The following is a list of courses that NDUT offers to their residential and online students:
BIL209: Spiritual Formation I...A study is designed to explore the Theology and Philosophy of the Names of God, the Fruit of the Spirit and Spiritual Gifts.
BIL210: Paul Epistles...A study of the Paul Epistles is foundational for the understanding of God’s plan for the Church and individual Christian living. This course will show how the epistles were written to individuals and the Churches. The study will include background information, occasion, place and date of writing, as well as an exposition of the content of the letters.
BIL305: Spiritual Formation II... A study designed to explore the parables and miracles of Jesus Christ.
BIL306: Christian Ethics...A study of Christian ethics for everyday life and problems faced by those in professional ministry, utilizing sound biblical principles.
BIL314: Spiritual Formation III...A study designed to explore the Holy Spirit actions in the spiritual warfare of prayer, praise and worship.
BIL315: Biblical Language I (Greek)... This is the first half of a first-year Greek course. The beginnings of grammar and reading from New Testament passages will be pursued. Focus will be on nouns and associated words. The student will learn a basic vocabulary and a limited number of word forms.
BIL331: Life and Journey of Paul...This course will provide a biographical study of the Apostle Paul focusing on how his life was shaped prior to his conversion, leading to his conversion and the effect his life had on those he ministered to after his conversion.
BIL400: Spiritual Formation IV...This course will examine principles of spiritual formation /renewal for personal growth. The course will focus on design and implementation of practices and strategies for daily exercise, congregational renewal and retreat programs.
BIL416: Biblical Language II (Greek)... The second half of the first-year Greek course will focus on verbs and the parts of grammar connected with them. The student will learn additional vocabulary, verbal rules and four main conjugations. The course will provide a foundation in the biblical language which the student can then build on.
BIL515: Biblical Language (Hebrew I)... The half of the first-year Hebrew course will focus on verbs and the parts of grammar connected with them. The student will learn additional vocabulary, verbal rules and four main conjugations. The course will provide a foundation in the biblical language which the student can then build on.
BIL625: Biblical Language (Hebrew II)... This is a continuation of BIL515 course: This will focus on verbs and the parts of grammar connected with them. The student will learn additional vocabulary, verbal rules and four main conjugations. The course will provide a foundation in the biblical language which the student can then build on.
CCS133: Introduction to Biblical Counseling...This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of biblical counseling and demonstrates how pastors, ministers, and laypersons can use this counseling model to effect change and growth in Christian maturity. This course will assist in the establishment of a biblical counseling ministry in the local church.
CCS332: Group Counseling...This course is designed to teach the student how to initiate a small group program in a local church. The student will also learn principles of group counseling and their practical application in small groups.
CCS339: Premarital and Marriage Counseling...The course will examine a Bible-based marriage facing the challenges and instability of our secular environment and understanding the practical solutions to various marriage stressors.
CCS607: Cognitive Theories...The course of study will explore four major categories to include Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive/behavioral and Family systems. The student will become familiar with several theories associated with these four categories: Psychoanalysis, Adlerian, Jungian, Person-centered, Existential, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive, Integrative, Structured family systems and Strategic family systems.
CED101: Philosophy and History of Christian Education...This course presents an overview of Biblical, theological, historical, philosophical foundations, and the basic objectives of Christian education in the local church.
CED111: Dynamic Methods of Teaching...This course will discuss various teaching methods and models of instruction to equip students to become effective church teachers.
CED214: The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings...A practical study of the “how” (method) and the “what” (message) of Jesus’ teachings will be explored. This course will evaluate Jesus’ abundant use of proverbs, parables, paradox, and metaphors. Compare and contrast Jesus’ teachings’ along with sages and the prophets of the Old Testament.
CED313: Curriculum Development...This course provides a study of curriculum theories and principles for evaluating and selecting instructional materials for church and school educational ministries.
CED421: Student Teaching Project...The student is placed in a primary teaching role in a church or school under a supervised teacher. The student is responsible for writing and executing lesson plans and following the order of the classroom.
CED608: Designing Biblical Instruction...This course will study the teaching-learning process; practice in writing instructional objectives and designing plans for biblical curriculum development; and a study of task descriptions, motivation, and evaluation in teaching and learning.
CED617: Christian Education Concepts...This study will examine, evaluate, and afford the student with practical methods of classroom instruction and preparation of instructional materials with specific application from biblical examples. Each student will gain useful knowledge in writing behavioral objectives that include motivational teaching techniques, improved communication skills, classroom discipline, and teaching decorum.
CHS201: Church History I from the Birth of the Church to 1499 AD...The course will cover the church's fulfillment of the Great Commission, its growth against different challenges and opposition, its struggles with false ideas and practices from within and without, and how the Lord - in spite of human failing - preserved, guided, and built his church.
CHS202: Church History II from 1500 to the Present Day...The course will cover the major developments of the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, later renewal with Pietism in Lutheran Germany and the evangelical revivals in the English-speaking world, the missionary movement around the globe, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the twentieth century. Attention will be given to the church's ongoing struggles against secularism and modernity in our age. Prerequisite: Church History I.
CHS321: History of Israel...A study of the original development of the people of Israel from the call of Abraham to the period after their exile. Focus is on key events, individuals and eras studied with special emphasis on the exodus, conquest of Canaan, the monarchy, divided kingdom and exile teacher.
EVG101: Evangelism...A study of the Biblical mandates to evangelism. An emphasis will be placed on developing the skills of personal evangelism and equipping others to share their faith.
EVG202: The Principles of Discipleship...A course designed to examine the interpersonal relationships and character development of the student, and apply the principles to the process of discipleship.
LDR301: Leadership Principles...This course is designed to introduce the student to theoretical aspects of leadership and administrative roles within the Church. Secular and Christian ideas of leadership are examined and applied to life of the local church.
LDR601: Effective Ministry Leadership...This course will study theories, methodologies and concepts vital to leading and transforming parishioners and church leaders. This course will also addresses practical applications of leadership that have the greatest impact on leading churches.
LDR612: Ministry Leadership Coaching...The course will assist emerging and seasoned leaders who want to strengthen their coaching skills and ministries. Developing Coaching Excellence is designed to help students implement a comprehensive coaching process in all their coaching relationships; practice and sharpen their foundational, relational and strategic coaching skills; and engage in coaching relationships in their ministry context.
NTS101: New Testament Survey...A study of New Testament messages, doctrines, people, and problems of interpretation.
NTS110: Gospels: Life of Christ...This chronological study of the life of Christ will be informative, inspirational, and practical. The course will relate the parallel accounts in the four Gospels, and divide the life and ministry of Christ Assignments may vary; and contracts are agreed upon. into generally accepted periods. Through proper study and research, the student will have a thorough understanding of Jesus’ example of ministry in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
NTS202: Acts of the Apostles...A study of the content of the Book of Acts with emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit in the origin and growth of the early Church.
NTS350: Hebrews: The Better Covenant...An exposition of the Book of Hebrews contrasting and comparing the Old and New Covenants.
NTS410: Revelation...An expository presentation of the Book of Revelation, chapter-by-chapter and verse-by- verse. Revelation is an important book of Scripture. Each student will conduct a thorough and careful study, with the goal being that even the most difficult passages can be made understandable.
NTS411: Romans Road...A study of Paul’s letter to the Romans dealing with the background of the book and its relation to the rest of the Paul writings.
NTS502: New Testament Theology...This is a comprehensive course of study of the New Covenant Books with much reflection on the history of the Old Covenant; while emphasizing the greater works of the fulfillment of the New Covenant. This course includes a review of doctrine, prophecy, and the practice that shall govern the life of the Church and the Christian.
OTS101: Old Testament Survey I...A semester course study of the Old Testament from Genesis to Esther; all the books associated with Moses and the historical books. This course begins with creation; explains the four generations of Abraham’s family; portrays Moses’ life and calling, and covers the entire history of Israel as a nation.
OTS102: Old Testament Survey II...This semester course continues the study of the Old Testament from Job to Malachi. This course elaborates on the wisdom, song, and prophetic books.
OTS230: Poetic Books...Selected portions of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are studied with respect to divine inspiration and practical teaching.
OTS410: Major Prophets...A historical and doctrinal study of the four Major Prophets, focusing on the decline of Judah and Israel. Emphasis will be placed on the Messianic and eschatological prophecies.
OTS501: Old Testament Theology...This course of study is an in depth study in a systematic chapter-by-chapter review of OT with great emphasis placed on the spiritual principles that shall govern the relationship of creation with the Creator.
OTS612: Old Testament Theology II...This is a comprehensive course study of the Old Covenant Books exploring the prophetical writings of the Major and Minor Prophets. The goal is to help students understand and make application of the principles, practices and the purpose of God’s Divine Plan for humanity as is outlined in the Old Testament.
OTS620: Minor Prophets...A study of the twelve minor prophets concentrating on the social, political, and religious conditions of their time. The course will compare and contrast their messages with the thinking of their day.
PAS408: Church Growth...A survey of the theological, sociological, and statistical dimensions of church growth as they relate to evangelism, church development, and Christian education.
PAS412: Pastoral Theology...The study of the theological bases as well as the practical implications of the professional activities of religious workers.
PAS420: Pastor, Church, and Law...This course provides students a clear understanding of the major laws affecting churches and clergy. This course examines the role of the Law and the Pastor, Law and the Church, and the relation of Church and State.
PAS426: Effective Pastoring...This course will study theories, methodologies and concepts vital to leading and transforming parishioners and church leaders. This course addresses the practical applications of pastoring that have the greatest impact on leading churches.
PAS603: Total Quality Management for Churches...This course will introduce students to the process of TQM, the principles and procedures as they relate to the church.
PRE301: Homiletics I...This course will teach students the basic study in sermon preparation. Students will learn parts of the sermon: structure. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines and delivery of sermons.
PRE401: Homiletics II...This course is a continuation of course PRE301. This will teach students the advance study in sermon preparation. Students will learn parts of the sermon: delivery. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines and delivery of sermons.
SYS210: Systematic Theology I (Theology Proper and Bibliology)...This course provides a systematic study of the Bible. The principle doctrines of the Scripture will be outlined and each discussed in a step- by-step process. The student will build theological foundation of God and the Bible in this course.
SYS226: Systematic Theology II (Pneumatology, Angelology, Demonology)...The course will study the above topics of systematic theology: the nature of God and his communication to us, the Holy Spirit, his nature and work as part of the godhead, and what the Bible tells us about angels.
SYS327: Systematic Theology III (Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology)...The course covers the above topics of systematic theology: the nature of man and how God intended him to relate to his creator, the nature of sin and its effects in our world, and the nature and work of Christ as God's answer to sin.
SYS428: Systematic Theology IV (Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology)...The course will cover the topics of: the nature of salvation to provide God's solution to sin among the human race, what the church is like according to the plan of God, and how God will bring everything to its conclusion with the return of Christ at the end of the age.
SYS601: Practical Theology...This course of study is designed to provide students of the Word with an in-depth foundation in the doctrines of the Christian faith. It is based upon the Scripture as the ultimate source of authority where the doctrines of the Bible are evaluated through the systematic examination and integration of relevant Scriptures with consideration given to doctrinal interpretations throughout Church history. The goal of the course is a greater acquisition of knowledge of the theology that is founded upon the Word of God that prompts the student to a greater individual and collective theological development.
SYS602: Systematic Theology V...A study designed to provide an in-depth review of the various theological studies i.e.: Biblical, Dogmatic, Historical, and Contemporary Theology.
THE200: Apologetics I...A study of the defense of the faith, particularly from the standpoint of the authority of the Bible and historic evidence of the Resurrection.
THE230: Hermeneutics I...This class will examine the science and laws of Biblical exegesis interpretation: the principles, methods, and rules by which the meaning of Scripture may be ascertained are examined.
THE300: Hermeneutics II...This is an extension of THE230 that examine the science and laws of Biblical exegesis interpretation: the principles, methods, and rules by which the meaning of Scripture may be ascertained are examined.
THE301: Apologetics II...This course is a continuation of THE200. A study of the defense of the faith, particularly from the standpoint of the authority of the Bible and historic evidence of the Resurrection.
THE421: Foundation of Pentecostal Theology...This course will study the foundational doctrines of the Christian church. Particular emphasis is given to the Pentecostal movement as it pertains to divine healing, the baptism with the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts.
THE462: Comparative Religions...This course will provide a comparative study of the main world religious systems as related to the Biblical principles of Christianity. Modern cults are also addressed and major points in witnessing to adherents of non-Christian religions are discussed.
THE503: Hermeneutics III...This is a comprehensive course study of the art and science of Biblical interpretation with great emphasis placed on correct understanding and application of the text. This course exposes the student of the Bible with the tools and skills of exegesis and application without minimizing the message and the methods of Christ and His Word.
THE504: Apologetics III...This is a comprehensive course of study on the art and defense of Christian faith for proper presentation and delivery of the Word of God to a nation in need. This study provides students with tools and practical understanding to approach, application, and delivery of the same.
THE622: Examining World Religions...This course will study various religious and ethical systems including Christian denominations. This course will focus on world faiths and religious philosophies.