Asian Revival College of Theology, Inc.




Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: H 505 Hermeneutics

Instructor: Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan Th.D


I. Course Description:

This course is designed to develop the learner’s and discipline to study the scriptures, analyzing, interpreting, exegete it thoroughly and critically, hermeneutically in the light and inspiration of the Holy Spirit getting the original meaning and applying it to the present audience or listener.


11.  Course Objectives: At the end of the study the learners are expected to acquire the following:

1.       A well- rounded the principles of exegesis and interpreting the Bible.

2.       The learners will be able to know  the meaning and the vitality of Hermeneutics

3.       The learners will able to obtain the sound interpretation, theologically and systematically base on the Word of God.

4.       The learners will be able to study and understand different types of interpretation

5.       The learners will be able to practice studying and applying the Scriptures personally base on their interpretation.


111. Course Time: 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

1V. Course Outline:

1.       Definition – About the Subject Hermeneutics, exegesis and eye - exegesis.

2.       The vitality of the subject

3.       Learning different types of interpretation

4.       Studying on how to interpret and applying before sharing it to the listener.

5.       Learning on how to deliver the message with contextualization. 

V. Course Requirements:

1.  Class attendance and participation

2. Quizzes

3 Final Exams.

The students must present their works on how they interpret the Scriptures.


V1. Course Reference:

1.       Bible

2.       Any books on Hermeneutics

3.       Bible Concordance

4.       Bible Dictionary

5.       Commentaries



1.       Assignments                                 20%

2.       Attendance                                   20%

3.       Quizzes                                        20%

4.       Final exam. Presentation

Of Biblical Interpretation                          40%

                                                    Total 100%


Christian Philosophy

 Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: GE 209 Christian Philosophy
                   Ancient and Medieval

Instructor: Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan Th.D

Course Description:

In this class we will study the history of Western philosophy from its inception in ancient Greece to the intricacies of Scholastic philosophy in the middle ages.    The cornerstone of ancient Greek thought is found in the works of Plato and Aristotle.  But these thinkers did not work in a vacuum but instead had behind them a rich "pre-Socratic" tradition of philosophical thinking.  In order to understand the rich epistemological and metaphysical systems put forward by Plato and Aristotle, we will first look to this history of philosophy.  We will pay particular attention to the way early Greek thinkers concentrated on the question of being (what is really real?)  And how it is possible to know all reality.  Ancient philosophy takes a turn to the question f ethical behavior and norms with the emergence of the Plato's teacher, Socrates that influences all later thought.  We will examine this turn and trace it in the developed philosophical systems Plato and Aristotle.  We will then take our test:

Philosophy did not conclude with Aristotle but moved forward critically as it appropriated the great philosophies of the past.  We will follow the development of western philosophy after Aristotle as it seeks to explicate and criticize the major epistemological and metaphysical theories of the past However, an enormously influential development occurs with the rise of Christianity.  We will also seek to understand the interrelation of faith and logical thought as it is worked out during the Middle Ages.  Hence we shall examine the manner by which the Platonic and Aristotelian philosophies are critically integrated into Christian philosophy in these centuries.   This second test will range over this whole period of post-Aristotelian philosophy.

Course Objectives: At the end of the study the learners are expected to acquire the following:

1. A well- rounded knowledge about the Ancient Medieval Philosophers

1.       The Students will be to know about Christian Philosophy

2.       The learners will able to obtain the sound of philosophy

3.       The learners will be able to formulate their own philosophy related to Christian ministry

 Text books: for reading materials

1. Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle

2. Philosophy in the middle Ages: the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions

3. Philosophy of Christian Education

4. Philosophy of Christian Ministry


1. Attendance                                          10%

2. Two exams                                           25% each

2. Two 2-4 pages papers                         25% respectively

3. Assignments                                        20%

4. Final Exam                                          30%

                                                       Total 100%


Student Responsibilities and Assessments:

Class Participation

Every student must come to each class having already read the day's assignment and be prepared to participate in the discussion of this reading.  Since class participation is essential to the success of this class, each student is responsible to formulate at least one well thought-out question once a week somehow related to the reading of that week.  These must be posted on the class web page before 5pm on the Sunday following the readings of that week...  We will pursue answers to some of these questions both in discussions on the web page and in our class discussions as we move along in our readings.  Grading will be based on the frequency of your in-class participation and the quality of this discussion. Higher grades will be given to students who frequently participate.  The highest grades will be given to those students who participate regularly with well reasoned and well prepared remarks.  Attendance is required. For the second and each subsequent unexcused absence your final average will be lowered each time by 2 points.


Each student will also be required to write a 4-7 page paper on a topic of her choice.  I will provide paper topic suggestions, or the student may choose a topic herself.  If the latter option is taken, the topic must be approved in advance.  For all papers, an outline must be submitted by the student at a scheduled point during the semester.  See the Class Schedule for these dates.  All papers must center on the viewpoints of the philosophers discussed in this class. (See paper guidelines for more details). Papers will be graded according to the criteria laid out in a grading rubric. It is important to note that good spelling, grammar and structure count significantly... Papers may not be submitted late.  See the Paper Guidelines page for an explanation of the requirements and structure of the paper as well as an explanation of the graded elements in the paper. 

There will be two in-class essay tests: Each exam will consist of a small number of essay questions.  Study guides for these tests will be provided to the student which will contain a number of essay questions.  All test questions will be taken from these study guides. 

There will be a normal grading scale for all exams, an A equals 90%-100%, a B equals 80%-89%, a C 70%-79%, a D 60%-69%.  Anything below 60% is considered failing.  Form (i.e., correct grammar, syntax, spelling, etc) is essential to a high grade on these tests.


Personality Development


Syllabus: Contract of Learning



Subject: GE 250 Personality Development



Instructor: Rev. Elizabeth S. Ang  M.Th


Course Description

Theories of Personality introduces major personality theories, their historical and social, Spiritual, Biblical origins, and their contributions to psychotherapy; investigate Psychoanalysis, Neo-Freudian, Humanistic, Behavioral, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Radical Psychology, Cognitive, and other contemporary theories; explores the role of culture in personality development.


Course Objectives

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

Demonstrate Christian worldview and Biblical development of the wholeness of a person       
Demonstrate knowledge of historical and current views of human personality
Critically assess current personality theories
Demonstrate a knowledge of current findings and latest research related to understandings of personality development
Assess current views of personality in contrast to classical theories
Critically analyze the research methodology used to demonstrate the validity of classical and modern approaches to personality
Explain the relationship between personality theories and observable behavior

Apply knowledge of personality development and traits to current practical issues such as neurosis, authoritarianism, bigotry, etc. 

Give examples of the impact of culture on personality development

Major Topics

  1. Introduction to personality-definition and history
  2. Strategies for studying personality characteristics
  3. Trait and type theory
  4. Cognitive theories
  5. Motivation theories
  6. Learning theories
  7. Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories
  8. Experimental studies of personality characteristics
  9. Contemporary approached to personality problems
  10. Application to current issues



Evaluation and student feedback in this course will combine several of the following formats:

  1. Tests/Quizzes
  2. Research papers
  3. Oral presentations
  4. Cooperative learning group assignments
  5. Analysis of case studies
  6. Written responses to instructor-provided prompts; applying course content


Dates & Time                                                        Topics

June 8 7:00-9:3pm                  Lesson 1.  Introduction:What is Personality Development

                                             Lesson 2.  Personality and the Bible

June 11-12 7:00pm-9:30 pm    Lesson 3. Christian Personality Development


June 15       7:00pm-9:30pm     Lesson 4. Christian Personality Development

                                                             Why the Bible for Personality Development?

June 18-19  7:00pm-9:30pm    Lesson 5. Personality Development Bible Reading:

                                                             How much to do it for Spiritual Health

June 22,25,26  7:00pm-9:00pm Lesson 6. Personality and Psychology


Daniel & Revelation


Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: Daniel & Revelation

 Professor: Bishop Jesus T. Camacho, D. Min


  1. Course Description: This Study aims to took critically discuss theologically the indicative implications in these two books and relating these implications to the present world condition.


    11. Course Objectives: upon completion of the course, students will be:

1. Able to distinctly decipher the scriptural teaching and its significance into the present world condition.

2. Able to share to others seasoned biblically prophecies about what is going to be in the world now and beyond.

3. Able to help arrest false notion about the current events that is taking place now.


  111. Course Time: 6:00pm- 9:30pm (3.5 hours/ session 6 = 21 hours)



 1V. Course Outline and Calendaring:


   Dates                                                                         Topics


January 19,2009                     House Policies, Expectations Introduction & Books Outline

January 20                              Daniel 3-7; Quiz

January 21                              Daniel 8-12

January 22                              Expectations, Introduction & Revelation 1-3

January 23                              Revelation 4- 18; Quiz

January24                               Revelation 19 – 22


V. Course Strategies:


  1. Lectures


  1. Class Assignment
  2. Class Discussion
  3. Home Work/s

V1. Course Requirements:

  1. Class Attendance and Participation
  2. Quizzes


V11. Course References:

  1. Bible
  2. Any Survey Book/s on Daniel & Revelation
  3. Bible Commentaries, Dictionaries, Handbooks and Atlases


Christian Management & Leadership


Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: Christian Management and Leadership

Instructor: Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan Th. D


I. Course Description:

The course on Christian Management and Leadership will explore the nature of Christian leadership with particular focus on leadership styles, skills, and the dynamics of leadership.  Attention will be given to how to lead people, groups, and churches to be more effective in ministry and outreach.  Students will examine the characteristics of a church as both organism and organization and will become acquainted with models for leading, planning, and managing designed to help a church fulfill its God-given purpose.  The principles learned in this course will be applicable to a wide variety of groups and organizational settings.


II. Course Objectives:


1. Develop and articulate a working definition of Christian leadership.


2. Examine a variety of leadership styles and their application in a variety of settings.


3. Identify the qualities, characteristics, and requirements of effective Christian leaders.


4. Assess and evaluate personal and spiritual gifts and discover potential avenues for personal development as a leader.


5.Examine a variety of Biblical models of leadership and management in the church.


6. Develop a deeper understanding of the ministry and mission of the local church and the role of leadership in the local church context.


7. Explore ways to lead a church or a church-related ministry to define its purpose as the people of God on mission, develop appropriate goals, and evaluate its life and work in light of biblical standards.


8. Develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to build strong and effective teams of people and motivate them to carry out God’s purpose for their lives and their churches.

Your personal objectives and goals as you begin this study of Christian leadership.


1.      ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


2.      ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


3.      ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


4.      ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


III.   Units of Study:


1.      Understanding the definition and nature of effective Christian leadership.


2.      Understanding leadership styles and the role of the effective leader.


3.      The nature and mission of the church and the demand for effective leadership.


4.      Leading from vision to implementation.


5.      Examination of the concept of “Servant Leadership”.


6.      Leading people to grow and develop.


7.      Dealing with difficult people and obstacles to leadership efforts.


8.      Biblical Models of effective leadership.



IV.  Required Reading:


1.      The following four books are to be read in their entirety during the course:


People Tapping the Spirit of Quality Performance and service in your Organization Power by Thomas J. Stevenin, Ph.DKen Blanchard and Phil Hodges, Lead Like Jesus


Reggie McNeal, Revolution in Leadership


Edward H. Hammett, Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age


2. Write a two page review of each book identifying the major thrust of the book and how it has helped you to strengthen your understanding of how to be a more effective leader.  A review will be required at the beginning of each class period on September 6, 13, 20 and 27.

3. Find two articles (newspaper or magazine) that describe a leader and his/her response to a given situation. Write a write a two-page summary and analysis of that leader’s style and effectiveness. Article summaries are due at the beginning of class on September 5 and October 4.


V. Other Written Assignment and Examinations


1.Project Paper

Write a six to eight page (double-spaced) description of your church, it’s condition in light of the study of corporate culture, identify its needs, and apply what you have learned in developing a strategy for your church to become more effective in outreach and ministry; (or) Using the planning model introduced in this course, develop a mission statement, core values, vision statement, needs analysis, and project goals for the next five years for your church. The Project Paper will be due at the beginning of the final class session.


2. Examinations

A final exam will be given during the last hour of the course.


VI. Grading:

 The final grade will be determined as follows:

Book Reviews               (25%)

Project Paper               (50%)

Paper on articles          (10%)

Final Exam                  (15%)


VII. Bibliography


Anderson, LeithLeadership that Works. Bethany House Publishers, 1999.

            Barna, George, Ed.  Leaders on Leadership.  Ventura, CA:  Regal Books, 1977.

Belasco, James A. Teaching the Elephant to Dance. Crown Publishers, 1990.

Bruce, A.B.  The Training of the TwelveGrand Rapids, MI:  Kregel Publications, 1971.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered Leadership. New York, NY, 1992

            Hendricks, Howard & William, As Iron Sharpens Iron. Chicago, IL Moody Press, 1995

             Covey Stephen 7 habits for highly effective people

            MacArthur, Jr., John. Shepher dology, A Master Plan for Church Leadership. 1989 

            Maxwell, John. The Twenty-One Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Nashville, TN,

                        1991, Thomas Nelson, Inc.

            Maxwell, John. Developing the Leader Within YouThomas Nelson Publishers,

            Jesus the CEO.




Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: TH 403 Theology 111(Christology)

Professor: Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan., Th.D


  1. Course Description

 In the history of the Church, the most heated debate in Christology has been over the understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Some recent theologians have determined that Christ cannot be both human and God, and they try to historically research the life of Jesus using this understanding. This subject will lead the learners to study critically, Biblically sound and profound about Christology.


  1.  Course Objectives

Upon completion of this subject, the learner should be able to do the following:

  1. To demonstrate an understanding of the current issues in Christological methodology.
  2. To Identify and describe the historical Christological concepts from all viewpoints.
  3. To evaluate traditional and liberal Christological methodologies and determine their coherence to biblical precepts.
  4. To determine the procedure for studying the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  5. To Examine and refute the current trend of viewing Christ’s incarnation as mythology.


 111. Course Time:

6:00pm- 9:00pm (4 hours/ 5session  = 20 hours)




1V. Course Outline and Calendaring:


   Dates                                                                         Topics

June 9, 2009                     House Policies, Expectations Introduction & contemporary    Issues in Christological Method.

     June 16, 2009                   The Deity of Christ and His humanity

     June 23, 2009                   The Unity of the Person of Christ and the Virgin Birth.


     June 30,2009                    Introduction to the work of Christ and

 theories of the atonement

July 6,2009                      The Central Theme of the Atonement and the Extent of the  Atonement

                                              Final Exam

Course Strategies:

  1. Lectures
  2. Class Assignment
  3. Class Discussion
  4. Home Work/s
  5. Formal Debate

Course Requirements:

  1. Class Attendance and Participation
  2. Quizzes


Course References:

  1. Bible
  2. Any Book related to Biblical Theology/ on Christology
  3. Bible Commentaries, Pentecostal Theology, Systematic Theology, Christian Theology, Dictionaries, Handbooks and Atlases




Syllabus: Contract of Learning

Subject: DA100 Angelology

Instructor: Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan Th.D


  1. Course Description

This study deals with the origin of the Angelic being created by God, Lucifer and his demonic forces; laying down the theological foundations among the Christian belief, on how to know and deal with  the angels of God and the enemies of God.

  1. Course Objectives

Upon completion of this subject, the learner should be able to do the following:

  1. To describe the history of the doctrine of both good and evil angels.
  2. To identify and understand good angels and their unique characteristics.
  3. To identify and understand evil angels through their characteristics and deeds.
  4. To create and trust in, but not excessive fascination with, God’s angels.
  5. To create a healthy respect for, but neither as fear of nor a fascination with, evil angels
  6. To discover the role of the doctrine of angels in carrying out God’s plan.
  7. To understand the limitations and the ultimate destiny of Satan and his servants.
  8. The Learners will be able to know the practical application of the subject.


111. Course Time:  7:00pm- 9:30pm (3 hours/ 5session  = 20 hours)


1V. Course Outline and Calendaring:


   Dates                                                                         Topics


June 14, 2009               House Policies, Expectations History of the Doctrine

June 21, 2009              Good Angels

June 28, 2009               Evil Angels/ Quizzes

June 5, 2009                The Role of the Doctrine of Angels/Final Exam      

Course Strategies:

  1. Lectures
  2. Class Assignment
  3. Class Discussion
  4. Home Work/s

V1.Course Requirements:

  1. Class Attendance and Participation
  2. Quizzes
  3. Final Exam
  4. Practical Clinic related to the subject.


V11.Course References:

  1. Bible
  2. Any Book related to Biblical Theology/ on Demonology
  3. Bible Commentaries, Pentecostal Theology, Systematic Theology, Christian Theology, Dictionaries, Satan fallen Angels and Demons.
  4. End- time Deliverance, Have a healing Ministry.


 Subject: Technical Writing

Instructor: Dr. Elsie T. River., D.M

1. Course Description:

       This study deals with writing a research, knowing the different Methods of research; some statistical tools needed to complete a research and how to form a research paper.

2. Course Objectives:

          For students upon the completion of this research be able to:

a. Understand the importance of research.

b. Know the different methods of research.

c. Know some of the statistical tools to be used in the research.

d. Write a research paper.

3. Course Time:

  7:00 - 9:00 pm ( 2hrs/ weeks for 9 weeks= 18 hrs)

4.  Course Outline:

 1st week      - Definition of terms

                    Methods of Research

2nd week       - Format of the research Report

                       and Hypothesis formulation;

                     - Levels of measurements of variables.

3rd week        - Choosing a Research Problem


4th week        - Probabilities


5th week        - chi square(x2) statistical method.


6th week        - Research using Pearson Product moment

                      correlation methods of statistics; Title formulation.

7th week        - Research using T- test of statistical method.

8th week        - Research analysis with Z- test between means; or Friedman's Two-way Analysis of Variance by Ranks; or kruskal- wallis' one way analysis of variance by Ranks.


9th week Final Exam.


5. Course Strategies:

                a.) Lectures

                b.) Quizzes 

                c.) Class Assignments/ Reports


6. Course Requirements:

               a.) Quizzes                                   - 50%

               b.) Technical (research) writing      -  50%











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