This course is an introduction to the principles, and techniques involved in the pastoral ministry of care and counseling. Pastor Lee Eclov emphasizes basic counseling skills and ability to relate to others, he discusses biblical, theological and ethical concerns in pastoral care ministry and presents an overview of common counseling concerns.

 

With Pastor Ronnie Stevens you are going to immerse into the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, the book of beginnings. We live in the world where most people reject the authenticity of the Book of Genesis as far as the truth claims go. These challenges come from science and the alternate religion of atheism. It is important for Christian students today to examine and prepare the answer to the attacks from the enemies of God. The Book of Genesis is the story about what happens when we tell lies, when we don't understand what our true identity is.  This book of the Old Testament points out to Jesus, so it is worth being studied carefully.

The Gospel in Lively Encounter with the Religions is a course designed to introduce you to some of the ultimate questions and issues associated with the human quest for meaning of life. It focuses on the function of different religious systems in providing ultimate answers to the ultimate questions. It will expand your global knowledge about various worldviews and will help you better grasp how religion functions in the global village. David W.Shenk looks at his experience in a variety of religions and ideological arenas where he has lived and served and provides a unique insight into the nature of the Gospel in lively interaction with the religions.

 

The purpose of this course is to explore Christian faith and Islam and discover what it means for two communities to be engaged with each other in peacemaking ways and what it means for a Christian church to be faithful to its calling in Christ. David W. Shenk hopes that this course will equip the listeners in ways that will help them have a gentle confidence as they engage with Muslims in conversations about faith.
David W. Shenk tries to reflect what he has learned from Muslims about the essence of Islam and does his best to represent it clearly. But he also looks at Islam as a Christian.
It is important for Christians around the world to understand what Islam is all about.

Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. He shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture. He offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others.

The Book of Acts is a book about mission and this course follows the main story-line in Acts and focuses on  the spread of the gospel and missionary explansion. Special emphasis is given to using the book of Acts to gain understanding of the history of the early church, methods of evangelism and contemporary issues which are addressed in it.

This course is designed to provide the students with pastoral and exegetical insights into two of the three Pastoral epistles and to assist the students in their personal application as well as those with whom they will share what they learned. Bruce Dick encourages and demonstrates the discipline of analytical Bible study as a means of interpreting the message of 1&2 Timothy and understanding the meaning of the letters. This course is going to be helpful for teachers and preachers, but also to those who have a basic understanding of the Bible. You will come away with insights to deepen understanding but also with applications to your  personal faith or for the church in which you serve. 

The Theology of Rest will help you to find the rest you need to survive and thrive in life, work and ministry. This course is about desire for God and intimacy with God. Jim Anderson reminds us of the ongoing validity and importance of the fourth commandment - and provides help in how to live in the light of it. The course is divided into three segments. The first discusses how God is pleased when we rest. The second sergment consists of five session pertaining to how we rest in a restless world. The third segment explains how to take this rest into our workplaces and homes.

Increasing numbers of believers are not experiencing the joy and life-change offered by Jesus Christ. They are living with troubled hearts. In "Spiritual Formation" course Dennis Kizziar explains the heart from a biblical perspective, identifies the three common obstacles to a life of freedom, and shows step by step how to rediscover God's joy and peace. Want to live with heart that has been changed, freed, healed, and renewed? It's time to get to the heart of the matter!

The Christian landscape is littered with fallen soldiers, men and women who are overwhelmed with guilt and shame. Most of us have no idea what to do with them. Dennis Kizziar presents a seminar on  "Fallen, Broken, Restored" and offers a practical biblical guide on how to help Christians who are struggling with significant sin issues. He explains our penchant for doing wrong, our need to be broken, how to handle church discipline and how to restore a fallen, broken believer.

Real Churches brings together biblical teaching, wisdom gained from personal experience and practical guidelines to gain fresh insight, inspiration, and hope for your church. The lectures of the course focus on hard issues churches face every day and offer real help to overcome difficult situations in the local church.

The subject of  church planting has received much attention in recent years and yet one-third of the residents of Planet Earth are still without a local church. An experienced church planter, a professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Craig Ott combines sound biblical principles with the best practices around the world and provides a practical guidance for church planters. The task of planting and reproducing churches involves a comprehensive array of topics.  Craig Ott examines the biblical mandate for church planting, discusses the role and qualities of a church planter, describes the models and approaches to church planting, shares practical guidelines for leading the church and considers factors that undergird effective church planting.  We hope that this course will be another tool in your toolbox of what God has called you to do to help spread His kingdom.

With Pastor Ronnie Stevens you are going to immerse into the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, the book of beginnings. We live in the world where most people reject the authenticity of the Book of Genesis as far as the truth claims go. These challenges come from science and the alternate religion of atheism. It is important for Christian students today to examine and prepare the answer to the attacks from the enemies of God. The Book of Genesis is the story about what happens when we tell lies, when we don't understand what our true identity is.  This book of the Old Testament points out to Jesus, so it is worth being studied carefully.