COURSES

DIVISION OF INSTRUCTION

DEPARTMENT OF BIBLE

Bible Reading

All students are expected to read (not listen to) the entire King James Bible during the school year.

Bible Study Methods

This course will provide freshmen with an introduction to studying and interpreting the Bible.

Old Testament Survey I

All students at Master's will receive a general overview of the Old Testament books of Genesis through 2 Kings in this course.

Old Testament Survey II

All students at Master's will receive a general overview of the Old Testament books of 1 Chronicles to Song of Solomon in this course.

Old Testament Survey III

All students at Master's will receive a general overview of the Old Testament prophetic books in this course.

New Testament Survey I

All students at Master's will receive a general overview of the New Testament books of Matthew to 2 Thessalonians in this course.

New Testament Survey II

All students at Master's will receive a general overview of the New Testament books of 1 Timothy to Revelation in this course.

Pentateuch I

This course is designed to provide a good understanding of the first five books of the Bible, with an emphasis on Genesis.

Pentateuch II

This course is designed to provide a good understanding of the first five books of the Bible, with an emphasis on Exodus and Leviticus.

Pentateuch III

This course is designed to provide a good understanding of the first five books of the Bible, with an emphasis on Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Old Testament Historical Books I

This course is an overview of the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth.

Old Testament Historical Books II

This course is an overview of the books of 1-2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings.

Old Testament Historical Books III

This course is an overview of the books of 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther.

Poetical Books I

This course will introduce the basics of Hebrew poetry and the book of Psalms.

Poetical Books II

This course will look at the Hebrew wisdom book of Proverbs.

Poetical Books III

This course will look at the books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

Major Prophets

This course will help the student to understand the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel

Daniel

This course will unlock the mysteries of the book of Daniel.

Minor Prophets

This course will help the student to understand the last twelve books of the Old Testament, Hosea through Malachi.

The Gospels

This course gives an overview of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and their harmony.

Life and Times of Christ

This course takes an in-depth look into the greatest life ever lived and the era of the ministry of the Son of God on earth.

Acts of the Apostles

This course will look at the earliest history of Christianity, highlighting local church missionary activities and methods practiced by the apostles.

Romans

This course will examine Paul's great letter on salvation.

 

Pauline Epistles I

This course will be an expository study of the four epistles of the Apostle Paul from I Corinthians through Ephesians.

 

Pauline Epistles II

This course will be an expository study of the eight epistles of the Apostle Paul from Philippians through Philemon.

 

Hebrews

Christ's superiority, the chief theme of Hebrews, will be explored in this class.

 

Minor Epistles

This course will provide a good understanding of the New Testament epistles of James, I & II Peter, I, II & III John, and Jude.

 

Revelation

This course will unlock the mysteries of the book of Revelation.

 

Bible Interpretation I

Also known as Hermeneutics, this course will develop the student’s discernment in properly interpreting Scripture.

Bible Interpretation II

This course will further develop the student’s ability to properly interpret Scripture.

 

Bible Teaching Methods

A companion to the course Bible Study Methods, this class will present various methods of teaching the Bible, including methods of visual presentation and illustration.

Pastoral Epistles

Paul's letters to young pastors (1-2 Timothy and Titus) will be examined.

 

Tabernacle & Feasts

The mysteries of the OT Tabernacle, feasts and sacrificial system will be unlocked in this course.

 

Between the Testaments

This course will cover the period between the completion of the Old Testament and the coming of Christ, including the Maccabees and the Apocrypha.

 

Parables

Many veteran Christians still are puzzled by some of the parables of Christ. This course will help to unlock the truths of the parables.

John's Gospel & Epistles

The profound teachings of the "beloved disciple" will be taught in this class.

The Life & Mind of Paul

This course will study the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts and the Epistles

1-2 Corinthians

This course will present a practical exposition of Paul's letters to the Corinthians, with an emphasis on local church issues Paul sought to correct.

New Testament Greek for English Readers

This course will explore how to use Greek in studying the English Bible.

Old Testament Hebrew for English Readers

This course will explore how to use Hebrew in studying the English Bible.

Biblical Archaeology I

The unique value of archaeology in supporting the truth of Scripture will be presented in this class. The period up to the Exodus will be explored.

 

Biblical Archaeology II

The archaeology of the Bible from the Exodus to the time of Christ will be explored in this course.

Bible Chronology

The incredible accuracy of the Bible, and many astonishing facts, will be explored through building a proper chronology of Bible events.

Bible Discrepancies

This course will examine what the unbelieving world calls "contradictions" in Scripture and provide the tools for reconciling them.

 

Bible Manners & Customs

This course will survey the customs and practices of Bible times.

 

Bible Geography

This course will provide the student with a good understanding of the geography of the Holy Land.

 

Bible Biographies

The class will study the biographies of Bible characters, and provide tools for the students to prepare their own Bible biographies.

 

Catholicism & The Bible

This course will trace the Catholic Church's history of corrupting the Word of God.

DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY

Theology I-Bibliology

This course will provide a thorough overview of the doctrine of the Bible.

Theology II-Theology

The doctrine of God and the three Persons of the Trinity will be studied in this course.

Theology III-Pneumatology

The doctrines of the Holy Spirit, angels and demons will be studied in this course.

Theology IV-Soteriology

The Bible's great teachings on salvation will be examined in this course.

Theology V-Ecclesiology

This course will provide a thorough look at what the Bible teaches about Christ's body, the local church.

Theology VI-Eschatology

The Bible's teachings about the end times and how they are interpreted will be surveyed in this course.

 

Basic Salvation

Much confusion exists over the true nature of Biblical salvation. This course will correct any misconceptions.

New Testament Church Polity

This course reveals the “polity” (organization and workings) of a scriptural Baptist church including Baptism, Membership, Lord’s Supper, Deacons, Ordination, Church Discipline, Role of Women, Constitution and Bylaws, etc.

Comparative Religions

This course will give a good working knowledge of the major religions of the world, as well as those under the umbrella of “Christianity.”

Islam

The dramatic rise of Islam in the world, and the average American's ignorance regarding it, will be countered through a presentation of Islam's history, doctrines and methods for evangelizing its adherents.

Doctrinal Exam

All senior Pastoral Studies students, and all senior male Missions students at Master's are required to complete a comprehensive doctrinal exam, and a follow-up oral exam, prior to graduation during their senior year.

Bible Answers and Issues I

This course will “fill in the gaps” when it comes to questions about the Bible for which there are no direct answers, and also provide a careful examination of the Biblical position on current “hot button” topics.

Bible Answers and Issues II

This course will continue the study of "gray areas," "hot buttons" and and other topics for which there are no direct Biblical answers.

Biblical Preservation

This course will survey how the Lord has preserved His Word from the first inspired manuscripts to the King James Bible.

Christian Philosophy

This course provides a Christian answer to the destructive philosophies of today, notably Secular Humanism and its offshoots.

Creation and Evolution

This course will survey the ongoing debate between Creation Science and the Evolutionary model.

Worldview II

This course will further the student's understanding and ability to defend the faith.

Atheism and Faith

This class will survey the history and philosophy of atheism, and offer students the opportunity to defend the faith and confront unbelief with Biblical reasoning.

Christian Denominations

A survey and critical examination of the major Christian denominations will be presented in this course.

Catholicism and Protestantism

Catholicism and its "children," the major Protestant denominations, will be examined to better equip students in reaching them with the Gospel.

Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement

This course will give the student a thorough understanding of the history and errors of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, and provide strategies for countering their false teaching.

Lutheranism

Lutheranism is the predominant Protestant denomination in the Upper Midwest. This course will explore its teachings and examine strategies for reaching Lutherans with the Gospel.

Comparative Theology

An examination, comparison and contrast of competing theological systems with an emphasis on Baptist dispensational theology.

Baptist Distinctives

A thorough examination of what makes Baptists distinctive from other groups will be presented in this course.

Fundamentalism and Modernism

The history of Fundamentalism, Modernism and Liberalism will be examined in this class.

History of New Evangelicalism

This course equips the student on such issues as the ecumenical movement, the one world church, Biblical separation and New Evangelicalism.

New Evangelicalism

The basic teachings and insidious errors of the New Evangelical movement will be presented in this class.

Problem Passages in Theology

The difference between Biblical Christianity and a false doctrine is nearly always the result of a faulty understanding of various Biblical passages. This course will examine and rectify the most common errors.

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL EDUCATION

Introduction to Christian Education
This course will introduce the student to the principles and methods of education, with an emphasis on home schooling.

Introduction to Homeschooling
The basics of administering a "school at home" will be presented in this course.

Seven Laws of Teaching
How to successfully teach a class, regardless of the topic, will be closely studied in this course.

Curriculum and Lesson Development
This class will present the process of developing and writing course curricula for churches and home schooling.

Teaching English, Writing and Reading
Tips on teaching English and related subjects in a home school environment will be examined.

Teaching Math and Science
Tips on teaching Math and Science in a home school environment will be explored.

Teaching History and Geography
Tips on teaching History and related subjects in a home school environment will be explored.

English Grammar and Composition I
If a Christian worker is going to wisely represent the King, he must have a proper working knowledge of the “King’s English," and how to effectively communicate with it.

English Grammar and Composition II
This course will provide continued work in English composition.

Health & Nutrition
Many saints are destroying the temple of their bodies through lack of knowledge about nutrition. A servant of Christ cannot afford bad health. This interesting course will enlighten the student on the subject of good health.

Christian Womanhood III (Homemaking I)
Homemaking 101: Women students will be taught techniques to organize the home, plan grocery budgets and schedule kids. (women only)

Christian Womanhood IV (Homemaking II)
This course is a continuation of Christian Womanhood III, providing additional instruction in homemaking.

Baptist History & Heritage
Master’s Baptist College is distinctively historic Baptist, and this course provides an overview of our rich history since the time of Christ.

Public Speaking
This course will provide students the opportunity to enhance their verbal communication skills.

Professional Development I
So that Christian workers will not be "slothful in business," basic business principles and practices, including business ethics, will be presented in this course.

Professional Development II
This course presents the practical side of church operations, and provides tips on practical topics for Christian workers.

Word Processor Basics
The basics of using a word processor, with emphasis on its use in church ministries, will be covered in this course.

Spreadsheet Basics
The basics of using a spreadsheet, with emphasis on its use in church ministries, will be covered in this course.

Presentation Software Basics
The basics of presentation software as a powerful communication tool for church ministries will be explored in this course.

Church History I
The history of Christianity and Christians from the first century to modern times will be examined in this class.

Church History II
This course will complete the study of Christian history.

World History I
History is “His story” and many believers are unaware of how true history has been rewritten by the Devil’s crowd. This course will show how the Sovereign hand of God has been involved with the events of history.

World History II
This course is a continuation of Christian History I showing how the Sovereign hand of God has been involved with the events of history.

Religious Geography
This class will look at world geography by describing the spiritual and religious state of its countries.

American Baptist History
This course covers 400 years with an emphasis on the spread of Christ's churches throughout America.

Applied Music Lessons
Students may arranged with a college-approved instructor to take instrument lessons for credit.

Applied Piano Lessons
Students may arranged with a college-approved instructor to take instrument lessons for credit.

Master's Baptist Choir
This is a non-audition choir open to all Master's students.

Biblical Music Survey
This course will take an in-depth look into what is wrong with contemporary “Christian” music, and provide a Biblical philosophy of music.

Music Basics
This course is designed to provide students with a brief overview of the essential components of music and song leading.

DIVISION OF OUTREACH

Outreach Ministry

All students at Master's are assigned each year to serve in an outreach ministry of Fargo Baptist Church.

Church Ministry

All students at Master's are assigned each year to serve in a church ministry of Fargo Baptist Church.

 

Christian Manhood IV (Christian Service)

Freshman men will be given various service projects for the church during this course. (men only)

Christian Womanhood II (Women in Ministry)

The challenges and opportunities of women in church ministry, whether as wives or workers, will be presented. (women only)

Church Secretary

This course is designed to fully prepare ladies for assisting the pastor and local church staff in the ministry. (women only)

Secretarial Internship

All Church Secretarial students will complete an internship during their final Spring semester, aiding the secretaries at Master's and Fargo Baptist Church. (women only)

Bookkeeping and Accounting

Basic accounting principles will be applied to local church finances in this course.

Counseling I

In these perilous times, many people live in great confusion with emotional problems. This course will equip the Christian worker to be competent in the field of counseling.

Counseling II

This course provides further study in the counseling principles taught in Counseling I.

Bus Ministry

This course will show the student how to start and maintain a successful bus ministry.

Sunday School and Children's Ministries

This course will examine the need for, and operation of, both the church nursery and children's ministries, including the Sunday School.

Youth Ministry

Young people in the average NT church are going to the world at an alarming rate. The solution is the home along with assistance from the church. This course will help train workers with a Biblical philosophy of youth ministry and the Sunday School.

Campus/Career/Singles Ministries

How to establish and successfully operate ministries for campus and career singles will be presented in this course.

Church Graphic Design

This course will present the basics of local church graphic design.

Church Missions Support

This course will examine the systems and processes necessary for a local church to fully support it missionaries on the field.

Evangelism

This course will walk the student through the Bible passages dealing with revival and also show the scriptural side of evangelism.

Women's Church Ministries

A survey of various church ministries by and for women is presented in this course.

DEPARTMENT OF MISSIONS

Introduction to Missions

This course will help to stress the importance of fulfilling the Great Commission at home and abroad

 

Indigenous Missions

The Biblical theory and practice of indigenous missions will be discussed in this class.

Missions Strategies

This class will examine ways to carry out the Great Commission in a foreign land.

Deputation and Church Organization

The course will examine the challenges involved in preparing for a mission field, and survey what is needed in preparing to start a new church.

Church Planting

This course will present the challenges and rewards of starting a local church.

Missions Outreach Planning

Organizing and overseeing local church mission trips will be explored in this course.

Missions Intercession

The need for intercessory prayer is never greater than when "breaking new ground" with the Gospel. This course will explore the need for, and practice of, intercessory prayer in missions and church planting.

Cross-Cultural Studies I

The need for understanding other cultures is essential to those who will bring the Gospel to other lands. This course will prepare students to successfully enter and integrate themselves in a different culture.

Cross-Cultural Studies II

This is a continuation of Cross-Cultural Studies I, with an emphasis on how future missionaries can overcome the "dependency syndrome" on the field.

Missions Crisis Preparation

This course will provide essential information to future missionaries for handling crises in foreign lands.

Missions Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance on foreign fields can be a challenge. This course will give students tips for handling the basics.

Missions Practicum

No earlier than the summer after his junior year, every Missions major will complete missionary field training.

Missions Seminar

Current topics and methods in mission work will be presented by working missionaries in this occasional course (may be taken multiple times for credit).

DEPARTMENT OF PASTORAL STUDIES

The Pastor
Every church member should either be a pastor or help a pastor. This course will reveal the office, responsibilities and heart of a pastor.

Church Administration
This course will help the student to understand the inner workings of a NT church with its various ministries and needs. Ladies will receive separate instruction on the work of the Church Secretary.

The Second Man
A continuation of the Servanthood class, this will apply the principles of serving to those who will be directly assisting pastors

Pastoral Theology
The course will survey both the spiritual and practical aspects of the pastoral ministry.

Homiletics I
This course will help the student to study and put together a message from God’s Word with God’s leadership, using various helps for finding correlating Bible passages and illustrations for spiritual impact. (men only)

Homiletics II
Continued study in Homiletics, with an emphasis on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons and lessons, will be taught in this course. (men only)

Homiletics III
This course will provide the student with experience and coaching in teaching and preaching the truths of God, including integrating visual illustration. (men only)

Church Finances
This course will provide the fundamentals of church finances for aspiring pastors, missionaries and other church leaders.

Church Building Programs
This course will teach how to plan and complete a successful church building program.

DEPARTMENT OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Spiritual Development I
All students are required to keep a paper journal of all sermons, devotions, Sunday School lessons and chapel messages during the school year.

Spiritual Development II
All students are required to keep a paper journal of all sermons, devotions, Sunday School lessons and chapel messages during the school year.

Christian Manhood I (Spiritual Living)
This course will examine what it means to be a true Christian man. (men only)

Christian Manhood II (Ministry Survival)
This course will explore the challenges of serving in and leading a church ministry. (men only)

Christian Manhood III (Practical Living)
Survival Skills 101: Male students will be taught the basics of living on their own.

Christian Womanhood I (Spiritual Living)
This course will examine what it means to be a true Christian woman. (women only)

Character and Ethics
Character and ethics are sadly lacking in many full time 21st century Christian workers. This course will help to reinforce godly character as well as etiquette. It will feature separate instruction for both men and women.

Courtship and Marriage
The Bible's answer to the "dating spirit," this course will prepare students for finding their life's mate.

Personal Evangelism
This course will help the Christian to be wise and discerning in dealing with eternity-bound souls about salvation.

Faith & Finances
Many Christians are self-destructing due to mishandling of money. This course will deal with covetousness and control over spending, as well as setting up a budget and becoming debt free.

Worldview
A person's worldview directly affects his view of God, man and salvation. This course will provide the student with a proper Biblical worldview.

Prayer and Fasting
This course will help the student to develop a better prayer life and teach the Bible principles of fasting.

Christian Home
This course covers the needs of a Christian home, dealing with courtship, marriage, and children

Servant Leadership
It’s been well said that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” This course will teach the basics of Biblical leadership.

Discipleship
This course will not only stress the importance of follow up, but also teach the student the basics of making disciples like our Lord did.

Spiritual Warfare I
No Christian should enter full-time service without this course that deals with combating the forces of darkness.

Spiritual Warfare II
No Christian should enter full-time service without this course that deals with combating the forces of darkness.