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The Institutes



ADVANCED EXPOSITORY PREACHING
The purpose of Expository Preaching is to strengthen the student's base in constructing expository sermons while enhancing their skills at developing the various elements of a strong expository sermon. Successful participation in Advanced Expository Preaching requires a certain understanding of the essential disciplines of Bible study, Bible interpretation and basic sermon construction. Prerequisites: How To Study The Bible, Biblical Interpretation, Expository Preaching (with a grade of at least a B-), and Homiletics I (with a grade of at least a B-).

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The Ministry Center
Rm 105
Manning 9/5 - 12/5 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

ALPHA COURSE

Purpose/Overview:  A course geared toward new believers but open to all, that covers the basic principles of Christianity in a relaxed, engaging environment.  Each class starts with a general lesson followed by small group interactions.  Attendees find themselves refreshed in their faith and energized to seek higher levels of commitment.



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The Worship Center
Rm 1201
Team 9/4 - 11/20 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $0.00 View
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The Worship Center
Rm 1201
Team 9/6 - 12/6 Fr 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $0.00 View

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

Purpose/Overview:  A course designed to familiarize the students with the science of biblical interpretation and set forth principles of advanced Bible study. The inductive method of interpretation is taught.



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The Ministry Center
Conf Rm 1
Hopkins 9/4 - 11/20 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

CHRISTIAN ETHICS

Purpose/Overview:  This course explores the difference between "ethics" and "morals" and challenges believers to approach ethical topics from a basis rooted in the absolutes of God's Word. Topics include Abortion, Capital Punishment, Human Sexuality, etc.



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Rm 2109 10
Johnson 9/8 - 11/24 Su 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View

CHURCH DOCTRINE

Purpose/Overview:  This course presents a systematic examination of the 12 Articles of Faith which are the essential doctrines of Christianity. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the tools needed to defend the foundational principles and beliefs of the church and to support the church covenant.



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Conf Rm 1
Dickens 9/5 - 12/5 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

Purpose/Overview:  Learn the techniques that professionals use to effectively communicate.  Whether informally or professionally, speak with confidence and enthusiasm, using skills learned in this class.



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Rm 2109 10
Cheeks 9/8 - 11/24 Su 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $35.00 View

FINANCIAL FREEDOM PART 2
Purpose/Overview:  This course builds on the principles learned in Financial Freedom I.  The student learns how to budget and use Godly principles to maintain financial freedom.

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Rm 2109 10
Wilson 9/9 - 11/25 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR BELIEVERS

Purpose/Overview:  This course will cover the basic foundational truths for all beleivers in Jesus Christ as outlined in Hebrew 6:1-2. Topics covered include faith, baptisms, resurrection, eternal life and more.



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Rm 2101 02
Matthews 9/8 - 11/24 Su 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View

HOMILETICS I

Purpose/Overview:  This course is designed as a foundational course for beginning preachers and speakers. Students will learn how to develop and deliver a sermon as well as study the lives of other great preachers. (This class is taught by Bishop Alfred Owens, at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church) No prerequisite.



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GMCHC
GMCHC
Owens 9/3 - 12/10 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $35.00 View

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL (formerly ACCT/CWT)

Purpose/Overview:  Learn how to effectively share Jesus Christ with others. Witnessing can become a way of life, not just something done every now and then. Sharing the Word of God is easy.



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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
Barfield 9/4 - 10/9 We 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $20.00 View
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The Worship Center
Rm 2001 02
Bussell 9/4 - 10/9 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $20.00 View
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The Worship Center
Rm 2109 10
Grayer II 9/8 - 10/13 Su 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM $20.00 View
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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
Barfield 10/16 - 11/20 We 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $20.00 View
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The Worship Center
Rm 2001 02
Bussell 10/16 - 11/20 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $20.00 View
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Rm 2109 10
Grayer II 10/20 - 11/24 Su 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM $20.00 View

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE (MC)

Purpose/Overview:  Learn how to effectively study the Bible using the proper study tools.  A brief history of the Bible will be presented.  Students learn with “hands on” activities in and out of class. Must have specified Bible resource books on hand to complete the course.



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Conf Rm 1
Shepard 9/4 - 11/20 We 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $35.00 View

INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Purpose/Overview:  Provides a panorama of educational ministries in the local church. It explores each program's uniqueness, strengths, structure, and resources.



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The Worship Center
Rm 2105 06
Gordon 9/8 - 11/24 Su 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM $35.00 View

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Purpose/Overview:  This training program, which consists of several modules, incorporates all significant components of leadership. The ultimate goal is to unify and enhance the ability to effectively lead and govern within the authorities and vision of the Pastor. Current leaders and all who desire to be leaders are required to attend.  



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Rm 2105 06
Team 9/8 - 10/13 Su 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $20.00 View
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The Worship Center
Rm 2105 06
Team 10/20 - 11/24 Su 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $20.00 View

MINISTERS’ CLASS

Purpose/Overview:  A class for those who are called to preach or are unsure of their calling. This course prepares the student for practical aspects of ministry, required personal discipline and overall knowledge of ministerial responsibilities.



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The Ministry Center
Conf Rm 1
Sawyer 9/9 - 11/25 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

Purpose/Overview:  This course brings unity and chronological sequence to the New Testament study by weaving the contents of the books of the Bible around a central theme - the person of Christ. The initial session gives background and composition of the New Testament as a whole.



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2009010
Garner 9/4 - 11/20 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PART 2: JOB – MALACHI
Purpose/Overview:  The message of the books of poetry and prophecy gives insight into God's dealing with His people. This course relates the great writing prophets' messages for today.

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The Ministry Center
Rm 108 09
Johnson 9/5 - 12/5 Th 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM $35.00 View

SINGLES ONLY: MARRIAGE 411
Purpose/Overview:  This eight-week class is designed to assist singles in obtaining a solid understanding of marriage.  It will give singles an opportunity to do an internal assessment to determine if they are called to be married or not. As well as provide insight on areas of improvement that will allow God to get the greatest glory in their lives.  This class is for singles only!

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The Worship Center
Rm 2111 12
Little 9/18 - 11/6 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $35.00 View