SCHEDULE and ENROLLMENT – SPRING QUARTER 2017

Spring Quarter • April 3 – June 16, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS – To select a course click on “⇒ Choose Full Credit or “⇒ Choose Audit Only” to enroll in each course you would like to select. Your selections will appear to the right of the course list. You may take any course and take as many courses as you like. Choose either the full credit course or the audit only course for any one course. After you complete your selections click the “next” button at the bottom of the selected course list at the right of the page. To remove a course from your selected courses click on the red X on the course you want to remove in the list at the right of the page.

(Auditing means you can register and attend the course without any requirements. No university credit is earned.)

Monday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

How to Interpret & Explain Difficult Passages Workshop – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Desarrollo del Carácter – III – Peter Dean – 2 unidades – Library
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Monday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Character Development – 1 Corinthians 13 Love – Bob Carter – 2 units – Lounge
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1 & 2 Tesalonicenses – Luis Lemus – 2 unidades – Library
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Tuesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

The Messiah – Clement Muwele – 2 units – Library
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Teología de Pablo – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Tuesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Leadership Strategies from the Hebrew Prophets – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Library
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1 & 2 San Pedro – Mario Orellana – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

Lectures in Theology – Edward Dalcour – 2 units – Library
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Como Estudiar la Biblia – Antonio Matute – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

1 & 2 Thessalonians – Steve Krantz – 2 units – Library
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Epistolas Pastorales – José Francia – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Saturday Seminars (One Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

A one-day Saturday seminar – Date and topic to be announced – Lounge
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Un Sábado – Fecha, tema y profesor se anunciarán – Lounge
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Field Experience (Any Day) Evangelism

ANY DAY – Evangelism – Field Experience
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Course Descriptions

MONDAY (6:40- 8:05 pm) How to Interpret & Explain Difficult Passages Workshop (2 units)

Have you ever had difficulty understanding certain passages in the Bible? Did you have to rely on commentaries and other people to figure it out? We appreciate the help others can give us, but when we can “figure it out” and “connect the dots” ourselves as students of the Bible it gives us a new confidence to be able to explain God’s word to those who ask us. As Peter instructed us, we should “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). This course will help you learn how to interpret and explain difficult passages in the Bible. Once you can do that, everything becomes easier in your quest to understand and teach the Bible. You will learn how to understand, interpret, and explain in clear and concise ways the passage you are studying. You will be ready to answer questions people ask you about what any passage in the Bible means. Finally, you will be able to refine your communication and teaching skills. Can’t wait to take this adventure with you!

MONDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Character Development – 1 Corinthians 13 Love (2 units)

God is love (1 John 4:8) and He designed us for love. All that is within us cries out for love, and yet it seems so hard to find. The problem is that we seek to be loved. We want others to accept us, meet our needs, make us feel good, forgive us, and give us freedom to be and do whatever we want. God’s love is not about getting but about giving. If we can learn to love others as God loves us, we will experience the love we so desperately desire in return. We will be healed of our deep hurts. In giving we will receive. How? Well, that’s our subject this quarter.

Character Development is a series of topics on the most important quality of a Christian – character. It’s how Jesus said to be a wise man who builds his house upon the rock (Matthew 7:24), and the very opposite of the hypocrisy Jesus condemned in the religious leaders of His day. God wants us to walk in victory and become like His Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:28-29). Learning all about the Lord and the Bible is great. Learning to minister in power is wonderful. But if we do not develop His character we will eventually get shot down by the world, the flesh, or the devil. God has definite steps to achieve victory in each area of our lives and the twelve Character Development courses are where you’ll learn them.

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Tuesday (6:40 – 8:05 pm) The Messiah (2 units)

Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the centerpiece of all history, the “desire of all nations” (Haggai 2:7), has come. And He will soon come again, and “from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty” (Revelation 19:15). In this practical course you will learn the prophecies that He fulfilled so you can witness right out of the Old Testament. And you will learn how to know and present Him in power to the world today—the world that will soon witness His mighty return to rule and reign. An incredible course.

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TUESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Leadership Strategies of the Hebrew Prophets (2 units)

As we follow the Lord, many times we face seemingly overwhelming difficulties, obstacles and opposition. In those times, how do we overcome and advance? How do we lead people into victory and maturity? In answer to that, James wrote, “Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord” (James 5:10). So in this course we will study the leadership strategies of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. They faced immense opposition from Assyria, Babylon and even their own people of Israel, yet they continued to advance personally and lead others to overcome as well.

WEDNESDAY (6:40 – 8:05 pm) Lectures in Theology (2 units)

In this course, we will center on foundational truths contained in both the NT and OT. We will examine various biblical doctrines (essential and peripheral) and their supporting passages discussing their importance and application for us today, including creation, attributes of God, sin, aspects of salvation, man’s pre-saved spiritual state, Christ in the OT, Trinity, etc. In this course, we will also address popular questions such as, Is Hell eternal? Was the atonement limited or universal? Will people who never heard the gospel be saved? How could a loving God allow bad things to happen to children and godly people? How can we trust the Bible when so many men have translated it so many times since the first century? (and many others). Further, we will deal with some of the most controversial passages in the Bible and look at some of the more “difficult sayings” made by Christ and the apostles. This interesting course will certainly edify one’s personal faith and enhance one’s knowledge of biblical doctrine. Although this course will have marginal reading requirements, grades will be based on attendance and class participation.

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WEDNESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) 1 & 2 Thessalonians (2 units)

What are the characteristics of a thriving church? What kind of a ministry results in a healthy church? How should we prepare for Christ’s return? Paul’s first and second letters to the Thessalonians are filled with encouragement, affection, hope, love, and tough advice. Paul understood how difficult it is to live out the Christian faith in the face of opposition and many distractions. Paul exhorts his friends as a father would his children to grow in love for one another, to live holy lives, to refute false teaching, and to stand fast in the Lord. He reminds them of their great hope in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and to not be falsely alarmed at rumors that the Day of the Lord had already come. Your study of these letters should give you assurance for the future, encouragement in witnessing and walking with the Lord, comfort in the loss of Christian loved ones, and stability in a world that appears to be careening out of control.

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SATURDAY (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

A one-day Saturday seminar, date and topic to be announced

Evangelism – Field Experience (2 units)

The word “evangelism” means taking the good news about salvation through Jesus Christ to other people. Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor, and He is still doing that today through us, because we are His body (1 Corinthians 12:27). How do we learn to evangelize? Mainly by doing it. This is a “field experience” course, which involves witnessing for at least one and a half hours a week, turning in weekly lists of the people witnessed to, reading a missionary book (supplied) and writing five pages of notes on it.

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Descripciones de los Cursos

LUNES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Desarrollo del Carácter – III: Carácter en Nuestras Finanzas

Este trimestre en el desarrollo del carácter, nos centraremos en las finanzas, el tema del que Jesús habló más que cualquier otro, incluso más que la fe o la salvación. Jesús dijo que la manera en que manejamos nuestro dinero es la forma en que se manejan las cosas espirituales. También es el tema más importante en el matrimonio. Por lo tanto, aprender a salir de la deuda, cómo conseguir la mejor compra, cómo invertir en el reino de Dios, cómo hacer Jesús el Señor de sus finanzas, la manera de prosperar, cómo ayudar a los pobres, etc, ayudará a desarrollar su carácter de las cosas espirituales y para la vida familiar.

     El aprender todo acerca del Señor y la Biblia es estupendo. Aprender a ministrar con poder es fenomenal. Ahora bien, si no desarrollamos el carácter de Cristo en nuestras vidas no estamos viviendo como cristianos, y eventualmente terminaremos acabados por el mundo, la carne o el diablo. Dios tiene pasos definidos en la Biblia para alcanzar la victoria en cada área de nuestras vidas, y en este curso de Desarrollo del Carácter tú los aprenderás. Este curso es uno de los más emocionantes de la universidad entera, es un transformador de vidas que definitivamente no olvidarás.

LUNES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) 1 & 2 Tesalonicenses

1 & 2 Tesalonicenses relatan la historia de un ministerio que fue completamente hermoso en muchas maneras: Una iglesia de gente que estaba llena de fe, rebozando de gozo y sirviendo al Señor con todo el corazón. Pablo dice que eran un ejemplo a la región entera, y que fueron un ejemplo para nosotros también. Estos dos libros proporcionan una especial sabiduría en cómo vivir hoy día, cuando el retorno de Jesús está más cerca que nunca.

Dan un ejemplo excelente de cómo vivir la vida cristiana en medio de tribulaciones y problemas, y presentan una sabiduría especial para vivir en estos tiempos cuando la venida de Cristo está a las puertas. ¡Tu vida será enriquecida como resultado de tomar este curso!

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MARTES (6:40–8:05 PM) Teología de Pablo

Pablo, siervo de Jesucristo, llamado a ser apóstol, apartado para el evangelio de Dios, que él había prometido antes por sus profetas en las santas Escrituras, acerca de su Hijo, nuestro Señor Jesucristo. (Romanos 1:1-3)

La Teología de Pablo es el estudio de la vida y doctrina del apóstol Pablo, el escritor de 13 libros del Nuevo Testamento y de aquel que dijo: “Sed imitadores de mí, así como yo de Cristo.” Así que nosotros miramos a la vida y doctrina del apóstol Pablo, nosotros usaremos interpretando propiamente sus enseñanzas y entendimiento en como éstos se acoplan en la teología como un todo y en el tiempo de crecimiento de la iglesia. Entonces nosotros nos preguntaremos algunas preguntas serias acerca de cómo estas cosas se aplican a nuestras vidas. La Teología no es algo que solamente aprendemos, ¡es algo que nosotros vivimos!

MARTES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) 1 & 2 Pedro

¿Pedro habla acerca de la realidad diaria de vivir para Cristo. Sus epístolas están llenas de sabiduría práctica la cual habla a nuestras vidas en este mundo loco en el cual vivimos. Las dos tratan el sufrimiento y las pruebas que todos experimentamos, y nos muestran el camino a la victoria. Cada una de ellas tratan de una forma realista el tema de qué está bien o mal, y nos ayudan a conquistar la abundancia de racionalismo de nuestra sociedad. Este curso detallará los antecedentes de cada una de las cartas y después irá a través de las ricas lecciones espirituales y ideas que ofrecen.

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MIÉRCOLES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Como Estudiar la Biblia

Dios ha proporcionado grandes maestros para el Cuerpo de Cristo a fin de que podamos aprender su Palabra y sus caminos (Efesios 4:11) y nos insta al estudio de su Palabra (Hechos 17:11) para nuestro crecimiento en Cristo (2 Tim. 3:16–17). Si vamos a tratar la Biblia apropiadamente y sin tener de qué avergonzarnos (2 Tim. 2:15), necesitamos saber cómo estudiarla y no sólo leerla casualmente. Este curso te enseñará a extraer las herramientas de oro de la Palabra. Tu vida serás diferente de ahora en adelante al aplicar las aptitudes que aprenderás en este curso tan deleitable.

MIÉRCOLES (8:25–10:00 pm) Epistolas Pastorales

Las epístolas pastorales, 1 & 2 Timoteo y Tito fueron escritas por Pablo para guiar a pastores y líderes en ministrar a la gente y desarrollar sus iglesias. Estos libros  son ricos en sabiduría para gentilmente guiar y dirigir el rebaño de Dios, en cómo resolver problemas y tratar con gente problemática, cómo predicar, cómo seleccionar líderes, cómo saber la doctrina correcta, la inspiración de las Escrituras, asuntos morales y de autoridad, y mucho más. Te convertirás en un mejor líder como resultado de tomar este curso.

En este curso, trataremos de entender de mejor manera los diferentes aspectos del liderazgo de la iglesia y como Dios nos ayuda a lograrlos.  Intentaremos también, el aplicar estas epístolas de manera practica a nuestros respectivos ministerios, y discutiremos el impacto de los escritos de Pablo en nuestros días.

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SÁBADO (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Un Sábado – Fecha, tema y profesor se anunciarán – Lounge

Evangelismo – Facultad

La palabra “evangelismo” significa llevar las Buenas Nuevas de salvación a través de Jesucristo a otras personas. Jesús vino para predicar el evangelio a los pobres, y Él continua haciéndolo hasta el día de hoy a través de nuestras bocas, ya que nosotros somos Su Cuerpo (1 Cor. 12:27). Cómo podremos aprender a evangelizar? Primeramente, haciéndolo! Esta clase es un “campo para experimentar.” Cada estudiante establece un programa de evangelismo semanal, regularmente realizado en su propia iglesia, entonces viene al director de la Universidad para trabajar bajo un plan supervisado.

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