Short Certification Courses (SCC)

Christian Response to Pandemic: Learning from the History
Prof. Anand Deshbhratar

Christian Response to Pandemic: Learning from the History

Christian Response to Pandemic: Learning from the History

This is a 4 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching some videos, participation in a discussion forum. This nanocourse deals with a Christian History of Pandemics. Primarily on how the Church has responded to disease throughout the centuries and how we as a 21st century Church can respond to present pandemic crisis.

At the end of this nano-course, students will be able to 

  1.  Know how the church has responded to disease throughout the centuries. 
  2.  Acknowledge and appreciate the ministry of the church during the crisis. 
  3.  Respond to the present pandemic crisis.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Prof. John SilvanusAnupama Kalangi

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

This course is an analysis of basic biblical Hebrew grammar with a focus on the nature and structure of the Hebrew language. It includes a study of grammar, morphology, pronunciation, vocabulary, linguistics, and basic syntax, reading of texts from the Hebrew Bible as well as translation work.

Spiritual Formation: Serving God's Purposes in Our Generation!
Prof. Anand Deshbhratar

Spiritual Formation: Serving God's Purposes in Our Generation!

This course identifies how God utilizes Scripture, people, personal experiences, contexts, literature, spiritual disciplines, and events to transform believers holistically into Christ-likeness. The format of the course will include inquiry, critical thinking, theological reflection, and an introduction to the holistic formation model.

Spiritual Formation: Disciplining Ourselves for the Purpose of Godliness!
Prof. Richard BabuSamuel T. Koshy

Spiritual Formation: Disciplining Ourselves for the Purpose of Godliness!

This course explores how growing in the practice of spiritual disciplines can help us to build an intimate relationship with God. It highlights how godly choices we make results in personal transformation and growth in spiritual maturity. The format of the course will include inquiry, critical thinking, theological and personal reflection.