Elective Courses:

Major Prophets

Minor Prophets

A study of the 12 minor prophets with special emphasis on the historical background,
the content, the spiritual message, and the preaching value of each book.

Elements of Greek

Major World Religions/Cults

Conflict Management

A biblical management approach dealing with personal, interpersonal, group, and intergroup conflict. Management skills will be considered that best lead to biblical change and reconciliation. Biblical principles and elements of peacemaking shall be considered to best prepare the student in conflict management.

Christian Education

Christian education is the ongoing effort of believers to understand, practice, and spread God’s revelation.  The aim of Christian Education is . . .

  1. to bring persons to Christ, developing in them an understanding of, commitment to, and ability to practice Christian teachings;
  2. to involve disciples in discovering the gifts God has given, and to assist them in developing and using these gifts in Christian service.

Youth Ministry

The response of the Church to the needs of both the youth in the Church and the community around them.

Community Development

Community Development is a process designed to create conditions of economic and social progress for the whole community with its active participation and fullest possible reliance upon the community’s initiative.”

Introduction to Sociology

Study of social groups, structures, processes, institutions, and events. This course will focus on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping people’s lives and experiences. This idea that we are all profoundly affected by the society in which we live is the guiding light of sociology

Introduction to Psychology

Johannine Epistles

A Study of the three letters or Epistles of John

Church Growth

Church Growth is that science which investigates the . . .Nature and function planting and multiplication, Health of Christian churches as they seek specifically to effectively implement the Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations peoples (Matthew 28:19-20)

Major World Religions/Cults

A study of key teachings of each religion, quick-glance belief charts, brief biographies of leaders and study of groups or individuals who founded this religion.

Course Descriptions

Freshman Year: 1st Semester

Old Testament Survey – An overview of the books of the entire Old Testament. The authorship, time of writing, keys words, verses, theme, purpose and outline are covered for each book, as well as the highlights of their contents.

Hermeneutics – An introduction to Bible study methods from a normal, literal, grammatical, historical, contextual interpretation of Scripture. It will include inductive study involving the steps of observation, interpretation, application, and correlation. The course is designed to clarify progressive revelation, biblical covenants, and the distinction between the church and Israel.

English Grammar – A study of the structure of the English language, reviewing the parts of speech and how to combine them into correct phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar will be studied.

Genesis – Origins – A systematic study of the chronological progression of events in the creation of both man and Israel in the book of Genesis. Special examination will be made on the concepts of biblical creation and biblical “catastrophism” found in the record of origins.

African Christian Theology – A Study to address questions that arise from the African context. It helps students and others discover how theology affects our minds, our hearts, and our lives. As such, it speaks not only to Africans but to all who seek to understand and live out their faith in their own societies.

Evangelism/Spiritual Life/Evangelism Explosion – An introduction to the biblical principles of evangelism and spiritual life from a New Testament framework. Emphasis is on the practical methods of witnessing, discipleship, spiritual growth which includes our position in Christ by the Holy Spirit, and grace.

Freshman Year: 2nd Semester

NT Survey – A study of each book of the New Testament. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the background of the author and the occasion for the writing of each book, as well as key elements such as theme, key verse, and key words. The contents of each book are studied in summary form.

HIV/AIDS Counseling –– Counseling in HIV and AIDS has become a core element in a holistic model of health care, in which psychological issues are recognized as integral to patient management. HIV and AIDS counseling has two general aims: (1) the prevention of HIV transmission and (2) the support of those affected directly and indirectly by HIV. It is vital that HIV counseling should have these dual aims because the spread of HIV can be prevented by changes in behavior hence Christian leaders need to learn and offer help through their respective ministries

English Composition – A study of how to develop a student’s skills in composition and written expression with an emphasis on clarity, precision, and organization. Writing a composition after having prepared and outline will exercise the students’ abilities.

Spiritual Life – This course is a careful examination of the biblical plan and process of
the spiritual life and spirituality. Included are studies of the spiritual
conflict and how to cope with the world, the flesh, and the devil

Galatians – A careful look at the book of Galatians with attention being focused on the issue of justification by faith as well as sanctification by faith according to the principle of grace. Various other interpretive and practical issues will be examined.

Sophomore Year: 1st Semester:

Acts – An analytical study of the book of Acts that examines the foundation and early development of Christianity through the spread of the Gospel. Careful attention will be given to the pivotal ministry of the apostle Paul through his missionary journeys.

Introduction to Philosophy – A study of the historical philosophical movements that have been influential on contemporary worldviews such as naturalism, idealism, pragmatism, existentialism, rationalism, humanism, and post-modern perspectives.

Church History I – A study of the history of Christendom in the course of its development from apostolic times to the present. The most important persons, problems, decisions, and developments will be traced.

Theology I – A study of the Prologomena; as well as the origin and nature of the Bible (Bibliology)

Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester:

Romans – A systematic analysis of the book of Romans, highlighting the outworking of God’s righteous place of delivering sinners through the work of Jesus Christ. The argument of the book of Romans will be identified.

Research Writing – A study of academic writing, usually between five and fifteen pages long, composed by students . A research paper (also known as a term paper) requires students to locate information about a topic (that is, to conduct research), take a stand on that topic, and provide support (or evidence) for that position in an organized report

OT Biblical Theology – A study of the Priestly and Levitical system of Judaism as it was intended by God to point to the arrival of the Great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. Attention will be paid to the establishment of the Feasts and Sacrifices mandated by God in the Old Testament and how they have been fulfilled through Christ.

Theology II – A study of the Godhead and the person and works of the Holy Spirit (Theology Proper and Pneumatology)

African Church History – A study of how, when and with whom Christianity come to Africa.

Junior Year – 1st Semester:

Homiletics – Homiletics is the art of preaching a topic from the word of God. It is the ability to communicate the teachings of Scripture in a way that the listener can understand. The development of types of sermon may differ from one another, i.e. expository, topical, devotional, and textual, they may include illustrations from life or fiction, but they should be clearly presented so that others may follow the importance of the subject introduced. The Scripture text at all times must be central (not forgotten) as it is clearly defined, explained and discussed.

Pauline Epistles – A study of both the Pastoral and Prison Epistles written by the apostle Paul

Theology III – A study of the person and works of the Jesus Christ (Christology)

Church Education – A study of the educational program in the local church with attention given to the philosophy, principles, value, and practice of Christian education.

Counseling Skills – An introductory study of the approach to counseling based on biblical truth and effecting biblical change. Content will include contrasting biblical counseling with psychology, the power and centrality of the Gospel in counseling, the role of repentance in true biblical change.

Junior Year – 2nd Semester:

Revelation/Daniel – A study of the books of Daniel and Revelation with special emphasis on the prophetic outline developed in these books. The complementation of the prophecies will provide clarity on the fulfillment of the 70 Weeks of Daniel as they unfold in the book of the Revelation.

Missions – A study of the Word of God as set forth through God’s promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the church; and application of the Word of God as it relates to the purpose, nature, scope, and challenges of intercultural communication and/or cross-cultural outreach.

Christian Leadership & Administration – A study of the application of group dynamics and leadership training used in enlisting, training, and supervising workers in the Christian Church.

Theology IV – A study of the origin, fall, and nature of man including the doctrine of sin; and the study of the doctrine of salvation (Anthropology, Hamartiology and Soteriology)

Senior Year – 1st Semester:

Expository Preaching I – A study designed to give the student instruction in the mechanics of preparing and preaching expository sermons, including the parts of a sermon, structure, manuscript preparation, research, and delivery of the sermon.

Pastoral Ministry – A study of the practical issues of pastoral duties, responsibilities, and relationships, including leadership relationships, family relationships, and congregational relationships through visitation, counseling, and general ministry pursuits.

Apologetics – A study of the vindication of the Christian worldview against the various forms of non-Christian philosophy of life. Presuppositional and evidential approaches to apologetics will be evaluated on the basis of a study of relevant portions of Scripture.

Synoptic Gospels – A study of the Life of Christ as revealed in the Gospels with special attention and emphasis being placed on the harmony of the Gospels, especially regarding the chronology of events, Jesus’ message, and His miracles.

Theology V – A study of angels, including the doctrine of the fall of Satan and the demons; a study of the church, its beginning, nature, importance, officers, and ordinances (Angelology & Ecclesiology)

Senior Year – 2nd Semester:

Expository Preaching II – A study designed to prepare the student for preaching in various pastoral context faced by a pastor – weddings, funerals, dedications, baptism, holidays, Christmas services, Easter, and evangelistic contexts.

Theology VI – A study of the doctrine of prophecy and predictive revelation, both fulfilled and unfulfilled, with emphasis on the nature of the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the Millennial Kingdom.

Marriage & Family – This course is an in-depth consideration of premarital and marital counseling. The
preparation for marriage and the experience of family life is the focus. The course will
examine impediments to family life from a biblical perspective. (Prerequisite:

Islam in Africa – A study of the spread of Islam in Africa – their strategy, their philosophy and etc.