The Seventh-day Adventist Church Heritage
Church Leadership and Administration
A study of leadership theory and practice from various disciplines, as well as from the biblical perspective. The course also studies the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s financial and administrative structures and recommends church administration procedures.
Church Growth and Spiritual Nurture
An examination of church growth principles specializes in the pastor’s role as an equipper of members for service and evangelism.
Christian Professional Ethics
An inquiry into the field of professional relations, dilemmas, and decision-making within Christian ethics. Emphasis is on ethics that is informed by the calling, identity, and functions of the professional/ pastoral person from a biblical Christian perspective. The course addresses issues such as integrity, loyalty, conflict of interest, and the ethics of persuasion and preaching. In addition, ethical aspects of financial management, accountability, and responsibility are considered.
A study of the biblical and spiritual basis for the health ministry, this course also reviews the physiological basis of health and the disturbances caused by disease. The course demonstrates practical examples of health ministry that focus on health concerns of importance in Africa.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand the historical and critical issues in the study of the Gospels and to know the overall structure and interrelations of the four Gospels while being able to identify the unique theologies of and accurately interpret passages within the Gospels. Furthermore, the course prepares students to share the Gospels with others.
This advanced course in preaching emphasizes the challenges and opportunities of working with--and preaching from specific and carefully targeted books of the New Testament. It intentionally focuses on developing practical strategies, methods, and skills in creating expository sermons from individual books of the New Testament.
Topics in Mission
The study of one or more selected topics, such as African Initiated Churches (AIC), African Traditional Religions, Islam in Africa, Modern/ Postmodern Culture, and Megalopolises.
Exegesis of selected biblical texts, with particular emphasis on a rigorous exegetical process.
The Pentateuch represents the heritage of the three major religions in the world: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Its narratives introduce us to God and His theocracy, to a nation and its understanding of the world, and most of all, to the interaction between God and his peoples as it is portrayed through the covenant agreement and the Low codes. This course is an in-depth study of the Pentateuch, emphasizing the social-historical context, the message of the narratives, theological themes, and their implications for Christianity.
Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics
This course discusses the biblical, historical, and theological aspects of the Christian doctrine of revelation and inspiration, focusing on their relation to knowledge and interpretation of truth. It also sets an epistemological ground for the way of doing theology.
Contemporary Issues in Seventh-day Adventist Theology
A careful examination of key theological topics, with particular attention given to issues that may be particularly relevant to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa.
Issues in Science and Religion
This course surveys areas of study in which Science and Religion interface, ways in which each discipline enhances our understanding of reality, and how the claims of each appear to run counter to the other. The claims of traditional Bible-based Christianity about the origin and history of life and the claims of science will serve as a case study from which principles and illustrations will be drawn.
Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing
This course is a study of the philosophy, methods, tools, and techniques of documentary research, especially geared at developing a thesis or dissertation in academic programs such as MABTS and PhD programmes. It also focuses on the techniques of developing a ministry project in Applied Theology areas such as Chaplaincy, Master of Divinity, Mission, and Pastoral Theology programs.
Pastoral Theology Project
The report of a project completed for the MA in Pastoral Theology or Master of Divinity. The project will be practical but must be grounded in appropriate research. The written report should be around 60-80 pages in length.