all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted
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HERMENEUTICS: Knowing How To Study Scriptures
A study of the relevance of the Bible to our lives and the methods and tools of “rightly dividing” the Word of God.
BIBLE SURVEY: Seeing the Big Picture
An over view of both testaments intended to give the student a grasp of the general themes of the books, the unity of the Bible and basic introduction for subsequent in-depth studies of specific themes.
THE PENTATEUCH: The Writings of Moses
An examination of the first five books of the Bible designed to form a foundation for later Biblical and doctrinal studies.
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES: The Pattern for Ministry
A chapter by chapter study, emphasizing the birth and
development of the church and missionary outreaches of the first century.
HEBREWS: Knowing your Salvation
A chapter by chapter examination of the book emphasizing the theme of salvation and living the life of a Christian.
JAMES: Trouble Shooting
A specific and exegetical look at the book of James relating the doctrine of this book to daily living.
HISTORICAL BOOKS: Studying Joshua-Esther
An overview of Old Testament history from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Esther, utilizing available resources from archaeology.
I & II PETER: Suffering Successfully
Relating the doctrine of these books to daily living.
ROMANS: Understanding the Gospel
A detailed study of the book of Romans. An exegetical look with an emphasis on the development of personal doctrinal convictions.
PHILIPPIANS: Joy in Suffering
A direct emphasis on the central theme of Christ in this book.
I, II & III JOHN AND JUDE: Standing in Truth
Relating the doctrine of these books to daily living.
COLOSSIANS/PHILEMON: Stabilizing our Faith
A direct emphasis on the central theme of Christ in these books.
I & II THESSALONIANS: The Gospel and its Powerful Effect
A chapter by chapter study of these two epistles with an effort to show their application to the modern church.
POETIC BOOKS: The Language of Faith, Love, and Commitment
An overview of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Lamentations. Showing the heart of ancient Israel.
MINOR PROPHETS: Understanding Israel Yesterday, Today and in the Future
A basic study of the twelve minor prophets as they relate to the history of Israel, with special emphasis on the value of these prophecies in the total plan of God.
COVENANTS: Covenants of God
Our God is a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God. In this course the various covenants of God are explained with emphasis on their importance for the church of Jesus Christ
PASTORAL EPISTLES: The Winning Church in a World of Chaos
An analytical and expository treatment of the epistles of Paul to Timothy and Titus with an emphasis on their pastoral nature.
LIFE OF CHRIST: Seeing the Real Jesus in the Gospel
A comprehensive and systematic study of the life of Christ, using a harmony of all four Gospels.
DANIEL/REVELATION: What’s in this New Millennium?
A verse-by-verse study revealing not only the primary application, but also showing their prophetic implications.
MAJOR PROPHETS: What the Future Holds
Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah are studied in depth to give the student an understanding of God’s dealings with His people as they respond to His prophetic messages, as well as examining the prophetic implications for today’s believer.
I & II CORINTHIANS: Is Our Doctrine Pure?
A chapter-by-chapter study of these two epistles with an effort to show their application to the modern church.
GALATIANS/EPHESIANS: Growing in Grace
A careful analysis of the doctrinal and practical aspects of these epistles and their bearing upon modern Christianity.
PARABLES OF JESUS: Teaching the Kingdom of God
This course will teach the student the method of parabolic instruction, the meaning of the parables of Jesus, and the present day importance for understanding the motives of the ministry of Jesus.
MINISTRY OF HELPS: Service for All
This course provides students with the tools and insights to restore the ministry of helps to their church, serving in the church is a ministry, and it’s in the Bible. Members need to begin doing the work of the ministry as true servants. This will ignite a new understanding and passion into the purpose God has placed on their life.
BIBLE MANNERS & CUSTOMS
This course will examine the everyday life of Middle Eastern people of thousands of years ago supported with Scriptural references.
INTRODUCTION TO GREEK
This course is an introduction to the basic elements of New Testament Greek. Focusing on “principles and pointers”, not word lists and grammatical forms. This course will have beginning exegetes reading gospel passages quickly.
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW
An introduction to the basic elements of Old Testament Hebrew.
INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Reaching & Teaching 21st Century People
A general overview of Christian education in the church, to allow the student to understand the scope of Christian education, and prepare the student to minister in the program of the church. An emphasis on teaching techniques, lesson preparation, and Bible study.
PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Understand Biblical and Management Principles
An examination of theological concepts that form the philosophical perspectives and principles of Christian education enabling the student to develop a Christian education program based on solid Biblical principles.
EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY: A Christian Perspective
This course provides a basic overview of education psychology from a Biblical/Creationist and Christian perspective. It will enable the student to apply the findings of learning theory to the Christian educational program.
YOUTH MINISTRY: The Steps to a Successful Youth Program
You’ll learn the importance of going before God, focusing on relationships, communicating your desires, identifying your personal values, developing and teaching your purpose, pursuing leaders, evaluating and creating programs, and more
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Recognizing the Need for Children’s Ministry
A step-by-step guide to building a strong children’s ministry. Provides practical information to transform your calling into a successful children’s ministry. Instruction for getting the support of the pastor and congregation, statements of purpose, budgets, fundraising, recruiting, keeping volunteers, safety, security, discipline, appropriate policies, choosing and evaluating curriculum, publicity, and much more that will help you create a program that ministers to children and their families.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF ADULTS
A course to introduce students to the characteristics and expanding needs of young, middle and older adults in a continuing program of adult Christian education.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN MULTI-CULTURAL SETTINGS
This course will examine specific strategies for effective Christian education in multi-cultural communities.
CHILD GUIDANCE: You and Your Child
Following a Biblical exploration of God’s purpose and plans for families. Parents are equipped with all the tools necessary to grow strong healthy families and to deal with the challenges they may face.
HOME AND SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: Helping Children Mature Into Responsible Adults
This study offers wise, up-to-the minute counsel on raising confident, self-controlled kids. Children need love, trust, affection, and discipline. Practical advice on how to handle difficult children in the home and the classroom.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
This course explores specific areas of importance to childhood education giving an up to date and complete picture of the Christian education of children.
This course offers specific guidance in counseling teens and their families with situation-specific scriptural instruction and encouragement in dealing with difficult issues such as drugs, alcohol, self injury, eating disorders, puberty, suicide, sexual purity, and more.
ETHICS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
The student will learn the legal and ethical considerations of the Christian ministry, education and administration enabling them to develop a personal philosophy of ministry that is consistent with Biblical principles of ethics.
LEGAL ISSUES IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The Law of God and the Law of the Land
You will develop an understanding of the similarity and differences between the laws of God and laws of the land and how it affects your phase of ministry, Christian education.
MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
A practical course on music and it’s application to church ministry. Covering all phases of the history and spiritual concepts, working with various age groups, weekly planning choir, orchestra, hand bell ensembles, working with children and youth, and more.
ADMINSTRATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
This course will provide a foundational approach to equip the school administrator in management and leadership skills to effectively organize and administrate the entire Christian education program.
TEACHING & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
This course is a study of the principles, aims, evaluation of and creative use of curriculum materials and resources in fitting the curriculum to the needs of the child in Christian education.
FUNDING OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
This course is designed to research and develop various methods of funding Christian education. Funding strategies are explored, and programs for fund development are presented.
MANAGEMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES
Students will gain a general knowledge of management theory leadership skills, ministry principles, time management, budget management, decision making principles with a special emphasis in managing a Christian organization.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING
Offers a balanced view of the relationship between Christianity and psychology, giving Christian perspectives in every area from the creation to the church, clinical applications are emphasized, classic psychology models and theories surveyed, distinctively Biblical methods of family and individual counseling are explored.
Theology and History
DISPENSATIONAL STUDIES: God’s Plan for Man
A study of God’s total plan for man as seen through the seven Biblical dispensations.
CHURCH HISTORY: How Did We Get Here?
A presentation of the world into which the church was born. The founding, development and rise of the church from the Apostolic era through the Reformation and the Enlightenment to the growth of the church in America.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I: Knowing What and Why We Believe
Bibliology: The study of the source and authority of the Holy Scriptures. Theology: the study of God, His names, His attributes, His perfections and His works.
PNEUMATOLOGY I: The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit
This course deals specifically with the Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit with an emphasis on His relationship to the church and His gifts.
PNEUMATOLOGY II: The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit (Continued)
In this comprehensive, intensive study you will go beyond learning the Spirit’s titles and symbols to a positive evangelical and Pentecostal perspective of His personality, deity, gifts, and fruits.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II: Knowing What and Why We Believe
Christology: The study of Christ - His person, His nature and His works.
Soteriology: The study of the doctrines of salvation as achieved through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Angelology: The study of angels, demons, and Satan.
Anthropology: The study of man, his creation and nature.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III: Know What and Why We Believe
Harmartiology: The study of the doctrine of sin, its ramifications and solution.
Escatology: The study of last things.
Ecclesiology: The doctrine of the church, its origin, mission, ordinances and future.
PAULINE THEOLOGY: Applying Paul’s Theology for the 21st Century Church
This course is an overview of the life and teaching of Paul in terms of his call to the Apostleship of Jesus Christ and against the background of his birth and development as Saul of Tarsus, a Hebrew of the Hebrews and a Roman citizen.
BIBLE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: The History of God’s dealings with His people Israel
This course will help the student to understand their Bible. The text is closely related to the Biblical narrative as attention is given to the Near Eastern backgrounds of Biblical history and tracing the continuing history of Bible lands emphasizing the work also of modern archaeologists.
EVIDENCES FOR THE DIVINE INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE: The Bible, is it Fact or Fiction?
An examination of the internal evidences for the validity of the Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God and learning to defend its integrity in the face of difficult questions.
PENTECOSTAL/CHARISMATIC HISTORY: 2,000 Years of Charismatic Christianity
This course offers convincing evidence that the modern Pentecostal and charismatic movements are rooted in the two-thousand year history of the church.
HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF THE ETHNIC CHURCH: Erasing the Divisions
This course instructs the student that the church must focus on the sociological characteristics of different groups within the church and develop strategies to reach and unite them to do the work of the Kingdom on the earth.
HISTORY OF MISSIONS
Survey of the spread of Christianity from apostolic times to the present with modern missionary enterprise studied in detail, chronicles the history of church missions to cultures as diverse as ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and 20th Century Africa.
This course demonstrates that the entire Bible teaches a literal recent creation and a global cataclysmic flood challenging all theories of long age evolutionary geology.
SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE: Biblical Basis for Modern Science
This course deals with the key sciences in relation to Scripture, theology, cosmology, miracles, and Biblical creationism. The absurdity of evolution is revealed and demonstrates conclusively that facts derived from scientific observations are accurately recorded in Scriptures.
A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY
This course carefully considers the Biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry. Examining the different sides of the debate and the various approaches to the issue, important new insights are presented.
A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS: God in Action on Behalf of the Salvation of Mankind
This course touches on all issues fundamental to missions in our time with a very profound and comprehensive treatment of the subject, while unifying and integrating the whole range of theological themes in and around the idea of missions.
BIBLICAL DOCTRINES: A Pentecostal Perspective
Based on sixteen fundamental truths of the Bible, this study offers the student an opportunity for growth and stability in the faith and will help you discern between doctrinal truth and error.
LOCAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: Biblical Leadership
Studying the Laws of Leadership Jesus established with Biblical images and tests of Leadership and what every leader should know about people.
SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY: Understanding Spiritual Authority from God’s Word
This study from scripture reveals as followers of Christ we are to walk in the authority He has given to us as heirs of the kingdom, yet being under authority we are to walk in humility, as servants, and giving honor to those in authority over us.
APOLOGETICS I: Defending the Faith
An analysis will be made of the methodology used in apologetics and studying the defenses of the Christian faith against counter-claimants to truth.
APOLOGETICS II: Defending the Faith
An exploration of the leading Pseudo-Christian cults of the day with an emphasis on the theological errors found in the cults and on witnessing to cultists.
UNDERSTANDING ETHICS: Ministerial Ethics, Etiquette, and Essentials
Covering what is right and what is wrong in the ministry, this course deals with the ethics in finances, ethics and evangelists and itinerant ministries, ethics and pastors, and how these things relate to the local congregation.
PERSONAL EVANGELISM: Personal Evangelism That Has Lasting Value
Developing an evangelizing body of believers is the work of the church. This study is to advocate students in the realm of personal evangelism emphasizing the methods, challenge and tools to becoming an effective witness for Christ.
THE POSTURE OF PRAYER: The Secret to the Anointing
The study and application of prayer as an essential element to a victorious Christian life.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: Solutions for 21st Century Home
A study of the roles and relationship of the husband and wife and the family as a whole. Examining the potential stresses in marriage with an emphasis on understanding and problem solving.
FINDING GOD’S WILL
This course shows how God unfolds His plan for your life by offering practical ways to answer some of life’s toughest questions and find the will of God for your life and help others in finding God’s will for their life.
COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: Why is Christianity Different?
A study of the major world religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, comparing their teaching to that of Christianity.
MISSIONS THEORY: Reassessing the Great Commission
A history of missions over the past 200 years, emphasizing periods of great revival. Also relates the science of world evangelization through statistical analysis with an emphasis upon changing demographics.
WORSHIP AND MUSIC: Leading 21st Century People Through Music
A review of the importance of worship in the church and of music to worship. A brief history of music in Christianity and discussion of worship-leading.
PASTORAL THEOLOGY I: The work of the Ministry
This class presents pastoral ministry in its practical and ethical aspects, as well as the areas of pastoral responsibility.
PASTORAL THEOLOGY II: Pastoral Theology from the Pentecostal Perspective
This course emphasizes the practical rather than the theoretical aspects of the work of the pastor presenting ideas that have been proven in the pastorate.
HOMILETICS: Speaking to the 21st Century Mind
This course covers the principles of proper construction and delivery of a sermon.
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: Discipling 21st Century People
An introduction into the principles and practices necessary for effective, Biblically-based counseling in a church environment.
FOUNDATIONS FOR PENTECOSTAL PREACHING: Empowering Your Pulpit With The Holy Spirit.
Insights are given into vital aspects of Pentecostal preaching such as personal preparation, study and interpretation of Scripture, preparing and preaching sermons, bringing people to the altar, and the role of the Holy Spirit in each.
Emphasizes a step-by-step process for building expository sermons. It includes a brief description of basic types of sermons, steps in working through a Scripture passage for exposition, building expository sermons, the use of context for proper exposition and the help of a preaching plan in expository preaching.
CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS: An Introduction to Missionary Communications.
A study of cultural differences and how they affect the way people interact. The course covers communication and culture in a missions context, including such topics as (1) how to reach people where they are, (2) how different people think and express ideas across cultures and subcultures, and (3) how the thoughts and expressions of people affect their behavior.
This course takes you through the premarital counseling process and shows you step-by-step how to conduct counseling sessions and deal with the perplexing issues of our day.
CHURCH LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
This course will equip you with a working knowledge and the tools required to be an effective leader who knows what administrative and financial processes are required and how the church can best benefit from them.
THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN GLOBAL MISSIONS
Chronicles the worldwide move of God’s Spirit toward world evangelization. It is a passionate plea for mobilization of the entire Body of Christ for the fulfilling of the Great Commission.
THE FIVEFOLD MINISTRY GIFTS
This course explains the roles and functions of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher and how they are supposed to work together to equip the body of Christ.
FINANCIAL INTEGRITY AND STEWARDSHIP
This is a comprehensive and deeply perceptive study of financial stewardship. Journey through Scripture to see the reasons for giving, the discipline of giving, motivation of giving, integrity in giving and much more.
DIVINE HEALING: The Biblical Ministry of Divine Healing
This course deals with the subject of God’s compassion and longing to heal and searches the Bible to what God says to those who share His desire to heal the sick encouraging believers to become channels of the grace of God.
PAUL AND TIMOTHY INTERNSHIP (6 CREDITS)
A student seeking special training in such areas as Pastoral Ministry or Missionary Service must enroll in the Paul and Timothy Internship Program after the 3rd year the equivalent of 90 credits in the Bachelor degree program. This is designed to provide the student with special ministerial training under the guidance of their local pastor and may lead to ministerial credentials.
HOW TO RESTORE BROKEN PEOPLE
This course trains students in the principles of restoring those who are broken in life through addictions, compulsions and circumstances. The aim of this approach is to disciple people, one on one, and through group teachings and support. The course is broken into three parts:
1. Knowing and understanding God
2. Knowing and understanding ourselves
3. Serving and helping others