Choose one of the “E” courses below based on your Major. You may choose to major in Pastoral Leadership (PL, HO, CS or CL courses), Christian Education (CE or AP courses), Christian Counseling (CC or PC courses), Evangelism and Missions (EV, HO or MI courses), Bible and Theology (BI, NT, OT or TH courses) or General Christian Studies (Any Courses).
Complete one Elective course for the Bachelors Diploma and then finish the program by taking the Curriculum Analysis and Graduation course.
E221BI Seven Churches
In addition to the historical significance, this study includes Vance Havner’s hard-hitting Revival Messages from God’s letters to the seven churches.
The last word of our Lord to the church is not the Great Commission. The Great Commission is indeed our program to the end of the age but our Lord’s last word to the church is “Repent.” That was His command to five out of seven of the churches in Asia and that proportion still holds. Five out of seven Christians and churches today need first of all to repent.
E222CS Peter Paul John
Do you suffer from a “thorn in your flesh”? Are you effectively resisting Satan? Do you desire to become a more effective witness for the Lord? Would you like to see positive results in your prayers and praise? Learn from these three Bible heroes who were changed by Jesus’ loving touch.
They went on to prevail against the powers of darkness and ushered in God’s Kingdom. Learn from F. B. Meyer’s insights into the lives of three great New Testament men of faith.
E223AP Applied Apologetics
The Scriptures clearly emphasize a recent, direct, fiat creation of the universe by an omnipotent and omniscient God. Books by creation scientists have also convinced many people that this plain teaching of Scripture is supported by all true facts of science. No book has as yet, however, identified and discussed every passage in Scripture on creation, the Flood, and other primeval events. That is the unique contribution of this material.
It also analyzes corresponding material in other ancient books. In addition, this course gives exegesis of all the more difficult sections, furnishes deep expository dividends, and yields rich spiritual insights. It should prove to be a helpl for generations to come, should the Lord delay His coming, and will become a resource for pastors, teachers, and lay leaders throughout the Christian family.
The gospel without the promise of the coming eternal kingdom has no hope (Mark 1:14–15). The gospel without the fact of Christ’s substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection has no power (1 Cor. 15:3–4). The gospel without the assurance of a Creator-God has no foundation (Rev. 4:11, 14:6–7).
This course will embolden those whose faith has been undermined by evolutionary dogma and will enrich those who have not yet been exposed to the preaching of “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).
E224PC Christian Family
The importance of strong Christian families can not be overemphasized. Harmony in the home adds to harmony in the life of its individuals. A church can only be as strong as its homes. A nation’s future is largely determined by the present health of its homes. America is suffering today because so many of our homes have become a national disaster area.
This course deals with Biblical principles that lead to strong, successful homes. We will discuss the proper role of husband, wife and children. We will consider some of the problems that plague families today, and practical solutions gleaned from Scriptural precepts and Christian experience.
E225MI Introduction to Missions
This course will briefly cover the trends and paradigm shifts that have occurred throughout the history of the Church this chapter will introduce the major shifts in strategy and methodologies of doing missions since the beginning of the Church.
The major divisions of Church history to be discussed will be:
Ante Nicene 100-325
Post Nicene 325-500
Medieval and Renaissance Missions 500-1792
Great Century of Mission Pioneering 1792-1910
Century of Technological Missions 1910-Present
The remainder of the course deals with a long list of things missionaries need to know because several missionaries have asked about each of them at one time or another.
The course and book is meant to be a handbook with short chapters on particular topics of interest. The chapters are not intended as in-depth treatments of the topics but as brief overviews with practical suggestions as well. The book is not written with a unified theme gradually developed from chapter to chapter. Each chapter stands alone. However, the chapters do fall into several categories, so they are grouped into six parts, each part consisting of chapters on related topics.
The goal is to expose the missionary and missionary-minded to many areas of concern related to the missions ministry.
E228 Typing (FREE)
This Typing course is completely free, but you will not receive any credit hours for it. It is a service to help you learn or better learn the keyboard to help in preparing your sermons, documents, and correspondence for the ministry…as well as life itself.