The third year is designed to further equip those who feel called into full-time Christian service. Acknowledging that the Holy Spirit alone can impart the abilities necessary for ministry; we desire to stir up the gifts He has given and to encourage their development in the life of the student. In addition to courses familiarizing the student with his or her area of ministry, the Third Year Program will provide opportunities to exercise that ministry under staff supervision and individual counseling, and awards the students with a Diploma in Christian Ministry.
BIB 301 - New Testament Book Study: This course examines in detail a single book from the New Testament.
BIB 311 - Old Testament Book Study: A study of customs, religions, and major events surrounding the Old Testament up to the birth of Christ.
BIB 321 - Methods of Bible Study & Interpretation I: An introduction into the Inductive Bible Study Method, also exploring interpretive methodologies to discover biblical truth using an English language Bible.
BIB 322 - Methods of Bible Study & Interpretation II: A continuation of BIB 321 through the Inductive Method, equipping the student with the tools and skills to hear God speak through the biblical text.
BIB 323/324 - Introduction to Greek I & II: This is an introductory Greek course designed to give the student necessary tools to begin to understand the biblical record through original language study.
LDR 341/342- Church Leadership I & II: In this class, students dive into areas of practical ministry and learn how Scripture applies practically in the local church setting. Topics covered include leadership roles, church government, divorce & remarriage, baptism, communion, etc.
MIN 331/332 - Student Ministries V & VI: Believing that the student’s training must go beyond the classroom, full-time students are required to be involved in some type of approved ministry.
MIN 333/334 - Counseling I & II: Provides a biblical foundation for Christian Counseling and offers insight into counseling methodologies. Designed to be practical, it assists the student in developing the ability to minister via counseling and addresses sound biblical counsel for the seven major areas of human experience.
MIN 335 - History of World Missions: An examination of the history of missions from the book of Acts to modern day is taken in this course. The student will be challenged with assimilating this historical knowledge into an understanding of its impact upon the future of world missions.
MIN 336 - Modern Issues in Missions: Practical aspects of modern missions are covered in this course, including raising support, language acquisition, promoting missions, etc.
MIN 337 - Speech: This is a lab course in the fundamentals of communication.
MIN 338 - Homiletics: This course provides the student with the necessary tools and skills to teach the Scriptures with accuracy, enthusiasm, interest, and practical application.