Program

 

Program

You can choose a Greek minor in either the Biblical Studies or Pastoral Training programs. The Biblical Studies major/Greek minor gives you a strong background in Biblical studies to enhance your understanding of Scripture. The Pastoral Training major/Greek minor provides you additional ministry tools to preach and teach God's Word.

 

Ministry Opportunities

 

Ministry Opportunities

An understanding of the Greek language opens up wider opportunities for ministry. As a pastor, you will have a better grasp of the New Testament so you can more effectively minister to your people. As an adult Bible teacher, you will have the tools to study the Word of God more accurately. A minor in Greek will prepare you to be more "useful for the Master, prepared for every good work" (2 Tim. 2:21).


 

Overview

 

Greek Minor
If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the New Testament to aid in your ministry, you will want to consider this program. The Greek training will help you understand the Bible more accurately so you can better relate it to your people. With this kind of training you will have the tools to study the Word and to serve effectively. You can choose this minor in either the Biblical Studies or Pastoral Training programs.

Courses

 

Courses

B-RE 301, 302 Greek I, II (3 per semester) A study of Koine Greek grammar which will equip the student for exegetical work in the Greek New Testament. The student is given the basics of New Testament Greek, enabling him or her to translate certain portions of the New Testament Scriptures.

 

B-RE 401, 402 Greek III, IV (3 per semester) Supplements and expands the student's understanding of Greek grammar. The student will observe and discuss various syntactical constructions that occur in the New Testament. Time will also be devoted to an application of exegetical principles in a study of some of the shorter books of the New Testament. During the second semester the student will be introduced to a study of textual criticism and the application of one's study of Greek in exegetical analysis. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on the practical and pastoral use of the Greek language in personal study and public ministry. Prerequisite: B-RE 301, 302 Greek I, II

 

Faculty

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.

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

Ministry Experience
• 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

Classes
Greek III and IV (college)
Hebrews
Hermeneutics
Introduction to Biblical Exegesis
John
New Testament Theology
The Passion Week of Jesus
Pastoral Epistles
Preaching to Youth (college)
The Synoptic Gospels  

Contact
Contact Dr. Brown to learn more about the programs at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.

Douglas Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Pastor Training; Greek

964.0601 ext. 269

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Mr. Stearns joined the Faith faculty in 2011 as an adjunct faculty member teaching Greek. Mr. Stearns' love of the Scripture, his knowledge of the Greek language, and his concern for his students make him well suited to teach at Faith. Mr. Stearns and his wife, Robyn (an administrative assistant at Faith), live in Ankeny and are active members of Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A. and M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
• Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis

Teaching Experience
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Classes
Greek I and II

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Andy Stearns, Th.M.
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