind(s) of Christianity that spread; the process(es) by which it spread; the effect Christianity had on the socio-cultural / political environment(s); and the effect environment had on Christianity and its subsequent development.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: By the end of this course, each student should have achieved the following objectives in relation to the course:

  1. Knowing major events of Church history
  2. Knowing significant figures of church history (e.g. John Calvin, John Wesley, Martin Luther, William Carey)

 

 

Biblical & Theological Studies (30 units)

 

ST122 Bible Doctrine 1 (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with the Christian doctrine.

 

Course Description: This course examines Christian faith which doctrines are inductively derived from biblical evidence and organized into a comprehensive, coherent and defensible system.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Know doctrine of the Bible (Bibliology)
  2. Have an integrated understanding of the scriptures as a whole
  3. Commit to the position that the Bible is inerrant
  4. Understands Reformed Theology (e.g. TULIP, Westminster Confession, 12 Confessions of the Presbyterian Church)
  5. Know doctrine of God (Divine Theology)
  6. Know doctrine of Man (Anthropology)
  7. Know doctrine of Sin (Hamartology)

 

ST123 Bible Doctrine 2 (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with the Christian doctrine. From the beginning of the church history there have been many attempts to present the whole body of doctrinal truth, gathered from the word of God, which aimed at giving a systematic presentation of the doctrinal theology of Scripture. Since God may see the truth as a whole, and it is the duty of the minister of God’s word to present the doctrinal truths of Scripture as God sees it. This course will present the generally defined and commonly accepted biblical doctrines of Scripture in order to provide the students with the very foundation of God’s word. And it will equip, the various ways, the students who are to minister words of God to lead others in preaching, teaching, evangelizing, and spiritual nurturing by applying correctly established biblical truths. In addition, this course will challenge the students to set their hearts in world mission which is in accordance with the GMU’s mission statement.

 

Course Description: This course examines Christian faith which doctrines are inductively derived from biblical evidence and organized into a comprehensive, coherent and defensible system. Especially the first half portion of Christian doctrine will be discussed.

This course will introduce the general biblical doctrines in the areas of “the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”, “the Doctrine of Salvation”, “the Doctrine of the Church”, and “the Doctrine of the Last Things”. And also it will deal with issues which lay persons will raise in the ministries in which the students will minister. It will provide the opportunities to walk through the scope of well defined evangelical observation of the influential historical thoughts and works in establishing the biblical doctrines.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a well defined biblical foundation for doctrines.
  2. Have an integrated understanding of the scriptures as a whole
  3. Know doctrine of Christ (Christology)
  4. Know doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
  5. Know doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology)
  6. Know doctrine of Eschatology
  7. Understand that God is active throughout history and is sovereignty moving history toward the final goals

 

BT313 Hermeneutics (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: The purpose of the course is a study of biblical-theological and hermeneutical perspectives with the goal of faithful exposition of biblical texts in the light of the whole canon for the purpose of forming faith and guiding practice.

 

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the discipline of biblical interpretation, and is designed to acquaint the student with the craft of inductive Bible study from an historical-grammatical perspective. The student will develop his/her skills in interpreting and applying God’s Word according to accepted principles and guidelines. He/she also become familiar with a variety of approaches to interpretation which have been prominent throughout Christian history, and be introduced to the foundational principles of both general and special Hermeneutics.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student :

  1. Can use theological tools (e.g. commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Bible encyclopedias, concordances, topical Bibles, software,) to learn the background of biblical teachings
  2. Committed to accurate interpretation of scripture
  3. Can use historical/contextual information to accurately interpret books of the Bible
  4. Can use basic Biblical language tools (e.g. lexicon, word studies, concordance)

 

BT123 Bible Survey (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: A general knowledge of the entire Scripture and its background and interpretation is absolutely necessary for a Christian approach to life and work. This course helps you lay this foundation as it seeks to prepare you for your own lifetime study of this part of God’s Word. You will develop some of the basic tools necessary to self-feed in God’s Word and to go on to lead others to Christ in order to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: A general overview of the Old and New Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, major themes and divisions, and critical problems will be discussed.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course,

  1. You should understand the major historical and cultural influences of the ancient Middle Eastern history (4000 BC to 4 BC) which shaped life in the N.T. era (4 BC to AD 100).
  2. You should grasp of the basic geography and general chronology of the Old and New Testament era which includes the life of Jesus and the life and epistles of the Apostle Paul.
  3. You should be able to discern the purpose and unique emphasis of the Old and New Testament books and be able to give a brief summary of these books’ purposes and arguments. This should help equip you to study a book of the Bible by discerning its main theme and the contours of its structure.
  4. You should develop an understanding of the cultures of the people of the Old and New Testament and how these influence the interpretation of the Scripture.
  5. You should learn more about how to apply the truths of the Word of God to your life and how the study of the Old and New Testament aids in your growth in Jesus Christ and in the development of a biblical worldview.
  6. You should begin to develop a good understanding of biblical discipleship and begin to make personal applications of discipleship principles in a manner that stimulates your walk with Jesus Christ.

 

OT203 Pentateuch (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with the knowledge of the first five books of the Bile.

 

Course Description: Mosaic authorship, historical and cultural backdrop, themes, theological issues, literary structure and content.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the creation
  2. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the first five books of the Bible.
  3. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the historical development of human being and the nation of Israel.

 

OT213 Historical & Poetic Books (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: This course will help students equip and prepare the Christian to fulfill the Great Commission as he gains a better sense of God’s plan through the ages. It will also lead the student to a higher level of spiritual maturity as he sees, through the Old Testament ensamples, that there is blessing for obedience and judgment for disobedience. As the student puts forth the effort apply Biblical to his life, he will become more like Christ.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: The term “poetical” refers only to their form. It must not be thought to imply that they are simply the product of human imagination. These books portray real human experience, and grapple with profound problems, and express big realities. Especially they concern themselves with the experiences of the godly, in the varying vicissitudes of this changeful life which is ours under the sun. Students will learn the background, themes, and content of these five books, as well as develop skills in understanding and communicating this corpus to audience today.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES: By the end of the course the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of Hebrew poetry and wisdom literature and explain the unique contributions of each of these five books.
  2. Identify the key passages in each book, and explain the importance of these passages to the flow of biblical theology.
  3. Reflect how these books give a deeper understanding of our relationship with Yahweh.
  4. Develop a positive attitude about the use of these books in ancient Israel, and identify how you can use these books in your ministry today.
  5. Commit to live according to the principles studied, and to teach and preach expository or topical sermons from these books.

 

OT363 Prophets (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: This course will help students equip and prepare the Christian to fulfill the Great Commission as he gains a better sense of God’s plan through the ages. It will also lead the student to a higher level of spiritual maturity as he sees, through the books of prophets.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: In this course, students will study the authorship, date of writing, historical and cultural backdrop, themes, theological issues, literary structure and content.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES: By the end of the course the student :

  1. Has a thorough knowledge of the importance of the Old Testament Prophets.
  2. Has a thorough knowledge of each book of the Old Testament Prophets.
  3. Has a thorough knowledge of the contents of each book of the Old Testament Prophets.
  4. Has a thorough knowledge of the theological issues of each book of the Old Testament Prophets.
  5. Prepares to preach with the verses of each book of the Old Testament Prophets.
  6. Has a thorough knowledge of God’s plan for the last day through the Old Testament Prophets.

 

 

NT203Gospels (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: This course will help students equip and prepare the Christian to fulfill the Great Commission as he gains a better sense of messages in the Gospel. It will also lead the student to a higher level of spiritual maturity as he sees, through the books of the Gospels.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: In this course, students will do exegetical study of select passages from the Greek text of the gospels. Students can apply exegetical methodology and discussion of background issues, including historical backgrounds, composition, authorship, and distinctives of each book into their ministry.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES: By the end of the course the student:

  1. Has a thorough knowledge of the contents of the Gospels.
  2. Has a thorough knowledge of the theological issues in the Gospels.
  3. Equips the spiritual enthusiasm through the messages of the Gospels.
  4. Prepare the preaching skills with the messages of the Gospels.

 

 

NT413 Acts & Pauline Epistles (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: This course will help students equip and prepare the ministry though the study of Acts & Pauline Epistles. It will also lead the student to a higher level of awareness to other cultures for their future ministry in multicultural contexts.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: Students explores each of the Pauline Epistles to know the contents, the purpose, the theological issues, and the historical background.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES: By the end of the course the student:

  1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical contents of Acts & Pauline Epistles.
  2. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the historical backgrounds of the early church.
  3. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the work of the Holy Spirit.
  4. Prepare the mission strategy by analyzing the works of Paul the apostle.
  5. Prepare to teach the books and passages from Acts & Pauline Epistles.

 

 

NT468 General Epistles & Revelation (3 units)

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE: The purpose of this course is to equip and prepare student with the ministry skill to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ though the study of General Epistles and Revelation. It will also lead the student to a higher level of awareness to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THIS COURSE: This course surveys the New Testament epistles and the Apocalypse, dealing with both introductory issues as well as basic content of each book. The student will do an inductive study of a selected passage, according to the accompanying Inductive Bible Study syllabus.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES: By the end of the course the student:

  1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the contents of General Epistles & Revelation.
  2. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the historical backgrounds of the writing of General Epistles & Revelation.
  3. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the eschatology through the study of the Revelation.
  4. Prepare the last days by analyzing the messages of General Epistles & Revelation.
  5. Prepare to teach and preach the books and passages from General Epistles & Revelation.

 

 

Professional/Practical Studies (36 units)

 

ST333Christian Apologetics (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: This course examines the Christian worldview and various issues in Christian apologetics related to history, science, and philosophy.

 

Description of This Course: This course will deal with a continuous argument for the existence of God and the divine authority of the Bible. It also address such common objections to Christian belief as the presence of apparent discrepancies in the Bible, the alleged conflict between science and the Bible, the problem of evil, and the problem of religious pluralism.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: At the completion of this course, the student should be able:

  1. To personalize the biblical imperative to practice Christian apologetics.
  2. To know basic history, theology, and practices of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism
  3. To know beliefs and history of the major non-Christian religions in Korea (i.e. Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Korean shamanism)
  4. To know where to find ministries, literature, and other resources for ministering to members of various world religions
  5. To develop a systematic approach to doing apologetics.
  6. To answer common objections to the Christian faith.
  7. To be stimulated to greater faith in God and personal holiness.

 

 

LT303Foundations of Leadership (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: This course provides an overview of leadership theories using power, position and servant hood as integrating themes to examine a variety of leadership perspectives.

 

Description of This Course: Leadership theories will be critiqued in the light of biblical values and perspectives using these themes as an integrating framework. Students will examine roles of leaders and followers interacting in a given the situation and shaped by the culture, uses of different influence means (spiritual, personal, and positional), and formation of values (both cultural and spiritual) for leadership. Students will explore leadership development and how they can take proactive steps for their own growth and development as leaders.

assignments.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: At the completion of this course, the student:

  1. Can communicate a vision that recruits the efforts of followers
  2. Delegates responsibility with appropriate authority
  3. Knows how servant leadership was demonstrated by Jesus
  4. Manages time and responsibility
  5. Can inspire and lead others into a more passionate pursuit of God
  6. Knows and internalizes Old and New Testament teachings about shepherding and leadership (Note: ask students to prepare lessons or sermons from assigned “shepherd” passages)
  7. Seeks influence from spiritually mature mentors and friends

 

MT273 History of Mission (3 units)

The purpose of this course: The purpose of this course, History of Missions (MT 273), is to understand the whole picture of the history of missions in the perspectives of missional persons, events, and strategies in order to make the students to live as disciples of the Lord and to do their future ministries to fulfill the Great Commission from the Lord.

 

Description of this course: This course can be described as a history of Christian missions during about 2,000 years of the church history. We can find so many important and practical principles out from the history of missions through missional persons, events, and strategies which can be applied for the contemporary world and ministries. Main text will be “A History of Christian Missions” which was written by Stephen Neill(1979), and there are more supportive books for the course which are in the bibliography.

 

Course objectives and competencies: At the completion of this course, the student should be able:

  1. To have basic knowledge of the history of missions
  2. To embrace the passion of the spiritual world
  3. To hold the vision for the all nations
  4. To keep up the foundation of the history of missions
  5. To extend the vision to the unreached and unsaved
  6. To develop the strategies of the Grace Mission
  7. To have basic knowledge of the theology of missions
  8. To have basic knowledge of historical events in missions
  9. To have basic knowledge of mission strategy in the history of missions

 

CE153 Christian Education (3 units)

The purpose of this course: This course is to equip students to become excellent Christian teachers in their future ministries within the context of the local church, para-church agencies as well as mission fields to apply teaching/learning theories, creative teaching methods and practice in actual teaching situations. It is also imperative that the students learn and understand people, the object of their future ministries.

 

Description of this course: This course deals with the Christian Education in general which is a key to success Christian ministry and other fields of Church Education. This class emphasizes on Creative Bible Teaching and Learning that will lead learners to be changed, Learning process, Creative Bible Learning Activities, Lesson plan, Teaching Plan, and Human Development in psycho-social perspective.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Knows a variety of effective teaching methods for Bible learning activities
  2. Can design lessons that encourage listeners to participate
  3. Can find and develop good teaching materials (e.g. curriculum, booklets)
  4. Committed to prepare well (e.g. writes class plan, practices presentation, prepares clear and understandable and interesting material)
  5. Committed to continually study how to teach more effectively
  6. Understand Christian education in general.
  7. Develop Lesson plan and teaching plan.
  8. Understand secrets of successful lesson leading to learners to be changed.
  9. Teach creative Bible studies leading to learners to be changed.
  10. Understand human development in psycho-social perspective and apply it to the successful child education.

 

PT333 Sermon Preparation (Homiletics) (3 units)

The purpose of this course: This course is to equip students with theoretical and experiential integration into the experience of sermon preparation and preaching. Focus will be on personal prayer and preparation of the heart in sermon preparation and in understanding and relating to the spiritual dynamics of the audience in listening and responding to the Word.

 

Description of this course: This course will assist students to hone their preaching skills. Students will interact with the professor and various established preachers on issues such as the practice and ethics of persuasion, varieties of personal style and delivery, and planning a preaching calendar.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Knows components of a sermon
  2. Can make a sermon outline with appropriate introduction, exegetical material, illustrations, applications, and conclusion
  3. Can choose relevant sermon topics

 

CO253 Introduction to Counseling (3 units)

The purpose of this course: This is to explore ministry to people who request counseling in church and para-church contexts. Starting with relationship building skills, students will discover their limits in help-giving, and learn appropriate referral process. Much of the course focus will then be an exploration of building small communities within a church ministry.

 

Description of this course: This course is an introduction to the ministry of pastoral care, and counseling with emphasis on the helping relationship, theological understanding of pastoral care, and strategies for change, various forms of pastoral care and counseling.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Can organize events to promote family life (e.g. marriage conference, youth meetings, parenting classes)
  2. Committed to strengthening families in the church
  3. Knows symptoms of depression
  4. Has a basic understanding of some common causes of dysfunctional &/or sinful behavior
  5. Can use Biblical principles to guide people through grief, guilt, loneliness, or toward more wholesome behavior
  6. Has knowledge about the impact of divorce on spouses and children
  7. Can help single parents and their children cope with their special situation

 

PM413 Pastoral Theology (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with spiritual power and abundant knowledge for the fulfillment of the Lord’s Great Commission. To guide the students so that they, in turn, may be able to effectively shepherd God’s people, leading them to live a true disciple’s life in this last generation.

 

Description of This Course: This course is an introduction to the theories and realities of ministry. The course will focus on the understanding of the fact that ministry is spiritual mentoring, and the study of formation of relationship between man and man, as well as man and God. With the initial study of the biblical foundation of ministry, students will then delve into the actual theories of ministry, learning how to weave existing ministerial theories and biblical ministry and apply them readily onto their own ministry.

 

Course Objectives and Competencies: By the end of this course, students should have:

  1. Learned what kind of ministry Christ desires, based upon the understanding of the biblical foundations of ministry and study focused on spiritual mentoring.
  2. Attained the proper stature as a minister through the study of temperament and attitude that Christ desires.
  3. Understood the various situations and background of those who will be ministered to, by studying appropriate ministry methods for effective results.
  4. Examined the importance of opportune timing of ministry and applied it to their own ministries.
  5. Examined the importance of relationship between ministry and location, and applied it to the study for appropriate ministry.
  6. Formulated appropriate methods of ministry for their ministries through the study of existing methods of ministry and understanding of their pros, cons, and characteristics.
  7. Formulated plans that will effectively minister to this generation.
  8. Examined the duties that befall a pastor in his ministry and effectively applied it to their own.

 

 

LT423 Discipleship & Cell Groups (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with a comprehensive overview of discipleship in the local church.

 

Description of This Course: Course includes equipping on the needs, expectations, roles, responsibilities, and competencies related to discipline believers, reproducing disciples, and for leading effective Christian discipleship ministries.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Knows techniques of making disciples (including the G-12 and cell-church movement)
  2. Knows training areas that are appropriate to discipleship (e.g. consistent devotions, prayer, Bible study, committed relationships with fellow disciples, serving God, witnessing, full-dedication, production of Christ-like character, stewardship and giving, commitment for disciples to become disciplers, …)
  3. Transmits life as well as knowledge
  4. Can lead cell meetings
  5. Can manage a G-12 ministry
  6. Committed to keeping all church members in small groups and multiplying cells

 

PT401-6 Ministry Formation (team project, mission trip) (3 units)

The Purpose of This Course: To equip the students with ministry skills required to work for the kingdom of God in the multicultural societies.

 

Description of This Course: Ministry formation program is designed based on our philosophy of Christian service. It is impossible to be effectively equipped for ministry by merely studying in a classroom. Such competencies as learning to understand and relate to people, learning to depend on more than one’s own abilities in ministry, developing a passion for ministry and missions, etc., require that students learn by experience in ministerial fields. In fact, what the students learn in the classroom may not be truly learned until they use it in ministry. Perhaps that is part of the reason that Jesus required service of his own disciples. Jesus equipped his disciples by calling them to be with him while he modeled service, and then sending them out to serve the Kingdom of God. We learn to manage a church by working with people who do so.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student:

  1. Can collaborate with others to reach team goals (i.e. committed to respectfully use the skills and knowledge of others in a group)
  2. Participates in mission trips
  3. Prays that ministry will be more than the work of one’s own flesh

 

PT493 Senior Integrative Seminar (3 units)

The purpose of this course: The purpose of this course is to examine whether student has completed one’s study, fulfilling mission statements and purposes of GMU. This course examines student’s readiness in terms of living as Jesus’ disciple and witness to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

Course description: A final confirmation of student’s competence of scholarly understanding and Christian ministry.

 

Course objectives and competencies: By the completion of the course, the student will be able:

  1. To examine understanding of contents of the program.
  2. To examine biblical knowledge that seminary/Bible college graduate should have.
  3. To examine theological understanding that seminary/Bible college graduate should have.
  4. To encourage to discover student’s gifts and apply them into one’s ministry.
  5. To examine student’s potential to serve for the kingdom of God.

To examine student’s spiritual fullness that seminary/Bible college graduate should have.

 

 

Other Electives Courses

Co. No. Course Title-E Course Title-E Units
PE393 Personal Evangelism 전도학 (선택) 3
PT562 Planning & Leading Worship 예배학 (선택) 3
NT243 The Book of Romans 로마서 (선택) 3
GE357 Communication Skills 대화법 (선택) 2
SF433 The Holy Spirit: Then & Now 현대성령운동(선택) 3
MT553 World Mission Strategy 세계선교전략 (선택) 3
MT293 Current Issues in Missions 현대선교이슈 (선택) 3
GA433, GA503 Islamic Culture 이슬람 문화와 선교 (선택) 2
AC343 Asian Mission Perspective 아시아 선교전략 2
PT582 Practical Theology 실천신학 (선택) 2
BT443 Biblical Archeology & Culture 성경고고학 및 문화 (선택) 3
PM493 Effective Family Ministry 효과적인 가정목회 (선택) 3
PT473, PT543 Inner Healing 내적 치유 3
PE413, PE513 Healing Ministries 치유목회 3
SF412, SF552 Scriptural Meditation Q.T. 훈련학 (선택) 2
GA143,GA543 Economic Anthropology 경제인류학 (선택) 3

 

Immigrant Church Family Ministry Emphasis

C. No. Courses Units
FM 101 Biblical Foundation of Family Ministry 가정사역의 성경적 기초 3
FM 102 Pastoral Care and Counseling 목회 돌봄과 상담 3
FM 103 Pre-Marital Counseling 결혼 전 상담 3
FM 104 Divorce Prevention 이혼 예방에 대한 이해 3
FM 105 Effective Marriage Communication 효과적인 가족 커뮤니케이션 3
FM 106 Ministry for Blended Families 재혼 복합가정 사역 3

 

Christian Family Counseling Emphasis

C. No. Courses Units
CFC 101 Foundations of Biblical Counseling 상담의 성경적 기초 3
CFC 102 Crisis Management Counseling 위기관리 상담 3
CFC 103 Pastoral Care, Counseling and Practice 목회돌봄, 상담, 사역 3
CFC 104 Pastoral Care, Counseling Practicum 목회돌봄, 상담 실습 3
CFC 105 Counseling for Anger Management 분노 관리와 상담 3
CFC 106 Counseling for Healthy Sexuality 건강한 성을 위한 상담 3

Music Emphasis

Co. No. Course Title-E Course Title-E Units
CM323, CM598 Church Sound Engineering 교회 음향 (선택) 3
CM293, CM513 Basic Piano for Beginners 피아노 반주 1 (선택) 3
CM403, CM593 Praise Composition 찬양작곡 (선택) 3
CM488, CM543 Vocal Development 발성법 (선택) 3
CM483, CM548 Vocal Ensemble 보컬앙상블 (선택) 3
CM458, CM628 Orchestral Instruments 오케스트라 악기 (선택) 3
CM213, CM513 Music Theory & Composition 음악이론 및 작곡 (선택) 3
CM323, CM523 Practical Music Ministry 찬양사역의 실제 (선택) 3
CM163, CM563 Conducting 지휘법 (선택) 3
CM263, CM568 CCM Keyboard Skills 1 CCM 키보드 기술 1 (선택) 3
CM143, CM528 Worship & Praise 찬양경배학 (선택) 3
CM173, CM573 Music Ministry 음악목회학 (선택) 3
CM161, CM561 전공실습 Observation & Practice 1