Program

 

Program

The Youth minor, available in the Assistant Pastor program, will give you a thorough training in Bible and theology along with practical ministry courses and real-time experience in youth work. The Youth/Music minor will give you additional skills in leading the music program of your church.

Ministry Opportunities

 

Ministry Opportunities

A trained youth worker is a valuable person in church work today. The Assistant Pastor major/Youth or Youth and Music minor gives you important skills to serve in youth and music ministries. This minor prepares you to serve as a staff member so you can devote your time and energies full time to these ministries. In smaller churches that cannot support an assistant or youth pastor, you will be qualified to step into these vital roles and lead with excellence. No matter where you are located, you will find many opportunities for ministry.

 

Overview

 

Youth Minor
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, available in the Assistant Pastor Program, will give you a thorough training in Bible and theology along with practical ministry courses and real-time experience in youth work.

Courses

 

Courses in the Youth Minor

M-PT 305 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-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 308 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-PT 401 Serving on the Pastoral Staff (2) A study of the 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.

 

M-PT 402 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-MU 405 Music and Worship (2) The applied art of directing congregational singing, involving basic conducting techniques and a study of the importance, qualifications, responsibilities, and impact of the song leader as related to a musical ministry. Worship philosophies, planning, and leadership are discussed and applied.

 

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 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

 

 

 

Additional Courses for the Youth/Music Minor

M-MU 101 Music Theory I (3) A thorough study of music fundamentals including pitch notation, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythmic notation, and beginning four-part vocal writing.  The study of intervallic and melodic dictation and sight-singing (solfeggio) are also included. Time is spent encouraging students to develop a Biblical standard of music for their personal lives.

 

M-MU 102 Music Theory II (3) A review of primary triads and their inversions, the study of secondary triads, their inversions, melodic harmonization, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and writing for the piano. Common-practice period writing is analyzed. Aural skills (sight-singing, dictation) and keyboard proficiency skills will also be continued. Prerequisite: M-MU 101 Music Theory I

 

M-MU 303 Elementary Conducting (3) An introduction to basic conducting techniques (patterns, fermatas, releases, cues) for choral and instrumental groups. Application of conducting skills to achieve a desired style, mood, tempo. dynamics, and interpretation is also covered. Score preparation is discussed. Offered alternate years.

 

M-MU 304 Advanced Conducting (3) A continuation of Elementary Conducting (M-MU 303), designed to sharpen the skills already acquired and to develop an ability to communicate the more subtle nuances of music through stylistic conducting. Rehearsal and platform procedures and advanced score preparation are discussed. Exposure to instrument conducting will be given. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: M-MU 303

 

M-MU 305 Church Music Administration (3) Instruction to help music leaders and pastors in organizing and administering the total church music program. The formulation of a Scriptural philosophy of sacred music is emphasized. Offered alternate years.

 

 M-MU 308 Choral Methods (3) A study of choral methods and materials for all choirs (children through adult). Choral programming is also discussed.

 

 M-MU 411 Hymnology (3) A historical study of the origins, development, and purposes of hymns of the Christian faith. Popular current hymnals are examined and analyzed. Offered alternate years.

 

Ensemble (M-MU)

Ensemble participation is required for those with a music major or minor. All ensembles are taken for credit at no additional charge. All participants must commit to the high standards of the group, including the year-long commitment.

M-MU 121, 122 Chorale (1 per semester)

M-MU 125, 126 Handbell Ensemble (1 per semester)

M-MU 127, 128 Concert Band/Orchestra (1 per semester)

 

Applied Lessons (M-MA)

Music lessons are given to those who are in the Music Ministries program or who have a minor in Music Ministries. Others who desire private lessons should confer with the music faculty before registering for lessons. All applied lessons students are required to practice 5-8 hours per week for each 25-30 minute lesson.

M-MA 060, 061 Piano Class (1)

M-MA 151 Voice Class (1)

M-MA 161, 162 Piano (1)

M-MA 171, 172 Organ (1)

M-MA 181, 182 Voice (1

M-MA 191, 192 Instrument (1)

 

Faculty

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

964.0601 ext. 269

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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.

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.

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.

Education
• 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

College Classes
Bible Classes
Pastoral Internship
Serving on the Pastoral Staff 

Seminary Classes 
Church Administration
Church Evangelism 

Contact
Contact Dr. Brown to learn more about the college and seminary Pastoral Training Department at Faith.


 
 

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Daniel Brown, D.Min.
Pastoral Training and Bible

964.0601

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The name, Dr. Jeff Newman, has become synonymous with Biblical counseling. He has taken his training and experience in the Biblical Counseling field and built Faith's Biblical Counseling program into a strong and effective part of the college and seminary. He teaches college counseling courses during the school year and offers counseling modules in the seminary. Students find his courses challenging and helpful. Dr. Newman and his family live in Ankeny are active members of Altoona Regular Baptist Church in Altoona.
 
Education
• B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A. and M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
• D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary

Ministry
• Admissions Coordinator, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Faith Baptist Bible College,
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

Classes
Biblical Counseling Practicum
Crisis Counseling
Christian Experience
Counseling Children
The Family
Foundation of Biblical Counseling
Greek I & II
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling
Methods of Biblical Counseling

Contact
Contact Dr. Newman for information about the Biblical Counseling programs at Faith.

Jeff Newman, D.Min.
Bible, Biblical Counseling,
and Greek

964.0601 ext. 254

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Dr. Van Hooser has devoted his life to vocal and choral music. He combines a strong academic background with extensive ministry experience to enable him to lead
Faith's Music Ministries Department with excellence. Dr. Van Hooser directs the Faith Chorale, leads the annual Chorale tour, and periodically plans an extended European tour. As department chair, he also oversees the Music Education programs. Dr. Van Hooser and his family are active members of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines.

Education
• B.S.M., Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
• B.S., Bob Jones University
• M.A., Bob Jones University
• Post-graduate work in choral conducting and methods, Westminster Choir College
• Eastman School of Music
• D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

Teaching and Ministry Experience
• Graduate assistant, Bob Jones University
• Choral Director/Performer, The Proclaimers, Inc.,
• Instructor, Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia,
• Part-time Minister of Music, Bible Center Church
• Part-time Minister of Music, Daniels Bible Church, Daniels, West Virginia
• Associate Professor, Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
• Part-time Minister of Music, Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
• Part-time Minister of Music, Forestville Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Advanced Conducting
Choral Methods
Chorale
Elementary Conducting
Hymnology
Music and Worship
Sacred Choral Literature
Voice

Contact
Contact Dr. Van Hooser to learn more about the Music Ministries Department at Faith.

R. Irving Van Hooser,
D.M.A.
Chair of the Department
of Music Ministries

964.0601 ext. 248

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Mr. LaFleur is Faith's premier pianist and piano instructor. His style, abilities, and spiritual character enable him not just to play the piano well but to minister to people through it.  In addition to his piano instruction, he leads the Faith handbell ensemble that performs at campus events and in churches. Mr. LaFleur captures the essence of a true Christian musician. Mr. LaFleur and his family live in Bondurant and are active members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.S.M. in Sacred Music, Pensacola Christian College
• Graduate work, Drake University
• National Certified Teacher of Music from Music Teachers National Association

Experience
• Assistant Bookstore Manager, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Extension, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Alumni/Extension, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Choral Writing & Arranging
Handbells
Music Appreciation
Music Theory I, II, III, IV
Piano

Contact
Contact Mr. LaFleur for information about Faith's handbell ensemble and piano instruction.

Timothy D. LaFleur, M.S.M.
Music

964.0601 ext. 228

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Lynn McCool, M.A.
Speech

964.0601

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