PROVERBS (2 credits) We will study verse-by-verse to apply the wisdom of Proverbs in our everyday life in Christ. We will attempt to adhere to Jesus’ admonition: “Take my yoke and learn of Me.”
MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHIES (2 credits) This course will explore the lives of various well-known Christian missionaries in history, starting from the “Great Century of Missions,” the 1800s to modern day missionaries. Each week we will take an in-depth look at the life and ministry of a different missionary in order to draw out practical life lessons as well as develop a greater perspective of ministry on the mission field.
MISSIONS (2 credits) This class will focus on the theological and practical elements of mission work. We will study the biblical basis of missions, focusing mainly on the life of Paul in the book of Acts and some of his epistles to learn the principles that ought to be applied practically in our own missionary endeavors.
Ephesians (2 credits) The objective of this class is to give the student a thorough working knowledge of Ephesians, studying verse-by-verse and including the major doctrines presented in the epistle. We will see a glorious picture of Christ and His Church and the plan of God for His children. We will appreciate even more of what Christ has done for us and what He desires of us.
Theology (2 credits) Recommended to be taken in the student’s fourth semester— this course is an introduction to Christian theology that will address the essentials of traditional Christianity such as the supremacy of love in both vertical and horizontal relationships, the theology of the Apostle’s Creed, 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).
The Gospel of John (3 credits) The Gospel of John has long fascinated the cleverest exegetes by its simple grammatical style and deep Christological content. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible. This course will be a verse-by-verse study of the entire gospel with emphasis on John’s theology, Christology, and particularly the relationship between His deity and humanity.
Spiritual Warfare (2 credits) As we serve the Lord in any capacity, we learn that there is a very real enemy who fights against the work of the Lord. This class is designed to give you awareness of the spiritual battle that parallels the physical world all around us. In this class you will be equipped to recognize the tactics of the enemy and be victorious in your Christian life. This class will have various instructors from a variety of backgrounds.
Practical Christian Ministry (2 credits) Required for on-campus students—students serve in various tasks alongside fellow students and staff, applying the practical aspects of Christianity and servanthood as they learn to follow Christ. Four semesters of Practical Christian Ministry are required for graduation. Note: off-campus students may enroll in Practical Christian Ministry and serve for four hours a week at their home church under the supervision or a pastor or another ministry leader.
Old Testament & New Testament Survey (3 credits) The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa during the late 80’s and early 90’s. As you take these courses, you will study the Bible verse by verse from Genesis through Revelation by listening to expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are between 69 and 88 messages per course, at an average length of one hour per message. You should listen to these messages with your Bible open, with your heart prepared to hear from God, and with a willingness to respond to His Word. These courses should give you a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen your faith in God and help you establish a firm understanding of His will for your life.
Chapel (2 credits) Required for on-campus students - In addition to personal time devoted to God, the entire student body will meet for Sunday Chapel. It will be a time of worship, communion, and a message. Our desire is for the student body to grow together in these times of worship, fellowship, prayer and the teaching of the Word.
*If you don't see a class you need, we offer video classes to satisfy your graduation requirement. Please contact us ahead to time to get that set up