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NEW TESTAMENT COURSE SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Ashley Kariuki
I. MISSION STATEMENT
Firebrand School of Ministry is a biblically-based community
of higher learning called to educate and train Christian leaders in academic
excellence, moral integrity, spiritual intensity and physical purity to be
agents of change and models of character and to serve Christ professionally in
the advancement of His kingdom
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
At historical and thematic survey of the contents and
theological issues of each New Testament book, with particular attention given
to the cultural, historical, literary genre, and geographical preparation of
the world for the birth of Christ, and the impact of the Gospel message in New
III. COURSE OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of this course the student should
know the following:
A. Know the central theme and the key verses of each of the
books of the New Testament.
B. Understand the unique characteristics of each of the
books of the New Testament.
C. Be able to articulate the historical and cultural
background for the writing of each New Testament book.
D. Come to a greater revelation of the person of Jesus
IV. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK
The Holy Bible (the KJV and NKJV will be used in class).
Elwell, Walter A. Encountering the New Testament, Second
Edition. Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2005.
V. RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL TEXT
Gundry, Robert H. A Survey of the New Testament. Zondervan’s
Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI, 1970.
Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. William B.
Eerdman’s Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI, 1985.
VI. COURSE PROCEDURES
The method of instruction will include lecture along with
class discussion. The student will be encouraged to be involved and interact
with reading and writing assignments.
VII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. Regular and punctual attendance is a must. A student may
receive an Excused absence for a sickness that has been verified by a physician
or an emergency (death in the family). Students should not be tardy since this
interrupts prayer, scripture reading, or the lecture. Students who are tardy
will need to sign the tardy sheet. Three tardy equals one absence.
2. There will be one exam in this course, the Mid Term exam
to be completed by Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm covering weeks 1-5
3. There will be two pop quizzes in this class. The dates of
these quizzes will not be announced in class so the student needs to be
4. Final Written Assignment- A three page typed paper is due
for this class. The paper can be double spaced with (1) inch margins. This
paper is due by Friday, October 4, 2019, at 11:59pm. This assignment is a three
page double spaced paper with 12 point font. In this paper students may choose
from the following topics: The Parables of Jesus Christ, The Synoptic Gospels,
Church of Acts vs Church of Today, Epistles of the New Testament, The
Revelation of Jesus Christ, Churches of the New Testament, Life and Ministry of
the Apostle Paul. If the paper is not turned in by Friday, October 4, 2019 at
11:59pm, you will automatically receive a zero for this assignment, no late
VIII. ATTENDANCE POLICY
Regular and punctual attendance is essential for
satisfactory completion of the program of study at Firebrand School of
Ministry. The impartation received both cognitive and experientially is
important to the student’s training for their future ministry. Attendance is
required to receive this impartation. ALL students are expected to attend ALL
classes, complete ALL assigned work and take ALL required examinations.
Ten percent (10%) of the student’s final grade will be
determined by class participation. It is the student’s responsibility to make
sure they are present and on time for each and every class and that the
instructor records their attendance. If the student misses class for ANY
reason, they will not receive credit for class participation for that class.
Arriving ten (10) or more minutes after the class is scheduled to being results
in being counted absent. Missing more than 5 class sessions automatically
results in failure of the course.
Being tardy will negatively affect the student’s
participation grade. Tardiness in each class will be monitored as part of
attendance. Classes will begin promptly at 7pm, according to the classroom
clock. Students are expected to be seated in the classroom when classes begin.
Students who arrive in a classroom after the scheduled time for class to begin
will be considered tardy for that class. Three times tardy in the course
constitutes an absence.
Early examinations are not allowed. Late examinations are
administered only when extenuating circumstances are present (such as a death
in the family the week before An exam, sudden and major illness the week of exams
that is documented by a Physician). In fairness to all students, some persons
should not have more time to Prepare for an examination than others should.
Classroom behavior MUST be conducive to an atmosphere of
learning with respect of the rights of your classmates and instructor. Each and
every student should feel comfortable participating in all classroom
discussions. All comments during the class informed with respect to the
assigned readings so the rest of the class can follow your point(s). You are
fully expected to arrive in class having completed ALL assigned readings and
ready to participate in the discussion. It is up to the student to seek
additional assistance in the event that they are having difficulty
comprehending and digesting materials. Feel free to approach the instructor and
inform him of any such problems, since its impossible to discern such issues
without your assistance. People who are NOT registered for the class ARE NOT
permitted to attend the class without a visitor’s badge. At NO time are
underage children allowed to attend class.
Keeping careful and complete notes in classes is important.
Assignments should be typewritten or carefully handwritten in ink. Written work
is to be the student’s own work. Plagiarism is wrong and will result in
disciplinary action, therefore, all sources must be given when quoting
material. All students are expected to have regular access to a personal
computer and an Internet provider.
The official grade scale is published below and will be the official
standard for reporting all final grades to the Student Records and for posting
on the student transcript. Institutional Grading Scale is as follows.
59 and below F
IX. ASSIGNMENT POLICY
Always do assignments two to three weeks ahead of time so
there is no excuse for late work. Assignments are due at the beginning of class
on the date due.
X. EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Grades for this course will be determined by the following:
Mid Term Exam 20%
Final Paper 20%
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