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BL5001 Biblical Hebrew I

This is the first quarter of a three quarter sequence in the study of biblical Hebrew.

 ⁄   ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

BS5000 Biblical Hermeneutics

This course provides students with a general introduction to the academic study of the Bible, with a focus on exegetical practice and methodology, and is intended to prepare students for BS5100: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and BS 5200: Introduction to the New Testament, as well as other biblical studies courses.

BS7102 Gospel of Mark

This course offers a detailed historical study of the Gospel of Mark and its presentation of Jesus as the suffering messiah.

ETH6000 Church and Society

The foundational course in the ETS curriculum, exploring issues of community and mission, critical historical topologies of the relationship between Christ and culture and models of the church, and an in-depth focus on the church in contemporary North America in relation to issues of economic justice, racism, patriarchy and the environment.

FE7001 Field Education (Fall Term)

This is the first of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experience-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting.

HIS6000 Church History I

The Church History I and Church History II courses identify and explore the fundamental theological questions of the Christian tradition and examine the various ways in which the church evolved in response to those questions.

,  ⁄   ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

PM5000 Formation for Ministry (Year 1)

This course is designed to help students build a strong spiritual foundation for ministry.

PM7001 Final Project (Fall Term)

This is the first of a two-part course designed to help students recognize and evaluate a ministerial need, formulate an effective plan to address the need, meet specific contemporary needs by implementing the plan, and adequately evaluate the results of the execution of the plan. The entire three-quarter sequence of Field Education must be completed before enrolling for this first part of the Final Project.

SYS6000 Systematic Theology I: Thinking Theologically

This course introduces systematic and constructive theology by exploring the motivations, qualities, and implications of theological thinking and theological knowledge for theologians across Christian history.

,  ⁄   ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity, Certificate in Theological Studies

TPM7001 Church Management for the 21st Century

This course will explore issues of organizational change, church financial management, mobilizing volunteers, analysis of ministry context, personnel management, building utilization, and creating effective evangelism and mission programs. A portion of this course will include dialogue with practicing pastors from the Detroit area in their context of ministry.

UM101 Community Seminar in Urban Ministry

This course is an introduction to ministry in the urban setting. Through site visits and classroom discussions, the theology and practice of ministry in the city is examined and evaluated.

UM102 Church History: The Untold Story

This course will examine American Church history with emphasis on the particular contribution and influence of the African American Church. The Canadian Church will also be discussed.