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MMOL 133 Introducing Church History
A survey of the history of the Christian church concentrating on those individuals, events and movements that have shaped the church today.

MMOL 138 Understanding Cultures
An examination of varying cultures in the United States and around the world with an emphasis on communicating and working within varying cultures as Christians.

MMOL 234 Interpreting the Bible
A study of how to use reliable principles for studying, interpreting and applying the Bible. Practical exercises help students apply what they are learning to an assigned passage of the Bible. Pre-requisites: None, though students are encouraged to take MSOL 135 and MSOL 136 prior to enrolling in the course.

MMOL 235 Developing Our Spiritual Life
An exploration of how to develop the spiritual disciplines necessary for living an effective Christian life.

MMOL 236 Introducing Christian Theology
A survey of basic Christian doctrines to help students understand and effectively communicate concepts such as God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Scripture, the church, salvation, atonement and eschatology. Prerequisites: MSMN 135 and MSMN 136.

MSOL 239 Exploring World Religions
A survey of the development and beliefs of the world's major religious traditions.

MMOL 331 Focusing on the Old Testament
An in-depth examination of one section of the Old Testament. The four sections the course cycles through are the Pentateuch, the Prophets, the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, and the History of Israel. Prerequisite: MSMN 135.

MMOL 332 Focusing on the New Testament
An in-depth examination of one section of the New Testament. The four sections the course cycles through are the Synoptic Gospels, the Life and Letters of Paul, the Johannine Writings, and the General Epistles and Revelation.

MMOL 333 Planning and Leading Worship
An exploration of the various foundations of Christian worship and basic concepts of planning for and leading worship services.

MMOL 334 Caring for Others
An exploration of basic aspects of the Christian tradition of caring for others, as well as the qualifications and skills essential to Christians in caring for others.

MMOL 335 Developing Christian Leaders
An examination of the basic skills required for effective Christian leadership. Students study models of church organization, methods of developing church leaders, methods of marketing the local church, and the importance of Christian ethics in relationships.

MMOL 336 Ministering to Youth
An exploration of the methods, materials, skills, and organization needed for providing an effective ministry to youth. Students also examine and discuss the qualifications of and spiritual growth resources for ministering to youth/students.

MMOL 337 Ministering to Individuals and Families
An examination of the challenges individuals and families face and how Christian ministers can be agents of change. In this course, students are introduced to various practices and procedures for ministering to individuals and families in church and para-church settings. Students will be taught how to develop models and methods of ministering to today's families based upon sound theological, educational and cultural considerations.

MMOL 403 Exploring the Non-Canonical Works
An exploration of the books that were not included in the Old Testament or the New Testament. This integrated Studies course can fulfill a requirement in Section I of the General Education Curriculum.

MMOL 410 Transitioning to Christian Ministry
An integration of the courses of the missions and ministry majors into a personal, coherent philosophy of Christian faith and ministry. The exit exams required of all missions and ministry majors are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: MSMN 135, MSMN 136, MSMN 234, MSMN 236, and senior standing or permission of the professor.

MMOL 432 Sharing the Gospel
A study of the theology of, the need for, and the methods for accomplishing the work of Christian evangelism.

MMOL 436 Developing Disciples
A study focusing on helping Christians understand the nature of Christian discipleship as following Christ in obedience. The course explores biblical foundations of Christian discipleship, the distinguishing marks of a Christian disciple, personal approaches to disciple-making, models of discipleship, and how disciples experience God in their personal life.

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