Practical Theology Courses
introduction to the basic principles of interpretation.
Emphasis is given to the application of these principles to personal
Bible study, and an important foundation is given for sermon preparation.
OF TEACHING THE BIBLE
introduction to the philosophy, principles and methodology of Bible teaching.
Emphasis is given to the teacherís biblical and academic training and
the application of teaching skills.
This course orients the student in his or her spiritual formation, so that during the program of studies, they do not lose sight of their personal relationship with God, and so that they apply their studies to their own lives. The student will learn to use the means of grace and establish biblical Christian values for his or her life.
MINISTRY OF THE DEACONS
analysis of the biblical teaching of the office of deacon.
This course aims to prepare deacons to be effective in their calling to
serve the local church and the community. The
course will both challenge and equip those interested in obeying Godís call
for this important office in the church.
introduction to the philosophy and practice of Bible exposition.
The course emphasizes the development of basic skills for the preparation
and preaching of a Bible passage.
introduction to the principles and practice of church administration in a Latin
American context. The course
examines the pastorís role as an administrator in the local church.
introduction to the principles of biblical counseling.
Emphasis is given to the application of practical methods of counseling
to different problems in the lives of individuals and families.
An elective course.
BIBLE TEACHING METHODS
this course, the student will learn the process of teaching the Bible in a
precise, relevant, and creative way. It focuses on the importance of discerning
the sense of the biblical text by way of the inductive method. The student then
will learn how to structure lessons to capture the attention of the student, to
involve him in the interpretation of the Scriptures, to help him relate the
lessons to real life and to put into practice the biblical principles learned.
course teaches how to defend the Christian faith before contrary world views,
philosophies and beliefs. It analyzes crucial Christian arguments and provides
ways to uncover the falseness of the opposing philosophies.
COURSES IN PREPARATION
TP 260 Sexual intimacy in marriage
TP 302 Leadership
TP 305 Seven laws of the learner
TP 405 Planting healthy churches
TP 406 Counselling in crisis situations