Upon completion of our one-year Biblical Studies Certificate, you will have developed a deeper understanding of the gospel and the foundational teachings of Scripture. You will also have broadened your knowledge of prophecy and the use of prophetic principles of interpretation. Through this course you will be personally enriched and better equipped to share relevant Bible truth straight from the Scriptures.
The purpose for which Hartland College designed this certificate:
- Make available part of the Religion program of Hartland College to students who would like to but cannot have the full experience of any of our live programs offered on campus.
- Enhance students’ spiritual growth through the knowledge of Scriptures.
- Train students in the historical-grammatical method of scriptural interpretation.
- Equip students to effectively share their faith with others.
- Transfer all credits into an associate or bachelor degree in Religion.
Total credits: 38 quarter-credits
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|EVMS 101, 102, 103||
Bible Work I, II, and III
EVMS 101, 102, 103: Bible Work I, II, and III
(4 credits total) Students in the first class learn the rich history, principles, and philosophy of Bible work. In the second class, the emphasis is on learning how to prepare the church and the community for an evangelistic series. The third class covers the post-evangelistic work of baptismal preparation, follow-up work, as well as church planting. With all three classes, door-to-door work and giving studies are vital components of this ministry.
Principles of Medical Ministry
HLMN 111: Principles of Medical Ministry
(4 credits) A study of God’s natural laws and general physiology as they relate to health. Students will study God’s counsel regarding these laws in the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and scientific literature which is consistent with Inspiration. Lecture and practical experience will also be provided for an introduction to hydrotherapy, massage, CPR, first aid, and herbal and charcoal home remedies.
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
RELB 121: Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
(3 credits) A Christ-centered examination of the plan of salvation in the context of the great controversy between Christ and Satan. This class focuses on the science of salvation: how to come to Christ and remain in Christ, working with Him to draw others to God.
Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
RELB 142: Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
(4 credits) An examination of the biblical doctrines held by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Emphasis is given to explaining and defending these beliefs to others
Speech and Homiletics
RELB 163: Speech and Homiletics
(3 credits) This course covers the importance of documentation in research, use of primary and secondary sources, compilation, and correct research format style. This class builds upon persuasive writing using compound logical reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Group projects and presentations are incorporated.
RELB 211: Daniel
(3 credits) A study of the prophetic book of Daniel and its fulfillment in history, with special emphasis on the prophetic heritage which stands behind the commitment and growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
RELB 212: Revelation I
(3 credits) A study of the prophetic book of Revelation and its fulfillment in history. This course covers the revelation of Jesus Christ in history through the seven churches, the seals, and the trumpets in the first eleven chapters of Revelation.
RELB 213: Revelation II
(3 credits) A continuation of Revelation I and an in-depth study of the final conflict of the great controversy between Christ and Satan as outlined in the last eleven chapters of Revelation. This course explores in some detail the events after the beginning of the time of the end in 1798.
Acts and General Epistles
RELB 321: Acts and General Epistles
(3 credits) The history and spiritual growth of the early Christian church are explored through a study of the book of Acts and the letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude.
Pauline Epistles I
RELB 322: Pauline Epistles I
(3 credits) A study of the epistles of I and II Thessalonians, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans in order to understand Paul’s basic themes in their original context, as well as their application and relevance to Christians of all ages.
Pauline Epistles II
RELB 323: Pauline Epistles II
(3 credits) A study of the messages and present application of Paul’s prison epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Hebrews, and his pastoral epistles to Timothy and Titus.
RELB 353: Biblical Apologetics
(3 credits) A study of how to share the strong evidences for the Christian faith such as: the existence of God, the validity of the Bible, the historicity of Jesus Christ, and the Resurrection. This course also looks at how to share our faith with various non-Christian groups: atheists, agnostics, postmoderns, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and other non-Christians.
- Completed reading of the following books: The four Gospels of the Holy Scriptures (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John), and The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White.