Bible Institute Course Offerings
Course Descriptions

The following is a complete list of courses offered through the the Kingdom Agenda Bible Institute. However, a particular class may not be offered every semester. Check here for the current semester course schedule.

BT - BIBLE AND THEOLOGY COURSES

BT 1000: Bible Study Methods

BT2000: Old Testament Survey (Core)
We will explore the major themes of each portion of the Old Testament, as well as present a picture of the chronological order of the OT. Students will be equipped with the messages of the Pentateuch, The Prophets, and the Wisdom Literature.
Required Book: Holy Bible

BT3000: New Testament Survey (Core)
This course presents an overview of the major themes of the New Testament as it relates to Jesus Christ and the early church. Students will discover the background, theology, purposes of the New Testament books, and how to apply New Testament ethics to everyday life.
Required Book: Holy Bible

BT3035: Galatians: Experiencing the Freedom of the Gospel
Are you experiencing the true freedom that comes in following Christ? The gospel is more than just the entry into the Christian life; it is the bondage-breaking truth we must experience daily. Join us as we explore together the history and theology of this New Testament letter and learn to live out its message of freedom.
Required Book: Bible and Galatians by N.T. Wright

BT3070B: Revelation, Part 2: Do You Understand God’s Plan for the Future?
Your understanding of God's plan for the future and how it impacts you is essential to your spiritual journey. Students will explore chapters 11-22 for the context, outline, major themes and theology in this New Testament letter with the goal of applying the message of Revelation to their own lives.
Required Book: Bible and Revelation by Charles C. Ryrie

BT 4000: What Do You Believe?

BT4040: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Don't let the third person in the Godhead be a mystery to you. Understand what the Bible actually says about the Holy Spirit. In this basic pneumatology (the doctrine of the Holy Spirit) class, students will examine the Biblical teaching of the work of the Holy Spirit, discuss how the Holy Spirit works in the life of the believer and understand the historical views of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

BT4081: Christianity Versus the Big Three: Overview and Analysis of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism
What do the major world religions believe about God, Jesus Christ, sin, death and the future? Join us as we take an in-depth look at the beliefs and practices of three major world religions (Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and compare them with Christianity, so that we are better equipped to communicate the hope of knowing Christ Jesus. (1 Peter 3:15)
Required Book: Bible and Pocket Guide to World Religions by Winfried Corduan

BT 4125: Biblical Counseling
This course will address relevant issues affecting our emotional and relational health and apply biblical principles that guide right thinking and actions. Students will understand the necessary connection between biblical truth and godliness and be able to defend their counseling position with sound biblical principles.

BT4150: Expository Preaching
During this course, students will be introduced to basic expository preaching theory and skills - emphasizing the preparation and delivery of a textually derived proposition with accuracy, interest, clarity and relevance.

BT4175: The Doctrine of Jesus Christ
This course involves an in-depth study of the life of Christ that's informative, inspirational, and practical. Students will learn to relate the parallel accounts in the four gospels, and divide the life and ministry of Christ into generally accepted periods. Additionally, students will gain a thorough understanding of Jesus’ example of ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Required Textbook: Who is the King of Glory by Dr. Tony Evans

BT4185: The Wonder of Salvation
This course is designed to give you a concise introduction to the subject of Salvation, explaining the purpose and need as well as how it takes place. We will look at the original state of mankind, the fall and the need for salvation. We will identify the only one qualified to rescue man. This class is a must attend for all believers whoever has questioned their own salvation or the salvation of others. We will review how you can know you are saved and explain why it is necessary to be saved. We will explore the different questions that often cause confusion, like “can you lose your salvation?” and “do you need to do something to get it?” This class will strengthen our faith and increase your trust in God. It will also provide you with an overview of the entire plan of God for rescuing mankind.

CL - CHRISTIAN LIVING COURSES

CL1000: Dynamics of Evangelism and Discipleship
This course will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of what it means to follow Jesus Christ passionately and righteously. It includes the teaching of biblical discipleship and evangelism. Practically, students will learn strategies that will help them share their faith.
Required Book: Effective Evangelism by J. Oswald Sanders and Literature Evangelism by George Verwer (two books in one)

CL 1500 Spiritual Growth

CL2000: (Living a) Life of Worship: Learning to Adore God as a Lifestyle
Does your lifestyle reflect adoration for our King? This course will introduce students to the five elements of worship and challenge them to cultivate a genuine passion and desire to impact a lost world for Christ. They will gain an understanding of what it means to worship and follow Jesus Christ passionately and righteously.
Required Book: What Matters Most by Dr. Tony Evans

CL2050: The School of Prayer: Developing the Skills to Pray More Effectively
Without an accurate and authentic understanding of the spiritual discipline of prayer, we miss out on many of God's promises to His children. The school of prayer will teach students how to pray according to God’s will and Word. The course will inspire your faith, deepen your understanding, and equip you to fulfill your purpose in life.
Required Book: Holy Bible

CL3000: The Kingdom Agenda (Core)
The Kingdom Agenda course will give students an exciting, in-depth biblical worldview of every area of life. The kingdom concepts presented in the course are essential to those who desire to understand and live life from God's perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the rule of God over every area of life for the individual, family, church and community.
Required Book: The Kingdom Agenda by Dr. Tony Evans

CL3100: Financial Freedom: Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (Stewardship Ministry)
Whether you're trying to escape the clutches of debt or diligently plan for the future, Financial Freedom is your pathway. Issues such as earning, spending, ownership, savings, stewardship and eternity are addressed with practical applications of biblical principles that will help you make healthy financial decisions. God's way works...every time and in every situation!
Required Book: Your Money Counts and Navigating Your Finances God’s Way
Hard copies of the text can be purchased at the OCBF bookstore for $39 for singles and $49 for couples. Also, e-books can be purchased at CompassEbooks.org for $17.99/person.

CL3106: Financial Wisdom
Because money plays a significant role in all relationships, financial wisdom is paramount to healthy relationships. This course will uncover the elements of financial wisdom and discretion in family money management, budgeting, debt reduction/credit management, insurance, taxes, investing, education planning, social security principles and more.

CL3108: Owning Your Own Business: How to Start and Run a Profitable Small Business
When is it the best time to start a new business? Maybe NOW is the time. Students will learn the nuts-and-bolts of turning their business dreams into a reality. This class will provide the practical information every business owner needs and will present it in a way that’s easy to understand and ready to be utilized.
Required Book: This twelve week class has been valued at $1,500. There is no cost to OCBF members. However, a detailed workbook that includes schedules, forms, and checklists is required for the class for a cost of $69.

CL3110: Money and Marriage Small Groups (Stewardship Ministry)
The Money and Marriage small group study teaches couples biblical approaches to managing their finances and strengthening their marital relationship. God uses the good, bad and ugly of managing money to bring couples closer together. Some of the topics presented include building a healthy marriage; giving, saving and investing; understanding the impact of debt on your marriage; and resloving conflict and improving communication.

CL3111: Financial Peace University (Stewardship Ministry)
Personal finance is 80% behavior and only 20% head knowledge. The goal of this course is not just information... it's transformation. In 10 action-packed lessons, you'll learn how to beat debt, build wealth, find bargains, invest for the future, give like never before, and much more! Stop worrying about money, and start your journey to Financial Peace today.
Required Book: Financial Peace University Packet

CL3112: Raising Financially Free Kids (Stewardship Ministry)
Children will not develop money-management skills on the own, especially from a biblical perspective. This workshop for PARENTS will teach learning strategies and provide action plans parents can use in the home that will teach their high-schoolers financial responsibility.
Required Book: Raising Financially Freed-Up Kids

CL3113: Youth Financial Literacy Workshop (Stewardship Ministry)
Our youth are bombarded with hundreds of advertisements and unsound messages about money every day. This workshop offers proven principles and practical wisdom to help teens navigate the temptations and pitfalls that can lead to poor financial decisions. Youth will be encouraged, educated and empowered with age-appropriate strategies with exercises and games to gain a solid foundation for financial stewardship and responsibility.

CL3115: Set Your House in Order (Stewardship Ministry)
This course is designed to help you plan your estate, manage your finances and assemble and organize your important information. Students will meet every other week to allow time to complete a comprehensive set of materials and important information such as healthcare and guardian decisions, estate planning, living wills, funeral instructions and more.

CL3120: Freed-up Financial Living (Stewardship Ministry)
Freed-Up Financial Living offers students a clear, biblical understanding of money management that can bring peace and joy in handling their finances. Learn how to live a God-honoring lifestyle, develop a personal spending plan, prioritize your financial goals, reduce debt, and much more! TEnrollment in this course requires students to attend three Saturday classes for 2.5 hours each and complete the Pre-Work, sent via email, prior to the start of the class.
Required Workbook: Freed Up Financial Living (can be purchased in the OCBF Bookstore)

CL3314: PRAYER: The Key to God-Given Visions (Ladies Collection Class)
This course will show you how to use your personal brokenness to connect with God for clarity and purpose for your life’s vision. Discover how prayer rooted in God’s Word will reveal His will for your life. With God-inspired principles, you will be able to unlock God’s plan and purpose for the vision to which you are called.
Required Book: Holy Bible

CL3315: Ephesians: Your Identity in Christ (Ladies Collection Class)
Who are you? The course will help you understand who you are as a woman in Christ and how this identity can transform every aspect of your life. When we comprehend what Christ has done for us and realize we now belong to Him, we can walk in our identity and experience the life to which we have been called.
Required Book: Holy Bible

CL3316: Glorifying God with Your Body (Ladies Collection Class)
It's time for you to become physically fit and learn to calm your mind and body through meditation and stretching exercises that build core strength and stamina.  You’ll use free weights to enhance resistance and build muscle tone through strategies for healthy living for a lifetime. Come prepared to workout. 
Required Book: New American Standard Bible

CL3317: Designing A Dream (Ladies Collection Class)
If you have loads of creativity, but you don’t know how to use your creativity to make your dreams purposeful and a reality, this class is for you. This interactive class focuses on helping you narrow your focus and develop an action plan to design your dream. Learn how to get beyond the idea stage of your dream.

CL3318: Bible Study Resources (Ladies Collection Class)
Did you know there are resources and tools available to you that make scripture come alive? Learn how to use Bible versions, concordances, Bible dictionaries, atlases and commentaries in your study of scripture. These tools will provide you lifelong skills for your understanding the Word of God.
Required Book: Holy Bible

CL3319: Can God Be Trusted in Our Trials? (Ladies Collection Class)
Where is God when we go through trials? What is God’s purpose for trials? Learn the biblical truth about trials and hear personal testimony as you build a firm foundation in your faith to strengthen you while you go through a trial.
Required Book: Can God Be Trusted in Our Trials by Dr. Tony Evans

CL3320: Prayer Journey (Ladies Collection Class)
God oftentimes births our purpose through our brokenness. This six-week session of walking by faith, following God’s instructions, and allowing your God-inspired visions to be revealed will help you discover God’s plan for your life.

CL3322: Taking Every Thought Captive (Ladies Collection Class)
Everyone has emotions, but what happens when an emotion – such as sadness, fear, anger or guilt – demands more attention than it should? If you are struggling with out-of-control emotions, this course will help you explore God's Word—with ladies in your shoes—to take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ.

CL3323: Successful Careers
Are you unemployed, under-employed, or just struggling to advance in your current career? Whether you’re just getting started in the job market or looking for a career change, this seven-week course is designed to help you secure a successful career through self-examination, market analysis, as well as identify and eliminate personal barriers that can prevent career advancement.

CL3325: And We Are Changed – A Book Study (Ladies Collection Class)
The course will engage ladies in a vibrant discussion regarding stages of spiritual growth. During our four weeks together, students will do self-examinations to determine obstacles to transformation and develop plans of action for moving towards spiritual oneness with the Lord.
Required Book: And We Are Changed: Encounters with a Transforming God by Priscilla Shirer

CL3330: Speaking with Verbal Dynamics (Ladies Collection Class)
Do you panic or have fear when asked to speak publicly? Fear no more. Gain confidence, speak with passion, and learn secrets of preparation and how to connect with your audience. Be an advocate for God through your ability to Speak with Verbal Dynamics.
Required Book: Workbook with all class materials and syllabus included $5.00

CL3340: Uninvited (Ladies Collection)
Satan is a liar! Have you ever felt left out, rejected, unwanted, invisible, vunerable, or all alone? How did you handle those emotions? If not careful, you can find yourself stalled on the roadside of life believing Satan's lie that you are “not good enough!” Discover and affirm yourself through biblical ways to navigate these unpleasant feelings and live victoriously in spite of these attacks. You are invited to a bible study of Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst.

CL3345: Life on Life Women's Bible Study (Ladies Collection)
Based on the Titus 2 principle, you will learn the how-to’s of being a Christian woman. Make your Christian life personal by developing your intimacy with God through strong biblical teaching and the application of God’s Word to your life. Come get to know God better, and enjoy other authentic women who have committed themselves to Christ and you.
Required Book: Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

CL3400: Marriage Builders
Whether you have a good marriage and want to strengthen it even more, or are looking for solutions to address specific challenges, or simply want to restore the joy in your marriage, Marriage Builders is exactly what you and your spouse are looking for. Marriage Builders is an 8 weeks course that offers biblical tools and practical ideas to help you and your spouse build a stronger marriage that will last a lifetime.

The curriculum is packed with excellent topics that are designed to foster great discussion, such as:

  • The Covenant of Marriage
  • Developing Oneness
  • Understanding Your and Your Spouse’s Roles
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • Effective Communication
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Marriage and Money
  • Intimacy Designed by God

CL3610: Kingdom Man
In this course, men will be challenged to recognize the standard of greatness that God has set forth in His Word for men. You will learn what it means to be a kingdom man who accepts responsibility for his domain of influence; who lives by kingdom principles; and who devotes his life to advancing God’s kingdom at home, at church, and in the world. Step up and claim your destiny as God’s kingdom man.
Required Books: Holy Bible, and Dr. Tony Evans' Kingdom Man and Kingdom Man Workbook

CL4110: History of the Church (Christianity)
The focus of this course is on the major developments in Christian history from the earliest believers to the present. It includes an emphasis on the rich diversity of global Christianity. Attention will be paid to the major issues, persons, and development that shaped Christianity.

CL4130: Leading God’s Way in the Workplace
As Christians, we are God's ambassadors in the world, especially in the workplace. This course analyzes effective Christian leadership practices and teaches a biblical philosophy of Christian leadership in the workplace.

CL 4000: The Christian Family

CL4302: Disciplining our Kids with Love and Logic
What are the skills parents need to discipline their kids and develop behaviors in them that bring glory to God? This seminar will equip parents with a discipline tool box filled with practical methods that will help them respond effectively to the challenges of training their children in the way they should go.
Required Book: Holy Bible

CL 5000: Enhancing Your Parenting Skills

CL5100: Kingdom Parenting
This course is designed to equip parents to raise their children with a Kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture. Practically students will learn how to fulfill their parenting role God has given them?not just in raising healthy kids intellectually, physically, and socially, but in contributing to their child’s relationship with God and alignment under His plan.

CL6000: Conflict Resolution: Learning to Handle Conflict God's Way
Learn biblical principles of managing division and strife in your life. You will experience a life-changing experience in conflict management and building and maintaining harmonious relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and others. YOU MUST READ CHAPTER ONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE FIRST CLASS SESSION. If you are unable to read chapter one before the first class, please register for the next class.
Required Book: Holy Bible and The Peacemaker by Ken Sande

MT - MINISTRY TRAINING COURSES

MT1000: Transformation: Learning the Art of Influencing Change in Your Life and Others
This course will provide biblical tools to empower students to make changes in their lives that will improve their personal and professional performance and enhance their overall quality of life.
Required Book: Transformed through His Thoughts by Guy Earle
Material for this class costs $100 for non-members and $75 for members.

MT3000: Children’s Ministry Orientation (CMO)
If you are interested in serving in the Children's Ministry, you must attend this orientation. You'll be given an overview of Children’s Ministry that includes information regarding the vision, organizational structure, staff, facilities, and policies/procedures.

MT3001: Evangelizing Children
We are called to share the gospel to children and help them grow and mature in their faith. Learn basic principles of sharing the gospel with children and how to encourage them to grow as obedient disciples.

MT 3002: Age Group Characteristics

MT3004A: Principles of Learning Preparation (0-K5)
Learn the basic components of preparing a lesson plan and organizing a learning experience for children, ages birth - K5.

MT3004B: Principles of Learning Preparation (1st-6th Grade)
Learn the basic components of preparing a lesson plan and organizing a learning experience for children in 1st - 6th grades.

MT3005: Classroom Management
Children need the opportunity to interact with Christ-like role models who will encourage and direct them to behave in a manner that is reflective of biblical standards and expectations. This session will equip Children’s Ministry volunteers to disciple children and create an environment that encourages obedience, cooperation, sharing, community and respect.

MT3006: Learning Differences
This course will discuss the challenges that are faced by children who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning challenges and teach strategies that can be implemented in the Children’s Ministry environment.

MT3007: First Aid/Safety in the Children’s Ministry Environment (non-certificate)
This course will teach students basic First Aid skills and how to respond to medical emergencies.

MT3012: Customer Service for Children’s Ministry
In this course, you'll learn strategies for creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere and an engaging experience for our members and visitors that entrust the care and spiritual development of their children to us. The course includes how to respond to requests for services, ministry needs, and/or information.

MT3013: Reaching Today’s Child Using Technology
This class is designed to help the teacher appreciate the benefits that technology can bring to the classroom.

SELF TAUGHT MINISTRY TRAINING COURSES

MT3001: Evangelizing Children
We are called to share the gospel to children and help them grow and mature in their faith. Learn basic principles of sharing the gospel with children and how to encourage them to grow as obedient disciples.

MT3009: Learning Styles
God has created children with the capacity to acquire knowledge and information in different ways. This course will address the different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactual) and ways to appeal to a variety of learning styles.

MT3010: Why Children’s Ministry?
The Children's Ministry partners with parents to disciple and nurture their children as they grow in their faith. This course will present the rationale for a children’s ministry from a biblical perspective.

MT3014: Growing Disciplined Children
This class is designed to help the teacher manage the classroom better by explaining how to handle unacceptable behavior and take loving steps when correcting a child.

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