Course Catalog

This is a general list of classes being offered.  A list of classes being offered for the current semester is available under the Semester Calendar (i.e. Spring or Fall Calendar).

ACTS - NT355

This course covers the entire book of Acts through expository teaching. Special focus is given to the biblical principles of the early church and how those principles were reflected in their practice. The role of the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles is also be emphasized. The students are encouraged to use Acts as an example of how to cultivate a Spirit-led and mission-driven relationship with the Lord.

APOLOGETICS - TH363

The course consists of an examination and evaluation of the argument for the truthfulness of Christianity. Emphasis will be given to the nature of truth, existence of God, evil, hell, the reliability of the Bible, deity of Christ, resurrection of Christ, and other elements that comprise the core doctrines of Christianity. In addition, attention will be directed to understanding the formation of the Christian canon of Scripture. Subjects include a study of biblical inspiration, canonization, transmission, translation and the role of archaeology as it supports the reliability of the Scriptures.

BIBLIOLOGY - TH348

This course explores the special nature and unique character of the Bible. Emphasis is placed on enabling the student to understand the process God used to reveal the Scriptures and pass down the 66 books of the Bible to us in their present form. Topics such as Bible and culture, prolegomena, theme, inspiration, canonization, transmission, translation, paleography, perspectives, archaeology, and historical reliability of the Bible will be addressed.

CALVARY DISTINCTIVES - TH180

This course is an overview of Pastor Chuck’s lectures on his philosophy of ministry, practices, and Biblical doctrines which are unique to the Calvary Chapel movement and make Calvary Chapel different from other churches.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION - MT430

This course will cover the business side of ministry.  Students will learn basic managerial systems to run a ministry.

CHURCH ATTENDANCE - M180

A good leader is first a student of God’s Word and a member of a community of faith. Four semesters of Midweek or Sunday morning Church Attendance are required for graduation. Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

CHURCH HISTORY - TH301

A study into the flow of Church History with a deeper look at certain significant events, theology, and people associated with the growth of the Christian church from the apostolic era until the present. Consideration is given to the Church’s doctrine and practice, and how we can learn from past generations of Christians.

DANIEL - OT336

This course is a chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse study of the book of Daniel. Known as the “Apocalyptic Book of the Old Testament,” Daniel holds the keys that unlock understanding of the book of Revelation, as the two partner each other. Some of the main topics of the book are the sovereignty of God, the biblical accounts of secular historical events, the preservation of Israel while in exile, and detailed accounts of major prophetical events.

ECCLESIASTES - OT330

The course is a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Ecclesiastes. Attention will be placed on helping the student understand the book’s place in the canon of Scripture, authorship, ethical issues revolving around the meaning and actions of life, solutions to problem passages, and discovering and applying God’s greatest good to our lives.

ESCHATOLOGY - TH410

Studies will be done in key topics dealing with what the Bible has to say about end times. The class will be taught from a pretribulational, premillenial point of view.

EVANGELISM - MT150

This course is a biblical study on what God says evangelism is. Topics that are covered are, the defining of the commission, responsibility, and rest in being the witnesses He promises to make us in Acts 1:8. In order to do so students study the accounts of our fellow labors in Christ through: the word, seeking the Lord for His vision by waiting on Him, and seeking to be used by Him in sharing His Gospel with this community.

GALATIANS/EPHESIANS - NT359

This course is a verse-by-verse study of Paul’s epistles. This class seeks to establish an understanding of the main themes of the epistles and develop a working knowledge of each chapter of the books. Students will see a glorious picture of Christ and His Church and the plan of God for His children

GENESIS - OT310

This course is a verse-by-verse expositional study in Genesis. By unearthing the many treasures of this amazing book, students learn how biblical history and theology are inseparable. Genesis is a foundational book of the Bible, accounting for the origins of the world, humanity, marriage, sin and suffering, the worldwide flood and of course, Israel. The focus of this class is both doctrinal and practical, with ample discussion devoted to both theology and application.

GREEK - TH400

This course introduces Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament. The objective is to learn its grammar and to acquire a basic vocabulary. In the second semester the student may choose the “high road” traditional approach to Greek.

HEBREWS - NT369

This course is to be a verse-by-verse exegetical study in the book of Hebrews. The objective of this class is to give the student a thorough working knowledge of Hebrews, including the major doctrines presented in the epistle. Emphasis is placed on the supremacy of Christ over angels, Moses, and the Levitical priesthood; as well as comparing the Old Testament Law and the temple versus Jesus

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY - MT170

A class that provides training in the “how to” of public teaching of the Word of God. The student will walk through the steps of observation, interpretation and application with both oral and written assignments.

ISAIAH - OT332

The goal of this class is to deepen the student’s relationships with Christ while gaining an academic and devotional understanding of the book of Isaiah. Becoming familiar with the form and structure of the book, as well as its basic theology, purpose, authorship, and various historical accounts related to Isaiah. Though Isaiah relates God’s judgment upon those who reject Him, some of the most beautiful and profound prophecies of the Messiah are found in this powerful book. This is a chapter-by-chapter, expositional study.

JOHN - NT354

This course hopes to bring transformation to the student through a verse-by-verse study of John’s gospel; it is designed to impart exegetical understanding leading to a Christ-focused passion through the text, for His glory. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - CL306

A look at the biblical process that God takes every leader through to develop his leadership capacity. This class will focus on the unique challenges that each stage of leadership development faces. Students will gain an understanding on how to recognize the stages of development a leader is in and how best to disciple them to the next stage.

MEDIA MINISTRY ADMINISTRATION (Audio / Visual) - WO313

The goal of this course is to train up competent and humble servants who seek to use their talents and gifts to glorify God alone. This class is designed to instruct and equip servants in numerous aspects of the production and media ministry such as sound reinforcement, basic studio recording, and multimedia presentation. There will be lectures, demonstrations, labs, and hands-on training. We will learn about servanthood, discipleship, signal path, FOH, backline, mixing boards, equalization, microphones, effects, the recording studio, lyric presentation software, and many other aspects of the Media Ministry. The main objective of this course is to train up competent and humble servants who seek to use their talents and gifts to glorify God alone.

MISSIONS AND CHURCH PLANTING - MI310

Missions is a major branch of theology, therefore every serious student of Scripture should undertake at least a preliminary study of it. Students in this course can expect to explore the biblical theology behind missions coupled with a wide array of its practical aspects, the exposure to which will take place mostly in class with teaching and hands-on, interactive projects and discussions. Also, learn the ins and outs, challenges, and approaches to church planting, as well as basic hermeneutics (studying) and homiletics (teaching). Discover and discuss strategies on church planting, how to reach people in your city, and how to build a God-honoring, city-changing church from the ground up.

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY I: MATTHEW-ACTS - NT301

As one of the four Bible Survey courses that guide students through every passage of the Bible, this guided online course combines expositional teaching, and Bible summary and application assignments to help students gain a thorough knowledge of the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). By completing this course, students will be able to (1) summarize every book and chapter of Scripture from Matthew through Acts, identifying principal points and teachings; (2) show the ability to apply the Bible to contemporary Christian life and practice, especially in prayer; (3) distinguish between proper and improper approaches to studying Scripture; (4) define terms and concepts that are important for biblical studies.

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY II: ROM.-REV. - NT302

As one of the four Bible Survey courses that guide students though every passage of the Bible, this guided online course combines expositional teaching, and Bible summary and application assignments to help students gain a thorough knowledge of the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). By completing this course, students will be able to (1) summarize every book and chapter of Scripture from Romans through Revelation, identifying principal points and teachings; (2) show the ability to apply the Bible to contemporary Christian life and practice, especially in prayer; (3) distinguish between proper and improper approaches to studying Scripture; (4) define terms and concepts that are important for biblical studies.

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY I: GENESIS-JOB - OT301

As one of the four Bible Survey courses that guide students though every passage of the Bible, this guided online course combines expositional teaching, and Bible summary and application assignments to help students gain a thorough knowledge of the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). By completing this course, students will be able to (1) summarize every book and chapter of Scripture from Genesis through Job, identifying principal points and teachings; (2) show the ability to apply the Bible to contemporary Christian life and practice, especially in prayer; (3) distinguish between proper and improper approaches to studying Scripture; (4) define terms and concepts that are important for biblical studies.

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY II: PSALMS-MALACHI - OT302

As one of the four Bible Survey courses that guide students though every passage of the Bible, this guided online course combines expositional teaching, and Bible summary and application assignments to help students gain a thorough knowledge of the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). By completing this course, students will be able to (1) summarize every book and chapter of Scripture from Psalms through Malachi, identifying principal points and teachings; (2) show the ability to apply the Bible to contemporary Christian life and practice, especially in prayer; (3) distinguish between proper and improper approaches to studying Scripture; (4) define terms and concepts that are important for biblical studies.

PASTORAL MINISTRY - CL620

The student will learn through Bible teaching, instruction, and application the duty and call of Pastoral ministry. Specifically the student will learn how to properly perform weddings, funerals, hospital visitations, baby dedications and the importance of biblical counseling, teaching and ministry in general through the eyes of pastors who have been serving for many years.

PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRY - M199

Students serve in various tasks at their home church, applying the practical aspects of Christianity and servanthood as they learn to follow Christ. Four semesters of Practical Christian Ministry are required for graduation. Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

PIONEERING WORKS FOR GOD - MT 400

Learn the importance and the practical skills to develop a vision, a ministry launch strategy, raising a leadership core, and how to finally do your ministry launch when planning any type of ministry, from church planting to mercy ministries, and any other ministry that exists.

PREACHING - PT305

This course is designed to train men and women to be effective teachers of the Bible in a variety of settings. Learning from the life and teaching practices of Jesus Christ, the Master Teacher. Students study how to understand the original meaning of a passage of Scripture, how to capture a learner’s interest and hold it, how to clearly communicate the truth of Scripture, and how to help followers of Jesus integrate the biblical message into contemporary life.

REVELATION - NT377

The Book of Revelation is a prophetic work of great importance. In this course, the Book of Revelation will be taught expositionally in order to help students achieve a clear understanding of its teaching regarding Jesus Christ, the Church, and the future.

ROMANS - NT356

The course is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans, a book long regarded as the most systematic presentation of the doctrine of salvation in the Bible. Students will look carefully at how the saving life of Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit, can transform lives.

SELF CONFRONTATION - MT320

This course will be a look at Biblical counseling through the Self Confrontation handbook. The Self-Confrontation manual is a 24-lesson reference, designed to direct you back to the Bible for daily living. Useful for personal growth and discipleship, Self-Confrontation will help you learn how the Bible is sufficient and applicable to produce lasting victory in every circumstance and relationship, no matter how difficult.

THEOLOGY OF WORSHIP - WO320

This course will be an in depth look at worship throughout the Bible, in order to understand the nuances of worship, the original language behind the terms we use today, and Biblical practices that we use in the Body of Christ.

WORSHIP MINISTRY ADMINISTRATION - WO327

Music has always played an integral role in the life and activity of the church. This course is designed to practically equip those who feel called to lead the local church in music. Students will discuss the topic of worship in the context of God’s Word, developing a theological foundation of worship and it’s place in the personal and congregational setting.

WORSHIP SONGWRITING - WO330

The sound of a new song is one of the signs of a revived Church.  This class will focus on basic musicianship skills and the writing of new worship songs for congregational use.  Select songs will be recorded and distributed as part of a compilation at the end of the school year.

WORSHIP TEAM PRACTICUM - WO331

The purpose of this class is to give the student spiritual insight on worship, and practical instruction regarding worship leading. The student will also have the opportunity for hands-on experience of leading worship in a band setting, and participate in leading worship in Chapel.