Online M.Div. Courses

A Strategic Head Start

Complete introductory coursework with the flexibility of remote instruction. The Strategic Head Start option enables you to complete one-third of the Master of Divinity curriculum online, allowing you to remain in your present ministry until you move to Los Angeles for full-time, residential pastoral training.

32

online units

1/3

of M.Div. curriculum

$500

per unit

For the Joy of the Church

Clarity on the Issue of Unity
by John MacArthur

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Curriculum Schedule

Summer 2020 Online Courses

Survey the entire Old Testament with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examine literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns.

BI 501 & 502 | 3 units each

A survey study designed to give you a sense of perspective and appreciation of the church since the time of Christ. Primary attention is devoted to the major events, individuals, and issues which have played significant roles in the history of the church.

TH507 & 508 | 3 units each

A survey of the entire New Testament, devoting special attention to the major lessons of each book. The course examines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting for the New Testament and for each book. It emphasizes both the understanding of the text and the applications to Christian living, and evaluates the major problems associated with each book.

BI601 | 3 units

A study of the historical backgrounds for understanding the New Testament, including an introduction to the literature, culture, and history of New Testament times. Special attention is given to understanding the political and social milieu of the Hellenistic period. Requires reading in both primary and secondary sources.

NT672 | 2 units

A careful biblical and theological development of a consistent apologetic. The course provides a basis for the evaluation of various empirical systems as well as a working knowledge of presuppositionalism for use in all aspects of practical ministry. Evangelism is then studied within this framework to present the student with a consistent gospel presentation for biblical evangelism.

TH602 | 3 units

Study the major interpretive approaches to the Bible, both historical and contemporary, and learn the principles for normal cultural, and historical interpretation. Establish general and special principles of interpretation by examining parables, types, prophecies, poetry, and a variety of figurative constructs. 

BI505 | 3 units

Throughout history, God has always had his spokesman who articulated God’s message to the people. Beginning with the OT prophets, Jesus Christ, the NT apostles, and continuing to the present, this course highlights the unbroken chain of preachers throughout history and establishes the student’s responsibility and role in continuing this extraordinary chain.

PM601 | 1 unit

This course covers topics such as the theological basis of discipleship/counseling, the definition of biblical counseling, the essentials for the discipler/counselor, a comparison of counseling philosophies, and the biblical view of change, guilt, and self-image. Also included are the key elements of the counseling process, handling one’s past and one’s attitude.

PM512a | 3 units

 

A study of the third Gospel with special attention devoted to the infancy narratives, the kingdom of God as in the parables, the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem, and the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

BI678 | 2 units

This course provides an introduction to the basics of English Grammar, Scholarly Research, and Academic Writing. These skills are necessary not only for student success in later courses, but for the lifelong pursuit of excellence in the study and communication of biblical truth. Topics covered include basic grammatical constructions such as parts of speech, syntax, phrases and clauses, and sentence diagramming), research methodology, bibliographic formatting, effective use of the library, and keys to writing well.
PM505 | 2 units

Fall 2020 Online Courses

An introductory study of the basic elements of New Testament Greek designed for those who have not had Greek and for those who have had some exposure to Greek but are unable to pass the proficiency examination. Emphasizes vocabulary, grammar, the basic principles of Greek syntax, and the effective use of lexical, grammatical, and syntactical tools. Includes translation of portions of the Greek New Testament.

Survey the entire Old Testament with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examine literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns.

BI 501 & 502 | 3 units each

A survey study designed to give you a sense of perspective and appreciation of the church since the time of Christ. Primary attention is devoted to the major events, individuals, and issues which have played significant roles in the history of the church.

TH507 & 508 | 3 units each

A survey of the entire New Testament, devoting special attention to the major lessons of each book. The course examines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting for the New Testament and for each book. It emphasizes both the understanding of the text and the applications to Christian living, and evaluates the major problems associated with each book.

BI601 | 3 units

A study of the historical backgrounds for understanding the New Testament, including an introduction to the literature, culture, and history of New Testament times. Special attention is given to understanding the political and social milieu of the Hellenistic period. Requires reading in both primary and secondary sources.

NT672 | 2 units

A careful biblical and theological development of a consistent apologetic. The course provides a basis for the evaluation of various empirical systems as well as a working knowledge of presuppositionalism for use in all aspects of practical ministry. Evangelism is then studied within this framework to present the student with a consistent gospel presentation for biblical evangelism.

TH602 | 3 units

Study the major interpretive approaches to the Bible, both historical and contemporary, and learn the principles for normal cultural, and historical interpretation. Establish general and special principles of interpretation by examining parables, types, prophecies, poetry, and a variety of figurative constructs. 

BI505 | 3 units

Throughout history, God has always had his spokesman who articulated God’s message to the people. Beginning with the OT prophets, Jesus Christ, the NT apostles, and continuing to the present, this course highlights the unbroken chain of preachers throughout history and establishes the student’s responsibility and role in continuing this extraordinary chain.

PM601 | 1 unit

This course covers topics such as the theological basis of discipleship/counseling, the definition of biblical counseling, the essentials for the discipler/counselor, a comparison of counseling philosophies, and the biblical view of change, guilt, and self-image. Also included are the key elements of the counseling process, handling one’s past and one’s attitude.

PM512a | 3 units

 

A study of the third Gospel with special attention devoted to the infancy narratives, the kingdom of God as in the parables, the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem, and the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

BI678 | 2 units

This course provides an introduction to the basics of English Grammar, Scholarly Research, and Academic Writing. These skills are necessary not only for student success in later courses, but for the lifelong pursuit of excellence in the study and communication of biblical truth. Topics covered include basic grammatical constructions such as parts of speech, syntax, phrases and clauses, and sentence diagramming), research methodology, bibliographic formatting, effective use of the library, and keys to writing well.

PM505 | 2 units

The major tenets of the contemporary charismatic movement are examined and critiqued in the light of Scriptural teaching on spiritual gifts, signs and wonders, revelation, tongues, prophecy, and healings, health and wealth, inter alia. Apostolic period and praxis is also given consideration as well as the importance and superiority of doctrine over experience and mysticism. Includes an overview of the historical background and development of the charismatic movement. Substantial readings make the student aware of the literature available on this important subject. Students are required to draw up position statements on selected issues.

TH768 | 2 units

This course is focused on the specific areas of marriage and the family. Topics covered include the purpose of marriage, divorce and remarriage, roles of husband and wife, physical intimacy within marriage, communication and conflict resolution, spouse and child abuse, stewardship of time and priorities, preventing and rebuilding after adultery, parenting, and family counseling (case studies are also discussed)

PM768 | 2 units

This course is designed for those desiring to pursue a more in-depth understanding of discipleship/counseling. Topics covered include anger, worry, fear, depression, medical issues, counseling children, eating problems, decision making, incest, sexual abuse, crisis counseling, and other specific subjects (case studies are also discussed). Prerequisite: PM 512A

PM769 | 2 units

Master of Divinity Program

Designed to produce a well-rounded pastor and preacher, the Master of Divinity prepares you to handle God’s Word precisely and shepherd God’s people effectively.

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