Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Registration is open for the Summer trimester.

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OT 461 – Knowing the Times: Biblical Theology of Daniel

Dr. Benjamin Herffernan
Block Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30 p.m. — 8:50 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. — 12 p.m.
June 3-8

2 Credits

What book of the Bible has stunning examples of divine salvation, mysterious riddles and prophecies, and a macroscopic view of world history? What book furnishes believers with a blueprint for weathering the storms of persecution, explains their purpose, and reveals God’s heart of mercy toward His people in the midst of their trouble? What book gives insight into the final days of man’s rule on earth and marks events that will take place before the beginning of God’s rule through Christ? What book portrays God’s people at their weakest and reminds them that the Sovereign God intervenes in the affairs of the hostile kingdoms to save His people? Come explore a treasure chest of God’s revelation that will explain God’s working in the past and His settled goals for the future that will completely transform your present! Find that you can Stand on your Knees before a Saving Sovereign by studying the structure and theology of the Book of Daniel!

Textbooks

  • God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel by Michael Barrett.

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Registration ends May 19.

Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Registration is open for the Spring 2019 trimester.

PHL-191 — Christian Philosophy of Education

Pastor Mike Hixson
Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. — 8:10 p.m.
January 22

2 Credits

This course will examine education in all arenas of life, with special emphasis given to the impact of a Christian worldview on the educational process. This course will also address the nature of education, where education takes place, who is responsible for providing education, and the necessity of education in 21st Century Christianity. Differences between secular and Christian philosophies in education and their applications will be discussed. This course will articulate the implications of a Christian educational philosophy within the context of the local church, namely how the church concerns herself with teachers spiritually reproducing themselves in all age groups and learning levels.

Textbooks

  • Christian Education. By Lawrence O. Richards. Zondervan. 1988. ISBN: 9780310520818.

BI-402 — Systematic Theology II

Pastor Kent Hobi
Mondays
5:30 p.m. — 8:10 p.m.
January 14

3 Credits

An essential complement to Systematic Theology I, Systematic Theology II focuses upon Christology, Pneumatology and Angelology.

You do not need to have taken Systematic Theology I to register for Systematic Theology II. The classes handle different doctrines, non-sequential in nature.

Textbooks

  • A Systematic Theology, Volumes 1 & 2. (McCune, 2005). ISBN: 978-0-9822527-0-3.
  • Jesus Christ our Lord. (Walvoord, 1969). ISBN: 9780802443267.
  • The Holy Spirit (Contours of Christian Theology). (Ferguson, 1997). ISBN: 9780830815364.

Registration ends January 6.

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.