Department of Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Th. M. in PC Concentration Curriculum

 

Biblical Counseling (Theories and Methods)

 

Emotional wounds are one of the most common reasons that hampers successful Christian life.

Facilitating psycho-spiritual healing is an essential part of the church ministry.

This course will be a survey of a Biblical basis for counseling, integration of theology and

psychology, methods of counseling, and theories of personality.

 

 

Pastoral Counseling Practicum I, II

 

The subject gives the experience the actual counseling and skills, with leading counselor

out of theoretical and cognitive counseling. It also gives the help for understanding the detailed

skills which gives effectiveness in their counseling and for detailed habits which act as obstacles.

And it is important subject which evaluates many theories about counseling and remedy skills.

The class will be executed through exercise of counseling and theoretical integrative lecture.

 

Group Dynamics

 

This course involves the study of human beings in relation to other persons,

singularly and in groups. The course explores-in theory and through in-class exercise-the

real-life application of various aspects of group dynamics including (but not limited to)

leadership, motivation, preception, power, and decision making.

 

Cross-cultural Pastoral Counseling

 

This subject is related to a basic introduction about the cross-cultural perspective.

It is designed to provide a insight to and an overview of, the challenges and processes

of counseling clients in our culturally diverse society. Factors will include culture,

ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, mental characteristics in a multi-cultural society.

Emphasis will be placed on increasing one’s ability to be aware of one’s own culture and

how that awareness impacts our ministry with someone from another culture.

 

Crisis Counseling

 

An examination of the theory and practice of crisis intervention and approaches to brief therapy.

 

Family Therapy and Pastoral Care

 

This course focuses on the dynamics of family relationships.

The emphasis on understanding the structure and function of various aspects of family system,

and the counselor may approach family counseling as a creative, and healing ministry.

 

Integration of Psychology and Theology

 

The course prepares students to counsel with a variety of religious clients, particularly

religious clients who would define themselves as evangelical Christians.

The course provides a systematic overview of Christian doctrines, a discussion of various

theological viewpoints regarding those doctrines, and an examination of how psychological

and theological concepts relate to each other.

 

Research and Statistics

 

Students learn to conceptualize research problems and develop hypotheses.

Emphasis is on defining and measuring the important variables, design of research

strategies, analysis of data, interpersonal and inference, and writing and implementing

a research proposal.

 

Th. D. in PC Concentration Curriculum

 

Pastoral Care for Church Leaders

 

Introduces students to a model for short-term counseling that incorporates knowledge

of and practice in facilitation skills, cognitive behavioral approaches, and biblical teaching.

 

Human Growth and Development

 

This course explores the historical context and the current structure of the Human

Service field. Students will be exposed to the primary intervention strategies utilized

in human services including interviewing, case management and facilitating groups.

The special populations served in the Human Service profession will be examined.

Topics including values and ethical dilemmas, the social welfare system, diversity,

program planning, organizing and changing systems, legal issues, staying current and

avoiding burnout will be considered.

 

Object Relations Theory

 

This seminar focuses on Heinz Kohut's self psychology and its relationship with

object relations theory that has many implications for pastoral counseling.

 

Theories and Practice of Clinical Supervision (3 hours)

 

This seminar deals with theories and practice of clinical supervision and their implications

for pastoral counseling and pastoral counseling supervision. Purpose, goals,

philosophies, models and process of supervision will be articulated.

 

Bible and Psychotherapy

 

This seminar attempts to find out Bible's roles in Christian counseling and to find ways

how to associate and apply Bible in the psychotherapy process.

 

Counseling for Anxiety and Anger

 

This seminar is for understanding the dynamics of anxiety and anger from the biblical,

theological, psychological, and psychiatric perspectives and for applying these

understandings for diagnosis and treatments for disorders of anxiety and angers

in Christian counseling.

 

21th Century’s Pastoral Counseling Issues

This class is designed to educate pastors about 1) personality disorders,

2) the causes and process of family disfunction patterns and pathological symptoms,

3) finally the cure of these individual and family problems among church members

in the Biblical perspectives. Especially, in the position of reformed theology pastors

rethink the psychological treatment, and know the limitations of psychological treatment,

and understand the need of Biblical counseling.

 

Introduction to Mental Health

 

This course is designed the students to define the mental health in the view of

whole person in the biblical perspectives so that they can be pioneering

leaders not only in christian mental health services but in its general.

This course is also aimed the students to be competent in developing various mental

health programs for its promotion and early treatment for the community as well as individuals.

 

Pastoral Counseling for Marriage and Family

 

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches that have been developed

for through marriage counseling. The course also teaches students a conceptual model for

understanding the variety of ways marriage can become dysfunctional,

and introduces them to a short-term methods can be used when those kinds of problems develop.

 

Christian Coaching

 

This course is designed the students to define Christian Life Coaching,

from what God expects of them personally, to in-depth Bible-based coaching,

to strategies and Bible-truths they can implement with their own clients.

Students will learn how to market their services to others in a simple and

non-threatening way and begin to implement what they learn.

 

Research and Statistics

 

Students learn to conceptualize research problems and develop hypotheses.

Emphasis is on defining and measuring the important variables, design of research strategies,

analysis of data, interpersonal and inference, and writing and implementing a research proposal.

 

Th. M. & Th. D Preaching Concentration Curricu lum

 

An In-Depth Study of Influential Korean Preachers

 

To widen, deepen, and enrich preaching ministry by exploring and learning the preaching

ministry of influential Korean preachers.

 

Sermon Preparation

 

To study and apply the various elements of preaching, such as Bible interpretation,

explanation, argument, illustration, application, and sermon structure, according to

Reformed hermeneutics and homiletics.

 

Spurgeon and Swindoll  

 

To make preaching ministry more effective and fruitful by studying and applying the

19th-century most influential preacher Charles Spurgeon and current America's

leading expository preacher Charles Swindoll.

    

Preaching and Hermeneutics

 

To make preaching more effective and fruitful by studying and applying the principles

and practice of Reformed Bible interpretation.

 

Expository of New Testament & Preaching I

 

Correctly understand and comment I. II Corinthians of the Epistles of Paul with a literal,

historical, and theological background.

Study how to deliver the commented body to today's Christians.

 

Methods of Modern Preaching

 

Develop the ability to deliver effective preaches through appropriate preaching

methodology according to the Bible passage, by studying various methodologies

of contemporary preaching.

 

Four Gospels and Preaching

 

Make a comparative study on the Gospels and shed light on Jesus' life and ministry.

Study the differences of the Gospels and the lives and circumstances of each writer,

and study how they applied Jesus' life and ministry to their situations,

and apply this to today's church.

 

Expository of New Testament & Preaching I

 

Apply Jesus' parables to contemporary preaching through correct interpretation.

Study preaching methodology by studying Jesus' parabolic preaching.

 

Expository of Old Testament & Preaching

 

We will learn the principles rightly translating the O.T. text of Scripture,

and will make our ability of expository preaching to be improved, as a result,

we will be able to deliver the OT text to audiences effectively.

 

Preaching and Understaning about Audiences

 

When we approach to the preaching, revealing the purpose of preaching on a footing of audiences,

make the preachers effectively to do the preaching changing audiences through understanding about them.

 

Preaching & Communication

 

The course objects are what search and study all sorts of theories of communication related to

preaching, and are what make the preachers being able to deliver most effectively the word

of God given to mankind in the past -to audiences living today.

 

Modern Issues and Preaching

The church exists in the world and individuals live a life in this world.

As they face many problems, they crave for God's truth. Through this course,

we hope to interpretate these issues in this society with gospel perspective and

God's message about these issues.

 

Preaching of OT

The purpose of this course is to classify Old testament is unique genre and to know how

to interprete practically. Moreover, we will look at basic and strategies to able apply the

interpretation into the sermon.

 

Preaching and Hermeneutics

 

The goal for this course is to develop the ability to understand and share biblical world

and historical scenes correctly. This will enable us listen and preach the primary

meaning of the Bible.

 

OT Interpretation and Preaching

 

In this lecture we will study the Books of Samuel of the Historical Books.

We intend to gain an understanding about the royal regime which emerged

in the ages of Samuel. We will also take a look at how the Kingdom of David appeared

in Israel's society and what impact the David's Covenant had on the Israel's royal history

and the general history of Israel. The theological influence of David's Covenant on the

prophets and its relevance with the Messianic Thought will also be studied in this course.

 

Th. D in Study of Church Growth Concentration Curriculum

 

Church Growth in Korean Church

 

The goals of this course is to recall the past history of the growth of Korean church and

to study the principles of church growth which only Korean church has.

 

Church Growing Practice

 

The goals of this course is to study the principles of church growth, and to help ministers

in the field of church for church growth through practical Praxis.

 

Discipleship Training for Church Growth

 

The goals of this course is to suggest lay training of discipleship as a solution of the spiritual

depression of modern church, and to be able to recover the essence of church after making

new vision of minister through the training, and to be able to be the growing minister biblically.

 

Small Group for Church Growth

 

The goals of this course is to emphasize the importance of the pastoral care through

the small group Bible study for the salvation and spiritual growth of individuals and

the systematic growth of church in present and 21 Century society.

 

Special Lecture for the Principles of  Ministry

 

The goals of this course is to study the pastor's duties and functions with the theory

and practice based on the Bible and theological heritage and historical development

of the church, and to help the ministry to apply.

 

Study of Church Growth Strategy

 

The goals of this course is to organize church growth strategy specifically

by studying the theory of church growth, and to help to be able to carry

out the ministry systematically.

 

Seminar in Pastoral Administration

 

The goals of this course is to acquire and manage the skills of Church

Administration as a leader of the Church

 

An Introduction to Church Growth

 

The goals of this course is to understand the Church Growth as a introduction

of the Church Growth. In particular, The main goal of this course is to look for

what its strengths and what points need to be improved after diagnosing the

growth of Korean church in process of evangelism of Korea.

 

Th. D in World Missions Concentration Curriculum

 

Reformed Church Renewal Theory & Practice

 

This course examines cutting-edge trends in Korean churches in light of depression

and seeks renewal theory and practices for invigoration of them.

These aspects form the basis for an examination of current debates about missions,

hermeneutics, ecclesiology, church growth.

 

Reformed Theology of Missions   

 

This course provides a comprehensive study of the biblical and theological foundations

for doing mission Reformed perspective.

The need for theological orientation arises as the church engages in mission; therefore

a missional understanding of the church will be emphasized. Special attention will be

given to doing theology in the Post-modern era.

 

Study of Modern Mission Strategy II

 

This course provides mission strategies of missionaries in the Early Korean Church.

as well as mission strategies of Korean missionaries in the world.

Students will be encouraged to formulate creative mission strategies in their own cultural

contexts as well as begin thinking about mission in other cultural contexts.

Particular attention will be given to evangelistic methodologies.

 

History of World Mission

 

This course examines the history of missions from the early church to today's.

Also, it searches the trends of missions, then anticipates the future missions for

energizing world missions.

 

Study of Modern Mission Strategy I

 

This course provides mission strategies of missionaries in the Early Christian Church,

as well as mission strategies of Christian missionaries in the world.

Students will be encouraged to formulate creative mission strategies in their own

cultural contexts as well as begin thinking about mission in other cultural contexts.

Particular attention will be given to evangelistic methodologies.

 

Reformed Church Renewal Theory & Practice

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

This course examines cutting-edge trends in Korean churches in light of depression

and seeks renewal theory and practices for invigoration of them.

These aspects form the basis for an examination of current debates about missions,

hermeneutics, ecclesiology, church growth. 

 

COURSE GOALS :

1. Introducing the definition and self-understanding of renewal movements on the church history.

2. Examining the motivating concerns, sources, goals and criteria of judgment for renewal theology.

3. Cultivating a perspective of the challenges and opportunities renewal theology for Korean church

    in the twenty-first century.

4. Integrating current renewal theology into the larger context of the theological enterprise.

 

Reformed Theology of Missions

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

This course provides a comprehensive study of the biblical and theological foundations for

doing mission Reformed perspective. Also, a missional understanding of the church will be emphasized.

Special attention will be given to doing theology in the Post-modern era.

 

COURSE GOAL :

The goal is to develop the Community of Faith’s understanding of Christian World Mission,

and equip the community for the relevant and faithful servanthood/leadership in the multicultural

context where diverse world views are proffered (and foster a global perspective

    

History of World Mission

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

 

This course examines the history of missions from the early church to today's.

Also, it searches the trends of missions, then anticipates the future missions for energizing world missions.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES :

This course is designed to produce the following outcomes:

1. Ability to describe the general story line of the expansion of the Church.

2. Ability to describe the significance of major missionary figures, themes and events of Church History

3. Ability to think globally

4. Ability to understand and articulate the biblical, historical and theological bases for Christian mission

5. Ability to describe basic missiological principles

 

Study of Modern Mission Strategy I 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

 

This course provides mission strategies of missionaries in the Early Christian Church,

as well as mission strategies of Christian missionaries in the world.

Students will be encouraged to formulate creative mission strategies in their own cultural

contexts as well as begin thinking about mission in other cultural contexts.

Particular attention will be given to evangelistic methodologies.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES :

1. Identifies the Mission strategies in the Bible.
2. Examines mission strategies in pre Reformation and Reformation era.
3. Searches mission strategies from pro Reformation to Modern era.
4. Studies mission strategies in Korean churches.
5. Discusses mission cases in various areas.

 

Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able:

 

1. To preserve the classic elements of the course that can produce

    mission strategies for missions.

2. To update and rework the material so that the course may be

    applicable for the 21st century.

3. To change paradigms and energize God’s people (students) expanding

    His Kingdom and exalting His Glory throughout the earth.

 

Study of Modern Mission Strategy II  

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

 

This course provides mission strategies of missionaries in the Early Korean Church.

as well as mission strategies of Korean missionaries in the world.

Students will be encouraged to formulate creative mission strategies in their own

cultural contexts as well as begin thinking about mission in other cultural contexts.

Particular attention will be given to evangelistic methodologies.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES :

 

1. Researches missions before 1884.

2. Studies missions in the early Korean churches.

3. Examines missions before 1945.

4. Discusses missions from 1945 to today.

5. Anticipates future missions in the Korean church.

 

Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able:

1. To preserve the classic elements of the course that can produce

    mission strategies for missions.

2. To update and rework the material so that the course may be

    applicable for the 21st century.

3. To change paradigms and energize God’s people (students) expanding

     His Kingdom and exalting His Glory throughout the earth.