Winter 2017 Course List

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BC122 – Biblical Human Sexuality
This course presents a biblical explanation and model of human sexuality and intimate relationships. Contrasts with non-bliblical behaviors will also be studies.

BC250 – Conflict: Biblical vs. Secular
In this course, students will conduct a systematic review of the contributions made by social psychologists and theologians to the study of conflict resolution, anger management, and social justice.

BC401 – Prayer, Warfare, & Counseling
In this class, the student will receive tools to counsel the wounded, including how to pray, how to do spiritual warfare and how to lead countless to a victoriious Christian life. The students learn to investigate motives, set proper goals and adequately

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. Prerequisite: BC 131 Introduction to Biblical Counseling.

BC441 – Biblical Counseling: External Study
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. Prerequisite: BC 131 Introduction to Biblical Counseling.

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.

CM120A – Success in College: Communication
This Christian Life and Ministry class is designed to develop essential communication and writing skills to enable students to succeed in class work in in effective communication of Christian values and beliefs.

CM120D – Success in College: Analytical Thinking
This Christian Life & Ministry: course is designed to develop student’s skills in analytical thinking through using fundamental mathematical concepts.

CM430 – Ministerial Arts Internship Quarter
This class examines the development of the Paul/Timothy relationship within the local church as the student becomes more deeply involved in the inner workings of their church. This class is for those students in their last year of study. Over three (3) quarters (CM 430A, CM 430B and CM 430C) the student develops a detailed report studying the many facets of local church ministry.

CM431 – Ministerial Arts Internship: Biblical Counseling
Students will complete three quarters (one academic year) of Biblical Counseling Internship during which a minimum of 100 hours of supervised biblical counseling will be completed.

CM432 – Discipleship & Instruction Internship
Students will serve as an Intern within a Christian Education ministry setting for three quarters (one academic year), completing duties associated with this ministry as assigned by the supervising minister.

CM433 – Ministerial Arts Internship: Cross Cultural Ministry
Discipleship & Biblical Instruction Students will serve as an Intern within a Christian Education ministry setting for three quarters (one academic year), completing duties associated with this ministry as assigned by the supervising minister”

CM434A – Worship Arts Internship

CM435A – Student Ministry Internship
Students will serve in a Youth Ministry, competing duties assigned by a supervising Youth Minister, for three quarters (one academic year”

CM436A – Ministerial Arts Internship: Non-Profit Management

CO105 – Computer Fundamentals

DSFL911B – Cultural Clarity and the Postmodern Cultural Mindset: Modular B
This course will focus on understanding the postmodern cultural mindset as it pertains to church leadership, spiritual formation and Christian worldviews that impact ministry. This is a course that will explore the postmodern turn in contemporary culture. The development of philosophical and theological antecedents that have impacted church culture will be studied. This course will examine strategies for addressing the postmodern culture as it pertains to church health and growth as well as exploring Biblical response to postmodern influence.

DSFL912B – Advanced Organizational Culture and Climate Development for a Healthy Church: Modular B
This course will focus on the health of the congregation, ministry members and leadership as well as the larger organization. Predictors will be examined and explored that lead to an unhealthy culture and climate within any organization. Remedies will be discovered for healing unhealthy climates within cultural differences. This course will discuss ways to develop necessary and healthy commingling of a variety of cultures within a multicultural world.

DSFL913B – Advanced Spiritual Formation: Modular B
This course will focus on the emotional and spiritual health of the pastor or minister. Special attention will be given to the history of Christian spirituality along with the theology of spiritual formation. The process of providing spiritual nurture and guidance to others as well as the exploration of personal and corporate practices will be explored. Advanced study will be presented for the practice of soul care and spiritual guidance and direction.

DSFL914B – Research Design I: Modular B
This course will focus on the emotional and spiritual health of the pastor or minister. Special attention will be given to the history of Christian spirituality along with the theology of spiritual formation. The process of providing spiritual nurture and guidance to others as well as the exploration of personal and corporate practices will be explored. Advanced study will be presented for the practice of soul care and spiritual guidance and direction.

ED105 – Study Skills for College
This class helps the student develop practical and efficient strategies for successful learning and life achievement. Topics include time management, textbook studying, class note taking, goal setting, and exam preparation.

ED320 – Creative Teaching
This class studies principles and techniques that make instruction more effective. Students practice creative teaching techniques, as well as ways to improve the quality of teaching and build confidence. This class is for teachers preachers, small group leaders and others in similar disciplines.

ED401 – Developing an Effective Education Ministry
This course will equip the student to identify biblical principles and develop practical strategies to plan for effective ministry that helps local bodies educate and make Christian disciples.

ED412 – Teaching Practicum
Students will complete an 11-week term of on-the-job teaching experience

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.

EN110 – English 1A
This class concentrates on pre-writing, drafting, and rewriting processes that address a variety of rhetorical and academic tasks. This class will also review the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure, along with language development. Prerequisite of AAP Scores of 90+ for Reading Comprehension and 98+ for Sentence Skills or College Writing Skills.

EN120 – English 1B
This class will cover the theory and practice of effective writing. It is designed to enable the student to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing processes that are essential for success in college as well as practical uses beyond college. Students will write papers utilizing various literary styles. A writer’s journal will also be required.

EN210 – Intro to Literature
This class will introduce major genres and writings in Western and English literature, to enable the student to read, interpret, and write effectively at a college level and beyond. This class will cover the tools and concepts necessary to the understanding, interpretation, and criticism of literature.

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.

HI206 – History of Christianity: The Medieval Church (600 – 1648)
This course is an overview of the history and growth of the Christian church from the papacy of Gregory the Great to the Treaty of Westphalia. It includes examination of the effect of medieval historical, political, and social developments on Christianity

HU210 – Fundamentals of Drama Ministry
This class introduces the student to basic principles of drama and the use of drama in communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The student will receive instruction in basic acting technique, writing, directing and staging.

MBS561 – Tools for Greek Word Studies
This course will be an introduction to Greek with an emphasis on equipping the student to use commentaries, lexica, Bible software, and other language resources. This course introduces students to the history, alphabet, grammatical terminology, and basic features of this biblical language.

MBS562 – Old Testament Theology
This course will begin the discussion of various theological perspectives on such prominent themes in the Old Testament revelation as creation, anthropology, sin, sacrifice, law and covenant. This course takes an integrative and practical approach to the Biblical theology of the Hebrew Bible with special emphasis to its application to current issues in society as well as the mission of the church.

MBS563 – Pre-Reformation Church History
This course has been designed to give the student an overview of the key personalities, events and movements that have influenced the history of the Church of Jesus Christ from its founding to the end of the Middle Ages. Topics covered include the following: The expansion of Christianity, the development of doctrine and the struggle against heresy, the rise and decline of the Papacy, the emergence of the Holy Roman Empire, the forerunners of the Reformation and the Renaissance.

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.

MCM621 – Effective Pastoral Counseling Techniques
This course will provide students the opportunity to explore the theory, practice, and administration of counseling within pastoral contexts. They will be exposed to basic counseling techniques, explore personal life issues that may influence counseling effectiveness and gain exposure to the unique issues and challenges associated with pastoral counseling in contemporary culture.

MCM623 – Biblical Purpose, Vision and Goals
Course Description: This course will help ministers lead churches and ministries with clarity as a visionary. Grounded in biblical purposes for church and its mission, ministers will learn how to unlock the unique DNA of their church and unleash their congregation’s one-of-a-kind potential for engaging surrounding community and culture.

MCM655 – Christian Ministry Capstone Project/ Master’s Thesis
Course Description: 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 Ministry Program. Students will submit their final work in a format provided in MEL513 Organizational Research and Graduate Research Methods course. The Thesis/Capstone courses will substitute for two 4-unit courses in the program

ME220 – Cross Cultural Ministry
This class will study the issues involved in ministry to people of differing cultures. The student will acquire a understanding of culture so as to distinguish traditions and customs from a biblical view & learn to reach people across cultural barriers.

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ME310 – Discipleship and Church Growth
This study is an overview of Christian growth and discipleship. There will be an emphasis on practical and spiritual application from a Christian world view with regard to spiritual growth, discipleship, and ministry in the local church, missions, outreach, and small group ministry.

MEL521 – Leadership, Mentoring & Team Development
This course will present basic theological, spiritual and pragmatic foundations for skillfully leading the Christian community into God’s will for them as His people. Students will learn how to identify, train and motivate other leaders in ministry. This course includes a theological basis for and practical application of methods used in assessing and assisting people in the use of their spiritual gifts and potential. Team-based approaches are also examined as a means for allowing fruitful ministry. Students will be introduced to various assessments to help formulate teams as well as discover spiritual gifts. Conflict resolution and negotiation issues and strategies will also be examined in this course. Self-assessment and group skill building will be emphasized

MEL522 – Legal Foundations for Public & Nonprofit Leadership
This course provides exposure to contemporary issues and dilemmas in leadership as applied to nonprofit, voluntary, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This course will be an introduction to legal foundations relevant to church leadership and administration. This course addresses substantive legal issues pertaining to authority, rights, privileges, responsibilities and liabilities of church and ministry leaders and others involved in church administration. Special emphasis is placed on principles and practices for avoiding legal pitfalls. Topics include civil society and professional ethics, collaboration, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and technology and information.

MEL523 – Strategic Planning & Assessment
This course will explore the importance of strategic planning within any organization. This course will exhaustively examine many assessments, audits, worksheets surveys and inventories used to help preserve, start up and turn around an organization. This course will explore the process involved in forming mission, vision and purpose statements as well as practices of goal setting and building a strategic plan.

MM110 – Piano I
This class is designed for the piano student who has mastered a few basics. Class work will include keyboard theory, the basics of playing chords and scales in all keys and playing by ear. Upon completion of the class material the student will be able to play several chords. Prerequisite: Beginning Piano with a “C” or better or pass a placement test. Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to advance to MM 120 Piano II; see Note 2 at beginning of this section.

MM122 – Foundations of Worship: Biblical & Cultural
Within the context of this course, the student will discover the foundations of praise and worship as drawn from Scripture. The application of worship in the Old and New Testaments will be studied.

MM147 – Choir
A mixed choral group whose primary function is to perform at Epic Bible College functions such as graduation and Good Friday Services. One (1) unit may be earned per quarter, with six (6) units required to be completed by the student. Audition Only.

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

MM231 – Piano IV
This class teaches the use of chord symbols, voicings (open and closed), progressions, modulations and substitutions with emphasis on Jazz style. Lecture, practical exercises and guided discussions will be used to develop professional piano techniques. Prerequisite: Piano III with a “C” or better or pass a placement test. Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to advance to MM 232 Piano V; see Note 2 at beginning of this section.

MM242 – Music Theory I
This course will cover the development of skills in the harmonization of simple melodies, involving triads in root position and inversions, chord progressions, non-harmonic material, analysis and form. Practical experience is also acquired in ear training. Prerequisite: Music Fundamentals with a “C” or better or pass a placement test. Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to advance to MM 252 Music Theory II.

MM375 – Pop Theory
This course will cover the use of pop symbols in worship music and the creation of charts, lead sheets, segues, introductions, outros, and turnarounds.

MM450 – Practicum in Worship Ministry
This course provides practical, supervised application of worship at EPIC Bible College’s Chapel services. Application of leadership principles may include, but are not limited to: participation and presentation of praise team, multi-media software, drama, or any other area deemed essential to a growing worship program

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. Prerequisite EN110, NT120

NT220 – Biblical Literature: Writings of John
This course gives the student a detailed understanding of the life of Christ as presented in the Gospel of John. Great detail concerning the last week of Jesus’ life will be drawn from the inspired writings of the beloved apostle. The Epistles of 1, 2 & 3 John will shed further light as to the teachings of John.

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. Prerequisite: EN110, ED210,Nt120

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.

NT435 – Biblical Literature: Book of Hebrews
This class will study the heritage of the Old Testament system of sacrifice and priesthood to better understand the person and work of Jesus Christ.

NT450 – Biblical Literature: General Epistles
This course focuses on the books of James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude, examining the main theological themes, the author, the occasion, and the audience of each book. At TLBC the book of Hebrews is covered in a separate class (see NT430)

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.

OT120 – Origins: Study of Beginnings – Genesis
This class covers the origins of space, time & matter; of biological life, consciousness & mankind; of sickness, death & corruption; of gospel proclamation & animal sacrifices; of language and civilization; of fossils, continents & oceans; of diverse ethnic groups & missions. It puts emphasis upon the first fifteen chapters of Genesis, foundational to the entire Bible.

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

OT322 – Biblical Literature: Major Prophets
This course examines the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. It covers the background of the prophetic institution in Israel, as well as the historical context, literary context, central message and key passages of each book. The underlying divine purposes will be noted, as well as the Messianic inferences, and relevance of these books to the Christian of the 21st century. At TLBC, the book of Daniel is studied in a separate course (see ES410).

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.

PE199 – Body Boot Camp (Walking)

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”

PT340 – Studies in Revival
The sessions in this class are designed to not only teach the Biblical basis, impact and final outcome of revival, but to allow students to personally and corporately begin to experience the revival Spirit themselves.

PT345 – Discipleship & Transformation
This course is designed to explore Kingdom living and how to be growing in conformity to Jesus Christ. The study will focus on the elements of the Biblical teaching on discipleship as Kingdom living discipleship.

PT346 – Strategic Planning (and Assessment) for Ministry
This course equips students to develop strategies to accomplish biblical purposes, mission and plans based upon effective assessments. Prerequisite: EN110, ED210

PT350 – Expository Preaching
This class covers a more in-depth study of the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Emphasis will be placed on details of the expository outline. Prerequisite: EN110, ED210 plus PT 312 or Instructor’s approval.

PT430 – Christian Leadership
This course deals with the principles, practices and problems of leading the people of God, with special emphasis given to the very practical aspects of “The Ministry.” In the context of this study, there will be detailed analysis in the practice and pro

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

SC235 – Diseases of the Mission Field
This class examines some of the many possible diseases someone might encounter in the mission field. The perspective of overseas missions from a travel medicine view (outside the United States) will be the setting for discussions.

SC250 – Creation Science
This course examines Creation Science and the Theory of Evolution. Students will study both from a scientific perspective, developing a justifiable belief for a designer as the source for the origin of life and our Biblical Christian Faith.

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

SS220 – Introduction to Psychology
This is an integrated study of the fundamental concepts of psychology and theology, including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders and social psychology. Prerequisite: EN110

SS251 – History of Christian Fine Arts
This class covers a general survey of the history of music, fine arts, and drama in the Christian church as it grew and developed through the centuries until the present time. Recent history will include radio, film, television, and the Internet. Prerequisite: EN110

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. Prerequisite: EN110

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

TH230B – Bible Doctrine IIB – Doctrine of Man and Salvation
This course surveys the Doctrine of Man (Anthropology), and the Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology). The combination of this course with TH230A

TH320 – Theology of Pastoral Leadership
This course examines the biblical basis for pastoral leadership. Students will discover models and principles of pastoral ministry from the Old and New Testaments from which a personal philosophy of pastoral leadership will emerge. Prerequisite: EN110, ED210, TH220 A & B, TH230 A & B, PT215

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