Certificates

Certificate Program Information

 

Prerequisites

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
These courses present an overview of the mindset of the individual; regardless if they claim Jesus as their Lord and Savior or not. This Module will force you to take self-inventory. You may say I have read the Bible before and I have been serving my Lord for a long time. Good. This Module is presented in four parts:
 
  1. Examining the mindset of the Christian versus the non-Christian. The Christian Bible versus the anecdotes of the secular world. What God has for us versus what the world promises.
  2. Research and examine if your current lifestyle is pleasing to God or man. Living in the spirit versus fulfilling the lust of the flesh.
  3. The gift of a loving and gracious God!
  4. What God did for the redemption of mankind! His sacrifice and His promised return.
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
  1. Living Life On My Terms
  • What is wrong what is right?
  • Self Help Books
  • World View
  1. Sin
  • What is sin?
  • Who determines what sin is?
  • Am I living in sin?
      C.   Forgive – Repent
  • To whom should I repent?
  • Who will forgive me?
  • What is propitiation?
      D.   Grace
  • What is Grace?
  • What is Justification?
  • What is Sanctification?
  • What is Glorification?
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below

 

Early History of Israel
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
Have you ever wondered how God, starting first with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph (Book of Genesis) created the Nation of Israel?  This is a great opportunity to see what happened next after Jacob entered Egypt and was reunited with his son Joseph, whom he believed was dead.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
  1. The Book of Exodus – 70 souls entered Egypt and sojourned there for 430 years. This book details an amazing journey for the Israelites.  They experienced great success in Egypt, as well as slavery, witnessed an amazing display of God’s Power over Pharaoh, parting of the Red Sea, the Ten Commandments and much more …
  2. The Book of Leviticus – this book is devoted to worship of the redeemed people of God, as is shown by the frequent occurrence of words relating to holiness and sacrifice. The English title Leviticus, from the Septuagint, is based on the name of Levi, who was one of the twelve sons of Jacob (Israel) Genesis 46:1-27
  3. The Book of Numbers – Redeemed from Egypt, possessing the Law, led by Moses, daily looking upon the Tabernacle, and supernaturally guided by cloud and pillar of fire, Israel should have walked triumphantly in the perfect will of God.  Instead they failed repeatedly, as this book records.
  4. The Book of Deuteronomy – Deuteronomy begins with a survey of the History of Israel, then enlarges upon some of the basic laws of the preceding books, and concludes with a series of prophecies carrying the history of Israel down to the final return to Palestine.
  5. The Book of Joshua – Israel entered Palestine with a promise of the land, the presence of the LORD, the law of the LORD, and the leadership of Joshua. This book illustrates the principle that the Child of God will be in conflict with evil powers and with Satan himself if he earnestly undertakes to possess all that God has promised to him on this earth, Ephesians 1:3; 6:10-18
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 

Later History of Israel
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
The Later History of Israel Module covers the period of the Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Israel going in to captivity, covering the Minor and Major Prophets, Chronicles, prophecy, Post-Captivity Period, Return to Jerusalem and Reformation, Dedication of the Wall and concludes with Malachi, the last Old Testament book before the New Testament Period.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
The running theme of Israel’s disobedience and God’s love for His chosen people. It will help you the student to recognize pitfalls in your own life, and that in the end a true and holy Christian Walk is only possible when we, “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil”, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 
 

The Books of Luke and Acts
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
Luke was known as, “Our dear friend … the doctor”, Colossians 4:14.  Luke is the author of the Third Gospel bearing his name, and the Book of Acts.  This book was written principally for the Greeks.  Its emphasis is on the perfect humanity of Christ, whom it presents as the Son of Man, the human-divine Person, and whose genealogy it traces to Adam. Luke alone tells of Christ’s boyhood and reveals more of His prayer life than the other Synoptics.  The parables found in this Gospel show Christ’s concern for lost humanity.  In the accounts of certain miracles, the trained observation of a physician is evident.
 
The book of Acts has often been called, “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.”  The Holy Spirit is referred to more than fifty times in this one book, particularly in relation to baptism with the Holy Spirit, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and being led by the Holy Spirit.  This book is of highest importance because it is the only inspired account of the beginning and early work of the Church.  It clarifies some of the historical references in the Pauline Epistles. It is the primary textbook for the study of Missionary Principles, the Defense of the Faith, the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, and the Methods and Themes of Christian Preaching.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
That man is not an island unto himself.  He must totally submit to God the Holy Spirit in order to be renewed in his mind so that he will be able to be that vessel that the LORD our God will use to further His work of Salvation.  The books of Luke and Acts identifies a bridge from the Gospels to the Epistles.  The book of Acts, written by Luke, the author of the Third Gospel, is a continuation of that narrative.  Luke wrote more of the New Testament than any other individual.  This physician and companion of Paul was the first historian of the early years of the Church.
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 


New Testament Epistles and Revelation
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
The Bible is a book that meets the need of all mankind. It has stood the test of time, and no book has been studied as vigorously by all people of all time. Such a book could be given to man only by God, who created man and who knows the human weaknesses and strengths of the creature He created. The subject of the Bible is the redemption of mankind for those who believe, and the judgment for those who reject God’s offer of salvation. The Bible is our road map or guidebook for all of living. It is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. (Psalm 119:105). Without its instruction, men flounder and lose their way. An in-depth study of God’s Word helps us to find treasures which will bring solutions in times of crisis. With God’s help, as we study this year, the power of His Word and the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit will be the means of transforming our lives into all that God wants them to be in our homes, our communities, our nation, and in our world. The Holy Spirit cannot tell us what the Bible means until we know what the Bible says. Our responsibility is to know the Word of God.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
The Doctrine of the Church, and the Doctrine of Grace and much more as we study the books of Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Hebrews, James, Peter, Jude, 1 & 2 John, and the book of Revelation, mankind’s great hope in the return of our dear LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 


The Book of Genesis
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
Genesis is the book of beginnings.  It records not only the beginning of the heavens and the earth, and of plant, animal, and human life, but also of all human institutions and relationships. In terms of types, it speaks of the New Birth, the New Creation, where all was once chaos and ruin. With Genesis also begins the progressive self-revelation of God which culminates in Christ.  The three primary names of Deity – Elohim, YHWH, and Adonai, and the five most important of the compound names occur in Genesis. It is an incredible book that will open the eyes of the believer in understanding the need for a Savior, for only a sinner needs one, and that the LORD Jesus is mankind’s only hope.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
The problem of sin as affecting man’s condition on earth and his relationship to God, and the divine solution of that problem, are here in essence.  Of the eight Great Covenants which condition human life and progressively unfold the Divine Redemption, four – the Edenic, Adamic, Noahic, and Abrahamic Covenants are in this book.  These are the Fundamental Covenants to which the other four – the Mosaic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenants are related chiefly as adding detail or development.
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 


The Book of Psalms
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
Psalms is a title derived from the Greek psalmos, denoting a poem to the accompaniment of musical instruments. Psalms celebrate creation, history, and glory of the city of Jerusalem and its temple, past and future.  I encourage you to read One Psalm a day to glorify the LORD your God and experience for you how it will draw you nearer to Him.  There is a psalm for every situation of your daily life.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
Psalms arise from a consideration of what God has done in the past, what He will do in the future, and the need for God in the immediate present, with a recognition of His sovereignty and goodness.  Praise the Lord, all you nations.  Praise Him, all you people of the earth.  For His unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!  Psalm 117:1-2 (NLT)
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 

All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below
 
 

Administration
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
 
Administration is an important part of ministry; it is the behind-the-scenes nuts and bolts of the organization.
 
COURSE PREREQUISITE(S): None
 
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  Lecture and research; there is no written quiz or exam. There is; however, quite a bit of work that must be turned in on a timely basis. At the start of your program your professor will let you know what dates your work is due.
 
ACADEMIC CREDITS AWARDED: 30-Semester Hour Credits
 
Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to describe:
 
The Non-Profit 501 (C) (3); how does it work. All ministries are guided by Bylaws.  The student will learn Leadership & Finances, Management – Personal, Management – Staff/Volunteer, and how to become a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization.
 
HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE
 
1. Begin with prayer
    1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
2. Read the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:1-3
3. Study the Bible
    Nehemiah 8:8
4. Meditate upon the Bible
    Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1
5. Pass the Bible on to others
    Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:
 
Regular and punctual attendance is required at all lecture and laboratory sessions monitored by roll call.  Absences must be communicated to your professor on the day of the absence by telephone or e-mail if at all possible.  If an absence is anticipated, the student is to make a scheduling arrangement in advance with their professor.  All absences must be made up prior to completion of the training program.  A student who is fifteen (15) minutes late is considered Tardy.  Absent or tardy students must repeat class (es) missed.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his/her attendance record and for all assignments, materials, examination, etc. missed. 
All required training materials (lectures, exercises, handouts, practical training, video watching, quizzes, examination, evaluations, must be completed to the extent of negotiating a passing course grade.
 
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENTS:
A = 90-100B = 80-89C = 70-79 D = 60-69F = 59 - Below