January Term 2005

January Term 2005

December 2, 2004

North American Baptist Seminary is pleased to announce the following sixteen course offerings for January 2005. For registration information, please contact the Registrar's office by calling 605.336.6588 or by emailing registrar@nabs.edu. To view course listings for other semesters, visit the Academic Course Schedule section. Then, simply select the semester and year you are searching for and hit find.

Term A&B
January 3-14
•OT-116 Intermediate Hebrew

MTWRF, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
An accelerated continuation of OT-111 with emphasis on acquiring a basic reading ability of Hebrew narrative while acquiring familiarity with lexical and grammatical tools. Prerequisite: OT-111. 2 hours.
Jill Storm, Adjunct Faculty


•CH-305 United Methodist Heritage: Polity

MTWRF, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
This course acquaints participants with the organizational nature and functioning of the United Methodist Church so that they may participate more effectively in the work of the church. 2 hours.
Leonard Haggin, Retired United Methodist Minister

January 4-14

•NT-116 Intermediate Greek

Term A: TWRF, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Term B: MTWRF, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
A course required of students choosing to fulfill their language requirement in Greek. The course will offer a systematic review of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax, in connection with the continued reading of New Testament texts in Greek. Prerequisite: NT-111. 2 hours.
Paul Rainbow, Professor of New Testament


Term A
January 3-7
•SP-433 Practical Spirituality: Leading a Church Toward Spiritual Maturity

MTWRF, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Moving beyond the body of literature focusing on the spiritual formation of the individual, this course will help the student develop programmatic strategies for leading a congregation toward spiritual maturity. Drawing primarily from Scripture as well as classics of devotional literature, a key focus will be the spiritual development of the leader and the leader's role in equipping and facilitating the congregation for change. 1 hour.
Randy Kinnison, Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, Portland, OR


•FT-452 Readings in Integration

MTWRF, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
This course will give students an opportunity to delve further into the integration of theology and therapy. Areas of emphasis include both theoretical articles and articles related to actual treatment situations. Prerequisite: FT-451. 1 hour.
Douglas Anderson, Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Sioux Falls Psychological Services


•TH-432 Theology and Race

MTWRF, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
An exploration of the theological questions raised by issues of race relations, racial prejudice, and racism. Historical antecedents to current discussion will be surveyed as well as responses to issues of race by theologians writing from within contexts of various racial communities. 1 hour.
Philip Thompson, Associate Professor of Theology and Christian HeritageJ. C. Chambers, Clinical Therapist, Stronghold Counseling Services


•PM-449 Dynamics of the Town and Country Ministry Context

MTWRF, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.
A course designed to acquaint students with the mindset of rural middle-America with a goal of making rural ministry more effective. This highly experiential course will focus on field trips, focused interviews with rural residents, and guest speakers. Students must complete pre-course assignments which are available in the Office of the Registrar. Pass/Fail. 2 hours.
Paul Stevens, Director of Project Development for D.Min. Program, Retired Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


•D.Min.: M-890 Field Colloquium Completion

Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This colloquium is designed to develop competencies in the practice of ministry by providing perspectives that grow out of the pastor�s theory of ministry and developing the skills needed to realize this concept in a church situation.
Gordon Harris, Professor of Old Testament; Director of Doctoral Studies


•D.Min.: M/B-812 The Preacher as Prophet

Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-Friday, 4:00 p.m.
A seminar investigating the personal context and style, the communication skills, and the theological perspectives of biblical prophets and current prophetic preachers. 3 hours.
Gordon Harris, Professor of Old Testament; Director of Doctoral Studies
Ronald Sisk, Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry


Term B
January 10-14

•OT-471 The Five Scrolls (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther)

MTWRF, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A look at five intriguing, but often overlooked, books of the Hebrew Bible for their intrinsic value and for their relevance in pastoral ministry. 1 hour.
Elaine Rietz, Adjunct Faculty


•PM-424 Grace-Driven Servant Leadership

MTWRF, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A study of the concepts and practice of restoring the core values of grace and servant leadership in ministry. Every church or ministry organization has a set of core values. Of these grace and servant leadership should be central. Our focus will be on dispensing grace interpersonally through servant leadership, grace gifts, and forgiveness. 1 hour.
Richard Houts, Professor of Church Administration Emeritus


•FT-448 Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse

MTWRF. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
This course focuses on treatment issues for domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Essential knowledge and resources for the family therapist are emphasized. 1 hour.
Stephanie Klocksiem, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Sioux Falls Psychological Services


Term C
January 18-21

•FT-441 Grief Counseling

TWRF, 8:30 a.m. �12:00 noon
This course introduces the dynamics of grief work through a study of psychological, theological, and spiritual implications of loss, grief, and death, focusing on the responses which facilitate healing. It is designed for both counseling and master of divinity students. 1 hour.
Bruce Parmenter, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL


•MI-405 Islam and the Christian Mission

TWRF, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
An introduction to Islam from a contemporary perspective that includes the importance of an historical and international foundation for understanding. The focus of the course will be the connection between Islam and Christianity, including consideration of proselytizing and dialogue. 1 hour.
Rhoda Carpenter, Adjunct Faculty


•FT-451 Theories of Integration

TWRF, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
This course will explore various theories and models of integration, utilizing both historical and recent perspectives. Students will be able to start thinking integratively about theology and therapy at a theoretical level. 1 hour.
Douglas Anderson, Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Sioux Falls Psychological Services


Term A,B,C
January 3-21

•EM-423 Issues in Youth Ministry: Partnering with Parents (Online)

Youth ministry not only involves ministering among young people. It also involves connecting with parents of young people. This course will explore the various dynamics of partnering with parents of teenagers in order to increase the effectiveness of youth ministry. 1 hour.
Kelly Lashly, Instructor of Youth Ministries; Director of Young Leaders Project