PROPOSED CURRICULUM

The one year course is completed over four terms of three months. The successful completion of each term gives the student an awarded qualification. The final term in the first year is part of the degree qualification. In order for the student to be awarded the qualification, they must return to complete a final term as a fee paying student. This way the student will value their qualificaton earned.

The time period for the certificate course is set, however, the length of follow up study remains a point of discussion at this time.

HARVEST FAITH BIBLE COLLEGE

SUBJECT LISTING: Certificate in Practical Ministry. (Church Planting) (3 months)

 

TERM 1

HFC 101                EVANGELISM

HFC 102                PNEUMATOLOGY

HFC 103                THEOLOGY (1)

HFC 104                CHURCH PLANTING

 

Diploma in Practical Ministry (Theology) (2 Terms of 3 months study)

Prerequisite Certificate in Practical Ministry (Church Planting)

 

TERM 2

HFDIP 105            APOLOGETICS

HFDIP 106            OTHER RELIGIONS

HFDIP 107            AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER

HFDIP 108            COMPARATIVE CHRISTIANITY

 

TERM 3

HFDIP 109            PREACHING

HFDIP 110            FAITH

HFDIP 111            BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS

HFDIP 112            RUNNING A CHURCH

 

Degree in Practical Ministry (Pastoral) (2 Terms of 3 months study)

Prerequisite Certificate Diploma in Practical Ministry (Theology)

 

TERM 4

HFDEG 113          PASTORAL CARE

HFDEG 114          BIBLICAL COUNSELLING

HFDEG 115          BIBLICAL CHARACTER STUDIES

HFDEG 116          MINISTRY GIFTSSUBJECT LISTING

 

TERM 1 (At the students availability is fee paying of 3 months duration)

HFDEG 117          OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

HFDEG 118          NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY

HFDEG 119          THEOLOGY (2)

HFDEG 120          DEVELOPING LEADERS

HFBC/C 101 EVANGELISM:

 

The main objective of this subject is to development of a student’s ability to lead others into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Each student must be able to memorize and recite a selection of relevant salvation scriptures. In addition to this, they must be able to exegete (bring out the meaning) of those scriptures. To that end students will be able to use those scriptures in a salvation message. Students will develop their own personal testimony in a micro five minute format and a macro half hour format. This will be used for personal witness, church sermons and other teaching assignments.

 

HFBC/C 102 PNEUMATOLOGY:

 

Students will be able to explain the biblical support for the doctrine of the separability between the baptism in the Holy Spirit and receiving the Holy Spirit. They will also be aware of the arguments used both in support of the doctrine and against the doctrine and how to rightly to divide the word of truth. Students will be able to explain the meaning of and reasons for receiving the Holy Spirit and the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

Students will gain a strong awareness of the work and gifting of the Holy Spirit for use in ministry situations. They will learn how people can become baptised in the Holy Spirit understanding that the promise of the Father will always come according to His own will. Students will be given the opportunity to be baptised in the Holy Spirit understanding that God can fill us over and over again.

 

This is an extremely important subject because it lays a foundation for a move of the Holy Spirit across North East India. The purpose is to convey the needed knowledge that will equip and empower the students and those they minister to.

 

To explain how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be used in ministry situations.

 

HFBC/C 103 THEOLOGY (1):

 

The purpose of this subject is to provide students with an introductory course laying a foundation of important doctrines which can be used in the extension of the kingdom of God. In particular:

 

  • Salvation.

  • The Trinity.

  • Pneumatology summary. (Covered further as a complete subject)

  • The resurrection summary.

  • The Authority of the believer.

 

 

HFBC/C 104: CHURCH PLANTING

 

The main outcome of this subject is to prepare the student in what to expect with respect to planting a church. For the student to have the tools necessary to structure a Church Planting Plan for their first and subsequent churches. The course content is consistent with the cultural and economic environment of the student’s region.

HFBC/C 101 EVANGELISM:

 

The main objective of this subject is to development of a student’s ability to lead others into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Each student must be able to memorize and recite a selection of relevant salvation scriptures. In addition to this, they must be able to exegete (bring out the meaning) of those scriptures. To that end students will be able to use those scriptures in a salvation message. Students will develop their own personal testimony in a micro five minute format and a macro half hour format. This will be used for personal witness, church sermons and other teaching assignments.

 

HFBC/C 102 PNEUMATOLOGY:

 

Students will be able to explain the biblical support for the doctrine of the separability between the baptism in the Holy Spirit and receiving the Holy Spirit. They will also be aware of the arguments used both in support of the doctrine and against the doctrine and how to rightly to divide the word of truth. Students will be able to explain the meaning of and reasons for receiving the Holy Spirit and the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

Students will gain a strong awareness of the work and gifting of the Holy Spirit for use in ministry situations. They will learn how people can become baptised in the Holy Spirit understanding that the promise of the Father will always come according to His own will. Students will be given the opportunity to be baptised in the Holy Spirit understanding that God can fill us over and over again.

 

This is an extremely important subject because it lays a foundation for a move of the Holy Spirit across North East India. The purpose is to convey the needed knowledge that will equip and empower the students and those they minister to.

 

To explain how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be used in ministry situations.

 

HFBC/C 103 THEOLOGY (1):

 

The purpose of this subject is to provide students with an introductory course laying a foundation of important doctrines which can be used in the extension of the kingdom of God. In particular:

 

  • Salvation.

  • The Trinity.

  • Pneumatology summary. (Covered further as a complete subject)

  • The resurrection summary.

  • The Authority of the believer.

 

 

HFBC/C 104: CHURCH PLANTING

 

The main outcome of this subject is to prepare the student in what to expect with respect to planting a church. For the student to have the tools necessary to structure a Church Planting Plan for their first and subsequent churches. The course content is consistent with the cultural and economic environment of the student’s region.

SUBJECT OUTLINE DIPLOMA YEAR 1.

HFBC/C 105: APOLOGETICS:

 

The purpose of this subject is to present a series of lectures and tutorials studying the objections and excuses people make for refusing to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. There are many excuses such as non-acceptance of the authority of the bible and peoples’ beliefs about other religions. The lectures are designed to provoke thought within the students. There are many ways to answer peoples’ objections and this subject seeks to develop a foundation that will enable students to give an answer that rightly divides the word of truth.

 

HFBC/C 106: OTHER RELIGIONS:

 

Hinduism, Islam, Animism_ are all major religions of India. What are the key differences when compared with Christianity on key issues of belief? The majority of people coming to Christianity will be from these other religions therefore an analysis of their belief systems will be extremely important. How does Christianity answer the objections raised by people of these religions and also give hope?

 

HFBC/C:107 AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER:

 

This is perhaps one of the most important subjects of the course. The late Kenneth Hagin said this: “The believer that is thoroughly conscious of the Divine power behind him and his own authority can face the enemy without fear or hesitation.” It is a very short yet profoundly powerful statement. When authority is coupled with power the miraculous is never far away. Hagin also said that “Power on earth invested in the name of Jesus Christ and obtained by Him by overcoming the enemy, belongs to the church.” The effectiveness of the minister is really directly proportional to the understanding of and exercise of his authority. This subject explores the believer’s authority.

 

HFBC/C:108 COMPARATIVE CHRISTIANITY:

 

This subject seeks to highlight key differences of belief between Christian denominations and so called “Christian Cults.” The minister will frequently be asked to give an account of what he affirms to be true and the reasons why he believes things to be false. Comparisons are made between United Pentecostal Church, Seventh Day Adventism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Catholicism, Pentecostal and Mainline Churches. This subject helps give the minister an assurance about the things that he affirms to be true.

HFBC/C 101 EVANGELISM:

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

 

The main objective of this subject is the development of a student’s ability to lead others into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Each student must be able to memorize and recite a selection of relevant salvation scriptures. In addition to this, they must be able to exegete (bring out the meaning of) those scriptures. To that end students will be able to use a those scriptures in a salvation message. Students will develop their own personal testimony in a micro five minute format and a macro half hour format. This will be used for personal witness, church sermons and other teaching assignments.

 

TEACHING METHOD:

  1. Lectures followed by class tutorial development of lecture themes.

  2. Lectures 10.00-12 Tutorials 2.00-4.00

  3. Practical Assignments:

- Church preaching assignment

 4. Critical fair analysis of practical assignment in tutorials and individually with lecturers.

 

SYLABUS:

 

  1. Relevant salvation scriptures to be memorized.

  2. The meaning of being born again and receiving the Holy Spirit.

  3. Necessary elements of the five minute testimony.

  4. Necessary elements of the 30 minutes + preaching message.

  5. Expansion of the meaning of salvation scriptures.

  6. Types of altar calls.

  7. A study of the successful methods of great evangelists of revival.

  8. Evangelistic tools.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT:

 

  1. 5 minute testimony tutorial delivery.                                                          5     Marks

  2. 30 minute testimony tutorial delivery.                                                        5     Marks

  3. Church preaching salvation message.                                                     15     Marks

  4. Mid-term exam                1.5 hour examination.                                        30    Marks

  5. Salvation scripture memory verses recital and exegesis.                      10    Marks

  6. End of term exam 1.5 hour examination.                                                  30    Marks

  7. Class participation.                                                                                       5    Marks

                                                                                                   100 TOTAL MARKS