This course will equip the students to develop a lesson or message from a passage of Scripture, as well as equipping them to develop a series of lessons, either topical or exegetical. It will help them to discern which style of presenting a passage is most suitable for their intended audience. The student will receive insight on how and when to use outside material, stories, humor, etc.
To help young Christian leaders to define God’s call to Christian leadership, to provide them a guide to understanding how to discern that call, show how God uses the church to affirm that call and describe the evidence of a genuine call to ministry.
Jesus provided his followers, his disciples, with this objective and this class explores how the passing of the baton of discipleship from generation to generation is meant to be accomplished, regardless of where the church finds itself in history or culture.
This course will address the topic of Christian Living in a hostile world, exploring the tensions between the two and methods needed to live in pursuit of the Kingdom of God through the avenues of lecture, discussion and case studies.
The Financial Stewardship course will address some of the basics of sound, biblical money management. Four of the session deal with personal finances, while the final session will deal with finances related to the local church.
The Personal Evangelism course will address biblical and other practical issues related to being an effective witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students will be encouraged to consider their own unique giftedness and life situations in discovering their own evangelistic impact.
The Bible addresses the purposes for and pathways to conflict resolution as a critical essential for unity and peace within the body of Christ. In this course, students will discover the personal and collective damage conflict can cause, as well as the benefits of healthy conflict and conflict that is processed through a Biblical principles of negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
This course focuses on a study of biblical ethics and the role the local church plays in the community. Special attention will be given to major social problems such as sanctity of life and other issues. This course will also explore the relevant and current sociopolitical issues and ethical problems so that students can dialogue with those who are outside of a biblically centered faith with confidence and effectiveness.
To give a brief history of how the truth is always under attack by various ideological and theological forces. This course will survey the current orthodox biblical doctrines under attack citing their origin, their proponents and the damage done to the church. To provide a strong biblical response to these false teachings with practical ways for Bible-believing Christians to counteract heresy.
Spiritual growth occurs primarily in the context of community. People who remain connected with their brothers and sisters in the local church almost invariably grow in self-understanding, and they mature in their ability to relate in healthy ways to God and to their fellow human beings. This course is going to take a look at recapturing Jesus’ vision for authentic Christian community in the church.
Students will explore Old and New Testament references to baptism, the historical origins of infant baptism, the relationship between salvation and baptism, as well as purpose and relevance of baptism for the 21st century believer.
The Apologetics course will address several topics in such a way so as to help equip the student to grow in confidence in one’s own faith as well as defend and argue for the Christian worldview to an unbelieving world.
The public debate over the sanctity of life has dominated the social and political agenda of America since the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion. Since then it is estimated that over 50 million unborn suffered abortion. That’s ten times the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust under Nazi Germany.
Introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of walking in the Spirit, and the directives for cooperating in His work. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt and shame as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in regards to original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time.
A Biblical Counselor is one who integrates the psychological and theological knowledge learned by man, and uses biblical principles to help others to heal, grow, and develop a closer walk with God and man.
Spiritual leader is one who puts his or her faith and trust in Christ to help them learn and apply the Biblical principles of a Godly leader—and then lead others in the same path, by example. The timeless principles of spiritual leadership you will explore in this course have been gleaned from the book “Spiritual Leadership” by Dr. J. Oswald Sanders.
In this course, students will be introduced to the New Testament references to spiritual gifts, the purpose of spiritual gifts, the differences between the fruits of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, as well as discussion about various perspectives regarding the validity of the gifts of the Spirit for the church today.
This course will address the topic of biblical purity in the believer’s life of ministry, relationships, and their spiritual walk with the Lord through the avenues of lecture, discussion and case studies.
This course will delve into the current attack on traditional marriage and will explore the public debate over the redefinition of marriage. Sanctity of Marriage will explore the social and cultural pressures that insist that Christians change their traditional definition of marriage. A thoroughly biblical definition of marriage will show the positive social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of traditional Christian marriage.