Upcoming Online Seminary Courses

See the list below for upcoming online (asynchronous, 8-week) BJU Seminary courses offered through BJU SCOPE (School for Continuing, Online, and Professional Education).

For a less-detailed 2-year schedule of all Seminary courses and formats (including real-time interactive livestream courses), click here.

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SCM 601: Church Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A study of the biblical foundation for the leadership and administration of the local church. Also includes comprehensive instruction in church finances, organizational structure, meetings, legal and ethical issues, and facilities development.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling

3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 635: Advanced Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation established by Counseling Issues. Seeks to prepare students to minister to those struggling with addictions, immorality, suicide, trauma, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Divine Intervention – 2011 Edition
Mark E. Shaw
Bemidji, Minnesota
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904638
Note: 113 pages

Trusting God – 2008 Edition
Jerry Bridges
Colorado Springs
NavPress
ISBN: 9781600063053
Note: 368 pages You are fully responsible for obtaining the correct edition of this book. Previous versions have different page numberings that will affect assignment completion. 232 pages

When Homosexuality Hits Home – 2015 Edition
Joe Dallas
Eugene, Oregon
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736962056
Note: 217 pages

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope – 2013 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384217
Note: 56 pages; 2015 Kindle version is also acceptable.

Cutting: A Healing Response – 2012 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384200
Note: 32 pages

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse – 2003 Edition
Diane Mandt Langberg
Eugene, Oregon
Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781591605195
Note: 299 pages

Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention – 2009 Edition
Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager
NewYork
Oxford Press
ISBN: 9780195382907
Note: 240 pages

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – 2009 Edition
Brian S. Borgman
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433503634
Note: 212 pages

Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 9780872271432

The Truth about PTSD – 2017 Edition
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stainecker
ISBN: 9780986319303

SCM 675: Theology of Missions & Evangelism

3 credits

An examination and systemization of the teaching of Scripture on the subject of world evangelism. Includes a comparison and contrast of the biblical model with contextualized theologies such as Minjung theology, Black theology, Hispanic theology and African theology.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

Paradigms in Conflict
Hesselgrave, David
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel, 2006
ISBN: 9780825427701

Evangelism in a Skeptical World
Chan, Sam
Zondervan, 2018
ISBN: 9780310534716

MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
Stetzer, Ed and David Hesselgrave, editors
Nashville
B&H Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780805445374

What is the Mission of the Church?
Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2011
ISBN: 9781433526909

SNT 621: Foundations for Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Extensive review of Greek fundamentals, with translation of a variety of New Testament passages. Introduction to exegetical thinking, with readings and exegesis projects. Semi-remedial in nature, especially suited for students who feel moderately lacking in readiness for Methods of Greek exegesis.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Biblical Greek Exegesis – 1998 Edition
George H. Guthrie and J. Scott Duvall
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310212461

A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek (optional) – 1996 Edition (optional)
William D. Mounce
Zondervan
ISBN: 0310205824
Note: This book provides help with the translation assignments in the early portion of the course

United Bible Societies Greek New Testament – 5th Edition
Note: Its counterpart, NA28, has the same text, varying only in some details of capitalization and punctuation, and therefore will work very well.

Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
Danker
Note: Gingrich’s Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament is also an option.

STh 601: Systematic Theology

3 credits

A study of the nature, necessity, methods and materials of theology; and the application of the principles of systematic theology to the scriptural revelation about God, man and sin. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

Christian Theology – 3rd Edition
Millard Erickson
Grand Rapids
Baker
ISBN: 9780801036439

LOGOS Bronze or better

SCH 601: Church History

3 credits

History of the professing Christian Church from the apostolic age through medieval times.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 3

Church History, vol. 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation
Everett Ferguson
Grand Rapids
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310205807

Confessions (any unabridged edition)
Augustine

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling

3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy – 10th, 2015 Edition
Corey, Gerald
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305263727

Psychology & Christianity Five Views – 2nd, 2010 Edition
Johnson, Eric
IVP Academic
ISBN: 9780830828487

Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives – 2014 Edition
Kellemen, Robert
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310516132

SCM 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

SNT 619: Exposition of Revelation

3 credits

An exposition of the content of the Apocalypse. Reading in the best, standard commentaries. Preparation of expository sermons from each section of the book.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Revelation 1-7 An Exegetical Commentary – 1992 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Chicago
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492657

Revelation 8-22 An Exegetical Commentary – 1995 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492673

SOT 620: Survey of the Old Testament

2 credits

Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Old Testament Today – 2nd ed. Edition
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310498209

SOT 681: Old Testament Introduction

3 credits

Canon and text of the Old Testament; composition, authorship, date and content of each book. Emphasis on refutation of critical views.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament – 2011 Edition
Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti
Nashville
B & H Publsihing Group
ISBN: 9780805440317

SCM 630: Counseling Children & Adolescents

3 credits

Presents the biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Case study examples encourage application of course content.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Tedd Tripp

Child Proof: Parenting By Faith, Not Formula (optional)
Julie Lowe
ISBN: 9781948130158
Note: This book is required if you have already read Tedd Tripp’s book.

Caring for the Souls of Children – 1st Edition
Amy Baker, Ed.
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781645070634
Note: First Edition August 31, 2020. ISBN-10: 1645070638. ISBN-13 : 978-1645070634

Building Bridges: Biblical Counseling Activities for Children and Teens
Julie Lowe
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781645070504
Note: eBook is also an option: ISBN-13: 978-1-645070-52-8. Publication date: 09/28/2020

The Heart of Anger
Lou Priolo
ISBN: 9781930133730

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling

3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SNT 622: Methods of Greek Exegesis

3 credits

Rapid review of Greek fundamentals, followed by translation of a variety of New Testament texts. Readings and exercises in standard methods of Greek exegesis, culminating in the writing of two exegesis papers. Students with marginal mastery of Greek fundamentals should consider first taking SNT 621 Foundations for Greek Exegesis.

  • Dates: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Interpreting the New Testament Text – 2006 Edition
Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, eds.
Crossway

An Exegetical Summary of Titus and Philemon – 2008 Edition
Greenlee, J. Harold
SIL International

The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament – 2009 Edition
Danker, Frederick W.
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226136158
Note: Serious students might consider instead the unabridged version: Bauer, Danker, Arndt, and Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BDAG). Editions after 2000

A Greek New Testament, print or electronic
Note: NA28/UBS5 preferred, but any recent Nestle-Aland (NA) or United Bible Societies (UBS) edition will work fine.

STh 701: Advanced Systematic Theology

3 credits

A systematic study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the end times. Includes exegesis of key passages, analysis of disputed issues, and readings in relevant theological literature. Additional doctrines of special interest may be examined at the instructor’s discretion.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Prerequisites: STh 601, STh 602

He Who Gives Life – 2007 Edition
Graham Cole
Crossway

Three Views on Israel and the Church: Perspectives on Romans 9-11 – 2019 Edition
Jared Compton and Andrew Naselli, eds.
Kregel

Three Views on the Rapture – 2010 Edition
Alan Hultberg, ed.
Zondervan

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond – 1999 Edition
Darrell Bock, ed.
Zondervan

The Holy Spirit – 1996 Edition
Ferguson
IVP

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit – 2017 Edition
Horton
Zondervan

STh 703: Biblical Sanctification

2 credits

A study of the theology of biblical holiness, with a special emphasis on individual progressive sanctification; and the biblical theology of ecclesiastical unity and separatism, especially as it relates to the history of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism from the early twentieth century to the present.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 4

Five Views on Sanctification – 1987 Edition
Melvin E. Dieter, et al
Grand Rapids:
Academie Books
ISBN: 0310415314
Note: You may use a later edition of this book.

Promise Unfulfilled: The Failed Strategy of Modern Evangelicalism – 2004 Edition
Rolland McCune
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International
ISBN: 1932307311

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling

3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling

3 credits

Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006 Edition
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 9781581347821

When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007 Edition
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9780976758266

The Complete Husband – 2017 Edition
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 9781629951034

The Excellent Wife – 1999 Edition
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904089

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016 Edition
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433551932

SHM 635: Principles & Methods of Teaching Bible

2 credits

A study of principles and methods for teaching the Bible with an emphasis on understanding the core themes of biblical passages and articulating those themes in a semi-formal fashion that is appropriate for Sunday school classes, conferences, and special ministry events.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

Creative Bible Teaching, rev. & exp. – 1998 or 2020 Edition
Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 9780802416445
Note: You may purchase either edition: ISBN 978-0802416445 or ISBN 978-0802419590.

STh 776: Theology & Practice of Prayer

3 credits

Investigation and systematization of the teaching of Scripture from biblical models, commands and instructions concerning prayer. Readings from the major devotional and expositional classics on the subject.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight – 2006 Edition
Packer/Nystrom
IVP

Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers – 1975 Edition
Bennett, A. ed.
Banner of Truth

Praying the Bible – 2015 Edition
Whitney, Donald.
Crossway