Course Catalog

 

Small Attendance Churches

SAC101 Overview of the Bible
Instructor: Dr. Philip Jones

 

 

 

Course Description:
Overview of the Bible is a study designed to provide every student the opportunity to gain a firm grasp of the central message of the Bible. Every major event in Scripture will be arranged and presented chronologically so that the student will know how each story in the Bible relates to every other story.

SAC102 How to Study and Interpret the Bible

Instructor: Dr. Robert Welch

Course Description:
This class investigates the principles of interpretation and application of the Bible. Special attention is given to students developing a clearly defined hermeneutical framework that is biblically and theologically grounded, spiritually sensitive, critically aware, and practically relevant. The goal of this class is to provide a framework for the interpretation of any biblical text.

SAC103 Prayer and Biblical Spirituality

Instructor: Dr. Don Whitney

Course Description:
A scriptural approach to Christian spirituality utilizing biblical, classical, and contemporary materials. This course will assist the student in pursuing with and conformity to Jesus Christ through personal spiritual disciplines such as Bible intake, prayer, fasting, silence and solitude, and journaling.

SAC104 Evangelism and Discipleship

Instructor: Dr. Mike Napier & Dr. Chuck Lawless

Course Description:
This course is split into two sections, the first part will focus on discipleship and taught by Dr. Chuck Lawless. This section is an introduction to discipleship. The material will introduce the student to the basic understanding of Christian discipleship, with a focus on spiritual disciplines. The second part of this course will focus on personal evangelism led by Dr. Mike Napier. This section is an introduction to personal evangelism. This course will introduce the student to the basic understanding of personal evangelism, the importance of personal evangelism in everyday life, how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how to lead a person (that is ready to repent and place their faith in Jesus) to a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

SAC105 Local Church Missions and the CP

Instructor: Dr. Terry Coy

Course Description:
A study of the Biblical foundations for a missionary church, of contemporary issues affecting missions, cooperative missionary relationships, and missionary strategies and methodologies for the local church.

SACP201 Pastoral Ministry 1

Instructor: Dr. Ted Kersh

Course Description:
Pastoral Ministry 1 is designed to provide practical pastoral training for shepherding the church.  Students will learn practical and creative ways to meet the needs of their people, including: How to Get to Know Their People, Baptizing, Serving the Lord’s Supper, Weddings as an Opportunity to Share the Gospel, Deacon Ministry, and Counseling.

SACP202 Pastoral Ministry 2

Instructor: Dr. Ted Kersh

Course Description:
This course focuses on how to develop the ministry skills needed to effectively serve as a pastor. Topics include new member assimilation, developing leaders, developing a church outreach program, becoming a successful church administrator, developing a church mission statement, how to organize a church wide prayer meeting, reaching inactive church members, how to plan worship services, how to handle church stewardship , and planning the church’s calendar and ministry plan.

SACC201 Women's Ministry I

Instructor: Ruth McWhite

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SACC202 Women's Ministry II

Instructor: Dr. Ashley Allen

Course Description:
This course is an overview of women’s ministry in the local church. The material will introduce the student to the biblical basis of women’s ministry, as well as cultural factors that affect women. Additionally, the student will have exposure to elements of evangelism, discipleship, missions and leadership.

SACC205 Youth Ministry

Instructor: Todd Sanders (D. Min Candidate)

Course Description:
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SACP203 Preaching I

Instructor: Dr. Blake Gideon

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Native American

NAP201 Pastoral Ministry 1

Instructor: Dr. Emerson Falls

Course Description:
This course focuses on how to develop the ministry skills needed to effectively serve as a pastor. Attention will be given to church organization and administration, ordinances, administration, finances, and volunteer relationships in Native American congregations.

NAP202 Pastoral Ministry II

Instructor: Dr. Emerson Falls

Course Description:
This course will focus on the pastor’s primary responsibility which is to make disciples. Learners will focus on the principles of evangelism & discipleship in the context of a Native church.

NAP203 (Biblical) Preaching I

Instructor: Dr. Vern Charette

Course Description:
This course is a study of the construction of sermons derived from a biblical text. Basic principles of preaching will be covered, including: studying the text, sermon construction, deriving application, and sermon delivery.

NAP204 (Biblical) Preaching II

Instructor: Dr. Vern Charette

Course Description:
This course is a continued study of the construction of sermons derived from a biblical text. Basic principles of preaching will be reviewed, including: studying the text, sermon construction, deriving application and sermon delivery. Special consideration will be given to preaching Old Testament narratives and New Testament parables.

NAC205 Youth Ministry

Instructor: Johnny Tonihka

Course Description:
This course will focus on the foundational concepts, operating procedures and the skills related to Student Ministry. Learners will develop a basic philosophy of Student Ministry and understand how to apply that philosophy in the context of a Native church. Students will build a student ministry handbook to use in their ministry setting.

NAC206 Women in Ministry

Instructor: Dr. Emerson Falls & Dr. Jennifer Barnett

Course Description:
While the office of pastor is limited to men according to scripture, both men and women are created in the image of God and gifted for service in the church. The purpose of this course is to help both men and women understand the biblical basis for women in ministry, to prepare women for ministry, and to help Indian churches strengthen the role(s) of women in ministry.

NAC209 Educational Ministry in the Native American Church

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Barnett

Course Description:
This course will examine cultural aspects of communication and learning as a foundation, and develop skills for contextualized teaching, creating lessons, and organizing church education within the Native American Church.

NAC210 Foundations for Native American Ministry

Instructor: Dr. Emerson Falls

Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare persons to serve effectively as Christian leaders in the Native American congregations and related ministries. The course includes an overview of factors and practices that support the practice of Christian ministry in the Native congregation and in other settings. Attention is given to the integration of ministry with personal and family responsibilities.

Hispanic

HISP102 Cómo Estudiar e Interpretar la Biblia

Instructor: Johnny Sangoquiza

Course Description:
This course focuses on how to apply and teach the principles of biblical interpretation. The literal, textual, grammatical, and historical method is contrasted with the allegorical method of interpretation. The topics include: symbols, allegory, types, as well as the relationship between interpretation and application. The student will create visual projects and applications on how to make disciples

HISP103 Oración y Espiritualidad Bíblica

Instructor: Dr. Don Whitney

Course Description:
A scriptural approach to Christian spirituality utilizing biblical, classical, and contemporary materials. This course will assist the student in pursuing with and conformity to Jesus Christ through personal spiritual disciplines such as Bible intake, prayer, fasting, silence and solitude, and journaling.

HISP104 Evangelismo y Discipulado

Instructor: Johnny Sangoquiza y Jorge Melendez

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to present the biblical foundations and the practice of multiplying discipleship. Each student will learn what is a disciple and the process of being a disciple of Christ. Students will learn the concept of forming disciples that will multiply into other disciples in the context of group relational discipleship. The course will also assist pastors and local church leaders on dealing with the changes the congregation must make to implement the Great Commission’s fulfillment of making disciples (disciples making disciples) to bring the gospel to people in the context where they live, work and serve.

HISPC201 Ministerio a Mujeres I

Instructor: Betsy Gómez

Course Description:
This course will help you identify the need for a women’s ministry in the local Church, help you know how to respond to women’s primary needs with the Word of God, provide the biblical foundation you need to create or improve a women’s ministry and will also provide you with practical strategies to help you carry it out. We will explore the basic theology of God’s design for women and see how this impacts their influence on society and the congregation.

HISPC205 Ministerio a Jóvenes I

Instructor: Moisés Gómez

Course Description:
This course aims to equip the church leadership team in developing a youth ministry focused primarily on the Gospel. It will provide tools that will help you understand the roles of youth ministry in the church and how to develop a proper perspective of youth ministry in the Local Church. In this course, we will be offering the basic knowledge to start a Youth Ministry and know the foundational pillars of Youth Ministry and the challenges facing the generation of young people that God has placed in his church today. We will help pastors understand why Youth Ministry is important and how to involve parents in working with youth. We hope that at the end of this course, pastors and leaders will be equipped so that the Church is built up and the name of Christ exalted.

HISPP202 Ministerio de Conserjería Pastoral

Instructor: Lic. Isaías Vargas

Course Description:
An introductory study of Christian counseling as an aspect of pastoral ministry as it relates to Psychology as a science and to show its importance. To guide the student on how to understand and use a Christian process of pastoral counseling. Objectives: that students acquire the knowledge, interest and ability to use the tools, concepts and model of counseling. Learn about Christian counseling and its integration with some psychological truths. Promote the use of Christian counseling inside and outside the church. To incite the desire to be involved in the exercise of Christian counseling. Finally, to learn to help others cope with their burdens (Galatians 6: 2).

HISPP203 Predicación I

Instructor: Dr. Rudy Gonzalez

Course Description:
This course is designed to help the bi-vocational pastor and church planter to sharpen his gifts as a proclaimer of the Gospel. We will give special attention to four areas of importance: 1) The nature of the Bible we have been called to proclaim; 2) The preacher’s spiritual formation; 3) The structure of the sermon; 4) Issues that affect the communication of the sermon. The goal of this course is practical application. The student will demonstrate and be evaluated through hands-on projects of his understanding of the concepts being presented.

HISPP204 Predicación II

Instructor: Dr. Juan Sánchez

Course Description:
A basic course in preparation and principles of expository preaching related to exegesis, structure, context, types of literature, application, and delivery of a sermon. This course is designed for students entering into a preaching ministry.

African American

AF106 Baptist Beliefs

Instructor: Dr. Walter Wilson

Course Description:
A study of major issues, personalities, church polity and developments in the history of Baptists from their beginnings during the English reformation to the present. Special attention is devoted to Southern Baptist beginnings and developments, with particular attention to the context of the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma. We will also examine the role of African American influences on Southern Baptist life.

Asian

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Church Planting

CM101 Introduction to Church Planting - First Steps

Instructor: Gary Rohrmayer

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to church planting. The material will introduce the student to the basic understanding of the theological foundations of church planting and the initial stages of a church plant.