Topics of Study
The history and spiritual growth of the early Christian church are explored through a study of the book of Acts and the letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude.
An investigation of Seventh-day Adventist church history with a preliminary review of the backgrounds and foundations of the Advent message from apostolic times. It concentrates on the church's beginnings in America, the 1844 experience, development of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination worldwide. It's also an investigation of the role of the prophetic gift in the church from Bible times to the present day, with special emphasis on the role of Sister White in the development of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Conversion & Righteousness By Faith
A focus on the central theme of righteousness by faith as presented in the 1888 Minneapolis General Conference session. This course is designed to develop the true principles of Christ in the life of the students and prepare them to lead others to the Kingdom through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The Sanctuary Message
Fundamentals Of The Christian Faith
An examination of the entire Bible to discern its fundamental teachings, and preparation of study outlines to assist in presenting these teachings to others.
The sanctuary message is the center of the faith of Seventh-day Adventists. This course explores the relationship of the sanctuary message to other major biblical truths and to the preparation of God's final trusted generation who will be empowered to take the three angels' messages to the world.
A study of the prophetic book of Daniel and its fulfillment in history, with special emphasis on the prophetic heritage which stands behind the commitment and growth of the SDA Church.
A study of the prophetic book of Revelation and its fulfillment in history, with special emphasis on the prophetic heritage which stands behind the commitment and growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This term covers the revelation of Jesus Christ in history through the seven churches, the seals, and the trumpets in the first eleven chapters of Revelation. The second section is a continuation of Revelation I and an in-depth study of the final conflict of the great controversy between Christ and Satan as outlined in the last eleven chapters of Revelation. This class explores in some detail the events after the beginning of the end of time in 1798.
Life & Teachings Of Jesus
A comprehensive study of the life and teachings of Jesus as revealed in the four Gospels, aimed at developing student appreciation of the impact of Christ upon one's own life, as well as enabling the student to present the fundamental message of Jesus to others. This term covers Christ's life from His incarnation through His transfiguration. The second section covers Christ's ministry following the transfiguration to the ascension.
An overview of the Christian church from its inception to the present day, with special attention to the great missionary revival and reformatory movements as relevant to the Seventh-day Adventist movement. This course also looks into the history of the Sabbath from apostolic times to the Advent movement.
An overview of Old Testament history from Creation to the time prior to the Israelite kingdom. A study is made of the books of Moses (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and Job, continuing with the historical books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.
Middle Old Testament History
A study of the time of the kings, including I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, and I and II Chronicles to the reign of King Josiah. The class includes a review of the early Old Testament prophets Hosea, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Isaiah, Amos, and Zephaniah. There will also be a brief review of the Psalms and the wisdom literature of Solomon.
A survey of the history of Israel from the time of King Jehoiakim to the period of restoration after the Babylonian captivity. The historical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther are studied with a review of the latter Old Testament prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Habakkuk, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
A study of the epistles of I and II Thessalonians, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans in order to understand Paul's basic themes in their original context, as well as their application and relevance to Christians of all ages. The second section is a study of the messages and present application of Paul's prison epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Hebrews, and his pastoral epistles to Timothy and Titus.
An overview of the principles of public and personal evangelism. The principles of leading people to decisions and conversion is directly addressed. The student is especially instructed in the preparation of heart and mind for successful evangelism.