Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES:
Must possess an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies. 54 core credits, 15 ministry credits, 12 supplemental course credits. Total credits: 81.
Additional requirements: student must prepare 10 sermons to be submitted for review. Students must also read “God’s Plan For Man” by Finis Dake and answer study questions pertaining to this book.
All courses in this section are used with permission from Harvestime International Institute.
CORE COURSES: MODULE ONE: VISUALIZING: Communicating the vision of spiritual harvest.
4001 STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST: The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual reproduction. Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest, things that prevent harvest, and keys to effective harvest. It communicates the vision which the remainder of Institute training equips students to fulfill. (ISBN #1-930703-02-3) Credits: 3
MODULE TWO: DEPUTIZING: Training laborers to fulfill the vision.
4002 FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment. (ISBN #1-930703-03-1) Credits: 3
4003 KINGDOM LIVING: The “Gospel of the Kingdom” shall be preached in all the world before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14). Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry. (ISBN #1-9030703-04-x) Credits: 3
4004 SPIRITUAL STRATEGIES: A MANUAL OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE: This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit. Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained. (ISBN #1-9030703-05-8) Credits: 3
4005 MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts. Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ. (ISBN #1-9030703-06-6) Credits: 3
4006 KNOWING GOD’S VOICE: This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life. A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices. (ISBN #1-9030703-07-4) Credits: 3
4007 CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS: This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training. Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word. Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical. Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining. (ISBN #1-9030703-08-2) Credits: 3
4008 BASIC BIBLE SURVEY: This survey provides an overview of the entire Bible. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided for further development by the student. Volume One: Introduction and Old Testament (ISBN #1-9030703-09-0). Volume Two: New Testament. (ISBN #1-9030703-10-4) Credits: 3
MODULE THREE: MULTIPLYING: Multiplying the spiritual labor force which has been trained.
4009 DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW: This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis through Revelation. God’s plan for the nations of the world from the beginning of time is detailed. Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented. (ISBN #1-9030703-11-2) Credits: 3
4010 TEACHING TACTICS: This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel. Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel. (ISBN #1-9030703-12-0) Credits: 3
4011 MULTIPLICATION METHODOLOGIES: God’s plan for spiritual multiplication is presented. This study reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers. Church growth principles are emphasized. (ISBN #1-9030703-13-9) Credits: 3
4012 POWER PRINCIPLES: The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God. Power principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators to demonstrators of the power of God. (ISBN #1-9030703-14-7) Credits: 3
MODULE FOUR: ORGANIZING: Organizing the resources resulting from multiplication.
4013 BIBLICAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES: A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success. (ISBN #1-9030703-15-5) Credits: 3
4014 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS: Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis. They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message. (ISBN #1-9030703-16-3) Credits: 3
4015 MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES: Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God. This course analyzes Christ’s objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry. (ISBN #1-9030703-17-1) Credits: 3
MODULE FIVE: MOBILIZING: Mobilizing the spiritual task force through practical application.
4016 MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES: This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry. Referral courses in various areas of ministry are also available through this module. (ISBN #1-9030703-18-x) Credits: 3
MODULE SIX: EVANGELIZING: The vision becomes reality through the process of leaven-like evangelism.
4017 LEAVEN-LIKE EVANGELISM: The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough: The leaven is small and hidden, but its impact is unlimited. Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between ministries. (ISBN #1-9030703-19-8) Credits: 3
4018 WOMEN, A BIBLICAL PROFILE: A study of all the Bible teaches about women and their role in ministry. Also includes a study of the Bible books bearing women’s names–Ruth and Esther–and resources for biographical study of all of the women of the Bible. (ISBN #1-9030703-20-1) Credits: 3
4019 YOU CAME UNTO ME….A JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRY MANUAL: A complete guide to jail and prison ministry. Includes guidelines for writing and visiting inmates, conducting group services inside an institution, reaching out to families of inmates, and ministering on death row. (ISBN #1-9030703-22-8) Credits: 3
4020 INTERCESSORY PRAYER: An intercessory prayer guide that includes guidelines on how to pray, what to pray for, when not to pray, resources for prayer, international intercession, and factors that hinder prayer. (ISBN #1-9030703-23-6) Credits: 3
4021 BATTLE FOR THE BODY: A study of all the Bible teaches about divine healing. Complete guidelines for receiving and ministering healing. (ISBN#1-930703-21-x) Credits: 3