Course Credit - Southern Seminary
Enhance your TGC conference experience by earning up to 6 hours of transferable graduate or undergraduate credit through Southern Seminary. You will attend exclusive lectures and events featuring renowned professors, pastors, and panel discussions.
You can take either New Testament 1, an elective class on Luke, or an elective class on a Theology of Work in conjunction with the National Conference. Each course will have varying reading and assignments to complete. You are also able to take an Introduction to Missiology class in conjunction with the Pre-Conference on World Missions.
So, students can earn up to 6 hours of transferable graduate or undergraduate credit through Southern Seminary:
TGC Conference: New Testament 1 OR Luke OR A Theology of Work
TGC Pre-Conference on World Missions: Intro to Missiology
The early bird registration rate for each class is $400. This cost does not include the student registration rate for the TGC conference or Pre-Conference. To register for the class, select the Student + Conference Class rate when registering for the conference.
Introduction to Missiology Dean Zane PrattThis course serves as a general introduction to Christian missions. It seeks to root missiology in biblical and systematic theology, and to analyze missiological issues through biblical and theological lenses. It seeks to cultivate a biblical passion for the mission God has given His people and a biblical understanding of how to fulfill that mission. It also seeks to help both those called to cross-cultural ministry and those called to church ministry within their own culture know better how to advance the mission of God's people within their context (3 hours). This class will function as a core Introduction to Missiology course for most degree programs. It could also count as an elective if preferred.
Luke Dr. Thomas R. SchreinerThis course will be a study of the Third Gospel with particular attention to Lukan theology, to the evangelist as historian, and to relevance for the contemporary church (3 hours). This class will function as an elective for most degree programs. Consult your school's Registrar to verify how it will transfer to your degree.
New Testament 1 Dr. Thomas R. SchreinerThis course will expose the student to issues concerning how to interpret the Gospels, and provide an historical and theological survey of each of the four Gospels, culminating with discussion of how these four Gospels witness to the one Jesus (3 hours). This class will function as a core New Testament 1 course for most degree programs. Consult your school's Registrar to verify how it will transfer to your degree.
A Theology of Work Dr. Phillip R. BethancourtThis course will be a theology of work that explores the relationship between faith and vocation. It will examine the biblical, historical, and theological foundations for work. It will also reflect on how to apply a theology of work to daily life and equip the church to reflect a right view of vocation in the life of its members.
What courses are available to take in conjunction with The Gospel Coalition Conference?
- New Testament 1 - This course will focus on how to interpret the Gospels, centering on how these four books witness to the one Jesus.
- Luke - This course will be a study of the book of Luke with particular attention to its theology and its relevance for the church today.
- A Theology of Work - This course will be a theology of work that explores the relationship between faith and vocation.
- Intro to Missiology - This course will introduce the biblical foundations, theological convictions, and global need for world missions.
How many courses can students take in conjunction with The Gospel Coalition Conference?
Students can earn up to 6 hours of transferable graduate or undergraduate credit through Southern Seminary as part of The Gospel Coalition Conference events:
- TGC Conference - New Testament 1 OR Luke OR A Theology of Work
- TGC Pre-Conference on World Missions - Intro to Missiology
What assignments are required for the courses?
The courses consist of three elements:
- Conference attendance - Students will attend The Gospel Coalition conference. Students taking the Intro to Missiology course must also attend The Gospel Coalition pre-conference on world missions.
- Special class-specific lectures and events - Students will attend lectures and special events occasionally throughout the conference. These will begin on Monday morning for the New Testament 1 and Luke courses. Course syllabi will include more details as the conference approaches.
- Post-conference assignments - Students will complete written assignments by the end of May and reading assignments by the beginning of June.
Who will teach the courses?The New Testament 1 and Luke courses will be led by Southern Seminary New Testament scholar Thomas Schreiner. They will also feature lectures and panels from other renowned professors and pastors.
A Theology of Work will be led by Southern Seminary Christian Theology professor Phillip Bethancourt.
The Intro to Missiology course will be led by Southern Seminary Missions Dean Zane Pratt.
What will the lectures and panels be like?
These academic lectures and panels will be a great companion to the dynamic sessions at The Gospel Coalition Conference. They will feature some of evangelicalism's best thinkers on important topics. They will also be interactive, allowing students to engage in the discussion.
The Logistics of the Course
How do I register for a course?
To register for the course, students should select the appropriate option for attending The Gospel Coalition conference for academic credit when they register for the conference.
How much does a TGC conference course cost?
The early bird registration rate for each class is $400. This cost does not include the student registration rate for the TGC conference or Pre-Conference. This registration rate will increase after the early bird registration period ends.
What does my course cost include?
The course cost will cover the tuition for the three credit-hour course. This course cost is in addition to the student fee for The Gospel Coalition conference attendance. Students are responsible for all other expenses related to travel and lodging.
How do I transfer the course credit back to my school?
The Gospel Coalition conference courses are 3-hour credit classes that are fully transferable to another school, based upon the other school's transfer of credit policy. After completing the course, students can request an official transcript be sent to their home institution. Students are encouraged to verify in advance with their home institution how the course will transfer to their particular degree program.
How do I order my books?
Course books can be purchased online or ordered through the Southern Seminary Lifeway Christian bookstore. Purchases can be made in the store, or students can place their order by phone and have the books mailed to them. Students can also order the books through other retailers. The required books for each course are listed in the class's syllabi.
Registration and Refunds
When does registration close?
Course registration ends on the same date as student conference registration (unless sold out earlier).
What is your refund policy?
Before February 1st, 2013, a full refund is available for canceled registration less a $30 processing fee. Starting February 1, 2013, no refund for cancelled registration will be provided. Thank you in advance for not inquiring regarding exceptions.