This semester course will
provide students with an introduction to the Old Testament. An emphasis will be
placed on God’s promise to send a Messiah to save His people from their sins,
and how that promise is progressively unfolded in the history of the Jewish people.
The major themes of the Old Testament will be explored, showing their relevance
to teenagers today.
This semester course will focus
on Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s promise in the Old Testament to send a
Messiah to save His people from their sins. An emphasis will be placed on the
teachings of Jesus and their relevance to teenagers today. The course will also
study the beginnings of the Christian church.
This semester course will first
survey the foundational beliefs and practices of the world’s leading religions.
Students will explore and analyze what other people believe and why they
believe it. Additionally, students will view such beliefs and practices through
the prism of the Great Commission - the command of Christ to proclaim His
gospel to all nations. This course will equip students with the tools they need
to engage people from different faith commitments and more effectively present
the gospel message to them.
This semester course is
designed to help students examine and apply the teaching of Jesus for
Christians to be “in the world but not of the world.” Beginning with the
presupposition that Christians are called to be transformers of culture, this
course will teach students how to identify and discern both the subtle and
overt messages that they are confronted with from contemporary culture.
Proceeding from a Biblical worldview, students will explore contemporary music,
film, television, and social media as they study the Christians’ call to engage
the culture in which they live.
Practical Apologetics is a
one-semester course designed to consider doubts and explore answers to many of
the perennial questions asked by those in and outside of the Christian faith.
Among such topics are the following: arguments for the existence of God, the
problem of evil, the deity of Jesus Christ, the historicity of the
resurrection, miracles, science and creationism, the authority and reliability
of the Bible, as well as a number of other issues. The goal of this class is to
provide students with a firm foundation for faith - one that will stand up to
the storms of unbelief and critical attack.
Throughout all generations,
people have asked the profound questions pertaining to life: Why am I here, and
what is my purpose? How do I know what is true? Why is there evil and how do I
overcome it? Can I find happiness and if so, where? What happens upon our
death? The goal of this semester course is to explore the answers to these
questions and others by providing students with a theological framework and a
more holistic understanding of essential Christian beliefs as they
systematically study the Triune God of Christianity.
a primary emphasis on the book of Romans, this semester course will investigate
Paul, the world’s most influential writer. Beginning with an overview of his
life, this course will study Paul’s conversion and how that transformation has
profoundly impacted the world ever since. While the four gospels describe
Jesus’ ministry and death, in Romans, Paul examines the significance of that
death and proclaims the radical doctrine of salvation by God’s grace. The
objective of this course is for students to understand the counter-cultural
message of the gospel, its diagnosis of and solution to the world’s problems,
and its precepts for living a godly life in contemporary society.
This semester course is
designed to introduce students to issues of social justice, and to examine God’s
call for His people to act justly and to love mercy (Micah 6:8). Topics to be
explored include: world poverty and disease, genocide, the disparity of income
among people and societies, justice for the weak and powerless of society, and
human trafficking. The objectives of this course include students hearing and
responding to God’s call by focusing on the message of the Old Testament
prophets and to address social justice issues by applying the foundational
principles of Biblical ethics.
This course is designed to give students a picture of
the hope that God presents throughout Scripture and the promise that He is
faithful to complete the redemption of all creation. Students will learn
to articulate the events of the End Times as described in the Old and New
Testaments. The concept of hope and the Doctrine of the Future will be
traced from Genesis all the way to Revelation. Particular attention will
be given to the Book of Revelation as students will walk through an exegesis of
all 22 chapters.