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 is not a comprehensive look at church history, but it is a brief overview. The goal is to have a vibrant and enjoyable study of our Christian story, rather than dry facts about people, places, and events.
In addition, students will learn about the history of Baptists in the United States, it is comprehensive enough for Baptist students, but not overwhelmingly so for those of different denominational background.
This course is normally taken as the last 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 all three of the following:
- Survey of the Old Testament
CCF03 - Survey of the New Testament
CCF04 - Introduction to Theology
For this course students will require copies of the following books:
Durso, Pamela R., Keith E. Durso. The Story
of Baptists in the United States. Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2006.
Jones, Timothy Paul. Christian History Made Easy. Rose Publishing, Inc., 2009.
Within the Certificate Program, this course is of modest difficulty - though more writing may be necessary.