School of Prophets

 

Associate of Biblical Studies

Year 1

 BITH100 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE – 3 CREDITS
This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions.

BIOT101 UNDESTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT - 4 CREDITS
A survey of the Old Testament.  Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Historical and literary backgrounds of the books are covered.

BINT102 UNDERSTANDING THE NEW TESTAMENT – 3 CREDITS
An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book.  Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined.

BITH103 SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE – 3 CREDITS
This course stresses the importance of a proper spiritual foundation for life and ministry by providing an overview of Bible doctrines identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.

BITH104 PRAYING WITH POWER -3 CREDITS
This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion.

BITH105 PERSONAL EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLEMAKING – 4 CREDITS
This course will challenge students to commit themselves to the fulfillment of the Great Commission to "go make disciples of all the nations". A step-by-step guide to disciple making is proposed.

BITH106 CHRISTIAN LIVING -3 CREDITS
This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.

BICM107 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP – 3 CREDITS
From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective.

BICM108 STARTING AND LEADING A SMALL GROUP – 4 CREDITS
Small groups have the power to change lives. They're the ideal route to discipleship a place where the rubber of biblical truth meets the road of human relations. Students will receive practical guidance on how to start and lead effective small groups.

BICM109 PREPARING FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY – 3 CREDITS
This course will help students discover their calling and inspire them to place their God given gifts at the Lord's disposal. Principles of biblical vision and spiritual leadership are covered so as to help students become powerful servants of the Almighty.

Year 2

 BITH200 BIBLICAL HISTORY OF ISRAEL -3 CREDITS
The Bible tells the story of God's redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church.  This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history.

BICM201 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH – 3 CREDITS
This course provides the student with biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian education. The student will be led to explore principles for an effective implementation of education programs in the local church.

BICM202 CHILDREN'S MINISTRY – 3 CREDITS
After exploring the biblical and historical perspectives of children's ministry, the course covers such topics as children ministry programs administration, childhood development, discipline, learning styles, summer ministries, and more.

BINT203 THE GOSPELS – 3 CREDITS
This course will review the historical Background of the Gospels, the message of the four Gospels, and the Life and ministry of Christ.

BIOT204 THE PENTATEUCH – 3 CREDITS
The Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy—are the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows.

BIOT205 HISTORICAL BOOKS – 3 CREDITS
The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail.

BICM206 PREACHING 101 – 3 CREDITS
This course provides an overview of aspects of biblical preaching, including the development and delivery of biblical sermons.

BICM207 INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH GOVERNANCE – 3 CREDITS
Basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history are presents. The student will be exposed to the biblical, historical, and theological underpinning of each church governance tradition.

BITH208 FOUNDAMNETALS OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS – 4 CREDITS
This course teaches students how to carefully read Scripture in the biblical context, and to dig deeper into the Word of God so they will be able to understand the Bible correctly and apply its meaning to their lives and ministries.

BICM209 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIOLOGY – 3 CREDITS
"Missio Dei"  is the idea that God is actively working to reconcile his creation to Himself through Jesus Christ. This course presents an overview of the theology of missions, as well as current trends in missions.

BICM210 FIELD MINISTRY
This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student's anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.