Theology of Paul Seminar

Why study the writings and theology of the apostle Paul?

The subject of the theology of the apostle Paul is far too vast to examine exhaustively in one semester. Thus this course is designed to analyze and interpret the “building blocks,” i.e., the major themes and topics that form the foundation of the Apostle Paul’s theology. The goal of better understanding the theology of Paul is that the student will be better equipped to teach from the Pauline corpus so that the Body of Christ (a Pauline term!) might be built up.  This seminar is intended for SBS graduates and missionary members, or anyone interested to teach from the letters of the apostle Paul.

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SBS is highly recommended

Weekly Schedule

Six weeks will be spent focusing on the writings and theology of the apostle Paul. At the completion of the course the student should be able to: 1. Identify and explain the major theological topics and themes found in Paul's writings 2. Understand and discuss Pauline theology 3. Better research, prepare and communicate teachings/lectures from Paul's writings.

Lectures 6 Hours/Week

6 Hours/Week

Each week there will be two 3-hour lectures on topics and themes found in the required reading or supplemental readings.

Required Reading 20 Hours/Week

20 Hours/Week

Ridderbos, Herman. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Eerdmans, 1975.

Bruce, F.F. Paul: The Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Eerdmans, 1977.

Summary Papers 2 Hours/Week

2 Hours/Week

Each week the student will be required to write two 2-3 page, single-sided, double-spaced (10-12 pt.) Summary Papers, one for each required textbook. The summaries should demonstrate that the student understands: 1. The major topics or thoughts covered 2. The conclusion Paul has come to regarding these 3. Reflections on what was learned.

Discussion Time 2 Hours/Week

2 Hours/Week

At the end of each week there will be one 3-hour Discussion Time. Each student is required to bring his or her summaries on reading and class material covered that week. This will provide the content for the Discussion Time.

Final Research Paper Hours/Week


For the final project each student will submit one 8-10 page, single-sided, double-spaced (10-12 pt.) research paper. The paper should discuss a major topic or theme relevant to Paul's theology. The paper should include: 1. A thesis 2. An introduction explaining what the paper will discuss and how it will discuss it 3. A well thought out and articulated body 4. A concise summary and closing with points of application for the reader 5. Footnotes 6. A Bibliography

Work Duties 6 Hours/Week

6 Hours/Week

At YWAM Montana we believe in a servant-hearted attitude and lifestyle. So as a part of the Seminar curriculum, you will serve in different areas on our campus during the week. You will serve in areas like: Meal prep, Meal clean-up, housekeeping, facilities, maintenance, etc.

School Leaders

Mark Masucci

Mark has been with YWAM since 1985. He completed the SBS in 1987. He has served with F.E.E.T. Ministry in Hong Kong from 1987-1991. He served as the Director of the SBS Department in Lakeside, MT from 1994-2004. He has a Masters of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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