Christian Basics: Introduction to Christian Doctrine (3 credits)
Instructors: Dr. Edwin Roels and Dr. David Feddes
Introduction: What is Biblical Christianity? Have you ever studied Christianity's teachings? Maybe you are quite knowledgeable about the Bible and have belonged to a church. This Christian Basics course will help you become more confident in the foundational teachings of Christianity.
This course is called "Christian Basics," however, don't think this subject matter will waste your time. The vast majority of Christians do not know what they believe. Many Christian leaders lack Christian literacy and get caught up in secondary issues. Maybe you have met some of them.
At the Christian Leaders Institute, Christian Leaders College, and Christian Leaders Alliance, this course or the testing out of this course is your Christian Literacy gateway for thriving in all our programs.
Benefits of the Foundational Knowledge of Christianity taught in this course:
- You will be able to understand the Bible better and essential Christian doctrine.
- You will grow in your walk with God.
- You will be more confident and competent in sharing Christianity.
Award Level: After completing this course, you will receive the "Christian Basics Award." This award says that you have mastery over the essential knowledge of Christianity.
Available Study Material Options in This Course:
The basic manuscript of "What is Christianity?" is included as study materials and is embedded in the course. It is free of charge and can be accessed online when logged in.
Buy Paperback or Kindle Versions:
Large numbers of students have requested to buy this book. It is now available!
This is a fantastic tool to own as a resource for this course or as a concise book about Christianity to share with others. Order a paperback copy of this classic work, "What is Christianity?" For Amazon customers, buy a paperback:
What is Christianity? Basic Edition? Order Now. $14.99 paperback and $6.99 Kindle version. The Kindle version does include the lecture links for this course.
What is Christianity? Bible Study Edition, Order Now $19.99 for the Paperback and $7.25 for the Kindle version. This edition includes 12 Bible Studies by Henry and Pam Reyenga. The Kindle version does include the lecture links for this course.
Christian Basics Overview: This foundational ministry training course focuses on some of the most fundamental truths in God's Word, the Bible, for guiding Christian belief and behavior. Students will learn these truths, find where they are taught in Scripture, and grow in their ability to state Christian truths clearly and briefly to others.
Topics of Study from What is Christianity? by Dr. Edwin Roels:
- Jesus Christ
- Holy Spirit
- Christian Living
- Christian Marriage and Family
- Suffering and Persecution
- The Future
- You will study essential doctrines of historic, biblical Christianity and demonstrate knowledge through testing.
- You will develop a growing sense of theological discernment so that you can affirm sound doctrines and reject false doctrines.
- You will develop a theological framework for the rest of your studies at CLI.
- You will become more capable of explaining Christian truths to others and showing where these truths are found in the Bible.
Assignments: Each week, read the assigned lesson, listen to video lectures, and do the quiz for the week. You will have 45 minutes to answer 25 questions on each quiz. You can refer to the written lesson while taking the quiz, but it is best to study carefully before taking the quiz. Once you start a quiz, you are not allowed another attempt on that quiz.
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average grade for all assignments in the class must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no course credit.
Note: You must complete all work by the final deadline of the course. If you are not done by that date, you will have to retake the class to receive credit. Incompletions are considered drops.
Course Forum: Each course forum is at the beginning of the course, right before the first-course content section, and has comments and questions from other students in the class. The forum is a great way to post a question or comment for other students who are currently enrolled in the course to see. Additionally, you can search the forum to see if anyone in the past has addressed or discussed the issue, question, or comment you wanted to post about.
If You Need Help, Try Our "FAQs" and "Help Desk"
TEST OUT OF THIS COURSE
If you have already studied theology in-depth, we provide this opportunity to test out of this course and receive your next credential, the Christian Basics Award.
Study the Book "What is Christianity"? by Dr.Edwin Roels. Go over the materials and test out of the course.
The Christian Basics Award is awarded after you complete or test out of this course.
If you have extensive Christian Literacy training, You can now take the Christian Basics comprehensive test if you feel that you are familiar with the basic Christian teachings. We have included a study book if you need to review your comprehension of the Basic Christian teachings.
You must pass the comprehensive test with a 75% or higher. If you do not, you will need to move on and take the complete course.
Great job for attempting to test out of the course! Many have come to CLI with advanced ministry training and we wanted to give them the opportunity to test out. Taking the test has given you an overview of what you are now going to learn in-depth in the weeks to come. Taking the course is the best way to learn the materials.
Day 1 - 10
Lesson 1: The Bible
Day 11 - 20
Lesson 2: God
Day 21 - 30Lesson 3: Origins
Day 31 - 40
Lesson 4: Jesus Christ
Day 41 - 50
Lesson 5: Salvation
Day 51 - 60
Lesson 6: The Holy Spirit
Day 61 - 70
Lesson 7: Christian Living
Day 71 - 80
Lesson 8: Prayer
Day 81 - 90
Lesson 9: Marriage and Family
Day 91 - 100Lesson 10: Suffering and Persecution
Day 101 - 110
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Lesson 11: The Future
Day 111 - 120
If you are not already involved, do you want to participate in offering free ministry training everywhere?
- Pray for more open doors, protection from attack, and the resources needed to expand this mission.
- Consider supporting and sharing with others this Christianity-spreading opportunity.
- Spread this free training opportunity with new potential students. Help recruit a new generation of Christian leaders.
Day 151 - 180
The course has ended. Please make sure all quizzes have been completed. If your work is incomplete, it is considered a drop, and you will have to take the class again in order to receive credit.
Our staff will be using this time to review your work. Your grade should appear on your "My Home Page" in the "Course Overview" section. Please contact Helpdesk if you have any questions or did not receive your grade.