Biblical Studies (Old Testament)

 

BI 205/06 Genesis I & II

An in-depth study of the book of Genesis from creation to the life of Joseph. This course is usually taught in two semester to gain a deeper knowledge of the profound biblical narratives and characters of the book. (Six credit hours)

BI 207 Exodus

An in-depth study of the Israelites journey from Egypt to the wilderness experience. (Three credit hours)

BI 208 Leviticus

An in-depth study on the numerous religious, civil and moral laws that God revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai. The course will also focus on the major theme of the book which is “Be Holy, For I am Holy.” (Three credit hours)

BI 209 Numbers

In this course the student will learn how God organized the Israelites around the Tabernacle, give an account of what happened as they wandered in the wilderness and learn how God loved and watched over them in spite of their continued rebellion. (Three credit hours)

BI 210 Deuteronomy

In this course students will take an in-depth look at Moses final address to the nation of Israel, how Moses readdressed the laws that God handed down and challenged the nation to rededicate their lives to serving God. (Three credit hours)

BI 211 Joshua

This in an in-depth study of how the Israelites conquered their enemies in the promised land and divided it up among the twelve tribes. The student will learn how only when Israel trusted God and obeyed were they able to experience victory in their battles. (Three credit hours)

BI 212 Judges

An in-depth study of the book of Judges with a focus on the historical facts and the theological truths. (Three credit hours)

BI 213 Ruth

An in-depth study of God as kinsman redeemer. (Three credit hours)

BI 214 First Samuel

An in-depth study of the Book of First Samuel. (Three credit hours)

BI 215 Second Samuel

An in-depth study of the book of Second Samuel. (Three credit hours)

BI 216 I Kings

An in-depth study of the book of I Kings from the building of Solomon’s Temple to the division of the nation due to the wickedness of its leadership. (Three credit hours)

BI 217 II Kings

This course will look at the continued history of Israel and Judah. Students will gain understanding of how when good kings reign the people prosper and how after persistent idolatry God must punish those who disobey. (Three credit hours)

BI 218 I Chronicles

An in-depth study of this course will give the student a better understanding of the genealogy of God from Adam to David, describe in detail how David conducts his administrative, military and religious affairs, and his importance of organizing the priests and Levites in preparation for the building of the Temple. (Three credit hours)

BI 219 II Chronicles

In this course the student will focus on the continued history of God’s people by concentrating on the nation of Judah and the presence of God in the lives of the kings. (Three credit hours)

BI 220 Ezra

An in-depth study of the return of the captives from Babylon to the Promised land where the temple of the Lord is rebuilt and worship resumes. Students will learn how God always gives second chances to serve Him when we remain faithful to His Word. (Three credit hours)

BI 221 Nehemiah

This course is an in-depth study of Nehemiah as he rebuilds the wall of Jerusalem, administers to the affairs of the people and he expresses his dependence upon God through daily prayer. (Three credit hours)

BI 222 Esther

This in-depth study will focus on the providential care of God as enemies threaten to destroy God’s people. (Three credit hours)

BI 223 Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther

This course is an in-depth study of the books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther with a focus on the historical facts and theological truths. (Three credit hours)

BI 224 Book of Job

This course is an in-depth study of God’s work behind the scenes of human suffering. Student will understand that God is in control and Satan can go no further than the Lord allows. (Three credit hours)

BI 225/226 Book of Psalms

This course offers a verse-by-verse reading of the biblical test of the Psalms. Students will learn the meaning of the text and how it relates to the church Christianity and the world in which we live. It will also integrates thoughtful and contemporary insight for daily living. (Three credit hours—This course is sometimes taught in two semesters for six credits)

BI 227 Proverbs

This course will provide the student with insights for everyday life and offer advice on how to conduct ourselves in various situations. (Three credit hours)

BI 228 Ecclesiastes

An in-depth study of this book will give the student an understanding about how life without God has no meaning, but a life regulated by God and His Word is wonderful indeed. (Three credit hours)

BI 229 Song of Songs

An in-depth study of the Song of Songs with a focus on the historical facts and the theological truths. (Three credit hours)

BI 230 Isaiah

The book of Isaiah will provide the student with the most comprehensive prophetic picture of Jesus Christ in the entire Old Testament. It includes the full scope of His life: the announcement of His coming, His virgin birth, His proclamation of the good news, His sacrificial death, and His return to claim His own. Because of these and numerous other Christological texts in Isaiah, the book stands as a testament of hope in the Lord, the One who saves His people from themselves. (Three credit hours)

BI 231 Jeremiah

In in-depth study of the Book of Jeremiah will provide students with information on the longest of the prophetic books of the Old Testament which contains a considerable amount of material of a biographical and historical nature in addition to the prophet’s own words. (Three credit hours)

BI 232 Lamentations

This course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the tragic destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the prophets lament s over the intense suffering of God’s people. (Three credit hours)

BI 233 Ezekiel

This course will give the student an in-depth look into the historical and prophetic themes during Ezekiel’s ministry in the early years of the Babylonian captivity. (Three credit hours)

BI 234 Daniel

This course will give the student an in-depth look into the historical, prophetic and Apocalyptic themes recorded during the time that Daniel was a servant in captivity in Babylonia. (Three credit hours)

BI 235/236 Minor Prophets

This two semester course gives an in-depth study of the minor prophets of the Bible, from Hosea to Malachi. The message of each book will be considered in its historical setting to better understand Israel’s moral and spiritual condition and how that applies to our modern day living. Special emphasis will be given to the authorship and divine promises of each book as to the messages of future judgment and deliverance. (Three credits each)

BI 237/238 Major Prophets

This two semester course offers an in-depth study of the Major prophets from Isaiah to Daniel. The student will gain an understanding about the messages of mercy, hope, judgment, and obedience to God’s Laws found throughout these books and given a glimpse in to the revelations about the future. (Three or Six credit hours depending on number of semesters taught)

BI 244 Study of the Tabernacle

An in-depth study of the Typological interpretation of the Mosaic Tabernacle. The course will help the student focus on the intricate Scriptural details of each item concerning the Tabernacle. (Three credit hours)

BI 250 Ancient Hebrew Language

This course looks back at the ancient Hebrew symbols that constituted their early language. The students will gain knowledge not only of the symbols, but the meanings, essence and understanding of them. (Three credit hours)

BI 251 Peoples and Cities of the Ancient Near East

This course explores the history and culture of the people and cities of the Biblical Ancient near east. It will focus on Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the cities and people of the Middle East that are significant to our Judeo-Christian religious history and tradition. (Three credit course)

 

Biblical Studies (New Testament)

 

BI 305 Gospel According to Matthew

This course will offer the student an in-depth study of the time, historical setting and major themes of the Book of Matthew. Matthew demonstrates how Jesus was the fulfilled Messianic prophecy and thus Israel’s Messiah who would establish the promised kingdom. This course will emphasize the principles, scope and movements of the Messianic kingdom and look at the more than 100 allusions to or quotations from the Old Testament. (Three credit hours)

BI 306 Gospel According to Mark

This course will offer the student and in-depth look at Jesus ministry, his portrayal as the Son of God, and the final week of Jesus’ life. (Three credit hours)

BI 307 Gospel According to Luke

This course will offer the student a detailed account into the life of Jesus from his birth to the ascension. This study will encompass the main themes of the book, which is Jesus as Savior, his miracles, parables, teachings and acts that exemplify his redemptive power and will. (Three credit hours)

BI 308 Gospel According to John

This course is an analytical study of the Gospel of John based on the structure of the writing. This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of the text, cultivate a passion to study the Bible in depth, and foster and increase love for the Lord Jesus Christ. The test questions, discussion and journaling will help equip students to better understand the Gospel of John and increase their ability to minister in their given callings. (Three credit hours)

BI 309 Book of Acts

This course will offer an in-depth look at the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Apostles, the believers and the nature and mission of the church. Two major themes will be the rejection of the Gospel by the Jews and the acceptance of the Gospel by the Gentiles. (Three credit hours)

BI 311/312 I & II Corinthians

These two courses will be an in depth look into Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth with an emphasis on the life, attitude and unity of the church. (Three credit hours)

BI 310 Book of Romans

This course is an analytical study of the Gospel of John based on the structure of the writing. This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of the text, cultivate a passion to study the Bible in depth, and foster and increase love for the Lord Jesus Christ. The test questions, discussion and journaling will help equip students to better understand the Gospel of John and increase their ability to minister in their given callings. (Three credit hours)

BI 313 Galatians

This course will be an in-depth look at Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia. Major themes covered in the course will be salvation by faith alone and how to live a Spirit-filled life. (Three credit hours)

BI 314 Ephesians

This course will give the student an in-depth look at Paul’s prison Epistle to Ephesus. The student will gain knowledge of God’s great plan of redemption through Jesus Christ and practical advice on how to live the Christian life. (Three credit hours)

BI 315 Philippians

This in-depth course on Paul’s letter to the Philippian church students will focus on the dominant message of joy and contentment no matter what the circumstances in life might be. (Three credit hours)

BI 316 Colossians

This in-depth course on Paul’s letter to the church at Colossi will give the students a better understanding of Christ as Mediator, Christ as the Lord of Creation, Reconciler of His people, Head of the Church, Christ as Redeemer, and Jesus as the fulness of deity. (Three credit hours)

BI 317/318 I & II Thessalonians

This course is an in in-depth look at Paul’s letter to Thessalonica. Students will learn how to be prepared for Christ’s return, in holiness, harmony, honesty and in expectant hope. (Three credit hours)

BI 319 I & II Timothy

This one or two semester course will give an in-depth look at Paul’s letters to Timothy. The course will help students focus on their faithfulness to the Word, to the ministry, and to other people. (Three credit hours)

BI 320 Titus & Philemon

This course is an in-depth look at Paul’s letters to Titus and Philemon and will focus the main themes of ordaining elders, teaching sound doctrine, avoiding arguments and exercising authority soundly. (Three credit hours)

BI 321 Hebrews

This in-depth study will give the student a greater understanding of the theological and Christological themes of this book. Hebrews is one of the most organized, logical and comprehensive books of the Bible which focuses on the permanence of the eternal and not on the instability of the temporal. Thus, the student will gain knowledge of the old ways and traditions that were passing away and the wavering faith of the Jewish converts. (Three credit hours)

BI 322 James

This in-depth course will give the student a greater understanding of the what it means to be a mature Christian. The study will focus on the theme of “Growing up” in our faith by learning to be patient in trials and tribulation, overcoming temptation, controlling our tongue, being peacemakers and praying to get results. (Three credit hours)

BI 323 I & II Peter

This in-depth course will give the student a greater understanding of suffering and persecution of believers and recognizing the false teachers among us. In a world filled with uncertainty it will teach the student to be hopeful and focus on Jesus Christ so they will no be deceived. (Three credit hours)

BI 324 I John

This course is an in-depth look at the Epistle of I John. The student will gain a greater understanding of the erroneous doctrines of the Antinomians and Perfectionism as they focus on the sonship of the believer and their eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. (Three credit hours)

BI 325 II & III John and Jude

This course is an in-depth look at second and third letters of John and the letter of Jude. The student will gain a greater understanding of spiritual discernment and what it means to truly love others. (Three credit hours)

BI 328/329 Book of Revelation

This course is an in-depth expositional analysis of the prophetic book of the New Testament. The course will present a chronology of future events and illustrate how prophecy is practical to our everyday life. (Three credit hours, sometimes taught in two semesters—Six credit hours)

NT 330 Parables of Christ

This course will be an in-depth study on the “parables of Jesus” as found in the four Gospel accounts. The course seeks to apply Scripture to the context in which it was written and their viewpoint and relation to modern day life. The course will refer to a number of other works as students seek to understand how to apply the parables to their lives, teaching and preaching. (Three credit hours).

NT 340 Life of St. Paul

This course will be an in-depth study of the “Harmony of St. Paul’s Life” as found in the Bible in the Acts of the apostles and harmonizing it with the Pauline Epistles. The Book of Acts covers the beginning of the work of the apostles in preaching the message of Jesus Christ. (Three credit hours)

NT 350 The Blood of Christ

This course leads the reader to an understanding of the significance and reality of the power of the blood Christ in our everyday lives. (Three credit hours)

BI 345 Jesus Christ and His Encounters

This course will help provide preachers, teachers and lay persons with material for personal bible study, Sunday school lessons, teaching and preaching within the church and seminary. The course will look at several of the encounters that Jesus had with everyday people, incidents and events throughout the Bible. Students will learn how to theologically and morally apply to everyday life. (Three credit hours)

BI 355 Life Principles from the Women of the Bible

This two semester course aims to show how women of the Bible played and integral, essential, and crucial role in the eternal plan of God. Through a detailed study of each noteworthy women, you will learn that God has called women to play significant roles in society, in the home and in the church. The student will learn from the mistakes of these women and discover the blessings that come when we faithfully trust in the Lord in all situations. (Six credit hours for the two semesters)

BI 360 Life on the Highest Plane

This course will be a blend of biblical teaching and personal application. The course will present the Biblical progression of the life from that of the natural person (the unsaved) to the carnal person (the immature believer) to the spiritual person (the mature believer). This last position is God’s intention for all believers, a life lived on the highest spiritual plane. (Three credit hours)

BI 365 Comparative Spiritual Covenants

This course explores how covenants and covenantal language can be used to help us think about all God’s created reality (seen and unseen aspects). This course will consider the grand battle between light and darkness from a covenantal perspective how this directly affects us in our daily lives. The student will learn to identify how they are enslaved to life patterns, situations, behaviors or dark forces, and how taking a covenantal perspective can help them find deliverance from these evils. (Three or Six credit hours)

BI 370 Understanding Biblical Covenants

This course examines the key covenants of the Bible to give the student an understanding of the important ways God uses them to govern relationships between Himself and humankind. It also considers how covenants are used to establish boundaries for participating in certain relationships between one another or between one people group and another. Emphasis will be put on exploring the three inter-related covenants of salvation: Abrahamic, Mosaic (Old) and the New. (Three credit hours)

 

Church History and Ethics

 

HT 102 How We Got the Bible

This course looks at the historical and theological ways in the Holy Bible was canonized. (Three credit hours)

HT 320 Ethics for Today

This course will address a wide range of contemporary issues in a practical fashion from a biblical (and pastoral) perspective. The student will learn how biblical principles apply to the issues that Christians face everyday. Topics like abortion, euthanasia, birth control, homosexuality, global warming, illegal immigration and the like are addressed in a concise manner. (Three credit hours)

HT 410 Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics

This course will set the foundation for those in ministry to use Scripture in making or evaluating ethical decisions. Attention will be on the practical principles for the understanding of biblical truth as the measure for what is ethically right, wrong, good, just, and fair. It will provide instruction from Scripture for laity/leadership in helping meet the challenges of our day ethically, doctrinally, and morally. (Three credit hours)

HT 400 World Views In Conflict

This course will explain how society changed through the efforts of seventeen philosophers and authors and their journey from belief to unbelief. Course will show that one is not born an apostate, but becomes one by making god in his own image instead pf living in God’s image. The course will trace the history from the thirteenth to the twentieth century and show the gradual decline of the church in the western world. (Three credit hours)

 

Theology

 

TH 201 Introduction to Christian Doctrine I & II

This is a survey course in the doctrinal teachings of the Holy Scriptures. This course can not be used as a substitute for Theology I, or II but can be used as a prerequisite for Theology I (Six credit hours).

TH 303 Ecclesiology

This is an in-depth study of the doctrine of the church. This study examines the nature of the church as well as its organization, ordinances and mission. It will also include topics such as the Invisible Church, the Visible Church, the Purity of the Church, the Power of the Church and the Purpose of the Church. (Three credit hours)

TH 301 Christology

This course is an in-depth teaching on the doctrine of Christ. The topics included in this course, but not limited to, will be the humanity of Christ, the deity of Christ, doctrine of incarnation, the atonement, Jesus’ resurrection and Ascension. (Three credit hours).

TH 302 Soteriology

This is and in-depth study on the doctrine of salvation. The topics covered in this course will be, but not limited to, the basis of salvation based upon the work of Jesus Christ, in His atoning death; and the application of that work in the salvation of the sinner. Other topics discussed will be redemption, eternal salvation, Christ as mediator, and free will. (Three credit hours)

TH 304 Eschatology

This course is an in-depth study of future events. This study will examine the issues concerning the rapture, tribulation, millennial kingdom, the future of the church, and nations, as well as recent attempts to coordinate Bible prophecy with current worldwide events. (Three credit hours)

TH 615 Kingdom of the Cults: Islam from a Christian Perspective

This course will help Christians have a better understanding of Islam and help them speak confidently and truthfully regarding the issues facing our world today. (Three credit hours)

TH 310 Making Sense of the Bible

This course will explore the origin of the Bible. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the Canon of Scripture, the Authority of Scripture, the Clarity, Necessity and Sufficiency of Scripture. (Three credit hours)

TH 306 The Study of God

This course will give the student an in depth look at the existence of God, the cosmological, teleological, ontological, and moral evidence of the Creator, The Trinity, Creation, and God’s providence. It will give the student an introduction into systematic theology and supported explicitly on the teachings of Scripture. (Three credit hours)

TH 307 Study of Man and Sin

Students will get an in depth understanding of the creation of male and female, to include the harmonious personal relationships, equality in the personhood and importance, differences in role and authority; and equality and differences in the Trinity. They will study the essential nature of man and the inherited guilt and Corruption because of Adam’s sin. (Three credit hours)

TH 308 Pneumatology

This is an in-depth class on the Holy Spirit. Topics discussed in this course will be the person of the Holy Spirit, the function of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, the unification of the Spirit, and the voice of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church, the believer and the ongoing work of God in the kingdom here on earth. (Three credit hours)

TH 309 Hamartiology

This is an in-depth study of the doctrine of sin. Topics discussed in the course will be, but not limited to, aspects of death, the sin nature, the essence of sin, the results of sin, the distinction between sin and evil, accountability for sin, God’s justice and mercy, God’s forgiveness of sins, and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Three credit hours)

TH 320 Topical Theology I & II

These 2 semester courses will guide students into an understanding of the theology behind various biblical topics of concern to modern day Christian theologians. Topics of study will include (but not limited to) Biblical Faith, Biblical Church, Church Leadership, Spiritual Giftedness, Sin & the Secular World and Life after Life. Scripture and the views of the various modern theologians will be explored for each topic. (Six credit hours)

 


Missions

 

MI 103 Missionary Journeys of Paul

This course examine the three missionary journeys of Paul and its effect on the early church and the church today. (Three credit hours)

MI 102 History of Missions

This course surveys the outreach and mission of the Christian movement during the apostolic times. (Three credit hours)

 

Practical Ministry

 

PM 204 Survival Skills for Ministry

This course is developed to help pastors, teachers and lay persons have a better understanding of the challenges they will encounter while doing ministry. It will give the student the knowledge and practical skills needed to face these challenges under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and God. It will consider the issues of conflict, administration, giving counsel, and proper study habits can be handled in a way that enhances the ministry God calls us to. (Three credit hours)

PM 350 Conflict Resolution: Mediation Strategies/Church Leaders

This course will give students an understanding on how to manage conflict positively, examine leadership styles and appropriate application of each, and become familiar with group dynamics, phases, and processes. It will also teach the student how to de-escalate confrontation, promote cooperation, and institute proactive interventions to maintain organizational harmony. (Three credit hours)

PM 550/650 Advanced Biblical Counseling

This course offers a twenty-first century model of Christian Counseling that facilitates effective biblical change. The course is geared toward teaching pastors and Christian counselors how to help themselves and others mature in the ways and wisdom of Jesus Christ. It provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide, and the latest in research, theory and practice methods in Christian Counseling. (Three credit hours)

PM 545/645 Foundations of Christian Education

This course offers the student a look into the theological, historical and philosophical bases for Christian ministry. It will examine the contributions from the social sciences through the lens of biblical teaching. This course will help ministry leaders design programs that integrate the changing needs of contemporary society with the unchanging truth of God’s Word. (Six credit hours)

PM 110 Teaching Children Effectively

This Level I course teaches students how to intentionally and effectively evangelize children. The Bible will be an essential element of each lesson and will equip the student with the necessary tools to reach the lost and bring about spiritual growth in children.

 

General Education Courses

 

IS 101 Basic Computer Literacy

This is an introduction computer course for those who have not had much contact with computers before. The course will include an introduction to the internet, various functions of windows, Microsoft Office. (Three credit hours)

EN 100 Basic Reading Literacy

This course is part of our Literacy Mission program where we help those who cannot read or struggle to read . While using a Christian reading tool, students will learn the basics of reading. This class is taught every semester to those in the community who are in need. (Three credit hours)

EN 101 Creative Writing

This course will assist the student to tap into their imaginations and write words that will make an impact on their lives and others. The course will lay the groundwork and build the skills the students will need to write short stories, poetry, prose, sermons, point papers, and even novels. (Three credit hours)