Online Bible College Courses Taught by Experienced Professionals

Online Bible College Courses Taught by Experienced Professionals

Online Bible College Courses Taught by Experienced Professionals

 

Advantages to Online College

The advantages to online learning allow students to attend college while still engaging in everyday life. Online college enables students to accommodate their schedule.OnlineCollege.org found that online students are more likely to participate intellectually in their courses, participate in a broader world view about different cultures, have better discussions within their major, and gain use better learning practices in their learning experience compared to the classic on-campus experience. The advantages of online college apply to online Bible Colleges as much as it does to any other college. pastors, teachers, or people have other functions within the church are able to benefit from practicing what they are learning in the online classroom from wherever they live.

 Online Professors

A critical component to the online college experience is the online professor. An article in The Huffington Post discusses the importance of using instructors that are able to teach in the online learning environment. Similar to how not all students are not the best for online colleges; the same is true for professors. Pastors, church staff members, chaplains, and other professors with similar experiences teach the majority of the classes taught at Grace College of Divinity. This helps the online classes to have a more pracademic (practical and academic) than academic emphasis. These classes were built to help students practically implement what they are learning into their everyday lives.

 

Online Bible College on How to Study the Bible

 

Online Bible College on How to Study the Bible

How to: Study the Bible Part I

 

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Lets start with the elephant in the room: “I don’t WANT to read my bible”

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Personal Confession:

It wasn’t until the last year or so that I actually developed a desire to read the bible – and even still it’s a discipline. But even after having walked with God for 4-5 years, I felt this undeniable magnetic pull away from reading, it felt like a chore. At a certain point I told God:

I know I should read your Word but I don’t want too…help me, give me the desire”.

It wasn’t until multiple prayer deposits later that I began to develop an affection and craving for the Scripture. Even still it’s something I have to hold myself responsible for. However after making myself carve time in my schedule for it and praying that God would change my heart to be affectionate for his Word – like a muscle that was being exercised I began to notice a change in my appetite for wanting to read God’s Word and a satisfaction in spending time there.

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  If that statement resonates with you, don’t lose heart!

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Here are some videos on Bible Study that encouraged me personally, enjoy!

 

God Wrote a Book

Don’t Ignore Your Bible

 The Bible is Not a Map for Life

 Read Your Bible Cover to Cover

 Should you force yourself to read the Bible?

 The Importance of God’s Word

 

Reach Out Celebration 2014

<h2>Reach Out Celebration 2014</h2>

Grace College of Divinity was a highlighted ministry partner during Manna Church’s 2014 Reach Out Celebration. This video highlights GCD’s involvement in training Brazilian leaders for church planting.

Bachelor of Divinity Degree

<h2>Bachelor of Divinity Degree</h2>
The Bachelor of Divinity program is a four-year course of study suited to the student who desires extensive training for the purpose of leadership in the local church. The program consists of 96 credit hours of required courses and 24 credit hours of elective study, relevant to leadership and educational ministries. Courses have been aligned in three specific disciplines: Biblical Studies, Theology, an Practical Ministry. In addition in the 120 hours of academic studies, student are required to complete a practicum in their fourth year of study and fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.
<h3>Program Objectives</h3>
This program will:
<ul>
<li>Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ (Bible) and to explore ramifications of this Gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of the Church in the world (theology);</li>
<li>Equip the student with the tools to communicate clearly and effectively;</li>
<li>Bring about the student’s increased understanding of the world in which one lives, including history and philosophy;</li>
<li>Give the student a sense of preparedness by providing practical ministry experience.</li>
</ul>
<h3 style=”padding-left: 30px;”>First Year Program</h3>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>BIB 101  Old Testament Survey                   3hrs
BIB 103  New Testament Survey                 3hrs
BIB 104  Hermeneutics                                  3hrs
CLG 101 Destiny &amp; Calling                           3hrs
HST 101 Church History I                             3hrs
THE 101 Intro to Theology                            3hrs
ENG 101 Effective Communication             3hrs
ENG 102 Writing and Research                   3hrs
PHL 101 Philosophy &amp; Worldview               3hrs</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Elective</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”><strong>Total Credit Hours:</strong>                                       30hrs</p>

<h3 style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Second Year Program</h3>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>THE 201  Systematic Theology I                   3hrs                      <em>(prerequisite: THE 101)</em>
THE 202 Systematic Theology II                   3hrs      <em>(prerequisite: THE 101 &amp; THE 201)</em>
CLG 201 Spiritual Formation                        3hrs
CLG 211 Church Life                                     3hrs
CNS 201 Counseling I                                   3hrs
BIB  201 Writings of John                              3hrs
HST 201 Church History II                             3hrs
MTH 211 Math                                                  3hrs
MIS 201 World Missions                                3hrs</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Elective</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”><strong>Total Credit Hours:</strong>                                        30hrs</p>

<h3 style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Third Year Program</h3>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology                      3hrs
GRK 301 Greek I                                              3hrs
BIB 301  Synoptic Gospels                            3hrs
BIB 303 Book of Romans                               3hrs
MIS 308 Communicating the
Relevance of God’s Story                                3hrs
HST 301 History of Music                               3hrs
SCI   301 Creation Science                            3hrs
THE 301 Kingdom of God                              3hrs                           <em>(co-requisite: THE 101)</em></p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Elective                                                               3hrs
Elective                                                               3hrs</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”><strong>Total Credit Hours:</strong>                                          30hrs</p>

<h3 style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Fourth Year Program</h3>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>BIB 401  Book of Mark                                       3hrs               <em>(prerequisite: GRK 301)</em>
CNS 402  Marriage and Family in Society     3hrs
CLG 401  Pastoral Ministries                           3hrs
CLG 410 Homiletics                                           3hrs
CLG 480 Church Growth                                   3hrs
ENG 495 Senior Seminar                                 3hrs
Elective                                                                 3hrs
Elective                                                                 3hrs
Elective                                                                 3hrs
Elective</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”><strong>Total Credit Hours:</strong>                                            30hrs</p>

<h3>Graduation Requirements</h3>
For the Bachelor of Divinity degree program, a total of 120 credit hours plus four approved Christian Service projects, total. (1 per semester, no more than four total projects) of Leadership in Action are required for graduation.

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Reach Out Celebration 2014

Reach Out Celebration 2014

Grace College of Divinity was a highlighted ministry partner during Manna Church’s 2014 Reach Out Celebration. This video highlights GCD’s involvement in training Brazilian leaders for church planting.

TheExperience Internship

TheExperience Internship

“theExperience” is a one-year college internship with GenIgnite Student Ministries. A collaborative effort between Manna Church and Grace College of Divinity covering two semesters. theExperience consists of 30 accredited college credit hours, a full-time internship, weekly mentoring with Manna Church Senior Pastor and mPact Churches President Michael Fletcher, and other top ministry leaders, an international mission trip, conferences, regional networking and more. theExperience serves to lay a firm foundation of Character, Faith, and Leadership that empowers you to thrive rather than just survive in life.

Promotional Video

New programs

 

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As has been announced Grace College of Divinity is starting several new leadership programs this Fall. The Fall semester of 2014 will initiate our first graduate degree – Master’s of Christian Leadership.  Presently there are some students who have already registered for this new program. The onsite classes will be done in the form of intensive hybrid classes and online classes will be available as well. It is very exciting to see this first graduate program getting started. The classes will be taught by professors from our present staff as well as by new professors. One of the new professors was the Assistant Graduate Dean at Southwest Christian University when Michael Fletcher graduated with his Master’s degree in leadership. Another professor is a leadership scholar who is the head of a nonprofit in Nigeria and yet another new professor is a leadership scholar from Hong Kong who is a consultant and teaches in a school in China.