Second Year Courses

The birth and development of the New Testament Church are traced from the great commission of Luke 24:46-49 through the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. The example of the early believers will be followed from Jerusalem through Judea and Samaria to the uttermost. Emphasis is given to the messages preached, the points made, and how the Holy Spirit manifested in the formation of the early Church. The spread of the Church to the Gentiles will be traced through the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, his methods of evangelism, and establishment of churches.

There is a special blessing that is promised to those who read this book and hear the word of this prophecy and keep those things which are written therein. The BOOK of Revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ and the testimony of our Lord Jesus. Written in a sequence of sevens (perfection), students will learn the significance of the seven spirits of God, the seven seals, the seven trumpets, the seven lamps, the seven eyes, the seven horns, and others. The glorious victory of the saints, the presence of a new heaven and earth, and the final chapter for the enemy are all packaged in this wonderful review of the last book of the Bible.

This course focuses on the basic doctrines of the Christian faith as described by the Apostle Paul through his letter to the churches in Rome. The book of Romans will provide a foundation understanding of the doctrine of the Gospel of Christ, and explain what "the power of God unto salvation" is.

This is a brief review of the book Breaking Intimidation by John Bevere. It is intended to teach the students key principles about our authority as Christians and to not become intimidated about accomplishing what God wants us to do.

This is taught to teach deeper biblical principles on the subject of the deity of Jesus Christ and how he changes us once he is received through salvation. The focus of this teaching is to impart the idea that the Adamic mind can be renewed into the mind of Christ and that the believer can live the Christ life from day to day. The main emphasis is taken from Ephesians chapter one.

Ethics is the study of the standards of conduct and moral judgment. Students will study the Word of God as the recognized supreme standard for making moral decisions and for guidance, for decision-making in their lives. Being led by the Spirit of God and having a good working knowledge of His Word is crucial to attaining excellence in character and integrity in our dealings at home, in church, on the job or whatever situation we find ourselves. Etiquette is also studied so that we can explore ways to prefer one another with honor (Romans 12:10). Raising a standard for character and integrity in each student is foremost throughout this practical guide to Christian interactions

Students will review the lives of some of the historical church leaders and events surrounding them to gain an appreciation for the successes and failures that have shaped the present day church. History, as a tool, is useful for learning from those who have gone before us. This historical background is combined with Jesus' teachings to bring a understanding as to what Jesus is doing in the Church today while receiving Holy Spirit power and vision for the future.

A chapter-by-chapter review of the book of 1 Corinthians. This is to give students Scriptural background of the lifestyle of the early church and how those principles are exercised in today's church society. It gives students a strong, Biblical foundation on which to build their lives in the image that God has wisely designed for them.

This course focuses on the doctrines of God's Word. All true doctrine originates in the Word of God and as such God comes to us in divine revelation through His Word. Students will study the foundational doctrines of our faith and where they are to be found in this basic, yet powerful, study of the inspired Word.

This course is a verse by verse study of the books of James, Peter, John, and Jude written during the dark backdrop of the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire. The books were written when the church was being infiltrated with errors and heresies giving us guidelines for walking in truth and love.

Paul's letters to Timothy offer great insight into the challenges of the early Church as well as some practical keys for establishing men and women of God into the ministry. These same principles, when applied to the ministry today, will bring restoration to a struggling church, and when in the foundation, will provide a stable and secure environment for hungry sheep. Students will be introduced to some basic Bible guidelines for ministry, the Church, and all those in authority as they are prepared to minister to others.

Evangelism is presented in a hands-on environment as an exciting adventure and life-changing mission. Students are taught the principles of street witnessing along with an understanding of the "to do's" in touching lost souls. (This is a course taught by guest ministry to first, second, and third year students.)

A general overview of the 5 Poetical Books of the Old Testament with special attention to the nature of Hebrew poetry. Also, a more detailed study of the book of Psalms is included.

A survey of both the Major and Minor Prophetical books of the Old Testament. Special attention is given to how the writings of the prophets coincide with the Historical books chronologically. Deeper study is generally given to the book of Isaiah, as well as a few of the Minor prophets' books.

This course offers an in-depth exposition of this book of wisdom with an emphasis on it's applications to the experiences of life. The Socratic method of presentation is employed to invoke lively discussion and expression of deductive reasoning and heartfelt insights by students.

After course work on the miracles of Jesus and the gifts of the Spirit, the students are introduced to several realms of warfare. The Word of God separates the soul and spirit, so we see how the believer has authority and victory over the battles of the mind. Students also learn about closing every door from the past and present so that Satan may not gain a foothold through tactics such as depression and obsession. Warfare on the personal as well as the corporate level is taught, so as to take authority against principalities or territorial spirits, wearing the full armor of God.


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