Fall 2018 Course Schedule

NT481 — Pastoral Epistles

Pastor Larry Hobbes
Mondays
6 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.

3 Credits

A survey of the content and theological significance of these three significant New Testament books. This course will include a project which will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis.

Textbooks

  • The Pastoral Epistles. By Donald Guthrie. Publisher: Tyndale Commentary Series, 2009. ISBN: 08030842446.

BI401 — Systematic Theology I

Pastor Kent Hobi
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. —8:50 p.m.

3 Credits

This course will treat the process of deriving doctrine from the text of Scripture rather than expressing the doctrinal interpretations of various theological traditions and denominations. The focus of this course is upon Introduction, Theology Proper, and Bibliology.

Textbooks

  • A Systematic Theology, Volume One. By Rolland McCune. Publisher: Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-9822527-0-3.

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2018 Summer Block Course

OT241 – Old Testament Historical Books

Dr. Ken Burkett
June 11–15

3 Credits

The course is a survey of the OT historical books with a four-fold focus: (1) the major themes and theology of each book, (2) key principles for interpreting & applying historical narrative, (3) the historical accuracy of the Biblical narratives, and (4) basic issues of authorship, date of composition, etc. Additionally, each student will be required to complete his choice of one project related to either the practical application of timeless principles in Biblical narratives or a more technical discussion of challenging issues or alleged problems in the historical books (e.g. did Jephthah really offer his daughter as a human sacrifice).

Instructor

Dr. Ken Burkett grew up in the Midwest. He attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina where he obtained a B.A. in Bible, an M.A. in Bible, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Interpretation. Currently, he is an adjunct professor with the Baptist College of Ministry and Seminary near Milwaukee, WI and also with the Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead, MS. Dr. Burkett was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1985, and he has served as the Pastor of Greenville Bible Church since 1996. As a pastor-teacher, his great passion is to expound the Word of God.

Block Course Schedule

June 11–15.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 p.m.–8:50 p.m.
3 Credits. 5 Sessions.

Textbooks

  • A Survey of the Old Testament by John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill (3rd edition, 2009) ISBN:  978-0-310-28095-8.

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

NT121 — New Testament Survey

Pastor Mike Hixson
Mondays
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

3 Credits

An overview study of the 27 books of the New Testament. Emphases will include distinctive theological themes and purposes of each New Testament book, and a treatment of the various genre of literature included in the New Testament. Additional attention will be given to modern theological approaches to Jesus and New Testament writings. Upon completing this course, each student will be able to describe the predominant message of each New Testament book and will complete and present a survey of one of those books.

Textbook

Elwell, Walter A. (2013 3rd Ed.). Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey. Baker Academic Publishers.


OT 251 – Old Testament Poetic Books

Pastor Kent Hobi
Thursdays
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Credit)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Audit)

3 Credits

An overview of Hebrew poetry and the five Old Testament poetic books. Special emphasis will be given to accurately interpreting this genre, understanding exegetical difficulties, and relating the messages of each book to the rest of Scripture and to contemporary life and ministry. This course will include a project which will assist the students in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis.

Textbook

Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to Old Testament Poetic Books. Moody Publishing, 2007.

Fall 2017 Course Schedule

OT 121 – Old Testament Survey

Pastor Dave Cannon
Mondays
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Credit)
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Audit)

3 Credits

An overview of all the books of the Old Testament with an emphasis on historical backgrounds and individual book theologies helpful to understanding the message of each. A unit on Old Testament introduction providing valuable information on the Old Testament and a helpful understanding of erroneous liberal criticism of the Old Testament is also provided.

Textbooks

  • Survey of the Old Testament by Paul N. Benware.
    Publisher: Moody Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 978-0802424822.

SPE 392 – Teaching and Preaching the Bible II

Various Instructors
Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

3 Credits

An examination of the process of lesson and/or sermon preparation and delivery from the standpoint of expositing the Scriptures with an emphasis on the differing genres.  Prerequisite: Teaching and Preaching the Bible I (SPE 391).  This class is open to both men and women.

Textbooks

  • Preaching God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing, and Delivering Sermon by Terry G. Carter, J. Scott Duvall, and J. Daniel Hays.
    Publisher: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN: 978-0310248873.
  • Applying the Sermon: How to Balance Biblical Integrity and Cultural Relevance by Daniel Overdorf.
    Publisher: Kregel, 2009. ISBN: 978-0825434471.

Summer Block Course

The Biblical Doctrine of the Kingdom of God

Dr. Mark Snoeberger
June 12–17

2 Credits

This course introduces the student to the multi-faceted but integrated doctrine of the Kingdom of God as it unfolds in the Bible. Emphasis is given to an understanding of how the Church has understood the kingdom concept throughout her history.  Our goal will be to arrive at an understanding that gives equal weight to all parts of the biblical record.  The course will culminate with applications of this biblical survey to systematic theology, the ongoing mission of the church, God’s work of common grace in His governance of our lives, and expectations for future expressions of the Kingdom.

Block Course Schedule

June 12–17.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 2 Credits. 5 Sessions.
No class on Wednesday due to church picnic.

Textbooks

  • He Will Reign Forever: A Biblical Theology of the Kingdom of God by Michael J Vlach. Publisher: Lampion Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1942614258.

Spring 2017 Course Schedule

 

SPE 391 – Teaching and Preaching the Bible

Pastor Tim Potter
Tuesdays
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

3 Credits

An examination of the process of lesson and/or sermon preparation and delivery from the standpoint of expositing the Scriptures. This class is open to both women and men.

Textbooks

  • Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell.
    Publisher: Baker Academic, 2005. ISBN: 0801027985.
  • Preaching with Purpose by J. Adams. Publisher: Zondervan, 1986. ISBN 0310510910.

OT 231 – Pentateuch

Pastor Kent Hobi
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 Credits

A survey of the first five books of the Old Testament, a defense of Mosaic authorship, and a practical Bible study project are all components of this course.

Textbooks

  • An Introduction to Old Testament Pentateuch by Herbert Wolf. Publisher: Moody, 2007. ISBN: 978-0802441560.
  • Handbook on the Pentateuch by Victor P Hamilton. Publisher: Baker Academic, 2015. ISBN: 978-0801097737.