Institute Courses


  • ACTS - bi203B

    Course Description                                                            

    A consideration of the journeys of Paul and the development of the early churches, with emphasis upon the principles which are applicable to our church life today.  The ministry of the Holy Spirit is emphasized. 

    3 units

  • christian ethics - ph300A

    Course Description                                                                 

    This course is a study of the Christian basis for personal and public morality. Secular approaches are contrasted with biblical ethics.  The practical application of the principles in one's conduct is considered.  

    3 Units

  • cultures of ancient civilizations - so130A

    Course Description

    An analysis of the cultural settings of the Ancient Near East and Greco-Roman period, including the aspects of social structure, religion, philosophy, art, economics, law and politics.  Special attention is given to the integration of this cultural understanding with the biblical text.  


                                                                                                                                                                      3 Units

  • Discipleship and spiritual formation - gm230

    Course Description

    A study of the biblical principles that Christ employed in training His disciples. Practical guidelines are offered to identify Christ-like character and accomplish personal discipleship, including an introduction to spiritual direction as an art and discipline for spiritual growth and mentoring others.


                                                                                                                                                                     3 Units

  • foundations of ministry  - Gm130A

    Course Description

    Defines the nature and function of the church from a Spirit-filled perspective. The course introduces ministry models and healthy church development concepts and includes an examination of biblical passages concerning the church, its ministers, and ministries. 


                                                                                                                                                                     3 Units

  • hebrew prophets - bi305a

    Course Description

    An introduction to the prophetic literature of the Old Testament, including a study of the role of the prophet in ancient Israel and a survey of the books of the sixteen writing prophets.  Also included is a study of the unifying themes found in the prophets.   

  • history of ancient israel - bi205

    Course Description

    An analytical survey of the dynamics of Hebrew national history from Joshua to Nehemiah. This covers the material in the books of Joshua to Esther. Notable biblical characters are highlighted, and special emphasis is given to the typology of Jesus Christ.


  • introduction to biblical exegesis - bi107

    Course Description

    This course covers the study of: (1) the doctrine of the Bible, including inspiration, canonization, and transmission; (2) the general hermeneutical approach of historical-grammatical interpretation; (3) the basic elements of Hebrew and Greek for developing simple word studies; and (4) the inductive Bible study method, including practical assignments and the application of the biblical truth to the student's personal life and ministry.


  • introduction to biblical literature - bi113

    Course Description

    An overview of the Old and New Testaments, upon which we can build a solid understanding of God's word. Emphasis is given to the unfolding story of God's plan of salvation for humankind, as a relationship of people, events, and locations are studied in their biblical and historical context.

                                                                                                                                                                     3 Units

  • INTRODUCTION TO GREEK AND HEBREW - GK101

    Course Description

    An introduction to the use of Concordance and Lexicon for the purpose of transliteration and translation of the Greek and Hebrews text of the scriptures. The student will learn the Greek and Hebrew alphabets, how to read, pronounce and write in Hebrew and Greek.


                                                                                                                                                                    3 Units

  • multi-cultural evangelism - ev110A

    Course Description

    This course provides an introduction to the field of missiology:  the science of world mission.  It includes the study of the biblical basis for worldwide evangelism, its historical development and current status.  Included in the final section is an analysis of major trends and crucial issues with an overview of Foursquare missions. 


                                                                                                                                                                    3 Units

  • pentateuch - bi115B

    Course Description

    This is a study of the first five books of the Bible in relation to Old Testament history and God's eternal divine plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. Special attention will be given to the importance of covenantal relationships, election, and the foreshadowing of the person and work of Jesus Christ in the Tabernacle and the Levitical offerings.  

                                                                                                                                                                     3 Units

  • spiritual gifts and evangelism - ev210a

    Course Description: 

    A practical course in which the student is encouraged to participate in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, to understand the purpose of each spiritual gift, and to operate in his or her "gifting." The effective working of the gifts will be examined from the individual to the assembled church.

                                                                                                                                                                   3 Units

  • systematic theology i - th121a

    Course Description 

    Systematic Theology I is a general overview of theology and theology proper including the Revelation of God, His nature, His character and His works with emphasis on the Trinity. 

    It also covers:

    Christology

    The study of the person of Jesus Christ including His pre-existence, His promise, His incarnation and ramifications, and His resurrection.  In addition,

    Anthropology is included which is a study of humanity as God's creation, human beings as sinners alienated from God by voluntary disobedience and as the objects of God's redeeming grace.

    Hamartiology

    A discussion of sin, its origin, reality, extend, result and penalty.

                                                                                                                                                                      3 Units

  • roots of modern thought - ph214

    Course Description

    An examination of the foundations of modern and postmodern thought in an effort to discover why contemporary persons think as they do. Beginning with the Greek philosophers, lines of philosophical thought are examined to assist the student in thoughtfully, respectfully, and biblically joining the "great conversations" of our time.


                                                                                                                                                                    2 Units

  • systematic theology iii - Th215N

    Course Description:

    This course will present two doctrines from the perspective of systematic theology based upon a biblical and historical foundation.  The two doctrines are:

    Soteriology, the doctrine of salvation; its plan by the Godhead; its provision through the mediatorial work of Christ and an application through the Holy Spirit. Ecclesiology, the doctrine of detailing the origin, nature, and constitution of the Church; its local organization, ministry, ordinances, and destiny.  

                                                                                                                                                                      3 Units

  • western civilization - hi201A/b

    Course Description

    A study of the social, economic, and political contributions of the ancient people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome and the contributions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to Western Culture.  Study will include the development of the Christian Church before the Reformation. 

                                                                                                                                                                    3 Units