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Our course Foundations for Christian Ministry includes more than 600 hours, but only 305 are officially registered in two courses as non-formal education. This means that at the end of the year, our students will not only receive our traditional BSM Diploma, which is recognized among all of our churches, but also two certificates for 305 academic hours. What follows is the list of subjects included on our official certificates.
Foundations for Christian Ministry is a programme designed for both new believers in Christ and those who, regardless of how many years they have been in church, seek to build a strong foundation for their faith. This is not a mere ABC of Christian doctrines, rather a rich set of subjects that will help students strengthen their faith in the following three key areas: Spiritual disciplines, Academic thinking, and Practical ministry.
This course aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of the Bible, including its nature, divisions (New and Old Testament), and overall structure (torah, historical books, gospels, epistles, and more). It also aims at introducing students to the context of the different books that compose the Bible, looking particularly at their authors, contemporary geography and intended recipients.
|Introduction to the Bible||Mauro Martinez (Argentina)||16|
|Biblical History and Geography||Marina Gustsone (Latvia)||14|
|Old Testament Survey||Damaris Pedraza (Argentina)||18|
|New Testament Survey||Alvis Freidenfeld (Latvia)||16|
|Pentateuch||Natalia Antonicheva (Latvia)||18|
|Synoptic Gospels||Matias Pecile (Argentina)||18|
|Acts of the Apostles||Tom King (UK)||14|
|Pastoral Epistles||Nikolai Grib (Latvia)||14|
|Epistle to the Romans||Mark Jakovlev (Latvia)||16|
|First Epistle to the Corinthians||Tom King (UK)||16|
This is a theological course whose primary purpose is to teach students skills for developing a Christian mind. It aims at helping students think theologically, frame their own Christian worldview, and sharpen their ability to critically reflect. Additionally, it looks to equip students with the necessary knowledge to better articulate their faith in light of contemporary challenges the Church faces today.
|Theology I: Theology proper||Victor Volchenko (Latvia)||22|
|Theology II: Ecclesiology||Daniel Ozolinkevich (Latvia)||12|
|Theology III: Soteriology||Daniel Ozolinkevich (Latvia)||12|
|Theology IV: Pneumatology||Doug Linser (US)||16|
|Contemporary Christian History in Eastern Europe||Natalia Antonicheva (Latvia)||18|
|Introduction to Apologetics||Erland Zalucki (Latvia)||18|
|Communication Skills||Julija Martinesa (Latvia)||15|
|Physical and Spiritual Health||Eva Mence (Latvia)||12|
|Introduction to Ethical Systems||Mauro Martinez (Argentina)||20|
The academic year at BSM is divided in two parts:
* The dates for the opening day and graduation are confirmed to our students nearer the time.