Why Fast Track?
The purpose of the fast track program is to prepare men and women for ministry effectively. Normally, these will be individuals who are already prepared through life experience. A great education does not necessarily mean information overload in an acadmeic setting so much as it does focusing on what is important to ministry. The program is designed for those who are seeking ordination or rapid deployment to missions without exhorbitant costs.
Fast Track Courses
DC708 - Christian Psychology
The purpose of the Doctoral Course in Christian Psychology is to overcome fear, walk in peace, restore relationships where it is in their doing, to worship without pretense, to live responsibly, to distinguish spirits, to understand treatment of psychoses, neuroses, and substance abuse, and to serve as a Pastoral Counselor of all these things and more. For those interested, the course may also serve as an introduction to our Doctor of Christian Pschology Degree.
DC717 - Current Eschatology
The purpose of the Doctoral Course in Current Eschatology is to teach students to look for Christ in today’s events, in today’s church, to expect the restoration of all things and the Lord’s return, and what to look for. An eschatological awareness is more central to the Christian faith than many realize because the Christian Pastor is called to the ministry of reconciliation and restoration, which is the very ministry of Elijah, who before the great and terrible day of the Lord restores all things (Malachi 4:5-6). It is through faithful Christian pastors that the ministry and word of Elijah must be shared as the children are restored to the fathers and the fathers to their children for a united Body of Christ prepared as a Bride, lanterns brightly lit by the DaySpring, for the consumation of all things.
DC727 - Ancient versus Modern American Christianity
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Ancient versus Modern American Christianity is to teach students to think and act like an apostolic church by comparing and contrasting various expressions of modern Christianity with ancient forms. Also considers the meaning of Christian unity and the conversion of Russia, as a model for soteriology.
DC757 - Comparative Homiletics
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Comparative Homiletics is to teach students to critically evaluate homilies, sermons, and preaching of famous preachers of today and yesterday. Students are required to record their own sermons as a preparation for Pastoral ministry.
DC767 - Evangelism and Soteriology
The purpose of the Doctoral Course in Evangelism and Soteriology is to teach students to compare and evaluate the variety of views of evangelism and soteriology which exist in order to present the authentic apostolic Gospel and method of proclaiming it not just by words but in power. The course is geared towards preparation to pastoral ministry and works toward mutual appreciation of differing viewpoints and approaches to evangelism and soteriology.
DC801 - Liturgical Rites
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Liturgical Rites is to teach students to learn and appreciate liturgical rites of various traditions. For those in preparation for ordination to the Christian priesthood OJT (On the Job Training - Practicum) is required. Students of non-historical traditions must complete the liturgical appreciation units.
DC810 - Language Perimeter
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Language Perimeter is to teach students Greek and Hebrew and provides the resources available to delve more deeply into the Word of God. Also provides resources for learning or using languages necessary for missions. The objective is to quickly prepare the pastor or Bible Class leader for relevant and insightful sharing in the Word of God through intimate knowledge of the original languages. And to offer resources to that end and for mission communications and training in languages other than English.
DC815 - Canon Law
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Canon Law is to teach students to follow the rules and stay out of trouble, but more importantly to discuss legal theory, basis and appreciation of Canon Law. The aim is always to discern the spirit of the law and canon law theory, of course, rather than the letter of it. This is a comprehensive Canon Law study that covers diverse perspectives – Orthodox, Non-Chalcedonian, Roman Catholic, and numerous flavors of Protestant. The student will be required to provide an historical overview and contemporary outline and analysis for their denomination in their own words as a final project.
DC840 - Church Organization and Administration
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Church Oganization and Administration is to teach students to be Pastors or Bishops of local churches in their respective denominations, and to offer an appreciation for all they do to those not so called, as a means of preparing helpers and assistants. Includes comparative administration, discussions of legitimacy and authority and practical lessons on managing finances and legal issues.
DC870 - Church History Analysis
The purpose of the Doctoral Level Course Church History Analysis is to teach students to critically assess the history of the church from age to age with a discerning eye towards object lessons and consideration of solutions, beginning with Genesis straight through today looking forward. The course is particularly helpful for pastors because the prejudices of respected teachers are commonly reflected in their apologetics concerning the denominations they have chosen and though usually very well intended can promote anymosity based on misunderstanding, whereas mutual appreciation and intimate knowledge can have a healing effect which fosters unity, reconciliation and restoration. The end product is a better Christian witness among all and a world that hears the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ.