The Certificate of Theology
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The Certificate of Theology is designed as a one-year full-time College-level program, which can also be taken part-time.

 

The CertTh program forms the foundational studies for the DipTh, BTh, and MDiv programs, but is also an ideal stand alone program for Christians who desire in-depth Christian bases for life and ministry. Schoolteachers, Christians engaged in the workplace, nurses and doctors, businesspeople, NGO workers, and homemakers, can all gain significant intellectual, practical, and formational benefit from studying the CertTh program.

 

In the course of the CertTh program the individual learns:

·         The basic content of the Scriptures, including the purpose, themes, and historical and cultural background of the books of the Bible.

·         Basic principles of quality Bible interpretation, including an introduction to the biblical languages and how to use on-line language tools.

·         Basic principles of communication, including an introduction to public speaking, teaching, evangelism, and people helping.

·         How the social sciences can help us strengthen our Christian service in our churches and their surrounding communities.

·         Significant issues in Muslim-Christian relations, and how we can be more effective as witnesses for Christ in the Middle East.

·         The major themes of Christian theology that are emphasized in the Scriptures, and how these have been developed and applied over the past 2000 years in the church.

·         Basic skills in interpreting all of life and ministry in light of biblical and theological lenses.

 

All elements of the Certificate of Theology program are compulsory:

 

 

 

 

Credits

1010

 

Induction into Theological Education at ABTS

2

1020

 

Module: Survey of Bible, History and Doctrine

6

 

1021

Survey of Old Testament

 

 

1022

Survey of New Testament

 

 

1023

Survey of Church History

 

 

1024

Survey of Christian Doctrine

 

 

1025

Survey Integrative Project

 

1030

 

Module: Communication

6

 

1031

Principles of Communication

 

 

1032

Introduction to Public Speaking

 

 

1033

Introduction to People Helping

 

 

1034

Introduction to Teaching

 

 

1035

Introduction to Evangelism

 

 

1036

Communication Integrative Project

 

1040

 

Module: Introduction to Bible Interpretation

6

 

1041

Introduction to Biblical Languages

 

 

1042

Introduction to Old Testament Background

 

 

1043

Introduction to New Testament Background

 

 

1044

Hermeneutics

 

 

1045

Interpretation Integrative Project

 

1050

 

Introduction to Islam

3

1060

 

Module: Church and Society

6

 

1061

Reading Church

 

 

1062

Cultural Anthropology

 

 

1063

Introduction to Social Psychology

 

 

1064

Assessing the Needs of the Community

 

 

1065

Church and Society Integrative Project

 

1070

 

Module: Biblical and Historical Theology

6

 

1071

Old Testament Theology

 

 

1072

New Testament Theology

 

 

1073

Historical Theology

 

 

1074

Theology Integrative Project

 

1080

 

Middle East Conference 1

3

1090

 

Chapel 1

3

1100

 

Mentoring 1

1

1110

 

Discipleship Groups 1

1

1120

 

Arabic for Christian Ministry 1

3

1130

 

English for Theology 1

5

1141 - 1149

 

Reflective Practice 1-9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total for Certificate in Theology Program

60