BIB 130. Personal Evangelism. 3 hours. F., Sp.
Techniques of personal evangelism. Attention is given to preparation for campaigns as well as to personal evangelism in the local church.
BIB 230. Marriage and the Family. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An introduction to the basic principles that are needed in creating a happy and successful marriage and family life. A Biblical perspective is used to consider such topics as sex roles, dating, marriageability, mixed marriages, engagement, sex adjustment, in-law adjustment, financial adjustment, life insurance, divorce, reproduction, family planning, and child rearing. Same as FAM 230.
BIB 231. Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. 3 hours. F.
Introduction to principles and techniques of preparing and delivering sermons. Logical outlining and effective presentation of various types of sermons are emphasized. Prerequisite: COM 140 Speech Communication. Same as COM 231.
BIB 233W. The Christian Woman. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A study of Old and New Testament women. It includes as well a study of the woman's role in the home, church, and society. (This course is for women only.)
BIB 235W. Message Design and Delivery for Women. 3 hours. Sp.
A course on the fundamental principles of Biblical lesson design and delivery for women within the context of Biblical authority. Prerequisite: COM 140 Speech Communication. (This course is for women only.)
BIB 237. Fundamentals of Youth & Family Ministry. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An introduction to the role of the youth minister in the church, organization of the youth program, and activities designed for a youth group.
BIB 238. Biblical Research for Ministry. 3 hours. Offered On Sufficient Demand.
An introduction to computer and internet resources. This course will allow the student to use scholarly tools with confidence. The class is primarily directed toward the Bible or Youth Ministry major who does not plan to take Greek or Hebrew and the application of these tools to ministry.
BIB 328. Inductive Preaching. 3 hours. F. Odd years.
A study of the design and delivery of inductive sermons. Attention will be given to the structure and orientation of biblical lessons with an emphasis on narrative or discovery-based thought development.
BIB 329. Biblical Leadership. 3 hours. F. Even years.
This course will explore positions and practices of leadership (both positive and negative) from Genesis to Revelation, as well as, recent research on leadership with the goal to identify principles that can be applied to leadership in general and leadership in the church in particular.
BIB 330. Congregational Ministry. 3 hours. F.
The life and work of the preacher. Particular attention is given to the preacher's individual improvement as a servant of Christ and improved service through preaching, teaching, visitation, and guidance.
BIB 331. Organization/Administration Bible School. 3 hours. Sp.
The principles and techniques used in organizing and administering the educational program of the local church. The relationship which should exist between the elders, preacher, educational director, and membership is considered along with some attention to curriculum building.
BIB 333W. Teaching the Bible to Children. 3 hours. F.
An exploration of teaching skills that conform to Scriptural educational principles. Instructional methods appropriate for teaching Bible stories and concepts to children, lesson planning, preparation, and evaluation will be studied. The student will be responsible for buying some supplies for this course. (This course is for women only.)
BIB 335. History of Preaching. 3 hours. Offered On Sufficient Demand.
A study of the outstanding preachers in the history of Christianity. The course will consist of an examination of their lives, sermons, methods of preparation, and delivery.
BIB 337. Adolescent Spiritual Development. 3 hours. F.
A study of adolescent development (intellect, personality, morality, spirituality), curriculum development for youth group, how to teach teenagers, and basic "counseling triage."
BIB 349. Religion Faith & Families. 3 hours. F. Even years.
This course will explore the growing scholarly connection between religion, faith, and family life. Special attention will be given to the impact of religious involvement and faith on marital stability and satisfaction, parenting styles, coping patterns, and transformational processes such as prayer and forgiveness. This course will examine the factors and processes impacting the intergenerational transmission of faith. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of family life ministry. Same as FAM349.
BIB 360. Men, Faith, & Families. 3 hours. Sp. Odd years.
An exploration of various topics that lie at the intersection of men, faith, and families. Attention will be given to issues such as: men and marriage, sexual wholeness, fathering, gender roles, balancing work and family, men and money, male spirituality, mentoring relationships, and spiritual leadership in the family. Same as FAM 360. (This course is for men only.)
BIB 433. Personal Counseling. 3 hours. F., Sp.
The principles, techniques, and procedures for personal counseling. Relevant scriptural principles are utilized extensively.
BIB 434. Seminar for Bible Majors. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
Study, in seminar form, of significant issues and problems of relevance to the Bible major. Content will vary with the group in the seminar. This course includes a significant writing component.
BIB 435. Expository Preaching. 3 hours. Sp. Even years.
An examination of the expository method. Emphasis is placed on preaching from the Bible text; opportunity is given for practice, evaluation, and correction. Prerequisites: BIB/COM 231 Preparation and Delivery of Sermons and BIB 330 Preacher and His Work or permission from the department chairman. Same as BIB 529.
BIB 437. Seminar In Youth and Family Ministry. 3 hours. Sp.
A study of the roles of the family, the church, and the youth minister in the lives of adolescents. The class builds the case for a family-based youth ministry model and gives practical tips on how to support families in a congregational setting. This course discusses the inner-workings of a congregation from the young and family minister's perspective. The class is also designed to prepare the student for graduation (including interview skills, resume preparation, leadership principles, etc.).
BIB 495. Values in Human Thought and Action. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
An exploration of value issues and opportunities for further learning in the liberal arts and sciences. This course will focus on Christian perspectives in value questions which the graduate will confront in art, music, literature, economics, science, politics, and other related areas. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Same as HUM 495