BIBLICAL BASICS & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT


Basics of Biblical Interpretation

A more in-depth study of how to properly interpret the Bible, including principles and methods of Biblical exegesis, with an emphasis on hands-on application of the methods learned.

Doctrine I

An in-depth study of fundamental Apostolic doctrines such as sin, salvation, separation, holiness and spiritual gifts.

Old Testament Overview

Emphasizes the “big picture” context of the Old Testament, including how each individual book fits into the timeline of the Old Testament.

Biblical Geography

A study of the geography and culture of Israel and the Ancient Near East as it pertains to better understanding Scripture.

Study of the Life of Christ

Focuses on the Gospel accounts of the life, ministry, death, burial and resurrection of Christ, including His miracles, parables, and mission. 

Doctrine II

Continued in-depth study of fundamental Apostolic doctrines such as the identity of God, the nature and attributes of God, Oneness, and the incarnation.

Study of Acts and the Epistles

A study of the birth, growth, doctrine and issues faced by the New Testament church as described in Acts and the Epistles. Includes a chronological study of the Epistles in the context of the Book of Acts.

Basics of Applied Biblical Exposition

From preparation to delivery, a study of essential and practical principles in explaining the Word of God.

History of the Apostolic Church

A study of the Apostolic Church from its birth in the Book of Acts up to the present time.

Doctrine III

Continued in-depth study of fundamental Apostolic doctrines such as the laying on of hands, devils, angels, foot washing, communion, heaven, hell, and eschatology, viewed in relation to the doctrine of the church.

Christian Ethics

An introduction to Christian ethics, including major ethical systems and discussions of several specific challenging ethical issues.

Personal Evangelism

A practical look at the doctrine of evangelism, the scriptural mandate of soul-winning, and its application to each individual.

 

PRACTICAL MINISTERIAL TRAINING


What Every Minister Needs to Know

INSTRUCTOR: Elder Kenneth Baglin

From conducting baby dedications to funeral services to everything in between, this course introduces students to the many responsibilities of a minister. Elder Baglin draws from more than 50 years of ministry experience and provides practical instruction and situational learning to equip ministers for the diverse roles of their calling.

Pastoral Studies

INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Gary Howard

Pastor Gary Howard has drawn from close to 50 years of pastoral ministry in the development of a very practical course of study to help those that are presently involved in pastoring as well as those aspiring to pastor. This course covers the many areas of responsibilities one must fulfill in the role of a pastor as well as the qualifications and attitude necessary for being an effective pastor.

Ministerial Ethics

INSTRUCTOR: Elder Raymond Taunton

This class presents a Biblical and practical examination of the importance of personal character and ethics in a ministerial setting. Covering topics such as leadership transition and biblical stewardship, students will confront situations and issues common to a minister in order to determine what is proper and ethical.

New Testament Church Government

INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Gary Howard

This subject is one of the most important, yet misunderstood doctrines of the Bible. This class deals with the subject of God’s Government from the creation of the angels to the present time. It gives strong scriptural proof as well as historical evidence of the true Apostolic model of New Testament Church Government and an appeal to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.”