We are excited to share with you three new courses that will be coming in the January and March terms! If you have questions about these courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Study Seminar
Essential Qualities will now be replaced by Case Study Seminar. This unique course will offer a chance for students to practice biblical counseling and apply the concepts to everyday helping, with an individual. Each week, you’ll meet with your small group to discuss a case and then hear feedback from various faculty members from CCEF.
- To give students the opportunity to practice biblical counseling
- To apply the concepts learned in the MAC program to real life situations/case studies
- To engage in a counseling relationship while receiving support and feedback from fellow students and CCEF faculty
In this course, it is assumed that students will be implementing and building upon some of the core concepts they have learned throughout their time in the MAC program. For this reason, it is required that students have completed PTC 151: Dynamics of Biblical Change and PTC 178: Helping Relationships prior to enrolling into this course.
Counseling course offered in the January term
Biblical Theology of Worship
- To articulate a biblical theological foundation for worship as it finds its inception in the book of Genesis and its climax in the book of Revelation
- To trace lines of continuity and discontinuity in Biblical worship practices over the course of redemptive history and articulate how these practices find their center in Christ
- To compare and contrast various worship practices of contemporary churches and evaluate them in light of a biblical theological perspective of worship
Topics covered include the concept of worship as the people of the King, living in the presence of the King, living in harmony with the King’s people. Students will be introduced to the topic of worship as it spans across redemptive history, tracing the foundational principles of worship as involving a sacred person, a scared place, a sacred community, and a sacred time. Students will also explore the various worship practices of God’s people, how these practices have been taken up or rejected during different times and movements, and how they should be evaluated in light of a biblical theology of worship.
Theology elective offered in the March term
- To articulate the centrality of the doctrine and knowledge of God as: eternal life, our salvation, central to Christ’s ministry, our greatest gift, the heart of the covenant, and the heart of our Christian growth
- To explain the significance of God’s revelation of himself through his voluntary condescension as the basis for our knowledge of God, His Word, and His world
- To defend a biblical understanding of the nature and character of the Triune God as it has historically been articulated by the Church
- To describe the relationship between the knowledge and will of God and articulate God’s acts in relation to His creation and plan of redemption
Topics covered include the introduction to two doctrines that serve as the foundation of theological inquiry: the doctrine of Scripture and the doctrine of God. In the first portion of this course, attention will be given to the various means of God’s revelation as it comes to us in creation, Scripture, and climactically in the person of Jesus Christ. In this section, attention will also be given to the nature of Scripture as God’s divine and authoritative Word. In the second half of the course, students will examine the doctrine of God, giving particular attention to the nature, name, and character of God as Triune, along with the acts of God in and apart from creation.
Core theology course required for the MACS program offered in the March term
Theology elective for the MAC program offered in the March term
For any questions related to the new course options, please contact email@example.com.