Covenant Life University

CLU Course Descriptions

The curriculum of CLU School of Theology is taught in nine divisions. Other related subjects may be offered as they are developed and approved. It is required that courses from four (4) of the nine (9) divisions be represented in a student’s Associate of Theology degree. This means that he or she must have at least one course in at least four (4) of the nine (9) divisions by the time application is made for the A.Th. It is required that courses from six (6) of the (9) divisions be represented in a student’s Bachelor of Theology degree. This means he or she must have at least one course in six (6) divisions by the time application is made for the B.Th.

The present divisions are:

Bible/Biblical Studies

BI-101 Panorama of the Bible 3

Panorama of the Bible is an overview of the books of the Bible viewed from the perspective of the Covenant and its relationship between God and man. The student will come to an understanding of the basic underlying concepts of the covenant as they are woven throughout the Old Testament through the lives of the people of God and to an understanding of the premise for the establishment of the New Covenant in the New Testament messages, doctrines and personalities. This course encourages the student to mature spiritually as the scriptural principles discussed are put into practice in relationships with God, with others, and with oneself. [SV]

BI-105 Between The Testaments 3

An overview of the history of Israel in the Intertestamental Period. This study prepares the student to understand the political, social, economic and religious aspects of the New Testament world and their impact on Judaism and the resulting culture into which Christ entered. [SV]

BI-121 Sites And Cities Of The Old Testament 3

This course is designed to assist students of the Bible in their ability to relate the events of the Biblical narrative geographically. It will help the students to place the happenings of each section of Biblical history in proper sequence. Included is a syllabus designed as a workbook to be filled in during class and maps for the locating of the site studied. A visual presentation will enhance the grasp of the geography and history found in the Old Testament. [L/SV]

BI-151 The Life And Teachings Of Christ 3

This class is by design an overview, a summary of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ: His person, His words, His works and His redemption of mankind. It is not a commentary on the gospels, a harmony of the gospels, or even a summary of the gospels. It is a study of the Man. The God-Man, Jesus Christ, as set forth for us in these four books of the Bible we call “the good news” books, the gospel. [SV]

BI-210 Pentateuch 3

An integrated survey of each book of the Pentateuch. Pentateuch - A study of the origin of the earth and mankind as presented in the first five books of the Old Testament. The history of the nation of Israel is traced from its beginnings until the time of the entrance into the Promised Land. [S]

BI-215 Historical Books 3

Historical Books - An interpretive survey of the historical books of the Old Testament, from Joshua through Esther. The material covers the time span from the entrance of Israel into The Promised Land to the return after the Exile. The background, structure, and content of each book are examined. [S]

BI-220 Poetical Books 3

Books of Poetry - A survey of the poetical books of the Old Testament covering the background and content of each book. Selected portions of Job, Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon are studied with respect to divine inspiration and practical teaching. [S]

BI-225 Major Prophets 3

A survey of the prophetical books of the Old Testament, covering the background and basic content of each book. Key passages and doctrinal themes will be considered. [S]

BI-230 Minor Prophets 3

A survey of the prophetical books of the Old Testament, covering the background and basic content of each book. Key passages and doctrinal themes will be considered. [S]

BI-257 Pauline Epistles 3

This course utilizes the life and missionary journeys of Paul in the Book of Acts as a background. The student will learn how the epistles of Paul were written to both the individual and the church. Considerations of each epistle will include background information, occasion, place and date of writing and an exposition of the content of the letter. Each student will understand God’s plan for the church and for each individual called to minister Christian living. [L]

BI-290 General Epistles 3

A study of the letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude. Special emphasis is placed on the spiritual and expository value of these books and their truths as unfolded by the authors [S]

BI-354 Acts 3

An in-depth study of Acts with emphasis is on the work of the Holy Spirit in the origin and growth of the early church from the continuing ministry of the resurrected Christ in the world through the ministries of Peter and Paul as revealed through the Book of Acts. [S]

BI-355 Romans 3

A thorough, practical study of Paul's letter to the Roman believers. Paul wrote this letter for the spiritual strengthening of these believers and to answer questions about the way of salvation. Romans will teach you that "dead men don't sin," and enable you to walk in the freedom of your new life in Christ. [S]

BI-358 Ephesians 3

A practical study of Paul's letter to the Ephesians which places the believer in heavenly places in Christ. [S]

BI-361 1-2 Thessalonians 3

An in-depth study of First and Second Thessalonians with an emphasis on Paul’s dealing with the misunderstandings in the Church and the end times. The course will cover eschatology as presented by Paul. [L]

BI-365 Hebrews 3

This course includes an exposition on the Book of Hebrews, which sets the contrast between the Old and New covenants. It provides an in-depth and insightful study of the believers' need to enter into the rest of God by understanding the work of the Cross. Learn what it means to be free from works and how to rest in the relationship Jesus purchased for you. [S]

BI-405 Old Testament Men And Women of Faith 3

A study of the men and women in the Old Testament who are known for their outstanding faith. [S]

BI-435 Patterns Of Restoration 3

This is a study of the period of the restoration of Israel, the rebuilding of the temple, the walls and the city of Jerusalem. We will seek to come to an understanding of the historical, witness the fulfillment of prophecy, seek out the types, and set our goals from the principles discovered and apply them to our lives in these last days. [L]

BI-458 Sermon On The Mount 3

An in-depth study of the Sermon on the Mount as a pattern for the “normal” life of the believer as seen its historical context. [L]

Biblical Languages

BL-201 Introduction To Hebrew Tools* 3

This course is designed to enable the serious student to study, understand and use the Old Testament in its original language. Objectives include learning the Hebrew alphabet, vocabulary and some grammar. Lexical tools are introduced and explained. A unique teaching technique for studying the Hebrew Old Testament is taught. [L]

BL-251 Introduction To Greek Tools* 3

This course is designed to enable the serious student to study, understand and use the New Testament in its original language. Objectives include learning the Greek alphabet, vocabulary and some grammar. Lexical tools are introduced and explained. A unique teaching technique for studying the Greek New Testament is taught. [L]

* These courses require special scheduling and the purchase of additional books.

Practical Theology

PT-101 Life Management 3

A study of total life management according to godly principles. How to change and manage your life by choices and decisions using the Word of God. [S]

PT-123 Praise Life 3

A study of praise and worship throughout the Old and New Testaments. Beginning in the Old Testament, this fascinating course examines the concepts and practices of praise and worship. With the wonderful freedom experienced over the past several years in this area, it is important that we understand the roots of this subject to maintain the ground we have gained. [S]

PT-130L Life Practics 3

Life Practics is a course of practical application. Students will learn goal setting principles and actually set goals with action plans and documented accomplishments. They will learn communication techniques, including the Temperaments; how to effectively deal with change since it is such a part of our lives; and will learn effective tools to deal with conflict. How to develop and lead a team is one of the modules in this class which includes how to effectively plan and conduct meetings. [L]

PT-135 Biblical Research Principles 3

Bible Study Research Principles is designed to involve the student in a practically learning process of proper Biblical Study Methods in a way that will provide a step-by-step process for gleaning truth from God’s Word for private study and public sharing whether in a small group or before public assemblies. [L]

PT-140 Managing Your Money 3

The purpose of this course from Crown Financial Ministries’ is to learn the principles of handling money and possessions. The course presents practical ways to integrate these principles into life. The discovery and practice of these principles will assist one in drawing closer to Christ, and submitting more fully to Him as Lord because of the contentment derived from having set one’s financial house in order. [L]

PT-150 Under Cover 3

The purpose of this course is to expose the subtle yet rampant tactics the enemy uses against believers – the failure to recognize and properly relate to Divine Authority. With practical, personal examples and strong, biblical foundation, this course reminds us the kingdom of God is just that – a kingdom, ruled by a King, where there is order and authority. You may wonder about harsh or corrupt leaders. How could protection possibly be found under them? Learn to by-pass the immediate authority you see and tap into God’s. His promises supersede the laws of men, and in Him we can trust. [L/SV]

PT-197L Personal Enrichment & Spiritual Development 1 3

This course is the first semester of a two year discipline to establish a daily Bible reading, prayer and study habits to produce spiritual growth by daily hearing God speak through His Word. It deals with the areas that are practical and necessary to master in order to live an overcoming Christian life. The Bible reading guide flows from one semester into the next and is an effective tool extending beyond the classroom. The student will read the Bible through during the year; become familiar with the background contents of each book of the Bible; commit to memory key scriptures; keep a journal of personal scriptural discoveries and discuss these in class. [L]

PT-198L Personal Enrichment & Spiritual Development 2 3

This course is the second semester of a two year discipline to establish a daily Bible reading, prayer and study habits to produce spiritual growth by daily hearing God speak through His Word. It deals with the areas that are practical and necessary to master in order to live an overcoming Christian life. The Bible reading guide flows from one semester into the next and is an effective tool extending beyond the classroom. The student will read the Bible through during the year; become familiar with the background contents of each book of the Bible; commit to memory key scriptures; keep a journal of personal scriptural discoveries and discuss these in class. [L]

PT-200 Prayer that Breaks Through 3

There are many factors in our life that produce bondage. In this study, the student will learn that there is one consistent method of obtaining the needed breakthrough and that is the Word and prayer. It is the source of power for spiritual warfare, even bringing breakthroughs in the area of generational curses. [SV]

PT-210 Principles of Victorious Living I 3

This is the first part of a two semester course focused on helping the believer to develop a lifestyle that leads them through the happenings of life into the realities of living a victorious overcoming life. The first semester focuses on living by faith, the power of the Gospel, and the involvement of praise and worship in one’s life. [SV]

PT-211 Principles of Victorious Living II 3

This is the second part of a two semester course focused on helping the believer to develop a lifestyle that leads them through the happenings of life into the realities of living a victorious overcoming life. Here the believer looks at what is called, “wilderness mentalities;” how to be led by the Spirit and learning how to live to give. [SV]

PT-220 Living Beyond Yourself: 3 Living Beyond Yourself:

Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit is an interactive group and self-study course studying the Book of Galatians, concentrating on Galatians 5:22-23. [S]

PT-230 The Road to Repentance 3

Study the process of restoration and inner healing in the life of the instructor. Students will discover what he learned; how it was turned around to help hurting people overcome their pain and the grace of God in the life of a repentant person. [SV]

PT-241 Exposing Spiritual Seduction 3

This is a study of the impact upon a life when one is involved in listening to or spreading gossip, slander or other forms of evil reports. Emphasis will be placed upon the repercussions that occur within a life and how it impacts those around us. The different levels (or stair steps) of defilement that lead to deception will be investigated. Specific biblical examples will be utilized to help each student grasp the seriousness of the issue. Practical, biblical strategies and interventions will be presented to aid each person in resisting the trap of the enemy. [L]

PT-297L Personal Enrichment & Spiritual Development 3 3

This course is the second year, first semester of a two year discipline to establish a daily Bible reading, prayer and study habits to produce spiritual growth by daily hearing God speak through His Word. It deals with the areas that are practical and necessary to master in order to live an overcoming Christian life. The Bible reading guide flows from one semester into the next and is an effective tool extending beyond the classroom. The student will read the Bible through during the year; become familiar with the background contents of each book of the Bible; commit to memory key scriptures; keep a journal of personal scriptural discoveries and discuss these in class. [L]

PT-298L Personal Enrichment & Spiritual Development 4 3

This course is the second year, second semester of a two year discipline to establish a daily Bible reading, prayer and study habits to produce spiritual growth by daily hearing God speak through His Word. It deals with the areas that are practical and necessary to master in order to live an overcoming Christian life. The Bible reading guide flows from one semester into the next and is an effective tool extending beyond the classroom. The student will read the Bible through during the year; become familiar with the background contents of each book of the Bible; commit to memory key scriptures; keep a journal of personal scriptural discoveries and discuss these in class. [L]

PT-325 Help! I am A Pastor’s Wife 3

A personal practical look at the many facets of being the wife of a pastor. Included are such topics as: The Call; What is a Pastor’s Wife; Prioritizing You Life; Expectations; My Husband; Prayer; Stress and Discouragement and others all from the personal life and experience of the author through her life as the daughter of a pastor, a pastor’s wife and the mother of a pastor. [L]

PT-340 Extraordinary

John Bevere reveals how all of us were "meant for more," extraordinarily created and intended for a life that is anything but ordinary. Here is the road-map for your journey of transformation. You are marked for a life that far surpasses the usual definitions of success or fulfillment.

PT-342 Grace: The Making of Character 3

This course seeks to define of the theological and practical way which God has designed to bring wholeness to the believer’s life. It presents the doctrine of grace and then applies it to the Beatitudes so that “grace” as a practical working manifestation of God’s power, will be defined and applied to the attitudinal problems that believers face. [SV]

PT-354 The Church Triumphant 3

Jesus announced, "I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." This thrilling, topical study of the book of Acts reveals church in action as a pattern for our lives and ministries today. It will inspire the student into a new and greater dimension of supernatural living as signs, wonders and miracles are released in their daily lives. This study has as its center focus the beginning of the church and how it relates to us today.

PT-400 Drawing Near 3

In this course you will embark on an adventurous journey to help you unlock the mysteries of God, enter into His presence, communicate with the Holy Spirit, cultivate obedience, and develop a true hear of worship. Don’t just settle for know “about” God when you can truly “know” God. [SV]

PT-410 A Heart Ablaze 3

This course will take you on a mission to a place where you can actually live the reality of a transformed life, a life of passion, glory and holy power. Intimacy with the Holy Spirit, obedience to God, and a fruitful life full of fiery glory are available to each of us. More than just knowing about God and what He does, you can actually know God and who He is. You will be transformed by the renewing of your heart and mind, and you can carry His grace and glory to multitudes of others. [SV]

PT-440 The Bait of Satan 3

This course is a study of the biblical principles of responding God’s way to the inevitable opportunities for offense. Have you been trapped? Are you compelled to tell your side of the story? Do you fight thoughts of suspicion or distrust? Are you constantly rehearsing past hurts? Have you lost hope because of what someone else did to you? Your response determines your future. [SV]

PT-446 Driven by Eternity 3

In this course, you will be reminded that we were created for eternity. This life on the earth is but a vapor. Yet too many live as though there is nothing on the other side. Scriptural laws and principles may be applied to achieve success on earth, but are we prepared for eternity? Have we failed to remember we will all have to stand before the Great Judge of heaven and earth? These judgments will determine how we spend eternity. [SV]

PT-450 Communion with God 3

This is a thoroughly practical course on hearing God’s voice, something all Christians long to do but all too many find difficult. Biblical techniques of vision and journaling will be used to help you discern and clarify the spontaneous thoughts that come to you from God. The key verses used are Habakkuk 2:1-2. The goal is that you commune (converse) with God through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and that this communion flow both ways. [SV]

Christian Education

CE-101 Generation to Generation 3

Perpetuating the work of God requires a focus on children and youth within the local church. This course is designed to stimulate, challenge and give direction with an introduction to this ministry in both levels of generational ministries. [SV]

CE-105 Church Developmental Concepts 3

Involved in this course are subjects like: mobilization, education, small group ministry, cell groups, church planting with practical live sessions with the Pastoral team. [SV]

CE-120 Foundations of Christian Education 3

The Defining Nature of CE; The Teaching-Learning Process of CE; The Ministry of CE; The Church’s Strategies for CE; The Church’s Allies For Christian Education. [S]

CE-240 Creative Bible Teaching 3

This course is designed to help you in your preparation, study and delivery of an effective Bible lesson. It gives you step by step instructions on how to plan, organize and motivate students of all ages. [S]

CE-302 Educational Psychology 3

Acquaints the student with various learning theorists and models of learning. Focus is on the generation of practical solutions to problems as associated with the teaching-learning process. [S]

CE-403 Christian Education 3

This course is designed to provide pastors, Christian educators, ministers, and lay leaders a general approach to Christian education and some specific plans to meet with those approaches. Christian education is not just Sunday School or the education of our children, but involves all of the activities that take place in the Body of Christ. The text that is used provides a theology of Christian education, not the theology of Christian education. This course will assist students in utilizing the Word of God to direct the educational process of not only themselves and their families but also the local Body of Christ. [S]

CE-425 Philosophy of Christian Education [S] 3

CE-450 Multi-cultural Education [S] 3

Church Leadership

CL-101 Leadership Fundamentals 3

Becoming a leader and developing leaders requires a personal foundation, and an understanding of leadership from the “inside-out.” This course set the stage for leadership fundamental concepts that begin with the leader. The student will become involved in such topics as: The heart of a leader; integrity; vision; organization and authority. [V]

CL-110 Church Government 3

A study of the various forms of church government. [S]

CL-120 Preparation For Ministry 3

Preparing for ministry through a study of attitudes, motivational gifts and the ministry of helps. The emphasis of this course will be on the practical information needed for preparation for the full-time ministry. [S]

CL-150L Ministry Participation Course 1 3

This course is designed to give first year students a hands-on approach to different areas of ministry in the local church. Each student will be involved in areas such as administration and office, media, children, youth and music.

CL-152L Ministry Participation Course 2 3

This is a second year hands-on course that allows the student to actually serve in one specific area of ministry. Children, Youth, and Music ministry are the central focus of this class. The majority of time spent in this course happens outside of the classroom.

CL-216 Foundational Principles for Biblical Leadership 3

This course builds upon biblical principles for the personal development of the leader himself. It begins with a desire for leadership in the Church and ends with the transmission of that desire into the next generation. [L]

CL-250L Ministry Leadership Participation Course 1

Second year LTI students

CL-252L Ministry Leadership Participation Course 2

Second year LTI students.

CL-320 Ethics And Excellence 3

This course studies various aspects of ethics, attitudes and problem areas of ministry. [S]

Biblical Theology

BT-101 Basic Christian Doctrines 3

This course is a topical study of the Bible dealing with a variety of doctrines. You will discover the biblical reasons why we do what we do. The class is divided into three segments, the first which begins with doctrinal issues from simplistic to more difficult as you advance to the final segment. Doctrinal issues that are covered include topics such as repentance, prayer, angelology and church government. [L/SV]

BT-105 Expecting the Supernatural 3

The Church had a supernatural birth. The Holy Spirit is a supernatural gift to believers. Healing is supernatural. Therefore believers can expect to see the signs and wonders of the stripes of Jesus in miracles of healing. [SV]

BT-110 Prayer Life 3

A study of the types of prayer and their necessity in our daily lives. [S] BT-130 God’s Authority in the Believer 3 This course looks into the authority of God that has been delegated to the Believer. Before we can fully understand the authority that a Believer has, we must realize the need to submit to authority first. [S]

BT-140 Christ Our Healer 3

This course is designed to establish a consistent Biblical basis for the willingness of God to heal all, to determine from Scripture why people fail to receive healing, and to equip students to minister God's healing to others. [S]

BT-213 Systematic Theology I 3

An introduction to systematic theology; including bibliology and basic theology. [S]

BT-223 Systematic Theology II 3

A study of angelology, demonology, anthropology and Christology. [S]

BT-242 Man And His Immaterial Nature 3

This is a study of the three-fold nature of man. It explains the function of our three-fold nature in the life of the believer and its implications for the restoration of their function so that which we can be what we were created to be. [L]

BT-250 Foundations of Faith I 3 What is Faith?

Faith is a law that allows man to rise above physical limitations and natural ability and deal with circumstances in the supernatural authority of God. You will learn the differences between: The law of Faith; The Word of Faith; and the Spirit of Faith? [L]

BT-310 Foundations of Faith II 3

This course is a study of mountain-moving faith. If you had to pinpoint your faith: Would you find it in your heart or in your mouth? And, when Jesus returns to earth, will He find faith in you? [L]

BT-323 Systematic Theology III 3 Pneumatology

A Study of the Holy Spirit - To establish by the Word of God the person and character of the Holy Spirit and to set forth the individual work and operation of the Holy Spirit in the church. Emphasis is the person of the Holy Spirit to make the student more aware of Who He is rather than what He is. [SL}

BT-330 The Authority of the Believer 3

This powerful study on the Authority of the Believer will bring a revelation of restored dominion into the lives of each student. They will learn how to quit losing and start winning in every struggle of life. Believers will be motivated by a fresh revelation of who they are in Jesus Christ. This study will release a boldness and confidence of victory into the lives of the students. [SV]

BT-332 Systematic Theology IV 3

A study of ecclesiology, eschatology, hamartiology, and soteriology. [S]

BT-415 Blood Covenant 3

A study of the blood covenant and of the covenants from the Garden of Eden through the new and better covenant in Christ. One of the most fundamental concepts in God's Word is that of the Covenant upon which He has established our relationship with Him. Without understanding this concept, the child of God cannot appreciate the depth and power of the relationship we have with Him. [S]

Christian Couseling

CC-115 Theology of Biblical Counseling 3

This course connects biblical doctrine with practical living. The student will gain an insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling. The connection between solid theology and practical application will become compelling. This course will proclaim the sufficiency of God’s Word through the Holy Spirit to change lives and glorify God. [LH]

CC-150 Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3

In this in-depth introduction to the biblical basis for counseling, the student will learn the qualities, functions, roles and resources of biblical counselors, as well as how biblical counseling differs from other kinds of counseling. Students will also learn the key elements and methods of the discipleship/counseling process, including how to recognize those who are called to disciple/counsel, how to build involvement and how to care/confront. [LH+]

CC-170 Issues in Biblical Counseling 3

Students will learn how to counsel common issues faced in Biblical Counseling, including how to handle fear, anger, depression, worry, finances, life dominating problems/addictions, and hopelessness. Students will also learn practical methods of using homework and evaluating the counseling process. [LH+]

CC-220 Pastoral Premarital Counseling 3

This is an actual premarital counseling experience. The student will experience the practical aspects in class as one undergoing premarital counseling. This course is presented from the pastoral perspective. It is for those who desire to personally prepare for their future marital experience, as well as those already engaged. [L^]

CC-250 Relationships: Keys to Growth 3

In this practical and encouraging class, students will find and apply God’s answers concerning thorny issues in enriching good relationships, as well as reconciling difficult ones. Relationships within the Trinity, as well as those between God, Christ and the Church will be used as the model. They will then will be applied to specific issues in the single life, marriage, parenting, and divorce. Additional topics include com CC-270 Case Studies & Observations 3 Students will learn to analyse and evaluate good, biblically-consistent counseling techniques and content from discussing case studies, as well as from observing video tapes of counseling sessions.. [LH+]

CC-300 Advanced Issues in Biblical Counseling 3

Students will learn how to counsel complex issues faced in Biblical Counseling, including how to counsel children and adolescents, as well as how to handle counselees who are grieving, co-dependent, abused, or seeking reconciliation. [LH]

CC-320 Premarital Counseling 3

The student will learn the importance of premarital counseling for marital preparation, as well as the roles of the church and its ministers in this process. It will prepare the learner with a sound, step-by-step model for premarital counseling by presenting a biblical overview for marriage, how to apply scriptural principles to practical issues of married life, and how to use worksheets, inventories and Bible studies to prepare the couple for a Christ-centered marriage. [LH]

CC-425 Applied Biblical Concepts In Counseling 3

Students will learn how to disciple/counsel in the basic areas of salvation, assurance of salvation, sanctification, God’s attributes, the Bible, prayer, the Holy Spirit, fellowship, evangelism, temptation and obedience. The student will study basic discipleship with a trainer, and then he/she will mentor another student through the course work. [LH]

CC-465 Symposium: NANC Exam Preparation 3

The student will learn how to study for the National Association Nouthetic Counselors Counseling and Theology exams, as well as how to write the answers clearly, in academic form, and with biblically accurate content.. [LH]

CC-550 Biblical Counseling Practicum* (3 credit hours): 3

The student will have the opportunity to practice the principles, methods and techniques of biblical counseling learned in previous course work in a structured context, as well as to participate in varied aspects of a counseling center. Students will learn to “read” the counselee(s), analyze cases, determine an agenda and carry it out. In addition, students will discover how to determine when a counselee should be dismissed from counseling. Limited enrollment; acceptance into the program is required. [LH]

CC-570 Biblical Counseling Internship (**) 6

The students will have a focused opportunity to practice the principles, methods and techniques of biblical counseling within a mentoring relationship, as well as to participate in varied aspects of a counseling center. Students will learn to apply academic knowledge to limited situations within actual counseling sessions, to analyze the essential factors involved in actual counseling situations, and to synthesize a personal biblical counseling method. In addition, they will learn to evaluate themselves as counselors, their relationship with supervisor(s) and the agency/ministry in which the counselor serves. Limited enrollment; acceptance into the program is required. [LH]

  • Available as scheduled by Life Church Pastoral Staff
  • Courses required for NANC Certification:
  • Number of hours if practicum is 2-4 full days/week for 1 full semester.
  • Number of hours if internship is 3-4 full days/week for 1 full semester.
  • Taught by Hope Biblical Counseling Center
Communications

CO-215 Homiletics - The Basics of Preaching 3

A study in the preparation and delivery of the spoken Word, classifications, methods and delivery of pulpit message. This course begins with instruction in public speaking and then directs the student in how to use those techniques in sermon and teaching preparation. Students are then given the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned, evaluated on an individual basis, and given guidance on their presentations. [L]

CO-315 Preparation For Biblical Preaching And Teaching 3

Creating and preaching/teaching expository messages. A basic study of the principles of the development and delivery of expository sermons and teachings. Construction and delivery is a vital part of the course and the class room. Emphasis is placed upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of God's Word. [L]

Missions/Evangelism

ME-101 The Great Commission 3

This course is an inspirational study of the fundamental principles of witnessing from the life and example of Jesus as our: model, inspiration; response, action, credibility and legality. It undergirds the commission of evangelism with the impetus of “power” rather than “obligation.” Thus the student will be motivated by a “spirit of evangelism” to become an actively involved as a witness. [SV]

ME-110 Introduction To Personal Evangelism 3

This course will teach the concept of evangelism, including personal, local, and worldwide focus. It is a study on how to share Jesus effectively and in all situations. [SV]

ME-180 Missions Participation 1 3

To expose students to the Work of Christ overseas by involving them in ministry in the foreign fields. The students will develop their ministry as a team, making plans, raising additional finances, preparing all materials, videos, etc. Each will be required to write a paper (double spaced) and include their personal evaluation and impact of the trip on their life from the inception of planning and preparation and the return.

ME-250 Missions Specialization Field Lab 3

This field lab requires the student to spend a minimum of fourteen (14) days on the mission field with a missionary or under the direction of a field director. Prior to going the student must read the text book, Psychology of Missionary Adjustment and write a report on the impact of the text on the missions experience. The student will maintain a daily journal, recording their thoughts, activities, impressions, difficulties, victories and other significant happenings.

ME-280 Missions Participation 2 3

To expose students to an overseas experience by involving them in ministry in the foreign fields. The students will develop their ministry as a team, making plans, raising additional finances, preparing all materials, videos, etc. Each will be required to write a paper (double spaced) and include their personal evaluation and impact of the trip on their life from the inception of planning and preparation and the return.

ME-380 The Integration of Church and Missions 3

This course is a hands-on course designed to expose a potential missionary minded student to the work of Missions within the local Church. The students will work with the Church Missions Director; the Church Mission’s Coordinator to promote missions with the local Church. Daily work will be part of the student’s missions experience.

Master's Courses

BI - 510 The Life of Moses - 3 credits – An in-depth look at the Prophet and Law-giver

BI - 521 The Tabernacle of Moses - 3 credits – A detailed look at the Tabernacle in the wilderness and it furnishings

BI - 530 A Study of the Old Testament - 3 credits – An in-depth look at the overall old Testament

BI - 540 Psalms Book 1 - 3 credits – A basic look at the first portion of the song book of the Old Testament.

BI - 541 Psalms Book 2 - 3 credits – A basic look at the second portion of the song book of the Old Testament.

BI - 542 Psalms Book 3 - 3 credits – A basic look at the third portion of the song book of the Old Testament.

BI - 543 Psalms Book 4 - 3 credits – A basic look at the fourth portion of the song book of the Old Testament.

BI - 544 Psalms Book 5 - 3 credits – A basic look at the fifth portion of the song book of the Old Testament.

BI - 500 The Acts of the Apostles - 3 credits – An in-depth look at the Book of Acts, including Paul’s missionary journeys, the outstanding characters of Acts, and church government being established.

BI - 506 In-Depth Study of the Book of James - 4 credits – An in-depth look at James, which looks at the use of the tongue and the wisdom of the Old Testament to First Century Believers.

BI - 540 The Letters of Peter - 3 credits – An examination of the Letters of the Apostle Peter and his concerns about false doctrines

BT - 550 Reign of Grace - 4 credits – A serious look at chapters 5 through 8 of Paul’s letter to the Roman Church, discovering the true meaning of redemption.

BI - 580 Comprehensive Survey of the New Testament - 3 credits – A look at the entire New Testament, piecing together the puzzle of redemption planned by God.

BT - 532 The Believer’s Anointing - 3 credits – Bible Anointing studied, with the hindrances and development of individual and corporate anointing, as well as the signs and proofs. BT - 553 Spiritual Warfare III - 3 credits – A more in-depth look at the tactics of the enemy, terminology, investigating witchcraft, and Satanism

BT - 560 Graduate Hermeneutics - 3 credits – Studies of interpretation, semantics, and systematic hermeneutics of the Bible.

BT - 570 Understanding & Ministering in the Anointing - 3 credits – A complete study of the anointing and how to minister in it.

BT - 580 God’s Righteousness in the Believer - 3 credits – An in-depth look at righteousness, its impartation and imputation to the Believer’s account

CE - 500 Christian Education - 3 credits – A study of developing a philosophy of Christian Education as well as looking at Christ as the Master Teacher.

CL - 510 Principles of Leadership - 3 credits – A study of developing right habits, being a team player, and developing the character of a leader according to Jesus leadership model.

CL - 520 Church Ethics 3 credits –

CC - 540 Anger’s Slippery Slope - 3 credits – The course uses biblical truths and psychological perspectives to address the slippery slope of a person’s anger.

CC - 560 Christian Counseling I - 3 credits – Studying the counselor, their personal issues, as well as interpersonal issues and family issues.

CC - 562 Christian Counseling II - 3 credits – A study of the issues that face people, including identity and developmental issues, as well as dealing with addictions, finances, vocational and spiritual issues.

ME - 560 Religions of the World - 3 credits – A study of the major Religions of the world and the truths of the Word of God that refute the claims of non-Christian religions.

ME - 565 Modern Day Deviant Religions & Cults - 4 credits – A study of the deviant religions and cults existing today in the United States.

Doctorate Courses

BI - 611 Israel’s History - 3 credits – A study of Israel, its birth, development into a nation and subjugation as a nation.

BI - 680 Fundamentals of Messiah - 3 credits– An in-depth look at the fundamentals of the Messiah.

BI - 675 Understanding the Psalms - 3 credits – An in-depth look at the Psalm book of the Old Testament BI - 610 A Harmony of the Gospels - 3 credits – A comparison of the Gospels with a focus on the preparation and ministry of Jesus.

BI - 620 The Life of Christ - 3 credits – A study of Jesus from birth through His ascendency

BI - 630 The Sermon on the Mount - 4 credits – An in-depth study of the Sermon on the Mount and the teachings of Messiah. Topics include: Blessings, Commands, Devotions, Goals, and Warnings .

BI - 642 Epistles to the Messianic Hebrews - 4 credits – An extensive study of the Letter written to the Messianic Jews, demonstrating the pillars of Ancient Judaism with a comparison to the Book of Leviticus.

BT - 638 Exposing the Devil’s Lair - 3 credits – A study of witchcraft, with its definitions, terminology, and symbols.

BT - 640 Covenants - 3 credits – An in-depth look at the Eight major Covenants of the Bible from Eden to the Messianic New Covenant.

BT - 665 Spiritual Warfare IV - 3 credits – A look at how Jesus dealt with demonic spirits, demonic behavior, demonic attitudes, and deliverance.

BT - 670 Hermeneutics - 3 credits – An extensive study on Biblical interpretation, learning to apply Biblical Hermeneutics to Biblical text

CL - 651 Building Strong Leaders - 3 credits – This course studies practical issues in ministry, counseling in ministry, financial management, and the dynamics of Christian ministry.

CL - 650 Integrity - 3 credits – A study of integrity in the various aspects of ministry and private life.

CC - 623 Counseling for Change - 3 credits – Covers a wide spectrum of counseling issues with avenues to bring about change in the counselee.

CC - 629 Counseling, Psychology and the Christian - 3 credits – This course studies the composite of the Christian with emphasis on the contrast between his mind, will, emotions and human spirit.

CC - 630 Marriage Counseling - 3 credits – A study of the process and critical issues of pre-ceremony and post-ceremony marriage counseling.

ME - 660 World Religions - 4 credits – An in-depth study of the cults, occult, secular religions, non-Christian religions, and orthodox Christianity.

BI - 651 The Epistles of John - 3 credits – A look at the Letters of John to the Believing Churches, focusing on the love of God, and his warnings concerning false teachers.

BT - 603 Tithing: Before, During and After The Law - 3 credits – A comprehensive look at the Biblical Tithe and it progression throughout the Old Testament. This study will demonstrate how the New Testament was impacted by the principles of Tithing established in the Old Testament.

BI - 627 The Jewishness of Jesus - 4 credits – A look at the Life and times surrounding Jesus, the Messiah and how He lived out the Old Testament. This study also looks at the Biblical Feasts and gives an allegorical view of Messiah.

BI - 685 Messiah and the Feasts of the Lord – An in-depth study of the feasts and their fore-shadowing the coming of Messiah.

BI - 671 The Book of Revelation – An in-depth study of the book of final things, including things seen, that are, and that shall be hereafter.