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Bible Resources (TL 201)

This module examines the basic Bible resources of Concordances, Lexicons, Topical Bibles, Bible Dictionaries, Bible Encyclopaedias, Theological dictionaries, Manners and Customs of the Bible, Bible Atlas, Commentaries, basic Hebrew and Greek Grammar, Bible Handbooks, and Computer Bibles. Each of these main resource areas is examined as to its makeup, construction, content and usage. They comprise most of the essential resource material for a study of the word, and help you prepare teaching and preaching material. They basically provide you with the information you are looking for. Some excellent computer programs also supply these resources. We show you what is in them and how to use them. A basic reference library for every believer!

Bibliology (TL 121)

This module involves a study of the origin of our Bible, of its overall composition, and of its absolute authority for faith and practice. It begins with a study of how God has revealed himself to mankind through the ages, how the inspired writings were originally gathered over the centuries as God’s authoritative Word, and how they were eventually accepted as the full canon of Scripture. The subject of illumination is also examined, especially the manner whereby we may receive illumination as we read God’s Word. Finally, after gaining an overall appreciation of the work of textual criticism and the work of translation from the original languages, an analysis is made of the various types of Bible translations and versions, particularly their respective worth.  [ View sample ]

Christology (TH 101)

The Son of God needed to be both human and divine so that He would be the mediator between God and man and reconcile man to Himself. Reconciliation could be accomplished only through the incarnation. This module deals with His pre-incarnate state, His humanity, His deity, and proofs of His deity and a study of the two natures (human and divine) in the person of Christ. This is an excellent subject, absolutely foundational to Christian belief, and an essential subject in any college curriculum. All believers should be knowledgeable of the person and work of Christ. The subject is straight-forward in its approach and covers the essential issues. This subject has underpinned Christianity since its very beginnings, and taught in churches throughout the centuries.  [ View sample ]

Communication (TL 221)

This module investigates the general need for communication and the intricacies of the entire process. The study also examines the part one’s personal nature plays in communicating in organizations, in church, in conflict, in the family, and in relationships with others. The module makes sound Biblical application at the end of each chapter, and culminates in the posing of some challenging personal questions.

Homiletics/Preaching (TL 321)

The subject covers the various types of sermons, sermon resources, practical hints, communication skills and the factors that make a sermon relevant. This study will cover the objectives, principles, and the great themes of preaching. Many practical hints on preaching will be listed with explanation and discussion.

Faith Principles (PW 221)

This study will examine and explain the major faith principles taught and illustrated in the Bible. It will examine how faith functions, the place of faith, the confession of faith, the eye of faith, the hand of faith, the rhythm of faith, the moment of faith, setting a faith goal, decision making, the atmosphere of faith, faith for finance, and many other aspects dealing with its theology, interpretation, insights and practical life. Faith is a major life issue of the New Testament, and is vital to be understood.   [ View sample ]

Field Practicum 1-6 (six available) (PR 101, PR 121, PR 201, PR 221, PR 301, PR 321)

Field practicums will enable you to get more practically involved in some area of church- or community-based ministry. From a wide choice available, the student will put in certain allotted hours of actual participation. You will then be required to briefly write up and summarize your experiences in the formal assessment. Most students find this module a very useful practical addition to their studies, and local churches are usually impressed with the help and participation provided by the student. You are free to choose a practical ministry area in line with your gifting, calling, and personal development, or as recommended by your local leadership.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit (PW 121)

This module aims at understanding the gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. Each of these gifts are studied in turn to see how it works and is manifested. The Bible is very clear about the use and practice of spiritual gifts in personal and church life, and this subject helps sort through how to use them in a balanced, mature and loving way for the edification of believers and the church at large. Effective and mature use of the gifts can be very empowering for all concerned.  [ View sample ]

Hermeneutics (TL 301)

Since this subject is focused on interpreting the scriptures, this course aims to help believers read and study the Bible with greater understanding. The student is taught the essentials of good interpretation as various types of literary styles make up the Bible. Different biblical writing genres require different exegetical questions and skills. Often regarded as one of the most important subjects in a college curriculum, or to Christians generally, this subject represents a crucial area of study. Many incorrect points and issues have been communicated over the ages and currently, because preachers and leaders do not know how to properly interpret the Bible. Cults are also formed through faulty hermeneutics. Bible books are written in different ways (e.g., as narrative, psalm, proverb, parable, revelation, poetry, epistle, etc) and must be read and interpreted differently. For instance, every one of reads and interprets a love letter differently to a car repair manual because they are written in very different ways – one poetically, the other literally. Our approach here, therefore, is to adopt an orthodox and time-honoured study of bible interpretation. We particularly draw on the work of Gordon Fee, said to be one of the best Pentecostal hermeneutical scholars.

Missions (CH 302)

As an introduction to missions, this subject explores God’s purpose in bringing His redemptive plan to all peoples of the earth. It examines the biblical, historical, and cultural perspectives of missions and explores how a person can determine if he/she has a missionary call. It also introduces the student to the major mega spheres of the world. The Bible exhorts every believer to be involved in missions in some capacity whether in prayer, professional involvement, community help, ministry, or planting churches.

New Testament (BL 101)

This unit is an overview of the books of the New Testament in the context of their first century historical environment including a political, social, economic and religious overview of the world at that time. The subject emphasizes the main teaching of each New Testament book, its place in its historical context, and a basic study of its contents, themes, issues, emphases, etc. The notes provide an excellent overview of each book with a view to pointing out the life-giving attributes and spiritual features of each. Some academic and interpretational features are addressed, but not at the expense of undermining the profound spiritual and practical features of each book. An excellent study that has been well received by students for many years, and a must for every believer.  [ View sample ]

Old Testament Historical Books 1 (BL 201) and 2 (BL 221)

This first study covers the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, First Samuel & Second Samuel, and the second study covers First Kings, Second Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles (briefly), Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. The studies trace historical events from entering Canaan under Joshua, conquering and possessing the land, and living in the land under various judges and kings. Israel splits from Judah under Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, into the kingdoms of southern Judah and northern Israel. The northern kingdom becomes and apostate nation with its own political, military, and religious system. Through manifold transgression, Israel is taken away into exile, only to be followed later by Judah. After this time, the restoration work commences as the Persian rule allows Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild their nation. Such are the contents of this marvelous collection of Old Testament books. The studies focus on the scriptures themselves, the truths brought forth within them, their illustrations of New Testament teachings, and an illumination of their principles that relate to every person in every time frame. The study, therefore, does not get bogged down in its theological aspects other than highlighting the essentials. The studies have generally been highly received, and have been described by many students as “making the Old Testament come to life for me,” and “bringing to life the OT scriptures in a contemporary and relevant way.” A published textbook by Dr. M. Dalseno is available for both OT subjects. The pdf version is available on this website, in two sections, however the Book may be purchased. The printed version will be far easier to study from, and will provide an excellent resource for later use.   [ View sample ]

Old Testament Poetical Books (BL 321)

This section of the Bible concerns the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. They are called “poetical” because they predominantly employ the form of Hebrew poetry. Sentence construction is patterned in certain ways, creating a mood, images, impression, and atmosphere in the mind of the reader. Such patterning assists dramatically in the message being conveyed. Though not preoccupied with historical details or addressing literary complications, this collection of books adds a profound dimension of wisdom, sound advice, and practical advice for the believer. They beautifully supplement the OT narrative books by emphasizing the heart of the believer and our relationships with the Lord and with each other. They also provide some dramatic insights into the nature, character, holiness, patience, longsuffering, love and grace of the Lord.

Old Testament Prophetical books (BL 301)

The prophets are divided into two sections; the Major Prophets, incorporating Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel; and the Minor Prophets, incorporating Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The prophets relate to various events in Israel’s history, focusing more on the spiritual aspects than the historical. They warn Israel when trouble is evident, encourage when it is going through difficult times, exhort it to godly living, and predict events sometimes centuries into the future. If the Historical Books provide the body of Israel, the Prophets provide the heart.

Pastoral Issues (CH 401)

This is a study of the many practical aspects of the pastor’s life and ministry, the pastor’s call, preparation, qualifications, ethics, relationships and various contemporary issues facing pastors today. It also discusses ministry gifts, character issues, matters relating to the call of God, and denominational expectations. The pastoral principles contained in this subject can easily be translated across, and applied to, various leadership responsibilities – such as designing, providing and promoting a supporting leadership structure and environment without compromising the biblical requirements of shepherding God’s people.

Pentateuch 1 (BL 102) and Pentateuch 2 (BL 121)

Divided into two sections, given the enormity and significance of this section of scripture, Pentateuch 1 covers the foundational books of Genesis and Exodus, and Pentateuch 2 covers Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The first few sections of Pentateuch 1 deals with beginnings and the work of God in relation to man. Matters concerning the development of the nation of Israel unfold as essential themes of creation, sin, and redemption in the age of the patriarchs are examined. It also introduces some of the earlier covenants made with man, such as the Adamic, Noahaic, and Mosaic, and focuses on the main events and outstanding characters of the 5 books of the Pentateuch. Like the studies in Old Testament History, the material presented in Pentateuch focuses more on the narrative stories and its characters, and what we can learn from them today in a practical way, than on theological issues and structure of the books. We will adequately cover theological issues relating to the New Testament believer in other specific theological subjects in our various courses. Attention is also given to the prophetic passages that point to the Lord Jesus Christ and to his redemptive ministry. The subject material aims to “bring the OT scriptures to life” for practical life today. A textbook by Dr. M. Dalseno is available for this subject.  [ View sample ]

Pneumatology (TH 221)

This module is a biblical study of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit as taught in the Old and New Testaments. Special attention is given to the Pentecostal teaching concerning the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Essential doctrines of the Holy Spirit are covered, along with the importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. As the third person of the Trinity, and the “Comforter” sent to us by the Lord, a working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the Holy Spirit is vital to the life of the believer. Without Him, we would fail to be truly saved, empowered and secure in daily life. [ View sample ]

Study Techniques (TL 101)

This module presents some of the basic rules of study, the physical and mental requirements necessary in order to study effectively, various methods and skills necessary for achieving study goals, and some of the specifics of basic Bible study. The module is presented in a step-by-step fashion so as to steadily build basic study skills, and provide essential tools for handling later modules of study. Aiming particularly at those students who have done little formal study, or who may not have studied for a long time, students can apply for an exemption if they feel they already possess the necessary study skills.  [ View sample ]

Theology & the Spirit World (TH 122)

Theology and the Spirit World is a biblical study of God and the spirit world. It is a systematic presentation of the characteristics of God, gives biblical teaching on the unity and trinity of God and explores the implications we may make as we study the various biblical names of God. The study finally focuses on the existence of evil spirits, their nature and work and their ultimate defeat. Along with Christology, Pneumatology, etc, this subject presents an essential foundational study for all believers. It is even more imperative that leaders have a thorough understanding and appreciation of this subject area.  [ View sample ]

Acts (BL 202)

A profound study of the continuing ministry of the resurrected Christ in the world through the Holy Spirit and the first disciples. It examines the purposes for which the book was written, and It traces the geographical and chronological expansion of the gospel from its Jerusalem-Judean base to Rome. It analyses the major reasons for the growth of the church in Acts and endeavours to apply these to the contemporary local church. Using the principles of divine guidance illustrated in Acts, it shows how the apparent defeats and setbacks actually became victories and advances for the gospel, offering practical application to the student who may be undergoing similar challenges. This biblical subject carefully examines the results of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. It evaluates the implications of this spiritual enablement of first century evangelism and offers practical suggestions for the work and ministry of the modern church in terms of the divine strategy and enablement. It also challenges the student towards spiritual fulfillment. It presents a marvelous walk through Paul’s three missionary journeys. [ View sample ]

Church History (CH 323)

An overview of church history from the early Christian Church and medieval times to the present day. It includes a study of important people and movements. It strongly focuses on European history where most of our background lies, though it also includes the spreading of Christianity to America and beyond. It is an essential study in tracing our Christian roots, and the student gains a deeper appreciation of the great New Testament truths that were laid, sometimes, at great personal cost. (A textbook may also be available in supplementing notes). The subject also, therefore, provides insight into the importance of laying solid foundations in believer’s lives in order to thwart heresy and avoid disunity.

Outreach Ministry (PW 402)

In this subject the student will be required to perform some ministry into the local church and/or broader community, e.g. pastoral care, good works, projects, visitation, domestic help, etc. It is a purely a practical exercise that is extra to the various Field Practicums required of students doing formal courses.

Cults (TH 301)

An overview of some contemporary cults with a view to examining their historical origins and deviations from the Bible, together with scriptural advice for those who come into a counseling position. Special emphasis is placed on being empathetic and understanding, though non-compromising. The subject, therefore, provides interesting insights into how cults form, why they form, and the devastation they can heap on unsuspecting or deceived subjects. Cults can be a blight on true faith and real Christianity, and the believer needs to be equipped in how to deal with them, respond to them, and counteract their cleverly-crafted arguments.

1 Corinthians (BL 302)

This study will begin with an overview of the background behind this weighty letter. It will include a brief study of the city of Corinth, its culture, the initial establishing of the church there, and the purpose of the letter. This will be followed by a detailed study of each of the problems that Paul addresses in the book, his solutions to these problems, and their relevance to the 21st century Church. Students will also be exposed to basic exegetical skills while studying each section, learning how to read and interpret the scriptures accurately. A lot of foundational Christian principles and doctrines are contained this book, and there are marvelous insights into the use of spiritual gifts, the power of unity, and the like.

Discipleship and Prayer (PW 201)

Discipleship implies a dedicated commitment to Christ. It is an acknowledgement of Christ as Saviour, and just as importantly, Christ as Lord. It outlines the meaning, the path, the cost, and the reward of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. This module adds to the essential elements of a disciple’s life by discussing the fear of the Lord, joy, peace, prayer, and love. Such basic components for a disciple’s life complete the Biblical picture of what makes a true disciple. A prayer component is also included because a healthy Christian needs to have a healthy prayer life; particularly in a day when we can be so focused on pragmatism, tasks, projects and outcomes. We cannot afford, in these challenging, busy and pressurized times to live a life devoid of prayer. Jesus Himself was a wonderful model here.

Ecclesiology (CH 101)

This module is a biblical study of the church, its biblical basis, function, government and ordinances. Coming from the Greek word “Ekklesia,” meaning “drawn out ones,” this subject is frequently called “the Doctrine (teaching) of the Church.” Understanding what the Bible says about “church” is vital to contemporary church life and practice: its healthy operation; essential officers in place; crucial ordinances being practiced; sheep being cared for; godly oversight; and the like. A really good eye-opener into the Biblical model of Church.  [ View sample ]

Eschatology (TH 321)

This module is a biblical study of the “eschaton” or end times, including various views of the times at the end. The doctrine of the end times is gaining more and more importance as we grapple with a global world, world events, and various signs indicated in the Bible. We should particularly understand the second coming of the Lord, that we be ready for His return, that we will be found faithful upon His return, and the role we can play both before and during these great final events.

Ethics (PW 321)

This course examines a number of current and relevant contemporary issues including contraception, reproductive technologies, divorce and remarriage, homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, civil disobedience, and the like. It not only presents secular approaches to such topics, but highlights their Christian perspective and world view. In addition to exploring and engaging with such topics, the course provides biblical and analytical tools as to how to approach, handle, and respond to the ethical topics in general. The course is highly interesting, reflective and engaging, and helps equip the believer into engaging with ethical topics from a Biblical reasoning approach rather than from only a pure emotional response. A textbook is generally recommended for this subject: Evangelical Ethics by John Jefferson Davis.

Healing

This module examines the historicity and meaning of miracles, and looking at the place of healing in the Old Testament before examining its application in the New Testament. It examines the origin of sickness and the reasons why we may not receive God’s healing grace. We see how our Creator has lovingly provided all we need for healing, and we see the balance that God is still sovereign over all. Healing is definitely in the atonement and a ministry of the New Testament church.

Hebrews (BL 322)

This is an analytical and exegetical study of the epistle with special attention given to its theology, Christology, and use of the Old Testament. Information on the background of Hebrews helps the student identify with the early Christians in their spiritual crises and feel the impact of the warnings and expectations in the epistle. The student gains a clearer understanding of the Old Testament forms of worship and their prophetic aspect, a new appreciation of Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Covenant, and more faith to appropriate all the blessings that he offers. The superiority of the New Covenant to the Old will be shown by setting forth Christ as the Great High Priest. The priesthood is a major theme in this Book, and illustrates dramatically some of the ideals and principles set out in Leviticus.

Leadership (CH 301)

This course examines the personal qualities required of a leader and the ways that these qualities are developed in a spiritual leader. The key factors in raising and working with a management team and the principles of conflict management are discussed. Many of the characteristics of the leader is examined, including the character qualities essential in the life of the leader. The subject can be a real eye-opener into the biblical expectations of leadership, what makes a true leader, how a leader relates to other roles in the church, and so on. Leadership does not exist in a vacuum, and its mix and balance with other offices and roles in the church make it a formidable, challenging, yet highly responsible, ministry. Again, a really good eye-opener into the “nuts and bolts” of leadership.

Man & Sin (TH 201)

This course gives a biblical understanding of the origin of man, his original pristine glory, and the material and immaterial components of man. It also examines the scriptural account of the nature of sin, its origin and results. The subject looks into such things as the interaction of the three components of body, soul and spirit, and how they connect to each other. It provides glimpses into the origin of the soul, and when life really begins. It also adequately presents what is wrong with man, his fallen state, and his desperate need for a saviour. It is sometimes referred to as “Biblical Anthropology” (Doctrine of man) and “Harmartiology” (Doctrine of sin). Another very foundational subject for every believer.  [ View sample ]

Management (TL 401)

The study of Management covers four fundamental principles of how Management operates. The principles outline skills and concepts that church organizations and leadership need in order to be able to oversee, direct, and facilitate if they are to help ensure unity, planning, smooth operation, clarity of purpose, accountability, etc, in a church. The study notes also regularly highlight the biblical principles at each opportune stage thus reinforcing the need for believers to remain God-focused when in a position of responsibility. This study of Management also incorporates various aspects of Leadership so as to include a broader appreciation and understanding. The skills of developing effective roles, providing direction and maintaining quality performances are therefore openly encouraged and discussed in order that the work of the gospel not only becomes more efficient but effective also.

Music & Worship (CH 321)

This module examines the scriptural foundations and principles for worship ministry in the Church, the history of music and worship in Israel and the Church, the main concepts behind music and worship, the relationship between worship and the church, the forms of worship, establishing the music team, the basics of music theory, preparing for a worship session, and the basic technical elements of a sound system. Music does not automatically assume worship, however, music should help provide favourable conditions for worship. Worship first comes from the appreciative heart of the believer who reaches out in adoration, praise and thanksgiving.

Pastoral Epistles (CH 201)

An intensive expository study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, this module commences by looking at the historical background and the authorship of the Book (Paul). The basic concern throughout the notes is with exegesis, or opening up the scriptures, and an exposition of Paul’s intent in writing these letters in their historical context. Some wonderful teachings, like the qualifications of elders and deacons, are presented in this set of books, and Timothy was a special “son” in the Lord to Paul, whom Paul was closely mentoring. Second Timothy is rich with meaning as it is Paul’s very last writing with crucial things he needed to say.  [ View sample ]

Romans (BL 222)

Part A of the notes on Romans is an extensive study of chapters one to eight. Special attention is given to the historical background of the Book and the theological concepts of the law, righteousness, justification and sanctification. Part B examines the relationship of the Jews to God’s purpose during this present dispensation. It will carefully examine the practical outworking of the gospel in the lives of the believers, relating it to the contemporary situation, and covers chapters nine to sixteen. Romans is generally regarded as the most important Book on Christian doctrine in the New Testament. It is sometimes called “a gospel in miniature” because crucial foundational themes are elaborated in there, including justification by faith through grace. It is a block of teaching essential to Christian life and practice, and is marvelous for refuting error and wrong doctrine. The concept of “works,’ for example, has plagued the Christian church in many ages and in many times as people try to earn their way into the Kingdom.

Soteriology (TH 222)

This is the study of the doctrines of salvation and the work of Christ in bringing lost men into fellowship with God. It includes the doctrine of repentance, faith, conversion, propitiation, reconciliation, redemption, regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification and the glorification of the believer – all Bible terms and teachings. Preliminary consideration is given to the grace of God as the source of our salvation and to the biblical teaching on predestination and election. The subject “Man and Sin” presents man’s problem, but this subject on “Soteriology” presents “man’s answer.” The subject is sometimes called “The Doctrine (or teaching) of Salvation.” True salvation must be Bible-based and done God’s way, and should never by circumvented or short-circuited by some convenient appeal to popular culture only. [ View sample ]

Topic Research 1 (CH 404) & 2 (PR 405)

This requires the student to write a paper of about 3000 words on any relevant Bible or theological topic that interests him or her. It may include contemporary leadership, women in ministry, a Bible study, place study, theological work, investigation of an ethical issue, a historical study, and the like. It provides something of an “elective” in giving the student an opportunity to study something he or she is very interested in or would like to learn more about.

Counseling (CH 322)

This module is designed to assist the Christian counselor in a variety of ways ranging from healthy communication skills, ministry to the individual client, resourcing materials which the client deems appropriate, through to correct statutory and ethical modes of conduct towards the counselee. Also included are strategies that promote and foster relationships with people, the discernment of their needs, issues, goals and plans to implement appropriate counselling services. Such a focus, as in this module, is very relevant to today’s social climate upheaval. This module is designed to help the Christian worker counsel in a skilled and disciplined manner. It is not a course on counseling as such, but it exposes and introduces some of the essentials of counseling to the interested student.

Ephesians (BL 402)

Ephesians is an analytic and exegetical study of the epistle. Special attention is given to its historical background, its author, recipients, and the message of the epistle. It interprets the epistle, passage by passage, and relates it to contemporary life. A textbook is normally used for this subject: The Message of Ephesians by John Stott.

Galatians (BL 401)

This module is an interpretive study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians with investigation of key theological issues. Application of the teachings of this book to contemporary problems will be emphasized. It has been an essential Christian study throughout the centuries, particularly after Martin Luther’s teaching on justification by faith and the inferiority of self-works for salvation. Textbook: The Message of Galatians by John Stott.

Sermon On The Mount (BL 404)

This module is an interpretive study of the Sermon on the Mount and recorded in Matthew Chapters 5 to 7. It accurately interprets the biblical text and relates it to life today. Textbook: The Message of The Sermon on the Mount by John Stott.

1 & 2 Thessalonians (BL 403)

This is an analytic and exegetical study of the epistle. Special attention is given to the historical background, its author, recipients and the message of the epistle. It interprets the epistle, passage by passage, and relates it to contemporary life. Textbook: The Message of Thessalonians by John Stott.

Old Testament Panorama

A very brief overview of all the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. The subject focuses on the major themes of each book, author, purpose, structure, emphasis, etc, rather than a detailed analysis of the contents and chapters of each book. It can be a good starting point prior to a deeper study of the various OT contained elsewhere in this college curriculum (e.g., Pentateuch I).

Apologetics (TH 401)

Apologetics concerns “a defense of the faith,” which has occupied Christian life and practice from early church times. Hostility against the Church is sometimes caused by sheer ignorance of what Christianity stands for, and it is the task of apologetics to explain, describe, elaborate, and justify the place of the Christian message in people’s lives. Paul, in the Bible, was an outstanding apologist, as we witness in Acts and the Pauline epistles.

Pastoral Ministry (CH 221)

A marvelous study of the biblical ministry of the pastor, this module examines many of the facets of pastoral ministry in the local church.

Life/Cell Group Ministry (CH 121)

Often regarded as the backbone of the church, and called by many names (cell groups, life groups, connect groups, etc), this ministry represents a powerful and meaningful way of bringing people together, involving them, and pastoring them at a personal level. It has the capacity to avoid the scenario of losing people “through the cracks” as a church grows with some individuals potentially becoming “lost” in the crowd. It’s a way of creating a large town, yet maintaining many of the characteristics of a small town. The subject is a “nuts and bolts” description of how and why to run small group ministry.

Church Growth (CH 402)

There are some excellent models of church growth in the world that are truly inspiring. The purpose of this subject is to explore some of these models and, more importantly, to glean from the Word itself in understanding what it really takes to bring growth to the individual as well as to the church.

Church Planting (CH 403)

In order for the church worldwide to grow, new churches must be planted. This is where the apostolic ministry comes into its own, as people, like Paul in the Bible, establish new church plants and eventually set up elders, deacons, etc, in bringing maturity and order to those plants.

Living in Moral Purity (PW 301)

Primarily aimed at youth and young adults, though relevant to all ages, this subject looks at the how, when, where and why of moral failure. In a day when basic moral issues threaten to destroy godly leadership, the material in this subject reveals some of the stages and conditions that can lead to failure and bring awareness to the reader. To be fore-warned and fore-armed about these issues is very empowering for the believer’s life. A textbook, Treasure Your Worth, by Dr Michael Dalseno, is available for this important subject area.

The Giftings Course

Finding one’s place in the Body of Christ, or being “a round peg in a round hole,” is vital for satisfaction and fulfillment in the life of the believer. The trouble is, some people are not even aware of what their giftings and personal characteristics are. This subject aims to ask all sorts of questions of the student, using various score charts, and helps identify what his or her personality characteristics and ministry giftings are. Rather than being frustrated with trying to do, or be, something we are not, it is very enlightening and releasing to know who one is, what our calling is, where our strengths and weaknesses lie, and the like. Frustration with what we are not then gives way to understanding, satisfaction, and personal fulfillment with what we truly are.

 


 

Advanced Leadership I and II

Each section divides the text "The Making of a Leader" by Frank Damazio (City Bible Publishing) into two halves. The text has to be purchased, and we have written assignments based on all the text chapters. The text covers many relevant biblical topics of Leadership including: The Character Qualifications of Leaders; the Servant Heart of a Leader; the Leader as teacher; the Leader as Restorer and Healer; Trails and Tests of Leadership; the Warfare ministries of the Leader; Team Ministry; the Anointing of the leader; Promotion of the Leader, etc. A "must study" for any Christian Leader. Leadership is a huge subject, and can be approached from many angles including leadership styles, motivation, performance criteria, attitudes, skills and strategies, and the like. However, it is absolutely essential that Christian Leaders have a sound and solid BIBLICAL understanding of leadership first otherwise their understanding can be negatively skewed towards many corporate and motivational methodologies often laid upon unsuspecting developing leaders.

Evangelism (PW 401)

As one of the five ministry gifts of Ephesians 4.11, this module stresses the importance of sharing the gospel message with others, and outlining some of the methods by which this can take place. 

PRACTICUMS

Applied Practicum 1 - 2 (PR 301, PR322)
Applied Practicum 4 - 6 (PR 401-404)

All subjects are of a practical nature, requiring the student to plan, implement and evaluate an actual project of ministry. They predominantly consist of workbooks in which the student writes and records on progress made. The emphasis is on actually doing the various projects according to the set criteria, rather than on correct or incorrect answers.

Church Administration
This module gets you to plan and operate in an administrative capacity in a local church.


Discipleship Ministry
This module will require you to disciple someone new in the faith, and/or mentoring another. 


Evangelism Ministry
This module will get you involved in the caring and pastoral activities of a local church.


Pastoral Care Ministry
This module will get you involved in the caring and pastoral activities of a local church.


Preaching Ministry
This module will get you to plan, prepare, and deliver preaching messages of various types to groups of people.


Activities/Projects Ministry
This module will get you involved in planning, designing and implementing an activity or project of your choice.


Teaching Ministry
This module will require you to teach biblical, theological or practical topics to groups of people. 


Ministry for Men or Women
This module will get you involved and active in men’s or women’s ministries in the local church.


Worship Ministry
This module will get you to plan, prepare, and deliver praise and worship sessions.


Youth Ministry
This module will enable you to prepare, plan and be active in youth-related ministries and activities of a local church.

Children’s Ministry
This module requires you to be involved in children’s ministry projects in a very practical way.

 

 

 



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