Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:

Upon successfully completing the elective course "A Joyous Journey through the Book of St. John" at Temple of Deliverance College of Theology, students will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the Gospel of John and its profound impact on their faith journey. Through critical analysis, theological reflection, and engagement with key themes, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • 1. **Comprehend Gospel Themes:** Grasp the distinct themes of the Gospel of John and interpret its unique messages.
  • 2. **Explore Jesus' Teachings:** Analyze Jesus' life, ministry, and teachings presented by John.
  • 3. **Develop Critical Analysis Skills:** Evaluate historical context, literary techniques, and theological nuances.
  • 4. **Deepen Spiritual Insights:** Reflect on the gospel's theological implications and apply them to personal faith.
  • 5. **Apply Biblical Truths:** Translate gospel principles into practical life applications.
  • 6. **Foster Dialogue:** Engage in respectful discussions on interpretations and theological matters.
  • 7. **Renew Faith Perspective:** Experience transformation and renewed faith in Jesus' teachings.
  • 8. **Prepare for Further Study:** Build a foundation for future biblical studies and theological exploration.

Completion of the course equips students with a well-rounded knowledge of the Gospel of John, fostering spiritual growth, theological insight, and a renewed connection with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Students will be empowered to apply these insights to their lives and engage in meaningful conversations about the gospel's impact on their faith journey.


 Prerequisites:

  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)

  • Basic computer skills (e.g. using email, internet browsing, word processing)

  • Basic familiarity with the Bible and willingness to engage in critical analysis and theological reflection.

  • Openness to exploring the teachings and significance of the Gospel of John.

  • Proficiency in written communication for assignments and reflections.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis, taking into consideration factors such as academic background, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

  • A passion for deepening understanding of the Gospel of John and its significance.

  • A genuine interest in exploring the Gospel of John and its relevance.

  • Readiness to engage in thoughtful discussions and explore diverse theological viewpoints.



Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:

Prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. using email, internet browsing, word processing)

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis, taking into consideration factors such as academic background, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

  • Understand and articulate the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith.
  • Explain the scriptural basis for each doctrine.
  • Analyze the significance of each doctrine in their personal spiritual growth and ministry.
  • Identify and respond to common misconceptions about each doctrine.

Upon completing the course, the student will have a strong foundation in biblical knowledge and skills to:

Prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. using email, internet browsing, word processing)
  • Prior completion of an associate degree in biblical studies(60 hours) or equivalent coursework (or completion of required bridge courses)
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in prior coursework

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis, taking into consideration factors such as academic background, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

  • Analyze and interpret the Bible in its original language and historical context
  • Understand the theological concepts and doctrines of the Christian faith
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of both the Old and New Testaments
  • Develop effective strategies for ministry and evangelism
  • Practice ethical and moral behavior consistent with biblical principles
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and effective communication in presenting biblical concepts to others
  • Develop a personal spiritual discipline of prayer, worship, and Bible study.

Upon completing the MA3301 Master of Theology program, the student will have advanced knowledge and skills in theological concepts and practical applications to:

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, or a related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Completed coursework in Systematic Theology (at least 3 credit hours), Church History (at least 3 credit hours), Biblical Studies (at least 6 credit hours), and Ethics (at least 3 credit hours), or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills, demonstrated through academic writing samples or other appropriate means.
  • A personal statement of faith and intent, demonstrating a commitment to the academic study of theology and the integration of faith and learning.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis, taking into consideration factors such as academic background, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

  • Analyze and evaluate complex theological issues in light of historical and cultural contexts
  • Develop advanced research and writing skills to articulate theological positions
  • Understand and critically engage with various theological methodologies and traditions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the biblical languages and engage with primary sources of theology
  • Develop and articulate a personal theological perspective
  • Apply theological principles to contemporary issues and challenges facing the church and society
  • Develop a personal spiritual discipline of prayer, worship, and study.

Duration: 9-12 Months

Course Description:

The Doctorate of Theology (Th.D.) program at the Temple of Deliverance College of Theology offers advanced theological study and research for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of theology and contribute to the field. Students will engage in rigorous theological inquiry and can submit a dissertation on a topic of their choice within a 9-12 month timeframe.

 

Prerequisites:

  1. A completed Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  2. Proficiency in English (verbal and written).
  3. Basic computer skills (e.g., using email, internet browsing, word processing).

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis, taking into consideration factors such as academic background, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Admission Process:

Admission to the Th.D. program is highly competitive. In addition to meeting the prerequisites, applicants are required to submit the following:

 

  1. Academic Background: Transcripts and records of previous theological education, including the M.Div. degree or its equivalent.

  2. Personal Statement: A well-crafted personal statement outlining your theological interests, research goals, and reasons for pursuing the Th.D. program.
  3. Letters of Recommendation: Strong letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and theological abilities.
  4. Research Proposal (Optional): Applicants may submit a preliminary research proposal outlining their intended dissertation topic and research questions.

Course Advantages:

  • Flexibility: Students can choose between a 9-month or 12-month timeline, depending on their schedule and readiness.
  • Research Focus: The course emphasizes independent research and scholarly writing.
  • Academic Support: Faculty advisors and committee members provide guidance and mentorship.
  • Practical Application: Students can apply their research to real-world ministry or academic contexts.

 

Course Completion:

Students who successfully complete all components, including the dissertation, will earn a Doctorate of Theology (Th.D.) degree.

 

Conclusion:

The Th.D. program at the Temple of Deliverance College of Theology offers a comprehensive and flexible approach to doctoral-level theological education. It is designed for individuals with a strong theological background who seek to deepen their knowledge and contribute to theological scholarship through their dissertation research.

 

Please note that specific admission requirements and processes may vary over time, so it's advisable for prospective students to check the latest information and contact the college for detailed application instructions and deadlines.