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Old Testament

BOT 100a Old Testament Survey
This course is a study of the contents, the culture and society of the Old Testament in the setting of the ancient Near East. Major themes, people, places and events will be discussed. There will also be a looking forward to how the Old Testament impacts the New Testament.

BOT 103 Ruth & I Samuel
Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges, when Israel was a defeated and divided nation. As a foreigner, she was excluded from Israel but put her faith in God and was accepted as a wonderful illustration of God's grace to the Gentiles. I Samuel is the transition from judges to when Israel became a kingdom. Samuel was the last judge and the first of the national prophets; he anointed Saul the first king, and then David his successor. The lesson is clear, whenever Israel exalted God, God exalted them; but when the rulers, prophets and people turned from the Law of God, God removed His blessing. The goal of this course is to build your faith.

BOT 105 The Pentateuch
Walk with the patriarchs of the Bible as you explore the Pentateuch. Character studies of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others will build your faith and challenge you to increase your vision for the work of God.

BOT 106A Book of Genesis (Part 1: Chapters 1-25)
This course examines the first twenty-five chapters in the book of Genesis. It begins with the Creation story and ends with the life and death of Abraham, the father of our faith. The goal of this course is to build your faith as we study God's Word and explore the many wonders of God's creation and His faithfulness through video, our textbook, and classroom discussion.

BOT 106b Book of Genesis (Part 2: Chapters 26-50)
This course examines the last twenty-five chapters in the book of Genesis. It begins with the miraculous birth of Isaac, the promised heir to Abraham, and ends with the life and death of Joseph in Egypt. The goal of this course is to build your faith as we study the Bible and examine God's promises and His continued faithfulness through video, our textbook and classroom discussion. (Part I is not a requirement)

BOT 107a Exodus (Part 1: Chapter 1-20)
This course examines the first twenty chapters in the book of Exodus. It begins with the birth of Moses, the Prince of Egypt and God's chosen deliverer for the Children of Israel, and ends with the Lord issuing Moses the Ten Commandments. The goal of this course is to build your faith as we study the Bible and examine God‟s promises and His continued faithfulness through video, our textbook, and classroom discussion.

BOT 107B The Book of Exodus Part 2 Seeing Christ in the Tabernacle (Chapters 20-40)
This course examines the last 20 chapters of the book of Exodus. It begins with the Lord issuing Moses the Ten Commandments and ends with the glory of the Lord filling the Tabernacle. The goal of this course is to build your faith as we study the Bible and examine God's promises and His continued faithfulness thru video, text, and classroom discussion. Get ready to experience the presence of God thru classroom prayer, praise and bible reading. (Part I is not a prerequisite)

BOT 111 Joshua, Judges, Ruth
We fight not against flesh and blood as in the days of Joshua, but our fight is spiritual. We will glean great spiritual truths in this study of Joshua as we follow the scriptures describing the invading, subjecting and dividing of the Promise Land to Israel. Also, we will cover the Judges Stage-a period of time when obedience turned to disobedience, and victory to defeat. Ruth is a story of love where God touches a Moabite girl. Through her faithfulness and devotion she is led to the fields of Boaz. We will see Christ as our Kinsmen-Redeemer portrayed through Boaz and end our story with the brief view of Christ's genealogy.


BOT 212 God’s Dwelling Place
This class is an in-depth study of the Old Testament Tabernacle. “Have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them” Ex 25:8. Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God‟s persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with His chosen people by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ, who represented not just God‟s glory but God Himself. This study explores the fascinating account of the building of the tabernacle, the significance of its intricate design, its pivotal role in God‟s eternal plan, the grand fulfillment of its purpose by Jesus Christ, and its variety of meanings for your walk with God today.

BOT 115 Samuel, Kings and Chronicles
Samuel, Kings and Chronicles set the history of the kings of Israel. The character and lives of Saul, David and Solomon will be studied in this course. We will cover the life of Samuel, Israel‟s last judge and first great prophet who God raised up to anoint Israel‟s first king. Other highlights of this period include the recovery of the Ark, the capture of Jerusalem and the construction of the temple.

BOT 121 Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
We will study Ezra, the scribe; the Spirit-led mission of Nehemiah and the obedience of Esther.

BOT 122a The Study of Esther & I Samuel (Part 2)
Samuel was the last judge and the first of the national prophets; he anointed Saul the first king, and then David his successor. The lesson is clear, whenever Israel exalted God, God exalted them; but when the rulers, prophets and people turned from the Law of God, God removed His blessing. Esther was a reluctant queen married to a man she hardly knew but her obedience led to the preservation of her people at a moment in history when all seemed lost. The goal of this course is to build your faith.

BOT 200 The Book of Job
Job, the man, was an ancient Patriarch. Job, the book, holds the most popular one word question, “Why?” Why did Job seem to be persecuted and go through so much suffering, loss of wealth, health, and his family when God called him, “a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” This course will take us into a deep study of his life and his relationships. It will also challenge you through your own tests and trials to bring you to the victories in your life that God has planned for you.

BOT 197 A Journey Thru the Psalms of Ascent
This detailed study of Psalms 120-134 engages participants in unique opportunities for personal reflection and worship while exploring the background/writer of each. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope and joy, these 15 psalms model how study participants can voice their own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us. This is a 6-week study by Beth Moore.

BOT 206A Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Among all the books of antiquity, none has made such a powerful appeal to the human heart as the book of Psalms. The book of Psalms reflects the worship, the devotional life, and spiritual sentiment of approximately 1000 years of Israel‟s history. The New Testament frequently uses reference to the book of Psalms as texts for teaching much doctrine. We will study together the heart of the Psalms, and experience all the passions of the human soul in relationship with our heavenly King. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are part of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. All are written by King Solomon at different stages in his life. He displays the great wisdom that God gave him in the Proverbs while he shows the utter vanity of earthly pursuits without God in Ecclesiastes. In his Song of Songs, commonly called the Song of Solomon, he displays the beauty of love between a man and woman.

BOT 210 Jewish Feasts and Customs
Discover the fullness of New Testament faith as we explore how the seven “Feasts of the Lord” (Lev.23:4), as observed in Jewish tradition, actually form God‟s prophetic calendar outlining the Messianic work of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Included in this class will be a brief survey of Isaiah 49, Ezekiel 36, Zechariah 14 and Romans 11. The Spring and Fall feasts of Israel that we will examine are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot (Feast of Weeks- also called Pentecost in Acts 2:1), Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).

BOT 211 Tabernacle & Priesthood
Experience a “Living Tabernacle.” The Lord has given us a “pattern” for worship.. Hebrews 8:5 “see that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Each piece of furniture and part of the priestly garments has important meaning and fulfillment for our lives today. You may say, „when the pattern is right the glory fire will fall.‟ Part of our study will come from Dick Rueben, a Messianic Jew, who taught this teaching two years before revival came to Pensacola Florida.

BOT 215A Major Prophets
This course will cover the Major Prophets. We will study the prophets, their ministries and how they would relate to the nation of Israel, showing their sins, rebellion and how God‟s heart was to bring Israel back into a promised restoration.

BOT 300 Minor Prophets
Israel was constantly falling down on their calling and their promises toward God. In this course we will study the prophets God raised up to call Israel out of idol-worship, civil war, immorality and complacency, to draw them back to God and His ways.

BOT 301 Minor Prophets Speak to Us Today
Can we hear God speaking to us today over the noise we have created in our world? The Minor Prophets asked the same thing over 2,000 years ago when they were talking to Judah and Israel. The message of the prophets then is still relevant today. God inspires their words, and this class translates them into words of hope for us.

New Testament

BNT 100 New Testament Survey
This course is a study of the books and contents of the New Testament. There will be a background study beginning with the Intertestamental period. The course will also cover major doctrines, events and people from a historical and theological perspective. As always, we will make application to today as necessary.

BNT 105A Synoptic Gospels
Matthew, Mark and Luke, commonly referred to as the Synoptic Gospels, are the books to be covered in this course. The special emphasis of Matthew is that Jesus is the Messiah foretold by the Old Testament prophets. The book of Mark depicts the servitude of Christ and the demonstration of miracles that follow this servant attitude. Luke shows the humanity of Jesus and His kindness toward the weak, the suffering and outcast.

BNT 111 Gospel of John Part I
The Gospel of John shows Jesus as the “Son of God.” Let His example of love and compassion be your measuring stick, as you study His faith working by love. Learn of this perfect love and then go into the world doing “greater works” for the kingdom of God. The miracle at the wedding feast, telling Nicodemus you must be born again, feeding the 5000, the Good Shepherd, and the raising of Lazarus are just a few of the things studied in this class. You will have a closer relationship with Jesus after taking this course.

BNT 112 Gospel of John Part II
Come on a spiritual journey as we travel with Jesus during the last week of His earthly ministry. We will study the prayer in Gethsemane, the arrest and trial of Jesus, and the Crucifixion and Resurrection. It is a journey that is sure to change your life.

BNT 113 Jesus the One and Only/ Book of Luke
This is an in-depth study of the Life of Christ and based on the book of Luke. The goal of this study is to get to know Jesus intimately as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry. You will view Beth's lectures produced in Jerusalem in the places where Jesus walked.

BNT 115 Prison Epistles
The Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians & Philemon will be studied during this class. Ephesians stresses the value of unity among believers regardless of their individual background. The key word in the Epistle to the Philippians is “joy.” Even in our “prisons” God wants us to experience His joy. The headship of Christ and the privileges and responsibilities to the believer are affirmed through the Epistle to the Colossians. The Philemon Epistle shows Paul as a mediator between two men seeking to bring forgiveness and restoration to a broken relationship.

BNT 120 Book of Acts
The Holy Spirit operating through you, confirming God's Word, is the focal point in this detailed study of the book of Acts. We firmly believe that God wants to develop “signs following” ministries as a result of this class. Come on a journey as we build the early church and follow Paul on his journeys to impact the world and us.

BNT 200A Pastoral Epistles (Timothy, Titus, Philemon & Jude)
I & II Timothy and Titus are commonly referred to as Pastoral Epistles. The necessity of church order, sound doctrine, and discipline will be discussed. The Philemon epistle shows Paul as a mediator between two men, seeking to bring forgiveness and restoration to a broken relationship. Many twentieth century parallels of apostasy can be seen through a study of the small book of Jude.

BNT 205 Parables of Jesus
One of Jesus' teaching methods was using parables. By using parables, Jesus was able to shock, surprise and stun His listeners with truths about following Him. In addition, Jesus gave a full description of the Kingdom of God. In this class, we will examine all of the parables of Jesus. We will look at parable interpretation generally, and then move into specific interpretation of the parables.

BNT 210A General Epistles
Peter has been referred to as the “Apostle of Hope,” James as the “Apostle of Action” and John as the “Apostle of Love”. Therefore, as you study the Epistles of Peter, James and John the underlying theme will be one of hope, action and love for the glory of God. Many twentieth century parallels of apostasy can be seen through a study of the small book of Jude.

BNT 215 Romans and Galatians
The basics of Christian education are contained in Paul's Epistle to the Romans. Understanding justification by faith is only one of the ABC's of Christianity you will explore. Paul's letter to the Galatians will provide you with a clear understanding concerning victorious living over sin, the bondage of legalism and the relationship of the new covenant to the old covenant.

BNT 221 I Corinthians
The Corinthian Church was probably Paul's greatest church, yet in a few short years after it's founding, they were experiencing many problems. Learn in this class as we study problems of divorce, taking someone to court, and the Gifts of the Spirit. This advice is still used in church government today.

BNT 306 Hebrews and I & II Thessalonians
The book of Hebrews shows that Christ completed the purposes for which Jewish sacrifices and offerings were made. The recurring phrase, “let us go on” makes Hebrews the Epistle of Christian progress. A comparison of Christ, Moses, Abraham and Melchizedek will be some of the topics covered in this class. Paul spent a short time in Thessalonica starting the church there. Due to his hurried departure, he was not able to complete all of his teachings. Thus the two letters to the Thessalonians correct some problems that had arisen in the church. Particularly, Paul focuses on the Parousia of Christ. In addition, these letters show what Paul considers important to a new and growing church.

BNT 315A Revelation
Probably no other book has been studied and interpreted with as wide of an understanding as the book of Revelation. Because of language use, symbolism and historical questionability, many readers have not known how to understand this book. On the other extreme, many others have used it to predict Christ's return or set charts laying out a definitive understanding of the end times. These were later refuted. We will seek to gain an understanding of Revelation within its historical context and see where and how, if at all, it applies to the end times.

Interpretation Classes


INT 103 Rapture & End Time Theories
In this course we will study pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, and post-tribulation rapture theories so the student can better understand timing and aspects of the tribulation and form a conclusion on each theory. We will also study end time theories.

INT 201 The Bible as Canon
The Bible is the Church's standard for faith, doctrine and practice. In the modern world, this has come under attack, even within the Church. This course will first take a historical look at how the Bible became the Bible. In addition the course will show why the Church needs a canon as well as how the Bible serves as such. We will examine issues regarding inspiration and translations.

Theology, Doctrine, and History Classes

TDH 100a Church History I
The Christian faith is rooted in time and space. The Bible itself covers several thousand years of history. This course will examine approximately fifteen hundred years beginning with the post—apostolic age and concluding with the Middle Ages, prior to the Reformation. A major thrust will be to examine the development of theology through people and events. We will examine people such as the early church fathers: Augustine, St. Patrick, Thomas Aquinas and Jan Hus as well as events such as the Church Councils and the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church.


TDH 105 Jesus Christ and Salvation
This is the second main section of doctrinal studies. While these two important doctrines are separate — Christology and Soteriology — they are quite interrelated. This course will examine the person of Christ as well as His work. In addition, we will specifically look at such doctrines of salvation as calling, justification, sanctification, and perseverance.

TDH 106 The Way of Jesus
This course will explore both the person and mission of Jesus and will help participants follow the way of Jesus and live Spirit empowered lives for the sake of the Gospel in the world today.

TDH 110a Church History II
The Christian faith is rooted in time and space. The Bible itself covers several thousand years of history. This course will examine approximately fifteen hundred years beginning with the Reformation and concluding with the modern church. A major thrust will be to examine the development of theology through people and events and how the Reformation changed the Church. We will examine people such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley and Dwight Moody, as well as events such as the Council of Trent, the beginnings of the modern missions movement and modern Pentecostalism.

TDH 115 Believing God
This series is based on the scripture from Isaiah 43:10, “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He.” The bride of Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. Particularly in America! God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish anointing of faith. He wants to put a fresh belief in our systems. We have been assigned to this world during vital days on the kingdom calendar. God is calling His church to draw the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God) and lift high the shield of faith. This series will challenge you to a fresh explosion of faith.

TDH 116 Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life (for women only)
This series leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom. Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, this in-depth study draws parallels between the captive Israelites and today's believers.

TDH 117 Discerning the Voice of God
Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in Biblical times? Not at all! The God who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand. Become acquainted with the voice that has spoken from a fire and cloud; with visible signs and an invisible Spirit through a burning bush and burning hearts. Hear from some of the most well-known Christians in history about how God speaks to them and discover for yourself how you can discern the voice of God.

TDH 205a Work of the Holy Spirit
This course will cover the doctrine of the Person, Work and Manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Specifically, we will cover nine chapters from Renewal Theology: Salvation, The Holy Spirit and Christian Living. We shall deal specifically with each of these chapters, while handling questions or problems dealing with the overall doctrine and praxis of the Holy Spirit. Because no theology is discussed in a vacuum, we shall make application when necessary.

TDH 207 Hearing the Voice of God
It is clearly the will of God to speak to us. John 10:27 says, "My sheep hear my voice‟. We need to work through fear and deception to clearly hear and be lead by God's voice. This class will bring you into a place of hearing and knowing the heart of your Father. This can be a life-changing class.

TDH 215 Pentecostal History
This course will serve as a concentrated study of the 20th century Pentecostal, charismatic and third wave spiritual renewals in the modern Church. Some attention will be paid to the Methodist influences of Pentecostalism, secular and church reaction to these movements and similarities and differences between them. Key events as well as significant persons will be noted and studied.

TDH 220A Worldview
All believers need to know why they act and react in the way they do. Find out what makes up your belief system, and become an effective Christian in the work place. This course is a hands-on guide for daily practical living.

TDH 225 Apologetics
Christian apologetics is the defense of the Christian faith. Each Christian should be able to give well thought reasons for why he believes what he does. A Christian's defense of his faith may be about Jesus‟ actual resurrection, the doctrine of the Trinity or against a cult. This course seeks to give the student formal instructions on many issues that will help him defend the faith he holds so near (see I Peter 5:14). As Christians we must be confident that our beliefs will prevail in the marketplace of ideas.

TDH 230 Study of Cults
When people challenge you regarding the uniqueness and finality of your faith - know what you believe. This class will solidify your understanding of your Christian faith while exploring the beliefs and backgrounds of the Cults and other non-Christian religions.

TDH 235 Theology of Worship
Worship is the primary ministry of the Church of Jesus Christ. This course will examine both Old and New Testament models of worship. As well, a number of diverse church models of contemporary and non-traditional approaches to worship will be explored. Students will develop their own theology of worship consistent with Biblical, historical and contemporary truths and principles.

TDH 240 Creation vs Evolution
Are you a man or a monkey and what does it matter? Do you know that evolution is not just a theory but a very bad theory? Do you know what the bible says about creation and evolution? Can you defend your belief in a Creator to someone who doesn‟t even believe in God? This course addresses these issues and much more to build your faith and your ability to defend it.

Missions Classes

MIS 101A Missions Overview
This course will serve as a brief introduction to the concept of missions. We will focus on the biblical mandate for world missions as well as the historical, cultural and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. We will give emphasis to the state of the un-evangelized world and how to strategically evangelize these people groups.

MIS 105 History of Missions
In this course we will discuss the historical development of missions by examining the origin, the expansion, and the development of Christian missions from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Some church history as it relates to missions will be discussed as well.

MIS 106 Exploring Evangelism
This class explores the “seeker friendly” method to “prophetic evangelism”. It will compare past strategies and establish your personal platform and ability to communicate with awareness of cultural diversity and language barriers; as well as worship styles and intercession. The available resources are lists of trips from Pittsburgh, helpful agents for in and out-of- country trips, awareness of local outreaches and funding hints. There will be local field trip opportunities and visiting guests.

MIS 110 Cross-Cultural Communication
In this course, we will examine such vital areas as the communicator, the target culture, worldview, language learning, cultural change, and bi cultural living. The objective of this course is to prepare students for practical experience in communicating the Christian message in another culture.

MIS 115 Soul Winning
Jesus commissioned the church to make disciples of all nations. In this class we will learn the art of soul winning and the tools needed to accomplish this. Soul winning is not a special gift or talent, but should become the Christian‟s lifestyle. This class will prepare you for the challenge.

MIS 120 New Creation Realities
As the world today tries to offer us “reality programs” on TV, internet and the movies, it misses the mark of giving humanity what humanity really needs.... the undeniable need for Christ. In this dynamic study, each student will become an effective “Minister of Reconciliation”. As you become empowered in this ministry you will experience the “reality” of God working in and thru you. Then watch God springboard you into the five-fold ministry!

MIS 200 World Missions
Mission: God's work or ours? A job for „full-time Christian workers‟ or part of Christian discipleship? The information in this course should affect every serious Christian so that their decision making and discipling can be strategic as well as obedient in participating with God in His world mission. Too much Christian thinking on mission lacks a solid biblical foundation. This course tries to encourage some biblical reflection on this huge topic.

MIS 211 Religions Around the World
This is a course that will develop an intense overview of the practice of Islam, interpret the beliefs and worship of deities, and build your understanding of Religions from within un-reached portions and people groups living in the world today. You will identify the three greatest weapons the enemy is using to come against the Church and Christianity; Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. This course will further instruct you for personal development in effectively reaching these people groups when sharing the Gospel. The emphasis for evangelizing and the apologetics taught will be to develop the church‟s approach and response to communicate effectively with the Muslim people groups in particular.

MIS 300 Heart of the Missional Church
God is a missional God and to accomplish the work of redemption and salvation, God sent Jesus into the world. In light of that mission Jesus said, “as you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world” (John 17:18). What would it look like if a local church took this idea of “sentness” seriously? This course will help ministry leaders reorient their thinking and practice around the missional heart of God and the incarnational ministry of Jesus through an examination of both the passion and patterns of missional churches.

MIS 305 Reaching the Western World
All missionaries before they are sent into the mission field are taught the ways of the culture they are going to. But, do we understand our western culture? How is it that the western world, once the richest source for missionaries, is now “the toughest mission field on earth”? This class will examine the major events and “world views” that have shaped the current western world and discover how the Church can once again take its place as salt and light to a lost and hurting people. 

MIS 315 Urban Missions Strategies
This course will give you on-site training in order to help you develop strategies for urban ministries. You will be challenged as you step into an inner city environment in order to present the gospel to a broken and hurting people. You will also have the opportunity to become a part of an outreach team that will take others into the city!

MIS 320A Individual Missions Study (2 hours)
Credit hours can be given by going on an individual mission trip.

MIS 330A Summer Missions Trip (4 Hours)
This course is designed to give hands-on experience to those in the missions‟ major. This independent study is done in conjunction with the student-missionary and the student‟s advisor. The purpose of this course is to show how a student implements in the field what he learned in courses of study.

Practical and Counseling Ministry

PCM 100a Spiritual Disciplines & Foundations
This course is designed to firmly plant the believer on a solid foundation of faith. Whether new to faith or revisiting foundation, the topics will help explore the depths of faith in Christ and give such clarity and understanding to assure the walk of faith in the direction of solid truth in scripture and practical application. Some topics include: Covenant; Relationship not Religion; The Kind and His Lordship; Who I am in Christ, Death to self; not a duty but passionately in love with Jesus; Walking in the Holy Spirit plus more. 

PCM 103A Changes That Heal
In this course, we will identify four aspects of Gods' personality - bonding to others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad issues, and taking charge as an adult. This course will additionally provide the students with tasks and tools to help them develop these aspects in their lives in order to identify problems and subsequently, bring about healing.

PCM 104 Boundaries For Children
This class has been organized around key concepts that will help children take ownership of their lives. These principles arise from the study of the Bible, and God‟s teaching on responsibility, stewardship, and self-control. Parents are not alone. God is also a parent and for many years has gone through the same pains we parents are experiencing as we try to teach responsibility to the kids in our life. This class will also help the teacher, grandparent, coach, neighbor, day-care worker, and church youth worker.

PCM 106 Boundaries
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. The goal of this course is to help you use biblical boundaries appropriately to achieve the relationships and purposes that God intends for you as His child.

PCM 107 Rejection: Hiding From Love
You were developed for “Intimacy.” Do you have parts of your heart that are disconnected from God and people? Come out of hiding! In this course you will learn to open up those hidden parts and come into deeper relationships. You will be on a journey of discovery toward healing, connected relationships, and a new freedom and joy in living - be prepared for a roller-coaster ride!

PCM 110a Marriage and Family
“As for me and my house we will serve the Lord,” Joshua proclaimed to all of Israel. Committing to this statement in today‟s culture requires a continuous battle against the pressures of our times. This battle will be won only when Jesus Christ is at the center of the family, which is a foundational institution in society. God‟s plan for marriage and family is clear. This class will focus on His plan and the biblical foundation of love in marriage, parenting and our extended family relationships.

PCM 111 Communication in Marriage
This course is designed to reinforce and refresh marriages. We will learn to love, encourage, communicate, build self- esteem and forgive spouses. Many of the principles that will be learned can be applied to your walk with Christ as His Bride.

PCM 112 God Will Make A Way
We all have times when we feel lost, we hurt and we find ourselves asking, “Where is God in all of this?” When the road gets rough and we don't know which way to turn, it can feel like God is so far away. God Will Make a Way is about the often-surprising ways God shows up in our lives and how He addresses our problems in ways we never thought possible.

PCM 113 Renewed in His Presence
The presence of the Lord has always been the central fact of Christianity. Not just His presence that dwells inside you because you are born again. It is about the manifest presence of God. God never meant Christianity to be a set of rules and regulations. He doesn't want us to have a religion. The goal of this class is to learn the difference between his manifest presence and religion!

PCM 114 Boundaries in Marriage 
Love is not enough! Although love is at the heart of marriage, it is not enough. The marriage relationship needs other ingredients to grow and thrive. These ingredients are freedom and responsibility. In this class it will be made clear that Boundaries in Marriage is not about fixing, changing, or punishing your mate. It is about taking ownership of your own life so that you are protected and you can love and protect your spouse without enabling or rescuing him or her.

PCM 115 Developing Spiritual Gifts
“I do not want you to be ignorant” (of spiritual gifts) are the inspired words of the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 12:1. Therefore, in this class we will not only recognize that God has equipped each member of His church with unique spiritual gifts to help the church grow, but the class will also help you identify your gifts, differentiate between gifts, talents, and roles, and help you begin to use your gifts for His glory!

PCM 116 A Biblical Look at Spiritual Leadership
“What kind of leadership will effectively guide the church through the morally turbulent 21st century? The same kind of leadership that led it through the morally and politically chaotic first century” (from the class text, They Smell Like Sheep). This class will lead us backward in time to discover and identify the biblical model of leading and mentoring as exemplified by Jesus Himself.

PCM 117 Spiritual Growth
All growth is spiritual growth. What helps people grow? How do these processes fit into our orthodox understanding of spiritual growth and theology? What are the responsibilities of the one helping others grow and what are the responsibilities of the ones who are growing? In this class we will link the major doctrines and disciplines of the Bible with how people grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.

PCM 118 Spiritual Warfare and Intensified Gifts
This class is designed to impart Apostolic Revelatory Concepts enabling you to recognize and overcome the working of the counterfeit kingdom of darkness existing in our midst. We all are impacted daily by the many satanically assigned antichrist spirits that think to harden or wear us out with fretful vexing setbacks in utilizing a stolen dominion. They make “chronos” times seem perilous; yet we as God‟s agents are “Spiritual Gifts”. He will intensify us in Kairos and make endtimes become pivotal setups full of ordered exploits and Tekmerion comebacks!

PCM 120 Healing and Deliverance
This course will not only thoroughly cover the biblical and doctrinal topics of divine healing and deliverance, but will train you and give you hands on experience so you too will knowledgeably and confidently be able to “lay hands on the sick and cast out demons.”

PCM 126 Experiencing the Spirit
During this season of renewal and revival, hungry hearts are searching for a fresh encounter with the Lord. This course will show us how to experience the Holy Spirit as a person through His manifest presence and power, show us the Holy Spirit‟s work in the individual believer‟s life as: (1) indwelling; and (2) empowering. It is possible to have great empowering and to function in all the supernatural ministry gifts, while at the same time resisting the work of the Spirit to mature you.

PCM 127 Breaking the Three Fold Demonic Cord
It is time to fight back! Satan hates exposure and is going to extreme measures to remain hidden. In this class we will be taking three characters from the Old Testament – Jezebel, Athaliah and Deliah – to reveal many weapons the devil uses against God‟s people today. Learn to discern and defeat the plans of the enemy against you. Join the battle and claim your righteous destiny through greater revelation and divine prayer strategy.

PCM 130 Communication In Ministry
This course explores the important role that communication plays in developing and maintaining effective ministry. Attention will be given to basic writing skills, various communication styles, and conflict resolution. We will introduce Biblical principles and examples that can enhance our discussion of effective ministry within the communication context.

PCM 135a Prayer Workshop
Putting God first in prayer must become a mighty factor in the life of every believer or our ministry will be weak and powerless. This class is designed to give you a greater understanding of prayer, intercession and spiritual warfare. We will study the different kinds of prayer, the prayer life of Jesus, and the use of spiritual armor. It will also involve some specific times of prayer in the classroom with a prayer partner and the class as a whole.

PCM 136 Dialoging With God
This is a course designed to teach the skill of inner spiritual communication in a classroom setting. Have you ever gone to seek the Lord in prayer and felt that your prayers have just bounced off the ceiling? Have you ever sought the Lord in earnest prayer to give you wisdom or direction and heard nothing in reply? This course helps the participants reignite their passion for prayer as we not only talk to God but also hear God. This combined with journaling makes our prayer closets an exciting place to be.

PCM 140 Effective Personal Evangelism
Do you feel the need to improve your efforts to reach the lost for Christ? This course offers motivation and instruction to help individuals become more effective in personal evangelism. It teaches the basic principles necessary to effectively communicate the Gospel message. You‟ll be convinced that God desires to use you and has empowered you to help fulfill the Great Commission.

PCM 150 Effective Church Evangelism
This course will focus on the biblical roots of church evangelism. We will also study effective soul winning strategies for the church and the individual believer. The goal of this course is to equip the student to be able to successfully fulfill the Great Commission.

PCM 161a The Ministry of Deliverance
Three fourths of Jesus‟ earthly ministry was in the casting out of demonic spirits. This course will not only thoroughly cover the biblical and doctrinal topics of deliverance, but also will train you and give you hands on experience so you too will knowledgeably and confidently be able to “lay hands on the sick and cast out demons.”

PCM 180 Healing is a Choice
Do you want to get well? The power to heal – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – is in God‟s hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone at some level needs healing. This course outlines ten decisions that will transform your life and ten lies that can prevent you from making them. Take hold of your future and make the choices that will lead to your healing!

PCM 195 Exploring Evangelism
This class explores the “seeker friendly” method to “prophetic evangelism”. It will compare past strategies and establish your personal platform and ability to communicate with awareness of cultural diversity and language barriers; as well as worship styles and intercession. It‟s a look at corporate/group approach and strengthening group organizational skills. Objectives for the hopeless and the issues of lawlessness will be addressed. This is an opportunity to stir creativity to build relationships/fellowship with future goals. The available resources are lists of trips from Pittsburgh, helpful agents for in and out-of-country trips, awareness of local outreaches and funding hints. There will be local field trip opportunities and visiting guests.

PCM 196 Counseled by God
Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you ever tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within one‟s heart, rather than simply with the words of man? Yes, there is! It is built on man‟s ability to commune with God and to receive a freshly spoken word from the Holy Spirit within his heart. These materials will show you the way to emotional wholeness through personal interaction with Almighty God within your spirit, as it is recorded in your journal.

PCM 200a Effective Leadership
Learn to be a great leader. Through biblical and other sources, the student will learn what it takes to serve as a leader for any type of organization, but especially here for ministry. The class will define leadership and give qualities that can be emulated and implemented in any ministry leadership situation.

PCM 201a Prayer Counseling I
This course will “change” your life! Not only will you gain a deeper understanding of who you are (spirit, soul and body) but you will also gain the knowledge of how to bring forth healing in those areas as the Holy Spirit leads you to the cross through prayer. This is a course strongly recommended for ALL - to be better equipped to help others carry their burdens to the cross and to enhance counseling!

PCM 202 Walking in the Spirit- Spirit, Soul and Body
In this class you will learn how to unlock the Spirit Realm by understanding spirit, soul, and body so you can experience who you are and what you have in Christ. The Christian life isn‟t a process of “getting from God”, it‟s a process of renewing your mind and learning to release what you have already received. If you don‟t understand this spiritual reality then you will be confused when God‟s Word declares that you have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead (Eph. 1:18-20)

PCM 205 Relationship Counseling I
Learn and understand the “uniqueness” of God‟s creation. Why do we relate to some people and not to others? Their distinguishing characteristics, behavior of others, weaknesses and strengths, and how to counsel them will be covered in this course. Understanding God‟s creation will help you to live a victorious Christian life.

PCM 213 Presence Based Church
While other churches are seeking more people, the presence-based church is seeking more of God. Today, the same divine Presence is perfected and glorified in the Ark of the New Covenant – Jesus Christ. We are to put Him at the very center of our camp and minister first to Him, as a living offering of worship. This course is designed to take you deeper into the presence of God both for you personally and for your church and/or ministry.

PCM 215 Christian Ethics
The purpose of this class is to examine the themes of Christian Ethics. In this relativistic culture we need to bring God=s standard of truth to bear on the moral issues that confront Christianity. We will discuss the Christian response to abortion, capital punishment, homosexuality and marriage, among other pertinent topics of today.

PCM 220a Prayer Counseling II
This course is a continuation of Prayer Counseling I.

PCM 221a Prayer Counseling III
Part 2 Healing seems to imply that something is broken, so we need to repair it. But God does not intend to fix us – to put new patches on old garments. He means to slay us on His cross and raise us anew in Him. As Prayer Ministers, this calls us to constant death of “self” on the cross in order that we not lay practiced programs on people, but attempt to allow the Holy Spirit to write His lessons in the hearts of his children. He is not putting His laws in our minds, but writing them deep in our hearts. This class will launch you into a new level of spiritual warfare! Training and occupying. Prerequisite: Prayer Counseling 1 & 2.

PCM 223 Overcoming Spiritual Strongholds Part 1
Satan uses powerful strongholds to keep believers from walking in the destiny for which they are called. In this class we will learn how to recognize and overcome the Accuser, Confusion, Fear, and Poverty. These strongholds are some of the enemy‟s most successful weapons against us. They are Destiny thieves.

PCM 223B Overcoming Spiritual Strongholds Part II 
(Part 1 is not a prerequisite) Satan uses powerful strongholds to keep believers from walking in the destiny for which they are called. In this class we will learn how to recognize and overcome the Spirit of Racism, Religion and Witchcraft. These strongholds are some of the enemy‟s most successful weapons against us. They are Destiny thieves.

PCM 225 Team Leadership
Glean from the Biblical concept of team ministry and learn the many benefits resulting from implementing this Christ- modeled form of leadership. Learn to build, motivate and maintain teams that will provide a solid foundation for the healthy growth of any ministry.


PCM 230 Relationship Counseling II
Paul‟s question was not HOW am I behaving? It was WHY am I behaving this way? This course will help you to understand why people do the things they do and get a clearer image of our Heavenly Father.

PCM 235 Professional Development
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity for self-assessment, reflection, and goal setting in relationship to their leadership attitudes and abilities. Upon completion of this class, through the use of instrumentation and feedback tools, each student will develop a portfolio which will include: (1) an understanding of the concept of professional development, (2) a self-assessment profile highlighting strengths and weaknesses of the individual student, (3) a personal mission statement, and (4) a growth plan (goals) indicating areas for continued personal, professional and leadership development.

PCM 240 Developing a Sermon
The scriptures are replete with examples of men and women of God delivering evangelistic and teaching messages. Jesus in Matthew 28 commands the believer to go into the entire world and preach the gospel while Paul recognizes in Romans 10 that people cannot be converted unless someone preaches the good news. This course will be an in-depth course on how to prepare a biblical message for preaching. While its focus will be pulpit ministry, all should be able to prepare a message, as all Christians should be instant in season and out.

PCM 245 Preaching a Sermon
This course is the follow-up to PCM 240 (a prerequisite). Here the student will be taught presentation skills for formal and informal preaching and teaching as well as preach several messages in a class setting.

PCM 300 Church Management
What do I do to start a church legally? We will learn from the ground up how to set up a church.

PCM 302 Leadership: A Work of Heart
Every person on the planet needs spiritual leadership. They will either be guided by leaders who have had their own hearts carefully molded by God for their assignments, or they will be influenced by leaders whose hearts are shaped by poor substitutes. This course will explore personal leadership from the perspective of how God uses our culture, call, community, communion, conflict, and the commonplace events in our lives to shape our hearts for leadership. As well, this course will explore a model of leadership based upon empowerment and servant hood.

PCM 303 Worship – Worthy of Our Praise
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.” This course will explore experiential worship, worship that engages all aspects of our human experience to draw us into a more complete, transforming encounter with God. Great is the Lord and most worthy of our praise!

PCM 304 Spiritual Disciplines: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
It‟s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally mature. This class will explore the connections between emotional health and classic spiritual disciplines and will introduce you to a life with God that will unleash a revolution within you.

PCM 306 Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and the Prophetic
Intercession, spiritual warfare and the prophetic affect every believer. It is vital to have good understanding in our walk in these areas. This class will give truth and light to these areas in order to have solid foundation and growth to move ahead in our relationship to Jesus. Times of prayer and prophetic activations will also be a part of this class.

PCM 315 Ministerial Services Workshop
As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are often called upon to perform duties such as: baptism, dedications, communion, visiting the sick, solemnizing a wedding, and officiating a funeral. This workshop is designed to equip each minister with training on how to effectively minister the Gospel when performing these duties.

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