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Core Courses (73 credits)

BI 101 Hermeneutics (3)
BI 103 Bible Doctrines (3)
BI 104 Bible Doctrines (3)
BI 105 Apologetics (3)
BI 205 Bibliology (3)
BI 301 Layers of Context in Scripture (3)
BI 308 Bible Geography (2)
BT 106 Sanctification (3)
BT 107 Faith & Prayer (3)
DS 101 Directed Study Stronghold I (1)
DS 102 Directed Study Stronghold II (1)
DS 201 Directed Study Uphold I (1)
DS 202 Directed Study Uphold II (1)
DS 301 Directed Study Behold I (1)
DS 302 Directed Study Behold II (1)
DS 401 Directed Study Threshold I (1)
DS 402 Directed Study Threshold II (1)
EN 101 Composition & Grammar (3)
EN 102 Advanced Composition & Grammar (3)
EV 105 Netcasters Evangelism Training (3)
EV 410 History and Theology of Revival (3)
HI 344 Anabaptist History (3)
MI 101 Biblical Basis for Missions (3)
MI 401 Missionary Biographies (3)
PD 101 Discipleship I (2)
PD 102 Discipleship II (2)
PD 103 Advanced Discipleship I (2)
PD 104 Advanced Discipleship II (2)
PD 110 Methodical Bible Study & Meditation (2)
PD 111 Methodical Character Development (2)
SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
SP 102 Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Biblical Themes (BT)

BT 101 Bible Miracles (2/3)
BT 104 Bible Parables (2/3)
BT 106 Sanctification (3)
BT 107 Faith & Prayer (3)
BT 108 Bible Prayers (2/3)
BT 113 The Olivet Discourse
BT 201 New Testament Prophecies (2/3)
BT 204 Old Testament Prophecies (2/3)
BT 206 The Sermon on the Mount (3)
BT 301 Women Of the Bible (2/3)
BT 302 Men of the Bible (2/3)
BT 303 Biblical Femininity in the 21st Century (2/3)
BT 304 Bible Principles (2/3)
BT 307 OT Biblical Typology (2/3)
BT 401 Bible Promises (2/3)
BT 404 Divine Names (2/3)

Directed Studies (DS)

DS 101 Directed Study Stronghold I (1)
DS 102 Directed Study Stronghold II (1)
DS 201 Directed Study Uphold I (1)
DS 202 Directed Study Uphold II (1)
DS 301 Directed Study Behold I (1)
DS 302 Directed Study Behold II (1)
DS 401 Directed Study Threshold I (1)
DS 402 Directed Study Threshold II (1)
DS 801 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2)
DS 802 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2)
DS 803 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2)

English (EN)

EN 100 Remedial English (0)
EN 101 Composition & Grammar (3)
EN 102 Advanced Composition & Grammar (3)
EN 201 Introduction to Journalism (3)
EN 202 Creative Writing (3)
EN 304 Children?s Literature (3)

Evangelism (EV)

EV 101 Train the Trainer (2)
EV 105/405 Netcasters Evangelism Training (3)
EV 203/403 Preparation, Principles, and Practices of a Godly Man (2/2)
EV 204/404 The Making of a Disciple (2/3)
EV 206/406 The Disciple Making Church (2/3)
EV 207/407 The Disciple Making Pastor (2/3)
EV 210/410 History and Theology of Revival (3)
EV 212/712 Ministry & Calling of the Evangelist (3)
EV 310/610 Revival Preaching (3)
EV 312/712 Youth Evangelism (2)
EV 401/701 Church Planting (2)
EV 412/712 Evangelism Internship (2)

History (HI)

HI 340 History of the English Bible (3)
HI 344 Baptist History (3)

Mathematics (MA)

MA 100 (0) Remedial Mathematics
CS 100 (2) Introduction to Computers

Missions (MI)

MI 101 Biblical Basis for Missions (3)
MI 201 History of Missions (3)
MI 301 Comparative Religions (3)
MI 303 Cults (3)
MI 310 Principles & Practices of Missions (3)
MI 401 Missionary Biographies (3)

New Testament Studies (NT)

NT 101 NT Survey (3)
NT 102 Matthew NT (3)
NT 103 Mark (3)
NT 104 Luke (3)
NT 105 John (3)
NT 205 Life of Christ (3)
NT 206 Life of Christ (3)
NT 207 Acts of the Apostles (3)
NT 208 Romans (3)
NT 209 Corinthian Epistles (3)
NT 211 Galatians (3)
NT 212 Ephesians (3)
NT 213 Philippians (3)
NT 214 Colossians (3)
NT 301 I & II Thessalonians (3)
NT 302 Pastoral Epistles (3)
NT 304 Hebrews (3)
NT 305 James (3)
NT 401 Petrine Epistles (I, II, III Peter) (3)
NT 403 Johannine Writings (I, II & III John) (3)
NT 405 General Epistles (Philemon, Jude) (3)
NT 410/610 The Revelation (3)

Old Testament Studies (OT)

OT 101 OT Survey (3)
OT 102 The Pentateuch (3)
OT 103 Historical Books (3)
OT 201 Genesis (3)
OT 202 The Patriarchs (3)
OT 206 Joshua (3)
OT 300 Wisdom Literature (3)
OT 301 Job (3)
OT 302 Psalm 119 (3)
OT 304/504 Psalms (3)
OT 305/505 Proverbs (3)
OT 306/506 Ecclesiastes (3)
OT 401 Isaiah (3)
OT 403 Daniel (3)
OT 410 Major Prophets (3)
OT 411 Minor Prophets (3)

Practical Disciplines (PD)

PD 101 Discipleship I (2)
PD 102 Discipleship II (2)
PD 103 Advanced Discipleship I (2)
PD 104 Advanced Discipleship II (2)
PD 105 Prayer (2)
PD 110 Methodical Bible Study & Meditation (2)
PD 111 Methodical Character Development (2)
PD 201 Lexical Aids in Biblical Research (2)
PD 601 Master’s Thesis (2)
PD 801 Doctoral Dissertations (2)

Pastoral Studies (PS)

PS 102 Business Administration of the Local Church (3)
PS 125 – 426 Practical Theology (1)
PS 115-416 Ministerial Issues (1)
PS 221 Homiletics (3) [Men Only] PS 222 Homiletics (3) [Men Only] PS 223/523 Baptist Polity (3)
PS 301 Expository Preaching (3) [Men Only] PS 302 Expository Preaching (3) [Men Only] PS 401 Expository Preaching (3) [Men Only] PS 402 Expository Preaching (3) [Men Only]

Speech (SP)

SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
SP 102 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
SP 201 Story Telling (3)

Theology (TH)

TH 207 Nature of the Local NT Church (3)
TH 208 Doctrine of the Local NT Church (3)
TH 211 Systematic Theology I – Bibliology (3)
TH 212 Systematic Theology II – Theology Proper (3)
TH 311 Systematic Theology III – Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology (3)
TH 312 Systematic Theology IV – Local NT Church, Last Things (3)
TH 411 Biblical Theology of the OT (3)
TH 412 Biblical Theology of the NT (3)

CORE COURSES (71 credits)

BI 101 HERMENEUTICS (3) – A study of the application of Biblical principles in order to interpret the Word of God, including theological, historical, cultural, grammatical, and literary. An investigation of the use of typology, symbolism, prophecy, figures of speech including, and parables is included.

BI 103 BIBLE DOCTRINES I (3) – A comprehensive study of the essential doctrines of the Scriptures from a Baptist, pre-millennial, pre-tribulation, dispensational perspective. This course deals primarily with the doctrines of Theology Proper (God), Christology (Christ), and Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit). The errors of Calvinistic (Reformed/Covenant) theology are exposed.

BI 104 BIBLE DOCTRINES II (3) – Continuation studies of the essential doctrines of the Scriptures from a Baptist, pre-millennial, pre-tribulation, dispensational perspective. This semester deals primarily with the doctrines of Anthropology (Man), Ecclesiology (The Church), Soteriology, Angelology (Angels), and Eschatology (Last Days). The errors of Calvinistic (Reformed/Covenant) theology are exposed.

BI 105 APOLOGETICS (3) – A demonstration of the reasoned arguments in justification of the Biblical rational for, and intellectual integrity of, the doctrines of Christianity.

BI 205 BIBLIOLOGY (3) – Study of the materials, men and methods of the discipline of textual criticism. The contrasts between the Textus Receptus (TR), Critical Text (CT), and Majority Text (MajT) are explored in order to equip students with a the tools which to evaluate resultant translations/paraphrases from these texts.

BI 301 LAYERS OF CONTEXT IN SCRIPTURE (3) – A Biblical methodology which approaches the study of Scripture from seven basic layers of context, thereby affording a larger picture of everything in the Bible.

BI 308 BIBLE GEOGRAPHY (2) – An historic, geographical, political and topographical study of Palestine and Jerusalem from a biblical perspective. Historical locations of biblical importance are associated with corresponding Bible truths.

BT 106/506 SANCTIFICATION (3) A thorough investigation of the Scriptures, enabling each student to distinguish between the Biblical doctrine and the numerous incorrect interpretations, while gaining a fuller understanding of God=s will, as they experience the process the Bible calls ASanctifying@ (???????? B agiasmós)

BT 107 FAITH & PRAYER (3)

DIRECTED STUDIES

DS 101 Directed Study Stronghold I (1) -Complete first half of RUI Stronghold book

DS 102 Directed Study Stronghold II (1) -Complete second half of RUI Stronghold book

DS 201 Directed Study Uphold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Uphold book

DS 202 Directed Study Uphold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Uphold book

DS 301 Directed Study Behold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Behold book

DS 302 Directed Study Behold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Behold book

DS 401 Directed Study Threshold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Threshold book

DS 402 Directed Study Threshold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Threshold book

DS 801 Directed Study for Pre-PhD Candidates (2) – Submit one of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the candidate’s faculty advisor.

DS 802 Directed Study for Pre-PhD Candidates (2) – Submit second of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the candidate’s faculty advisor.

DS 803 Directed Study for Pre-PhD Candidates (2) – Submit third of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the candidate’s faculty advisor.

EN 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR (3) – A review of sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, paragraph development, and essay organization as an introduction to the writing process, essays and autobiographies. Emphasis is placed on expository writing. A minimum grade of AC@ is required to pass this course.

EN 102 ADVANCED COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR (3) – Prerequisite: AC@ in EN 101 – An introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation, and style, centering on the library paper. A minimum grade of AC@ is required to pass this course.

EV 105 NETCASTERS EVANGELISM TRAINING (3) – The NET Seminar is an intensive training seminar that God by His Spirit has used repeatedly to transform lives and reignite churches with the fire of personal evangelism. The goal is that each participant would . .
– Grow in faith that the fields are indeed white unto harvest, and that the gospel still
works today
– Learn the theology and methodology of Netcasters
– Know and use personally the Netcasters gospel presentation
– Be fully equipped to administrate Netcasters evangelism training in a local church
setting

EV 210 HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF REVIVAL (3) – A survey of the historical data, and an in-depth analysis of the spiritual aspects of the revivals of the recent past, including the theological particulars, spiritual practice, and supernatural power of those who were participants in the various revivals.

HI 344 BAPTIST HISTORY (3) – A study of New Testament Baptists from the Apostolic Age to the present, with emphasis on organization, doctrine, and contribution to contemporary local NT church polity.

MI 101/501BIBLICAL BASIS OF MISSIONS (3) – A study of the biblical basis for missions including the call, qualifications, and preparation of missionary candidates, the relation of the pastor to missions, and the role of the local NT church in missions.

MI 401/603 MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHIES (3) – The lives of veteran missionaries are studied in an effort to learn from their experiences. This course may be taken as an independent research class.

PD 101DISCIPLESHIP I (2) – Foundational studies designed to assist students attain spiritual maturity in the following foundational principles of the Word of God: Assurance, The Bible, The Church, Our Daily Walk, the Enemy, The Family, God, The Holy Spirit, Immersion, Jesus Christ, Kinship, The LORD=s Supper, and Missions

PD 102 DISCIPLESHIP II (2) – Continuation of foundational studies designed to assist students attain spiritual maturity in the following foundational principles of the Word of God: the New Birth, Obedience, Prayer, the Return Of Jesus Christ, Separation, Tithing & Stewardship, Unity, Victory, Witnessing, Your Church Home, Zion, and related topics.

PD 103 ADVANCED DISCIPLESHIP I (2) – Advanced studies designed to assist students to further their growth in the foundational principles of God=s Word. Subjects include: Apostasy, The Bride of Christ, The Crucified Life, Divorce, Education, Financial Freedom, The Gifts of the Spirit, Hell, Israel, Judging & Discerning, The Kingdom of God, Liberty, Liberalism & License, The Mysteries of God

PD 104 ADVANCED DISCIPLESHIP II (2) – Continuation of advanced studies designed to assist students to further their growth in the foundational principles of God=s Word. Subjects include: Numerology, Offences, Precepts – Principles – Preferences, Qualifications for Officers, Repentance, Sin – Suffering – Sickness, The Tabernacle, The Unseen World, The Preacher=s Vocation, The Role of Women, Youth, Zeal and related topics.

PD 110 METHODICAL BIBLE STUDY & MEDITATION (1) – Designed to assist the student in developing a Biblically sound methodology for Bible study, including articulating the purpose, analyzing the process, and assigning a product from their studies. The students will compile a Theological Outline for numerous Bible books. This course is required for all students.

PD 111 METHODICAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT (1) – In-depth studies of those character traits which will enable the student to ascertain root problems, understand levels of conflict, communicate an assurance of salvation, assume an acceptance of self, articulate goals for their life, assure harmony at home, assume mature dating habits, accomplish successful friendships. Students will learn to appreciate the necessity of Biblically based discernment, and the Scriptural steps necessary to correct scriptural violations. This course is required for all students

SP 101/102 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3/Sem.) – Emphasis on the basic principles of public speaking, with practical applications on platform techniques, and a study of the different types of speech.

BIBLICAL THEMES

BT 101 BIBLE MIRACLES (3) – A detailed study of Bible miracles, with an emphasis on their importance in the enlargement of the faith of the Church Age believer.

BT 104 BIBLE PARABLES (3) – A detailed study of Bible parables. Emphasis is on their application to believers in the Church Age.

BT 106/506 SANCTIFICATION (3) A thorough investigation of the Scriptures, enabling each student to distinguish between the Biblical doctrine and the numerous incorrect interpretations, while gaining a fuller understanding of God=s will, as they experience the process the Bible calls ASanctifying@ (???????? B agiasmós)

BT 107 FAITH & PRAYER (3) –

BT 108 BIBLE PRAYERS (3) – Survey of the evidences of the efficacy of prayer from a representative portion of the 650 definite prayers recorded, and 450 prayers answered, in the Bible. The book of Psalms, a prayer book of its own, will also be studied.

BT 201 NT PROPHECIES (3) – Study of the position of the believer in the Dispensation of Grace, in light of NT prophecies, with special emphasis on the Church Age, the Rapture of the Church, the Tribulation, the Judgment Seat of Christ for believers, the Millennium, and the Great White Throne Judgment of the unsaved. A Dispensational position will illuminate the errors of Covenant (Reformed/Calvinistic) theology.

BT 204 OT PROPHECIES (3) – An emphasis on the Messianic prophecies of the OT, emphasizing the literal versus allegorical method of interpretation, Dispensational versus Calvinism (including the variations of Covenant and Reformed Theology), First and Second Advent, Tribulation, Day of the Lord, Restoration of Israel, and the nature of the future Kingdom.

BT 301 WOMEN OF THE BIBLE (1) – An examination and classification of the women of the Bible, with insights into the echo of women of Bible times in the women of today.

BT 302 Men of the Bible (2/3) – Ephesians 1:3 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] tells us that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ, and 1 Peter 1:4 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] tells us that He has given us exceeding great and precious promises. Brokenness is a key element that enables us to receive all the God has for us. Through the breaking process, God allows us to see ourselves the way He sees us. The course will help the students discover that when God exposes us, He illumines us to the all sufficiency of Jesus Christ and to a life of empowered usefulness. Joseph is a beautiful illustration of this process.

BT 303 Biblical Femininity in the 21st Century (1) – An examination of God=s plan for women in the 21st century to live pure and godly lives while allowing His Light to shine brightly in our dark world. Class discussion will include history, current events, and the Bible. This course teaches and trains all women in the Biblical roles of women, and expose the sham of Satan in today=s society.

BT 304 BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES (3) – An examination of the Biblical principles necessary for the development of personal discipline and Christian character.

BT 307 OT BIBLICAL TYPOLOGY (3) – Study of the revelation of Jehovah-God, the Great I AM, as revealed in the Types in the Old Testament Scriptures.

BT 308 THE PROVERBS 31 WOMAN (3) – A study of the 27 characteristics that God expects to be developed and demonstrated in the lives of woman believers

BT 401 BIBLE PROMISES (3) – An expositional study of the conditions God requires for the fulfilling of His promises relating to His Presence, Purposes, Provision, Protection, and Peace.

BT 404 DIVINE NAMES (3) – A consideration of the science of Biblical nomenclature, and the character and characteristics evidenced, in the unique names and titles God has assigned to reveal the Three Persons of the Trinity.

Directed Studies

DS 101 Directed Study Stronghold I (1) -Complete first half of RUI Stronghold book

DS 102 Directed Study Stronghold II (1) -Complete second half of RUI Stronghold book

DS 201 Directed Study Uphold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Uphold book

DS 202 Directed Study Uphold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Uphold book

DS 301 Directed Study Behold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Behold book

DS 302 Directed Study Behold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Behold book

DS 401 Directed Study Threshold I (1) – Complete first half of RUI Threshold book

DS 402 Directed Study Threshold II (1) – Complete second half of RUI Threshold book

DS 801 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2) – Submission of the first of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the student’s faculty advisor.

DS 802 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2) – Submission of the second of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the student’s faculty advisor.

DS 803 Directed Study Pre-PhD Candidate (2) – Submission of the third of three 40-page research papers on a subject approved by the student’s faculty advisor.

ENGLISH

EN 100 REMEDIAL ENGLISH (0) – Designed to prepare students for EN 101.

EN 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR (3) – A review of sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, paragraph development, and essay organization as an introduction to the writing process, essays and autobiographies. Emphasis is placed on expository writing. A minimum grade of AC@ is required to pass this course.

EN 102 ADVANCED COMPOSITION & GRAMMAR (3) – Prerequisite: AC@ in EN 101 – An introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation, and style, centering on the library paper. A minimum grade of AC@ is required to pass this course.

EN 201 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (3) – Prerequisite: AC@ in EN 102 – A practical introduction to Journalism, giving special attention to writing of Christian themes, and writing for publications. The student will focus on the research and writing of numerous factual articles and editorials for publication in church related publications such as bulletins, circulars and flyers. The development of short stories, Sunday school materials, Bible studies and youth curriculum, and both fictional and non-fictional stories will also be undertaken

EN 202 CREATIVE WRITING (3) – Prerequisite AC@ in EN 102 – While studying and practicing what constitutes effective writing, the student is encouraged to apply the tools of writing in an area of their own personal interest. Special attention is given to poetry, characterization, and other forms of imaginative writing.

EN 304 CHILDREN=S LITERATURE (3) – A unique opportunity to read widely from the best of children=s literature, and to become acquainted with well-known authors and illustrators. Emphasis is placed upon the evaluation and importance of the role of literature in the life of a child.

EVANGELISM

EV 105/405 NETCASTERS EVANGELISM TRAINING (3) – The NET Seminar is an intensive training seminar that God by His Spirit has used repeatedly to transform lives and reignite churches with the fire of personal evangelism. The goal is that each participant would . .
– Grow in faith that the fields are indeed white unto harvest, and that the gospel still
works today
– Learn the theology and methodology of Netcasters
– Know and use personally the Netcasters gospel presentation
– Be fully equipped to administrate Netcasters evangelism training in a local church
setting

EV 203/403 THE PREPARATION, PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF A GODLY MAN (2/3) – A study of the Biblical principles requisite for the believer to live a life, wholly acceptable unto God.

EV 204/404 THE MAKING OF A DISCIPLE (2/3) – A critical study of the pivotal Biblical principles of discipleship from the life of the Apostle Peter.

EV 205/405 JESUS CHRIST AS A DISCIPLER (2/3) – A systematic study of the methodology practiced by the Lord Jesus Christ in reaching the lost, and in discipling His followers.

EV 206/406 THE DISCIPLE MAKING PASTOR (2/3) – A study of the scriptural mandate for the pastor of a local NT church to be a Disciple Maker

EV 207/407 THE DISCIPLE MAKING CHURCH (2/3) – A study of the doctrinal basis of discipleship contained in the Great Commission, and practiced by the local NT church in the first-century.

EV 210/410 HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF REVIVAL (3) – An in-depth survey of the historical data, and an analysis of the spiritual aspects of the revivals of the recent past, including the theological particulars, spiritual practice, and supernatural power of the participants in the various revivals.

EV 212/712 MINISTRY & CALLING OF THE EVANGELIST (3) – This course will introduce men to the ministry and calling of God=s gift to His church, the evangelist. His calling, preparation, empowerment, and employment by the Holy Spirit will be examined along with his relationship to the church. The lives of past evangelist will also be examined.

EV 310/610 REVIVAL PREACHING (2) – A focus on revival and evangelistic preaching. The purpose and presentation of the invitation is studied, along with the principles and preparation of evangelistic messages.

EV 312/712 YOUTH EVANGELISM (2) – The philosophy, practices, and preparation for Biblical youth ministries are studied, with a strong emphasis on the necessity and methodology of an effective discipleship program. Students will work with the church Youth Pastor during the semester in various youth programs.

EV 401/701 CHURCH PLANTING (2) – The study of the necessary pre-requisites for planting a church, to include its organization, occupation, and administration. The student will prepare a church constitution, covenant, and a schedule of weekly activities to ensure the efficient, orderly, and judicious stewardship of his time in the ministry.

EV 412/712 EVANGELISM INTERNSHIP (2) – Students will spend at least one summer in a camp or evangelistic ministry. Course requirements include preparation of a daily Bible reading, meditation, and memorization schedule, and submission of a 5-7 page double-spaced paper on his particular ministry that summer.

HISTORY

HI 340 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE (3) – Survey of the English translations of the Bible including the Wycliffe, Tyndale, the Great, and Geneva Bibles, as well as the Authorized King James Bible. Modern-day translations and paraphrases will be examined as well.

HI 344 BAPTIST HISTORY (3) – A study of New Testament Baptists from the Apostolic Age to the present, with emphasis on organization, doctrine, and contribution to contemporary local NT church polity.

MATHEMATICS

MA 100 REMEDIAL MATHEMATICS (0) – Study of basic mathematics. Designed to improve the general math skills of entering students.

MISSIONS

MI 101/501BIBLICAL BASIS OF MISSIONS (3) – A study of the biblical basis for missions including the call, qualifications, and preparation of missionary candidates, the relation of the pastor to missions, and the role of the local NT church in missions.

MI 201/502 HISTORY OF MISSIONS (3) – A survey the growth of the apostolic church through the journey=s of the Apostle Paul up to the present.

MI 301/503 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS – A comparative study of the major non-Christian religious systems, with an analysis of their basic doctrinal and philosophical errors.

MI 303/601CULTS (3) – An introduction to the false teachings of, and the scriptural arguments against, the major cults of the world.

MI 310/602 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MISSIONS (3) – A study of the principles of missionary service, and the practical aspects of life and work on the field. This course deals with such matters as relationships to other missionaries, to the nationals and to the national church, plus various types of missionary endeavors.

MI 401/603 MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHIES (3) – The lives of veteran missionaries are studied in an effort to learn from their experiences. This course may be taken as an independent research class.

NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES

NT 101 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY (2) –

NT 102 MATTHEW (3) – Christ-centered redemptive approach to Matthew=s Gospel which depicts the Lord Jesus Christ as the Despised, Rejected, Savior King. The importance of
the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other books in the Gospels, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 103 MARK (3) – Christ-centered redemptive approach to Mark=s Gospel as it reveals the servant-hood of the Lord Jesus Christ. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other books in the Gospels, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is examined also .

NT 104 LUKE (3) – Christ-centered redemptive approach to Luke=s Gospel as it reveals the Lord Jesus Christ as the son of man, our kinsman-redeemer. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other books in the Gospels, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament, and the medical language of the writing is also examined.

NT 105 JOHN Part I/II (4) – Christ-centered redemptive approach to John=s Gospel as it reveals the Lord Jesus Christ as God. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other books in the Gospels, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 205 LIFE OF CHRIST (3) – Studies of the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, with an analysis of the major theological and practical implications of His teachings, viewed through the perspective of the harmony of the Gospels. Studies commence with the inter-testamental period leading up to His birth, addressing His public ministry, and events in His early ministry in eastern Galilee.

NT 206 LIFE OF CHRIST (3) – Continuation studies of the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, with an analysis of the major theological and practical implications of His teachings, viewed thru the perspective of the harmony of the Gospels. Studies commence with the latter part of His earthly ministry, including His crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and ministries in this church age.

NT 207 ACTS OF THE APOSTLES (3) – Study of the work of the Holy Spirit, through the lives of the Apostles, in the context through which, the Book of Acts provides a detailed proclamation of redemption. The foundational principles of the work of the local NT Baptist Church are emphasized.

NT 208 ROMANS (3) – A close look at the message of salvation through the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 209 CORINTHIAN EPISTLES (3) – An examination of the message of total victory over the attacks of the enemy on the believer, and the local assembly, through the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the all-sufficiency of Christ as Lord and Savior. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 211 GALATIANS (3) – Introduction, exegesis, and exposition of key Prison Epistle passages. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 212 EPHESIANS (3) – Introduction, exegesis, and exposition of key Prison Epistle passages. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 213 PHILIPPIANS (3) – Introduction, exegesis, and exposition of key Prison Epistle passages. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 214 COLOSSIANS (3) – Introduction, exegesis, and exposition of key Prison Epistle passages. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 301 I & II THESSALONIANS (3) – Introduction, exposition, and exegesis of Paul=s writing concerning the start of the Thessalonian church during his 2nd missionary journey. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 302 PASTORAL EPISTLES (3) – An introduction, exegesis, and exposition of the epistles of I & II Timothy and Titus, with a special focus on key passages. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 304 HEBREWS (3) – A consideration of how the book of Hebrews presents the AMediated Life@ test of the Reality of the Redemptive Experience. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testaments are also examined.

NT 305 JAMES (3) – A concentrated study, through the tools of exposition and exegesis, of the application of faith to everyday life. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 401 PETRINE EPISTLES (3) – An exposition and exegesis of key passages of I & II Peter. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 403 JOHANNINE WRITINGS (I, II, & III John) (3) – An introduction, exposition, and exegesis of the three epistles of John with emphasis on key passages. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 405 GENERAL EPISTLES NT (3) – A detailed study of the New Testament Epistles of Philemon and Jude, emphasizing the setting, theme and practical application of each. The importance of the placement of the books in the cannon of Scripture, their relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

NT 410/610 The REVELATION NT (3) – A consideration of the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ as the Reigning Lamb, bringing about the Consummation of Redemption in the book of Revelation. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, and its relationship to other books in both the Old and New Testaments are also examined.

OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES

OT 101OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY (2) – A survey of the books of the Old Testament, with special consideration given to the historical structure of the periods relating to each individual book. Special emphasis is placed upon important doctrinal teachings, especially as they relate to New Testament truth.

OT 102 THE PENTATEUCH (3) – Study of the Mosaic Torah (First five books of the Old Testament), including their Christological, historical and theological content. Special emphasis is given to the fact that these books provide the foundations of God=s plan of redemption.

OT 103 HISTORICAL BOOKS (3) – Survey of the historical books of the Old Testament, including their Christological, historical and theological content. Special emphasis is given to the fact that these books provide the experience of God=s plan of redemption.

OT 201 GENESIS (3) – An examination of chapters 1-11 of the book of Genesis as it reveals both the need for and the channel of God=s plan of redemption. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other books in the Pentateuch, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

OT 201 The PATRIARCHS (3) – Study of the lessons for life and ministry as depicted in the biblical account of the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph in Genesis 12-50.

OT 206 JOSHUA (3) – A study of how Israel entered into God=s redemptive purpose for the nation through faith in God=s Joshua. Emphasis is laid upon the deeper reality of the fulfillment of God=s eternal redemptive purposes through faith in the true Joshua-the Lord Jesus Christ. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other Epistles, and to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

OT 300 WISDOM LITERATURE (3) – A study of the background and context of the OT Hebrew Wisdom Literature, of the books of Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. Special emphasis is given to the fact that these books, while reflecting essentially the theology of the Pentateuch, do not seek to convey God=s Word directly to man, but entertain the questions which arise in the presence of the divine imperative.

OT 301 JOB (3) – A study of how God uses suffering in the lives of His saints to bring about His eternal redemptive purposes. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other poetical books, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament is also examined.

OT 302 PSALMS 119 (3) – Knowing that not everyone evidences great trust in the Word of God, this will be a detailed study of the Protection, Power, Proof, Permanence, Path, Principles, Pleasures and Potential afforded the believer by the Word of God.

OT 304 PSALMS (3) – A study of the rich storehouse of human experience contained in this APrayer Book@ of the OT saints. Analysis will be made of the complexity of the structure, the content of the penances and petitions, and the clarity of God=s responses.

OT 305 PROVERBS (3) – Study, and practical application of the Biblical character traits (goads and nails) requisite for leading a Christ-centered life built upon the foundations of the grace of God.

OT 306 ECCLESIASTES (3) – A study of the musings of @The Preacher,@ with special emphasis given to an examination of his observations that life is temporary and enigmatic, and God is eternal and sovereign.

OT 401 MAJOR PROPHETS (3) – A survey of the first five books of the last section of the Old Testament, with emphasis on the Messianic, Soteriological and Eschatological sections. Special attention is given to the fact that these books provide the telescopic call to redemption.

OT 403 DANIEL (3) – A study of Daniel=s prophetic writings in light of their historical and practical significance to the believer. An understanding of both the Gospel of Matthew, and the book of The Revelation is a prerequisite for this course.

OT 410 MINOR PROPHETS (3) – A survey of the final twelve books of the last section of the Old Testament. with emphasis on the Messianic, Soteriological and Eschatological sections. Special attention is given to the fact that these books provide the microscopic call to redemption.

OT 411 ISAIAH (3) – An examination of the revelation of the foundational call to redemption and to a redemptive life in the book of Isaiah. The importance of the placement of the book in the cannon of Scripture, its relationship to the other poetical books, and its relationship to both the Old and New Testament are also examined.

PRACTICAL DISCIPLINES

PD 101DISCIPLESHIP I (2) – Foundational studies designed to assist students attain spiritual maturity in the following foundational principles of the Word of God: Assurance, The Bible, The Church, Our Daily Walk, the Enemy, The Family, God, The Holy Spirit, Immersion, Jesus Christ, Kinship, The LORD=s Supper, and Missions

PD 102 DISCIPLESHIP II (2) – Continuation of foundational studies designed to assist students attain spiritual maturity in the following foundational principles of the Word of God: the New Birth, Obedience, Prayer, the Return Of Jesus Christ, Separation, Tithing & Stewardship, Unity, Victory, Witnessing, Your Church Home, Zion, and related topics.

PD 103 ADVANCED DISCIPLESHIP I (2) – Advanced studies designed to assist students to further their growth in the foundational principles of God=s Word. Subjects include: Apostasy, The Bride of Christ, The Crucified Life, Divorce, Education, Financial Freedom, The Gifts of the Spirit, Hell, Israel, Judging & Discerning, The Kingdom of God, Liberty, Liberalism & License, The Mysteries of God

PD 104 ADVANCED DISCIPLESHIP II (2) – Continuation of advanced studies designed to assist students to further their growth in the foundational principles of God=s Word. Subjects include: Numerology, Offences, Precepts – Principles – Preferences, Qualifications for Officers, Repentance, Sin – Suffering – Sickness, The Tabernacle, The Unseen World, The Preacher=s Vocation, The Role of Women, Youth, Zeal and related topics.

PD 105 PRAYER (2) – Study of spiritual warfare and the discipline of intercessory prayer, with an examination of the crucial role of the intercessor in God=s plan for battling the forces of darkness.

PD 110 METHODICAL BIBLE STUDY & MEDITATION (1) – Designed to assist the student in their development of a Biblically sound methodology for Bible study, including articulating the purpose, analyzing the process, and developing a product from their studies. The students will also compile a Theological Outline for numerous Bible books. This course is required first semester for all new students.

PD 111 METHODICAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT (1) – In-depth studies of those character traits which will enable the student to communicate an assurance of salvation, assume an acceptance of self, articulate goals for their life, assure harmony at home, assume mature dating habits, and accomplish successful friendships. This course is required second semester for all new students.

PD 201 LEXICAL AIDS IN BIBLICAL RESEARCH (2) – Studies in the fundamental principles of the ???o? 4 computer software program and North Love Baptist Bible College Research Computer operating system B Dr Ray Borah

PD 601 MASTER=S THESIS (2) – Upon completion of requisite graduate courses, Candidates for a Master=s in Biblical Studies will submit, and successfully defend, a 50 page Thesis on a subject approved by their director

PD 801 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (2) – Upon completion of requisite graduate courses, Candidates for a Doctorate in Biblical Theology will submit, and successfully defend, a 250 page Dissertation on a subject approved by their Dissertation director

PASTORAL STUDIES

PS 125 – 426 PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (1) – A combination course of lectures and practical experience designed to expose students to the different aspects of a local NT church ministry, such as the bus ministry, children=s church, choir, nursery, Sunday school, and ushering. Offered in the Fall Semester.

PS 115-416 PASTORAL DYNAMICS (1) – In depth study of the practical issues that a Baptist minister faces in today’s society. Special attention is given the call and responsibilities of the man of God as he serves in the local NT Church.

PS 202 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE LOCAL CHURCH (3) – Provides students with practical information, useful tools, and requisite skills that will enable them to serve and manage effectively in the ministry of a local NT church.

PS 221/222 HOMILETICS (3/Semester) Prerequisites: Credit for, or concurrent enrollment in SP 101/ 102 – Basic course in sermon construction. Both the structure and content of the sermon in building expository Bible messages are considered. The second semester is occupied with practice preaching.

PS 223 BAPTIST POLITY (3) – Principles of organization and administration of the local New Testament Baptist Church. Duties of the pastor and church officers are outlined. Baptist distinctives are defined, studied, and related to Christian Doctrine.

PS 301/302 EXPOSITORY PREACHING (3/Sem.) Prerequisites: SP 101, 102; PS 221, 222 B Advanced study and experience in sermon preparation and delivery, with emphasis on use of the Old Testament Scriptures.

PS 401/402 EXPOSITORY PREACHING (3/Sem.) Prerequisites: PS 221, 222; PS SP 101, 102 – Advanced study and experience in sermon preparation and delivery, with a particular emphasis on sermon preparation using the New Testament. Attention will also be given to the teaching of the ordinances of the local New Testament Baptist Church.

SPEECH

SP 101/102 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3/Sem.) – Emphasis on the basic principles of public speaking, with practical applications on platform techniques, and a study of the different types of speech.

SP 201 STORYTELLING (3) – Introduction to the principles of effective storytelling. Experience is provided in the techniques and skills necessary for development of the art of telling stories to all ages.

THEOLOGY

TH 207 DOCTRINE OF THE LOCAL NT CHURCH (3) – Study of the theological and historical position of the local NT Church. The study includes an investigation, and refutation, of the concepts of a visible and of invisible Catholic Ecclesiology.

TH 211 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I (3) – Systematic study of the doctrine of Bibliology including an examination of the basic terms and passages, and a discussion of current issues.

TH 212 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II (3) – Systematic study of the doctrine of Theology Proper, including an examination of basic terms and passages, and discussion of current issues.

TH 311 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III (3) – Systematic study of the doctrines of Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, including an examination of basic terms and passages, and discussion of current issues.

TH 312 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IV (3) – Systematic study of the doctrines of the local NT Church and last things, including an examination of basic terms and passages, and discussion of current issues.

TH 411/412 BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF THE OT AND NT (3/Semester) – Study of the progressive self-disclosure of God in the Bible, including current issues and writings.