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The Wise School of Ministry

Curriculum Requirements for
  • Certificate in Basic Studies
  • Certificate in Intermediate Studies 
  • Certificate in Biblical Studies
  • Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Certificate in Practical Studies
  • Diploma in Biblical Studies
  • Diploma in Theological Studies
  • Diploma in Practical Ministry

          (Call the School and ask about the availability of Degrees)

Certificates

In order to receive a Certificate in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies or Practical Ministry, students must demonstrate a fundamental command of the basic concepts, terms, people and works which have and do shape biblical and theological studies, in general, and their specific field of study, in particular. A final project and paper is also required. (60 credit hours)

Certificate in Basic Studies(35 Required Credit Hours) 
The Wise School of Ministry's Certificate of Basic Studies is a complete course of studies for those who seek a solid foundation for Bible study, theological study, Christian Doctrine, church history and spiritual growth. These thirteen courses lay the ground work upon which ministries in teaching, preaching, evangelism and virtually any other leadership position in the church may stand and develop.  
Introduction to the Study of the Bible (3)

Introduction to the Old Testament (3)

Introduction to the New Testament (2)

Christian Doctrine I (3)

Christian Doctrine II (3) 
Introduction to Theology (3)

Church History I (3)

Church History II (3)

Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3) 
Power and Practice of Prayer (2)

Successful Saints (3)

Personal Evangelism (2)

How to Win Family and Friends to Christ (3)

Certificate in Intermediate Studies(30 Required Credit Hours)

The Certificate in Intermediate Studies has been created as the next step for those who have completed the requirements of the Certificate in Basic Studies. It includes ten courses which rest upon the solid foundation of the previous thirteen courses as it expand the student's knowledge in biblical studies, theology and practical ministry. These courses will be offered at the same time every Monday night as the courses leading to the Certificate in Basic Studies.

Understanding Faith (3)

Letter to the Hebrews (3)

Types of Theism (3)

African Influence on Christianity (3)

The Black Presence in the Bible (3)

The Black Church in America (3)

Power Words I and II (6)

Vision to Victory (3)

Common Sense Counseling (3)

Certificate in Theological Studies(60 Required Credit Hours)

15 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

Choose 12 credit hours from the following:

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3210 Power Words (3) 9 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose four of the following:

1100 The Pentateuch and Old Testament History (1)

1101 The Writings and the Old Testament Prophets (1)

1102 The People of the Old Testament (1)

1103 The Apocrypha (1)

1104 The Gospels and New Testament Church

History (1)

1105 The New Testament Epistles (1)

1106 The People of the New Testament (1)

1107 Important Dates in the Bible (1)

1108 Important Places in the Bible (1)

1109 General Knowledge of the Bible (1)

1110 Canonization of the Bible (1)

1111 Bible Translations (1)

All of the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (3)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)

6 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

8 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose eight credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)6 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose six credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5105 Technology and Ministry (3)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Certificate in Biblical Studies(60 Required Credit Hours)

15 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose four of the following:

1100 The Pentateuch and Old Testament History (1)

1101 The Writings and the Old Testament Prophets (1)

1102 The People of the Old Testament (1)

1103 The Apocrypha (1)

1104 The Gospels and New Testament Church History (1)

1105 The New Testament Epistles (1)

1106 The People of the New Testament (1)

1107 Important Dates in the Bible (1)

1108 Important Places in the Bible (1)

1109 General Knowledge of the Bible (1)

1110 Canonization of the Bible (1)

1111 Bible Translations (1)

All of the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (1)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1202 From Dust to Glory I (3)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)

1301 From Dust to Glory II (3)9 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

Choose three of the following:

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3210 Power Words (3)6 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

8 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose eight credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)6 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose six credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5105 Technology and Ministry (3)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of

Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Certificate in Practical Ministry(60 Required Credit Hours)

15 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose fifteen credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5606 Preaching Special Occasions (3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)

5102 How to Run Your Church from the Pulpit (3)

9 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose four of the following:

1100 The Pentateuch and Old Testament History (1)

1101 The Writings and the Old Testament Prophets (1)

1102 The People of the Old Testament (1)

1103 The Apocrypha (1)

1104 The Gospels and New Testament Church History (1)

1105 The New Testament Epistles (1)

1106 The People of the New Testament (1)

1107 Important Dates in the Bible (1)

1108 Important Places in the Bible (1)

1109 General Knowledge of the Bible (1)

1110 Canonization of the Bible (1)

1111 Bible Translations (1)

All of the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (1)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)9 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

Choose three of the following:

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3210 Power Words (3) 6 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

5 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose five credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5105 Technology and Ministry (3)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of

Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Diplomas

In order to receive a Diploma in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies or Practical Ministry, students must demonstrate a college level command of the basic concepts, terms, people and works which have and do shape biblical and theological studies, in general, and their specific field of study, in particular. A Senior project and paper is also required. (90 credit hours)

Diploma in Theological Studies(90 Required Credit Hours)

30 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3206 Foundations of the Christian Faith I (3)

3207 Foundations of the Christian Faith II (3)

3208 Great Theologians - the first 1000 years (3)

3209 Great Theologians - the second 1000 years (3)

3210 Power Words (3)18 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose four of the following:

1100 The Pentateuch and Old Testament History (1)

1101 The Writings and the Old Testament Prophets (1)

1102 The People of the Old Testament (1)

1103 The Apocrypha (1)

1104 The Gospels and New Testament Church History (1)

1105 The New Testament Epistles (1)

1106 The People of the New Testament (1)

1107 Important Dates in the Bible (1)

1108 Important Places in the Bible (1)

1109 General Knowledge of the Bible (1)

1110 Canonization of the Bible (1)

1111 Bible Translations (1)

All of the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (1)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1202 From Dust to Glory I (3)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)

1301 From Dust to Glory II (3)

1302 Thank God for Jesus: A Study of the Letter to the Hebrews

(3)12 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

4203 The Black Church in America (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

12 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)

5102 Technology and Ministry (3)

5300 Introduction to Personal Evangelism (2)

5302 Soul Winning Seminar with David Wood (3)6 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose six credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of

Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Diploma in Biblical Studies(90 Required Credit Hours)

30 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose ten of the following:

1100 The Pentateuch and Old Testament History (1)

1101 The Writings and the Old Testament Prophets (1)

1102 The People of the Old Testament (1)

1103 The Apocrypha (1)

1104 The Gospels and New Testament Church History (1)

1105 The New Testament Epistles (1)

1106 The People of the New Testament (1)

1107 Important Dates in the Bible (1)

1108 Important Places in the Bible (1)

1109 General Knowledge of the Bible (1)

1110 Canonization of the Bible (1)

1111 Bible Translations (1)

All of the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (1)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1202 From Dust to Glory I (3)

1203 Eight Century Prophets (3)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)

1301 From Dust to Glory II (3)

1302 Thank God for Jesus: A Study of the Letter to the Hebrews (3)

1303 The Pauline Epistles (3)18 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

Choose eighteen credit hours from the following:

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3206 Foundations of the Christian Faith I (3)

3207 Foundations of the Christian Faith II (3)

3208 Great Theologians - the first 1000 years (3)

3209 Great Theologians - the second 1000 years (3)

3210 Power Words (3)12 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

4203 The Black Church in America (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

12 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)

5102 Technology and Ministry (3)

5300 Introduction to Personal Evangelism (2)

5302 Soul Winning Seminar with David Wood (3)

6 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose six credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Diploma in Practical Ministry(90 Required Credit Hours)

30 Credit Hours of Practical Ministry Courses

Choose thirty credit hours from the following:

5600 Beginning Homiletics (1)

5601 Intermediate Homiletics (1)

5602 Preaching in the New Millennium I (1.5)

5603 Preaching in the New Millennium II (1.5)

5604 Preacher’s Workshop (3)

5605The Soul Doctor(3)

5002 Divine Babies (3)

5102 How to Run Your Church from the Pulpit (3)

5105 Technology and Ministry I (3)

5106 Technology and Ministry II (3)

5300 Introduction to Personal Evangelism (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5302 Soul Winning Seminar with David Wood (3)

5500 Missions in the Church (1)

13 Credit Hours of Bible Courses

Choose 13 credit hours from the following:

1200 Introduction to the Study of the Bible (1)

1201 Introduction to the Old Testament (2)

1202 From Dust to Glory I (3)

1203 Eight Century Prophets (3)

1300 Introduction to the New Testament (2)

1301 From Dust to Glory II (3)

1302 Thank God for Jesus: A Study of the Letter to the Hebrews (3)

1303 The Pauline Epistles (3)

15 Credit Hours of Theology Courses

Choose fifteen credit hours from the following:

3200 Introduction to Theology (3)

3201 Christian Doctrine I (3)

3202 Christian Doctrine II (3)

3203 The Ologies of Christianity (3)

3204 Types of Theism (3)

3205 Understanding Faith (3)

3206 Foundations of the Christian Faith I (3)

3207 Foundations of the Christian Faith II (3)

3208 Great Theologians - the first 1000 years (3)

3209 Great Theologians - the second 1000 years (3)

3210 Power Words (3)12 Credit Hours of Church History Courses

Choose twelve credit hours from the following:

4100 African Influence on Christianity (1)

4101 African Influence on Western Theology (1)

4200 African Influence on Christianity (3)

4201 Overview of Church History I (The first 1000 years) (3)

4202 Overview of Church History II (The second 1000 years) (3)

4203 The Black Church in America (3)

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

Choose six credit hours from the following:

2200 Successful Saints (2)

2201 Introduction to Christian Stewardship (3)

2203 Spiritual Gifts: Discovery and Decision (1)

2204 The Power and Practice of Prayer (1)

2205 Seven Habits of Successful Saints (1)

6 Credit Hours of Seminars

Choose six credit hours from the following:

5103 How to Get to the Other Side (1)

5104 How to Reach the Masses (1)

5202 How to Get Married and Stay that Way (2)

5205 How to Raise Godly Children (2)

5301 From Witnessing to Winning (1)

5400 G-Men: Guidelines on the Development of Godly Men (1)

5500 Missions and the Church (1)

5700 Women in Ministry (1)10 Credit Hours for Final Project

Advanced Diploma - TBA

In order to receive an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies or Practical Ministry, students must demonstrate a graduate level command of the basic concepts, terms, people and works which have and do shape biblical and theological studies, in general, and their specific field of study, in particular. A senior project and thesis is also required. (90 credit hours)Specific Courses to be Announced:

30 Credit Hours of Graduate Level Practical Ministry Courses

13 Credit Hours of Graduate Level Bible Courses

13 Credit Hours of Graduate Level Theology Courses

12 Credit Hours of Graduate Level Church History Courses

6 Credit Hours of Spiritual Disciplines Courses

6 Credit Hours of Seminars

10 Credit Hours for Masters Thesis