Certificate of Ministry

This three-year course is designed for those called into ministry as a pastor, pastor’s wife, missionary, or evangelist. Students will complete the Christian Worker’s Certificate as their first year before choosing whether to major in English Bible or Biblical Languages in their two subsequent years of study.

YEAR 1: - First Semester

OT Survey (2 hours)

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.

NT Survey (2 hours)

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.

Doctrine Survey (2 hours)

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.

Bible Study Methods (2 hours)

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.

Manners & Customs (2 hours)

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.

IT and Ministry (1 hour)

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.

English Grammar (1 hour)

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.

YEAR 1: - Second Semester

OT Survey (2 hours)

[Continued from Semester 1]

Survey of Cults & Religions (2 hours)

This subject gives an overview of all the major world religions and cults. It covers their origin and history, doctrine, and practice. Where appropriate, scriptural arguments are presented to refute their errors. Insights into witnessing to people caught up in these faiths are also given.

Apologetics (2 hours)

This subject equips the student with a working knowledge of the major fields of apologetics, in order that they will then be able to better defend their faith, present truth, and give honest answers to honest questions for evangelism and edification.

Evangelism & Discipleship (2 hours)

This subject teaches the student the complete plan and pattern of the Great Commission. Biblical principles and methods of witnessing and leading souls to a personal acceptance of Christ as Saviour are given, as well as principles and methods of nurturing new believers in the Faith.

Introduction to Biblical Languages (2 hours)

This subject is intended to give the student a grasp of the basics of the Hebrew and Greek languages used in the writing of the Scriptures. It is designed to give enough exposure to working with language that the student can make a clear determination of which major should be pursued in the second and third years of study.

Teaching Methods (2 hours)

This subjectis designed to develop the skills required to effectively teach in all areas of ministry. Principles of both teaching and learning are studied. The student is equipped for all facets of teaching including pastoral, Sunday School, youth, and children. Special needs and unique teaching situations are also covered.

YEAR 2 - First Semester

BI 201 – Genesis

This subject carefully analyses the ‘Book of Beginnings’. God’s plan is studied in detail with reference to Creation, the Flood, and the nations. The outworking of God's history of redemption for the nations is traced through a biographical study of the four Hebrew patriarchs.

BI 202 – Acts

This subject gives a detailed analysis of the book, with emphasis given to the Holy Spirit and to the establishment and development of the Church. Problem passages are given special consideration. Application is made to present-day church polity and missionary endeavor.

TH 201 - Bibliology, Theology Proper, & Christology

This subject is a systematic study of the great teachings of the Bible. It includes the exposition of the doctrines of the Scriptures, the Person of God the Father, and the Person and work of Christ.

BI 203 – Hermeneutics

This subject is designed to give the student a comprehensive method of producing a sound interpretation and explanation of the Scriptures, to enable the development of Biblical messages based upon a proper interpretation of the sacred text, and to apply what has been learned into today's world. BI101 Introduction to Bible Study is a prerequisite for taking this class.

HI 201 - Church History

A survey of the major developments in churches from apostolic times through the present, giving special attention to documents of pivotal interest to those developments, the drifts from Biblical simplicity, and the separatist groups that tried to restore it.

BL 201 - Biblical Language 1

This subject continues the study the fundamentals of inflection and basic syntax of Koine Greek.

Prerequisite: BL101-Introduction to Biblical Languages

Year 2 - Second Semester

BI 204 Romans
This subject gives a detailed analysis with special attention directed to its doctrinal and practical values for the believer. Chapters 1-8 are viewed as “doctrinal,” chapters 9-11 as “dispensational,” chapters 12-16 as “duty.”

BI 202 PASTORAL EPISTLES 
The course will undertake a verse by verse study of the Pastoral Epistles and an understanding of their historical context. As well as a study of the Biblical text, the course will explore the application of Church administration principles in light of the influence of liberal theology, and various “church growth” movements.

TH 202 Pneumatology, Angelology & Anthropology
The focus in this Theology course will be the study of the Holy Spirit - Pneumatology, the study of angels - angelology, and the study of man - anthropology. Class time will be spent looking at the Biblical texts that deal with these topics and asking how the knowledge of these subjects should affect the lives of the students.

 PC 202 Homiletics & Public Speaking
Homiletics is a study of the art and science of preaching with practical application in the preparation and delivery of Biblical Messages. Public Speaking is a more general study not limited to preaching alone but applicable for all those preparing Biblical lessons and delivering them to the broadest spectrum of hearers and settings.

LC 201 Missions & the Local Church
A study of the Biblical meaning and purpose of missions which is located church oriented. Issues are examined from a biblical perspective as to local church policies regarding missions and the responsibility of the local church in missions. A brief history of missions will be discussed. Other areas to be investigated are how to plan a missions conference, trends in missions today, and missionary agencies.

BL 202 Biblical Languages II
This continues the work of firmly establishing the fundamentals of the structure and workings of the Greek language used in the New Testament and expands into translation work touches on key nuances involved. It also continues to build upon the basics of the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.
Biblical Languages I is a prerequisite for this course.

YEAR 3 - First Semester

BI 301 – Daniel & Revelation

This study 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.

BI 302 – OT Prophets

This subject is designed to give the student a firm grasp of the lives and teachings, especially the prophecies, of both the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament. The consequential connection with the New Testament and future things is also studied.

TH 301 – Hamartiology & Soteriology

This subject is a continuation of a systematic study of the great teachings of the Bible. It goes into depth regarding the scriptural teaching on the matters of sin and salvation.

SD 301 - Prayer

This subject is a unique study of this essential aspect of the Christian life – prayer. There is no set curriculum for the course. Some foundational material is shared in the first few weeks (by the Principal) then the rest of the course is shared by other lecturers and invited men of God who take a 2-hour session and share whatever specific area the Lord lays on their hearts. It is certain to be an unforgettable course.

MN 301 – Local Church Ministries

The subject is a survey of the major ministries often undertaken by local churches. Areas covered include: Sunday School, Prayer Meetings, Ladies’ Meeting, Men’s Meeting, Children’s Club, Youth Group, Seniors Group, Old Folks Home, Camp, Holiday Bible Club, Visitation, Prison Ministry.

BL 301 - Biblical Language 3

This subject continues the study of the fundamentals of the structure and workings of the Greek language used in the New Testament with an emphasis on reading proficiency and translation of New Testament passages. There is also a continuation of the study of biblical Hebrew endeavouring to progress from basics to a more advanced understanding and application.

Prerequisite: BL 101, BL 201, and 202

Year 3 - Second Semester

BI 303 - Harmony of the Gospels/Life of Christ
This subject takes a detailed look at the harmonizing of the Gospel accounts of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus. It resolves seeming conflicts between accounts. In the process of harmonizing the accounts the incomparable life of our God and Saviour is studied that the student would learn to walk as He walked.

BI 304 - Tabernacle/Temple, Offers, & Feasts 
This is a detailed study of the various parts of the Tabernacle/Temple demonstrating how they prefigure and are fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ. This part of the study includes the priests and their garments. The various offerings and the feasts are also studied. The significance and fulfilment of these things in the life of Christ are likewise covered.

TH 302 – Ecclesiology & Eschatology
The focus in this Theology course will be the study of the church, demonstrating the New Testament pattern for independent local churches, and the study of future things.

TH 303 - Pastoral Theology
This subject is a study of the practical aspects of the pastoral ministry. It deals with such things as conducting various church services, weddings and funerals, baptisms, practical pastoral care, and church administration.

MN 302 - Biblical Counselling
This subject is a study of biblical principles and methods of counselling people with problems in their lives and/or guiding people with a desire to know how God would have them live, particularly regarding relationships. The crucial differences between biblical counselling and secular, humanistic counselling’s reasoning and techniques will be shown.

BL 302 Biblical Languages 4
This subject continues the study of the structure and workings of the Greek language used in the New Testament with an emphasis on the depths of understanding available through such study and translation of New Testament passages. There is also a continuation of the study of biblical Hebrew endeavouring to progress to a more advanced understanding and application. Upon graduation it is hoped that, most of all, the student will have a great love for the Word of God, especially in its original languages, and will have a desire to continue the study of these languages beyond college studies.

Prerequisite: BL 101, BL 201, BL 202, and BL 301