Bible Doctrines

Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson

Course Description:To set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.” (Luke 1:1)

Course Objectives: By the conclusion of this course, the student will have:
Gained a thorough understanding of the major doctrines of the Christian Faith. Been prepared for the defense of the faith – (1 Peter 3:15, Jude v. 3.) The ability to intelligently discuss both sides of complex doctrinal issues. Demonstrate the validity of his/her own beliefs, using the Bible. An understanding of important Biblical terms and what they mean.

Textbook: Bible Doctrines by: P.C. Nelson

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Biblical Worship

Instructor: Pastor Jason Silver

Course Objectives: In exploring Scripture, it is clear that God is looking for ‘lifestyle worshipers’. Jesus instructed us that God is seeking worshippers, those who would worship Him with both word and life (John 4). This course will examine the theology behind praise and worship, as well as how we can become ‘lifestyle worshippers’ today.

Textbook: “Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship” by David Peterson

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Discipleship Training

Teacher: Pastor Dave Meyers

Objectives: The purpose of this course is:
(1) to lead the students into a personal knowledge of God and intimacy with Jesus Christ;
(2) to learn how to function in proper relationship to the body of Christ;
(3) to harness the God-potential in your life through godly discipline and a proper understanding of God’s authority in your life;
(4) to learn how to minister to those around you; and (5) to learn how to disciple new converts and lead them into a place of full surrender and obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Textbook: The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg

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Effective Prayer

Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson

Course Description: This course consists of an in-depth examination of the nine kinds of prayer discussed in the New Testament, and the principles that govern them.

Course Objectives:
(1) To learn how to pray effectively in order to consistently receive answers to our prayers.
(2) To draw close to God through the discipline of daily prayer.

Textbook: Praying God’s Word – By Dr. Hazel Hill

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Effective Worship Ministry

Instructor: Pastor Jason Silver

Course Description: A holistic approach to Christian worship ministry in the Church. Whether you’re training to be a Lead Pastor, Worship Leader, Missionary, or a Children’s Church Director; worship ministry touches them all. We are all called to be worshippers, not just the musicians and singers. Worship is integral to every ministry within the local Church body. For it to be the most effective; the different ministries must learn to develop a culture of worship together, and understand the priorities and essentials of fruitful worship.

Textbook: Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin

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Faith

Instructor: Pastor Nick Williams

Course Objectives: The God-kind of faith is the same faith that God used to create the universe, and every born-again believer has been given "the measure" of it (Romans 12:3). The Bible tells us that without faith it's impossible to please God. Therefore, it's of utmost importance that every child of God learns scriptural principles of faith, and how to increase their faith. We discover how to use faith to take hold of what belongs to us, how to see ourselves as God sees us, and why faith connects us to the supernatural so that we may dominate our natural circumstances.

Textbook:
"The God Kind of Faith" by Dr. Bill Winston
"The Faith Course Manual" (contained within the Faith course)

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Hermeneutics

Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson

Course Description: Hermeneutics is the study of the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation. In this course, we endeavor to teach the student how to correctly interpret Scripture and “rightly divide the Word of Truth”.

Course Objectives: By the conclusion of this course, the student will:
a.) Understand the principles of sound Biblical Interpretation, and know what “interpretation hazards” to avoid.
b.) Have a clear understanding of the various dispensations and covenants found in Scripture and how to “rightly divide the Word of Truth”.
c.) Understand the different writing styles that are used throughout Scripture and recognize the difference between literal and figurative language.
d.) Gain experience in correctly using many of the study tools available today.

Textbook: "Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods" by Rick Warren

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Holy Spirit

Instructor: Pastor Wendy Dewar

Course Objectives:
To become acquainted with, and develop intimacy with the person of the Holy Spirit
To be able to prove through Scripture that the Baptism of the Spirit is a legitimate experience, separate from the experience of Salvation
To undertake an in-depth study of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit
With the overall objective to be led by the Holy Spirit thereafter in everyday life and ministry.

Textbook: "Release the Gifts of the Holy Spirit" - Drs. George and Hazel Hill

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Leadership I

Instructor: Pastor Don Delaney

Course Description: Everything rises and falls on leaders! Leadership is not just something we do – it is who we are and what we are becoming. “Good leadership” begins with a clear understanding of tested principles of management and human relations. This course will help even those without the spiritual gift of leadership skills so they will be able to effectively lead and influence others. Leadership I focuses on developing yourself as a leader.

Textbook: “Developing the Leader Within You” by: John C. Maxwell

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Life and Teachings of Christ

Course Description: This course is a study of the life and teachings of Christ as reflected in the four Gospels. Included is an in-depth study of each of His major discourses, as well as a comprehensive look at the miracles recorded in the Gospels.

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