This orientation course is designed to help you get comfortable with the structure and navigation of the online classroom, as well as get to know MACU. Resources, tools, and support are provided to help you succeed in every area of your educational journey!
This course will use a hands-on approach to exploring various resources and methods used to present the scripture to students and families. Specific areas of exploration will include resources for teaching, teaching through small groups, mentoring, and interactive teaching techniques. Guest lectures from professionals in student ministry will further cover relevant areas of methodology.
Interpreting Biblical Literature (IBL) is a practical study of the tools, principles and methods of the literary interpretation necessary for proper application of Scripture and for the production of exegetical papers, sermons and lessons.
Students are introduced to the concept of “worldview” and are led to see, from a theological and historical perspective, how different worldviews have arisen and how they continue to structure the modern mind and society. In addition, students learn how to assess cultural influences on human experiences, behavior, and belief systems and develop heightened empathy and respect for individuals from cultures different from their own.
This course is an examination of the scientific study of human behavior with an emphasis on terminology, concepts, and personal awareness.