About this Track
While the Leadership track prepares people to be qualified leaders, Seminars provide "on the job training." We encourage church leaders to pick a seminar and work through it as a group. The seminars will add a spiritual dimension to board meetings as you reflect together on its teaching.
This class is an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi.
This new translation of the gospel of John will help you understand the life and teachings of Jesus, and will challenge your theology.
This new translation of the gospel of Mark will help you understand the life and teachings of Jesus, especially if you are new in the faith.
Have you ever sat down to study the Bible and not know how to start? Dr. Guthrie uses the imagery of a trip to talk about starting with your biblical passage, traveling to a distant land, and bringing back the historical meaning to your present.
Dr. House summarizes the basic teaching of the Old Testament. This course is not about what a particular text says, but what the Old Testament means as a unified whole.
This three-part class will walk you through the theology of the Old Testament by Dr. Miles Van Pelt, the Gospels by Dr.Craig Blomberg and Paul and the rest of the New Testament by Dr. Thomas Schreiner.
There is an ongoing battle between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. By studying Jesus' life and other passages in scripture, we can gain insights into how to respond to the influence of demons effectively.
Paul tells Titus that an elder must be devoted to the truth of God's word. This is God's call on every leader in the church. So do you believe the Bible?
Dr. Piper discusses "man" as male and female, what the differences are, why they matter and how it affects the way we live.
God is sovereign and has planned everything about our salvation from before the foundation of the world. Romans 8:28-30 focuses on the idea that God works everything together for the good of those who are called according to his purpose.
To triumph over Satan (in pleasure and pain) we need to know the Word of Truth that teaches God’s sovereignty over Satan.
In the New Testament is a stunning degree of indifference to worship as an outward form and emphasizes a radical intensification of worship as an inward experience of the heart.
The people events and movements that shaped church history from the life of Jesus to the twentieth century.
Martin Luther used wit and lively word pictures to communicate his keen theological insights. His innovative thoughts are a result of his wrestling with Scripture and current theological teachings.
The leaders of the Protestant reformation built on the thoughts and teachings of scholars who came before them and spent their lives seeking God and explaining his Word.
These lectures are a summary of Dr. Nash's introductory course to Christian Apologetics.
Christian ethics is that branch of philosophy that deals with issues of right and wrong, true and false, and the reasons why certain behavior is right or wrong.
This course is a basic introduction to the history of philosophy and Christian thought.
This is a summary of the introductory course to the analysis of worldviews.
The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the worldwide mission of the church of Jesus Christ.
Summary of the beliefs and practices of African Traditional religions
Summary of the beliefs and practices of Buddhism.
A summary of Hinduism's historical and theological themes.
This course serves as a summary of the beliefs and practices of Islam by Dr. Timothy Tennent. There are seven messages that will introduce readers to the historical context, key tenents of the Muslim faith, distinctions and divisions found within Islam, and a basic strategy for engaging Muslims with the gospel.
An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
There are only two things we can do with the past. We can either forgive, or we can let our past hurts control us. Whatever be your story, we all need to continue learning how to forgive.
If you are a leader in a church, this course will give you insights into people’s lives that will be productive. If you are struggling yourself with discouragement you will be encouraged and challenged.
You show love to someone when you identify the need of the moment and meet it. Mr. Elkins identifies and describes the top 12 commonly identified needs. He also suggests a pattern of communication to use to resolve a situation where one or more of these needs is not met.
This class will help those who are at the beginning stages of the spiritual journey. It talks about the dynamics of spiritual growth, how to become more like Christ.
The pursuit of joy in life and ministry. A call for Christian hedonism.
God is infinitely committed and passionate to preserving and displaying his glory in all that he does from creation to redemption. In this commitment we see his zeal and love and satisfaction in his glory.
Prayer, meditation and fasting can help us learn to walk in communion with the living God. We can live a supernatural life that is empowered, led and filled with the Spirit.
This class is an engagement with the relevant New Testament texts concerning biblical eldership and church governance, and a God-glorifying pursuit of their contextual, biblical meaning.
The apostle Peter gives an urgent call to elders to shepherd the people of God. Not only is the existing leadership commanded to guard themselves and to "shepherd," but Paul drives the point home by stressing that Jesus died for the church.
Spiritual formation that is developed in community is essential to producing the character that results in lasting integrity in a leader.
An elder or leader in the local church faces pitfalls that can destroy or at the least hinder his service for the Lord. Listen as Dr. John Iamaio, teacher and psychologist help us understand those pitfalls and how to deal with them.
Does your church know how to minister to people with disabilities? Do you see them as a burden, or are they valued members of Christ's kingdom? Do they have anything to say to those whose disabilities are not so immediately apparent?
How do you communicate the gospel within the setting of a church? Who are you teaching? What are you teaching?
How we communicate, and how other hear and respond, is not as simple as one might expect. This class centers in on issues of leadership and conflict.
It is widely known that people fear public speaking more than death. It doesn't have to be that way. Let one of the premiere homilectics professors help you get started.
We will consider the factors and forces connected to a remarkable phenomenon of church planting movements taking place throughout the world today.
While the movie was certainly less than successful, the book has been read by over 120 million people, and 10% to 30% believe its message.
This course covers the history of the English Bible from the time of Wycliffe to the present day.
In the United States today, it is important to protect your church from legal liability in areas of ministry, facility use, and membership. Kevin Theriot gives you some direction in how to do this by how you set up your policies, by-laws, and membership agreements. Jeffrey Ventrella explains that the Constitution protects the church from the state, and he encourages the church to address both issues and individuals in the political process.