CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Lampstand Missions University will offer the following certificate program:
CERTIFICATE Theology and Religious Studies Certificate
Program Description This certificate program is intended for individuals who are interested in learning more about the Bible for personal growth or who are interested in a career in the ministry field. These courses are offered for a Certificate of Completion and are not college transferable courses.
Objective The objective of the Theology and Religious Studies Certificate program is to increase the knowledge and abilities of students in the area of Theology and Religion for personal growth or to prepare them to continue their studies and career goals in the ministry field.
REL 5 Introduction to the books of Wisdom 15 Hours
REL 6 Introduction to World Evangelism 15 Hours
REL 1 Principles of Bible Study This course is an introduction to the study of the Bible and its place in preparing group Bible studies and teaching the Bible in a variety of contexts. Students examine a wide range of teaching methods and consider their potential for engaging children, adolescents, and adults.
REL 2 Christian History and Thought This course provides a broad overview of the historic roots and development of Christian thought. Identifies and describes historical Christian doctrines, the basics of theological reasoning, significant Christian thinkers, and contemporary global trends and issues.
REL 3 Introduction to New Testament This course is a general overview of the New Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems.
REL 4 Introduction to Old Testament This course is an investigation of the nature, contents, and history of the Old Testament with attention to its background and key themes. Students examine themes within their contexts and from the perspective of their New Testament fulfillment.
REL 5 Introduction to the Books of Wisdom This course is an examination of Biblical Wisdom literature such as Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Solomon, within its ancient Near Eastern context, with special attention to the unique literary aspects of Wisdom literature and its function in ancient Israel.
REL 6 Introduction to World Evangelism This course is an introduction to practical strategies for evangelism in local and para-church ministries. The course presents a Biblical basis for evangelism along with major strategies.
Certificate Upon successful completion of the requisite courses, participants will receive a Certificate in Theology and Religious Studies from Lampstand Missions University.