Course Catalog

Course Legend:
course series numbers
Undergraduate Level: XX100 – XX400

Graduate Level: XX500 – XX600
Post-Graduate Level: XX700 – XX800

Biblical Studies: BSXXX

ASSOCIATES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Metropolitan Christian University is pleased to offer the opportunity to earn your Associates in Biblical Studies completely online. This program requires the student to successfully complete a four-section equivalency exam covering the following:

Old Testament                15 credits
New Testament              15 credits
Hermeneutics                 15 credits
General Bible                 15 credits

                               Total: 60 credits

The Associates in Biblical Studies Program is an accelerated degree program, which can put you on track to pursue intermediate and advanced studies in a relatively short amount of time.

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BS101: INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the central themes of the Old Testament. It will also provide the student with an understanding of the individuals God chose to have a relationship with throughout this period in history, as well as providing a political, social, and spiritual understanding of the times.

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BS102: NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to help the student learn an overview of the New Testament from the historical view while focusing on the founding of the church, and how the New Testament helps develop our understanding of Biblical concepts and teachings.

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BS103: BIBLE DOCTRINES
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to help the students develop a basic understanding of the Doctrines of the Bible and help him/her learn and how to share the skills described within the doctrines.

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BS302: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
Professor: Dr. Henry Sloan
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
The purpose of this course is to equip each student with the understanding of the Gospel writer John, who wrote his Gospel of Jesus from a more Theological point of view. The Gospel of John declares unequivocally Jesus Deity as the Divine Son of God. He also wrote to a more universal audience, unlike the other three Synoptic Gospel writers.

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BS303: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Professor: Dr. Henry Sloan
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
The purpose of this course is to equip each student with the understanding of the Acts of The Apostles written by Luke the beloved Physician of Apostle Paul. Luke is the same author of the Gospel of St. Luke and the Book of Acts is a transitional book as the move from the Dispensation of Law to Grace and God’s plan for the Gentiles in the Church is revealed.

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BS315: OVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE
Professor: Dr. John Johnston
Credits: 3

Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is an in-depth overview of the entire Bible. The student is required to open, read and study their Bible (KJV -or- NIV). This course is a biblical knowledge and memorization course designed to sharpen the student’s knowledge of biblical doctrines and narratives.

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Biblical Counseling: BCXXX

BC101: INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how to help members of the church as we pastor/minister to them in overcoming and address challenging issues they will face within their personal life.

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BC1000: CCCP
Professors: Dr. D. Allen & Dr. D. E. Chase
*Board Certified Christian Counselor Certification upon successful completion
Course Tuition: $495.00 (entire program including certification)
The Christian Counseling Certification Program is an intensive 6-week program of study to inform and assist students in gaining understanding of Mental Health issues, detecting mental illness, temperament management, and counseling skills to effectively help people who deal with various spiritual, moral, emotional and mental issues. This program is endorsed by the NACC, and includes Certification as a Board Certified Christian Counselor upon successful completion of the course and comprehensive examination. All required study material is provided.

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Church Administration: CAXXX

 

Church History: CHXXX

CH301: CHURCH HISTORY FROM THE REFORMATION TO PRESENT
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to help the student develop a basic understanding of the History of the church from the Reformation to present.

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Christian Ministry: CMXXX

CM101: THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH & ITS MINISTRIES
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is an introduction to Ecclesiology (The Study of the Church). In this course the student will gain understanding of the mystery of the Church, its mission, motives and ministries within the community it serves, as well as the broader scope of the Church worldwide. Emphasis is placed on the various ministries of the Church, including Deacons, Elders, Pastors, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists and more.

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CM102: INTRODUCTION TO PASTORAL THEOLOGY
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview and Introduction into Pastoral Theology, it’s relevance’s and practical application.

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CM301: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MISSIONS & LOCAL MISSIONS FROM AN EVANGELICAL PERSPECTIVE
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
Student will develop an understanding of the biblical, theological, historical, and practical bases for Christian missions.

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CM501: STUDY OF THE WORKS OF JAMES ARMINIUS
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
The course is designed to assist the student in developing an understanding of the teachings of James Arminius (1560-1609). James Arminius wrote many books and treatises on theology, and his views became the basis of Arminianism. His writing continues to influence the Christian community today and is the bases of the theological beliefs of a number mainline religions today (including but not limited to Methodist, Nazarene, and Wesleyan)

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CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Professor: Dr. Chase
Credits: CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Course Tuition: $495.00

The Chaplains Certification Program is accredited by the United States Christian Chaplains Association. This program provides the basic and essential training for Chaplaincy in a wide range of services including hospital, nursing/convalescent home, hospice, jail/prison.

The program consists of the following courses, which are presented online during scheduled class times:

Prayer
Basic Christian Counseling
Resource Retrieval
The Ministry of Chaplaincy
Essentials of Hospital Chaplaincy

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Cultural Studies: CSXXX

CS320: BIBLICAL CULTURES I – ORIGINS OF THE HEBREWS
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Tuition: $150.00

This course is an in-depth study of the origins, nature and culture of the original Hebrews. This course is challenging due to the fact that it contradicts the norms of Eurocentric thought and theology.

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CS623: Introduction to Judeo-Christian Mysticism
Instructor: L. Bennett
Credits: 3
Tuition: $150.00

In this course, we will examine the mysticism that exists within the Judeo-Christian religious tradition, and how this informs and deepens our understanding of Man’s relationship with God.   We will be primarily focusing on definition 2 above, in that there is a direct body of knowledge within the Jewish and Christian belief systems which talks about how a person achieves “intimate union with God” and what our place in the Cosmos really is.

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Episcopal Studies: ESXXX

ES801: PREPARATION FOR THE EPISCOPATE I
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge and understanding of the Episcopal Office. Careful attention to how Bishops are elected or appointed, their qualifications, responsibilities and required documentation. Special emphasis is placed on the role and responsibility of the Presiding Prelate in the course of electing or appointing Bishops of the Lord’s Church.

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ESDEP: DIPLOMA IN EPISCOPAL STUDIES

Facilitators: Dr. D. E. Chase, Dr. D. M. Golphin, Dr. J. P. Johnston
Credits: 18 credits
Course Tuition: $299.00

The Diploma in Episcopal Studies Program consists of 6 courses that pertain to the proper and effective process and accoutrements of the Episcopate. Each course is designed to provide the student with the following:

  1. Scriptural evidence
  2. Historical background and development
  3. Proper usage and administration (working knowledge)
  4. Understanding of ranks, levels, titles, positions and offices within the Episcopate

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Liturgical Studies: LSXXX

LS110: SACRAMENTAL WORSHIP
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to introduce the student to the meaning and significance of the Seven Sacraments of the Church. Primarily presented from the standpoint of the “Convergence Movement,” this course provides the categories, use, meaning, and elements of each of the Sacraments. Additionally, the scriptural and theological significance of each Sacrament is discussed in a clear and concise manner.

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Ministerial Studies: MSXXX

MS220: OFFICES IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Tuition: $150.00

This course is an in-depth study of the offices and functions of ministry established by Christ and His Apostles, then implemented and organized by the 1st Century Church Fathers.

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Theological Studies: TSXXX

TS102: PRACTICAL THEOLOGY
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course of Practical Theology is designed to help the student develop, examine, and reflect on his/hers religious beliefs and practices in order to consider how theological theory and theological practices can be more fully aligned within our personal ministries.

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TH201: CHRISTOLOGY
Professor: Dr. Don Allen, Jr.
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to provide an overview of the Christology or also referred to as Doctrine of Christ. Providing an overview of the person and work of Christ, by covering major themes including the incarnation, life and ministry, atoning death, resurrection and ascension of the Son of God.  The Christological dimensions of Pentecostal and Charismatic teachings will also be examined.

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TS220: ANGLICANISM
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 6
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course provides the standard thought, theology, history and mission of the Anglican Church. It is presented in a series of videos, lectures and readings that will enhance the understanding of the principle doctrine as taught throughout Anglicanism.

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TS225: DEMONOLOGY I
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
The study of Demonology is a fascinating endeavor. The spiritual realm is a well structured, well ordered and disciplined reality. As we prepare to enter into study of this intricate and fascinating journey through the demonic realm, it is important to understand exactly what we are dealing with. This introduction presents some insights into the study of demons and deliverance.

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TS725: RELIGIOUS THEMES IN MEDIA
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
Credits: 3
Course Tuition: $150.00
This course is designed to broaden and awaken the student’s spiritual eyes through modern-day media. The student is required to view several movies and extract the biblical/theological/prophetic content of each movie, including major theological tenants, themes and character studies and identification.

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