Someone once said, “If it weren’t for people, the ministry would be great.” However, the ministry is all about people, so it’s critically important to learn how to develop relationships and develop them with the right people. When conflict does arise—and it will—it’s also crucial to know how to resolve that conflict according to the Word of God. God’s solution works, but you have to know it to put it into practice.
This course is designed to show the student how to study the Bible in a useable way in their daily lives. In this course we will first look at the importance of the systematic study of the Scriptures and then show the practical steps on how to do it. In this course the student will learn how to outline verses of scripture, how to use reference materials to assist in their study, and how to use bible software programs on a PC or tablet to get the most out of their study of the Word of God. The goal of this course is to equip students to study the Bible for themselves and to make it a daily discipline in their life.
This course will lay a foundation for the growth and development of the student as a leader. Various Bible leaders and attributes will be studied. We will uncover the leadership mystery of why some leaders succeed and others fail. Growth, creativity, influence, team building, and many other attributes of leadership will be covered.
Discover how to build and enjoy a vibrant relationship with God. Come to know that relationship with God is not just on Sundays or in a crisis, but it is a lifestyle. Learn keys to knowing God better than ever before!
This is an overview of the New Testament that notes its place in God’s revelation to man. In this class, students will study the author, historical setting, purpose, and theme of each book; special attention is given to some of the key passages.
Life is filled with temptations to live in extremes. A successful and stress-free life and ministry requires achieving a proper balance between sure principles that seem to oppose one another. This course will help you live in a healthy tension between the following principles: grace and faith, the ministry of the Word and the Spirit, vision and wisdom, sound doctrine and unity of the brethren, love and discipline, compassion and confrontation, forgiveness and trust, and being led by the Spirit and submission to authority.
A study of the spiritual laws that govern creation and how we can cooperate with those laws in order to enjoy victorious Christian living.
Wisdom and maturity aren’t automatic or by chance. We can be intentional about the depth of our growth. This course is about the core concepts and practical skills that make us unshakeable and unstoppable.
This will introduce many practical skills that will help students become better public speakers and ministers.
The purpose of this course is to address one of the most misunderstood subjects in the body of Christ today—Missions! Through the study of the scriptures, the Biblical Basis of Missions teaching will bring a biblical understanding of what the Great Commission is, to whom it is given, and the challenge that is before us.
One of the greatest challenges in life is to get along with other people around us, may it be in the work place, at home and at Church or in ministry. Up to 87% of our success in life is directly related to our ability to get along with other people. The problem with relationships is that 90-95% of the people that we deal with in life are either moderately or severely insecure people. To compound this, most of the time we are also insecure ourselves and herein lies the problem. There is nothing that kills a relationship or a vision, and a ministry quicker than personal and unresolved insecurities. It is important to realize that getting along with other people has more to do with us than it has to do with them. Even though knowing God’s love will effortlessly change us and influence the way we relate to others, we sometimes still need to practically work on getting along with other people.
Learn about the nature of God as revealed in the covenants He made with people. Explore God’s covenant with Adam, Abraham, and Israel, and then consider the New Covenant fully revealed in the New Testament.
God gives us specific instruction in I Cor. 12:1 not to be ignorant of spiritual gifts. Yet this is something many Christians and churches are most ignorant about. These wonderful gifts are given to us to access when our knowledge of the Word (not the Word) and natural resources are not enough to get ourselves and others through a difficult time in life. The basis of our study will be from I Cor. 12, 13, & 14. The goal of this course is to equip each student to understand, be comfortable with, and be confident in releasing and operating the gifts in order. We will provide time during class to activate the gifts.
This course will cover various topics related to speaking and teaching in public.
Learn the process of discovering, communicating, and stepping into a God given vision while not wasting time walking in wrong directions.
This subject deals with recognizing the ability of God through our lives in ministry. Learning how to appropriate the supernatural ability of God in our lives, it deals with the supernatural powers that be, including: 1) Angelic, 2) Demonic Spirits, 3) The overcoming victorious powers of our Lord.
Learn the ten essential leadership qualities that develop first out of your relationship with God.
A course designed to answer the most prevalent questions that many Christians have concerning the Bible and the ways of God in the world. Questions to be answered will include those dealing with suffering and tragedies, the Trinity, Job, Paul’s thorn, Ananias and Sapphira, Sabbath keeping and many others.
This is an exciting class that discusses the Person and the work of the Holy Spirit. Not only will you learn how He has worked throughout history, but how He works in your life.
God has given each of us a unique purpose and destiny to fulfill. Yet our highest purpose is to be conformed to the image of His Son – Rom. 8:28-29. This course is a study in how you may appropriate and manifest the life of Christ – His character and nature – in the earth today. The focus of this teaching is to help you identify and yield to the image of Christ and to walk in Christ-likeness.
Paul tells us to walk in the Spirit in Galatians 5:16, but he does not explain there what it means or how to do it. In this course you will learn scripturally what walking in the Spirit is and how to do it! You will also see how you can be led by the Spirit in every area of your life. This course will help you walk out God’s plan for your life!
Attend Bible College, complete the required courses, receive your ministerial license and ordination papers, and then you are a minister, right? Wrong! God’s ways are not man’s ways. This course will help you understand the difference between man’s and God’s qualifications for ministers. By the end of this course you will either be determined to prepare your heart or stay as far away from ministry as possible.
Maximize your ministry potential and increase your leadership skills and influence. Identify and establish the core values that will shape your character and increase your kingdom influence. Learn the essential traits that define a leader in the kingdom of God.
This course will prepare students for ministry situations they may encounter in the future. Topics will include weddings, funerals, baby dedications, and more.
Learn that the goal of the Cross was to reveal the depths of God’s love and teach you how to have a deep life changing relationship! Learn how to grow in greater understanding as you see this amazing love story towards you open up through study of the Word!
This course will equip the student to define and apply to their lives Biblical foundations dealing with God’s plan for salvation and spiritual growth. The goal is to strengthen each student’s spiritual life and walk and to cause their teaching ministry to be more effective.
Exploring the difference between Christianity and other world religions.
This course will look at the history of the church throughout the ages.
Get a fuller understanding of your new identity in Christ, the value of your identity in Christ, and how that identity helps you fulfill the purpose and plan of God for your life.
A study of the early church and the keys to its power. Emphasis will be placed on the message of the early church, the purpose of the Holy Spirit, the power of the Name, the importance of the Word, the power of prayer, and the mission and growth of the church.
Since day one in the garden it has always been God’s intention and purpose that every man, woman and child, find and live a life that is comfortable, gracious, and pleasant! Living our dreams both in lives and ministry does not only come with the gifting God has given you, or the opportunities you have but by the process of habitually practicing, exercising and preparing your gifting! There is nothing more beautiful for God our Father, than to see us find and live as it were (in the sweet spot) of our lives and ministry.
In this course we will review factual and persuasive arguments that support the Christian worldview along with teaching the skills needed to defend fundamental Biblical truths in the public arena.
This course evaluates current world issues in light of the eternal truths of the word of God.
Learn how to communicate the Word not only with the leading of the Holy Spirit but also using key principles of preparation and delivery for powerful impact.
Learn why, and how, the Holy Spirit is the “key player” of the new covenant. Discover how His seven works in and through the believer will empower us to live the resurrected life in Christ. Dive deeper into the importance of cooperating with Holy Spirit.
Prepare for cross-cultural ministry. Learn spiritual truths and practical tips for planning short-term missions trips for maximum impact.