Most books in this curriculum are available through www.amazon.com or www.christianbook.com, unless a specific website or phone number is listed. Also, the Minister/Student will need to obtain a King James Version or New King James Version Bible which has no notes, paragraph headings, commentaries or any other types of "helps." A plain pew Bible is fine to do their outlining for the Biblical Studies Courses.
FOUR YEAR MINISTERS PROGRAM
YEAR ONE CER. 1 Writing Skills The Minister/Student may use the Kate Turabian Book or the MLA Book for writing papers, theses, and dissertations. Assignment: Read book thoroughly, and write a synopsis of the different styles and formats used for writing scholarly papers. Using the chapter headings will help organize your initial writing assignment. CER. 2 Old Testament Survey "C-A-S-K-E-T" Buy Old Testament Study Guide and Timeline from www.casketempty.com. Assignments: >Read the OT books corresponding to the timeline. Memorize the timeline! >Recreate the Timeline FROM MEMORY with a Proctor present. CLOSED BOOK please! >Write a 2-3 page paper on your favorite character and their significance to the Redemption Story. CER. 3 New Testament Survey "E-M-P-T-Y" Buy New Testament Survey Study Guide and Timeline from www.casketempty.com Recreate same assignments. CER. 4 How to Study Your Bible Author: Kay Arthur ISBN-13: 978-0736905442 Pub.: Harvest House CER. 5 Hermeneutics: Principles and Practices of Biblical Interpretation 2nd Edition Author: Henry A. Virkler ISBN-13: 978-0801031380 Pub.: Baker CER. 6 Christian Theology I Book: Christian Theology 3rd Edition Author: Millard Erickson ISBN-13: 978-0801036439 Pub.: Baker Academic Assignment: Chapters 1-14 Note: This textbook will be used for the next three Theology Classes. Assignment: Chapters 1 to 14. Read thoroughly and write a large paragraph summing up each study question found. CER. 7 Church History I Book: The Story of Christianity-The Early Church to the Present Day Author: Justo Gonzalez ISBN-13: 978-1565635227 Pub.: Prince Press Assignment: Summarize each chapter until the Reformation. CER. 8 Missions I Book: Missionary Methods, St. Paul's or Ours? Author: Roland Allen ISBN-13: 978-0802810014 Pub.: Wm. B. Eerdmans www.eerdmans.com CER. 9 Apologetics I Book: The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict Author: Josh McDowell ISBN-13: 978-0785242192 Pub.: Thomas Nelson Assignment: Introductory Pages, Part One, and Part Two CER.10 Biblical Counseling Book: Competent to Counsel Author: Jay E. Adams ISBN-13: 978-0310511403 Pub.: Zondervan
LIC. 1 Bibliology Book: How We Got the Bible 3rd Edition Author: Neil Lightfoot ISBN-10: 0801072611 Pub.: Baker Books LIC. 2 Biblical Studies -Old Testament The Torah--The Foundation Assignment: Please outline the first five Books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Example: Chapter heading, and Paragraph or division of thoughts within each chapter. After the outlines are completed, write a 3-5 page paper answering the question: Why are these books the foundation of the rest of the Bible? LIC. 3 Biblical Studies -- New Testament Assignment: Please outline the Gospel of Luke: The Son of Man and the Gospel of John: The Son of God. After the outlines are finished, write a 3-5 page paper on the contrasts of these two gospel accounts LIC. 4 Biblical Studies -- New Testament Assignment: Please outline the Book of the Acts of the Apostles using Jesus' outline found in Acts 1:8. Find all the conversion accounts and make a chart of the people converted to Christ of their: Faith or Belief, Repentance, Confession of Christ, Baptism in Water, Baptism (or filling of/in) the Holy Spirit. LIC. 5 Hermeneutics Book: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth 4th Edition Authors: Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart ISBN-13: 978-0310517825 Pub.: Zondervan LIC. 6 Christian Theology II Assignment: Chapters 15 to 29 will be expected. LIC. 7 Church History II Assignment: Summarize each chapter from the time of the Reformation to the present day. LIC. 8 Missions/Evangelism Book: The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church Author: Roland Allen ISBN-13: 978-1579101985 Pub.: www.wipfandstock.com Project: Share "Jesus" with at least 5 people a day. Don't just "invite" people to church, but share your testimony and pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom. See what happens! Record the results in a short paper of 1-2 pages. LIC. 9 Apologetics II Assignment: Using "The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict" complete Parts Three and Four LIC. 10 Biblical Counseling Book: Christian Counselors Manual Author: Jay E. Adams ISBN-13: 978-0310511502 Pub.: Zondervan Assignment: Start counseling other Christians who want or need help. Write a synopsis of two of your counselees and the results of their counseling.
ORD. 1 Bibliology Book: God's Secretaries--The Making of the King James Bible Author: Adam Nicolson ISBN-13: 978-0060838737 Pub.: HarperCollins ORD. 2 Biblical Studies -- Old Testament Book: Isaiah Assignment: Chapters 1-39 Outline these chapters with chapter headings and paragraph or "thought" divisions. ORD. 3 Biblical Studies -- Old Testament Book: Isaiah Assignment: Chapters 40- 66 Outline these chapters with chapter headings and paragraph or "thought" division. Write: a 2 to 3 page paper on the contrasts between chapters 1-39 and chapters 40-66. ORD. 4 Biblical Studies -- New Testament Assignment: Please outline the Gospel of Matthew: Jesus the King and the Gospel of Mark: Jesus the Servant Write a 3-5 page paper on the comparisons and contrasts of these two gospels. ORD. 5 Hermeneutics Book: Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors 4th Edition Author: Douglas Stuart ISBN-13: 978-0664233440 Pub.: Westminster Knox Press ORD. 6 Christian Theology III Assignment: Chapters 30 to 41 will be expected. ORD. 7 Restoration Movement History Book: The Cause We Plead: A Story of the Restoration Movement Author: J.M. Powell ISBN-10: 0-89098-086-1 Pub.: 21st Century Christian >>>>> Note: To order this book log onto: www.21stcc.com or CALL 1-800-251-2477<<<<<< ORD. 8 Missions/Evangelism Book: The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Authors: Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch ISBN-13: 978-0801014918 Pub.: Baker Books Project: Start a "new Christian community" wherever God leads you! Two to three people meeting consistently. Share you results in a 3 to 5 page paper. ORD. 9 Homiletics Book: On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons 4th Edition Author: John Broadus ISBN-13: 978-0060611125 Pub.: HarperOne ORD. 10 Biblical Counseling Book: Shepherding God's Flock Author: Jay E. Adams ISBN-13: 978-0310510710 Pub.: Zondervan
ORD. 11 Bibliology Book: Inerrancy Author: Norman Geisler ISBN-13: 978-0310392811 Pub.: Zondervan ORD. 12 Soteriology Book: The Normal Christian Birth Author: David Pawson ISBN-13: 978-0982305928 Pub.: True Potential ORD. 13 Biblical Studies--New Testament The Epistles Assignment: Outline all the NT Letters with chapter and paragraph or "thought" divisions. Write a 4 to 5 page paper describing the differences and/or similarities of each author. ORD. 14 Eschatology Book: The Meaning of the Millennium--Four Views Editor: Robert Clouse ISBN-13: 978-0877847946 Pub.: IVP Academics Assignment: After reading/studying write a 10 page thesis of what "View" you have concluded is "correct". Please use 5 to 7 other books (no websites, please!) to defend your thesis with references and quotations. Format: Introduction with Thesis, Body, Conclusion, Endnotes, Bibliography ORD. 15 Hermeneutics Book: New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors Author: Gordon Fee ISBN-13: 978-0664223168 Pub.: Westminster John Knox Press ORD. 16 Christian Theology IV Assignment: Chapters 42 to 58 and Concluding Thoughts will be expected. ORD. 17 Pneumatology Book: The Holy Spirit and You: A Guide to the Spirit-filled Life Authors: Dennis and Rita Bennett ISBN-13: 978-0882706238 Pub.: Bridge-Logos ORD. 18 Ecclesiology & Polity Book: The House Church Author: Del Birkey ISBN-13: 978-0836134674 Pub.: Herald Press (can be bought new or used from Amazon) OR See website www.thehousechurchbook.com for a downloadable Kindle version. Book: The Free Church Author: James DeForest Murch ISBN-13: 978-1625648969 Pub.: www.wipfandstock.com ORD. 19 Christian Ethics Book: Moral Choices 3rd Edition Author: Scott Rae ISBN-13: 978-0310291091 Pub.: Zondervan ORD. 20 Biblical Counseling Book: Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible Author: Jay E. Adams ISBN-13: 978-0310511113