Spring 2018 Course Schedule
January 8 to April 25, 2018
Biblical Interpretation Monday, 6:30 to 9:10;
Thursday, 9:00 to 11:40
Every word spoken, every statement written, and every action observed requires interpretation by the observer. That which we observe is open to accurate interpretation or to deception, depending on that intent of the source and our ability to discern. Even a husband and wife who have been married for years may misinterpret words spoken or a message written.
God desires to communicate clearly and truthfully through His word and His works. God uses a unique arrangement of history, poetry, direct revelation, and prophetic messages to present His infallible truth. As with other literary works, there are vital rules that must be understood and used to interpret the message and the mind of God. Failure to use these rules has resulted in the religious “hodge-podge” of doctrinal positions and practices in today’s religious realm.
Failure to establish and use proper rules of interpretation result in interpreters taking opposing sides on abortion, gay rights, capital punishment, the concept of what sin really is, the means of salvation, the security of the believer in salvation, the description of hell, the relationship of Israel and the Church, and the character of God.
Join with President Gary Williams as he directs in the establishment of biblical principles that lead to a proper understanding of the truth God seeks to reveal through His Word.
Pastor Marc Mashburn joins Dr. Williams as his associate for the Thursday morning class.
Biblical Counseling Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:40
In his second letter to Timothy, Paul reminds us, All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. The Scriptures are given that every believer might know and apply God’s Word to his life.
That same Scripture is given to equip us to minister to others, providing the message of salvation to introduce people to Christ. The Christian life then presents challenges of growth and of opposition that require the Christian to come along side of other believers and guide them through the truth of God. The truth must be comprehended by the mind, processed through the thoughts and heart, and then applied to the life.
Dr. Betty Tower uses God’s inspired Word, her biblical training, and her experience in biblical counseling to expand our student’s training in biblical counseling.
This course is available to students who have completed the Introduction to Counseling course given by Dr. Tower.
Old Testament Prophecy Tuesday 6:30 to 9:10 pm
The whole of God’s plan for humanity and the earth is provided in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Thus the Old Testament is as relevant today as the New. Join Professor Robert Westlake as he guides the class in identifying prophecies that have been fulfilled historically and those yet to be fulfilled.
God has never left us in the dark. Through the historical, poetical, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, God has revealed future events, often in specific detail. He delights in telling us the future. We have only to hear and understanding.
Jesus Christ shared with His disciples what was to happen in His death and resurrection. He foretold His coming kingdom. God has followed the process of revealing His plan from the very beginning. We have only to study and seek to understand His inspired Word. Our study of Old Testament prophecy enables us to build our understanding of God’s program on a solid, biblical foundation.
This course is open to new students and to those in the audit program.
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Course Enrollment Guide
Evangelical courses may be taken for full academic credit. Attendance and course work of assignments and testing are required. Completion of 10 courses leads to an Evangelical Certificate in Bible or Christian Ministries. Additional courses lead to an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (20 total courses) and the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (40 total courses). Tuition is reasonable at $185.00 for each 3 hour course.
Students that have attained an associates’ degree in arts or science can qualify for a degree completion program by completing biblical and ministry courses to receive the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Evangelical. The program is coordinated through the academic dean.
Graduate level courses leading to the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies are available as coordinated by the academic dean. Graduate level standards must be met for each course. The tuition for graduate level work is set at the same $190.00 for each 3 hour course. Evangelical seeks to advance the higher educational biblical leadership of those who seek advanced work for ministry training. The degree requires a total of 12 graduate level courses (36 credit hours).
The identical courses may be taken on an audit basis to gain the vital information provided by the classroom instruction. There are no requirements for attendance, assignments or testing. A fee of $80.00 is charged for each course. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available to demonstrate classroom attendance with each 10 hours of class attendance qualifying for one CEU. Contact Dr. Wallace Lont (Academic Dean) for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org).