At ETS the Bachelor of Theology (equivalent) can be attained with three years of full-time study. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical application and Christian ministry experience and is designed to equip the student for work in a local church, mission or parachurch activity.
The Foundation Certificate is a required basis for the studies that follow hence its competencies apply to the B.Th. plus the following for the Counseling Major.
Acquire a basic understanding of the Bible and use reference works such as Lexica, Concordances and Commentaries effectively.
Produce a synthesis of the development of the history and theology of the Christian church.
Understand and apply critical judgment as to the place of the social sciences in Christian ministry.
During the course of the program to experience spiritual growth, personal development and professional maturity to be able to function competently and responsibly in a leadership capacity.
Acquire and develop communication and relational skills that will enable practical competence.
Through spiritual formation and mentoring to appreciate how spiritual development operates.
To apply the skills and abilities needed for the practice of ministry.
Appreciate the differences between pastoral and clinical counseling so as to be aware of the limitations and when necessary to make referral.
Acquire the necessary counseling skills and techniques to participate in the counseling ministry of a local church or parachurch ministry.
Demonstrate the ability to use counselling skills and techniques.
Practice these skills as part of a local church counseling team.
Assess the problems individuals have and how best to offer solutions.
|Practical Ministry I||3|
|Community and Spirituality I||3|
|Worship in the Local Church||3|
|Intro to Missions||3|
|Intro to Islam||3|
|Intro to Psychology||3|
|Understanding Human Behaviour||3|
|Research and Writing||3|
|Church History I||3|
|Church History II||3|
|Practical Ministry II||3|
|Community and Spirituality II||3|
|Theories and Techniques||3|
|Aspect of Counseling||3|
|Intro to Family Studies||3|
|Human Growth and Development||3|
|Counsel Children and Adolescents||3|
|Systematic Theology I||3|
|Systematic Theology II||3|
|Denominations and Sects||3|
|Principles of Teaching||3|
|Practical Ministry III||3|
|Community and Spirituality III||3|
|Family Stress and Resilience||3|
|Depression and Dependency||3|
|Premarital and Remarital Counseling||3|