“The historical reason is that in the New Testament we find an explanation for the phenomenon of Christianity. The cultural reason is that the influence of the New Testament has permeated Western and, increasingly, global civilization to such an extent that one cannot be well-educated without knowing what the New Testament says. The theological reason is that the New Testament consists of divinely inspired accounts and interpretation of Jesus’ redemptive mission in the world and forms the standard of belief and practice for the Christian Church. The devotional reason is that the Holy Spirit uses the New Testament to bring people into a living and growing personal relation with God through his Son Jesus Christ. All reasons enough.”
A study of the Old Testament, highlighting the cultural background underlying the books of the Old Testament. Topics include major archaeological finds, Old Testament culture as it relates to today's culture, and the foundational relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the learner to the basics of Christian Doctrine. It will cover the topics of God, man, the Bible, salvation, the church, and eschatology. It is specifically designed to meet the requirements for ordination. This course requires a textbook and will be facilitated with weekly discussion questions and weekly assignments to complete.
This seven-week course examines the history, doctrine, and polity of the Free Methodist Church. It is specifically designed to meet the requirements for ordination. This course requires a textbook and will be facilitated with weekly discussion questions and weekly assignments to complete.
A study of the theological doctrines of John Wesley and the origin of Methodism as a vigorous reaffirmation of the evangelical faith of Christendom. The development of Wesley's doctrinal position is studied with reference to his life, work, religious experience, and the Evangelical Revival in England in the eighteenth century. This heritage is studied in order that it may be critically and appropriately explained, experienced, and communicated.