HIS1013 - Introduction to Church History
An introductory course that explores the development of the Christian Church from Pentecost to the present day.
Ability to describe the impact of the historical background of the New Testament on the message of Jesus and Paul.
Ability to describe the general story line of Church History and the development of the major doctrines and creeds.
Ability to identify and describe the significance of the major figures, themes, and events of the: Patristic, Medieval, Reformation, Puritan, Pietist, Wesleyan, and Modern periods of Church History.
Ability to describe how the church implemented its mission in the various periods of Church History.
Ability to describe and interpret the relationship between culture and individual behavior.
Ability to understand, appreciate, and work sensitively to explain the nature of cultures and sub-cultures.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
- Ability to tell the story of Christian history and the development of creeds and major doctrines. (CN10)
- Ability to describe the mission and practice of the Church throughout its history. (CN11)
- Ability to understand, appreciate, and work sensitively with cultures and sub-cultures. (CX1)
There are no prerequisites for this course.