Course Descriptions

 

Old Testament Survey I

This course is a basic survey of the Old Testament, dealing with Biblical materials which report the progress of Jehovah worship from the time of Adam to David. Utilizing books that reflect this time beginning with Genesis and concluding with the Psalms. Every book is studied individually with attention given to background contribution to the message of the Old Testament.

 

New Testament Survey I

This course is taught by Pastor Eric James. It is a survey of each book of the New Testament from Matthew to I Corinthians, historical and cultural background of each book, and an overview of the contents of each book.

 

Communication Skills I

This course is taught by Pastor Jamie Fox. It is a course dealing with fundamentals of English grammar, including a weekly focus involving vocabulary development and spelling skills.

 

Homiletics I

This course, taught by Pastor Alan Carr, offers an introduction to homiletics, which is the art of preaching. We will discuss the preacher’s spiritual preparation and development. The various sermon types will be studied including expository, textual and topical. Most of the emphasis will be based on the expository method of sermon preparation and delivery. Other topics covered will be developing sermon themes, preparing introductions and conclusions, and outlining.

 

Evangelism

This course, taught by Pastor Stacey Layne, offers a study of the imperative of personal witnessing and various methods of presenting the claims of the Christ. Emphasis is upon doing.

 

Pastoral Theology I & II

This course is taught by Pastor Tim Hodge. It is the study of the character and qualifications of church leaders and their relationship to the church. First Timothy, Second Timothy and Titus are the biblical text for this course.

 

Old Testament Survey II

This course is a contribution of Old Testament Survey- Adam to David including the historical from a work which bridges the person from the time of Solomon to that of Malachi. Beginning with the King’s materials, each book is studied in keeping with the fundamental approach established in the previous survey.

 

New Testament Survey II

This course is taught by Pastor Eric James. It is a survey of each book of the New testament from II Corinthians to Revelation, historical and cultural background of each book, and an overview of the contents of each book.

 

Communication Skills II

This course is taught by Pastor Jamie Fox. It is a contribution of Basic English, seeking to advance the students knowledge and grasp of sentence construction and structure.

 

Homiletics II

This course, taught by Pastor Alan Carr, offers a continuation to Homiletics I, which is the art of preaching.

 

Basic Theology 1&2

This course, taught by Pastor Scott Moneyham deals with Biblical theology. Biblical theology is a word study about God and Christian beliefs.

 

Hermeneutics

This course, taught by Pastor Stacey Layne, deals with the process of biblical interpretation.

 

Holy Spirit

This course is taught by Pastor Phil Chapman. It focuses on: the Holy Spirit in the Bible and in Christian tradition; the understanding of the Church, its mission and ministry in the Bible and in Christian tradition; the function of the Spirit in the foundation and the continued development of the Church.

 

Theology of Prayer

This course, taught by Pastor Rick Safriet is a biblical study of prayer from both the Old and New Testaments. Students explore the purpose of prayer and how prayer works effectually in the life of the believer.

 

Missions

This course, taught by Pastor Mike Wakefield teaches ministerial students a knowledge of Biblical missions as opposed to other endeavors that carry the label of “Missions”.

 

Biblical Counseling

This is a biblical counseling course taught by Pastor Rick Safriet. It is a great course as it covers just about every situation the pastor will face in the counseling situation.