BIBLE SURVEY (4 CUs)
- (What the Bible is All About by Henrietta Mears) This course surveys the entire Bible in 52 lessons, requiring personal Bible reading and study. Practical and motivational.
BIBLE STUDY METHODS (3 CUs)
- (By Ray E. Baughman, text included in study guide.) Creatively covers word studies, book studies, topical studies, and analytical studies. Encourages devotional application. Culminates with the student writing his/her own commentary on Colossians. (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
GOD’S PLAN OF THE AGES (BI – 6 CUs)
- A complete study of the dispensations of Scripture from eternity to eternity. Examines the seven great economies by which God has tested man through the ages. An in-depth study of this time-tested method of Biblical interpretation.
BIBLE TEACHING, PREACHING & INTERPRETATION
HOMILETICS (BI – 3 CUs)
- (How to Prepare Sermons by William Evans) Deals separately with the construction of each part of a sermon in a practical way. Treats both expository and topical sermons with attention to application and illustrations. (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH (2 CUs)
- Classic course by Dr. C. I. Scofield which clearly develops the essential distinctions between ten categories of often confused themes including the judgments, the resurrections, the believer’s two natures, Law and Grace, and much more.
NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS
MATTHEW (BI – 4 CUs)
- The Gospel of Matthew is studied in the light of its relationship to the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of Messiah. An examination of the dispensational, devotional, and practical, as well as the prophetic portions of Matthew characterize instruction in this course.
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (2 CUs )
- (Complete in study guide) Leads the student in direct Bible study through this beloved Gospel. Questions and brief comments help make John meaningful and practical.
ACTS (2 CUs)
- (Acts of the Apostles by Charles Ryrie) Acts is a key book on the church, missions, and evangelism. Textbook includes a wealth of historical information and insights in Acts. Study guide leads to much direct Bible study.
ROMANS (3 CUs)
- (Romans: The Gospel of God’s Grace by Alva J. McClain) A double-length course about this most important epistle on Christian doctrine. Textbook explains profound subjects in a simple manner.
FIRST CORINTHIANS (2 CUs)
- (Textbook, Answers to Church Problems by J. W. McMillan and Paul C. Haagen, rewritten by Joy Babes and John Hepp, included in the study guide.) Clear outlines and detailed commentary give answers to church problems. Includes teaching on sectarianism, carnality, church discipline, marriage, divorce, legalism, worship, spiritual gifts, and bodily resurrection.
GALATIANS (2 CUs)
- (Galatians: A Call to Christian Liberty by Howard F. Vos, text included in the study guide) Deals with legalism and liberty, always timely subjects. Textbook emphasizes the original Greek of Galatians but is easily understood. Will help the believer discover and enjoy genuine freedom.
EPHESIANS (2 CUs)
- (Ephesians: The Glory of the Church by Homer A. Kent, Jr. included in study guide.) Deals with the believer’s position through grace and his walk according to that position.
PHILIPPIANS (2 CUs)
- (Textbook, Philippians by John F. Walvoord, included in study guide) Textbook is a refreshing analysis of Paul’s book of triumph and joy. Combines a fascinating style with careful exegesis of the Greek. Discusses the epistle’s authorship, date, character, and relevance to modern Christianity. Analyzes prominent phrases in Paul’s writings.
THESSALONIANS (2 CUs)
- (Complete in study guide) Discusses both of the letters to the church at Thessalonica emphasizing the student’s personal study. Topics include historical and geographical background, the Christian walk, and eschatology.
HEBREWS (2 CUs)
- (Textbook by Stanley D. Toussaint included in study guide) Hebrews shows the superiority of Christ and the new covenant. Dr. Toussaint gives a masterful verse-by-verse explanation, shows that warning sections are to mere professors. Much direct Bible study.
JAMES (2 CUs)
- (Textbook, James by Curtis Vaughan, included in study guide) This study is for those who desire to know more fully the meaning and message of the Epistle of James. It points out the dominant themes of the book and explains the meanings of key words and ideas.
THE EPISTLE OF JOHN (2 CUs)
- (Textbook, The Epistles of John by Donald W. Burdick, included in study guide) The primary concern of this brief commentary of these epistles is interpretation. There are basically two questions asked throughout the text. What does the passage say? What does it mean? (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS
GENESIS (2 CUs)
- (Complete in study guide) The student learns to use his own Bible to discover key historical events and people. Also discusses important concepts such as God’s promises to Abraham.
ISAIAH (2 CUs)
- (Complete in study guide) Leads the student in direct study through all this first and most comprehensive prophetic book. With some of the most memorable and inspiring passages in all literature, Isaiah has transformed many lives.
DANIEL (3 CUs)
- (Daniel by John C. Whitcomb) Daniel, basic for prophetic studies, deals with the times and person of Daniel, God’s sovereignty and angelic agents, “the times of the Gentiles,” the Tribulation, and the coming kingdom — all with special reference to Israel.
PERSONAL SOUL-WINNING (BI – 3 CUs)
- This course provides the student with the “Romans’ Road” method of presenting the Gospel, a tried and proved method of evangelism used by soul winners for many years. Taught by one of America’s foremost pastors and soul winners, Dr. Earl Johnson, the student will learn the essential truths which are necessary to impart in order to lead another person to Christ.
RELIGIONS AND CULTS
ROMAN CATHOLICISM (3 CUs)
- (Roman Catholic Doctrine in the Light of Vatican II by Adolfo Robleto and John Hepp, Jr.) Explains how the history-making Vatican II Council has affected Rome: what Rome used to believe, what she has changed in her beliefs, and what she has not changed. Valuable for anyone wanting to understand Romanism today. (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
ISLAM (3 CUs)
- (Biblical Approach to the Muslim by John Elder) Authoritative and compassionate. Includes brief history of Islam. Compares the Bible with the Quran; contrasts Islamic with Christian teachings. Ideal for anyone intending to work with Muslims. Textbook written by a missionary to Iran for over forty years. (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS (2 CUs)
- (Christian Foundations by Gerald Stanton, included in study guide) Foundational studies to get the student to enjoy his salvation fully. Helps him acquire habits of prayer, Bible study, and soul winning.
CHRISTIAN HOME (2 CUs)
- (Every Father’s Business by E. Edmund) Written by a psychiatrist, this book reaches into the heart of child training. Unique in putting the basic responsibility for the home on the father’s shoulders. Deals with the inner needs of a child and shows how best to meet them. Easily understood, direct, and insightful.
CHRISTIAN LIFE (3 CUs)
- (Balancing the Christian Life by Charles Ryrie) Textbook combines the theology of the Christian life with vital daily issues of living and responsibilities. Instead of giving the “secret” for spiritual power, it outlines the pathway and warns against following simple, deceptive formulas. Subjects include temptation, spiritual gifts, money, and legalism. (This course is recommended as a WWBI elective.)
CROSS-WALK SERIES (3 CUs)
- This course is a three-part series that covers the victorious Christian walk and warfare (Crosswalk 220), Biblical values for the family (Christian Marriage & Family), and Biblical principles for handling everyday problems as we relate to others (Interpersonal Relationships). Excellent study for both new and more mature believers.
CHRISTIAN ETHICS (BI – 4 CUs)
- The Scriptures establish standards of morality and principles upon which morality is built. This course will explore those standards and principles and apply them to some of the most common questions of our time, such as capital punishment, abortion, homosexuality, and the use of drugs and intoxicants. The course seeks to provide the student with the standards necessary to make moral judgments on the issues of the day.
DOCTRINE OF GOD (2 CUs)
- (The Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer) Textbook is a unique contribution to the study of God and His attributes. Discusses in a fresh way subjects such as God’s faithfulness, justice, mercy, grace, love, self-existence, infinitude, omniscience, wisdom, immutability, omnipotence. Refreshing, stimulating.
DOCTRINE OF LAST THINGS (2 CUs)
- (The Final Countdown by Charles C. Ryrie, text included in the study guide) Study of prophecy based on the framework of pretribulational premillennialism. Gives the biblical outline of things to come.
BIBLE DOCTRINE, Part 1 (BI – 6 CUs)
- This course seeks first to establish the inspired Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the basis for all Doctrine. After studying the Doctrine of Inspiration, the course moves on to Theology Proper, including a complete study of the nature and person of God.
BIBLE DOCTRINE, Part 2 (BI – 7 CUs)
- This course begins with the teaching of the Scripture concerning the Holy Spirit, His person, and His work. It then covers the themes of Angels, Demons, and Satan; the Doctrine of Man, Salvation, the Church, Prayer, and Apostasy. Every major doctrine of Scripture is pursued in this course with the exception of Eschatology.
- (Cards written by Edward Jacober) A comprehensive and systematic doctrinal memory course. It is concise theology, a catechism, a discipleship tool, and an aid for a lifetime habit of memorization. (No Credit — $5)
INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS (BI – 3 CUs)
- The course is in three major sections. The first looks at what the Bible teaches about God’s desire to bring all men to Himself, as revealed in both the Old and New Testament Scriptures. The second traces the history of the missionary mandate from the first century to the present, and the final section examines a variety of strategies for evangelism and church planting that are currently producing dramatic results in difficult settings. Each section encompasses one book and requires external research and a report.
CHURCH HISTORY (3 CUs)
- (An Introduction to Church History by Howard F. Vos) An overview of church history, studying the church’s past and also the present that grew out of it. Enables student to identify key names and events, recognize orthodox and heretical teachings, and factors that led to important developments.
CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES (BI – 6 CUs)
- This course provides the student with strong and irrefutable evidence for the Bible as a special revelation from God to man. Internal and external evidence is brought forth with which to substantiate the claims of Scripture and thus the claims of Christianity itself. The course includes a consideration of the credibility of the Bible in regard to science, history, miracles, and prophecy.