CBST – Certificate of Bible Study Teaching

SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

INTRODUCTION OF PROGRAMS

Yuin University School of Theology is an interdenominational institute. Although the different religions have a different creeds, we realize that they are closely interrelated with each other philosophically and spiritually. Yuin University School of Theology provides several comparative theology courses for the harmonious development of spiritual and religious education.

The Certificate Programs for Yuin University School of Theology aim to provide higher learning and continuing education for church pastors, religious leaders, and missionaries within the ministries they are currently involved in. Undoubtedly, Christian ministry today is being carried on in the midst of tremendous revolutionary changes affecting every aspect of human life. Therefore, ministers of churches and religious leaders must not only ground themselves in basic biblical and theological foundations for ministry but also possess professional competence and advanced skills and techniques in the areas of counseling, spiritual therapy, and intercultural communication.

The Bible Study Teaching Certificate Program is a 30-unit 300 hours program of the quarter system.

CERTIFICATE OF BIBLE STUDY TEACHING (CBST)

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Upon successful completion, students will demonstrate knowledge of the Bible as literature, as history, and as a spiritual guide.

2.  Upon successful completion, students will demonstrate knowledge of basic principles during the development of Christianity and the Christian church.

3.  Upon successful completion, students will demonstrate the skills necessary to read the entire Bible.

4.  Upon successful completion, students will apply to teach the Bible study.

CURRICULUM

                                                                                            Quarter Units

CT100 Understanding of Christianity                          (3 Units 30 Hours)

OT100 Understanding the Old Testament                    (3 Units 30 Hours)

OT102 Reading Method of the Old Testament            (6 Units 60 Hours)

IT100 Understanding the Intertestamental Period       (3 Units 30 Hours)

BL100 Understanding the Bible Language                  (6 Units 60 Hours)

NT100 Understanding the New Testament                  (3 Units 30 Hours)

NT102 Reading Method of the New Testament           (6 Units 60 Hours)

Total                                                                           30 Units 300 Hours

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion (C average or better) of all required coursework over four(4) quarters (Approximately 12 months).
  2. Total Units to Complete: 30 units (300 hours) of the quarter system

Prerequisite:

High School Graduate or an equivalent.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CT100 Understanding of Christianity                      (3 Units 30 Hours)

A study of Christian spiritual formation, including principles for spiritual growth and discipline, explores the processes and goals of spiritual formation in Christian life. The course includes the instruction in the theology of Christianity with emphasis on the doctrines of divine revelation and Scripture.

OT100 Understanding the Old Testament               (3 Units 30 Hours)

Students will study ancient Israel’s historical, literary, cultural, and theological heritage from its earliest beginnings to the start of the Christian era. The course includes the books of the Old Testament are examined for their chronological, historical, and geographical background and structure of the message.

OT102 Reading Method of the Old Testament        (6 Units 60 Hours)

Students will study and read the entire Old Testament in chronological order. The course includes how to set the perspective of the Old Testament and how to create the reading table for the whole Old Testament not in order of literary but in order of chronology. The student will study the contents of each book of the Old Testament in class (3 units) and read each book of the Old Testament by themselves at home (3 units, 30 hours).

IT100 Understanding the Intertestamental Period (3 Units 30 Hours)

A study of the background of the New Testament in the political, social, religious, and economic world, including a survey of Judaism, Hellenism, Ptolemaic dynasty, Seleukid Dynasty, Roman Empire, Hasmonean dynasty, and Herod families. The course includes that it is known by some members of the Protestant community as the “400 Silent Years” because it was a span where no new prophets were raised, and God revealed nothing new to his people.

BL100 Understanding the Bible Language              (6 Units 60 Hours)

Students will study the Hebrew language for the Old Testament and the Greek language for the New Testament in the basic stage of grammar and vocabulary, especially names of the place and pronouns. The course includes the alphabet and pronunciation of the Bible languages.

NT100 Understanding the New Testament              (3 Units 30 Hours)

A study of the political, social, religious, and economic world of the New Testament – including a survey of the life of Christ, first century New Testament churches, NT canon, and the Gospels and Acts. The books of the New Testament are examined with respect to their historical and geographic background, structure, purpose, and message in God’s redemptive history. Problems of faith and history in the life of the early Church will be examined.

NT102 Reading Method of the New Testament       (6 Units 60 Hours)

Students will study and read the entire New Testament in chronological order of four Passovers. The course includes how to set the perspective of the New Testament and how to create the reading table for the entire New Testament not in order of literary but in order of chronology. The student will study the contents of each book of the New Testament in class (3 units) and read each bool of the New Testament by themselves at home (3 units, 30 hours).