Practical Theology Division

We have three programs of study in the Practical Theology Division. Click on the program name to view the theology and biblical courses offered by our Church Bible Colleges.

BIPT116: Christian Life and Witness I*                                                                Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: Course 1 of 3 courses. Emphasis on person-to-person witnessing, focusing on methods of practicality and biblically sharing our faith in Christ with others.

BIPT120: Christian Life and Witness II*                                                               Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: Course 2 of 3 courses. Emphasis is on the biblical ingredients for a healthy spiritual life. Elements of effective witnessing are also covered.

BIPT124: Christian Life and Witness III*                                                             Dr. Ian Bond

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Description: Course 3 of 3 courses. The emphasis on person-to-person witnessing, methods of sharing our faith in Christ with others is continued. The biblical ingredients for a healthy spiritual life are also continued in this course.

BIPT125: The Praying Church                                                                           Dr. Sue Curran

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Description: A study of God’s purpose for corporate prayer in the church as demonstrated in Scripture. Topics include the principle of agreement, having the spirit of prayer, going over the wall, knowing He hears us, and the why, who and how of leading in corporate prayer.

BIPT330: God’s Manifest Presence                                                              Dr. Philip Goodson

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Description: This course is a study of times of refreshing when the Holy Spirit moves with unusual manifestations in the Body of Christ. Objectives include examining the Church’s response to the manifestations of the Spirit and stirring the flames of revival.

BIPT335: Experiencing and Encountering the Holy Spirit*                   Dr. Larry Keefauver

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Description: Biblical truths and principles for understanding the person and work of Holy Spirit. How to encounter Him personally through exploring the Word, examining one’s present relationship, and moving toward deepening one’s experiences with Him.

BIPT341: Crucified Life                                                                                         Dr. Sam Drye

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Description: A study of scriptural self-denial. It helps the student to gain a greater understanding of the centrality of the cross, and identification with the death of Christ as the means to a victorious life.

BIPT446: God Hedge: Fruit of the Spirit                                                        Dr. Mike Murray

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Description: An in-depth study of the Fruit of the Spirit and how it affects the life of the Church. Encourages the New Testament Christian to walk daily inside the hedge of God.

BIPT500: A Theology of Success                                                                          Dr. Ken Gaub

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Description: Tools and tips for “walking by faith.” Anecdotes dealing with miracles wrought by the power of God because of the faith of the believer. The course builds faith, challenges the believer to accomplish more for God, and provokes one to a reliance on God’s power through faith.

BIPT510: First Corinthians 13: The Love Chapter                                      Rev. Gary Beasley

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Description: First Corinthians 13, often called “the love chapter,” explores the meaning of love from God’s prespective. Nine aspects of love are examined in depth during the course. The students are challenged to find the rich meaning behind each of the nine and to put them into practice.

BIPT512 Preparing for Revival*                                                                   Dr. Larry Asplund

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Description: An exploration of how to prepare for a sovereign visitation of the Spirit of GOD to the Church. The meaning and significance of revivals. Stories of revivals, both from history and from the present.

BIPT513 Preparation for Restoration                                                            Dr. Ruth Peterson

Availability: Live

Description: Explores and examines practical provisions for restoration. Though the cankerworm, locust and palmerworm have eaten away at our spiritual lives, this course provides insightful instructions on how to rebuild, repair and ultimately reach maturity in God.

BIPT517: Character Determines Destiny                                               Dr. Jennie Newbrough

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Description: A study of the definition and dynamics of personal character including character strengths and weaknesses. An understanding of how character choices shape the life and future of an individual. Personal examination as well as biblical case studies.

BIPT536: The Believer’s Authority*                                                              Rev. Randy Clark

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Description: Examines the unseen forces at work in the world. Particular emphasis is given to the origin of Satan, his motivation for attacking God’s creation and Jesus’ victory to give believers authority over him. The origin, powers and limitations of demons are also explained.

BIPT545: Biblical Discipleship                                                                       Rev. Greg Hinnant

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Description: Major spiritual disciplines that make up the lifestyle of a true Christian and enable the Holy Spirit to transform one into a “disciple indeed.” The course will help the student prepare for the appearing of Jesus Christ.

BIPT550: How to Study the Bible                                                                   Dr. Dwayne Lusk

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Description: Proven methods to study the Word of God. Emphasis on preparation for study, tools for study, hermeneutics, and methods of biblical study. Designed to enrich one’s personal study habits.

BIPT562: Biblical Money Dynamics                                                     Rev. David A. Mallonee

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Description: Sowing and reaping; seedtime and harvest; windows of heaven; tithes and offerings—are all common terms in the huge volume of teaching available about money. In spite of so much teaching on the subject, too many believers find their reaping is disconnected from their sowing. This course will help prepare the student to “reap” in both the physical and spiritual capacities.

BIPT563: The Confidence Factor                                                                  Dr. Keith Johnson

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Description: Explores, explains and demonstrates the factors that contribute to an individual’s confidence level. Factors that help build or destroy confidence. How to put specific practices in place to help maximize one’s life’s potential.

BIPT567: Crisis: God’s Classroom for Success                                            Dr. Keith Johnson

Availability: Live

Description: Explores, explains and demonstrates how God prepares every leader for greatness during crisis times in the stockades of struggle. The process every great leader must go through. Practical principles on how to successfully lead yourself and others out of crisis times.

BIPT580: The Theology of Spiritual Development*                                    Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: Spiritual formation and ­­discipleship. Forgiveness, belief systems, restoration, perceiving God as Father, personal ministry, developing a prayer life, becoming a student of the Word, journaling, fasting, and personal worship are emphasized.

BIPT585: A Theology of Purpose*                                                                Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: Finding and following God’s purpose for life. How to prepare the heart to hear from God, establish a biblical philosophy of purpose, build a Godly guidance system, and discover personal spiritual gifts.

BIPT591: Living by Faith*                                                                         Dr. Frederick Wilson

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Description: Three major areas of faith are highlighted: the biblical, the theological and the practical. God’s master plan of faith,  the eternal perspective, the importance and power of faith, the believer’s relationship to God and His word, the home, the church and the market place are emphasized.

BIPT600: Receiving Divine Revelation                                                         Dr. Fuchsia Pickett

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Description: This course enables students to invite the Holy Spirit to teach and guide them through Scripture. Topics include the basis of true revelation, the process of revelation, hearing God’s voice, hindrances and helps to receiving revelation.

BIPT606: The Theology of Spiritual Authority                                               Dr. Gary Kisner

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Description: A study of spiritual authority. Special emphasis is placed upon God’s direct and delegated authority, and the correct response to each. Rebellion against and obedience to God’s authority,suffering and authority, the importance of being under authority, proper attitudes of authorities, and relationships governed by authority are all discussed.

BIPT616: Spiritual Warfare                                                                        Dr. Milford Gamble

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Description: This course is designed to teach the nature and character of our enemy and the battle that we as Christians are involved in today. In addition you will come to understand the weapons that God has provided for us, their purpose, and how to use them.

BIPT620: Mindset for Success: A Biblical View                                                  Dr. Ken Gaub

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Description: Break old negative thought patterns and habits of attitude and speech which keep us from accomplishing our goals. Examples, both from the scriptures and from modern history, to help us in our quest to achieve a greater life.

BIPT623: Prayer in Another Dimension                                                            Dr. Sue Curran

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Description: Overview of the current powerful, supernatural move of God in many nations of the earth.  Evaluate the cause of the general lack of power in the American church. Discover the keys to releasing the miraculous power of God today.

BIPT640: Freer Than You Ever Dreamed                                                        Dr. Sue Curran

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Description: This course explores the subject of authority over the power of the enemy and establishes the student in this authority. Upon this foundation of authority, the full scope of deliverance is taught.

BIPT641: Spiritual Deception: A Biblical Study*                                        Dr. Michael Sedler

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Description: The impact upon a life involved in listening to or spreading gossip, slander, or other forms of evil reports. Emphasis upon the repercussions that occur within a life, and how it impacts those around us. Levels of defilement that lead to deception will be investigated.

BIPT657: Understanding and Overcoming Adversity                                Rev. Greg Hinnant

Availability: Live

Description: This course offers life-changing insights on Christian difficulties—the troubles believers encounter due to our faith, righteousness, witness, or ministry. It expounds Jesus’ cryptic warning, “Tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the Word” (Matt. 13:21), and explores how God uses these very adversities to achieve His higher kingdom purposes.

BIPT707: Disciples Indeed                                                                                  Dr. David Smith

Availability: Live

Description: A biblical and practical study of the true meaning of “Discipleship.” It starts with the premises that (1) To b a “Christian” and to be a “Disciple Indeed” are not necessarily the same. (2) That Christ’s ultimate desire and plan is for every Believer to become a Disciple Indeed and that true discipleship is attainable by each of us. The course then explores (1) the DEMANDS of discipleship, (2) the DISTINCTIVES of a true disciple, and (3) the DYNAMICS of discipleship. The study will be augmented by insights from the historical background and meanings of the original Greek words.

BIPT816: How to Hear the Voice of God                                                        Dr. Drew Rousse

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Description: Discerning the voice of God. Topics include preparing to hear God, the voice of the Spirit, observation and notation, revelation of dreams, and numerology. Emphasis is placed on distinguishing between the right voice and the wrong voices.

BIPT912: The Forgiving Church                                                                        Dr. Sue Curran

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Description: A biblical study of forgiveness as Jesus taught it. The vertical aspect of forgiveness between man and God and the horizontal between man and man. The negative aspect of the impact of collective unforgiveness that hinders the church from fulfilling the purposes of God.

BIPT950: Principles of Spiritual Promotion*                                               Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: Based on the first five chapters of Joshua. Ten principles offer a practical approach for believers to position themselves where promises are realized, prayers answered, and prophecies come to pass. These principles also apply to promotion at work, ministry, and in life.

Pastoral Ministry

BIPT516: God’s Plan for Financing the Ministry                                         Rev. F. Nolan Ball

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Description: The biblical plan for the financial support of those whom God calls into the ministry. Keys for releasing the local church into all of the financial resources it needs to carry out its mission. Topics include the three tithes and their uses, the place of tithes and offerings in Israel’s revivals, and financing the ministry in the New Testament.

BIPT519: The Bible and Hospitality                                                  Rev. Doris Hardy Asbury

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Description: Strengthen the foundation of hospitality in the local church through information and application. Jehovah’s love and provision for the stranger under Mosaic Law is studied through biblical examples and application of the provisional laws given for the local church.

BIPT520: Advanced Study in Church Hospitality                                       Rev. Doris Asbury

Availability: Live

Description: This course is a biblical study of the ethics, responsibilities, and results of ministering to church guests. It covers three New Testament methods for welcoming and assimilating newcomers into the church body, and the seven levels of involvement.

BIPT535: Practical Ministry Principles                                                                Dr. Ken Gaub

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Description: Clear-cut dreams to accomplish things for God, for His Kingdom and for our personal lives. Examples of those who have achieved great things. Practical ways to chart our progress and attain the goals we have set through planning.

PT588: Keturah Revealed                                                                               Dr. Vanessa Battle

Availability: Live

Description: This course illuminates the Jewish Roots of Africans and African-Americans as blood descendants of Abraham.  Students will discover the spiritual causes of issues that have plagued African and African-American individuals, families, communities, and nations for centuries.  Students will also learn how the stolen spiritual identity of Africans and African-Americans has been the entry point of many systemic, social issues indigenous to both people groups.  In conclusion, this course offers a pathway to the spiritual and natural restoration of identity and unity for all people groups and ethnicities in Christ Jesus.

BIPT589: The Theology of Serving*                                                             Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: A strategy for believer ministry development in the local church. Explores service from several perspectives: law of service, service revolution in America, ten biblical concepts, servant leadership, the heart of a healthy church, and “The New Reformation.” Every member is a minister and the fivefold ministry are equippers and trainers.

BIPT595: The Emerging Missional Church                                              Dr. Greg Williamson

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Description: Rekindles the apostolic imagination at the heart of biblical faith. Encourages the student to daring missional engagement for our time—living the Gospel within its cultural framework rather than perpetuating an institution.

BIPT603: The Armor Bearer                                                                        Dr. Laurel A. Roth

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Description: The role and responsibility of the Armor Bearer. His relationship with the leader. Emphasizes servanthood, and the priority of maintaining a servant’s heart.

BIPT690: Relational Teambuilding*                                                             Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: Building synergistic relationships in the workplace and in the Church. A biblical pattern of team-based ministry. Practical benefits and reasons why teams succeed or fail.

BIPT727: Building Churches that Last*                                                      Dr. Larry Asplund

Availability: Live

Description: Explores the “first church” described in the book of Acts, seeking to observe dynamics and principles that can be used to establish a local church that will be more than a fad but will last until Jesus comes.

Preaching & Teaching

BIPT201: Preaching*                                                                                   Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: The development of skills and resources for effective biblical preaching. Students will be exposed to various methods of sermon preparation and delivery, such as expository, topical, textual, and narrative preaching.

BIPT340: Dynamics of Effective Communication*                                   Dr. Randal Langley

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Description: A comprehensive study targeted for both beginning and veteran speakers in the art of public speaking and communication. Students are taught the SCORRE system—a creative and relevant communication model used by leaders to effectively penetrate today’s culture.

BIPT501: Expository Preaching*                                                               Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This course focuses on the development of skills and resources for effective biblical preaching. Special emphasis is placed on the role of expository preaching, how to prepare for it, how to outline it, how to deliver it.

BIPT590: Teaching: A Biblical Perspective*                                               Rev. Charles Clark

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Description: Biblical mandates of what makes for good teaching practice. We survey the methods, models, and understanding of teaching put forth in scripture, and we seek to apply them to teaching in the home, workplace, school, and church.

Worship Ministry

BIPT413: The Theology of Praise                                                                     Dr. Roy Roberts

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Description: A study of how effective praise will produce a victorious life for every Christian and for Christ’s Church. A special emphasis is placed upon the actions, the meanings and the purposes of praise and its relevance for today.

BIPT508: The Priority of Praise and Worship                                              Ronald K. Kenoly

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Description: Elements and dynamics of effective praise and worship in the local church for pastoral leaders, musicians, and others in worship. Understanding of the worship experience, the practice of praise and worship for a congregation, and the biblical foundations for becoming worshipers of the living God.

BIPT540: A Study of Biblical Worship                                                        Rev. Paul Freeman

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Description: Insight into the nature of a worshiper. Various key words on worship in the English text will be examined in light of the original Hebrew and Greek. Special interests include the first worship leader, a biblical pattern for worship, and the benefits of worship.

BIPT605: The Philosophy of Worship                                                      Dr. Judson Cornwall

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Description: A study of the attitude and act of worship. The philosophy of preparation to worship, prayer in worship, and praise in worship will be discussed. The philosophy of worship in the Old and New Testaments and as actively practiced in Heaven right now will also be discussed.

Evangelism & Missions

BIPT301: Equipping for Evangelism                                                             Rev. Gary Beasley

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Description: Instruction on how to communicate the faith of Jesus Christ to others. This is an extensive and practical plan of personal evangelism. Emphasis is placed on following-up and establishing new converts into the local church.

BIPT403: The Theology of Relationships*                                                     Dr. Gary Stewart

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Description: This course teaches students how to be effective in a sin-infected world. Many do not possess the ability to build quality relationships in the home, church, and market place. Biblical truths and practical lessons for building quality relationships are presented.

BIPT415: New Strategies for Evangelism*                                                 Dr. Gerald Johnson

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Description: A biblical study on how to speak the truth in love. Special emphasis includes: the basic New Testament principles of communicating Christ to the lost world, and “the engaging of the Culture” with a coherent gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit.

BIPT502: Theology of Missions*                                                                     Dr. David Shibley

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Description: The role of world evangelization in  fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission. The theology and history of Christian missions. Helps the student find his or her place in God’s global drama to see His Son worshiped by all people and nations.

BIPT610: A Study of Church Growth                                                          Rev. Gary Beasley

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Description: This course teaches how to work with the Holy Spirit and other church members to see the local church grow by adding new converts.

BIPT615: Dynamics of Church Growth*                                                  Dr. C. Peter Wagner

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Description: Secrets of the fastest growing churches in all areas of the world, the New Apostolic Reformation Churches. What the Bible means when it says that the foundation of the church is apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone.

BIPT625: Success with People                                                                               Dr. Ken Gaub

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Description: Winning and working with pre-Christians. Guidelines and suggestions to help evangelistically-minded Christians speak the right language to their audiences. Emphasizes recognizing and working with different personality types.

BIPT643: Reaching a Postmodern World                                                 Dr. Greg Williamson

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Description: This course is designed to familiarize the student with the prevalent shift in thought and culture commonly referred to as “postmodernism,” as it relates to expanding the kingdom of God. Equips each student to be relevant in communicating the Gospel to a changing world.

BIPT644: Effective Evangelism Strategies for the Twenty-first Century*   Dr. Jerry Brandt

Availability: Live

Description: A fresh look at “Kingdom of God witnessing” and how Jesus is the New Testament pattern for evangelism today. Practical, contemporary tools for evangelism that work in the 21st century.

Healing Ministry

BIPT251: You Can Be Emotionally Healed*                                                 Dr. Morris Sheats

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Description: Explores biblical emotional healing. Subjects addressed include healing of the memories, broken dreams, suffering, fear, and depression. Solid, practical, biblical answers are presented.

BIPT521: Advanced Deliverance I                                                                   Dr. Drew Rousse

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Description: This is a study of the deliverance ministry from a practical viewpoint. Topics include the origin of Satan, how to recognize demons, seven steps to deliverance, how to minister deliverance and the aftercare of those delivered.

BIPT551: Divine Health and Healing Principles                                        Rev. Michael Joyner

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Description: Sickness and disease is a plague that has taken too much from God’s people. Lives, families and ministries have been torn apart by these weapons of Satan. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Many people are bound and even dying because of a lack of knowledge of God’s word concerning healing. God’s word is full of scriptures concerning healing and health. The purpose of this course is to educate and enlighten us to what God’s word has to say about the subject of healing and to help us appropriate what it says into our lives.

BIPT561: No Longer a Victim                                                                          Rev. Lynn Lucas

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Description: Equips the Christian to minister to people suffering from abuse, addictions, compulsions, and rejection. Emphasis is upon basic counseling skills, the principle of iniquity, and the specific needs of people suffering in these areas.

BIPT663: Healing the Wounded Heart                                                               Rev. Jack Frost

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Description: This course is designed to bring light to hidden areas within you so that you may allow Christ’s love to transform you, thus bringing a change to all your relationships.

BIPT665: Soteria: God’s Plan for Health*                                                     Dr. Scott VanLue

Availability: Live

Description: Traditional medicine vs functional medicine. Other topics include hormone balance, stress, exercise, nutrition, supplements and specific diseases—all in light of scripture. The course concludes with getting F.I.T., a tool for individual evaluation and growth.

BIPT668: Restoring the Foundations: An Integrated Approach to Healing Ministry, Course I*        Dr. Chester/Betsy Kylstra

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Description: This is course one of a two part series. An overview of the Integrated Approach to Healing. Includes foundational areas that undergird healing, two of the four primary problem/ministry areas, Sins of the Fathers, Curses, and Ungodly Beliefs.

BIPT669:  Restoring the Foundations: An Integrated Approach to Healing Ministry, Course II*      Dr. Chester/Betsy Kylstra

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Description: This is course two of a two-part series. Presents the second two problem/ministry areas: Soul/Spirit Hurts and Demonic Oppression.  Includes two specific super strongholds: the Control-Rebellion-Rejection Stronghold and the Shame-Fear-Control Stronghold.

BIPT721: Advanced Deliverance II                                                                  Dr. Drew Rousse

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Description: This course is a study of deliverance principles from a theological viewpoint. It combines exegesis from the Book of Genesis with practical testimony to search out deliverance principles for practical application.

BIPT930: Deliverance Workshop                                                                     Dr. Drew Rousse

Availability: Live

Description: A practicum on the effective practices and procedures in the ministry of deliverance. Individual and group participation under close supervision of the instructor will enable the student to gain valuable experience in order to enable them to effectively minister to others.

Leadership Studies

 

BIPT136: Leaders under Construction                                                              Dr. Mark Allen

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Description: Facets of ministry and leadership in today’s church. Topics include team ministry, discipline and restoration, promotion in the kingdom, reproducing leadership, the nature of leadership, the leader’s preparation, and the call of leadership.

 

BIPT221: Mystique of Human Leadership                                                        Dr. James Beall

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Description: A study of church leadership with emphasis upon principles, styles, and theories. Topics include the idea of progress, eight important characteristics of the leader, how leadership callings are made known, mentoring, and self-esteem.

 

BIPT235: A Biblical Understanding of Leadership*                                Dr. Ray Shackelford

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Description: Perspectives on the rudiments of leading people. The definition of Christian (and secular) leadership, the things leaders do, vision, character, power, self-insight for leaders, contextual analysis, organizational culture,  and conflict management.

 

BIPT255: Leadership Principles I*                                                            Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is a course in the series: Leadership Principles. Students will evaluate contemporary leadership challenges. They will propose solutions to develop the thinking processes and skills needed to transform organizations through effective leadership.

 

BIPT322: Leadership Principles VII*                                                        Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A study of principles of successful church leadership. Emphases include requirements to be a successful leader, integrity in ministry, the shepherd-rancher model of pastoring, church government, the set man, and solutions to common leadership problems. (Formerly “Successful Leadership.”)

 

BIPT350: Courage to Lead*                                                                            Dr. Morris Sheats

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Description: Principles of Kingdom leadership. Attention is given to the development of leaders in the local church.

 

BIPT420: Strengthening Leaders                                                                          Dr. Paul Estes

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Description: A study focusing on God’s leaders beginning with Abraham to the present day. The successes and failures of leadership are analyzed in order to profit from their example. Practical methods of accomplishing God’s purposes are presented.

 

BIPT511: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership*                                   Dr. Randal Langley

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Description: Based on John Maxwell’s internationally acclaimed, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Clear, practical and life-changing. Wealth of practical insights on what it takes to be an effective leader.

 

BIPT555: Leadership Principles II*                                                           Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is a course in the series: Leadership Principles. Numerous principles of leadership are studied. Emphasis is on techniques of problem solving, handling criticism and forging goals and objectives.

 

BIPT569: Leaders of Destiny                                                                          Dr. Keith Johnson

Availability: Live

Description: Explores, explains, and demonstrates the leadership process of taking an organization from where they are to where they want to be. The student will learn the 12 step process of turning ministry dreams into reality used by many mega churches and in corporate America. This course clearly outlines the practical principles on how a leader leads by destiny, knows his/her purpose, and understands how to create a strategic plan to bring it to pass.

 

BIPT675: Cultivating Kingdom Champions*                                              Dr. David Baldwin

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Description: Basic ministry and management skills. A spiritual tool for mentoring future champions. Students will learn the characteristics, attitudes, mindset, core competencies, and positive practices of champions serving in God’s Kingdom.

 

BIPT697: The LQ Solution: Influence, Impact & Increase                         Dr. Keith Johnson

Availability: Live

Description: The LQ Solution class will teach your LQ—Leadership Quotient—which is a significant and primary predictor of the size of your influence, impact, and income. Increasing your leadership quotient will help you: discover the reality of your real potential for greatness; build a road map to achieve your dreams; and much more.

 

BIPT705: Leadership Principles V*                                                           Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

Availability: Live, DVD

Description: This is course five in the series: Leadership Principles. A study of principles, practices, attitudes and strategies for succeeding in the hard places of one’s life and ministry. Success patterns from the lives of both biblical and contemporary characters are studied. Emphasis is placed on what is required to be an effective leader and servant in the most difficult situations. Special chapters include: “Dry Times,” “What to Do When You Shipwreck,” “Whipping Disappointments before They Whip You,” and “Breaking Free from Strongholds,” and others.

 

BIPT715: Leadership Principles VI*                                                         Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is course six in the series: Leadership Principles. It focuses on servant-leadership and how to become more effective as a servant-leader. Emphases of the course include: “Strategies for Improving Your People Skills,” How to be a Good Manager,” How to Have Healthy Self-Confidence,” “How to Combat Discouragement,” “How to Motivate,” and others.

Apostolic Ministry

 

BIPT213: Spiritual Fathering*                                                                          Dr. Ken Sumrall

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Description: This study reveals the importance of fathers to the home and church. It also inspires spiritual fathers, sons, and daughters to assume their biblical responsibilities. It shows how God is restoring Apostolic fathers to the Church and His purposes in relation to fatherhood.

 

BIPT320: The Practice and Function of the Fivefold Ministry                  Rev. Harold Eberle

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Description: A thorough study of the fivefold ministry and how it functions in the present day church.

 

BIPT300: Laying a Foundation for Spiritual Sons                            Rev. Richard D. Menard

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Description: This is a study on the subject of Spiritual Sons. It contains scriptural evidence, biblical proof texts & case studies, personal testimonies and input from several apostolic fathers.

 

BIPT528: Apostolic Ministry                                                                                 Dr. John Kelly

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Description: Practical application of the modern day ministry of apostles. The theology of apostolic ministry, how apostles are developed, what authority they have, how they relate to others, what is their main focus, the different types of apostles, etc. The New Apostolic Reformation is explained and emphasized by one of its premier leaders.

 

BIPT587: Contemporary Christian Issues I*                                                   Dr. Phillip Byler

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Description: First in a series of in-depth studies of contemporary apostolism producing a broad understanding of the genesis, the development, the demise, and the restoration of the apostolic as a practical and necessary standard of church government and operations.

 

BIPT645: The Apostle and the Church*                                                   Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: A study of the nature and role of apostles in the church. Biblical evidence is treated and the lives and opinions of five current apostolic leaders are studied. A lecture and an interview by the instructor of each well-known apostolic figure is featured.

 

BIPT685: Leadership Principles III*                                                         Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is a course in the series: Leadership Principles. Focuses on creating and assembling members of an Apostolic Ministry Team in a local church or other ministry. Designed to emphasize how to choose team members, hindrances, benefits, training, and the multiplication of power in an effective team. Loyalty as a central ingredient is examined. The nature of an Apostolic Ministry Center concludes the study.

 

BIPT695: Leadership Principles IV*                                                         Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is a course in the series: Leadership Principles. It focuses on the relationship between Spiritual Fathers and Sons in ministry. Emphases include: How to Choose Spiritual Sons; The Joining of the Lord; Free from the People for the People; Spirits against Maturing Sons; How to Handle Spiritual Father-Son Disconnects; How to Rightly End a Father-Son Relationship; The Father’s Blessing.

 

BIPT755: Leadership Principles VIII*                                                      Dr. Ronald E. Cottle

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Description: This is course eight in the series: Leadership Principles. It focuses on major responsibilities of apostolic leaders of churches, networks, or businesses.  Special emphases include but are not limited to: “Apostolic Commissioning,” “Apostolic Goal-Setting,” “Apostolic Promotion,” “Apostolic Attitude,” “Apostolic Rewards,” “Apostolic Maturity.”

 

BIPT960: Practicum

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to do practical ministry under the supervision of an experienced ministry leader. The student will meet regularly with the ministry supervisor.The student will keep a journal of his/her ministerial activities and offer his/her reflections on the practicum experience with the ministry supervisor.  The ministry practicum may result in three (3) or six (6) completion units.

 

BIPT980: Internship

A local church internship is an intensive discipleship and ministry/leadership training experience. Young people with a passion to be effective servant leaders will have an intensive option as a result of an internship. Recent high school graduates may choose to have a “gap year” internship experience before going on to formal education or job training.

Marketplace Ministry

BIPT507: Seven Basic Biblical Principles for Success in the Marketplace* Dr. William Crum
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Description: Understanding and demonstrating the biblical business principles you need to be successful in your marketplace or sphere of influence. A practical application of God’s principles concerning success in the marketplace. God’s principles work! As a believer you can cause your workplace to be blessed when you obey the biblical principles of God. You are to be a world changer and a history marker. You can be successful in the marketplace. We are called to demonstrate God’s love and gifts everywhere we go, even in our workplace. Principles taught are from a marketplace perspective and will benefit anyone in their workplace experience. Discover the keys to fulfilling the call of a minister in the marketplace.

BIPT522: Beyond Great: An Introduction Larry Meeker
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Description: Beyond Great is based on a set of principles that can bring transformational truths to corporate leaders and their businesses. This is an introductory course into these principles.

BIPT597: Financial Wisdom to Create True Wealth* Dr. George Meyers
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Description: Learner-focused Bible-based study on the wise use of and management of money. Prepares learners to be mentors to facilitate the use of this knowledge in training others.

BIPT633: God’s Systems on Success Dr. Zonnya
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Description: John 10:10 says “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” “Are the majority of God’s people experiencing more abundant life?” Research shows that a majority of God’s people are not even experiencing abundant life, much less more abundant life. Learn how to have more abundant life through God’s System on Success.

BIPT667: Kingdom Business Leadership I* Dr. George Meyers
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Description: Course is about leadership in business and organizations. It is about the biblical model of servant leadership in the Kingdom of God. It is a practical learning experience about leading effectively and empowering others to lead well also.

BIPT687: Kingdom Business Leadership II* Dr. George Meyers
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Description: This is a course about entreprenurial leadership in business and organizations. It is about the biblical model of doing business in the Kingdom of God. It is a practical learning experience about business basics, planning, risk, succession and legacy.