Curriculum

The curriculum is divided into two major sections..  Biblical Studies and Leadership Training.

The Biblical Studies courses have been developed by using courses designed by Harvestime Ministry. The leadership courses have been developed by Harvesttime ministry as well as developed by well known authors like Ken Blanchard who co-authored “Lead Like Jesus” and “One Minute Manager”.

The courses are also divided into core courses and advanced courses.  The core courses are the basic courses that are required of all students. Completion of the core courses makes a student eligible for certificate of completion.  The core courses are what we also call foundational courses.

The core courses:

Foundations of Faith

Survey of the Old Testiment

Survey of the New Testiment

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Creative Bible Study Methods

The following courses are offered by the Institute:

STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL HARVEST (3 units)

The initial call of Jesus Christ to men was to be spiritually reproductive: Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.   His final command, that of the Great Commission, also challenged followers to spiritual reproduction.  Using the analogy of the natural harvest, this course focuses on promises of spiritual harvest, things that prevent harvest, and the keys to effective harvest.  It communicates the vision which the remainder of Institute training equips students to fulfill.

FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH (3 units)

This course stresses the importance of proper spiritual foundations for life and ministry by focusing on foundations of the Christian faith identified in Hebrews 6:1: Repentance, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and eternal judgment.

KINGDOM LIVING (3 units)

The Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:14).  Understanding of Kingdom principles is necessary if one is to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom.  This course focuses on patterns and principles of Kingdom living applicable to life and ministry.

STRATEGIES FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE (3 units)

This course moves participants beyond the natural world into the realm of the spirit.  Tactics of the enemy are analyzed and strategies of spiritual warfare assuring victory over the principalities and powers of the spirit world are explained.

MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (3 units)

This study focuses on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, spiritual fruit, and spiritual gifts.  Students are guided in discovery of their own spiritual gifts and position of ministry in the Body of Christ.

KNOWING GODS VOICE (3 units)

This course explains how God speaks to men today and how to find His general and specific plans for life.  A Christian model for decision making is presented, along with guidelines for overcoming wrong decisions, steps to take if you have missed the will of God, and methods for dealing with questionable practices.

CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS (3 units)

This course equips students for personal study of the Word of God after the conclusion of Institute training.  Students learn how to study the Bible by book, chapter, paragraph, verse, and word.  Other methods taught include biographical, devotional, theological, typological, and topical.  Special guidelines for studying Bible poetry and prophecy are presented and students are taught methods of charting and outlining.

BASIC BIBLE SURVEY I – OLD TESTAMENT (3 units)

This survey provides an overview of the Old Testament. Study outlines of each book of the Bible are provided for further development by the student.

BASIC BIBLE SURVEY II – NEW TESTAMENT (3 units)

This survey provides and overview of the New Testament.  Study outlines of each book are provided for further development by the student. 

DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW (3 units)

This course examines the Biblical world view from Genesis through Revelation.  God’s plan for the nations of the world from beginning of time detailed.  Current worldwide spiritual need is also presented.

TEACHING TACTICS (3 units)

This course examines the methods Jesus used to teach and preach the Gospel.  Students are taught how to prepare and present lessons and how to teach and preach the Gospel.

MULTIPLICATION METHODOLOGIES (3 units)

God’s plan for spiritual multiplication is presented.  This study reveals how a single Christian can be responsible for the multiplication of thousands of trained and motivated believers.  Church growth principles are emphasized.

POWER PRINCIPLES (3 units)

The early church was born in a demonstration of the power of God.  Power principles taught in this course equip students for spiritual harvest and moves them from being spectators to demonstrators of the power of God.

BIBLICAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES (3 units)

A review of Biblical management principles with emphasis on servant leadership, Biblical leaders, and Scriptural strategies for success.

PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (3 units)

Students learn environmental analysis on an individual, church, and organizational basis.  They learn how to analyze the spiritual environment of a village, city, state or nation prior to penetrating it with the Gospel message.

MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES (3 units)

Everything Jesus did centered on the great purposes of God.  This course analyzes Christ’s objectives for ministry and teaches students to institute management by objectives in their own life and ministry.

MOBILIZATION METHODOLOGIES (3 units)

This course presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry.  Referral courses in various areas of ministry are also available through this course.

LEAVEN-LIKE EVANGELISM (3 units)

The Gospel of the Kingdom spreads throughout the world as leaven in bread dough.  The leaven is small and hidden but its impact is unlimited.  Effective evangelism strategies are taught, including detailed instruction on the deliverance ministry, church planting, and techniques of networking between ministries.

BECOMING A CHRIST LIKE LEADER (3 units)

Understand the principles used by Christ during his ministry here on earth using the text Lead Like Christ co authored by Ken Blanchard based on the four H’s.. Heart.. Head… Hand.. Habit.

Leadership and Followership

Working through this course will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognize common leadership challenges, and identify the skills you need to develop if you want to enhance your own leadership experience.

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE

Women in the Bible teaches the role of Women in the Bible and ends with how to develop a ministry for Women.

UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL NUMBERS – Short course

This study explains the importance of biblical numerology and provides guidelines for properly interpreting numbers. You will learn the meaning of selected numbers, their prophetic significance, and how to apply what you learn

MINISTERING IN THE PROPHETIC

The purpose of this manual is to share biblical teaching to dispel beliefs that have distorted or disregarded the prophetic. It is our prayer that those who are skeptical will reconsider the gift of prophecy on the basis of what is taught in God’s Word, and that this ministry will multiply among Believers in these closing days of time

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

The word “theology” comes from two Greek words, theos meaning “God” and logos meaning “the word about” or “the study of” God as He is revealed in the Scriptures. Simply defined, theology is an in-depth study of the Holy Bible to discover what God has said about Himself, His purposes, His plans, and His promises