PL311: Pastoral Care

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This course will teach students the basic skills of pastoral care — caring for the congregant as well as for the pastor himself and his family.

PL451: Church Multiplication & Planting

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This course will ask the student to freshly re-examine Christianity in regard to evangelism and the proactive multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches. The student will also examine the demography of the unchurched and explore the biblical, philosophical, and missional concept of church planting.

PL331: Principles of Church Administration

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This course examines basic principles of administration and management of the local church. The student will examine the difficult balance between a spiritually focused organism of ministry and maintaining proper order and structure to keep the organization functioning smoothly. This study will focus on the “how to’s” of leading the local church.

PL351: Teaching Methods and Christian Education Administration

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This course covers the pedagogical and administrative issues related to effective Christian education, combining theoretical, theological, educational, and philosophical understandings of Christian education with practical experience in using creative methods. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for effective teaching and leadership in the local church setting.

PL371: Missions and the Church

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This course will demonstrate that God’s ultimate purpose in the world is the establishment of his kingdom by the healing of the nations (Rev. 22:2), and that the church is the instrument of that healing.