20th Century Church Movements
This course is designed to equip the student with a knowledge of the 20th Century church movements, the key figures involved and how we can learn from their successes and failures. The student will also be helped to cultivate an appreciation of their spiritual heritage as well as develop an awareness of the issues that face the church today.
Biblical hermeneutics is the study of the principles and methods involved in interpreting the text of the Bible. 2 Timothy 2:15 commands believers to be involved in hermeneutics - Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. The purpose of studying this subject is to help students know how to properly interpret, understand and apply the Bible.
The study of church history reminds us of Christ's words: "I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." This course gives a brief overview of the different periods of church history from the time of the apostles until the 20th Century. It will inspire the student as they look at the key movements and turning points as well as the characters involved, many of whom made tremendous sacrifices to give us the gospel and religious freedom we have today. The method of study is by lectured material and supplementary video content.
The word 'ecclesiology' comes from two Greek words meaning 'assembly' and 'word-combining' to mean 'the study of the church'. The church is the assembly of believers who belong to God, and the study of ecclesiology is crucial to understanding God's purpose for believers in the world today. This course will help the student gain an understanding of the role, ordinances and purpose of the church and its members.
Effective Christian Counselling
The purpose of this course is to examine various forms of secular counselling techniques, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages and how they have infiltrated biblical counselling. Then, from this understanding, consideration is given to the correct methods of effective biblical counselling with the outcome that the student can apply the wisdom and Word of God in any counselling situation.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
This course provides a study of the nine gifts of the Spirit, as named in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. These are the ‘Word of Wisdom’, the ‘Word of Knowledge’, the ‘Gift of Faith, the ‘Gifts of Healings’, the ‘Working of Miracles’, the ‘Gift of Prophecy’, the ‘Discerning of Spirits’, ‘Different Kinds of Tongues’ and the ‘Interpretation of Tongues’. The following questions will be addressed: What are the gifts of the Spirit used for? How can you know that you have particular gifts of the Spirit? What does the believer do with these gifts in the church? Are some gifts more important than others? Are the gifts of healing still being accessed today by believers? Is the gift of miracles still existent in the church today?
Homiletics 1 & 2
The course is designed to equip students to be effective, anointed and dynamic communicators of God’s Good News. Part 1 includes: ‘An Introduction to Creative Communication’, ‘Seven Facts about the Preaching and Teaching Ministry of Jesus’, ‘The Essential Qualifications of a Preacher’, ‘A Study of the Different Types of Sermons' and 'The Structure of a Sermon'. Part 2 includes class workshops in preparing a suitable sermon outline, culminating in the delivery of a 15-minute sermon to fellow students.
Keys to Kingdom Character
This course looks at the opening verses of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ commonly known as the ‘Beatitudes’. An in-depth study in both the meaning and application of each beatitude will be made, encouraging the student to embrace the conditions and attitudes of the heart that Jesus teaches as blessed in order to walk in greater maturity and blessing.
Life of Honour
Romans 13:7 states: Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. According to the Word, as believers, we are to live a life of honour toward God and others. This course is designed to thoroughly explore the subject of biblical honour while giving attention to and exploring the characteristics and benefits of one who is living a life of honour.
Book of Romans
At the time of the Apostle Paul, the church in Rome was the capital of the gentile world. Paul, knowing the strategic value of strengthening the body of believers there, wrote his letter to the Romans with the purpose of laying a strong doctrinal foundation. This letter stands as the clearest and most systematic presentation of Christian doctrine in the Bible, revealing answers to important questions and supplying information on many topics, such as salvation, the sovereignty of God, judgment, spiritual growth and the righteousness of God.
Heroes of Faith
This course is an expositional study of Hebrews chapter 11 and the student will understand that living by faith is the only way to please God and get God's results. True faith will evident by its fruit, works, effects, and will put God first in every situation.
An exegetical study focusing on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Pauline epistles in the New Testament.
The Love Walk
This course teaches us how to let the love of God dominate our lives rather than allow our flesh or our unredeemed thinking to rule us. Students will be encouraged, exhorted, and provoked to press into God, make a decision, and a commitment to really get to know the Father. The student will learn that by walking in the love of God, one can walk in victory in every area of life.
The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread
A, single, scarlet thread runs through the entire Bible, weaving a beautiful garment of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. This thread shows how the Old and New Testament fit together to tell one complete story. This sacred thread is the blood covenant Jesus made with God for you.
Growing in God
To reach your full potential in Christ, you must learn: the foundational steps to growth, God's keys to growing spiritually and the exciting rewards of growing God's way for His Kingdom.
Life of Paul
The Apostle Paul is one of the most influential Christians who has ever lived. This course makes a study of the apostle’s life, the times in which he lived and the events that shaped him as a man. Throughout the course, significant waypoints in Paul’s life will be identified, learning with his listeners and readers, the many mysteries he was instrumental in imparting to the church. At the completion of the course, the student should be able to critically evaluate the impact Paul made in the world through his theology, his various missionary journeys and, importantly, the Jerusalem Council.
In Search of Timothy (video)
1 & 2 Timothy and Titus are considered the ‘Pastoral Epistles’ as they are written to the individual leaders of churches. These epistles deal with handling issues in the church, such as leadership qualifications, doctrine, behaviour and false teachers. However, these epistles also detail the qualities every leader longs to find within his staff and other key leaders. Studying the example of Timothy can serve as a pattern for every believer to follow and emulate as supportive ministers and team players who are serving leaders today. Instruction will be by a lecture with supplementary video content.
This course is designed to make students aware of the connection between effective ministry and the development of people skills. The teaching material considers the qualities necessary to become a 'people person, how to improve one's own people skills, how to work with the challenges that frequently present themselves when relating to others and the principles of people management. The course will also include teaching on the principle of setting boundaries in relationships.
Service in Ministry
Most people in the Body of Christ will find their place in a supportive role or ministry. This course is designed to provide the student with biblical principles pertaining to vital areas of service in ministry within the local church, including proven servanthood principles found in the Word of God. Students will be challenged to identify and utilise the gifting and talent that God has placed in each of them and to use those gifts to benefit the Body of Christ in their local church. Throughout their studies, students are required to serve in some of the departments within their local church setting.
Spiritual Growth and Maturity
At the new birth, we all begin as spiritual babies, but God does not intend for us to stay that way. This course equips students with the scriptural basis for spiritual growth, and they will discover exactly what spiritual growth is and is not. It helps students to identify their own level of spiritual maturity and know what practical steps to take in order to grow in Christ. The hindrances to spiritual growth will also be examined to allow students to remove any barriers that may be present in their lives.
This course is designed to give a proper understanding of the believer’s role in the ministry of reconciliation and the end-time harvest of souls through personal evangelism. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to evaluate the need for evangelism in today’s world, explain a variety of methods of evangelism and understand that there are only certain biblical principles that will empower believers to evangelize effectively. Before the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate how to effectively share the gospel in personal evangelism and will have presented the plan of salvation to a minimum of one person. The last three lectures will involve an outreach into the local community.
The Character of God
This subject equips students with knowledge and understanding of the nature and attributes of God the Father as well as the nature and operation of the trinity. The material explored will enable students to grow in their relationship with God as their creator, heavenly Father and Lord through a greater revelation of Him as revealed in the Word. Topics covered include: ‘The Importance of Knowing God’, ‘The Existence of God’, ‘The Names of God’, ‘The Attributes of God’, ‘Essential Attributes’, ‘Moral Attributes’, ‘Descriptions and Pictures of God’ and ‘The Trinity’.
The Old Testament Tabernacle was created by God. God had a desire to spend time with His people and the tabernacle was one of the places in which He would do it. In this course you will learn many details about this wonderful invention of Gods referred to as The Tabernacle. Practical everyday lessons on how to live for God will be a part of the instructions you will receive. We, as Christians, are referred to in the New Testament as a Royal Priesthood. This class will shed light on the Priesthood’s practices, behaviors, and responsibilities as seen in association with the tabernacle. An understanding and practice of these things will enrich the students’ walk with God.
Grace is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the church today, and yet is one of the most important. In a day and age when the message of grace is being twisted and distorted, this course examines the many sides of grace in a systematic manner that traces grace throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the end, grace will be seen not only as of the unmerited favor of God but also as the empowerment to live the Christian life.
To gain a fuller understanding of the concept, the process, the parameters and the impact of vision. To enable the student to understand the mind of God in relation to their calling so that obedience to His vision for their ministries will be a matter of fact. To discover your place in the vision as a leader, an associate or staff member or simply identifying and understanding your function and place in the vision of the organization.
Proverbs 4:7 says: The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. The book of Proverbs is a prime reference source for wisdom in the practical details of daily existence. This course will provide a study of the practical teachings and spiritual truths contained in the book of Proverbs and how they can be applied to everyday life.