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House of Studies Core Courses and House Programs

 

The House of Studies (HofS) is a professional-level program for individuals pursuing an ecclesiastical vocation or continuing in one in ordained ministry. A major element of this program provides spiritual formation for students and another provides them with extensive studies in the biblical text, theology (systematic theology, church history, etc.), and in various areas of practical theology. Upon completion of this program, graduates will receive a certification and be capable of conducting their ministry at the highest level of professional competence, communicate in a manner that is intellectually articulate, and relate to others in a way that is spiritually mature and morally sensitive.

NOTE: The House of Studies plans to offer ecclesiastical and professional/ministry degrees in the very near future. Check back for more details.

 

Upon completion of the House of Studies program, graduates will have:

 

  • Acquired a deeper knowledge of historical theology and the Bible to more effectively function in various roles in a church setting;

  • Developed skills in studying the Bible;

  • Formed a sound foundation for continuing scholarly biblical studies and theology; and

  • Prepared for vocational opportunities as a diaconate or presbyter or in various professional fields in ministry and theology.

 

Program Requirements:

 

  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

  • All requirements must be completed within six years of the date of acceptance into the program.

  • All assignments and exams for online courses/webinars must be submitted at the end of each semester as listed on the academic calendar, unless otherwise stipulated in the course syllabus. Assignments for residential courses/seminars must be submitted 90 days after the completion of on-site instruction, unless otherwise stipulated in the course syllabus. 

 

The core module of courses is 27 credits (each courses is 3 credits: CEU or academic track with a difference in assignments and cost):

 

  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)

  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Church History (3 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics (3 credits)

  • Introduction to Biblical Languages and Use of Key Resources (3 credits)

  • Mapping the Theological Terrain: Finding Yourself within the Christian Context (3 credits)

  • Personal Spiritual Direction and Formation (3 credits)

  • Missions and Apologetics (3 credits)

  • Contemporary Ministry Issues (3 credits)

                     Individual Houses of Study Modules (each course is three credits: CEU or academic track)                     

Old Catholic

House of Studies

63 Credits**

 

Basic Courses

  • Introduction to Catholicism

  • History of Catholic Church* 

  • The Legacy of Utrecht

  • First Seven Ecumenical Councils

  • Introduction to Patristics

 

Theology

  • Systematic Theology

  • Christian Ethics/Moral Theology

  • Sacramental Theology

  • The Mystery of Faith: The Eucharist

  • Ecclesiastical Theology

  • Catholicism and Human Sexuality

  • Catholic Apologetics* 

 

Biblical Studies

  • Greek or Hebrew

  • Elective textual course

  • Elective textual course

 

Practicum

  • Homiletics 1

  • Homiletics 2

  • Liturgics 

  • Business of Church

  • Introduction to Pastoral Care

  • Spiritual Direction*

  • Introduction to Catholic Spirituality

  • CCIA Distinctives/Heritage

  • Contemporary Issues in Christianity*

  • Missiology—Missions*

 

Final Thesis***

Liturgical

House of Studies

51 Credits**

 

Basic Courses

  • Western/Eastern Church

  • First Seven Ecumenical Councils

  • Introduction to Patristics

 

Theology

  • Systematic Theology

  • Gospel and Social Ethics

  • Sacramental Theology

  • The Mystery of Faith: The Eucharist

  • Ecclesiastical Theology

 

Biblical Studies

  • Greek and Hebrew

  • Epistles of Paul

  • Elective textual course

 

Practicum

  • Homiletics 1

  • Liturgical Practice

  • Biblical Counseling

  • Church Prayer

 

Final Project***

Eastern Church

House of Studies

39 Credits**

 

Basic Courses

  • Basic Non-Chalcedon Church

  • The Nestorians

  • Eastern Canon

  • Eastern Church Studies

  • Introduction to Eastern Church Patristics

 

Theology

  • Enthronement Theology

 

Biblical Studies

  • Basic Syriac

  • Peshitta of Old and New Covenants

  • Eastern View of Apocalypse
     

Practicum

  • Eastern Church Liturgy

  • Syriac Prayers: The Lord’s Prayer

  • Eastern Church Spirituality

 

Final Project***

 

Practical Ministry

House of Studies

36 Credits**

 

Basic Courses

(in core module)

 

Theology

  • Theology and Ethics of God

  • Gospel and Social Ethics

  • Enthronement Theology

 

Biblical Studies

  • Prophets

  • Epistles of Paul

  • Johannine Literature

  • Apocalyptic Literature

 

Practicum

  • Making of a Leader

  • Biblical Counseling

  • Discipleship

  • Psychology and Good Religion

 

Final Project***

NOTES:

 

*These courses are fulfilled in the core module with additional readings required for students from an Old Catholic tradition. An additional one credit in Old Catholic readings (with a reflective assignment) may be awarded in addition to the regular three credit course. 

 

**Prerequisites include B.A., B.S., Th.B., or equivalent degree. Special status can be obtained if a student has completed 107 credits of undergraduate study, possesses 15 years of pastoral/ministerial experience, and is at least 35 years of age. Advanced placement of up to 24 semester hours can be obtained if a student has completed a graduate level major in religious or theological studies and received a grade of 2.7 (B-) in the courses under consideration with the remaining semester credits taken at the House of Studies for complete fulfillment of certification/licentiate requirements.

 

***The final thesis or project will be supervised by an academic affairs committee in cooperation and consultation with ecclesiastical authorities. 

Academic Pathways and Agreements

 

At present, the House of Studies has ecclesiastical and academic agreements with the following:

 

St. Anthony’s is an educational outreach of and operates under the supervision and the ecclesiastical authority of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ (ECCC) and Archbishop Dr. Karl Rodig, His Eminence and Archbishop of the ECCC. 

 

 

St. Jude Theological Institute (SJTI) under the supervision of The Catholic Church in America (CCIA) 
with the primary goal of providing SJTI students access to HofS courses for acceptance and certification
by CCIA for ordination.

 

Other agreements as they become available will be announced here.