God grows the church by growing people. This course explores the Biblical basis for the organic reproduction of disciples and mission in both the Old and New Testament. Emphasis will be given throughout the course on practical principles which will inform and empower the local church pastor to grow both new and established members in discipleship and mission.

Duration: January 9 - March 10, 2017

A survey of the methods of biblical interpretation up to the present. An examination of hermeneutical presuppositions and formulation of sound principles of biblical interpretation, with application to selected texts.

Duration: August 13 - October 12, 2018

The course focuses on the study of the city as the major center of mission and ministry in the twenty-first century. It examines the process of secularization, the complex human interaction in the city and how the pastor and his church can minister in the urban environment. Special emphasis will be given to a balanced evangelistic program that will lead to lifelong disciples and church planting.

The course studies the biblical bases for the pastor's teaching ministry, the psychological foundations of the teaching and learning process, and the skills needed for teaching in a congregational setting. It helps a pastor to develop leaders in the congregation and to develop the skills and strategies needed to administer church programs.

Duration: June 4 - August 3, 2018

A study of how God reveals Himself and His will to man. This course deals with revelation and its media, inspiration, and the authenticity, historicity, and authority of the Bible. Special consideration is also given to a study of the gift of prophecy as a biblical phenomenon and as a spiritual gift to the church manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White to the Adventist Church.

Duration: March 19 - May 18, 2018

A study designed to give understanding of and experience in the spiritual life. The classic disciplines are examined, biblically and historically, with special reference to the responsibilities of ministry. Emphasis is on the development and maintenance of vital faith, habits of spiritual discipline, self-renewal, and personal devotion in the face of the pressures and problems of contemporary Christian service. The course explores spiritual vitality programs, both for the minister and the local congregation.

Duration: January 8 - March 9, 2018