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with Larry Hovey
BIB212 - Acts presents a true historical record of the development of the early church in the middle of the first century A.D. Luke’s descriptions of geographical and provincial details, of governmental officials and their official actions, of actions of emperor’s and of the sea voyage to Italy with its accurate use of nautical terms. These all point to a careful researcher who himself was an eyewitness to many of the events recorded in Acts 16 and the succeeding chapters. Students will study and discuss four to five chapters in Acts per week over the six-week course with two hours class time per week. Students will complete a quiz each week, write three five- paragraph essays, complete an in-class mid-term test, and write a final term paper.
Text book: Garland, David E. Teach the Text Commentary Series: Acts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2017
Syllabus link: BIB212 Syllabus
with Ron Mathis
THE460 – (Rev 081718) 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.
Book of Acts
with Ron Mathis
BIB211 – (Rev 081618) 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).
with Rosa Day
ADM 400 - (Rev 081718) 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.
with Helen Young
MIN330 - (Rev 081718) Counseling is a foundational course that deals with the need for and the fundamentals of Biblical Counselling. The student will gain an understanding of what is meant by nouthetic counselling and how it differs from the prominent secular and religious counselling models. The student will be introduced to the key elements of the counselling process including data gathering, questioning, homework, giving hope, methods of change, and the role of the Holy Spirit in counselling. The primary focus of this course, Counselling God’s Way.
Cults and World Religions
with Ron Mathis
SPL351 – (Rev 081618) 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.
with Mark McClements
ENG102 – (Rev 081618) 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.
with C. Lawanza Lane
MIN209 - (Rev 081718) 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.