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Many PCC Graduate Studies and Pensacola Theological Seminary courses are available to complete in your own home, one course at a time, allowing you to continue your present ministry and responsibilities. These courses offer you the same quality instruction on-campus students receive while you study at your own pace, when and where it is convenient for you. Most of our graduate and seminary degrees permit up to one third of their courses to be taken via correspondence and distance learning.

Graduate Studies

Business

BAV 535 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (3) STREAMING
This course concentrates on how the ethical and legal components of a business affect the various stakeholders within business management. Students will learn to apply biblical ethical principles and values to business-related problems to reach moral decisions. Various ethical theories and the ethical responsibility of business to society and employees, as well as moral rights of employees, will be examined. In addition, an understanding of constitutional law, statutory law, case law, and administrative rules will be developed.

BAV 582 Human Resource Management (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
The fundamental concepts and current issues involved in human resource management will be examined in light of their practical application. These concepts and issues include the recruitment, selection, placement, training, evaluation, development, compensation, and promotion of employees. Students will learn organized topics such as structure, culture, policies and procedures, job design, employee-management relations, management development, and workplace legislation.

BAV 600 Advanced Statistical Analysis (3) STREAMING
Competency: Statistics
This course addresses forecasting principles and econometric model applications used within the business decision-making process. Using SPSS and other statistical analysis software packages, the student will analyze data using several univariate and multivariate forecasting methods with specific application to management planning and opportunities. Topics such as decision framework, hypothesis testing, data capture and analysis, analysis of variance, correlation, simple and multiple regression, and residual analysis will be discussed.

BAV 677 Marketing Strategy (3) STREAMING
The purpose of the course is to give the student hands-on experience making strategic marketing decisions for a firm. The focus of the course is on implementing strategy within the framework of creating a company to market an original product. The students will work in teams to form a company, create a new product (with a prototype), formulate a business plan and marketing plan, and make a presentation to secure venture capital/investment.

BAV 680 Strategic Organizational Leadership (3) STREAMING
Prereq.: Graduating M.B.A. student.
This capstone course is designed to equip the student for leadership positions in a dynamic global environment. The student will demonstrate comprehension in major leadership theories of change management, organizational effectiveness, and communication as they interact with organizational design. These concepts will be studied from a Christian perspective. Students will use case studies, classroom presentations, and research to investigate the meaning and practice of leadership and of increasing organizational effectiveness.

Education

EDV 541 History of American Education (3) STREAMING
This course provides an overview of the historical and philosophical events and ideas which contributed to the development of present-day American education. The course also examines the present religious state of public education and the Christian school as the right alternative.

EDV 542 Philosophy of American Education (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
The general purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of philosophies which have influenced American education. The student will examine in detail the principles of philosophy which guide the fundamental Christian school movement.

EDV 618 School Management and Leadership (3) STREAMING
This course is designed to give the graduate student skills necessary for biblical leadership and successful management of the Christian school. The student will apply these skills to aspects of school management such as personnel development, office and records, advertising and public relations, admissions, ancillary services, technology, and educational management.

EDV 628 Elementary Curriculum (3) STREAMING
The graduate student will learn the sequential design of the elementary school curriculum. The scope and sequence of each grade level of the elementary curriculum will be reviewed, and the student will become familiar with the content of each grade level in the elementary curriculum.

EDV 675 Organization and Administration of Secondary Curriculum (3) STREAMING
The student is exposed to the epistemology as it relates to learning and the sequential design of the high school curriculum. The student examines from a Christian perspective the philosophy, content, structure, and sequence of curriculum within each of the disciplines.

EDV 680 Strategic Organizational Leadership (3) STREAMING
This capstone course is designed to equip the student for leadership positions in a dynamic global environment. The student will demonstrate comprehension in major leadership theories of change management, organizational effectiveness, and communication as he interacts with organizational design. These concepts will be studied from a Christian perspective. Students will use case studies, classroom presentations, and research to investigate the meaning and practice of leadership and to increase organizational effectiveness.

Seminary

Bible

BIV 500 New Testament Fundamentals (3) STREAMING
This course is provided for the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible. Students survey the books of the New Testament and examine the major themes and writers.

BIV 503 Advanced New Testament (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Prereq.: BIV 500 or New Testament Survey on undergraduate level.
Students examine all three disciplines of Advanced New Testament studies (history/background, New Testament Introduction, and New Testament biblical theology) from the perspective of the absolute integrity of the New Testament text. These three disciplines are applied to the understanding of the New Testament books as well as the personal and practical application of the New Testament to life and ministry.

BIV 510 Old Testament Fundamentals (3) STREAMING
This course enables the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible to survey the books of the Old Testament and examine the major themes and writers.

BIV 513 Advanced Old Testament (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Prereq.: BIV 510 or Old Testament Survey on undergraduate level or Bible exposition program.
Students explore the Old Testament with in-depth readings on the backgrounds and contents of each Old Testament book. In addition to lectures and class discussions, students research the Old Testament canon, text, and inspiration and trace God's unfolding plan to redeem and bless all people through the Messiah.

BIV 537 God’s Church through the Ages (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Students examine the historical Church established by God from its foundation to the present to identify major changes, individuals, and issues in the various periods of church history.

BIV 538 Church Trends and Changes in the Last Century (3) VIDEO
The student will identify and critique the leaders, philosophy, and methodology of the major movements in American Christianity during the twentieth century. This course may be taken to meet D.Min. or M.Min. requirements.

BIV 543 History of American Education (3) STREAMING
In this course, students learn the historical events and ideas which contributed to the development of present-day American education. Students also examine the present condition of public education and the strong need for Christian education.

BI 547 Epistle of James (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
This course is a verse by verse study of the Epistle of James. Students will focus on practical Christian living with an emphasis on such topics as trials, temptation, and faith and works.

BIV 553 United Monarchy (3) STREAMING
This course discusses the transition from the theocracy to the monarchy with an emphasis on the development of the monarchy in the life of Israel. Students glean practical principles of leadership from the reigns of King Saul, David, and Solomon.

BIV 564 Ezekiel (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Students participate in an in-depth exposition of Ezekiel with a threefold emphasis on the glory and holiness of God, the seriousness and ramifications of sin, and the distinction of Israel and the Church. There will be a focus on the practical principles and applications for daily living and successful service for the Lord.

BIV 607 Tabernacle, Feasts, and Offerings (3) STREAMING
Students discover the beautiful imagery, symbolism, and prophetic significance of the tabernacle, feasts, and offerings. Emphasis is placed upon the practical application of biblical truth to one's life and service.

BIV 614 Revelation (3) STREAMING
An exposition of the book of Revelation with emphasis placed upon Christ as the central Person of the book. Students learn practical lessons of faithfulness and service to God in these final days before Christ's return.

BIV 618 I & II Corinthians (3) STREAMING
In this course, students analyze the church problems addressed by Paul: factionalism; immorality; church discipline; Christians taking other believers to court; and marriage, divorce, and remarriage. They also study the teachings of Paul regarding spiritual gifts, public worship, the resurrection of Christ, full-time vocational ministry, and giving to the local church.

BIV 640 Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
The doctrine of Bibliology is explored with an emphasis on the biblical and historical definition of the preservation of the Holy Bible. Students examine the history of the doctrine of preservation as well as the history of biblical truth in its manuscript and printed form.

BIV 673 Proverbs (3) STREAMING
The wisdom shared through the Book of Proverbs contains practical lessons for the Christian today. This course will examine the practical application of wisdom to daily living

BIV 675 Genesis (3) STREAMING
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.

BIV 684 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) STREAMING
Students examine the life and teachings of Jesus based on a harmony of the four Gospels. Helpful backgrounds from the intertestamental period are referenced.

Biblical Languages

BLV 645 Hebrew I (3) DVD, STREAMING
A beginning analysis of elementary Hebrew including: alphabet, vowels, nouns, particles, adjectives, and other parts of speech. The student focuses on learning the strong verb system and basic vocabulary while translating passages from the Book of Genesis.

BLV 646 Hebrew II (3) DVD, STREAMING
Prereq.: BLV 645 or one semester undergraduate Hebrew.
A continuation of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The student will be introduced to the weak verb system. Translation is done from the Book of Ruth.

Doctor of Ministry

DMV 706 The Local Church: Building and Growing in the 21st Century (3) STREAMING
In this course, the student will establish a biblical philosophy of organization and administration for a growing fundamental church in the 21st century.

DMV 707 The Bible Translation Controversy and the Principle of Separation (3) STREAMING
This course applies principles of separation to the textual translation issue from the standpoint of a pastor. Especially applicable to local churches, this course will enable pastors to help their lay people understand the textual issue. Students critique Westcott and Hort’s unorthodox beliefs, along with doctrinal deviations in the NIV and NASB.

DMV 718 Malachi: Overcoming Apathy in Ministry (3) STREAMING
The post-exilic prophecy of Malachi closes the Old Testament with practical exhortations that apply to the Christian today. Verse-by-verse study helps develop biblical cures for the apathy that dulls churches, ruins homes, or mars personal fellowship with God.

DMV 721 Current Theological Trends (3) STREAMING
Students critique selected major theological trends affecting the ministry today.

DMV 723 Genesis: Developing and Implementing a Biblical World View in Your Church (3) STREAMING
A pastor’s world view will influence how he approaches current issues facing the church today. This course provides practical, biblical instruction so that the student can develop and implement the appropriate world view in his church for the 21st century.

DMV 745 Proverbs: Guidelines for Personal, Spiritual, and Professional Development (3) STREAMING
The corrupting influence of contemporary society can entice God’s people to wander through a maze of inadequate solutions for life’s challenges. In contrast to numerous “success manuals” currently available, God’s wisdom in the Book of Proverbs teaches students timeless guidance through precepts, principles, and priorities that give biblical keys for living an enjoyable and enriched Christian life to the glory of God.

Master of Ministry

MMV 506 The Local Church: Building and Growing in the 21st Century (3) STREAMING
This course will establish a biblical philosophy of organization and administration for a growing fundamental church in the 21st century.

MMV 507 The Bible Translation Controversy and the Principle of Separation (3) STREAMING
This course applies principles of separation to the textual translation issue from the standpoint of a pastor. Especially applicable to local churches, this course will enable pastors to help their lay people understand the textual issue. Westcott and Hort’s unorthodox beliefs, along with doctrinal deviations in the NIV and NASB, will be examined.

MMV 518 Malachi: Overcoming Apathy in Ministry (3) STREAMING
The post-exilic prophecy of Malachi closes the Old Testament with practical exhortations that apply to the Christian today. Verse-by-verse study helps develop biblical cures for the apathy that dulls churches, ruins homes, or mars personal fellowship with God.

MMV 521 Current Theological Trends (3) STREAMING
Students critique selected major theological trends affecting the ministry today.

MMV 523 Genesis: Developing and Implementing a Biblical World View in Your Church (3) STREAMING
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.

MMV 545 Proverbs: Guidelines for Personal, Spiritual, and Professional Development (3) STREAMING
The corrupting influence of contemporary society can entice God’s people to wander through a maze of inadequate solutions for life’s challenges. In contrast to numerous “success manuals” currently available, God’s wisdom in the Book of Proverbs teaches students timeless guidance through precepts, principles, and priorities that give biblical keys for living an enjoyable and enriched Christian life to the glory of God.

Pastoral Theology

PTV 542 Philosophy of American Education (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
The purpose for this course is for students to examine the historical and contemporary philosophical positions and theories which have influenced American education and to analyze the connection between philosophy and educational practice.

PTV 682 Management: Programming the Local Church (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Ministerial students learn the methods of managing a growing staff and coordinating expanding programs in the local church. Emphasis will focus on how to coordinate all ministries of the church including a Christian day school.

Theology

THV 553 Biblical Theology (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
A biblical study of the nature, necessity, and biblical basis for the following doctrines: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, and Angelology. The course will emphasize biblical exposition of key passages of Scripture dealing with each doctrine. Students will prepare a doctrinal statement.

THV 554 Biblical Theology (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
A biblical study of the nature, necessity, and biblical basis for the following doctrines: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. The course will emphasize the biblical exposition of key passages of Scripture dealing with each doctrine. Students will prepare a doctrinal statement.