Course Descriptions

102 – New Testament Survey. This course presents a panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes, traditions, outstanding teachings, and historical and geographical cultural contexts of the New Testament.? The student will grasp the New Testament as a whole and each book as a unit, building a strong understanding of the Gospels, the early church and the return of Christ so that the student can implement these principles into their own life and ministry.

103 – Old Testament Survey. This course presents a panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes, traditions, outstanding teachings, and historical and geographical cultural contexts of the Old Testament. The student will grasp the Old Testament as a whole and each book as a unit, building a strong understanding of the Hebrew people as seen in the Old Testament so that the student can implement these principles into their own life and ministry.

104 – Life of Christ (Sermon on the Mount). This course will focus on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 5 – 7. It will examine the major themes of the Sermon on the Mount with the goal of practical application in life and ministry.?

201 – Servant Leadership. This course examines the principles and practice of servant leadership with practical application in contemporary leadership and management settings. Servant leadership as Jesus modeled will be studied along with the example Paul set throughout his ministry.? Specific implications and applications are made to practical real-life by developing a strategy for immediately applying servant leadership.

202 – The Book of Acts. This course encounters the major changes in God?s relationship with the world and His people in this key transitional book of the Bible.??Trace the major sections of the book, consider the purpose and historical context of the book and study the major events in Acts of the Apostles, early church and the Holy Spirit.??The start of Christianity as a sequel to the four Gospels is examined.??Apply the biblical concepts of material presented in Acts to your personal Christian life and local church.

203 – Bible Interpretation. This course examines the analysis, processes and methods of gaining the most accurate and valid interpretation of passages of the Bible.? Focus will be on integrating various thoughts in the Bible to accomplish understanding and application. Usage of research tools will also be demonstrated.

204 – The Church and Paul’s Letters. This course presents a panoramic view of the chief events, main themes, traditions, outstanding teachings, and historical and geographical cultural contexts of Paul?s letters written to the church. The student will grasp how each book as a unit builds the church and it?s activities so that the student can implement these principles into their own life and ministry.

301 – Worldview and Spiritual Formation. This course introduces the Christian worldview and spiritual formation.? It examines what worldview is and how it affects our thinking and our actions.? From a Christian worldview, the process of spiritual formation is studied as it applies to individuals and the church.? Practical application is made to contemporary ministry settings.

302 – Life of Christ (The Passion of Christ). This course examines the week Jesus spent just before his crucifixion and specific to his sufferings beginning in the Garden of Gethsemane and continuing to his death on the cross.? Details specific to what happened to him and his disciples then and afterwards will be examined. Practical application is made to contemporary ministry settings.

303 Christian Counseling.?This course presents a panoramic view of basic practical skills and knowledge essential for ministry leaders who can respond to counseling needs within their respective ministry.? A solid biblical foundation is studied so that students can implement these practical principles and techniques into their own life and ministry.

304 – Missional Outreach.? This course examines the principles and practice of those in the church expanding influence to neighborhoods, communities and worldwide.? Students will be challenged to first minister locally then regionally and then throughout the world.? Specific implications and applications are made to practical real-life by developing a strategy for immediately embracing Christian concern for our neighbors and the nations.?

401 – Preaching and Teaching for Impact.?The purpose of this course is to help the student become an effective communicator of God?s Word. Through textbook reading, online discussion, viewing life-changing messages, and the experience of delivering a message the student will learn how to more effectively communicate the gospel.