Summer 2018 Course List

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BC422 – Ethical & Legal Responsibilties
Topics covered in this class include intervention and action within the first 72 hours of a crisis and when a pastor should (or must) make referrals.

CM100 – Chapel
Chapel meets five (5) mornings and three (3) evenings per week in which training is provided in the spiritual functions of worship and devotion. chapel is required for all students. Online Cchapel session differs from on-site delivery.

CM105 – New Student Orientation
This one-unit class introduces the student to several topics important to sucess at EPIC Bible College and life. These include: Time management, goal setting, study and term paper writing. The student will also receive orientation to policies an

CM110 – Spiritual Formation
This course covers the foundational biblical truths pertaining to the process of Christian development from the new birth to continuing maturity in one’s walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Special emphasis will be given to study in the following areas: cultivating a devotional life, hearing the voice of God, praise and worship, studying the Word of God, commitment to the local church, prayer, fasting, and fruit-bearning in the life of the believer.

CM120 – Christian Life & Ministry
A two-hour class taught once each week by guest lecturers or resident faculty, which presents biblical principles, relating to various subjects. Evening students are required to attend a live session once a month and take this class by audio-tape for the rest of the sessions. Over a two-year period this class covers such topics as: cross-cultural communications and missions, church administration, law and leadership, the gifts and fruit of the Spirit, principles and theology of worship, philosophy and ethics of ministry and more.

ED212 – Foundations of Education
The aim of this course is to train teachers, pastors, and parents to develop awareness as to what makes education Christian. The student will develop a biblical foundation for education and his/her own philosophy of education. Other topics include: Christ, the Master Teacher; the place of the Holy Spirit; the teachers’ role; and Sunday School.

EN105 – College Writing Skills
This course covers basic grammar, word usage, punctuation, spelling, and sentence and paragraph writing skills. It offers help to students seeking to improve their skills to meet the demands of college writing. Students complete a required number of assignments and tests designed to help them master specific sentences and paragraph level writing skills.

ES420 – Principles of Prophecy: Revelation
In this class, the book of Revelation is studied in expository detail with charts and extensive notes supplementing the text. A greater understanding of eschatology and a deeper appreciation of Jesus Christ will be discovered.

HU230 – Comparative Religions
This course embraces a study of the great religious systems of the world. A review of ancient religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome are included. Various religions of the present world are studies including the Eastern religions, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

MA130 – Business Math
This course will study some of the uses of mathematics in society today. Included are: probability, statistics, business and ministry applications, and analysis of patterns.

MBS581 – Renewal Theology

MBS582 – Discipleship Tools for the Missional Church

MBS583 – Culture/Counterculture

MBS584 – Apologetics
This course provides students with tools to analyze the prevailing secular theories across a variety of fields, to think critically about underlying assumptions, and to argue persuasively for a credible Christian perspective. The course gives a worldview introduction to several subject areas, which may include math, English, science, business, political philosophy, the arts & humanities. The course will seek to formulate the rational basis for believing in Christian theism, with responses to objections and critiques of competing worldviews.

MBS585 – Elective/Directed Study
Students who apply for this course must detail in writing the nature of their study, which includes the topic, the objectives, the procedure, the readings and the assignments, as well as the method of evaluation for the course work.

MBS595 – Biblical Studies Thesis/Capstone Project
This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply and integrate previous learning by the completion and presentation of a major, integrative paper, which will reflect an assessment of student’s learning as well as their ability to integrate and apply concepts and theories learned in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Program. Students will submit their final work in a format provided in MEL513 Organizational Research and Graduate Research Methods course.The Thesis/Capstone course will substitute for two 4-unit courses in the program.

MCM641 – Supervised Ministry Internship/Colloquium

MEL541 – Christian Ethics
How does what you believe provide a basis for what you think is the right thing to do? Does religious belief enable moral behavior? Does moral failure contradict religious belief or lead us toward faith? This course will address the complex relationship between Christian belief and ethics. This course will address questions like; Are there “Christian Ethics” specific to those who call themselves Christians, or is ethics the same for all members of our society? This course will explore how Christians can be part of a larger society at all or should they withdraw into their own communities. This course will help answer what it means, ethically, to be Christian?

MEL542 – Leadership Models of the Bible
This course will examine in depth, all of the major and minor leaders introduced in the Bible. This course will address the theology and ethics of Paul, as well as the leadership theory of Jesus. This course will explore the various leadership styles as well as personality types studied with present day assessment instruments and attempt to discover parallels between Biblical leaders and our very own present day leaders and class members.

MEL543 – Effective Communication & Relationships in Organizations
This course will examine some of the root causes of many conflict issues within any organization. This course will thoroughly address topics like; leading with Emotional Intelligence, Systems Thinking, Managing through Transition, Self-Management, Generational Diversity, Leading Change and Building Trust.

MEL555 – Leadership Capstone Project/Master’s Thesis
This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply and integrate previous learning by the completion and presentation of a major, integrative paper, which will reflect an assessment of student’s learning as well as their ability to integrate and apply leadership concepts and theories learned in the Master’s in Ethical Leadership Program. Students will submit their final work in a format learned in their Organizational Research and Graduate Research Methods course. MEL555 Project/Thesis is an 8-unit course which will be substituted for two of the final three courses.

MM151 – Applied Musicianship (Private Lessons)
All Worship Arts students will choose one primary instrument (voice, piano, guitar, or petition for approval of another instrument). This may be fulfilled through class instruction or private lessons. Students will, in addition to tuition, be charged an “Instruction Fee” according to the published Private Lesson fee structure.

MM171 – Secondary Instrument
Secondary Intrument- I

NT120 – New Testament Survey
In this class, each book of the New Testament is studied by its author, audience, date and major themes and is an excellent introductory class for students new to New Testament study.

NT210 – Biblical Literature: Acts
This class traces the expansion and development of the early church from Jerusalem to Rome. The mission, discipleship, and work of the Holy Spirit through the church will be studied as well as the activity that led to the inclusion of the Jew and Gentile in it’s evangelism.

NT322 – Biblical Literature: 1 & 2 Cor. / 1 & 2 Thess.
This class will examine the occasion, purpose and content of the Corinthian and Thessalonian letters in order to understand how these early church leaders dealt with conflict, discipleship, and doctrine.

NT332 – Biblical Literature: Prison Epistles
This class provides an examination of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon, with a focus on the central theological and ministry issues relevant in the first century and those that remain vital to the church of the 21st century.

OT110 – Old Testament Survey
In this class, the Old Testament will be studied as a whole – its major segments and themes. In addition, each book of the Old Testament is examined in terms of its author, audience, date and major themes. This is an excellent introductory class for students new to the study of the Old Testament.

OT130 – Hebrew History: Wanderings
This class covers the development of the nation of Israel as described in the seven books of Exodus through Ruth. Topics include the Exodus, the presentation of Mosaic Law, the wilderness wanderings, the conquest of Canaan, and the chaotic period of the Judges that led to the emergence of the Israelite monarchy

OT332 – Biblical Literature: Minor Prophets
This course consists of a study of the prophetic office, the man, his message and methods, and leads into a consecutive review of each of the twelve Old Testament prophetic books between Hosea and Malashi. The underlying divine purposes will be noted, as well as the Messianic inferences, and relevance of the message of the 21st century Christian.

PT110 – Introduction to Hermeneutics
This class covers the art of Biblical interpretation. Topics include: the origin of the Bible, the inspiration and authority of Scripture. The Student will develop in-depth study tools and skills to help “rightly divide the Word of Truth”

PT215 – Developing a Biblical Worldview
This course surveys the development of a Biblical Worldview. The student will learn to view the world, society, and self through a worldview created wholly on a Biblical perspective.

PT235 – Pastoral Sacraments & Practices

SC180 – Science of Fishing (Osteichthyes)
This course will study the boney fish, Osteichthyes, and focus on the Sunfish family Centrarchidae. We will understand habitat, life cycle and the pursuit of the specific genus Micropterus

SC220 – Nutrition IA
First half – not necessary to take IA before IB. Can take IB before IA.

SC221 – Nutrition IB
Nutrition 1B provides a continuation of the basic nutrition physiology and metabolism discussed in Nutrition 1A and continues by covering the micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Completion of Nutrition 1A is recommended but not required.

SC320 – Introduction to Biology
This course covers the themes of cell biology, genetics, ecology,and human biology.

TH220A – Bible Doctrine IA – Doctrine of God
This class surveys the Doctrine of God (Theology Proper) with its components. Topics include: The Existence of God, the Attributes of God and the Trinity. The combination of this class with TH 220B is equivalent to the 4-unit TH 220.

TH220B – Bible Doctrine IB – Christology
This course is a general survey of the Doctrine of Christ (Christology). His life, birth, death, resurrection and ascension. This pivotal course will lead the student to a deeper commitment to the Person and Power of the Lord. The combination of this course with TH 220A is equivalent to the 4-unit TH220.

TH230A – Bible Doctrine IIA (Holy Spirit & Angels)
This course surveys the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology), and the Doctrine of Angels (Angelology). The combination of this course with TH230B is equivalent to the 4 unit TH230

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