Available Courses

STUDENTS: Choose a course and begin your journey in experiencing more of the Lord in your life. 

PASTORS: Choose courses to add to your Bible school and make each a part of your school’s curriculum. Add additional instructors as necessary to bring your students the rich educational experience they deserve. Sample these Premium Courses and make sure they are right for your program. Each course includes everything you need to start offering these spiritually enriching and practically instructive courses through your own Bible school. Your vision to have a Bible school can begin today! Call (301) 364-4218.


CHRISTIAN CHARACTER FOR MINISTRY

Designed for those who recognize a calling to ministry, this vital course charts a pathway for success in ministry. Develop a desire to be used by God to minister to others in a greater way. Discover how to find the right place in the body of Christ and submit to proper authority. Learn how to operate in the maximum anointing where you have been called. Examine the responsibilities of the believer in ministry and be challenged to embark on the quest of developing Christ-like character. The sacredness of the local church will be emphasized. (4 credit hours)


FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH

Gain a solid foundation in the basic doctrines of Christianity. Emphasis is placed on the authority of Scripture, the deity of Jesus Christ, and redemption by the Blood of Jesus. The course is not a comprehensive theology course, but it will enable the believer to defend his faith when called upon to do so. The student will obtain a surer understanding of the reason for the hope that is in him. (4 credit hours)


THE HOLY SPIRIT

Examine the Holy Spirit and His works, the difference between the New Birth and the Baptism of the Spirit, the supernatural manifestations of the Spirit, operating in these manifestations as the Spirit wills, judging prophecy, and ordering the operation of spiritual gifts. This course is full of practical helps for supernatural ministry, as well as, a wealth of information about this Person of the Trinity. (4 credit hours)


BIBLICAL FAITH

Carefully study the Bible’s message concerning faith and its operation in the life of the believer. Examine the difference between mental formulas and Bible-faith evidenced by obedience to God’s Word and Spirit, the principle of confession, and faith that springs from a relationship with God. Examine how to use faith to please God and inherit Bible promises while avoiding the pitfalls of the so-called “Faith message.” (4 credit hours)


PRACTICAL MINISTRY SKILLS

Become familiar with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to minister to the most common needs of the people. The material presented is not intended to prepare for full-time counseling or qualify to do long-term counseling. On the other hand, every believer active in ministry comes in contact with people having needs. Whether in the prayer room, at the altar, in a Bible study, on the job, or over the phone, the believer needs to be equipped to recognize the problem, pray appropriately, and make useful referrals. (4 credit hours)


REDEMPTIVE TRUTH

by Pastor Virgil Stokes

Acquire deeper insight into the concept of covenant and a new appreciation of the redemptive work of Christ and the superiority of our New Covenant. Examine the benefits, blessings, and privileges Christ has given to us, and the many practical methods for living in those benefits. Other topics covered will be: Renewing the mind, the believer’s authority, the power of the Name of Jesus, and finding a place of service in the church. (4 credit hours)


PRINCIPLES OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP 

by Dr. Ray Wilson

Explore and practice the foundational principles of servant leadership from a biblical perspective. Recognizing the cutting edge of leadership theory and approaches to leadership, students will gain an understanding of what is most effective in the long-term motivation of people, changing circumstances, and actualizing vision. (3 credit hours)


MONEY, ORDINANCES & MUSIC

Become familiar with the ordinances of the church: Communion and Water Baptism. Explore the Scripture and learn the truth about Tithing and Worship. Become equipped to serve and present a teaching about Communion and Water Baptism, as well as be able to lead a worship service. (4 credit hours)


HEALING TRUTH

The doctrine of divine healing is one that engenders much debate, but vital to biblical Christianity. For the believer to receive healing for him or herself and minister with confidence to others, he or she must be firmly established in the will of the Lord and the methods of God regarding physical healing. Discover the scriptural foundation for the ministry of healing. Other topics covered will be methods of administering healing and the major hindrances to receiving healing. Understand the important role of the healing ministry in the Body of Christ today. (4 credit hours)


MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND REMARRIAGE

Helping Broken People and Broken Marriages

Our world is filled with people who are suffering the effects of divorce, and the church often reflects the confusion and pain in society. Explore practical ways to assist those facing divorce, contemplating remarriage, or desiring to serve God but not sure they are qualified. Topics addressed include, Biblical grounds for divorce, ministry to problem marriages, living with an unbeliever, the pitfalls and joys of remarriage, and marriage while serving in the ministry. (2 credit hours)


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

Learn why Jesus said it is advantageous for Him to return to heaven, and to instead, send the Holy Spirit to the Church.  Discover how to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit, to be more sensitivity to the work of the Holy Spirit, and how to develop the human spirit. Subjects explored include the immediate effects of the new birth, the growth of the spirit person, Christian maturity, the leading of the Holy Spirit and the human spirit, responding to the correction of the Lord, and hearing the voice of God. (4 credit hours)


VICTORY OVER ADDICTION

Ministering to Alcoholics, Addicts, and Their Families

One in every three people in church congregations is directly affected by the devastation of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Develop compassion and understanding for what addicts and families go through and how to minister to both. Learn how to help the addict stay free and find their place in the local body, how to empower the addict’s family, and how to help the Church become more effective in working with addicts. Topics covered include: What is an alcoholic? Is addiction a disease or a sin? How does addiction affect the family? How can I help my loved one? What about AA and other support groups? What is necessary for recovery? What can the church do?  (2 credit hours)


PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

From a Good Idea to Bountiful Harvest

Good ideas are plentiful; however, turning them into reality is rare. Learn to discern the leading of God, set godly priorities, make quality decisions, take effective action, and use time wisely. Identify simple methods for organizing, planning, and implementing a plan which leads to successful project completion that will work at home, at church, or on the job. (2 credit hours)


PANNING FOR GOLD

The Sermon on the Mount

Bible teachers often present varying interpretations of the same passage of Scripture. Some differences are simply matters of opinion or emphasis; others result from inadequate methods of interpretation. Using the Sermon on the Mount as the example, learn methods to find the original intent of a passage, interpret it for application today, and present it to others in a meaningful way. Golden nuggets of truth are waiting to be discovered from this timeless masterpiece taught by our Lord. (2 credit hours)


PREPARING TO PREACH

The essence of ministry is the public presentation and proclamation of the Word of God. Christians are commissioned to participate in this endeavor in many ways and methods, and some are called to preach and teach from the pulpit. Learn the fundamentals of message preparation and how to create a well-organized sermon. Discover how to deal with stage fright and practical steps to prepare for public speaking. Emphasis is placed upon dependence on the Holy Spirit and learning to flow in the anointing of the Spirit. (2 credit hours)


CHURCH GOVERNMENT

Shepherding the Flock of God

Explore the need for a system of government in the local church. Identify guiding values and principles which apply to the operation of the local church including the decision-making process, selecting a pastor, pastoral roles, and establishing accountability. A definite must for anyone called to serve in the five-fold ministry or church leadership. (2 credit hours)


POWERFUL PRAYER

Explore the powerful nature of prayer. Develop a working understanding of the different types of prayer and how to pray more effectively. Topics covered include: why study prayer, how to pray the Bible way, praying in faith, worship, praise, thanksgiving, corporate prayer, fasting, the believer’s authority, praying in other tongues, and the prayer of intercession. (4 credit hours)


PANNING FOR GOLD

1 Corinthians 12-14

Bible teachers often present varying interpretations of the same passage of Scripture. Some differences are simply matters of opinion or emphasis; others result from inadequate methods of interpretation. Using First Corinthians 12-14, learn methods to find the original intent of a passage, interpret it for application today, and present it to others in a meaningful way. Topics and questions examined include spiritual gifts, interpretation of tongues, becoming more spiritual, can everyone speak in tongues, which gifts are the best gifts, and have the charismatic gifts passed away. (2 credit hours)


MINISTRY TO THE TORMENTED

Relief for the Emotionally and Mentally Afflicted

The Church has a long history of helping people tormented by mental and emotional issues. Explore the reasons for mental and emotional torment, whether it is spiritual, mental, or physical. Learn how to discern if a person is being tormented because of a physical problem, a mental problem, or a demonic influence. Acquire skills which will assist in helping the individual regardless of the source. (2 credit hours)


THE MINISTRY GIFTS

Ephesians 4:11 reveals five ministry offices which God has set in the Church for equipping believers to carry out the work of the Gospel. Each ministry office (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher) is defined and examples given to demonstrate their purpose in the Body of Christ. Topics include how to recognize a “calling” and prepare for ministry, the pitfalls of ministry, the purposes and practices of apostles, prophets and evangelists, and the purpose of pastors and teachers within the local church. (2 credit hours)


THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

Watching the Hand of God

Gain an overview of 2000 years of Church history. Examine the development of the great doctrines of Christianity and the circumstances that prompted their formalization. Recognize how history impacted the Church and how the Church has impacted history. Identify key personalities, the great councils and debates, the Reformation and other major events of Church history. Identify the heresies and mistakes of centuries past, and see where the Church faces similar issues today. (2 credit hours)


SPIRIT-FILLED MINISTRY

The world needs people who operate in supernatural, Spirit-empowered ministry. Learn the fundamentals of the Person and power of the Holy Spirit in tangible manifestation. Learn the Biblical and historical basis for the reality and practice of speaking in tongues, praying for the sick, and the manifestation of so-called “charismatic” gifts as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. (2 credit hours)