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Classes

Tuition Costs:

Standard - $690 per class

Spiritual and Professional Development - $345 A single class for credit to put towards a degree if desired.

Audit - $150 per class: A no-credit option without homework and tests.

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2023 Fall Class Descriptions

All classes can be taken on the Gering Campus or through Summit Bridge.

7:30am - 8:50am

Old Testament Survey I
Aaron Prohs
Tuesdays and Thursdays

An overview of the Old Testament, with a brief examination of the content of each book set in historical perspective, to introduce the student to the major themes and events and give a foundation for other Old Testament studies.

Pauline Epistle
Jeffry McKean
Tuesdays and Thursdays

A study of 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians with special attention to the historical situations that prompted the letters, Paul’s situation, his instructions to the churches, and possible contemporary applications to the church today.

Introduction to Counseling
Ted Grant
Tuesdays and Thursdays

A consideration of the principles of various counseling theories and their application to human problems from the perspective of the pastoral ministry.  Prerequisite: PSY2103.

Introduction to Christian Education
Andi Grant
Wednesdays and Fridays

An examination of the role and function of the education program of the Church.  A foundational course for all others in Christian education.

Perspectives in Worldview
Don Hulsey
Wednesdays and Fridays

An introductory course of worldview with a heavy emphasis on the Christian worldview and how it differs from deism, naturalism, post-modernism, Hinduism, and Islam.

 

Christian Leadership Principles
John Mulholland
Wednesdays and Fridays

A study of the leadership principles that characterized the earthly ministry of Jesus, and the relevance of these principles to contemporary ministry.

9:30am - 10:50am

 

Composition and Grammar I
Misti Lacy
Tuesdays and Thursdays

A study of basic sentence structure, conventional American English usage, and construction of logical thought units, including practice in writing paragraphs and longer compositions. 

Principles of Interpretation
Jeffry McKean

Tuesdays and Thursdays

An introduction to principles and methods used in the interpretation and application of the Bible. 

Hebrews
Aaron Prohs
Tuesdays and Thursdays

An in-depth study of the epistle emphasizing the superiority of Christ and the new covenant over the Mosaic covenant, and special instructions for life in the new covenant. 

Logos in Use
Aaron Prohs
Wednesdays and Fridays

An introduction to the tools and features of the Logos Bible software, enabling students to use it for Bible study, research, and presentations. 

Reformation History
Andi Grant
Wednesdays and Fridays

An in-depth study of the causal factors (issues, events, personalities, viewpoints, etc.) of the Protestant and Catholic reformations in Western Europe from the 15th century through the 18th century.

Johannine Literature
Dave Robinson
Wednesdays and Fridays

An overview of the Gospel and Epistles of John, tracing the distinctive themes and approaches made by John, with special attention to the historical and theological climate at the time John wrote these documents.

11:00am - 11:50am

 

Communication Concepts
Misti Lacy
Tuesdays and Thursdays - *11:00am to 12:20pm

An introduction to the key concepts and guiding principles necessary for effective presentations. Topics include purpose, audience, credibility, logistics, content, organization, and performance

Family Life Education
Andi Grant
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

This course is a study of the development and education of families and individuals in the family life cycle.  Emphasis is placed on theology and philosophy of family ministry, family life programming, and curriculum for family life education.

Prerequisite: MCE1103 

Greek I
Jeffry McKean
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

A beginning study of Koine Greek, in which the student learns basic grammar and vocabulary of the New Testament. 

6:00pm - 8:40pm

Financial Management
Marcia Mehring
Tuesdays

A study of practical financial methods to assist in personal and non-profit applications, including simple accounting, budgeting, the ethics of finance, and various aspects of managing a non-profit organization.

Prophetic Themes of the Old Testament

Aaron Prohs
Tuesdays

This course focuses on the nature of Old Testament prophecy, the common characteristics of the prophets, and their messages.

Life of Christ
Jeffry McKean
Thursdays

A study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ from before creation through his Galilean ministry as presented in the synoptic Gospels. The course will give special attention to the birth narratives in Matthew and Luke, Jesus’ miracles, and his teachings as presented in the Sermon on the Mount.

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