Course Descriptions for the 1st Year Program of Study
Bible Doctrines 1
The scope of study includes all the major doctrines of Christianity. Special consideration is given to bibliology—the study of the Bible; theology—the study of God; anthropology—the study of man; hamartiology—the study of sin; and soteriology—the study of salvation.
Hermeneutics is the art and science of interpretation. This course is designed to develop students with the skill of biblical interpretation.
This course provides in-depth insight into the biblical history of redemption as revealed in both Old and New Testaments. This course introduces the student to the scriptural importance of the blood covenant and influence on the partakers.
Christ the Healer (Health and Healing)
This course is designed to scripturally establish God's will to heal today. Special attention is given to the believer's role in receiving divine healing.
Life of Faith and Principles of Prayer
This course provides instruction on how to pray effectively. It also outlines principles and rules that govern different kinds of prayer, how to have a successful prayer life, and how to get your prayers answered. "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Heb. 11:6).
Financial Stewardship and Management
This course is designed to help students understand the importance of personal financial management. Specific topics include the tithe versus offerings, managing your money, obstacles to good planning, how to establish good credit, practical guidelines to spending, credit card debt, and savings/investments.
The Holy Spirit and His Gifts
This course focuses on the work and present day ministry of the Holy Spirit. Special attention is given to the deity and person of the Holy Spirit and our personal fellowship with Him. This study in pneumatology will define the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are listed in First Corinthians 12:8–10. The course also covers scriptural examples of each of the gifts of the Spirit, as well as examine the operation, purpose, and benefits of these gifts in the church today.
New Testament Survey
This course provides an overview of the New Testament from Matthew through Revelation and includes a brief background study of the inter-testament period between Malachi of the Old Testament and Matthew of the New Testament.
Old Testament Survey
The emphasis of this course is not based on historical facts but on pertinent truths. This course shows how the Old Testament contains a wealth of illustrative material that becomes concrete pictures of abstract truths, thus making it easy to apply truth to life.
Submission & Authority
Students gain a biblical foundation and understanding on the subject of submission and authority. God has established a divine order that He expects us to live and conduct our lives by in obedience to His Word. This course helps students find their place in the body of Christ and teaches them how to submit to authority or stand in positions of authority.