Pauline Competency 2: Tips

How do I demonstrate Competency 2. “Develop a biblical understanding of how the church fits into the overall plan and eternal purposes of God.”

  • Many students merely describe what a local church is (drawing on their work for Unit 2, Issues 1 and 2), but don’t connect it with the “overall plan and eternal purpose of God.” This competency is never explicitly related to a specific project, but is closely connected with the Socratic discussion questions, such as the first one for Unit 3, Issue 1 (“What were the core elements of Paul’s job description? What role did Paul play in regards to the “administration of the mystery?” Explain why you believe that the concept of “the administration of the mystery” has been largely ignored and not understood in today’s church.”). So, in order to earn credit for demonstrating this competency, you may need to draw on notes and work done related to the Socratic discussion, not necessarily any project in the course.
  • The projects for Unit 5 Issue 2 should also help fine-tune your demonstration of this competency.
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