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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Theology degree. This degree program allows a student to select an area of concentration such as biblical, theological, or ministerial studies.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students who plan to graduate from Grace Mission University must fulfill the following graduation requirements for the undergraduate program:

" Satisfactorily completion of 128 semester units,
" Completion of all courses prescribed in the Bachelor of Theology curriculum,
" Pass the comprehensive examination,
" Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0, and
" At least 64 units must be earned at GMU by transferred students.

Students planning to graduate must notify the registrar no later than the beginning of the spring semester of the year in which they plan to graduate.

All candidates for graduation must be approved by the faculty and the Board of Trustees. To receive this endorsement, students must have acted responsibly in manifesting Christian character and adhering to the standards of the school. In addition, students must clear their financial accounts of any remaining balances before graduation.

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Theology degree is a four year degree program providing students with vocational training for ministry on a college level. The degree offers a solid grounding in Bible, doctrine, and the practices of ministry within a strong Evangelical Reform environment. With a broad educational component, the curriculum enables students to develop a biblical worldview and a biblical mindset for life. Theology degree program allows the student to focus upon an area of emphasis. The theology major with specialized emphases provides the student with the foundational training necessary for vocational ministry or for entrance into a professional graduate program.

Degree Goals

The Bachelor degree program seeks to:
" Provide a foundation for entrance into Christian Ministry;
" Affirm the call to Christian vocational ministry;
" Provide direction for personal spiritual growth and development;
" Assist in developing a Christian worldview and lifestyle;
" Provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for ministry;
" Provide the basic knowledge and skills for ministry;
" Encourage students to participate actively in the life and ministry of the Church; and
" Build study and communion skills for academic and ministry success.

Degree Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Bachelor degree, students will be able to:
" Demonstrate a solid knowledge of Scripture with proper hermeneutical skills;
" Demonstrate an understanding of the doctrines of the Church and Reform distinctives;
" Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the history, traditions, and practices of the Church;
" Communicate the Scripture with clarity and conviction;
" Evidence an understanding and philosophy of ministry;
" Demonstrate the knowledge and competency to do the basic tasks of ministry;
" Demonstrate the integration of biblical and theological knowledge with the practices of ministry;
" Evidence the personal and professional characteristics needed for successful ministry;
" Articulate a Christian worldview and lifestyle;
" Evidence the ability to share the Gospel with others; and
" Demonstrate commitment to world evangelism.

Bachelor Degree Requirements

This is a 128 semester hour degree. The requirements for completing this program are: General Studies: 40 credits Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
GH146 World Civilization 3
CH135 History of Christianity I 3
CH185 History of Christianity II 3
GA135 Cultural Anthropology 2
GC134 Intro. To Info. Technology 2
BL141 Greek I 3
GE160 Introduction to Philosophy 2
GE174 Research & Writing 2
GS163 Intro to Physical Science 3
GM165 Introduction to Music 2
GE232 English Literature 2
GY215 Intro to Psychology 3
GS234 Intelligent Design 2
GY285 Sociology & Immigrant Community 2
GE387 Public Speaking 2
PT455 Senior Integrative Seminar 2
ST356 Christian Ethics 2

BIBLE & THEOLOGY: 33 CREDITS
Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
BT124 Bible Survey 3
OT317 The Pentateuch 3
OT377 Historical Books 3
NT368 The Gospels 3
BT369 Hermeneutics 3
OT432 Poetic Books 3
NT413 Pauline Epistles & Acts 3
OT477 The Prophets 3
NT468 General Epistles & Revelation 3
ST222 Bible Doctrine I 3
ST274 Bible Doctrine II 3

MINISTRY (PROFESSIONAL STUDIES): 38 CREDITS
Course # Course Title Sem. Cr.
CE152 Christian Education 3
PT225 Planting & Church Growth 3
MT275 History of Missions 3
AC333 Introduction to Missions 3
CG296 Personal Evangelism 2
GY267 Pastoral Counseling 3
GL324 Foundations of Leadership 2
PM423 Discipleship & Cell Groups 2
PM412 Pastoral Ministry 3
PT430 Sermon Preparation (Homiletics) 3
PT486 Sermon Delivery 2
PT328 Readings in Spirituality 3
ST333 Christian Apologetics 3
PT400, 401 Ministry Formation (four semesters) 3

Electives 17 Units

Total for Graduation 128 Units

Bachelor of Theology Curriculum (Four-Year Plan)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code No. Courses Units Code No. Courses Units
First Year First Year
BT124 Bible Survey 3 CE152 Christian Education 3
CH135 History of Christianity I 3 GE160 Introduction to Philosophy 2
GA135 Cultural Anthropology 2 GE174 Research & Writing 2
GH146 World Civilization 3 CH185 History of Christianity II 3
GC134 Intro. To Info. Technology 2 GS163 Intro to Physical Science 3
BL141 Greek I 3 BL142 Greek II 3

16 16 Second Year Second Year
GE232 English Literature (Bible) 2 MT275 History of Missions 3
PT225 Planting & Church Growth 3 OT317 The Pentateuch 3
ST222 Bible Doctrine I 3 ST274 Bible Doctrine II 3
GY215 Intro. To Psychology 3 GY267 Pastoral Counseling 3
GS234 Intelligent Design 2 GY285 Sociology, Immigrant Com. 2
BL132 Biblical Hebrew 3 GM165 Introduction to Music 2
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16 Third Year Third Year
CG296 Personal Evangelism 2 OT377 Historical Books 3
ST333 Christian Apologetics 3 NT368 The Gospels 3
PT328 Readings in Spirituality 3 ST356 Christian Ethics 2
GL324 Foundations of Leadership 2 GE387 Public Speaking 2
AC333 Introduction to Missions 3 BT369 Hermeneutics 3
PT400 Ministry Formation 0.5 PT400 Ministry Formation 0.5
Elective 2 Elective 2

15.5 15.5 Fourth Year Fourth Year
OT432 The Poetic Books 3 OT477 The Prophets 3
NT413 Pauline Epistles & Acts 3 NT468 General Epistle, Revelation 3
PM423 Discipleship & Cell Group 2 PT486 Sermon Delivery 2
PT430 Sermon Preparation 3 PT455 Senior Integrative Seminar 2
PT401 Ministry Formation 1 PM412 Pastoral Ministry 3
Elective 2 PT401 Ministry Formation 1
Elective 2 Elective 2

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (B.TH)

All courses are offered in the semester system. The following courses are offered in a regular rotation.

General Education ( 40 credits)

Christian Ethics (2 credits)

1. Guards ones mind (i.e. feeds mind with spiritual and wholesome input while avoiding worldly, fleshly, and other unwholesome input and brings thoughts into captivity to Christ)
2. Pursues personal holiness
3. Willing to die to oneself
4. Committed to build God's kingdom instead of one's own kingdom or reputation
5. Committed to applying Bible knowledge to one's life and ministry

Intro. to Information Technology (2 credits)
This course is designed to help the students for their effective use of computer. The course covers the basics of computers including some practical skills of running application programs.

Research & Writing (2 credits)
1. Can find research materials (i.e. in the library, on the internet)
2. Can outline a paper or essay (can express thoughts logically)
3. Can use proper format to cite references
4. Committed to using credible resources
5. Committed to always reference sources and avoid plagiarism

Fundamentals of Speech (2 credits)
1. Can find useful and interesting illustrations
2. Committed to prepare well (e.g. writes class plan, practices presentation, prepares clear and understandable and interesting material)

Greek 1 (3 credits)
A basic course designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the Greek vocabulary, morphology and grammar.

Introduction to Psychology (2 credits)
An introduction to the field of psychology as an empirical science in light of a Christian worldview.

Intro to Physical Science (2 credits)
1. Understands scientific method and the philosophical questions that surround scientific method

Cultural Anthropology (2 credits)
1. Can Biblically evaluate ideas, theories, concepts, truth claims,
2. Able to critically evaluate ideas and norms
3. Basic knowledge of cultural anthropology (including bonding with nationals, avoidance of paternalism, the needs for indigenous expressions of Christianity, cross-cultural communication)

Readings in Spirituality (2 credits)
1. Keeps a prayer notebook and verify answered prayers
2. Knows the variety of literature on spiritual formation
3. Develops a lifelong habit of reading literature on spiritual formation
4. Understands that unseen spiritual battles have an impact on our lives

Intro to Music (2 credits)
A basic course designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the Greek vocabulary, morphology and grammar.

English Literature (Bible) (2 credits)
A course designed to help the student improve in vocabulary, grammar, and basic composition.

Intelligent Design (2 credits)
1. Knows evidence for and against various views of origins

Introduction to Philosophy (2 credits)
An introduction to philosophy including a survey of the major philosophers and their basic systems of thought.

Sociology & the Immigrant Community (2 Credits)
1. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children
2. Knows how to adjust to American culture
3. Can help immigrant parents to understand the cultural perspectives and pressures of their children

World Civilizations (3 credits)
1. Knows the major figures of Western Civilization and why they are important History of Christianity I (Early-Medieval) (3 credits)
1. Knows major events of Church history
2. Knows significant figures of church history (e.g. John Calvin, John Wesley, Martin Luther, William Carey)

History of Christianity II (Reformation-Modern) (3 credits)
1. Knows major events of Church history
2. Knows significant figures of church history (e.g. John Calvin, John Wesley, Martin Luther, William Carey)

Senior Integrative Seminar (2 credits)

Professional/Ministry Studies (38 credits)

Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
1. Knows basic history, theology, and practices of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism
2. Knows beliefs and history of the major non-Christian religions in Korea (i.e. Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Korean shamanism)
3. Knows where to find ministries, literature, and other resources for ministering to members of various world religions

Foundations of Leadership (2 credits)
1. Can communicate a vision that recruits the efforts of followers
2. Delegates responsibility with appropriate authority
3. Knows how servant leadership was demonstrated by Jesus
4. Manages time and responsibility
5. Can inspire and lead others into a more passionate pursuit of God
6. Knows and internalizes Old and New Testament teachings about shepherding and leadership (Note: ask students to prepare lessons or sermons from assigned "shepherd" passages)
7. Seeks influence from spiritually mature mentors and friends

History of Mission (3 credits)
1. Basic knowledge of the theology of missions
2. Basic knowledge of the history of missions
3. Basic knowledge of historical events in missions
4. Basic knowledge of mission strategy in the history of missions

Introduction to Missions (3 credits)
1. A heart for all peoples
2. Committed to the idea that everyone has a role/responsibility in the Great Commission
3. Committed to keeping a close and harmonious relationship between missionaries on the field and the supporting church
4. Basic knowledge of the theology of missions
5. Basic knowledge of the history of missions
6. Basic knowledge of mission strategy (e.g. church planting, church growth, unreached peoples, receptivity to the Gospel)
7. Prays for God to raise up Christian workers for missions

Christian Education (3 credits)
1. Knows a variety of effective teaching methods
2. Can set and target the achieving of learning objective for a lesson
3. Can design lessons that encourage listeners to participate
4. Plans a variety of activities (i.e. does not just lecture)
5. Committed to continually study how to teach more effectively
6. Understands the role of the Holy Spirit in the teaching ministry and consciously depends on His work when preaching or teaching

Planting and Church Growth (3 credits)
1. Can logistically organize an outreach activity
2. Has a Biblical perspective on outreach and Church Growth
3. Can evaluate own strengths and weaknesses in order to understand one's own calling
4. Committed to trying a variety of type ministry opportunities in order to learn where one fits
5. Understands that all church members are gifted and called to serve God in some manner
6. Values the crucial ministries of church members who are not ministers
7. Knows and understands the variety of spiritual gifts
8. Can recognize spiritual gifts in self and others
9. Understands the relation between church growth and the spiritual growth of the church members

Personal Evangelism (2 credits)
1. Knows a variety evangelistic presentations
2. A passion to seek and witness to lost individuals

Sermon Preparation (Homiletics) (3 credits)
1. Knows components of a sermon
2. Can make a sermon outline with appropriate introduction, exegetical material, illustrations, applications, and conclusion
3. Can choose relevant sermon topics

Sermon Delivery (2 credits)
This course presents the fundamentals of sermon delivery as they relate to pulpit ministry, employing the techniques and fundamentals of sermon construction for effective delivery of expository sermons.

Pastoral Counseling (3 credits)
1. Can organize events to promote family life (e.g. marriage conference, youth meetings, parenting classes)
2. Committed to strengthening families in the church
3. Knows symptoms of depression
4. Has a basic understanding of some common causes of dysfunctional &/or sinful behavior
5. Can use Biblical principles to guide people through grief, guilt, loneliness, or toward more wholesome behavior
6. Has knowledge about the impact of divorce on spouses and children
7. Can help single parents and their children cope with their special situation

Pastoral Ministry (3 credits)
1. Knows how to make meaningful visits to people one shepherds (e.g. church members, members of a home group, members of a lunch-time Bible study at work)
2. Desires to meet the physical, social, emotional, practical, and spiritual needs of people one ministers to (i.e. not merely preaching with words)
3. Committed to using our gifts, abilities, and resources to cause others to flourish
4. Can use principles of conflict resolutions
5. Maintains a good relationship with the senior pastor
6. Maintains good relationship with church members
7. Can lead meaningful worship that focuses on God instead of the leader
8. Knows the roles and responsibilities of elders (changno, kwonsa), deacons (jipsa), lay teachers (kyosa, kansa), cell leaders (gooyeukjang), and other volunteers

Discipleship & Cell Groups (3 credits)
1. Knows techniques of making disciples (including the G-12 and cell-church movement)
2. Knows training areas that are appropriate to discipleship (e.g. consistent devotions, prayer, Bible study, committed relationships with fellow disciples, serving God, witnessing, full-dedication, production of Christ-like character, stewardship and giving, commitment for disciples to become disciplers, )
3. Transmits life as well as knowledge
4. Can lead cell meetings
5. Can manage a G-12 ministry
6. Committed to keeping all church members in small groups and multiplying cells

Ministry Formation (team project, mission trip) (3 credits)
1. Can collaborate with others to reach team goals (i.e. committed to respectfully use the skills and knowledge of others in a group)
2. Participates in mission trips
3. Prays that ministry will be more than the work of one's own flesh

Biblical & Theological Studies (33 credits)

Bible Doctrine 1 (3 credits)
1. Doctrine of the Bible (Bibliology)
2. Has an integrated understanding of the scriptures as a whole
3. Committed to the position that the Bible is inerrant
4. Understands Reformed Theology (e.g. TULIP, Westminster Confession, 12 Confessions of the Presbyterian Church)
5. Doctrine of God (Divine Theology)
6. Doctrine of Man (Anthropology)
7. Doctrine of Sin (Hamartiology)

Bible Doctrine 2 (3 credits)
1. Has an integrated understanding of the scriptures as a whole
2. Doctrine of Christ (Christology)
3. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
4. Doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology)
5. Doctrine of Eschatology
6. Understands that God is active throughout history and is sovereignty moving history toward the final goals

Hermeneutics (3 credits)
1. Can use theological tools (e.g. commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Bible encyclopedias, concordances, topical Bibles, software,) to learn the background of biblical teachings
2. Committed to accurate interpretation of scripture
3. Can use historical/contextual information to accurately interpret books of the Bible
4. Can use basic Biblical language tools (e.g. lexicon, word studies, concordance)

Bible Survey (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Pentateuch (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Historical Books (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Poetic Books (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Prophets (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Gospels (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Pauline Epistles (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

General Epistles & Revelation (3 credits)
1. Has a thorough knowledge and comprehension of Biblical content

Other Special Electives
TM144 Mission Possible (1 Credit)
PT141 Total Leadership (1 Credit)
BS490 Bible Survey (2 credits)
RV145 Vision for Revival (1 Credit)
CL150 Leadership & Ministry (1 credit)
GE180 Research Writing with MS Word I (1 credit)
GE181 Research Writing with MS Word II (1 credit)
GE182 Research Writing with MS Word III (2 credit)
BL142 Greek II (3 credit)
BL132 Biblical Hebrew (3 credit)
AC343 Asian Mission Perspective (2 credit)



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