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Systematic Theology: Doctrine of the Church
Ottawa Theological Hall

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of the Church

This course will provide the student with an overview of the Biblical teaching on the doctrine of the Church. After considering the nature and development of the Church, the course will proceed to examine its organization and ministry. A good deal of attention will be paid to the “means of grace”, and especially to the sacraments of the Church.

At a Glance

Course Requirements

  1. Listening to all the lectures
  2. Completion of required reading
  3. Final written examination
  4. A two 500 word essay, on an approved topic related to the content of this course.
  5. An annotated sermon outline on a passage of Scripture which teaches about the Church.

Note: This course is only for Ottawa Theological Hall (OTH) students.

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Course Outline

  • Lecture 1: Introduction | Names and Imagery
  • Lecture 2: The History of the Church
    - Biblical History of the Church
    - The Doctrine of the Church in History
  • Lecture 3: The Nature of the Church – part I
    - Definitions
    - Perspectives
  • Lecture 4: The Nature of the Church – part II
    - Attributes
    - Marks
  • Lecture 5: Church Polity – Government, Offices, Powers
  • Lecture 6: The Means of Grace
  • Lecture 7: The Sacraments
  • Lecture 8: Baptism
  • Lecture 9: The Lord’s Supper
  • Lecture 10: The Mission and Ministry of the Church


Matt Kingswood
Rev. Matt Kingswood

Matt Kingswood is the pastor of the Russell Reformed Presbyterian Church in Russell, Ontario where he has served 21 years. He also currently teaches Systematic Theology at Ottawa Theological Hall. Matt holds an earned a MDiv. from Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.