All courses at ABC are taught by qualified instructors who are experienced in the ministry. The goal is to provide training that is Biblically sound, academically excellent, and practical for ministry and everyday living.

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For a complete listing of courses offered and the required courses for various programs, look below, or refer to our college catalog. You can view or download a copy here.

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BI101.3: Pentateuch 3 credit hours

An analysis of the content of the first five books of the Bible, with special attention given to creation, the fall of man, the flood, and the tower of Babel, along with a brief refutation of the critics’ arguments. The historical development of the Jewish nation from Abraham until the end of the wilderness wanderings is emphasized.

BI102.3: Old Testament Historical Books 3 credit hours

A systematic study of the Old Testament books from Joshua through Esther, with special attention given to the lives of Joshua, Samuel, and David.

BI103.3: Life of Christ 3 credit hours

A comprehensive and harmonistic study of the earthly life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, as revealed in the four gospels.

BI104.2: Acts 2 credit hours

A historical study of the foundations of the early New Testament church and the spread of the Gospel in apostolic times. Attention is given to how the New Testament epistles fit into this historical book.

BI106.2: General Bible Introduction 2 credit hours

A study of the process by which God gave us the Bible, including revelation, inspiration, canonization, and preservation, with emphasis on why we should use the King James Version of the Bible.

BI201.2: Poetical Books 2 credit hours

An exegetical study of the Old Testament poetical books of Job through the Song of Solomon. Emphasis is placed on the theme, practical lessons, composition of Hebrew poetry, and figures of speech.

BI203.3: Major Prophets 3 credit hours

An analytical study of the historical backgrounds and major prophetic messages of the books Isaiah through Daniel.

BI205.2: Dispensations 2 credit hours

A study of the dispensational approach to Biblical interpretation, with a discussion of the details and distinctions of the various dispensations and answers to the criticisms of non-dispensationalists.

BI206.3: Pauline Epistles 3 credit hours

A study of the background and a basic analysis of Romans through Philemon. Major themes and doctrines of each epistle are emphasized.

BI211.2: Bible Geography and Archaeology 2 credit hours

A study of the geography of the Bible lands from the Garden of Eden to modern Palestine, including an introduction to Biblical archaeology as it relates to geographical locations and supports Bible truths.

BI213.3: Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours

A systematic study of Prolegomena, Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, and Soteriology.

BI214.3: Systematic Theology II 3 credit hours

A continuation of BI 213.3, dealing with Anthropology, Hamartiology, Angelology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Separation, and Evangelism and Missions.

BI215.3: Elementary Greek Grammar 3 credit hours

An introductory course consisting of a thorough study of the basic grammar of New Testament Greek. During the second semester, I John is translated. Prerequisite: a proficiency in English grammar demonstrated on the English placement exam, or GE 110.3 or equivalent.

BI216.3: Elementary Greek Grammar 3 credit hours

An introductory course consisting of a thorough study of the basic grammar of New Testament Greek. During the second semester, I John is translated. Prerequisite: a proficiency in English grammar demonstrated on the English placement exam, or GE 110.3 or equivalent.

BI302.2: Minor Prophets 2 credit hours

The chronological order of the twelve minor prophets is set forth, along with the background, theme, date, and author of each book. Each prophet is surveyed, noting especially the prophecies of long range importance to Israel.

BI303.3: Hebrews and General Epistles 3 credit hours

A study of the backgrounds and a basic analysis of the books of Hebrews through Jude.

BI304.2: Christology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the person and work of Jesus Christ, His deity, humanity, death, burial, resurrection, and exaltation. Prerequisite: BI 213.3 or equivalent.

BI306.2: Current Trends in Theology 2 credit hours

A study of current trends in theology, including an investigation into the leaders, thinking, and results of these movements. Includes a study of fundamentalism, liberalism, new evangelicalism, the modern charismatic movement, the new age movement, Dominion theology, and feminism.

BI309.2: Hermeneutics 2 credit hours

A study of the science of Biblical interpretation following the dispensational approach, with emphasis on the literal, historical, and grammatical method of interpretation. Some difficult passages are given special attention.

BI312.2: Soteriology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the Biblical doctrine of salvation. Includes a study of some of the great doctrinal words like repentance, election, faith, adoption, regeneration, sanctification, etc. Prerequisite: BI 213.3 or equivalent.

BI315.3: Intermediate Greek Grammar 3 credit hours

A further study of Greek grammar with an emphasis on the relationship of words within sentences. Selected New Testament passages are translated and exegeted. Pre-requisite: BI 216.3 or equivalent.

BI316.3: Intermediate Greek Grammar 3 credit hours

A further study of Greek grammar with an emphasis on the relationship of words within sentences. Selected New Testament passages are translated and exegeted. Pre-requisite: BI 216.3 or equivalent.

BI401.2: Romans 2 credit hours

A systematic exposition of this doctrinal epistle, emphasizing Christ’s completed work for the sinner and saint, as well as its practical application in the life of the believer. Prerequisite: BI 206.3 or equivalent.

BI403.3: Daniel and Revelation 3 credit hours

An analysis of these books outlining the main peaks of Biblical prophecy observed from the dispensational, pretribulational, premillennial position. The prophetic unity and the distinctives of Israel and the church are noted.

BI406.2: Apologetics 2 credit hours

A defense of historical Christianity as stated in the Scriptures. Christianity is defended against various “isms” that have been its enemies, and these false views are refuted from the Bible. Among those systems studied are evolution, atheism, and humanism.

BI407.2: Theology Proper 2 credit hours

An in-depth study of the nature, attributes, and names of God; the existence of God; antitheistic systems; the Trinity; and the decrees and works of God. Prerequisite: BI 213.3 or equivalent.

BI408.2: Ecclesiology 2 credit hours

A study of the Biblical doctrine of the church from the dispensational Baptist viewpoint. Attention is given to the local church: its functions, organization, officers, and government. Prerequisite: BI 214.3 or equivalent.

BI409.2: Pneumatology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Attention is given to the fullness of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and the work of the Holy Spirit today. Prerequisite: BI 213.3 or equivalent.

BI411.2: Cults 2 credit hours

An elective study of heretical groups that consider themselves “Christian” while denying certain cardinal doctrines of the faith. Their distinctive views will be noted and refuted from Scripture. Cults to be considered include Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, and others.

BI412.2: Eschatology 2 credit hours

An in-depth study of future events from a dispensational, premillennial, pretribulational position. Prerequisite: BI 214.3 or equivalent.

BI415.3: Greek Exegesis (Galatians) 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books, with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316 or equivalent.

BI416.3: Greek Exegesis (General Epistles) 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books, with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316 or equivalent.

BI417.3: Greek Exegesis (Romans) 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books, with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316 or equivalent.

BI418.3: Greek Exegesis (Corinthians) 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books, with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316 or equivalent.

BI421.2: Job 2 credit hours

An analytical and expositional study dealing with the ever-present and ageless question, “Why do the Godly suffer?” Emphasis will also be made on the theological revelations found in this ancient book.

BI422.2: Psalms 2 credit hours

A study of the book of Psalms, with special emphasis on the Messianic Psalms as they reveal the Lord Jesus Christ from eternity past to eternity future.

BI423.2: Proverbs 2 credit hours

A study of Proverbs with emphasis on the practical application of these Biblical principles to Christian living.

BI424.2: Isaiah 2 credit hours

A practical, historical, and analytical study with attention given to the Messianic prophecies, including their fulfillment and relationship to both Jews and Gentiles.

BI426.2: Gospel of John 2 credit hours

An analytical study providing many proofs for the deity of Christ and for the exclusiveness of His provision of salvation.

BI428.2: Thessalonian Epistles 2 credit hours

An expositional study revealing principles for living the Christian life in the light of the imminent rapture of believers and the subsequent revelation of Jesus Christ.

BI429.2: Prison Epistles 2 credit hours

An analytical and expository study of Ephesians through Philemon, with an emphasis on the Christian’s walk and relationship to Christ.

BI432.2: Pastoral Epistles 2 credit hours

A study of I & II Timothy and Titus, emphasizing the need for preaching, practicing, and protecting sound doctrine.

BI433.2: The Corinthian Epistles 2 credit hours

A study of the background and a basic analysis of these books, giving God’s answers to major problems in local churches and the Apostle Paul’s defense of his ministry.

BI434.2: I & II Peter and Jude 2 credit hours

A study of I & II Peter and Jude, emphasizing the believers’ suffering and glory and their need to stand against false teaching and false teachers.

BI435.3: World Religions 3 credit hours

The doctrines of the major functioning religions of the world are analyzed to see how they compare with the doctrines of the Bible.

BI436.2: Hebrews 2 credit hours

A study of the background and a basic analysis of Hebrews, with an emphasis on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

BI441.3: Elements of Hebrew 3 credit hours

A study of the basic principles of the sounds, forms, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Selected passages from the Hebrew Bible are translated and analyzed.

BI442.3: Elements of Hebrew 3 credit hours

A study of the basic principles of the sounds, forms, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Selected passages from the Hebrew Bible are translated and analyzed.

BI500.2: New Testament Textual Criticism 2 credit hours

An examination of the methods employed in textual criticism with special emphasis on the reliability of the Received Text. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI502.2: Minor Prophets 2 credit hours

The chronological order of the twelve minor prophets is set forth along with the background, theme, date, and author of each book. Each prophet is surveyed noting especially the prophecies of long range importanChristian Education

BI503.3: Hebrews & General Epistles 3 credit hours

A study of the backgrounds and a basic analysis of Hebrews; James; I & II Peter; I, II, & III John; and Jude.

BI506.2: Current Trends In Theology 2 credit hours

A study of current trends in theology, including an investigation into the leaders, thinking, and results of these movements. Includes a study of fundamentalism, liberalism, new evangelicalism, the modern charismatic movement, the new age movement, Dominion theology, and feminism.

BI508.2: Christology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the person and work of Jesus Christ, His deity, His humanity, His death, burial, and resurrection, and His exaltation.

BI509.2: Hermeneutics 2 credit hours

A study of the science of Biblical interpretation following the dispensational approach with emphasis on the literal, historical, and grammatical method of interpretation. Some difficult passages are given special attention.

BI512.2: Soteriology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the Biblical doctrine of salvation. Includes a study of some of the great doctrinal words like repentance, election, faith, adoption, regeneration, sanctification, and so on.

BI515.3: Greek Exegesis: Galatians and Pastoral Epsitles 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI516.3: Greek Exegesis: General Epistles 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI517.3: Greek Exegesis: Romans 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI518.3: Greek Exegesis: I Corinthians 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI519.3: Greek Exegesis: Acts 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI520.3: Greek Exegesis: II Corinthians; I & II Thessalonians 3 credit hours

A study of the principles of exegesis with a practical application to the texts of various New Testament books with special emphasis given to the preservation of the results of exegesis in each class. Prerequisite: BI 316.3 or equivalent.

BI541.3: Elements of Hebrew I 3 credit hours

A study of the basic principles of the sounds, forms, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Selected passages from the Hebrew Bible are translated and analyzed.

BI542.3: Elements of Hebrew II 3 credit hours

A study of the basic principles of the sounds, forms, and grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Selected passages from the Hebrew Bible are translated and analyzed.

BI601.2: Romans 2 credit hours

A systematic exposition of this doctrinal epistle emphasizing Christ’s completed work for the sinner and saint as well as its practical application in the life of the believer.

BI603.3: Daniel & Revelation 3 credit hours

An analysis of these books outlining the main peaks of Biblical prophecy observed from the dispensational, pretribulational, premillennial position. The prophetic unity and the distinctives of Israel and the church are noted.

BI606.2: Apologetics 2 credit hours

A defense of historical Christianity as stated in the Scriptures. Christianity is defended against various “isms” that have been its enemies, and these false views are refuted from the Bible. Among those systems studied are evolution, atheism, and humanism.

BI608.2: Ecclesiology 2 credit hours

A study of the Biblical doctrine of the church from the dispensational Baptist viewpoint. Attention is given to the local church, its functions, organization, officers, and government.

BI609.2: Pneumatology 2 credit hours

A systematic study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Attention is given to the fullness of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and the work of the Holy Spirit today.

BI611.2: Cults 2 credit hours

An elective study of heretical groups that consider themselves “Christian” while denying certain cardinal doctrines of the faith. Their distinctive views will be noted and refuted from Scripture. Cults to be considered include Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, and others.

BI612.2: Eschatology 2 credit hours

An in-depth study of future events from a dispensational, premillennial, pretribulational position.

BI621.2: Job 2 credit hours

An analytical and expositional study dealing with the everpresent and ageless question, “Why do the godly suffer?” Emphasis will also be made on the theological revelations found in this ancient book. Offered fall semester odd numbered years. Prerequisite: BI 201.2 or equivalent.

BI622.2: Psalms 2 credit hours

A study of the book of Psalms with special emphasis on the Messianic Psalms as they reveal the Lord Jesus Christ from eternity past to eternity future. Offered spring semester even numbered years.

BI623.2: Proverbs 2 credit hours

A study of Proverbs, with special emphasis on the practical application of these Biblical principles to Christian living. Offered fall semester even numbered years.

BI624.2: Isaiah 2 credit hours

A practical, historical, and analytical study with special attention given to the Messianic prophecies, including their fulfillment and relation to both Jews and Gentiles. Offered spring semester even numbered years.

BI625.3: Theology I 3 credit hours

A consideration of Bibliology, Theology Proper, and Christology. Classroom instruction intended to prepare the student for an eventual ordination council.

BI626.2: Gospel of John 2 credit hours

An analytical study providing many proofs for the deity of Christ and for the exclusiveness of His provision of salvation. Offered spring semester even numbered years.

BI628.2: Thessalonian Epistles 2 credit hours

An expositional study revealing principles for living the Christian life in the light of the imminent rapture of believers and the subsequent revelation of Jesus Christ. Offered spring semester odd numbered years.

BI629.2: Prison Epistles 2 credit hours

An analytical and expository study of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon with an emphasis on the Christian’s walk and relationship to Christ. Offered fall semester odd numbered years.

BI632.2: Pastoral Epistles 2 credit hours

A study of I & II Timothy and Titus emphasizing the need for preaching, practicing, and protecting sound doctrine. Offered spring semester odd numbered years.

BI633.2: The Corinthian Epistles 2 credit hours

A study of the background and a basic analysis giving God’s answers to major problems in local churches. Offered fall semester odd numbered years.

BI634.2: I & II Peter and Jude 2 credit hours

A study of I & II Peter and Jude emphasizing the believers’ suffering and glory and their need to stand against false teaching and false teachers. Offered spring semester odd numbered years.

BI635.3: World Religions 3 credit hours

The doctrines of the major functioning religions of the world are analyzed to see how they compare with the doctrines of the Bible.

BI636.2: Hebrews 2 credit hours

A study of the background and a basic analysis of Hebrews with emphasis on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Offered spring semester even numbered years.

BI637.3: Theology II 3 credit hours

A consideration of Pneumatology, Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology. Classroom instruction intended to prepare the student for an eventual ordination council.

BI641.3: Hebrew Exegesis I 3 credit hours

An introduction to Hebrew exegesis which involves accurate translation, the syntax of Hebrew grammar, the method for doing a Hebrew word study and the development of proper exegetical skills. Special application of the exegetical tools and methods is made to selected passages. Pre-requisite: BI 542.3 or equivalent

BI642.3: Hebrew Exegesis II 3 credit hours

An introduction to Hebrew exegesis which involves accurate translation, the syntax of Hebrew grammar, the method for doing a Hebrew word study and the development of proper exegetical skills. Special application of the exegetical tools and methods is made to selected passages. Pre-requisite: BI 542.3 or equivalent

BI643.3: Theology III 3 credit hours

A consideration of Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. Classroom instruction intended to prepare the student for an eventual ordination council.

BI662.3: Church History I 3 credit hours

A survey of the history and development of Christendom’s denominations with comparisons to New Testament church history and doctrine. This course will cover from the New Testament to the Reformation. Same as CE 603.3.

BI663.4: History of Fundamentalism 4 credit hours

A study of the movement called “Fundamentalism,” beginning with the “Fundamentalist-Modernist” controversy of the early twentieth century, up to the present time, focusing primarily on the development of various fundamental Baptist groups and their distinctives.

CE 604.3: Church History II 3 credit hours

A survey of Christendom’s denominations in their development and doctrine. Comparison will be made with New Testament doctrine. This course will cover from the Reformation to the modern times.

CE106.3: Baptist History and Distinctives 3 credit hours

A survey of the local New Testament church, identifying various groups leading up to the Anabaptists and to Baptist churches today. Baptist heritage, distinctives, and polity are included.

CE108.2: Christian Home 2 credit hours

The basic Biblical principles involved in establishing a Christian home from courtship to marriage, husband and wife relationships, child training, finances, etc.

CE203.2: Teaching Bible 2 credit hours

A course designed to prepare the prospective teacher with techniques and materials to teach the Bible to children. Same as ED 203.2.

CE301.3: Education of the Child 3 credit hours

An investigation of the characteristics of the child with an emphasis on materials, methods, and agencies which can be used by churches to lead the child to salvation and spiritual development. Mention is made of the home schooling of children. Same as ED 201.3.

CE302.3: Teaching Techniques 3 credit hours

A study of principles basic to Christian teaching, including lesson plans, audiovisual techniques, and the organization and management of materials for effective classroom presentation. Same as ED 302.3.

CE306.2: Help Meet 2 credit hours

A course designed to instruct women to be prepared to serve God. The role of help meet will be given special consideration: her Biblical creation, her God-given role and responsibilities, and her necessary godly character.

CE308.2: Methods of Teaching Arts and Crafts 2 credit hours

Designed to give practical ideas in the use of arts and crafts in the local church. This includes Vacation Bible School, home Bible clubs, camp crafts, etc. A supply fee is required. Same as ED 108.2.

CE310.3: Youth Ministries I 3 credit hours

An intensive study of the history of youth ministry and the developmental characteristics of the adolescent. An examination of philosophy (including the effects of Christian schools and home schools on the church), principles, methods, and materials useful in the training of adolescents, as well as the important role of the local-church, Bible-centered, Christian-service-oriented youth program.

CE312.3: Youth Ministries II 3 credit hours

A concentration on the implementation of a program, including preaching, teaching, evangelistic outreach, and public school adolescents. Emphasis will be given to practical projects of learning, including calendar and budget planning, games, retreats, and activities. Pre-requisite: CE 310.3 or equivalent.

CE401.3: Philosophy of Christian Education 3 credit hours

This course is designed to communicate discipleship in the home, in the church, and in the school. A philosophy, a history, and technique are covered using both theoretical and practical approaches to Christian Education. This course will cover everything from a church nursery, Sunday School, Junior Church, and mid-week children’s program to the local church Christian school and the role of the local church in the life of home schooling. Everything from writing curriculum to effective communication is covered. Same as ED 205.3.

CE402.2: Christian School Administration 2 credit hours

Emphasizing a distinctly Christian school management philosophy. This course provides basic principles of educational leadership for Christian school administrators, principals, and others in administrative positions. Practical instruction is given in the areas of sound financial management, personnel practices, and supervision of instruction, as well as parental, pastoral, and pupil relationships.

CE405.3: Christian Education of Adults 3 credit hours

The characteristics and educational needs of adults are studied, including methods for instruction, discipling, and spiritual growth of adult Christians in the local church.

CE408.2: The Assistant Pastor 2 credit hours

A study of the Biblical role of a “Joshua.” An investigation of the process from candidating, serving, dealing with differences, and changing fields of service. Attention will be given to the Biblical understanding of an assistant.

CE501.3: Christian Education Of Children 3 credit hours

An investigation of the characteristics of the child with an emphasis on materials, methods, and agencies which can be used by churches to lead the child to salvation and spiritual development. Mention is made of the home schooling of children.

CE502.3: Teaching Techniques 3 credit hours

A study of principles basic to Christian teaching and the techniques, methods, and materials which contribute to its effectiveness.

CE504.3: Christian Education of Youth 3 credit hours

An intensive study of the developmental characteristics of the adolescent. An examination of philosophy, principles, methods, materials useful in the training of adolescents, and the important role of the local church, Bible-centered, and Christian-service-oriented youth program.

CE601.3: Philosophy Of Christian Education 3 credit hours

The history, divine purposes, and methods of training in and through the local church are covered with emphasis on the importance of Christian Education.

CE603.3: Church History I 3 credit hours

A survey of the history and development of Christendom’s denominations with comparisons to New Testament church history and doctrine. This course will cover from the New Testament to the Reformation. Same as BI 662.3.

ED108.2: Methods of Teaching Arts and Crafts 2 credit hours

Designed to give practical ideas in the use of arts and crafts in the local church including Vacation Bible School, home Bible clubs, camp crafts, etc. A supply fee is required. Same as CE 308.2.

ED201.3: Education of the Child 3 credit hours

An investigation of the characteristics of the child with an emphasis on materials, methods, and agencies which can be used by churches to lead the child to salvation and spiritual development. Mention is made of the home schooling of children. Same as CE 301.3.

ED202.2: Teaching Language Arts 2 credit hours

A study of methods used in teaching grammar, spelling, and handwriting. Ways to develop good listeners and creative writers will be considered.

ED203.2: Teaching Bible 2 credit hours

A course designed to prepare the prospective teacher with techniques and materials to teach the Bible to children. Same as CE 203.2.

ED204.2: Teaching Social Studies 2 credit hours

A course designed to make prospective teachers aware of techniques and materials for teaching history and geography.

ED205.3: Philosophy of Christian Education 3 credit hours

This course is designed to communicate discipleship in the home, in the church, and in the school. A philosophy, a history, and technique are covered using both theoretical and practical approaches to Christian Education. This course will cover everything from a church nursery, Sunday School, Junior Church, and mid-week children’s program to the local church Christian school and the role of the local church in the life of home schooling. Everything from writing curriculum to effective communication is covered. Same as ED 205.3.

ED302.3: Teaching Techniques 3 credit hours

A study of principles basic to Christian teaching, including lesson plans, audiovisual techniques, and the organization and management of materials for effective classroom presentation. Same as CE 302.3.

ED304.3: Teaching Mathematics 3 credit hours

A study of the trends, materials, and techniques for the teaching of mathematics in the elementary school.

ED306.3: Teaching Reading 3 credit hours

A course intended to give the prospective teacher the methods and materials necessary for developing students to read well. A study of phonics will be included, as well as ways of developing comprehension.

ED411.3: Tests and Measurements 3 credit hours

A study of the theory and practice of educational evaluation, including constructing tests, using standardized tests, and utilizing test results.

ED421.2: Teaching Music in the Elementary School 2 credit hours

A study of the methods and materials for the elementary school music classroom. The organization of the music curriculum by the classroom teacher will be stressed. Published sources of music teaching methods will be utilized, in conjunction with the development of the teacher’s own creative skills. Song repertoire, basic music fundamentals, and instruments unique to children’s skills will be introduced. The student will be introduced to a Biblical philosophy of music, with a view toward correct practice in his ministry.

ED431.2: Teaching Science 2 credit hours

This course includes techniques and materials for teaching science in the elementary school.

ED442.2: Children’s Literature 2 credit hours

A survey of reading materials available to children and methods of evaluating literature for school and home.

ED451.2: Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School 2 credit hours

A course designed to prepare the prospective teacher in the methods and programs for a well-balanced physical education and health curriculum, including large and small group games, conditioning exercises, and care of the body God has given.

GE100.2: Basic English 2 credit hours

An English Placement Test will determine the student’s level of entry into English courses. Basic English is designed for those students whose scores on the test indicate that they do not have sufficient skills to take GE 110.3. Hours do not count toward graduation requirements.

GE101.1: Financial Management 1 credit hour

A course designed to introduce the student to the Biblical principles of finances. The course will cover such matters as achieving financial freedom and developing a Biblical value system, family finances, budgets, and church finances.

GE102.1: Logic 1 credit hour

An introduction to logical argumentation, intended to teach the student how to identify the fallacies of logic in the oral and written presentations of others and to avoid those same fallacies in his own presentations.

GE103.1: Freshman Orientation 1 credit hour

This course is designed to introduce college freshmen to issues pertaining to college and church life. Areas to be covered include manners, dress, church ethics, study habits, and time management. An emphasis will be placed on personal discipline and character.

GE105.2: Keyboarding 2 credit hours

Techniques of the touch system of keyboarding, with special attention given to accuracy, rhythm, and speed. Skill-building production activities involve a variety of personal and business communications. Course fee required.

GE106.2: Word Processing 2 credit hours

A course providing detailed instruction in word processing. The student will learn the concepts of word processing while learning to prepare, format, and print documents as well as learning advanced functions such as table handling and mail merging. Emphasis will be placed on the application of word processing in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 108.3 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE108.3: Introduction to Computers 3 credit hours

A course designed to provide an overview of computer concepts and uses, including how computers function, terminology, types of computer systems, operating systems, and peripheral equipment. The concept of software for word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and telecommunications will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on the use of computers in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 105.2 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE110.3: English Grammar 3 credit hours

A course of study covering the basic principles of English emphasizing the following: parts of speech, mechanics, grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and spelling. The course also provides practice in writing various types of papers.

GE111.2: Introduction to Sign Language 2 credit hours

Gives the student a basic working knowledge of the deaf sign language and the ability to communicate individually and collectively before groups. Ability to sign hymns and messages as a ministry in local churches is the ultimate goal.

GE112.2: Advanced Sign Language 2 credit hours

Involves all signs learned during Introduction to Sign Language. This course also includes training in interpreting, reverse interpreting, and practical working. Prerequisite: GE 111.2 or equivalent.

GE120.3: English Composition 3 credit hours

A continuation of the use of the basic skills in formulating fresh expression in written communication, wide use of effective vocabulary, and practice in thesis writing. Prerequisite: GE 110.3 or English Placement Test score showing that GE 110.3 is waived.

GE201.2: Office Practices, Procedures, and Equipment I 2 credit hours

Training designed to enable a secretary to operate a highly efficient, productive church office. Office ethics, duties, dress, etc. appropriate in a church or Christian school office are presented, along with instruction and drill in the operation of basic business machines. Prerequisite: GE 105.2 or equivalent.

GE202.2: Office Practices, Procedures, and Equipment II 2 credit hours

Training designed to enable a secretary to operate a highly efficient, productive church office. Office ethics, duties, dress, etc. appropriate in a church or Christian school office are presented, along with instruction and drill in the operation of basic business machines. Prerequisite: GE 105.2 or equivalent.

GE203.2: Office Publications 2 credit hours

A course designed to provide basic instruction in creating office publications such as slideshows, bulletins, flyers, and basic desktop publishing. Upon completion, students should be able to create and produce professional business publications. Course fee required.

GE204.2: Database 2 credit hours

A course providing detailed instruction in the principles and use of relational database management. The student will learn to design, record, organize, and retrieve data. Emphasis will be placed on the application of database management in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 108.3 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE208.2: Spreadsheet 2 credit hours

A course providing detailed instruction in the principles of electronic spreadsheets. The student will learn about designing and building mathematical spreadsheets and data query requests, creating graphs, and printing. Emphasis will be placed on the application of spreadsheets in the operation of the local church ministry. Prerequisite: GE 108.3 or equivalent. Course fee required.

GE211.1: Sign Language Practice 1 credit hour

A course intended to give the student practice in receptive and expressive sign language skills. It will build on the receptive finger-spelling, as well as reverse interpreting from sign language to voice. Also included are English idioms and idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: GE 112.2 or equivalent.

GE214.3: Speech 3 credit hours

A study of the basic principles and techniques of public speaking, including the preparation and delivery of various types of speeches.

GE501.2: Thesis Writing 2 credit hours

A course introducing the writing of a thesis. This course is intended to guide the student through the thesis-writing project. The thesis must be at least 100 double-spaced, typewritten pages in length. It must be completed in accordance with the schedule included with the syllabus for the class and must be completed before graduation. The topic must be in the area of the student’s chosen major. In the case of the Missions major, the thesis will be a study in a chosen subject area, country, people group or type of work related to the student’s cross-cultural ministry.

MI101.2: Introduction to Missions 2 credit hours

A presentation of modern missions, intended to prepare those majoring in missions for further study and service, while challenging others to become more involved in the Great Commission both at home and abroad.

MI102.2: Theology of Missions 2 credit hours

An overview of the Biblical teaching regarding missions, from Genesis to Revelation. Consideration will be given to particular issues and current trends facing missionaries today, contrasting God’s design for reconciliation with man’s theological solutions.

MI201.2: Missionary History 2 credit hours

Significant movements and men from apostolic days to the present are studied in order to evaluate the progress of Christian missions in all the major mission fields of the world.

MI202.2: Missionary Ethics and Relationships 2 credit hours

A study of the basic principles that should govern missionary relationships with family, churches, pastors, mission agencies, governments, national pastors, and fellow missionaries.

MI301.3: Indigenous Church Planting 3 credit hours

Instruction will be provided on planting and developing self-governing, self-supporting, self-propagating Baptist churches on the mission field. Discussion will proceed from initial philosophical considerations through practical steps of leadership training and church organization, to the relationship between the missionary and the mature indigenous church.

MI302.2: Deputation 2 credit hours

A course designed to help prepare the missionary for the ministry of deputation. In addition to discussing the prospects of deputation ministry, subjects will include preparation for deputation, contacting churches, media presentations, transportation issues, deputation finances, writing letters, outfitting for the field, and relationships with supporting churches.

MI401.3: Life and Work on the Mission Field 3 credit hours

A practical, hands-on course treating the realities of cross-cultural living and missionary ministry, with the goal of preparing students to become both adaptable and effective within a Biblical context. Subjects will include family issues such as housing, education, and the role of the missionary wife; legal issues such as residency requirements and taxation; and ministry issues such as learning the language, first steps in church planting, and co-laboring with national pastors.

MI402.3: Cultural and Applied Anthropology 3 credit hours

A study of the nature, origin, development, and diversities of various cultures. Special attention is given to the area of ethnocentrism, culture shock, cultural resistance, identification, and cross-cultural communication, in order to prepare students to work in other cultures.

MI406.3: Linguistics for Missionaries 3 credit hours

An introduction to language generally and to linguistic principles specifically. A review of basic grammar and syntax, morphology, and phonology will be emphasized.

MI501.3: Church Planting & National Leadership Training 3 credit hours

Instruction is provided on how to plant and develop self-governing, self-supporting, self-propagating Baptist churches on the mission field. Attention will be given to training nationals for all levels of leadership in a local church.

MI503.2: Theological Issues In Missions 2 credit hours

This course will analyze selected theological problems facing missionaries and will consider Biblical solutions. Special consideration will also be given to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a pluralistic world, the eternal destiny of the heathen, Biblical absolutism and cultural relativism, signs and wonders, and charismatic issues.

MI601.2: Cross Cultural Discipleship 2 credit hours

A study of the most effective means of communicating the teachings of the Bible in another culture. Includes discussions of problems in translation and the challenges of adjustment to the world view of a foreign culture.

MI602.3: Linguistics For Missionaries 3 credit hours

An introduction to phonetics, phonology, and syntax. Special attention will be given to universal structure and principles that occur across languages. Students will solve language problems from English and other languages.

MI604.2: Missionary Ethics & Relationships 2 credit hours

A study of the basic principles that should govern missionary relationships with supporting churches, supporting pastors, the mission agency, and especially other missionaries with whom they work. The purpose is to strengthen relationships and avoid conflicts.

MU100.025: Ambassador College Chorale 0.25 credit hours

This group of selected students will have the privilege of ministering for chapel, special conferences, and programs. ¼ elective credit per semester, to a maximum of 2 hours.

MU101.1: Voice Class I 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU102.1: Voice Class I 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU104.2: Fundamentals of Music 2 credit hours

A course designed to introduce the student to the basic fundamental mechanics of music. Through the knowledge gained and the appreciation fostered, the student can enjoy music by participating to one degree or another in that art. This course is also offered to those students who wish to enter the music major program but whose skills are not sufficient to take MU 111.3. Hours do not count toward graduation.

MU110.025: Ambassador Mixed Voice Ensemble 0.25 credit hours

The students who comprise this group will be chosen from the College Chorale. They will provide a campus ministry as well as traveling to various churches in the musical ministry. ¼ elective credit per semester, to a maximum of 2 hours.

MU111.3: Music Theory I 3 credit hours

Basic ear training, sight singing, and keyboard and written harmony covering the major/minor key system. The student progresses from scales through all intervals, triads, inversions, harmonic progressions, and analyses. Prerequisite: MU 104.2 or successful completion of a qualifying entrance exam showing sufficient skills in music to enable the student to handle the level of competency demanded by this course.

MU112.3: Music Theory I 3 credit hours

Basic ear training, sight singing, and keyboard and written harmony covering the major/minor key system. The student progresses from scales through all intervals, triads, inversions, harmonic progressions, and analyses. Prerequisite: MU 104.2 or successful completion of a qualifying entrance exam showing sufficient skills in music to enable the student to handle the level of competency demanded by this course.

MU120.025: Ambassador Instrumental Ensemble 0.25 credit hours

This group is for the development of those students who play instruments. Much of their ministry will be on campus with an occasional trip to local churches in the area. This group also provides a model for those who will go on to develop an instrumental group in their own local church ministries. ¼ elective credit per semester, to a maximum of 2 hours.

MU121.1: Piano Class I 1 credit hour

Beginning techniques are covered, including understanding and practical application of music fundamentals as applied to the keyboard. A progressive competency in basic four part hymnplaying, major and minor scales and chords, and easy classical pieces is required. The student may be placed in MU 131.1, 132.1, 231.1, 232.1, 331.1, 332.1, 431.1, or 432.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU122.1: Piano Class I 1 credit hour

Beginning techniques are covered, including understanding and practical application of music fundamentals as applied to the keyboard. A progressive competency in basic four part hymnplaying, major and minor scales and chords, and easy classical pieces is required. The student may be placed in MU 131.1, 132.1, 231.1, 232.1, 331.1, 332.1, 431.1, or 432.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU131.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU132.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU141.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU142.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU151.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU152.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU201.1: Voice Class II 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU202.1: Voice Class II 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU211.3: Music Theory II 3 credit hours

These courses are a progressive continuation of Music Theory I. Emphasis is upon advanced elements of harmony including all 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. All non-harmonic elements are studied, and modulation is employed. The emphasis of ear training, sight singing, and keyboard and written harmony is continued at this level. Pre-requisite: MU 112.3 or equivalent.

MU212.3: Music Theory II 3 credit hours

These courses are a progressive continuation of Music Theory I. Emphasis is upon advanced elements of harmony including all 7th, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. All non-harmonic elements are studied, and modulation is employed. The emphasis of ear training, sight singing, and keyboard and written harmony is continued at this level. Pre-requisite: MU 112.3 or equivalent.

MU214.3: Song Leading and Church Music Administration 3 credit hours

Basic patterns and styles of leading congregational singing are covered. Platform technique, choice of correct literature for the service, and music philosophy are also developed, as well as training in the setup and administration of the total music program in the local church.

MU216.2: Hymnology 2 credit hours

The student is introduced to an overview of western art musical development from Bible times to the present. Music philosophies, mainline composers, and major works are highlighted.

MU221.1: Piano Class II 1 credit hour

Beginning techniques are covered, including understanding and practical application of music fundamentals as applied to the keyboard. A progressive competency in basic four part hymnplaying, major and minor scales and chords, and easy classical pieces is required. The student may be placed in MU 131.1, 132.1, 231.1, 232.1, 331.1, 332.1, 431.1, or 432.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU222.1: Piano Class II 1 credit hour

Beginning techniques are covered, including understanding and practical application of music fundamentals as applied to the keyboard. A progressive competency in basic four part hymnplaying, major and minor scales and chords, and easy classical pieces is required. The student may be placed in MU 131.1, 132.1, 231.1, 232.1, 331.1, 332.1, 431.1, or 432.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU231.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU232.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU241.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU242.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU251.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU252.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU301.1: Voice Class III 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU302.1: Voice Class III 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU311.2: Choral Conducting 2 credit hours

Principles of communication in conducting, score reading, style and interpretation, and basic literature are covered with a view towards the role of the choir in the local church ministry. Prerequisite: MU 112.3 or permission of instructor.

MU323.2: Piano Pedagogy 2 credit hours

Students learn sound practical piano teaching techniques and will explore various piano method books and supplemental literature. Actual classroom teaching under faculty guidance will be routinely experienced by each student. Permission of instructor required. Pre-requisite: MU 232.1.

MU326.2: Evangelistic Style Hymnplaying 2 credit hours

This course further develops the musicianship of the church pianist. Techniques and styles of hymn and gospel song playing are studied for congregational singing and solo and ensemble accompaniment. Keyboard harmony, elementary transposition, and modulation are offered to aid in the music ministry of the local church. A certain level of hymnplaying proficiency is needed for this course; therefore a student audition/evaluation by the instructor is required. Prerequisite: MU 112.3.

MU331.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU332.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU341.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU342.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU351.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU352.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU401.1: Voice Class IV 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU402.1: Voice Class IV 1 credit hour

Basic instruction is given on breathing coordination, correct vowel pronunciation, and consonant articulation. In addition, platform decorum, dress, and ministry will be practiced through the use of the gospel song solo. The student may be placed in MU 141.1, 142.1, 241.1, 242.1, 341.1, 342.1, 441.1, or 442.1, depending on his progress and development.

MU411.1: Arranging for Voices in the Local Church 1 credit hour

Although there is ample literature available for choirs and ensembles as introduced in MU 311.2, the student is taught how to arrange materials specifically for the groups and occasions in his own ministry. Basic information on copyright laws, publisher permissions, and fair use etiquette are presented. Prerequisite: MU 212.3.

MU412.1: Winds and Strings in the Local Church 1 credit hour

The philosophy and the valued contribution of musical instruments are covered. In addition, transposition of instruments, clef variations, and tonal balancing procedures are taught.

MU431.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU432.1: Piano Lessons 1 credit hour

Private or semi-private instruction is given to each student to develop proper piano technique, practice procedures, and musicality for the performing of classical compositions, gospel song and hymn arrangements, and to learn the basic fundamentals of congregational hymnplaying.

MU441.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU442.1: Voice Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing a proper and dependable technique. The student can apply this in the singing of the basic art song and sacred art song literature, as well as applicable literature from oratorio. The ministry of the gospel-song solo is also an important part of this instruction.

MU442.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU451.1: Instrumental Lessons 1 credit hour

Private instruction is given to each student in developing proper techniques and in studying and performing some of the traditional classic literature of the masters, with an ongoing emphasis upon the gospel song/hymn arrangement as a solo ministry for the local church. Not for beginners.

MU514.3: Song Leading And Church Music Administration 3 credit hours

Basic patterns and styles of leading congregational singing are covered. Platform technique, choosing of correct literature for the service, and music philosophy are also developed, as well as training in the setting up and administrating of the total music program in the local church.

PT100.2: Personal Evangelism 2 credit hours

The Gospel is clearly defined, and methods of personally winning souls to Christ, baptizing them, and discipling them in the local church are taught.

PT101.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 1A 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT102.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 1B 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT103.1: Evangelist 1A 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. The calling of an evangelist, the qualities of an evangelist, the importance of using evangelists, fallacies of ecumenical evangelism, platform manners, and management.

PT104.1: Evangelist 1B 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Scripture memory, the doctrine of separation, creating a preaching atmosphere, preparation for revival, and revival.

PT111.05: Christian Womanhood 1A 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT112.05: Christian Womanhood 1B 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT121.3: Introduction to Cooking 3 credit hours

A practical course intended to introduce the student to the basics of cooking while emphasizing nutrition, meal planning, and menu preparation.

PT122.2: Introduction to Sewing 2 credit hours

A practical course intended to introduce the student to the basics of sewing while emphasizing basic stitches, the use of basic patterns, and the basic use of sewing machines.

PT201.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 2A 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT202.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 2B 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT203.1: Evangelist 2A 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Preaching in Christian schools, maintaining a balance between evangelism and teaching, preaching to young people, common sins of preachers, and sermon preparation.

PT204.1: Evangelist 2B 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Evangelistic, expository, doctrinal, and textual preaching, the evangelist’s relationship to the pastor, the evangelist’s relationship to his own local church, evangelistic music, the invitation, and the training of ushers.

PT206.2: Fundamentals of Christian Camping 2 credit hours

An introduction to the various philosophies, administration, and programing of Christian camps. Emphasis will be given to developing creative learning activities for the camping environment.

PT210.2: Practicum 2 credit hours

A course designed to expose the student to the elementary school classroom. The student is able to observe the progression of instruction and participate in some of the teaching activities. It is suggested that the observation be done at spring break or immediately following the May commencement. The student must have an approved application to participate in the course. The practicum consists of a minimum of 30 clock hours.

PT211.05: Christian Womanhood 2A 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT212.05: Christian Womanhood 2B 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT301.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 3A 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT302.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 3B 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT303.1: Evangelist 3A 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. The history of revival, abuses of revival, lives of great evangelists, local church revival meetings, and area-wide or citywide meetings.

PT304.1: Evangelist 3B 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Counseling, managing a book table, common sense for evangelists, how to get meetings, the kind of evangelist not to be, and leadership of an evangelist.

PT307.3: Homiletics 3 credit hours

An introductory study of the preparation and delivery of sermons with special emphasis on types, content, and sources of material for sermons. Classroom presentation is required, with constructive criticism given. Prerequisite: GE 214.3 or equivalent.

PT308.3: Expository Preaching 3 credit hours

A consideration of the steps involved in effective expository preaching including a careful exegetical study of the passage, creative practical arrangement of the sermon material, and dynamic pulpit presentation. Prerequisite: PT 307.3 or equivalent.

PT310.3: Basic Maintenance and Repair 3 credit hours

A practical, hands-on approach to learning the necessary basics for maintenance and repair around the house or church. Proper selection of hand tools and equipment, shop and tool safety, and procedures will be discussed and practiced for each area studied. The areas of study include basic carpentry, electrical wiring and appliances, plumbing, basic engines, and HVAC (classroom discussion only).

PT311.05: Christian Womanhood 3A 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT312.05: Christian Womanhood 3B 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT401.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 4A 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT402.05: The Preacher and His Ministry 4B 0.5 credit hours

The Preacher and His Ministry course is designed to deal with contemporary issues, ministerial ethics, practical problems in the ministry, and positive steps in building sound, fundamental Baptist churches. The various gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4 are emphasized, with a strong admonition to utilize those gifts in a local New Testament church. Two Preacher and His Ministry courses are taught each year on a four year-cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Every male student is required to take the particular Preacher and His Ministry course offered each semester he is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT403.1: Evangelist 4A 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. The evangelism of children, methods of gaining prospects, the preparation packet for evangelism, pitfalls of an evangelist, the training of personal workers, the proper care and use of voice, and how to organize meetings.

PT404.1: Evangelist 4B 1 credit hour

The evangelist courses provide practical instruction for the man of God called to be a vocational evangelist. Two evangelist courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. The servant’s personal life including his family, his finances, his perils, his wife, his attitude, his priorities, deterrents to sin, and keeping from falling.

PT405.2: Church Planting and Administration 2 credit hours

A consideration of methods and steps of church planting primarily in the United States, with a focus on the structural organization, administration, and overall operation of a local church. Special attention is given to the pastor’s role in effectively overseeing all functions which relate to the local church.

PT406.2: Pastoral Theology 2 credit hours

Accentuates the leadership qualities and qualifications of the pastor. Instruction on the administration of church ordinances and other functions such as weddings, funerals, etc., in which a pastor is personally involved.

PT407.2: Counseling 2 credit hours

An introduction to the principles and practice of Biblical counseling to enable students to counsel effectively in their local churches, Christian camps, etc., equipping students to counsel in typical life situations and to apply Biblical principles in finding solutions to problems.

PT409.3: Evangelistic Preaching 3 credit hours

A consideration of evangelistic sermon preparation including outlining, proper use of illustrative material, effective use of memorized Scripture, instruction on dynamic delivery and giving an invitation conducive to bringing results, and making doctrinal preaching evangelistic. Prerequisite: PT 307.3 or equivalent.

PT410.6: Pastoral Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) in the employ of an approved local church under the direct supervision of the pastor of that church, at which time the student will observe and participate in the pastoral ministry of that church.

PT411.05: Christian Womanhood 4A 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT412.05: Christian Womanhood 4B 0.5 credit hours

Christian Womanhood offers practical guidelines for every Christian lady in the areas of Godliness; appearance; etiquette; proprieties; personal, marriage, and family relationships; and time and money management. Much emphasis is given to the training and preparation for being wives of Christian workers. Along with studies of Scripture, much will be gleaned from biographical sketches of wives of great Christian leaders in the past. Two Christian Womanhood courses are taught each year on a four-year cycle. Therefore, a student will not necessarily take them in numerical order. Each female student is required to take the particular Christian Womanhood course offered each semester she is enrolled in Ambassador Baptist College.

PT420.6: Evangelist Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of four weeks (160 hours) traveling with an approved evangelist under the direct supervision of that evangelist, at which time the student will observe and participate in the ministry of that evangelist. In addition to traveling, he will also submit eight detailed messages appropriate for a revival meeting, recommendations of special night promotions for revival meetings, and a financial plan which includes a budget, tax considerations, and financial accountability.

PT430.6: Second Man Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) in the employ of an approved local church under the direct supervision of the pastor of that church, at which time the student will observe and participate in the pastoral ministry as an assistant pastor.

PT440.6: Missionary Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) on the mission field working with an approved missionary under the direct supervision of that missionary, at which time the student will observe and participate in the ministry of that missionary.

PT450.6: Music Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) in the employ of an approved local church under the direction of the pastor and/or music director of that church, at which time the student will observe and participate in the total ministry of the church with particular emphasis on the musical ministry.

PT460.6: Church Ministries Internship 6 credit hours

The student spends a minimum of eight weeks (320 hours) in the employ of an approved local church under the direct supervision of the pastor of that church, at which time the student will observe and participate in the Christian ministry of that local church with emphasis on working in the women’s or children’s ministries, as well as gaining some experience in the church office.

PT470.6: Student Teaching Internship 6 credit hours

This is an eight-week period of observation and teaching in the classroom under the supervision of the college faculty and administrator and classroom teacher of an approved Christian elementary school. Prerequisite: senior standing, completion of required courses for the degree in elementary education.

PT501.1: The Preacher and His Ministry 1A 1 credit hour

A practical seminar dealing with the problems and opportunities of every-day life in the ministry. The courses will be taught on a two-year rotation. The student is required to take the particular course offered each semester he is attending classes on the graduate level up to a maximum of two years. The course requirements are in addition to the 32 semester hours required for graduation.

PT502.1: The Preacher and His Ministry 1B 1 credit hour

A practical seminar dealing with the problems and opportunities of every-day life in the ministry. The courses will be taught on a two-year rotation. The student is required to take the particular course offered each semester he is attending classes on the graduate level up to a maximum of two years. The course requirements are in addition to the 32 semester hours required for graduation.

PT507.3: Homiletics 3 credit hours

An introductory study of the preparation and delivery of sermons with special emphasis on types, content, and sources of material for sermons. Classroom presentation is required with constructive criticism given.

PT508.3: Expository Preaching 3 credit hours

A consideration of the steps involved in effective expository preaching including a careful exegetical study of the passage, creative practical arrangement of the sermon material, and dynamic pulpit presentation. Prerequisite: PT 307.3/507.3 or equivalent.

PT601.1: The Preacher and His Ministry 2A 1 credit hour

A practical seminar dealing with the problems and opportunities of every-day life in the ministry. The courses will be taught on a two-year rotation. The student is required to take the particular course offered each semester he is attending classes on the graduate level up to a maximum of two years. The course requirements are in addition to the 32 semester hours required for graduation.

PT602.1: The Preacher and His Ministry 2B 1 credit hour

A practical seminar dealing with the problems and opportunities of every-day life in the ministry. The courses will be taught on a two-year rotation. The student is required to take the particular course offered each semester he is attending classes on the graduate level up to a maximum of two years. The course requirements are in addition to the 32 semester hours required for graduation.

PT605.2: Church Planting & Administration 2 credit hours

A focus on the structural organization, administration, and overall operation of a local church. Special attention is given to the pastor’s role in effectively overseeing all functions which relate to the local church.

PT606.2: Pastoral Theology 2 credit hours

Accentuates the leadership qualities and qualifications of the pastor. Instruction on the administration of church ordinances and other functions such as weddings, funerals, and so on, in which a pastor is personally involved.

PT607.2: Counseling 2 credit hours

An introduction to the principles and practice of Biblical counseling to enable students to counsel effectively in their local churches, Christian camps, and so on, to equip students to counsel in typical life situations and to apply Biblical principles in finding solutions to problems.

PT609.3: Evangelistic Preaching 3 credit hours

A consideration of evangelistic sermon preparation including outlining, proper use of illustrative material, effective use of memorized Scripture, instruction
on dynamic delivery and giving an invitation conducive to bringing results,
and instruction on making doctrinal preaching evangelistic. Pre-requisite: PT
307.3/507.3 or equivalent.