Monthly Sessions

JANUARY 2020 – FEBRUARY 2022

Classes are held monthly, typically on the fourth weekend of every month:
Friday evenings from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Course descriptions and the current two-year course schedule are outlined below. Each class is covered in two weekend sessions.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Biblical Interpretation
Prerequisite for Old Testament and
New Testament Survey Courses

This course lays a foundation for deeper study of God’s word by gaining an understanding of the differing literary genre found within the bible, the history of the English language bible and its various translations, as well as approaches to biblical interpretation and the necessity of faith.  

Old Testament Survey 1 & 2
Section 1: Genesis through Song of Songs
Section 2: Psalms through Malachi

This course develops a better understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures by charting the trajectory of the Old Testament narrative, the history of God’s people, and the nature of God’s revelation of Himself from creation through the Prophets.

New Testament Survey 1 & 2
Section 1: The Gospels and Acts
Section 2: Romans through Revelation

This course focuses on gaining a better understanding of the Greek Scriptures by engaging relevant culture and history, understanding of biblical themes, and the nature of God’s people in Christ from the time of Jesus through His return.

Practical Discipleship
Prerequisite for Church History and Theology Courses

This course teaches principles and practices of spiritual formation and intentional discipleship in both a one-on-one and small group context.  Learning from the example of Jesus and His disciples, analogies will be made to contemporary environments for the practice of biblical discipleship among God’s people today.

Church History 1 & 2
Section 1: Jesus to the Reformation
Section 2: The Reformation to present

This course helps to gain an understanding of the history of the Church from the advent of Jesus Christ through modern day.  The intent will be to explore significant events, discussions, and movements from the early church to the present in order to understand the diversity and unity among God’s people today.

Theology 1 & 2
Section 1: The Nature of God, Scripture, and Sin
Section 2: Jesus, Redemption, His Church and her progress toward Him

This course examines the major Christian doctrines related to knowing God as He reveals Himself, understanding ourselves and the world we live in, God’s redemptive work in Jesus, who we are to become in Christ, and how that is happening in God’s people now.

World Missions: Capstone Course

This course looks at the current state of the world in relation to the mission of God’s people in it, and seeks to gain a better understanding of how global concern calls for local action.  Topics addressed will include:  How Christianity differs from world religions, Faithfulness to Christ in a pluralistic society, How living for God is a witness to Him, The history of global missions and the call of God’s people.


COURSE SCHEDULE

JANUARY 2020 – DECEMBER 2020

CLASS

Biblical Interpretation

Old Testament Survey 1

Old Testament Survey 2

SUMMER BREAK

New Testament Survey 1

New Testament Survey 2

WINTER BREAK

SESSION

Winter 2020

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

—–

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

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WEEKEND 1

January 24, 25

March 27, 28

May 22, 23

JUNE 28 – AUG 1

August 28, 29

October 23, 24

DEC 6 – JAN 1

WEEKEND 2

February 21, 22

April 24, 25

June 26, 27

—–

September 25, 26

December 4, 5

—–

JANUARY 2021 – DECEMBER 2021

CLASS

Practical Discipleship

Church History 1

Church History 2

SUMMER BREAK

Theology 1

Theology 2

WINTER BREAK

SESSION

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

—–

Fall 2021

Fall 2021

—–

WEEKEND 1

January 22, 23

March 26, 27

May 28, 29

JUNE 27 – AUG 1

August 27, 28

October 22, 23

DEC 5 – JAN 1

WEEKEND 2

February 26, 27

April 23, 24

June 25, 26

—–

September 24, 25

December 3, 4

—–

JANUARY 2022 – FEBRUARY 2022

CLASS

World Missions

SESSION

Winter 2022

WEEKEND 1

January 28, 29

WEEKEND 2

February 25, 26


MEETING REQUIREMENTS & FORMAT

Each monthly meeting will involve weekly preparation on the part of the student:
– Approx 2-3 hours listening to lecture recordings (via MP3)
– Approx 1-2 hours reviewing lecture outlines (via PDF) and taking notes

While a brief review of the month’s material will be conducted, each monthly meeting will assume the preparation of the students and will, therefore, focus more heavily on group discussion and application.  


Schedule and courses subject to change.

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