Bachelor’s Program

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite to enroll: A High School Diploma.
Degree is granted upon successful completion of 120 credit hours.

 

1 BITH100 – INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.
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2 BITH101 – UNDERSTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT
A survey of the Old Testament. Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Historical and literary backgrounds of the books are covered.
3
3 BITH102 – UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT
An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book. Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.
3
4 BITH104 – PRAYING WITH POWER
This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.
3
5 BITH105 – PERSONAL EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLEMAKING
This course will challenge students to commit themselves to the fulfillment of the Great Commission to “go make disciples of all the nations”. A step-by-step guide to disciple making is proposed.
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6 BTH106 – CHRISTIAN LIVING
This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.
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7 BICM109 – PREPARING FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
This course will help students discover their calling and inspire them to place their God given gifts at the Lord’s disposal. Principles of biblical vision and spiritual leadership are covered so as to help students become powerful servants of the Almighty.
3
8 BITH107 – FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective.
3
9 BITH103 – SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
This course stresses the importance of a proper spiritual foundation for life and ministry by providing an overview of Bible doctrines identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.
3
10 BITH200 – BIBLICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL
The Bible tells the story of God’s redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church. This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history.
3
11 BITH202 – CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH
This course provides the student with biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian education. The student will be led to explore principles for an effective implementation of education programs in the local church.
3
12 BITH203 – THE GOSPELS
This course will review the historical Background of the Gospels, the message of the four Gospels, and the Life and ministry of Christ.
3
13 BITH204 – THE PENTATEUCH
The Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy are the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows.
3
14 BITH205 – HISTORICAL BOOK
The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail.
3
15 BITH206- BIBLICAL PREACHING 101
This course provides an overview of aspects of biblical preaching, including the development and delivery of biblical sermons.
3
16 BICM207 -NEW TESTAMENT ECCLESIOLOGY
Basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history are presents. The student will be exposed to the biblical, historical, and theological underpinning of each church governance tradition.
3
17 BITH208 -FUNDAMENTALS OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS
This course teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives and ministries.
3
18 BITH209 – INTRODUCTION TO MISSIOLOGY
“Missio Dei” is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile his creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.
3
19 BINT300 – ACTS
The book of Acts, also referred to as the “Acts of the Apostles” or the “Acts of the Holy Spirit”, presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples’ commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
3
20 BIOT301 – OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF POETRY
The poetic books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are covered in detail. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined
3
21 BINT302 – EPISTLES OF PAUL I
This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul’s journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part I covers the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.
3
22 BINT304 – ROMANS
This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.
3
23 BITH305 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
This course is an overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology, and Christology.
3
24 BITH306 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
This is an overview of the theological areas of anthropology, Christology, and pneumatology.
3
25 BITH307 – CHURCH HISTORY I
This course is an overview of how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.
3
26 BITH309 – SPIRITUAL WARFARE
This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the Spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained. Guidelines for receiving and ministering healing will also be covered.
3
27 BICM310DIVINE HEALING
This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student’s anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.
3
28 BICM400 – CHURCH PLANTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
This course will provide the student with an overview of the theology, theory, and practice of a church-planting ministry. Special attention will be given to a model of evangelism for church planting, to the Pauline cycle, and to contemporary models of church planting.
3
29 BITH401 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III
This course is an overview of the theological areas of soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.
3
30 BINT402 – GENERAL EPISTLES
The course provides a close reading of James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III, and Jude with special attention given to literary, socio-historical and theological understandings of the epistles.
3
31 BICM404 – PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
The purpose of this course is to help each student identify, understand and develop the fundamental skills of church administration and leadership in a Christian setting.
3
32 BIOT406 -OLD TESTAMENT – MAJOR PROPHETS
This course is a study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.
3
33 BIOT407 – OLD TESTAMENT – MINOR PROPHETS
This course is a study of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.
3
34 BINT408 – HEBREWS
This course is a detailed study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
3
35 BITH409 – BIBLICAL PREACHING (HOMELETICS)
The principles and practice of crafting and delivering a biblical sermon will be outlined and demonstrated.
3
36 BITH410A – SURVEY OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
The Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; home and hospital visitation; worship; and church ceremonies.
3
37 CF506 – The Names of the Holy Spirit
To really know God, you must get to know Him by name. The names of God in Scripture are really a self-revelation of God in His nature and attributes. The sheer number of such names and titles in Scripture suggests something of the immensity of God. The Bible identifies more than 700 descriptive names and titles of Jesus Christ. This study will help the student to get to know Jesus Christ more fully by studying several of His key names and titles.
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38 CF514 – STRATEGIC SPIRITUAL WARFARE
This course will dispel one lie of the enemy right up front. You are not alone in your struggles. The entire record of God’s Word, the Bible, describes men and women who faced difficult battles of life. The studentwill be given the tools to live a victorious life.
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39 CF590 – CHURCH LEADERSHIP 101
This class will help the leader understand what you do and help you be a better, more effective, more understanding and stronger leader.
3
40 CF504 – HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE
Most Christians understand that the Bible they hold in their hands is the inspired Word of God. Yet very few have a general understanding of the origin of the Bible. The purpose of this class, therefore, is to show the student how the Bible came to be and why it can be accepted as the unerring, authoritative Word of God.
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THEOLOGY DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite to enroll: A recognized Associates degree.
Degree is granted upon successful completion of 60 credit hours.

1 BITH102 – UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT
An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book. Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.
3
2 BITH103 – SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
This course stresses the importance of a proper spiritual foundation for life and ministry by providing an overview of Bible doctrines identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.
3
3 BITH107 – FOUNDATIONS OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP
From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective.
3
4 BTH200 – BIBLICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL
The Bible tells the story of God’s redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church. This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history
3
5 BINT300 – ACTS
The book of Acts, also referred to as the “Acts of the Apostles” or the “Acts of the Holy Spirit”, presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples’ commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
3
6 BIOT301 – OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS OF POETRY
The poetic books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are covered in detail. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.
3
7 BINT302 – EPISTLES OF PAUL I
This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul’s journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part I covers the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.
3
8 BICM310 – DIVINE HEALING
This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student’s anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.
3
9 BINT304 – ROMANS
This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.
3
10 BITH305 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
This course is an overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology, and Christology.
3
11 BITH306 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
This is an overview of the theological areas of anthropology, Christology, and pneumatology.
3
12 BITH307 – CHURCH HISTORY
This course is an overview of how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.
3
13 BITH410 – A SURVEY OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
The Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; home and hospital visitation; worship; and church ceremonies.
3
14 BITH309 – SPIRITUAL WARFARE
This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the Spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained. Guidelines for receiving and ministering healing will also be covered.
3
15 BIOT406  – OLD TESTAMENT – MAJOR PROPHETS
This course is a study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.
3
16 BIOT407 – OLD TESTAMENT – MINOR PROPHETS
This course is a study of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.
3
17 BINT402 – GENERAL EPISTLES
The course provides a close reading of James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III, and Jude with special attention given to literary, socio-historical and theological understandings of the epistles.
3
18 BICM404 – PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
The purpose of this course is to help each student identify, understand and develop the fundamental skills of church administration and leadership in a Christian setting.
3
19 BINT408 – HEBREWS
This course is a detailed study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
3
20 BITH409  – BIBLICAL PREACHING  (HOMELETICS)
The principles and practice of crafting and delivering a biblical sermon will be outlined and demonstrated.
3
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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MINISTRY DEGREE

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite to enroll: A recognized Associates degree.
Degree is granted upon successful completion of 60 credit hours.

1 BITH100 – INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.
3
2 BITH101 – UNDERSTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT
A survey of the Old Testament. Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Historical and literary backgrounds of the books are covered.
3
3 BITH104 – PRAYING WITH POWER
This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.
3
4 BICM109 – PREPARING FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
This course will help students discover their calling and inspire them to place their God given gifts at the Lord’s disposal. Principles of biblical vision and spiritual leadership are covered so as to help students become powerful servants of the Almighty.
3
5 BITH200 – BIBLICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL
The Bible tells the story of God’s redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church. This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history.
3
6 BITH202 – CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH
This course provides the student with biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian education. The student will be led to explore principles for an effective implementation of education programs in the local church.
3
7 BITH203 – THE GOSPELS
This course will review the historical Background of the Gospels, the message of the four Gospels, and the Life and ministry of Christ.
3
8 BITH204 – THE PENTATEUCH
The Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy—are the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows.
3
9 BITH205 – HISTORICAL BOOKS
The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail.
3
10 BITH206 – BIBLICAL PREACHING 101
This course provides an overview of aspects of biblical preaching, including the development and delivery of biblical sermons.
3
11 BITH208 – FUNDAMENTALS OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS
This course teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives and ministries.
3
12 BINT300 – ACTS
The book of Acts, also referred to as the “Acts of the Apostles” or the “Acts of the Holy Spirit”, presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples’ commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
13 BITH304 – ROMANS
This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.
3
14 BITH305 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I
This course is an overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology, and Christology.
3
15 BITH306 – SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II
This is an overview of the theological areas of anthropology, Christology, and pneumatology.
3
16 BITH307 – CHURCH HISTORY
This course is an overview of how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation.
3
17 BICM400 – CHURCH PLANTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
This course will provide the student with an overview of the theology, theory, and practice of a church-planting ministry. Special attention will be given to a model of evangelism for church planting, to the Pauline cycle, and to contemporary models of church planting.
3
18 BICM404 – PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
The purpose of this course is to help each student identify, understand and develop the fundamental skills of church administration and leadership in a Christian setting.
3
19 BITH409 – BIBLICAL PREACHING
The principles and practice of crafting and delivering a biblical sermon will be outlined and demonstrated.
3
20 BITH410 – A SURVEY OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
The Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; home and hospital visitation; worship; and church ceremonies.
3
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