Bible & Theology Courses
BT113 GOD AND THE BIBLE 3 Hours
A study of the Bible’s teaching concerning the nature, character and activity of the Godhead, and the inspiration and reliability of the Scriptures. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of the attributes of the Godhead and His Word in the life of the believer today.
God and the Bible Syllabus
BT114 LIFE OF CHRIST 3 Hours
A study of the Gospels with particular emphasis on the Gospel of John. The life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus will be the central focus of this course.
Life of Christ Syllabus
BT115 PENTATEUCH 3 Hours
A survey of Genesis to Deuteronomy, with a focus on creation, the birth of the nation Israel, and the covenant relationship between God and His people.
BT123 APPROACHING THE BIBLE 3 Hours
This course sets out to introduce the student to the story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and show how each book relates to the “big story”. The student will engage in exercises that will equip them to accurately study and interpret Scripture for themselves, and be able to effectively share those truths with others.
Approaching the Bible Syllabus
BT124 LETTERS OF PAUL: EPHESIANS TO THESSALONIANS 3 Hours
An expository study of some of Paul’s letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,1 & 2 Thessalonians, and Philemon. Strong attention will be given to personal implications of Paul’s teaching.
Letters of Paul Syllabus
BT125 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE 3 Hours
The Bible is at the same time both the most loved and best-selling book of all time. It has been used wonderfully in many settings and poorly/inappropriately in others. Much of the less than stellar use of Scripture comes from misunderstanding how to interpret it and, therefore, apply it. This course begins the process of learning to interpret the Bible correctly, so it can be applied appropriately and taught accurately.
Understanding the Bible Syllabus
Final Exam Study Guide
BT215 ISRAEL: CONQUEST TO CRISIS 3 Hours
A chronological survey of the history and literature of Israel from the conquest under Joshua to the division of the kingdom in 931 B.C.
Israel: Conquest to Crisis Syllabus
BT222 CORINTHIANS 3 Hours
A detailed study of Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. The major themes will be explored and practical application will be made for the church and the individual believer.
This is the syllabus containing the requirements for 1st Corinthians section of the course. It will be updated when we have the requirements for the 2nd Corinthians section.
BT225 Creation, Science and Faith 2 Hours
This course is devoted to addressing this issue, and discussing why the biblical doctrine of creation is not a side-issue, is not a ‘non-essential doctrine,’ but is in fact essential to the very heart of the Gospel message, which is the Cross of Christ. The creation account, and the Bible generally, are not un-scientific or unhistorical. The Scriptures were written as God’s authoritative Word over every area of knowledge and existence, including history and science. In this course, the student will be encouraged to take to heart the LORD’s words: “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5-6, ESV).
Creation Science & Faith Syllabus
BT226 CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM 2 Hours
With Islam’s rapid growth rate and increased immigration to Western countries, Christians in the Western world will experience more and more interaction with Muslims. Considering this, there is a pressing need to understand what Islam is: it’s history, doctrines, and practices. On top of this, there needs to be an intentional effort to evaluate the truth claims of Islam through history, science, and the Bible. This course will seek to provide a basic overview of Islamic history and teachings, as well as a coherent biblical response to Islamic truth claims. The end goal is to encourage students to be willing to share the gospel confidently with their Muslim neighbors and friends.
Christianity & Islam Syllabus
BT251 WISDOM LITERATURE 2 Hours
An introductory study of Hebrew poetry and the part it played in Old Testament life and literature. Emphasis also will be given to the major themes in Old Testament Wisdom literature.
Wisdom Literature Syllabus
BT252 HEBREWS 2 Hours
A chapter by chapter study of this first-century sermon. The student will consider the supremacy of Jesus and the dynamics of the persecution of believers in the first-century. The course will emphasize the applications of the truths of the completeness of our salvation in Jesus, and our responsibility to remain faithful to Him.
BT254 ROMANS 2 Hours
A detailed study of one of the great doctrinal books of the New Testament. The major themes will be explored and practical application will be made for the church and the individual believer.
BT310 ISRAEL: CRISIS TO RESTORATION 3 Hours
The course will follow the spiritual deterioration, refining under judgment, and eventual restoration of the nation of Israel through the eyes of the prophets.
Israel: Crisis to Restoration Syllabus
BT311 GENERAL EPISTLES 3 Hours
An expository study of the Epistles of James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude. This study will emphasize practical lessons and also focus on some of the theological and textual problems that have been raised in regard to these letters.
BT312 THE CHURCH & LAST THINGS 3 Hours
A study of the Bible’s teaching concerning the nature, character and activity of the Church, and the teaching of the Scriptures regarding eschatology or “Last Things.” Emphasis is placed on the relevance of the Church and its involvement in preparation for the Last Days.
Church & Last Things Syllabus
BT412 PASTORAL EPISTLES 3 Hours
The detailed study of these epistles will give students the opportunity to develop their own views on a variety of ministry-related topics. The format will allow students a choice in topics of concern, including: roles of leaders in the Church, role of women in ministry, and contextualization of the gospel.
Pastoral Epistles Syllabus
BT429 LECTURESHIP - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY 2 Hours
In this class we’ll seek to understand what Biblical theology is and how it works. Then, we’ll put what we’ve learned to work as we explore the plot structure of the Bible. Finally, we’ll identify our own place within that plot, and review some of what this all means for our lives today.
This course is offered annually and taught by instructors who specialize in a specific and relevant theological topic. Instructors and topics for this course have included Dr. Andy Bannister (RZIM - Apologetics), Dr. David Guretzki (Kingdom & Resurrection), Dr. Barry Slauenwhite (Compassion Canada - Social Justice & the Local Church), Allan Guenther (History of Christian-Muslim Relations). The instructor for March 2020 Lectureship is Rev. Chris Hutchison of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Nipawin, SK.
Sermons - Chris Hutchison
Christian Ministry Courses
CM313 SERMON DESIGN & DELIVERY 3 Hours
The basic elements of the structure and development of sermons will be discussed, with attention to the importance and means of the expository method. The student will receive supervised preaching and evaluation.
Sermon Design & Delivery Syllabus
CM413 MINISTRY FOUNDATIONS 3 Hours
The Ministry Foundations course orientates the student to life in vocational ministry. As the student will be engaged in real time ministry in their internship, this class will speak to expectations in ministry, enemies of ministry, behaviour in ministry, personal life and ministry, and foundations to put in place as the student enters ministry.
Ministry Foundations Syllabus
CM423 LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS 2 Hours
This class is designed to give emerging leaders a better understanding of key leadership functions. The course will review fundamental leadership issues and then move to a number of key leadership functions: vision, strategic planning, governance, meetings, evaluation, feedback, and job descriptions.
Leadership Dynamics Syllabus
General Education Courses
GE122 ETHICS & CULTURE 3 Hours
A study of the principles and problems of ethical decision making. This will include a survey of the history and variety of approaches to ethics. Biblical principles will be sought and emphasis placed on the application of these principles to contemporary ethical issues.
Ethics & Culture Syllabus
GE212 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY: REFORMATION TO PRESENT 3 Hours
A survey of the history of the Church (Christianity) from the Reformation through to the present, including the emergence of contemporary denominations and church issues.
History of Christianity - Reformation to Present Syllabus
GE215 SEXUAL ETHICS 2 Hours
God’s Word stands in stark contrast with Western culture in many areas. None is so evident than the realm of sexuality. By examination of the unchanging Scriptures, the modern Christian, whether young/old, married/single/divorced, man or woman, is challenged first with truth. Then one will be able to evaluate various aberrations, perversions, and options previous generations never had to deal with.
Sexual Ethics Syllabus
Female Code of Conduct Document
Male Code of Conduct Document
GE312 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY: THE EARLY CHURCH 3 Hours
A survey of the history of the Church (Christianity) from the Apostolic age through to the Reformation.
The Early Church Syllabus
GE315 TOPICS IN HISTORICAL THEOLOGY - GERMAN PIETISM 3 Hour
This course will rehearse the inception and development of seventeenth and eighteenth century German Pietism. Students will be introduced to the movement’s prominent thinkers/leaders as well as the specifics of Pietistic theology and practice. In addition, time will be spent probing Pietism’s contribution to the modern missionary movement and evangelical hymnody. And, consideration will be given to the historic aberrations to mainstream Pietism as well as its extended influence on later evangelicalism and “secular” thought.
German Pietism Syllabus
GE351 BIBLICAL GREEK I 3 Hour
This course introduces students to this common Greek tongue (called Hellenistic, Koiné, New Testament, or Biblical), which was spoken and written in the Middle East and beyond from the 4th century BC until the AD 4th century, or roughly 700 years. The goal is to start reading Greek together as soon as possible. Students will be taught to read Biblical Greek aloud, developing competence in Greek grammar: its phonology (pronunciation), morphology (word forms) and syntax (sentence structure). By the end of this course, students will be reading the New Testament in the original language, beginning with the Gospel of Mark. Students are strongly encouraged to continue on to the second Greek course, Biblical Greek II, which will complete their foundation of knowledge in Biblical Greek, and in which they will be reading from the Greek New Testament constantly.
Biblical Greek I Syllabus
GE432 LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS 3 Hour
Leadership is at once a privilege and a daunting task not to undertake lightly. If one is to lead well, one must know his/her God, the Scriptures, the times, and the people one is to lead. One also must have attitudes that Jesus preached and modeled. All of this will be preparatory and, in some cases, building on what has been learned before. This course endeavors to solidify character issues as it relates to leadership, then practically apply these principles. This will take place, in part, in the classroom with scenarios, with interviews of current leaders in their fields, and in practice together as a class. Leadership is practical, and so is the course!
Leadership Dynamics Syllabus
GE401ILS Biblical Greek II
Greek II Syllabus
Mission Studies Courses
MI121 FRESHMAN MISSIONS PRACTICUM 3 Hours
Students will participate in an intense ministry practicum designed to expose them to a broad range of needs and ministry opportunities in a first nations community context. This course will cost the student an intense course fee in addition to the normal tuition fees.
MI223 CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW 3 Hours
A study of the principles and truths that govern the Christian’s view of the world and his/her place in it. The development of a Christian and Biblical way of thinking about our world and the important issues of life is central. The course will consider valid questions raised about the Christian faith. Historical developments and current events will be evaluated from a Christian perspective.
Christian Worldview Syllabus
MI224 OUTREACH MISSIONS PRACTICUM 3 Hours
Students will participate in an intense ministry practicum designed to expose them to a broad range of needs and ministry opportunities in an inner city context. (Students will need to raise additional funds for the practicum.)
MI321 MISSIOLOGY IN LUKE/ACTS 3 Hours
A study of the Biblical Theology of mission using the books of Luke and Acts. This course will explore the role of the church as a sending agency for mission both locally and globally. Attention will be given to where and how the church is growing in all the world.
Missiology in Luke/Acts Syllabus
Individual music courses are offered at the student’s request, usually consisting of 1 hour per semester. Intermediate and Advanced music studies are available for advanced music students, including courses not listed below. These studies are tailored to the student’s skill level and personal goals in music studies. Contact the Academic Dean for information.
MU153/154 INTRODUCTORY PRIVATE PIANO 1 Hour
Instruction for the beginner and intermediate pianist aimed at providing the student with a sound fundamental technique and sight-reading skills. The student will proceed through graded piano literature in the course. Requirement: one lesson per week and daily practice.
MU156 MUSIC THEORY 1 Hour
This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of basic theory and to introduce basic music writing and arranging skills valuable to a church-related ministry. Theory content is comparable to Royal Conservatory Grade Two Rudiments and Grade Four Western Board.
** MUSIC HISTORY & HARMONY will be offered if at least three students are at the same level of study.
PR115/125 STUDENT MINISTRY 1 Hour
A weekly student ministry program, involving the student in actual ministry and service opportunities, combined with written evaluations. It is designed to give the student experience, exposure, and the opportunity to develop skills in practical Christian ministry.
Student Ministry Syllabus