JKU's Academic Programs

Where Faith and Learning Meet

Degree Programs

  • ASSOCIATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • ASSOCIATE OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

This two-year program is designed to promote personal development by giving students a foundation for the Christian faith. The Associates degree programs promote development and use of skills and techniques relevant to each student’s area(s) of ministry. The curriculum emphasizes the application of Biblical principles in the life of the believer and Christian leadership.

Prerequisite: A high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirement: A minimum of at least 60 credits hours.

 

COURSES:

NTS-314: New Testament Survey … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the New Testament and unveil the truth of the concealed revelation of the Old Testament.  

TLC-102: The Life of Christ … 3 credit hours 

This course will give the student an in-depth understanding of the person of Christ, His Ministry, and how the life of Christ should be reflected in a believer’s daily walk and ministry.

CH-103: Church History … 3 credit hours 

This course will give the student an in-depth understanding of the foundational origins of the Church and its relevance to Christianity.

JKBC-104: Basic Christian Counseling I … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student how to demonstrate the love of Christ and be a healing advocate that brings solutions to broken relationships. Students will practice solving everyday problems using biblical principles.

LMP-105: Christian Leadership Principles … 3 credit hours 

This course will teach students about leadership in the bible as exemplified by Jesus Christ and his disciples. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of why leadership selection and development should be biblically based. Students will also analyze the qualities and practices of an effective Christian leader, with attention to devising a personal philosophy of spiritual leadership. 

EG-106: Biblical Grammar I … 3 credit hours 

This course focuses on understanding biblical grammar. Students will learn the meaning of words used in the bible and composition of bibles. 

CET-107: Christian Ethics … 3 credit hours 

This course will teach students Christian ethics. Students will also gain an in-depth understanding of the importance of practicing Christian ethics in daily decision making, and methods and topics of moral reflection and action in their biblical, historical, and theological content.  

DTH-108: Ecclesiology – The Doctrine of the Church … 3 credit hours 

This course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of The Doctrine of the Church and its systematic application in Christian ministry. Students will perform an in-depth scriptural and historical examination of the Church.  Topics include the foundation and structure of the Church, models of the Church, historical development of ecclesial life, universal salvation, Christian unity, and the mission.

NTC-110: The New Testament Church … 3 credit hours 

This course will give the student an in-depth understanding of The New Testament Church. Students will learn why The New Testament Church was established, how the Church was operated, and the relevance of the Church today.

BBD-111: Basic Bible Doctrines I … 3 credit hours 

This course will give the student an in-depth understanding of the Basic Bible Doctrines. Students will learn the fundamental teachings of the bible and how to analyze its structure and scriptures. 

THD-200: Christian Theology I … 3 credit hours 

This course is an introduction to the discipline of Christian theology.  It primarily examines the perennial questions of existence and the answers proffered by the Christian faith.  It presents an overview of the development of Christian theology with an emphasis on the role that Christian theology can play in the student’s lives, culture, and world. 

OTS-201: Old Testament Survey … 3 credit hours 

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of the Hebrew Bible within its historical and cultural environment, and explores major issues in biblical interpretation. Students become familiar with biblical books, passages, characters, and storylines that are important as a foundation for academic study of the bible. 

BBT-204: Books of the Bible … 3 credit hours 

This course gives the student an in-depth understanding of the books of the Old Testament compared to the books of the New Testament.  Students study the law, prophets, writings, history of Israel, and Jesus Messiah as portrayed in the Gospels and Epistles. 

EVJ-205: Evangelism … 3 credit hours 

This course examines the gospel as good news of God’s inaugurated kingdom.  Students investigate the dynamic of the spread of this good news throughout scripture and history.  Students learn how to preach the gospel of God’s inaugurated kingdom.

ITPS-206: Introduction to Public Speaking … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students how to prepare and present sermons and presentations for Christian ministries. 

PYJK- 207: Doctrine of Prayers … 3 credit hours 

The course will examine the theological and biblical pattern of prayer. Students will practice skills for effective prayers and be able to articulate the importance of prayer.

MJT-209: The Ministry of Musical Worship … 3 credit hours

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of the purpose of praise and worship in Christian ministry. Students learn about the importance of praise, and worship and evaluate the music of the church from the early Christian era through the present day. 

MSJK-211:  Christian Missions … 3 credit hours

This course teaches students the history of Christian missions from the Old Testament to the present.  Students will learn missionary passages in the Old and New Testaments as well as some key facts and events in the lives of missionaries throughout church history. Students also learn the responsibilities of the local church and the individual Christian to missions. 

THS-212: Systematic Theology … 3 credit hours 

This course provides students with an introduction to the nature, history and methodology of systematic theology.  Students learn the relationship between the practice of one’s faith and the belief context in which that practice fits. Students also learn the nature of a theological vision, the inspiration and authority for scripture, the interpretation of those scriptures and the nature of God. 

PMT-202: General Practicum … 3 credit hours 

This course provides the student with a supervised experience in various aspects of Christian ministry. Students maintain a journal of their experience, and are evaluated on their participation, preparation and performance.

  • BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • BACHELOR OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
  • BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
  • BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING
  • BACHELOR OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

This four-year program is designed to provide theological education while motivating candidates to participate in Christian ministries and churches all over the world. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at Juliana King University, candidates grow in their understanding and interpretation of church ministry in relation to biblical, historical, theological, ethical, managerial and practical areas. The courses offered in this program allow candidates to develop and refine their ministerial skills and understand the positive and problematic developments of the various dimensions of Christian ministries.

This program is for individuals engaged in full-time Christian ministries. 

Prerequisite:  An Associate Degree, 60 credit hours of transferable credits hours, or at least 10 years of Christian ministerial experience.

Graduation Requirement: A minimum of at least 128 credit hours.

 

COURSES:

First Year 

DTH-108: Ecclesiology – The Doctrine of the Church … 3 credit hours 

This course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of The Doctrine of the Church and its systematic application in Christian ministry. Students will perform an in-depth scriptural and historical examination of the Church.  Topics include the foundation and structure of the Church, models of the Church, historical development of ecclesial life, universal salvation, Christian unity, and the mission.

LMP-105: Christian Leadership Principles… 3 credit hours 

This course will teach students about leadership in the bible as exemplified by Jesus Christ and his disciples. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of why leadership selection and development should be biblically based. Students will also analyze the qualities and practices of an effective Christian leader, with attention to devising a personal philosophy of spiritual leadership. 

CHG-304: Church Growth … 3 credit hours

This course examines the theology and history of the church growth movement, as well as the principles and methods it teaches. Students examine the factors that promote and hinder church growth, and learn how to diagnose the present health of churches. 

GPC-300: Christian Group Counseling … 3 credit hours 

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of group dynamics and ethical issues special to Christian group counseling. Models of group counseling will be reviewed and critiqued in light of the Christian worldview of the student. Techniques, assessments, interventions, and strategies will be discussed and role-played to develop preventative approaches as well as resolving specific problems in Christian group counseling.

PCL-306: Principles of Church Life … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the principles of morality that regulate Christian living. Students examine the New Testament Church and analyze the gospel and obedience. Students learn about the deception of sin and the importance of building a biblical framework for dealing with sin in us and others. 

JKBC-104: Basic Christian Counseling … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student how to demonstrate the love of Christ and the characteristics needed to be a healing advocate that brings solutions to broken relationships. Students will practice solving everyday problems using biblical principles.

EVG -310: Evangelism … 3 credit hours 

This course examines the gospel as good news of God’s inaugurated kingdom.  Students investigate the dynamic of the spread of this good news throughout scripture and history.  Students learn how to preach the gospel of God’s inaugurated kingdom.

PCL-309: Pastoral Counseling … 3 credit hours 

This course provides students with an understanding of the special issues associated with the theory, practice, and administration of counseling in the pastoral context.  Students will examine and critique the historical and cultural contexts that formed pastoral counseling, and explore contemporary and multicultural practices in pastoral counseling. 

NTC-308: The New Testament Church … 3 credit hours 

This course will give the student an in-depth understanding of The New Testament Church. Students will learn why The New Testament Church was established, how the Church was operated, and the relevance of the Church today.

BTP-311: Book of Philippians … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the book of Philippians.  Students will examine the message in Paul’s letter in its original context and how Paul’s message is relevant in present day society.

LMP-105: Christian Leadership Principles … 3 credit hours 

This course will teach students about leadership in the bible as exemplified by Jesus Christ and his disciples. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of why leadership selection and development should be biblically based. Students will also analyze the qualities and practices of an effective Christian leader, with attention to devising a personal philosophy of spiritual leadership. 

NTS-314: New Testament Survey … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the New Testament and unveil the truth of the concealed revelation of the Old Testament.  

OTS-201: Old Testament Survey … 3 credit hours 

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of the Hebrew Bible within its historical and cultural environment, and explores major issues in biblical interpretation. Students become familiar with biblical books, passages, characters, and storylines that are important as a foundation for academic study of the bible. 

PCE-315: Principles of Christian Education … 3 credit hours 

The course is the study of principles of Christian education. Students examine the biblical theology of Christian education in the context of the local church and the philosophy and spirituality of Christian education. 

THS-212: Systematic Theology … 3 credit hours 

This course provides students with an introduction to the nature, history and methodology of systematic theology.  Students learn the relationship between the practice of one’s faith and the belief context in which that practice fits. Students also learn the nature of a theological vision, the inspiration and authority for scripture, the interpretation of those scriptures and the nature of God. 

SSTH- 317: Study of Salvation … 3 credit hours  

This course examines the meaning of salvation, the message at the heart of Jesus’ Gospel, not only as the individual experience of an afterlife, but also as the future God intends for this world.  Students examine the Scripture’s teachings on soteriology in order to know how one is saved and to understand the impact of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.  

PYJK- 207: Doctrine of Prayers … 3 credit hours 

This course examines the theological and biblical pattern of prayer. Students will practice skills for effective prayers and be able to articulate the importance of prayer.

SPHS-319: Study of the Holy Spirit … 3 credit hours

This course will introduce students to the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Students will examine the work of the Holy Spirit as defined in Romans 8. 

PMT-320:  Preaching Practicum … 9 credit hours 

The course provides the student with a supervised experience delivering sermons, biblical teachings, and case studies. Students maintain a journal of their experience, and are evaluated on their participation, preparation and performance.

Second Year 

BBI-323: Book of Isaiah … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the book of Isaiah.  Students will examine the message of Isaiah and the experience of Israel. Topics include the call of the prophet, the messianic passages, the concept of the remnant, the servant songs, and the prophets teaching on social justice.

MJT-209: The Ministry of Musical Worship … 3 credit hours

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of the purpose of praise and worship in Christian ministry. Students learn about the importance of praise, and worship and evaluate the music of the church from the early Christian era through the present day.

EFC-325: Effective Christian Counseling … 3 credit hours 

This course examines effective strategies for Christian counseling.  Students examine Scriptural techniques and principles to assist those with problems. 

EG-327: Biblical Grammar II … 3 credit hours 

This course studies biblical grammar mechanics and students are introduced to ancient Greek, Latin, and Hebrew as recorded in biblical and historical texts. Students will examine texts and conduct research on biblical language forms and context.

ITPS-206: Introduction to Public Speaking … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students how to prepare and present sermons and presentations for Christian ministries.

MC-330: Biblical Marriage Counseling … 3 credit hours 

This course provides the student with an overview of Christian marriage and family values. Students examine principles and techniques of marriage counseling from the Biblical viewpoint, the adjustment problems of marriage, and counseling strategies for couples including the courtship process. 

HTL-331: Homiletics … 3 credit hours 

This course examines preaching and preparation of sermons. Topics include sermon foundation, classification, elements, style, and modern day sermons. Students will prepare and deliver messages in class.

WRT-332: World Religion … 3 credit hours 

This course provides the student with an overview of different religions throughout the world.  Students analyze the major religions and their relevance in the bible and to present day culture.                                                                               

BRTH-333: Book of Revelation … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the book of Revelation.

BHTH-334: Old Testament Hebrew… 3 credit hours 

This course studies the basic principles of Old Testament Hebrew, including vocabulary and the utilization of significant Biblical Hebrew tools in the Old Testament exegesis.

EDT-336: Church Community Development … 3 credit hours 

This course examines Church community integration, development of a person’s faith, and inclusion and welfare of the church community.

GLJ-337: The Gospels: Life of Jesus Christ … 3 credit hours 

This course is a comprehensive study of Christ as the son of God and His deity.

Third Year 

ICD-338: Introduction to Church Administration … 3 credit hours 

This course introduces students to the principles of effective Church administration.  Topics include integration of the biblical concept of management; relevant principles of communication, and effective Church organizational management.

ITG-340: Introduction to New Testament Greek … 3 credit hours 

This course introduces students to New Testament Greek, including vocabulary and the utilization of Greek tools in the New Testament exegesis.

CCS-341: Church Leadership Development … 3 credit hours

This course gives the student an in-depth understanding of church leadership development.  Students examine the principles of Christian leadership along with effective ways of leading as well as discovering, enlisting, and developing leaders in Christian ministries. 

DET-342: Doctrine of End Time … 3 credit hours 

The course will examine why believers need to come to terms with the Doctrine of the End of Time.  

THD-343: Christian Theology II … 3 credit hours 

This course gives the student an in-depth understanding of the biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, and sin with reference to the history and development of Christian Theology.

STP-344: Biblical Sunday School Training … 3 credit hours 

This course will examine the role of the Sunday School teacher, the teaching environment, and the need for the Sunday School teacher to foster a reverence for the word of God. Special emphasis will be placed on properly choosing and spiritually training Sunday School teachers for various areas of Christian education.

MYT-345: Ministry to Youth … 3 credit hours 

This course will provide students with Biblical direction on how to lead a youth ministry.

MCT-346: Ministry to Children … 3 credit hours 

This course will provide students with Biblical direction on how to lead a children ministry.

BET-347: The Book of Esther … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the book of Esther.

CAPT-400: Christian Apologetic … 3 credit hours 

This course is designed to provide students with confidence concerning their Christian faith. Students will examine biblical defenses in support of Christianity and responses to anti-Christian objections.

BDTH-401: Basic Bible Doctrines II … 3 credit hours

This course examines the historical account of Christian religious thought and doctrine as presented in the biblical accounts of the Old and New Testaments.  Topics covered include Jewish history, the growth of Christianity and the establishment of modern-day religious practices.

HTH-402: Hermeneutics … 3 credit hours 

This course examines the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Students analyze the fundamental principles of interpretation as a basis for correct understanding, proper handling, and exegesis of Scripture.

Fourth Year 

CH-405: Church History … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the preparation of the ancient world for the coming of Christianity, the founding and early development of the Christian Church, the history from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation era, the spread of the Protestant Church in Europe, and transplantation and growth of the Church in North America.

MCS-406: Ministry Case Studies … 3 credit hours

This course examines the various sub-ministries in Christian ministries.  Students visit various churches, document issues requiring resolution, and utilize critical thinking skills to develop biblical strategies to resolved identified issues.   

LMS-407:  Biblical Life Management Stewardship … 3 credit hours 

This course examines how various Biblical characters properly managed their spiritual life to achieve sustainable goals.

BAC-408: The Book of Acts … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the book of Acts.

TDM-411: Biblical Teaching Dynamics … 3 credit hours 

This course examines various methodologies of biblical teachings.  Students learn how to set teaching goals implemented by Christian action, and the ability to present Word of God in the classroom or the pulpit. 

CMT-313: Church Management … 3 credit hours 

This course examines the biblical concepts and relevant principles of church management.

SLDP-314:  Church Servant Leadership … 3 credit hours 

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of servant leadership in the church and how it should be reflected in the church.

TDB-415: Ten Doctrines of the Bible … 9 credit hours 

This course examines the Ten Doctrines of the Bible, discusses the impact of each doctrine, and how each doctrine has contributed to the development of the church.

PHR-416: Philosophy of Religion … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the philosophy of religion. 

AWJ-417: The Act of Christian Worship … 3 credit hours 

This course provides the student with a historical overview of music and worship in Christian ministries. Students examine the biblical foundations for oratorical instruction and local church.

WCH-418: World Christian History … 3 credit hours 

This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the origin of Christianity.  Students will examine the characters who played a major role in the early Christian movement.

SOD-419: School of Deliverance … 3 credit hours 

This course examines spiritual warfare and how believers must use spiritual insight and principles when engaging in spiritual warfare.

CBM-420: Church Business Management … 3 credit hours

This course examines how to effectively operate and manage church ministries.

MSJK-410: Mission Practicum … 9 credit hours

The course provides the student with a supervised experience participating in Christian missions. Students maintain a journal of their experience, and are evaluated on their participation, preparation and performance.

  • MASTER OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRY 
  • MASTER OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING 
  • MASTER OF THEOLOGY
  • MASTER OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP 
  • MASTER OF CHURCH ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • MASTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES

These two-years programs offer a combination of professional Biblical education while teaching effective leadership in Church ministries.  The Master’s Degree programs at Juliana King University equip candidates with the skills to succeed in their careers as well as the Biblical foundation to support and inform their every decision.  These programs challenge candidates to develop and refine their ministerial skills while preparing them for competent service in their local Church and communities. During these programs, scholars and practitioners will guide candidates to graduation while challenging them to examine their place in the Christian Church and world. 

Prerequisite: A Master’s or Master of Divinity and passage of the graduate entrance exam.

Graduation Requirement: A minimum of at least 90 credit hours. All Master’s Degree programs require the completion of special studies, a proposal, and thesis.

 

COURSES: 500 – 600 Level Program

EHTH-502: Advance Hermeneutics … 5 credit hours 

This course teaches students advanced interpretations of scripture and examines biblical interpretation in light of traditional and current historical and social challenges.  Topics include language, genre, authorial intent, and the relationship between the Testaments, and the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament. 

MDA-509: Church Administration …. 5 credit hours 

This course examines the day-to-day work of the Pastor in administering the affairs of the local church.  Special emphasis is given to philosophy of ministry, pastor/staff relations, pastor/board relations, conflict resolution, risk management, committee organization, leadership training, planning, parliamentary procedures, goal setting, and delegation.  

MDT-700: Biblical Research … 5 credit hours

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding on how to conduct biblical scholarly research. During this course, students are assigned a biblical topic which they must research and draft a research paper.

PCL-507: Pastoral Counseling … 5 credit hours 

This course examines integrative pastoral counseling strategies that can be appropriately and effectively used to counsel individuals seeking such assistance in church or para-church context. Students focus on developing skills that help people with the realization of physical, spiritual, and emotion challenges.  Special attention is given to defining common presenting problems, determining appropriate counseling strategies and seeking consultation or referral when necessary. 

PMT-600: Practical Ministry … 5 credit hours 

This course provides students with a framework for understanding where they fit within the larger Christian context and prepare them for their personal roles within God’s mission to the world (salvation) and within the Church. Students examine the what, why, and how of service in Christianity and the many practical issues that are common in ministry.  Special emphasis is given to personal life and professional skills needed for ministry.  

ECL-503: Effective Church Leadership … 5 credit hours 

This course will examine skills needed for effective Church leadership. Students will learn about Topics will include Christian love, biblical principles for the welfare of the whole person, teaching and learning simultaneously, leading by example, advanced communication skills, and being a visionary. 

JIH-512: Old Testament Hebrew … 5 credit hours 

This course will examine the principles of the Old Testament Hebrew Exegesis and the Old Testament. Students will complete various text criticisms and translations; learn about Old Testament grammar and structure; and complete lexical analysis. 

THE-504: Advanced New Testament Survey … 5 credit hours

This course builds upon the information provided in course #NTS-314. Students examine the history and theology of early Christianity through readings from the New Testament and reflect on the diverse texts of the New Testament – gospel writings, narratives, epistles, and apocalypse—as products of ancient Jewish and Greco Romans worlds.  In their study, students will develop analytical tools for interpreting the New Testament in the contemporary context.

OGL-605:  Church Organizational Leadership … 5 credit hours

This course examines biblical organizational theories and leadership in the local church or various Christian ministries. Topics include organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Special emphasis is given to the effect of organizational cultures and behaviors.

LDJ-501: Advanced Church Leadership Development … 5 credit hours 

This course builds upon the information provided in course #CCS-341 and provides case studies for an in-depth study of the application of Church leadership development concepts with particular reference to those concepts found in Scripture.  Students will develop written analysis factors that influence Church leadership development. 

PRG-510: Philosophy of Christian Religion … 5 credit hours

This course examines the philosophy of Christianity from its origins to the present. Students will examine Christian concepts, belief systems, and practices. Topics include faith and reason, nature and grace, hope and redemption, love, evil, and religious truth. 

DDJ-511: Church Denomination Diversity … 5 credit hours 

This course examines diversity-orientated churches as missional multicultural organizations that are intentional about deconstructing socially divisive constructs in the church, denominations, and their communities with the message of the Gospel. Students analyze how diversity-orientated churches are motivated by biblical mandates for reconciliation, justice, and evangelism. Special emphasis will be given to leadership that strategically creates vision and value and management teams that reflect the demographics of the church membership and the community.

SPT-579: Advanced Interpretation of Scripture … 5 credit hours

This advanced course teaches students the philosophy of interpretation focused on discerning the original meaning of Scripture. Students will identify and practice the central and interpretative principles involved in discerning the meaning of the biblical text. Topics covered include essential steps in interpreting the Bible, the variety of methods and approaches available to the contemporary student of Scripture, historical issues arising out of the interpretative task, the relationship between the testaments, and the literary context and biblical syntax.

MMC-540: Biblical Marriage Counseling … 5 credit hours 

This course provides students with an overview of marriage in Christianity. Students will examine preparation for Christian marriage, the Christian family structure and function, building effective family roles and relationships, and biblical principles and strategies for resolving marital problems.

JPS-530: Prophetic Gifts … 5 credit hours 

This course examines the essential foundational teachings that ensure that students are able to mature in their character and prophetic gifts.  Students analyze Spiritual gifts from God and how they were used in Scripture. Topics may include restoration of the Church, the fivefold ministry, prophets and apostles, the doctrines of Christ, and the gifts and callings of the Holy Spirit.

MDT-610: Biblical Thesis … 5 credit hours 

Each student must write a thesis for the Master’s Degree programs under the supervision of an advisor. The thesis draws upon the student’s biblical education and provides an opportunity for the student to use the tools of biblical interpretation. Students are encouraged to choose a topic in areas that benefit the Christian community.

Electives

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

AT-208: Biblical Drama Ministry … 3 credit hours 

This course is designed to teach students that drama is a very powerful ministry tool because God chooses to communicate through arts and drama. Students learn how biblical drama can be used to impact the church and the world for Christ.

ICBM-210: Introduction to Church Media Ministry … 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to church media ministries.  Students learn how media ministries carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media. Students also learn the importance of equipping other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.

JML-215: General Assembly … 3 credit hours

This course allows students to share their life experiences from different Christian ministries and learn from hearing the life experiences of their peers and guest speakers from different ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

CG-326: The Four Gospels … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

CCEV-335: Cross Cultural Evangelism … 3 credit hours

This course examines biblical cross cultural patterns in evangelism.  Students examine evangelism in various cultures and compare evangelism to Christian ministries in the United States. 

PRJK-409: Church Protocol … 3 credit hours 

This course examines Church protocol with special emphasis on spiritual servitude and ministerial servant leadership principles. 

TDT-431: Talent and Destiny … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to help students discover and obtain their destiny in God’s appointed time.

  • DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
  • DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY
  • DOCTOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
  • DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
  • DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Doctoral Programs at Juliana King University provide excellent training for those who desire to grow in a deeper relationship with the Lord. Students learn what it means to be God’s disciple and an integral part of the Body of Christ. These programs arm students with the type of Biblical education that will equip them for effective leadership in the Christian community and various ministries throughout the world. JKU endeavors to prepare and educate from a broad perspective about competent service in the local Church, ministry, classroom, and community.

JKU Doctoral Programs give special emphasis to preparing students for ministry within their particular tradition, Church, and culture.

Prerequisite: A Master’s or Master of Divinity and passing the graduate entrance exam.

Graduation Requirement: A minimum of at least 90 credits hours. All Doctoral Programs require completion and defense of a dissertation on a Christian topic. 

 

COURSE LISTING/CODES: 600 – 800 Level Program

DWT-705: Biblical Scholarly Writing … 5 credit hours

Students will write a biblical research paper that focuses on one of the traditional areas of academic competence – Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Organizational Leadership, Christian Ministry, or Systematic Christian Theology.  This course allows doctoral students to prepare a biblical scholarly presentation that will develop and refine spiritual skills needed to effectively write their dissertation. 

MDT-700: Biblical Research … 5 credit hours

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding on how to conduct biblical scholarly research. During this course, students are assigned a biblical topic which they must research and draft a research paper.

PM-801: Pastoral Ministry … 5 credit hours

This course examines the person and work of the pastoral minister.  Students examine the essentials of pastoral ministry, Scripture, prayer, spiritual direction, and order your private world to be one of pastors. Through field trips and guest lectures, students get a broad understanding of what a pastor does on a daily basis. Topics include but are not limited to spiritual formation, excellence in preaching, pastoral care, and biblical counseling.

POL-712: Executive Church and Para Church Leadership … 5 credit hours 

This course is designed to enhance a students’ leadership, church administration, and soft skills knowledge while preparing them to lead in the church, para church and mission contexts. Students will examine and apply organizational leadership theories, discuss how to manage organizational behavior and change to increase organizational effectiveness, develop soft skills, and identify practical biblical examples that help apply leadership principles. Topics include motivating teams, strategic thinking, spiritual formation, and corporate and personal ethics, strategic planning, biblical leadership development, spiritual personal management, conflict resolution, church organization ethics, church advancement, and church systems information.

MDB-812: Major Bible Doctrine … 5 credit hours 

This course examines the 10 major doctrines of the Bible with an emphasis on the pastor or church leader knowing God more fully while understanding and practicing sound theology. Students focus on learning how to teach correct doctrine and refute false doctrine and that the correct belief must be reflected in correct behavior.

COM-714: Context of Christian Ministry … 5 credit hours

The course is designed to give students a broad exposure to practical essentials for success in ministry in the present day.  Students identify current issues within the Church and proposed solutions by ministers and church leaders. Topics include the foundation of Christian ministry, the formation of the minister, function of the ministry in and through the local church, spiritual discipline, communication, team building, conflict mediation, transparency and vulnerability, healthy lifestyles, and commitment to humble courage. Film presentations and site discussions will be part of this course.

CHT-715: Christian Critical thinking … 5 credit hours

This course teaches students to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly utilizing biblical principles. Students learn how to distinguish between valid and invalid Christian reasoning, to recognize patterns of deductive and inductive arguments, to understand and evaluate the soundness of arguments both in everyday contexts and in writings of major philosophers.

THE-601: Advanced Study of Theology … 5 credit hours

This course examines the systematic and philosophical theology that focuses on the doctrine of God, the Trinity, Christology, and the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.  Students analyze the historic Christian church’s development of Trinitarian and Christological theology.  Special emphasis is given to the development and articulation of the Christian doctrine of God including the divine perfections and nature.

MPS-704:  Sermon Speaking Preparation … 5 credit hours 

This course examines the methodologies and practices of preparing and delivering a dynamic Christian sermon.  Students learn how to prepare a sermon from a Biblical text with emphasis on expository preaching.   Special emphasis is given to the Biblical truths of Scripture. Each student must deliver three messages and critique the messages from other students.  

APTH-800: Christian Apologetic … 5 credit hours 

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the biblical, theological, historical, and philosophy foundations of Christian apologetics.  Emphasis is given to the differences between Christian thought and select examples of non-Christian thought.  Students explore some of the assorted challenges to Christian belief and provide a survey of resources for thinking about those concerns. Topics include Christian virtues that need to be cultivated in contemporary apologetics given the religious and philosophical diversity and volatile social dynamics that characterize our world.

CM-600: Church Management … 5 credit hours 

This course studies management tools for effective church management.  Students study church management theory, church administration, and styles of leadership in Christian church and ministries. Topics include visions and mission statements that define the current ministries of the Christian Church, up to date Bylaws, written personal policies, investment policies total return investment and spending policy, consent agenda, efficient and effective financial reporting, and budget development.

OGL-605:  Church Organizational Leadership … 5 credit hours

This course examines biblical organizational theories and leadership in the local church or various Christian ministries. Topics include organizational goals, priorities and strategies interfacing with the behavior of individuals and groups inside the organization and in other affecting organizations. Special emphasis is given to the effect of organizational cultures and behaviors.

PSL-712:  Church Leadership Skill … 5 credit hours 

This course is designed to teach students how to acquire leadership skills that line up with God’s character and ways, are empowered by the Holy Spirit, and produce eternal results using godly processes.  Students focus on communication and listening. Topics include assessing, coordinating, delegating, goal-setting & vision casting, managing conflict, strategic planning, organizing, staffing, team building, spirit- fill decision making, resourcefulness, and stewardship.

JIH-612: Advanced Study of Old Testament Hebrew … 5 credit hours 

This course is designed to build on courses # BHTH-334 and # JIH-512 to provide students with an in-depth understanding of Biblical interpretation of Hebrew word to reveal the root meaning for spiritual understanding. Students further basic principles of Biblical Hebrew, including basic bible language and vocabulary and the utilization of significant Hebrew tools in the old Testament exegesis.

ITG 610 New Testament Greek … 5 credit hours 

This course is designed to build on course # ITG-340 and give an in-depth understanding of the basic Biblical principles of Biblical Greek, basic Bible Language and vocabulary and the utilization of significant Greek tools in the New Testament exegesis  

MMC-540: Biblical Marriage Counseling … 5 credit hours 

This course provides students with an overview of marriage in Christianity. Students will examine preparation for Christian marriage, the Christian family structure and function, building effective family roles and relationships, and biblical principles and strategies for resolving marital problems.

PML 601 Biblical Chaplaincies … 5 credit hours 

This course focuses on teaching students holistic Christian care.  Students examine the theoretical and religious foundations for chaplaincy and are provided with practical training in pastoral care, counseling grief, marriage and family issues, prisoner, and loss and crisis.  Issues dealing with ethics and professional practice are discussed and special emphasis is given to the personal spiritual formation of a chaplain.

 

COURSE LISTING/CODES: 900 – 900 Level Program

BDT-800 – 900: Biblical Research/Case Studies … 5 credit hours

In this course students select topics that educate the Christian community from a biblical perspective on Christian life and prepare findings based on the results of their investigations. Findings are orally presented in class and critiqued by students and faculty.

CTH-825: Pastoral Critical thinking … 5 credit hours 

This course builds on course #PM-801 and is designed to help students develop awareness of key pastoral care resources, effective listening, spiritual assessment, the ability to articulate biblical solutions to day to day and congregational issues.

MTD-810: Dissertation … 12 credit hours 

Students must draft a dissertation that is theological in orientation, integrated in scope, and be a substantial contribution to research in the field of Christian theology, demonstrating originality, creativity, breadth of research, and careful argumentation. Students will submit and secure approval for a topic from the Doctoral Committee, write the first two chapters under the guidance of a dissertation advisor, and ultimately successfully defend their dissertation before the dissertation committee. 

PAPH-900: Christian Perspective and Philosophy … 5 credit hours 

This course examines the philosophical issues relating to the Christian perspective of the Church, the concept of God, arguments for and against God’s existence, the nature of the religious experience, knowledge, faith, the problem of evil and free will in the 21st Century.

ATB-815: Authority of the Total Bible … 5 credit hours 

This course examines how the Bible enables humankind to discover the will of God for our lives.  Students analyze the Bible as an interpretation of history, showing how men (as individuals and as nations) have either been blessed or punished by God for their attitude towards Him and His holy law. Students will also inductively study the Bible from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation.

DTH-735: Divinity … 5 credit hours 

This course provides students with an in-depth study of Divinity and its relationship with humanity as it relates to the Church of Jesus Christ.

Degree Electives

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

AT-208: Biblical Drama Ministry … 3 credit hours 

This course is designed to teach students that drama is a very powerful ministry tool because God chooses to communicate through arts and drama. Students learn how biblical drama can be used to impact the church and the world for Christ.

ICBM-210: Introduction to Church Media Ministry … 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to church media ministries.  Students learn how media ministries carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media. Students also learn the importance of equipping other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.

JML-215: General Assembly … 3 credit hours

This course allows students to share their life experiences from different Christian ministries and learn from hearing the life experiences of their peers and guest speakers from different ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

CG-326: The Four Gospels … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

CCEV-335: Cross Cultural Evangelism … 3 credit hours

This course examines biblical cross cultural patterns in evangelism.  Students examine evangelism in various cultures and compare evangelism to Christian ministries in the United States. 

PRJK-409: Church Protocol … 3 credit hours 

This course examines Church protocol with special emphasis on spiritual servitude and ministerial servant leadership principles. 

TDT-431: Talent and Destiny … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to help students discover and obtain their destiny in God’s appointed time.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

AT-208: Biblical Drama Ministry … 3 credit hours 

This course is designed to teach students that drama is a very powerful ministry tool because God chooses to communicate through arts and drama. Students learn how biblical drama can be used to impact the church and the world for Christ.

ICBM-210: Introduction to Church Media Ministry … 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to church media ministries.  Students learn how media ministries carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media. Students also learn the importance of equipping other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.

JML-215: General Assembly … 3 credit hours

This course allows students to share their life experiences from different Christian ministries and learn from hearing the life experiences of their peers and guest speakers from different ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

CG-326: The Four Gospels … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

CCEV-335: Cross Cultural Evangelism … 3 credit hours

This course examines biblical cross cultural patterns in evangelism.  Students examine evangelism in various cultures and compare evangelism to Christian ministries in the United States. 

PRJK-409: Church Protocol … 3 credit hours 

This course examines Church protocol with special emphasis on spiritual servitude and ministerial servant leadership principles. 

TDT-431: Talent and Destiny … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to help students discover and obtain their destiny in God’s appointed time.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach the student about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

AT-208: Biblical Drama Ministry … 3 credit hours 

This course is designed to teach students that drama is a very powerful ministry tool because God choose to communicate through arts and drama. Students learn how biblical drama can be used to impact the church and the world for Christ.

ICBM-210: Introduction to Church Media Ministry … 3 credit hours

This course introduces students to church media ministries.  Students learn how media ministries carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media. Students also learn the importance of equipping other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.

JML-215: General Assembly … 3 credit hours

This course allows students to share their life experiences from different Christian ministries and learn from hearing the life experiences of their peers and guest speakers from different ministries.

RTC-203: Retooling the Church … 3 credit hours

This course will teach a student how to successfully develop an effective leadership team for a church and how to sustain growth within the church.

JKUHP-109: Minor and Major Prophets of the Bible … 3 credit hours

This course will teach students about the books of the minor Prophets and major Prophets.  Students will also learn how the minor prophetic ministries evolved and set precedent in the major prophetic ministries.

CG-326: The Four Gospels … 3 credit hours 

This course studies the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

CCEV-335: Cross Cultural Evangelism … 3 credit hours

This course examines biblical cross cultural patterns in evangelism.  Students examine evangelism in various cultures and compare evangelism to Christian ministries in the United States. 

PRJK-409: Church Protocol … 3 credit hours 

This course examines Church protocol with special emphasis on spiritual servitude and ministerial servant leadership principles. 

TDT-431: Talent and Destiny … 3 credit hours

This course is designed to help students discover and obtain their destiny in God’s appointed time.

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