SCHEDULE and ENROLLMENT – FALL QUARTER 2018

Fall Quarter • September 24 – December 7, 2018

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

Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Word of God – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Desarrollo del Carácter – Cumpliendo Nuestro Llamado – Peter Dean – 2 unidades – Library
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Monday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Character Development – I – Bob Carter – 2 units – Lounge
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Panorama del Nuevo Testamento – I – Luis Lemus – 2 unidades – Library
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Tuesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

Ecclesiastes – Clement Muwele – 2 units – Library
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Panorama del Antiguo Testamento – I – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Tuesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

The Mystery of Intimacy & Unity with Christ – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Library
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1 Reyes – José Francia – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

1 John – Edward Dalcour – 2 units – Library
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Cómo Defender Tu Fe – Antonio Matute – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

How to Have a Healthy Church – Steve Krantz – 2 units – Library
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Desarrollo de Liderazgo – I – Mario Orellana – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Saturday Seminars (One Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

To Be Announced – One Saturday, 2018 – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Lounge
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Se Anunciará – Un Sábado, 2018 – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – 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) Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Word of God (2 units)

God’s Word. God has spoken to us and shown forth His will to us through His written Word. After we are done, we will all have a greater appreciation for the Bible, a greater confidence and trust in God’s Word, and a greater love and understanding of God Himself, for the Bible is truly God’s love letter to us! Here is what we will study:

     The Canon of Scripture: What belongs in the Bible and what does not belong? How do we know that what we have today is the actual Canon of Scripture? The Authority of Scripture: Is the Bible God’s Word? How do we know? (We will look at manuscript evidence, copyist practices, oral culture, internal and external evidence, the science of Textual Criticism, Archeological confirmation, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Prophetic fulfillment). The Inerrancy of Scripture: Is the Bible really without error? The Clarity of Scripture: Can the Bible be understood by all believers? The Necessity of Scripture: For what purpose is the Bible necessary? Can someone know God without His Word? The Sufficiency of Scripture: Is the Bible enough for knowing what God wants us to think and do? Bible Translations: Which ones are accurate? Which are good ones? The Interpretation of Scripture: How do we properly interpret the Bible? I look forward to spending these 11 weeks with you and taking this journey with you as our passion and joy of God’s Word increases daily. Pastor Paul.

MONDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Character Development – I (2 units)

God loves you unconditionally, no matter what you do, but He does not want you to remain immature like a little child, but to grow up. He has put a burning desire in your heart to become the unique person you were destined to become, and Character Development teaches you how.

     Character Development is a series of courses on the most important quality of a Christian – Christlike character. It’s 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) Ecclesiastes (2 units)

One of the basic hungers of mankind is to find meaning in life.  The Book of Ecclesiastes takes us through a wonderful journey of an experienced searcher.  He examines the problem of life’s meaning from many angles and concludes that life is worth living only if you see it through God’s eyes and live it according to His ways.  Life is designed to have seasons. God has a proper time, season,  and purpose for each activity (3:1-8). Recognizing this allows us to make smooth transitions from one season to the next. Solomon looks at life and death, success and failure, time and events, and writes some wise counsel about how to live a meaningful life in a world which does not necessarily conform to our needs and expectations.  In this course you will learn how to identify and describe the present season of your life and to develop a plan for utilizing your God-given gifts, talents for the glory of God in ways that are consistent with the season you are in.

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TUESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) The Mystery of Intimacy and Unity with Christ (2 units)

About the church, Paul wrote, “‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Eph. 5:31-32) This word “mystery” refers to a secret, hidden understanding that can only be known by divine revelation, and it is used 27 times in the New Testament. However, only once does Paul speak of a “great mystery,” and that is in Eph. 5:32 which speaks about living intimately as Christ’s bride. This course will explore the bridal paradigm in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation with an emphasis on Song of Solomon. Our highest calling is not ministry but intimacy, and in this study we’ll discover the biblical steps into a much deeper love relationship with Christ.

WEDNESDAY (6:40 – 8:05 pm) 1 John (2 units)

This course examines the first of John epistles. The epistles of John are known as the “catholic” epistles or letters (also known as “universal” or “general” epistles) meaning that they are general letters, which were not written to a specific church. The other “general letters” include James, 1&2 Peter, and Jude. One clear distinction between the Gospel of John and the three epistles of John is the fact that in the epistles, we find that John knew his audience intimately—addressing them as “My little children.” From the very first chapter, John presents a high robust Christology exegetically congruent with the prologue of his gospel (vv. 1-18). Because these epistles (viz. 1&2) were written as a pointed refutation against Docetic Gnostics, John sets forth a full-bodied presentation of the deity of Christ and His role as Advocate, the atonement, salvation, living godly, sin, and a pointed exposition on the importance of love, which, to John, identifies a genuine Christian. This detailed study on 1 John will be lively and very beneficial for all who attend this course.

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WEDNESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) How to Have a Healthy Church (2 units)

What does Jesus think about your church?  What virtues would He commend? What defects would He correct? No passage in the New Testament contains more clear, concise and comprehensive instruction of the Church’s life and work than the first three chapters of Revelation. It is the only book in the Bible which promises a blessing to those who read it and heed its message (Revelation 1:3). The letters to the seven churches represent the kinds of conditions which are characteristic of churches throughout the church age. John is a prophet but he is also a pastor. A pastor is concerned about the spiritual needs of his flock in the present. Every vision is to be put to immediate use by his readers. John’s readers are comforted, commended, and warned. One phrase is repeated without variation in each of the messages to the seven churches: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Are we listening to and heeding what the Spirit is saying to the churches today?

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 Saturday Seminar – To Be Announced – One Saturday (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

     One Saturday this quarter, 9AM–3PM.

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 – Cumpliendo Nuestro Llamado

El factor céntrico de la Cristiandad es el Señor Jesucristo. La Biblia dice que la voluntad perfecta de Dios es que cada uno de nosotros desarrollemos el carácter de Su Hijo, Jesucristo (Romanos 8:28–29). Cuando Jesús anduvo en la tierra, El constantemente predicaba del carácter divino, y regularmente condenaba a los religiosos hipócritas, cuyo carácter no era como el de Cristo. Un carácter divino es la cualidad más importante del Cristiano. Este curso difiere completamente en comparación a cursos seculares que llevan el mismo nombre.

     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) Panorama del Nuevo Testamento – I

¡El Nuevo Testamento contiene más verdad en menos espacio que cualquier libro del mundo! Es la Palabra de Dios para nosotros en el día de hoy a pesar de que a veces parece largo y difícil de comprender. Este curso traerá el Nuevo Testamento a un enfoque claro, dándole un entendimiento por medio del cual usted puede estudiar y reunir valiosas verdades para conservar el resto de su vida. Es un marco para muchos otros cursos que indagan en libros específicos y partes del Nuevo Testamento.

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MARTES (6:40–8:05 PM) Panorama del Antiguo Testamento – I

El Antiguo Testamento es la fascinante historia de los tratados de Dios con la raza humana. En un evento lleno de acción tras otro, la mano de Dios se muestra en el desarrollo del drama de la historia, la cual es Su historia. El Antiguo Testamento prepara el camino para la llegada del Señor Jesucristo, para el Nuevo Testamento y para la era de la iglesia. De hecho, el Nuevo Testamento fue escrito primordialmente para la gente que ya estaba familiarizada con el Antiguo Testamento, y por esa razón, el Nuevo no puede ser completamente entendido sin antes conocer el Antiguo. Por lo tanto, no dudes en tomar este curso, ¡te va a encantar! Este curso abarca todo el Antiguo Testamento históricamente, literalmente y temáticamente y proporciona una introducción a cada libro.

MARTES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) 1 Reyes – Construyendo un Templo para Dios

     La transición del reinado de David al de Salomón es un estudio del movimiento de la gracia a la gloria—del favor de Dios otorgado sobre nosotros a la majestad de Dios viviendo en nuestro medio. Así que Salomón construye la casa de Dios nosotros también llegamos a una seguridad personal que el Rey de Gloria realmente quiere vivir en nuestros corazones. Ahí es donde él se encuentra en su casa. Ahí es donde él quiere manifestar su gloria. Y llegamos a comprender que realmente podemos construir algo para Dios.

El tema de 1ra. Reyes está basado en el hecho que el bienestar de Israel y Judá depende de la fidelidad del pueblo y su rey al pacto de Dios. 1ra. Reyes comienza a trazar la monarquía desde el punto de su prosperidad mayor bajo Salomón y nos muestra que obedecer la palabra de Dios produce bendición, pero la apostasía es recompenzada con el juicio. Este libro directamente confronta nuestra carne y nos pregunta ¿a cuál rey realmente seguiremos—a Dios o a nosotros mismos? Cuando le permitimos a Dios que él gobierne y reine en nuestros corazones y nos bajamos del trono que realmente es de él, entonces tomará residencia y nos transformará de adentro para afuera. Prepárese para moverse a un lado y dejar a Dios ser Dios.

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MIÉRCOLES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Cómo Defender Tu Fe

Pedro nos dice santificad en vuestros corazones a Cristo como Señor y estad siempre listos para responder a todo el que os pida razón de la esperanza que hay en vosotros. . . . (1 Pedro 3:15a). A pesar de esto, hay momentos en que hemos quedado sin palabras delante de ateos articulados o cultistas crea­tivos que exponen sus preguntas de tal manera que nos hacen perder al contestarles. Este curso te preparará para la batalla con los típicos burladores que se te atraviesen. Tu confianza crecerá y a la vez obtendrás respuestas claras y concisas a tus preguntas.

MIÉRCOLES (8:25–10:00 pm) Desarrollo de Liderazgo – I

   Las iglesias necesitan una clase de liderazgo especial, diferente de las organizaciones seculares. Jesucristo fue el líder más grande de todos los tiempos. El les dijo a sus seguidores que no guiearan como los líderes mundanos lo hacen, pero que fueran siervos como El era siervo. Este curso le enseñará una forma completamente nueva acerca de como guiar a su iglesia en el poder del Espíritu Santo para producir un ministerio mas fructífero. Se enfocará también en aprender acerca de sus propias habilidades como líder y algunas cosas que usted puede hacer para superarse. Le enseñará también principios sumamente valiosos de como puede desarrollar líderes de adentro de su iglesia. Finalmente le equipará en cómo ‘tejer’ estos aspectos para establecer y edificar una iglesia.

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SEMINARIO DE SÁBADO (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) Se Anunciará

     Seminario de sábado, 12 de Mayo, a las 9AM-3AM.

 

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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