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Word of Life School of Ministry

Word of Life School of Ministry

Word of Life Course Catalog

Word of Life School of Ministry

The Book of Acts of the Apostles

The Book of Acts of the Apostles is the only reliable historical account of the growth and development and expansion of the church after the death of Christ. This course will bring about a greater of the work of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the Church. We’ll review the history and content of the Book of Acts, including a study of the major themes that will offer guidance for today’s living.

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Christian Apologetics

The successful student will derive a critical understanding of the Christian Worldview as opposed to the prominent false worldviews dominant in America.  The course also examines in detail how these worldviews originated, and what is next for Christians and America, because of the false worldviews that are so prominently accepted.  The class then prepares students to “be prepared to give an answer” to everyone for the faith they have through detailed proof of the truth of Christianity.  Tools will be provided to answer doubts students and others may have to the Christian faith.

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Cultural Apologetics

In Mathew 28:18 Jesus said that “all power has been given to me in heaven and in earth.”  The Scripture states very clearly that we are joint heirs with him.  In this course we discuss the rights and privileges that the believer has been given by our Father, and how to access that authority for victorious living, in Christ.  

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The Azusa Street Revival

This course will examine the life and times of William Seymore, the nearly blind preacher who led the Azusa St. Revival. The Azusa Revival is considered by many theologians as one of the greatest revivals in the history of the world. In this class, we will explore the events that led to the revival in April of 1906. We will also look at the principal players of this movement and its impact on the worldwide church, from then until today.

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How to Counsel from Scripture

This course will examine the various approaches to the field of counseling with an emphasis on comparing paradigms and models and how they can be successfully implemented in the counseling ministry.

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Church History 101

In this course we trace the development of church history from the beginnings of the early church in the first century to the Middle Ages. Special emphasis will be given to significant events and theological issues during this time that helped to shape church history.

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Church History 102

In this course we will trace the development of church history from the period of the end of the Middle Ages, just prior to the Protestant Reformation, to the present. Special emphasis will be given to significant events and theological issues during this time frame that helped shape church history.

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Basic Christian Doctrine

This course is for every born-again believer, who wants to grow and mature in their relationship with God.  Here the student will be instructed in the basic building blocks of foundational truth.  They will explore the basic doctrines of Christ, understand and be able to identify their motivational gifts, the ministry gifts, and the gifts of the Spirit that operate in the church today.

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Christ the Healer

The entire bible from Genesis to Revelation is rife with an abundance of scriptures relating to God’s desire to heal his people from sickness and disease. Divine healing is a benefit that the people of God have through the atonement of our Lord Jesus. This course will guide the student using scripture to achieve a knowledge and thorough understanding of how to receive healing and minister healing to others. The entire bible from Genesis to Revelation is rife with an abundance of scriptures relating to God’s desire to heal his people from sickness and disease. Divine healing is a benefit that the people of God have through the atonement of our Lord Jesus. This course will guide the student using scripture to achieve a knowledge and thorough understanding of how to receive healing and minister healing to others.

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The Life of Christ

No study of the life of Christ would be complete without a thorough study of His humanity and divinity as they relate to his life and work. The course will look at his life as presented by his disciples through their gospels. This will entail a review of the culture, times, and socio-political reality of this time.

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The Book of Daniel

This course will give a detailed account of the future of the Prophet Daniel’s writings.  How did Daniel observe world history from a divine viewpoint?  The student will gain an understanding of the Prophet’s dreams and visions, including his account of the rise and fall of earthly empires, the rule of the Antichrist, and the second coming of Jesus Christ.  

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Discipleship

In Matthew 28: 19-20, Christ gives his disciples a directive to go into all the nations, teaching the gospel and making disciples of all people. In this class the student will come to understand the need as a Christian to participate in this great commission and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective soul winner in the end time harvest.

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Dispensationalism

This class endeavors to enlighten the students understanding of a historical God and how He has chosen to relate and interact with His People. It explores the origin and development of this theological system, while seeking to understand the distinction between the relationship of Israel and the church of God. We will examine significant Biblical covenants, as well as the nature and origination of the church. The course also introduces the concept of covenant theology and how it differs from Dispensationalism.

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Doctoral Dissertation

The Doctoral dissertation is the culmination of a Doctoral program course of study. It offers qualified students the opportunity for in-depth study and research in a specific area of ministry. The topic of research is the student’s own choice within the scope of the program. Program prerequisites and other requirements are detailed in the student handbook.

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Eschatology

The purpose of this course is to examine the doctrine of Eschatology in view of the Bible and developed in Christian thought. This course should assist in the student understanding how God will accomplish His purposes for the world and humanity through such future events as the rapture, tribulation, second coming, millennial kingdom, and the establishment of the eternal kingdom.

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Evangelism

Millions of Americans are committed today are committed to both the Christian faith and to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others, but don’t know where to start, what to say, or how to say it. This class will instruct the student on how to share his or her faith and will explain how to define, demonstrate, declare, and defend the faith with anyone from almost any background.

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Strategic Evangelism

Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, this course looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question, what was Christ’s strategy for evangelism? Through a thorough examination of the gospel accounts, it examines the unchanging, simple, yet profound biblical principles of how to emulate Christ to others.

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The Next Move of God

This course focuses on a book written by the late Dr. Fuchsia Pickett, who was a very respected and well-known theologian and scholar. For two days God took Fuchsia Pickett into the Spirit and gave her a vision of the things He was going to do in the last days. He spoke to her about the coming great revival and about how He would prepare the church for His return. With prophetic revelation and sound scriptural teaching Dr. Pickett now reveals The Next Move of God.

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Knowing God

This course fulfills the heartfelt desire of every true believer, which is simply to KNOW God. This course is designed to take the student on a course to a new level of understanding of the nature of God and how he desires to relate to his people. 

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A Survey of the Gospels

Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity, and the books of Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John are foundational to studying the Bible. The successful student will come to Understand the historical and cultural context of Christ’s life and enable them in a better way to relate to Him and to His disciples.

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Hermeneutics

We are told in the scriptures that we are to rightly divide the Word of God.  In this class students learn how to interpret the scriptures accurately.  Principles are given that will keep the Bible student in truth and out of error.  This course is imperative for all those who plan on preaching or teaching God’s Word.    

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Homiletics

Homiletics is designed to acquaint the student with practical principles of Preaching and teaching, it is through the “foolishness” of preaching that God has chosen to reach the world, this class will give you the framework from which the Holy Spirit can build a word that will transform a life.

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Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The students in this class will come to a thorough understanding of the person, purpose, and ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church today. This will include a study of the gifts of the Spirit and their specific operation in the lives of Christians in the end times.

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Principles in Leadership

God has called many to lead His people throughout the centuries, from Judaism to Christianity. Leaders are not only called by trained through a process of instruction, which is guided by the Holy Spirit. This course deals with the specifics of the preparation of the heart, as well as understanding key principles for success in leadership and ministry.

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Introduction to Missions

This course introduces the theology of the Christian Mission in the Old and New Testaments, the responsibilities of the individual, the pastor, and the local church in implementing a missionary vision are given particular attention. Introduction to Missions will examine the missionary’s motives, objectives, calling, qualifications, and preparation as well as the spiritual and cultural life of the missionary in the field.

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Introduction to World Missions

This class will help the student better understand God’s mission and the vital role of the church in advancing his kingdom on a global scale. We will explore cross-cultural missions from several different perspectives. We’ll explore what Scripture says about the mission of God from a biblical perspective. This course will also trace the global history of Christian missions from the first century to the twenty-first century. Lastly, we will examine culture and how we can more effectively communicate the gospel, in view of cultural engagement. The successful student will understand the global story of missions and their individual role as participants in God’s mission to gather redeemed people from every nation for his glory.

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The Ministry of Helps

A presentation of key principles pertaining to the gift of helps comprises the bulk of this course. The ministry of helps is vital to any growing ministry. Each nuance of this gift and how to build it structurally into the local church setting is explored.

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Understanding the Five-Fold Ministry Gifts

Ephesians 4: 17-13 identifies the five primary ministry gifts that Christ designated to lead in the growth and maturity of His church, until His return. This course will study the characteristics and function of each individual ministry gift and its relevance to the Body of Christ today.

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New Testament Survey 101

This course will take the student on a look at the four gospels and the Book of Acts from a historical and thematic perspective. Attention will also be given to culture and geography of the times and settings, with a specific focus on Christ and salvific message.   

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New Testament Survey 102

This course is a continuation of part I and will give the student an overview from the Book of Acts to Revelation. Special emphasis throughout this class will be given to a focus on the message of the Apostles to the churches regarding Kingdom living.

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Old Testament Survey 101

This course will provide the student with a general survey of the Old Testament from Genesis to the Song of Solomon. The student will review each individual book while focusing specifically on the author, theme, and message it relays concerning God’s plan of redemption for his people.

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Old Testament Survey 102

This course is a continuation of part I and will offer the student a general survey of the Old Testament from Isaiah to Malachi. The purpose of the class is to review each individual book, focusing specifically on the author, theme, and message it relays concerning God’s plan for his people.

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Pastoral Counseling

This class will provide a foundation to understanding the role of the pastor as it relates to ministering to the psychological and theological needs of their respective congregations.  We will explore the historical and cultural contexts that developed pastoral counseling, and examine interventions for typical human situations such as, death, illness, trauma, birth, marriage, and divorce.  

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The Pastoral Epistles

The Pastoral Epistles primarily include the New Testament Books of 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus. It is essential teaching for pastors and elders, but also for anyone in the body of Christ. Key points of teaching include learning how to handle heresy, the appointment of qualified leaders, how to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves.

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Principles in Leadership

God has called many to lead His people throughout the centuries, from Judaism to Christianity. Leaders are not only called by trained through a process of instruction, which is guided by the Holy Spirit. This course deals with the specifics of the preparation of the heart, as well as understanding key principles for success in leadership and ministry.

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Principles of Prayer

This course is designed to examine the scriptures on the principles of prayer and to help the students prepare to pray with greater confidence and effectiveness.  The New Testament reveals that much power is made available through the effective and fervent prayer of the saints.  This class the students will learn how to interpret the scriptures accurately.  Principles are given that will keep the Bible student in truth and out of error.  This course is imperative for all those who plan on preaching or teaching God’s Word.    

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Theology of Praise and Worship

All worship is motivated by a theology but is that theology biblically based.  What does the Bible say about the worship and adoration of God?  This course will examine and provide an understanding, through the study of scripture, of the purpose and power of praise and worship for the believer All worship is motivated by a theology but is that theology biblically based.  What does the Bible say about the worship and adoration of God?  This course will examine and provide an understanding, through the study of scripture, of the purpose and power of praise and worship for the believer.

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The Protestant Reformation

When Martin Luther posted his “theses” on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517, protesting the corrupt practices of the Catholic Church, he was virtually unknown. Within months, his ideas spread across Germany, then all of Europe; This course will provide information on the life of Luther, the historical causes of the Reformation and the immediate and far reaching political and social implications of this momentous historical event.

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A Time of Refreshing: A study of the Great Revivals of the Past

This course will begin to examine what many scholars believe are the three greatest church revivals of history, the First and Second Great Awakenings and the Azusa Street Revival of 1906. Included will be a comparative analysis of the three, while understanding their political, religious, and social impact on our society.

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The Study of World Religions and Cults

This course offers a critical overview of the main world religions and cults. The student will come to understand the historical beginnings of these groups, as well as their various philosophies and practices. The objective is to enable one to analyze and compare these various ideologies to the Christian belief.

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The Book of Revelation

This course Explores the prophetic literatures as written by John in the Book of Revelation., Through a detailed study of this book; with its figurative language and apocalyptic events, students taking this course will examine the dimension of who Jesus is and His ministry towards man.  God’s divine plan for the end of the Church Age will be explored, along with the final war and destruction of Satan, as the unparalleled events of human history unfold.     

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The Book of Romans

Here, we will explore thoroughly the historical background and context of Paul’s letter to the Romans.  It is one of the most fascinating and powerful books written and provides, without a doubt, a most clear and concise systematic theology.  The course will offer a critical examination of the important doctrines of sin, salvation, justification, sanctification, and man, that make this book a theological masterpiece. 

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The Canonization of Scripture

This class will explore the historical background, definition and process that led to the canonization of scripture, both Old and New Testaments. It will also examine the religious, cultural, and political impact of this decision on the church world today.

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Social Media Marketing

This class is being offered specifically to assist churches in marketing to the community at large, with the express purpose of meeting the needs of the community and fulfilling the mandate of God.  Students will learn the current social media landscape and understand the tools and platforms that meet their specific needs.  The successful student will complete a course assignment that requires developing a social media marketing plan for their church.

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The Tabernacle: Pattern for Revival

The Tabernacle:  God is moving by His Spirit in these last days like no time in human history.  Yet, to fully understand the present move of God it is important to examine the patterns that led to the great visitations of God to ancient Israel.  “Pattern for Revival” takes the student on a journey into the innermost courts of God’s presence.  The Old Testament pattern given to Moses on Mount Sinai presents, in type, what every Christian can experience in their Christian walk.  This great course will catapult the student to heightened vistas and into expanded dimensions of spiritual renewal.  

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Understanding the Gifts of the Spirit

In 1st Corinthians 12: 8-10, the Apostle Paul identifies the manifestation of the Holy Spirit to the body of Christ through nine gifts. He explains the functions and characteristics of each gift. This course will thus serve to instruct the student to understand each gift, its function, and accompanying characteristics.

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Walking in the Spirit 101

This course takes the student into a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer, prophetic interaction, and a greater understanding of how to recognize and utilize the gifts of the Holy Spirit. One critical outcome of the class is that the student will appreciate and understand the season and times in which they live and come to a greater knowledge of their gifting and call to serve the Lord in this present dispensation.

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Walking in the Spirit 102

This course, as a continuation of “Walking in the Spirit 101,” takes the student further into a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer, prophetic interaction, and a greater understanding of the operation and utilization of the gifts of the Spirit. One critical outcome of the class will be the student’s understanding of the season and time in which they live and come to a greater knowledge and realization of their gifting and call.

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Spiritual Warfare 101

The scriptures clearly speak of Satan and his angels as Spirits of darkness, warring against Christ and His Church. This course offers the student a basic scriptural understanding of the nature and reality of the enemy of Christ and how to combat and defend against his assaults upon the church.

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Spiritual Warfare 102

A continuation of Spiritual Warfare 101, which builds from the foundational teaching to a greater understanding of the tools of warfare, such as personal and corporate intercessory prayer, healing and deliverance as instructed in scripture. A primary focus will be placed on the reliance of the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit, as well as the challenges and trepidations involved in this type of endeavor.