Courses


Below you will find descriptions of the courses offered at Metro Atlanta Seminary.

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Course ID
Course Name
(current students only)
001
Old Testament Survey

This is a study of the OT dealing with its content, message, form and background. The survey will introduce the student to the biblical-theological approach to Scripture, showing how the books of the OT point us to God’s Covenant of Grace in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

002
New Testament Survey

This course is an introduction to the NT writings and their message in the historical, cultural and religious context of the first century. The aim of the course is to give the student an accurate understanding of the primary backgrounds of the NT writings and other related introductory questions that impact on their message. The course comprises lectures, assigned readings, a written assignment and examination.

004
Hebrew for Bible Study

The purpose of this course is not to make a person a Hebrew scholar. Rather, the intent is to give just enough basics of the Hebrew language to enable the student of the Bible to use the many word study tools written by the Hebrew scholars.

005
Old and New Testament Book Studies

These will be chosen by agreement between the seminary and the needs of the students. Two courses in OT and two in NT will be required. These will be taught with two objectives in mind. First will be the plan to cover this course in a way that will enable to student to immediately be able to teach the course to others, complete with application. The second objective is to demonstrate to the students how to use the Greek and Hebrew taught in the Greek and Hebrew for Bible Study courses. Students will be taught how to develop sermons and teaching lessons from the text. Systematic Theology/doctrine will also be covered in a way that will help the student to know how doctrine is developed out of the text.

006
Scripture and Hermeneutics

The Doctrine of Scripture forms the first part of a twopart course. Major topics to be covered are: the divisions of Scripture, its revelation, inspiration and illumination; understanding Jesus’ view of the Bible as well as its view of itself, canonicity, alleged “errors” in the Bible; and modern translations. The infallibility and inerrancy of all Scripture will be greatly emphasized. The seminary endeavors to teach something regarding all the major positions with respect to the Bible. The seminary’s position is summed up by the description “biblical inerrancy”. Our objective is to teach from the viewpoint of orthodox Protestantism concerning the Word of God, demonstrating its divine origin, internal harmony and its controlling role in the faith, life and vocation of Christians.
The second part, hermeneutics, is intended to teach the student to interpret and apply the Bible accurately in our modern context. It will provide a basic model incorporating the main principles of interpretation to enable the student to rightly divide the Word of Truth.

007
Survey of Church History, Part I

This course will enable the student to come away with an understanding of the “time line” upon which God used individuals and events to bring about His desired ends from the end of the first century to the beginning of the 21st century. Particular note will be made of the development of doctrine throughout this period.

008
Cross-Cultural Ministry
009
God, Man, and Sin

This course seeks to explore the nature, character and triunity of the God who has revealed Himself historically in redemption through His inspired Word, and in the enlightening which comes through the Holy Spirit. It comprises the centerpiece of our theological efforts as it has the Triune God Himself, and therefore the impartation of a profound knowledge of Him, as its focus. God as Maker and Upholder is set alongside a study of the humanity; both of our original and fallen 17 nature, dependence, and destiny. As with all doctrinal courses, the topic is explored along biblical, historical and systematic lines.

010
Person and Work of Christ

The topic of the Person of Christ is a careful study of the relevant biblical material found in both Testaments, and a survey of the doctrine throughout the period of church history. The study on the Work of Christ is drawn from both Testaments and reaches its climax in Paul's epistles and Hebrews. The study encompasses a treatment of all the important views of the work of Christ, and will be compared with other differing viewpoints advanced over the last 2000 years.

011
Teaching and Learning

Most courses that are designed to teach teachers to teach usually teach methods of communication (delivery). This is not adequate because the methods used may not reach the learning styles of most of your listeners. In this course we will concentrate first on helping you learn how you learn. Then you will study the characteristics of the other major learning styles. It will be only after this is understood that we can turn to putting together teaching methods that will enable you to reach all the learners you are charged with teaching.

012
The Holy Spirit and Salvation

This course is intended to give the student a foundational understanding of the doctrine of the Person of the Holy Spirit and his work in the Church from a historical, Biblical and theological perspective. The course is designed so the student may have a foundational knowledge of and a practical appreciation for the personal ministry of the Holy Spirit in his/her own life. An understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in your life should change the way you view how to live a godly life, being dependent on the Holy Spirit

013
Denominational History

This course will cover the history of the Presbyterian Church from the Reformation to the present, with special emphasis being given to the rise of the Presbyterian Church in America. NOTE: Anyone taking this course who is from another denomination can write a contract involving the study of their own denomination’s history, doctrinal distinctive, and major contributions to the cause of Christ.

014
Doctrine of the Church
015
Apologetics

Every Christian needs to be ready at all times to give a defense for the hope that is in us. This course is mean to help every student to be equipped and trained to witness to anyone without reservation.

016
Internship

The design of this program is to enable to candidate to work directly under a seasoned pastor/mentor. During this time it is expected that the protégé shadow the mentor in all that he does. This will also involve the learning of ministry ingredients not covered in the formal teaching part of this program, such as homiletics, ethics, and counseling.

017
Church History to the Renaissance
018
Church History Reformation to 21st Century
019
Preaching

This course will be hands on interactive learning time as students understand the principles, but more importantly the heart of preaching.

020
Kingdom Purpose

This course will help students discover, define and place into their life grid their Kingdom Purpose.

021
Doctrine of Worship
022
Making and Equipping Disciples I

It is a command. Our God calls us to make and train disciples but that is much easier to say then to do. This course offers the student and opportunity to explore his or her own issues with the command and to learn from practitioners of making and training disciples. Course work includes actually thinking about who, what, when and where. The instructors deal with myths if evangelism and seek to help the student rest in the decrees of God while laboring in His field.

023
Making and Equipping Disciples II

It is a command. Our God calls us to make and train disciples but that is much easier to say then to do. This course offers the student and opportunity to explore his or her own issues with the command and to learn from practitioners of making and training disciples. Course work includes actually thinking about who, what, when and where. The instructors deal with myths if evangelism and seek to help the student rest in the decrees of God while laboring in His field.

024
Licensure Prep Course
025
Ordination Prep Course
026
Survey of Church History, Part II

This course will enable the student to come away with an understanding of the “time line” upon which God used individuals and events to bring about His desired ends from the end of the first century to the beginning of the 21st century. Particular note will be made of the development of doctrine throughout this period.

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