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Winter 2018 Classes

CENTRAL CAMPUS

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY: Instructor — Pastor Keith Nelson

This is an introductory course for Old Testament study. The individual books and the main divisions of Hebrew Scripture are viewed with primary attention to their literary shape, theological teachings and relationship to the New Testament. Other key matters such as historical background, authorship, and sociological context are also addressed.

Monday: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26.

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

ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES: Instructors — Professor Carol Smith & Pastor Flynn A. Smith

This course 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: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26.

Text Book: Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

THEOLOGY OF WORSHIP: Instructor — Professor Ella Lewis

This course is designed to teach the student Biblical doctrine concerning worship. It is also designed to teach the student how to have encounters with God as they worship. It will conclude with an awesome worship service that the student must be a participant in.

Monday: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26.

Textbook: His Story Our Response, Dinelle Franklin

CHURCH HISTORY II: Instructor — Professor Colleen Turrell

Continuing the study of the Christian church from the eleventh century on through the twentieth century. Special attention will be given to the most notable periods like the Renaissance, Reformation and the first and second “Great Awakenings.” We will also heavily consider the development of the modern day Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28.

Textbook: The Story of Christianity — Vol. 2, Justo Gonzalez

APOLOGETICS CLASSICAL ISSUES : Instructor( s) — Professors Michael Smokovitz & Ella Lewis

This course is designed to equip Christians to understand and uphold the validity of the Christian faith. In particular, students will learn how to defend key doctrines such as the reliability of the Bible, the existence of God, the uniqueness of Christ and the Trinity.

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28.

Textbook: The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell

COUNSELING SPECIAL ISSUES: Instructors — Professors Denise Stoudamire & Delcene Hughley

This course is designed to teach you how to apply God's Word to the issues of life as we continue to look at the condition, changes and cries of our society. This course is designed to provide Hope, Help and Healing in specific areas such as: Anger, Depression, Addictions, Fear, Stress, Sexual Abuse, Grief and Loss, Premarital Counseling and more. This course will equip counselors to minister to those who are broken, backslidden or in bondage with confrontation, love and grace.

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28.

Textbooks: Christian Counseling; A Comprehensive Guide; Counseling in African American Communities

ONLINE CLASS OFFERING

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.

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STERLING HEIGHTS CAMPUS

ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE: Instructor — Pastor Mickey Badalamenti

This course is a basic overview of the major historic doctrines of the Christian faith. Students will begin to

see how the essential doctrines of the faith are determined and how they relate to one another.

Text Book: Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem;

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (KJV or NIV depending on your Bible)

Tuesday: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27.

THE MAJOR PROPHETS: Instructor – Dr. George Johnson

This is a study of life and writings of the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and Daniel. Students will

learn the historical background of these prophetic books, their main theological messages and the impor-

tance of the role of the prophet in Israel.

Text Book: TBD

Tuesday: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27.

ONLINE CLASS OFFERING

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.

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

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