Associate Course Descriptions

  • BTH100 Introduction to the Bible
    This course traces the history of the Bible and includes discussions of inspiration, the biblical canon, major manuscripts, textual criticism, early translations, and modern versions. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH101 Understanding the Old Testament
    A survey of the Old Testament. Emphasis is placed on the major themes, key scriptures, and major personalities of each book. Historical and literary backgrounds of the books are covered. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH102 Understanding the NT
    An introduction to the New Testament that examines major themes, broad divisions, key scriptures, major personalities, and the structure and context of each book. Literary and historical backgrounds are also examined. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH103 Summary of Christian Doctrine
    This course stresses the importance of a proper spiritual foundation for life and ministry by providing an overview of Bible doctrines identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH104 Praying With Power
    This course aims at inspiring students; giving them the courage to pray for the impossible and helping them find the persistence to see their prayers to completion. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH105 Personal Evangelism Disciple
    This course will challenge students to commit themselves to the fulfillment of the Great Commission to "go make disciples of all the nations". A step-by-step guide to disciple making is proposed. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH106 Christian Living
    This course introduces the student to patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH107 Foundations of Leadership
    From Moses to the Lord Jesus, to the Apostles, the Bible is a great text on leadership. Basic principles of leadership and practical insights will be covered from a biblical perspective. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH108 Starting and Leading a Small Group
    Small groups have the power to change lives. They're the ideal route to discipleship a place where the rubber of biblical truth meets the road of human relations. Students will receive practical guidance on how to start and lead effective small groups. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH109 Preparing For Christian Ministry
    This course will help students discover their calling and inspire them to place their God given gifts at the Lord's disposal. Principles of biblical vision and spiritual leadership are covered so as to help students become powerful servants of the Almighty. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH200 Biblical History of Israel
    The Bible tells the story of God's redemptive work in the life and death of Jesus Christ through the human history of the nation of Israel and the early church. This course helps the student pinpoint the place and time of major events in salvation history. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH201 Christian Education in the Church
    This course provides the student with biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian education. The student will be led to explore principles for an effective implementation of education programs in the local church. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH202 Children’s Ministry
    After exploring the biblical and historical perspectives of children's ministry, the course covers such topics as children ministry programs administration, childhood development, discipline, learning styles, summer ministries, and more. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH203 The Gospels
    This course will review the historical Background of the Gospels, the message of the four Gospels, and the Life and ministry of Christ. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH204 The Pentateuch
    The Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy—are the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding the scope, meaning, and events of these five books is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture that follows. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH205 Historical Books
    The background information and the major themes of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament are reviewed in greater detail. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH207 Intro to Church Governance
    Basic models of church government which have developed over the course of church history are presents. The student will be exposed to the biblical, historical, and theological underpinning of each church governance tradition. 4 CREDITS
  • BTH210 Field Ministry
    This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student's anticipated ministry role. Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups.