SCHEDULE and ENROLLMENT – SPRING QUARTER 2020

Spring Quarter • Apr. 6 – Jun. 12, 2020

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

1 John, 2 Peter, and Jude – Paul Buono – 2 units – Lounge
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Desarrollo del Carácter – En Los Evangelios – Marvin Barrera – 2 unidades – Library
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Monday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Character Development – Motivational Gifts – Bob Carter – 2 units – Lounge
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El Poder de Jesús para Transformar tu Vida – Luis Lemus – 2 unidades – Library
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Tuesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

Ecclesiology – Clement Muwele – 2 units – Library
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Escatología – Descifrando el Tiempo del Fin – Moisés Lecca – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Tuesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

Early Genesis: Foundations of our Faith – Sam Cerny – 2 units – Library
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Apocalipsis – José Francia – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 6:40 – 8:05 pm

Ephesians 1–2 – Edward Dalcour – 2 units – Library
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Como Enseñar – Antonio Matute – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Wednesday 8:25 – 10:00 pm

The Young Church in Action! – Steve Krantz – 2 units – Library
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El Poder de la Oración – Mario Orellana – 2 unidades – Lounge
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Saturday Seminars (One Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

To be Announced –  – One Saturday, 2020  – 2 units – Lounge
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Se Anunciará –  – sábado, 8 de feb., 2020 – 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) 1 John, 2 Peter, and Jude (2 units)

     1, 2, and 3 John along with 2 Peter and Jude give us powerful truths pertaining to contending for and defending our faith in the midst of heresy and worldly living.  What is John’s great message to us? That God is light and God is love.   Therefore, to engage in fellowship with Him we must walk in the light and not in the darkness; and walk in love and not hatred.  This is our victory.  As we walk in the light, we will regularly confess our sins, allowing the blood of Christ to continually cleanse us.  Christ will act as our defense attorney before the Father.  We will not be overcome by falsehood.  Proof of our “walk in the light” will be keeping the commandments of God and replacing any hatred we have toward our brother with love.  Two major roadblocks to hinder this walk will be falling in love with the world and falling for the alluring lies of false teachers.  Together, these epistles give us a roadmap to walking in the truth and discerning and overcoming falsehood.  They tell us to be ready! Contend for the faith! Keep yourselves in God’s love! Pull the backslidden out of the fire! These are words of action and words of battle. These are our marching orders in the last days as the army of God. We are to know the truth, be ready to explain it to others, protecting them from heresy and harm, and attempt to pull those that are going down the wrong path out of the fiery flames of falsehood! This course will help you stand at attention and use the sword of the Spirit for victory. You will be better prepared than ever to defend your faith and contend earnestly for it. Will you answer the call?

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

God has created you a unique person who can accomplish things no one else on earth can. When you find out how to tap into the hidden power of your spiritual gifts you will become a world-changer–and a happier and more fulfilled person. This class will present gifts in a new and more powerful way than you’ve ever heard before. Come and be changed and empowered for life. 

     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) Ecclesiology (2 units)

The church is the community of all true believers for all time. The church is so precious to Jesus that He calls her His “bride” and so very much bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh that He calls it His “body.” “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) The church is made of all those who are saved. Jesus said, “I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). The church that Jesus will build and protect is “the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:22-23). Ecclesiology is the branch of systematic theology where we study the church of Jesus Christ in all its detail. In this course we will be looking in depth at the following aspects of the church: What is necessary to make a church? How can we recognize a true church? What is the purpose and function of the church? How can we have unity in the church? What makes a church that is pleasing in God’s sight? How should church discipline function? What kind of authority does the church have? How should a church be governed? What are the offices or leadership roles in the church? What are the different activities in the life of the church? Why is church attendance and participation important for every believer? What is the meaning of baptism? What is the meaning of the Lord’s Supper and how should it be observed? What is worship and how should we worship in the church? What does the Bible, church history and the church fathers teach us about how church should function today?

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TUESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) Early Genesis: Foundations of our Faith (2 units)

The foundation stones of our faith are found in the early chapters of Genesis, for there we find the uncreated Creator, the beginning of the cosmos, the first man and woman, the first covenant, the first sin, the first judgment, and the first prophecy of the Messiah. However, though the truths of Genesis uphold our faith, those early chapters are also under an unprecedented assault. Many claim that the creation account contradicts science, so it cannot be literally true. Many assert that the Adam and Eve story cannot be accurate historically, so it must be figurative or allegorical. Yet can early Genesis be right theologically if it is so wrong scientifically and historically? In our study of these chapters, we will not only seek to understand them, but also provide answers to these questions and criticisms of the text. Furthermore, may this exploration of the uncreated Creator and His ways stir up a deeper awe of Him in our hearts. 

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

In this course, we will explore exegetically chapters 1 and 2 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. This letter along with Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon were traditionally called “Prison Letters”, since Paul wrote them during his first imprisonment (house arrest, Acts 28:30-31) around A.D. 60.

     Ephesus was a leading center in the Roman Empire, a merchant capital full of patent paganism. Acts records two visits by Paul to Ephesus, first in his second missionary journey (Acts 18:19-22) and then as an extended stay in his third missionary journey (Acts 20:31). 2 Timothy 1:18 is the only textual evidence we have that Timothy was in Ephesus. Paul turned Ephesus a main center for evangelism for at least three years (Acts 19:10; 20:28ff.).

Chapters 1 and 2 contain foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, which are both apologetic and evangelical. Paul counters the opposition in his prologue (chap. 1), by presenting that salvation was of God alone (vv. 1-2) and that believers’ adoption was not on the basis of efforts, but rather “according to the kindness of His will” (v. 5). In chapter 2 (vv. 1-5), Paul expresses God’s sovereign grace in the strongest way, by contrasting the spiritual status of the unregenerate (dead) with those being made alive in Him, through faith alone—“not according to works” (Eph. 2:8-10). In these two chapters, the apostle provides some of the most robust and defined theology found in his letters pertaining to our salvation and God’s sovereignty. I am very confident that this will be a very exciting and theologically deepening course.

In this course, we will briefly explore and examine several foundational doctrines—namely, the nature of God, the sovereignty of God, soteriology (salvation/justification/glorification), apologetics, and proper evangelism. Christian education will affect your life long after you leave school. Unlike many secular colleges and universities, we should place more worth on Christian education because it involves a higher learning and deeper understanding of the Redeemer, the Author of the Christian religion—Jesus Christ, “The only Sovereign and Lord” (Jude 4). This study will dramatically increase your theological understanding of important gospel doctrines and increase your confidence in presenting to others the Christian faith in an accurate manner.

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WEDNESDAY (8:25- 10:00 pm) The Young Church in Action! (2 units)

If church history does not get your blood pumping, you had better check your spiritual pulse. It is impossible to study the history of the early church (36AD – 450 AD) without being profoundly stirred. We are seeing Christianity, the real thing, in action for the first time in human history. The newborn Church, having neither money, influence nor political power, is setting forth joyfully and courageously to carry out its mission to “make disciples of all nations.” Something very powerful and very unusual has happened. People are unquestionably being changed at the root of their being: cowards become heroes, sinners are transformed; fear, greed, envy and pride are expelled by a flood of something above and beyond normal human experience. These new Christians were highly infectious and churches sprang up and flourished in the face of serious opposition.

    Beginning with a small band of 120 disciples in 36 AD, the Christian Church had grown, by one estimation, to nearly 34 million people by 350 AD, representing 56% of the population of the Roman Empire. Never before has any small body of ordinary people so moved the world that their enemies could say that these men and women “have turned the world upside down!” (Acts 17:6). The study of early church history is meant to provide more than just inspiration. Serious reflection on the past protects us from error, reminds us of God’s faithfulness, and motivates us to persevere in the face of present-day challenges. This course is seldom offered so don’t miss this opportunity to give your faith a boost.

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 Saturday Seminar – To be announced – – One Sat., 2020 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

      To be announced. 

One Saturday, 9 AM–3 PM. It will include lunch, and also snacks all day long. You may earn two units of credit by doing a report, or you can just take it for audit.

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 – En Los Evangelios

El Desarrollo del Carácter es una serie de cursos acerca de la mas importante calidad de un Cristiano: Un carácter como Cristo. 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, 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 nos enfocaremos en las palabras de Jesús en los Evangelios.

LUNES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) El Poder de Jesús Para Transformar Tu Vida 

     Los capítulos 13–17 de Juan registra lo que los escolares llaman “el discurso del aposento alto” porque tomó lugar en un cuarto en el segundo piso donde Jesús celebró la última pascua con sus discípulos. Sabiendo que estaba a punto de irse y separarse de ellos, Jesús les comunicó a ellos las verdades y principios espirituales más importantes de la vida cristiano.

Su inminente partida representó para los discípulos una crisis severa y una prueba muy seria. Era crucial que ellos pasaran esta prueba. Así que en la tarde de su arresto, juicio y crucifixión, Jesús apartó tiempo para repasar con sus discípulos las verdades más importantes que él les había enseñado y les había demostrado a través de los tres años que había pasado con ellos. Él expresó estas verdades en la forma de tres prioridades. Estas prioridades están registradas en Juan 13–17 y son las bases de su oración de Sumo Sacerdote en el capítulo 17. En este curso nosotros aprenderemos cómo transformar nuestra vida y ministerio alrededor de estas prioridades, y así disfrutar una experiencia más profunda de la vida y poder de Jesús. Jesús dijo, “En el mundo tendréis aflicción; pero confiad, yo he vencido al mundo” (Juan 16:33). Jesús también les dijo a los discípulos que era la voluntad del Padre que “llevéis fruto. . . y vuestro fruto permanezca.” En este curso aprenderemos qué condiciones son necesarias para tener vidas cristianas y ministerios fructíferos.    

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MARTES (6:40–8:05 PM) Escatología – Descifrando el Tiempo del Fin

Profecía del Tiempo del Fin, Las Señales del Fin, El Arrebatamiento, La Apostasía, el Anticristo, el Falso Profeta, el Gobierno Mundial, la Abominación Desoladora, la Gran Tribulación, los 144,000, la Babilonia del Tiempo del Fin, los Mártires de los Últimos Días, la Segunda Venida de Cristo, el Milenio, el Lago de Fuego, el Juicio del Gran Trono Blanco, el Libro de la Vida del Cordero, la Nueva Jerusalén…y, ¿dónde encaja América en todo esto?  ¿Dónde me encuentro yo? ¿No debemos nosotros solamente estar haciendo el trabajo del ministerio sin preocuparnos de todo esto?  ¿Esto es solamente simbólico o literal? ¿Estaremos nosotros aquí durante el período de la Tribulación? ¿No sucedieron muchas de estas cosas en el primer siglo? ¿Dónde nos encontramos en la tabla del tiempo profético?  ¿No han estado todas las generaciones anteriores a la nuestra pensando que ellos iban a ver todo esto?  ¿Dónde encaja la Iglesia en todo esto? ¿Qué acerca de nuestros amigos judíos? ¿Puedo descifrar todo esto o está muy difícil de comprender? ¿Qué les va a suceder a nuestros familiares inconversos y a mis gatos si yo me voy en el Arrebatamiento?

Nosotros vamos a conectar los profetas del Antiguo Testamento con las palabras de Jesús, Pablo, Pedro, y Juan y vamos a descifrar cada pieza.  Espero que cuando la clase se termine lo que usted entiende esté claro y sólido lo que usted cree, y que esta creencia le dé poder a usted y le lleve a un nuevo nivel de ministerio y celo por lo que está muy cerca de suceder. Que el Señor reciba toda la Gloria. 

MARTES (8:25 – 10:00 pm) Apocalipsis

     El libro de Apocalipsis, el último libro del Nuevo Testamento, es un libro fascinante y a la vez desconcertante. Es el único libro en la Biblia que promete una bendición a aquellos que lo leen (Apoc. 1:3). Es un libro que también tiene mucho que decirnos hoy en día. Escrito para alentar a Cristianos amenazados por la persecución, nos muestra los sucesos de este mundo desde el punto de vista de Dios. Detrás de las vívidas imágenes del escrito de Juan hay una poderosa descripción de la naturaleza de Cristo y el trabajo del Espíritu Santo. Este es un libro el cual le habla fuertemente a la iglesia de hoy.

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MIÉRCOLES (6:40- 8:05 pm) Como Enseñar

      Este curso te ayudará a convertirte en un eficaz maestro de la verdad de Dios. Abarca aspectos de preparación personal, descubriendo el mensaje que Dios quiere que comuniques, obteniendo material de información, organizándolo, presentándolo en una mane­ra efectiva para cambiar vidas, obteniendo realimentación y ayudando a todo estudiante en su continuidad.

MIÉRCOLES (8:25–10:00 pm) El Poder de la Oración

 ¿Cómo está tu vida de oración? ¿Cómo te sientes acerca de tu habilidad para obtener respuestas en la oración? En el siglo 21 Dios está enfatizando la oración de una manera sin precedentes. En iglesias alrededor del mundo la gente está redescubriendo el poder de la oración para comunicarse con Dios y lograr hacer su obra (Marcos 11:23–24). Este curso cambiará tu vida y traerá la visión que Dios ha puesto en tu corazón para su reino. Ven preparado para un nuevo día en tu vida.

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Seminario – Se anunciará – SEMINARIO DE SÁBADO, 2020 (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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