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Program for Theological Education by Extension

Providing evangelical theological education to Arabic-speaking Christians and church leaders
wherever they live in the Arab World for the advancement of God's Kingdom

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGY

The Certificate of Theology (minimum 40 credits) provides the graduate with the foundation necessary to function as a ministry group leader within church and/or para-church contexts. Students in this program develop their Bible knowledge, ministry skills, spiritual maturity, and personal characteristics.

Program

The student will complete a minimum of 40 credits of courses selected from the four divisions of the curriculum.  Select courses also include Practical Ministry Experience opportunities for credit through which students experience direct application of knowledge and theory to a relevant ministry situation, thus developing and strengthening their ministry skills and giftings.

Courses Required

Students may choose among the available Bachelor of Theology courses.  The table below provides a recommended academic plan, ensuring the student a good balance of courses from the four divisions of PTEE’s curriculum.

Recommended Academic Plan for Certificate completion

Curricular
Division

Recommended
Courses

Elective
Courses

Division I
Spiritual Growth

Christian stewardship

Division II
Bible & Theology

 Understanding the Bible Today

 New Testament Survey I

New Testament Survey II

(2) courses

Division III
Ministry Skills

 The Art of Preaching

 Pastoral Ministries

House Groups

(1) course

Division IV
Society

Christian Family

(1) course

DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY

The Diploma of Theology (minimum 80 credits) will strengthen the graduate’s ability to function as a leader who is able to assist church and/or para-church leaders in the fulfillment of ministry objectives, or when appropriate, lead small churches.

The Diploma courses, combined with growing personal ministry, will help adult students develop their Bible knowledge, ministry skills, spiritual maturity, and personal formation and impact for effective Christian service.

Program

The student will complete a minimum of 80 credits of courses selected from the four divisions of the curriculum.  Select courses also include Practical Ministry Experience opportunities for credit through which students experience direct application of knowledge and theory to a relevant ministry situation, thus developing and strengthening their ministry skills and giftings.

Courses Required

Students may choose among the available Bachelor of Theology courses.  The table below provides a recommended academic plan, ensuring the student a good balance of courses from the four divisions of PTEE’s curriculum.

Recommended Academic Plan for Diploma completion

Curricular
Division

Total number of courses

from each Division

Division I
Spiritual Growth

 Christian Stewardship

 Christian Ethics

Division II
Bible & Theology

 (12) courses

Division III
Ministry Skills

(6) courses

Division IV
Society

 (4) courses

While students who have previously completed a Certificate of Theology are eligible to have all their previous course-credits applied toward the Diploma of Theology, repeating Certificate courses for additional credit is not permissible

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

The Bachelor of Theology (minimum 120 credits) will prepare students to work as a church or para-church leader. As a senior pastor or pastoral staff member, the graduate will be able to engage with the needs of church members who are primary, secondary and tertiary school graduates. In preparation for such a role, B.Th students will continue to develop spiritually, Biblically, in ministry skills and sense of community and church identity and responsibility.

Program

The student will complete a minimum of 120 credits of courses selected from the four divisions of the curriculum. Select courses also include Practical Ministry Experience opportunities for credit through which students experience direct application of knowledge and theory to a relevant ministry situation, thus developing and strengthening their ministry skills and giftings.

~ A student who already holds a Bachelor’s degree in another field will only be required to take 54 credits to complete a B.Th.

~ Students who have already earned a PTEE Diploma of Theology must complete an additional 40 credits to complete a B.Th.

~ Students holding a Diploma of Theology from another institution may apply to have their Diploma courses credited towards the Bachelor of Theology. Each case will be considered on its own merits and up to 80 credits may be transferred.

Courses Available

Following is a complete list of PTEE’s Bachelor of Theology courses which may be credited towards the Certificate and Diploma of Theology as well.

The Bachelor courses below have been arranged according to PTEE’s four major curricular divisions. All courses are at a University (degree) level of study.

Division I – The Christian and His/Her Spiritual Life

  1. Christian Life
  2. Christian Ethics
  3. Christian Stewardship

Division II – The Christian and His/Her Bible

  1. Understanding the Bible Today
  2. Old Testament Survey – I
  3. Old Testament Survey – II
  4. Studies in the Book of Genesis
  5. Inductive Study in the Book of Jeremiah
  6. New Testament Survey – I
  7. New Testament Survey – II
  8. Christ the Liberator (Christ and His Work)
  9. Inductive Study in the Mark’s Gospel
  10. Studies in the Book of Acts
  11. Studies in the Book of Romans
  12. Studies in the Pastoral Epistles
  13. Studies in the Book of Hebrews
  14. Basic Christian Doctrine – I
  15. Basic Christian Doctrine – II
  16. Basic Christian Doctrine – III
  17. Introduction to the NT Greek

Division III – The Christian and His/Her Skills

  1. The Art of Preaching – I
  2. The Art of Preaching – II
  3. The Art of Communication
  4. The Art of Teaching
  5. Pastoral Ministries
  6. Hebrew Language (* Not yet available)
  7. Christian Counseling
  8. Christian Education
  9. Christian Discipleship
  10. Management and Leadership in the Church
  11. House Groups
  12. The World Christian Movement
  13. Church Growth
  14. Study Skills

Division IV – The Christian and His/Her Society

  1. Christian Family
  2. Understanding Religion (* Not yet available)
  3. Church History – I
  4. Church History – II
  5. Social Ethics
  6. Christian Peacemaking
  7. Poverty and Development of Society