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STUDENT ORIENTATION & RECEPTION Have you considered taking a class, earning a college degree, or enrolling in a certificate program? This orientation is a must for potential and currently enrolled students. It will allow you to meet faculty and staff, consider your options, answer your questions, have a one-time opportunity to obtain a student ID, and learn how to finish with success. Tues., Aug. 19, 6 pm.


2014 FALL COURSES/SEMINARS

HERMENEUTICS: SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION
Instructors: Teri Christmas, M.Div.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15, ESV). Hermeneutics is the 'science of interpretation' and each student will learn reliable principles for the study, interpretation, and application of Scripture and integrate these principles into a Biblical theology perspective for current and future study. The history of theological thought will be studied as well as practical tools for Biblical interpretation so each can know what God is saying and to whom He is saying it when He says it.
Course Number: BIB 322 / 522
Date / Time: Fifteen Mondays, August 25, September 8 - December 8; 9 - 11:30 am
Cost: $199 for personal growth or $345 for 3 semester credits

$199 for Personal Growth
$345 for 3 semester credits


THE GOSPELS
Instructor: David Hall, M.Div.

The Gospels have unparalleled value in learning about Jesus. In this course we will examine all four Gospels together as one presentation of our Lord's life and ministry. We will consider introductory matters, backgrounds, structure, and themes. Teachings, parables, miracles, events, prophecies, and characteristics of Jesus will be studied with a view to practical application.
Course Number: BIB 340A / 540A
Date / Time: Fifteen Mondays, August 25, September 8 - December 8; 6 - 8:30 pm.
Cost: $199 for personal growth or $345 for 3 semester credits
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook

$199 for Personal Growth
$345 for 3 Semester Credits


GOD'S GRACE: FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
Instructor: Sherry Dahl, BSN, and Matt Dahl, M.S.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with experiential knowledge of how to participate with God for Christian growth, healing, and development, rooted in formationally sound theology and practice. This course is a life-giving beginning to one's journey in Christian counseling. Course Number: CNS 440
Date / Time A: Fifteen Tuesdays, August 26 - December 2; 9:30 am - 12 noon
OR
Date / Time B: Fifteen Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, December 4, 11; 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $199 for personal growth, $345 for 3 semester credits and/or 36 CEUs. $150 for CEUs only.
Required Text: MA Level - "The Divine Conspiracy" by Dallas Willard. BA Level - "Invitation to a Journey" by Mulholland.

$199 for Personal Growth
$345 for 3 Semester Credits and/or 36 CEUs


INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
Instructor: David Hull, M.Div.
The study of the Old Testament is not a dry, once-in-a-lifetime obligation to endure. It is mining for treasure in an incredibly rich field. The greatest treasure is the revelation of God Himself in the Old Testament. This course will be a survey of this revelation and will emphasize the mastery of Bible content and structure, knowledge of the historical framework of the Biblical period, and basic concepts of Biblical interpretation.
Course Number: BIB 300 / 600
Date / Time: Fifteen Tuesdays, August 26 - December 2; 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost Includes Materials Fees: $209 for personal growth or $355 for 3 semester credits

$209 for Personal Growth
$355 for 3 Semester Credits


THE BOOKS OF I AND II CORINTHIANS
Instructor: Margaret Swinger, M.A.
Paul's letters are timely for the church today, both to instruct and to inspire. Most of the questions and problems that confronted the church at Corinth are still very much with us - problems like immaturity, instability, divisions, jealousy and envy, lawsuits, marital difficulties, sexual immorality, and misuse of spiritual gifts. In addition to his advice in each area, I & II Corinthians contain some of the most familiar and beloved chapters in the entire Bible.
Course Number: BIB 446 / 447
Date / Time: Ten Tuesdays, August 26 - October 28; 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost includes materials: $114 for personal growth or $210 for 2 semester credits
Text: Your Bible

$114 for Personal Growth
$210 for 2 Semester Credits



HEBREW AND HELPS FOR THE COMPUTER AGE
Instructor: Harry Horne, M.Div., D.Min., Th.M
Computer programs like Bible Works make it unnecessary to memorize long tables of Hebrew conjugations in order for Hebrew to play an important role in our interpretation of the Bible. The programs provide analyses as well as root meanings of the verbs and other words found in the texts. In order to make the best use of the programs we need to know the implications of terms we find in the analyses, such as "hiphil" and "imperfect". This course will be geared to help you make better use of the information computer programs that are now available to help you better understand God's Word.
Course Number: LANG 420
Date / Time: Fifteen Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, December 4, 11; 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $199 for personal growth or $345 for 3 semester credits
Required Text: "Biblical Hebrew" by Thomas O. Lambdin

$199 for Personal Growth
$345 for 3 Semester Credits


NEW TESTAMENT GREEK 2-A
Instructor: David Hull, M.Div.
Greek is an invaluable tool for studying the Bible first-hand. This course is the first half of second-year New Testament Greek. First-year Greek is largely concerned with learning forms and structures. Second-year Greek focuses on the practical application of that knowledge. We will examine the significance of Greek language features and on clear and proper interpretation of the text. This semester concentrates on the Greek noun system. Next semester deals with an examination of the verb system. Over this year students will be presented with readings from every New Testament author. Students will be introduced to intermediate and advanced study resources, solidify their knowledge of beginning grammar, acquire competence in intermediate grammar, and be equipped to continue developing in knowledge and handling Greek beyond this course.
Course Number: LANG 412 / 612A
Date / Time: Fifteen Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, December 4, 11; 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost Includes Materials Fee: $209 for personal growth or $355 for 3 semester credits

$209 for Personal Growth
$355 for 3 Semester Credits


THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
Instructor: Frederick LaCrone, D.Min.
Oftentimes Christians feel stalled in their faith; that the Holy Spirit is a vague divinity in the shadows; that the Church is mere formality. This course focuses on the gifts of the Holy Spirit as portrayed in the Scripture. The Bible says that Jesus' Holy Spirit would be poured out on His people. Contemporary Christians, with all their spiritual shortcomings and negligence, are recipients of that promise. This course will explore the meaning of the gifts of the spirit. We will focus on the discovery of individual gifts in relation to the building up of the Body of Christ through small group discussion and reading assignments.
Course Number: THE 374 / 475
Date / Time: Six Thursdays, September 11 - October 16; 9:30 am - 12 noon
Cost: $49 for personal growth or $95 for 1 semester credit
Required Text: "What Do You Do Best in the Body of Christ" by Bruce Bugbee, published by Zondervan, ISBN 0-310-49431-1

$49 for Personal Growth
$95 for 1 Semester Credit


LIFE OF DAVID
Instructor: David Fritz, M.A
David has fascinated people for generations: as a youth, a warrior, a worshiper, a king, a fugitive, a general and military strategist, a prophet, a husband and a father, a righteous man and a sinner. Scripture calls him a man after God's own heart. His psalms have ministered to people for centuries! Come study with us to find out why.
Course Number: BIB 469
Date / Time: Ten Thursdays, September 11 - November 13, 4:40 - 5:50 pm
Cost: $49 for personal growth or $95 for 1 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook. Other materials will be provided.

$49 for Personal Growth
$95 for 1 Semester Credit


A MESSIANIC JEWISH EXPERIENCE (Seminar)
Instructor: Joshua Lessard, Messianic Rabbi, M.A.
The 20th Century has seen the resurrection of a movement of Jews who believe in Jesus and wish to maintain their Jewish cultural identity. This seminar will explore the structure of Jewish prayer, experience a Messianic Jewish Sabbath service, partake in a Messianic Kiddush meal, investigate the history of Messianic Judaism, explain the role of Gentiles within the Messianic Jewish movement, and discuss the relationship between Messianic Judaism, Christianity, and other forms of Judaism.
Course Number: HIS 446
Date / Time: Saturday, September 13; 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Tikvat Ami (behind Victory Baptist Church Sanctuary, 1707 Homewood Road, Tallahassee)
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook

$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 Semester Credit


JIHAD! THE WORLDWIDE CHALLENGE OF ISLAM IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Seminar)
Instructor: Tal Davis, D.Min.
Since the end of the Cold War against Communism, an ancient and even fiercer challenge has raised its head. A generation of Islamic terrorists now threatens world peace. However, for Christians, the challenge is also spiritual. Islam is our greatest rival for the minds and hearts of humanity in the 21st Century. This seminar analyzes the history, beliefs, and objectives of Islam and explores ways we can meet the challenge as Christ Followers.
Course Number: MIS 463 / 663
Date / Time: Saturday, September 13, 9 am - 1 pm
Cost Includes Manual: $27.50 for personal growth or $40 for .25 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible

$27.50 for Personal Growth
$40 for .25 Semester Credit


ADJUSTING YOUR PERSONALITY STYLE (Seminar)
Instructor: Carlotta Waldmann, Th.B., RPM, EH
The number one reason people fail is that they cannot get along with others. Identify your personality style, your strengths, fears and weaknesses. Learn how you impact others. Discern how to adjust your style, to better relate to other styles, how to lead and how to follow people with other styles.
Course Number: CNS 332
Date / Time: Saturday, September 27; 9 am - 4 pm
Cost Includes Materials Fee: $35 for personal growth or $59 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible

$35 for Personal Growth
$59 for .5 Semester Credit



LUNCHEON GIFT TO PASTORS AND MINISTRY LEADERS: THEIR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS
Instructor: Mark Geppert, President/Founder, S.E. Asia Prayer Center
As we serve the Lord in feeding and leading His people, we often reach for a simply written, easily understood teaching tool that will bring the flock to selfless maturity. "A Faith to Die For" can be that tool for you. The book is written to feed believers the hope and confidence they need to separate from the Multitude, trust and obey Jesus, gain the disciplines of Discipleship, be entrusted with Ministry and reach the place of mature selflessness that will give them Significance. This teaching includes 25 testimonies of international figures who have changed their nations. Used devotionally, they inspire the church member to significance.
Date / Time: Friday, October 10, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
Suggested Text: "A Faith to Die For" by Mark Geppert


STEPS TO SIGNIFICANT CHRISTIAN SERVICE (Seminar)
Instructor: Mark Geppert, President/Founder, S.E. Asia Prayer Center
How are you doing in Spiritual Growth? Ever wish you could overcome that obstacle and grow in significance? Teaching from the top seller, "A Faith to Die For", Mark Geppert will lead an action packed one day training that will clearly inspire you to take your next step. Coming out of the Multitude, Hearing and Obeying Jesus, Developing the Disciplines of Discipleship, Growing a Significant Ministry and Laying it all Down are the 5 Steps to Significant Christian Service. Mark will guide you through these steps in an action packed day.
Course Number: BIB 453 / MIN 452
Date / Time: Saturday, October 11, 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: "A Faith to Die For" by Mark Geppert

$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 semester credit


IMPARTING THE HERITAGE OF YOUR FAITH THROUGH THE SPOKEN BLESSING
Instructor: Ann Gleaton, M.A.
Walk arm-in-arm with God's Spirit as He turns the pages of the Word, revealing the history of the Spoken Blessing. Discover its origin, its meaning, and its use. Become confident in God's desire and eagerness to mold and shape His divine nature within another human being. Learn to form Godly character within others by your speech. Develop the ability to offer affirmations of faith for someone's future. Discover how to express spiritual and natural ambition for fulfillment, maturity and wholeness within another's life. Embrace a new, refreshing approach to life.
Course Number: CNS 411 / THE 405 / 605
Date / Time: Six Tuesdays, October 14 - November 8, 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $49 for personal growth or $95 for 1 semester credit
Required Text: The Holy Bible and "The Spoken Blessing" by Ann Gleaton
Suggested Materials: Blessing Wreath Kit: $15.00 (small) or $18.23 (large). Includes 7.5% sales tax.
$49 for Personal Growth
$95 for 1 semester credit


DEVELOPING FULLY DEVOTED FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST (Seminar)
Instructor: Brad Gwartney, MACE
Mark 12:30 reveals a set of attributes or competencies that a believer must be continually developing in order to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus. Believers must love God with all their heart (missions and ministry), with all their soul (spiritual disciplines), with all their mind (theological training), and with all their strength (life skills). As church leaders we need to provide opportunities for members to cultivate and practice these core competencies. In doing so we will see Christians develop a deeper love for Christ and other people. Together we will explore what these qualities look like and discuss strategies for guiding believers to develop the competencies in their lives through the lens of Christian Education.
Course Number: CED 453 / MIN 453
Date / Time: Saturday, October 18, 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook


$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 Semester Credit


LET'S WRITE! MOTIVATION, WRITING TIPS, AND TECHNIQUES (Seminar)
Sherry Anderson, Author
Sherry Anderson returns with more training to stir up creativity, hone your skills and give you strategic steps to move forward in your writing project. Sherry founded Writers Aglow in 2007 and has a passion to help writers fulfill their dreams. Check out her website: writersaglow.com Get activated! Do something with those dreams.
Course Number: MIN 476
Date / Time: Saturday, October 18, 9 am -1 pm
Cost: $12.50 for personal growth or $25 for .25 semester credit and/or 4 CEUs
Suggested Text: "Let's Write" by Sherry Anderson

$12.50 for Personal Growth
25 for .25 semester credit and/or 4 CEUs


THE BEATITUDES FROM THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW (Seminar)
Instructor: Herb McRae, Author
When Jesus preached His famous "Sermon on the Mount", He sat with his disciples and began teaching with a poem/psalm we call the Beatitudes. These eight short verses summarize some of the most powerful thoughts, personal practices and promises of Jesus' teachings. Explore how the Beatitudes can define your journey in the footsteps of Jesus...and bring you great joy in the process.
Course Number: BIB 401
Date / Time: Saturday, October 25; 9 am - 1 pm
Cost Includes Manual: $22.50 for personal growth or $35 for .25 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible

$22.50 for Personal Growth
$35 for .25 semester credit


THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW IN A NUTSHELL (Seminar)
Instructor: Kay Campbell-Williams, M.A.
This Gospel shows the nation of Israel that Jesus Christ was and is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. Matthew includes His genealogy; the wise men's visit; John the Baptist as His forerunner; Jesus' testing in the wilderness; His Sermon on the Mount; His many miracles / parables / analogies of the "Kingdom of God"; His Olivet Discourse; the "Sign of the End of the Age ; trial, death, burial, resurrection, and much more.
Course Number: BIB 344
Date / Time: Saturday, October 25; 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit or $49 for 9 CEUs.
Text: Your Bible and a notebook

$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 semester credit or 9 CEUs


INTRODUCTION TO WORLDVIEW (Seminar)
Instructor: Freddie Davis, D.Min., Author & Speaker
A knowledge of worldview may be the most important basket of information that Christians in the modern era can engage outside of an understanding of our own faith. We live in a world where information and transportation technology puts us in proximity to people and ideas which are more diverse than at any point in human history. This creates two problems for Christians. First, we may easily become confused and hesitant concerning our own faith. Second, it is more difficult to be a witness to that vast sea of people who have other faiths. This introduction to worldview will lay a foundation to help Christians solve both of these major problems.
Course Number: THE 462 / MIS 462
Date / Time: Saturday, November 1, 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook. All materials will be furnished.

$25 for Personal Growth
or $49 for .5 Semester Credit


PERSONAL PRAYER (Seminar)
Instructor: Dena Woodburn, Intercessor
Through reverent submission, a repentant and teachable heart, and listening ears, we boldly enter into the Holy of Holies to find grace for timely help. We gain understanding of how to build up our most holy faith and pray in the Spirit, be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. Find out what is holy and pleasing to God through our spiritual worship, ever being transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we may be able to test and approve God's will for life's changing events and concerns. In cooperating with God in this most exciting adventure of personal prayer, things happen!
Course Number: MIN 305
Date / Time: Saturday, November 1, 9 am - 1 pm
Cost: $12.50 for personal growth or $25 for .25 credit
Required Text: Any popular Bible handbook or survey

$12.50 for Personal Growth
$25 for .25 Semester Credit


ACCENTS IN ACTS (Seminar)
Instructor: David Hull, M.Div. and David Fritz, M.A.
In all of literature and even the Bible itself, there is nothing like the book of Acts! Explore major themes and teachings, practice the principles and practices of the early church. Listen to and learn from the disciples who best knew, understood, and followed our Lord.

Course Number: BIB 440
Date/Time: Saturday, November 15, 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and an Acts commentary of your choice

$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 semester credit


WRITING YOUR PERSONAL PURPOSE (Seminar)
Instructor: Carlotta Waldmann, Th.B., RPM, EH
We will assist you in writing your personal purpose, based on a clear understanding of your own core qualities and innate motivations (not the same as your giftings, callings or talents.) This understanding will enable you to be more productive as you understand your God-given core motivations and the personal purpose of others on your teams. Bring a friend who knows you.

Course Number: CNS 235
Date/Time: Saturday, November 15, 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 for personal growth or $49 for .5 semester credit
Required Text: Your Bible and a notebook

$25 for Personal Growth
$49 for .5 semester credit





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