Bachelor of Christian Counseling (B.C.C.)
Courses
 
Life of Christ I
 
Faith
 
Understanding Your Bible
 
Bible Doctrine
 
Old Testament Bible Survey
 
New Testament Bible Survey
 
Book of Acts
 
Religious Cults
 
Life & Teachings of Paul
 
OT Minor Prophets
 
Spiritual Warfare
 
Apologetics
 
Gospel of John
 
Christian Leadership
 
Elective
 
Biblical Counseling
 
The Book of Psalms
 
Christian Counseling I
 
Christian Counseling II
 
The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts
 
Bible Difficulties
 
Family Counseling
 
Educational Psychology 
 
Forgiveness I
 
Forgiveness II
 
Demonology
 
Parenting
 
Christian Psychology
 
God’s Prescription for Healing
 
Elective
 
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Course Description
       
Life of Christ I
Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.

 

Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)

Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.
 
Understanding Your Bible (HermeneuticsI)
Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.

 

 

Bible Doctrine

This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.

 

Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey, prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.
 

New Testament Bible Survey

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.
 

Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.
 

Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.
 

Life & Teachings of Paul

Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.
 

OT Minor Prophets

Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.
 

Spiritual Warfare

When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.
 

Apologetics 

A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.
 

Gospel of John 

This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.
 

Christian Leadership 

This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.
 

Biblical Counseling 

Become “effective” in your role as a Biblical counselor by learning how to integrate Biblical principles into a paradigm pointing to the basic needs of people. Learn how to influence and motivate the heart and minds of people to function properly in a Biblical manner.
 

The Book of Psalms 

Guides you into a better understanding of these magnificent collections we call “the Psalms.” Study the significance of the Psalms as poetry, hymns, and prayers that focus the worshiper’s thoughts on God in praise and adoration. Learn what parts of the Psalms were used as a hymnal in the worship services of ancient Israel. You will learn about the structure of the Psalms, the authorship and date, the historical setting, and much more.
 

Christian Counseling I 

A comprehensive study designed to help Christian leaders in their counseling work. It includes case studies and then tells what the Bible says about the problem. Some sections lead to a survey of causes, effects, counseling considerations, and suggested ways to prevent certain problems. The end result of such a course is you learn in your counseling how to be practical, relevant, and effective.
 

Christian Counseling II

Discusses personal issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger, and guilt. You will learn about developmental issues such as child rearing, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and the later years. Important interpersonal issues are also discussed such as interpersonal relationships, sex apart and within marriage, homosexuality, and violence and abuse. To make the study complete, it finally examines and discusses mental disorders, alcoholism, addictions, financial problems, and spiritual issues.
 

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels and Acts 

Sets out to prove forcibly, and with the weight of much primary material, that the early Christian experience centered around the Holy Spirit. Certain passages in the Gospels and the book of Acts are examined in an effort to provide you with a fuller understanding of what the Holy Spirit meant in the life of early believers. Ancient evidence is uncovered from which these texts emerged to give you a clearer understanding of the Third Person of the Trinity. This study is probably the most detailed study in the Spirit’s relation to Divine purity and power in existence.
 

Bible Difficulties 

The author, a theologian and historian, carefully focuses on the importance of language, archaeology, cultural context, numerology, and many other details to discover the meaning of difficult passages in the Bible. Many questions others ask you will be answered in this study. This study will equip you to stand firm in your knowledge because many ambiguities are cleared up and answered.
 
Attributes of God
 An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes: metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.
 

Educational Psychology

Incorporates perspectives about learning, processes of learning, and purposes in learning. Gives an analysis of how one fully understands and how the process of learning works. It rates high as a professional study concerning student motivation, behavioral patterns, identification and inquiry avenues, and Physical-Structural Disorders. By expanding on one aspect of educational theory/theology, it helps teachers choose the method that best reaches particular learners.

 

Forgiveness I 

Wholeness and salvation are produced when there is forgiveness. There haven’t been enough studies on this valuable subject, but now you will learn from the impressive synthesis of the best of theology and the best of modern psychology on the nature of forgiveness. The two authors use sources to replace static and forensic views of forgiveness with a view of forgiveness as dynamic and inter-subjective.

Forgiveness II 

Draws on theological and psychological insights and developed into a synthesis. Offers a distinctively Christian account of forgiveness that is as rich in analysis as it is helpful in practical significance. A remarkable synthesis of the very best social and scientific work compiled into one study. Discusses the relevance of “loving God with our ‘whole minds,’” and is deeply insightful and true to the Lord’s command.
 

Demonology

A study of Satan and Demons—the author’s work in the textbook is well-researched, extensive, and balanced. Exegetically correct, it surveys literature, discarding rubbish and clinging to previous studies of merit. Various maladies (sicknesses) are discussed often believed to be caused by demons. There are cautions against faulty thinking and discourages arbitrary conclusions concerning mental disorders, demon possession and obsession, and examines different cultural views of demons, etc. This course is significant for a Christian counselor, because sooner or later, the topic of “Satan and Demons” will be raised by a client and/or church member during a counseling session.
 

Parenting

 An overlooked subject in the Christian ranks is now discussed in detail by a professional Christian Counselor who has helped parents and troubled adolescents to understand their differences and to survive the stress. This study focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood and from dependence on parents to independence of parents. It is normal during this time for teenagers to elbow their way toward independence by being a little defiant at times. But their defiance should not register beyond 4.0 on the Richter scale. It teaches families how to “hold up” against repeatedly severe circumstances and situations in the lives of their teenagers and how they can position themselves for the aftershocks. Families need help with understanding their teenagers. This is a one-of-a-kind study on a most neglected subject.
 

Christian Psychology 

Discusses the relevance of Christian psychology and its “therapeutic” benefits, emphasizes the need for Christian psychology, and attempts to prove it’s a matter of ecclesiastical self-defense against a subtle undermining of spirituality. The understanding held by the church of human nature, its vicissitudes, its character ideals, and the ways of approaching that ideal, has traditionally been a mainstay of pastoral work. Now it’s time to go further to fill the vacuum created by our derelict understanding of Christian psychology. Although this course is philosophical, it sets forth some challenging issues relevant for the Christian counselor to consider.
 

God’s Prescription for Healing 

Miraculous healing is a topic that always stirs keen interest. Any serious investigation must consider the diverse accounts of healing found in the diverse branches of the Christian tradition from its New Testament origins to the present. However, regardless of how one feels about healing, it has been mysterious but often a central phenomenon in Christian experience. This course is not radical but conservative. It steers a middle course between the uncritical enthusiasm and the rationalistic skepticism that often skew popular discussions of the topic of healing.
 

Elective 

You will select an elective from the Elective List.