October 17th, 2014
So, you’re a Christian now. So what’s up with this old testament and new testament thing? How are they different? What are they about? Why the “testament” in the names?
In response to these very valid questions, the Institute is offering an inexpensive certificate program targeted towards teenagers who want answers but don’t have any. The program consists of 2 classes. Each class is 10 weeks long and includes a standard reading from respected Christian scholars.
Conveniently, these works are available in either physical or electronic format, and before beginning a new author, an audio or video introduction is provided to give some background on the author and an overview of what you can expect to find in the selected readings.
At the end of each class, each student will be expected to provide a 5 page paper on each of the readings. What are the overarching themes of each part of the Bible? What is the story God is trying to tell? In addition, since we want to encourage personal application, we also require a 10 page introspective paper on each class. It should discuss how the student plans to personally utilize the information from the class as well as how it will benefit their own walk with Christ.
The four classes in this course are:
New Testament Basics
- Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey by Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough
Old Testament Basics
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey by Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer
Information and Enrollment:
Filling out this form means you are ENROLLING. If that is not your intention, do NOT fill out this form. Click the “contact us” link above to request information.
To enroll in the Certificate for the Old and New Testament Survey program please fill out the following form:
All enrollment requests will be processed as soon as received. When this form is received an official application will be mailed to the prospective student. The student will then fill out, sign and date form. The form will specify which electives the student wants to take, establish the payment options and establish the enrollment date and expected program completion date. After completion of the application, the prospective student will mail the application along with the enrollment fee back to the Institute. After review and approval, a confirmation will be sent and the program will begin.