The following is a complete list of courses offered through 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

BT1000: Bible Study Methods

This course will provide a clear view of the Bible by equipping you with the inductive method of Bible study. The student will develop skills in observing, interpreting and applying a given text to his or her life.

Required Book: Bible
Suggested Book: Howard Hendricks, Living by the Book

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: Bible

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; Charles C. Ryrie, Revelation

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.

BT4125: 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.

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: Tony Evans, Who is the King of Glory

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: 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; N. T. Wright, Galatians

BT4000: Theology Overview (Core)

This core course will focus on the major areas of theology.  Participants will be able to articulate the major areas and indentify the major biblical passages that correlate.  In addition, participants will be challenged to demonstrate their understanding by developing case studies.

Required Book: Bible

BT4081: Christianity versus the Big Three: Overview and Analysis of Islam, Hinduism, and 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 Pet 3:15).

Required Book: Bible; Winfried Corduan, Pocket Guide to World Religions

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.

BT4185: The Wonder of Salvation

This course is designed to give you a concise introduction to the subject of soteriology (the doctrine of salvation), explaining the purpose and need as well as how it takes place.  We will look at the original state of man, 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 those who have questioned their salvation or that 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: J. Oswald Sanders, Effective Evangelism and George Verwer, Literature Evangelism (two books in one).

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: Tony Evans, What Matters Most

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:  Tony Evans, The Kingdom Agenda

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.

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 resolving conflict and improving communication.

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

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: Bible

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! Enrollment in this course requires students to attend three Saturday classes for two and a half hours each and complete the pre-work, sent via email, prior to the start of the class.

Required Workbook: Freed-Up Financial Living

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: 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.

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: Tony Evans, Can God Be Trusted in Our Trials

CL3321: Health and Fitness (Ladies Collection)

I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. – Psalm 119:27

It’s time to get physically fit and learn to calm your mind and body through Christian meditation, stretching exercises designed to build core strength and stamina, use of free weights to enhance resistance and muscle tone, and wellness strategies that benefit healthy living for a lifetime.

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.

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

CL3400: Marriage Builders

Whether you’re looking for ways to strengthen an already healthy marriage or seeking solutions to address specific marital challenges or simply wanting to restore joy in your marriage, then Marriage Builders is exactly what you and your spouse need. Marriage Builders is an eight-week course that offers biblical tools and practical ideas to help you and your spouse build a stronger marriage that will last a lifetime.

CL4000: The Christian Family (Core Course)

This course is designed to teach each student how to build healthy, loving relationships with their loved ones. Students in this class will also learn the biblical role that God has designed for each family member.

Required Book: Bible

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.

CL5000: Enhancing Your Parenting Skills

Raising children in a secular world can be daunting. How can Christian parents protect their children from negative influences in the culture? This course will equip parents with the skills to counteract harmful cultural influences while nurturing attitudes and behaviors that reflect the values of the Kingdom of God.

CL6000: Conflict Resolution: Learning to Handle Conflict God’s Way (Core Course)

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: Bible; Ken Sande, The Peacemaker

CL1500: Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is the transformation process by which we allow the indwelling Christ to increasingly express Himself in and through us, resulting in a greater capacity on our part to bring God greater glory and experience His greater good. This is a twelve-week, facilitator-led, interactive class designed to advance the discipleship process by helping the believer mature in their faith. This class will challenge the student to align his or her thinking, behavior, and relationships toward a more constructive lifestyle that reflects the glory of God.

Required Book: Tony Evans, Life Essentials

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: Bible

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: Howard Dayton, Your Money Counts (Now More Than Ever) and Navigating Your Finances God’s Way (ebook from CompassBooks.com)

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.

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.

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 ten 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

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.

CL3300: Kingdom Disciples

This course is designed to equip believers in Christ with essential biblical knowledge, principles, and skills required to grow spiritually and develop into mature “Kingdom Disciples.” Upon completion of the course, the believer in Christ will be able to effectively reproduce the discipleship process with another believer in Christ.

Required Book: Tony Evans, Kingdom Disciples

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: Bible

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: Bible

CL3320 Prayer Journey (Ladies Collection Class)

God often reveals 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.

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: Priscilla Shirer and Anne Graham Lotz, And We Are Changed: Encounters with a Transforming God

CL3340: Uninvited (Ladies Collection)

Do you feel left out, rejected, unwanted, invisible, vulnerable, or all alone? How are you coping with these negative emotions? If you’re not careful, you can find yourself stalled on the roadside of life believing Satan’s lie that you are “not good enough!” Discover biblical ways to navigate through these unpleasant feelings and live victoriously in spite of Satan’s attacks.

Required Book: Lysa TerKeurst, Uninvited

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: Bible; Tony Evans, Kingdom Man and Kingdom Man Member Book

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.

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: Bible

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 the 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.

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: Guy Earle, Transformed through His Thoughts
Material for this class costs $100 for non-members and $75 for members.

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.

MT3004A: Principles of Learning Preparation (Birth-K5)

Learn the basic components of preparing a lesson plan and organizing a learning experience for children, ages birth through K5.

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.

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.

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.

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, policies, and procedures.

MT3002: Age Group Characteristics

Children have been created with unique needs and experiences that are specific to their development. This course will review each age level based on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs associated with the stages of a child’s development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.