Programs at STC
STC has a wide array of programs comprising of certificates and degrees in a variety of subjects. We are concerned about those persons who are called into ministry and who are serious about developing intimacy with the Lord, Each student must produce evidence that he or she is interested in ministry and wants to move forward by attending STC.
The reason is that our main purpose is to build the Kingdom of God by reaching the world for Christ. Consequently, all the courses at STC including those introductory accelerated Certificate courses are particularly available to those who are interested in sharpening their knowledge of the word through practical Christian teachings.
Students are responsible for purchasing required study texts and materials where indicated. It is our desire and aim to help the student achieve his or her goal and to aspire to great things in the Kingdom of God.
It is our hope that you have been called into ministry by God and your response in enrolling at STC is to fulfill His purpose.
Please take some time to review the course information presented before you, and prayerfully make your selection with the leading of the Holy Spirit. If you need further assistance, please call us at 678 964 4096 leave a brief message, telephone number and the best time to reach you. You may also email us.
Shekinah Theological College Pre-Requisite Program provides an opportunity to the student who does not have a High School Diploma or GED to gain credits to enter the Certificate Programs. The student must earn at least a "C" in all areas before consideration will be granted for entry.
Students who complete a certificate course with a future degree in mind are advised to select those courses that will match their desired degree. They will also be required to complete the pre-requisites for the intended degree, where required.
If the certificate courses do not correspond to a particular degree program, then any credits assigned cannot be transferred. Students are further advised to seek guidance from the Academic Dean who will help with their selections.
Students must earn a total of no less than 2:50 GPA to enter the undergraduate degree programs, and 3:00 GPA for graduate degrees.
Certificates and degrees will only be awarded when the student has completed all financial obligations.
Research Paper [a]
The student must present a topic with arguments pertaining to a specific issue. This is followed by the body of the thesis with formal descriptive arguments supporting the thesis.
This argument must be convincing with analytical thoughts concerning the topic being discussed.
Clearly, poor writing skills will influence the assessment of the thesis concerning the depth of knowledge of the student with regards to the topic being discussed.
It will convey a negative message to the assessor indicating the extent of interest placed in the research.
When using citations, students must use critical thinking skills, paraphrase, summarize, and interpret with ideas that will bring out the meaning of what the original writer assumes with personal understanding in relation to the topic.
The student may use the Bible, commentaries, dictionaries, referred journals, and so forth that will enhance and support the topic.
Research paper [b]
Following these ideas will gain the student success with the research paper.
It means the student took the time to evaluate with synthesis, arguments, paragraph linking, analyze, compare and contrast, support and object.
However, summarizing an idea, excessive unnecessary writings, or padding, will not impress the assessor.
Instead, the student may have to re-write.
Students must spend time being thoughtful about the area of interest with a topic that is researchable.
The paper must be an original and not another person's work. Much thought must also be placed in the development and organization of the paper with supporting reference for it to be considered by the assessor. The student must show sources which prove the validity of arguments with opinions to support or oppose, with inductive and deductive thinking.
For examples and ideas, students should consult other research papers, and follow the guidelines for formal academic writing. There will be more on the Research paper.
Prerequisite requirements for degree-seeking students vary according to degree level. Undergraduate applicants are required to have a high school diploma or GED.
All applicants for a master's level program must have an earned bachelor's degree before applying.
All applicants for the doctoral programs must have a master's degree before applying.
Pastors' Certificate and Ordination
Each course represents 3 credit hours. Core course includes SBC Foundation Course, where applicable, 8 core courses (24), preaching practicum (3), preaching practicum (3), final paper (3).
These programs are specifically selected and designed for those persons who desire to develop skills for better communication and interpersonal relationships.The programs are arranged in a “nut-shell” whereby participants do not have to spend more than a half a day in sessions.
There is no excessive reading for preparation.
The aim is to help participants develop acute awareness of themselves, and understand the effect of their behaviour on their environment.
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