Course Descriptions

Year One Course Descriptions

Cults & Religions
A survey of the major religions that are practiced in the world today. Emphasizes the major thought, ethics, religious practices, and history of each religion, with a view toward a Christian response to each religion.
– Each group is evaluated biblically.

Apologetics
Concentration on apologetics will provide the student with the history, analysis, and evaluation of various philosophies and worldviews. A variety of non-biblical ideologies have been adopted by the world, this course will aid the believer to develop sufficient Christian responses to each one.

Doctrine
Christian doctrine explores the major teachings of the Bible, the existence of God’ Scriptures as revelation; and the nature, works and decrees of God.

Life of Christ
A study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels and early Christian literature.

Old Testament Survey/Introduction – 1
Gaining a historical overview of the Old Testament, special attention will be given to the cultural background, to the theological and contextual perspectives, and to the practical application of major Old Testament themes.

Old Testament Survey/Introduction – 2
Part 2 of gaining a historical overview of the Old Testament, special attention will be given to the cultural background, to the theological and contextual perspectives, and to the practical application of major Old Testament themes.

Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics)
A study of the problems and methods of Biblical interpretation, including the factors of presuppositions, grammar, literary and historical context, and the appropriate handling of the various kinds of literature found in the Bible.

Church History
A study of the development of the Christian church from its birth up to the Reformation, with emphasis upon the major historical movements,leaders, and theological issues of the period. (note: lots of info in this subject. It could also be 1 & 2)

Signs & Wonders
Students will study the manifestation of signs and wonders in the history of the church, learn from those servants of God whose ministries are characterized by signs and wonders, and how to experience signs and wonders in their own lives and ministries.

Practicum (Required All Course Years)
The purpose of practicum is to provide the student with experience in ministerial responsibilities in a broad range of roles performed in the church.

Year Two Course Descriptions

Leadership: Developing the Leader within you 2.0
Our world is desperate for Leaders of integrity and honor. Developing the Leader within you 2.0 will establish the vision, value, influence, and motivation that every leader should possess in order to be successful no matter what the sphere of influence might be.

Romans Part 1
A basic study surveying the great truths found in Paul’s letter to the Romans. Key passages are dealt with in great detail. Particular attention is given to the major doctrinal and exhortative sections of the book with an application to Christian faith and practices.

Romans Part 2
Continue a basic study surveying the great truths found in Paul’s letter to the Romans. Key passages are dealt with in great detail. Part 2 attention is given to the major doctrinal and exhortative sections of the book with an application to Christian faith and practices.

Spiritual Gifts
A study designed to assist the student in understanding the various gifts the Holy Spirit has rendered to believers. As discussed in the Pauline writings, lectures will also address some the misuse of Charisma (gifts) in the church.

Spiritual Authority
In order to have spiritual authority, a believer must submit to God’s complete authority. Understanding the difference between obedience and submission, students will get a clear view of the true authority of God.

New Testament Survey/Introduction
An examination of the New Testament and of the historical, social, economic, and religious background out of which Christianity arose.

Personal Evangelism
A course dealing with biblical concepts of evangelism and how to engage culture through personal, relevant, and life-changing discussion.

Prayer
A study designed to assist the student in evaluating and developing a life of prayer. Various approaches to prayer that have been described in Scripture and by Christian leaders are explored.

Counseling with Scripture
An introduction to basic concepts and procedures of Biblical counseling. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with a biblically oriented approach to helping people.

** Practicum (Required All Course Years)
The purpose of practicum is to provide the student with experience in
ministerial responsibilities in a broad range of roles performed in the church.

Year Three Course Descriptions

Biblical Worldview
Most people easily recognize how the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes a person’s eternal destination from hell to Heaven. This course provides a broader look at how, historically, the Gospel has does far more than that – it truly transforms culture, customs and
society as well.

1 Corinthians
An expository study of 1 Corinthians, with attention given to the background, church problems, doctrine, and practical applications of
these books.

2 Corinthians
An expository study of 2 Corinthians, with attention given to the background, church problems, doctrine, and practical applications of these books.

Hebraic Heritage of the Christian Faith
Jesus and His disciples were Jewish and the movement that He began was founded in Judaism. This study illuminates the Hebraic richness of the early church and promotes a fuller understanding of biblical events and teaching that otherwise, because of culture and era, could be forgotten.

Spiritual Disciplines
Fasting, serving, and studying are a few spiritual disciplines found in scripture. The practice of these promote growth among believers. This course examines various disciplines that will foster maturity and growth for the student who desires to grow deeper in godliness.

Homiletics
This course is designed to instruct the student in the proper interpretation and presentation of Biblical material through preaching. Attention is given to the Biblical perspective of preaching, principles of sermon construction, and sermon delivery.

Paul’s Missionary Journeys
A study of the life, missionary journeys and major theological themes of the Apostle Paul evidenced in his letters and Acts. Includes application to the contemporary church.

Beginners Greek Part 1
The beginning course in the study of Koine Biblical Greek, emphasizing grammar and basic vocabulary.

Beginners Greek Part 2
The beginning course in the study of Koine Biblical Greek, emphasizing grammar and basic vocabulary.

** Practicum (Required All Course Years)
The purpose of practicum is to provide the student with experience in ministerial responsibilities in a broad range of roles performed in the church.

Year Four Course Descriptions

Leadership (In Search of Timothy)
A study designed to increase your personal leadership in the local church. This course will study the concepts of biblical principles, examples and traits of supportive ministers, in order to increase your effectiveness as a team player in all aspects of the local church.

Book of Hebrews
A study of the New Testament book of Hebrews. Particular attention is given to the major teachings of this book as they fit into their original historical contexts and as they speak to us today.

Ministry Ethics
This course will examine the foundations of Christian Ethics and how those values and virtues of moral decision-making are crucial in both Ministry and life settings.

Angelology
A study of fallen and unfallen angels, Satan, their origins, and purpose in God’s sovereign plan for mankind and the cosmos.

Pastoral Epistles
This course focuses on the epistles to Timothy and Titus, with special reference to the doctrinal teaching and the Church’s situation as
reflected in these writings. Study includes application of the teachings of these epistles.

Covenants of the Bible
From creation there have been nine covenants established by God: Edenic, Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Promised Land, Davidic, New, and Everlasting. Students will examine the purpose of each and how they culminate in the new and ultimate covenant established through Christ.

Biblical Hebrew Part 1
A basic introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, morphology, and syntax. Also emphasizes developing reading skills in the Biblical text.

Biblical Hebrew Part 2
A basic introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, morphology, and syntax. Also emphasizes developing reading skills in the Biblical text.

Tabernacle
This course deals with the typology of Jesus in comparison with the Old Testament Tabernacle – the sacrificial system, priesthood, the offerings, and furniture are representative of Christ and was a physical
foreshadow of the Messiah to come.

** Practicum (Required All Course Years)
The purpose of practicum is to provide the student with experience in ministerial responsibilities in a broad range of roles performed in the church.

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