NT356 The Book of Romans

Course Description

This class will be an in-depth, verse-by-verse study through the Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the believers in Rome.  Through the course we will study the background, history, and context of the Apostle Paul’s letter and how it impacts us today as the Body of Christ.  We will dive into the major doctrinal issues that Paul writes about, and see some of the different historical interpretations of these passages.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Romans to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture as a whole. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Romans for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Requirements

Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.

Homework –

  • Each week you will be required to read through the entire book of Romans. 
  • There will be required reading and book reports from the books The Gospel According to Grace and Why Grace Changes Everything by Pastor Chuck Smith, Costa Mesa, CA. The Word for Today, 2015. 

            *These books can be purchased or found for free in pdf format at https://cciog.org/e-books2/

  • Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term.  The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Romans.

Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 22nd. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Attendance      = 10%                                    

            Homework      = 40%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final                = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

TH348 Bibliology

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD in general is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Bible to know how we got our Bible and why certain books were included.
  • Instill confidence that the Bible is trustworthy and inerrant.
  • Learn arguments about the infallibility of the scriptures to be able to share apologetically with doubters of the Bible.

Course Schedule

First Day of Class                                                       August 29th

Labor Day – No Class                                                September 5th

Midterm Week                                                            October 17th

Last Day of Class                                                       December 12th

Final Exam                                                                 December 19th

Course Requirements

Homework –

Book Report – Each student will be required to read the book, From God to Us; How we got our Bible, by Norman Geisler and William Nix, (Moody Publishers, 2012) and write a 2-4 page book report about the contents of the book.

  • Other smaller assignments will be given over the course of the semester.
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm Paper – We will have a Midterm Project due during the term, on October 17th.  The paper will be a research project about one of the areas of research related to the Bible.

Final Exam – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on December 19th. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire semester.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Homework                  = 25%

            Midterm Project          = 35%

Final                            = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

NT355 The Book Of Acts

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD in general is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Acts to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Acts for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Schedule

First Day of Class                                                       August 25th

Midterm Week                                                            October 13th

Thanksgiving – No Class                                           November 24th

Last Day of Class                                                       December 8th

Final Exam                                                                 December 15th

Course Requirements

Homework –

  • There will be a book report due October 13th from the book The Way to Pentecost, by Samuel Chadwick, London, England, Hodder and Stoughton, last published 1969.
  • There will be a book report due November 17th from the book Making God Known: How to Bring Others to Faith, by Pastor Greg Laurie, Dana Point, CA. Kerygma Publishers, 2007. 

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Final Project – We will have a Final Project due the last week of the semester, on December 8th. The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Acts.

Final Exam – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on December 15th. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Homework                  = 25%

            Final Project               = 35%

Final                            = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

NT359 Galatians / Ephesians

Instructor:  Erik Tribble                                       

PH: (949) 705-9272

EM: eriktribble@gmail.com                                                                            

Required Text

The Message of Galatians, John Stott

Ephesians, by H.A. Ironside

Recommended Additional Texts

Galatians & Ephesians, by David Guzik

Exploring Ephesians, by John Phillips

Course Description and Objective

This course is a verse-by-verse study of the books of Galatians & Ephesians. The theme of Galatians is the believers’ justification by faith. The theme of Ephesians is the believers’ spiritual wealth in Christ. Our objective is to thoroughly understand these truths and to be grounded in them. The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus, and to establish a deeper knowledge of Him through the study of His Word.

Course Requirements

There are five requirements:

Textbook Reading: 20%

Every student is required to read each of the textbooks in their entirety.

Your weekly assignment is to read the portion of your textbook that was just taught in class that week. There will be a number of reading checks given over the course of the semester. Keep up in your textbook with the portions of scripture we are studying in class each week.

Weekly Bible Reading: 20%

Read through the entire book of Galatians once every week during the time we are studying Galatians in class. Read through the entire book of Ephesians once every week during the time we are studying Ephesians in class. *There will be a reading check taken at the beginning of every class session.

Mid Term Exam: 20%

The Mid-Term exam will cover the book of Galatians. The test will consist of true/ false, and fill in the blank type of questions.

Research/Essay Paper : 20%

Please explain Ephesians 1:3-14. This section of scripture deals with the Spiritual blessings we have received as believers in Christ. Explain and discuss the teaching of these verses; explain what the verses mean and how they apply to our lives.

Also include in you paper one full page on “walking in the Spirit” This subject is found in Galatians 5:16-17.

Quote your textbook along with three other resources (i.e. commentaries, Bible handbooks, dictionaries, etc.). Please use footnotes when quoting resources. Please include a bibliography. (Consult your student handbook for instructions)

The paper should be at least 5 pages long (double spaced, 12pt. font, 1 inch margins).

*Note: late papers will be accepted with a subtraction of 10 points per day.

Final Exam: 20%

The Final exam will cover the book of Ephesians. The test will consist of “true or false”, and “fill in the blank” type of questions.

Course Schedule

 Tuesday:                                                                       Class Topic: 

August 24                                                          Introduction + Galatians 1

September 7                                                       Galatians 2

September 14                                                      Galatians 3

September 21                                                      Galatians 4

September 28                                                      Galatians 5

October 5                                                           Galatians 6

October 12         Mid-Term on Galatians and (Introduction to Ephesians)

October 19                                                         Ephesians 1

October 26                                                         Ephesians 2

November 2                                                       Ephesians 3

November 9                                                       Ephesians 4

November 16                                                      Ephesians + Paper Due

November 23                                                      Thanksgiving Break        

November 30                                                      Ephesians 5

 December 7                                                       Ephesians 6

December 14                                                      Final Exam

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                      77-79 C+                      

            93-96 A                         73-76 C                        

            90-92 A-                        70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                       67-69 D+

            83-86 B                         63-66 D

            80-82 B-                        60-62 D-

                                                  00-60 F

Note on Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

CL306 Leadership Development

Course Description

This course is an overview of Leadership Emergence Theory developed by J Robert Clinton.  Students will learn the processes God takes every leader through to uniquely develop them according to God’s purposes and plan for the leader.  Included are the unique set of charismas and opportunities for training and development. 

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the process of Leadership Development and develop a leadership development timeline
  • Learn the stages of leadership development and the tests that are unique to each stage of development
  • Develop a personal philosophy of ministry.

Course Schedule

First Day of Class                                                  August 23rd

Labor Day Make Up Class                                 September 12 (Sunday)

NO CLASS                                                                September 28

Thanksgiving Break                                            November 22-29

MAKE UP CLASS                                                    November 22

Last Day of Class                                                   December 6

Final Exam                                                               December 13

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to read a portion of The Making of A Leader by J. Robert Clinton along with additional reading from the following Workbooks:  The 21 Qualities of Leaders In The Bible and 21 Leadership Issues In The Bible by John C. Maxwell.  Both are available at Amazon.com.
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
  • Midterm – We will have a Midterm project due during the term.  The project will consist of a Philosophy Of Ministry, Leadership Development Timeline and a Personal Giftedness Assessment.
  • Book Report: Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome by Kent & Barbara Hughes
  • Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on December 13, it will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 15%                                    

            Homework     = 15%

            Midterm          = 30%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M180 Church Attendance – MODULE # 04

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in receiving instruction through a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to attend a Sunday morning or Midweek service each week
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit message notes from a Sunday morning sermon or a Midweek Bible Study
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  Faith by Chuck Smith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M180 Church Attendance – MODULE # 03

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in receiving instruction through a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to attend a Sunday morning or Midweek service each week
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit message notes from a Sunday morning sermon or a Midweek Bible Study
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  Charisma Or Charismania by Chuck Smith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M180 Church Attendance – MODULE # 02

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in receiving instruction through a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to attend a Sunday morning or Midweek service each week
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit message notes from a Sunday morning sermon or a Midweek Bible Study
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  The Reproducers by Chuck Smith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M199 Practical Christian Ministry – MODULE # 04

Course Description

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.  Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in serving at a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to serve weekly at a local church
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to practical ministry report
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – MOVIE REPORT:  A Venture Of Faith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M199 Practical Christian Ministry – MODULE # 03

Course Description

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.  Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in serving at a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to serve weekly at a local church
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to practical ministry report
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  Calvary Chapel Distinctives by Chuck Smith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M199 Practical Christian Ministry – MODULE # 02

Course Description

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.  Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in serving at a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to serve weekly at a local church
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to practical ministry report
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  Second by L.E. Romaine

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

NT354 The Book of John

Course Description

This course hopes to bring transformation to our students 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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Get an overview of the Gospel of John to know what it says and what makes it distinct from the synoptic gospels.
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of John for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Learn the life and ministry of Jesus Christ Himself, as He is our ultimate example of how to follow God, love others, and serve others.

Course Requirements

Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.

Homework –

  • Each week you will be required to read through the entire Gospel of John. 
  • There will be required reading and book reports from the book Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life, by Pastor Chuck Smith, Costa Mesa, CA. The Word for Today, 2001. 

*This book can be purchased or found for free in pdf format at https://cciog.org/e-books2/

  • Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term on April 28th.  The topic will be one of the main themes of the gospel of John, chosen by the student.

Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 23rd. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.  

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Attendance      = 10%                                    

            Homework      = 40%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final                = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

MT170 Inductive Bible Study

Course Description

Everyone has heard of the wonderful benefits of studying the Bible, but many have never learned an effective approach to do it. Bible study is more than simply reading the text; studying involves a systematic approach that leads to a much deeper understanding of the text. In this course, the inductive skills needed to arrive at a proper understanding of Scripture will be discussed. In addition, students will be introduced to a variety of study methods that will make time spent in God’s Word more insightful and fruitful.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn how to study the Bible on your own and to come up with proper Biblical interpretations for each text you study.
  • Learn the Inductive Bible Study (IBS) method thoroughly so you can use it practically in your life.
  • Learn how to use the IBS to prepare Bible studies to teach others the Word of God.

Course Requirements

Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.

Homework –

  • All students will study the book of James during the semester and will practice the Inductive Bible Study method in James. You will be required to read the entire book of James every week to familiarize yourself more with the epistle, which will aid you through the IBS process.
  • There will be required reading and book report from the book Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, by Howard G. Hendricks, Moody Publishers, 2007.
  • Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.

*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.

Midterm – There will be NO Midterm in this class.

IBS Journal – All students will be required to keep a journal of their IBS notes all the way through the book of James.   This journal will be due on the day of the final exam.

Final – We will have a Final Presentation at the end of the semester on June 27th. Every student will organize and teach a Bible study in front of the class, using the Inductive Bible Study method.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                        

            Attendance      = 10%                                    

            Homework      = 40%

            IBS Journal     = 20%

            Final                = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                   77-79 C+                     Below 60 F

            93-96 A                       73-76 C                                  

            90-92 A-                     70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                     67-69 D+

            83-86 B                       63-66 D

            80-82 B-                      60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

OT310 The Book Of Genesis

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Gain a complete macro-view of the Book of Genesis to know what it says and how it fits into the canon of scripture as a whole. 
  • Learn the main principles and doctrines of Genesis for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
  • Wrestle with selected theological issues and form logical, theologically consistent explanations to these issues.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes.  If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great!  Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to read a portion of the book of Genesis along with additional reading from the following textbooks:  The Genesis Record by Henry M Morris / The JPS Torah Commentary:  Genesis.  Both are available at Amazon.com or Logos.com (if you have LOGOS).
  • *All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
  • Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term.  The paper will be a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book of Genesis with an outline of the Book.
  • Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 21st. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 20%                                    

            Homework     = 20%

            Midterm          = 30%

            Final             = 30%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M180 Church Attendance – MODULE # 01

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in receiving instruction through a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to attend a Sunday morning or Midweek service each week
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit message notes from a Sunday morning sermon or a Midweek Bible Study
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  Harvest by Tal Brooks & Chuck Smith

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

M199 Practical Christian Ministry – MODULE # 01

Course Description

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.  Each class will also have required reading as part of the classroom assignment.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • Learn the principles of faithfulness and humility by becoming part of a local church community.
  • Demonstrate consistency in serving at a local church community

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Required to serve weekly at a local church
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to practical ministry report
  • Midterm – THERE WILL BE NO MIDTERM
  • Final – BOOK REPORT:  On Being A Servant Of God by Warren Wiersbe

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 0%

            Final             = 40%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

OT302 Old Testament Survey | Psalms – Malachi

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • To gain a working knowledge of the Old and New Testament from Genesis to Revelation.
  • To learn a model of verse by verse expositional teaching through God’s Word.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Listen to a total of 87 studies covering Psalms through Malachi
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit study notes or upload answers to the questions on homework sheets provided (optional).
  • Midterm – Book Outlines Psalms – Joel (11 Outlines)
  • Final – Book Outlines Amos – Malachi (10 Outlines)
  • Textbook – Jensen’s Survey Of The Old Testament (Available in LOGOS)
  • Textbook – They Spoke From God:  A Survey Of The Old Testament

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final             = 20%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.

OT301 Old Testament Survey | Genesis – Job

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word.  The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus. 
  • To gain a working knowledge of the Old and New Testament from Genesis to Revelation.
  • To learn a model of verse by verse expositional teaching through God’s Word.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance/Participation – Listen to a total of 88 studies covering Genesis through Job
  • Homework – Each week you will be required to submit study notes or upload answers to the questions on homework sheets provided (optional).
  • Midterm – Book Outlines Genesis – 2 Samuel (10 Outlines)
  • Final – Book Outlines 1 Kings – Job (8 Outlines)
  • Textbook – Jensen’s Survey Of The Old Testament (Available in LOGOS)
  • Textbook – They Spoke From God:  A Survey Of The Old Testament

Grading

Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above.  The percentages are as follows:                                                

            Attendance    = 30%                                    

            Homework     = 30%

            Midterm          = 20%

            Final             = 20%

Grading Scale

            97-100 A+                 77-79 C+                   Below 60 F

            93-96 A                      73-76 C                                 

            90-92 A-                    70-72 C-

            87-89 B+                   67-69 D+

            83-86 B                      63-66 D

            80-82 B-                     60-62 D-

Plagiarism

Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) If you use someone else’s material, you must give them proper credit for using their work.  For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.