Full course description

Summary
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.

 

Certificate Students will spend time learning how to better read, interpret and apply Scripture. It places a great importance on observing scripture, and interpreting it within its appropriate textual contexts.
 

Prerequisites
This course is normally taken as the second of the Certificate Program’s six core courses. 

Without special permission, participants must first take CMP00 - Orientation and Formation.

Textbooks Used
For this course students will require a copy of the following book:

    Duvall, J. Scott, and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible. Zondervan, 2012

Difficulty
Within the Certificate Program, this course is of modest difficulty.

About the Certificate of Ministry Program 
The Certificate of Ministry Program (CMP) is meant to be a self-paced, distance learning program. Course work involves reading and using a variety of online and/or video resources, and then there are accessible assignments based on those materials. As a non-accredited program, academic grades and credit are not received, but quality feedback is provided for all assignments to foster effective learning and to offer encouraging motivation. Students are encouraged to participate in the online community for each course, and to pursue developing their own personal community of learning with the input of a mentor or peers.
 
Goals and Benefits
This program is here to shepherd you through a journey of growth in understanding and knowledge and you will have access to the a variety of resources and wisdom through the seminary community. Our goal is to help ministers and lay people of all kinds pursue knowledge, personal faith, and ministry effectiveness. In addition students become a part of the Truett Seminary community and the legacy of Truett and Baylor University. 
 
We want our students to be equipped and confident in faith, understanding, and ministry effectiveness.