A biblical approach to the relationships that are important to the minister, both personally and professionally. The course will examine temperament theories and its relevance to human relations. This course examines relationships and ethics in view of the minister’s personal growth, ministry challenges, people in the community, and other ministers.
The local church is the provenance of evangelism for reaching its community and the world. After a foundational, biblical theology of the Great Commission and the Holy Spirit’s role in evangelism, this course proposes a comprehensive and integrated approach to evangelism in the local church that avoids over-compartmentalizing evangelism and discipleship. A variety of evangelism techniques and strategies will be presented as well. The largest portion of the course is devoted to the evangelistic responsibility of all believers and practical biblical instruction concerning personal evangelism.
A biblical approach to the principles of leadership in the local church. This course provides the student with practical skills needed to serve in a leadership role in the local church.
A basic study of the principles of Christian preaching. The course emphasizes biblical exposition and deals with practical matters such as the preparation of sermons, the sources of materials, the construction of sermon components, the variety of sermon types, and the delivery of sermons.
A biblical approach to conflict resolution. This course offers a scriptural way to deal with the inevitable occasions when conflict arises, particularly in a church setting. It offers practical principles for resolving conflict in a manner that is pleasing to God.
The purpose of this course is to help the preacher present life changing messages that connect with the world around him. The course will focus on presenting messages that are true, clear, interesting, and relevant, as well as true to the intent and power of Scripture. The course will also examine the post-modern culture and o›er help in making messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience.
An introductory study of many principles, procedures, and techniques used in today’s business world as they apply to the local church and its leadership. Attention is given to organizing and sta£ng functions, practical methods of raising money for the church’s expenses, keeping good records, and managing money, facilities, and equipment. Students will also receive a practical understanding of the law in order to recognize and resolve legal questions confronting pastors and churches today.
This course examines the ministry of the pastor in three areas: preparation, responsibilities, and relationships. In the unit on preparation, we study a pastor’s qualifications, devotional life, and personal life. A unit on responsibilities analyzes a pastor’s role in preaching and teaching, worship, and specials services. The final unit examines a pastor’s relationships with lay leaders and sta›, managing his work, and responding to his call. This is a principle-centered study to lay a life-long foundation for the pastoral ministry.
A study of historic Christian doctrines expressed through protestant and evangelical traditions. The course provides a complete study of the “Statement of Fundamental Truths” of the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
In this comprehensive, intensive study you will go beyond learning the Spirit’s titles and symbols to a positive evangelical and Pentecostal perspective of His personality, deity, gifts, and fruits. The role of the Holy Spirit will be analyzed in the Old Testament, through the life, teachings and ministry of Jesus, through the ministry of believers and the Church, through everyday living, the world today, and supernatural demonstrations.
A biblical study of end-time events written from a Pentecostal perspective. The course studies the Rapture, plus various views of the Tribulation and the Millennium. It provides excellent material for teaching and preaching on the Second Coming of Christ.
An overview of the biblical teaching on prayer and worship that leads to practical considerations for cultivating intimacy with Christ in every aspect of life, from personal prayer to consideration and celebration. Students will discover the joy and benefit of a dynamic prayer life and gain a fresh appreciation for the many ways in which the Holy Spirit makes prayer and worship both meaningful and powerful. An examination of some of the common challenges of prayer, such as what to do when it seems God is not speaking, is followed by practical insight for becoming more effective and fervent prayer warriors.
A survey of the development of Christianity through the centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the history and development of Christian theology, influential leaders of the Church, the Protestant Reformation, and the formation of the Pentecostal church.
A study of the historical development of the Assemblies of God, the history of the missions movement in the Assemblies of God, and the ecclesiastical governance of the fellowship. Attention is given to theGeneral Council Constitution and By-laws in relation to credentialed ministers, local churches, and district councils.
A practical approach to the Old Testament, this course gives students material they can use in teaching and preaching. It covers the significant details from every book in the Old Testament in an inspirational, yet informative manner.
The local church is the provenance of evangelism for reaching its community and the world. After a foundational, biblical theology of the Great Commission and the Holy Spirit’s role in evangelism, this course proposes a comprehensive and integrated approach to evangelism in the local church that avoids over-compartmentalizing evangelism and discipleship. A variety of evangelism techniques and strategies will be presented as well. The largest portion of the course is devoted to the evangelistic responsibility of all believers and practical biblical instruction concerning effective personal evangelism.
The course emphasis is the role of the Holy Spirit in the early church and today by an in-depth look at the book of Acts and the birth of the early church, from the Day of Pentecost to the exciting lives of the apostles and the missionary travels of Paul. We will learn how the lives of the early church have practical application for us today.
This is a thrilling study of the life of Christ in a harmony of the Gospels. Beginning at His birth and ending with His ascension, we will look at His life and ministry step-by-step, making the most amazing person that ever lived become even more real and personal to you.
An introductory course on the principles for interpreting Scripture. It summarizes the need for hermeneutical principles and explores the qualifications, tools, and goals of a biblical interpreter. This is followed by a historical survey of hermeneutics from early Jewish interpreters to the present.
A practical study of the principles Paul wrote to the churches during his imprisonment. The concepts in this course are presented in a language that is easy to understand with explanations, illustrations, and applications that make the concepts helpful to the student in both his personal life and ministry.
An in-depth study of the book of Romans. It focuses on Paul’s systematic explanation of the Gospel to the Romans and o›ers insight into the doctrines of sin, salvation, and sanctification. The student will learn how union with Christ and the indwelling Holy Spirit leads to spiritual growth.
A study of 1 and 2 Corinthians will present truths for teaching and preaching as well as practical assistance in dealing with the issues facing today’s church. The student will learn how Paul instructed the Corinthians to deal with division and difficulty. By applying these same principles, the student will be prepared to deal with the challenges of ministry.
A study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, from a practical approach, that will provide material for preaching and teaching. The Pentateuch forms the foundation upon which the New Testament covenant is based and is an important study for anyone wishing to understand the entire Bible more completely.
A study of the five poetic books of wisdom: Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. These books cover issues like suffering, parenting, and fear of the Lord, and will teach us how to live. The course is designed to help the student in his own walk with God and in ministering to others who need instruction.