This course presents an overview of the history of the Bible, its writing and centuries of preservation, and provides an introduction to the history and theology of selected books and passages of the Old Testament. Through the study of the Old Testament, students will build their inductive Bible study skills.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Meeting Times: Online
After unpacking self-deception through Phase 1, Phase 2 helps students discover God’s solution for their lives as they explore the incredible love relationship God desires to have with them. In Phase 2, students will come to understand the eternal covenant that God entered on their behalf and how God is committed to meeting every one of their needs. As a result, students will be able to stop striving and trying to prove their worth or meet their own needs and be able to move beyond the hopelessness of never feeling good enough in order to experience peace and rest.
Instructor: Vic and Dee Pesaresi
Meeting Times: Monday 6:00-9:00PM
The course presents a survey of Christ-centered biblical history and provides, through the study of Scripture, a theological framework for God, Jesus, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the spiritual world, evil, the Church, and specific theological beliefs. The course includes an introduction to inductive Bible study and an overview of church history.
Instructor: Dr. Tim Harrison
Meeting Times: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-12:00PM
This course will equip students to identify and develop their identity in Christ as stewards entrusted with unique, individual talents. The course provides a biblical perspective on spiritual gifts and explores theological issues surrounding spiritual gifts in ministry. This course will give students the tools to discover, explore, and practice their God-given gifts and talents and will prepare them to represent the Lord in their circles of influence within a domain of leadership through the application of strengths and gifts within the context of ministry teams and as team leaders. Students will examine biblical, historical, and philosophical precedents for working groups and teams as related to ministry applications and realities.
Instructor: Dr. Marcia Wilbur
Meeting Times: Monday 6:30-8:30PM (Virtual Only)
The course examines the realities of spiritual warfare and a biblical basis for victory given to believers through the power of Jesus.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman
Meeting Times: Monday 9:30AM-12:30PM
This course examines the history of Christianity from the New Testament through modern times, including the spread of Christianity throughout the world, the preservation of Christianity across generations, heroes of faith, and the emergence of different denominations.
Instructor: Dr. Ray Morris
Meeting Times: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 2:00PM (virtual only)
The English Composition course prepares students for the rigors of college writing with an emphasis on correct writing mechanics, writing for effective communication, writing styles appropriate to the intended audience, and proper citations. Students are required to complete a research paper on a Christian topic of personal interest at the culmination of this course.
Instructor: Amy Alred
Meeting Times: Wednesday 9:30AM-12:30PM
This class is designed to help students acquire mastery of foundational theory and core skills that will enable them to become proficient in songwriting. Through study of texts on professional songwriting, hands on practice, individual writing assignments, group co-writing, and regular feedback from professional songwriters, students will become well versed with tools and strategies that will enable them to write new songs for the church. Additionally, there will be discussion about song types, including personal vs. corporate worship songs, and how music plays a role in worship and personal devotion. Students can expect to leave the class having written 3 songs they can use for ministry.
Instructor: Will Richardson
Meeting Times: 5 Saturdays TBD
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