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Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

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Term 1: August 18th - October 2nd

  • WST0631 (MIN3631 & PMN5631): Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife Thursday Evenings through November 7th, 7-9pm
    Mrs. Charlotte Akin
    Course Description: A practical survey of issues relating to the role of ministry wives, current and potential. Various topics are covered, including marriage, homemaking and hospitality, spiritual disciplines, missions and evangelism and more. This class is free. Also offered Online.
  • WST0110: Old Testament Survey I
    Tuesdays, 7-9pm 
    Instructor: Alyson Watkins
    Course Description: An introduction to the history, literature, and religion of the Old Testament, including a detailed examination of the problems and interpretations of the Pentateuch and Former Prophets.  Also offered Online.
  • WST0140: Church History 2
    Saturdays, 9/6 and 9/27, 8am – 5pm
    Instructor:  Lindsay Lewis
    Course Description: An introduction to key historical events and figures that shaped the belief and practice of Christianity throughout the centuries.
  • WST0210: Old Testament Book Study
    Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
    Instructor: Ethan Drum
    Course Description: This will be a verse-by-verse, expositional/exegetical study of the book of Habakkuk. It will give students an opportunity to study the book and discover important theological and missiological elements contained therein. As with any book study, the ultimate goal will be to behold Christ in the pages of Scripture and allow Him to increase our desire to love God and neighbor.
  • WST0250: Biblical Theology of Womanhood
    *Online Only
    Instructor: Carrie Gilliam
    Course Description: This course will examine biblical passages and concepts regarding God’s unique and consistent plan for women. Biblical Theology of Womanhood is designed to highlight the patterns of biblical femininity and to provide resources for implementing the Scriptures into the lives of women of today. Only offered Online.
  • WST0270: Introduction to Missions 2
    Saturdays, 8/30 and 9/27, 8am – 5pm
    Instructor:  Jennifer Hall
    Course Description: This course is designed to introduce women to God’s global mission and the biblical, theological, historical, and practical bases for their participation in His mission.
  • WST0330: Women Mentoring Women
    Tuesdays, 7-9pm
    Instructor: Dr. Ashley Allen
    Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of God’s design and purpose for women to mentor women as demonstrated throughout Scripture.   Both Old and New Testament teachings will form the basis for our study of the mentoring models.  Application will be made to the church setting, as questions related to this unique role in relationships between women will be discussed. 

Term 2: October 13th - December 5th

  • WST0112:  Old Testament Survey II
    Tuesdays, 7-9pm
    Instructor: Alyson Watkins
    Course Description: A continuation of WST0110 with a focus on the Latter Prophets and the Hagiographa.  Also offered Online.
  • WST0160:  Ministering to Women in the Local Church
    Thursdays, 7-9pm
    Instructor: Dr. Ashley Allen
    Course Description: This course is designed to provide you with an overview of God’s design and purpose for women’s ministries in the local church as demonstrated throughout Scripture.  Both Old and New Testament teachings will form the basis for our study models. Application will be made to the church setting, and will be practical in nature. Class sessions will include lectures on the theology of women’s ministry as well as providing ideas and plans for women’s ministry.
  • WST0230:Women and Evangelism
    *Online Only
    Instructor: Debbie Stephenson
    Coruse Description: This course will prepare women to share their faith with other women. The apologetics part of the course is designed to assist women heading to the mission field by helping them learn how to evangelize people from other worldviews and religions. The majority of our time together in the apologetics portion will focus on covering apologetics in general. Only offered online.
  • WST0350: Biblical Parenting
    Tuesdays, 7-9pm
    Instructor: TBD
    Course Description: This class examines Biblical principles for parenting with application to current issues in parenting and family life.
  • WST0540: Ministering to Preschoolers
    Thursdays, 7-9pm
    Instructor: Bekah Stoneking
    Course Description: This course provides an overview in how to minister to preschoolers. Special attention will be given to the physical development of preschoolers and how that relates to learning and laying a spiritual foundation. In addition, attention will be given to the areas related to preschool and general children’s ministry in a local church setting. 
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