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Spring 2018 Classes

CENTRAL CAMPUS

HERMENEUTICS: Instructor — Pastor Flynn A. Smith

This class will teach the art and science of proper Bible interpretation. Students will be exposed to the major genres and literary styles of biblical writing and will be taught how to understand the historical context and original meaning of a given passage of scripture.

Monday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18, 25.

Textbooks: How to Read Your Bible For All Its Worth, Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart (Latest edition)

THE EPISTLES OF PAUL: Instructor — Pastor Keith Nelson

This course is offers an overview of the epistles of Paul. Special attention is given to the theology of Romans and Galatians and the doctrine of salvation inherent in Paul’s writings.

Monday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18, 25.

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

COUNSELING SELF CONFRONTATION: Instructors – Professors Denise Stoudamire & Delcene Hughley

This course is foundational in addressing the need for counseling in the world, in the church and in the personal life of each coun-selor. Some of the topics will include the role of the Holy Spirit; becoming a counselor; ethics, procedure and protocol; understanding yourself; the process of change, utilizing Scripture and theories on counseling.

Monday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18, 25.

Textbooks: Lay Counseling, Siang-Yang Tan; Help For Your Leaders, Black, Dixon, and Jenkins

APOLOGETICS WORLD RELIGIONS: Instructor — Professor Michael Smokovitz

This course is designed to equip Christians to understand and uphold the validity of the Christian faith. Apologetics prepares the stu-dent to intellectually withstand the frontal attacks and subtle influences of world religions and views, while effectively preparing them to evangelize.

Wednesday: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20.

Textbook: Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin

THEOLOGY OF PRAYER: Instructor — Min. Gina Wilson

This course will explore the biblical foundation for prayer and intercession. The prayers of kings priest, prophets, apostles, and the Lord Jesus Christ will be studied in depth. This course will feature a prayer lab where students will have the opportunity to experience prayer.

Wednesday: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20.

Textbooks: Set Apart for God - 31 Day Devotional, Debrah Chavis

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: Instructors — Pastors Christopher Brooks & John L. Watkins

This course is designed to teach the student how to use the Inductive Bible Study method of observation, interpretation and applica-tion using the book of Mark as an example. The course will culminate with each student sharing a creative presentation of their indi-vidual inductive study of Mark.

Wednesday: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20.

Text Book: Finding Eternal Treasures, Cheryl Bridges John, and Shaped By The Word, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

ONLINE CLASS OFFERING

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: Instructors — Pastors Christopher Brooks & John L. Watkins

This course is designed to teach the student how to use the Inductive Bible Study method of observation, interpretation and applica-tion using the book of Mark as an example. The course will culminate with each student sharing a creative presentation of their indi-vidual inductive study of Mark.

Text Book: Finding Eternal Treasures, Cheryl Bridges John, and Shaped By The Word, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

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STERLING HEIGHTS CAMPUS

COUNSELING FROM THE SCRIPTURES: Instructor – Dr. Sabrina Black

This course is foundational in addressing the need for counseling in the world, in the church and in the personal life of each counselor. Some of the topics will include the role of the Holy Spirit; becoming a counselor; ethics, procedure and protocol; understanding yourself; the process of change, utilizing Scrip-ture, theories on counseling, life span development and family dynamics.

(DBI course ID: Counseling Self Confrontation)

TUESDAY: April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26.

Text Books: Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry By Siang Tan; Live Right Now By Dr. Sabrina Black

REVELATION: Instructor – Dr. George Johnson

Revelation is often viewed as too obscure and intimidating to understand, much less apply to daily life. This course provides an easy-to-follow and highly-informative overview & analysis of the New Testament Book of Revelation, highlighting the historical & cultural background, argument, theology, & practical im-plications. Students will learn how to the interpret apocalyptic visions in the book and to interact with vari-ous Christian viewpoints on biblical prophecy

TUESDAY: April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26.

Text Book: The Book of Revelation for Dummies By Larry R. Helyer & Richard Wagner. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008.

ONLINE CLASS OFFERING

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: Instructors — Pastors Christopher Brooks & John L. Watkins

This course is designed to teach the student how to use the Inductive Bible Study method of observation, interpretation and applica-tion using the book of Mark as an example. The course will culminate with each student sharing a creative presentation of their indi-vidual inductive study of Mark.

Text Book: Finding Eternal Treasures, Cheryl Bridges John, and Shaped By The Word, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

Online Registration for Sterling Heights Site is available at http://www.rockpointe.org/dbi

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