Project Description

Church of God School of Ministry

Walking in the Truth

Course Description:

This course is a study of core Christian values based on the teachings of Christ which should impact social and individual behavior, with consideration of the issues of practical theology and ethics theory.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to…

  1. Discuss the core Christian values which impact social and individual behavior.
  2. Identify and discuss ministerial ethics.
  3. Identify and discuss the principles of Christian ethics.
  4. Describe the nature of man and the meaning of Christian love.
  5. Discuss Christian values based on the teachings of Christ.
  6. Discuss the following practical topics and show how they are relevant to today’s society:
    1. Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
    2. Sexuality
    3. Racism
    4. Economy
    5. War and pacifism
    6. Abortion and euthanasia
    7. Capital punishment
    8. Reproduction and cloning
  7. Show how Christian ethics help to form Christian character.

Meet the instructors:

Dr. Donald Aultman

School of Ministry

Dr. Terry Cross
Lee University

Homer G. Rhea
School of Ministry

Dr. R. Lamar Vest
Former Presiding Church of God Overseer

Dr. Horace S. Ward

Former Church of God Pastor

Video Lessons Table of Contents:

  1. Introductions to the Field of Ethics and This Course
  2. Christian Ethics in the 21st Century
  3. Developing Core Beliefs and Values
  4. A Passion for Ethics
  5. Core Beliefs in the 21st Century
  6. Ministerial Ethics
  7. The Church Ethics of Paul: Part 1
  8. The Church Ethics of Paul: Part 2
  9. The Principles of Christian Ethics: Part 1
  10. The Principles of Christian Ethics: Part 2
  11. The Nature of Man: Part 1
  12. The Nature of Man: Part 2
  13. The Meaning of Christian Love: Part 1
  14. The Meaning of Christian Love: Part 2
  15. The Christian and Gender Issues
  16. The Christian and Sexuality
  17. The Christian and Homosexuality
  18. The Christian and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
  19. The Christian and Racism
  20. The Christian and the Economy
  21. The Christian and the Government
  22. War and Pacifism
  23. The Christian and Capital Punishment
  24. The Christian and Abortion
  25. The Christian and Euthanasia
  26. The Christian and Reproduction
  27. The Christian and Cloning
  28. Christian Ethics and Character Formation
  • CIMS Credit: 2
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Doctrinal
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English

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