VBBC Subjects for 2021
First Semester

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Notice

This semester we will only be offering most of the Year 1 classes with the except of 'Daniel and Revelation' which is not a Year 1 subject.

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, we offer electronic attendance. You will need to pre-register for electronic attendance by January 24th so that we may test suitability and connections.

 

VBBC 2021 Terms and Holidays:

Term Dates                                                                                         Holidays
Term 1: February 1st - April 1st (9 weeks)                                          April 2nd - April 18th
Term 2: April 19th - June 17th (9 weeks)                                            June 18th - July 11th 

 

Textbooks should be purchased before the start of class whenever possible

 

Monday Classes 

Bible Study Methods
2 hour class

Times: 7pm - 8:50pm
Lecturer: Alan Parry

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.

Textbook:
Your textbook is: How to Study the Bible For Yourself (30th Anniversary Edition) by Tim Lahaye | Koorong
Strongly recommended reading is: Living By the Book (2007) by Howard Hendricks | Koorong

 

Tuesday Classes

Survey of Bible Doctrine
2 hour class

Times: 9:30am-11:20am
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.

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

 

Daniel and Revelation
2 hour class

Times: 10:30am-12:20pm
Lecturer: Robert Apps

Subject Description:
This subject demonstrates the wonderful connection between the books of Daniel and Revelation regarding their prophecies about future things. Both books are examined in their own right as well as their harmonizing parts. Their importance in establishing the Pre-Tribulation, Pre-Millennial position will be made clear.

Textbooks:
Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive Guide, by Paul Benware, 2nd Ed
The Revelation Record by Henry Morris

 

IT & Ministry
First Term only

Times: 7pm-8:50pm
Lecturer: Peter Tesch

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. 

Textbook:
“The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World” by Tim Challies
https://www.koorong.com/product/the-next-story-faith-friends-family-and-the-digital-world-tim_9780310515050

 

English Grammar
Second Term only

Times: 7pm-8:50pm
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.

Textbook:
Will be supplied by lecturer

 

Wednesday Classes 

Bible Manners and Customs
2 hour class

Times: 10:30am-12:20pm
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 (may be sourced from VBBC for $25 but is also available from Koorong or Reformers Bookshop)

 

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