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Courses for Degrees in Biblical Studies

 

H. Roscoe University is authorized by the Maryland State Higher Education Commission under the Education Article 11-202.1 as a non-profit, religious, degree-granting institution.

The courses listed below within the Undergraduate Program may be taken as a Biblical Studies Certificate or applied as   a major concentration toward any of the following online Bible degrees:

 

All disciplines and degree levels must take the following prerequisite courses:

Creation Therapy -  A Biblically Based Model for Christian Counseling by Richard Arno, Ph.D. & Phyllis Arno, Ph.D.

This course teaches accountability for each individual's actions and helps the reader understand who God created him or her to be. 

The purpose of this course is to:

1. Provide the student with the Biblical, historic and scientific background of the theory of temperament and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory as a guide to understanding human behavior from a Christian perspective.

2. Teach the student the general behavior patterns of each temperament, how it affects every aspect of all our lives, and how to use this information to develop and maintain human relationships.

3. Introduce the student to a test called "Arno Profile System." this test, measures inborn temperament with an accuracy rate of over 90%.

4. Provide the student with a credible alternative to counseling/coaching techniques currently available to the Christian community. The therapeutic model taught in this course has a proven success rate of 93.4% this percentile is based on the therapy conducted with over 7,000 counselees.

5. Teach the student a faith-based approach to human behavior to better equip them to serve in lay-counseling or coaching that assists others in achieving long-term emotional and spiritual well-being.

DOMV - 4012 -  Domestic Violence (Counseling) - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that “a woman is defined as abused if she has had intentional, usually repeated, physical or psychological harm done to her by a man with whom she is or has been in an intimate relationship.”3  While men can  also be victims of domestic violence, women make up about 97% of domestic violence survivors.  Students will gain insight on the love of God while discovering attributes of Domestic Violence.


 · Associate of Biblical Studies

Courses leading to the Associate Degree require 60 credit hours and follow the format of the Bachelor Degree Courses.

BIB - 4023 Origins of the Bible – (3 credit hours) - Historically tracing and references of the original of the biblical canon. Students will gain insight and a great respect on the process of selecting the books of the bible (canon).

BIB - 4024 Doctrine of Man - 3 credit hours - This doctrine is not just restricted to Christianity but other religions recognize that because of this act of disobedience, man was  separated from God, his creator.   

BIB - 4025 Doctrine of Repentance - 3 credit hours - This course notes the significance of Godly repentance (turning from sin) and provides evidence that this act of submission and humility must happen before anyone can successfully move forward in a relationship with God. Without repentance there is still a separation between God and His creation.

BIB - 4026 Doctrine of Faith - I.- 3 credit hours - The Importance of the doctrine, it’s definition, in the Word of God, and in Prayer.

BIB - 4027 Doctrine of Regeneration - 3 credit hours - Regeneration/New Birth -. Its’ nature.

BIB - 4028 Doctrine of Justification - 3 credit hours - meaning, scripturally, pardon, and methods.

BIB - 4029 Doctrine of Adoption - 3 credit hours - The meaning of adoption – etymologically, scripturally, the time of adoption, and eternal. 

BIB - 4030 Doctrine of Sanctification - 3 credit hours - Sanctification - its meaning, when it takes place, dedication unto God, used of the divine nature, instant, progressive, and complete.

BIB - 4031 Doctrine of Prayer - 3 credit hours - Scriptures reveal the large and important place which the doctrine of Prayer. The Christian life cannot be sustained without it; it is the Christian's vital breath. Its importance is seen when we recall: That the neglect of prayer is grievous to the Lord (Isa. 43:21, 22; 64:6, 7, R. V.). That many evils in life are to be attributed to the lack of prayer (Zeph. 1:4-6; Dan. 9:13, 14, cf. Hosea 7:13, 14; 8:13, 14).

BIB - 4032 Doctrine of the Scripture – 3 credit hours - I. NAMES AND TITLES. II. INSPIRATION,  3. VIEWS, 4. The claims of the scriptures. 5. THE CHARACTER (OR DEGREES) OF INSPIRATION.

BIB - 4033  Doctrine of the Church - 3 credit hours - I.  Definitions/Distinctions  II. the Founding of the Church,  III.  Membership in the Church, IV.  The Church is Presented, V.  The Ordinances of the Church, VI. 

BIB - 4034 Doctrine of Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit) - 3 credit hours - The characteristics of the Holy Spirit and exactly who He is.

BIB - 4035 Christology - Study Jesus Christ - 3 credit hours - his course presents the person and work of Jesus Christ from His pre-existence to His Second Coming. Thus, acquainting the students with the major doctrines of Jesus Christ, while focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that Christianity teaches, believes, and practices.

BIB - 4036 Doctrine of Eschatology Christology - Last things - 3 credit hours - Eschatology is the study of the doctrine or teachings in the Bible concerning the end times, the return of Christ and the events that follow.

BIB - 4037 Old Testament Survey Part 1 - 3 credit hours - Explores the exciting times of ancient Israel. It includes topics such as the patriarchs, Israel’s trek to the Promised Land, David’s reign, Solomon’s kingdom, the kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from captivity.

BIB - 4038 Old Testament Survey Part 2 - 3 credit hours – Explores Job - Malachi

BIB - 4039 New Testament Survey - 3 credit hours - central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

BIB - 4040 Living the Christ-like Life - 3 credit hours - Taking Off & Putting On - central theme is the basis for Paul's practical   Instructions in his letter to the Colossians.

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman)   3 credit hours - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

BIB - 4042 Homiletics - Interpreting and Applying the Bible.  - 3 credit hours - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice.  Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected passages from the Old and New Testaments.


· Bachelor of Biblical Studies Track - 120 credit hours


BIB - 4023 Origins of the Bible – (3 credit hours) - Historically tracing and references of the original of the biblical canon. Students will gain insight and a great respect on the process of selecting the books of the bible (canon).

BIB - 4024 Doctrine of Man - 3 credit hours - This doctrine is not just restricted to Christianity but other religions recognize that because of this act of disobedience, man was  separated from God, his creator.   

BIB - 4025 Doctrine of Repentance - 3 credit hours - This course notes the significance of Godly repentance (turning from sin) and provides evidence that this act of submission and humility must happen before anyone can successfully move forward in a relationship with God. Without repentance there is still a separation between God and His creation.

BIB - 4026 Doctrine of Faith - I.- 3 credit hours - The Importance of the doctrine, it’s definition, in the Word of God, and in Prayer.

BIB - 4027 Doctrine of Regeneration - 3 credit hours - Regeneration/New Birth -. Its’ nature.

BIB - 4028 Doctrine of Justification - 3 credit hours - meaning, scripturally, pardon, and methods.

BIB - 4029 Doctrine of Adoption - 3 credit hours - The meaning of adoption – etymologically, scripturally, the time of adoption, and eternal. 

BIB - 4030 Doctrine of Sanctification - 3 credit hours - Sanctification - its meaning, when it takes place, dedication unto God, used of the divine nature, instant, progressive, and complete.

BIB - 4031 Doctrine of Prayer - 3 credit hours - Scriptures reveal the large and important place which the doctrine of Prayer. The Christian life cannot be sustained without it; it is the Christian's vital breath. Its importance is seen when we recall: That the neglect of prayer is grievous to the Lord (Isa. 43:21, 22; 64:6, 7, R. V.). That many evils in life are to be attributed to the lack of prayer (Zeph. 1:4-6; Dan. 9:13, 14, cf. Hosea 7:13, 14; 8:13, 14).

BIB - 4032 Doctrine of the Scripture – 3 credit hours - I. NAMES AND TITLES. II. INSPIRATION,  3. VIEWS, 4. The claims of the scriptures. 5. THE CHARACTER (OR DEGREES) OF INSPIRATION.

BIB - 4033  Doctrine of the Church - 3 credit hours - I.  Definitions/Distinctions  II. the Founding of the Church,  III.  Membership in the Church, IV.  The Church is Presented, V.  The Ordinances of the Church, VI. 

BIB - 4034 Doctrine of Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit) - 3 credit hours - The characteristics of the Holy Spirit and exactly who He is.

BIB - 4035 Christology - Study Jesus Christ - 3 credit hours - his course presents the person and work of Jesus Christ from His pre-existence to His Second Coming. Thus, acquainting the students with the major doctrines of Jesus Christ, while focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that Christianity teaches, believes, and practices.

BIB - 4036 Doctrine of Eschatology Christology - Last things - 3 credit hours - Eschatology is the study of the doctrine r teachings in the Bible concerning the end times, the return of Christ and the events that follow.

BIB - 4037 Old Testament Survey Part 1 - 3 credit hours - Explores the exciting times of ancient Israel. It includes topics such as the patriarchs, Israel’s trek to the Promised Land, David’s reign, Solomon’s kingdom, the kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from captivity.

BIB - 4038 Old Testament Survey Part 2 - 3 credit hours – Explores Job - Malachi

BIB - 4039 New Testament Survey - 3 credit hours - central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

BIB - 4040 Living the Christ-like Life - 3 credit hours - Taking Off & Putting On - central theme is the basis for Paul's practical   Instructions in his letter to the Colossians.

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman)   3 credit hours - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

BIB - 4042 Homiletics - Interpreting and Applying the Bible.  - 3 credit hours - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice.  Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected passages from the Old and New Testaments.

BIB - 4043 Paul’s Letters -3 credit hours -  This course presents how to be right with God, yourself, and others.

BIB – 4044 -  All the Prophets  – (3 cr. Hours) - An introduction of nine different translations of the Bible. None of the translations differ on content communicated nor affect the accompanying commentary.  John R. Cross- Good Seed International. Kindle Edition.

BIB – 4045 -  Romans – (3 cr. Hours) - Paul’s letter to the Romans is an inspired masterpiece of doctrine highlighting God’s grace, truth, and redemption. Within its pages, the apostle shares his message of good news and eternal salvation with the church, advises believers on theological truths, gives practical applications for living the Christian life, and shows how God’s righteousness comes by grace alone through faith in Christ. The book of Romans underscores that Christianity is far more than just a doctrine—it is an essential road map for daily living. John McArthur – Kindle Edition

BIB – 4046 – Written Communication – (3 cr. Hours) -  This course teaches how to write reports, sermons, and reviews thesis and dissertation preparation.

BIB – 4047 – The Parable of Jesus – (3 cr. Hours) – This course is an indebt study of the parables of Jesus.

BIB – 4048 -  Biblical Beliefs – (3 cr. Hours)- The course teaches what lead to the early church's success. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4049 – Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity - (3 cr. Hours) - Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, this course will help you become more intentional in Bible study, prayer, lifestyle choices, evangelism, and spiritual gifts.  Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4050 – Church History - (3 cr. Hours) - This course covers four major periods of church history: The Ancient Church, The Medieval Church, The Reformation Church, and The Modern Church. The focus of this study is to gain perspective, both comforting and challenging, to many current issues faced today. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4051 – Christian Ethics – (3 cr. Hours) - This book explores a synthesis, viewed through the lens of Scripture, to formulate a strategy for today to distinguish between ethics and morals.

BIB – 4052 – Understanding Music & Worship - (3 cr. Hours) - The Understanding Music & Worship course focuses on the important role of music and worship in the life of the church. It provides a historical overview of music and worship, biblical foundations for both, and practical instruction on how to renew both in the local church.   Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4053 – Understanding Teaching - (3 cr. Hours) - Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4055 – Your Ministry of Evangelism - (3 cr. Hours) – This course covers the biblical foundations of evangelism, conversion and regeneration, how to lead a person to a decision for Christ, age-specific techniques, team efforts, visitation, disciple new believers, and the importance of prayer in the entire process of evangelism. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

CHT 5503 - Creation Therapy -  18 credit hours – See perquisite description

DOMV - 5401 -  6 credit hours - See perquisite description

ELECTIVE

BIB – 4054 – World Missions - (3 cr. Hours) – This course provides an overview of missions which will inspire you to pray for, work for, and give to missions as well as compel others to do the same.  Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

Master Programs                                                                                                       36 credit hours beyond the bachelor program and a 100 page Thesis

 Master of Biblical Studies

BIB        –  502  Advanced Christology Parts 1 & 2 (3 cr. hours)Indebt study of Christ  - The controversy as to who Jesus Christ really is, that is, how He should be correctly known regarding His person and nature traces its roots in the first century and continues to this day. For at present, there exist many so-called Christian religions, all professing belief in Jesus Christ but with conflicting beliefs on who Jesus truly is.

BIB        – 503   – Spiritual Battle  - (3 cr. hours) – This course teaches God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle Victory Over Sin, the World, and the Devil – Book - God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle Victory Over Sin, the World, and the Devil - Russell M. Stendal

CHT      –  5503   – Creation Therapy - Parts. 1 & 2 (18 cr. hours) - This course provides the student with the biblical, historic, and scientific background of the theory of temperament, Creation Therapy, and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory and counseling technique. 

DOMV - 5401 -  Domestic Violence - (6 cr. hours) –  This course teaches about violence happening within society and even in the church.  Signs of domestic violence are taught and where to seek help.

THESIS PREPARATION    (2 cr. hours) Course teaches on preparation of thesis and dissertation.                                           

THESIS                  (4 cr. Hours)  - Credits awarded for approved thesis.                                                                                               

ELECTIVES

BIB         500 Biblical Beliefs  – (3 cr. hours) - This course examines the various beliefs about Christ and how these believes were derived. Optional/Elective

BIB       –  501  Names of God (3 cr. hours) - This course presents the attributes of God, and reveals His various names and what the names meant to those in Biblical times and in current time.  At the end of this course, the student will have a deeper understanding of the person of God and how to relate to Him more intimately on a daily basis. Optional/Elective

HERM   – 502Hermeneutics – Pt. 1 - (3 cr. hours) - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application and includes written, verbal, and nonverbal communication.

HERM   – 503 – Hermeneutics – Pt. 2   Continued – (3 cr. hours) - Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice. Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected missiological passages from the Old and New Testaments.       

HERM   – 504 – Hermeneutics – Pt. 3   Continued – (3 cr. hours) - Special attention will be given to the principles used in correctly interpreting parables, poetry, and prophecy.  

Master of Christian Education - 39 credits

CE – 521 - Releasing Spiritual Gifts (3 cr. hours) - This introductory class teaches about the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. You will work through lessons on how the Holy Spirit moves, exercising spiritual gifts, and more.

CE – 522 - Infallible Proofs - (3 cr. hours)  - This course provides an introduction to the various kinds of biblical apologetics to be reviewed in this program. Book - The Infallible Word of God Charles H. Spurgeon

CE – 523Communication Techniques – (3 cr. hours) – This course revitalizes teachers and bible study leaders in effective communication techniques.

CE – 524Discipleship – (3 cr. hours)  - This course is based on the pattern of instruction as given during Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.

CE – 525 - The Tabernacle in the Wilderness – (3 cr. hours) - A Study of Christ in the Tabernacle, the Offerings, and the Priesthood

CHT  –  5503   – Creation Therapy -  (18 cr. hours)  - This course provides the student with the biblical, historic, and scientific background of the theory of temperament, Creation Therapy, and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory and counseling technique.

THESIS PREPARATION    (2 cr. hours)  - Course teaches on preparation of thesis and dissertation.                                         

THESIS                  (4 cr. Hours)  - Credits awarded for approved thesis.                                                                                          

ELECTIVES

5401 -  Domestic Violence - (6 cr. Hours) –  This course teaches about violence happening within society and even in the church.  Signs of domestic violence are taught and where to seek help.

HERM – 501 – Hermeneutics –  This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application and includes written, verbal, and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice. Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected missiological passages from the Old and New Testaments. Special attention will be given to the principles used in correctly interpreting parables, poetry, and prophecy.  

CHR – 501 – Christology – Pt. 1 – (3 cr. hours) - The course cross-reference the Old Testament and how it relates to Theology.

CHR – 502 – Christology – Pt. 2  - (3 cr. hours) - The course cross-reference the Old Testament and how it relates to Christ

CHR – 503 – Christology – Pt. 3 – (3 cr. hours) - A study of the types of Christ in the Old Testament while focusing on The Divine and Human Person of Christ Part 2:  The Union of His Deity and His Humanity.

CHR – 504 – Christology – Pt. 4 – (3 cr. hours) - The Life of Christ in the Gospels.                                                        


Master of Divinity  

Objective:

1.  Enhances the ability to understand and make use of basic documents of faith, scripture, creeds, and traditions of the church.

2. Enhances the ability to think theologically through familiarity with methods and content of Christian thought.  It provides leadership and counsel in the service of the church.

3. Enhances the ability to understand in theological terms, the sociological, ideological, and political aspects of the cultures in which the church ministers.

4. Enhances the ability to communicate clearly through preaching, teaching, and writing. 

HSPR 501  –  (3 cr. hours) - A study of the biblical doctrine of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

CHT      –  5503   – Creation Therapy - Parts. 1 & 2 (18 cr. hours) This course provides the student with the biblical, historic, and scientific background of the theory of temperament, Creation Therapy, and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory and counseling technique

IP – 515 - Intercession Prayer (3 cr. hours) – this course teaches how Christ preaches so continually: the blessing of prayer is that you can ask and receive what you will; the highest exercise and the glory of prayer is answered. Book - God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle Victory Over Sin, the World, and the Devil - Russell M. Stendal

SERP – 516 - Sermon Preparation - (3 cr. hours)  - A step-by-step approach to the development of expository sermons, with careful attention to exegetical accuracy and effective homiletical formatting. Students will prepare sermons from a variety of biblical genres, including Old Testament and New Testament passages.

MIN  - 517 - Ministry Gifts (5 Fold) -  (3 cr. hours) - An examination of the ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Jesus gave gifts to men. Discover how these gifts function together in the church “to prepare God’s people for works of service”. This study will help many understand God’s call on their lives.

THESIS PREPARATION    (2 cr. hours)  - Course teaches on preparation of thesis and dissertation.   

THESIS                  (4 cr. Hours)  - Credits awarded for approved thesis.                                                                                               

                                                                                    


Doctoral Programs - 40 credit hours beyond the Master Program and a 125 page Dissertation


Doctorate of Philosophy - in Biblical Studies - the above and Creation Therapy Class


BIB - 610 - Systematic Theology I -  (3 cr. hours) – Systematic theology generally begin with the doctrine of God. Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology (p. 2). Kindle Edition.

BIB – 635 - PEN       (3 cr. hours)   The Pentateuch - An exposition of the first five books of the Old Testament. The spiritual significance of Israel's ceremonial worship practices and the theological relationship of these books to the rest of Scripture.

BIB – 638 - The Rapture  – (3 cr. hours) - The study on the rapture of the church is not a new adventure.  This course covers some aspects as written in the Bible of that Great Day that is to come upon the earth.

BIB - 641 - The Essentials of Prayer - (3 cr. Hours)  - This course teaches on the power of prayer.  If ye have faith and doubt not … all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.  Book – author -  Albert Richardson

CHT      –  5503   – Creation Therapy - Parts. 1 & 2 (18 cr. hours) - This course provides the student with the biblical, historic, and scientific background of the theory of temperament, Creation Therapy, and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory and counseling technique

BIB - 613 - Dissertation Proposal - (2 cr. hours) - This course prepares students for steps towards writing their  dissertation and is taken in the first semester to orient the student to the research and writing methods, which will continue to be developed throughout the duration of the program. 

DISSERTATION - (8 cr. Hours)  -  A literature review where the student selects a method for undertaking a study, write the findings and discuss the outcomes in a discussion section. 


ELECTIVES


BIB – 636 - Truth – 636 – (3 cr. hours) - Man Should Search for the Truth

BIB – 637 -  Worship -– (3 cr. hours)  - The act of freely giving love to God.  Indeed, in Psalm 18:1, we read,  “I Iove you, O Lord, my strength.”  Worship is also an expression of awe, submission, and respect toward God (see Ps. 95:1-2; 96:1-3).

BIB – 639 - Church Organization – (3 cr. hours) - This course focuses on biblical principals in organizing a church.  As it takes proper organization and life to constitute a group of human body parts into a real human, so likewise it takes a proper organization and life to constitute a group of saved people into the body of Christ.  In particular, there can be no scriptural church without the proper corporate life in the body. 


Doctorate of Divinity


DOD – 606 - Old Testament Survey - (3 cr. hours) - This course may be substituted for a study of the Pentateuch    

DOD  - 607 - New Testament - (3 cr. hours)   - This course surveys the New Testament by viewing the story of how these  writings came from God to us and describes  the setting of historical, religious, political and physical aspects.

DOD  - 608 - Hermeneutics I - (3 cr. hours)Hermeneutics Interpreting and Applying the Bible - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice. Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected missiological passages from the Old and New Testaments.  Special attention will be given to the principles used in correctly interpreting parables, poetry, and prophecy. 

DOD – 609 – Spiritual Battle – (3 cr. hours) - This course teaches God’s plan of spiritual battle. 

CHT  - 612 - Creation Therapy - (18 cr. hours) - This course provides the student with the biblical, historic, and scientific background of the theory of temperament, Creation Therapy, and to provide evidence of the validity of this theory and counseling technique.

BIB - 613 - Dissertation Proposal - (2 cr. hours) - This course prepares students for steps towards writing their  dissertation and is taken in the first semester to orient the student to the research and writing methods, which will continue to be developed throughout the duration of the program.  

DISSERTATION - (8 cr. hours)  -  A literature review where the student selects a method for undertaking a study, write the findings and discuss the outcomes in a discussion section. 


 



Doctorate in Philosophy in Christian Counseling (Refer to the Counseling Program



Counseling Program 


 Having credentials from NCCA ensures that you are recognized within your community as a qualified   Christian/Pastoral counselor. The community can be assured that your credentials are authentic and current.

B.A. - Christian Counseling 120 -


Requirements

  • High School diploma, associate degree, and are experienced Christians.   

  • The requirements for completion include completing 13 Courses. 

  • APS Reports (10)

Phase I:  This Bachelor's Degree and training program leads to the following degree, certification:

·      Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate to the Sarasota Association of Christian Counselors

  •  Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin

  •  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling

Additional Requirements

·        Each candidate must:

Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

a.  Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing   Board of Examiners.

b.  $50 for first year’s annual dues to Sarasota Association of Christian Counselors.

          c.  $70.00 first year NCCA dues                                                                                                                      

          d.  A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.                                                 

          e.  A signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards.

Courses:  


Creation Therapy (18) credits towards a degree - Authors: R. G. Arno, Ph.D., and P. J. Arno, Ph.D.

  • This course will provide the candidate with an in-debt background on the theory of temperament with scientific and biblical basis for the theory.  The course covers the development of the theory of five temperaments, the development of the Arno Profile System of temperament profiling, and practical application of the results of the profile.  Testing Measurements utilizes the primary test used to review the Arno Profile System.   

This course is also for those who are not pursuing a degree but have a desire to learn the concept of Christian Counseling. 

Course Requirements

  • Complete and submit an Arno Profile questionnaire

  • Pass two proctored exams (Units 1 & 2)

  • Upon completion of the required course, submit the following: 

a. $50 for first year’s annual dues Sarasota Association of Christian Counselors.

b. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards 

Successful completion of the coursestudents will be certified to administer the Arno Profile System (APS) and qualifies them for membership with the Sarasota Association of Christian Counselors as a: 

    1. Certified Member – non-clergy

    2. Certified Pastoral Member - clergy

 Basic Christian Counseling - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 


The student is provided an overview of the "Big Eight" (types of secular counseling/therapeutic  methods).  In addition,

the student is taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling. 

 Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course

  • Pass a proctored mid-term exam

  • Pass a proctored final exam

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor. 

Temperament Theory - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D.  

  • The candidate will be provided with an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provided with the scientific and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each temperament. The student is required to complete a Personal Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Response Form prior to  beginning this course.

Course Requirements:

  • Complete and submit a Personal temperament questionnaire.

  • Pass two proctored exams

Testing/Measurements - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 

  • This course is provided on a one-hour DVD. The instructors will introduce the student to the primary tests used by the N.C.C.A. Samples of "Jane Doe" reports will be provided for the student’s review. After reviewing the training tape, the student is required to return a Verification Statement to their instructor, for course credit. Upon receipt of this statement, the student will continue to the next course. 

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course

  • Submit Verification Statement

Integrating Temperament and Psychology - (4 credits)  Author: Henry R. Mohn, Ph.D. In this study the candidate is introduced to the definition, theory and practice of biblically based Christian Psychology and counseling and how this relates to N.C.C.A.’s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of course

  • Pass one proctored exam

DOMV - 5401 -  Domestic Violence (Grace Roscoe) (6 cr. hours) – taken as a Pre-requisite - This course teaches about violence happening within society and even in the church.  Signs of domestic violence are taught and where to seek help. 

 

Courses:  Phase II 

Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament - (4 credits Rev. John W. Luton, M.A., Richard G. Arno, Ph.D. & Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

The candidate will be provided with specific information regarding stress, anger and guilt with the emphasis on the need to develop family relationships. This course utilizes the N.C.C.A.'s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

Course Requirements:                                                                                                             

  • Pass one proctored exam                                                                                                             

Temperament Case Studies (4 creditsCompiled by Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

  • The candidate will learn first-hand the counseling model with which the N.C.C.A. members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the counseling model taught by the N.C.C.A. and they also incorporate other testing instruments with this model.                                                                                                                                               

Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course

  • Submit one case study following the format provided by the instructor

Counseling The Codependent:  A Christian Perspective Utilizing Temperament   (4 credits)  Jean M. LaCour, Ph.D. 

  • The candidate will be provided with specialized training regarding codependency  which incorporates the counseling taught by the N.C.C.A.  

Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course 

  • Pass one proctored exam

Christian Psychology and Counseling (4 credits) 

     This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of psychology and to provide a biblically based theology of Christian Counseling.   

Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course

  • Pass one proctored exam

·      Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals.     


The Christian Counselor - Nouthetic Counseling– (4 credits) Author J. E. Adams purchased from amazon.com Kindle Edition.


Nouthetic” counseling is biblical counseling—it gets its name from the Greek work noutheteo which is usually translated “admonish” (Romans 15:14, NKJV).  It means “to confront as a friend” and was the normal method of counseling before modernists invented secular psychology in the early 1900s. 

Counseling Through Your Bible (4 credits) Author June Hunt 

This course teaches how to use biblical truth to change minds, hearts, and lives. 

Training Christians to Counsel (6 credits) Norman Wright – A training model for Christians. 

Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling (6 credits) - Mark R. McMinn 

A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption (6 credits) - Jay Adams Library - A Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living.  

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman) (3 credit) - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

APS Reports (10) - (20 credits) – Temperament analysis of 10 clients

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  M.A., Master of Christian Counseling  - 39 credits beyond the B.A.

  Requirements -  

  • B.A. degree
  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 20 individuals.
  • All students are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be   credentialed as a certified, licensed, or pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association
  • Note: Becoming licensed by the NCCA is an option. It is not a requirement for graduating from HRU.

Additional Requirements – Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 15 additional individuals.

  • Complete Phase I 

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

               a. A signed application for N.C.C.A. license. The Notification and Release Form  for  Personal National Screening.

                   (This form authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidat                                          b. Submit current ministerial credentials.*                                                                                     

               c. A licensing fee of $100.  


 Phase II - a  Masters degree, this program provides the following for the successful student:

  • Appropriate Advanced Certification for selected specialty areas completed
  • Master of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling
  • Note:  Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related/ accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling by completing the following:   

  • Complete Phase I Courses  - Each candidate must complete or have already completed the following 5 courses: 
  • Basic Christian Counseling 

  • Temperament Theory 

  • Testing/Measurements 

  • Temperament Therapy Christian Counseling: 

  • Integrating Temperament and Psychology 
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  • Creation Therapy                                                                                                        

 Additional Requirements  - Each candidate must: 

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor. 

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following: 

a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the N.C.C.A.’s Licensing Board of Examiners. 

b. $50 for first year’s annual dues. 

c. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A.’s Code of Ethical Standards 


  Courses:  Phase II

   Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament - (4 credits Rev. John W. Luton, M.A., Richard G. Arno, Ph.D.& 

                                                                                                                  Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

   The candidate will be provided with specific information regarding stress, anger and guilt with the emphasis on the need to     develop family relationships. This course utilizes the N.C.C.A.'s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

   Course Requirements: 

  • Complete the course
  • Pass one proctored exam                                                                                                             

Temperament Case Studies (4 creditsCompiled by Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

  • The candidate will learn first-hand the counseling model with which the N.C.C.A. members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the counseling model taught by the N.C.C.A. and they also incorporate other testing instruments with this model.                                                                                                                                                 

Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course

  • Submit one case study following the format provided by the instructor

Counseling The Codependent:  A Christian Perspective Utilizing Temperament (4 credits)  Jean M. LaCour, Ph.D

The candidate will be provided with specialized training regarding codependency which incorporates the counseling taught by the N.C.C.A.

     Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course 

  • Pass one proctored exam
     Christian Psychology and Counseling (4 credits)

 

     This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of psychology and to provide a biblically based theology of Christian Counseling.    

     Course Requirements:

  • Complete the course

  • Pass one proctored exam 

·      Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 15 individuals.   

                                          

      The Christian Counselor - Nouthetic Counseling– (4 credits) Author J. E. Adams

       Nouthetic” counseling is biblical counseling—it gets its name from the Greek work noutheteo which is usually translated 

       “admonish” (Romans 15:14, NKJV). It means “to confront as a friend” and was the normal method of counseling before

        modernists invented secular psychology in the early 1900s.


      Counseling Through Your Bible (4 credits) Author June Hunt

         This course teaches how to use biblical truth to change minds, hearts, and lives.     

   

       Training Christians to Counsel (6 credits) Norman Wright – A training model for Christians.

       Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling (6 credits) - Mark R. McMinn - 

      Master Thesis (12 credits) - Student will write a 100 page thesis and submit for graduation requirements.                         ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

     Ph.D., Clinical Christian Counseling -  40 credits beyond the Masters Degree -  Currently Uploading

      Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the 

      requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

      Complete Phase I

  •      Basic Christian Counseling
  •      Temperament Theory
  •      Testing/Measurements
  •      Temperament Therapy
  •      Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology
      Complete Phase II Courses

  •      Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  •      Temperament Case Studies
  •      Counseling the Codependent
     Complete Phase III Courses
  •     Creation Therapy
  •    (8) advanced courses
     Dissertation  - 130 pages

     Additional Requirements

     Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 30 individuals under the direction of an assigned and  
     approved clinical supervisor.    
 

     After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candidate will receive 

      • a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor — Advanced Certified certificate, card and

      • the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed and

      • a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling


      Note: Becoming licensed by the NCCA is an option. It is not a requirement for graduating from HRU.

     

Advanced Continuing Education Courses

 

Marriage and Family Counseling An Integrated Approach - Dr. J. Terry Twerell 

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of Marriage and Family counseling with specific emphasis on system and Structural therapy techniques. A specific study of the use of genograms and family of origin work is emphasized. The course integrates Temperament and System/Structure in family counseling.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

 

Integrated Temperament Couple Therapy - Dr. J. Terry Twerell 

This course is designed for pastoral counseling of couples. The emphasis is on understanding the stress factors in a dyad relationship and the proper evaluation and therapy for the presented problems of the couple. The student will review the case and provide a final evaluation of the case in written form as part of the study.  This course consists of a textbook and workbook. It requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam and case study for final grade. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Pre-Marriage Counseling With Temperament - Dr. J. Terry Twerell 

This course is a specific reference for the pastoral counselor and develops a pre-marriage technique using the tools of modern System Family counseling and Temperament Therapy. This course consists of Four units. This course develops a specific six (6) week plan for pre-marriage counseling using the tools provided in the course.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

The Father-Daughter Connection - MariLouise Rust, M.A. 

Once a student understands the unique relationship between a father and daughter, it helps him/her to understand all unique relationships. The content of this course provides insight into the father-daughter relationship that is being revealed for the first time with regards to each individual's temperament.  This course consists of a textbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.


Counseling Families - George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

Numerous case studies are provided to aid in the study of this course. Each case study is a real situation from the author’s repertoire. He furnishes the student with numerous charts and lists to aid in practical applications of more effective family counseling.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling and Children Walter Byrd, M.D., Paul Warren, M.D. 

In order to effectively help children, a counselor must be equipped with an understanding of the basic principles of child development. The two authors provide instruction and encouragement to the Christian counselor who seeks to minister to the developmental, emotional and spiritual needs of children.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling Youth - Michael K. Lea, Ph.D. 

This course is approximately 148 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with general information regarding insight into counseling today’s youth. Dr. Lea addresses some of the major problems that face youth today and how to overcome them. 

Course Requirements:

1. Approximately 45 clock hours

2. Maximum time limit six weeks

3. Pass one proctored exam

Counseling and the Search for Meaning - Paul R. Welter, Ed.D.

The student will benefit from the author’s thoughtful examples, theory mixed with practical directions, and biblical conclusions. The course is provided in short, easy-to-comprehend chapters that cover most situations that a counselor will encounter when helping a person who is searching for meaning in life.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction - Stephen VanCleve, M.D., Walter Byrd, M.D., 

Kathy Revell, R.N.


The authors will provide answers to important questions about drugs and why people use them.  Drug abuse is a complex problem and no one can claim to have all the answers. However, there are fundamental principles presented within this course which will aid the student in his/her preparation to counsel those who suffer addiction.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.


Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics - Sandra D. Wilson, Ph.D.

ACOA is a relatively new term but an age-old problem. This course provides information about the family background, personal characteristics and common problems which face the adult children of alcoholics.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling for Problems of Self-Control - Richard P. Walters, Ph.D.

The most important goal of this course is to show how the counselor can help people identify and resolve the root problems which are causing one's inability to exercise self-control.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.


Counseling Those With Eating Disorders - Raymond E. Vath, M.D.

The student will discover that there are complicated interplay dynamics found in eating disorders.  Some issues contain other issues which overlap and recur again. Some of the areas addressed in this course are Anorexia, Nervosa and Bulimia.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Life’s Answers Through Counseling With God – Conrad Mershon, Ph.D.

The student will learn first hand a Christian approach to counseling his or her clients in a Bible based, methodical professional manner utilizing a counseling method taught by the N.C.C.A.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 150 pages in length and requires one closedbook (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours. 

Living In The Spirit - Michael A. Coleman, D. Min. 

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a better understanding of human behavior from a biblical perspective. This course also addresses one’s responsibility for their actions and one’s accountability to God.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 110 pages in length and requires one closedbook (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours. 

Counseling for Sexual Disorders - Joyce J. Penner, R.N., M.N., Clifford L. Penner, Ph.D. 

Sexual therapy goals discussed in this course are to distract from anxiety, remove demands and eliminate negative or failure experiences and feelings. Forms are provided to assist in sexual therapy counseling: physical history, background history, sexual evaluation, sexual assessment feed- back, sexual therapy plan and assignments.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.   

Counseling and Homosexuality - Earl. D. Wilson, Ph.D. 

The author writes this course from a heart of compassion, love and a true Christian view point and includes numerous stories of his clients. The student will learn that change IS possible and that lives are transformed by miracles and by hard work. The challenge is to help the counselee keep an open mind while he/she gains in self-understanding and moves forward in new patterns of behavior.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancy and Infertility - Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D. 

This course is divided into three sections: 1) it explains how to conceptualize the problem and ways to help the family; 2) how to deal with pregnancies that are too early, i.e., teenage pregnancies, pregnancies before marriage and pregnancies too soon after another birth; 3) births that are too late or that never occur.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling the Sick and Terminally Ill - Gregg R. Alders, M.D.

The author of this course writes from the perspective of a physician, a Christian and a counselor.  This course is illustrated by frequent case histories and relevant biblical references. It builds on a creative counseling model and is written in a language that is understandable. It will prepare the student with the skills needed to minister to the sick and terminally ill.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling for Anger - Mark P. Cosgrove, Ph.D. 

Proper methods of addressing the problem of anger are provided in this course. The student will also be provided with help in understanding the factors of anger, the basis for counseling anger, and learn how to control and express anger. This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Joy - In The Midst of Mourning - Dorothy M. Dye, Ph.D. 

This course is provided in a workbook format and is approximately 70 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with general information on how a Christian handles loss and how they can focus their grief upward.

Course Requirements:

1. Approximately 30 clock hours

2. Maximum time limit six weeks

3. Pass one proctored exam 

Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities - Rosemarie S. Cook, Ph.D.

In this course the student will discover that it is difficult to define disability. Also, he/she will learn that it is hard to determine at what point a disability becomes a handicap. The focus is on families whose children developed problems before birth, during birth, as young children or as teenagers.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Cognitive Therapy Techniques - Mark. R. McMinn, Ph.D.  

This course is technique oriented. The emphasis is on cognitive therapy methods rather than problems such as depression, marital conflicts, anger, etc. This course provides the student with some useful tools to make his/her counseling more effective.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Quality, Ethics, and Legal Issues in Christian Counseling - Mildred R. Burckley, Th.D., Ph.D.  

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with information regarding ethical issues in counseling. It will also provide them with a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality.  In addition, this course will provide information regarding referrals, helpful agencies and programs.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 133 pages in length and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours. 

Counseling for Family Violence and Abuse- Grant L. Martin, Ph.D. 

The student will learn the basic components of family violence. Also, the definition and history for each type of abuse is provided along with instructions for giving help to both victim and abuser.  The course is divided into three sections: Spousal abuse, child abuse and elder abuse.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling in Times of Crisis- Judson J. Swihart, Ph.D., Gerald C. Richardson, D. Min. 

The dynamics and Scriptural view of crisis is presented by the authors--one a pastor, the other a professional counselor. The student will learn how to better understand the issues in a crisis situation as well as the principles that can help one face a crisis.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.


Counseling the Depressed - Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D. 

Therapeutic principles and a clear understanding of depression are well defined in this course. The student will receive the training needed to address the problems associated with depression.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours. 

Counseling and Self-Esteem - David E. Carlson 

This course contains three goals: 1) to provide the pastor and counselor (lay people can also use this counseling approach to build their own self-esteem) with an understanding of self-esteem as a fundamental ingredient to one’s spiritual, emotional and social health; 2) to teach accurate biblical views of self-esteem and 3) to teach counseling strategies that can be used for building self-esteem.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

 

       


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