Although not required, you will have the opportunity to take the following classes in order to broaden your knowledge of the Bible and give you a deeper perspective as you approach your ministry.


This class will provide an introduction to defending the faith using Scripture and historical and scientific perspectives. Is there a procedure for dealing with doubt? Can Scripture be verified? Where is history taking us? These and other questions will be discussed as this course examines, challenges, and explains the two constant themes of faith and knowing. It is designed to equip you to think about the religious or “faith-based” nature of all knowledge or truth claims, and how the biblical gospel of Jesus can and should be both defended and commended.


The Israel preparation class helps students get the most out of their Israel trip. This course will prepare students for the trip, what to expect, and will give background information that will tie into the Old Testament Survey courses. It combines biblical geography, Hebrew culture, customs and practices of Jesus’ time. It will provide a better understanding of the land and the context in which the Bible takes place.