Fundamentals of Applied Theology. Regional Centers.

Bachelor’s degree / Certificate
Resident Program

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Purpose

The purpose of the program is to equip Christians with necessary basic knowledge and skills in the realm of theology, Bible studies and holistic mission. We want to see Christians in all regions of Ukraine who would build up the Church and transform society.

Who is this program for?

  • Youth who see themselves involved in church ministry or work for Christian organizations
  • Ministers who are willing to improve their ministry
  • Believers who want to spread God’s kingdom and transform different spheres of society through professional activities

Who is this program for?

  • Those who want to improve their ministry;
  • All those who intend to deeply study the Bible, Christian doctrines, biblical principles of leadership and ministry;
  • Those who plan to gain an accredited degree from a theological educational institution.

Admission requirements

  • Membership of a local church
  • Certificate of full secondary education

Duration and schedule

  • Non-residential program
  • Certificate – 1 year/ Bachelor of theology – 3 years
  • 3 two-week sessions a year

Outcome

Character

  • Commitment to God and following Christ
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Proactive approach

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the main principles of Bible interpretation
  • Fundamentals of Christian faith
  • Knowledge of important spiritual Christian practices

Skills

  • Application of the Bible in solution of current issues
  • Ability to reach out people in churches and society with the Christian message
  • Ability to understand and respond to needs of a church

Curriculum

  • Hermeneutics

    The course is intended to provide students with basic principles to expound a biblical text, form a balanced approach to interpret the Scriptures and urge Christians to independently study the Bible. It comprises topics such as review of historic attempts to expound the Scriptures, different approaches to their interpretation, assessment of problems related to interpretation and ways to resolve them, determination of correct and incorrect approaches to expound the Bible.

  • Spiritual Formation

    The course is aimed at throwing some light on spiritual formation of a person from the perspective of evangelical traditions. The material of the course harmoniously correlates the study of theology and Christian spiritual practices. It focuses on the practices such as search for God, prayer, reflections on the Scriptures, mentorship, fast, isolation, etc.

  • Homiletics

    The course is aimed at equipping students with skills to draw up a biblical, interesting, relevant and clearly structured sermon. It focuses mainly on development of the abilities to identify a key idea of a passage, outline the sermon, fill it with relevant content and illustration.

  • Leadership

    The course considers a brief history of studying approaches to leadership, including a review of the present-day theories. The course is based on the assumption that there is no single understanding of leadership or its type, with different social demands prevailing in different periods of time.

  • Theology. Bibliology.

    The course reveals basic notions such as “theology,” relevance of theology, directions and interrelation of theology with other subjects, variety of the specter of historical approaches to theology. The course discloses issues such as the Trinity, God’s attributes, God’s creative work, nature of revelation and role of the Scriptures in the process of seeking God.

  • Fundamentals of Research

    The course is intended to shape research skills in the realm of theology and church ministry. On the one hand, the course considers the role of research in the academic and spiritual life of the believer, raising questions such as “What does it mean to research and think critically?” “What is the role of knowledge?” How is faith connected to the mind?” On the other hand, the course draws attention to technical rules of writing research papers and reviews. The course is intended to shape research skills in the realm of theology and church ministry. On the one hand, the course considers the role of research in the academic and spiritual life of the believer, raising questions such as “What does it mean to research and think critically?” “What is the role of knowledge?” How is faith connected to the mind?” On the other hand, the course draws attention to technical rules of writing research papers and reviews.

  • Review of the New Testament

    Basic course that helps to shape a general holistic picture of the New Testament epoch and equips with fundamental knowledge of each book of the News Testament. The course consists of two blocks. The first one considers the historic, cultural and religious background of the New Testament. The second comprises issues of the canon and text of the New Testament as well as review of each book of the New Testament.

  • Introduction to Old Testament

    The course is aimed at forming a clear understanding of the main characteristics and content of the Old Testament books, introducing key theological themes of the books of the Old Testament and their relation to the books of the New Testament.

  • Missiology

    The course equips students with knowledge and skills enabling them to take part in God’s mission in the world. It comprises topics such as the Bible teaching about God’s mission, history of the mission of the Church, cross-cultural ministry, organization of missionary projects, development of the missionary ministry of the Church, fundraising, etc.

  • Early and Medieval Church History

    The course throws light on the history of Christianity from the Day of Pentecost up to the formal division into Western and Eastern Churches. It outlines external and internal problems the Church has to deal with; considers reasons and history of the monkhood, Christian theology, papacy, etc.

  • Church History: Reformation

    The course teaches the history of the Church of the late Middle Ages and Reformation. Its focal point comprises cultural, religious, political and economic causes and preconditions of the Reformation as well as its consequences. The course is practically applicable as it includes historical lessons and conclusions which have not lost their relevance today.

  • Anthropology and Hamartiology

    The course is aimed at mastering two Christian doctrines, namely Anthropology (teaching of the human being) and Hamartiology (teaching of the sin). The first part of the course considered issues related to the human being, in particular nature of the human being, God’s image in the human being, theories of origin of the human being, value and components of the human being (spirit, soul, body). The second part considers various issues in connection with the sin.

  • Christology and Soteriology

    The course considers the very core of the Christian faith which is the teaching about Christ and salvation. The course shapes an integral sound understanding of the redemption work God the Father has been accomplishing through Christ and Holy Spirit. The course also analyzes and compares different views of salvation and its aspects.

  • Book of Revelation

    The course is aimed at theological and exegetical reading of the Book of Revelation, which seeks to show a broader picture of the history of salvation namely the drama of confrontation of the Church with the evil, amazing triumph of the Lamp and formation of the new Heaven and Earth.

  • Book of Acts

    The course analyzes the continued ministry of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit in the birth of the Church and its development. It focuses on consideration of the main events in the book as well as research of geography and chronology of the spreading of Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome.

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Graduate of the Regional Centers program, Kharkiv

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Graduate of the Regional Centers program, Kharkiv

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Yana Tokar

Graduate of the Regional Centers program, Kharkiv

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Graduate of the Regional Centers program, L’viv

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