The Bible Survey Program prepares born-again Christians to study the Bible so that they can be strengthened in their faith and in their relationship with God. Through these studies students will also grow in their love for God’s Word. In this foundational year, students read through the entire Bible to see and grasp its central message. Through class lectures and homework, students also gain an important overview of God’s Word including the big ideas, the structure, and the literary form of each book. They will also be prepared to identify the main historical events and geographical locations of both the Old and New Testaments. Altogether students will have a better grasp of God’s working in the world through human history as he has revealed himself in the Bible.
- Hearing a detailed investigation and exposition of each book of the Bible
- Stating the main themes of each book and their relationship to the rest of the Bible
- Learning how to handle difficult passages
- Seeing God’s plan as it is revealed in the Bible in its proper historical context
The essentials of the Bible are taught in the Bible Survey Program (OT/NT). In only 10 months students will get an overview of the Old and New Testaments. From Genesis to Revelation, students will research the literary form, structure, and historical and geographical background of each book. As a result of this study, students will gain a better understanding of the biblical texts and their application for life and ministry in our time.
As the name implies, this subject concerns the practical aspects of theology. It is focused on application of Biblical truths related to the student’s personal life for sanctification and spiritual growth. Lectures will cover various practical themes such as the roles of men and women in the family, church, and work; one’s personal testimony in the world; discipleship and prayer; and the fruit of the Spirit such as patience and humility. The student will consider and respond to real-life questions, such as how to deal with sin or how to give hope when counseling. Students will gain insight into the various realms of practical theology and how basic biblical principles apply to these themes. The class will be divided according to gender to create the most advantageous learning environment, especially when the themes are gender-specific.
(Deutsch) Bericht eines Absolventen: Thomas
Thomas arbeitete 20 Jahre im Rettungsdienst bis er vor einiger Zeit zum Missionswerk Heukelbach wechselte wo er in dem Bereich Seelsorge tätig ist.
(Deutsch) Bericht eines Absolventen: Max
“Was hat mich bewegt die Predigerausbildung zu machen? In unserer Gemeinde stehe ich seit mehreren Jahren im Predigtdienst, und mich hat schlussendlich die hohe Verantwortung dieses Dienstes bewegt die Predigerausbildung zu beginnen.”