Semester 1: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017
Semester 2: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018
Each semester will include 2 core academic courses requiring reading, class participation, written work and assessments at the end of each course. The studies for our courses occur in a discussion environment around a table. Interns are encouraged to ask questions as the goal is to grow in relationship with each other as we grow in relationship with God.
In addition, there will be classes throughout the year including: Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Genesis, Romans, Christian Discipleship and Financial Discipline.
All text books and course materials are provided.
Old Testament Survey - The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and His redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. A synthetic study of the purpose and message of the Old Testament and how each part of the testament contributes to the whole. All 39 books are examined: their authorship, date, historical setting, message, literary structure and distinctives. Taught by Pastor Josh Mitchell, we will also be tracing the structure of redemption history while studying the major themes of each book.
Systematic Theology - Systematic Theology is the study of what the Bible says on specific doctrines. Systematic Theology goes through all dogma, major, and minor doctrines. It also defines what dogma, major, and minor doctrines are. Systematic Theology is taught by Pastor Ty Willems and the students discuss, debate, and come to biblical conclusions on all the doctrines the church has made stances on. The students go through all of Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology textbook and discuss everything ranging from angels to eschatology.
New Testament Survey - Robert Gundry's now classic survey of the New Testament has been a mainstay for college and graduate courses around the world, having been used by thousands of professors and students. This fifth edition includes updates and revisions throughout and a fresh, full-color design. One thing about A Survey of the New Testament that has not changed: its premise. Unlike most New Testament surveys, this book leads students to actually read the Bible. Topics and issues discussed in the text are linked whenever possible with assigned readings that expose the reader to the entire New Testament.
Biblical Hermenuetics - Hermeneutics is the science of interpreting what an author has written. In Christian theology, hermeneutics focuses specifically on the principles for biblical interpretation. It inevitably involves exegesis, which is the act of interpreting or explaining the meaning of scripture. The goal in applying the principles of hermeneutics is to "rightly handle the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15), striving to accurately discern the meaning of the text in order to learn about the person and character of God with the intention of wisely applying the revelation of God to our lives.
8:00-8:30 am Prayer
8:30-9:50 am Core Session I
10:00-10:50 Core Session II
11:00-11:50 am Bible Class
12:00-12:30 pm Ministry Meeting
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch With Pastors
5:00-7:00 pm generationchurch prep
7:00-9:00 pm generationchurch
8:00-8:30 am Prayer
8:30-10:00 am Core Session I
10:00-10:50 pm Core Session II
11:00-11:50 Ministry Training
12:00-1:30 Youth Ministry Lunch
9:00-10:00 am Prayer and Ministry Prep
10:00-12:00 pm Sunday Service:
Audio/Visual, Children's Ministry, Greeting,
Weekly meeting iwth CHRISTchurch Mentor (1 hour).
Weekly Time Commitment 20 Hours.