FALL 2017 COURSE PREVIEW

COURSE REGISTRATION


New Testament Survey I (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Rev. Dale Parker

Mondays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (start 8/21/17) or

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/23/17)

This course gives a chronological study of the four Gospels and Acts, emphasizing the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the Apostles, and highlighting the distinctive contributions of each book.

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Inspiring the Volunteer Ministry Leader (1 credit hour)

Instructor: Rev. Shannon Terhune

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm (August 28th-October 16th only)

Location: Off-campus at Centenary United Methodist Church

3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, VA23703

This course is designed to inspire and encourage the volunteer ministry leader to serve the Church faithfully in spite of the many challenges. It addresses such important topics as handling opposition and criticism, avoiding burnout, and overcoming feelings of inadequacy. Since overcoming requires alignment with God’s purposes, the critical subjects of Scripture, prayer, attitude, and supportive relationships will also be discussed.

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Intimacy with God (1 credit hour)

Instructor: Dr. Hap Struthers

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm (October 23rd-December 11th only)

This course gives an in-depth examination of the person of God as revealed in His names and attributes. Special emphasis will be given to the Hebrew words used to describe His character and being.


Who is God? Christian (Systematic) Theology I (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Rev. Dale Parker

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (start 8/22/17)

This course gives an introduction to the study of the Bible, God, man, angels, and Satan.

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Old Testament Survey I (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Dr. Hap Struthers

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/22/17)

This course surveys the historical and poetic books of the Old Testament (Genesis to Song of Solomon), and gives special consideration to the sovereignty of God in creating the world, His plan of redemption, and practical application to everyday Christian life.

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Dr. Struthers (Hap) shares from his heart the value of taking his Old Testament Survey course at Faith Bible College in Norfolk, VA.

Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Rev. Todd Holt

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/22/17)

Hermeneutics (taught in Mandarin) (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Chien

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/23/17)

This course examines the inductive method of Bible study and the general and specific principles of biblical interpretation. Emphasis is made on the grammatical-historical-cultural method of interpretation, providing students with a complete methodology that can be used for studying any book of the Bible.

The Wednesday night course will cover the same principles above but in the Mandarin language.

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Biblically-Based Financial Principles (1 credit hour)

Instructor: Mr. David Zacharias

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm (August 22nd-October 10th only)

This course focuses on understanding basic biblical financial principles and using them to create actions and behaviors for modern capitalistic living. It instructs students on how to incorporate God's laws of financial prosperity into one's everyday lifestyle.


Questioning Truth: Defending Your Faith in Today's Culture                (1 credit hour)

Instructor: Rev. Dale Parker

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm (October 17th-December 12th only)

This course focuses on answering the questions people ask in our contemporary society about Christianity. It provides information on defending our Christian faith with a Christ-like spirit. Students will become more effective in making disciples as they learn sound Biblical truth and are exposed to relevant evangelistic methods.


Personal Evangelism (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Rev. Bert Kirk

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/24/17)

This course provides a study of the biblical principles for presenting the Gospel message. Students will gain actual experience in using effective methods for personal evangelism in a low risk environment.

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English Composition 1 (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Mrs. Anne Marie Shipp

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/24/17)

This course instills strong writing habits and uses several writing opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and effective organization of ideas.

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Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Mrs. Marsha Duncan

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (start 8/24/17)

This course examines the historical and contemporary psychological theories of maturity, motivation, personality, emotions, and mental health. Theories are integrated with biblical teachings about human nature, the Christian life, and spiritual transformation.

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Listen to instructor Marsha Duncan describe what is in store for those who take this amazing course!

Field Education - to be scheduled with Rev. Dale Parker (1 credit hour)

Must Register by 8/28/17

A supervised, practical field experience for students involved in evangelism, discipleship, teaching, and other ministries in a variety of interpersonal settings.