The schedule below includes the day and time of courses. It is recommended that you place this Course Schedule in a convenient place and refer to it each week of the course. Follow it closely as late assignments are subject to a grade reduction. All courses use group discussion questions, postings cannot be made up once the week is over, as the rest of the class will have moved on to the next topic.
Classes will be held twice a week
~ Tuesdays – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
~ Saturdays – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Two courses will be taught during the week
~one on Tuesday
~another on Saturday
(example: Old Testament class – Tuesdays; New Testament class – Saturdays)
A Semester consist of one 8-week course
Initially, courses will be offered annually (spring semester)
An average grade of C- is required per course to receive a Certificate of
Tuition and Fees
Fee Per Course
A nominal fee of $75.00 (plus cost of text books) is accessed to each student per course taken. This fee is used to assist with advertising and other miscellaneous administrative cost.
Tuition Refund Policy
Students who wish to drop a course or withdraw from the School, having provided written notification and secured the requisite approval (such as authorized Add/Drop form), shall be entitled to a refund (fees are non-refundable) according to the following categories:
Refunds are calculated based on the following schedule:
1. No refund after the start of the first class (per course)
2. Drop form must be submitted to the administration office 48hrs prior to the start of the first class in order to receive a refund.
3. Drop forms are available on line and in the church administrative office
Introduction to the Old Testament
This course is a historical and theological survey of the Old Testament. Emphasis is placed on canonical formation, historical background, theological themes, redemptive history, and key interpretative issues.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Articulate an acquaintance with the purpose and themes of the books of the Old Testament;
2. Identify major characters of the Old Testament;
3. Locate geographical locations in the Old Testament world;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the chronological framework of the Old Testament;
5. Explain the literary contents of the Old Testament;
6. Discuss a variety of theological and ethical issues.
Introduction to the New Testament
Study of the historical context, development, literary styles and theological themes of each of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. We will explore the text from both historical-critical and literary perspectives, observing the strengths and weakness of each approach.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the cultural, political and religious background of each New Testament book,
2. Describe the historical development and intended purpose of each book,
3. Identify and assess the various critical approaches to studying the New Testament,
4. Identify and explain the central themes of each book as well as the themes running through the New Testament as a whole, and
5. Discuss the influence of the New Testament in both the early and modern Church.
This course offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. To expose the student to the broad flow of church history from its beginning at Pentecost to the time just prior to the Reformation. The time of the Renaissance and Reformation up to the present era.
By the end of this course the student will be able to understand and articulate the major events , movements and theological debates in Church History with special reference to three major epochs:
1. The Early Church (prior to Nicaea)
2. The Protestant Reformation
3. The rise of the modern missionary movements and of global Christianity.
Introduction to the Bible (Bibliology)
This course is to introduce you to the Bible, its origins, its basic structure and message, and how you might use it to better inform your faith. It traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.
By the end of this course the student will:
1. Understand the basic structure of the Bible.
2. Understand where and when the Bible was written.
3. Understand how the Bible was written and by whom.
4. Have a basic idea of the story-line or "big picture" of the Bible.
5. Able to answer some of your questions about the Bible.
This course is a discipline which addresses theological topics one by one (God, Sin, Humanity) and attempts to summarize all the biblical teaching on each particular subject. To present the major themes (doctrines) of the Christian faith in an organized and ordered overview that remains faithful to the biblical witness.
By the end of this course the student will:
1. Draw a clear description of what the Bible teaches about a particular doctrine.
2. Be able to biblically construct individual doctrines of the Christian faith.
3. Be aware of the cause-effect relationship of each doctrine. (That is, on the one hand, if one doctrine is changed, effects will take place in other areas of doctrine. On the other hand, each doctrine has implications for other doctrines.)
This course emphasizes a method of sound, Biblical preaching. The communication of a biblical concept, derived from and transmitted through a historical, grammatical, literary study of a passage in its context.
By the end of this course the student will promote the following sermon preparations:
1. Focus careful attention to the context of the text.
2. Promote a high view of Scripture and a strong conviction about the profitability of all Scripture.
3. Understand that all sermons must be rooted in and shaped from the biblical text at hand.
4. Understand that the thrust of the sermon comes from the text; (the main points and sub-points coming directly from the text)
5. Understand that contemporary implications flows naturally from the author’s intended meaning.