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Plainville, CT 06062
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Sunday
Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM
Evening Service Small Groups 6:00 PM

Wednesday
Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 PM

     







               



 

Course Catalogue

 

Bible Certificate (First Year)

 

Life of Christ (101) – 3 credit hours

This course examines the major chronological periods of the life of the Lord in connection with a harmony of the gospels. It surveys major events, teachings, themes, and events in the life of Christ.

 

New Testament Survey (101) – 3 credit hours

A survey of the entire New Testament in its historical and cultural context including the Intertestamental period in order to gain knowledge of the life of Christ, the establishment of the church and the teachings concerning the believer’s faith and practice.

 

Old Testament Survey (101) – 3 credit hours

A survey of the entire Old Testament in its historical and cultural context in order to understand the general content of the Old Testament books (including the outstanding features and basic teachings), to understand the place of each book in God’s total, progressive revelation and to understand how to apply practical principles for contemporary Christian living.

 

Gospels (101) – 3 credit hours

This course will examine the parallel and synoptic accounts of the life of Jesus Christ as contained within the four Gospels. The student will gain a greater understanding of the exemplary ministry of Jesus.

 

Major Prophets (101) – 3 credit hours

The New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul are examined including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.

 

Minor Prophets (101) – 3 credit hours

An intensive exploration of the Old Testament books of minor prophecies including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.

 

Romans I (101) – 3 credit hours

An expository study of this doctrinally foundational book that stresses its contribution to the doctrines of salvation, sanctification and the place of Israel and the church in the divine plan. Applies practical principles of Christian living to our contemporary society.

 

Acts 1 (101) – 3 credit hours

Encounter the major changes in God's dealing with the world and His people in this key transitional book of the Bible. Trace the six major sections of the book, consider the purpose and historical context of the book and study the major events in each section. You will learn the significance of the beginning of the church at Pentecost, the gift of tongues, Stephen's speech, the conversion of Cornelius, the Jerusalem Council, Paul at Mars Hill and the place and purpose of baptism. Apply the material in Acts to your personal Christian life and local church. Two exams test your knowledge of the content of Acts. A paper gives you the opportunity to do an in-depth topical study of the Holy Spirit in Acts, principles of evangelism from Philip's ministry, or principles of missionary strategy.

 

Pauline Epistles (101) – 3 credit hours

The New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul are examined including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.

 

Ministry Degree (Second Year)

 

Romans II (201) – 3 credit hours

An expository study of this doctrinally foundational book that stresses its contribution to the doctrines of salvation, sanctification and the place of Israel and the church in the divine plan. Applies practical principles of Christian living to our contemporary society.

 

Acts II (201) – 3 credit hours

Encounter the major changes in God's dealing with the world and His people in this key transitional book of the Bible. Trace the six major sections of the book, consider the purpose and historical context of the book and study the major events in each section. You will learn the significance of the beginning of the church at Pentecost, the gift of tongues, Stephen's speech, the conversion of Cornelius, the Jerusalem Council, Paul at Mars Hill and the place and purpose of baptism. Apply the material in Acts to your personal Christian life and local church. Two exams test your knowledge of the content of Acts. A paper gives you the opportunity to do an in-depth topical study of the Holy Spirit in Acts, principles of evangelism from Philip's ministry, or principles of missionary strategy.

 

Preaching & Preparation I (201) – 3 credit hours

The student will learn that every message the preacher delivery ought to be stamped with their own personality and expressed in their own way.  This close examination of expository preaching with emphasis on preparation, process, and organization needed to prepare effective sermons.

 

Evangelism (201) – 3 credit hours

Students must accrue 32 hours of documented public ministry in areas such as bus ministry, organized visitation, ministry to the elderly or any service designed to meet the spiritual needs of a community under the supervision of a local pastor. Recognition is given for documented hours of study, prayer, and public ministry.  Students will be evaluated by qualified Pastors and Church Overseers.

 

Doctrine I (201) – 3 credit hours

Theology is the systematic organization of what the Bible teaches. In this course, the student will study what the Bible teaches about God's Word itself, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. The course emphasizes using the Bible in evangelism and teaching, as well as helping others determine for themselves what the Bible teaches.

 

Dispensations (201) – 3 credit hours

An apologetic viewpoint of the origin of the heavens and the earth as described in the Word of God is made. Ample proof is furnished that true science and the Bible are in harmony. Studies in the seven dispensations, including God's plan and purposes, will be discussed. God's future plans for man as the crown and glory of His redemptive work will also be covered.

 

Cults (201) – 3 credit hours

An exploration of the beliefs and teachings of the major cults of today. These are examined in light of the truth found in the Bible.

 

Eschatology (201) – 3 credit hours

This course is a study of Old and New Testament teachings on eschatology, including those aspects of the Kingdom of God which are already present and those yet to be fulfilled. Specific attention will be given to concepts such as Messiah, resurrection, tribulation, millennium, judgment, signs of the time, and the Kingdom of God.

 

History of the Bible (201) – 3 credit hours

This class traces the source and accuracy of our present Bible from the most ancient manuscripts to the most modern translations, proving it to be the verbal-plenary inspired Word of God. This is a study of the Bible, including how we got it, why we believe it, who wrote it, and its preservation down through the centuries. Higher criticism and the date and authorship of Bible books, will be included in the course. A brief investigation of archaeology as it relates to the Old Testament as well as additional helps and methods for Bible research will be offered.

 

Theology Degree (Third Year)

 

Church Administration (301) – 3 credit hours

An apologetic viewpoint of the origin of the heavens and the earth as described in the Word of God is made. Ample proof is furnished that true science and the Bible are in harmony. Studies in the seven dispensations, including God's plan and purposes, will be discussed. God's future plans for man as the crown and glory of His redemptive work will also be covered.

 

Manuscript Evidence (301) – 3 credit hours

The spectrum of positions on the preservation of Scripture and Bible texts and versions; and the Bible’s Teaching on its own Inspiration and Preservation:  Verbal, plenary inspiration and verbal, plenary preservation.

 

Problem Text (301) – 3 credit hours

Examines many of the alleged contradictions in the Word of God and, through examination, brings into focus principles of textual resolution and sound hermeneutics.

 

Theology of Music (301) – 3 credit hours

Working under the direction of a qualified Pastor or Music Minister, responsibilities will include preparing musical selections, rehearsal and public performances.  Selection of appropriate music for altar services, special occasions, and funerals may also be included.  A portfolio documenting no less than 32 hours of involvement as well as a brief description of related accomplishments is required.

 

Preaching and Preparation II (301) – 3 credit hours

The student will learn that every message the preacher delivery ought to be stamped with their own personality and expressed in their own way.  This close examination of expository preaching with emphasis on preparation, process, and organization needed to prepare effective sermons.

 

Doctrine II (301) – 3 credit hours

Theology is the systematic organization of what the Bible teaches. In this course, the student will study what the Bible teaches about God's Word itself, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. The course emphasizes using the Bible in evangelism and teaching, as well as helping others determine for themselves what the Bible teaches.

 

Biblical Counseling (301) – 3 credit hours

Students engage in a comparative study of counseling philosophies and practices, focusing on the development of Biblical methodology.  Students learn how to deal with multiple counseling issues as they work on actual cases in a casebook, and by role-play. This course proposes Biblical solutions to religious, economic, moral and domestic problems prominent in today’s society.

 

Biblical Archeology (301) – 3 credit hours

The methods of Middle Eastern archaeology are evaluated in this course for their contributions to the study of biblical literature and history. While students are introduced to the most significant discoveries and the controversies that have emerged, emphasis is on a balanced and informed perspective concerning archaeology and the Bible.

 

Eschatology (301) – 3 credit hours

This course will focus on the doctrine of last things.  It will focus on beliefs concerning death, the end of the world, and ultimate destiny of humankind.  It focuses on many of the various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, and the last judgment.