Seminars

Seminars are designed to cover content that will help leaders lead. Most of them answer the question, "What does an elder need to know about __________ ?" Our recommendation is for the leadership council to pick a seminar (or two) for the year, and discuss it in your regular meetings. Of course, anyone is welcome to attend the seminars.

Certificates

Market placeChristians in the Marketplace ($65)
Many people spend far more time in the marketplace than they do in the church. How do they represent Christ in this critical mission field? How do business leaders apply biblical principles to their leadership and interaction with others in the marketplace in such a way that Christ is glorified and men and women are born into the Kingdom of God? How does the church understand and support in meaningful ways this enormous but often over-looked theology of work? And how do we establish our practices and perspectives in the marketplace place upon a sound biblical and theological foundation.

Biblical Content

Dr. Douglas StuartEssentials of the Old Testament
Dr. Douglas Stuart  (3 hours)
This class contains five summary lectures of the full course, Old Testament Survey. These lectures are an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi..

Biblical Theology, Philosophy, and History

Dr. Gerry BreshearsSpiritual Warfare
Dr. Gerry Breshears 10 hours)
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

Dr. John PiperClasses from Dr. John Piper
Gravity and Gladness on Sunday Morning
Sexual Complementarity
T.U.L.I.P.
Suffering for the Sake of the Body

Dr. Timothy GeorgeTheology of the Reformers
Dr. Timothy George (12 hours)
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.

Dr. Timothy TennentWorld Religion classes by Dr. Timothy Tennent (3 hours each)
If you are taking a missions trip to an area of the world dominated by one of these religions, you should learn about the culture before leaving
Essentials of African Traditional Religions
Essentials of Buddhism
Essentials of Hinduism
Essentials of Islam

Dr. Jonathan J. ArmstrongGlobal Theology
Dr. Jonathan Armstrong
An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is taught by 56 scholars from 16 different counties in a virtual environment through Moody Northwest.

Biblical Spirituality

Regardless of what role you will be playing in your church, your character and spiritual maturity will play a significant role. You cannot impart to others what you do not possess yourself (1 Tim 3:2–3, 6).

Mr. Ron ToewsForgiveness
Mr. Ron Toews
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.

Dr. John PiperClasses from Dr. John Piper
Desiring God
Future Grace/Battling Unbelief
Prayer, Meditation, and Fasting

Ministry Skills

Joni Eareckson TadaMinistry and Disabilities
Team Taught
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? When was the last time you heard a blind pastor preach? This seminar contains some of the key discussion in the longer course, Beyond Suffering, at JoniandFriends.org. (3 hours).

Dr. Robert TuttleA Short Course on Evangelism
Dr. Robert Tuttle, Jr.
Dr. Tuttle walks you through the basics of the Gospel message and gives you practical steps to sharing your faith. (3 hours).

UnassignedPlanned Classes:
Dealing with Conflict
Dealing with Gossip and Slander
Legal Issues (Brad Coleman)
Personal Counseling (read, Christian Counseling, Gary Collins)
Coaching the staff (read, Christian Coaching, Gary Collins)
Children's ministries (Daniel Watts, Every Generation Ministries)

Teachers

Dr. Gary ParrettEssentials of Christian Education
Dr. Gary Parrett (3 hours)
How do you communicate the gospel within the setting of a church? Who are you teaching? What are you teaching? Why?

Dr. Ron PyleSmall Group Dynamics
Dr. Ron Pyle
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 (3 hours).

Dr. Bryan ChapellIntroduction to Public Speaking
Dr. Bryan Chapell
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 (3 hours).

Urban Church Planting

Dr. Don DavisUrban Church Planting
Dr. Don Davis (10 hours)

Current Events

Dr. Darrell BockBreaking the Da Vinci Code
Dr. Darrell Bock (1 hour)
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.

Dr. Daniel WallaceHistory of the English Bible
Dr. Daniel Wallace (2 hours)
This course covers the history of the English Bible from the time of Wycliffe to the present day.