BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE

Gap Year

1st Year

The Gap Year programme is designed as a one year programme for those interested in increasing their Bible knowledge. The Associate Programme is a three-year course designed for those wishing to enter the ministry or study the Bible in more depth.  The OCN modules are additional and optional.  They are run with the Gap Year Course.

 

Autumn Term

 Life of Christ

 Communication Workshop

 Methods of Bible Teaching

 Old Testament Survey (Genesis-Deuteronomy)

 

Spring Term

 Doctrine I

 Life of Paul

 Old Testament Survey – (Joshua – Ruth)

 Personal Evangelism

 

Summer Term

 Old Testament Survey (Kings – Nehemiah)

 Teen Ministries

 Doctrine II

 Baptist History

 

Completion of this course obtains a Certificate of Ministry Preparation and is a prerequisite to the Associate Programme.

 

GAP YEAR CLASSES

 

GY101 – LIFE OF CHRIST

This study is considered foundational for all other New Testament studies.  Christ’s life ministry in His incarnation is examined harmonically and chronologically.  The major emphasis is developing an understanding of the unfolding of Christ’s mission both as the Messiah and Saviour.

 

GY102 – COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

This course covers the basic principles of communication and presentation.  Students are taught how to formulate an outline, order a presentation and practice delivery.  The major emphasis is upon clear and concise communication of Biblical ideas and the gospel presentation.

 

GY103 – METHODS OF BIBLE TEACHING

This course prepares teachers for communicating God’s Word.  It considers purposeful Bible study, preparation of aims, laws of teaching, application of lessons, and developing the various methods of lesson presentation especially aimed at teaching or preaching of the Word of God.

 

GY104 – OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

This course is divided over each of the three terms. 

  1. The first class studies the first five books of the Old Testament.  It is a study of the early history of God’s people.  Emphasis is given to the periods of Abraham and Moses. 
  2. The second class studies the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth 
  3. The third class incorporates the period of Samuel, the Kings, and Nehemiah.

 

GY105 – DOCTRINE I

This course includes the fundamentals of the major doctrines of theology.  The areas of study are Bibliology, Theology Proper, Pneumatology, Soteriology, and Ecclesiology.  It gives a general understanding of Bible doctrines and lays a foundation for further study.

 

GY106 – DOCTRINE II

This course is a continuation of Doctrine I and includes Christology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

 

GY107 – LIFE OF PAUL

A historical study of the life of Paul is made with reference to the geography of his missionary journeys.  His methods and accomplishments in establishing churches are a major emphasis.  Each epistle is viewed in the context in which it was written.  Special emphasis is also given to the occasion, purpose, and characteristics of each epistle.

 

GY108 – PERSONAL EVANGELISM

A student learns how to use the Scriptures in leading people to Christ.  Emphasis is placed on the presentation of the Gospel in order to win people to Christ.

 

GY109 – TEEN MINISTRIES

Focus of the class is on how to reach teenagers with the gospel and how to build a youth ministry in the local church.  Camp, activities, teaching and relational skills will be discussed.

 

GY110 – BAPTIST HISTORY

This course is a study of the Anabaptist of the pre-Reformation and Reformation periods with emphasis on its principles, development, and impacts.