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Acts I

Class Code: NT 231
Class Hours: 2hrs

This class focuses on the beginning history of the early Church.  In Acts, Luke discusses the spread of Christianity, the missionary trips of Paul and the results of Paul’s mission work.

Acts II

Class Code: NT 232
Class Hours: 2

Acts II continues it's focus on the beginning of the early church.  Luke discusses the spread of Christianity, the missionary trips of Paul and the results of Paul's mission work.

Another Restoration Movement (Mormonism)

Class Code: HI 461
Class Hours: 2
HI 461 is an online course in history designed for the purpose of comparing the historical Restoration Movement and the LDS movement. It includes a study of how the LDS movement originated, its tenets and beliefs compared to Scripture, and the contradictions that must logically follow. Also examined will be the terminological differences between the movements and the cultic aspect of the LDS movement. The class will include how to effectively witness to LDS missionaries and defend the faith once delivered to the saints. Emphasis will be on investigating, reasoning, and communicating conclusions.

Apologetics

Class Code: CD 364
Class Hours: 2

In this day of moral relativism, tolerance and skepticism towards the very foundations of our culture and beliefs, we must know what we believe and why!  We don't just have a religion of wishing, hoping and feeling, but we have a belief system that is based on solid, verifiable evidence!

The class will cover such topics as Defending: (1) The Existence of God, (2) The Trustworthiness of the Bible, (3) the Historical Evidence for and the Deity of Jesus of Nazareth, and (4) Christianity in a world of diverse belief systems.

Christian Doctrine I

Class Code: CD 101
Class Hours: 2hrs

This Christian Doctrine Class discusses the subjects in the Bible which are necessary to understand God’s work and His redemptive purposes for mankind. God’s wisdom is observed as various subjects are presented such as the Church, Christ, the Holy Spirit, faith, repentance, baptism, gift giving in the New Testament, the second coming, and many other subjects.

Christian Doctrine II

Class Code: CD 102
Class Hours: 2hrs

This class is a continuation of Christian Doctrine I.  Additional subjects discussed include:  speaking in tongues, spiritual gifts, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the covenants, sin, Satan, hell, heaven, and prayer.

Church Growth & Leadership 2016

Class Code: PM 421
Class Hours: 2

This leadership class is designed to introduce students to the many subjects that should be administered in the Church.  This is a practical class that looks at the most important factors necessary in growing the Church by building dynamic plans for new converts, greeting and mission teams, as well as for the various leaders of the Church.  We study and answer the questions that are not only critical to the growth of the Church but also to its survival.

 

Church Growth & Leadership

Class Code: PM 421
Class Hours: 2hrs

This leadership class is designed to introduce students to the many subjects that should be administered in the Church. This is a practical class that looks at the most important factors necessary in growing the Church by building dynamic plans for new converts, greeting and mission teams, as well as for the various leaders of the Church. We study and answer the questions that are not only critical to the  growth of the Church but also to its survival.  

I Corinthians

Class Code: NT 303
Class Hours: 2hrs

If there ever was a troubled Church during the first century A.D., it was the congregation at Corinth. This group was divided over personalities and leadership, confused about the Lord’s Supper, revolting against Paul’s teachings, tearing the worship apart with speaking in tongues and ignorant about the resurrection of Jesus. Listed above are a few of the many problems that they faced.

II Corinthians

Class Code: NT 304
Class Hours: 2hrs

This epistle reaches out to a repentant congregation. After receiving first Corinthians many Corinthians began to restructure their lives. Paul is therefore comforting and reassuring in this epistle and he provides additional teaching that is beneficial to the Christian community.

Counseling I

Class Code: PS 461
Class Hours: 2hrs

Counseling I and II offer pointers to help Christian ministers with counseling opportunities.  This class covers the structuring of a counseling session, the importance of listening and the necessity of helping people work through traumatic events.  Other topics include dysfunctional families, primary needs of age groups, and healing from spiritual and mental difficulties. 

Counseling II

Class Code: PS 462
Class Hours: 2hrs

Counseling I and II offer pointers to help Christian ministers with counseling opportunities.  This class covers the structuring of a counseling session, the importance of listening and the necessity of helping people work through traumatic events.  Other topics include dysfunctional families, primary needs of age groups, and healing from spiritual and mental difficulties. 

Daniel

Class Code: OT 407
Class Hours: 2

The purpose of this course is to examine the Old Testament book of Daniel and learn how the book clearly contrasts the Kingdom of God with the kingdoms of earth, how God preserved and punished Israel by sending them into captivity in Babylon, and how God's presence with exiles served to both embolden and empower them during their time there.  We will also investigate how the book of Daniel stands as a monumental precursor to the book of Revelation, was affirmed by Jesus as Scripture, and how significant imagery from the book clarifies the teachings of Jesus concerning the Second Coming.

Discipleship 101

Class Code: PM 207
Class Hours: 2

This is a simply course on Discipleship using Robert Coleman's book with the same title, "Master Plan of Evangelism," as a basis.  There are eight sections in all.  Some sections will take up more than one class session.  These sections are as follows:  Selection, Association, Consecration, Impartation, Demonstration, Delegation, Supervision and Reproduction.  Further these sections begin with selecting the disciple or student to be taught and ends in showing him/her how to reproduce themselves by making disciples after their kind. 

Dynamics of Individual & Family 2016

Class Code: PS 101
Class Hours: 2

This is an introductory Psychology class which presents and discusses the various psychological dynamics that take place in the individual and the family.  This class answers the questions concerning why and how people develop many different psychological disorders.

Dynamics Of Individual & Family

Class Code: PS 101
Class Hours: 2hrs

This is an introductory Psychology class which presents and discusses the various psychological dynamics that take place in the individual and the family.  This class answers the questions concerning why and how people develop many different psychological disorders.

Galatians

Class Code: NT 311
Class Hours: 2

An exegetical study of the Book of Galatians with an examination of Paul's response to legalism and the priority of justification by faith.

Gospel Of Mark

Class Code: NT 105
Class Hours: 2hrs

Mark’s Gospel was written to the Romans. How could a person accept the Messiah, one who had been executed as a common criminal by the Roman Empire? Mark writes to defend who Jesus really is and to let the Romans discover that all that happened to Christ was part of God’s redemptive plan.

Hebrews

Class Code: NT 403
Class Hours: 2

The class is an exegetical study of the book of Hebrews.  We will try to cover as much of the book as possible.  The book may not be completed.  It is more important that what is covered is clearly understood.  Introductory material, the theme and author will be discussed.  The recipients will also be pondered. 

Hebrews II

Class Code: NT 404
Class Hours: 2

The Holy Spirit

Class Code: NT 392
Class Hours: 2

Thoroughly defining the Holy Spirit.  The three members of the godhead (Godhood) are said to indwell every Christian.  What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in man?,  The many different manifestations of the Holy Spirit.  Campbell's article on the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of truth, The indwelling of the Holy Spirit, The baptism of the Holy Spirit, The seven spirits of God, Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world, Can one receive the indwelt Holy Spirit without water baptism?, The anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Homiletics I

Class Code: PM 205
Class Hours: 2hrs

This is an elementary course in sermon construction.  An introduction to discovering what a sermon is, the glory of preaching, and developing a sermon proposition will be covered.

Homiletics II

Class Code: PM 206
Class Hours: 2hrs

This course is a continuation of Homiletics 1.  Further treatment will be made pertaining to sermon construction.  Developing points, introductions, and conclusions will be covered.  Homiletics 1 is a prerequisite.

James & Jude

Class Code: NT 267
Class Hours: James & Jude

James, 1st & 2nd Peter

Class Code: NT 258
Class Hours: 2

In this study, we will investigate the teachings of James, the brother of Jesus.  He is moved by the Holy Spirit to write concerning Christian life lived in a practical but obedient manner.  In the second part of our study, we will consider the teachings of Peter who was an apostle of Jesus Christ.  Most people are familiar with Peter, his walk with Jesus, his failures, and his great accomplishments. Some have elevated him over the years to a place in history he biblically cannot fill.  We view these letters as written by two elders in Christ's Church and their concern for His people. 

Johannine Epistles

Class Code: NT 221
Class Hours: 1

This class is designed to be an exegetical class in the Johannine Epistles of the New Testament.  The class expects to cover the verses with an elementary understanding of the epistles, and to cover the themes and concepts that the epistles contain.

I, II, & III John

Class Code: NT 221
Class Hours: 2hrs

In the Johanine epistles we discuss how John provided direction to the early Christian communities in Asia Minor.  Gnosticism was a major obstacle in the area undermining the teachings about Christ.  John wrote to undergird the orthodoxy of the Church and to remind the Christian Churches of what they had been taught.  John taught the communities in Christ how to watch out for and handle false teachers and leaders that were not grounded in New Testament doctrine and practices.

Moses & The Prophets

Class Code: OT 291
Class Hours: 2

As the Old Testament is the foundation of the New Testament, it seems logical that Christians should understand at least an outline of the Old Testament as they proceed in living for Christ.  Therefore this course will structure a  basic framework of the writings of Moses and the prophets leading up to and through the last prophet, Jesus Christ Himself. 

Pastoral Epistles

Class Code: NT 305
Class Hours: 2hrs

In these epistles, Paul writes to two young men who are in ministry, Timothy and Titus.  Paul directs and guides them in the areas of teaching and administration within the Church.  In this class, we discuss applying these principles to our present day congregations.

Post-Exilic Prophets

Class Code: OT 411
Class Hours: 2hrs

This class studies the Old Testament Prophets of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, their ministries to a struggling Jewish nation, and the nation’s slackness to carry out the directions of GOD.

Revelation

Class Code: NT 406
Class Hours: 2hrs

Revelation was recorded by the apostle John to encourage the Church and to bring hope and victory to a world that was full of persecution.  Although many communities were struggling under extreme distress, God shows them in this book that He is in charge and that they are under His protection.  The book provides direction to every generation as it did to the first Christians.

Romans I

Class Code: NT 401
Class Hours: 2hrs

Our studies begin with Paul explaining the theology of the Christian Faith.  He explains that neither Jew nor Gentile has any merit before God and that we all come to God through the faith system. Paul shows us the tremendous work that God has done that can all be ours if we choose to obey Him.  He also tells us what happened to the Jews concerning the plan of God.

Romans II

Class Code: NT 402
Class Hours: 2hrs

In Romans II, we study the latter chapters of Romans where Paul discusses practical applications that must be considered by the Church and the Christian Individual.  He covers practical information in order to help Christians in their living and carrying out God’s will.

I & II Thessalonians

Class Code: NT 205
Class Hours: 2hrs

The Thessalonians only had a short time with Paul when he visited. Being young in the faith they were confused about the resurrection at the end time and other topics as well that Paul writes about in order to correct them and to comfort them.

7th Century Minor Prophets

Class Code: OT 411
Class Hours: 2

These four classes are an introductory study of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament.  The class will normally approach the work of each Prophet as a verse by verse study except where time does not allow such an approach.

I & II Thessalonians 2017

Class Code: NT 205
Class Hours: 2

This NEOBC class will cover the two short New Testament epistles from the apostle Paul, writing from Corinth, to the Thessalonian Church.  These are the earliest correspondence (AD51), and he, here, deals with such issues of persecution, false teachers, Godly living, and he devotes a significant amount of material regarding end times/the return of Christ.  He is also more personal in his relationship with the people there in that church.  He gives many short statements about their faithful living for Christ and warnings about being idle.

We will study about the man Paul and how traveling, church planting and letter writing are seen in these short epistles.  We will learn about the city and culture of Thessalonia.  We will spend some considerable time in the speculative issues of the end times and his insights into the signs of the times.

I Corinthians Fall 2016

Class Code: NT 303
Class Hours: 2
I Corinthians will be conducted as an exegetical class. The class will cover each verse trying to determine the content of the verse and to see how it fits into the context concerning where it is found. The class will attempt to cover the first thirteen chapters of I Corinthians. Chapters 14-16, will be covered during the second semester when II Corinthians is taught. If there ever was a Church in the New Testament that was plagued with its share of problems it was the Church at Corinth. The Church was following different men, unsure of biblical authority, abusing New Testament teachings, questioning apostolic importance, had trouble with marriage and marital relationships, demanding their own rights, defaming the Lord’s Supper, and confused tremendously over the Spiritual gifts, just to name a few of the problems that they experienced. The book of I Corinthians is an excellent study because it helps the modern church today with the issues that it is facing. The epistle also provides excellent help into solving many of those problems. The epistle provides a wealth of information concerning procedures as well as the dynamics about relationships concerning leadership authority and obedience to leadership.

Colossians & Ephesians

Class Code: NT 301
Class Hours: 2

Colossians & Ephesians 2016

Class Code: NT 301
Class Hours: 2

I Corinthians 2016

Class Code: NT 303
Class Hours: 2

I & II Timothy 2017

Class Code: NT 305
Class Hours: 2

This class will be an exegetical study on the Pastoral Epistles.  Each verse will be covered provided the time allows. I & II Timothy will be covered first since some materials in Titus are similar to I Timothy.  Please note that even though the class has an exegetical approach much of the process will only be survey work.  The student should study these epistles the rest of his or her life in order to obtain the valuable content of these epistles.  Please do not take any books in the Bible lightly.

II Corinthians 2017

Class Code: NT 304
Class Hours: 2

II Corinthians was written after Paul had heard a positive response from his first letter that was sent to Corinth.  After writing I Corinthians, and sending it to Corinth by Tutus, Paul thought the content of the letter may have been too sharp.  When Paul did not meet Titus in Troas, he crossed the Agean Sea into Macedonia, and nervously asked people if anyone had seen Titus.  After running into Titus in northern Greece and hearing how the first letter had been received, Paul composed II Corinthians and sent it also ahead of his arrival in Corinth.

The approach to the epistle will be a verse by verse exegesis of the material.  The student should be prepared to discuss any part of the material that is due the day of class.  Special attention will be given to the abrupt changes that are found in chapters eight and nine, and chapters ten through thirteen.

Ecclesiastes

Class Code: OT 491
Class Hours: 2

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the concept and working value of a worldview and to contrast two primary worldviews from a standardized version such as the KJV, NKJV, NASB, NIV, ESV...etc.