Fall Course Schedule 2019
Courses Begin Tuesday, September 3rd
Topics in Ministry: The Leader's Life and Work
Dr. Terry Smith
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 1
Introduction to Biblical Greek 1
Introduction to Christian Doctrine
Dr. Robert Sherman
Psalms & Wisdom Literature
Dr. James Haddix
NT Themes & Interpretation
Dr. Terry Phillips
Evangelism and Missions
Dr. Terry Smith
Topics in Biblical Studies: Galatians
Mi 451/751 Clinical Pastoral Education The schedule will be established in conversation with the instructor, the Rev. Dr. Bernard Richardson. Offered in conjunction with the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Northern Light (formerly Eastern Maine) Medical Center in Bangor. It is an intensive practical ministry introduction that involves many hours each week at Northern Light Medical Center. Students should contact Dr. Richardson (845-674-6614), Director of Chaplain Services, for specific details on its schedule and requirements, as well as to apply. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive nine credit hours at NEBC/Grace Evangelical.
Registration forms are available online at www.nebc.edu, at the bottom of the Academics page. Or you may contact Betsey Shaw, Registrar, at (207) 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 Thursday, May 2nd, 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.
Ln 101/501 Introduction to Biblical Greek 1. Introduction to the New Testament’s language. Greek is a doorway to deeper understanding of all the New Testament writings. This course takes up the Greek alphabet and the basics of grammar and vocabulary, leading to a basic competence in translation.
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 104/504 New Testament Themes & Interpretation. This course broadens and deepens the knowledge gained in the NT Survey, while exploring more fully the theological implications and practical applications of that knowledge.
Bi 321/621 The Psalms & Wisdom Literature. This course offers a more detailed study of that OT section collectively called “The Writings,” that is, ancient Israel’s hymnbook (The Psalms) as well as works such as Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job and the Song of Solomon. It will also consider how these writings fit into the larger context of the biblical canon and God’s covenantal purposes.
Bi 470/770 Topics in Biblical Studies: The Epistle to the Galatians. This course will undertake a close study of Paul’s letter the Church at Galatia. While students are not required to know Greek, those who are knowledgeable will be encouraged to share their insights with their classmates.
Th 201/601 Christian Doctrine 1. The word “doctrine” derives from the Latin word for “teaching” or “instruction,” which means that Christian doctrine is simply the orthodox teachings about the various elements of our faith. This first part of a two- semester course will address the biblical grounding of Christian belief as such, the Trinity, creation and providence, human nature, sin, and the covenant of grace.
Mi 250/650 Evangelism and Missions. Evangelism is an act of divine-human cooperation: the Church sharing good news of God’s salvation in Christ by His Spirit’s enabling power. Mission presupposes evangelism, but can add to it an aspect of concrete service, such as disaster relief, medical care, or educational efforts. This foundational course in evangelism and missions deals with the biblical basis and theological rationale for such work. Students will also be introduced to a variety of Christian organizations involved in missionary efforts and includes the possibility of hands-on work in the Dominican Republic.
Mi 470/770 Topics in Ministry: The Leader’s Life and Work. This course examines the issues facing leaders seeking to balance personal lives with public lives, and personal convictions and values with the demands of their position. Topics include the leader’s call and competencies, life-long learning habits, critical values and choices, and common stumbling blocks to leadership.