The Gap Year is a one-year programme for those interested in increasing their Bible knowledge.
Completion of the Gap Year 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 on 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 development of various methods of lesson presentation especially aimed at teaching or preaching the Word of God.
GY104 – OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
This course is divided over each of the three terms.
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.
The second class studies the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
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
The focus of the class is on how to reach teenagers with the gospel and 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 Anabaptists of the pre-Reformation and Reformation periods with emphasis on its principles, development, and impacts.