The Certificate of Christian Studies was developed as a cooperative endeavour between Booth University College and The Salvation Army South America West Territory. The program provide individuals, primarily Salvation Army officers, with an opportunity to strengthen and broaden their knowledge of Christian faith and practice while exploring the potential of studies done for university credit.
Students will be able:
- identify the manner in which ministry practice can be responsibly informed by biblical, theological and historical perspectives
- articulate the story of the church and The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan heritage
- examine implications for a Christian worldview in light of pluralistic society
- identify underlying principles for ethical management practice
Program Admission and Continuance Criteria
Open only to individuals who have successfully completed the residential program of The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Salvation Army Grant Aided Territories. This is by invitation only.
Courses will be delivered on-line by Distance Education instruction in a five year rotation.
Students must complete six (6) credit hours in electives from any department in addition to the following courses:
REL 320 - Wesleyan Distinctives
This course seeks to understand some of the emphases and distinctives of John Wesley’s theology. This will include an examination of his context and his theological method. (formerly 1.320)
REL 270 - World Religions
An historical survey of the major living religions in terms of their development, ideas and practices as reflected in their literature. (formerly 2.270)
HIS 209 - Church History
This course will explore the history of the church from the apostolic age to the present in order to understand its mission in the complexities of human history. (formerly 2.209)
PHI 280 - Comparative Worldviews
This course will examine selected modern and post-modern ways of thinking exemplified by such figures as Marx, Darwin, Freud, Skinner, Sartre, Camus and Rand. Implications of these thinkers for a Christian world view will be explored. (formerly 2.280).
Prerequisite: PHI 100
MGT 260 - Introduction to Management and Organizational Theory
Examination of the underlying principles concerning the formation of organizations and their internal management. Emphasis on the study and analysis of various theoretical approaches to organization theory and management. (formerly 3.260)
MIN 344 - Professional Ethics in Ministry
This course is designed for the officer, minister or lay leader who faces ethical issues in their Christian ministry. The focus is on professional ethics and decision-making skills using the case-study format. (formerly 3.344)