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Practical Theology Courses
Bachelors

 

TP  101 

HERMENEUTICS

An 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.    

 

TP 102

PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING THE BIBLE

An 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.

 

TP 103   

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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. 


TP  211

THE MINISTRY OF THE DEACONS

An 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. 

 

TP  233

HOMILETICS

An 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. 

 

TP  250

PRINCIPLES OF ADMINISTRATION

An 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. 

 

TP  304

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

An 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.

 

TP 306

CREATIVE BIBLE TEACHING METHODS

In 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.

 

TP  402

APOLOGETICS

This 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.

 

NEW 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