ACGH Christian Bible College 40 (120 credits)LIFE CHANGING COURSES; Bachelor of Biblical Studies
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH:(Introduction)3 credit This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY: (Survey of the Old Testament)3 credit NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY: (Survey of the New Testament)3 credit These surveys provide an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old Testament. Volume Two: New Testament.
CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS: 3 credit This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining.
MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES: ( Bibliopoly/Hermeneutics)3 credit A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success.
KINGDOM LIVING: (Trinitarianism 101)3 credit (1,000 word report) The "Gospel of the Kingdom" shall be preached in all the world before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry. MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: (Humanity/Sin)3 credit (1,000 word report) This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts. Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ.
MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES: (The Divine Inspiration of the Bible)3 credit (1,000 word report) This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the ACGH vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various areas of ministry are also available through this module.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER: (Fundamentals of Prayer I 101)3 credit (1,000 word report) An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray for, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer.
KNOWING GOD'S VOICE: (Trinitarianism 102)3 credit (1,000 word report) This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life. A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: ( Soteriology)3 credit (1,000 word report) This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained.
POWER PRINCIPLES: (The Divine Inspiration of the Bible)3 credit (1,000 word report) The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Power principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators to demonstrators of the power of God.
DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW:3 credit (1,000 word report) This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis through Revelation. God's plan for the nations of the world from the beginning of time is detailed. Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented.
ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS: 3 credit (1,000 word report) Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis. They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES:3 credit (1,000 word report) Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God. This course analyzes Christ's objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry.
EVANGELISM:3 credit (1,000 word report) The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough: The leaven is small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between ministries.
STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST:3 credit (1,000 word report) The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." His final command that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest, things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder of Institute training equips students to fulfill.
TEACHING TACTICS:3 credit (1,000 word report) This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel. Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel.
MULTIPLICATION METHODOLOGIES:3 credit God's plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers.
JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY:3 credit A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes guidelines for writing and visiting inmates, conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out to families of inmates, and ministering on death row.
WOMEN, A BIBLICAL PROFILE:3 credit A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry. Also includes a study of the Bible books bearing women’s names--Ruth and Esther--and resources for biographical study of all of the women of the Bible.
HEALING, BATTLE FOR THE BODY:( Fundamentals of Prayer I 102)3 credit A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines for receiving and ministering healing.
A Study in the Book of Hebrews Each lesson on this study of Hebrews is designed fit into the whole of the book. The attached PowerPoint and audio were given during the teaching of these lessons. The attached word document (study guides) are questions for the congregation, handed out the week prior to the lesson. They are intended for reflection and self-study before reading/listening to the lesson.
Genesis The primary objective of this course is to help students develop Hebrew language and exegetical skills in preparation for teaching and preaching from the Old Testament.
Corinthians Paul, the apostle (1:1; 16:21), joined by Sosthenes, who some think may be the same as mentioned in Ac 18:17. The authorship of this epistle is attributed to Paul by Clement of Rome in 95 A.D.
Pneumatology This course will be an in-depth examination of the biblical, patristic, and modern understandings of the person and work of the Holy Spirit, with special focus on developments since the modern Pentecostal revival, and current attempts in constructive pneumatology. Attention will be given to the relationship between the doctrines of the Holy Spirit and Trinitarian theology, and to the implications of this study for ministry in the church and personal spirituality.
How to Speak in Public 101 Oral Communication I/Speech 101 transferable to UC:CSU 3 Units Description: Prerequisite: none. This is an introduction to the basic phases of public speaking, ethics, critical thinking and listening. Extemporaneous speaking techniques are addressed through expository and persuasive presentations.
Introduction to Computers Introduction to Computer Applications is designed to familiarize students with computers and their applications. It will also emphasize the use of computers and technology throughout their high school, college, and future careers. Students will learn fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software and become familiar with a variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations. Students will also investigate Internet-based applications, working with email and learning how to browse the web. Coursework also includes activities that explore social and ethical issues related to computers.
The Church: From Pentecost to the reformation An examination of the history of the church from the first century to the dawn of the Reformation (1500). Attention will be given to the major events, people, and issues that have shaped church history within this time period, as well as how these things integrate with biblical norms.
A Christian Perspective: Music This is an introductory course designed to give the non-Music major a basic understanding of the nature of corporate worship and the role of music in worship and ministry.
Philosophy In this course we shall examine and assess many different philosophical theories, comparing and contrasting them as we apply their views to different philosophical questions. After a brief introduction to what philosophy is, what an argument is, and the importance of philosophy,
Psychology Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals . Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice .
Sociology he College-Level Sociology course is designed to introduce students to the sociological study of society. Sociology focuses on the systematic understanding of social interaction, social organization, social institutions, and social change. Major themes in sociological thinking include the interplay between the individual and society, how society is both stable and changing, the causes and consequences of social inequality, and the social construction of human life. Understanding sociology helps discover and explain social patterns and see how such patterns change over time and in different settings. By making vivid the social basis of everyday life, sociology also develops critical thinking by revealing the social structures and processes that shape diverse forms of human life.
Bible Interpretation All of Scripture is sufficient for counseling, but how do you connect God’s word effectively to the lives and struggles of people around you? Do you always turn to the same familiar passages, and are less confident in using others to communicate the power of God’s love and faithfulness in the Gospel? How do you use the Bible’s redemptive story in counseling so that counselees grow in their knowledge of and love for the sovereign Lord? This course will help you understand both people and the Bible more thoroughly and is designed to strengthen your ability to rivet Scriptural truth to real-life ministry situations. Through lectures, class discussion, and interpretive assignments, you’ll develop your skills in interpreting and applying any passage of Scripture to help people to grow in love for God and others more fully in the midst of their complex, daily lives.
The work of the Pastor Pastoral Care is an excellent introduction for those already involved in the ministry of care, and for those preparing to undertake this vital work. In the course you will learn a theology of sickness and suffering; how the communion ritual works; practical advice on making pastoral visits; how to take care of yourself while caring for others; and where to find further information about illnesses affecting those you visit.
Apologetics The Apologetics 101 curriculum. What is the Basic Apologetics Course?
God and Angels Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels
Bible Translations (Hebrew and Greek) the spectrum of positions on the preservation of Scripture and Bible texts and versions; and the Bible’s Teaching on its own Inspiration and Preservation: Verbal, plenary inspiration and verbal, plenary preservation.
Community Service 16 hours (3 credit) (1,000 word report) This has to be signed off by a church. (Preaching, teaching, ministering, church programs, and funding activity hours are accepted)