Spring Course Schedule 2019
Courses Begin Monday, January 14
Introduction to Biblical Greek 2
Worldview, Theology, the Bible
Dr. Robert Sherman
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 1
Topics: Men, Women, and Ministry: Biblical Context and Historical Perspectives
Topics in Biblical Studies: The Pastoral Epistles
Dr. Terry Smith
Introduction to Apologetics
Dr. William Johnson
Church History Survey
Dr. Terry Phillips
Intermediate Christian Counseling
Hebrew & Greek For Bible Study
To Register: Registration forms are available online at www.nebc.edu, at the bottom of the Academics page. Or you may contact Betsey Shaw, Registrar, at 947-1665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register for classes until the first day classes begin, but it helps faculty and staff planning if you register well before that date. For current students, after Tuesday, December 5th, a $25.00 registration fee will be charged. Classes with insufficient registrations may be canceled, so if you need a particular class, don’t delay in registering!
Courses are normally just under 3 hours in length, and held at the Bangor Campus (502 Odlin Rd., Bangor, ME). Phone: 207-947-1665, Website: www.nebc.edu.
Selected classes are also held on a non-semester schedule at the State Street Baptist Church, 225 State Street, in Presque Isle, Maine under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Robert Leland. For more information, please contact Dr. Leland at email@example.com.
Should student interest or academic need warrant, please note that Intermediate, Advanced, or “Topics in…” courses and Directed Studies may also be added to the schedule.
En 100/500 Academic Success. This course equips students with the tools to succeed throughout their studies at New England Bible College/Grace Evangelical. It includes a look at logic, and will teach how to think and write critically. You will learn how to do research, how to write papers using the proper format, how to manage time, how to approach all the areas of study at NEBC/GES, and how to deal with the pressures of school and life. It is mandatory for all entering under-graduate students and is recommended for MA students returning to study after some time away.
Ln 100/500 Greek/Hebrew for Bible Study. 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 102/502 Introduction to Biblical Greek 2. (Prerequisite: Ln 101) Continues the building process to an initial competence in the original Greek language of the Bible.
Ln 111/511 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 1. The Old Testament’s first language was Hebrew. This course takes up the Hebrew alphabet and the basics of grammar and vocabulary, leading to a basic competence in translation.
Bi 470/770 Topics in Biblical Studies: The Pastoral Epistles. The Holy Bible has much to say regarding godly living, church ministry, and leadership—and one place this is especially true may be found in Paul’s letters to his sons in the faith, Timothy and Titus. The Holy Spirit guided Paul as he outlined for these young pastors the qualifications and responsibilities of church leaders. This course will study these letters to understand their significance for the early church and for how the Spirit still uses them to guide Christian living and leadership today.
Hi 101/501 Church History Survey. This course will examine the explosive growth of the early Church, key turning points and developments in the Christian community over the centuries, and current trends and movements in the contemporary Church.
Th 100/500 Hermeneutics: Worldview, Theology and the Bible. Christians are called to be “in the world, but not of the world.” Yet many current expressions and understandings of the faith, including reading the Bible, often rest upon assumptions and attitudes conditioned by the culture around us—a culture not necessarily friendly to Christianity. This class addresses how we can be more discerning and mature in our understanding of the faith, our interpretation of Scripture, and our proclamation of the gospel to a world that desperately needs it.
Ph 203/603 Introduction to Apologetics. “Apologetics” has nothing to do with saying you’re sorry! Rather, it is the technical term for making a reasoned argument in defense of a position or to encourage that position’s acceptance. Perhaps the most famous Christian example is Paul’s speech to the Athenians on the Areopagus (Acts 17). Apologetics draws its evidence from everyday experience and academic disciplines such as philosophy, history, cosmology, and other sciences. Students will learn what they need to be able defenders of Christian faith as well as having their own faith strengthened.
Mi 200/600 Pastoral Ministry. This course is designed to look at the “nuts and bolts” of pastoral ministry. The student will learn how to officiate and create various kinds of services (funerals, weddings, sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, commissionings, dedications, confirmations, etc.) by using a pastor’s manual/service book of their choice. There will also be discussion of the basics of pastoral visitations, care and leadership. Also included will be the ongoing sharing of the student’s personal devotional walk, as well as some case-study investigations.
Mi 302/602 Intermediate Christian Counseling. This course will begin where Basic Biblical Counseling ended. Its main purpose will be to observe, understand and apply the Bible’s solutions to human problems and needs. Students taking this course will become better equipped to help others in Christian counseling situations.
Mi 470/770 Topics in Ministry: Men, Women, and Ministry: Biblical Context and Historical Perspectives. This course will consider the ministry roles of men and women in the church and related ministries. Various perspectives on the roles of men and women (egalitarian, complementarian, etc.) will be discussed, as well as Key Biblical passages that inform those perspectives. Students will also read and reflect on historical examples of men and women serving in unusual or diverse roles within the church and parachurch organizations.