Courses

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BIB 101 – Old Testament Survey

    • A general survey of the entire Old Testament. This course is a prerequisite for all other Old Testament courses.

BIB 102 New – Testament Survey

    • A general survey of the entire New Testament. This course is a prerequisite for all other New Testament courses.

BIB 103 – Bible Geography

    • A study of places, regions, and cultures during the times of the Bible. Students will learn the key locations of places and events in scripture using biblical maps and other resources.

BIB 201 – The Life and Ministry of Christ

    • A general survey of the life, nature, and teachings of Jesus Christ during His ministry on earth.

BIB 202 – The Book of Acts

    • A general survey of the book of Acts including an overview of New Testament church history with a detailed study of the ministry of Paul.

BIB 203 – The Life of David

    • A study in the life and character of David. Focus will be on his call and ascension to kingship with an intimate look at his shortcomings and victories.

BIB 301 – The Pentateuch

    • An in-depth overview of the Old Testament books of the law with an outstanding study on the tabernacle and its applications to worship and Christian living.

BIB 302 – The Major Prophets

    • An analysis of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. This course will look at the lives of these Old Testament prophets and the relevance of their messages to natural and spiritual Israel.

BIB 303 – The Minor Prophets

    • An analysis of the prophetic lives and messages of the minor prophets with special emphasis given to prophecies involving Christ and the Church.

BIB 304 – The Pauline Epistles

    • A detailed overview of the epistles of Paul with special attention given to their various themes and messages. BIB 305 The General Epistles A study of the messages of James, I Peter, II Peter, and Jude with special insight into the second generation of the New Testament church.

BIB 401 – The Synoptic Gospels

    • A study of the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

BIB 402 – The Writings of John

    • A study of the fourth gospel and the three epistles as well as an overview of the life and character of John.

BIB 403 – The Book of Hebrews

    • A detailed study of the book of Hebrews with emphasis on the remarkable doctrinal insights of this powerful writing.

BIB 404 – The Book of Revelation

    • A verse by verse study of John’s vivid vision and prophecy to the church.

BIB 405 – Book of Romans

    • A detailed study of the epistle to the Romans with emphasis on the remarkable doctrinal insights and nature of this powerful letter.

BIB 406 – Old Testament Writings and Poetry

  • Analysis of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. The course will look at their messages and Hebrew poetical style and their contribution to the beauty of God’s Word.

CHRISTIAN LIFE

CLF 101 – Principles of Prayer and Intercession I

    • A practical study in the basic principles of prayer using three key books on prayer and participation in corporate prayer and intercession each week.

CLF 102 – Disciplines of Life I

    • A practical introduction to the discipline of the Christian life including daily study of the Word, prayer, fasting, journaling, study habits, and financial stewardship.

CLF 103 – Spiritual Authority

    • An insightful course on the principles of spiritual authority in the church using the insightful work on Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee.

CLF 201 – Principles of Prayer and Intercession II

    • A continued term-by-term study in the basic principles of prayer using three key books on prayer and participation in corporate prayer and intercession each week.

CLF 202 – Disciplines of Life II

    • A continued term-by-term study into the discipline of the Christian life including daily study of the Word, prayer, fasting, journaling, study habits, and financial stewardship.

CLF 203 – Personal Finance with Biblical Application

    • A study on the basic practical principles of personal financial management, budgeting, and investing from the perspective of biblical foundations. Looks at personal finance and management from the basis of morality, accountability, giving, and stewardship.

CLF 301 – Principles of Prayer and Intercession III

    • The final term-by-term study in the basic principles of prayer using three key books on prayer and participation in corporate prayer and intercession each week.

CLF 302 – Spiritual Leadership and Identity

    • A study on the principles and responsibilities of Christian leadership. Emphasis will be on the call, preparation, and function of leaders in the framework of the local church.

CLF 401 – Apostolic Round Table – A Study in Ministry and Servanthood

    • An unstructured, discussion-based study on the methods and mentality of servanthood and balance in the light of laying down one’s life for the ministry.

CLF 402 – Mentoring and Christian Formation

  • A breakdown of the practical principles required for pastors and Christian leaders to mentor and develop other leaders for the purpose of discipleship and the church.

LANGUAGE AND WRITING SKILLS

LAN 101 Academic – Writing and Composition

    • A condensed course on basic English and grammar with emphasis in writing reports and other academic literature.

LAN 102 – Introduction to Biblical Languages

    • An introductory course on the rudiments and use of biblical Greek and Hebrew. Understanding the structure, context, pronunciation, and root recognition of biblical words in their original languages is emphasized.

LAN 201 – Spanish I

    • A level 1 study in the Spanish language. Emphasis will be on structure, roots, and basic definitions. Students will also look at the connection between the Spanish culture and language.

LAN 202 – Spanish II

    • A level 2 study in the Spanish language. Emphasis will be made syntax, usage, and context as students continue to familiarize themselves with the Spanish language and culture.

LAN 203 – Conversational Portuguese

    • An introductory course in the structure and use of the Portuguese language, particularly as it applies to the South American dialect of Brazil. Students will enjoy a study combination of culture and practical use of this beautiful language.

LAN 301 – Greek I

    • A level 1 study in ancient Greek. Emphasis will be on phonetics, roots, and basic definitions. Students will also look at the connection between ancient Greek culture and the language.

LAN 302 – Hebrew I

    • A level 1 study in biblical Hebrew. Emphasis will be on the structure and use of this amazing language. A rudimentary foundation will be laid for more advanced study.

LAN 401 – Greek II

    • A level 2 study in ancient Greek. Emphasis will be made syntax, usage, and context as students continue to familiarize themselves with the Greek language and culture of the First Century A.D.

LAN 402 – Hebrew II

    • A level 2 study in ancient Hebrew. The course will continue to examine the ancient Hebrew language in its formation, context, and enigmas. Specific examples will help the student gain a greater understanding of the Old Testament.

LAN 403 – Professional Communication and Writing for Ministry

  • An integral course on the techniques of professional communication in ministry. Emphasis will be on letter writing, formal recommendations, pastoral etiquette, development of a personal biography, self-presentation, résumés, and interpersonal communication.

HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

HIS 201 – Church History I

    • An overview of church history from the early church to the present. Major changes and movements in church history will be studied for their relevance and impact on the church today.

HIS 202 – Church History II

    • A continuation of HIS 201

HIS 301 – World Religions, Cults, and Contemporary Error

    • A study of the major religions of the world, cults, and flawed spiritual dogmas in comparison and contrast with Christianity.

HIS 302- Old Testament History

  • A study of historical elements and spiritual application of the old testament, particularly in the books of Joshua through Chronicles.

MINISTRY

MIN 101 – Evangelism Strategy and Practice

    • An involved look at historical and contemporary methods of evangelism. Effective, hands-on training and discussion about evangelism today will be included.

MIN 102 – Encounter Seminar

    • This weekend seminar is both life-changing for the student and vital training for the church builder. Emphasis is on the cross, identity, breaking lies and generational bondages, and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. The seminar gives practical tools for the believer’s personal walk and relationship with God.

MIN 103 – Discovery Seminar

    • This weekend seminar is built on the foundation of the believer’s identity. Emphasis is on the “motivational” gifts of Romans twelve and a study on a person’s God-given personality.

MIN 104- Practical Ministry Seminar

    • A practical, on-hands course in practical aspects of ministry. The seminar is built on a detailed study of the “charismatic” gifts of I Corinthians 12. Ministry situations such as altar ministry, personal prophecy, healing ministry, and deliverance will be covered.

MIN 105 – School of Leaders Seminar

    • This four-part foundational course is built around the training and development of leaders in the local church. Specific emphasis will be on discipleship and preparation for small group leadership.

MIN 201 – Local Church Ministry

    • A detailed study of church government and God’s plan in the structure and order of the New Testament church. Emphasis will be on the ministries and leadership of the local church and their functions.

MIN 202 – Ministry to Children

    • A practical overview of the aspects of ministry to children, including an emphasis on creative methods and messages.

MIN 203 – Ministry to Youth

    • A practical overview of the aspects of ministry to youth, including an emphasis on creative methods and messages.

MIN 301 – Pastoral Counseling

    • A study on the basic principles of counseling using scriptural foundation to help others work through the problems and difficulties life brings.

MIN 302 – Spiritual Tools for Christian Counseling

    • Principles of identifying wrong beliefs in the soul of any believer as effective tools for counseling. The course equips students to partner with the Holy Spirit in counseling and dealing with personal problems based on their root causes.

MIN 303 – Small Group Ministry Dynamics

    • A study on the dynamics of small group ministry. Students will survey the many different models of small groups in the local church as they learn to construct a pattern and plan for cells in church development.

MIN 401 – Ordinances of the Church

    • A detailed look at the procedures of foundational ordinances of the church including water baptism, the Lord’s Supper, wedding ceremonies, funerals, and other vital church events.

MIN 402 – Missions and Church Planting

    • A brief history of missions and introduction to modern opportunities for international ministry. Discussion will include God’s purpose for the church, cross-cultural communication, and foundational principles of church planting.

MIN 403 – Local Church Administration

  • A course on the “business” side of the church. Instruction on non-profit corporations, financial management, personnel management, budgeting, legalities, and general operations of a local church will be covered.

THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE

THE 101 Fundamental Doctrines of the Church

    • A foundational course covering the basic doctrines of the Christian church based on the Bible.

THE 102 – Character of God

    • A foundational course studying the way God reveals himself to man. Emphasis will be on the names of God.

THE 201 – Applied Hermeneutics

    • A course on the methodological guidelines to the careful interpretation of scripture. Emphasis is built on specific principles of interpretation and how to use them.

THE 202 – Theology of the Holy Spirit

    • This course will cover the foundational elements of the Holy Spirit: There will be an overview of the charismatic gifts, the Holy Spirit’s character and much more. This course will include a practical section teaching students how to flow in the Spirit in every situation.

THE 301 – Applied Homiletics

    • A course on the technical preparation and delivery of biblical messages. The student is taught proper process of building and utilizing outlines, texts, illustrations, word studies, and other communicative techniques.

THE 302 – Apologetics

    • A study of the Christian faith, dogmas, heresies, and ideas. The course covers a strong evaluation on why one believes what he believes and how to communicate, argue, and support that faith.

THE 401 – Soteriology

    • A detailed study of the doctrine of salvation, the atonement, and saving life of Christ.

THE 402 – Eschatology

    • A detailed study of the doctrine of the last things. The course will compare and contrast major views and millennial positions and include a review of dispensationalism.

THE 403 – Systematic Theology

  • A study of the development of doctrine, interpretation of scripture, and process by which we as believers fulfill and understand why and how we teach, believe, and live. Special emphasis will be given to the men’s lives who developed these understandings