Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Required Courses for Certificate Program
15 Courses or 45 Credit Hours

13) VSM-PM105 Understanding Morality & Social Ethics - 3 Credits

Purpose of the Course
The intention of this course is to provide the student with a Biblical foundation to their moral and social ethical decision-making.

Course Objectives
The course will enable the student to:
1) Distinguish between the universal claims of Western ethics/morality and Biblical ethics/morality.
2) To examine the contemporary challenges facing the church and how to be “light in the darkness”.
3) To examine the biblical accounts involving ethical/moral decision making and how to apply Biblical principles to our world.
4) To comprehend the uniqueness of the African context, culture, and language and how this impacts morality and social ethics.

Course Content
The need has never been greater for men and women of integrity, who live lives of love and truth. Ethical dilemmas loom on every side in today’s world. This course looks in-depth at moral and ethical decision-making in the marketplace, at work, in the church, and at home. Using Biblical texts, the student will engage in applying Biblical decision making to contemporary contexts in our world. Necessarily, relevant African topics could include tribalism, conflict, witchcraft, corruption, gender discrimination, polygamy, wife inheritance, female circumcision, refugees, and urbanization.