Courses & Locations
BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND DISCIPLESHIP
This course gives a practical understanding of how to participate in the discipleship arena in a meaningful way that creates a plan for life change while demonstrating love, compassion, wisdom, and biblical truth.
Hermeneutics: How to Study and Interpret God's Word
This course will introduce students to core inductive Bible study tools, including observation, interpretation (hermeneutics), application, and correlation. Within each of these steps students will learn to apply key principles as they explore various genres in the Bible. At the same time, the course will equip students to capture the central message of a Biblical book and connect each thought unit to the larger composition. As students discover the richness of God’s Word through the methods of this course, they will glean more from their personal study of God’s Word and grow in their ability to share these truths with others.
Systematic Theology I
This course examines what the Bible teaches regarding four areas of doctrine: 1) The Bible. Special focus is given to the Bible’s authority, inspiration, canonicity, inerrancy, and sufficiency. 2) God. Special focus is given to the personality of God, the attributes of God, and the decrees of God. 3) Man. Special focus is given to the nature of man and the sinfulness of man. 4) Salvation. Special focus is given to the atonement of Jesus and to conversion. The students will learn the value of a systematic study of God’s Word to discern how to live, think, serve, and worship God. A Christ-like life is the main objective of all study of theology.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
This course will examine what the Bible teaches in the following areas: 1) Salvation, with a continuation and coverage of topics not previously treated in Systematic Theology I; 2) Christ, an examination of the person and work of Christ; 3) The Holy Spirit, an examination of His person and work; 4) Christ’s Church, a study of the formation, nature and ministry of the church; and 5) Last Things, a treatment of future things, including the rapture, tribulation, and millennial and eternal kingdoms. A continual focus will be placed on how the student is to live, to the glory of God, as a result of a deepening understanding of these topics.
*Systematic Theology I is not a prerequisite for Systematic Theology II.
*Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is also required.
Biblical Teaching: Communicating Biblical Truth
This course is designed to train believers to prepare, present, and evaluate expository messages. It covers topics such as: a theology of teaching, different models of teaching, qualifications for teachers, the process of exposition, and the delivery of an expository message. This class is open to both men and women.