Overview of Kauai Bible College Core Classes
A) Bible Classes:
- Genesis: This is a verse-by-verse/ section-by-section study of the book of Genesis. The intention of this course is to study the magnificent account of the creation of mankind and the unfolding plan of redemption of mankind, leading each of us into a deeper faith in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- A Gospel Book: (Matthew, Mark, Luke and/or John) For the Gospel book is offered or you choose to take, we will consider the intent of the author, his audience and the content of the book in order to gain understanding and apply Christ’s words and depicted character to our lives as believers.
- Acts: This class will look at the growth of the early church and church practices, including the function of spiritual gifts in the Church and New Testament church government. We will study some of the aspects of early church missions and church planting. The emphasis in the course is on understanding the purpose of the book with special consideration given to the literary structure of the book, problem passages, church growth, and personal application.
- Romans: This course is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans, a book long regarded as the most systematic presentation of doctrine in the Bible. Students will look carefully at how the saving life of Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit, can transform lives. The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the content of the book of Romans which is the primary theological treatises of the entire New Testament. Upon completion of this course, students ought to be able to: understand Paul’s detailed explanation of the gospel, develop their own theological understanding of the nation of Israel, and grow in their understanding of the body of Christ. With the help of the Holy Spirit, this will be accomplished through classroom discussion, personal study, prayer and application of the text.
- Revelation: In this course, we will seek a biblical understanding in our minds and hearts of the events that God has foretold through His prophets concerning the Last Days. We will seek to understand where we are in the history of prophecy and what lies ahead for the Church. This class will delineate several interpretations of Revelation, and seek to equip students to think critically and come to their own conclusions based on personal study, prayer, and reasoning.
B) Theology/Ministry Classes:
- Church History: This course is designed as an overview of the major events, movements, doctrines, and people associated with the growth of the Christian church from the apostolic era until the present.
- New Testament Survey: This is an online, introduction to the literature of the New Testament. This course will give a brief overview of the books of the New Testament, and students will go through the text consecutively and examine the importance of authorship, dates, audience, purpose, and major theological themes.
- Apologetics: A study of the defense of Christianity with the emphasis on the biblical and theological foundation, methodology, and contemporary challenges to the truth of Christianity. This course will examine the various evangelical approaches to Apologetics with an emphasis given to the nature of truth, existence of God, evil, hell, the reliability of the Bible, deity of Christ, resurrection of Christ, and other elements that comprise the core doctrines of Christianity. In addition, attention will be directed to understanding the formation of the Christian canon of Scripture. Subjects will include a study of biblical inspiration, canonization, transmission, translation and the role of archaeology as it supports the reliability of the Scriptures.
- Inductive Bible Study (Hermeneutics): This course is designed to introduce the student to basic principles for Bible study and Bible interpretation, focusing on a literal, historical-cultural, grammatical approach to the Scriptures. The student will be exposed to the various genres of the Bible while practicing principles for proper exegesis of the Scriptures.
- Systematic Theology: This class is an introduction to Christian theology that will address the nature and character of the Bible (bibliology), the doctrine of God (theology proper), the person and work of Christ including His death, burial, and resurrection (Christology), the person and work of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology), the doctrine of man, sin and salvation (angelology, anthropology, hamartiology, and soteriology), the nature, mission and role of the Church (ecclesiology), and a description of end times scenarios (eschatology).
- Discipleship 101: This course is designed to help students personally grow in Christ, lay a solid foundation for disciple-making and to equip students to evangelize and establish young believers. Jesus’ last words on earth were, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19). Yet, many believers today are lost in the area of helping young believers take practical steps in growing in their faith. This course combines biblical disciple-making principles with real-life, practical experiences.
- Discipleship 102: This course is designed to strengthen a growing disciple maker and to further equip him/her in developing ministry leadership qualities and skills. In 2 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul exhorts young Pastor Timothy, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” Paul is continuing to disciple and mentor Timothy who, in turn, is discipling and pastoring others. This course combines biblical disciple-making and leadership principles with real-life, practical experiences.
- Life of the Messiah: This course is based on Ariel Ministries’ course entitled “Life of Messiah from a Jewish Perspective”. It is a study of the four gospels in the order of the events as they occurred. In western culture, students generally view life and events from a Roman or Greek frame of reference. When they speak or teach or interact with each other, certain bodies of knowledge and frames of reference are assumed to be common among us. In the time of Christ and the gospel writers, it was much the same; the first century Jewish frame of reference, body of knowledge, and historical background and tradition were assumed to be common among all the readers. In this course, students will capture and impart that perspective and come away with a more thorough understanding of the events and words the gospel writers tried to relate to us.
- Missions: This course introduces students to God’s plan for making disciples throughout the world. Students will touch on the biblical basis for missions as well as a brief history. The course will stress the practical aspects of the mission of God’s people with the aim of inspiring students to pursue their role in God’s mission for mankind.
- Old Testament Survey: This is an online, introduction to the literature of the Old Testament. This course will give a brief overview of the books of the Old Testament, and students will go through the text consecutively and examine the importance of authorship, dates, audience, purpose, and major theological themes.