2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PAS 202 Community Formation and Discipleship in the Church

This course highlights the catechetical duty of pastoral ministry in establishing believers, families, and churches in the essentials of the faith. Through a selective biblical-theological examination of Paul’s prison epistles (i.e., Colossians and Ephesians), students will identity the core elements of Christian moral formation, survey general trends of Christian education in church history, evaluate biblical principles of discipleship in light of contemporary learning theory, and pay special attention to discipleship as a churchwide community enterprise. Specifically, this course underscores maturity as the overarching goal of Christian instruction. (3 credits)