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BIB 101 Old Testament Survey I (Genesis – Esther)

BIB101 Old Testament Survey I (Genesis – Esther) offers student’s a general overview of themes, perspectives, and significance of the first twenty-two books of the Old Testament. The Old Testament reveals a self-portrait of God, what He has done and is doing through history with His grand design to restore relationship with His creation.

BIB 101 - Old Testament Survey I Syllabus.doc
BIB 102 Old Testament Survey II (Job – Malachi)

BIB102 Old Testament Survey II (Job – Malachi) provides an excellent overall survey of the Old Testament from the reign of King David until the closing with the Prophet Malachi. This knowledge is essential in properly understanding the Word of God in a more meaningful way. It shows God's love, mercy, and justice as God continuously woos His people back to Himself.
BIB 103 New Testament Survey I

BIB103 New Testament Survey I, provides an overview of the New Testament books from the Gospels through Acts, with a concise summary of each book, enabling the student to correctly relate the parts of the New Testament to each other, and to the Old Testament. The course allows students to enrich their knowledge of the Bible and their ability to read each part intelligently, with an understanding of the context in which each book occurs and of how the central theme–the theme of Jesus Christ was developed.

BIB103 - NT Survey I Syllabus
BIB 104 New Testament Survey II

BIB104 New Testament Survey II provides a survey of the New Testament with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work of Christ; the founding and growth of the church; and the teachings in the epistles and Revelation. Students will learn to display a greater understanding and depth of the Epistles and Revelation, their background, argument, and flow through a greater understanding and depth of some of the major doctrines of the Christian Church.
BIB 120 Hermeneutics

BIB120 Hermeneutics covers introductory themes and processes of Biblical interpretation and will compare and critique varying approaches and their significance toward understanding the Bible, understanding theology, and knowing God personally. This course will provide the student with in-depth Bible study techniques, using tools designed to help the believer hear God through His Word.

BIB 120 - Hermeneutics Syllabus
MIN 110 Spiritual Formation

MIN110 Spiritual Formation will survey our new life in Christ, not under law but under grace, as well as the development of that new life. Students will learn the importance of trusting God in every aspect of our lives. We will see how God brings forth fruit, good works, and obedience through His grace.

MIN 110 Spiritual Formation - Syllabus
SPL 121 Spiritual Leadership

SPL121 – The principles of Spiritual leadership are for those disciples of Jesus Christ who have been chosen and prepared by God to be His servants. Jesus was sent to the earth to serve and not to be served. The Spiritual Leadership principles taught in this course will assist the student in developing a dependence on God and glorifying God’s delight in the believer who desires to be a servant for Jesus Christ.
THE 390 Theology I

THE390 Theology I, is a foundational course that surveys basic doctrines of the church and their implications for life. Specifically, the course will briefly survey bibliology, theology proper, anthropology, angelology, Christology, soteriology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. The course will also introduce the various branches of theology.

THE 390 - Theology - Syllabus
THE 490 Theology II

THE490 – Theology II survey is a presentation addressing the contemporary need for confidence in God; the personality and work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as Trinity. Theology will provide a basis to understand the love, mercy, and faithfulness of God through the person and mission of Jesus Christ. God’s instrument is the Word of God, and His agents are the church and individual believers called out for specific mission services.
HIS 465 Church History

HIS465 – Church History covers four major periods: The Ancient Church, The Medieval Church, The Reformation Church, and The Modern Church. The focus of this study is to gain perspective, both comforting and challenging, to many current issues faced today. A study of the history of the church, enables the student to gain an understanding of the primary leaders, movements, and schools of thought throughout the centuries.
ENG 101 English I

ENG101 - This course will help the student improve their English and writing skills. Fundamentals of parts of speech, relationships of words, phrases, clauses, sentence structure and various writing styles will be discussed. Writing fundamentals will be used, to organize sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs into essays for special purposes. This course is designed to promote English language proficiency at the undergraduate level for students studying academic disciplines.

Eng 101 Syllabus
EDU 210 Teaching Techniques

EDU210 - This Teaching Techniques course is an opportunity to explore the “how” and “why” of teaching as you examine the basic resources, methods, and skills necessary for an effective teaching ministry. A Christian philosophy of education based on the teaching ministry of Christ is presented in this course. Other subjects include the primary needs and characters of students at different ages, modern educational methods, and the steps in preparing a lesson plan.
MIN 209 Evangelism

MIN209 – Evangelism course will train students to be thoughtful and passionate evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church outreach. Emphasis is placed on having a deep desire to reach the lost for Christ. Personal, relational and corporate evangelism and motivating the laity for ministry will be considered. Practical theological foundation for the practice of evangelism and for evangelistic leadership in the church.
MIN 210 Ministry of Discipleship

MIN210 – Ministry of Discipleship focuses on fulfilling the Great Commission at a personal level by teaching the student how to establish discipling relationships, nurture young Christians, walk in the Spirit, develop your prayer life, discover your spiritual gifts, live a holy life, attain financial freedom, realize a godly self-image, and maintain physical health. We will address the need for developing a philosophy of ministry that focuses on building followers of Christ among college students.
MIN 401 World Missions Today

MIN 401 – World Missions Today is a critical course for present-day Christians because Jesus Christ commanded believers to go into all nations, making disciples, and teach them to obey His commandments. Students are being prepared to courageously spread the gospel message to the whole world.
ADM 400 Church Administration

ADM 400 – Church Administration introductory study will provide the student with many of the principles, procedures, and techniques used in today’s business world as they apply to the local church and its leadership. This course answers theoretical and practical questions by examining the administrative process, including goal setting, organization, delegation, supervision, and leadership training. The course is designed to help students become more effective church leaders in both theory and practice.
HOM 482 Homiletics

HOM482 – Homiletics introductory course features theoretical content as well as homiletic application. Students will learn the basics of preparing and preaching the liturgical homily, including exegesis and use of liturgical readings, exegesis of the congregation, structure of the homily, and effective delivery by going through the process of homily preparation. The study of how sermons are tools in effecting changed lives.
MIN 450 Teaching and Preaching Practicum

MIN450 – Teaching and Preaching Practicum is designed to help the teacher or preacher of the Word of God understand the meaning of Christian exposition and to develop exegetical and organizational skills. The various components of a lesson or sermon will be defined, discussed, and illustrated. Techniques of exegesis, exposition, and application of a Biblical text will also be examined, with emphases on imagination, creativity, and passion for teaching or preaching.
THE 460 Apologetics

THE460 – Apologetics course is designed to be a basic introduction to the biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical foundations of Christian apologetics. Students will learn how to effectively defend their faith as they contrast the biblical view of life with various worldly positions. Attention is given to the differences between Christian thought and selected examples of non-Christian thought.
BIB 210 Gospel of John

BIB210 – The Gospel of John presents the life of Jesus so that unbelievers will grow in their faith in him as the Messiah and the Son of God descended from heaven. This course emphasizes John’s theology, Christology, and particularly the relationship between the Lord’s deity and humanity. In the Gospel of John, contrasting concepts and themes include: light and darkness (1:4-9), love and hatred (15:17-18), from above and below (8:23), life and death (6:57-58), and truth and falsehood (8:32-47). John especially emphases our total dependence on God for salvation.
BIB 211 Book of Acts

BIB211 – In the Book of Acts, we will look at the growth of the early church and church practice, including the function of spiritual gifts in the Church. We will also study the aspects of early church missions, church planting, and discipleship. Luke primarily traced the ministries of Peter (chaps. 1-12) and of Paul (chaps. 13-28). While Luke was an eyewitness of many of the events he recorded in Acts, he summarizes the theme that the Lord was going to expand his work “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
BIB 212 Romans

BIB212 – Romans is regarded as the most systematic presentation of doctrine in the Bible. Students will look carefully at how the saving life of Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit, can transform lives. Unifying the Jews and Gentiles into one new society in-Christ, Paul teaches that the saving righteousness of the gospel comes by grace through faith. Salvation’s plan is established.
BIB 220 Genesis

BIB220 – The book of Genesis is to study the magnificent account of the creation of mankind and the unfolding plan of redemption of mankind, each student will be led into a deeper faith in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis is divided into ten parts. The first three pertain to history before the flood; the last seven to times after the flood. What was begun in Genesis is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. The focus of Genesis is ultimately Jesus Christ.
BIB 221 Psalms

BIB221 – As we study the Psalms, we will discover the beauty of the praise and poetry in the five books of Psalms in the Psalter. Throughout this course, each Book of the Psalter (Book I, Psalms 1-41; Book II, Psalms 42-72; Book III, Psalms 73-89; Book IV, Psalms 90-106; and Book V, Psalms 107-150) will be looked at and evaluated in-depth as we learn how to communicate with our Creator and the comfort and healing that His communication brings.
BIB 222 I & II Samuel

BIB222 – I & II Samuel is a survey of David’s life. We will study how Samuel anointed both Saul and David. While we study David’s accession to the kingship at Hebron and later at Jerusalem through the books of I and II Samuel, we will see how the great Davidic covenant is set forth and forms a basis of all subsequent kingdom truth. Other themes are the historical account of the Israelite monarchy and successes and failures of David’s rule.
ENG 102 English II

ENG102 – English II will build upon the language and writing skills learned in English I. This course is designed to improve communication skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Writing techniques for retelling narrative stories, summarizing a reference, writing from pictures, inventive writing, and formal essay writing will be presented.
SPL 351 Cults and World Religions

SPL351 – This comparative study of cults and world religions, will help the student understand what these groups are teaching, so that you can know how to relate to people in various groups. A solid Scriptural foundation is needed to discern the truth and dispel the common misconceptions and stereotypes. This class will allow the student to think biblically, so that you can evangelize with clarity, compassion, and confidence.
SPL 352 Marriage Enrichment

SPL352 – Learn how to build lifelong relationships as a single person, or in preparation for marriage, as well as God’s plan for the family. The model of love in a successful marriage is based on the sacrificial love that Jesus Christ gave when he gave up the peace of heaven to become a man on earth. Jesus showed sinful man how to sacrifice his self-love and to love one another in a sacrificial marriage relationship.
SPL 353 Music & Worship

SPL353 – This course explores the function of music in the Church, its role in community outreach, and principles for organizing and leading instrumental and choral group. Learn how to bring people into the presence of God as you study the technical skills, the nature of biblical worship, and the heart of the worship leader.
SPL 355 Women in Ministry

SPL355 – The objective of this study is multifaceted, but also simple: to hear the voice of the Lord in His Word through these women chosen to be revealed for us in His Word and to see Him change our own lives to better reflect His grace, love, and purpose. Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Hannah, Rahab, Ruth, Mary, Dorcas, and Priscilla may be familiar names, but do we truly know who they were—as women?
Min 330 Counseling

Students critically examine how a Christian worldview and a client’s spirituality impact the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning process in counseling. Ethical, diagnostic, and assessment issues relevant to the use of Christian spiritual interventions with appropriately religious individuals, couples, and families are considered, along with current research related to spirituality and counseling.
SPL 354 Spiritual Warfare

A study of the Biblical data related to the demonic. Practical application to Christian living regarding victory over the enemy in individual lives and in the church. Includes a discussion of guidelines for deliverance ministry. Through the six weeks of teaching and practical insights, students will learn:
  • Why relationship with God is your most powerful weapon of warfare
  • How to keep your discernment aligned with the Holy Spirit
  • How to notice and overcome your spiritual blind spots a
  • The role scripture and prayer play in your spiritual warfare (battles)
  • How you can stand your ground during a time of deception
  • What it means to walk in the fullness of God’s destiny for you and how to prevent yourself from dangerous spiritual drift
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