Christian Worker's Certificate
First Semester

This is a one-year stand-alone certificate or the first year of the 3 year certificate
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Attendance

We would encourage all students that are able to attend class on campus to do so. However, if you are unable to attend class on campus, then we are trialling electronic attendance. You will need to pre-register for electronic attendance by January 24th so that we may test suitability and connections.

 

VBBC 2019 Terms and Holidays:

Term Dates                                                                                          Holidays
Term 1: 27 January - 26 March (8 weeks)                                           27 March – 19 April
Term 2: 20 April - 18 June* (8 weeks)                                                 19 June - TBA

 

Monday Classes 

Manners and Customs
2 hour class

Times: 7pm - 8:50pm
Lecturer: Kevin Currell

Subject Description:
This subject equips the student with a greater knowledge about what it was like to live during Bible times in the land of Israel. It teaches how people did various activities (manners) and how people interacted with each other (customs). It also provides the student with essential information about such things as geography, climate, political and social factors, and language. The student comes to appreciate the necessity for every Christian to understand these fundamental (everyday) matters in order to avoid confusion, frustration, poor exegesis, and even false doctrine.

Textbook:
Essential Bible Insights - Kevin Currell (sourced by VBBC $25)

 

Tuesday Classes

Survey of Bible Doctrines
2 hour class

Times: 10:30am-12:20pm
Lecturer: Kevin Currell

Subject Description:
This subject gives an overview of all the major doctrines in the Bible. It is designed to show their relationship to each other, and their practical value in the life of the believer today. It also serves as an introduction to all other doctrine classes.

Textbooks:
The Great Doctrines of the Bible - William Evans (more than one ISBN)

Bible Study Methods
2 hour class

Times: 7pm-8:50pm
Lecturer: Manny Mallari

Subject Description:
This subject focuses on learning the basic Bible study skills to properly interpret the Word of God. The student learns to do basic inductive Bible study and word studies according to proper interpretative principles.

Textbooks:
How to Study the Bible for Yourself - Tim La Haye
Note: try to get a second-hand copy of the first edition (1976) if you can.

 

Wednesday Classes

Old Testament Survey
2 hour class

Times: 10:30am-12:20am
Lecturer: Richard Hester (rec.)

Subject Description:
This subject studies each book in the Old Testament with the purpose of giving the student a comprehension of the Old Testament as a whole. In the course of study, the student will read the entire Old Testament while receiving an overview of each book, insight into how it fits in with the rest of the Bible, and a basic outline and exposition of the book. Key information is also given regarding authorship of each book, its historical and cultural background, its place in the time line of biblical history, etc.

Textbooks:
A Survey of Israel's History - Leon J Wood (ISBN 0-310-34770-X) limited supply available from Admin $10
Old Testament Survey by Hester (sourced by VBBC textbook is $20 and the workbook is $15)

Note: This class will continue in the 2nd Semester.

English Grammar
1 hour class* 

Times: 8-9:50am
Dates: Jan. 29th-March 25th
Lecturer: K Currell

Subject Description:
This subject is intended to give the student the necessary skills in English grammar to effectively study the truths given in Scripture. These English grammar skills are also necessary for all other Bible college subjects, especially Bible Study Methods, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Languages.

Textbooks:
required-"Workbook V for Handbook of Grammar and Composition" by James Chapman
optional-Handbook of Grammar and Compostion 4th Edition by James Chapman

You can source these from www.lem.com.au, amazon, or www.christianbook.com 

*This refers to payment only and not the actual length of the class. It is a shorter class in terms of the number of weeks it is run. It will only be taught during Term 1 instead of the whole semester.

 

IT and Ministry
1 hour class*

Times: 8pm-9:50am
Dates: April 21-June 16th
Lecturer: TBA

Subject Description:
This subject is intended to give the student the understanding of technological tools – both software and hardware – that can aid in the ministry. It aims to help the student maximize the use of IT for the furtherance of the Gospel.

Textbooks:
TBA

*This refers to payment only and not the actual length of the class. It is a shorter class in terms of the number of weeks it is run. It will only be taught during Term 2 instead of the whole semester.

Thursday Classes

New Testament Survey
2 hour class

Times: 7pm-8:50pm
Lecturer: Robert Apps

Subject Description:
This subject studies each book in the New Testament with the purpose of giving the student a comprehension of the New Testament as a whole. In the course of study, the student will read the entire New Testament while receiving an overview of each book, insight into how it fits in with the rest of the Bible, and a basic outline and exposition of the book. Key information is also given regarding authorship of each book, its historical and cultural background, its place in the time line of biblical history, etc.

Textbooks:
New Testament Survey by Hester (sourced by VBBC textbook is $20 and the workbook is $15)

 

Textbooks should be purchased before the start of class whenever possible