TEE Curriculum

CEFL Cɛ́̃́ɛ̀-ɖɛ̀ Gàà bó Gèɖèpɔ́ɔ̀ Jè Cɛ̃́ɛ̃́-cɛ̃́ɛ̃́ Kɔ̃ Pòìn Naìn Bìì
Dr. Abba G. Karnga 2003

The Goal/Purpose

“And when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:32b).

“And the things that you have heard from me…, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (II Tim. 2:2).

The Curriculum (Cɛ́̃́ɛ̀-ɖɛ̀ Gàà)

A curriculum is a whole range of studies or courses, offered to the TEE. It shall serve as a road map on a journey to the Theological Education by Extension (TEE). We shall first list the courses in the package, and then arrange them according to periods and class schedules. The TEE Curriculum consists of the following 18 major courses to be taught regularly.

  1. Bassa, Language of the People
    1. A concise History of the Language
    2. The Original Script and the International Phonetic Alphabet of the Script
    3. Fluent Reading and Readable Writing of the Language
    4. Wisdom of the Language
      1. Proverbs
      2. Idioms
      3. Wise sayings
      4. Short stories
      5. Folklore or songs of the people
  1. The Church Foundation (Church History)
    1. The Prophetic Announcements of the Church in the Old Testament
    2. The Early Church – New Testament Time
    3. The Blended European and American Church
    4. The African Churches:
      1. African Independent Churches (Churches break away from Western Church)
      2. African Indigenous Churches (African Initiative Churches
      3. African Intermediate Churches (Western Churches/Missions formed partnership with African Churches)
  1. How to Preach Effectively
    1. Hermeneutics – The art or science of an interpretation of the Scriptures
    2. Exegesis – The critical explanation of the Scripture
    3. Exposition – How to present a view of the preacher to the audience or public, with perfect poise and clarity in order to explain the message in detail.
    4. Homiletics – The Art of Preaching. It is the form of activities used by the preacher, appealing to the attention and imagination of the people spoken to.
    1. Christian Leadership

A position someone is called to occupy or someone who is fit in the faith with the ability and quality to lead others.

    1. The Home of the Christian Leader

Expected to be like Abrahamic Home Leadership where God Himself can testify: as being recorded in Genesis 18:19 and I Tim 6:6 – Moral, strength and character excellence are expected in the Christian home.

    1. Stewardship

A position or duties and responsibilities of a person who manages another’s property. He or she is commonly called “Steward” of God to be trusted all the way (Luke 16:10-12).

    1. Liturgy

A variety of public worship in different forms.

  1. Cultural Diversity in Christian Ministry

Cultural differences in Christianity cannot prevent Christian unity.

The Calendar Year of the TEE School

The TEE School Year shall be in line with the Government Academic year. It shall run on two semester periods with two six week periods to a semester, starting from March.

TEE is a Theological Institution that grants diplomas at the completion of three-year study. The TEE school year is a 24-week period meeting twice a week for three hours teaching load. Six hours are offered per week for three courses. Each of the 18 courses for the three-year study is two credit hours per week. Each student is expected to earn 72 credit hours per year. A total of 216 credit hours are to be earned by a student at the end of three years before graduation. As an accredited institution, the TEE graduates are well equipped. They are fit and able to perform in any area of a ministry in which they are trained. They are able to hold any title appropriate for a position called for and relevant to the call.