SCHEDULE and ENROLLMENT – WINTER QUARTER 2019

Fall Quarter • January 7 – March 22, 2019

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

Pauline Theology – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Desarrollo del Carácter – Dones Motivacionales – Marvin Barrera – 2 unidades – Library
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Monday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Character Development – II – 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

Ezra and Nehemiah – The Power of Restoration – Clement Muwele – 2 units – Library
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Panorama del Antiguo Testamento – II – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Tuesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Prayer and Spiritual Warfare in the Pauline Epistles – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Library
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2 Reyes – José Francia – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

2 Timothy – Paul’s Final Letter – Edward Dalcour – 2 units – Library
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Eclesiología – Doctrina de la Iglesia – Antonio Matute – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

How to Interpret Dreams & Visions – Steve Krantz – 2 units – Library
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Santiago – 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) Pauline Theology (2 units)

Pauline Theology is the study of the life and doctrine of the apostle Paul, the writer of 13 books of the New Testament and the one who said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” As we look at the life and doctrine of the apostle Paul, we will spend time properly interpreting his teachings and understanding how they fit into theology as a whole and the timing of the growth of the church. We will then ask some serious questions about how these things apply to our lives. Theology is not just something we learn, it is something we live! Here is what we will study this quarter:

Paul’s Early Life and Conversion – What do the Bible, the Church Fathers, and historians tell us?

Pauline Theology Proper – What was Paul’s view of God?

Pauline Christology – What was Paul’s view of Jesus Christ?

Pauline Soteriology – How did Paul understand the saving work of Jesus Christ?

Pauline Ecclesiology – How did Paul understand the church and its relation to Israel?

Pauline Eschatology – What was Paul’s view of end times?

Paul on life – What was Paul’s teaching about priorities in life and how to be successful?

Paul on suffering – How did Paul view suffering – its purpose and how to understand it?

Paul on leadership – What was Paul’s view of how to be a great leader?

Paul on relationships – What was Paul’s view of love and how we are to treat one another?

MONDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Character Development – II (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) Ezra and Nehemiah – The Power of Restoration (2 units)

Ezra and Nehemiah were heroes of their day. Their courageous leadership was aimed at restoring Jerusalem, the temple, and the security of the people. Their hearts for the things of God, His land, and His people give us a great model of leadership and zeal in the kingdom of God. Ezra was a priest who brought spiritual revival and Nehemiah was a governor who brought physical and political reconstruction and led the people in moral reform. Doesn’t this sound like something that is much needed today? These books hit home and speak to us not just of a time thousands of years ago, but of the very hour we are living in. We need to know God’s way of bringing our generation to Christ and helping them rebuild their lives according to His will and way. Who will stand up and be an Ezra or a Nehemiah in the midst of apostasy and godlessness? 

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TUESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Prayer and Spiritual Warfare in the Pauline Epistles (2 units)

As he faced profound spiritual opposition, Paul appealed to the church, “Join me in my struggle by praying to God for me,” (Rom. 15:30) and this appeal is as relevant today as it was then. If the church is going to evangelize the nations and see justice established on the earth, then she must return to the prevailing prayer that Paul exemplified in his epistles. She must recover the fierce faith of Paul’s frontal attacks against the forces of darkness that kept souls bound in the most desperate spiritual and physical captivity. She must return to a wrestling and throwing down of spiritual adversaries in the hardest, darkest places of the planet. In the Pauline epistles we find a blueprint for the house of prayer that Jesus is building, a house that will contend against every other house that seeks to exalt itself above the lordship and supremacy of Christ. In this class we will study the teachings, theological foundations and practical applications of prayer and spiritual warfare found in Paul’s letters.

WEDNESDAY (6:40 – 8:05 pm) 2 Timothy – Paul’s Final Letter (2 units)

This course examines Paul’s final letter of his ministry shortly before he was executed in a Roman prison, which occurred under Nero’s reign (c. A.D. 66-68). Within the content of this epistle, as in 1 Timothy, we find so many important commands and points of encouragement for Timothy related to ministry. Thus, for anyone going into ministry, Paul’s so-called “Pastoral Letters” are a vital study.

     Further, within this epistle, there are many very interesting doctrinal points such as anti-gnostic arguments, affirmations of the deity of Christ, Trinitarian implications, apologetics, and issues pertaining to the sufficiency of Scripture (sola scriptura), among others. Moreover, Paul mentions various people by name, such as co-laborers like Mark, Luke, Priscilla and Aquila, the household of Onesiphorus, and others. He mentions three heretics by name, Hymenaeus, Philetus, and Alexander the coppersmith.

In the last chapter, Paul expresses his knowledge of his impending death (departure) shortly after writing this letter. However, he is fully aware that he faithfully completed the work to which God had called him in this earthy life: He has “fought the good fight”; “finished the course”; and has “kept the faith.” We will be going through selected passages, and I am confident that this study of Paul’s last epistle will inspire you and greatly aid you in generating a better and more accurate perspective of Christian ministry.

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WEDNESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) How to Interpret Dreams & Visions (2 units)

Throughout Bible history, God spoke through His servants “many times and in various ways” (Heb. 1:1-2). One way God spoke was through dreams and visions (Gen. 28:12-15; Num. 12:6; Job 33:14-18). The Prophet Joel declared that in the Last Days God will pour out His Spirit on all of humanity, and the result will be an increase of dreams, visions, and prophecy (Acts 2:17; Joel 2:28). According to the Jewish Talmud, a dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read. Dreams and visions are an important way God has chosen to communicate with us. Spiritual discernment must be exercised to interpret them. The ability to recognize and interpret dream imagery is an acquired skill, requiring discipline, spiritual sensitivity, and practice. In this course students will become more fluent in the language of dreams and visions. We will learn from the Bible how and why God uses this form of communication. We will learn principles which will equip us to record, decode, and put into action the instructions and warnings God gives through our dreams.

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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 – Dones Motivacionales

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. Este trimestre trataremos el tema de los Dones Motivacionales del capitulo 12 del libro de Romanos.

LUNES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) Panorama del Nuevo Testamento – I 

¡El Nuevo Testamento contiene más veracidad 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 especificos y partes del Nuevo Testamento.   

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

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) 2 Reyes – Atizando la Llama del Avivamiento

     Segunda de Reyes continua el drama empezado en Primera de Reyes – la trágica historia de dos naciones en un curso de colisión con la cautividad. El autor traza sistemáticamente los reinados monarcas de Israel y Judá, primero llevando la historia de una nación hacia adelante y luego volviendo a trazar el mismo período para la otra nación. Diecinueve consecutivos reyes malvados gobernaron en Israel liderándolo hacia la cautividad bajo Asiria. El panorama es algo así como más brillante en Judá, donde reyes temerosos de Dios ocasionalmente emergieron para reformar la maldad de sus predecesores. Al final, sin embargo el pecado pesa más que la justicia y Judá marcha hacia la cautividad a Babilonia.

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MIÉRCOLES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Eclesiología – La Doctrina de la Iglesia

La iglesia es la comunidad de todos los verdaderos creyentes de todos los tiempos. La iglesia es tan preciosa para Jesús que Él la llama su “novia” y por lo tanto hueso de su hueso y carne de su carne que Él la llama su “cuerpo”.

La eclesiología es la rama de la teología donde se estudia la Iglesia de Jesucristo en todos sus aspectos.  En este curso estudiaremos a fondo los siguientes aspectos de la Iglesia:  ¿Por qué es necesario crear una Iglesia?  ¿Cómo podemos reconocer una verdadera Iglesia?  ¿Cuál es el propósito y función de la Iglesia?  ¿Cómo podemos tener unidad en la Iglesia? ¿Qué hace a una Iglesia agradable a la vista de Dios?  ¿Cómo debe funcionar la disciplina de la iglesia? ¿Qué tipo de autoridad tiene la iglesia? ¿Cómo debería la iglesia ser gobernada? ¿Cuáles son las cargos o roles de liderazgo en la iglesia? ¿Cuáles son las diferentes actividades en la vida de la iglesia? ¿Por qué la asistencia a la iglesia y la participación en la misma es importante para todo creyente? ¿Cuál es el significado del bautismo? ¿Cuál es el significado de la Cena del Señor y cómo debe realizarse? ¿Qué es la adoración y cómo debemos adorar en la iglesia? ¿Cómo la Biblia, la historia de la iglesia y los padres de la iglesia, nos enseñan acerca de cómo la iglesia debe funcionar hoy en día?

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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