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Bible Centered Courses
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LOWER DIVISION COURSES
|1||Acts||The book of Acts, also referred to as the "Acts of the Apostles" or the "Acts of the Holy Spirit", presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples' commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.|
|2||Basic Skills of Bible Interpretation||The aim of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation. Students will be introduced to the various skills needed to work with the different types of literature, or genre,found in the Bible as well as matters of context and content. The goal of this course is to help students to become skilled, life-long exegetes of God's Word.|
|3||Biblical History of Israel||The Bible tells the story of God's redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church. This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history.|
|4||Children's Ministry||This course focuses on childhood education in the Church and the needs of children and teens.|
|5||Christian Education||A study of the educational process of the local church, with attention to aims, principles, leadership, planning, organization, and curriculum of a biblical ministry for all age groups.|
|6||Church History||This course explores the development of the Christian church from Pentecost through the 20th century.|
|7||Church Planting in 21st Century||This course will provide the student with an overview of the theology, theory, and practice of a church-planting ministry. Special attention will be given to a model of evangelism for church planting, to the Pauline cycle, and to contemporary models of church planting.|
|8||Creative Bible Study Methods||This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining.|
|9||Divine Healing||This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student’s anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.|
|10||Epistles of Paul II - Romans||This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.|
|11||Epistles of Paul l||This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul's journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part I covers the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.|
|12||General Epistles||The course provides a close reading of James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III, and Jude with special attention given to literary, socio-historical and theological understandings of the
|13||Godly Leadership||From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective.|
|14||Gospels - Life of Christ||A historical, biographical, and exegetical study of the life and teaching of Jesus (during the last six months of his earthly ministry) as set forth in the four gospels.|
|15||Hebrews||This course is a detailed study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.|
|16||History of the Bible||This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.|
|17||Homiletics||This course provides an overview of aspects of biblical preaching, including the development and delivery of biblical sermons.|
|18||Intercessory Prayer||An introduction to the ministry of intercessory prayer. James 5:16 "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."|
|19||Introduction to Online Study||This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.|
|20||Living in the Kingdom||This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.|
|21||Major Concepts of Christian Doctrine||This course is a study of the major concepts of Christian theology and their interrelationships. We will explore how best to form theological beliefs and consider the doctrines of Scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, sanctification, the church, and the last things.|
|22||New Testament Survey||An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book. Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.|
|23||Old Testament - Books of Poetry||The poetic books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are covered in detail. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.|
|24||Old Testament - Historical Books||The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail.|
|25||Old Testament - Major Prophets||This course is a study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.|
|26||Old Testament - Minor Prophets||This course is a study of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.|
|27||Old Testament Survey||This course helps students become aware of the major issues raised in the careful study of the Old Testament in the modern world. In order to better understand the material in the Old Testament, it is important to know the historical background, context, time period being addressed, authorship, and issues that are considered. For many of these questions, there are different points of view suggested by different scholars. It is important to know why scholars differ and to be able to explain this for our lessons or Bible studies.|
|28||Pentateuch||This course features a survey of the Old Testament in the English Bible. Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Special attention is given to the revelation and promise of Christ in each book.|
|29||Personal Evangelism||This course is a study of evangelism ministry with special attention paid to the context of a local church setting.|
|30||Praying With Confidence||This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.|
|31||Preparing for Ministry||This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.|
|32||Spiritual Warfare||This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the Spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained. Guidelines for receiving and ministering healing will also be covered.|
|33||Starting and Leading a Small Group||Small groups have the power to change lives. They're the ideal route to discipleship a place where the rubber of biblical truth meets the road of human relations. Students will receive practical guidance on how to start and lead effective small groups.|
|34||Survey of Pastoral Ministry||The Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; home and hospital visitation; worship; and church ceremonies.|
|35||Teaching Methods of Jesus||This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel.Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel.|
|36||The Church and Its Functions||This course is an introduction to biblical ecclesiology. The student is exposed to the nature and governance of the church according to the Bible.|
|37||Theology of Missions||"Missio Dei" is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile His creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.|
UPPER DIVISION COURSES
|38||Acts||An introduction to Acts, covering its historical, literary, and theological foundations. Students will also study how Acts impacts the Christian faith, and mission.|
|39||Apologetics||A logical argument for God, giving counter-rebuttals to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics.|
|40||Basic Bible Doctrine||Bible Doctrine covers the essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp of several key doctrines. It is marked by its clarity, its strong spiritual emphasis, its thoroughness in scope and detail, and a treatment of such timely topics as spiritual warfare and the gifts of the spirit.|
|41||Bible Centered Archaeology||This course gives an update of new archaeological discoveries excavated in the Holy Land. These excavations help prove the historical reliability of the scriptures. The course imparts confidence in historical biblical descriptions, as well as understanding of how archaeology can inform and confirm biblical truths.|
|42||Bible Study Methods||This course is designed to give the student twelve different and distinct bible study methods. The course will show the student how to get the most out of there bible study time. At the end of this course the student will recognize the need for a personal bible study program and have the confidence to share these methods with others.|
|43||Church History I||Just as the biblical record of the people of God is a story of a mixed people, with great acts of faith and great failures in sin and unfaithfulness, so is the history of the people who make up the Church of God since the time of Christ.
This course will cover the development of the Church from the time of Christ to Pre-Reformation (1st through 13th centuries).
|44||Church History II||Church History II covers from Pre-Reformation to present day. This course offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed during the Reformation. It looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the Church, covering the Church's triumphs and struggles during that time.|
|45||Cultural Anthropology||This course examines the role of culture in human experience. It helps students as they explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The course covers standard cultural anthropology topics, with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. Students will reflect on biblical themes, in the light of anthropological realities, and are encouraged to apply what they learn to a wide variety of work and ministry settings around the world.|
|46||Ethics||This course outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. It also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. It tackles ethical dilemmas, and uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues.|
|47||Genesis||This course will examine introductory issues, overarching themes and the overall argument of the book of Genesis. It will also cover interpretive, theological and critical issues.|
|48||Hermeneutics||This course covers everything from translation concerns, to different genres of biblical writing. While exploring context, history, and genre, this course will uncover their meaning for ancient audiences, and their implications for Christians today.|
|49||History of Christian Doctrine||A topical-chronological study of the development of evangelical doctrine for the purpose of answering the question, how did evangelicals come to believe what they believe today? Each of the key theological loci covered in systematic theology (the doctrines of Scripture, God, humanity and sin, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, redemption, the church, and the last things) will be considered, with the development of these loci being traced chronologically beginning with the early church, continuing through the medieval period, extending into the Reformation and post-Reformation era, and concluding with the modern scene.|
|50||History of the Bible||This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.|
|51||Homiletics||The purpose of this course is to move from the process of interpreting Scripture to the proclamation of a biblical sermon.|
|52||How to Battle in Prayer||This course focuses on the Scriptural premise that, " . . . we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers." - Ephesians 6:12.
It identifies different levels of spiritual warfare, but mainly deals with strategic-level warfare. Additionally, it covers the why and how of confronting the principalities and powers, which under the command of Satan, do their best to make human life miserable and unrighteous.
The couse emphasizes that the demonic world is a reality. It tackles, and attempts to rectify, the problem that there are too few believers who understand the realm of darkness, and lack the skills to effectively use the weapons of warfare that God has given us.
|53||Intercessory Prayer||This course is an introduction to the ministry of intercessory prayer as given in James 5:16, "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." As an intercessory prayer guide, this course includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer.|
|54||Introducing World Religions||The course provides an overview of the world’s religious traditions. We will begin by discussing the nature and study of religion. Then we will launch into an introduction to the various world religions. Given the breadth of the subject matter, we will want to strike a balance among the texts, traditions, and practices of each religion. Throughout the course we will discuss questions that highlight the similarities and differences between Christianity and the other religions. We will seek to understand these traditions sympathetically, with a goal of appreciating the world’s diverse religious communities. The course exposes students to the beliefs, cultures, and histories of a variety of non-Western peoples and encourages students to think about the presence and significance of religious traditions worldwide.|
|55||Introduction to Church History||This course contains introductory material on Paul and the Pauline corpus, and discussion of Paul's "theological discourse". Many up-to-date and judicious discussions of debated issues in Pauline studies are included. Primary and secondary source quotations are also examined. Paul's "apocalyptic narrative" is stressed as providing coherence to the letters, as well as reconstructing other metanarratives---about the covenant people Israel and the Roman imperial order---that help contextualize Paul within Jewish and Roman milieux.|
|56||Introduction to Online Study|
|57||Introduction to Philosophy||This course addresses the following questions, and others, in this "prelude" to the subject. Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, this course is a preliminary discussion that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning.|
|58||Life of Christ||An introduction to the four New Testament Gospels and the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The course will examine methodologies for the study of the Gospels (historical-critical and literary approaches), historical and cultural setting of the Gospels, the unique portrait of Jesus provided by each of the Gospel writers, and an introduction to the study of the historical Jesus.|
|59||Major and Minor Prophets||A survey of the Old Testament prophetic books.|
|60||Ministry of Paul||This course covers introductory material on Paul and the Pauline corpus, and includes discussions of Paul's “theological discourse”. Many up-to-date and judicious discussions, of debated issues in Pauline studies, are reviewed and studded with illuminating primary and secondary source quotations. The course stresses Paul's “apocalyptic narrative” as providing coherence to the letters, as well as reconstructing other meta-narratives - regarding the covenant people Israel, and the Roman imperial order - that help contextualize Paul within Jewish and Roman milieux.|
|61||New Testament Survey||This course introduces the New Testament and examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book. Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.|
|62||Old Testament Survey||A survey of the Old Testament that examines the Pentateuch, Historical and Poetical books, and Major and Minor Prophets. This survey will highlight key scriptures, major personalities, and examine their literary and historical backgrounds.|
|63||Pentateuch||An in-depth study of Genesis through Deuteronomy.|
|64||Personal Evangelism||This course is a study of evangelism ministry with special attention paid to the context of a local church setting.|
|65||Psalms||This course is designed to give the student insights into the literary and theological types in the Book of Psalms. It also deals with hermeneutical, historical and worship reflections. The course will show the student how to get the most out of these wonderful and precious and much read Psalms. At the end of this course the student will recognize the need to incorporate these truths and be able to share them with others.|
|66||Psychology and Christianity||An exploration of what it means to be human from the perspective of both Christianity and the discipline of Psychology. Both of these differ in how they explain the nature of humans, and in the goals they have for those explanations.|
|67||Road Map to Spiritual Maturity||This course is designed to help the followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, to have a deeper relationship and a pleasing intimacy with God. In this course the student will discover how to walk with the Lord hand in hand. It will give the student suggestions about how the church can become all that the Lord has called her to be: The very loving presence of Jesus in a lost and dying world.|
|68||Romans||The course addresses introductory matters that lay the groundwork for Romans, and also high-lights key themes, clarifying difficult passages, and explores the continuing relevance of Romans.|
|69||Small Group Development||This course is designed to give the student common sense answers on how to lead small groups. The information and resources will give the student the ability to lead a transformational small group in which life-change is the norm. This manual will be invaluable for the small church pastor.|
|70||Survey Hebrews through Jude||This course introduces the content of the New Testament books of Hebrews and the General Epistles (James–Jude).|
|71||Systematic Theology I||Systematic Theology I has two topical parts, as follows:
The Doctrine of the Word of God
The Doctrine of God
|72||Systematic Theology II||Systematic Theology II has three topical parts, as follows:
Doctrine of Man
Doctrine of Christ and the Holy Spirit
Doctrine of the Redemption
|73||Systematic Theology III||Systematic Theology II has three topical parts, as follows:
Doctrine of the Church
Doctrine of the Future
|74||The Wisdom of The Apostle John||An exegetical study of John designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow of the argument, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.|
|75||Your Call To Missions||The course provides an overview of the world’s religious traditions. We will begin by discussing the nature and study of religion. Then we will launch into an introduction to the various world religions. Given the breadth of the subject matter, we will want to strike a balance among the texts, traditions, and practices of each religion. Throughout the course we will discuss questions that highlight the similarities and differences between Christianity and the other religions. We will seek to understand these traditions sympathetically, with a goal of appreciating the world's diverse religious communities. The course exposes students to the beliefs, cultures, and histories of a variety of non-Western peoples and encourages students to think about the presence and significance of religious traditions worldwide.|