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Spring 2019 Classes

CENTRAL CAMPUS

HERMENEUTICS: Instructors — Professor Ella Lewis & 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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24.

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

THE PENTATEUCH: Instructor — Pastor Keith Nelson

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.

Monday: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24.

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 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 Scripture and theories on counseling.

Monday: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24.

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

APOLOGETICS WORLD RELIGIONS: Instructors — Professors Michael Smokovitz & Chevelle Brown

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

Wednesday: April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19.

Textbook: Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin

THEOLOGY OF PRAYER: Instructors — Min. Deborah Chavis & 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 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19.

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

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: Instructors — Pastor John L. Watkins

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

Wednesday: April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19

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 application using the book of Mark as an example. The course will culminate with each student sharing a creative presentation of their individual 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

CHURCH HISTORY 1: Instructor – Dr. Don Pedde

This class will provide the student with the background history of the Orthodox Christian Church including the

early church fathers. The student will be exposed to over 2000 years of Christian church history. To recognize

the value of knowing how history helps in understanding our times and not to repeat the mistakes of the past. A

deep appreciation for the names, places, movements, and creeds of the Christian faith will be realized.

Text Book: Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley

Tuesday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18.

APOLOGETICS CLASSICAL ISSUES: Instructor – Pastor Mickey Badalamenti

This course is designed to equip Christians to understand and uphold the validity of the Christian faith. Apologet-

ics prepares the student to intellectually withstand the frontal attacks and subtle influences of world religions and

views, while effectively preparing them to evangelize.

Text Book: The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

Tuesday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18.

GOD THE SON – A Study of Jesus Based On The Gospel of John: Instructor – Dr. Randy Rheaume

This class will do a deep dive into the theological view of Jesus as found primarily in the Gospel of John. The

other Biblical writings of John will be referenced, as well as other Old and New Testament books that relate to

John’s view of Jesus as the Christ. The class will move the student toward entering the kind of deep relationship

with God that Jesus had with his heavenly Father.

Text Book: God the Son: What John’s Portrait of Jesus Means and Why it Matters by Dr. Randy Rheaume

[Textbook Title pending publication]

Tuesday: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18.

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 application using the book of Mark as an example. The course will culminate with each student sharing a creative presentation of their individual 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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