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Fall 2017 Classes

CENTRAL CAMPUS

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY: Instructor – Pastor Keith Nelson

This course is an introductory course for New Testament Study. Students will learn about the authors, historical setting, theological themes and literary features of the books of the New Testament as they are systematically surveyed.

Monday: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13,20, 27.

Textbooks: Instructor’s Handbook (included w/ tuition) and your bible

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Instructors — Professors Ella Lewis and Carol Smith

This class is designed to expose the student to the major doctrines of the Bible. Each doctrine will be studied in an organized and connected manner with the goal of creating a tight knit theological system, which students can use for discerning truth from heresy.

Monday: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13,20, 27.

Textbook: Bible Doctrine—Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith, Wayne Grudem

INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW 1: Instructor — Professor Michael Smokovitz

This course is an introduction to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament. Students will be both challenged and inspired to seek deeper levels of knowledge and understanding of the Bible through its original languages, and be given a basic set of tools and resources for doing so.

Monday: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13,20, 27.

Textbook: Hebrew for the Rest of Us, Lee M. Fields

CHURCH HISTORY 1: Instructor — Pastor Andrew Robinson & Professor Colleen Turrell

This course will examine the first millennia of Christian history. Attention will be given to the major thinkers, heresies, places, movements and creeds of the Church. The contemporary significance of the history of the Church will be discussed.

Wednesday: September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

Textbooks: The Story of Christianity — Vol. 1, Justo Gonzalez

INTRODUCTION TO GREEK 1: Instructor — Professor Michael Smokovitz

This course is an introduction to the Greek language of the New Testament. Students will be both challenged and inspired to seek deeper levels of knowledge and understanding of the Bible through its original languages, and be given a basic set of tools and resources for doing so.

Wednesday: September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

Text Book: Greek For The Rest of Us, William D. Mounce

HOMILETICS: Instructor — Pastor Les Smith

This class will teach students the art of sound biblical teaching and preaching. Picking up where Hermeneutics left off, students will learn how to communicate the original meaning of a text in a relevant and powerful way to a contemporary audience. Students will also be required to show proficiency in the areas of biblical research and sermon preparation.

Wednesday: September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22

Textbook: Handbook of Contemporary Preaching, Michael Duduit, Editor

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CHURCH HISTORY 1: Instructor — Pastor Andrew Robinson & Professor Colleen Turrell

This course will examine the first millennia of Christian history. Attention will be given to the major thinkers, heresies, places, movements and creeds of the Church. The contemporary significance of the history of the Church will be discussed.

Textbooks: The Story of Christianity — Vol. 1, Justo Gonzalez

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STERLING HEIGHTS CAMPUS

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE: Instructor — Dr. Don Pedde

This course is designed to teach the student how to use the Inductive Bible Study method. The principles of observation, interpretation and application will be used to analyze and explore the Scripture. (DBI course ID: Inductive Bible Study)

Tuesday: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Text Book: Living by the Book By Howard G. Hendricks and William D. Hendricks

THE LAW AND THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN: Instructor – Pastor Analee Dunn

This course will survey the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and lift up key themes and stories that form the basis for and identity of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of the Pentateuch in the life of Israel and the New Testament authors. (DBI course ID: The Pentateuch)

TUESDAY: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Text Book: TBD

THE LIFE OF CHRIST: Instructor — Dr. George Johnson

This survey course looks at the key elements of the life and teachings of Christ. Students will also develop a greater appreciation for the uniqueness of each gospel as the literary styles, main themes, authors, and historical backgrounds of each of the four gospels are examined.

TUESDAY: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Textbook: Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels By Mark L. Strauss

ONLINE CLASS OFFERING

CHURCH HISTORY 1: Instructor — Pastor Andrew Robinson & TBD

This course will examine the first millennia of Christian history. Attention will be given to the major thinkers, heresies, places, movements and creeds of the Church. The contemporary significance of the history of the Church will be discussed.

Textbooks: The Story of Christianity — Vol. 1, Justo Gonzalez

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