General Studies courses cover a range of non-religious topics, but all with a Christian worldview.
This class shares insights on effective communication that will aid you in your communication skills as a Christian Leader.
This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to achieve economic objectives efficiently.
This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention.
This course develops your writing skills so that you can participate in public conversations through writing. It is not about the building blocks of writing (words, sentences, and grammar) but about the architecture and process required to turn those materials into a solid structure. You will walk through a specific writing process that will yield a publishable work, and which is repeatable for future projects.
This course provides training in college-level essay writing and research writing, rooted in critical and analytical reading.
College Writing Lab is a companion course to College Writing. Degree-seeking students should enroll in both classes at the same time. In this lab, students write and submit essays and research papers that apply the principles taught in College Writing.
This course is designed to bring the student from zero English reading and writing skills to a 3rd grade level, while also learning how to teach English proficiency to others. If you are already skilled in English proficiency, this class will teach you how to help others become proficient. This course does not count toward College credit.
This course is designed to bring the student from a fourth grade level in English reading and writing skills to a 6th grade level, while also learning how to teach English proficiency to others. If you are already skilled in English proficiency, this class will teach you how to help others become more proficient. This course does not count toward College credit.
This course is designed to bring the student from seventh grade level in English reading and writing skills to high school level, while also learning how to teach English proficiency to others. If you are already skilled in English, this class will teach you how to help others become more proficient. This course does not count toward College credit.
This is the second in a sequence of three courses on basics of New Testament Greek, increasing the ability to study the New Testament in its original language. You must complete Greek I before taking this course.
This course considers various civilizations from about 3500 B.C. through 1500 A.D. You will explore how cultures have come and gone, notice some common patterns in social development, and begin to sense the unique contributions of various societies in shaping today's world.
This course examines the history of Christianity and its interactions with various social, cultural, and political contexts. Historical study shows God's faithfulness in the past and increases understanding of Christianity's present challenges and opportunities.
This course teaches various life skills and shows how to become
healthier and stronger as a total person. Drawing upon a biblical
findings in various disciplines, this course is a journey toward greater
fitness in the spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, emotional,
relational, and vocational dimensions of life.
This course teaches several basic concepts in mathematics, applying them to practical matters, particularly those involving business and/or ministry activity. It also spends time teaching how to use a spreadsheet, with the Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet as the example, to do a number of things that are useful in personal, business and ministry financial activity. The financial and business aspects of this course are embedded in a Biblical framework of how a Christian should view material possessions and how the Scriptures define the ethics of business that a Christian should show.
This course explores the mathematics of algebra, a fundamental building block of all advanced mathematics. The course begins with a review of fundamentals and continues into the study of expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, and applications to geometry.
This class examines big questions philosophers have asked about reality, being, God, cosmology, reason, mind, heart human identity, time, and ethics. The class will explore various answers offered by secular and Christian thinkers in various cultures throughout history.
The very idea that there can be such a thing as a Christian Philosophy has long been denied and seldom tried. This course will explain why some Christian philosophers of the 20th century concluded that a Christian philosophy is possible, and will end with a brief account of one proposal of such a theory, the Christian theory of reality developed by Herman Dooyeweerd (1894 - 1977).
This course focuses on living according to God’s pattern for us. We study biblical commands and their wise application to various life situations. We expose demonic strategies of temptation and learn about spiritual warfare. We seek ways to express the Christ-life within us by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Sexual Ethics provides an overview of a biblical and theological approach to questions of marriage, sexuality, and gender. This includes questions of marriage and singleness, bioethical questions surrounding procreation, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies, and questions surrounding sexual and gender identities. These matters are engaged from both an intellectual and pastoral standpoint with the goal of understanding both Scripture and our contemporary culture so that we can better minister in the present cultural moment.
This course uses philosophical dialogue to show that religious
experience can produce self-evident knowledge of God.
This course introduces five major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Similarities and differences are explored.
In this course, you will learn the foundations of Psychology in theory and in practice all from the Biblical worldview. The topics will give you the history of Psychology, who its proponents are, how to understand the human mind and behavior, as well as psychological disorders and their effects on the brain and human relationships. The ultimate goal of this curriculum is to help you, the ministry practitioner, to integrate, adapt and use psychological concepts and best practices in your ministry context.
Discover the transformative insights of this course as it explores the intersections between mental health concepts, biblical teachings, ministry, and the church. Delve into various modalities of wellness, biblical teaching on well-being, identity, self-care, vulnerability, and effective giving and receiving of help. Join Brandon Appelhans as he shares his personal mental health journey its broader implications, and how the church can adeptly contribute to addressing the pressing challenges of the mental health crisis.
This general education core class explores the academic discipline of sociology, evaluates claims of sociology from a biblical perspective, and shows how understanding of social structures and relationships can make ministry more effective.