beacon academic schedule
◙ BIPT501: Expository Preaching, September, Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
Description: This course focuses on the development of skills and resources for effective bibli-cal preaching. Special emphasis is placed on the role of expository preaching.
◙ BICC513: No Longer a Victim, October, Rev. Lynn Lucas
Certificate of Ministry as a Senior Counselor
Description: This course seeks to equip the Christian to minister to people suffering from abuse, addictions, compulsions and rejection. The emphasis will be upon basic counseling skills, the principle of iniquity and the specific needs of people suffering in these areas.
◙ BIOT120: Survey of the Old Testament II, November, Dr. Charles H. Gaulden
Certificate of Ministry in Old Testament Studies
Description: This course is a study of the second half of the Old Testament. In this course we will discuss the major archaeological discoveries of the Old Testament setting and its impact on the Scriptures; the introduction to Hebrew Poetic and Wisdom Literature; the formation to the Old Testament Survey; and the introduction to the Prophetic Literature.
◙ BIPT508: The Priority of Praise and Worship, January, Ronald K. Kenoly
Certificate of Ministry in Praise and Worship
Description: This course explores all the elements and dynamics of effective praise and worship in the local church for pastoral leaders, musicians and laity in worship. It brings a total understanding of the worship experience and the practice of praise and worship for a congregation. Both leaders and participants in praise and worship will un-derstand the biblical foundations for becoming worshipers of the living God.
◙ BIBT926: Philosophy III, February, Dr. William Suttles
Certificate of Ministry in Christian Philosophy
Description: This course seeks to lay out the issues involved in the relationship between faith and reason in Christianity by studying it from a historical perspective. It traces this matter from the Old Testament up through today and seeks to lay out “points of understand-ing and differences” between the Christian view and those of contemporary culture and phi-losophy.
◙ BINT211: Romans I: Wrath to Righteousness, March, Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
Certificate of Ministry in Pauline Studies
Description: This course is a study of Romans 1-3. The English text is used with insights from the Greek. Emphasis is placed upon the power of the Gospel, faith, the wrath of God and righteousness.
◙ BICC526: Raising a Righteous Generation, April, Rev. Scott/Cheryl Scheer
Certificate of Ministry as a Senior Counselor
Description: This course is a study about Christian parenting. Particular attention is given to God’s direction to parents as written in scripture. It is the intention of the course to impart to the students a better understanding of why parents do what they do and why children react the way they do. The premise of this course is to show that the scripture “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” means that if you raise kids right, they will remain steadfast in their faith throughout their lives.
◙ BIPT680: The Glory of God, May, Dr. John D. Shiver
Certificate of Ministry in God’s Glory and Presence
Description: This course is designed to aid the student in developing an academic and expe-riential understanding of “The Glory of God.” Study will be devoted to the revelation of the Glory of God in scripture as well as in historical revivals of the past. Developing this under-standing is important because God desires to increasingly reveal Himself in the Church and in the earth in the near future. Leaders must be prepared so they can cooperate with Him in all that He desires to do.
◙ BIHT730: Great Christian Writers of the Twentieth Century, June, Rev. Gary Beasley
Description: This course teaches the theological and historical impact of ten books identified by Christianity Today magazine as the best Christian books of the twentieth century. This course will inspire the student to make the reading of great books a lifestyle while highlight-ing the lessons contained in each of the ten books.
◙ BINT115: Survey of the New Testament I, July, Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
Certificate Of Ministries in Biblical Studies
Description: This course is designed to give the student an overview of the historical, politi-cal and social contents of the New Testament books. Attention is given to authorship, dates, canonicity, structure, styles and themes with emphasis and exposition of key passages and their doctrinal significance.
CREDIT OR AUDIT NON-CREDIT:
Individual -- $150 per course Individual
Married couples -- $250 per course
Senior Pastor -- $125 per course
Divisions of study:
All courses offered are in one of six divisions of study.
Biblical Theology (BT)
Christian Counseling (CC)
Historical Theology (HT)
New Testament (NT)
Old Testament (OT)
Practical Theology (PT)
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Phone: 503-341-7758 or 541-296-3371
Beacon Institute of Ministry
2630 East 18th Street
The Dalles, Or 97058