Textbook List

PM801 Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry: The John MacArthur Library… John MacArthur and Faculty

Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership: Case Studies in Biblical Decision Making… Michael R. Milco

Alternative Textbooks

Pastoral Ministry According to Paul: a Biblical Vision… James Thompson

Empowered Church Leadership: Ministry in the Spirit According to Paul… Brian J. Dodd

CC801 Christian Counseling

Introduction to Psychology and Counseling… Meier, Wichern, Ratdiff

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically (MacArthur Pastor’s Library)… John MacArthur, Wayne A. Mack, and Master’s College Faculty

Alternative Textbooks

Theology of Christian Counseling… Jay E. Adams

The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems… Gary Collins

BS801 Biblical Theology

The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology… Charles H. H. Scobie

Old Testament Theology: Flowering and Future… Ben C. Ollenburger

Alternative Textbooks

Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament… Eugene H. Merrill

Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology… Gary T. Meadows; Stanley N. Gundry; Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.; and Daniel M. Doriani

Soteriology Simplified: Conversionism Instead of Calvinism Transformed, Theology Instead of Reformed Theology… Bob Hadley

PM803 Pastoral Ministry

Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication… Andy Stanley, and Lane Jones

Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism… Walter Brueggemann

Alternative Textbooks

Religious Ethics and Pastoral Care… Don S. Browning

Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching… Graeme Goldsworthy

CC805 Ethics in Counseling

Christian Counseling Ethics: A Handbook… Randolph Sanders

The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Pastoral Counseling: Community and Silence… David Welton and Harold G Koenig

Alternative Textbook

Competent Christian Counseling, Volume One; Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care… Timothy Clinton and George Ohlschlager

TH806 Pauline Theology

The Theology of Paul the Apostle… James D. G. Dunn

Remember the Future: The Pastoral Theology of Paul the Apostle… Jacob W. Elias and Reta Halteman Finger

Alternative Textbooks

Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology… John M. Frame

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine… Wayne A. Grudem

Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation… Graeme Goldsworthy

He Came Down from Heaven: The Pre-existence of Christ and the Christian Faith… Douglas McCready

PM802 Pastoral Ministry

Skills for Collaborative Ministry… Pimlott and Nash

Practical Guide for Life and Ministry: Overcoming 7 Challenges Pastors Face… David Horner

Alternative Textbooks

Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World… Craig A. Loscalzo

Encountering Theology of Missions: Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues… Craig Ott

CC804 Marriage Counseling

Solving Marriage Problems… J. E. Adams

I Have a Plan: a Pastor’s Guide to Counseling Troubled Marriages… Charles L. Rassieur

Alternative Textbook

The Dynamics of Pastoral Care (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century)… David Wiersbe

These electives can replace one or two courses.
You may replace required textbooks with alternative textbooks.

PM807 Biblical Preaching

Required Textbooks

Love Worth Finding: The Life of Adrian Rogers and His Philosophy of Preaching… Joyce Rogers and Paige Patterson

Anointed Expository Preaching… David Olford and Stephen Olford

Alternative Textbooks

Making a Difference in Preaching: Haddon Robinson on Biblical Preaching… Haddon W. Robinson and Scott M. Gibson

Biblical Sermons: How Twelve Preachers Apply the Principles of Biblical Preaching… Haddon W. Robinson

PM808 Pastoral Leadership

Required Textbooks

Basic Christian Leadership: Biblical Models of Church, Gospel and Ministry… John R. W. Stott

Ministry by the Book: New Testament Patterns for Pastoral Leadership… Derek Tidball

Alternative Textbooks

The Three Tasks of Leadership: Worldly Wisdom for Pastoral Leaders… Eric O. Jacobsen

Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values for Ministry… Aubrey Malphurs

Connecting Women: A Relational Guide for Leaders in Women’s Ministry… Linda Lesniewski

AP801 Apologetics I

Required Textbooks

The Apologetics of Jesus: A Caring Approach to Dealing with Doubters… Patrick Zukeran and Norman L. Geisler

Who Made God?: and Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith… Ravi Zacharias and Norman L. Geisler

Alternative Textbooks

Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics… R. C. Sproul

Is Your Church Ready?: Motivating Leaders to Live an Apologetic Life… Ravi Zacharias and Geisler

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