1. CERTIFICATES COURSES
+ Certificate in Missions and Theology (CMT)
+ Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) or Certificate in Ministry (CMin)
2. DIPLOMA COURSES
+ Diploma in Missions and Theology (DMT)
+ Diploma in Biblical studies (DBS) or Diploma in Ministry (DMin)
+ Diploma in Growth and Evangelism (DGE)
3. ADVANCED DIPLOMA COURSES
+ Advanced Diploma in Missions and Theology (ADMT)
+ Advanced Diploma in Biblical studies (ADBS) or Advanced Diploma in Ministry (ADMin)
4. BACHELOR DEGREE COURSES
+ Bachelor in Missions and Theology (BMT)
+ Bachelor in Biblical studies (BBS) or Bachelor in Ministry (BMin)
5. MASTER DEGREE
+ Master in Theology, Ministry and Missions
6. DOCTORATE DEGREE
+ Doctorate in Theology, Ministry and missions
Courses Required of All Students for:
*Bachelor in Biblical Studies (BBS)
*Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.)
Online descriptions provide a full description of course requirements, course documents, and required reading.
1. BBS 100 /B.Min.100
A survey of the Old Testament
Course Description: A study of the Old Testament books from Genesis through to Malachi. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
2. BBS 101 / B.Min. 101
A survey of the New Testament
Course Description: A study of the New Testament books from Matthew through to Revelation. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
3. BBS 102 / B.Min. 102
The Christian Church
Course Description: A study of different aspects of the Christian Church such as: Church Leadership, Church Discipline, Church Counseling, Church and Government. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
4. BBS 103 / B.Min. 103 Biblical Studies 1
Course Description: A study of different aspects of Biblical Studies such as: Bible Manuscripts, Biblical Archaeology, Bible Translations, Is the Bible true, Biblical Prophecy, The Twelve Apostles, and The Dead Sea Scrolls. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
5. BBS 104 / B.Min. 104 Biblical Studies 2
Course Description: A study of different aspects of Biblical Studies such as: The Septuagint, The Gnostic Gospels, Josephus, Paul and James, The Sermon on the Mount, and Spiritual Gifts. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
6. BBS 105 / B.Min. 105 Religions of the World 1
Course Description: Channeling, Freemasonry, and Hinduism Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
7. BBS 106 / B.Min. 106 Religions of the World 2
Course Description: A study of different world religions such as: Islam, The New Age Movement, Scientology, and the Theosophical Society. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
8. BBS 107 / B.Min. 107 Christian Issues 1
Course Description: A study of different theological issues a Christian may face such as: Abortion, The Bible Code, Marriage and Divorce, Morality and Christianity, Cloning, and Creationism. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
9. BBS 108 / B.Min.108 Christian Issues 2
Course Description: A study of different theological issues a Christian may face such as: Speaking Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
10. BBS 109 / B.Min. 109 The Gnostic Gospels
Course Description: A study of different aspects of the Gnostic Gospels including: Gnosticism, The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Phillip, The Gospel of Mary, The Gospel of Judas, and The Secret Gospel of Mark. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
11. BBS 110 /B.Min 110 Christian Apologetics
Course Description: A study of how and why Christian Apologetics are needed to defend tenets of the Christian faith. Topics include a review of the different methods and approaches to Apologetics. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
12. BBS 111 / B.Min 111 New Age Teachings
Course Description: A study of various New Age Teachings such as the church growth movement, new age teaching, visualization, mysticism, goddess worship, and parachurches. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
13. MBS 112 / B.Min 112 History of Religion
Course Description: A study of selected eras and movements within the history of religion. Topics address Christian and non-Christian religious movements through the ages. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
14. BBS 113 / B.Min 113 Cults of the World
Course Description: A study of the cult movements prevalent in society. Topics explored include: Jehovah Witness, Christian Scientist, Unity School of Christianity, and Mormonism. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
15. BBS 114 / B.Min 114 The Existence of God
Course Description: A study of the rationale and evidence for the existence of God. Topics include: Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
16. BBS 115 / B.Min 115 Christology
Course Description: A study of the various cases evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ. Topics include: The person of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of Christ, Jesus the Messiah fulfilled, The Jesus Seminar, and The Shroud of Turin. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
17. BBS 116 / B.Min 116 Christian Theology 1
Course Description: A study of the doctrine which underlies the Christian faith. Topics include: atonement, Biblical Systematic Theology, covenants, and signs of the end times. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
18. BBS 117 / B.Min 117 Christian Theology 2
Course Description: A continued and advanced study of different the doctrine which underlies the Christian faith. Topics include: The sanctity of human life, the tower of Babel, Christian education, dangers within evangelism, evil and suffering, and spiritual warfare. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
19. BBS 118 / B.Min 118 Ministry
Course Description: A study of different aspects of Christian ministry as an occupation. Topics include: practical ministry basics, women in the ministry, and the five-fold ministry. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
20. BBS 119 / B.Min 119 Christianity and Science Course Description: Can science and Christianity coexist? This course explores how science and Christianity can and do support one another at times; and how they are at odds with one another at other times. Topics include: the Bible and science, faith and reason, and the origin of religion. Quiz 3 credit hours Essay 7 credit hours
21. BBS 120 / B.Min 120 Thesis (per instructions above) 20 credit hours
* Receive a passing grade on each of the 20 required quizzes = 30 credit hours.
* Receive a passing grade on each of the 10 course essays = 70 credit hours.
Receive a passing grade on the course thesis = 20 credit hours.
The degree: 120 credit hours.
BASIC TRAINING COURSES CURRICULUM BACHELOR IN DIVINITY
STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST :
The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest, things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder of Institute training equips students to fulfill.
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.
KINGDOM LIVING : The “Gospel of the Kingdom” shall be preached in all the world before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.
SPIRITUAL STRATEGIES: A MANUAL OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE: This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained.
MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT : This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts. Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ.
KNOWING GOD’S VOICE: This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life. A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices.
CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS: This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining.
BASIC BIBLE SURVEY: This survey provides an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old Testament Volume Two: New Testament.
DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW:
This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis through Revelation. God’s plan for the nations of the world from the beginning of time is detailed. Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented.
TEACHING TACTICS: This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel. Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel.
God’s plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers. Church growth principles are emphasized.
POWER PRINCIPLES: The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Power principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators to demonstrators of the power of God.
BIBLICAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES: A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success.
PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS: Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis. They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES:
Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God. This course analyzes Christ’s objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry.
MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES: This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various areas of ministry are also available through this module.
LEAVEN-LIKE EVANGELISM: The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough: The leaven is small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between ministries.
WOMEN, A BIBLICAL PROFILE: A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry. Also includes a study of the Bible books bearing women’s names–Ruth and Esther–and resources for biographical study of all of the women of the Bible.
YOU CAME UNTO ME….A JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY MANUAL: A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes guidelines for writing and visiting inmates, conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out to families of inmates, and ministering on death row.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray for, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer.
BATTLE FOR THE BODY: A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines for receiving and ministering healing.
HONORARY DOCTORIAL DEGRE
D.Evan. =Doctor of Evangelism
H.D. =Doctor of Humanity
C.M.D. =Doctor of Christian Missions
S.L.D. =Doctor of Sacred Literature
D.D. =Doctor of Divinity
S.M.D. =Doctor of Sacred Music
CMTI Offers the widest variety of religious degrees of any school its size in the Nigeria. However, we do not offer any secular “Arts” (which represents a wide scope of studies including such subjects as education, human relations, literature, etc.), or PhD degrees. Our Ph.D. doesn’t have to do with the study of philosophy.
HONORARY DOCTORIAL DEGREE PROGRAM
If you are a Pastor, Evangelist, or Leader of an active Christian ministry, CEM MISSIONARY AND THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE may be able to grant you an Honorary Doctorial Degree on the basis of I Timothy 5:17, if you meet the following qualifications:
1. Must be at least 30 years old.
Produce evidence that you are a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel.
2. Verify that you have at least 10 years of full-time or part-time ministerial experience.
3. Prepare a TYPED one-page summary or resume of your work for the Lord.
4. Secure the endorsements of two other licensed or ordained ministers or other prominent Church leaders.
5. Make a 30,000NGN ($150 ) contribution to the furtherance of CMTI
There is a discount for two Honorary Doctorial Degrees for a Married Couple.
You may request an application by E-Mail attachment.
USE OF YOUR TITLE
Only about 5% of ministers in major cities have Doctor Degrees—but it’s rapidly increasing.
If you receive a Doctorate from The CMTI, you have a legitimate right to use the title in your public life either before or after your name, such as: Dr. Andreas Olufestus, Andreas Olufestus, DTh., or Rev. Dr. Andreas Olufestus. You are honestly and ethically entitled to use your title on your business cards, letterhead, brochures, the phone book, road signs, and “Public Service Announcements” in the newspapers, if you so choose.
It’s only reasonable and proper for others to address and introduce you as “Doctor so and so…” Your degree will often win you instant respect from most dignified people. It means you have spent hundreds of hours studying hundreds of Bible verses and answering hundreds of questions correctly!