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Winter 2019 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: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25.

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

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 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25.

Textbook: His Story Our Response, Dinelle Franklin

CHURCH HISTORY II: Instructor — Dea. 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.

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

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

ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES: Instructors — Professor Carol 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.

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

Textbook: Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

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.

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

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.

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

To register for classes online now - Click here.

STERLING HEIGHTS CAMPUS

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY: Instructor — Dr. Randy Rheaume

This class is designed to systematically survey the books of the New Testament. portion of the Bible. Stu-

dents will learn all 27 books in sequential order. They will learn each book’s: historical setting, and Liter-

ary Features, one sentence summary, teachings about salvation, identifying Christ in the book, when

events of the book happened, how the books fit into God’s story and fulfilled prophecy

Text Book: Encountering the New Testament by W. Elwell and R. Yarbrough

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

MINOR PROPHETS: Instructor – Dr. George Johnson

This course looks at the role of the prophet and prophetic literature in Israel by examining the writings of

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Mal-

achi. Students will learn the main message of each book and their impact for our lives today.

Text Book: Encountering the Old Testament by Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, 2 nd Edition

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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