Description of Courses
101 — New Testament Survey
A broad look at all of the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis upon the theme and purpose of each book. Designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of the N.T.
104 — Romans
A detailed study from Paul’s letter to the Romans of the basic truths concerning man’s hopeless condition in sin, and the gracious remedy through the Lord Jesus Christ.
105 — Gospel of John
An analytical study of the Gospel of John with special attention to John’s proof of the Deity of Christ.
106 — Bible Doctrine I
A study of man in his original state: his nature, his essential difference from all the rest of creation; his fallen state; sin; and the plan of redemption.
108 — Bible Introduction
This course will cover manuscripts, the canon and translations. Also principles and methods of study and the use of helps.
109 — Christian Evidences – Prophecy I
The first semester presents proof of the inspiration of the Bible and the Deity of Christ. The second semester is a brief survey of God’s dealing with man through the ages.
202 — Bible Doctrine II
A topical study of what the Scriptures teach concerning God as to His nature, works and existence. There will be a detailed study of the “Trinity” or God’s existence in Three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
203 — Pauline Epistles I
A systematic study of Paul’s Epistles: I & II Corinthians; and, I & II Thessalonians.
205 — Synoptic Gospels
As a result of this course, students will become acquainted with the New Testament world from historical, cultural, sociological and religious perspectives. Additionally, students will be exposed to the exegesis of biblical passages from Matthew, Mark and Luke while examining the literary forms contained in these Gospels. Required reading includes the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
209 — Pauline Epistles II
A systematic study of Paul’s Epistles: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Timothy, Titus and Philemon.
210 — Old Testament Survey I
This course aims to take the student through the Old Testament, from Genesis to Esther, presenting the basic message and purpose of each book.
211 — Christian Life – Personal Evangelism
In the first semester, a study will be made of God’s provision for deliverance from temptations, and spiritual enrichment through the life of Christ within the believer’s heart. In the second semester, suggested contacts and the use of appropriate Scriptures will be considered, as well as difficult cases and objections.
305— General Epistles An analysis and application of the rich doctrinal and practical teaching found in I and II Peter, James, the epistles of John and Jude.
306 — Hebrews An analytical study of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with emphasis on its relationship to the typical teaching of the Old Testament Tabernacle.
310— Old Testament Survey II This course aims to take the student through the Old Testament, from Job to Malachi, presenting the basic message and purpose of each book.
330— Teacher Training I – II (Each course is one semester) These two courses are designed to expose students to the concepts related to a successful teaching ministry. While students are not expected to become classroom teachers, they will be exposed to the fundamentals of developing and implementing a successful lesson and lesson plan.During the first semester students will review the basic concepts of understanding people and the various techniques for church education and leadership. At the end of the class all students are required to submit an acceptable lesson plan.
Required reading: Understanding People
During the second semester, the emphasis is upon implementing a successful demonstration lesson. Students are required to demonstrate a variety of teaching techniques. At the end of this class, all students are required to submit an acceptable lesson plan and perform a demonstration lesson.
Required reading: More Than Sunday School and Evangelize Through Christian Education.
313— Acts This study will enlighten the student in the formation and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel from Judea and Samaria and to the Gentiles beyond.
314— Christian Missions This course gives the Biblical basis and scripture principles of Christian Missions. A very brief history of missions is followed by a survey of mission conditions and needs of the countries of the world today. Finally, a study of changed and changing conditions in the world, and the strategy to meet these new conditions, climaxes the course.
403— Teacher Training III Sunday School Administration, the actual machinery for operating a successful school.
Adult Department work.
Required ETA reading: Vacation Bible School and Other Summer Ministries and The Church at Study.
408— Introduction to New Testament Greek I – This course is designed to help the student understand the language of the New Testament. The course involves the study of verbs, sentence structure, the alphabet, nouns, adjectives and other important points of New Testament Greek grammar. This course is not about learning to speak Greek, it is about learning how to accurately read, pronounce and accurately translate the scriptures from the original Greek Test. The student is required to study aggressively, complete home assignment, test and quizzes.
Finally, this course will empower the student to do research on their own by leaning the various acronyms and abbreviations found in most Greek lexicons. In conjunction with their study they will encouraged to use other commentaries to aid them in their studies. Throughout the course we will be studying from the actual New Testament Interlinear Greek Bible. At the conclusion of this year of study the student will be equipped and feel confident their use of New Testament Greek in their preaching and teaching. A complete grasp of the alphabet, vowels and diphthongs are a must to successfully complete this course.