First Year Courses
|CHM112 Children’s Ministry (2 unit hours)|
In this course, students will be introduced to basic principles and spiritual responsibilities of teaching children ages 2–12 years old. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: child development, learning styles, types of children’s ministry, basic teaching skills, teacher’s responsibility and practical ideas for making learning fun.
CLI111 Christian Literature (1 unit hour)
In this course, students will gain an appreciation for Christian literature and will read through several pieces spanning different time periods. Students will have the opportunity to study these pieces in-depth and discuss their discoveries and the impact the literature has had on their lives.
ENG111 English 1 (1 unit hour)
In this course students will learn or be refreshed in basic English grammar and usage; including but not limited to, the following topics: parts of speech, phrase structure, sentence structure, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Students will gain an appreciation for the use of the written English language and how it can be used with excellence in many aspects of daily living. This will be accomplished by targeting common errors in grammar and learning skills that will help refine one’s writing skills.
ENG112 English 2 (1 unit hour)
English 2 is a course that focuses on the various writing styles and components in the English language. The goal of this course is to challenge students to improve their written language skills in order to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas.
GOS121 Gospels (1 unit hour)
In this course, students will study the four gospels. They will explore the books’ contents and learn important historical facts that will help in understanding the books thoroughly. Students will examine the background and culture of the people and the times in which the events of the books occurred.
HER112, HER122 Hermeneutics (4 unit hours)
This course is designed to teach students how to properly interpret the Bible. Students gain practical study skills which will prepare them for effective biblical study. Students will also study the insights into the history of biblical interpretation. The assignments for this course equip the students to study the Bible in a way that will help them become effective in ministering the Word of God.
NCO112, NCO122 New Covenant 1 (2 unit hours)
This course will thoroughly examine what the New Covenant is and what it means for the church and the individual believer.
NTS122 New Testament Survey (2 unit hours)
This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the New Testament as they study topics such as: the origin of the New Testament, its historical reliability, life in the Roman world, background study and authorship, a survey and breakdown of each book, and the purposes and messages of each book.
|OTS113 Old Testament Survey (2 unit hours)|
This course is an overview of the various books that make up the corpus known as the Old Testament. Overarching themes that run throughout the Old Testament will be discussed so that students gain a better grasp of the cohesion of the individual books found therein. Consequently, this will result in a better understanding of the Old Testament as a whole unit. This will emphasize the importance and relevance of the Old Testament as applicable to the modern day Christian. It will also serve to enrich and aid in the proper interpretation of the overall message and implications of the New Testament.
PEN112 Pentateuch (2 unit hours)
This course is a study of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. In this course students will survey the contents of the books, examine the background and the culture of the people, and understand how to apply the truths found therein.
PEP122 Pauline Epistles (2 unit hours)
In this course, students will embark on an in-depth study of the life of the Apostle Paul, the letters he penned, his reasons for writing them and the impact he made on history.
PRO121 Proverbs (1 unit hour)
This course is a detailed study of the wisdom contained in Proverbs and its relevance for us today in everyday living.
PRP121 The Prophets (1 unit hours)
This is a course on the general history and scope of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. This grouping of books will be examined in their historical context so as to gain a better understanding of the main message of each book.
PSA111 Psalms (1 unit hour)
This course is an overview of the book of Psalms as seen on two levels. First, students will exam the book historically as they explore various topics including, the origin of the book of Psalms, authors of the Psalms, historical information behind the Psalms, identifying the types of Psalms, etc. Second, they will take an empathetic approach to the book of Psalms by exploring what was going on in the hearts of the authors as they wrote the various Psalms. This includes the spiritual climate of Israel, their purpose in being written and their purpose in the believer’s life today.
THE112 Theology 1 (2 unit hours)
In this course, students will learn the fundamental doctrines of the church through a progressive study of Systematic Theology. The students are introduced to the major divisions of theology, the nature of systematic theology, and protestant theological systems. This course also explores the following theological topics: Bibliology (God’s inspired word), Theology Proper (the One True God, the Trinity, etc.), Cosmology (the creation of the universe), Angelology (created spiritual beings), and Anthropology (the creation and fall of man).
THE122 Theology 2 (2 unit hours)
This course is a continuation of Theology 1 covering the following theological topics: Hamartiology (the origin, nature and consequences of sin), Christology (the deity of Jesus Christ and His saving work), and Soteriology (the salvation of man, the atonement, etc.
Second Year Courses
|CHH211, CHH221 Church History (2 unit hours)|
This course will explore the roots of the church as recorded in Acts, the development of missions, the lives of the church fathers, the formation of the Bible, the Reformation, the political tension between the Eastern and Western churches, the formation of church denominations and the modern church age.
COM211, COM 221 Computer (3 unit hours)
In this course, students will learn the basic use, tools and special features of the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. This class will prepare students to be productive in various workplace environments.
DR222 Daniel/Revelation – 2 Unit Hours
In a world that is fascinated by the study of the end times, it is necessary to have a solid biblical understanding of eschatology. The foundation and key to understanding God’s final plan for mankind is found within the pages of Daniel and Revelation. This course will enhance the student’s understanding of the consummation of the ages by taking a balanced futuristic approach to these two apocalyptic books.
EVA211 Evangelism (1 unit hour)
This course explores many facets of evangelism. Students will examine the scriptural view of man’s fallen nature and God’s plan of salvation. They will study evangelism as the burden of God’s heart and our calling as Christians. Students will also delve into the realm of apologetics to help them effectively present the gospel, as well as, shape their Christian worldview.
GEP221 General Epistles (2 unit hour)
This course is a basic study of the background and message of each of the General Epistles and the book of Revelation. Emphasis will be made on the application of the truths found within each book.
HOM212, HOM222 Homiletics (2 unit hours)
This course serves to define homiletics, the elements of writing a sermon and the various aspects of biblical preaching.
NCO211 New Covenant 2 (1 unit hour)
New Covenant 2 continues the study from New Covenant 1. Students will examine what the New Covenant is and what it means to the church and the individual believer. Students will study the New Covenant from both the Old Testament and New Testament.
POA221 Principles of Administration (1 unit hour)
Students will learn basic principles of administration and how to practically apply them in a professional environment. They will understand the importance of administration in their daily lives, and in their future ministries or occupations. By the end of this course students will have acquired the knowledge to communicate in a professional environment (verbal and written). The students will understand basic office protocol and they will grasp the principles of time management, as well as project management.
|PSM211, PSM221 Pastoral Ministry (2 unit hours)|
In this course, students will study what it means to be a pastor. They will examine the office of the pastor as detailed in the Scriptures. The students will also have the opportunity to learn and perform the different ordinances and ceremonies involved in pastoral ministry.
ROM212 Romans (2 unit hour)
Through the centuries the book of Romans has served as a catalyst to propel many believers into a life of freedom and victorious living. Through an intense study of the book of Romans, students will uncover the life-changing power that lies within its pages and experience the same freedom and victory that many saints have found.
THE212 Theology 3 (2 unit hours)
This course continues from Theology 2 covering these final theological topics: Pneumatology (the study of the Holy Spirit), Ecclesiology (the New Testament church and its mission) and Eschatology (the last things).
TME212, TME222 Teaching Methodology (4 unit hours)
In this course, students will study the various ways of effectively teaching and communicating the Word of God. The students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in presenting and teaching a class. Basic topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: lesson planning, teaching and learning styles, teaching methods, public speaking and practical classroom experience with the opportunity to deliver lessons.
WMI222 World Missions (2 unit hours)
This course provides an introduction to global missions. Students will examine the following: what is missions; the biblical basis for missions; a brief history of Christian missions; missions in context; are you called; preparing for the field; what do missionaries do.
WRE212 World Religions (2 unit hours)
This course is a survey of the world’s major religions and cults. It will present the history, founder(s), cultural background and belief system of each of the world’s largest religions. The course will also trace the development and teachings of the major pseudo-Christian and non-Christian cults that have emerged since the 19th century and examine their teachings in the light of orthodox Christian dogma.