Indonesia Baptist Theological Seminary
Bambang Sriyanto, Th.D. Missiology
Christantio Nurdin, D.Min. Practical Theology
Ha Ho Sung, Th.D. Missiology
Ichwei G. Indra , Th.D. Theology
Joutje F. Tairas, Th.D. Practical Theology
Kanti Widiastuti, Th.D. Missiology
Mareyke Tairas, Ph. D. Christian Education
S. Sijabat, Ed. D. Christian Education
Sentot Sadono, Th.D. Christian Education
Stefanus P. Widodo, Th.D. Old Testament
Sumarli, Ph. D. Theology
Sutoyo L. Sigar, Th.D. Old Testament
Timotius Sutarman, Th.D. Theology
Todd Borger, Ph. D. Old Testament
THE FIELD OF THEOLOGY
For students who major in the Field of Theology, 240-101, 102, and 124 are required, core courses. Of the three elective courses (six hours), at least one must be chosen from the area of Historical Theology and at least one from the area of Contemporary Theology.
240-101, 102 GUIDED READING IN THE FIELD OF THEOLOGY (2 hours)
This seminar will seek to orient the student in, and provide a general understanding of the following areas in the Field of Theology: Classical Theology, Baptist Theology, Asian Theology, and Contemporary Issues in Theology.
240-105 THE DOCTRINE OF THE PERSON OF CHRIST (2 hours)
The student will formulate and defend his or her own doctrine of the person of Christ based on the teaching of the New Testament in contrast and comparison with European, Asian, and American Christological models, as well as Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist understandings.
240-106 THE DOCTRINE OF THE WORK OF CHRIST (2 hours)
The student will formulate and defend his or her own doctrine of the work of Christ based on the teaching of the New Testament in contrast and comparison with European, Asian, and American soteriological models, as well as Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist understandings.
240-109 THE DOCTRINE OF INSPIRATION AND AUTHORITY IN THE BIBLE (2 hours)
The student will formulate his or her own view of the biblical inspiration and authority based on guided reading, discussion and preparation of papers. Traditional, Islamic and contemporary views of these subjects will be analyzed, compared, and contrasted.
240-110, 111 STUDIES IN NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (2 hours)
The student will develop and use analytic and synthetic hermeneutic tools in examining and interpreting each genre of New Testament literature: synoptic, Johannine, Pauline, and early Jewish-Christian. The study will feature reading, research, and discussion concerning contemporary formulations of these different expressions of the gospel.
240-114 APOLOGETICS IN AN INDONESIAN CULTURE (2 hours)
The student will develop apologetic/polemic skills based on research. He or she will use these skills to analyze Indonesian culture. He or she will identify aspects of the culture which contradict, coincide, and coexist indifferently with the Christian faith. He or she will formulate a reasonable methodology for maximizing the Christian witness in each of these meetings.
240-116 THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 hours)
The student will formulate and defend his or her own doctrine of the Holy Spirit based on the teaching of the New Testament in contrast and comparison with European, Asian, and American pneumatological models, as well as various non-Christian understandings. Special attention will be given to the movement and its growing impact worldwide and specifically in Asia.
240-118 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THEOLOGY (2 hours)
A study of problems and challenges facing Christian theology in the modern world including the traditional challenges of atheism, agnosticism, scientism, secularism, naturalism, and humanism. Special attention will be given to the relationship of the Christian faith to reason, morality, history, science, culture, and other religious philosophies and theologies.
240-119 THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH (2 hours)
The student will formulate and defend his or her own doctrine of the church based on the teaching of the New Testament in contrast and comparison with European, American, and Ecclesiological models.
240-120 THE DOCTRINE OF THE REVELATION AND GOD (2 hours)
The student will formulate and defend his or her own doctrine of revelation and God based on the teaching of the New Testament in contrast and comparison with European, Asian, and American epistemological and ontological models, as well as various non-Christian understandings. Special attention will be given to the contrast between the Islamic and Christian concepts of revelation and God.
240-122 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGIES OF MISSIONS (2 hours)
The student will investigate contemporary theologies of missions and practices around the world. He or she will design a personal theology of missions.
240-123 BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF CHURCH GROWTH (2 hours)
In this study, church growth principles will be traced to their theological origins in both the Old and New Testament sources. An attempt will be made to analyze the validity of original intent and modern interpretation.
240-124 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS (2 hours)
A study of New Testament texts used by modern scholars to construct a Christian theology of missions will be investigated. Synoptic, Pauline, and Petrine insights will be utilized to formulate a unified patterns.
240-125 METHODOLOGY IN THEOLOGY (2 hours)
The study of the methods of formulating theology which is relevant to the Asian context.
THE FIELD OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY
For students majoring in Practical Theology, 250-101, 102, and 129 are required, core courses. Six additional hours in this field are free electives.
250-101, 102 GUIDED READING IN THE FIELD OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (2 hours)
Required of all students major in Practical Theology, there will be general orientation in the fields of Preaching, Worship, Evangelism Church Growth, Pastoral Ministries, and Church Administration.
250-103 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PREACHING (2 hours)
The student will study preaching in the light of its historical development from the 1st century to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the effect of preaching on the spread of Christianity. The role of outstanding preachers including the message, style, and influence will be included.
250-104 BIBLICAL PREACHING (2 hours)
The student will study models of preaching from both the Old Testament and New Testament. The nature of their message, principles of interpretation, style, and influence will be emphasized.
250-107 PERSONAL EVANGELISM (2 hours)
The student will study a variety of approaches to personal evangelism. He or she will identify the principles and methods which appear most suitable in his or her context. He or she will describe necessary adaptations of several familiar methods for use in his or her situation will be described. He or she will formulate a method for identifying pre-Christian attitudes toward the gospel and for progressively challenging and changing negative and indifferent, non Christian attitudes.
250-120 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION (2 hours)
The student will formulate principles and methods of good church administration. He or she will analyze his or her own family, church leadership, and other aspects of his or her work. He or she will develop a long range plan for better use of his or her resources based on the principles and methods he or she has learned.
250-123 DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING (2 hours)
The student will formulate a strategy for pastoral leadership in discipleship and leadership training. Programs of training and development will be studied with a view of the student’s own program to be initiated within the student.
250-125 WORSHIP PUBLIC AND PRIVATE (2 hours)
The student will study the biblical pattern of worship and its subsequent historical development. Emphasis will be placed on worship in the "free church movement" and its application to the Asian context.
250-126 COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT (2 hours)
The student will study the nature of the Christian message and its desired goals in light of Asian context. Research will be done into indigenous communication vehicles, techniques, styles, and patterns.
250-127 PASTORAL CARE OF THE ORIENTAL FAMILY (2 hours)
The student will research biblical principles relative to marriage and the family. He or she will also analyze contemporary marriage and family problems in the orient relative to those principles.
250-129 CONTEXTUALIZING PRACTICAL THEOLOGY IN THE LOCAL CULTURE (2 hours)
The student will identify and investigate the total spectrum/scope of Practical Theology. He or she will identify and be conversant with both standard and current literature in each area. He or she will identify areas of concern related to his or her own culture and be able to offer both creative and practical insights for effective ministry in his or her country. Standard and current literature will be surveyed. Areas of concern relative to local culture will be identified. Insights for effective ministry will be offered.
260-104 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (2 hours)
The student will study philosophies of education to help him or her formulate an adequate philosophy of religious education. He or she will examine problems of religious education from this perspective.
260-106 PHILOSOPHY OF LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH (2 hours)
The student will make a comprehensive study of principles of leadership and their application to relationships within the church. Forms of church polity will be studied to understand the basis for the church leadership. Emphasis will be given to leadership training in the church.
260-108 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (2 hours)
The student will master the recognized principles of teaching and training. He or she will formulate educationally sound goal statements. He or she will distinguish different levels of learning in the affective, cognitive, and motor taxonomies. He or she will develop learning activities to achieve valid goals on each of the learning levels. He or she will develop programs of training and teaching based on what he or she has learned will be developed.
260-122 CURRICUCULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CHURCH PROGRAM (2 hours)
The student will investigate church curriculum materials from the various sources. He or she will evaluate them in light of the objectives of religious education. The student will study how the curriculum materials are developed for the Bible teaching ministry of the church.
270-105 THEOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF MISSISONS (2 hours)
The student will study the biblical basis of Christian Missions in the light of the "Mission of God." Emphasis will also be given to the role and responsibility of the Asian church in evangelical missions.
270-109 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS
The student will study the major world religions in comparison and contrast to the Christian revelation. Christianity faces the beliefs, value systems, and philosophies of Asia.
270-114 THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND MISSIONS (2 hours)
The student will study the current philosophies of theological education. He or she will investigate the various mission fields for models and application of methodology.
270-115 CURRENT STRATEGY IN CHURCH GROWTH AND EXTENSION (2 hours)
This study will investigate a broad range of contemporary strategies on evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training leading to church growth. Primary approaches, principles, and methods will be explored.
SPECIAL DOCTORAL SEMINARS
280-101 COLLOQUIUM IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (2 hours)
A colloquium on the theology and practice of Christian ministry in Asia led by various members of the faculty. Students will formulate a theology and comprehensive program of ministry for the Christian bodies with which they are affiliated.
280-102 RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN (2 hours)
A study of the methods of research and the design of a research prospectus. Students will prepare a rough draft of a research prospectus.