Advanced Certificate for Ministry

NY Divinity School: Holistic Empowering, Equipping and Educating in Effectual Ministry

 

These Minister in Training courses

are transferable to the

New York Theological Seminary

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSES                               College-level                NYDS                              UNITS       .

 

Bible-based: Content, Understanding, and Application                                                      10

đ      Biblical Hermeneutics                          (M5)            B31                                  2

đ      Hebrew Scriptures, I and II                 (M1, M9)     B41 and B42                    4

đ      New Testament, I and II                      (M13, M14) B51 and B52                    4

 

Christ-centered: Cogency, Ethics, Theology, and Worldviews                                              10

đ      Ethics, Personal and Organizational       (M2, M16)          C21 and C22         4

đ      Theology, I and II                               (M6, M10)   C31 and C32                    4

đ      The Gospel and World Religions          (M4)            C41                                  2

         

Spirit-led: Personal Growth, Ministry Skills, and Community Leadership                       10 of 14

đ      Chaplaincy                                           (M21)                    S31                        2

đ      Communicating Biblical Messages           (M7)                      S11              2

đ      Counseling                                          (M11)                    S51                        2

đ      Effectual Teaching                               (M15)                    S17                        2

đ      Evangelism                                          (M8)                      S36                        2

đ      Leadership Ministry and Coaching            (M3)                      S29              2

đ      Spiritual Formation for Leaders           (M12)                    S21                        2

 

TOTAL Master’s-Level Credits                                                                                                  30

All courses have internship aspects, involving related, appropriate active ministry, in addition to study and writing.

PLEASE NOTE: all previously taken NYDS courses are included. 

In addition, transfers from approved institutions are welcomed, up to 10 credits.

All TUMI content is transferable on the College-level to Nyack College, Pillar College, Lancaster Bible College, and others.

 

 

 

Transferability CHART of NYDS Masters-level courses to New York Theological Seminary

 

New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) courses in the MDiv and MA degrees

Semester Credits

Transfer of

NYDS courses

Names of NYDS courses*

BBH100: Bible I: Introduction to First Testament

4

B41 and B42

Hebrew Scriptures I, II

BBN101: Bible II: Exegesis Practicum

2

B31

Hermeneutics

BBN100: Bible III: Introduction to Second Testament

4

B51 and B52

New Testament I, II

TTU101: Introduction to Theology

4

C31 and 32

Theology I, II

EEU101: Introduction to Christian Ethics

4

C21 and C22

Biblical Ethics Per, Org.

MMU101: Foundations of Ministry

4

S21 and S29

Leadership courses

BTM500: Practice of Prophetic Ministry

4

S11 and S17

Preaching &Teaching

ELECTIVES

Up to 4 credits

Two of these four

C41, S31, S36, S51

Religions, Chaplaincy, Evangelism, Counseling

 

 

Bible-based, Christ-centered and Spirit-led

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Mail: Church Station—Box 3277,

New York, NY 10008   

Phone: 646-395-0008    Fax: 888-686-7571     info@nydivinityschool.org     www.nydivinityschool.org    

 

 

 

Bible-based: Content, Understanding, Meditation, and Application                              10 units = credits

 

B31/M5: Biblical Hermeneutics (2 units) )—Practicing the questions, processes and resources available for truth-based interpretation of Scripture, exploring what a text says, what a text means, and how a text can guide behavior and belief for individuals and groups.

 

B41/M9: Hebrew Scriptures I (2 units)—Learning the background, transformative texts, and key themes in the nature, content, and history of the Biblical books of Genesis through Esther, the books of Moses and History.  Special attention is given to issues of behavior and belief, community and culture, redemption and restoration.

 

B42/M1: Hebrew Scriptures II (2 units)—Learning the background, transformative texts, and key themes in the nature, content, and history of the Biblical books of Job through Malachi, Wisdom and Prophetic literature.  Special attention is given to issues of behavior and belief, community and culture, redemption and restoration.

 

B51/M13: New Testament I (2 units)—Encountering the background, transformative texts, and key themes in the nature, content, and history of the Biblical books of the four Gospels and Revelation.  Special attention is given to issues of behavior and belief, community and culture, redemption and restoration.

 

B52/M14: New Testament II (2 units)—Encountering the background, transformative texts, and key themes in the nature, content, and history of the Biblical books of the Acts of the Apostles and all the Epistles.  Special attention is given to issues of behavior and belief, community and culture, redemption and restoration.

 

 

Christ-centered: Cogency, Ethics, Theology, and Worldviews                               10 units = credits

 

C21/M2: Biblical Ethics, Personal and Relational (2 units)—Examining the basic values practiced in contemporary individual, relational and personal choices, strategies, problems and dilemmas, from Biblical perspectives.

 

C22/M16: Biblical Ethics, Organizational and Social (2 units)—Examining the core values embedded in present organizational/

social/economic/ civic/corporate structures, and the contemporary organizational/social/economic/civic/corporate choices, strategies, problems and dilemmas, from Biblical perspectives.

 

C31/M6: Theology I (2 units)—Studying the foundational Christian beliefs (including revelation and reason, God, Trinity, creation, human nature, faith, family, government, evil, and sin) and these beliefs’ behavioral implications and outcomes.   

 

C32/M10: Theology II (2 units)—Studying the foundational Christian beliefs (including Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, ordinances and sacraments, and eschatology) and these beliefs’ behavioral implications and outcomes.                       

C41/M4: The Gospel and World Religions (2 units)—Exploring the many facets of the Gospel in interaction with severa; points of comparison and contrast in the post-modern and pluralistic environments of NYC, as well as the major world religions  

 

 

Spirit-led: Personal Formation/Growth, Ministry Skills, and Leadership   10 of 14 units = credits

 

S11/M7: Preaching Biblical Messages (2 units)—Preparing, cultivating and critically improving excellent communication skills and gifts—for anointed preaching and teaching Biblical truth.  All students’ educational and homiletical skills are discovered and more fully designed and developed for expository teaching and preaching.

 

S17/M15: Effectual Teaching (2 units)—Motivating students to learn and grow, and communicating both skills and knowledge to them—for their consciousness, conduct and character.  Learning how to plan and deliver transformative knowledge into students’ minds, hearts and behavior—and for these students to teach to others, and then for them to teach others, to teach others, to teach others.

 

S21/M12: Spiritual Formation for Leaders (2 units)—Integrating several Christian disciplines to nurture personal spiritual excellence and Godly growth—based in Christian spirituality and the Biblical disciplines of the “inward” journey.  A goal is (1) to increase openness to the grace of God, (2) to minimize the issues that keep leaders from finishing well, and (3) to maximize joy, glory and honor expressed to God and to his work in and through men and women.  All students are discipled, and they disciple others.

 

S29/M3: Leadership and Leadership-Coaching (2 units)—Humbly and honestly mastering Bible-based skills and Spirit-led gifts for becoming a fruitful leader and for  selecting and guiding others into fruitful leadership—for leading healthy, effectual organizations.  Students understand, engage, challenge, transform and utilize individual, cultural, and social patterns, talents and giftedness—in leading and in nurturing new Godly leaders.

 

S31/M20: Chaplaincy (2 units)—Learning, embracing, and engaging the multifaceted principles and practices of effectual chaplaincy: representing the presence of God to people in a multitude of critical situations, within and beyond Church walls.  Chaplaincy courses are offered in partnership with the New York State Chaplaincy Taskforce and other approved chaplaincy training programs.

 

S36/M8: Evangelism & Spiritual Warfare  (2 units)— Equipping to equip others for representing Jesus Christ, his love, his grace, and his Gospel in situations of hostility or ignorance of him and what he provides.

 

S51/M11: Counseling (2 units)— Training to listen, advise, help, and guide others as Godly change agents, with wisdom based in the Scriptures and in sound professional counseling resources.                                                                                                     

 

 “M” numbers are for transferable college credit with specific colleges, with reduced difficulty student work. These are also registered with www.Tumi.org.         

 

July 2016