Senior Year


4101 - Old Testament Hebrew

   (Credits: 1)

Selected poetic passages are read with due attention given to the Hebrew grammar. Prerequisite: 1101 Old Testament Hebrew. Fall Semester.

4103 - History of Revelation in the Old Testament

   (Credits: 4)

A study of the history of Gods revelation in the Old Testament from creation to the end of prophecy. Included in this course is an orientation in and critical discussion of past and current Old Testament theologies. Fall Semester.

4204 - New Testament Greek

   (Credits: 2)

The grammar and idioms of New Testament Greek are studied. The readings are from the book of Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles and Revelation. Prerequisite: 1204 New Testament Greek. Fall and Winter Semester.

4206 - History of Revelation in the New Testament

   (Credits: 3)

The concept of a "history of revelation" is discussed and attention is paid to how Christian thought develops from the teachings of the Lord Jesus in the Gospels to the writings of the apostle Paul. Winter Semester.

4207 - Advanced Hermeneutics and NT Exegesis

   (Credits: 3)

This course will take a closer look at some of the hermeneutical and methodological issues touched on in NT 1206. Attention will also be paid to the narrative-critical approach to interpreting the New Testament. Fall Semester.

4309 - Church Polity

   (Credits: 2)

This course completes the study of the Church Order of Dort, examining in historical perspective the practical aspects of the ecclesiastical assemblies. Winter Semester.

4310 - Church History

   (Credits: 2)

This course covers church history in North and South America from the 16th c. to the present. Colonization, the First and Second Great Awakenings, the rise of Evangelicalism, and more recent developments receive attention. The history of the Christian Reformed, Free Reformed, Protestant Reformed, and Canadian Reformed Churches is also studied in this context. Winter Semester.

4411 - Christology and Ecclesiology

   (Credits: 4)

Using Holy Scripture as the foundation, this course explores the doctrines of the person and work of Jesus Christ. In addition, attention will be given to the Bride of Christ, the church, and the means of grace, both preaching and the sacraments. Fall Semester.

4412 - Soteriology and Eschatology

   (Credits: 4)

Using Holy Scripture as the foundation, this course begins with the diverse aspects of our salvation and ends with the culmination of God’s redemptive work in final glory. Winter Semester.

4413 - Contemporary Issues

   (Credits: 2)

The church today is confronted with numerous challenging issues, both doctrinal and ethical. A number of these issues will be explored and evaluated on the basis of Gods Word and the Reformed confessions. Winter Semester.

4514 - Sermon Session

   (Credits: 2)

Presentation and evaluation of sermon proposals. Students are expected to present three sermon proposals (OT, NT, and Catechism). Fall and Winter Semester.

4515 - Missiology

   (Credits: 2)

A course in world mission. The course introduces the students to Biblical and theological principles, history, and practice of global mission work. Special attention is given to issues such as contextualization, syncretism, relationship with young churches in the Third World. Fall Semester.

4516 - Poimenics II

   (Credits: 2)

A study of aspects of pastoral care in the Christian congregation. Complex pastoral situations are discussed (depression, sexual abuse, pre-marriage counselling, etc.). Attention is given to cooperation with professional care givers such as social workers and psychologists. Winter Semester.

4517 - Advanced Missiology

   (Credits: 4)

This is a course for candidate missionaries and church planters. The course is offered on request. The main parts of the course are Biblical and theological foundations of mission work, history of mission work, and methodology of mission work.

4518 - Evangelistic Speaking

   (Credits: 2)

This is a course for students in the B.Th. and Dip.Th.S. programs. Students are expected to prepare and present two evangelistic addresses on assigned texts. For the preparation of these proposals they receive individual guidance from the Homiletics professor.

4530 - Pastoral Training Program

   (Credits: 3)

This field education program is designed to equip students in the M.Div. program for core responsibilities of the ministry such as preaching, teaching, leading worship services, and pastoral visitation. The program consists of four components: an orientation internship (after the 1st year of study), a Catechism teaching practicum (during the 2nd year), a mission/evangelism internship (after the 2nd year) and a summer internship (after the 3rd year).

5501 - Catechetics

   (Credits: 2)

An introduction to the principles, history, and practice of Catechism teaching, with special attention to curriculum development and didactic methods for Catechism teaching.

This course consists of five modules which are spread out over the four years of the M.Div. program. Module 5 is to be completed during the Senior year.