New Testament Survey (32 weeks)
In the first semester, students will cover an overview of the 4 gospels with introductory matters such as authorship, date, historical setting, and purpose. Students will be challenged to not only grasp the criticism and background, but also the biblical content. In the second semester, students will cover the remaining 23 books of the New Testament, gaining a broad view of the New Testament, including working through Pastor Jack's studies on the books.
Biblical Shepherding & Spiritual Leadership (32 weeks)
Students will cover in depth the pastoral epistles (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus) and key spiritual leadership texts in the Bible, including leadership principles from the book of Nehemiah. Students will learn to integrate prayer and practice, policy and principle, and discipleship and teaching/preaching. Students will be given biblically derived practical principles of ministry and oversight and pastoral priorities in workload and energy.
Studying to Teach & Preach the Scriptures (32 weeks)
Students will learn the Inductive Method in depth for scripture study and learn how to use the tools given to the pastor for scripture study. Students will then learn how to outline, manuscript, edit, refine, and prayerfully present a biblical sermon.
Missions/Evangelism (16 weeks)
Students will learn the call and commission we have to spread the eternal gospel to all people (Matt. 28:19-20; John 20:21). A biblical theology of missions and the practical work of evangelism will be developed.
Eschatology & Revelation (16 weeks)
Students will unfold the principles of interpreting eschatological biblical texts and work through in depth the book of Revelation. Students will develop and bolster their eschatological theology, learn to defend a pre-tribulational rapture position, and the covenantal promises to be fulfilled to the people of Israel.
Ministry Practicum (16 weeks)
Students will participate in and report on a wide range of practical ministry projects, in order to gain an understanding of where the rubber meets the road in the application of ministry, in a broad spectrum of opportunities, and church involvement.
Pastoral Management (16 weeks)
This class will address the pastoral responsibility of a pastor to faithfully manage his personal life as well as his ministry. Students will learn biblical principles that govern the management of a man’s life inside and outside of his ministry and how the two are essential to his effectiveness as a minister. (1 Tim. 4:16).
Old Testament Survey (32 weeks)
In the first semester, students will cover the Torah and historical books; unfolding the Bible’s history, examining an overview of the individual books of the Old Testament, covering such themes and introductory matters as authorship, date, historical setting, and purpose. In the second semester, students will cover the Prophets (both Major and Minor), the Psalms, and the wisdom literature in similar fashion. Students will be challenged to not only grasp the criticism and background, but also the biblical content.
Church Planting & Nehemiah (16 weeks)
In an age where over half of the Churches planted fail in our land, the great need in our day, and in Paul's day was for Churches to be planted to the glory of God, and the salvation of men and women. Presenting leadership principles from the book of Nehemiah, students will learn practical and spiritual lessons for starting Churches at the prompting of God and leading of the Holy Spirit.
Ecclesiology: Calvary & Morningstar Distinctives (16 weeks)
Students will cover such crucial, often unanswered questions such as: What is the Church? What does the Church do? What is the Church called to be in the world? What are the Church’s biblical mandates and duties? Students will also be challenged to hold with conviction the biblical doctrinal distinctives within the Calvary Chapel Movement and additionally the convictions of Morningstar Christian Chapel.
Biblical Counseling & Grief Counseling (16 Weeks)
Students will learn the realities and sensitivities of counseling men and women through grief and loss and the mandates to biblical admonition in counseling men and women through personal sin.
Preaching Lab (16 weeks)
In their final semester, students will weave the development of their labor and the imperatives given to them as men of the ministry into a schedule of sermon preparation, development, and delivery, to prepare them for the workload of the biblical ministry.