RBC COURSE SUBJECTS


 

Authority of the Believer 1 & 2

This subject is a study in the spiritual authority that has been given to the believer through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Through His death, resurrection and ascension, Jesus defeated Satan and gave believers access to all the power of God through His name.

Aspects of Grace

This subject is a biblical and balanced study on the subject of the Grace of God and it’s importance, particularly as it pertains to members of the Body of Christ. Aspects covered are saving grace, sanctifying grace, strengthening grace, sharing grace, and serving grace. Students will not only learn what grace provides, but also what grace produces. Grace in relation to the Old Testament and the New Testament will also be studied.

Biblical Finance

This subject is designed to help the student understand the importance of personal financial management. Specific topics include the tithe vs. offerings, managing your money, obstacles to good planning, how to establish good credit, practical guidelines to spending, credit card debt, savings and investments, giving and receiving, and Biblical prosperity.

Biblical Keys to Divine Healing

Physical healing is the right and privilege of every believer. This subject is designed to provide an overview of the basic methods through which healing is obtained. Emphasis is given to understanding clearly the difference between ministering to the sick by the Gifts of the Spirit and a person’s personal faith in God. As well as, understand that there is a God side to healing and a human side. They will also learn the importance of knowing what God will do towards the sick, and understand how man cooperates with God in order to obtain physical healing.

Biblical Perspectives of Supportive Ministry

The purpose of this subject is to examine the importance of the Ministry of Helps throughout the Word of God. The students will receive insight and instruction, which will make them profitable workers and servants in the kingdom of God. In this course students will also learn a variety of church administration procedures and how different elements of technology can be utilized within the church. Some of the areas covered include: websites & social media for churches, sound, video, and a basic overview of charity procedures and church administration in the UK.

Bibliology

This subject is designed to help the student develop a greater confidence in the integrity of the Bible. This will be accomplished by examining proofs of the Bible’s divine origin, the reliability of a translation, and the transmission of biblical manuscripts from the original copies to the present. Information will be given to show the student that although the original manuscripts have been lost, our Bible is a dependable reproduction of the messages in them.

Bible Research and Study Methods

This subject includes an overview of the most widely accepted rules of Biblical research and study. Emphasis is given to the role and influence of the Holy Spirit in interpreting the Scriptures and the proper application of the Scriptures. Also covered are reference and resource material for effective Bible study, Bible software and Internet resources and methods of study.

Blood Covenant

This subject provides insight into the Biblical history of redemption as revealed in both the Old and New Testaments. The student is introduced to the Scriptural importance of the blood covenant and builds an awareness of its principles, application, and influence on the partakers. Specific topics include a historical record of blood covenants, tribal covenant practices, and examples of covenant relationships. Attention is given to understanding our personal relationship with God the Father through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Charismatic Perspectives

Students will learn Pentecostal and Charismatic history throughout time, with particular emphasis on Charismatic history in the United Kingdom.

Church History

This subject gives an overview of two thousand years of Church history. Students will observe that Christianity of the first century A.D. had it’s roots in Judaism. Attention is given to important leaders and significant issues throughout the centuries. The rise of anti-Semitism, apostasy, the reformation, and revivals and renewals will also be introduced.

Church Planting

This subject is designed to provide an overview of the basic elements necessary in starting a church. Upon completion of this class, students will know the practical side of the “work” involved in pioneering the church, including how to work with the community and with the church members to produce good results. They will also know how to develop expertise in vision, planning and leadership.

Christ the Healer

This subject is designed to establish from the Scriptures that it is the will of God to heal all today. Special attention will be given to the believer’s role in receiving divine healing. This course will address the character and nature of God as it pertains to man, that God is love, and that His provision of healing and His willingness to demonstrate His healing power is an outflow of His love nature.

Concepts in Leadership

The purpose of this subject is to give an understanding of the principles of biblical leadership and how we can apply them in our life. Upon completion of this class, the student will understand: God’s will concerning leadership as shown in the Bible, why we should build a culture of leadership through teams, how to build a discipleship/leadership pipeline, how to get and stay in position as a leader, learn the processes necessary to build, how to plan for the future and how to evaluate their own performance and those they are training.

Effective Ministry

The student will be involved in different real-life aspects of dealing with people in counseling, visitation and other areas of pastoral care. Upon completion of the subject they will have a better understanding of how to deal with situations that pastors face in ministry and know different ways to address various problems in general ministry.

Ecclesiology

The purpose of this subject is to get a better understanding of New Testament church government, the local church and spiritual leadership offices. This course will cover what the Bible does and does not say about church government and it will define the offices of Pastor, Elder, Bishop, and Deacon. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of the local church to God’s plan in the earth as well as to the individual believer.

Eschatology

This subject examines the eschatological events that the Word of God reveals at the culmination of this age (known as the Church Age). The book of Revelation and associated Old and New Testament prophetic passages will be covered in depth.

Faith Foundations 1 & 2

This subject covers what the faith of the believer is and what it is not, how faith is obtained, the basic elements of faith, and how to use faith to accomplish the purposes of God and walk in the fullness of salvation.

Faith Foundations 3

This subject covers what the faith of the believer is and what it is not, how faith is obtained, the basic elements of faith, and how to use faith to accomplish the purposes of God and walk in the fullness of salvation.

Gospel of John

We will look at the Gospel of John overall and see how this book applies to our lives today. The student will see convincing proofs that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Saviour. They will see Jesus as a man, a minister, and one who always did the Father’s will and pleased Him in all things. The student will also see Jesus as our example to follow.

Hermeneutics

This subject is designed to develop in the student the skill of biblical interpretation. Students receive an overview of the most widely accepted rules of Biblical Interpretation, including contextual, historical, cultural, and grammatical interpretation. Special emphasis is given to the role and influence of the Holy Spirit in interpreting the Scriptures, and the proper application of the Scriptures.

Homiletics

The purpose of this subject is to acquaint the student with the “art and science of preaching,“ known as “homiletics.“ It is to help the minister organize himself, his materials and his God-given abilities in order that the message of the Gospel will be most effective. Upon completion of this class the student will know how to put a sermon outline together, and they will know how to deliver the message through both verbal and non-verbal communication.

Introduction to Children’s Ministry

This subject is designed to provide students with an overview of how to effectively minister to children. It will also examine the ways to design and furnish a classroom to meet the needs of each age group. A survey of necessary policies and procedures concerning health and safety standards will also be explored. Students will become aware of how to work with each age group of children, know how to organize a volunteer base for classrooms, and know how to assist students in developing proper health and safety practices for nursery and preschool children. They will also learn how to prepare for large events, as well as outreach events.

Introduction to Evangelism

This subject is designed to provide an overview of the subject ”Evangelism in the Word of God.” Students will discover what the Word says about evangelism and what that means for our personal lives, why we should evangelize, and different methods of evangelism.

Introduction to Missions and World Religions

This subject is designed to provide an overview of the subject of Missions and give an understanding of the importance of Missions in the world today. By the completion of this course the student should be better acquainted with the importance of cultural identification. In this course, students will receive an overview of the world’s main religions. Some of the religions covered will be Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism.

Introduction to Theology

In this subject the Bible will be used to establish and define essential and foundational doctrinal truths. During this course the student will obtain a "working knowledge" of the major doctrines of the Bible. In order to accomplish this, we will examine each doctrine separately, define it, examine it from the Holy Scriptures, and then discuss the practical application of that truth in our lives. Special emphasis will be given to the foundational doctrines of the Christian Faith.

Introduction to Youth Ministry

The purpose of this subject is to give you a closer look into the heart and skills necessary to minister to teens. At the completion of this course you will have a better understanding of how you can positively relate to, and effectively minister to an unreached generation living among us.

Life of Honour

According to the Word, as believers, we are to live a life of honour toward God and man. Therefore, this subject is designed to thoroughly explore the subject of Biblical honour. Special attention will be given to exploring the characteristics and benefits of one who is living a life of honour. The subject of proper submission and authority will also be covered.

Love of God

This subject covers why the love of God is so vital to our lives. Students will learn how to let the love of God dominate their lives, walking in love, the characteristics of the God kind of love, and the benefits of walking in love.

Marriage, Family and Ministry

This subject covers the unique character of the minister’s home. Both practical and spiritual aspects of the relationship between the minister’s home and his/her ministry will be considered. Divorce and remarriage and raising Godly children are covered.

Ministerial Ethics

Our purpose is to lay down a biblical and practical foundation of ministerial ethics. Learning the standard of ethics will help you achieve and maintain an effective ministry. Upon completion of this subject, students will know the definition of ethics, God’s standard of ethics, and practical principles of ministerial ethics.

New Testament Literature

This subject provides an overview of the New Testament from Matthew through Revelation and includes a brief background study of the inter-testament period between Malachi of the Old Testament and Matthew of the New Testament.

Old Testament Literature

This subject provides and overview of Genesis through Malachi and a study of the history of God’s Covenant People, Israel, God’s nature, the sin of man and its consequences, and the great mercy of God revealed in redemption.

Pastoral Care

We will cover several subjects in this class. Some of them will be death, marriage, divorce and remarriage; issues that pastors must deal with effectively and scripturally. This class will provide a scriptural basis to face, understand and deal effectively with different topics that face the pastor on a regular basis.

Paul’s Theology of Righteousness

The subject of Righteousness is one of the least understood doctrines of the Bible today. Yet, it is the very thing that God gave for men to have access to Him. Therefore, a practical study of Righteousness will be the emphasis of this course. This course is designed to introduce the subject of Righteousness and to encourage application of this subject in our personal lives on a daily basis.

People Skills

The purpose of this subject is to make the student aware of the importance of developing effective people skills and to cause you to understand that your success in life and ministry is greatly determined by your ability to work with, relate to and influence people. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to identify the qualities necessary to become a people person, identify and define proper people management skills and effective leadership qualities, and understand how to relate to people with different personalities. The student will also better understand how to deal successfully with difficult people, develop conflict resolution skills, and to develop effective communication skills. The student will take the DISC personality test. They will better understand their natural tendencies. The student will identify their areas of weaknesses and strengths. They will also learn the four basic personality types and better understand how to relate to others with different personalities from their own.

Pneumatology

This subject focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testament, and present day ministry of the Holy Spirit. Special attention will be given to the deity and person of the Spirit and our personal fellowship with Him. Also covered will be the necessity of the Holy Spirit in the personal and public ministry of the believer, including how to be led by the Spirit.

Practical Theology of Ministry

In this subject we will study the practical side of entering the ministry and ministry itself. We will look at why so many are called, but so few chosen, how to begin in the ministerial call of God on your life, the character and qualifications of a minister of the Gospel and practical ministerial tips.

Praise Life

The purpose of this subject is to establish how essential scriptural praise and worship are to a vital relationship with God. A fruitful Christian life is the product of that kind of relationship. Each student will be more aware of how to worship in spirit and truth and also how to lead others into worship.

Prayer Principles 1

This subject is designed to show the importance of prayer as a necessary way of life for every believer. The purpose and importance of prayer, the different kinds of prayer and how they function, and how to participate with the Holy Ghost in prayer will all be covered.

Prayer Principles 2

This subject is designed to show the importance of prayer as a necessary way of life for every believer and to ground each student in the basics of effectual prayer. This will be accomplished through both lecture and times of corporate prayer. Content will constitute the review of some material from Prayer Principles 1, whilst incorporating in-depth teaching to help establish the student in prayer.

Prayer School

The focus of prayer school is to assist the student in developing in Spirit led prayer. A scriptural foundation for prayer will be laid through biblical teaching and will then be followed by a time of corporate prayer.

Prayer School 2

Prayer school is designed to continue to develop the student a productive prayer life. A scriptural foundation for prayer will be laid through biblical teaching and will then be followed by a time of corporate prayer.

Principles of Learning and Teaching

In this subject, six lessons in the areas of learning and teaching will be discussed. This will help each student to enhance their ability to teach and train others. This class is not about the content of what needs to be taught, but focuses on the communication of how it is taught. Upon completion of this course the student will understand the true role of a teacher and understand how to effectively teach others.

Principles of Spiritual Formation

Each believer has been given the responsibility to grow spiritually. This subject is designed to identify the basic elements that must be in place for spiritual growth to occur. Special attention will be given to explaining how to assist believers in the process of spiritual growth.

Project Management

In this subject students will also learn in theory and practice how to plan and prepare a church meeting or church activity. They will learn the fundamental questions for preparation, and the practical aspects involved in planning a larger meeting or activity.

Pulpit Speech

During this subject students will use the skills they have learned in Homiletics to study,prepare a sermon outline and then present a sermon in front of their colleagues.

Redemptive Realities

This subject is designed to equip each student with a Biblical perspective of his redemption and his position “in Christ” as a result of the redemptive work of Christ. Special attention will be given to the identification that believers have in Christ and the spiritual truths of being a new creation in Christ.

RHEMA History

This subject covers the history of RHEMA and Kenneth Hagin Ministries. Emphasis is placed on the mandate Brother Hagin received to “teach my people faith” and how each student is an extension of that mandate.

Spiritual Gifts and Callings

This subject will cover the various ministry gifts Christ gave to the Church. Each ministry gift will be defined and examined in view of God’s Word and from practical experience. Also covered will be the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, with scriptural examples of each gift, and an examination of the operation, purpose, and benefits of these gifts in the Church today.

Supportive Ministry Symposium

This subject is designed to increase the understanding of different supportive departments in a ministry or a church. Upon completion of this class each student will know the basics of different supportive ministry areas such as: ushers, greeters, altar care, sound, audio duplication, translation, and office work.

Time Management

This subject is designed to help the students understand the importance of time and help them to deal with their time effectively in order to be able to fulfill the tasks that are set before them. Special attention is given to proper time management as it relates to their course of study at RBC.