faith, understanding, and practice“Faith Seeking Understanding and Practice”

Ministry Students Formation (MSF) is a two-pronged integrative approach designed to facilitate Georgetown College students as they develop their Christian vocation, calling, and ministry. Through integrative resources, MSF seeks to train men and women for life-long careers in gospel work by helping students (1) understand their Christian faith and (2) put their faith into practice.

Faith Seeking Understanding

*Ask, Seek, Knock*

Faith Seeking Practice

*Obey, Do, Follow*

*Students are encouraged to arrange a visit to a seminary campus. Contact the seminary that you are interested in and arrange for a tour. Seminaries will often provide room and board for students to visit their campus. MSF has some funds available for other costs such as travel expenses. Contact Dr. Sheila Klopfer or Robbi Barber for more information.

231. New Testament I. (3 hours) A survey of the content of the Gospels; attention to historical setting, basic literary problems, the history and teachings of Jesus, and the nature and interpretation of Gospel literature. Offered Fall and Spring

233. New Testament II. (3 hours) A survey of the content of Acts, the New Testament Epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation. Attention to the historical setting and basic literary problems, the early church in Jerusalem, career and theology of Paul, the institutionalizing of the post-apostolic church and its problems. Offered Fall and Spring

235. Old Testament Law and History. (3 hours) A study of the content, historical and social context, literary structure, and theological value of the Old Testament books Genesis to Esther. Offered Fall and Spring

237. Old Testament Prophecy and Poetry. (3 hours) A study of the content, historical and social context, literary structure, and theological value of the Old Testament prophets, the poetic books, and the book of Daniel. Offered Fall and Spring

211. Introduction to Christian Ministry. (3 hours) Presentation of biblical, historical, and practical information related to Christian ministry as a career. Designed for those interested in ministry, the course should aid students in making more mature, informed career decisions. Offered in the Fall

319. Youth Ministries – Recreation in the Church. (3 hours) A study of youth and their needs as a basis for planning the local church youth program with special attention to the organization, administration and programming of the church camp or retreat. Prerequisite: one course from REL 231, 233, 235, or 237. Offered Even Falls

311. Introduction to Christian Preaching. (3 hours) A study of the forms of address employed by ministers with particular attention given to the sermon. The student will engage in classroom speaking assignments based upon the study of the theories of preaching and various sermon forms. Prerequisites: COMM 115 or 200; REL 231, 233, 235, or 237. Offered Odd Springs

329. Church History. (3 hours) A survey of the major events, movements, and personalities in the history of Christianity, including Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, and the emergence of Baptists in England in the seventeenth century. About one-third of the course is devoted to developments in Baptist life in the United States, with special focus on the Southern Baptist Convention. Offered in the Fall

341. Women in the Christian Tradition. (3 hours) An exploration of the involvement of women in the Christian tradition from the time of Jesus to the present. Prerequisite: one course from REL 231, 233, 235, 237, or 329. (Same as WST 341.) Offered in the Fall

111. Introduction to Christian Missions. (3 hours) An examination of the biblical basis for Christian Missions, the scope of Baptist missionary efforts, and modern missionary strategies. Area emphases will depend on the experience of the instructor. Offered Even Springs

411. Basic Christian Theology. (3 hours) An examination of the basis, structure and content of Christian theology with a major emphasis on the theological content of the Christian scriptures. Prerequisite: REL 231 or 233. Offered in the Spring

343. Life and Faith of the Baptists. (3 hours) A survey of the history and vitality of the Baptists. Topics include the variety of Baptist groups, church life and style, controversies, institutional expression, and the future of Baptists. Offered Even Springs

MUS422. Hymnology. (2 hours) A study of hymnology from Biblical times through the 21st Century. Offered Odd Falls

301. Indian Religious Philosophies. (3 hours) A study of the emergence of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Zen with emphasis given to basic concepts, major figures, cultural and historical development. (Same as Religion 301) Prerequisites: one course from REL 231, 233, 235 or 237; one course in Philosophy. Offered Even Springs

303. Eastern Religious Philosophies. (3 hours) A study of the emergence of Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism with emphasis given to basic concepts, major figures, cultural and historical development. (Same as Religion 303) Prerequisites: one course from REL 231, 233, 235, or 237; one course in Philosophy. Offered Odd Springs

Representatives from the seminaries will set up booths displaying seminary information. Students may ask questions about programs and degrees offered, finances, scholarships, and application requirements and deadlines. Talk to the representatives and tell them your interests – youth, music, pastoring, counseling, education, children’s ministry, missions, etc. and ask them what programs they offer to accommodate your ministry interests.

The Seminary Question and Answer Forum is composed of faculty, staff, and local ministers, who are seminary trained. The forum provides valuable practical information, advice, and guidance for students who are considering seminary or theological graduate schools.

The links provided on this page do not lead to comprehensive seminary lists, but should be helpful for an introductory investigation of potential post-graduate studies. Begin with the lists and then explore the seminary’s own website for more in-depth information.

http://www.ats.edu/MemberSchools/Pages/default.aspx

Student can research seminaries . . .

by denomination

These are the seminaries that are accredited through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/denom.asp

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Partner Schools: This link lists the theological schools who partner with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The Fellowship provides financial support (scholarships) for these schools through its Leadership Development initiative team. For more information about the scholarship, contact the financial aid offices of the CBF partner schools in which you are interested.
http://www.thefellowship.info/Inside%20CBF/Partners/Education%20Partners.icm

alphabetically

Fuller Theological Seminary provides an on-line theological school index for students to explore possible post-graduate work. It lists degree-granting Christian and Jewish theological schools in North America.
http://www.fuller.edu/cio/seminaries/

These are the seminaries that are accredited through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/alpha.asp

geographically

These are the seminaries that are accredited through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/geograph.asp

by degrees offered

These are the seminaries that are accredited through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/degrees.asp

by programs with distance-learning

These are the seminaries that are accredited through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/distance.asp