Course Descriptions

OT-101
Old Testament Introduction – A critical approach to a study of the Old Testament with emphasis of authorship, date of writing, purpose, and outline. Special attention will be given to textual criticism as well as a general introduction to each book.
OT-102
Genesis – A topical study of the book relating primarily to origins, the Noahic Flood, the Patriarchs, and Israel in Egypt.
OT-103
Exodus-Deuteronomy – A topical study of the wilderness wanderings with emphasis on bondage in Egypt, the freedom from captivity, and the giving of the Law of Moses.
OT-201
Joshua-Samuel – A topical study of the early history of Israel.
OT-202
Kings/Chronicles – A topical study of the Kings of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah.
OT-301
Ezra-Esther – This class is designed to explore the Babylonian captivity and the return of the children of Israel.
OT-302
Isaiah – A textual study of the book with emphasis on Messianic prophecy.
OT-303A
Proverbs/Ecclesiastes – A textual study.
OT-303B
Job – A textual study.
OT-303C
Psalms – A textual study.
OT-304
Jeremiah/Lamentations – A textual study of the books with historical emphasis.
OT-401
Ezekiel/Daniel – Special attention will be given to the true application of the prophecies of each book.
OT-402
Minor Prophets – This class focuses on the following subjects: 1) God’s revelation through the prophets; 2) The great character of the prophets and the difficulties of their labors; 3) Prophecies of the New Testament church and of Christ; 4) An in-depth study of the character of God as revealed by these prophets.
NEW TESTAMENT
NT-101
New Testament Introduction – A critical approach to a study of the New Testament with emphasis of authorship, date of writing, purpose, and outline. Special attention will be given to textual criticism as well as a general introduction to each book.
NT-201
Life of Christ/Synoptics – A comparative approach to Matthew, Mark and Luke. The so-called Synoptic problem will be discussed.
NT-202
John – A textual study of the book with emphasis on distinctions from the Synoptics.
NT-203
Acts – A textual study of the book. This class is designed to be a study of the establishment and spread of the early church. Each case of conversion will be analyzed.
NT-301
Corinthians – A textual/topical study of each letter will be undertaken.
NT-302
T-Epistles – A textual/topical study of each letter discussing subjects in 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, 1st & 2nd Timothy and Titus.
NT-303
Timothy/Titus – A textual course that examines the qualifications of elders, deacons, and outlines the role of the evangelist.
NT-401
Paul’s Prison Epistles – A textual treatment of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.
NT-402
Hebrews – A textual course, highlighting the supremacy of Christ’s priesthood over that of the Aaronic priesthood.
NT-403
General Epistles – A textual study of James, 1st & 2nd Peter, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John, and Jude.
NT-404
Revelation – Exposing the concept of the book, which is victory in Jesus, the student will also be equipped to confront and refute the premillenial view of Eschatology.
NT-405
Romans/Galatians – A textual course examining Paul’s great epistles.
APOLOGETICS
AP-101
Christian Evidences – This class is designed to prove that Christianity is the one true religion approved by God. It will show that the Bible is the inspired word of God that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God and that man can arrive at the knowledge that will enable him to know that God exists.
NEW TESTAMENT GREEK
GK-101
New Testament Greek I– An introduction to the Greek language study of the New Testament era is presented. Special emphasis is placed on grammar and reading the Greek New Testament
GK-102
New Testament Greek II – A continuation of GK-101
GK-201
New Testament Greek III – A continuation of GK-102
GK-202
New Testament Greek IV – A continuation of GK-201
ENGLISH
EN-101
English – This course will introduce the student to the importance of correct spelling, grammar usage, and syntax in both oral and written form. Writing composition and general structure of the research paper will also be covered.
HISTORY
HS-201
Church History – This class summarizes church history including Imperial Rome, the establishment of the church, development of apostasy and the Protestant Reformation.
HS-301
Restoration History – Information is studied that relates to the period in History known as the American Restoration Movement. Special emphasis is given to the activities of restoration preachers. Field trip to restoration sites is required.
HOMILETICS
HM-101
Homiletics I – The student will be instructed in the techniques of sermon design, preparation and delivery. Emphasis will also be given to how technology can enhance ones work in this area.
HM-102
Homiletics II – A continuation of HM-101
HM-201
Homiletics III – A continuation of HM-102
RELATED STUDIES
RS-101
Hermeneutics – A study of Hermeneutics is the science of interpreting Scripture. Emphasis is placed on literal and figurative language and applying the text.
RS-102
Scheme of Redemption – This is a study of God’s plan for mankind through the ages. Emphasis is placed on the Fall of Man, God’s redemptive effort, and man’s eternal destiny.
RS-201
The Church – This class is designed to give an introduction to the church of Christ, while emphasizing the exclusive nature of it.
RS-202
The Christian Home/Song of Solomon – Students will develop an appreciation for their mates and their children and other family members as they study the home as God would have it/textual study of Song of Solomon.
RS-301
Personal Evangelism/Missions –  Learning how to successfully start a new work and how to find ways to interest the community in the message of the Gospel.  There will be opportunities to have guest speakers who have worked in foreign fields as well. Methods of evangelism will be discussed.  The Fishers of Men evangelistic method will be the main focus of study.
RS-302
Geography – A course in historical geography of the Bible in which the origin and spread of the nations is traced. Important Bible events are connected with places to give reality to Bible accounts.
RS-303
Logic and Debating – This class is designed to enable the student to successfully prepare for a formal or informal debate.
RS-304
Theological Introduction – Introduction to theology is characterized by a certain terminology which grows out of the Greek language. Usage includes such terms as bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, hamartiology, Christology, ecclesiology, soteriology, pneumatology and eschatology. This course discusses the truth within the frame of reference of the Greek terms.
RS-401
Denominational Doctrine – A study of the similarities of several denominations and ways to refute their teaching.
RS-402
World Religions/Cults – Comparisons of the major world religions will be examined along with the various major cults in existence. 
RS-403
Preacher and His Work I – An introduction to the day-to-day schedule of the Gospel preacher. Practical information detailing specifics of weddings, funeral, baptisms, hospital visitation, keeping records, etc., will be taught as well.
RS-404
Preacher and His Work II – A continuation of 403, but with a greater emphasis on elder-preacher relationships, pitfalls, etc.
RS-405
Godhead – A thorough examination of the nature of God, attributes, three persons, providence, and atonement.