FCTS - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


BIBLICAL THEOLOGY:

BA THROUGH THE BIBLE. This progressive series of courses presents a systematic, outlined overview of each of the 66 books of the Bible. From these courses students learn to be at home in God's Word; to count it as necessary daily food; to be familiar with the beauty and harmony of its total message; to build a sure foundation for comparing Scripture with Scripture; and to become adept in rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

BB BIBLE MEMORIZATION. These courses are based on The Navigators plan and methodology for committing key Bible passages to memory for spiritual growth and ministry. The assignments are coordinated with those in the BA, BC and PK courses.

BC BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. Requires intensive study of selected books of the Bible (eg. Major Prophets, Synoptic Gospels. Pauline Epistles, and Prophetic) assigned in each new term. The emphasis is on comprehension, life-application and obedience. The approach is expositional for which BD courses provide the tools and methodology.

BD BIBLE EXPOSITION. These studies present the foundational methodology needed for effective Bible study. Included are principles, in textual analysis, hermeneutics, historical setting and reference materials important to the Bible student for competent exposition of God's Word.

CHRISTIAN LIFE COACH CERTIFICATE:

CLC CHRISITAN LIFE COACH. This Certificate Track Includes (18 Semester Hours): Coaching: The New Helping Relationship Christian Coaching: Scriptural and Spiritual Foundations Theory & Practice: Developing a Model for Effective Change Relationships and Communication: Core Coaching Skills Facilitating Learning and Change: Advanced Coaching Skills Assessment and Resources in Coaching Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards in Coaching Coaching as Ministry and Spiritual Care The Business of Coaching New Directions: Specialty Coaching Coaching for Creativity and Innovations The Future of Christian Coaching

CHRISTIAN WORKER CERTIFICATE:

CLC CHRISITAN WORKER. This Certificate Program Track Includes: OT Survey; NT Survey; Spiritual Warfare; Evangelism; NT Theology; and Kingdom Living (18 Semester Hours)

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY:

SA BIBLE DOCTRINES. The course series presents an overview of 26 basic Bible themes plus concentrated studies in the major evangelical Bible doctrines (eg. Fall of Man; Atonement; Faith; Justification; Eternal Life).

SB SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. This sequence of courses builds upon the foundations laid in SA Bible Doctrines. They include in-depth studies in Bibliology, Theology, Angelology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Christology, Pneumatology and other related doctrines.

SC HISTORICAL THEOLOGY. These courses present a comprehensive theological history of the ages. The history of the Christian Church is dealt with at length plus the long conflict of the ages between God and Satan, ending with the final victory and vindication of God.

SD APOLOGETICS. The courses in this series set forth evidences from nature, history, science, personal experience and sanctified reason, leading to an undeniable confirmation of the Christian faith.

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY:

PA SPIRITUAL LIFE. These studies offer the Bible's keys to victorious, Spirit-filled-living. Topics to be considered, will include sanctification, prayer, devotion, humility, identification, the cross, and resurrection.

PC PASTORAL COUNSELING. This course series is designed to prepare ministers for their tasks, as "spiritual directors" and counselors in the local church. It provides training in the techniques and processes of biblical counseling. Included topics are temperament, personality theory, grief, depression, guilt, anger, life-cycles, motivation, marriage and family, adolescence, stress, crisis intervention, etc., that are consistent with Bible solutions and shared in the power of the Holy Spirit. Graduate students will be exposed to the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis, Myers-Briggs Personality Type Inventory, Temperament Analysis Profile, 16-PF Profile, Prepare and Enrich and other assessment and enhancement tools. Membership in the National Christian Counselors Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors will be required of students pursuing a Doctoral Degree in this curriculum track. (See Appendix at end of this catalog.)


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*FCTS is a full-service Certified Academic Institute of the National Chrisitan Counselors Association. FCTS will order all course materials, grade your exams, provide clinical supervision and grant seminary credit toward your degree, through the Doctoral level. We encourage you to visit the NCCA website so you may appreciate the quality of their curricula modules. However, DO NOT ENROLL FOR ANY COURSES ON THE NCCA WEBSITE!

SPECIAL NOTICE ... FCTS STUDENTS MUST ENROLL THROUGH THEIR FCTS FACULTY ADVISOR IN ORDER TO RECEIVE DEGREE CREDITS, WITHOUT INCURRING ADDITIONAL EXPENSE.

PE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. These courses are for those involved in or contemplating an educational ministry in the local church, Christian day school, home school, or another religious educational ministry to different age groups. Attention is given to the history of Christian education, educational philosophy, learning theory, organization, teaching and administrative processes essential to an effective Biblical, educational ministry.

PK FIELD TECHNOLOGY. This series is individually structured around the student's ministry interests. Special attention is given to witnessing, worship leadership, hospital visitation, counseling, intercessory prayer, home cell groups, church leadership and administration.

PM MINISTERIAL THEOLOGY. These courses are for training pastors and others involved in or contemplating a life of vocational ministry in the local church. Consideration is given to the person, calling and role of the pastor; to sermon preparation and delivery. Emphasis is also focused on teaching, evangelism, church planting and renewal, visitation, the Bible in counseling, stewardship and administration for effective pastoral, missions, or evangelistic ministry.

PY FIELD LABORATORY. This is a series of project assignments which gives the student an opportunity to put into practice the things learned in the other courses of his or her degree program. For pastors, evangelists, missionaries and teachers their ministry field will serve as their laboratory. They will study their work and work-out what they have studied; in the form of a sermon series, Bible study curriculum for a retreat, lesson plan designs, church growth crusade, stewardship program, media and evangelistic outreach. Students not employed in a church-related ministry may fulfill requirements by being involved in nursing home or jail ministry, Bible teaching, V.B.S., evangelism, counseling, and/or music ministry, etc..

PZ WRITING PROJECTS. A "writing project" is required in the following programs: Bachelor of Biblical Theology (15,000 words); Master of Biblical Theology (20,000 words) and ALL doctorate degree programs, regardless of degree major (35,000 words). "Writing Project" is interpreted to mean the inclusive writing assignments for a particular curriculum track, written in accordance with guidance given by the student's assigned faculty advisor; not necessarily a single "dissertation" type publication, depending upon the field of study and vocational goals of the student.

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