09/21/2014

Bible Training Institute

A three and four-year training program using curriculum developed by Bible Baptist Church Publications, Oak Harbor, Washington. Courses are taught between September and May. This institute is designed to prepare men for the ministry and to equip any Church member for the Lord’s service.

Year One:
  • OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY
    This course is a survey of the history covered by the Old Testament. It will provide the student with a working knowledge of the history of Israel and establish a foundation upon which to base a proper understanding of the New Testament.
  • BAPTIST DOCTRINE I & II
    A detailed study of the doctrines taught in the Word of God. The course will cover the first six basic units of systematic theology including: Introduction To Theology; doctrines of the scriptures, God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Students will be thoroughly grounded in Baptist beliefs which rest solidly upon the clear teachings of Scripture.
  • PERSONAL EVANGELISM
    A comprehensive step-by-step instruction with practical applications in the carrying out of the Great Commission. This course will give the student not only the mechanics of witnessing, but foster a motivation to witness the message of the gospel of God concerning His Son Jesus Christ.
Year Two:
  • CHURCH HISTORY
    A thorough study of the history of New Testament churches, set against the background of the history of Christendom.
  • BAPTIST DOCTRINE III & IV
    A detailed study of the doctrines taught in the Word of God. The course will cover the last six basic units of systematic theology in the doctrines of: Man, Sin, Salvation, Church, Angels & Satan, and Last Things. Students will be thoroughly grounded in Baptist beliefs which rest solidly upon the clear teachings of Scripture.
  • THE LIFE OF CHRIST
    A complete survey of the four Gospels, designed to give the student a working knowledge of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • THE LIFE OF PAUL
    A detailed study of the life, ministry, and missionary methods of the apostle Paul as found in the Book of The Acts. A synopsis of the Pauline epistles is included.
  • EXPOSITORY BIBLE TEACHING
    A course on “how to study and teach the Bible,” which covers the laws of hermeneutics, methods of Bible study, and the preparation and deliver of expositional studies. Students will be required to outline the Book of I Corinthians and teach one chapter to the class.
Year Three:
  • BIBLE PROPHECY
    This series of lectures focuses on the wonderful, fascinating subject of Bible prophecy. The fact that we are living in the “last days” has created much interest in what the Bible has to say about coming events — though not always with Biblically sound conclusions. This course will provide a most helpful guide to a sound and thorough study of prophecy.
  • HOMILETICS
    As Paul admonished, “Preach the word…” The Word of God is the only subject matter from which the preacher is to prepare and deliver his message. It is the aim of this course in Homiletics (which is the preparation and delivery of sermons) to equip a man, through education and experience in actual delivery, to preach.
  • ENGLISH BIBLE: MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE
    What we believe about the Bible determines what we believe about all other doctrines. This is because our faith is BIBLE BASED. If we are “off” on the Bible, we will be “off” on all other doctrines, and if we have the wrong Bible, we will accordingly have the wrong beliefs. Christ and Christianity stand or fall with the Bible! It is hoped that this series of lectures will provide a clear, concise, and accurate study of the doctrinal, textual, and historical basis for the Bible we hold in our hands – the Authorized, King James Version.
Year Four:
  • CHURCH POLITY
    The basic aim of this course of study is to determine and ensure a scriptural proposition of principle of everything a Bible-believing Baptist church is and does — as opposed to traditional, cultural, or pragmatic reasons. This course covers many topics of church government from the nature of a church, to membership, to pastors, to handling offences, etc.
  • PASTORAL THEOLOGY
    This course is to provide the prospective pastor with exposure to the practical aspects of the ministry. It will aid in preparing him to face the potential problems of the ministry, and help him to avoid the common pitfalls that put men out of the ministry.