Bachelor of Christian Education (B.C.E.)
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
 
Public  Speaking
 
Customs & Manners of Bible Times
 
Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places
 
Church History I
 
Church History II
 
Sunday School Methods
 
Art of Teaching the Bible
 
Evangelism & Discipleship
 
Parenting
 
Christian Education I
 
Christian Education II
 
History of English Translations of the Bible
 
Pedagogy I
 
Pedagogy II
 
Sharing Christ in The 21 Century
 
Leading Bible Study Groups
 
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.
 

Public Speaking

This course will give you the tools necessary to deliver a clear, concise, and effective message.Explains the importance of grammar, posture, expression, tone,etc. in conveying a message to your listeners.
 

Customs & Manners of Bible Times I

By knowing the Oriental manners and customs of Bible times, you gain a deeper understanding of Biblical passages, family life, trades, education, agriculture, and shepherding. Study detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education, farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship, and more.
 

Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places 

 Few seminaries or Bible colleges offer this course, but it’s a necessity for speakers and teachers.  Even skilled expositors and pastors often stumble when it comes to pronouncing Biblical names and places.  Once you’ve taken this study, you’ll not worry any longer about looking ignorant to your audience, but you’ll approach your text, your sermon, or teaching with confidence because you’ll have the assurance that you are pronouncing all Biblical names and places correctly. The textbook uses wording based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, plus the most widely accepted modern English usage. It should always be by your side, but a handy CD-ROM is also provided for you as well to use on your computer at home, your office, or with your lap-top computer while you’re on the road traveling. The CD-ROM is especially useful for those who aren’t sure what the textbook is saying, since the correct verbal pronunciation is given for over 7000 words. 
 

Church History I 

What separates our study from others is its clarity both of language and organization. It reviews the history of the Church from the time of Christ up to the Reformation period. Major church figures are given special attention. Nothing inspires hope and faith in believers more than a study in Church History. Omega’s Church History is the first choice study of laypeople and church leaders and is similar to other studies used in classrooms throughout the nation.
 

Church History II

Continues with the Age of Reason and Revival, The Age of Progress, and the Age of Ideologies.Further topics such as the Religious Right, Leading Personalities, and the Communication of the Gospel Worldwide are discussed. In addition, this study explores contemporary phenomena such as the Religious Right, mega-churches, and user-friendly worship services as well as some of the leading personalities behind these movements. On the cultural and political fronts, our study points out the effects of the mass media on the communication of the gospel worldwide.
 

Evangelism & Discipleship

Various aspects are discussed such as: knowing God, spiritual duties, humility, and the shaping of one’s character. While specific procedures of evangelism & discipleship change over the years, the basic pattern must be understood. Learn how the New Testament Church’s principles for ministry are still valuable, vital, and valid for the church today.
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Sunday School Methods

Sunday School is the “key” to achieving evangelistic goals in the local church. Learn how to reach the lost by opening the door of the church. Learn to minister to all ages, develop new leaders, train volunteers, provide role models, turn spectators into workers, build family ministries, and connect people to create deeper relationships.
 

Art of Teaching the Bible

A fresh approach to leading an adult Bible study. Learn firsthand how to use a specific curriculum or how to create your own lessons from scratch. This study provides a solid framework for teaching proper Biblical interpretation. Other matters discussed in this study: goals, teaching models, and ideas on how to make a class interesting.
 

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 Education I

Helps the Christian education specialist divide the various responsibilities of Christian education into workable tasks. Combines in a comprehensive fashion thoughts for educating youth and adults. The study includes eight sample descriptions from churches of different sizes.
 

Christian Education II

Helps the small church discover fresh ideas for recruiting volunteers and training teachers. This course is necessary for one who is overwhelmed with responsibilities covering everything from nursery to retreats. You will learn how to specifically help a church develop a church education program and get it in tip-top shape.
 

Pedagogy I

This course shows you how to master a biblical text and discover its relevance to everyday living. It will demonstrate how to detect and develop the “big idea” of each passage and to allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. You will learn to improve your classroom skills, stimulate class discussions, motivate students, and use the student’s imagination to improve their skills.
 

Pedagogy II

Education fads come and go, but the basic principles of teaching are timeless. Is there a learning disabled child who longs to be part of your Sunday school class or youth group? Discover ways to allow every student to participate. This study identifies and challenges appropriate teaching, discipline methods, and realistic expectations.
 

Sharing Christ in the 21st Century

This course discusses innovative approaches to evangelism overlooked by most pastors. Learn how a traditional small-group ministry can be expanded to incorporate seekers and non-Christians who share a special interest such as pets or fishing. If you are a pastor, learn how your congregation can reach out to your community, make friends, and spread God’s Word.
 

Leading Bible Study Groups

Small groups can make a big difference. They encourage individual growth, strengthen the church, and reach out to the community. How do you build good small groups? This study will teach you how. Learn about the basic small-group components and dynamics and how to set group goals, develop relationships, train leaders, launch outreach programs, and much more. Includes a complete leader training course and several small-group Bible studies.
 

Elective

You will select an elective from the Elective List.