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Certificate Completion Projects

When you have completed all of the required courses for your certificate program, you are required to finish a certificate completion project. Typically this is a research paper. However, for those who do not wish to write a paper, there is now an alternative way to do a certificate completion project for all levels of study. Please review the options listed below. If you choose to do a certificate completion project instead of a paper, you may still be able to graduate with honors. Only those writing a paper as thier certificate completion project will be awarded the cord of honor with a transcript of 3.95 GPA or better.  All Master Certificate of Studies students are required to write a research papaer as described in the course catalogue.

CERTIFICATE OF STUDIES COMPLETION PROJECT

 

The PERSONAL CERTIFICATION form at the end of this document must be completed by all students.

 

SECTION ONE – This section must be completed by all students. Please do not quote dictionaries or encyclopedias. 

 

1). In twenty five words or less define the word “CULTURE”

 
2). In twenty five words or less define the word “SOCIETY”

3). In twenty five words or less define the word “PHILOSOPHY”

4). In twenty five words or less define the word “RELIGION”

5). In twenty five words or less define the word “ART”

6). In twenty five words or less define the word “AUTHORITY”

7). In twenty five words or less define the word “GOVERNMENT”

8). In twenty five words or less define the word “LAW”

9). In twenty five words or less define the word “SCIENCE”

10). In twenty five words or less define the word “EDUCATION”

 

SECTION TWO – This section must be completed by all students. Circle the most accurate answer.

 

1). There is a difference between cognitive based counseling and Biblical based counseling.

a). True   b). False

 

2).  All religions or faiths are “text-based” entities.

a). True   b). False

 

3). St. Francis of Assisi might be considered an ecumenical religious figure.

a). True   b). False

 

4). Philosophy affects religion more than religion affects philosophy.

a). True   b). False

 

5). Personal worldviews are more prevalent in the lives of the intellectual.

a). True   b). False

 

6). The New Testament and the Old Testament were officially canonized simultaneously.

a). True   b). False

 

7). John Wycliffe and William Tyndale were contemporaries with two separate sets of intentions.

a). True   b). False

 

8). The desire of the mentoree is non consequential to the mentoring process.

a). True   b). False

 

9). The Emmaus Road experience describes a wonderful dissection of the scriptures by Jesus.

a). True   b). False

 

10). The purpose and use of apologetics is to bring about an encounter with Jesus Christ.

a). True   b). False

 

SECTION THREE – This section must be completed by all students. Keep your answers concise and within the word limit.  

 

1). In fifty words or less describe your worldview by answering the question; “Where did I come from?”

 

2). In fifty words or less describe your worldview by answering the question; “Why am I here?”

 

3). In fifty words or less describe your worldview by answering the question; “How am I going to live my life?”

 

4). In fifty words or less describe your worldview by answering the question; “What is my destiny?”

 

5). In fifty words or less, give and example of how someone can be moved with a purpose in life and the end results of their efforts and actions turn out to be much different than the original plan. 

 

6). Select three (3) statements from those below that are invalid statements regarding the relationship between orthodox Christianity and Gnosticism. Place and “x” in the box in front of those statements.   

 

qThe Gnostic Gospels and Canonical Gospels are relatively close in content.

 

qGnosticism is not a trend or issue in the current postmodern society.

 

qAgnosticism and Gnosticism are opposite in their positions and philosophy.

 

qThe first Christian apologists spoke out against Gnosticism.

 

qThe teachings of Christ and the passion narrative find harmony and emphasis in both Christianity and Gnosticism.

 

7). In fifty words or less, give an example of a successful mentoring relationship.

 

8). Compose three statements that help describe God’s purpose and relationship with humanity. 

     

9). In fifty words or less, describe one event in the 20th Century that was a catalyst in changing the current society and culture typically experienced in North America today. 

 

10). In fifty words or less, discuss the most interesting fact or learning experience that you received or encountered from this degree program.

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT 

 

This form must be completed by all students.

  

I hereby certify that I have personally listened to all of the provided lectures, read the provided materials and have personally answered all of the questions on the examinations and this certificate completion project by myself and without the assistance or coaching of any other individual, nor have I copied any text directly in a continuous stream of five words from any pre-published source.

 

 

 

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Signature                                                                                                Social Security # or valid DL #

 

 

Address _________________________________________________

City __________________ State _______ Zip _______________

Phone (____) _______________ Email ______________________

 

Advanced Certificate of Studies

COMPLETION PROJECT

Please create this certificate completion project as a separate document. Do not answer the question on this form. Your final project should be submitted in both hard copy an in a digital format.   

SECTION ONE

Using a Strong’s Concordance (dictionary section) hardcopy or at www.blueletterbible.or/study/

Discuss briefly the following highlighted words in these verses as to their Greek definitive and their application in the current Christian community of faith. Please limit your answer to 100 words or less.

1).

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

2).

1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, {the} man Christ Jesus,

3).

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

4).

Mark 12:31

"The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

5).

Philippians 2:18

And you too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

6).

Acts 15:40

But Paul chose Silas and departed, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

7).

Philemon 1:20

Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

SECTION TWO

You will need to obtain the video production “Joan of Arc Child of War, Soldier of God”. There is a copy in the TBTS library, or you may purchase it for your own library at www.christiancinema.com  Answer the following question from your perceptions and opinions after viewing the movie. You may want to take notes and watch it more than once. Please limit your answers to 200 words or less.

1).  Do you consider Joan to have had a true conversion experience to Jesus Christ or not? Defend your answer from the portrayal made of her spiritual life in the video.

2). Define the two main authority figures in Joan’s life, and her relationship to them.

3). Do you understand Joan’s life to end on a positive note or a negative note?  Explain your answer.

4). Briefly describe the culture that Joan experienced during the main events of her adult life.

5). Describe Joan’s closest relationships and her reaction to them from a psychological standpoint.

 

SECTION THREE

Select two of  the following historical figures of the Christian faith and write a short essay and reflective paper on their lives of 300-500 words. You will need to research and present a minimum of two accomplishments or significant events that were pivotal in their contribution to the Christian faith. Please list your resources for information you obtained at the end of each essay.

Polycarp

Tertullian

St. Augustine

Thomas Aquinas

Jan Hus

William Tyndale

John Wesley

Dwight L. Moody

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

 

This form must be completed by all students.

 

I hereby certify that I have personally listened to all of the provided lectures, read the provided materials and have personally answered all of the questions on the examinations and this certificate completion project by myself and without the assistance or coaching of any other individual, nor have I copied any text directly in a continuous stream of five words from any pre-published source.

 

 

 

_____________________________________           ____________

Print Name                                                                                             Date

 

 

_____________________________________           _____________________________

Signature                                                                                                Social Security # or valid DL #

 

 

Address _________________________________________________

City __________________ State _______ Zip _______________

Phone (____) _______________ Email ______________________

 

 


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