Bachelor of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry
The Bachelor of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry program gives men a thorough preparation for the work of shepherding God's people. In the three-year course of study, men come to know the Bible, the doctrine and history of Christ's Church, and the skills needed to be a biblical pastor as they put theory into practice under the care of the elders and pastors of Clearnote Church.
Systematic Theology 1
Together with Systematic Theology 2, this course introduces students to the scope and methodology of the field of Systematic Theology. Students will learn the Biblical basis for a robust Reformed view of the Christian faith, "so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict" (Titus 1:9). The course also examines the Westminster Confession of Faith as a concise statement of Reformed Systematics.
This course introduces students to the scope and methodology of the field of Biblical Theology, including its relationship to other fields of theology. The progressive revelation of central Biblical themes as developed by various theologians will be evaluated. Application of Biblical theology will be made to the pastoral work of teaching, persuading, admonishing, correcting, and refuting.
New Testament Greek
This course gives students a basic understanding of Biblical Greek using Basics of Biblical Greek by William Mounce.
Systematic Theology 2
This class continues to lead the students through a study of the main tenets of systematic theology, with an emphasis on the application of the gospel to the student's own growth in "the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14).
This course teaches the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the authority, sufficiency, and power of Scripture.
This course gives students a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew.
This course covers the history of the church from her origins, through the medieval times, the reformation, and into contemporary times with a special emphasis on the history of Reformed and evangelical churches in America. This course consists of two hours per week of lecture and discussion, accompanying readings and written projects.
There is no lack of ordained men in America, and yet, there is a sore lack of functioning shepherds. This course covers the practical aspects of the pastoral ministry and church polity with the Biblical understanding that pastors are required to speak and act with the authority of Jesus Christ. This class consists of two hours per week of lecture and discussion, accompanying readings, various written assignments, preaching opportunities and counseling observation.
This course teaches the students to apply their study of the biblical languages and hermeneutics. They will write major exegetical papers from the Old and New Testaments and learn to apply the Scriptures to the lives of God's people.