PM 554 100: World Christian Movement: A Gateway to Mission

In coordination with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

A survey of the global cause of Christ in Christian missions. Biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions, crucial issues of cross-cultural ministry, recent developments in methods, application in the local church, and future trends. Consideration of personal relational evangelism. This course will use selected materials from Perspectives on the World Christian Movement courses of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

Due to the collaboration with the Perspectives course offered locally, there will be a special rate to enroll in this class for Urbana Seminary credit, or endorsement (CEUs), or audit.

To audit: $240
For endorsement: $340
For credit: $500 (for 3 graduate credit hours)

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Christ Community Church
    Facilitators: Mike McQueen and Josh Sauder
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BI 740 350: What is the Gospel?

  • Start date: June 4, 2019

Join us in reflecting on the Biblical Theology of the gospel.

  • Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church
    Instructor:Peter Spychalla
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FM 740 100 Reading and Praying Scripture for Spiritual Transformation

  • Start date: January 15, 2019

Philosophy and technique in reading and praying Scripture for spiritual transformation rather than reading merely for information.  Approaches and skills for meditating on Scripture, praying Scripture, applying Scripture, and encountering God through the reading and praying of the Scripture.  Historic traditions and contemporary practice of lectio divina (spiritual reading of scripture).

  • Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor:Peter Spychalla
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FM 501 100: Ministry and Evangelism in Cultural Context

  • Start date: August 27, 2018

A critical analysis of the contemporary social and cultural context from a biblically informed perspective.

  • Time:Monday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Michael McQueen
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PM 505 Introduction to Christian Counseling

  • Start date: January 17, 2018

An introduction to the field of counseling from a Christian perspective showing the integration of psychology with theology. Attention will be given to basic approaches and theories along with practical implementation. This course will be team taught by two professional counselors who are believers.

  • Time: Wednesday, 7:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Bibleland
    Instructors: David Monreal and Lisa Thomas
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PM 557 100 Intro to Heart Motives Counseling

  • Start date: August 28, 2017

An introduction to the field of counseling from a directly Biblical perspective.  Attention will be given to the biblical framework and foundations for counseling.  Attention will also be given to basic approaches and theories along with practical implementation.    

  • Time: Monday, 6:30-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Fellowship Hall
    Instructor: Min Chung
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PM 555 100 World Religions: Christian Missions and Evangelism

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

World Religions: Christian Missions and Evangelism will seek to to acquaint the student with the basic tenets of the major world religions though readings in the sacred texts as well as interaction with actual practitioners in order to make the Gospel relevant in our daily contacts

  • Time: Monday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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PM 503 100 Biblical Preaching: Theory and Practice

  • Start date: August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Biblical Preaching Syllabus  A basic course in the principles of biblical preaching and sermon construction designed to introduce the student to the purpose, nature, types, and techniques of preparing and communicating the sermon to contemporary people and society.  An emphasis is placed on preparing sermons based on biblical integrity and structural soundness.  The…

  • Time: Wednesday, 12:00-3:30
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Randy Boltinghouse
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FM 502 100 Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

  • Start date: August 29, 2017

An exploration of the dynamics of the spiritual life as well as the process of spiritual growth.  This will lead to personal assessment of the student’s character, temperament, gifts, and other traits relevant to ministry. Emphasis will be placed both on personal spiritual formation of the student as well as on guiding and counseling others…

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church, Foyer
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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FM 740 125 Solitude and Silence

  • Start date: May 31, 2017

A study of solitude and silence for communion with God, deep reflection, personal prayer, and Christian spiritual formation. Examination of the need for solitude and silence in light of the noise, demands, and hurry of contemporary life and culture. Consideration of biblical foundations, contemporary and historical literature, and personal and group experiences for developing a practical theology of solitude and silence.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00-8:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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