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Holy Spirit 1 credit The person and ministry of the Holy Spirit, the seven Spirits of the Lord, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts and fruits of the Spirit, and the Spirit-filled and Spirit-led life are all examined carefully from Scripture in this course. The names and symbols of the Holy Spirit are studied, as well as the personal attributes of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of the course, however, is not to give the student a better mental appreciation or intellectual knowledge of the Holy Spirit, but that the student might come to know the Holy Spirit in a new and more intimate way.
Christ to a full-grown, mature believer. The study is divided into two parts: a revelation of our Christian goal, and wisdom to obtain the hope of glory. Topics covered include: the spirit of revelation; the hope of the Christian; the vision of Zion; the spirit of wisdom; being called, chosen, and faithful; being partakers of the divine nature; having balanced character and ministry; the fellowship of the Lord’s sufferings; and beholding the Lord.
Journey of Israel 1 credit The Journey of Israel is a study of the spiritual journey of every believer. It is based on the physical journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. The journey is divided into three main sections: Egypt, the wilderness, and the Promised Land. This study takes us from slavery in Egypt, to the rise of the leader Moses, the celebration of the Passover, the Exodus from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, and the wilderness wanderings. The commissioning of the new leader Joshua, the crossing of the Jordan River, and the many battles in the Promised Land as they possessed their inheritance are covered next. The emphasis is upon reaching the final destination—Mount Zion, which took place in the days of David. This course will challenge the student to have an ongoing, progressive vision for his life. This is a required course for every program.
Life of Christ 1 credit The purpose of this course is to give the student a solid understanding of the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, including His pre-existence, birth, early and hidden years, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection. Attention is also given to Old Testament scriptures regarding his life.
Applications are made to the life of the believer, bringing into greater focus what it means to be a Christian.
Life of David & Solomon 1 credit This classic study of the lives of King David and King Solomon will give the student a better understanding of the character strengths and weaknesses of David and Solomon. The theme of the study is the formation of a king, emphasizing the development of godly character of in the lives of believers. In this study we see the formation of David and his preparation in the house of Saul.
Pastoral Epistles I-IV 1 credit Pastoral Epistles offers a comprehensive look at the three Pauline Epistles of First and Second Timothy and Titus. These epistles were written to young pastors to address questions about the ministry, which are as relative today as in the days of the Apostle Paul, for those whom the Lord has called to serve Him. The main purpose of these epistles is to give instruction on how to conduct oneself in the ministry. This study looks at the responsibilities of a pastor, the blessings of serving God in His ministry, and preparation for the position in Christ’s church.
Practical Ministries I-IV 1 credit each Mandatory for every resident student, this course provides the practical use of giftings in a variety of ways each semester. Students are carefully assigned duties according to their gifts and talents, and work with staff to become more developed in giftings. Areas of duties include but are not limited to: carpentry, general secretarial, electrical, helps, cooking and baking, automotive, computers and networking, graphic and web design, library, children’s ministry, prison ministry, nursing home ministry, proofreading, and dictation.
Principles of Faith 1 credit In this course, various principles of faith are examined from Scripture, including the definition of faith, the difference between faith and believing, the fruit of faith and the gift of faith, everincreasing faith, the trial of our faith, the heroes of faith from Hebrews 11, and the tremendous blessings of faith. The whole purpose of the course is to cause faith to increase in the student’s heart.
Revelation of Jesus Christ 1 credit This study gives a solid understanding of the book of Revelation, and a solid foundation of Biblical eschatology. The book of Revelation is examined verse by verse, highlighting the events that must take place before the Second Coming of Christ: the appearance of the two witnesses, the rise of the ten kings, the appearance of the Antichrist, and Christ’s glorious Second Coming. The emphasis is upon personal preparedness.
Restoration Books 1 credit This is a study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. The purpose of this study is to seek to give the student a solid grasp and understanding of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, while discussing the many different aspects of the natural Restoration Era of Israel, and relating those aspects of natural restoration to the many aspects of the spiritual restoration of believers.
Second Coming 0.5 credit Eschatology is a study of the events leading up to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus and His actual return. Some of the primary topics covered are: the Church of the Last Days, the Ten Kings, the Antichrist, the Two Witnesses, the selective Rapture, the Abomination of Desolation, the Great Falling Away, Personal Preparation, Heaven and Eternal Judgment, the Millennial Reign of Christ, and Kings and Priests. The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of the last days and to prepare them for the Second Coming so that they will not be misled and deceived.
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Synoptic Gospels 1 credit This course is a study in the life of Christ through a comparison of the three synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Although diverse, all three gospels were inspired by the Spirit of God and serve to illuminate different points, as each was written by a different personality to a different audience. The purpose of this course is to study the diverse perspectives of the gospel writers; and by blending these viewpoints together, gain a more complete picture of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Tabernacle of David 1 credit This course is a study on the Tabernacle of David as it relates to the Church. At the first Jerusalem conference recorded in Acts chapter fifteen, James declares that the Church is to be a revival of David’s Tabernacle, and that the nations would seek its covering. This tabernacle, situated upon Mt. Zion, encompasses the truths of Mt. Zion, the dwelling place of God, and the high and holy calling of the saints in Christ.
June 1 Applications due for Fall term entrances
September 13 Students move in 14 Student Welcome Party 16 Fall semester begins 24-26 Fall Pastors’ Convention October 1 Applications due for Spring 2013 term entrances classes continue throughout the month November classes continue throughout the month December 13 Classes end 14-15 Students move out