Eschatology (March 16-20): taught by Dave Norris, Professor of Biblical Theology.
A study of the doctrine of last things considered from the perspective of biblical teachings, historical development of the doctrine and the expression of the doctrine in systematic theology. Special emphasis will be on millennialism and its influence on the Pentecostal movement. (Prerequisite: Systematic Theology II or those currently enrolled in Systematic Theology II)
Church History I (June 1-6): taught by Steven Beardsley, Pastor of Newark United Pentecostal Church in Newark, DE and Adjunct Faculty.
An introduction to the establishment, spread, and development of the Christian faith up to the Reformation, paying particular attention to major trends, personalities, and events influencing the life of the church during the first five centuries as it took shape in the Jewish culture and the Greco-Roman world. Primary sources in translation and secondary church history sources will be used.
Trauma and Grief Counseling (June 8-13): taught by Cindy Miller, Associate Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Wrightstown, NJ and Lecturer of Practical Theology. An exploration of the psychological process of dealing with and recovering from losses that are common to normal human experience, as well as the psychological impact of traumatic experiences that are outside the range of normal human experience. Therapeutic strategies are explored for assisting people through the process of grieving and recovering from loss, along with strategies for preventing, assessing and treating post-traumatic stress reactions to various kinds of trauma and catastrophe.
Church Leadership (June 15-20): taught by T.F. & Thetus Tenney and Terry Shock.
This course assists students in their own personal leadership development through an examination of a variety of leadership models (from servant leadership to CEO and TQM) in light of the biblical text, Apostolic theology, and the student’s own ministry context. Students will apply leadership principles in developing a congregational program or assessing their own church departmental leadership.
Biblical Interpretation (August 10-15): taught by Dave Norris, Professor of Biblical Theology.
An intensive, introductory seminar course that seeks to develop understanding in principles of biblical interpretation and the application of texts to our lives and to the church. The course includes lecture, discussion, presentation of various media, oral and written presentations of individuals and groups, and developing academic papers on a graduate level. The lectures will deal with hermeneutics proper, how we may do an “apostolic hermeneutic”, and how such an hermeneutic must of necessity affect our daily lives and decisions.