Abundant Life College
“A Place to Dig Deeper, Grow in God, and Learn to Live the Abundant Life”
Abundant Life College offers an unprecedented opportunity for training and study of the Word. A twelve-course curriculum has been prepared which will equal one full year of studies at Texas Bible College. The program is for any person who desires a deeper level of learning. Even new converts have found that it provides a sound doctrinal foundation. Classes are on Monday nights each week for eleven weeks in the Spring and Fall. They begin at 7:00 p.m. and end by 10:00 p.m. Two courses are taught each Monday night with approximately one hour and twenty minutes devoted to each with a break in between.
God’s people must be prepared for the challenges presented to us by our society and times. The vision of Abundant Life College is to equip people to accomplish this task. Paul expressed our goal well: “To prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12, 13 NIV).
Costs have been kept low in order to give everyone an opportunity to participate. For each eleven-week trimester in which two courses are offered, the tuition is only $230, including manuals and course materials.
The Curriculum (with hours earned)
Doctrine I (4 hours) – This course focuses on the Godhead and the Person of Jesus Christ. What kind of being is God? How can we prove He exists? How does He relate to men? What is Christian monotheism? Brief historical highlights of the Oneness doctrine from Pentecost until the present.
Old Testament Survey (4 hours) – This course is a general overview of the Old Testament with emphasis on its structure, content, and continuity in its historical and geographical setting.
Doctrine II (4 hours) – This course covers the doctrine of Man, and the doctrines of Hell, Heaven and Salvation.
Hermeneutics (3 hours) – Hermeneutics is the science and methods of biblical interpretation – how to study the Bible and understand what is being conveyed; how to put it in the proper context.
Doctrine III (4 hours) – This is a continuation of major Bible doctrines, including Angels, Demons, the Church, Church Government, and Communion.
Wisdom Literature (3 hours) – Centering on the practical teaching and principles set forth in the Book of Proverbs, this course is built around the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Christians sometimes fail because the simple principles of everyday life are not employed to insure spiritual victory.
Keys to Spiritual Success (4 hours) – This study is designed to develop a Bible-centered lifestyle empowered by the Spirit. It deals with a variety of topics including The Power of Truth, Spiritual Leadership, The Power of Prayer, Building a Powerful Family Unit, Biblical Principles for Financial Management, and others.
Gifts of the Spirit (3 hours) – An in-depth look at the 12th, 13th, and 14th chapters of I Corinthians, identifying and describing each of the nine spiritual gifts mentioned in these chapters.
Life and Times of Christ (3 hours) – This course opens up the Four Gospels to reveal the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Pastoral Epistles (5 hours) – This course provides a cursory overview of the writings of the apostles to the churches of that era. The authors, the form, the message, and the relevance of the epistles for today’s church are highlighted.
History of Western Civilization (Church History – 4 hours) – This course traces the history of the church from Pentecost to the present, showing how the church endured and survived throughout the ages, holding faith with a pure conscience.
Christian Ethics (3 hours) – How do Christians apply the principles of Scripture to the difficult subjects facing the contemporary church – War, abortion, euthanasia, moral relativism, and bio-ethics? These and other topics are explored.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15
Instructors: David Herr, Clint Hahn, Bishop Davies, Pastor Davies, Steve Fackler, and Chris Chenoweth (Coordinator)