Elective courses offered will be predicated at registration. For information concerning the scheduling of these courses, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs. The duration of elective courses will be eight weeks per course. The electives, which are listed below, are not part of the various certificate and degree programs. Participants will receive certificates of completion upon successful completion of each course.
COURSE E-701 - THE CHRISTIAN WORKER & EVANGELISM
This is a ten-week course on foundational principles for Christian service. The basics of Christian service are emphasized to include the qualifications of the worker, job/task descriptions, commitment and accountability, consistency, laying hold of the vision, being a witness, and each individual’s role in building our community to build our church. Students are taught the fundamentals of intercession, how to plan and conduct services to include youth meetings, and effective home visitation ministry.
COURSE E-702 - PERSONAL EVANGELISM
This course will help individuals to develop a technique in lifestyle witnessing and sharing the gospel of salvation with other. It will encourage individuals to use the Word of God to lead someone to Christ. Several areas will be emphasized in this course to include the need and urgency, overcoming the challenges, the commission, techniques and methods, approach, attitude, dress, language, personality and needs.
COURSE E-703 - GENERAL EVANGELISM
An attempt to understand both the message and the audience with particular reference to the influence of modern consciousness and its molding power. Different methods of evangelism are studied to develop a lifestyle that is geared to evangelism. This course requires participation in target group evangelism.
COURSE E-704 - URBAN EVANGELISM
Examination and evaluation of the biblical basis of evangelism and various methods of cross cultural evangelism in relation to a variety of people groups in the urban setting. Consideration will be given to evangelism and social responsibility.
COURSE E-705 - URBAN CHURCH PLANTING AND GROWTH
Examination and evaluation of principles and models of church growth in relation to the major urban centers of the U.S. and the world. Special consideration is given to the role of the urban pastor.
COURSE E-706 - MISSIOLOGY (the study of religious missions and their methods and purposes)
A course with a focus on a specific aspect of missiology. It will be taught by an accomplished person in that field and is recommended for missionaries on furlough as well as missionary candidates.
COURSE E-707 - DELIVERANCE
This course covers the doctrine of angel good and evil, it furnishes the believer with a working knowledge of the tactics, manifestations, and strategies of the enemy. It provides the students with the how-to know-how to gain the victory over the enemy through recognition and appropriating the tools of faith.
COURSE E-708 - PASTORAL EPISTLES
A study of I, II Timothy and Titus, critical questions will be addressed; the emphasis will be on a detailed exegesis of the letters to reveal their contribution to Pauline and New Testament theology.
COURSE E-709 - USHERING
This course discusses the ministry of the ushering and the purpose, function and guidelines for ushering in the urban church.
COURSE E-710 - PRAISE AND WORSHIP
This course covers a theological study of corporate and individual worship, focusing on key biblical principles showing how the believer can experience healing and deliverance as a result of God’s tremendous response to praise and worship.
COURSE E-711 - THE COVENANTS
This course will enable the student to understand God’s covenant principles between Himself and man; that a covenant is an agreement or contract between men and God. This course will examine several covenants and how they work.
COURSE- 712 - THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
This course will assist the student in a systematic study of Christ’s teachings which deal with virtues, morals, motives, material or temporal things, and finally an encouragement and exhortation. It will also outline the law of the Kingdom of our Lord.
COURSE E-713 - THE BOOK OF ROMANS
This course will help students to understand how this epistle develops the doctrine of the church. As a book it deals with how the gospel saves and how the gospel affects the believer’s conduct.
COURSE E-714 - MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
The course will outline the principles of marriage and family life based on the purposes of God as outlined in the Scriptures. The course will cover the purpose of this holy institution, the principles of pure love, how to resolve conflicts in a manner which glorifies God and how to allow God to maintain His preeminent position as Lord of the family.