The primary purpose of the curriculum of the New Foundation Theological Seminary is, and has been from its inception, the formation of servant leaders for ministries of compassion and justice for all God’s people. Our offerings have evolved in content and focus over the years as the church’s understanding of ministry has enriched and grown. The present curriculum is informed and guided by the ministry canons of the Christian faith and accredited by the Accrediting Commission International (ACI).
Our Bachelor of Humanities and Religious Studies program courses involve didactic, engaged, experiential, and applied learning styles and formats. During our intensive classes, material is presented through lecture, discussion, audiovisual methods, and in-class practice. A student is expected to supplement every hour of in-class time with three hours of home study including reading, preparation of papers, and activities that use the internet. Instructors consult together and seek to integrate their different classes into a mutually reinforcing and coherent whole.
Bachelor of Humanities and Religions Studies
Students must complete all courses with satisfactory scores and essays as required.
Homiletics I - This course teaches the student the exegetical, organizational, mechanical, and voice projection skills needed in the preparation of sermons. The major emphasis of both semesters is on the practice of delivering distinctly diaconal homilies and sermons. We also build a safe community in which to practice preaching and receive constructive feedback.
Christian Counseling I - This course teaches entry level counseling techniques based on basic psychological practices. This is taught through the lens of the Bible by interpreting relative events to today's societal environments.
Church Administration I - Provides a base-level view of business management practices and procedures from a Christian oriented point of view. This course provides a introductory view of the organizational structure required to effectively carry out administrative functions of the church.
Old and New Testament I - This course provides a review of Bible commentary on Old Testament and the New Testament.
Homiletics II - This course provides students with the continued studies and deeper interpretation of preparation practices for sermons. In these courses, there is a greater concentration on organizing content, interpretation and voice projection skills for audiences.
Counseling II - Provides continued counseling techniques and psychology through the lens of the Bible. This course provides a hands-on approach involving case studies, walk throughs and crisis exercises.
Church Administration II - Provides a continued view of business management practices involving financial management, capacity building and advanced organization structure. Students use problem solving skills to solve administrative issues and how to properly managing functions of the church.
Old and New Testament II - This course expands into a comprehensive study of the multiple commentaries on the Old Testament and New Testament. Students prepare documentary material for interpretive presentations.
Pastoral Counseling I - Discussed concepts of Pastoral Counseling techniques and provides students with a interpretation of psychological patterns. This course also teaches crisis intervention and marital counseling practices.
Ethics I - This course provides basis ethical rules, practices and priorities of the Church.
Church History I - Provides a comprehensive overview of church development, leaders and ministries from the Church.
World Religion I - Provides a comprehensive overview of religions and cultures from around the world.
Pastoral Counseling II - Provides a deep dive into Pastoral Counseling practices with a deep interpretation and advanced view of psychological pattern of at risk, marriage counseling and understanding of relative teaches from the Bible.
Ethics II - The course expands on ethical rules, practices and priorities of the Church.
Church History II - Provides a comprehensive overview of the church, it's leaders and ministries from the Church.
World Religion II - Provides a continued comprehensive overview of religions and cultures from around the world.