Winter/ Spring 2021 Course Descriptions

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#1054 - Survey of Amos 

Summary:  Review the Old Testament prophetic book of Amos.  Emphasize God’s fiery denunciation of the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the time of widespread idol worship, graft, corruption, and oppression of the poor.  Learn what happens when God’s people become complacent.


#1075 – The Synoptic Gospels 

Summary: Focus on the Synoptic Gospels – Matthew, Mark, and Luke.  Students will study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as portrayed by these three writers.  Through this comparative study, students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of Jesus’ ministry.


#2007 – Christian Stewardship

Summary:  Cover the basic tenets of Christian stewardship – time, talent, and tithe.  Students will begin to understand how to effectively manage their resources through a better understanding of the spiritual principles, practices, and contributions of Christian stewardship.


#3007 – History of Baptists 

Summary – Examine the roots of the Baptist faith.  Students will study the historical development of the Baptist denomination.



#3008 – Theology and History of Christianity 

Summary – Outline the development of the Christian movement from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry on Earth to present times.  Focus on the history, theology, culture, and times that enable Christianity to develop and grow.  Prominent persons who influenced the Christian movement will be identified.


#4012 – Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Summary:  Study the person and the work of the Holy Spirit.  A thorough look at the corresponding doctrines that influence our understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit Identify this doctrine of the church with a holistic understanding of salvation, with special emphases on justification, redemption, and sanctification.


#5001 - Introduction to Leadership

Summary:  Introduce students to leadership in the church.  In it, they will become familiar with various forms of leadership

Textbook:  Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders

#7005 – Christian Evangelism

Summary:  Teach the basic steps in developing a program of evangelism.  Discover the appropriate Scriptures to use, and the methods, techniques, and media best suited for witnessing to nonbelievers.


#7010 – Introduction to Discipleship 

Summary:  Introduce the believer to the biblical principle of discipleship.  Examine the character traits of believers, while looking at the overall examples of Jesus.  Study discipleship methods of Jesus and the difference between discipleship and membership.

Textbook:  Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders

#8025 – The Church’s Response to Human Needs through Community Action – Deacon Danny Miller

Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

Summary:  Provide a framework for the church’s involvement in community action movement.  Identify the needs of those individuals in the community and develop strategies to address those needs.


#9005 – Writing Techniques ll 

Summary:  Focus of the Certificate of Progress Program writing requirements for Phase 3.  Emphasis will be placed on the writing of documented research and the development of other skills necessary to complete the writing assignments in this phase.  Help introduce the students to the library and the use of reference materials.



Writing Techniques I - #9004

Course #9004 is designed to prepare students for writing assignments as they progress through the COPP program of study.   Emphasis will be placed on the development of paragraph or topic sentences to thesis-driven essays.

 

#9005 – Writing Techniques II

Summary:  Focus of the Certificate of Progress Program writing requirements for Phase 3.  Emphasis will be placed on the writing of documented research and the development of other skills necessary to complete the writing assignments in this phase.  Help introduce the students to the library and the use of reference materials.

Survey of Romans - #1089

Course #1089 is designed to give the student an overview of the major issues presented in Paul’s doctrinal letter to the Roman Christians.  

 

Christianity and Contemporary Issues - #8066

Course #8066 is designed to challenge students to identify and confront contemporary issues that affect the church, home, and community.   Students will also think through practical solutions and approaches to immediate and emerging social and ecclesiological concerns.

 

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts - #7024

Course #7024 is designed to help students understand who God has uniquely made them to be.  After gaining this understanding, students will understand where they best fit as they move into a meaningful area of service in the body of Christ. 

 

 

Survey of John - #1079

Course #1079 is designed to focus on the uniqueness of the gospel of John.   The specific features that distinguish John’s gospel from the Synoptic Gospels will be explored as well as John’s writings and the ministry of Jesus Christ.

 

The Computer in the Life of the Church - #9024

Course #9024 is designed to train pastors, office workers, as well as Christian educators who desire to effectively utilize computer technology in the church.   

 

Women in the New Testament – Course 1114

Course 1114 is designed to engage students in a study of the biblical women in the New Testament and their contributions to the growth and development of the early church.  The unique roles of Mary (mother of Jesus) and Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptizer) will be examined.

 

Debt-Free Living Seminar

This seminar is designed to help participants discover God’s design for money and how it may best glorify Him to manage it.