Current Classes

Summer Semester 2019

ME 6000: Divine Design in the Nature and Multiplication of Church

 

  • Instructor: Dwight Smith
  • Description: This course will develop a strategy for fulfilling the purpose of the Church both locally and globally, understanding and applying the biblical nature of leadership to that purpose, identifying and using principles for building strategies that fulfill that purpose, and ultimately, for planting a multiplying movement of churches in a city, region or nation. Past strategies of the foreign dimension of the purpose of the Church (mission) will be introduced as well. This course focuses on saturation church planting as the most effective means for accomplishing this task.
  • ME 6000 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • July 10-14, 2019 (class taught in conjunction with the Xenos Summer Institute)
      • July 10- 4–6:30pm
      • July 11- 12–1:45pm, 8:30-9:30pm
      • July 12- 9:20–10:30am, 12-1:45pm, 3:30-4:30pm
      • July 13- 8:00am–1pm
    • Class will be held at Xenos Christian Fellowship (1340 Community Park Dr.)
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit *subject to change
  • Additional $20 for additional conference registration
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing and first time students can register here.
    • Additionally, students must also register for the Xenos Summer Institute at the student registration price.
    • Students must register for both the class through TEDS and for the conference through the Xenos Summer Institiute.

Spring Semester 2019

HM 5000: Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching

  • Instructor: Dr. Greg Scharf
  • Credit hours: 2
  • Description: Theological foundations for preaching and sermon preparation with emphasis on biblical integrity and structural soundness. Course is divided between lecture sessions and laboratory preaching.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 25-26, 2019
    • February 22-23, 2019
    • April 12-13, 2019
  • Cost: $740 for TEDS Credit, $142 for audit
  • HM 5000 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students can register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M. Div.

NT 5100: Hebrews

  • Instructor: Dr. Dan Ebert
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: The Letter to the Hebrews is a foundational New Testament document that remains relevant to the life of the believer and the church. While clearly built on apostolic doctrine, Hebrews is also one of the New Testament’s most theologically creative compositions. This is evident in the way the author uses the Old Testament, in the way he develops his Christology (especially around the priestly ministry of Jesus), and in the writer’s powerful exhortations to a struggling first-century church. In this course, we will study the text inductively and examine the letter’s theology. We will also explore the epistle’s continuing significance for today’s church and especially for our life of worship.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 18-19, 2019
    • February 15-16, 2019
    • March 29-30, 2019
    • April 26-27, 2019
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 for audit
  • NT 5100 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students please register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M.Div. 

Fall Semester 2018

ST 5201: The God of the Gospel

  • Instructor: Dr. David Luy
  • Description: This course establishes the foundations for systematic theology, reflecting upon the triune God and the God-world relation. It introduces theological methodology and treats the doctrines of general and special revelation, particularly that of Holy Scripture. The course also engages theology proper (the divine perfections and personal attributes of the Holy Trinity) and the works of God in creating and providentially caring for the cosmos, including humans.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship 
    • September 7-8
    • September 28-29
    • October 12-13
    • November 30- December 1
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 for audit
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Syllabus
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.

NT 5000: Introduction to the New Testament

  • Instructor: Dr. David Sloan
  • Description: Introductory survey of the New Testament, including the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, apostolic history, New Testament literature, principal critical issues, and the unity and diversity of New Testament theology.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • September 21-22
    • October 5-6
    • October 19-20
    • November 2-3
    • December 7-8
  • Cost: $1480 for TEDS Credit, $284 for audit
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Syllabus
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.