4 Year Program

We offer a 4th year for everyone who has finished their third year. We have two avenues of study;

    1. Ministerial Preparation: For those who already have credentials and are active in the ministry. (Requirement for Ordination)
    2. Continuing Education: For those who wish to acquire more biblical knowledge and be of greater blessing to their church.

Both can continue their studies with the Universities that have an agreement with us, Southeastern University or Valley Forge. They can receive credit for an Associate or Baccalaureate degree. The amount of credit approved will be at the discretion of the University.

Ministerial Preparation Courses

A study of 1 and 2 Corinthians that provides students with truths for preaching and teaching, and practical help for working with the problems facing the contemporary church. The student will learn how Paul taught the Corinthians to handle division and adversity. By applying these principles, the student will be prepared to meet the ministerial challenges of the 21st century. 

An introduction to the biblical teachings on prayer and worship leads to practical considerations for cultivating intimacy with Jesus Christ in every aspect of life, from private and personal prayer to public celebration. A study of prayer challenges such as learning to hear God's voice, the problem of unanswered prayer, and what to do when it seems God is not speaking to us is followed by practical recommendations for how to become more fervent and effective prayer warriors. 

The purpose of this course is to help preachers present life-changing messages that are relevant to the world in which they live. The course will emphasize the presentation of true, clear, interesting and relevant messages. The student will be challenged to present expository messages that are true to the power and intent of Scripture. In addition, it will examine the post-modern culture and offer aids in developing messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience. 

A theological study of the first five books of the Bible. It covers the doctrine and nature of creation, the nature of sin and redemption, the importance of holiness and the covenant of Abraham with the people of Israel. Chapters to be used: 1-7.

This course requires the student to work with a local pastor to gain practical experience in various ministry activities. This course promotes the importance of a good attitude in ministry, as well as many of the functions of ministry, such as weddings and funerals. It also emphasizes servant leadership and the devotional life of the minister. 

A practical study of the various tasks and responsibilities of the minister of the gospel. It offers practical suggestions for the daily task of the minister, both inside and outside the church. It examines aspects that, although detailed, are very important for the successful performance of the pastor's duties. 

A study of U.S. church law for ministers, church administrators, and ministerial students. The course emphasizes contemporary legal questions with appropriate current answers. 

Continuing Education Courses

A study of 1 and 2 Corinthians that provides students with truths for preaching and teaching, and practical help for working with the problems facing the contemporary church. The student will learn how Paul taught the Corinthians to handle division and adversity. By applying these principles, the student will be prepared to meet the ministerial challenges of the 21st century. 

An introduction to the biblical teachings on prayer and worship leads to practical considerations for cultivating intimacy with Jesus Christ in every aspect of life, from private and personal prayer to public celebration. A study of prayer challenges such as learning to hear God's voice, the problem of unanswered prayer, and what to do when it seems God is not speaking to us is followed by practical recommendations for how to become more fervent and effective prayer warriors. 

The purpose of this course is to help preachers present life-changing messages that are relevant to the world in which they live. The course will emphasize the presentation of true, clear, interesting and relevant messages. The student will be challenged to present expository messages that are true to the power and intent of Scripture. In addition, it will examine the post-modern culture and offer aids in developing messages relevant to the needs and concerns of this audience. 

A theological study of the first five books of the Bible. It covers the doctrine and nature of creation, the nature of sin and redemption, the importance of holiness and the covenant of Abraham with the people of Israel. Chapters to be used: 1-7.

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