the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Course Information

Boston, MA


Fall 2013

Aug. 16-17, Sept. 6-7, Oct. 4-5, Nov. 15-16
35040     Leadership & Family Ministry – 3 hours

Friday: 7-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
This course provides an overview of congregational leadership and organization ministries designed to evangelize and disciple families. Theological, cultural, and practical issues related to ministry to children, teenagers, college students, singles, married couples, and senior adults will be addressed, with particular attention to how each of these aspects contributes to an overall congregational strategy of effective family discipleship.
Dr. Pettegrew

Aug. 23-24, Sept. 13-14, Oct. 18-19, Nov. 1-2
32960     Intro to Missiology – 3 hours

Friday: 7:00-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
An evaluation of missiological thought with a view to developing a contemporary theology of mission: the what, why, and how of missions.
Anthony Casey

Sept. 20-21, 27-28, Nov. 8-9, 22-23
29250     Survey of Christian Ethics – 3 hours

Friday: 7:00-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
An introduction to Christian ethics, with attention given to methodology, biblical foundations, types of Christian ethical thought, and Christian responsibility in relation to current social problems.
Dr. Mark Coppenger,

Applied Ministry (AM)

Courses are offered through the Center as needed.

The faculty supervisor will schedule all AM classes.

44905    Applied Ministry - 2 hours
Approved placement of at least nine hours weekly in a ministry position with weekly individual and small group supervision. Goals and objectives as well as procedures and strategies for ministry in churches, agencies, and communities are the focus for reflective learning.
Dr. Ernest Beevers,

Spring 2014

Jan. 24-25, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Feb. 7-8, Feb. 14-15
30000     Christian Preaching – 3 hours

Friday: 7-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
A basic course in principles of preaching as they relate to exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek texts, context, content, application, structure, style, and delivery of sermons. This course is offered to men only and is designed to prepare for a preaching ministry in local congregations.
Dr. Michael Abendroth

Feb. 28-March 1, March 7-8, March 14-15, March 21-22
30960     Intercultural Communication – 3 hours
Friday: 7-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Study of elements operative upon individuals, groups, organizations, and larger societal units as they attempt to communicate in an intercultural context. Emphasis is upon increase of fidelity and effectiveness of intercultural communication.
Dr. David Sills,

March 28-29, April 11-12, April 25-26, May 2-3
22100     Biblical Hermeneutics – 3 hours
Friday: 7-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
A study of the history of the English Bible, the goal of biblical interpretation, the presuppositions involved in the interpretation, the means of arriving at the meaning of ancient texts along with its present-day implications, and the formation of the New Testament canon.
Dr. Chad Brand,

February 21-22, May 9-10, May 16-17
Additional date to be determined
30020     Preaching Practicum – 3 hours

Friday: 7-9:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Sermons by students who are preparing for a preaching ministry will be analyzed and evaluated by the instructor using live and video techniques with attention given to biblical content, organization, application, style, and delivery.
Dr. Michael Abendroth

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.