TIU COURSE: Fall 2019, Madison, Wisconsin
THEOLOGY 1: The God of the Gospel
This course establishes the foundations for systematic theology, reflecting upon the triune God and the God-world relation. It introduces theological methodology and treats the doctrines of general and special revelation, particularly that of Holy Scripture. The course also engages theology proper (the divine perfections and personal attributes of the Holy Trinity) and the works of God in creating and providentially caring for the cosmos, including humans.
All students will need to fill out the course registration form. All students who are NOT already registered with TIU will also need to fill out a visiting student application as either a new auditor or new student (if taking for graduate credit). When asked “intended campus” you may not have the option to selection “Madison”. In that case please select “Milwaukee” as your intended campus.
LOCATION and SCHEDULE
Host: Forest Lakes District EFCA
Location: Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, WI 53718
Contact: Scott Sterner - firstname.lastname@example.org
The class will be offered over four weekends on Fridays 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00-12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm
The weekend dates are:
September 6-7, 2019
October 4-5, 2019
November 1-2, 2019
December 6-7, 2019
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Martin I. Klauber PhD
Affiliate Professor of Church History
BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Dr. Klauber is an investment banker and author of several scholarly works on post-Reformation theology. In addition to teaching regularly on Trinity’s campus, he frequently teaches at Trinity’s extension sites.
FOUR DEGREE OPTIONS FOR EXTENSION and ONLINE STUDY
OPTION 1: MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (42 credits)
The MA / Theological Studies draws from the breadth of the curriculum in biblical, theological, historical, and global areas, combined with a substantial number of elective hours that allow each student to uniquely shape his or her coursework. It is our most flexible program both in focus and delivery method, since it can be completed in its entirety at our Extension sites, in combination with or exclusively through online courses, or in summer coursework on our Deerfield campus (as well as in traditional full- and part-time formats on our Deerfield campus). This degree’s particular concern is to relate the broad field of theological studies to the work of the church, and we give our students plenty of opportunities to focus their study on particular interest areas.
OPTION 2: MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES (32 credits)
This flexible degree program is ideal for ministry leaders who want to improve and expand their service in the local church and related educational settings. You may be a teacher or ministry director with a specialty in one area, like youth or family ministries, who seeks additional understanding and skills to serve as a reflective practitioner equipping others. Our program will help you by focusing your coursework on three themes in educational ministry: Congregational Life (family, age-specific and inter-generational ministry), Collaborative Ministry Engagement (leadership, small groups, teams), and Formational Learning (formational discipleship, teaching, and learning). You can take this degree entirely through TEDS Online, in person at Trinity, or through a mixture of both.
OPTION 3: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (24 credits)
The Certificate in Christian Studies is designed for persons who desire to take seminary coursework but are not eligible or do not wish to enroll in a degree program. It is also an appropriate course of study for persons who have not yet decided on a degree program but who wish to experience seminary coursework or to clarify their ministry calling. Admission to the Certificate does not ensure admission to a Trinity degree program. If a Certificate student later decides to enroll in a degree program, all program admission requirements must be met, and all residency requirements (those course hours that must be taken after a student has been admitted to a program) must be completed.
OPTION 4: AUDIT
Students who audit will have the benefit of learning by attending classes at a reduced rate, but their credits will not apply to any degree or certification.