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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

APO201 Apologetics

This course is based on the admonition in Colossians 4:5-6, which says to “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each other.” This course introduces students to various world religions and covers brief histories and core beliefs in each religion.

APO203 Contending for the Faith

This class will be a biblical study of the issues that grow out of the exhortation in Jude, “to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints; for certain men have crept in unnoticed.” We will examine numerous unbiblical movements within the Christian church world (as distinct from those cults and false religions that are outside the church). We will be (1) reminded how important it is for our beliefs to be in line with Scripture, (2) warned there have always been, and will always be, those in the churches who teach contrary to God’s Word, and (3) urged to engage (properly) in the battle to establish, protect, and proclaim a biblical Christianity.

APO391 Introduction to Islam

This course will introduce the student primarily to the history and theology of the religion of Islam. Special emphasis will be given to topics such as the life of Mohammad, the Qur’an and how the “Golden Age of Islam” (10th-13th centuries). The course will also include introductory information on Christian apologetics to Muslims.

ART101 Visual and Performing Arts

This course provides an integrated overview of historical developments in the arts within Western Civilization (visual arts, music and theater). Learners identify the major periods in the history of the central art forms, and identify major artists and their works. Principles of art appreciation, and arts’ relation to religious, socio-economic, intellectual, and cultural trends are examined. Learners study the creative process underlying art, and articulate the process of creating a work of art. They develop skills in art analysis, and consider the function of art and the artist in society.

BC201 Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Learners study the meaning of biblical counseling, and its components. They are introduced to the role of the counselor, different kinds of counseling based on individuals’ needs, and the place of counseling in church ministry. Learners begin to explore how biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and differ from secular models and theories. In a culminating project, learners consider their own counseling qualifications, design a plan for improving an area of their lives, implement the plan, and then evaluate their progress as the course draws to a close.

BC212 A Theology of Biblical Counseling

This course offers a consideration of the theological realities that form the basis of a proper approach to counseling. Special emphasis is given to the nature of God and of man (fallen and unfallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man), an understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in the ministry of counseling.

BC213 Methods of Biblical Change

This course provides an overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical change in people. The goal of this course is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people.

BC214 Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and family problems are present in the majority of counseling cases. This course will give an overview of general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the content and process of counseling. It will then proceed to specifically deal with some of the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience from a biblical perspective. Included in the course are discussions of the biblical basis and purposes of marriage, family stages, in-law problems, developing unity, husband/wife roles and responsibilities, correcting communication problems and how to resolve conflicts that arise.

BC215 Christian Living

This course addresses issues in Christian living. An overview of Christian life from regeneration through eternity in heaven is examined. Particular issues that are considered include the gospel and obedience, the deception of sin and building a biblical framework for dealing with sin in us and others, the function and purpose of the church, and self-professing Christians’ erroneous view of the Christian life.

BC216 Psychology Contrasted with the Bible

This course is designed to critically analyze secular and evangelical integrationist theories of psychotherapy. It will probe the anthropological presuppositions of treatment theory and seek to bring a thoroughly biblical critique to their foundational assumptions as well as methodology. Issues like theories of the subconscious, psychoanalytic approaches to personality, establishing norms, psychological testing, making the distinction between the normal and abnormal, major and mood disorders, schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders are among the psychological constructs and their popular theoreticians that will be explored.

BC217 Hermeneutics of Biblical Counseling

In this course learners are introduced to methods of Bible interpretation. As a methods course, its focus is on the learner, and the skills he/she needs to competently interpret God’s Word. Learners study distinct literary genres in the Bible, and gain proficiency using hermeneutical tools to correctly exegete Bible text. Through supervised, hands-on experiences, each learner practices observing, interpreting, correlating and applying Scriptures with the ultimate purpose of understanding God’s Word for godly life change.

BC322 Interpersonal Relationships

Knowing God and viewing others as His children encourages healthy and successful relationships with family, employer/employees, fellow workers and others. This course is designed to examine the important relationships that humans develop throughout their lives. Learners are introduced to principles that foster godly interpersonal relationships, and are equipped to make an impact for Christ in their families, workplaces, and upon their culture.

BIO102 Natural Science and Biology

What is science? What do scientists do? How is science done? What do scientists think? These questions, and many more, are practically unknown by Christians; but yet, many Christians add their voices to this debate without knowing what the debate is really about. Evolution. Creationism. Creation Science. Fundamentalism. Traditionalism. Naturalism. Darwinism. Faith. Religion. Worldviews. My hope with this course is that you will learn about what science is and how it interacts with the Christian faith.

BIB201 Old Testament Survey I

This course provides learners with a comprehensive survey of the Old Testament (part one), emphasizing its contents, major theological and ethical teaching, structure, and historical settings. In addition, students will listen to selected audio studies on the Old Testament by Pastor and teacher Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.

BIB202 New Testament Survey I

Designed to introduce learners to the New Testament (part 1), this course will emphasize its contents, major theological and ethical teachings, structure, and historical settings. A survey of the inter-testamental period and history will also be reviewed. In addition, students will listen to selected audio studies on the New Testament by Pastor and teacher Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.

BIB204 Genesis

Genesis: the book of beginnings; it is also the first book of Theism. Penned by Moses this book is filled with history and miracles. Learners will explore exegesis, apologetics, prolegomena, and much theology in this course.

BIB205 Hebrews

This course is a study of the New Testament book of Hebrews. In it, we will analyze the book so as to understand its major message, its movement of thought, and its major contributions to our concept of Christ and His great salvation.

BIB206 Isaiah

Examines the book of Isaiah, giving attention to historical background and the critical issues surrounding the book while focusing primarily on detailed analysis of the content. Emphasis is on the theological significance of the purpose and message of the book for both Old and New Testaments.

BIB207 Psalms

This course will be a verse-by-verse, paragraph-by-paragraph when necessary, expositional study of the Book of Psalms. Special attention will be directed to insights concerning the character of God and His overall plans, purposes, and provisions for those who place their trust in Him. The range and depth of the subject matter, experiences, worship, and exaltation of Christ is plentiful enough for any serious Bible student to remain immersed in its study for a long time to come.

BIB208 Old Testament Survey II

This course provides learners with a comprehensive survey of the Old Testament (part two), emphasizing its contents, major theological and ethical teaching, structure, and historical settings. In addition, students will listen to selected audio studies on the Old Testament by Pastor and teacher Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.

BIB209 New Survey Testament II

Designed to introduce learners to the New Testament (part 2), this course will emphasize its contents, major theological and ethical teachings, structure, and historical settings. A survey of the inter-testamental period and history will also be reviewed. In addition, students will listen to selected audio studies on the New Testament by Pastor and teacher Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.

BIB220 The Gospel of Matthew

This course will be a verse by verse study through the book of Matthew. This book primarily written to the Jews, will show and prove through its many prophecies that Christ truly was the Messiah. We will get a perspective of how Christ lived out his life while here on the earth and find the many proofs He gave, to show He truly was the Son of God.

BIB223 The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John has long been recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible. This course will be a verse-by-verse study of the entire gospel with emphasis on John’s theology, Christology, and particularly the relationship between His deity and humanity.

BIB235 Daniel/Revelation

This course is designed to introduce you to the prophecies of Daniel while taking an in-depth study of Revelation. Ultimately, this is a course on eschatology and study of end time events. We will be taking a look into the themes and theology of this prophetic masterpiece, and how these writings affect our daily lives.

BIB271 Acts

This course is designed to introduce you to the New Testament book of Acts. In this course learners will make a full examination of the biblical events as found in the book of Acts. In an eight week course we could never cover all twenty-eight chapters of Acts adequately; therefore we will cover the major events found in the book of Acts.

BIB272 Colossians

Colossians will be an expositional study that gives primary attention to discovering the writer’s message concerning Christ’s majesty, pre-eminence, authority, sufficiency, deity, and fullness. Colossians was written from Rome during Paul’s first imprisonment (Acts 28:30), the same time he wrote Ephesians and Philemon. This being the case, we will have the opportunity to extensively correlate other enlightening and strengthening passages throughout the Scriptures.

BIB274 Romans

Romans is by far one of the most studied books of the bible. It is full of doctrine and truth regarding the Christian faith. This course is designed to provide learners with a structured study of Romans. Upon completion of this course, learners will have gained a proficient knowledge of the book of Romans.

BIB275 Galatians/Ephesians

Paul’s Epistle to the Churches at Galatia and Ephesus are literary masterpieces. We will go through its historical setting, doctrinal highlights and pay special attention to Paul’s teachings on the reality of spiritual warfare, including a special lecture on angelology and demonology from a Christian perspective.

CBL201 Theology of Leadership

The goal of the course, The Theology of Leadership, is to help the student develop a biblically based philosophy of leadership. It is our hope that the issues addressed in this particular course will be closely tied to scripture, and that a systematic theology will develop as the course progresses. It is meant to survey such roles and draw out the qualities prescribed for a leader influenced by God.

CBL202 Introduction to Christian Leadership

This course was developed to help the administrator examine his own personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader. The learner is exposed to the fundamental concepts of process, organization, communication, and decision-making based on biblical ethics.

CBL203 Introduction to Leadership Planning

This course will expose students to the principles and methods used to develop vision and make plans in any arena of leadership, using biblical principles as a guide.

CBL203 Introduction to Leadership Planning

This course will expose students to the principles and methods used to develop vision and make plans in any arena of leadership, using biblical principles as a guide.

CBL211 Introduction to Communicating Vision

Communicating ideas, vision, and direction is essential for all leaders. This introductory course looks at the scope of a leader’s communication and focuses on the practical, how-to methods of communication. By the end of this course, learners will have a clear concept for methods for clear and persuasive communication.

CBL221 Recruiting Excellence

In this course, learners will explore and learn the process of recruiting new volunteers or workers. These practices can be applied either in a ministry or employer setting using a biblical perspective. It is the goal of this course to equip learners to apply biblical principles to the arena of recruiting, interviewing, and training of new recruits.

CBL251 Building Teams

This course introduces learners each one of these characteristics and how a Leader recognizes people who have the talents the Team needs. The right Leader will put the right people around him/herself to fill in every detail the Leader cannot do and in doing so make the Team a success and not just him/herself. When the team has worked together for some time and has accepted the leadership style, they can successfully continue even if for some reason the Leader fades away.

CBL261 Introduction to Biblical Problem Solving

The outcome of the course is to consider problem solving from a Biblical perspective. Every leader faces problems as they move their team forward. Problem solving is an essential skill for all leaders. It is our outcome to examine this topic and grow in our ability to meet challenges.

CBL271 Introduction to the Heart of the Christian Leader

In this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of God’s heart for leaders. With care and love, students will serve others through the fruit of the spirit. Learning to live a life of humility relying on God’s grace while experiencing brokenness releases the very best of God’s blessings. Welcome to a course that is your life. Welcome to humility.

COM101 Speech Communication

This course introduces learners to the art of public speaking. Throughout the course, learners will write, organize, and develop the skills to deliver meaningful speeches, and grow in their ability to communicate effectively.

ED217 Instructional Technology

This course acquaints the student with concepts and application of technology in the education setting. A primary emphasis will be on the uses of new software applications in the educational institution with a focus on using technology in the classroom setting.

ED229 Introduction to Current Issues in Education

In this course learners will be presented with various issues influencing current thought and practice in elementary and secondary education. The issues will be examined in light of their philosophical roots and their impact on traditional Christian education.

ED241 Introduction to Philosophy of Christian Education

In this course learners are introduced to a brief overview of the historical and philosophical events and ideas that contributed to the development of present-day American education. The course also examines the present religious state of public education and the Christian school as the right alternative.

ED242 Cultural Diversity in Education

This course will examine and analyze current research and theories concerning the nature of culture and its relationship to the language development, cognition, learning, and academic achievement of the diverse student population in many of today’s schools.

ED245 Principles of Instruction & Methods

This course is designed to expose the Christian educator to a variety of successful instructional techniques and methods. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of proven methods of traditional Christian education.

ED248 Classroom Management

A variety of methods will be used to assist students in the understanding and development of successful classroom management techniques. Instruction will be geared toward the specific subject areas taught by the students. A vital part of the course will be the practical application of classroom management techniques.

ED278 Teaching Exceptional Students

This is a course which will offer an opportunity for learners to become more informed on what special education is and the issues pertaining to special education as it applies to our society today. Special focus will be given on understanding the varying exceptionalities of students. Learners will be able to identify different techniques currently utilized in servicing the special needs student population. This course will also challenge learners on how to tap even deeper on finding ways in which this special student population can better be served.

ENG101 Writing and Research

English 101 is designed to strengthen college-level writing skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical situation. Students receive instruction in planning, drafting, and revising essays. Research is introduced as a means by which students can extend their understanding through the use of outside resources. Additionally, critical reading and thinking strategies are developed.

HIS111 Church History

This course is designed to provide learners with an overview of the major events, movements, doctrines, and people associated with the development of the Christian church. It is a survey of God’s providential hand working in the lives of individuals and institutions throughout the ages.

HIS201 American History

Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? The American History course answers these questions and many more for history buffs. As students look at their nation’s history from God’s point of view, they will begin to have an idea of how much we owe to a very few–and how much is still at stake.

HIS202 American Government

The purpose of this class is to learn about the structure of the U.S. government, the democratic process, and the issues surrounding us as U.S. and global citizens. Students will discover how the framers of our great nation developed their ideas about government.

MAT111 College Mathematics

This online course develops a strong business math foundation. Students learn and apply the following skills to a variety of business-related tasks: computation, fractions, decimals, percentages, bank transactions, trade/cash discounts, markup and markdowns, business statistics, payroll calculations, interest, notes and present value calculations.

MIN211 Women’s Ministry Essentials

Determining and understanding one’s spiritual gifts is paramount to effective service. Serving to the Fullest will help the Christian recognize his or her spiritual gifts and find their right place of service in the Body of Christ. Using the Scriptures, this course explores spiritual gifts exercised in both the Old and New Testaments.

MIN240 Introduction to Youth Ministry

An overview of strategies for developing a great youth ministry. Topics include developing curriculum, recruiting volunteers, communicating with parents and keeping your own spiritual focus.

MIN241 Youth, Church and Culture

Students will learn how contemporary culture affects the way we approach ministry to teenagers. Topics include dealing with the social media age, bringing up tough topics and helping teens deal with a post-Christian, consumerist, entertainment-driven culture.

MIN242 Evangelism in Youth Ministry

How to make evangelism a center point of your youth ministry’s culture. Topics include preparing a youth outreach, campus ministry, sharing the Gospel in large/small groups and following through with new believers.

MIN243 Youth Ministry Management

Planning to have a successful youth ministry. Topics include managing your life in ministry, strategic planning, communications, risk management, event planning, finances and working with church leadership on special projects.

MIN244 Reaching the Heart of A Young Person

Learning how to counsel and speak to the heart of an adolescent. Topics include ministering to hurting teenagers, earning the right to speak into a young person’s life, understanding social pressures in our generation and working with families to bring restoration and healing in the heart of a teenager.

MIN245 Discipleship in Youth Ministry

Creating a discipleship model inside a youth ministry context. Topics include creating and maintaining small groups in youth ministry, making time for one-on-one interactions with students, maintaining a relationship with a student past high school and sharing your life with students.

MIN246 Effective Communication in Youth Ministry

Sharing messages that impact your youth in a lasting way. Topics include effective preaching to teenagers, application in preaching, creating relatable messages and reinforcing foundational theology in youth messages.

MIN247 Theology In Youth Ministry

Integrating theology into your youth ministry. Topics include simplifying theology for youth, integrating foundational theology into your lesson plans and answering common theological questions from students.

MIN301 Missions & Evangelism

A history of the expansion of Christianity through the missionary movement, including an analysis of the development, spread and social impact of Christianity as a worldwide religious and social movement. Cross-cultural and strategic dimensions of missions and evangelism are discussed.

MIN311 Women Teaching Women

This course equips women to develop and deliver biblically accurate and culturally relevant messages. Students will acquire skills for effective communication and study different learning styles. This course will explore elements of effective devotionals, special event messages, and retreat series

MIN312 Developing Effective Women’s Ministries

This course is designed to equip Women’s Ministry leaders with the necessary tools to prayerfully design and effectively oversee a thriving women’s ministry.

MIN314 Leadership in Women’s Ministry

This course equips the student with a fundamental understanding of the development, roles, and challenges of a leader. Special attention is given to analyzing the development of Christian leaders in addition to understanding the differences between Christian and secular leadership.

MIN326 Spiritual Formation for Women

This course positions the student to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. A biblical understanding of prayer, grace, humility, and intimacy with God are emphasized.

MIN327 Women in Church History

This course examines the lives of amazing Christian women who are known for their outstanding devotion and service to God. Some of these women of the faith are well known, others are less-than-famous. However, the life and testimony of each featured woman in this study offers encouragement and hope for today’s Christian woman.

MIN328 Women’s Ministry Discipleship and Evangelism

This course will inspire the student to become a reproducing disciple-maker within your circle of influence or ministry. It answers key questions such as: What is a disciple? What is a disciple’s mission and motivation? Where am I in the disciple-making process; in becoming a disciple who makes disciples? In addition, you will receive fresh motivation and training in evangelism to prepare you to share effectively your faith in a post-modern culture.

MIN355 Counseling Women

Learners are introduced to the role of the Holy Spirit in biblical counseling. They begin to develop skills at using Scripture to devise biblical counsel for a variety of issues women face with the goal of helping them achieve victory over sins.

PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy

If we love wisdom and search for truth, the study of philosophy is essential. This course deals with the basics of philosophy from a Christian perspective and gives many opportunities to apply biblical truth to the realities of Christian life and ministry. It deals with areas of logic, knowledge, truth, God and the supernatural, and ethics.

THE219 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

This course is designed as a methods course to train learners in the skill of the Art and Science of Bible Interpretation. As a methods course our focus will be less on the teacher, lecture, and Bible content, and more on the learner, exercises, and skills he/she needs to develop in order to competently study God’s Word. With an exposure to the various genres found throughout Scripture the learner will be able to apply the available tools to correctly exegete the text. Through supervised hands-on exercises the learner will go through the process of observing, interpreting, correlating and applying the Scriptures with the ultimate purpose of life change.

THE220 Christian Ethics

This course provides an examination and evaluation of ethical theories and systems with special attention directed to discovering a biblical view of morality. Such topics as homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, civil disobedience, capital punishment, bioethics, personhood and more will be discussed.

THE301 Bible Doctrines

This course seeks to cover the doctrines of the Bible, learners will examine different Scriptures that deal with doctrine, ultimately leading up to the person of God and how doctrine helps us to have a proper view of who He is through His Word.

THE401 Fundamentals of Faith

This course is designed to bring the learners into deeper, more personal and supernatural faith in Jesus Christ. Learners will define biblical faith. Scriptural faith lessons will be explored at length. The “faith walker” will read about and apply real world faith experiences to their lives.

THE402 Biblical Theology

This class will introduce students to the subject and history of biblical theology, to investigate the unity of the Bible, to delve into the contents of the individual biblical books and show the links between them, to discover the ongoing flow of the revelatory and redemptive process that reaches its climax in Jesus Christ, and to explore the necessity and implications of biblical theology for ministry in the local church.

GRADUATE COURSES

APO501 Apologetics 2

Apologetics deals with answering critics who oppose or question the revelation of God in Christ and the Bible. The purpose of this class is helping the Christian to “always be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks them to give an account for the hope they have.” It touches on the key issues of our Christian faith.

BC501 Biblical Counseling: One-on-One Discipleship

This course provides an advanced study of fundamental concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Learners study the meaning of biblical counseling, and analyze its components. They examine the role of the counselor, different kinds of counseling based on individuals’ needs, and the place of counseling in church ministry. Learners analyze how biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and differ from secular models and theories. In a culminating project, learners evaluate their own counseling qualifications, design a plan for improving an area of their lives, implement the plan, and then evaluate their progress as the course draws to a close.

BC512 A Theology of Biblical Counseling

This course offers a consideration of the theological realities that form the basis of a proper approach to counseling. Special emphasis is given to the nature of God and of man (fallen and unfallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man), an understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in the ministry of counseling.

BC513 Intermediate Study of Methods of Biblical Change

This course provides an overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical change in people. The goal of this course is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people.

BC514 Marriage and Family Counseling 2

Marriage and family problems are present in the majority of counseling cases. This course will give an overview of general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the content and process of counseling. It will then proceed to specifically deal with some of the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience from a biblical perspective. Included in the course are discussions of the biblical basis and purposes of marriage, family stages, in-law problems, developing unity, husband/wife roles and responsibilities, correcting communication problems and how to resolve conflicts that arise.

BIB501 Old Testament Survey

This course will provide an overview of the 39 books that comprise the canon of the Old Testament. Attention will be given to introducing the Old Testament in light of its historical personalities and settings. Special consideration will be given to introducing the student to the major themes of the Old Testament with an intentional grasp of authorship, date, audience, occasion, literary genre, and cultural considerations affecting the message, and challenges to the historicity/reliability of the text.

BIB502 New Testament Survey

This course will provide an overview of the 27 books that comprise the cannon of the New Testament. Attention will be given to introducing the New Testament in light of its historical accuracy and reliability and providing an understanding of the major themes that span the New Testament as a single text. Special consideration will be given to introducing the student to the main ideas of each book, with an intentional grasp of authorship, date, audience, occasion, literary genre, and cultural considerations affecting the message, and challenges to the historicity/reliability of the text.

CBL503 Leadership Planning

In this course, the student will be exposed to the principles and methods used to develop vision and make plans in any arena of leadership.

CBL510 Theology of Leadership

This course involves a careful examination of the theology of leadership. The emphasis is on studying both Old and New Testament leaders and leadership characteristics which not only can be observed, but also applied to one’s philosophy of ministry. This is an intermediate course for those pursuing leadership upon completion of a degree. However, it also meets the needs of many students with other interests, as the course asserts that as Christians, we all share a degree of leadership in various spheres of life.

CBL511 Communicating Vision

Communicating ideas, vision, and direction is essential for all leaders. In this course we will look at the scope of a leader’s communication and focus on the practical how to methods of communication. By the end of the course the student should be equipped with methods for clear and persuasive communication.

CBL551 Studies in Team Building

This course examines each one of these characteristics and how a Leader recognizes people who have the talents the Team needs. The right Leader will put the right people around him/herself to fill in every detail the Leader cannot do and in doing so make the Team a success and not just him/herself. When the team has worked together for some time and has accepted the leadership style, they can successfully continue even if for some reason the Leader fades away. It has been done many times in the history of business and in building Christian organizations, learners will see how it is done.

ED529 Current Issues in Education

Learners are presented with various issues influencing current thought and practice in elementary and secondary education. The issues will be examined in light of their philosophical roots and their impact on traditional Christian education.

ED541 History and Philosophy of Education

The purpose of this course is to give the learner an overview of philosophies that have influenced American education. The learner will examine in detail the principles of philosophy that guide the fundamental Christian school movement.

ED548 School Culture and Classroom Dynamics

Graduate students will gain a fuller grasp on the understanding and development of successful classroom management techniques. Instruction will be geared toward the specific subject areas taught by the enrollees. A vital part of the course will be the practical application of classroom management techniques.

ED582 Instructional Design

The learner will continue with learning theories such as behaviorism, cognitive processes, information processing, mastery learning, and developmental learning theories. The learner will develop a knowledgeable framework from which to make an application to the Christian perspective of the child’s learning process.

MIN501 Evangelism and Missions

This course will emphasize the “outward” aspect of the Christian faith: presenting the gospel through evangelism, and living the gospel through missions.

MIN512 Calvary Chapel Distinctives

This class will be a biblical study of the ways that the Lord has been working in and through the Calvary Chapels since the 1960’s. Attention will be given to understanding the rationale behind the style of ministry, the supremacy of love, and taking ventures of faith. This course, Calvary Chapel Philosophy of Ministry and Biblical Theology of the Calvary Movement are complementary in nature.

MIN514 Leadership Development for Women’s Ministry

Students gain a fundamental understanding of the development, roles, and challenges of a leader. Learning from Jesus about the necessity of prayer and humility in serving the Body of Christ is an indispensable focus of this course.

MIN611 Teaching Women

This course equips participants to prepare and deliver biblically accurate and culturally relevant messages that are compatible with diverse learning styles while remaining applicable for today’s audiences. Students will acquire exegetical and expository preaching skills needed for creating gospel-centered messages with a definable purpose. Participants will embrace their own unique speaking style cultivated by their spiritual gifts and personality profile. This course will explore elements of effective devotionals, special event messages, and retreat series.

MIN612 Women’s Ministry in the 21st Century

This course equips women ministry leaders to effectively minister to the five generations of women represented in most every church. Students will analyze, evaluate, compare, and contrast different ways that Baby Boomers can affect the lives of Millennials and Gen Z with the love of Jesus.

MIN655 Counseling Women

Students examine the role of the Holy Spirit in gospel centered, biblical counseling. Proficiency is demonstrated in biblically addressing a variety of issues women face. The aim is more Christlikeness which precedes lasting victory over sin.

THE502 Theology I

This course is the first part of three studies on Systematic Theology. This course covers the Introduction to Systematic Theology, Theism, Bibliology, Theology, and Angelology. It is our desire that you come into a deeper relationship with God while learning more about Him.

THE503 Theology II

The course will consist of a survey of the main doctrines of the Christian faith. Attention will be given to theological Introduction, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, man, sin, salvation, church, and personal eschatology. Other topics addressed will be the relationship of philosophy to theology, Calvinism/Arminian debate, and the body/soul relationship.

THE519 Hermeneutics

This course points out that it is essential for understanding and teaching the Bible properly, essential as a step beyond observation, and essential for applying the Bible correctly. We will look at the challenges of Bible interpretation, consider the problems of Bible interpretation, explore the history of Bible interpretation, and define key terms–all in a practical, down-to-earth way.

THE570 Christology

This course will highlight the core doctrine of the Christian faith: the deity of Jesus Christ as presented in both the Old and New Testaments.

THE571 Pneumatology

This course will highlight the third person of the Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Emphasis will be given to the Spirit’s divine attributes and work through believers today.

THE572 Eschatology

This course will emphasize the doctrine of “last things,” as presented in both the Old and New Testaments. Special attention will be given to the Calvary Chapel doctrine of Eschatology.

THE573 Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology is the study of the church. The word Ecclesiology comes from two Greek words meaning “assembly” and “word” – combining to mean “the study of the church.” The church is the assembly of believers who belong to God. Ecclesiology is crucial to understand God’s purpose for believers in the world today. This class will be a biblical study of what the church is from God’s perspective. We will key off of Jesus’ great promise to build His church (Matthew 16:18). Our emphasis will be upon the Christ-centered, eternal ways of God for building the church, as revealed in the scriptures. We will allow the word of God to warn us of the man-centered, contemporary ways that are quite popular within the church world.