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Convocation 2014

September 5 at 8pm - Redeemer University Auditorium. All are welcome!

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Diaconiology

1510 Introduction to Diaconiology
An introduction to the field of Diaconiology. Attention is given to Biblical Principles regarding the church and its ministries and offices, with special reference to the ministry of the Word. A brief introduction to each of the subdisciplines (homiletics, liturgics, etc.) is offered.

1511 Homiletics I
An introduction to the field of Homiletics. Special attention is given to the character of preaching in the light of the Scriptures and the Reformed Confessions. The stages of the sermon making process are discussed. The student is introduced to important issues in Reformed homiletics, such as Catechism preaching and redemptive-historical preaching.

2512 Sermon Session
Presentation and evaluation of sermon proposals. Students in the Sophomore year are expected to present three sermon proposals (OT, NT, and Catechism). For the preparation of these proposals they receive individual guidance by the Homiletics professor.

2513 Poimenics I
A study of the principles and practice of pastoral and diaconal care in the Christian congregation. This includes a discussion of the role of the offices of elder and deacon in the church. The course includes a discussion of various approaches to congregational development.

2514 Evangelistics
The first half of this course deals with the church's evangelistic calling to teach and preach the gospel to the unconverted in the church's own environment. After a discussion of Biblical and theological principles, attention is given to the practice of evangelism. The second half of the course deals with other religions - such as Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, First Nations traditional religion - and the spreading of the gospel among followers of these religions.

2516 Evangelistic Speaking
This is a course in the Diploma of Theological Studies curriculum. The course is offered on request. Students are expected to prepare and present two evangelistic addresses on assigned texts. For the preparation of these proposals they receive individual guidance by the Homiletics professor.

3512 Sermon Session
Presentation of sermon proposals. Students in the junior year are expected to present three sermon proposals (OT, NT, and Catechism).

3513 Catechetics
An introduction to the principles, the history, and the practice of Catechism teaching, with special attention for the formation of a curriculum for Catechism teaching. In addition the students are introduced to the pedagogical principles for catechetical teaching.

3514 Liturgics
A study of the principles, the historical development, and the practice of the worship service of the Christian church, with special reference to the historical background of the liturgical forms and prayers in the Book of Praise of the Canadian Reformed Churches. In addition an introduction to hymnology (Psalms, hymns, church music) is offered.

3515 Evangelistic Speaking
This is a course in the Diploma of Theological Studies curriculum. The course is offered on request. Students are expected to prepare and present two evangelistic addresses on assigned texts. For the preparation of these proposals they receive individual guidance by the Homiletics professor.

4513 Homiletics II
A course in contemporary homiletical issues and debates, such as experiential preaching, redemptive-historical preaching, and the place of the hearer in preaching.

4514 Sermon Session
Presentation and evaluation of sermon proposals. Students in the senior year are expected to present three sermon proposals (OT, NT, and Catechism). For the sermon proposals on Biblical passages students are expected to choose texts for themselves.

4515 Missiology
This course deals with the church's missionary calling to teach and preach the gospel to the unconverted abroad. The course introduces the students to Biblical and theological principles, the history of mission work, and the practice of mission work. Special attention is given to important issues such as the theological evaluation of other religions, contextualization, syncretism, relationship with young churches in the Third World, etc.

4516 Poimenics II
A course in aspects of the pastoral care of the congregation, including counselling of various categories of church members who need special care. Special attention is given to the cooperation with professional care givers such as social workers and psychologists.

4517 Advanced Missiology
The theory of Reformed mission is discussed. Other topics are history of mission, history of religions, and methodology of mission. This reading course is only offered on request and also forms a part of the Diploma of Missiology program.

4518 Evangelistic Speaking
This is a course in the Diploma of Theological Studies curriculum. The course is offered on request. Students are expected to prepare and present two evangelistic addresses on assigned texts. For the preparation of these proposals they receive individual guidance by the Homiletics professor.

4530 Pastoral Training Program
This course is a program that offers opportunities for practical experiences, or field education, that orient and equip students in the core responsibilities of the ministry such as preaching, teaching and pastoral visitation.  It consists of four key components spread throughout the M.Div. program: an orientation week with a pastor, a catechism teaching practicum, an evangelism practicum and a summer internship.  Further details about these components can be found in the Pastoral Training Program Manual.  This course is required for all M.Div. students and will be evaluated on a pass / fail basis.

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