M-LC 201 Introduction to Local Church Ministries (2) An introduction to the field of local church ministries with an emphasis on the Biblical foundation of teaching. Attention is given to the different teaching ministries in a church and the development of a Biblical philosophy of local church ministries.
M-LC 202 Principles of Bible Teaching (3) A study of the principles and procedures of teaching the Bible effectively in a church setting. The focus of the course is on the preparation of a Bible lesson from a published curriculum utilizing a written lesson plan.
M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling (2) Provides the student with a foundational theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling. Topics considered are the qualifications of the Biblical counselor, the sufficiency of the Scriptures and its epistemological consequences (including a survey of various approaches to the integration of psychology and theology), the sufficiency of Christ, a Biblical anthropology (including motivation, the role of faith in change, the immaterial/material make-up of man), basic principles of progressive sanctification, and the responsibility of the local church in Biblical counseling. Prerequisite: G-SS Introduction to Psychology and Counseling
M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling (2) Builds on the theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling taught in Foundations of Biblical Counseling by connecting it to a Biblical counseling methodology. The student will be taught the basic methods of counseling Biblically including assisting him or her (1) to understand the character and role of relationship in counseling, (2) to gather and interpret Biblically the details of the people's lives to whom they minister, (3) to have conversations with people who help them interpret and live their lives through the lens of the Bible, (4) to give structure and direction that provide people with encouragement and the opportunity to live life in its details with faith in Christ. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling and M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling
M-LC 303 Youth Foundations (2) A study of the Biblical and practical elements involved in developing a local church youth ministry. Special attention is given to the relation of youth ministry to the church and to the family, the development of a Biblical philosophy of youth ministry, and several practical ministry issues related to professional youth ministry.
M-LC 306 Youth Programming (2) An exploration and evaluation of current curriculum programs for the minister of youth in today's church. Strengths and weaknesses will be discussed. Hands-on class demonstrations of youth activity times will be part of the class curriculum. Prerequisite: M-LC 303 Youth Foundations
M-LC 310 Administering Christian Education (2) An examination of the principles and procedures involved in leading a church educational ministry as a pastor, assistant pastor, or a ministry leader. Special attention is given to the Sunday School since it is the largest church educational program.
M-LC 413 Christian Education of Youth (2) An aid to understanding adolescence and the different problems that teens face today. Special attention is given to discipleship methods for contemporary teens. Relational youth ministry will be stressed, and the opportunity to practice the Biblical methods of discipleship will be given.
M-LC 418 Seminar: Contemporary Youth Issues (2) An exploration of the top issues that face today's fundamental youth ministers. The issues will be selected from a survey taken among youth ministers. The class also examines how these issues affect the future ministries of the class members.
M-LC 642 Counseling Adolescents (2) Studies the basic Biblical skills needed in counseling adolescents along with the challenges that today's teenagers face. A study of the methods used to Biblically counsel through these challenges will be covered. Additional emphasis is placed upon uniting principles of a Biblical counseling ministry with various local church programs for adolescents and their parents. Prerequisite: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling
M-PT 202 Introduction to Homiletics (2) Introduces students to preaching, the preacher, the audience, and basic elements of the sermon with concentration on expository preaching. Prerequisite: G-CO 205 Introduction to Communication and concurrent enrollment in G-CO 206 Public Speaking
M-PT 301 Homiletics I (3) Basic principles necessary for the preparation and delivery of sermons. The various parts of a sermon, such as subject, theme, introduction, proposition, divisions, development, and conclusion are studied thoroughly. Prerequisites: M-PT 202 Introduction to Homiletics
M-PT 306 Preaching to Youth (3) An examination of the elements of clear, practical, Biblical communication to teenagers. The principles taught in class will be practiced by the students in real-life situations. Students will be critiqued by their professor, their peers, and their audience. Prerequisite: M-PT 301 Homiletics I
M-PT 400 Pastoral Internship (0) A required ministry course for all pastoral students to be done after the completion of the third full year in the program. The student will work under a successful pastor or assistant pastor in a local church as approved by the program chair. The supervising pastor submits periodic evaluations of the student's ministry, and the student keeps records and completes assignments by both the pastor and the instructor of the course.
M-PT 401 Serving on the Pastoral Staff (2) A study of theology of the local church, giving particular attention to the theology of the pastoral office and the outworking of this theology in local church ministry. The course is designed to prepare the student to work effectively as part of a pastoral staff (e.g., education pastor, youth pastor, minister of music), or as part of a field council on the mission field.
Assistant Pastor Training; Greek
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Dr. Brown joined the Faith faculty in 1999 teaching in the college's Local Church Ministry Department. He now teaches primarily in the seminary where he specializes in New Testament studies and he serves as the associate seminary dean. The Browns live in Ankeny and have four children. They are actively involved at Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa, where Dr. Brown is the associate pastor of youth and Christian education.
• B.A. and M.A., Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa
• M.Div., Central Baptist Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
• Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
• Assistant Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Grinnell, Iowa
• Youth Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
• Assistant Pastor, First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois
• Associate Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Cambridge, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Greek III and IV (college)
Introduction to Biblical Exegesis
New Testament Theology
The Passion Week of Jesus
Preaching to Youth (college)
The Synoptic Gospels
Contact Dr. Brown to learn more about the programs at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Daniel Brown joined the Faith faculty in the fall of 2012 after an extensive background in pastoral ministry and seminary teaching. In addition to his pastoral ministry in New Jersey, he has served chruches as an interim pastor as well, making him a seasoned pastor and teacher of pastors. Dr. Brown's wife, Mary Jo, also joined the Faith faculty at the same time, so they are able to minister as a team. Dr. Brown is noted for his strong fundamental Baptist position. The Browns have four daughters.
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.Div, Th.M., Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
• D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary
Pastoral and Teaching Experience
• Youth Pastor, Blissfield Baptist Church, Blissfield, Michigan
• Assistant Pastor, Southwest Calvary Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
• Faculty, Denver Baptist Bible College, Denver, Colorado
• Senior Pastor, Kendall Park Baptist Church, Kendall Park, New Jersey
• Faculty, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, Minnesota
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Serving on the Pastoral Staff
Contact Dr. Brown to learn more about the college and seminary Pastoral Training Department at Faith.
Pastoral Training and Bible
Many churches today are looking for assistant pastors. If you sense God has called you to this ministry, consider the Assistant Pastor program at Faith. This program combines a strong background in Biblical and theological studies with intensely practical courses in pastoral ministry. You have a choice of three minors in the Assistant Pastor program: youth minor, music minor, or youth and music minor. Each one prepares you for specialized ministries as an assistant pastor in a local church. Even if you do not enter vocational ministry as an assistant pastor, this program equips you to serve effectively as a volunteer leader in the youth or music ministry of your church.
Many churches contact Faith as they search for an assistant pastor because they know Faith produces the kind of man they are looking for. With an assistant pastor degree from Faith, you will have the opportunity to serve as an assistant pastor, a youth pastor, or a youth and music pastor. Even if you do not serve as an assistant pastor in a multi-staff church, this degree will equip you to serve as a volunteer in the youth or music ministry of your church.
Serving the Lord as an assistant pastor or a youth pastor is a great privilege and responsibility. You will have the opportunity to make a spiritual impact on many people, especially teenagers.
Faith offers three options in the Assistant Pastor program.
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Youth minor
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Music minor
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Youth and Music minor
Core Courses in the Assistant Pastor Training Program
• Introduction to Local Church Ministries
• Homiletics I
Do you remember a youth leader or youth pastor who was instrumental in your life? You can have that same impact in teens' lives today. Teens need to have a godly role model who is grounded in the Word to help them navigate their way through these years. This minor will give you a thorough training in Bible and theology along with practical ministry courses and real-time experience in youth work.
Specialized Courses in the Youth Minor
• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Methods of Biblical Counseling
If you have musical talents and sense the Lord wants you to serve as an assistant pastor, consider this minor. It offers 32 hours of music theory and practical application to equip you for church ministry. The solid Bible education you receive will help you establish and lead a music program that honors the Lord. This program also includes an internship to give you experience in the ministry of an assistant pastor.
Specialized Courses in the Music Minor
• Music Theory I, II
• Choral Methods
Youth and Music Minor
Many churches today are looking for a youth pastor who can also lead the music program. This minor includes a strong emphasis in music that equips you to lead congregational singing, choirs, and ensembles. The assistant pastor emphasis provides training in youth ministry, preaching, and serving on the pastoral team. This combination gives you the tools you need to minister with confidence.
Specialized Courses in the Youth and Music Minor
• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Seminar in Youth Issues
• Elementary Conducting
Faith is pleased to welcome Miss Kim Tanner back to our faculty. Read More
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