Summer 2020 Courses

15-Week Courses Meet May 11th – July 28th




Meeting Times: Tues. & Thurs., 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Description: This course investigates the narrative content of the first five books of the Old Testament known as the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). It provides an overview of the main critical approaches used to interpret these books, but the approach to the five books is both canonical and historical. Attention will be given to cultural backgrounds, critical problems, and literary genres as they aid interpretation of specific texts with special emphasis on how these texts illuminate the person and work of Christ.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne



Psychology & Theology

Meeting Times: Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5/29, 6/05, 6/19, 7/10 & 7/24
Description: This course presents the basic principles of the integration of psychology and theology at three levels — the philosophical, the theological, and the practical. Students will examine God’s truths as related to emotional, relational, and spiritual formation as well as the application of these concepts to optimize others’ personal growth in real ministry settings.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur



Case Studies in Ministry

Meeting Times: Mondays, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Description: Based on a foundation of biblically based Christian ethics, participants in this course will examine real-life case studies in ministry and their application to effective, Christ-centered Kingdom transformation.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman


Elective Independent Study – Boston Mission Trip

Meeting Times: Saturday, May 16th – Saturday, May 23rd
Description: Under the direction of a faculty member and a trained mentor, students will participate in the ACMin-sponsored 2020 Boston Mission Trip for their ministry apprenticeship experience. While serving as an apprentice, students will have the opportunity to explore, develop and enhance the personal and practical skills needed to apply evangelistic ministry in an unchurched context.
Instructor: Dr. Ray Morris


Theology of Missions

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Description: This course presents a comprehensive study of the biblical foundation for mission as it relates to the church’s missionary obligation before God. Special attention will be given to exploring important issues within contemporary evangelical missiology. A study of Acts examines the birth and growth of the early church. In addition to studying the historical sequence of events, you will consider Luke’s theological themes, learn to extrapolate legitimate biblical principles from historical narrative, and apply those principles in the development of a contemporary missions strategy.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Kronk



The Art and Science of Teaching

Meeting Times: Mon. & Weds., 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Description: In this course students will explore two fundamental questions: How do people learn? and what instructional methods most effectively support student learning? Course participants will examine both traditional approaches to the educational process as well as current research-based theory and practice. Students will learn how to adapt course content and processes to meet the needs of all students (e.g., adaptation, differentiation, and accommodation). Students will develop both a philosophy and a practice for instructional planning that focuses on the seamless integration of outcomes, instruction, and the measurement of the intended objectives.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur