A survey of this inspired first century record of the Holy Spirit’s working through the apostolic church. Among the issues this course will treat are the meaning of the Spirit’s coming at Pentecost, the need to interpret this book according to its transitional character, and a detailed summary of Paul’s missionary journeys.
Bible Doctrines I
An overview of essential Biblical teachings held by orthodox believers. 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 Theology, Bibliology, and Christology.
Bible Doctrines II
An essential complement to Doctrines I, Bible Doctrines II focuses upon Anthropology and Soteriology.
Bible Doctrines III
An essential complement to Doctrines II, Bible Doctrines III continues the survey focuses upon Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Angelology.
Bible Doctrines IV
An essential complement to Doctrines III, Bible Doctrines IV completes the survey. Its focus is upon Eschatology and issues in dispensational theology.
A general introduction to the Bible from a dispensational perspective.
This course will assist the student in theologically evaluating the major counseling models currently utilized in the Christian community, to identify a truly biblical model that will be useful in counseling, and to evaluate specific counseling situations one may encounter.
This course will introduce the student to a biblical philosophy of church planting and will treat issues pertinent to the development of a new ministry.
A survey of I and II Corinthians. This course will include a project that will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis.
Current Cults and Religious Trends
A detailed treatment of cult beliefs with appropriate biblical responses. This course will also treat important trends in evangelical Christianity-e.g. pluralism, the growth of the “evangelical left,” church marketing, the rise of contemporary Charismatic movement, and growing cooperation between Protestantism and Catholicism.
A survey of the New Testament Gospel literature. The course attempts to provide a chronological description of the life of our Lord through all four Gospels, treating important preaching and teaching themes as they relate to the theology of each book. Special attention is given to understanding the various forms of literature God utilized in the New Testament Gospels. A project will be assigned that will assist the student in developing his own skill in interpreting, applying, and ministering what he studies in this course.
Greek, Elementary I
An intensive study of foundational grammatical principles. The Greek alphabet, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, cases, and punctuation will be topics of study. Extensive memorization of vocabulary and word paradigms. The course is only open to high school graduates and will require a minimum of 3-5 hours of out-of-class preparation per week. A minimum grade of “B” is required in this class for the student to be a candidate for Elementary Greek II.
Greek, Elementary II
A continuation of the foundational principles of the language. Focus will be placed upon the verb system and mastering verb paradigms. The student should observe that the same preparation and requirement parameters are true for this course as for level I.
Greek, Elementary III
An examination of participles and infinitives and their uses. The student will be introduced to the significance of these verbals to exegesis and will begin in-class translation of portions of I John.
Greek, Elementary IV
This course will complete an overview of basic grammatical principles and introduce the student to reading the Greek New Testament text. Readings in advanced grammar and application of grammar to sermon/Sunday School lesson composition will be stressed.
A detailed treatment of principles by which Scripture should be understood and applied to the life of both “layman” and pastor. This course will outfit the student with confidence that he is getting the message God intended from the passage. The non-pastoral student can expect to receive helpful principles that will help him understand the Word in his devotional time, in family Bible study, and in Sunday School teaching.
History of Fundamentalism
An overview of the Christian Fundamentalist movement from the mid-nineteenth century to today. The course will also treat the various compromise movements out of which Fundamentalism has removed itself and the reasons why.
Issues in Fundamentalism
This course will treat the doctrine of ecclesiastical separation, biblical unity, and other issues vital to Biblical Fundamentalism.
A survey of the ten minor prophets and their messages as seen in their individual historical and cultural contexts. This course will include a project which will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application from the prophetic texts.
New Testament Survey
An overview study of the literature 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. Each student will complete and present a survey of one New Testament book.
Old Testament Historical Books
An overview of Old Testament historical literature with an emphasis on the special methodology for interpreting this genre of literature. This course will include a project which will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis.
Old Testament Poetry
An overview of Old Testament prophetic and sapiential (wisdom) poetry with an emphasis on the special methodology for interpreting this genre of literature. This course will include a project which will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis.
Old Testament Survey
An overview of all the books of the Old Testament with an emphasis on individual book theologies and historical backgrounds 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. A project will be assigned that will assist the student in developing his own skill in interpreting, applying, and ministering what he studies in this course.
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.
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.
A practical survey of various methods that can be used to approach the lost with the Gospel. Emphases are the equipping of the believer with appropriate memorized passages, specific instruction on dealing with common excuses, and the argumentation of false religion. This course will utilize role playing as an instructional methodology and will emphasize accountability in personal evangelism.
Principles of Personal Bible Study
An examination of practical methods useful in studying the Bible, grasping its intended message, and applying it to daily living. Projects will be assigned for various study methods (i.e. book study, word study, biographical study).
Pulpit Speech I
An examination of the process of sermon preparation and delivery from the standpoint of expositional preaching. Preparation of sermonic outlines will be required.
Pulpit Speech II
A continuation of Pulpit Speech I. Preparation and delivery of sermons will be required.
A survey of the content and theological significance of this New Testament apocalyptic book. This course necessarily emphasizes biblical eschatology and its importance in encouraging growth in sanctification. To that end, this course will include a project which will assist the student in deriving timeless principles and accurate application through sound exegesis. Major theological schools of eschatology will be treated.
A detailed study of the doctrines and content of this book, which is the heart of evangelical Christianity. Close attention will be paid to the rich theological terminology, the development of the doctrines of justification, the Holy Spirit, God’s plan for Israel, and sanctification, and the design of the book. A project will be assigned that will assist the student in developing his own skill in interpreting, applying, and ministering what he studies in this course.
Sunday School Administration and Teaching Techniques
A survey of methods used in conducting an effective, biblically sound Sunday school ministry. Emphases will include equipping teachers to effectively interpret and communicate Scriptural principles and the effective use of teaching materials.
An examination of important issues unique to youth ministry as well as a presentation of a biblical paradigm for youth work as fully integrated into the life of the entire local church family.