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Spring Semester Courses - 2024

All locations, including Zoom. Semester begins Jan. 8th

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Th 101/501

Introduction to Theology

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Smith

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9AM-11:15AM

Description: Explore the science of God. This course demystifies theology by focusing on organizing and systematizing biblical teachings. We will cover topics such as God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, sin, salvation, sanctification, predestination, free will, and the last days.

Mi 250/650

Evangelism & Missions

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: C. Bradshaw

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9AM-11:15AM

Description: Evangelism involves divine-human collaboration, sharing the message of Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit. Mission expands upon evangelism by including practical services like disaster relief and healthcare. This course covers the biblical and theological foundations of this work and introduces students to Christian organizations in this field.

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Sermon in Church

Li 101/501

Life of the Leader

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Smith

Day & Time: Saturdays, 9AM-11:15AM

*During first class (Jan 13) professor and students will together determine schedule and location details for classes to meet going forward. 

Description: This course explores the concept of integrated leadership in Christian ministry, examining how Jesus' life exemplified ideal leadership. Students will develop a biblical and theological perspective on leadership to inform practical, real-world practices, , while also examining historical and contemporary leadership examples.

Ln 204/604

Greek Exegesis: Mark (Part 2)

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: C. Commmeau

Day & Time: Mondays, 12PM-2:15PM

Description: (Prerequisite: Ln 203/603) This course offers students the opportunity to put their new knowledge of Greek into use reading, studying, and interpreting select passages of the New Testament in its original language. A continuation of Greek Exegesis: Mark (part 1).

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Holy Bible

Ln 100/500

Greek and Hebrew for Bible Study 

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: C. Commmeau

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 12PM-2:15PM

Description: A course introducing the basics of alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, and structure of Greek and Hebrew so that students may having a working knowledge to better use the diversity of linguistic tools and resources available for Bible study, whether as lay people or clergy. 

Ln 112/512

Intro to Biblical Hebrew 2

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: C. Commmeau

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 12PM-2:15PM

Description: (Prerequisite: Ln 111) This course continues the study of the Old Testament’s Hebrew language, leading to more effective Old Testament exegesis and interpretation. 

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Window Light in Church

Ln 122/522

Intro to Ecclesiastical Latin 2

Location: Bangor / Zoom

Instructor: C. Commmeau

Day & Time: Thursdays, 12PM-2:15PM

Description: (Prerequisite: Ln 121/521) This course continues the study of Ecclesiastical Latin, leading to translations of Jerome’s Latin Vulgate. 

Bi 102 / 502

New Testament Themes & Interpretation

Location: Fayette / Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Bosse

Day & Time: Mondays, 6PM-8:15PM

Description: This course builds on the knowledge gained in New Testament Survey and continues exploring the texts of the New Testament, while considering more fully the theological implications and practical applications of that knowledge as well as important interpretative approaches and practices. 

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Ph 203/603

Introduction to Apologetics

Location: S. Portland / Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Jon Vermilion

Day & Time: Thursdays, 6PM-8:15PM

Description: Apologetics is the practice of making reasoned arguments to defend and promote a particular position, often drawing evidence from everyday experiences and academic fields like philosophy, history, cosmology, and the sciences.Students will learn what they need to be able defenders of Christian faith as well as having their own faith strengthened.

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FIN-2403

Financial Strategies for Life

Dates: Jan. 22 - Mar. 17

*Students will be granted digital online course access and have 6-8 weeks of material to be completed, 1 week at a time. Assignments for each week may be completed according to student schedule, providing maximum flexibility. 

Description: This course aims to instill in students an understanding of personal financial planning and money management skills rooted in biblical principles. The goal is to cultivate a population of financially responsible and self-reliant individuals through basic financial education.

ENGL-1153

Writing to Communicate

Dates: Jan. 22 - Mar. 17

*Students will be granted digital online course access and have 6-8 weeks of material to be completed, 1 week at a time. Assignments for each week may be completed according to student schedule, providing maximum flexibility. 

Description: This course focuses on improving your written communication skills. You will learn how to read critically, develop research skills, and apply the principles of effective writing to create thesis-centered expository and argumentative prose.

Writing an Essay
Art Gallery Open Space

FNAR-2603

Art Appreciation & Experience

Dates: Jan. 22 - Mar. 17

Students will be granted digital online course access and have 6-8 weeks of material to be completed, 1 week at a time. Assignments for each week may be completed according to student schedule, providing maximum flexibility. 

Description: An introductory study of art appreciation. The course covers art-related vocabulary, focused observation, historical context and the elements and principles of design as an entry into discussion surrounding the meaning and purpose of visual imagery. Concepts emerge from the content areas of aesthetics, art history and critical inquiry.

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Bi 100/500

Biblical Interpretation

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Dr. Lambertson

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6PM-8:15PM

*Formally: Hermeneutics, Worldview, Theology and the Bible 

Description: This course examines the fundamental principles, practices and tools of biblical interpretation and exegesis. It will introduce hermeneutical strategies and methods will be taught towards gaining competent and faithful proficiency in delivering the biblical author’s intended message for a contemporary audience. 

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