These classes are intended to provide biblical resources to live a victorious christian life

Associate Program in Pastoral Theology

The Associate in Pastoral Theology program offered by CETEPP in a two-year study cycle takes into account the following courses:

1. Method of Biblical Study and rules of interpretation / 6 credits

The course provides an introduction to fundamental methods of Bible study and interpretation. The course places particular emphasis on an exact understanding of the text, on obedience to the Word of God and on the acquisition of practical know-how. Students will learn to find what scripture says, interpret it, and apply it.

2. Overview of the Old Testament / 3 credits

The course is intended to show the structure, theme and message of the Old Testament and each of its 39 books and to provide an understanding of how God reveals himself and how He carries out His plan of redemption.

3. Overview of the New Testament / 3 credits

The course focuses on the theme, purpose, structure and essential content of each book by emphasizing the place of each book in the entire Bible. Great importance is placed on the message of each book and its possible application.

4. Biblical Sermons and Pastoral Ministry / 6 credits

The first part of this course, Bible Sermons, aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and preach messages from the word of God that are biblically correct while meeting the needs of the audience. Great importance is given to the practical preparation of the preacher and his message with the help of numerous examples and practical exercises. The second part of the course, Pastoral Ministry, is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective ministry in the church and fruitful in the sight of God.

5. Biblical Doctrine / 3 credits

This overview summarizes the 10 major doctrines of the Bible, emphasizing that the student must seek to know God more fully at the same time as he must understand and practice sound theology.

6. Personal Spiritual Life / 3 credits

The course is intended to teach students the fundamental concepts and principles of the spiritual life so that they can personally grow to spiritual maturity and live a life that pleases God.

7. Ministry of the Church, Administration and Education / 6 credits

The course provides an introduction to basic principles relating to the nature, structure and function of the church. It is intended to teach students the practical knowledge and skills necessary for the local church to assume its functional roles in the areas of church ministry, administration, and education.

8. Pedagogical methods and principles / 3 credits

The course is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the word of God effectively, with an emphasis on the role of teacher and the purpose of teaching.

9. History of the Church 1 and 2/6 credits

The course is intended to introduce students to the main characters, the main political, historical and cultural facts, the main religious movements and the doctrinal issues that have influenced and shaped the Christian Church through its 2000 years of history.

10. Missions, Evangelization and Discipleship / 6 credits

This 3-part course is intended to ground students in fundamental biblical principles relating to Mission, Evangelism, and discipleship so that the Church can fulfill the God-given task of bringing the lost to Christ and bringing them to Christ. to grow in Christ.

11. Introduction to Old Testament Hebrew / 3 units

The introduction to Hebrew is to give the student a preparatory knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, starting from the zero level of the language to succeed in reading and translating certain verses of the Hebrew Bible without too much difficulty. The vocabulary and grammar of the language are taught with application exercises taken from the Bible.

12. Introduction to New Testament Greek / 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to Greek New Testament morphology and grammar. It will also lead the student to take his first steps in reading and understanding the Greek New Testament.

13. Daniel and Apocalypse / 6 credits

The books of Daniel and Revelation are classified as being works of the literary and apocalyptic genre, they are above all prophetic books, as indicated by their authors themselves (Revelation 1.3; 22.7, 10, 18, 19). This course presents a detailed exposition of Daniel and Revelation, based on literal and grammatical hermeneutics, and taking into account its place in the progressive revelation of God.

14. Ministerial Internship Service / 3 credits

The associate degree in pastoral theology requires an internship of at least one year during which the student puts into practice everything he has learned in the classroom. At the end of the internship the student is entitled to teach, and to preach the word of God. He is equipped to give pastoral care to an entire Christian assembly, to officiate in funeral and nuptial ceremonies, to evangelize sinners, to edify saints and to equip servants.