Global Bible College & Seminary, Inc.

                                                       "Building Christian Leaders to Impact the Globe through the Work of the Ministry" 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

All of our degrees are:


  • 100% Online
  • Classrooms through Edmodo.  
  • All first time students must register.  
  • Instructor will provide classroom code.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


No high school diploma or GED is required to enroll in the certificate programs. However, a high school diploma or GED is required if these credits are applied to a degree program.

Credit Hours: 60

Cost Per Credit Hour: $39.00

Total Tuition: $2,340.00


Year 1:  $1170.00

Year 2:  $1170.00



Program: Associate of Biblical Studies (A.B.S.)



Courses

Life of Christ I-4

Faith-4

Understanding Your Bible-4

Bible Doctrine-4

Old Testament Bible Survey-4

New Testament Bible Survey-4

Book of Acts-4

Religious Cults-4

Life & Teachings of Paul-4

Minor Prophets-4

Spiritual Warfare-4

Apologetics I-4

Gospel of John-4

Christian Leadership-4

Elective-4


Total Credit Hours-60


Course Description

       

Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to

help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.


Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.


Understanding Your Bible (Hermeneutics I)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture

without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.


Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Global’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey, prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.


New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.


Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.


Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism; explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.


Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.


OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.


Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.


Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.


Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in  becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain  experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a  caring  and  motivational manner.You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. Itwill help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.


Elective 

You will select an elective from the Elective List. 

Registration Fee  $35

Administration Fee  $95

Technology Fee  $60

Year 1 Tuition Cost  $1170

Year 2 Tuition Cost $1170

Graduation Fee  $75

In-house Financing Available

***ANNUAL TUITION***

Option 1:  12 mos @ $97

Option 2:  18 mos @ $65

 
 

BACHELORS DEGREE PROGRAMS

Credit Hours: 120

Cost Per Credit Hour: $39.00

Total Tuition: $4,680.00


Programs:

Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S)

Bachelor of Christian Counseling (B.C.C.)

Bachelor of Ministry (BMin.)

Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.)


Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S.)

Courses

 

Life of Christ I-4

Faith4

Understanding Your Bible-4

Bible Doctrine-4

Old Testament Bible Survey-4

New Testament Bible Survey-4

Book of Acts-4

Religious Cults-4

Life & Teachings of Paul-4

OT Minor Prophets-4

Spiritual Warfare-4

Apologetics-4

Gospel of John-4

Christian Leadership-4

Pentateuch-4

Customs & Manners of Bible Times-4

Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places-4

Bible Atlas-4

Prophecy-4

Galatians & I & II Thessalonians-4

I Corinthians-4

Blasphemy & Exaltation in Judaism-4

Understanding the Trinity-4

Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels-4

Attributes of God-4

NT Greek in Ministry-4

History of English Translations of the Bible-4

Demonology-4

Elective-8

 

Total Credit Hours-120

 

 

Course Description

       

Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently  recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.

 

Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)


Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.

 

Understanding Your Bible (HermeneuticsI)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.

 

Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books,   survey,  prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.

 

New Testament Bible Survey 

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.

 

Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.

 

Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update  is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound  evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.

 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s  writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.

 

 

OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn  how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.

 

Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.

 

Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who  defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. 


Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of  contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in  Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.

 

Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. 


Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.  

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Pentateuch

The five books of Moses are filled with color, adventure, noise, and upheaval. They are books of promise, hope, love, and redemption for those who trust their lives to God. The Christian cannot neglect an understanding of this portion of God’s Word. Now you have an opportunity to meet that challenge.

 

Customs & Manners of Bible Times  

By knowing the Oriental manners and customs of Bible times, you gain a deeper understanding of Biblical passages, family life, trades, education, agriculture, and shepherding. Study detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education,farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship, and more.

 

Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places 

Few seminaries or Bible colleges offer this course, but it’s a necessity for speakers and teachers.  Even skilled expositors and pastors often stumble when it comes to pronouncing Biblical names and places.  Once you’ve taken this study, you’ll not worry any longer about looking ignorant to your audience, but you’ll approach your text, your sermon, or teaching with confidence because you’ll have the assurance that you are pronouncing all Biblical  names and places correctly. The textbook uses wording based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, plus the most widely accepted modern English usage. It should always be by your side, but a handy MP3 is also provided for you as well to use at home, your office, or with your lap-top computer while you’re on the road traveling. The MP3 is especially useful for those who aren’t sure what the textbook is saying, since the correct verbal pronunciation is given for over hundreds of words. 

 

Bible Atlas

Geography is always a weak area for those who preach or teach the Word of God. This study gives information on the terrain, vegetation and climate, as well as highlighted maps used for trade routes, and the economy of Palestine. In one section the viewpoints broadens at intervals to include the larger area of the Ancient Near East and Greek and Roman worlds. Also the Holy City is detailed as well  reconstructions, ancient cites, and battles.

 

Prophecy

The man/woman who is called to preach/teach must thoroughly understand prophecy. This study makes it simple. The second part of this study explains the importance of prophecy in today’s world. Various subjects are discussed such as: God’s wrath, the Rapture, and views of the Millennium.

 

Galatians and I & II Thessalonians

This is a self-study guide and workbook which discusses the early letters from Paul the  Apostle that glow with the fire of the Holy Spirit and His provision for believers. In these letters, Paul bolsters the faith of young believers led astray by unsettling and erroneous teachings. This study challenges us to a fearless faith by experiencing and trusting the true freedom the Spirit gives; by imitating Godly examples in persevering through adversity; and by trusting God’s faithfulness while waiting for our certain hope, the coming of our Lord.

 

I Corinthians

This is a self-study guide and workbook on I Corinthians; some theologians believe I Corinthians should have been written for twenty-first century Christians. This pastoral letter written by Paul to resolve practical problems within a local church addresses issues affecting every Christian: spiritual gifts, sexual sins, purity of doctrine, the cross and resurrection, love, money, and giving. Comprehensive in scope, this study provides you with a rich resource for gaining a good basic understanding of the book of I Corinthians and its themes.

 

Blasphemy & Exaltation in Judaism

Guides you into an extensive journey in Jewish backgrounds to Mark’s Gospel. You will learn firsthand the meaning of “Showing a lack of reverence for God.” The act of cursing,  slandering, reviling, or showing contempt for God carried serious consequences in the Old and New Testaments. Since the Jews literally obeyed the Third Commandment, the significance of the charge of “blasphemy” against Jesus will be studied in detail. You will gain tremendous insights from a study of this important subject.

 

Understanding the Trinity

The “Trinity” is a term that designates there is one God in three persons. Although it’s not a Biblical term, it is Biblical in description nonetheless. “The Trinity” is a term that describes one God, self-revealed in Scripture as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It signifies, that within the one essence of the Godhead, we have to distinguish three ‘persons’ who are not three Gods but one. Today almost no one has a thirst to understand “the Trinity,” much less discuss the subject. In this study, you will learn why the doctrine of the Trinity is Biblical, although it may be incomprehensible to most Christians. Understanding the Trinity does make a difference.

 

Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels 

Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels – Some students have never heard the term “Synoptic Gospels.” Only Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called “Synoptic (i.e., similar).” Learn how these Gospels were developed, preserved, and used in the early church. This course discusses synoptic content and structure developed in response to catechetical and didactic needs in the early church. Lately, many contributions have enhanced our understanding of the “Synoptic Gospels” as distinctive literary works. The common structure of the “synoptics” qualify them to be a witness to Jesus. In this course a comparative analysis is made of the three “synoptics.”

 

Attributes of God 

An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes:  metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.

 

Linguistics for New Testament Greek              

One of the best courses for the ministerial student and pastor. It focuses on the transformation of exegesis into exposition, and studies into sermons. The process involves a study of linguistics and other basic reference books. You will learn, “Why it’s important to study Greek?” Then you will learn of the problems in Greek instruction, principles of Greek instruction, and the basic guidelines for using Greek. Discussed as well are: The right “tools” for Greek exegesis and learning how modern Bibles are developed.  The value of “exegesis” cannot be underestimated.  You will discover much in  your study as your learn of: Historical Analysis, literary Analysis, Lexical Analysis, Syntactical Analysis, Structural Analysis, as well as learning the value of developing your exegetical skills.

 

History of English Translations of the Bible 

It has been learned that most graduates of recognized Bible Colleges and Seminaries know little about Bible Translations. Up until the Reformation Era, the attempt to translate the Bible directly into English was met with resistance, but today most of the world’s Bibles are in English. This study is essential for one to learn more about the various English versions, what is contained in them, who translated them, and the date they were translated. Most students who complete this study are amazed as to “ how  much they didn’t know about English translations.” 

 

Demonology 

A study of Satan and Demons—the author’s work in the textbook is well-researched, extensive, and balanced. Exegetically correct, it surveys literature, discarding rubbish and clinging to previous studies of merit. Various maladies (sicknesses) are discussed often believed to be caused by demons.  There are cautions against faulty thinking and discourages arbitrary conclusions concerning mental disorders, demon possession and obsession, and examines different cultural views of demons, etc.  This course is significant for a Christian counselor, because sooner or later, the topic of “Satan and Demons” will be raised by a client and/or church member during a counseling session.

 

Elective

You will select an elective from the Elective List.


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Bachelor of Christian Counseling (B.C.C.)


Courses

 

Life of Christ I 

Faith

Understanding Your Bible

Bible Doctrine

Old Testament Bible Survey

New Testament Bible Survey

Book of Acts

Religious Cults

Life & Teachings of Paul

OT Minor Prophets

Spiritual Warfare

Apologetics

Gospel of John

Christian Leadership

Elective

Biblical Counseling

The Book of Psalms

Christian Counseling I

Christian Counseling II

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts

Bible Difficulties

Family Counseling

Educational Psychology 

Forgiveness I

Forgiveness II

Demonology

Parenting

Christian Psychology

God’s Prescription for Healing

Elective

Total Credit Hours  120


Course Description

       

Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.

 

Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.

 

Understanding Your Bible (HermeneuticsI)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.

 

Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey,  prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.


New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.


Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.


Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.

 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.

 

Old Testament Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.


Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.


Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.


Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Biblical Counseling 

Become “effective” in your role as a Biblical counselor by learning how to integrate Biblical principles into a paradigm pointing to the basic needs of people. Learn how to influence and motivate the heart and minds of people to function properly in a Biblical manner.

 

The Book of Psalms 

Guides you into a better understanding of these magnificent collections we call “the Psalms.” Study the significance of the Psalms as poetry, hymns, and prayers that focus the worshiper’s thoughts on God in praise and adoration. Learn what parts of the Psalms were used as a hymnal in the worship services of ancient Israel. You will learn about the structure of the Psalms, the authorship and date, the historical setting, and much more.


Christian Counseling I 

A comprehensive study designed to help Christian leaders in their counseling work. It includes case studies and then tells what the Bible says about the problem. Some sections lead to a survey of causes, effects, counseling considerations, and suggested ways to prevent certain problems. The end result of such a course is you learn in your counseling how to be practical, relevant, and effective.


Christian Counseling II

Discusses personal issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger, and guilt. You will learn about developmental issues such as child rearing, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and the later years. Important interpersonal issues are also discussed such as interpersonal relationships, sex apart and within marriage, homosexuality, and violence and abuse. To make the study complete, it finally examines and discusses mental disorders, alcoholism, addictions, financial problems, and spiritual issues.


The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts 

Sets out to prove forcibly, and with the weight of much primary material, that the early Christian experience centered around the Holy Spirit. Certain passages in the Gospels and the book of Acts are examined in an effort to provide you with a fuller understanding of what the Holy Spirit meant in the life of early believers. Ancient evidence is uncovered from which these texts emerged to give you a clearer understanding of the Third Person of the Trinity. This study is probably the most detailed study in the Spirit’s relation to Divine purity and power in existence.


Bible Difficulties 

The author, a theologian and historian, carefully focuses on the importance of language, archaeology, cultural context, numerology, and many other details to discover the meaning of difficult passages in the Bible. Many questions others ask you will be answered in this study. This study will equip you to stand firm in your knowledge because many ambiguities are cleared up and answered.

 

Attributes of God

 An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes: metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.


Educational Psychology

Incorporates perspectives about learning, processes of learning, and purposes in learning. Gives an analysis of how one fully understands and how the process of learning works. It rates high as a professional study concerning student motivation, behavioral patterns, identification and inquiry avenues, and Physical-Structural Disorders. By expanding on one aspect of educational theory/theology, it helps teachers choose the method that best reaches particular learners.

 

Forgiveness I 

Wholeness and salvation are produced when there is forgiveness. There haven’t been enough studies on this valuable subject, but now you will learn from the impressive synthesis of the best of theology and the best of modern psychology on the nature of forgiveness. The two authors use sources to replace static and forensic views of forgiveness with a view of forgiveness as dynamic and inter-subjective.


Forgiveness II 

Draws on theological and psychological insights and developed into a synthesis. Offers a distinctively Christian account of forgiveness that is as rich in analysis as it is helpful in practical significance. A remarkable synthesis of the very best social and scientific work compiled into one study. Discusses the relevance of “loving God with our ‘whole minds,’” and is deeply insightful and true to the Lord’s command.


Demonology

A study of Satan and Demons—the author’s work in the textbook is well-researched, extensive, and balanced. Exegetically correct, it surveys literature, discarding rubbish and clinging to previous studies of merit. Various maladies (sicknesses) are discussed often believed to be caused by demons. There are cautions against faulty thinking and discourages arbitrary conclusions concerning mental disorders, demon possession and obsession, and examines different cultural views of demons, etc. This course is significant for a Christian counselor, because sooner or later, the topic of “Satan and Demons” will be raised by a client and/or church member during a counseling session.


Parenting

 An overlooked subject in the Christian ranks is now discussed in detail by a professional Christian Counselor who has helped parents and troubled adolescents to understand their differences and to survive the stress. This study focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood and from dependence on parents to independence of parents. It is normal during this time for teenagers to elbow their way toward independence by being a little defiant at times. But their defiance should not register beyond 4.0 on the Richter scale. It teaches families how to “hold up” against repeatedly severe circumstances and situations in the lives of their teenagers and how they can position themselves for the aftershocks. Families need help with understanding their teenagers. This is a one-of-a-kind study on a most neglected subject.


Christian Psychology 

Discusses the relevance of Christian psychology and its “therapeutic” benefits, emphasizes the need for Christian psychology, and attempts to prove it’s a matter of ecclesiastical self-defense against a subtle undermining of spirituality. The understanding held by the church of human nature, its vicissitudes, its character ideals, and the ways of approaching that ideal, has traditionally been a mainstay of pastoral work. Now it’s time to go further to fill the vacuum created by our derelict understanding of Christian psychology. Although this course is philosophical, it sets forth some challenging issues relevant for the Christian  counselor to consider.


God’s Prescription for Healing 

Miraculous healing is a topic that always stirs keen interest. Any serious investigation must consider the diverse accounts of healing found in the diverse branches of the Christian tradition from its New Testament origins to the present. However, regardless of how one feels about healing, it has been mysterious but often a central phenomenon in Christian experience. This course is not radical but conservative. It steers a middle course between the uncritical enthusiasm and the rationalistic skepticism that often skew popular discussions of the topic of healing.


Elective 

You will select an elective from the Elective List.


Bachelor of Christian Counseling (B.C.C.)


Courses

 

Life of Christ I  4

Faith 4

Understanding Your Bible 4

Bible Doctrine 4

Old Testament Bible Survey 4

New Testament Bible Survey 4

Book of Acts 4

Religious Cults 4

Life & Teachings of Paul 4

OT Minor Prophets 4

Spiritual Warfare 4

Apologetics 4

Gospel of John 4

Christian Leadership 4

Biblical Counseling 4

The Book of Psalms 4

Christian Counseling, I 4

Christian Counseling II 4

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts 4

Bible Difficulties 4

Family Counseling 4

Educational Psychology  4

Forgiveness I 4

Forgiveness II 4

Demonology 4

Parenting 4

Christian Psychology 4

God’s Prescription for Healing 4

Electives 8


Total Credit Hours 120

 

Course Description

       

Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.

 

Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.

 

Understanding Your Bible (Hermeneutics I)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.

 

Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey,  prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.


New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.


Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.


Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.

 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.

 

OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.


Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.


Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.


Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Biblical Counseling 

Become “effective” in your role as a Biblical counselor by learning how to integrate Biblical principles into a paradigm pointing to the basic needs of people. Learn how to influence and motivate the heart and minds of people to function properly in a Biblical manner.

 

The Book of Psalms 

Guides you into a better understanding of these magnificent collections we call “the Psalms.” Study the significance of the Psalms as poetry, hymns, and prayers that focus the worshiper’s thoughts on God in praise and adoration. Learn what parts of the Psalms were used as a hymnal in the worship services of ancient Israel. You will learn about the structure of the Psalms, the authorship and date, the historical setting, and much more.


Christian Counseling I 

A comprehensive study designed to help Christian leaders in their counseling work. It includes case studies and then tells what the Bible says about the problem. Some sections lead to a survey of causes, effects, counseling considerations, and suggested ways to prevent certain problems. The end result of such a course is you learn in your counseling how to be practical, relevant, and effective.


Christian Counseling II

Discusses personal issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger, and guilt. You will learn about developmental issues such as child rearing, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and the later years. Important interpersonal issues are also discussed such as interpersonal relationships, sex apart and within marriage, homosexuality, and violence and abuse. To make the study complete, it finally examines and discusses mental disorders, alcoholism, addictions, financial problems, and spiritual issues.


The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts 

Sets out to prove forcibly, and with the weight of much primary material, that the early Christian experience centered around the Holy Spirit. Certain passages in the Gospels and the book of Acts are examined in an effort to provide you with a fuller understanding of what the Holy Spirit meant in the life of early believers. Ancient evidence is uncovered from which these texts emerged to give you a clearer understanding of the Third Person of the Trinity. This study is probably the most detailed study in the Spirit’s relation to Divine purity and power in existence.


Bible Difficulties 

The author, a theologian and historian, carefully focuses on the importance of language, archaeology, cultural context, numerology, and many other details to discover the meaning of difficult passages in the Bible. Many questions others ask you will be answered in this study. This study will equip you to stand firm in your knowledge because many ambiguities are cleared up and answered.

 

Attributes of God

 An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes: metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.


Educational Psychology

Incorporates perspectives about learning, processes of learning, and purposes in learning. Gives an analysis of how one fully understands and how the process of learning works. It rates high as a professional study concerning student motivation, behavioral patterns, identification and inquiry avenues, and Physical-Structural Disorders. By expanding on one aspect of educational theory/theology, it helps teachers choose the method that best reaches particular learners.

 

Forgiveness I 

Wholeness and salvation are produced when there is forgiveness. There haven’t been enough studies on this valuable subject, but now you will learn from the impressive synthesis of the best of theology and the best of modern psychology on the nature of forgiveness. The two authors use sources to replace static and forensic views of forgiveness with a view of forgiveness as dynamic and inter-subjective.


Forgiveness II 

Draws on theological and psychological insights and developed into a synthesis. Offers a distinctively Christian account of forgiveness that is as rich in analysis as it is helpful in practical significance. A remarkable synthesis of the very best social and scientific work compiled into one study. Discusses the relevance of “loving God with our ‘whole minds,’” and is deeply insightful and true to the Lord’s command.


Demonology

A study of Satan and Demons—the author’s work in the textbook is well-researched, extensive, and balanced. Exegetically correct, it surveys literature, discarding rubbish and clinging to previous studies of merit. Various maladies (sicknesses) are discussed often believed to be caused by demons. There are cautions against faulty thinking and discourages arbitrary conclusions concerning mental disorders, demon possession and obsession, and examines different cultural views of demons, etc. This course is significant for a Christian counselor, because sooner or later, the topic of “Satan and Demons” will be raised by a client and/or church member during a counseling session.


Parenting

 An overlooked subject in the Christian ranks is now discussed in detail by a professional Christian Counselor who has helped parents and troubled adolescents to understand their differences and to survive the stress. This study focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood and from dependence on parents to independence of parents. It is normal during this time for teenagers to elbow their way toward independence by being a little defiant at times. But their defiance should not register beyond 4.0 on the Richter scale. It teaches families how to “hold up” against repeatedly severe circumstances and situations in the lives of their teenagers and how they can position themselves for the aftershocks. Families need help with understanding their teenagers. This is a one-of-a-kind study on a most neglected subject.


Christian Psychology 

Discusses the relevance of Christian psychology and its “therapeutic” benefits, emphasizes the need for Christian psychology, and attempts to prove it’s a matter of ecclesiastical self-defense against a subtle undermining of spirituality. The understanding held by the church of human nature, its vicissitudes, its character ideals, and the ways of approaching that ideal, has traditionally been a mainstay of pastoral work. Now it’s time to go further to fill the vacuum created by our derelict understanding of Christian psychology. Although this course is philosophical, it sets forth some challenging issues relevant for the Christian  counselor to consider.


God’s Prescription for Healing 

Miraculous healing is a topic that always stirs keen interest. Any serious investigation must consider the diverse accounts of healing found in the diverse branches of the Christian tradition from its New Testament origins to the present. However, regardless of how one feels about healing, it has been mysterious but often a central phenomenon in Christian experience. This course is not radical but conservative. It steers a middle course between the uncritical enthusiasm and the rationalistic skepticism that often skew popular discussions of the topic of healing.


Electives 

You will select two electives from the Elective List.


Bachelor of Christian Education (B.C.E.)


Courses

 Life of Christ I-4

 Faith-4

 Understanding Your Bible-4

 Bible Doctrine-4

 Old Testament Bible Survey-4

 New Testament Bible Survey-4

Book of Acts-4

 Religious Cults-4

Life & Teachings of Paul-4

OT Minor Prophets-4

 Spiritual Warfare-4

Apologetics-4

 Gospel of John-4

 Christian Leadership-4

 Elective-4

 Public  Speaking-4

 Customs & Manners of Bible Times-4

Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places-4

 Church History I-4

Church History II-4

 Sunday School Methods-4

Art of Teaching the Bible-4

Evangelism & Discipleship-4

Parenting-4

 Christian Education I-4

 Christian Education II-4

 History of English Translations of the Bible-4

 Pedagogy I-4

Pedagogy II-4

 Sharing Christ in The 21 Century-4

 Leading Bible Study Groups-4

 Elective-4

 Total Credit Hours-120

 


Course Description 


Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.

 

Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.

 

Understanding Your Bible (Hermeneutics I)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.

 

Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey,  prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.

 

New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.

 

Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.

 

Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.

 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.

 

OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.

 

Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.

 

Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.

 

Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Public Speaking

This course will give you the tools necessary to deliver a clear, concise, and effective message.Explains the importance of grammar, posture, expression, tone,etc. in conveying a message to your listeners.

 

Customs & Manners of Bible Times I

By knowing the Oriental manners and customs of Bible times, you gain a deeper understanding of Biblical passages, family life, trades, education, agriculture, and shepherding. Study detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship, and more.

 

Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places 

 Few seminaries or Bible colleges offer this course, but it’s a necessity for speakers and teachers.  Even skilled expositors and pastors often stumble when it comes to pronouncing Biblical names and places.  Once you’ve taken this study, you’ll not worry any longer about looking ignorant to your audience, but you’ll approach your text, your sermon, or teaching with confidence because you’ll have the assurance that you are pronouncing all Biblical names and places correctly. The textbook uses wording based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, plus the most widely accepted modern English usage. It should always be by your side, but a handy CD-ROM is also provided for you as well to use on your computer at home, your office, or with your lap-top computer while you’re on the road traveling. The CD-ROM is especially useful for those who aren’t sure what the textbook is saying, since the correct verbal pronunciation is given for over 7000 words. 

 

Church History I 

What separates our study from others is its clarity both of language and organization. It reviews the history of the Church from the time of Christ up to the Reformation period. Major church figures are given special attention. Nothing inspires hope and faith in believers more than a study in Church History. Omega’s Church History is the first choice study of laypeople and church leaders and is similar to other studies used in classrooms throughout the nation.

 

Church History II

Continues with the Age of Reason and Revival, The Age of Progress, and the Age of Ideologies.Further topics such as the Religious Right, Leading Personalities, and the Communication of the Gospel Worldwide are discussed. In addition, this study explores contemporary phenomena such as the Religious Right, mega-churches, and user-friendly worship services as well as some of the leading personalities behind these movements. On the cultural and political fronts, our study points out the effects of the mass media on the communication of the gospel worldwide.

 

Evangelism & Discipleship

Various aspects are discussed such as: knowing God, spiritual duties, humility, and the shaping of one’s character. While specific procedures of evangelism & discipleship change over the years, the basic pattern must be understood. Learn how the New Testament Church’s principles for ministry are still valuable, vital, and valid for the church today.

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Sunday School Methods

Sunday School is the “key” to achieving evangelistic goals in the local church. Learn how to reach the lost by opening the door of the church. Learn to minister to all ages, develop new leaders, train volunteers, provide role models, turn spectators into workers, build family ministries, and connect people to create deeper relationships.

 

Art of Teaching the Bible

A fresh approach to leading an adult Bible study. Learn firsthand how to use a specific curriculum or how to create your own lessons from scratch. This study provides a solid framework for teaching proper Biblical interpretation. Other matters discussed in this study: goals, teaching models, and ideas on how to make a class interesting.

 

Parenting

An overlooked subject in the Christian ranks is now discussed in detail by a professional Christian Counselor who has helped parents and troubled adolescents to understand their differences and to survive the stress. This study focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood and from dependence on parents to independence of parents. It is normal during this time for teenagers to elbow their way toward independence by being a little defiant at times. But their defiance should not register beyond 4.0 on the Richter scale. It teaches families how to “hold up” against repeatedly severe circumstances and situations in the lives of their teenagers and how they can position themselves for the aftershocks. Families need help with understanding their teenagers. This is a one-of-a-kind study on a most neglected subject.

 

Christian Education I

Helps the Christian education specialist divide the various responsibilities of Christian education into workable tasks. Combines in a comprehensive fashion thoughts for educating youth and adults. The study includes eight sample descriptions from churches of different sizes.

 

Christian Education II

Helps the small church discover fresh ideas for recruiting volunteers and training teachers. This course is necessary for one who is overwhelmed with responsibilities covering everything from nursery to retreats. You will learn how to specifically help a church develop a church education program and get it in tip-top shape.

 

Pedagogy I

This course shows you how to master a biblical text and discover its relevance to everyday living. It will demonstrate how to detect and develop the “big idea” of each passage and to allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. You will learn to improve your classroom skills, stimulate class discussions, motivate students, and use the student’s imagination to improve their skills.

 

Pedagogy II

Education fads come and go, but the basic principles of teaching are timeless. Is there a learning disabled child who longs to be part of your Sunday school class or youth group? Discover ways to allow every student to participate. This study identifies and challenges appropriate teaching, discipline methods, and realistic expectations.

 

Sharing Christ in the 21st Century

This course discusses innovative approaches to evangelism overlooked by most pastors. Learn how a traditional small-group ministry can be expanded to incorporate seekers and non-Christians who share a special interest such as pets or fishing. If you are a pastor, learn how your congregation can reach out to your community, make friends, and spread God’s Word.

 

Leading Bible Study Groups

Small groups can make a big difference. They encourage individual growth, strengthen the church, and reach out to the community. How do you build good small groups? This study will teach you how. Learn about the basic small-group components and dynamics and how to set group goals, develop relationships, train leaders, launch outreach programs, and much more. Includes a complete leader training course and several small-group Bible studies.

 

Elective

You will select an elective from the Elective List.

 

Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.)

Course Description

 

Life of Christ I

Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to

help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.


Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey,  prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.


New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.


Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.

 

Understanding Your Bible (HermeneuticsI)

Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture

without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary  language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.


Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.


Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.


Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.

 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.

 

OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.


Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.


Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.


Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a  basic  understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.

 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Pentateuch

The five books of Moses are filled with color, adventure, noise, and upheaval. They are books of promise, hope, love, and redemption for those who trust their lives to God. The Christian cannot neglect an understanding of this portion of God’s Word. Now you have an opportunity to meet that challenge.


Homiletics 

A practical study that prepares you to preach the Word. Presented in a simple and concise manner; this study is intentionally simple in its format and its explanation of the homiletical task. It is solid in its theology and biblical in its approach. Students, ministers, and teachers will welcome this study. 


Linguistics for New Testament Greek

 One of the best courses for the ministerial student and pastor. It focuses on the transformation of exegesis into exposition, and studies into sermons. The process involves a study of linguistics and other basic reference books. You will learn, “Why it’s important to study Greek?” Then you will learn of the problems in Greek instruction, principles of Greek instruction, and the basic guidelines for using Greek. Discussed as well are: The right “tools” for Greek exegesis and learning how modern Bibles are developed.  The value of “exegesis” cannot be underestimated.  You will discover much in  your study as your learn of: Historical Analysis, literary Analysis, Lexical Analysis, Syntactical Analysis, Structural Analysis, as well as learning the value of developing your exegetical skills.


Bible Difficulties I

The author, a theologian and historian, carefully  focuses on the importance of language, archaeology, cultural context, numerology, and many other details to discover the meaning  of  difficult  passages in the Bible. Many questions others ask you will be answered in this study. This study will equip you to stand firm in your knowledge because many ambiguities are cleared up and answered.


Attributes of God 

An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes:  metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.


Pastoral Theology

An excellent study concerning the Pastor and his God, his church, the pulpit, himself,and his friends. This study provides many tips on “How to excel as a pastor.” Part two examines pastoral activities such as funerals, marriages, counseling, hospital visitations,and a code of ethics.

 

Church History I

What separates our study from others is its clarity both of language and organization. It reviews the history of the Church from the time of Christ up to the Reformation period. Major church figures are given special attention. Nothing inspires hope and faith in believers more than a study in Church History. Omega’s Church History is the first choice study of laypeople and church leaders and is similar to other studies used in classrooms throughout the nation.


Church History II

Continues with the Age of Reason and Revival, The Age of Progress, and the Age of Ideologies. Further topics such as the Religious Right, Leading Personalities, and the Communication of the Gospel Worldwide are discussed. In addition, this study explorescontemporary phenomena such as the Religious Right, mega-churches, and user-friendly worship services as well as some of the leading personalities behind these movements. On the cultural and political fronts, our study points out the effects of the mass media on the communication of the gospel worldwide.

 

Customs & Manners of Bible Times        

By knowing the Oriental manners and customs of Bible times, you gain a deeper understanding of Biblical passages, family life, trades, education, agriculture, and shepherding. Study detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship, and more.


Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places 

Few seminaries or Bible colleges offer this course, but it’s a necessity for speakers and teachers.  Even skilled expositors and pastors often stumble when it comes to pronouncing Biblical names and places.  Once you’ve taken this study, you’ll not worry any longer about looking ignorant to your audience, but you’ll approach your text, your sermon, or teaching with confidence because you’ll have the assurance that you are pronouncing all Biblical names and places correctly. The textbook uses wording based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, plus the most widely accepted modern English usage. It should always be by your side, but a handy CD-ROM is also provided for you as well to use on your computer at home, your office, or with your lap-top computer while you’re on the road traveling. The CD-ROM is especially useful for those who aren’t sure what the textbook is saying, since the correct verbal pronunciation is given for over 7000 words. 


Foreign Missions  

This complete study in foreign missions discusses the “means and history” of missions, the methods of the local church, how to qualify missionaries, and how to gain the manpower needed to go into all the world with the Gospel.


Book of Matthew 

This course makes use of Harbuck’s Commentary on Matthew. It’s a unique commentary that uses more than 52 topical headings, and is based on two parallel versions, the King James Version and the New Millennia In-depth Bible (NMIB), the NMIB being a translation produced by the author, Dr. Henry Harbuck. The knowledge and depth of what you’ll learn from this study will exceed your expectation and give you a solid understanding of the Jewish background and thoughts that prevailed during the period that Matthew penned his gospel account. You’ll enjoy using this Commentary as a companion to your Study Bible, but be surprised at the in-depth notes and information in the commentary that aren’t found in any Study Bibles.  


Church Parliamentary Law       In clear, concise language, the author helps you to understand the fundamental principles and operations of parliamentary order. A practical study with a chart of motions  and  examples  from real life.


Parenting          

An overlooked subject in the Christian ranks is now discussed in detail by a professional Christian Counselor who has helped parents and troubled adolescents to understand their differences and to survive the stress. The study focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood, from dependence on parents to independence of parents. It is normal during this time for teenagers to elbow their way toward independence by being a little defiant at times. But their defiance should not register beyond 4.0 on the Richter scale. The study teaches  families how to “hold up” against repeatedly severe circumstances and situations in the life of their teenager and how they can position themselves for the aftershocks. Families need help with understanding their teenagers . This study is a one-of-a-kind study on a most neglected subject.


Elective 


You will select an elective from the Elective List.

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120


UPFRONT COSTS

Registration Fee       $   35.00

Administration Fee   $   95.00

Technology Fee        $   60.00

Registration Fee

Administration Fee

Technology Fee

Total Annual Tuition Cost Per Program  $1170.00

Annual Renewal of Contract Must be signed by student.

Graduation Fee

 

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LIFE EXPERIENCE CREDITS

You’ve spent your time in Ministry learning hands on. Now you can earn credit for it toward your degree. Turn your passions like preaching, visiting the sick, counseling, ministry work , etc into religious vocational degree credits. GBCS  will credit you for what you’ve already learned from your experience in Ministry.


If you have a lot of knowledge and practical experience in Ministry but no diploma, degree, or certification to show for it, life experience credits may give you some of the recognition you deserve. GBCS reviews students’ ministry experience and grants experience credits based on what students have done in ministry.


GBCS may  request a portfolio that proves your experience. Materials will vary depending on what your experience has been, but will include any documents that demonstrate your knowledge and experience in Ministry. Possible materials may include:


  • Resumes
  • Letters of ministry work from your Apostle, Pastor, Bishop, or Church
  • Awards you have received
  • Reference letters of people who are familiar with you in ministry
  • Multimedia (photographs, videos, etc.)
  • Certificates
  • Newspaper articles/ magazine clippings

ALTERNATE WAY ALL THE FEES ABOVE AND THE FEE BELOW CAN BE PAID.  JUST MAKE INDIVIDUAL PAYMENTS AND MENTION WHAT EACH PAYMENT IS FOR.  IF IT IS TECHNOLOGY LIST THAT.

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Transcript     $10.50