Spring 2021 Courses
15-Week Courses Meet January 4th – April 30th
New Testament Greek II
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (blended)
Description: This course provides an intermediate level of study of the Hellenistic, New Testament Greek language. Through sound principles of linguistic interpretation and grammar, the student will achieve proficiency reading and doing exegetical, biblical studies while building on the foundation from New Testament Greek I.
Instructor: Dr. Jesse Coyne
Old Testament Survey
Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Description: 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
PRAYER & CARE MINISTRY
Prayer & Spiritual Direction
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description: The course examines the Christian practice of prayer through biblical and theological lenses, types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication), and it introduces students to the theology and practice of hearing God and discerning His will. Students will engage in the spiritual discipline of prayer and reflect on their experiences with God through collaborative learning, individual assessment, and class discussion with an emphasis on application outside of the classroom environment.
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Genteman
Effective Prayer Ministry Tools: Ultimate Journey I
Meeting Times: Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Description: Many people live with a core belief that they are not “good enough” in some form or fashion, and thus live out of subtle traps of bondage such as guilt, shame, perfectionism, worry, stress, and fear. They can also be trapped in not-so-subtle coping mechanisms such as pornography, substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors. Through the basic Ultimate Journey course experience, students will understand how individual’s self-willed efforts to change provide only temporary results. Students will learn a how to help self and others transform how they see and think about themselves. They will also learn effective tools for eliminating behaviors that keep people in bondage so that they are equipped to journey into greater freedom and joy than anyone imagined possible.
Instructors: Mr. & Mrs. Vic & Dee Pesaresi
Introduction to Care & Counseling
Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Description: This course introduces students to the importance of a Christian’s call to bind up the broken hearted, with the goal of learning how to apply biblical principles and prayer techniques to specific issues such as anger management, marital breakdown, addiction development, crisis management, anxiety, depression, and grieving. In addition to understanding the importance of self-care, students will learn how to listen emphatically, how to facilitate spiritual life assessment and change, and how to pray and counsel strategically within the recipient’s process of spiritual, emotional, and relational growth and healing.
Instructor: Dr. McKenzie Jones
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Description: This course examines multiple perspectives on missiology and the changing globe with special attention to students’ own area(s) of particular interest. Students will examine specific strategies and issues in missions with a special interest on urban settings, cross-cultural settings, and reaching the 10/40 window.
Instructor: Dr. Suresh Thomas (Professor of Record)
The Great Commission: Discipleship
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Description: This course examines a biblically-based reflection on an individuals’ personal spiritual growth. Based on an individual’s progress along the pathway, students will consider spiritual needs and potential barriers to spiritual growth. Students focus on using Christian discipleship and leadership principles to develop healthy, thriving, Christian communities that promote and encourage spiritual growth and sanctification.
Instructor: Dr. Suresh Thomas
His Creation: Talents & Spiritual Gifts
Meeting Times: Fridays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16
Description: 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
Introduction to Christian Education
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 PM (blended)
Description: An Introduction to Christian Education is a course that introduces students to the purpose of Christian Education. Topics include: foundations of Christian education, an overview of developmental perspectives in Christian education, the teaching-learning process, organization and administration of educational programs, generational perspectives in Christian Education, and specialized purposes for Christian education. The course provides a general overview of the ministry of Christian education for church, Christian school, and non-profit educational ministry organizations.
Instructor: Dr. Raymond Morris
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