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FINISH A COURSE IN AS LITTLE AS 6-8 WEEKS!  Online Live or On-Site Live Seminar Courses are a learning alternative provided for the benefit of those individuals who find person-to-person instruction helpful.  Most students who elect to attend Live Seminar Courses do so after enrolling in the standard distance education program, then deciding later to elect  to use a Live Seminar Course to substitute for one or more of the standard directed study courses in their program.  In fact, depending upon the degree major, it may be possible to complete an entire degree program by attending Live Seminars.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF LIVE SEMINAR COURSES
Online live seminar courses involve several hours on a particular day of the week.  Pre-seminar assignments prepare the student the seminar.  This makes it possible to complete a three (3) credit course in six to eight weeks.  No special software is required, only basic computer skills using GoToTraining and access to the Internet using a regular computer, iPad or iPhone On-site live seminar courses are held at strategic locations.  On-site live seminars may be used to substitute a regular directed study course.  Pre-seminar assignments prepare the student to take maximum advantage of the live seminar sessions.  In most cases, this live seminar format makes it possible to complete a three (3) credit course in six to eight weeks.

IN MANY CASES ON-SITE SEMINARS MAY ALSO BE TAKEN FOR C.E.U. CREDITS
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MASTER'S BIBLE AND BIBLE RELATED COURSES ARE RECOGNIZED BY THE
ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL.

 HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE SEMINAR OF YOUR CHOICE

  • Select a seminar from the schedule immediately below.  It's best to allow yourself at least four weeks to prepare for the seminar by completing the pre-seminar reading and writing projects.

  • You can enroll by clicking on the Seminar Registration link anywhere on this page.  You will then be sent a study guide so that you can begin the pre-seminar reading and writing projects.

  • If you are uncertain whether you qualify to attend a particular seminar, you may call to speak with Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning (1-800-933-1445) or email him drparker@mdivs.edu.

  • COST OF LIVE SEMINARS: Regular program tuition covers the cost of standard directed study courses.  The cost of seminars is not charged at the time of initial enrollment.  Seminar courses offer a unique alternative, and require a modest additional fee.    This charge is payable only if and when the student elects to take advantage of the seminar option.  See the schedule below for fees per seminar.

  • SEMINAR REFUND POLICY:  Seminars Fees are not refundable, but may be applied to future seminars or other outstanding balances.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Check back often for up-dates and additions.

ONLINE SEMINAR SCHEDULE

2014 SCHEDULE

July | August | September
 October | November | December

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2015 SCHEDULE
January | February | March | April | May
June | July | August | September
October | November | December
 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ONLINE SEMINARS:  For our online seminars, we have elected to use GoToTraining.com, the training division of GoToMeeting.com, America's best known online meeting provider.  This makes it possible for students to easily access an online seminar from just about anywhere in the world.  Only basic computer technology is required.  Nothing fancy.  Nothing difficult.  All you will need is:

  • A computing device with Internet connection (the faster the better).

  • Speakers & microphone for your computer (built in or added on).

SEMINAR SCHEDULES:  Seminars may have different days and times.  For individual schedules refer to the individual seminar information blocks below.

If you would like to know if you qualify to enroll in a particular seminar, email Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning drparker@mdivs.edu, or call him:
1-800-933-1445 or 812-471-0611.

*COST FOR MOST ONLINE SEMINARS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:  FOR CREDIT Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $100 = TOTAL $140.  FOR AUDIT & CEU Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $50 = TOTAL $70.

*Some seminars may be priced differently.  Where this is the case, it will be noted in the seminar information block.

July 2014
 

Content & Chronology of
 the Old Testament  OT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this component is to provide the advanced student with an opportunity to present the Old Testament as a series of pictures which represent a continuous scene from the initial creation of the current heavens and earth to the return of the exiles to the Land of Israel.  Register for this Seminar Course

August 2014
 

Role & Function of the
Healthy, Healing Church
 HC-1500-OLS

Professor: Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to explore the biblical and experiential components that go into developing and leading a local church that is healthy and offers hope and healing to the lost and hurting.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

BIBLICAL BASIS/BIBLICAL DIRECTIONISM COUNSELING
(BD-401, 501-, 702)-OLS

 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY AUGUST 9, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Bible as an adequate handbook for the human mind, and to supply the student with a basic system for using the Bible as a counseling model.  
Register for this Seminar Course


 

Theology of Biblical Counseling
 CT-401-OLS / AT-501-OLS / AT-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to present to the more advanced student to the broader scope of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of biblical counseling.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Developing Pastoral Skills DPS-1500-OLS
Professor:
  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course to introduce to the pastor specific skills he will need to minister to, and bring freedom to, those members of his congregation who are hurting and dysfunctional. Realizing that individuals, families and churches are in conflict, this course is designed to equip the pastor to be effective in developing emotionally and spiritually healthy individuals, churches and families.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Communication for Growth II CG-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to present to the student a biblically-based model of pulpit communication; to bring the student to a higher level of understanding concerning the foundational elements of effective New Testament preaching and teaching.
Register for this Seminar Course


 

Systematic Theology II  STH-1520-OLS
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Component Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the ten (10) primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of doctrine, and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.  Register for this Seminar Course

September 2014
 

Biblical Leadership
BLG-1501-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This seminar course covers the basic Biblical position on leadership in theory and action with a focus on transformation. This course will radically challenge everything the student has been taught about leadership, and will open an entirely new window into the truth of leadership from a Biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Content & Chronology of
 the New Testament  NT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies. Register for this Seminar Course

Restoring Biblical Purity in the Church
RBP-1500

Professor: Audrey Werner, B.S.N.
READ AUDREY'S LATEST NEWSLETTER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY COURSE!
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

  • Current students as an elective in a current program.

  • Graduates as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

As a Result of Taking this Course

  • The student will be able to explain the history behind the sexual revolution.

  • The student will have the tools to expound on the rationale behind the legalization of birth control, abortion and sodomy in America.

  • The students will be able to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements.

  • The student will be able to research and identify the shift in the Christian churches stance on sex education, population control and sodomy over the last decade.

  • The student will be able to evaluate the impact of universal acceptance of Kinsey’s fraudulent science on the church, marriage, and children.

  • The student will be able to cite examples of how purity can be restored to our homes, church and nation.

Register for this Seminar Course


 

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING/PREPARING COUPLES FOR A BIBLICALLY BASED MARRIAGE
Professor: Dr. David Tyler

 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to further expose the student to a biblical approach to Marriage and Family counseling so that the student will acquire the basic knowledge of the biblical conceptions of family roles and interpersonal relationships, and be able to trace the importance of these data and interpret them in terms of the counseling process.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Systematic Theology I  STH-1510-OLS
Professors: Dr. Dennis Frey

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the two initial  primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of all the other tenants (the Prolegomena and Bibliology), and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.
Register for this Seminar Course


 

D.D. COMPONENT #4 - Theology
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier
Note:  This a capstone seminar - Total cost $200

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26
& SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Day 1 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p
Day 2 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This Component will provide the D.D. student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension and mastery of the particular theological position of his denomination or persuasion.

That is, the student will be able to compare and contrast his own theological position on the major themes of Systematic Theology with that of groups holding differing positions.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

The Doctrine of Christ  DC-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The historicity, humanity, and deity of Jesus are not just a matter of curious interest for the believer. These tenets are the basis for the Christian faith. The goal of this course is to examine what Scripture has to say about Christ, especially His person and His work. These two items must be considered in connection. The value of His death, for example, is seen in Who He is. It is not enough just to know who He is. It is not enough just to know what what He did. It is important to know Who He is in light of what He did. This adds depth of significance to both.   Register for this Seminar Course

October 2014
 


 

Biblical Apologetics  BAP-1510-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s understanding of the requisite issues in the study of Apologetics; to enable the student to identify key terms and describe essential issues of Apologetics and to apply Apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges; to offer the student the opportunity to explore significant challenges to the Christian faith and apologetic responses to those challenges; to examine and analyze the competing truth claims of rival world views. 
Register for this Seminar Course


 

Church Administration CA-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose students to foundational principles of local administration, so that they acquire a basis for administrating organizations within a Biblical context.
Register for this Seminar Course

November 2014
 

Comparative Analysis  COM-1510-OLS
Exploring the Contrasts Between
Biblical Theology & Secular Psychology

Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To encourage the student to complete a comparative and critical analysis of the foundational premises of humanistic psychology as contrasted against an analysis of the human person from a biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Mormonism: Historical, Theological, and Evangelistic Survey  MOR-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  Cultured, refined, socially acceptable, educationally skilled, evangelistically engaged, and religiously committed -- these are descriptive of the Mormon faith. The looming question for the evangelical community is: Where does the Mormon religion fit? Is Mormonism another denomination within Christendom or is there another dynamic involved? This course explores answers to these question historically and theologically with evangelistic application.
Register for this Seminar Course


 

Biblical Research & Writing  RW-1501-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Objectives: 1. To present the student with an opportunity to read, research, and then write on the content of the Books of Genesis and Revelation, including a generic overview of the various methods of interpreting the historic and eschatological implications.  2.  To present the student with the basics of good research and writing which will allow him or her to understand the essentials of Bible College level research and writing.  3.  To assist the student to be prepared to research, write on, and then competently teach the Books of Genesis and Revelation in a ministry situation.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Biblical Role & Function of the Pastor
FP
-1500-OLS
Professor:
Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the biblical role and function of the pastor in the local church so that the pastor can stand on “biblical foundation” in the performance of that role and function. This course is designed to focus the student on the pastoral role in light of scriptural teaching so as to overcome the many erroneous and damaging philosophies of pastoring. This course also discusses pastoral development, families, and potential traps and pitfalls.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Essentials (Fundamentals) in Biblical Counseling
 FB-401-OLS / AE-501-OLS / AE-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To introduce the student to the concepts of multidimensional Biblical counseling. The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts, and to recognize important differences with other counseling theories.  Register for this Seminar Course

December 2014
 

Philosophy of Ministry  PHM-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian ministry as a calling and a life of service so that he or she acquires a basic and introductory knowledge of ministry, and is able to identify and describe the essential principles of Christian ministry in light of biblical data and a personal and professional stance.  Register for this Seminar Course


 

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness
BP-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13, 2014
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.  Register for this Seminar Course

BLESSED NEW YEAR 2015!

2015 SCHEDULE
January | February | March | April | May
June | July | August | September
October | November | December

January 2015

Prayer - Leadership
Available to God  BLG-1504-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY JANUARY 1, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This course is an attempt, and only an attempt, to put us on the road toward divine expression of what we are meant to be, radiant reflections of His character in purpose, thought and act. It must begin with the instructions of the King of kings for if any man is able to pray, it is Jesus. It must end with the most basic form of purely human prayer, "Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner." In between we will hope to discover how to speak with our Creator and how to listen to His answer, not with our mouths but with our hearts.
Register for this Seminar Course

The Book of Genesis  GN-1500-OLS
Professors: Dr. Dennis D. Frey & Dr. C.W. Stubbs

SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  To present and expose students to the study of the book of Genesis as a whole; to enable students to recognize and interpret individual characters; to evaluate biblical teaching about origins and to examine the initial periods in the unfolding of God's covenant of grace; to apply that knowledge in the students' ministry.
Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Foundation for Self-Awareness PH-1502-OLS
Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY JANUARY 17, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION FOR SELF-AWARENESS - The purpose of this course is to direct the student to a Biblical foundation for understanding God’s idea for personal self-awareness. To lead the student through a Biblical assessment of the so-called “self-esteem” movement. To compare and analyze the prevailing secular attitude regarding self-esteem over against the Scriptural teachings related to these attitudes. To prepare the student to deal with the issue of self-esteem within a Biblical counseling regime.
Register for this Seminar Course

Restoring Biblical Purity in the Church
RBP-1500

Professor: Audrey Werner, B.S.N.
READ AUDREY'S LATEST NEWSLETTER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY COURSE!
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

  • Current students as an elective in a current program.

  • Graduates as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

As a Result of Taking this Course

  • The student will be able to explain the history behind the sexual revolution.

  • The student will have the tools to expound on the rationale behind the legalization of birth control, abortion and sodomy in America.

  • The students will be able to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements.

  • The student will be able to research and identify the shift in the Christian churches stance on sex education, population control and sodomy over the last decade.

  • The student will be able to evaluate the impact of universal acceptance of Kinsey’s fraudulent science on the church, marriage, and children.

  • The student will be able to cite examples of how purity can be restored to our homes, church and nation.

Register for this Seminar Course

Content & Chronology of
 the Old Testament  OT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this component is to provide the advanced student with an opportunity to present the Old Testament as a series of pictures which represent a continuous scene from the initial creation of the current heavens and earth to the return of the exiles to the Land of Israel.  Register for this Seminar Course

February 2015

A Biblical Approach to Substance Abuse
Professor: Dr. Kurt Grady

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course will discuss the secular models of addiction counseling with the biochemical addiction model being explored in some detail. These will be contrasted with the biblical views concerning the heart of man, habituation and rehabituation. The question of whether addiction and substance abuse are sins or sicknesses will be addressed. A process for counseling the addicted person is offered to illustrate the power of God's Word.
Register for this Seminar Course

D.D. COMPONENT #2 - Old Testament
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This Component will provide the D.D. student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension of the Old Testament as a continuum from the creation of the current heavens and earth through the return of the Exiles to the land of Israel.  Register for this Seminar Course

The Book of Revelation  RVL-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This seminar format course on The Book of Revelation is designed to introduce the student to the basic structure, general content, and sweeping themes of the Book of Revelation.
Register for this Seminar Course

Developing Pastoral Skills DPS-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr.
Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course to introduce to the pastor specific skills he will need to minister to, and bring freedom to, those members of his congregation who are hurting and dysfunctional. Realizing that individuals, families and churches are in conflict, this course is designed to equip the pastor to be effective in developing emotionally and spiritually healthy individuals, churches and families.  Register for this Seminar Course

Theology of Biblical Counseling
 CT-401-OLS / AT-501-OLS / AT-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to present to the more advanced student to the broader scope of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of biblical counseling.
Register for this Seminar Course

Comparative Beliefs/World Religions CD-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr. Misty Jesse

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: In a global world, religious communities do not live in isolation from other religious communities. As practicing Disciples of Christ we are engaged in forging relationships with a diversity of religious life that permeates our cultural, social, and political environment. This course is designed to facilitate this process by introducing students to the worlds’ major religions as they are practiced globally. Study of these major religions will include the origins and teachings, devotional practices, institutions and cultural expressions. Some of the major religions to be covered will include: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Register for this Seminar Course

March 2015

Systematic Theology II  STH-1520-OLS
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Component Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the ten (10) primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of doctrine, and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.
Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Leadership
BLG-1501-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This seminar course covers the basic Biblical position on leadership in theory and action with a focus on transformation. This course will radically challenge everything the student has been taught about leadership, and will open an entirely new window into the truth of leadership from a Biblical perspective. 
Register for this Seminar Course

Supporting Families through Pregnancy Loss
and Newborn Death PG-1500-OLS

Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To equip the student to help individuals and families who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. This course will explain the needs of a bereaved family, and provide tools that the caregiver can use to help in their grief. It will also touch on the topics such as how the church can truly minister and be sensitive to families in this situation; the differences between men and women’s grief; and the option of perinatal hospice to help a family when they get a terminal diagnosis. This course will help the student learn how to assist family members through the difficult and sometimes dark path of grief, especially when that loss is a child before they really had a chance to live.
Register for this Seminar Course

Content & Chronology of
 the New Testament  NT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies.
Register for this Seminar Course

Spiritual Warfare  SW-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr.
Ray Parker

SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to assist the student to undertake a deeper and genuinely biblical study of spiritual warfare within the context of the Christian life so that they acquire an understanding regarding the nature of spiritual warfare, and identify and describe strategies for overcoming the enemy, and to develop the student’s ability to summarize the nature of spiritual warfare and evaluate various strategies for overcoming the enemy.
Register for this Seminar Course

Communication for Growth II CG-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to present to the student a biblically-based model of pulpit communication; to bring the student to a higher level of understanding concerning the foundational elements of effective New Testament preaching and teaching.
Register for this Seminar Course

April 2015

Biblical Inspiration Translation
& Hermeneutics  ITH-1510-OLS

Professor: Dr. Dennis Frey

SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To introduce and expose the student to the basic elements of biblical inspiration, translation and hermeneutics; to encourage the student to identify and describe some of the primary shortcomings in many modern English translations; to extend the student’s ability to exegete carefully and accurately any passage of Scripture the Lord may lead him or her to minister from, and to suggest certain helps to make the process more successful; to help the student to apply such knowledge to his or her current ministry. 
Register for this Seminar Course

Topics (Focus) (Directives) in Biblical Counseling
 TC-401-OLS / FB-501-OLS / DP-701-OLS
Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help the student apply the more advanced truths of Matthew 7:5 by understanding  the eternal truths upon which Biblical Counseling rests so that they are better equipped to take these truths to others; to build a practical foundation for the students to enable them to identify those issues in themselves which are germane to the work they do with others. 
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The Doctrine of Christ  DC-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY APRIL 18, 201
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The historicity, humanity, and deity of Jesus are not just a matter of curious interest for the believer. These tenets are the basis for the Christian faith. The goal of this course is to examine what Scripture has to say about Christ, especially His person and His work. These two items must be considered in connection. The value of His death, for example, is seen in Who He is. It is not enough just to know who He is. It is not enough just to know what what He did. It is important to know Who He is in light of what He did. This adds depth of significance to both.   Register for this Seminar Course

Drugs, Mental Health and the Biblical Counselor
DM-1502-OLS
Professor: Dr. Kurt Grady

SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course will covers the evolution of psychiatry and the DSM's creation of mental illness; the evolution of mental health chemical imbalance theories; and the revolution  in society and the church concerning sin and sickness.  Register for this Seminar Course

Systematic Theology I  STH-1510-OLS
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the two initial  primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of all the other tenants (the Prolegomena and Bibliology), and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.
Register for this Seminar Course

May 2015

Biblical Research & Writing  RW-1501-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Objectives: 1. To present the student with an opportunity to read, research, and then write on the content of the Books of Genesis and Revelation, including a generic overview of the various methods of interpreting the historic and eschatological implications.  2.  To present the student with the basics of good research and writing which will allow him or her to understand the essentials of Bible College level research and writing.  3.  To assist the student to be prepared to research, write on, and then competently teach the Books of Genesis and Revelation in a ministry situation.
Register for this Seminar Course

A Biblical Response to Abortion
and the Church AC-1500-OLS

 Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will give the pastor and other church leaders specific tools to share the pro-life message with their members to help them take a stand in a way that will help men and women considering abortion or who have chosen abortion feel the compassion and mercy of Christ, and be able to begin to heal.
Register for this Seminar Course

Church Administration CA-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose students to foundational principles of local administration, so that they acquire a basis for administrating organizations within a Biblical context.
Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Apologetics  BAP-1510-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY MAY 16, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s understanding of the requisite issues in the study of Apologetics; to enable the student to identify key terms and describe essential issues of Apologetics and to apply Apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges; to offer the student the opportunity to explore significant challenges to the Christian faith and apologetic responses to those challenges; to examine and analyze the competing truth claims of rival world views.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Role & Function of the Pastor 
FP
-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY MAY 16, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the biblical role and function of the pastor in the local church so that the pastor can stand on “biblical foundation” in the performance of that role and function. This course is designed to focus the student on the pastoral role in light of scriptural teaching so as to overcome the many erroneous and damaging philosophies of pastoring. This course also discusses pastoral development, families, and potential traps and pitfalls.  Register for this Seminar Course

Essentials (Fundamentals) in Biblical Counseling
 FB-401-OLS / AE-501-OLS / AE-702-OLS
Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To introduce the student to the concepts of multidimensional Biblical counseling. The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts, and to recognize important differences with other counseling theories.
Register for this Seminar Course

June 2015

 

D.D. COMPONENT #3 - New Testament
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!


Course Purpose: 
This Component will provide the D.D. student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension of the New Testament as a continuum from the coming of Messiah through the return of Christ and the creation of the new heaven and earth. 
Register for this Seminar Course

Philosophy of Ministry  PHM-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian ministry as a calling and a life of service so that he or she acquires a basic and introductory knowledge of ministry, and is able to identify and describe the essential principles of Christian ministry in light of biblical data and a personal and professional stance.  Register for this Seminar Course

The Book of Romans  ROM-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey & Dr. C.W. Stubbs

SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2015
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To lead the student to analyze carefully the theological themes of the book of Romans; to relate those teachings to the Pauline corpus and the overall context of Scripture; to examine the teachings of the book in light of the student’s own theological constructs.
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Counseling the Woman of Trauma
CWT-1500-OLS

Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2015
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The core purpose of this course is to give the counselor a place to start when faced with the prospect of counseling women who have experienced sexually based trauma, and to provide the counselor with a road map to reach the heart of these women, thereby avoiding the most common complaint of counselors in such situation…the sense of being overwhelmed and frustrated.
Register for this Seminar Course

Prayer - Leadership
Available to God  BLG-1504-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This course is an attempt, and only an attempt, to put us on the road toward divine expression of what we are meant to be, radiant reflections of His character in purpose, thought and act. It must begin with the instructions of the King of kings for if any man is able to pray, it is Jesus. It must end with the most basic form of purely human prayer, "Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner." In between we will hope to discover how to speak with our Creator and how to listen to His answer, not with our mouths but with our hearts.
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Mormonism: Historical, Theological, and Evangelistic Survey  MOR-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  Cultured, refined, socially acceptable, educationally skilled, evangelistically engaged, and religiously committed -- these are descriptive of the Mormon faith. The looming question for the evangelical community is: Where does the Mormon religion fit? Is Mormonism another denomination within Christendom or is there another dynamic involved? This course explores answers to these question historically and theologically with evangelistic application.
Register for this Seminar Course

July 2015

Introduction to Pregnancy Counseling  PC-1500-OLS
Professor: Deena Crandall, A.A., Moody Bible Institute;
B.A., Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL); M.Min., MISD; M.A., Northwest Christian University.

SATURDAY JULY 18, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will introduce and expose the student to the basic concepts of pro-life counseling; offer the student the opportunity to understand what the Bible says about being pro-life; and instruct the student about pregnancy and abortion so that the student will understand why a woman may choose abortion. Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness
BP-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY JULY 18, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.  Register for this Seminar Course

Content & Chronology of
 the New Testament  NT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY JULY 25, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies. Register for this Seminar Course

August 2015

Role & Function of the
Healthy, Healing Church
 HC-1500-OLS

Professor: Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to explore the biblical and experiential components that go into developing and leading a local church that is healthy and offers hope and healing to the lost and hurting.  Register for this Seminar Course

BIBLICAL BASIS/BIBLICAL DIRECTIONISM COUNSELING
(BD-401, 501-, 702)-OLS

 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the Bible as an adequate handbook for the human mind, and to supply the student with a basic system for using the Bible as a counseling model.  
Register for this Seminar Course

Theology of Biblical Counseling
 CT-401-OLS / AT-501-OLS / AT-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to present to the more advanced student to the broader scope of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of biblical counseling.  Register for this Seminar Course

Developing Pastoral Skills DPS-1500-OLS
Professor:
  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course to introduce to the pastor specific skills he will need to minister to, and bring freedom to, those members of his congregation who are hurting and dysfunctional. Realizing that individuals, families and churches are in conflict, this course is designed to equip the pastor to be effective in developing emotionally and spiritually healthy individuals, churches and families.  Register for this Seminar Course

Systematic Theology II  STH-1520-OLS
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Component Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the ten (10) primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of doctrine, and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.  Register for this Seminar Course

September 2015

Biblical Leadership
BLG-1501-OLS

Professor: Dr. Skip Moen

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Description: This seminar course covers the basic Biblical position on leadership in theory and action with a focus on transformation. This course will radically challenge everything the student has been taught about leadership, and will open an entirely new window into the truth of leadership from a Biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course

Content & Chronology of
 the New Testament  NT-1500-OLS

Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies. Register for this Seminar Course

Restoring Biblical Purity in the Church
RBP-1500

Professor: Audrey Werner, B.S.N.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY COURSE!
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

  • Current students as an elective in a current program.

  • Graduates as just a single course, or as an elective in a certificate or degree program.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

As a Result of Taking this Course

  • The student will be able to explain the history behind the sexual revolution.

  • The student will have the tools to expound on the rationale behind the legalization of birth control, abortion and sodomy in America.

  • The students will be able to identify the difference between the sex education, abstinence, and the purity movements.

  • The student will be able to research and identify the shift in the Christian churches stance on sex education, population control and sodomy over the last decade.

  • The student will be able to evaluate the impact of universal acceptance of Kinsey’s fraudulent science on the church, marriage, and children.

  • The student will be able to cite examples of how purity can be restored to our homes, church and nation.

Register for this Seminar Course

D.D. COMPONENT #4 - Theology
Professors: Drs. Dennis Frey & Ronald Frazier
Note:  This a capstone seminar - Total cost $200

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
& SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Day 1 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p
Day 2 - 9:00a – 11:30a;  3:30p – 6:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This Component will provide the D.D. student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension and mastery of the particular theological position of his denomination or persuasion.

That is, the student will be able to compare and contrast his own theological position on the major themes of Systematic Theology with that of groups holding differing positions.  Register for this Seminar Course

Systematic Theology I  STH-1510-OLS
Professors: Dr. Dennis Frey

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This online course presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the two initial  primary issues of Systematic Theology that form the basis of all the other tenants (the Prolegomena and Bibliology), and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  This online course will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; will enable the student to identify and describe relevant key doctrinal issues; and also document that knowledge in the context of the student’s current ministry; and finally to allow the student to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student’s own faith tradition.
Register for this Seminar Course

October 2015

Spiritual Warfare  SW-1500-OLS
Professor: Dr.
Ray Parker

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to assist the student to undertake a deeper and genuinely biblical study of spiritual warfare within the context of the Christian life so that they acquire an understanding regarding the nature of spiritual warfare, and identify and describe strategies for overcoming the enemy, and to develop the student’s ability to summarize the nature of spiritual warfare and evaluate various strategies for overcoming the enemy.
Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Research & Writing  RW-1501-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Objectives: 1. To present the student with an opportunity to read, research, and then write on the content of the Books of Genesis and Revelation, including a generic overview of the various methods of interpreting the historic and eschatological implications.  2.  To present the student with the basics of good research and writing which will allow him or her to understand the essentials of Bible College level research and writing.  3.  To assist the student to be prepared to research, write on, and then competently teach the Books of Genesis and Revelation in a ministry situation.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Apologetics  BAP-1510-OLS
 Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s understanding of the requisite issues in the study of Apologetics; to enable the student to identify key terms and describe essential issues of Apologetics and to apply Apologetic methodology to contemporary challenges; to offer the student the opportunity to explore significant challenges to the Christian faith and apologetic responses to those challenges; to examine and analyze the competing truth claims of rival world views. 
Register for this Seminar Course

November 2015

Comparative Analysis  COM-1510-OLS
Exploring the Contrasts Between
Biblical Theology & Secular Psychology

Professor: Dr. Dennis D. Frey

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To encourage the student to complete a comparative and critical analysis of the foundational premises of humanistic psychology as contrasted against an analysis of the human person from a biblical perspective.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Role & Function of the Pastor
FP
-1500-OLS
Professor:
Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll Right Away! 

Course Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to introduce the biblical role and function of the pastor in the local church so that the pastor can stand on “biblical foundation” in the performance of that role and function. This course is designed to focus the student on the pastoral role in light of scriptural teaching so as to overcome the many erroneous and damaging philosophies of pastoring. This course also discusses pastoral development, families, and potential traps and pitfalls.  Register for this Seminar Course

Essentials (Fundamentals) in Biblical Counseling
 FB-401-OLS / AE-501-OLS / AE-702-OLS

Professor: Dr. David Tyler

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p

  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: To introduce the student to the concepts of multidimensional Biblical counseling. The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts, and to recognize important differences with other counseling theories.  Register for this Seminar Course

Biblical Preaching and Personal Holiness
BP-1501-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
 Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose:  This course focuses on how preaching is effective in leading Christians toward maturity. Messages on Christian growth and sanctification will be modeled, and there will be instructional elements dealing especially with the dynamics of preaching in the local church.  Register for this Seminar Course

December 2015

Philosophy of Ministry  PHM-1500-OLS
Professor:  Dr. Ray Parker

SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2015
9:00-12:00a | 1:30-4:30p | 6:00-8:00p
  Now Accepting Registrations
 Best to Enroll as Early as Possible!

Course Purpose: This course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian ministry as a calling and a life of service so that he or she acquires a basic and introductory knowledge of ministry, and is able to identify and describe the essential principles of Christian ministry in light of biblical data and a personal and professional stance.  Register for this Seminar Course

ON-SITE SEMINAR SCHEDULE

2014 ON-SITE SEMINAR SCHEDULE
December 2014

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2015 ON-SITE SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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The On-Site Special Seminars are held at various locations across the U.S.   GREAT OPPORTUNITY:  These are a great opportunity for spiritual refreshment, fellowship, or a family vacation.

SEMINAR SCHEDULES:  On-site seminars will have different days and times.  For individual schedules refer to the individual seminar information blocks below.

If you would like to know if you qualify to enroll in a particular seminar, email Dr. Ray Parker, Executive Director for Coordinated Learning drparker@mdivs.edu, or call him: 1-800-933-1445 or 812-471-0611.

*COST FOR MOST ON-SITE SEMINARS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:  FOR CREDIT Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $160 = TOTAL $200.  FOR AUDIT & CEU Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $80 = TOTAL $100.

*Some seminars may be priced differently.  Where this is the case, it will be noted in the seminar information block.

December 2014

WINTER SEMINAR
December 3 - 5, 2014

Melbourne, Florida

SEMINAR LOCATION
Bridges for Peace USA & Central Life Church
5995 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 3294

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Room rate is $94 which includes a breakfast voucher for a hot, cooked to order breakfast in their restaurant.

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Phone: 321-255-0077

BIBLE MASTERY BM-501-S
Dennis D. Frey, Th.D. Professor

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Wednesday December 3
1:30p - 5:30p | 7:30p - 8:30p
Thursday December 4
9:00a - 11:30a | 1:00p - 5:00p | 7:30p - 8:30p
Friday December 5
9:00a - 11:30a | 1:00p - 3:00p

THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE GRADUATE DEGREE CAP-STONE COURSE OUT OF THE REGULAR SEQUENCERATHER THAN TAKING BIBLE MASTERY AS THE FINAL COURSE IN A MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM, STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THIS ADVANCED SEMINAR.

This unique seminar will provide the master’s level student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension of the Bible as a continuum from the creation of the current heavens and earth to its recreation in perfection and righteousness. The course will be accomplished in an intensive three-day seminar only. Pre-seminar assignments are required.  There are no post-seminar requirements. All final course requirements are completed at close of the seminar event.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS MAKE USE OF A PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICE SUCH AS A LAPTOP COMPUTER, NOTEBOOK OR SEMINAR DIGITAL DEVICE.

FEES FOR THIS SEMINAR

Currently enrolled master's degree students wishing to take the seminar for credit: Registration Fee $40 + Seminar Fee $160 = TOTAL $200.  To register, please contact Dr. Ray Parker at drparker@mdivs.edu or call 1-800-933-1445.

Qualified Non-students wishing to take the seminar for academic credit must first be enrolled as a student with Master's. Please contact Dr. Gary Fair at drfair@mdivs.edu or call 1-800-933-1445 for information on enrolling and taking a seminar for academic credit.

Anyone  can take this course for Audit or CEU credit.  Audit/CEU Fee: Registration Fee $20 + Seminar Fee $80 = TOTAL $100.  To register, please contact Dr. Ray Parker at drparker@mdivs.edu or call 1-800-933-1445.  Click to register
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