Fall 2019 Courses

Course: Old Testament Survey I (BIB 101)
Instructor: Dr. Hap Struthers
Class Meeting: Tuesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/20/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course is a survey of the historical and poetical books of the Old Testament from Genesis through the Song of Solomon. Special consideration is given to the sovereignty of God in the creation of the world, the beginning of His great plan of redemption, and the practical application of these early books to                                             everyday Christian life.
Course: Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods (BIB 104)
Instructor: Rev. Shannon Terhune
Class Meeting: Tuesdays 12-3pm Start date: 8/20/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description:This course is an examination of general and specific principles of biblical interpretation and the inductive method of Bible study. Emphasis is given to the normal grammatical-historical-cultural method of interpretation, which provides the student with a complete methodology that can be used to study any book of the Bible. If taking this course for credit, one of the OT or NT                                             survey courses must be completed or taken concurrently.
Course: New Testament Survey I (BIB 201)
Instructor: Rev. Dale Parker
Class Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/21/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course is a chronological study of the four Gospels and Acts emphasizing the key persons, events, places, and circumstances of the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles with a view to understanding the distinctive contribution of each book.
Course: Finance for Life & Ministry
Instructor: Barry Iacona
Class Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/21/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: It's God's money. This course will highlight our Christian stewardship relating to our personal finances and other pertinent lifetime matters. We will explore the fabric of all of the key threads that need to be understood and implemented. We will also cover many ministry areas such as church compensation, budgets, giving and missionary activities.
Course: English Composition I (ENG 101)
Instructor: Polly Cruthers
Class Meeting: Mondays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/19/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description:This course helps the student to learn strong writing habits that will enhance the academic discipline applied to biblical studies. Several writing opportunities will be used to develop the skills associated with critical thinking and effective organization of ideas.
Note: Either ENG 101 or ENG 110 is required for the Certificate. BOTH are required to receive the Associate Degree.
Course: Personal Evangelism (MIN 101)
Instructor: Rev. Bert Kirk
Class Meeting: Tuesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/20/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course is a study of the biblical principles of effective evangelism, to include the gospel message, the mandate to evangelize, the most effective methods of evangelism, and the overcoming of spiritual resistance to the gospel. Students will also gain actual experience in “low-risk” methods of personal evangelism.
Course: Systematic Theology I (THE 201)
Instructor: Dr. William Colvin
Class Meeting: Thursdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/22/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description:This course is a study of several branches of theology: Bibliology — Biblical claims and their inspiration, revelation, and substantiation; the canon of Scripture; Theology Proper — the existence of God; anti-theistic systems; the nature, attributes, and names of God; the doctrine of the Trinity; Christology — the preexistence of Christ, the Incarnation, the hypostatic union, His earthly ministry; His exaltation, and High Priesthood; and Pneumatology — the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, His work in creation and biblical inspiration, His place in the life and work of Christ, and His ministry in the age of grace.
Course: Human Growth & Development
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Newman
Class Meeting: Mondays 12-3pm Start date: 8/19/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course provides a broad overview of perspectives, principles, and theories associated with the span of human development throughout an individual’s life. This provides a foundation of knowledge that will help students become more effective communicators and servants through a greater knowledge of how people develop over the course of their lifespan. Students will also gain a perspective of how Christians develop and grow over the course of their spiritual lives.
Course: Modern Cults
Instructor: Rev. Shannon Terhune
Class Meeting: Mondays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/19/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course will enable the student to identify their own Christian world view and uses that lens to compare with the beliefs of many of the modern non-Christian cults. This gives the student the opportunity to interact and answer objections and problems to the historic Christian faith as raised by such cults.
Course: Advanced Bible Study Methods
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Newman
Class Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/21/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course builds upon the methods of Bible study learned in Hermeneutics. Special emphasis is given to bridging the gap of culture and history from the time of the Bible to today; engaging in scriptural context; and examining the various genres of Scripture and their proper interpretation and application.
Course: Encountering the Old Testament World
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Newman
Class Meeting: Tuesdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/20/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course will teach the student to be able to better interpret the Old Testament in its own culture. A survey of the major cultures that make up the time of the Old Testament will be examined, including Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Babylonian, Persian, and Israelite geography, history and daily life will be studied.
Course: Prison Epistles
Instructor: Rev. Dale Parker
Class Meeting: Tuesdays 12-3pm Start date: 8/20/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: Four books of the New Testament are named the "Prison Epistles". The Apostle Paul, the human author, wrote Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon while imprisoned in Rome during the first century A.D. These letters are a treasure of sound doctrinal teaching with godly instruction to guide believers in Christ, as well as helpful principles to gain victory in the believers' obedience to Christ. This course will prepare the student to understand the context, main themes, significant passages, and the spiritual warfare existing in this present age.
Course: Introduction to Spanish
Instructor: Polly Cruthers
Class Meeting: Thursdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/22/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to Spanish. Students will practice accurate phonetical pronunciation of the language as well as develop a solid vocabulary base. Opportunities will be provided to develop skills in all areas of communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Opportunities to speak with native speakers will also be provided. A                                              special emphasis will be placed on grammar, the bedrock of any                                              language.
Course: New Testament Theology (IN SPANISH)
Instructor: Lediesky Prieto
Class Meeting: Thursdays 6:30-9:15pm Start date: 8/22/19
3 Credit hours
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Course Description: This course permits the student to know the fundamental aspects of the books that make up the New Testament and their theologies. Student will analyze the basic elements of interpretation that allow confidence in the divinely inspired text that we have today. The general characteristics of each division of the New Testament are described and studied. Also, general introductions, panoramas, commentaries, and teachings of each book are covered.
Teología del Nuevo Testamento
Este curso permite al estudiante dominar los aspectos fundamentales de los libros que componen el Nuevo Testamento y sus teologías. Presenta los elementos básicos para la confiabilidad del texto inspirado divinamente que poseemos hoy. Son descritas las características generales de cada división. También abarca las generalidades introductorias, así como el panorama, comentarios y enseñanzas de los libros del Nuevo Testamento.