WHAT THE MAJORS ARE ALL ABOUT?
Apologetics is the study of the tenants of the defense and proofs of the Christian faith from a practical perspective. Other areas examined are the authority of the Scriptures, the existence of God, miracles, the incarnation, and the various philosophy and methodology in the Scriptures.
The field of Biblical studies examines the major Scriptural themes and the main topics of the Sacred Scriptures. Also examined are the various doctrines of the Word of God; that which is devoted to the fundamental beliefs of the Holy Bible.
The study of the Chaplaincy pertains to the work of the Lord and the service of God. Also covered is the training in the performance, duties, and responsibilities that come with being a Chaplain.
Christian counseling examines the use of Christian and Biblical truths in counseling. The goals and techniques used to reach those goals are examined, as well as the differences between secular and Christian counseling.
The study of Christian education examines the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of the Christian community. Emphasis is placed on training in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the development of Christian Character.
The study of Christian philosophy is an examination of the field of philosophy from a Christian perspective. The works of various Christian philosophers are examined, both secular and Christian, along with the different views of reality, death, right and wrong, the concept of God, and the existence of God, among others.
Church administration examines the various ways that a church, ministry, or other nonprofit organization keeps and maintains its records. It examines how to determine which programs are best for an organization and how to develop new programs. Also examined are the legal aspects that are faced by all nonprofit organizations.
The Temperament Approach. The Arno Profile System assists Christian Counselors by looking at and identifying a persons' spiritual genetics
The Arno Profile System (APS Report), named after it's founders, Dr. Richard and Phyllis Arno, is the tool used to identify a person's temperament. Temperament, in simple terms, is the inborn (not genetic, i.e. brown hair, blue eyes, etc.) part of man that determines how he reacts to people, places and things. In short, it is how people interact with their environments and the world around them. Temperament pinpoints our perception of ourselves and the people who love us. It is also the determining factor in how well we handle the stresses and pressures of life. Temperament can best be defined as Spiritual genetics or God's imprint upon each one of us. Three are involved in the conception of a child, the mother, the father and the Creator. Here is an illustration that illustrates the difference between Temperament, Character and Personality.
Divinity is the study of the one and only Deity. It examines the supreme, infinite, and eternal qualities of the Almighty; pertaining to the Divine Godhead, the Holy Trinity. Also examined is that which is inspired by God.
The study of the ministry pertains to the work of the Lord and the service of God. Also covered is the training in the performance, duties, and responsibilities that come with being a member of the clergy.
Pastoral counseling deals with the pastor, or other member of the clergy, in the role of counselor. Examined are the various Biblical truths, and how they relate to counseling today.
The field of religious literature examines the various writings of and about Christianity and the religions of the world, both past and present. These writings come from both religious and secular sources, giving a complete look at all of the writings on religion.
Sacred Music is the study of music as it pertains to the worship of the Lord. The ways music can not only be used for worship, but for evangelism, cross-cultural ministry work, etc., will be examined. Also covered will be the history and development of spiritual music, hymnology, and the historical and contemporary traditions of music in the evangelical church.
Theology is the study of God and the expanding of Christology; the relationship between God and man. Also examined is the cultivation of the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.