Speciality and Alternative Courses
A Biblical Worldview of Modern Israel, the Jews, and the Church BVI-1500
Course Purpose: The course is designed as a three credit elective appropriate to most bachelor and master level ministry degrees, providing a framework for understanding critical modern events in the Middle East, their relationship to Bible promises and prophecy, and a framework for practical and constructive interaction between Bible-believing Christians and Jews, fully recognizing areas of agreement and disagreement.
Administrative Leadership ADL-1500
The purpose of this course is to encourage the student to identify, describe, and interpret the issues and problems that arise in managerial situations.
AN INVESTIGATION OF SEX EDUCATION, ABSTINENCE, & PURITY: Saving the Next Generation from Sexual Disease and Dysfunction - SAP-1500
This course will enable the student to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements. As a result, the student will be able to understand, and explain the history behind the sex education and abstinence movements, and will be able to apply Biblical principles to the instruction of children on God’s Life process.
Biblical Approach to Substance Abuse SU-1501
This course, taught by a leading Pharmacologist, will cover the basics of substance abuse from a Biblical position, and introduce the student to Biblical counseling methods for dealing with this all to common addiction of our day.
BFP Institute for Israel Studies BFP-IIS1500 (Two weeks in Jerusalem.)
Course Purpose: Understanding the current situation in Israel and connecting the modern state to the Israel of the Bible are made possible through this intense practicum by exposure to all levels of Israeli society. Students will gain an understanding of the connections between Israel and the church, as well as the complexities of modern interfaith relations.
Biblical Greek I BG-1513-1
A totally redesigned online interactive course that walks the student through the fundamentals of Biblical Greek. This course was developed especially for the adult learner with no background in Biblical Greek.
Biblical Greek II BG-1513-2
Moving beyond the basics, this totally redesigned course focuses on the practical application of Biblical Greek as a tool for exegetical preaching and teaching. The Bible preacher and teacher will especially appreciated the online interactive method which this course employs.
Classic Readings in the History of Israel / RHI-1500
The purpose of this readings course is to acquaint the student with the wealth of information contained in classic writings on the Biblical time period of the history Israel, and the Jewish people.
Church History During the Formative Years (A.D. 70-400) CH-507 - 3 Credits Course Purpose: The events that occurred between the destruction of the Second Temple and official recognition of Christianity by Rome are perhaps the most crucial events that have ever occurred for both modern Judaism and Christianity. If one wishes to build bridges between these two religions, one must have a grasp of whatever material can be gleaned from the historical record. Far too often the common assumptions on both sides are simply not historically accurate. A much more careful examination must be attempted.
I & II Corinthians COR-1500
This course is designed to introduce the student to the literary beauty and spiritual challenges which were presented to the first century Christians in Corinth. Great materials for preaching and teaching.
Comparative Beliefs CB-1500
This course is designed to introduce students to the worlds’ major religions as they are practiced globally. Study of these major religions will include the origins and teachings, devotional practices, institutions and cultural expressions. Some of the major religions to be covered will include: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Counseling Through Pregnancy Loss CPL-1500
The purpose of this course is to equip the student to help individuals and families who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
Contemporary Readings (BFP Literature/Manuals) BFP-CR1500
Course Purpose: There are a variety of topics and issues that are integral to an understanding of God’s intended relationship between Jews and Christians and how history has effected that relationship. This course provides that foundation through various books and publications produced by BFP as well as other selected writings deemed essential reading by BFP instructors. Students will gain the background needed to be successful “bridge-builders” between the Jewish and Christian communities.
Domestic Abuse Counseling DAC-1500
To help decrease domestic abuse incidents within the church by counteracting false teachings and misappropriated scriptures about the expectation of the roles of husbands and wives, thereby helping to create a church climate where doctrine and religious teachings are sound, contextually based, and balanced.
Greek Word Studies for the Pastor / GWS-1500
The purpose of this courses is to provide the Doctoral student an experiential technique for New Testament study based upon the original words of the scriptural text within the cultural setting of the various authors with realization that these words were chosen by the Holy Spirit to communicate the truth of God to the mind of man; thus each word has the stamp of God's authority and must be interpreted correctly.
Hebrew Word Studies for the Pastor / HWS-1500
The purpose of this courses is to the Doctoral student an experiential technique for Old Testament study based upon the original words of the scriptural text within the cultural setting of the various authors with realization that these words were chosen by the Holy Spirit to communicate the truth of God to the mind of man; thus each word has the stamp of God's authority and must be interpreted correctly.
Historical Geography in the Holy Land HGH-1500 - A Survey of the Holy Land: Geography, Archaeology, Architecture, and History.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the geography of the Holy Land. All of the sites important to the development of the Nation of Israel and the Ministry of Jesus are studied in context with special emphasis on the unique geography of the Holy Land.
Intergenerational Impact of Unplanned Pregnancy UPP-1500
This course will explore the unique needs of the entire family when an unplanned pregnancy touches them. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge of the emotional needs of all those involved; to acquaint the student with the options that are available to families; and to guide the student how to assist family members through the many decisions that must be made.
Israel and the Church IAC-1510
This course will exam several crucial topics related to the issue of Israel and the Church, including: The Jewish background of the writers of the New Testament; The Jewish background of the Messiah; The historical circumstances surrounding the separation of Jewish Messianic followers of Yeshua from the Gentile population of Christians; The subsequent theological development that led to a separation of Israel and the Church; Contemporary re-evaluation of this separation and its implications for a renewed relationship.
Israel Study Tour Practicum ISP-1500
The purpose of this Practicum is to provide the student with a formal opportunity to catalog and present for review, the experience of traveling throughout the Holy Land on an approved study tour.
Leadership Mentoring Program for Women LMW-1500
The purpose of this course is to enhance the student’s self-esteem and self-worth within the Biblical context of human dignity, and to prepare the student to teach and lead others the foundational requisites of Biblical leadership which requires that one identify her true purpose and calling in life.
Ministering to Persons with Disabilities: MPD-1500
Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help people in ministry positions become more effective in ministering to and with individuals and families affected by disability. The needs of the individual and family resulting from the disability, family dynamics, and special issues related to outreach and inclusion in church life are considered from a biblical and pastoral care perspective.
New Testament Synthesis NT-501
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to deeper study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies.
Old Testament Synthesis OT-501
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to deeper study of the Old Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each Old Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in Old Testament studies.
Organizational Theories OGT-1500
The study of the coalition, formation, organizational objectives, and the church/Christian organization on the basis of a systems analysis and examination of the dynamics of power within the decision making process.
Pastoral Epistles PE-1504
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to a devotional approach to the study of the Pastoral Epistles and to cause the student to think critically about some of the central issues and themes.
Personhood from a Biblical Perspective PH-1502
Course Purpose: To direct the student to a Biblical foundation for understanding God’s idea for personal self-awareness. To lead the student through a Biblical assessment of the so-called “self-esteem” movement. To compare and analyze the prevailing secular attitude regarding self-esteem over against the Scriptural teachings related to these attitudes. To prepare the student to deal with the issue of self-esteem within a Biblical counseling regime.
Readings in Pastoral Ministry: Focus on Church Planting in the Third Millennium RPCP-1501
The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose the student to the Biblical role and function of the church planting pastor so as to better prepare the leader to competently and biblically serve the people of God. Also, to provide historical and current thinking on the role of church planting as defined by Scripture and as practiced by currently successful church planters.
Readings in the Intertestamental History of Israel / RHI-1501
The purpose of this readings course is to expand the student's understanding of what is known as the "Intertestamental Period" of Biblical History, and how that period of about 400 years between the writing of Book of Malachi, and the birth of Jesus Christ influenced the Jewish world, and laid the foundation for the Christian era.
Restoring Biblical Purity in the Church: Redeeming A Culture On the Brink RBP-1500
The purpose of this course is to explain the history behind the sexual revolution; to expound on the rationale behind the legalization of birth control, abortion and sodomy in America; to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements; to research and identify the shift in the Christian churches stance on sex education, population control and sodomy over the last decade; to evaluate the impact of universal acceptance of Kinsey’s fraudulent science on the church, marriage, and children; and to cite examples of how purity can be restored to our homes, church and nation.
Role and Function of a Healthy, Healing Church HC-1501
Course Purpose: To explore the biblical and experiential components that go into developing and leading a local church that is healthy and offers hope and healing to the lost and hurting. A church, just like a family, can be toxic and a hindrance to growth and development or it can be healthy and promote the development and growth of its members. This course will explore the healthy as well as the toxic.
Small Group Dynamics SGD-1500
Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help the student to understand the nature and dynamics of small groups to help maximize one’s time in these frequent settings within the local church and other ministry setting is the purpose of this course.
Teaching the Tenets of Tithing TTT-1500-AOC
Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to inform the recall of the Bible preacher or teacher concerning the Biblical tenets of stewardship through tithes and offerings. The general and nonsectarian approach to the subject is designed to provide the advanced student of the Bible with a generic tool by which the subject may be taught to others.
The Parables Of Jesus PAJ-1503
This course exposes the student to the teachings of our Lord through His use of the parable as a teaching method. Current applications for present ministry are included.
THE LAWS OF UNIVERSAL RIGHTEOUSNESS: Natural Law, the Noahide, and the Torah LUR-1500-AOC
Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to address the fundamental question of how it is that human beings understand the moral difference between right and wrong, and why that understanding commands personal accountability.
Course Objective: Upon successful completion of this course the student will understand the case for, and become familiar with the theory and practice of the law of universal righteousness.
The student will be able to explain, articulate, and teach the implications of natural law, the Noahide, and the Torah (Mosaic Law) from a Judeo-Christian perspective, and further be able to frame the discussion within a Christian Biblical worldview.
Theology of Disability: An Investigation TD-1500
Course Purpose: This course explores the issue of disability from a biblical and theological perspective. The number of individuals in the world who are affected by disability is in excess of one billion. Adding to this the number of family members also impacted by having a family member who is disabled suggests that this is potentially the largest unreached people group in the world because of the failure of the church to extend the gospel to, and welcome these individuals. Yet even a quick read of the Gospels reveals that this is a people group of particular concern to Jesus. This course is designed to help church leaders gain a theological understanding of disability and God’s view of persons with disability.
Understanding Sexual Addictions SA-1501
The purpose of this course is to confront the student with the root causes of sexual addictions; to develop within the student an appreciation for the power of sexual addictions and the spiritual connection behind these addictions.
Understanding the Consequences of Sexual Sins Upon the Marriage Covenant SA-1502
To acquaint the student with the generic issues concerning the consequences of sexual sins within the marriage covenant.
Understanding Pride as a Root of Habitual Sexual Sin SA-1503
To confront the student with the ways pride manifests itself and provides a personal culture for a sexual addiction; to unfold to the student the biblical solution for dealing with pride and sexual addictions; and to create an appreciation for the power of God’s Word to bring deliverance and healing to the sexually addicted.
Understanding the Importance of Repentance in the Biblical Process of Deliverance SA-1504
The purpose of this course is to teach the student about the importance of progressive sanctification; to teach the student about the goal of holiness.
Worship in the Contemporary Church WCC-1501
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to an introduction of Worship in the Contemporary Church; to enable the student to learn what worship is about and how to bring the congregation to a higher level of worship; to help the student gain a personal knowledge of worship and it’s purpose.