Electives

These courses are offered as electives.  Many of them are not required for any major area of study.  Students may choose from these electives to fulfill their required credit hours for their degree.

ADM-8013 – Handling and Avoiding Church Debt

Unlocking the jail cell of debt, this course gives suggestions on specific ways churches can speed up debt-reduction. expand ministries without taking on more debt, and stay financially free. Surveys scripture for advice to the church that seeks to borrow or lend.

BIB-30123 – Chronology of Christ I

Studies scripture and extra-biblical sources to determine key dates in the life of Christ. Examines the date of his birth, the commencement of his ministry, the duration of his ministry, the day and year of his crucifixion.

BIB-30213 – Chronology of Christ II

A continuation of BIB-30123

BIB-30133 – The Works of Jesus

Traces the events of Jesus’ life from his birth to his ascension.  Frequently cites the best of other works written about Christ. Contains an expanded outline of the life of Christ, historical and geographical background material, indexes, and studies the life and teachings of Christ.

BIB-30153 – Typology

A concise study of the tabernacle, its symbolism and types.  The text is bound in a loose-leaf format to allow for page removal and permission is granted for duplication.  It includes a large wall chart and several smaller ones.

BIB-30163 – Revelation and Reality

A doctoral dissertation by FBCS student Dr. Michael McDowell based upon his Thesis Statement: The Apocalyptic cataclysm that concludes the age is at hand, heralded by real and re-emerging providentially practical agencies, which offer a stabilizing absolutism in this postmodern era.

BIB-30223 – The Epistology of Jude

Jude dwells in the shadows, but this audio taped series by Dr. Dana Carpenter approaches the study from a spiritual and literary-rhetorical standpoint with a lively and sure hand.  His exegesis is comprehensive and adept.  Jude’s subject matter gives the evidence of evil works and beliefs as a proof of false faith. This course is highly recommended as a co-requisite with BIB-30203 The Epistology of James.

BIB-30303 – Acts

A study of the Acts of the Apostles from a charismatic viewpoint.

CC-3343 – Basic Christian Counseling I

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation:  all these are attacks on the mind. This textbook by Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles.  Students will learn how to change their lives by changing their minds.

DOC-8003 – Pentecostal Doctrines

A course that provides an in-depth study of the teachings of the Bible as it examines fundamental biblical truths in a manner that promotes growth, maturity and stability in Christians spiritual lives.  A review of the Pentecostal position, this course explores salvation, baptism in the Holy Ghost, sanctification, divine healing, the final judgement, and other areas of the Pentecostal faith.

ED-5494 – Women in Ministry

This course gives a fascinating account of women in the two-thousand-year span of church history.  Includes an exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages.

ED-8013 – Women’s Ministry

A lifesaver for those initiating new women’s groups and those who want to revitalize existing women’s programs.  Offers compelling ways to share the gospel, recruit volunteers for women’s ministry, lead Bible studies, work effectively with difficult people and minister to hurting people.  Gives hints on beginning prayer chains, plan retreats, clothe and feed the needy and participate in world missions.

EV-42233 – Eschatology III

A complete study of mankind’s journey from the Garden of Eden to the early years of the 21st century.  An amplified explanation of the end times on earth including the battle of Armageddon and the new heaven and new earth summarizes the course.

HIS-8043 – Baptist Heritage

This course reviews massive amounts of information and reduces it to an informative look at Baptist history.  The text for this course is a very readable 850-page volume that will enhance any library.

HIS-8053-4 – History of Israel

This survey has established itself as an important course in Bible ccolleges and seminaries.  It serves as a background tool in the pursuit of theology degrees.  The usefulness of this course in enhanced by a section on the inter-testament period.

MIN-10133 – Taking Special Care to Develop your Ministry

A very helpful text written by Dr. Vincent Terrie.

MIN-5214 – Heartfelt Preaching

This course focuses on the person of the preacher in the preaching task.  It discusses the importance of preaching from the inside rather than from tradition.

MIN-71104 – Apologetics II

This course challenges the student to honestly investigate the Bible and the facts of modern science including biology, history, archaeology, and physics.

WOR-8013 – Liturgy

Author Robert E. Webber, the author of the text, says that a worship that will have staying power is a worship that is firmly grounded in the old, yet aware of and concerned for new ways to respond to the old, old, story.  The course examines the biblical foundations of worship, a biblical theology of worship, a brief history of worship, and the practice of worship.