CURRICULUM & SCHEDULE

09/20/2020 3:00 PM Orientation
09/21/2020  Classes Begin
11/23/2020   No classes Thanksgiving Week
11/30/2020   Last week of classes
12/20/2020   All assignments due

TBA 7:00 – 8:30

OLD TESTAMENT ONE – The History of Israel: Genesis to Ruth

This course covers the time period from The Creation to King David.  The student will read Genesis through 1 Samuel and Ruth. Historically, the class will trace God’s relationship with men from Adam to Jacob (and his sons) in Genesis, the birth of the nation of Israel through their first king.  Theologically, the student will trace the covenant relationships that God established with mankind, with a man, and with a Nation.

Materials: Bible, notes, and online videos. (No Textbook)
Instructor: Steve Slusser

TBA 7:00 – 8:30

BIBLE STUDY METHODS

Bible Study Methods, otherwise known as Biblical Hermeneutics, is the science and art of interpreting biblical literature, and is the foundation of effective Christian ministry, as well as personal Bible study. This course will ground the student in a study of basic principles and practices entailed in hermeneutics, including the basic steps of Bible study, grammatical-contextual protestant interpretation, and analysis of the meaning and application of biblical texts.

Text & Materials:

Hendricks, Howard G., Living by the Book, 1991 edition or newer. Available on Amazon and Ebay and other book sellers.

Hendricks, Howard G., Living by the Book Workbook, Also available on Amazon and Ebay and other book sellers.

OPTIONAL: McQuilkin, Robertson. Understanding and Applying the Bible, Revised and Expanded Edition, Chicago: Moody Press, 2009; ISBN: 0-8024-9092-1, ISBN-13:987-0-8024-9092-6 (paperback).

OPTIONAL: Fee, Gordon D.; Stuart, Douglas. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Zondervan: Grand Rapids, 2003. ISBN: 978-0-3102-4604-6

Instructor: Phil Guikema

TBA 7:00 – 8:30

GOSPELS

An overview of the New Testament Gospels and the life of Christ emphasizing the distinct purpose/message of each book. The course will also give attention to geographical, chronological, and historical elements that help shed light on the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Course Textbooks

Scroggie, W. Graham. Guide to the Gospels. Kregel Publications, 1995.

The New Testament in a translation of your choice. Be sure to bring your Bible to class (hard copy, please).

Suggested: MacDonald, William. Believer’s Bible Commentary. Thomas Nelson, 1995.

Instructor: Dr. Darryl Jachens

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LEFT FOR REFERENCE ONLY

FALL (September 2020 – November 2020) 

Courses offered will be posted in a few days.

(HRS) Day & Time Course Description Instructor
(2) New Testament Survey – 1 Gospels Books: Mathew – > John
(2) Old Testament Survey – 1 Creation through Judges Books: Genesis -> Ruth
(2) Bible Study Methods Tools for study of God’s Word
(2) Bible Doctrines – 1 Major Doctrines in Scripture – 1
(2) New Testament Survey – 2 Epistles Books: Romans – 3rd John

WINTER

(HRS) Day & time Course Description Instructor
(2) NT Principles of Gathering The Biblical basis for the brethren movement.
(2) Old Testament Survey – 2 History of Israel: Adam through return to Jerusalem.

Books: Samuel -> Esther

(2) Church History Acts – The Historical Church
(2) Personal Evangelism Presenting a clear gospel of Christ
(2) Old Testament Survey – 3 Wisdom and Poetry Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes

SPRING

(HRS) Day & Time Course Description Instructor
(2) Christian Life Music and Worship Worship Music, Worship, & Christian Life
(2) Bible Doctrines – 2 Major Doctrines in Scripture – 2.
(2) Daniel-Revelation Daniel -Revelation
(2) World Views / Apologetics The Christian world view in light of the many opposing views.
(2) Old Testament Survey- 4 Prophets Books: Major and Minor Prophets

Ministry Practicum (June – August)

450 Hours = Four residential summer camp weeks. 

Internship in Summer Camp Ministry (Camp Horizon)

Internship in VBS or other Evangelical Ministry

Internship in World Missions

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