Academic Programs

Academic Program

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry Leadership at the Grand Rapids Campus of Northpoint Bible College has been designed to train effective leaders for today’s complex world. Some things don’t change: The ability to engage Scripture meaningfully will always lie at the core of ministry training. Other skills, more necessary than ever, help us apply and communicate Scripture in the ways that meet the needs of our time. Coursework in the program includes:
  • Scripture interpretation and application
  • Evangelism and discipleship strategy and processes
  • Oral and written communication
  • Interpersonal and group dynamics
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership and vision development
  • Personal and ministry finances

Quick Facts:

Degree: Associate and Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Ministry Leadership

Credits: Associate of Arts – 62; Bachelor of Arts – 125

Accreditation: Northpoint Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education [ABHE], a Federal Department of Education recognized accreditor and member of the Council for Higher Education [CHEA].

 

Semester 1


MI 1212G – Introduction to Global Missions

An introduction to the foundations of the global mission of the Church. This class motivates the student to see his or her generation widely, to understand this generation’s spiritual needs with biblical clarity, and to respond to those needs effectively. Personal development, theological insight, and intercultural communication are seen as the key objectives for those who commit to follow God in global mission. Students are introduced to practical prayer techniques for involving the Christian community in missional prayer and are also introduced to the missionary processes of the USA Assemblies of God.

TH 1280G – Foundations of Theology

Get your theological wheels turning. An introduction to the discipline and sources of systematic theology, or thinking clearly about God, with emphasis on learning to do theology; an overview of the 16 Fundamentals of the Assemblies of God; the doctrines of general revelation, special revelation, inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture; and the importance of developing a Christian worldview.

PS 1371G – Personal and Social Adjustment

Designed to give students an understanding of the principles of psychology in everyday life, this course helps students develop a long-term healthy approach to self-development and group dynamics. Study is given to theories of personality, interpersonal relations, stress management, and “abnormal behavior”. A further aim is to assist students in the development of their own wholesome, godly self-concept, their sensitivity to others, and their role in society.

OT 1331G – Old Testament History and Literature

A historical survey of the literature of the Old Testament, attention is paid to critical issues such as date, authorship, and background, literary issues such as genre, form and structure, and theological issues such as theme and message. Special emphasis is given to understanding how the Old Testament functions as Christian Scripture.

EN 1341G – Composition I

Core to ministry leadership is the ability to communicate truths effectively and persuasively. This course focuses in on the fundamentals of expository writing techniques applied to essays and the research paper. Emphasis is given to support and development in informative and persuasive writing which has ready application whether in counseling, teaching, or preaching.

MF 1282G – Foundations of Life Calling

Students will be given the tools to develop answers to the three most important questions surrounding their calling to ministry leadership: 1. What does God hope to accomplish through the ministry He has called me to? 2. What is God’s methodology for preparing ministry leaders who will have a healthy, long-term life of service to Christ? 3. What are the implications of vocational ministry on my personal life?

Semester 2


HI 1233G – AG History & Polity

This course covers the origins, history, and development of Pentecostalism in the United States. Special attention is given to the founders, trends, issues, revivals, and various programs of the movement throughout its history. The polity portion of the course will examine the presbyterial, congregational, and episcopal forms of church government. Specific attention will be given to the structure and organization of the Assemblies of God in the United States including its Constitution and Bylaws.

CM 1211G – Public Speaking

The preparation and effective delivery of various forms of public speeches is vital to leadership. The course includes gathering material and developing ease in front of groups.

EN 1343G – Classics of Christian Literature

In this study of selected American literary works from the colonial period to the twentieth century special emphasis is laid on appreciating and cultivating the power of effective communication as illustrated by a variety of authors and styles. Further, the student will be challenged to think about how literature might be effectively used in the clear presentation of Scriptural truth.

OT 1321G – Pentateuch

This course explores the first five books of the Old Testament. Each book is studied in the areas of historical background, authorship, and content. Emphasis is placed on both factual content and theological themes of the books in relation to the Old Testament and salvation history. Factual content is stressed, and detailed study is given to select portions.

TH 1382G – Systematic Theology I

This course introduce systematic study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and Christ, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH 112 Foundations of Theology.

NT 1331G – New Testament History & Literature

A survey of the New Testament in the context of the history, geography and culture of its time, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time of Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, literary structure and theological contributions of each book are studied in relation to God’s plan.

Semester 3


CE 2210G – Evangelism and Discipleship

This course is an in-depth study of corporate and personal evangelism/discipleship training. Students should establish a personal ministry model, employ principles effectively and teach others to do so as well. Both the Old and New Testament mandate and patterns for personal evangelism and discipleship training are studied. Contemporary opportunities and methods are explored in theory and practice.

PE 2101G – Fitness for Life

Basic knowledge of physical fitness/wellness, nutrition, weight control, methods of conditioning, stress management, and leisure time sports pertaining to lifetime fitness. Course format is specifically designed to help future ministry leaders understand the impact of health on effectiveness.

TH 2384G– Systematic Theology II

This course is a systematic study of the Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH233 Systematic Theology I.

NT 2321G – Synoptic Gospels

The course emphasizes the person and work of Christ through a mastery of factual content and the structure of the Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Special attention is given to ministry application and implementation of ideas in the contemporary church.

PM 2368G – Pentecostal Leadership

This course provides practical guidelines for all, regardless of ministerial position who feel the call to lead God’s people. The students will be introduced to the biblical characteristics of the leader by examining major and minor figures of both Testaments from a biblical-theological approach. Issues discussed will include leadership development, integrity, vision, Spirit-empowerment, servanthood, and modeling.

MI2291G – Missions Internship

The Internship Program is designed to acquaint students with the responsibilities and functions of church ministry. The Internship will serve to bridge theory and knowledge with practical experience to enhance the learning of each student.

MU 2291G – Sophomore Music Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PM 2291G – Sophomore Pastoral Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PS 2291G – Sophomore Counseling Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

*Students choose one Sophomore Internship.

Semester 4


NT 2330G – Acts

A study of the history, teaching, practices, and missionary expansion of the early church as presented in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the discussion and application of appropriate hermeneutical principles for the interpretation of historical narrative with the goal of understanding the book’s contributions to biblical theology. Matters of Pentecostal theology and praxis will be highlighted. Prerequisite: NT2330G Synoptic Gospels.

PM 2323G – Church Administration and Leadership

The course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies of resolving conflict. Special focus will be given to the pastor’s pivotal role in conflict management and using conflict for positive change. Since change normally causes conflict, the course will examine change dynamic, the pastor’s role as a change agent, and constructive change process.

MF 2350G– Hermeneutics I

Hermeneutics I provides introduces the student to the foundational study methods and principles used in properly interpreting the biblical text. Emphasis is laid on application of the grammatico-historical model to the Second Epistle of Peter.

PM 2251G – Homiletics I

A study of the technical aspects of the sermon and its preparation. A survey is made of various kinds of sermons. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines and delivery of messages.

SC 2332G – Human Biology / Human Biology Lab

An integrated approach to understanding the physiology and anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is laid on God’s creative activity, theological issues surrounding biology, and hands-on lab experiments.

FI 2222G – Personal and Church Finance

This course is designed to provide theological and ethical guidelines for the proper handling of finances in the family and church settings. Skill will be developed in money management, budgeting, bookkeeping, debts, borrowing, taxes, banking, insurance, savings, and investments.

Semester 5


PH 3381G – Introduction to Philosophy

A general introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts and divisions of philosophy. T. This course is intended to enhance the student’s ability to engage in abstract reasoning, to interact with diverse views, and to develop a Christian worldview.

EN 3343G– World Literature

A study of primarily African, Asian, European, and Hispanic literature. The values and customs of each culture are examined as a part of the study of the literature. Special emphasis is given to the relationship of ancient literature to narratives and genre in the biblical text.

NT3244G – Pastoral Epistles

This course is designed to assist the student in an analytical and expository study of First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus. Its purpose is to encourage careful scrutiny of these letters both as to structure and content. A special feature of the course is that it gives opportunity for those enrolled to contemplate the instructions Paul gives to ministers in his writings concerning church administration. The instructions Paul gave to ministers concerning governing the church are explored.

HI 3332G – United States History I

The social, economic, and political development of the United States from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. Special attention is given to the activity of evangelical and revival movements and their influence on historical events.

SS 3332G – Marriage and Family

This course provides a biblical foundation for understanding the divine reason for marriage and explores the theological purposes of marriage, family, and sexuality. The brokenness of marriage, family, and sexuality are explored and supplemented with an introduction to basic strategies for pastoral counseling.

PE 3100G – PE Activity Elective

This course is a monitored activity of the student’s choice, designed to help students understand and appreciate the value of regular exercise.

Semester 6


EN 3341G – Composition II

An advanced study of a broad range of writing forms that stresses critical thinking, analysis, creativity and research, enabling students to write both academically and professionally.

SS 3231G – Managing Conflict and Change

This course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies of resolving conflict. Special focus will be given to the pastor’s pivotal role in conflict management and using conflict for positive change. Since change normally causes conflict, the course will examine change dynamic, the pastor’s role as a change agent, and constructive change process.

MU 3251G – Music in Ministry

Music in Ministry is designed to help the student develop a sense of the created nature, place, and power of music; formulate a principled theological approach to musically driven ‘praise and worship’ in the context of the contemporary church; and cultivate an authentic appreciation for the rich and diverse ways in which the people of God have engaged and continue to respond to the call to worship God in community through music. Finally the student should understand and begin to process how to meaningfully respond to some of the various difficulties associated with music and worship in the landscape of the contemporary church.

NT 3341G – Romans and Galatians

This course is an exegetical study of Paul’s letters to the Roman and Galatian believers. Special attention is given to following the Pauline argument with investigation into the historical background, major themes and theological issues. Application of these teachings will be made to contemporary problems.

TH 3385G – Biblical Theology

A survey of the Bible in its progressive unfolding of the history of redemption against the backdrop of creation and sin. The connection between the Old and New Testaments will be studied with a goal of giving an account of the elements of continuity and discontinuity. Emphasis is placed on the Bible as the unified story of God’s purposes for the people of the world as they reach their fulfillment in Christ.

OT 3331G – Old Testament Historical Books

A survey of the Old Testament Historical books from Joshua to Esther. Attention is paid to the historical background and literary shape of each book, with special emphasis on its theological message and canonical function.

Semester 7


CE4211G – Foundations of Children’s Ministry

This course prepares the student for local church children’s ministries, both educational and evangelistic. It aims at the development of a comprehensive program suited for the needs of various age levels and gives special attention to educational methodology, worship practices, outreach programs and methods, and various administration task.

PM 4373G – Pastoral Counseling

This course is designed to give students a broader knowledge base for understanding and helping to solve the personal problems and religious perplexities of church members. Personality abnormalities and professional referrals will be examined.

HI 4333G – Reformation to Present

This course of study includes the history of the Christian church in Europe from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Topics include the origin and progress of the Protestant Reformation, the development of Protestant sects, the Council of Trent, Protestant-Catholic relationships, the development of English Protestantism, the geographic spread of the church, revival movements, and the important influence of major figures in the history of the church.

PM 4324G – Pastor, Church, and Law

The course provides students with a basic understanding of the application of civil law to churches and ministers, relying heavily on actual cases to illustrate key points. The laws affecting religious bodies in such matters as incorporation procedures, contracts, deeds, bonds, and other instruments are studied. The course also looks at insurance, legal liabilities of the church, and criminal law as it relates to pastoral ministry.

LA 4361G – Introduction to Biblical Languages (Elective)

An overview of the alphabet, morphology, grammar, and syntax of New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew, enabling the student to intelligently use scholarly language tools of biblical study.

MU 4391G – Senior Music Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PM 4391G – Senior Pastoral Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PS 4391G – Senior Counseling Internship*

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

MI4391G – Missions Internship

The Internship Program is designed to acquaint students with the responsibilities and functions of church ministry. The Internship will serve to bridge theory and knowledge with practical experience to enhance the learning of each student.

*Students choose one Senior Internship.

Semester 8


CE 4322G – Strategies for Youth Ministry

Provides a comprehensive philosophy of youth ministry. The call of a youth pastor, goal setting, and developing a personal philosophy of youth ministry are covered. Students learn to develop a youth ministry consistent with their philosophy of youth ministry. Special attention is giving to helping non-youth ministry students appreciate and understand the place and value of this venue.

PS 4231G – Crisis Counseling

Theology and practice of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the theological, theoretical and practical application of dealing with developmental and situational crisis in the life of the individual. Social institutions offering support services are discussed.

MF 4250G – Hermeneutics II

An advanced study of hermeneutical theory and its application to the biblical text. Students will be instructed in the exegetical process and will be required to demonstrate their learning in the production of an advanced exegetical paper.

PM 4352G – Homiletics II

The practice of the preparation and delivery of sermons. Class criticism takes up a major portion of this course. Attention is given to the development of rhetorical elements.

PH 4282G – Ministerial Ethics

The ethical procedures expected in the minister’s relationship to his family, his community, his fellow minister, his denomination, and his congregation. Relevant Scriptures and statements of various ministerial codes of ethics are discussed.

NT3461G – Greek I-A (Elective)

This course is a study of the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of New Testament Greek, preparing the student to read the New Testament in the original language in which it was written. Knowing the grammar governing Koiné Greek will greatly enhance one’s ability to interpret the New Testament.

Semester 1


MI 1212G – Introduction to Global Missions

An introduction to the foundations of the global mission of the Church. This class motivates the student to see his or her generation widely, to understand this generation’s spiritual needs with biblical clarity, and to respond to those needs effectively. Personal development, theological insight, and intercultural communication are seen as the key objectives for those who commit to follow God in global mission. Students are introduced to practical prayer techniques for involving the Christian community in missional prayer and are also introduced to the missionary processes of the USA Assemblies of God.

TH 1280G – Foundations of Theology

Get your theological wheels turning. An introduction to the discipline and sources of systematic theology, or thinking clearly about God, with emphasis on learning to do theology; an overview of the 16 Fundamentals of the Assemblies of God; the doctrines of general revelation, special revelation, inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture; and the importance of developing a Christian worldview.

PS 1371G – Personal and Social Adjustment

Designed to give students an understanding of the principles of psychology in everyday life, this course helps students develop a long-term healthy approach to self-development and group dynamics. Study is given to theories of personality, interpersonal relations, stress management, and “abnormal behavior”. A further aim is to assist students in the development of their own wholesome, godly self-concept, their sensitivity to others, and their role in society.

OT 1331G – Old Testament History and Literature

A historical survey of the literature of the Old Testament, attention is paid to critical issues such as date, authorship, and background, literary issues such as genre, form and structure, and theological issues such as theme and message. Special emphasis is given to understanding how the Old Testament functions as Christian Scripture.

EN 1341G – Composition I

Core to ministry leadership is the ability to communicate truths effectively and persuasively. This course focuses in on the fundamentals of expository writing techniques applied to essays and the research paper. Emphasis is given to support and development in informative and persuasive writing which has ready application whether in counseling, teaching, or preaching.

MF 1282G – Foundations of Life Calling

Students will be given the tools to develop answers to the three most important questions surrounding their calling to ministry leadership: 1. What does God hope to accomplish through the ministry He has called me to? 2. What is God’s methodology for preparing ministry leaders who will have a healthy, long-term life of service to Christ? 3. What are the implications of vocational ministry on my personal life?

Semester 2


HI 1233G – AG History & Polity

This course covers the origins, history, and development of Pentecostalism in the United States. Special attention is given to the founders, trends, issues, revivals, and various programs of the movement throughout its history. The polity portion of the course will examine the presbyterial, congregational, and episcopal forms of church government. Specific attention will be given to the structure and organization of the Assemblies of God in the United States including its Constitution and Bylaws.

CM 1211G – Public Speaking

The preparation and effective delivery of various forms of public speeches is vital to leadership. The course includes gathering material and developing ease in front of groups.

EN 1343G – Classics of Christian Literature

In this study of selected American literary works from the colonial period to the twentieth century special emphasis is laid on appreciating and cultivating the power of effective communication as illustrated by a variety of authors and styles. Further, the student will be challenged to think about how literature might be effectively used in the clear presentation of Scriptural truth.

OT 1321G – Pentateuch

This course explores the first five books of the Old Testament. Each book is studied in the areas of historical background, authorship, and content. Emphasis is placed on both factual content and theological themes of the books in relation to the Old Testament and salvation history. Factual content is stressed, and detailed study is given to select portions.

TH 1382G – Systematic Theology I

This course introduce systematic study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and Christ, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH 112 Foundations of Theology.

NT 1331G – New Testament History & Literature

A survey of the New Testament in the context of the history, geography and culture of its time, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time of Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, literary structure and theological contributions of each book are studied in relation to God’s plan.

Semester 3


CE 2210G – Evangelism and Discipleship

This course is an in-depth study of corporate and personal evangelism/discipleship training. Students should establish a personal ministry model, employ principles effectively and teach others to do so as well. Both the Old and New Testament mandate and patterns for personal evangelism and discipleship training are studied. Contemporary opportunities and methods are explored in theory and practice.

PE 2101G – Fitness for Life

Basic knowledge of physical fitness/wellness, nutrition, weight control, methods of conditioning, stress management, and leisure time sports pertaining to lifetime fitness. Course format is specifically designed to help future ministry leaders understand the impact of health on effectiveness.

TH 2384G– Systematic Theology II

This course is a systematic study of the Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH233 Systematic Theology I.

NT 2321G – Synoptic Gospels

The course emphasizes the person and work of Christ through a mastery of factual content and the structure of the Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Special attention is given to ministry application and implementation of ideas in the contemporary church.

MU 2291G – Sophomore Music Internship

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PM 2368G – Pentecostal Leadership

This course provides practical guidelines for all, regardless of ministerial position who feel the call to lead God’s people. The students will be introduced to the biblical characteristics of the leader by examining major and minor figures of both Testaments from a biblical-theological approach. Issues discussed will include leadership development, integrity, vision, Spirit-empowerment, servanthood, and modeling.

Semester 4


NT 2330G – Acts

A study of the history, teaching, practices, and missionary expansion of the early church as presented in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the discussion and application of appropriate hermeneutical principles for the interpretation of historical narrative with the goal of understanding the book’s contributions to biblical theology. Matters of Pentecostal theology and praxis will be highlighted. Prerequisite: BI163 Introduction to the Gospels.

PM 2323G – Church Administration and Leadership

The course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies of resolving conflict. Special focus will be given to the pastor’s pivotal role in conflict management and using conflict for positive change. Since change normally causes conflict, the course will examine change dynamic, the pastor’s role as a change agent, and constructive change process.

MF 2350G– Hermeneutics I

Hermeneutics I provides introduces the student to the foundational study methods and principles used in properly interpreting the biblical text. Emphasis is laid on application of the grammatico-historical model to the Second Epistle of Peter.

PM 2251G – Homiletics I

A study of the technical aspects of the sermon and its preparation. A survey is made of various kinds of sermons. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines and delivery of messages.

SC 2332G – Human Biology / Human Biology Lab

An integrated approach to understanding the physiology and anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is laid on God’s creative activity, theological issues surrounding biology, and hands-on lab experiments.

FI 2222G – Personal and Church Finance

This course is designed to provide theological and ethical guidelines for the proper handling of finances in the family and church settings. Skill will be developed in money management, budgeting, bookkeeping, debts, borrowing, taxes, banking, insurance, savings, and investments.

Semester 5


PH 3381G – Introduction to Philosophy

A general introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts and divisions of philosophy. This course is intended to enhance the student’s ability to engage in abstract reasoning, to interact with diverse views, and to develop a Christian worldview.

EN 3343G– World Literature

A study of primarily African, Asian, European, and Hispanic literature. The values and customs of each culture are examined as a part of the study of the literature. Special emphasis is given to the relationship of ancient literature to narratives and genre in the biblical text.

NT3244G – Pastoral Epistles

This course is designed to assist the student in an analytical and expository study of First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus. Its purpose is to encourage careful scrutiny of these letters both as to structure and content. A special feature of the course is that it gives opportunity for those enrolled to contemplate the instructions Paul gives to ministers in his writings concerning church administration. The instructions Paul gave to ministers concerning governing the church are explored.

HI 3332G – United States History I

The social, economic, and political development of the United States from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. Special attention is given to the activity of evangelical and revival movements and their influence on historical events.

SS 3332G – Marriage and Family

This course provides a biblical foundation for understanding the divine reason for marriage and explores the theological purposes of marriage, family, and sexuality. The brokenness of marriage, family, and sexuality are explored and supplemented with an introduction to basic strategies for pastoral counseling.

PE 3100G – PE Activity Elective

This course is a monitored activity of the student’s choice, designed to help students understand and appreciate the value of regular exercise.

Semester 6


EN 3341G – Composition II

An advanced study of a broad range of writing forms that stresses critical thinking, analysis, creativity and research, enabling students to write both academically and professionally.

SS 3231G – Managing Conflict and Change

This course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies of resolving conflict. Special focus will be given to the pastor’s pivotal role in conflict management and using conflict for positive change. Since change normally causes conflict, the course will examine change dynamic, the pastor’s role as a change agent, and constructive change process.

MU 3251G – Music in Ministry

Music in Ministry is designed to help the student develop a sense of the created nature, place, and power of music; formulate a principled theological approach to musically driven ‘praise and worship’ in the context of the contemporary church; and cultivate an authentic appreciation for the rich and diverse ways in which the people of God have engaged and continue to respond to the call to worship God in community through music. Finally the student should understand and begin to process how to meaningfully respond to some of the various difficulties associated with music and worship in the landscape of the contemporary church.

NT 3341G – Romans and Galatians

This course is an exegetical study of Paul’s letters to the Roman and Galatian believers. Special attention is given to following the Pauline argument with investigation into the historical background, major themes and theological issues. Application of these teachings will be made to contemporary problems.

TH 3385G – Biblical Theology

A survey of the Bible in its progressive unfolding of the history of redemption against the backdrop of creation and sin. The connection between the Old and New Testaments will be studied with a goal of giving an account of the elements of continuity and discontinuity. Emphasis is placed on the Bible as the unified story of God’s purposes for the people of the world as they reach their fulfillment in Christ.

OT 3331G – Old Testament Historical Books

A survey of the Old Testament Historical books from Joshua to Esther. Attention is paid to the historical background and literary shape of each book, with special emphasis on its theological message and canonical function.

Semester 7


MU 2381 – Essentials of Worship Leading

This course is a biblical, theological, and historical survey of praise and worship and its role in the local church. Practical instruction is given in song leading in the context of worship and how to prepare a worship program for the local church that embraces church tradition and contemporary trends.

PM 4373G – Pastoral Counseling

This course is designed to give students a broader knowledge base for understanding and helping to solve the personal problems and religious perplexities of church members. Personality abnormalities and professional referrals will be examined.

MU 4391G – Senior Music Internship

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

HI 4333G – Reformation to Present

This course of study includes the history of the Christian church in Europe from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Topics include the origin and progress of the Protestant Reformation, the development of Protestant sects, the Council of Trent, Protestant-Catholic relationships, the development of English Protestantism, the geographic spread of the church, revival movements, and the important influence of major figures in the history of the church.

MU 2351G – Music Theory

This course is introduces fundamental concepts of music with the focus on tonality, key, modes, intervals, transposition, chord progressions, cadences, non-harmonic tones, harmonic analysis, and melodic organization and structure. Emphasis is placed on less common chord progressions and part-writing procedures. The class will provide the experience of composing an original piece or an original arrangement of an existing song/chorus.

Semester 8


PS 4231G – Crisis Counseling

Theology and practice of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the theological, theoretical and practical application of dealing with developmental and situational crisis in the life of the individual. Social institutions offering support services are discussed.

MF 4250G – Hermeneutics II

An advanced study of hermeneutical theory and its application to the biblical text. Students will be instructed in the exegetical process and will be required to demonstrate their learning in the production of an advanced exegetical paper.

PM 4352G – Homiletics II

The practice of the preparation and delivery of sermons. Class criticism takes up a major portion of this course. Attention is given to the development of rhetorical elements.

PH 4282G – Ministerial Ethics

The ethical procedures expected in the minister’s relationship to his family, his community, his fellow minister, his denomination, and his congregation. Relevant Scriptures and statements of various ministerial codes of ethics are discussed.

MU 3304G – Song Writing and Arranging

This course discusses techniques in composing original worship and contemporary Christian music. It includes instruction on arranging of church vocal and instrumental music.

MU 3342G – Music Technology

This course provides students with the basic skills needed to compose and perform music using today’s technology. Emphasis is placed on MIDI sequencing, notation software, recording techniques, and using recording and sound equipment.

Semester 1


MI 1212G – Introduction to Global Missions*

An introduction to the foundations of the global mission of the Church. This class motivates the student to see his or her generation widely, to understand this generation’s spiritual needs with biblical clarity, and to respond to those needs effectively. Personal development, theological insight, and intercultural communication are seen as the key objectives for those who commit to follow God in global mission. Students are introduced to practical prayer techniques for involving the Christian community in missional prayer and are also introduced to the missionary processes of the USA Assemblies of God.

EN 1341G – Composition I

Core to ministry leadership is the ability to communicate truths effectively and persuasively. This course focuses in on the fundamentals of expository writing techniques applied to essays and the research paper. Emphasis is given to support and development in informative and persuasive writing which has ready application whether in counseling, teaching, or preaching.

MF 1282G – Foundations of Life Calling*

Students will be given the tools to develop answers to the three most important questions surrounding their calling to ministry leadership: 1. What does God hope to accomplish through the ministry He has called me to? 2. What is God’s methodology for preparing ministry leaders who will have a healthy, long-term life of service to Christ? 3. What are the implications of vocational ministry on my personal life?

PS 1371G – Personal and Social Adjustment

Designed to give students an understanding of the principles of psychology in everyday life, this course helps students develop a long-term healthy approach to self-development and group dynamics. Study is given to theories of personality, interpersonal relations, stress management, and “abnormal behavior”. A further aim is to assist students in the development of their own wholesome, godly self-concept, their sensitivity to others, and their role in society.

HI 4333G – Reformation to Present

This course of study includes the history of the Christian church in Europe from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Topics include the origin and progress of the Protestant Reformation, the development of Protestant sects, the Council of Trent, Protestant-Catholic relationships, the development of English Protestantism, the geographic spread of the church, revival movements, and the important influence of major figures in the history of the church.

TH 1280G – Foundations of Theology**

Get your theological wheels turning. An introduction to the discipline and sources of systematic theology, or thinking clearly about God, with emphasis on learning to do theology; an overview of the 16 Fundamentals of the Assemblies of God; the doctrines of general revelation, special revelation, inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture; and the importance of developing a Christian worldview.

Semester 2


HI 1233G – AG History & Polity

This course covers the origins, history, and development of Pentecostalism in the United States. Special attention is given to the founders, trends, issues, revivals, and various programs of the movement throughout its history. The polity portion of the course will examine the presbyterial, congregational, and episcopal forms of church government. Specific attention will be given to the structure and organization of the Assemblies of God in the United States including its Constitution and Bylaws.

CM 1211G – Public Speaking

The preparation and effective delivery of various forms of public speeches is vital to leadership. The course includes gathering material and developing ease in front of groups.

EN 1343G – Classics of Christian Literature

In this study of selected American literary works from the colonial period to the twentieth century special emphasis is laid on appreciating and cultivating the power of effective communication as illustrated by a variety of authors and styles. Further, the student will be challenged to think about how literature might be effectively used in the clear presentation of Scriptural truth.

SC 2332G – Human Biology / Human Biology Lab

An integrated approach to understanding the physiology and anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is laid on God’s creative activity, theological issues surrounding biology, and hands-on lab experiments.

NT 1331G – New Testament History & Literature**

A survey of the New Testament in the context of the history, geography and culture of its time, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time of Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, literary structure and theological contributions of each book are studied in relation to God’s plan.

PS 4231G – Crisis Counseling

Theology and practice of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the theological, theoretical and practical application of dealing with developmental and situational crisis in the life of the individual. Social institutions offering support services are discussed.

*(would need to transfer as an elective)
**(optional and will transfer as an elective)

Semester 1


MI 1212G – Introduction to Global Missions

An introduction to the foundations of the global mission of the Church. This class motivates the student to see his or her generation widely, to understand this generation’s spiritual needs with biblical clarity, and to respond to those needs effectively. Personal development, theological insight, and intercultural communication are seen as the key objectives for those who commit to follow God in global mission. Students are introduced to practical prayer techniques for involving the Christian community in missional prayer and are also introduced to the missionary processes of the USA Assemblies of God.

TH 1280G – Foundations of Theology

Get your theological wheels turning. An introduction to the discipline and sources of systematic theology, or thinking clearly about God, with emphasis on learning to do theology; an overview of the 16 Fundamentals of the Assemblies of God; the doctrines of general revelation, special revelation, inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture; and the importance of developing a Christian worldview.

PS 1371G – Personal and Social Adjustment

Designed to give students an understanding of the principles of psychology in everyday life, this course helps students develop a long-term healthy approach to self-development and group dynamics. Study is given to theories of personality, interpersonal relations, stress management, and “abnormal behavior”. A further aim is to assist students in the development of their own wholesome, godly self-concept, their sensitivity to others, and their role in society.

OT 1331G – Old Testament History and Literature

A historical survey of the literature of the Old Testament, attention is paid to critical issues such as date, authorship, and background, literary issues such as genre, form and structure, and theological issues such as theme and message. Special emphasis is given to understanding how the Old Testament functions as Christian Scripture.

EN 1341G – Composition I

Core to ministry leadership is the ability to communicate truths effectively and persuasively. This course focuses in on the fundamentals of expository writing techniques applied to essays and the research paper. Emphasis is given to support and development in informative and persuasive writing which has ready application whether in counseling, teaching, or preaching.

MF 1282G – Foundations of Life Calling

Students will be given the tools to develop answers to the three most important questions surrounding their calling to ministry leadership: 1. What does God hope to accomplish through the ministry He has called me to? 2. What is God’s methodology for preparing ministry leaders who will have a healthy, long-term life of service to Christ? 3. What are the implications of vocational ministry on my personal life?

Semester 2


HI 1233G – AG History & Polity

This course covers the origins, history, and development of Pentecostalism in the United States. Special attention is given to the founders, trends, issues, revivals, and various programs of the movement throughout its history. The polity portion of the course will examine the presbyterial, congregational, and episcopal forms of church government. Specific attention will be given to the structure and organization of the Assemblies of God in the United States including its Constitution and Bylaws.

CM 1211G – Public Speaking

The preparation and effective delivery of various forms of public speeches is vital to leadership. The course includes gathering material and developing ease in front of groups.

EN 1343G – Classics of Christian Literature

In this study of selected American literary works from the colonial period to the twentieth century special emphasis is laid on appreciating and cultivating the power of effective communication as illustrated by a variety of authors and styles. Further, the student will be challenged to think about how literature might be effectively used in the clear presentation of Scriptural truth.

OT 1321G – Pentateuch

This course explores the first five books of the Old Testament. Each book is studied in the areas of historical background, authorship, and content. Emphasis is placed on both factual content and theological themes of the books in relation to the Old Testament and salvation history. Factual content is stressed, and detailed study is given to select portions.

TH 1382G – Systematic Theology I

This course introduce systematic study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and Christ, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH 112 Foundations of Theology.

NT 1331G – New Testament History & Literature

A survey of the New Testament in the context of the history, geography and culture of its time, including the intertestamental period, Judaism in the time of Christ, the ministry of Jesus, and the apostolic church. The chief events, characters, literary structure and theological contributions of each book are studied in relation to God’s plan.

Semester 3


CE 2210G – Evangelism and Discipleship

This course is an in-depth study of corporate and personal evangelism/discipleship training. Students should establish a personal ministry model, employ principles effectively and teach others to do so as well. Both the Old and New Testament mandate and patterns for personal evangelism and discipleship training are studied. Contemporary opportunities and methods are explored in theory and practice.

PE 2101G – Fitness for Life

Basic knowledge of physical fitness/wellness, nutrition, weight control, methods of conditioning, stress management, and leisure time sports pertaining to lifetime fitness. Course format is specifically designed to help future ministry leaders understand the impact of health on effectiveness.

TH 2384G– Systematic Theology II

This course is a systematic study of the Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with appreciation of the history and development of Christian theology. Prerequisite: TH233 Systematic Theology I.

NT 2321G – Synoptic Gospels

The course emphasizes the person and work of Christ through a mastery of factual content and the structure of the Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Special attention is given to ministry application and implementation of ideas in the contemporary church.

PM 2291G – Sophomore Internship

Internships are designed to engage and prepare students for vocational ministry by developing and sharpening ministry skills through practice and application in a ministry setting. The student identifies the desired learning outcomes and, with the guidance of an experienced ministry supervisor, pursues that learning objective. In an exit interview students interact with a variety of ministry situations in consultation with the internship director.

PM 2368G – Pentecostal Leadership

This course provides practical guidelines for all, regardless of ministerial position who feel the call to lead God’s people. The students will be introduced to the biblical characteristics of the leader by examining major and minor figures of both Testaments from a biblical-theological approach. Issues discussed will include leadership development, integrity, vision, Spirit-empowerment, servanthood, and modeling.

Semester 4


NT 2330G – Acts

A study of the history, teaching, practices, and missionary expansion of the early church as presented in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the discussion and application of appropriate hermeneutical principles for the interpretation of historical narrative with the goal of understanding the book’s contributions to biblical theology. Matters of Pentecostal theology and praxis will be highlighted. Prerequisite: BI163 Introduction to the Gospels.

PM 2323G – Church Administration and Leadership

The course examines a biblical theology of conflict and leads to a practical understanding of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict and change management. Attention is given to the conflict cycle, styles of conflict management, and strategies of resolving conflict. Special focus will be given to the pastor’s pivotal role in conflict management and using conflict for positive change. Since change normally causes conflict, the course will examine change dynamic, the pastor’s role as a change agent, and constructive change process.

MF 2350G– Hermeneutics I

Hermeneutics I provides introduces the student to the foundational study methods and principles used in properly interpreting the biblical text. Emphasis is laid on application of the grammatico-historical model to the Second Epistle of Peter.

PM 2251G – Homiletics I

A study of the technical aspects of the sermon and its preparation. A survey is made of various kinds of sermons. Emphasis is given to the analysis of student-prepared outlines and delivery of messages.

SC 2332G – Human Biology / Human Biology Lab

An integrated approach to understanding the physiology and anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is laid on God’s creative activity, theological issues surrounding biology, and hands-on lab experiments.

FI 2222G – Personal and Church Finance

This course is designed to provide theological and ethical guidelines for the proper handling of finances in the family and church settings. Skill will be developed in money management, budgeting, bookkeeping, debts, borrowing, taxes, banking, insurance, savings, and investments.

For those who are interested in the different classes we offer, along with their majors–you will find most of the information you are looking for on this page. If you require a more comprehensive list from our main campus, along with all our requirements, electives, and other information about our academics department, you can download a PDF version of our academic catalog here.