This course provides an overview of the Old Testament, with a brief introduction to each of the 39 books, and a concise summary of their contents, enabling the learner to correctly relate the parts of the Old Testament to each other, and to the New Testament. The module allows the learners to enrich their knowledge of the Bible and their ability to read each part intelligently, with an understanding of the context in which each book occurs and of how doctrine evolved gradually over the centuries. Armed with this knowledge, students are able to develop their ability to relate the Bible and its contents to daily life and to Christian witness. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Joshua D. Reichard, PhD, DPhil, EdS
The foundation for the revelation of God and his dealings with man throughout the Old and New Testaments are found in the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses. In these books we see the unity and authority of the Bible which always points forward to the Savior. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Joshua D. Reichard, PhD, DPhil, EdS
A detailed study of the origin and development of the apostolic church and of the ministry of the ascended Christ as carried on through the church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Joshua D. Reichard, PhD, DPhil, EdS
Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives
This course proposes to help the student discover the basic concepts of Christian counseling and increase skill and competence in counseling situations. This introductory course in psychology covers many of the major ideas in contemporary psychology, but focuses mainly on psychology in the context of Christian Counseling. Examination of psychological phenomena from biobehavioral and sociobehavioral perspectives will be emphasized. The course will explore different approaches to counseling such as behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, biblical, and integrative Christian. In addition, the course describes different environments in which counseling is applied, especially in the context of the local church. The course will also explore the difference between counseling and other helping situations. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Delores Horsman M.A.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the principles of teaching in a structured environment. Emphasis is placed upon the principles of organization and presentation methodology including, Stating Objectives, Lesson Planning, Evaluation, Curriculum Selection and Development, Teaching Illiterate Students, and Teacher Training. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Brenda Thomas, M.A.
This course is an overview of financial management issues, principles and tools. The course involves discussion, theoretical understanding, and practical applications of basic financial management. Understanding basic financial management issues is important for analyzing the current and future financial health of an organization, church, or ministry, leading to more informed decision-making. For all managers of churches and nonprofit organizations, understanding the basic concepts of funding streams, stewardship, budgeting and financial statement analysis is essential to building and maintaining a strong organization. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Steven M. Mills, D.Min.
Thanksgiving, praise and worship are vital for the New Testament Christian. Worship is dynamically illustrated and taught in this course. Emphasis on who we worship and why is maintained throughout. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Steven M. Mills, D.Min.
Living a life of victory, power and sufficiency requires faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. This course discusses in detail the dynamics of faith and their relationship to the believer. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Joshua D. Reichard, PhD, DPhil, EdS
This course will explore a variety of experiences that develop basic concepts of the oral communication process. The class includes communication theory as well as speech preparation and delivery. Basic techniques of the oral performance of literature with emphasis on content analysis and performance. Application of public speaking, oral interpretation and debate skills to competitive situations. This course also focuses on the fundamental methods of sermon preparation. It emphasizes both structure and delivery. Attention is given to the determination of audience type, the proper use of voice and other principles of public speaking. Credit Hours: 3 Instructor: Joshua D. Reichard, PhD, DPhil, EdS