Curriculum

Curriculum

Old Testament Survey
-  A survey of the Old Testament books, emphasizing their historic setting and thematic content. Each book is highlighted for its relationship to Christ and to its special contribution to the rest of scripture.

The Church and its Doctrines - This course will take the student through the foundations of the Christian Faith, by  systematically studying the major teachings of the Bible, including the doctrines of God, Scripture, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Man, Salvation, Sin, Angels, and Satan. Special attention will be paid to key terms, concepts, and biblical texts. The course will also introduce various branches of theology.

Prayer & Personal Bible Study
-  An exploration of two key disciplines in the life of every believer coupled with a study of the basic tools and methods for studying the Bible particularly as it pertains to the personal devotional life of the believer.

Christian Foundations (also called Victorious Christianity)
-  This class focuses on the spiritual foundation of the life of every believer including repentance, faith, water baptism, baptism of the Holy Spirit, local church commitment and the life of obedient servant hood.

Life Management I -  This class focuses on discovering the will and purpose of God for one’s life and how to live a life of significance.

Local Church -  A study of the local church in God’s eternal purpose including a practical emphasis on the biblical pattern, the structure and the ministries of the local church today.
 
Music Fundamentals -  A brief introduction to the fundamentals of music aimed at inspiring an interest in music, acquiring an appreciation for its place in the life of the church, and developing an ability to read music and understand music basics.

New Testament Survey -  A survey of all of the New Testament books, emphasizing their historical settings and thematic content. Each book is highlighted for its relationship to Christ and the Church and to its special contribution to the rest of scripture.
 
Bible Research -  A study of advanced methods of biblical study including word studies, topical studies and basic principles of interpretation. This is a prerequisite for Hermeneutics.
 
Holy Spirit - A study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit with special emphasis on the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit as they pertain to the individual believer.
 
Life Management II – This class builds on Life Management I and focuses on goal setting and the management of life to achieve one’s destiny and enter into God’s purpose.
 
Social Roles / Relationships - A course dealing with the roles of men and women in society and how to relate to each other. It includes such areas as the development of muilt-generational friends, dating, courtship and marriage.
 
Worship – A study of the biblical basis for, the biblical forms of and the purpose in the church with special emphasis on principals of leading worship in church gatherings.
 
Life of Christ / Gospels - A study of the life, ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ taken from parallel gospel accounts.
 
Walking in Present Truth -  A study of the biblical principles of restoration as they apply to the history of the church from Pentecost to present, the future of the Church and God’s unique work in the life of every believer.
 
Public Speaking –  This course is designed to equip the student with principles that will help him/her to become more confident and effective in public speaking. Opportunity is given for each student to practice what is being taught.
 
Evangelism – This course is designed to equip the student with the tools that they need to become more effective in communicating the Gospel and to familiarize the student with strategies that can be used to effectively build bridges to the lost.
 
Life Management III – This class builds on Life Management I and II with emphasis on how to fulfill the will of God and extend the kingdom of God through one’s work and career life.

Family Issues - A survey of family relationships, roles and responsibilities with particular emphasis on building principles to marriage and parenting.
 
Ministry to Personal Needs – This class is dedicated to training the student to minister to people in personal areas including salvation, water baptism, baptism of the Spirit, healing, and basic counseling.

Genesis -  A study of the first book of the Old Testament with particular emphasis on Genesis 1-11 which forms the seed bed of all of the major doctrines of the Bible and lays the foundation for the purposes of God and many of the covenants between God and man.
 
Acts of the Apostles -  A study of the first book of Acts with special attention given to the growth and development of the Early Church and to the pattern that Paul provides for modern apostolic ministry.
 
Pastoral Ministry -  This class deals with the biblical foundation for the pastoral ministry and the practical application of these principles in pasturing today.
 
Hermeneutics -  A study of the basic principles governing the appropriate interpretation of Scripture and how to use them effectively.
 
Vision Management -  A leadership development course focusing on defining, developing, and implementing core values, vision and appropriate strategies in growing a church.
 
Church Administration -  A practical look at the pastor and Christian worker as administrators including such areas as setting up a corporation, writing legal documents, transacting official business, office management, risk management and budgeting.
 
Practicum -  Each  student in their second year is required to volunteer time in some area of Christian service in one of the departments of the Church with a view to strengthening, sharpening and releasing their spiritual gifts and their servant hearts.
 
The Life of Moses -  This course looks at the life of a significant leader in the history of God’s dealing with his people and principles of leadership that can be drawn from his life (Exodus – Deuteronomy).
 
Covenants -  A survey of the nine covenants that God established with man in His progressive unfolding of His eternal purpose and our present relationship to each of them.

Counseling I   -  A study of the biblically based principles and techniques of counseling and their application in a variety of problems that are commonly found when ministering to people.
 
Leadership   -  A study of the biblical qualifications for leadership, important keys to success as a leader and timeless leadership principles that serve as a basis for a persons ministry as a leader.
 
Current Trends  -  A biblical study of the principles one uses to discern trends and true and false ministry with a special emphasis on the analysis of various trends affecting the church world.
 
Children/Youth Ministry  -  A practical look at ministry to children and youth and the philosophy that stands behind such ministry.
 
The Life of David -  A study of the life of the “man after God’s heart” extracting principles of ministry, devotion to God and covenant relationship.
 
Romans -  A study of the book of Romans, focusing on its theological significance and relevance to the life of every believer.
 
Counseling II   -  A study of the biblically based principles and techniques of counseling and their application in a variety of problems that are commonly found when ministering to people with a focus on case studies to assist the student in putting the principles into practice.
 
Team Building   -  A study of the biblical principles of team ministry and the application of those principles into every department of the church with special attention to working with an eldership.
 
Homiletics   -  A study of principles relating to the spiritual feeding of a congregation and the technical preparation and delivery of sermons. Time is given for each student to give a variety of sermon messages.
 
Church Planting
   -  A look at the theological and philosophical basis for church planting as well as practical approaches to preparation and implementation.