Course Descriptions

First Year

Bible Analysis 103a
The student will learn the basic history, contents, structure, and outline of the Bible. Also, the student will learn to apply basic Bible analysis rules of interpretation and principles of Hermeneutics. The course also may include memorization of Scripture.

Grammar 103a,b
The student will learn the eight parts of speech and the function of each in sentences. The concepts of phrases and clauses and their functions will be taught. There will be an emphasis on spelling and principle parts of verbs. Diagramming will be used to illustrate concepts.

Evangelism 103b
Evangelism presents both the Word and soul-winning teachings. Students are taught how to be more effective in personal and mass evangelism. Problems that arrive in dealing with different types of people are discussed.

Homiletics/Speech 103a, b
Sermonizing and communication skills are taught and developed. The student is trained to prepare and deliver scriptural, relevant, and practical messages and lessons. Several different methods of sermonizing are taught with special emphasis on expository preaching. The student will be required to develop messages/sermon outlines and actually deliver sermons in class. Constructive criticism will be offered to help the student improve his communication skills.

Bible Discipline 103a
Christian Discipline focuses on the moral, mental and spiritual behavior of the student. Addressing such areas as ethics, leadership, character, moral integrity, etc.

Ministerial Practicalities 103b
This class is designed to give the student practical guidance in working in the area of ministry. The study especially helps pastors in areas such as conducting funerals, weddings, visitation, manners, ethics, etc.

Chapel 101.5a, b
A lecture or sermon is presented daily by a faculty member or guest speaker. Attendance is mandatory and the student must maintain a detailed notebook. Each notebook is reviewed and graded by a faculty member.

Christian Doctrine 103a
This course is a study of the basic doctrines that constitute the core of the Baptist teaching and make the Christian faith Christian and not something else.

SECOND YEAR

Church History 203a, b
The course begins with a biblical understanding of a New Testament Church. It continues with church history from during the ministry of Christ to modern times, concluding with a study of a scriptural church association.

English 203a, b
The student will review the eight parts of speech, phrases, and clauses. The correct use of English grammar and the rules which govern spoken and written English will be taught. Diagramming will be used to illustrate concepts.

Church Epistles 203a,b
Church Epistles 203 is an examination of the formal writings to New Testament churches, with attention given to the external influences (historical background, religious practices, philosophical ideologies, and cultural considerations), which often led to problems in the churches. Special emphasis placed on instructions and practical applications concerning ministry development, church problems, Biblical morality, church authority, and defense of the gospel.

Missions 203b
The comprehensive study presents the biblical meaning, motives, principles, and methods of missions. Present day mission methods and objectives will be studied and evaluated in light of biblical instructions. A study of the ways and means of organizing and establishing indigenous churches at home and abroad will be implemented.

Greek 203a, b
Knowledge of the Greek language is an indispensable tool of serious biblical study. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the basics of the Greek language, including the alphabet, understanding the basic structure of the language, building an elementary vocabulary, basic pronunciation, and the use of the Greek lexicon.

General Epistles 203a
A comprehensive review of 1, 2 and 3 John, 1, 2 Peter, and Jude. This study emphasizes the need for the believer to express the love of God toward others, contend for the faith, and live in the exalted position Christ has placed him in.

Chapel 201.5a, b
A lecture or sermon is presented daily by a faculty member or guest speaker. Attendance is mandatory and the student must maintain a detailed notebook. Each notebook is reviewed and graded by a faculty member.

THIRD YEAR

English Composition 303a,b
The student will learn the process of writing essays and a mini-thesis. Emphasis will be on library skills, English usage and mechanics, researching and writing. The first semester will be devoted to writing essays. The mini-thesis will be written in the second semester. Deadlines will be enforced on all writing assignments.

Greek 303a,b
The Greek student will continue building upon principles learned in Greek 203, while focusing on grammar proficiency, with emphasis placed on understanding syntax. A portion of the second semester will be devoted to examining the differences in Greek manuscripts used in Bible translation. This course requires the translation of assigned verses and semester examinations.

Hebrew 303a,b
This beginning course in Hebrew covers the alphabet, vocabulary, and basic principles of the language. During the second semester the student advances to exercises in translating from Hebrew to English and English to Hebrew. Select and simple passages of the Old Testament are translated.

Church Administration 303b
Church Administration is a study of various aspects of pastoral life, leadership methods, church body organization and function from an administrator’s perspective. Each student will learn to effectively plan and lead while considering the pastoral role as given in the books of Timothy and Titus. Each student will complete a project implementing administrative practices, organizational structure, and facility design.

Biblical Counseling 303a,b
Biblical Counseling is a vital part of pastoral and Christian ministry. This course covers the essentials and practical application of biblical counseling, with emphasis placed upon the differences between secular and biblical counseling. This course does NOT serve to make “professional counselors,” but guides students in exploring the pastoral role of helping others understand biblical application to problems and difficulties in life. The role of a pastor ministering to others is examined through the epistles of Timothy and Titus.

Systematic Theology 303a,b
Systematic Theology is a study that combines Historical and Biblical Theology. Theism, Bibliology, Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Angelology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology are some of the subjects discussed in the class. The class also investigates Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical thinking to better equip the student for a defense of the faith.

FOURTH YEAR

Bible Geography 403a
Geography begins with a broad earth science view and narrows to a study of the Middle East. The study considers the geological, topographical, ethnological, sociological, and political aspects of the Mid Eastern lands. The study narrows toward research of key cities, especially Jerusalem.

World Religion 403b
The class will explore developing philosophies and religions throughout world history, and examine religions in modern times in views of biblical truth. The study also will seek to equip the student to witness to those involved in such world religions.

Genesis – Ruth 403a,b
An exegetical study of Genesis through Ruth and Job with emphasis on basic Bible principles as established in early Bible history.

Greek 403a,b
Emphasis in this course is placed upon reading and translating the Greek New Testament. Rules of translation, grammar, and syntactical relationships will be strictly followed. The use of participles, infinities, and the definite article will be closely examined.

The Life & Times of Christ 403a,b
The Life & Times of Christ is a year long course, integrating Christology and Harmony of the Gospels into a chronological examination of the four gospels. Special emphasis will be placed on His Divinity, humanity, teachings, compassion, and the last week leading up to His death, burial and resurrection. Consideration will also be given to culture and religious ideas of that period.

Hebrew 403a,b
Intensive study is made of Hebrew nouns, verbs, syntax, and vocabulary. Hebrew idioms are studied and the student is drilled in the use of lexicons in the second semester. Using the Hebrew Bible the student begins a literal translation of the book of Genesis.

Chapel 401.5a,b
A lecture of sermon is presented daily by a faculty member of guest speaker. Attendance is mandatory and the student must maintain a detailed notebook. Each notebook is reviewed and graded by a faculty member.

FIFTH YEAR

REVELATION 503a,b
In Revelation 503 the student will participate in an in-depth study through the Book of Revelation. This class is taught in a verse-by-verse method. The student will learn about the things which were, which are, and which are to come.

Greek 503a,b
Those students seeking a Th.M. will assume a tutoring role as well as teaching various aspects of the Greek language. Advanced translation as well as research will be emphasized.

Poetic Books 503a
The course explores Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. This extended study includes information about the writer, the setting, the customs, the literary style, and the symbolic significance. Special emphasis is given to the value of inspiration.

Hebrew 503a,b
This course is a continuation of the study in the previous course with special emphasis placed upon translation and practical application of the doctrines found.

The Hebrew Epistle 503b
An extended study of the Epistle to the Hebrew establishing the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Special emphasis is given to His superiority as Prophet, Priest and King.

Old Testament Prophets 503a,b
An exegetical study chronologically harmonizing the Prophets and Kings of Israel beginning with King Saul and Samuel. The study also looks into the development and history of the political kingdoms of the Old Testament period and Israel’s relationship with the kingdoms.

Chapel 501.5a,b
A lecture or sermon is presented daily by a faculty member or a guest speaker. Attendance is mandatory and the student must maintain a detailed notebook. Each notebook is reviewed and graded by a faculty member.

Elective Classes…
The dean and faculty will design and offer 453 and 553 courses to meet specific ministry and relevant needs.