Seminars

Seminars
Grow deeper in your faith with these seminars that address various topics.

About this Track

Here are a selection of other topics you might find interesting. They were designed to answer the question, "What every elder should know about __________ ."

Biblical Content

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Dr. Douglas Stuart | 2 hours

This class is an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi.

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Dr. Robert Mounce

This new translation of the gospel of John will help you understand the life and teachings of Jesus, and will challenge your theology.

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Dr. Robert Mounce

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.

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Dr. George Guthrie | 6 hours

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.

Biblical Theology

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Dr. Paul House | 2 hours

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.

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Team Taught | 14 hours

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.

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Dr. Gerry Breshears | 7 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.

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

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?

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

Dr. Piper discusses "man" as male and female, what the differences are, why they matter and how it affects the way we live.

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Dr. John Piper | 8 hours

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.

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

To triumph over Satan (in pleasure and pain) we need to know the Word of Truth that teaches God’s sovereignty over Satan.

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

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.

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Dr. Gordon Isaac | 9 hours

The people events and movements that shaped church history from the life of Jesus to the twentieth century.

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Dr. Gordon Isaac | 3 hours

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.

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Dr. Timothy George | 14 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.

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Dr. Ronald Nash | 2 hours

These lectures are a summary of Dr. Nash's introductory course to Christian Apologetics.

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Dr. Ronald Nash | 2 hours

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.

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Dr. Ronald Nash | 3 hours

This course is a basic introduction to the history of philosophy and Christian thought.

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Dr. Ronald Nash | 2 hours

This is a summary of the introductory course to the analysis of worldviews.

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Dr. Timothy Tennent | 2 hours

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the worldwide mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

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Dr. Timothy Tennent | 2 hours

Summary of the beliefs and practices of African Traditional religions

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Dr. Timothy Tennent | 2 hours

Summary of the beliefs and practices of Buddhism.

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Dr. Timothy Tennent | 3 hours

A summary of Hinduism's historical and theological themes.

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Dr. Timothy Tennent | 3 hours

Summary of the beliefs and practices of Islam.

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Dr. Jonathan Armstrong | 18 hours

An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Biblical Spirituality

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Ron Toews | 3 hours

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.

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Dr. Gary Lovejoy | 4 hours

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.

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Dr. Glen Scorgie | 11 hours

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.

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

The pursuit of joy in life and ministry. A call for Christian hedonism.

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Dr. John Piper | 4 hours

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.

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Dr. John Piper | 5 hours

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.

Ministry Skills

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Team Taught | 3 hours

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?

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Dr. Gary Parrett | 2 hours

How do you communicate the gospel within the setting of a church? Who are you teaching? What are you teaching?

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Dr. Ron Pyle | 2 hours

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.

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Dr. Bryan Chapell | 3 hours

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.

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Dr. Don Davis | 10 hours

We will consider the factors and forces connected to a remarkable phenomenon of church planting movements taking place throughout the world today.

Current Events

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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.

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Dr. Daniel Wallace | 2 hours

This course covers the history of the English Bible from the time of Wycliffe to the present day.