Independent Study Classes Offered
Ministry and Leadership Admin, MS-201-M
This purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad overview of the theory and practice of administration in the local church by exploring the biblical concepts of leadership and administration. Additional topics to be addressed include goal setting, team building, delegation, human relationships, budgeting, working with committees and teams, legal issues, personnel management, church operations, and the management of leaders. Though the principles are universal, the focus of the course is on the church/ministry organization.
Introduction to Spiritual Formation, MS-202-M
This course has been designed to provide a biblical, theological and experiential foundation for the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. It will explore the meaning of biblical Christianity and its relation to faith and practice, giving special attention to spiritual formation through prayer, devotional reading, contemplation, and other spiritual disciplines. The lectures will help the student form a paradigm for spiritual growth and maturity that will affect both the individual and those to whom they minister.
Introduction to Christian Leadership, MS-203-M
This course is designed to move students into deeper levels of understanding regarding the significant concepts and theories that shape our contemporary understanding of leadership development and function in a Christian context. From this primary context, students will be guided into discoveries of personal individual styles, strengths, and opportunities for growth in an effort to enhance personal leadership competencies. This course will also have a deliberate focus on the development of personal character, the deeper life in Christ, and Christ-like servant leadership.
Introduction to Hermeneutics, TH-221-M
The term hermeneutics can be intimidating to most people. It not only sounds very academic, but it is also foreign to most of our vocabularies. On the other hand, the act of interpretation (hermeneutics) is as common as communication itself. Whenever someone speaks, a listener interprets what that speaker means. In the same way, everyone who reads the Bible interprets what it means. This course will help students understand the various parameters of biblical interpretation and how specific methods are applied to Bible study. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.
Christian Ethics, PH202-M
This course aims to provide instruction in the basic principles of Christian Ethics and their application to the Christian life. The first part of the course will be concerned with general ethical concepts and issues. The second part will be concerned with the sources of Christian ethics, and the distinctive character of those ethics. Attention will also be paid to degenerate forms of Christian ethics, the relation between conversion and grace to Christian ethics, and the application of ethical principles to particular situations.
Mission, Evangelism and Discipleship, MS205-M
This course is a study of the methods of evangelism and the structures of discipleship with special emphasis on the caring and maturing of the newly evangelized. By integrating biblical theology, careful analysis of contemporary cultures, and reflective practice, this course provides resources for evangelizing and discipling post-moderns in the Christian faith.
Foundations of Western Civilization, HI120-M
Students will discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings to the dawn of the modern world. With these 96 lectures on the people, places, ideas, and events that make up Western Civilization, award-winning scholars and teachers, Thomas F. X. Noble of the University of Notre Dame and Robert Bucholz of Loyola University invite students to explore the vast and rich territory of Western civilization
To register for these courses, please download the CLCM Enrollment Application at the bottom of the page and send the completed form, along with the appropriate fee, to Lisa Quintana, CLCM registrar, 4909 East Buckeye Road, Madison, WI 53716.