Full course description
This 12-week course is part of the Truett Seminary Certificate Program, and is suitable for laypeople, church leaders, and ministers of all types, including church pastors.
This course considers the doctrines and dogmas of the church that are built on the foundation of scripture. It is not a mere dry study of facts and concepts, but a vibrant consideration of faith, and the practical extensions of how beliefs affect the Christian life.
In addition, two weeks will be spent in an overview of Baptist identity. Much of this overview is in keeping with broad evangelical beliefs, which it a useful study regardless of a Certificate Student’s denominational background.
This course is normally taken as the fifth of the Certificate Program’s six core courses.
Without special permission, participants must first take CCF01 - Biblical Interpretation.
It is also recommended that participants also first take both of the following:
CCF02 - Survey of the Old Testament
CCF03 - Survey of the New Testament
For this course students will require copies of the following books:
Jones, Beth Felker. Practicing
Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically.
Baker Academic, 2014.
Tuck, William Powell. Our Baptist Tradition. Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc., 2005.
Within the Certificate Program, this course is moderately difficult.