Fall 2017 offering:
Covenant Theology I (ST300-C)
August 21 - December 13, 2017
Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Scripture as God's authoritative and inerrant Word for his covenant people and a normative guide for Kingdom service. Emphasis upon theological method and interpretation of Scripture; interface between the gospel and contemporary cultures; God's self-revelation in the history of redemption, culminating in Christ and the the Scriptures; unity of Scripture in the unfolding of the covenant story; and spiritual formation of the student.
About Learn Local NW
Learn Local Northwest is a discipleship and leadership development ministry that links on-line seminary level study with local communities through mentor-lead cohorts where students learn together, in-person, right where they live. The Northwest Church Planting Network sponsors Learn Local Northwest to help build up church members and future leaders.
It connects Covenant Theological Seminary’s online courses with the local church by creating local learning centers called Campus Cohorts where advanced content is studied in community under the mentor-ship of a pastor or other qualified leader.
The internet is transforming the way people learn by delivering unimaginably vast amounts of information around the world. The Church should embrace the potential of the information age with enthusiasm, but not naivete. Content needs community.
It is no accident that 75% of the books of Bible are named after people or places. Truth has content and comes from above, but it can only be known in a specific place by people who learn it and live it together. Through our Campus Cohorts, Learn Local Northwest provides that by delivering a campus-commons in your neighborhood.
Since universities were established, students have met in the commons to engage in free-flowing discussion, mutual discovery and a little (or not so little) debate. The Campus Cohort learning model localizes online content by bringing people together in mentor-led, peer engaged study groups to learn where they live. The Cloud delivers content.
Under the tutelage of a pastor with subject-matter proficiency and local ministry experience, Learn Local Northwest students gather with other motivated learners to engage, critique and apply course content in their own settings. They learn where they live so they can live what they learn.
Why are we doing this?
To equip the church members and to raise up ministers.
Our vision is to fulfill two of the Church’s callings with one unified effort.
We want to provide advanced theological training to “build up the Church” so that it can reach full maturity, just as Paul commanded us.
In obedience to Christ, we pray for laborers and then follow our prayers by building a training and vocational discernment ministry that helps those who are interested explore a call to ministry.
Whether a student simply wants to grow in understanding or explore their calling, advanced study in the context of a local cohort led by an established pastor gives every participant the chance to grow in grace.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.