Project Description

Church of God School of Ministry

Caring for People in Need: Benevolence in the 21st Century

Course Description:

This course is a study of the Biblical and theological basis of benevolence, and it also examines the practical aspects of developing a ministry of care.

Course Objectives:

After students complete this course, they should be able to…

  1. Trace the Biblical and theological basis of benevolence through the Old Testament, the teachings of Jesus, and the New Testament church.
  2. Discuss the role of the church in benevolence to the community of faith and outside the community of faith.
  3. Identify practical ways for the Christian to care for people in need in the marketplace.
  4. Develop a ministry of care and benevolence.

Meet the instructors:

Raymond Aven
Church of God

Dr. Dale M. Coulter
Regent University

Dr. Terry Cross
Lee University

Ronald Hooks
Church of God

Jimmy Jones
Church of God

Gerald Lawson
Church of God

David Lorency
Church of God

Dr. Oliver McMahan
Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Dr. John D. Nichols
Care Ministries

Dr. Paul Walker
Pastor Emeritus
Mount Paran Church of God

Steve Wright
Church of God

Video Lessons Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction and Old Testament: Foundations of Benevolence
  2. The Teachings of Jesus on Benevolence
  3. The Nature and Mission of the Church: A Theological Basis for Benevolence
  4. The Social Gospel? Social Justice?
  5. The Church: Benevolence Inside the Community of Faith
  6. The Church: Benevolence Outside the Community of Faith
  7. The Caring Christian
  8. The Church That Cares
  9. Care and Benevolence in the Marketplace: Part 1
  10. Care and Benevolence in the Marketplace: Part 2
  11. Directional Dimensions of Benevolence
  12. Ministries of Compassion
  13. Developing a Ministry of Care and Benevolence: Part 1
  14. Developing a Ministry of Care and Benevolence: Part 2
  • CIMS Credit: 1
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Pastoral
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English

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