Course Descriptions

CL301 Christian Living  – 2 Credits
Christian Living is a unique course designed to introduce the student to the committed Christian life and all of its practical aspects. Attention will be given understanding and applying the Bible, prayer and fasting, growing in grace, marriage and relationships, and special topics related to life.

CL305 Growing in God’s Grace  2 Credits
“By grace you are saved through faith.” Ephesians 2:8 This course is a study of God’s grace toward us as His children. God’s grace is unmerited favor and goodness to the undeserving.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

CM199 Practical Christian Ministry – 1 Credit
This course is required for all students. Students will provide support to many areas of both the Bible College and Church. Opportunities for service include: kitchen, audio-visual, clean team, maintenance, landscaping, security and many others.

HISTORY

H301 Church History –  2 Credits
This course is designed as an overview of the major events, movements, doctrines, and personages associated with the development of the Christian church.

MISSIOLOGY

MI301 Theology of Missions –  2 Credits
This course is an investigation of the biblical and theological basis for world missions as seen in both the Old and New Testament. Emphasis is on the nature and purpose of God, the operation of the trinity, and the mission of Israel and the Church to the nations of the world.

NT301 New Testament Survey – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study of the New Testament books of Matthew through Acts. It is an audio class in MP3 (CDs) format taught by Chuck Smith. This class is taken 3rd semester/year.

NT302 New Testament Survey II – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study of the New Testament books of Romans through Revelation. It is an audio class in MP3 format taught by Chuck Smith. This class is taken 4th semester/year.

NT351 Gospel of Matthew – 3 Credits
This course will be a verse-by-verse study through the entire Gospel of Matthew. Emphasis will be on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and His claim to be the Messiah.

NT354 Gospel of John –  3 Credits
This course will be a verse-by-verse study through the Gospel of John. Students will study John’s theology, Christology, and the relationship of Jesus’ deity and humanity.

NT355 Acts – 3 Credits
Students will study verse-by-verse through the book of Acts, examining the biblical model for both the church and missions. Emphasis will be on the early church, how it began, the struggles it had, and how this applies to us today.

NT356 Romans – 3 Credits
This course will be a verse-by-verse study through the book of Romans. Considered to be the most systematic study of doctrine found in the Bible, this class will give students an understanding of the foundations of Christian theology.

NT369 Hebrews – 3 Credits
This course will be a verse-by-verse study through the book of Hebrews. The emphasis of this course will be on comparing the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. Students will be brought into a deeper understanding of the relationship that is available with God through Jesus Christ as our Mediator.

NT377 Revelation – 2 Credits
The main objective of this course is to give the students an exposition of this important book of the New Testament. Challenging them to carefully explore the Scriptures to understand the personal impact of this profound book; bringing the totality of the Scriptures to bear upon this Book of The Revelation and thus upon us. We will also learn how to teach this glorious book, thus laying a broad base of teaching principles.

NT407 Galatians/Ephesians – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study of the books of Galatians and Ephesians. Emphasis will be placed on the life of walking in the Spirit and the contents of the Christian’s heavenly “bank account” which includes: adoption, acceptance, redemption, forgiveness, wisdom, inheritance, the seal of the Holy Spirit, life, grace, and citizenship.

NT409 Ministry Letters – 2 Credits
This course will be a verse-by-verse study through I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus. Students will gain insight into biblical characteristics of pastors and church leaders and how the church should operate.

OT301 Old Testament Survey I – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study of Genesis through Job. It is an audio class in MP3 format taught by Chuck Smith. This class is taken 1st semester/year.

OT302 Old Testament Survey II – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study of Psalms through Malachi. It is an audio class in MP3 format taught by Chuck Smith. This class is taken 2nd semester/year.

OT310 Genesis – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study through the book of Genesis. Special consideration will be given to the fundamental principals in the book, including creation of the universe, introduction of sin and the formation of Israel .

OT328 Psalms – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study through the book of Psalms. The objective is to show the students the beauty of the Hebrew poetry displayed in the psalms, and seeing the different types of psalms in the Bible.

OT332 Isaiah – 3 Credits
This is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Isaiah. This class will consider the time and calling of Isaiah the prophet. We will look closely at the prophecies revealing the Messiah in His suffering and glory, as well as, the coming kingdom age.

OT336 Daniel – 3 Credits
This course is a verse-by-verse study through the book of Daniel. Students will explore the historical context, the prophesies that have been fulfilled, as well as those yet to be fulfilled. Consideration will also be given to the life of Daniel and his example for all believers.

OT337 Hosea – 2 Credits
Hosea is a both a convicting and inspiring book. As God pronounces judgment on Israel and Judah, we see His faithfulness toward His unfaithful people. As we study Hosea, we are confronted with the faithlessness of our own hearts, leading us to a deeper devotion to Jesus Christ our Savior and the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

OT359 Minor Prophets – 2 Credits
This course will consist of an overview and study of the messages of the pre-exilic and post-exilic Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. The goal of this course is to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ as we extend our understanding of the heart of God toward mankind, by studying the writings that once governed and continue to govern the divine happenings of history; taking heed to the persisting fulfillment of God’s Word and the pertinence of these messages in our lives today.

OT406 Samuel, Kings, Chronicles – 2 Credits
This course will Harmonize the Books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles and will incorporate in the Harmony relevant verses from outside of these historical books that would add to the Harmony focusing on the Kings of Israel and Judah. We will use this Harmony to learn the principles of Hermeneutics (Biblical Interpretation) and Homiletics (Biblical Application thru Preaching) of the Old Testament while living in this Dispensation of Grace.

TH160 Biblical Theology – 2 Credits
This course will be a biblical study of the basic Bible doctrines. Our purpose will be a deeper relationship with the Lord, through consideration of fundamental doctrines of the Bible.

TH165 Bibliology – 2 Credits
This course will explore the special nature and unique character of the Bible. Emphasis will be placed on enabling the student to understand the process God used to reveal the Scriptures and pass down the 66 books of the Bible to us in their present form.

TH311 History of Redemption – 2 Credits
The two main objectives of this course are to 1) see the unity of the Bible as it presents God’s plan of salvation throughout and 2) review the general content of the books of the Bible, looking at their integration and themes.

TH340 The Person & Gifts of the Holy Spirit – 2 Credits
An examination of the presence and influence of the Holy Spirit throughout the Scriptures. This course will take an in-depth look at the attributes and the deity of the Third Person of the Trinity. Also providing detailed discussion of all spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament.

TH353 Creationism – 2 Credits
Students will be shown the validity of the biblical view of creation. Including topics such as the six literal days of creation, the world wide flood, and methods of creation evangelism.

TH365 Apologetic Evangelism – 2 Credits
Those who desire to reach the lost and answer their questions about the Bible and Christianity will benefit from this course. Topics included will be the existence of God, historical evidence for Christianity, and the reliability of the Scriptures.

TH370 Christology – 2 Credits
This course covers the study of the doctrine regarding the Lord Jesus Christ.  This course covers such topics as: the preexistence of Christ, the Messianic claims of Christ, the Deity of Christ, the death and resurrection of our Lord and more.

TH387 Cults & World Religions – 2 Credits
An overview of the major cults and religions of this age. Emphasis will be on how to respond to these different groups and how to guide them to the truth of Christ.

TH417 Inductive Bible Study – 2 Credits
This course is designed to teach students to dig into the Word of God in order to observe, correlate, interpret and apply. In addition to understanding the biblical text, we will also learn how to verbally communicate the word to others.