Academic programs

Certificate of Leadership

(12 Credits)

Principles of the Doctrine 510
This course is designed to familiarize individuals with the Principles of the Doctrine of Christ, to impart knowledge, to edify the believer, and understand God’s ordination of the four types of Ministries. The Principles of the Doctrine of Christ is a pre-requisite for the new birth experience. There are 6 fundamental principles of the Doctrine of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-2). Each principle was taught by Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry.

Church Government 515
This course is designed to teach students the scriptural basis for the system of authority that governs those in the Body of Christ. Students will receive in-depth knowledge and experience growth in the governing procedures (rulers and authority established in the church), judgment (for those who violate God’s law, excommunication & discipline), confession and restoration (the process of being reconciled with God), the financial support of the church (tithe and offerings), and the functions of the church.

Stewardship 501
The purpose of this course is for students to learn what stewardship is and God’s plan and purpose for stewardship in the life of a born again believer. The goals for this course are for students to gain competence in the areas of the purpose and use of tithe, and the purpose and type of offerings.

Consecration 507
This course is designed to teach students the scriptural basis for setting time aside for the purposes of a deeper and closer fellowship with Jesus Christ. Students will learn that consecration is a time of sacrifice, meaning they must give up things that are very important to them and give that time to Christ. This includes, but is not limited to the following: giving time to prayer, meditation, fasting, reading God’s Word, studying God’s Word and being taught God’s Word. Students will receive in-depth knowledge and experience growth in developing a prayer life, the purpose of prayer and who/what we pray for, and how fasting is an assist to our prayers. 

Certificate of Evangelical Outreach

(16 Credits)
All students are required to complete the classes listed under the Certificate of Leadership Program, in addition to Global Evangelism.

Global Evangelism 300
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of evangelism as is in the Bible, and is part of the mission and vision of the New Testament church. Students will receive information that will provide inspiration concerning evangelism. Many times we have the “will” but don’t know how “to do”. Students will receive in-depth knowledge pertaining to the Gospel being All About Jesus Christ, understanding the Gospel, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Students are expected to attend all classes, participate in classes and complete all assignments. Students are expected to bring the knowledge they have gained from the readings and reflections to class. 

Certificate of Pastoral Leadership

             (6 Credit Hours)

All students are required to complete the classes listed under the Certificate of Leadership Program, in addition to Part I & II of the compilation of all the writings of GT Haywood. Part I of the compilation includes, the Marriage and Divorce Question, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Old and New Tabernacle, Victim of the Flaming Sword, End of the Church Age, and the Oneness of the Godhead (video). 

Certificate of Theology Program

This program is designed for men and women seeking further preparation for effective ministry and personal development, and emphasizing specific areas of specialty. Three tracts offered in the Theology Program are a Certificate of Leadership, Certificate of Evangelical Outreach, and Certificate of Pastoral Leadership. All students must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED). To obtain a Certificate of Theology, the student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work. Students are expected to attend all classes, participate, and complete all assignments. Students are expected to bring the knowledge they have gained from the readings and reflections from their time spent with God to class. Ephesians 4:11-12: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.