Capstone – CHMN 679

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/03/2020

Course Description

This course will require students to resource knowledge acquired from the entirety of coursework completed in the MDIV degree program. The core competencies and knowledge from each major area of the degree will be resourced in a comprehensive project that outlines a broad understanding in divinity.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The course requires the student to resource knowledge acquired from the entirety of coursework completed in the MDiv degree program in order to demonstrate a proficient understanding of key biblical issues within the student’s cultural context.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a global great commission perspective which demonstrates the proclamation and application of the Gospel and disciple making process.
  2. Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible from a conservative evangelical perspective, while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the field of Biblical Studies.
  3. Examine theological positions on key doctrinal questions and issues in Christian thought through research and appropriate theological practice.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. The thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.


The Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for Modules/Weeks 1–2. The Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 48 multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.

Statement of Faith (2)

The student will write a Statement of Faith in current Turabian format that focuses on various topics given in the instructions. For each topic, the paper must include: a title, a concise 75–200-word summary stating what the Bible presents as essential to that topic, a documented quote from someone in church history––not from the Bible––born before 1900 A.D., and at least 10 Bible verses.

Statement of Position

The student will write a Statement of Position in current Turabian format that focuses on 4 different cultural concepts. For each concept, the paper must include a title, a concise 75–200-word summary stating the student’s contextual understanding of what the Bible teaches in relation to that concept, and at least 5 Bible verses.

Book Critique

The student will write a Book Critique. For each chapter of the book, the student must present a 100-word minimum summary of that chapter and a 200-word minimum response to that chapter. The response must include a statement of agreement or disagreement, followed by justification for that position, and must utilize at least 3 distinct biblical passages.

Strategic Discipleship Guide

The student will write a 125-word response regarding discipleship for each of the 3 provided prompts, in accordance with the instruction provided after having read the 3 articles provided.

Witness Report

The student will write a 300–900-word report on a witnessing encounter that occurred during this course. The report must briefly describe the person(s) with whom the student shared, describe what was shared and how it was shared, and describe the response of the other person(s).


The student will take a quiz over the reading of the book Square One. The Quiz will be open-book/open-notes and have a 2-hour time limit. The student will be asked to give an account of the reading and then answer 2 general essay questions.