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Course Descriptions

Division of the Bible
BIB 101          Old Testament Survey

This course is a panoramic study of the Old Testament. A study is made of the historical and cultural background of the Old Testament. Also, an examination is done of the covenants of God with mankind that revel His redemptive work and the messianic lineage is traced.

Text: The Old Testament Speaks by Samuel J. Schultz

BIB 102          New testament Survey

This course is a panoramic study of the New Testament. A study is made of the historical and cultural background of the New Testament. Also, an examination is done of each book of the New Testament.

Text: New Testament Survey by Merrill C. Tenney

BIB 103          Synoptic Gospels

This course is a study of the life of Christ from the perspective of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke. The life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels helps the student comprehend the chronological progression and the spiritual significance of the important events in the life of Christ.

Text: The Life of Christ by Ralph Riggs

BIB 204          Acts

This course is a detailed study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of Acts. It emphasizes the role of the Holy Spirit in the early and contemporary church, and attention is given to the geographical, numeric, cultural y theological growth of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. Also, the missionary trips of Paul are examined.

Text: Acts: A Logion Press Commentary by Stanley M. Horton

BIB 205          Prison Epistles

This course is a detailed study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the epistles of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon, that the Apostol Paul wrote during his imprisonment. Each epistle is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds.

Text: New Testament Survey by Merrill C. Tenney

BIB 206          Hermeneutics

This course is a study of the principles of the correct bible interpretation. It develops the ability to properly apply these principles in the preparation of sermons and personal bible study.

Text: Hermeneutics by Henry A. Virkler

BIB 307          Romans

This course is a detailed study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of Romans. The epistle is outlined, and a study is made of its historical and cultural background. Also, a study is made of the historical and cultural background of the doctrines of sin, salvation and sanctification are emphasized.

Text: Romans and Galatians  (Faith and Action Series) by Dr. Quentin McGhee and Dr. V. Johnson

BIB 311          Mayor Prophets

This course is a brief study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the books of the mayor prophets, except Daniel. Each book is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds.

Text: The Old Testament Speaks by Samuel J. Schultz

BIB 312          Minor Prophets

This course is a brief study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the books of the minor prophets. Each book is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds.

Text: The Old Testament Speaks by Samuel J. Schultz

BIB 313          Daniel and Revelation

This course is a brief study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation. Each book is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds. The book of Revelation is studied from a futurist perspective.

Text: Revelation and Daniel  (Faith and Action Series) by Dr. Quentin McGhee and Dr. Glen Cole

BIB 408          Corinthian Epistles

This course is a detailed study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the epistles that Paul wrote to the Corinthians. The epistles are outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds. Also, the principles of Christian conduct are emphasized.

Text: Believer Behavior by Morris Williams

BIB 410          Pentateuch

This course is a study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Each book is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds. Also, the typology of the holy days, sacrifices and tabernacle are emphasized.

Text: The Pentateuch by Paul Hoff

BIB 411          Poetic Books

This course is a study of the contents, purpose, principles and applications of the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. Each book is outlined, and a study is made of their historical and cultural backgrounds. Also, a study is made of Hebrew poetry and proverbs.

Text: The Poetic Books by Paul Hoff

Division of Ministry
 
MIN 101         Ministerial Practice I: Evangelism

This course is a study and a practicum of evangelism in the local church. The biblical fundamentals of the great commission and the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelism are studied. Also, the diverse methods of evangelism are learned and applied in the local church.

Text: Dynamic Evangelism by Luisa Jeter de Walker

MIN 102         History, Missions and Governance of the AG

This course is an independent study of the historical development of the Assemblies of God, the history of the missions movement in the Assemblies of God and the ecclesiastical governance of the fellowship. The General Council Constitution and Bylaws in relation to credentialed ministers, local churches and district councils is examined.

Text: Study Guide, Constitution and Bylaws of the General Council of the Assemblies of God and Constitution and Bylaws of the Southern Latin District Council of the Assemblies of God

MIN 103       Introduction to Missions

This course is a basic study of missions. The biblical fundamentals of missions in the Old and New Testaments are studied. Also, the plan of God for missions is emphasized.

Text: World Mission – Volume 1 by Jonathan P. Lewis

MIN 113         A Spirit-Empowered Church

This course is an independent study of the Acts 2 process. The five functions of the process are identified: connect, grow, serve, go and worship. Tools will be used to identify and write the vision and core values of a local church.

Text: A Spirit-Empowered Church by Alton Garrison 

MIN 204       Introduction to Homiletics

This course is a basic study of the principles of preaching. Various types of sermons are examined with an emphasis on expository preaching. Also, the procedure of the preparation of sermons is learned.

Text: How to Prepare Bible Messages by James Braga

MIN 205         Ministerial Ethics

This course is a study of the norms and customs that regulate the behavior of the profession of ministers. The ethical responsibilities of the minister in his personal life, with his congregation, with his peers in the ministry and with his community are examined. Also, the importance of a ministerial code of ethics is emphasized.

Text: Ministerial Ethics by Joe E. Trull and James E. Carter

MIN 306       Conflict Resolution

This course is a basic study of conflict resolution. The biblical way to handle the inevitable occasions when conflicts arise is learned, particularly within the context of the church. Also, practical principles are offered to resolve conflicts in a way that pleases God.

Text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande

MIN 307       Leadership

This course is a basic study of essential elements of leadership. The purpose of this study is to guide and develop those that occupy or will be in a position of leadership in the church.

Text: Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

MIN 308        Ministerial Practice II: Christian Education

This course is a study and a practicum of the Christian education ministry. The principles and methods of teaching are learned, and applied in the local church. Also, the importance that the teacher uses the appropriate methods for his students is emphasized.

Text: Teaching for Results by Findley B. Edge

MIN 409        Pastoral Ministry

This course is a study of the diverse responsibilities and tasks of the pastoral ministry. The purpose of this study is to guide and develop those that feel a call to the pastoral ministry or are already in the ministry.

Text: Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically by John MacArthur

MIN 410       Church Administration

This course is a study of the principles of ecclesiastical administration. The purpose of this study is to guide those that occupy or will be in a position of administration in the church. The administration of church finances and the relationship of the church and law are emphasized.

Text: Church Administration Handbook by Bruce P. Powers

MIN 411       Expository Preaching

This course is a study of the procedure for the preparation and preaching of expository sermons. The exegetical process to obtain the original meaning of the biblical passage and then extract the applicable principles for present day is emphasized.

Text: Preaching: How to Preach Biblically by John MacArthur

MIN 412        Ministerial Practice III: Pastoral Ministry

This course is a study and a practicum of the tasks of the pastoral ministry. It is required that the student work with an experienced pastor to attain practice in various pastoral activities.

Text: The Compass for Evangelical Ministry

 
Division of Theology
THE 101      Systematic Theology I

This course is the first of four courses of the study of Pentecostal theology. This course is a study of the following topics: the Scriptures (bibliology), God (theology proper), angels (angelology) and man (anthropology).

Text: Systematic Theology by Stanley M. Horton

THE 102         Systematic Theology II

This course is the second of four courses of the study of Pentecostal theology. This course is a study of the following topics: sin (hamartiology), the Lord Jesus Christ (Christology), salvation (soteriology) and divine healing.

Text: Systematic Theology by Stanley M. Horton

THE 203         Systematic Theology III

This course is the third of four courses of the study of Pentecostal theology. This course is a biblical study of the person, work, gifts and the ministry of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology). The doctrine of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the necessity to live a spirit-filled life are emphasized.

Text: What the Bible Says about the Holy Spirit by Stanley M. Horton

THE 204         Systematic Theology IV

This course is the fourth of four courses of the study of Pentecostal theology. This course is a study of the following topics: the Church (ecclesiology) and end-time events (eschatology). The study of eschatology examines the rapture of the Church, the intermediate state of death, the tribulation, the second coming of Christ and the millennium from a pre-tribulationist and premillennialist perspective.

Text: Systematic Theology by Stanley M. Horton

THE 405         Prayer and Worship

This course is an independent study of prayer and wordship. The student learns how to cultivate intimacy with Jesus Christ in every aspect of life, from personal and corporate prayer.

Text: Prayer and Worship by Morris Williams

 

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