1st Semester (Fall)
Exposition of Selected Bible Literature - BIBL1081
Bible Backgrounds: Initial course. Before the detailed study of the Biblical books this course course gives an overall picture of the world of the Old- and New Testament. With giving the historical and biographical contexts this course provides a solid foundation for the studying and understanding of the books of the Scripture.
Genesis 12-50: A resumption of Genesis 1-11 course. Topics that will be covered include the Abrahamic Covenant and the history of the Abrahamic line from the call of Abram in Ur to the death of Joseph in Egypt. The foundational history of God’s chosen people and the covenantal relationship with them will be developed. Also, applicational issues will be discussed as principles are gleaned from the lives of the patriarchs and their families.
Proverbs and Song of Solomon: An exposition of the books of Proverbs, and the Song of Songs, with emphasis on hermeneutical questions and practical application in the life and ministry of the student.
Ephesians: This course is designed to be an expositional survey of Ephesians. The objective is to give a basic understanding of the way God has designed the church. This understanding will come as we examine the theological basis of the believers’ position in the church and how this position is to impact their daily lives.
Systematic Theology I - THEO1011
This 45 hour class is a survey and study of Systematic Theology. The class will examine the main Christian teachings from a biblical, dispensational viewpoint.This course is designed to provide the participant with a fundamental working knowledge of correct Bible doctrine and to prepare the participant for the Old and New Testament Survey courses as well as the various exposition courses instructed by the visiting lecturers.
Old Testament Exposition I - BIBL1021
Genesis 1-11: A detailed exposition of the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis with an emphasis upon the four key events of early human history: Creation, The Fall, The Flood and The Tower of Babel.
Joshua: An overview of the book of Joshua including a brief background for the book, an outline analysis of the book and focused studies from the book which feature the emphasis upon the Word of God and upon God’s personal relationship with His children.
Psalms: This is a lecture class on the Book of Psalms. Attention will be given to: (1) the sweep and structure of the Book of Psalms, (2) the issue of authorship of the Psalms, (3) the genre of Hymnic Literature, (4) Praise in the Psalms, (5) Wisdom Psalms, (6) Lament in the Psalms, (7) music and the Psalms, (8) the focus on Yahweh and His ḥesed in the Psalms, (9) Messiah in the Psalms, (10) devotional life and the Psalms.
Jonah & Nahum: An overview of the book of Jonah and Nahum. The course compare the key messages of the oracles of the two prophets. It states lessons that are relevant in every period of history so they can be sources of real warnings and encouragements to the believers.
Hermeneutics I - BIBL1601
A course in explaining practicing the foundations of indeuctive or discovery Bible Study Methods.
Old Testament Survey - BIBL1011
This course conducts an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Malachi. Pertinent background and introductory material is covered. The theme and main teaching of each book are considered. The particular contribution of each book to the Canon is noted. Time permitting, difficult or vital passages of each book are explained.
Evangelism and Discipleship - EVAN1011
Personal Evangelism: A study of the principles and practice of personal, one-on-one evangelism. This course focuses on the content of the gospel and its effective presentation in both direct and life-style forms of personal evangelism. After completing the classroom work, participants and staff travel into Budapest for several hours of ministry.
Discipleship: This 10-hour class prepares the students to have an overview of discipling within the local church. The course includes the Biblical, theological, sociological and cultural foundations for discipleship. It examines the roles of youth leaders, the importance of youth evangelism and discipleship. The course also focuses on leadership development, strategies in discipleship and on successful contemporary models of dynamic, growing and relevant discipling.
Biblical Counseling I.: This course offers a general introduction to Biblical-based personal ministry. The biblical basis for biblical counseling will be examined, biblical counseling will be defined, and the goal of biblical counseling will be explained. Biblical counseling will be distinguished from both humanistic, psychologically-based systems and evangelical integration theories. In summary, this course proposes to answer the questions 1) “What is biblical counseling?”, 2) “Who should do it?”, and 3) “What is the goal of biblical counseling?"
2nd Semester (Spring)
Romans & Galatians - BIBL1321
Galatians: Ten lectures are devoted to this Epistle, which provides warnings against the dangers of mixing works with grace, and challenges believers to godly Christian living through the power of the indwelling Spirit.
Romans: This course is designed to be a general expositional survey of Romans. Throughout Romans Paul plumbs the depths and unfolds the riches of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
New Testament Exposition I - BIBL1331
Hebrews: Ten class periods will be spent examining the book of Hebrews. The students will receive an outline to help them think through the book, highlighting five major divisions. Special attention will be given to the writer’s emphasis on Jesus and the five warning passages. We will approach the book from a normative, classical dispensational perspective.
Pastoral Epistles: An exposition of the 1,2 Timothy and the book of Titus. These letters are filled with personal, powerful emotions from Apostle Paul. At the heart of these epsitles is the local church, which God ordained as a place for worship, remembering, instruction, caring and sending the Gospel throughout the world. We will focus on the roles and responsibilities of those who serve within the body, and will take special note of those who would harm her.
James: Ten hours will be spent studying the book of James. Topics that will be covered include prove yourselves doers of the Word, show your faith by your works, control your speech and others Christian attitudes. Particular emphasis will be placed on the theological issues that James explore on his book.
1 Corinthians: An exposition of the book of 1 Corinthians. The historical background necessary for the interpretation of this book such as: author, date, audience, purpose, and occasion will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the problems in the Corinthian church which relate to today’s culture. An emphasis will be placed on Paul’s view of, matters related to marriage and singleness, the proper functioning of spiritual gifts, the importance of exercising Christian Liberty, and the glorious teaching of the resurrection.
Daniel and Revelation - BIBL1031
Daniel: Ten hours will be spent studying the 12 chapters of the book of Daniel. Daniel has both prophetic and practical information for the child of God living in a pagan world. Daniel is an important book for understanding the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
Revelation: 20 hours will be spent studying chapters 1-22 the only book in the Bible that has a promise of blessing for those who read it!! Revelation breaks nicely into two sections: the “prophecy” of Revelation 6-22 and the “practice” of Revelation 1-5.
New Testament Survey - BIBL1301
This course conducts an overview of the Bible from Matthew to Revelation. Pertinent background and introductory material is covered. The theme and main teaching of each book are considered. The particular contribution of each book to the Canon is noted. Time permitting, difficult or vital passages of each book are explained.
Gospels and Acts - BIBL1311
Gospel of Matthew: An exposition of the book of Matthew, with a focus on the Messianic King, His ministry, teaching, as well as his offering and postponement of the Kingdom. The historical background such as: authorship, date, audience, and purpose will be discussed. Special attention will be given to content unique to Matthew not found in the other Synoptic Gospels.
Gospel of John: Ten hours will be spent studying the Gospel of John. In John the Life of Christ will be presented with an emphasis on why John expected Jews and Gentiles to believe in Jesus of Nazareth. Particular emphasis will be placed on the theological themes, such as salvation only by believing and the believer's abiding in Christ, and on using the Fourth Gospel in Christian ministry.
Acts: An exposition of the New Testament book of Acts with particular emphasis upon major theological themes, the structure and the three major divisions of the book.
Systematic Theology II - THEO1021
This course includes Soteriology, Angelology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.
1st Semester (Fall)
Christian Youth Ministries I. - YMIN3211
Christian Education: An overview of important biblical, theological and practical aspects of Christian Education, focusing on the teaching ministry of the Local Church.
Worship and Arts: aims to understand and explore how art (painting, music, drama, etc.) can be used to express our worship to our Creator and communicate the gospel message. Special emphasis of the use of the arts for youth ministry.
Philosophy of Youth Ministry: Study about philosophy, program, and principles necessary to plan and carry out effective, culturally, and biblically sound youth ministry.
Practical Theology I. - PRTH2011
Biblical Counseling II.: This course offers a general introduction to biblically-based personal ministry. The biblical basis for biblical counseling will be examined, biblical counseling will be defined, and the goal of biblical counseling will be explained. Biblical counseling will be distinguished from both humanistic, psychologically-based systems and evangelical integrationist theories. In summary, this course proposes to answer the questions 1) “What is biblical counseling?”, 2) “Who should do it?”, and 3) “What is the goal of biblical counseling?"
Christian Family: Ten hours will be spent studying the Christian Family. Topics that will be covered include God’s plan for the family, dating, marriage, raising of children and Christian singlehood. The class will have a very practical emphasis with a goal of preparing the students to have a family life that pleases God and is consistent with their faith.
Local Church Ministries: Introduction to Local Church Ministry is a second year course that deals with the biblical theology and practice of the church of Jesus Christ in its local setting. The main goal is to present an overview of what the Bible teaches about the local church and how it works in order to achieve the goals established by its head, Jesus Christ.
Old Testament Exposition II. - BIBL2011
Deuteronomy: The exposition of the book of Deuteronomy. This course helps to understand the content and the context this book. We will begin to comprehend the significance of the book of Deuteronomy on the rest of the Bible, the character of God revealed on the book.
Judges: The exposition of the book of Judges. We will explore the “battles of life,” that we all have to work through, but specifically, how Israel as a nation worked through them. This covers almost 400 years of their history from the “Taking of the Land of Promise” to the “Days of the Kings.” During this time, God used 12 specific judges to bring His people back to Himself. We will work through the doctrine of sin, seeing how it permeates society, families, and individual lives, and the outcome of sin as God works out His plan.
Ecclesiastes: The exposition of the book of Ecclesiastes. This course helps to understand the content and the context of this book and its relevance to youth.
Zechariah & Haggai: The exposition of the Book of Haggai and Zechariah. Ten hours will be spent studying the two post-exilic minor prophets Haggai and Zechariah. Topics that will be covered include the post-exilic Israel community, prophetic hope, and the coming Messiah and his rule. Particular emphasis will be placed on the many theological and historical realities that find their source towards the end of the Old Testament.
Old Testament Exposition III. - BIBL2021
Exodus: A study which provides thorough knowledge and proper understanding of the context, importance, major teachings, theology and relevance of the Book of Exodus. Special emphasis will be given the explanation of the Decalogue and the concept of the Sinai (or Mosaic) Covenant.
Isaiah: The prophet Isaiah has been called the “prince of the prophets,” and the book that bears his name has been called the “Mount Everest of Hebrew Prophecy.” The 66 chapters read like a miniature Bible with the Old Testament stressing the themes of righteous and repentance, judgment and redemption, holiness and idolatry, promise and hope. The final 27 chapters spell out more clearly the details of the redeemer’s work, passion and plan for Israel’s full and complete restoration.
Missions - PRTH2012
Introduction to Missions: This course is a general introduction to Missions where we explore the Biblical foundation and formation of Missions in the Old and New Testaments, overview of the development of missions across the centuries. We are introduced to some of the men and women whom God has used to bring the gospel to the nations. We see how new methods and technology have opened up new inroads to previously closed communities. We learn how to build a Mission ministry in the local church and how to lead effective short-term mission trips.
Missions' Strategies: A study about the current missionary reality (trends and needs), and the strategic approach needed to reach those who have heard little or nothing about the gospel. Understanding of strategies like church planting movement, business as missions, Bible translation, internet etc.
Mission Organizations: The presentation of five mission agencies that minister in this region of the world in order to give the student the opportunity to practice assessing and evaluating a mission agency within the context of guidance and supervision. Moreover, the student would be challenged to consider joining any of these ministries after completing their studies.
Global Church Issues - THEO2021
The History and Evaluation of the Charismatic Movement: An in-depth look at the Charismatic Movement from both theological and historical perspectives. The major distinctive beliefs and practices of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement will be evaluated in light of the Scriptures. The purpose of the course is to equip the individual to responsibly handle relevant biblical texts concerning signs and wonders in both the Old and New Testaments and the work of the Holy Spirit in the present age. The participant will be able to provide a biblical response to the experiences and claims of this movement.
Roman Catholicism: Ten class periods will be used to study Roman Catholicism, with a view to ministering to Catholics, both in terms of evangelism and discipleship. In these class periods we will note such things as the basic doctrines, the sacraments, understanding Roman Catholic thinking, major differences that divide Catholics and Evangelicals, some attempts to bridge that divide, and most importantly, evaluating all of these in light of Scripture. While there are other forms of Catholicism, most notably the Eastern Orthodox Church, this course focuses almost exclusively on the western or Latin church, headquartered in Vatican City in Rome.
Cults, Sects and Heresies: A study of the main characteristics of cults, sects and heresies. Demonstration of such characteristics in some of the most relevant groups in the European context. Guidance on how to approach and present the gospel to people deceived by false religions and false Christianity.
Hermeneutics II - BIBL2601
A study of the different types of biblical literature. Emphasis on identifying and applying the proper hermeneutical principles for the correct understanding of each type of biblical literature.
2nd Semester (Spring)
Biblical Communication - COMM2011
The study and practice of communication theory and skills, emphasizing the use of the principles learned in Bible Study Methods, to develop and deliver an expositional message that is biblically accurate, clear, interesting and relevant. To satisfy the requirements of the course, participants must speak before the class, including an evangelistic testimony of the participant’s salvation experience and life in Christ, and several expositional messages using a four-step process - 1) exegesis of the text 2) an exegetical outline, 3) an expositional and 4) a homiletical outline.
Christian Youth Ministries II. - YMIN3221
Serving Young People with Disabilities: This 10-hour course will be an introduction to Christian ministry to the disabled community in various cultures. The material will be taken from the “Beyond Suffering” curriculum offered by the world-wide ministry, Joni & Friends. Topics to be included will be: the theology of suffering, identification of the disabled community, aspects of personal/individual and corporate ministry to those with disabilities in the church and society in general, and the practical side of actually interacting with families with a disabled/handicapped member from the life experiences of the teacher’s.
Cross-Cultural Ministries: This interactive course will introduce the foundations and practices of effective cross-cultural ministry. Course components include a thorough study of our role as messengers of the gospel, practical steps toward understanding the community in which we seek to minister, and an exploration of the message that we carry. As a result of this study, students will be challenged to make the personal changes and commitments necessary to work effectively in a cross-cultural context.
Christian Camps: A study on philosophy and program of camping suited to their purpose and camper profile. Study on the potential and necessary principles that must be considered in using the arts for evangelization and biblical teaching: music, drama, paintings, etc.
New Testament Exposition II - BIBL2301
Colossians & Philemon: Colossians and Philemon: Ten hours will be spent studying the two letters of Paul written to the local church in the town of Colossae and the personal letter to the man, Philemon who was a leader in that local assembly. The focus in the study of Colossians will be upon the pre-eminence of Christ, the threat of the false teaching of Gnosticism, and the impact of these truths upon the Christian life. The focus in the study of Philemon will be upon the priority of forgiveness and reconciliation within the body of Christ.
Johannine Epistles: Ten hours will be spent studying The Epistles of John. Topics that will be covered will be the author, John the Apostle, the theme and argument of each of the three epistles, and an overview of each epistle. Special emphasis will be given to the “Tests of Life” in 1 John.
1 Peter: A verse-by-verse exposition of the Book of 1 Peter. The historical background necessary for the proper interpretation of this book, such as: author, date, recipients, purpose, and occasion will be discussed, emphasizing Peter's perspective on understanding and facing suffering for the cause of Christ.
Apologetics and Worldviews - SOCI2011
Apologetics: Fifteen hours will be spent studying Christian Apologetics. Topics that will be covered include apologetic method, the evidence for God, the problem of evil and suffering, the reliability of the Bible, the Deity of Christ and evidence for the resurrection, and the challenge of religious pluralism.
Worldviews: In evangelism we have conversations with people who hold different worldviews than we do. A key factor in any kind of communication is to know your audience. In order to persuade people more effectively we first need to recognize and understand the worldview they currently hold so that we can help them see the deficiencies inherent in it. Each person’s worldview is foundational to how they view life and process information, yet remains unexamined for most people.
New Testament Exposition III. - BIBL2311
Gospel of Mark: An exposition of The Gospel of According to Mark with emphasis on how to discern Mark’s intended meaning in the text and its application to the reader. As such, the course develops the literary, historical, and theological contexts of the Gospel of Mark.
1&2 Thessalonians: A verse by verse exposition of the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The historical background necessary for the proper interpretation of these books, such as: author, date, audience, purpose, and occasion will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on Paul’s teaching regarding the Rapture of the Church and the Day of the Lord.
Practical Theology II. - PRTH2021
Biblical Ethics: This course will be a study of the role of ethics in society. The course will focus on Christian ethics and ethical foundations. The course will explain biblical morality by focusing on ethical standards, goals, and motives. The course will conclude with an application of Christian ethical principles to practical social and political issues.
Discipling and mentoring new believers: The purpose of this course is to enable the student to know in a practical way how to disciple another believer using biblical principles and practical methods. In the first part, we will examine the biblical principles of Christian discipleship: why discipleship is important, basic principles of discipleship and some biblical example of how these principles are applied in practice. In the second part, we will examine practical ways to implement these biblical principles in discipleship, and especially in three areas: discipleship and leadership, discipleship and evangelism, and discipleship and new believers.
Servant Leadership: A study about biblical principles of Christian leadership. Emphasis on Jesus' leadership as an example of a servant who leads. Acquire some useful tools to exercise servant leadership.
Biblical Finances: A study on how to develop sound, biblical financial principles in order to understand, set, and live within a personal budget, so that the participant may become a good steward of their finances for the glory of the Lord.
Church History - HIST2011
Church History I.: A 15-hour course that studies the history of Christianity from the close of the apostolic age up to the Reformation. The course will cover the main events, people, and writings from the first 1,500 years of the Christian church, placing particular emphasis on the development of orthodox Christian doctrine during the church’s history.
Church History II.: A 15-hour course that studies the history of Christianity from the birth of the Reformation through the modern era. The course will cover the main events, people, and writings from the 15th century to today that had the greatest impact on the Christian church, placing particular emphasis on the influence of competing philosophical worldviews challenging Scriptural Christian doctrine during the modern period.