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The New Testament Survey course was enlightening, revealing, instructive, challenging,
stimulating and much more. It increased my understanding of the gospels and established
personal disciplines of study. I can see how this will be helpful to me in my future ministry
and service to God.

Martin Shibata

This CCBI class has been an opportunity to be a part of a group of people from ages 17 to
70-something who are together just because they value God’s Word and want to know it
better. What a privilege to be united in that worthy purpose! It has also been an opportunity
to study the Bible under a university-level theology professor who brings years of study
and teaching experience to students who may not be able to attend a seminary or private
Christian college. It’s an amazing gift, and it’s available at a local Central Coast church!

Debbie Shibata

I have really enjoyed participating in the New Testament class this semester. Not only have I
learned a lot, but I have been pushed to study and apply the Word in a way I have not done
before. The classroom setting has been really helpful as each of the students has good input
and great questions. I am very thankful that this class was made available at a more affordable
price, and in a nearby location.

Claire Fitzgerald

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                             CCBI Locations
Directions to:

  Grace Bible Church
  100 Rodeo Drive, Arroyo Grande

  Grace Church San Luis Obispo,
  1350 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo

  South to North:
  101 North
  Exit Marsh Street (202a)
  Right on Osos Street

  North to South
  101 South
  Exit Monterey Street
  Left on Buena Vista
  Slight Right on Monterey Street
  Left on Osos Street

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                                       Table of Contents
Introduction                                                                                                                                                  1

Statement of Faith                                                                                                                                            2

Academic Program                                                                                                                                              3

Academic Calendar—Fall-Spring session 2008-2009                                                                                                               4

Financial Information                                                                                                                                         5

Bible Course Descriptions                                                                                                                                     6

Counseling Course Descriptions                                                                                                                                7

Elective Course Descriptions                                                                                                                                  7

Faculty and Administration                                                                                                                                    9


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                                     CCBI • Central Coast Bible Institute • www.theccbi.org

T     hank you for your interest in the Central Coast Bible
      Institute (CCBI). We trust the information contained
within this student catalog will answer all of your questions.
                                                                      Central Coast Bible Institute meets the need for a
                                                                      foundational biblical education for the following people:

Should you desire additional information or have additional           1.   Upper classman high school students or recent
questions, please contact us at 805-489-4200 or on-line at                 high school graduates, 17 years of age or older,
www.theccbi.org.                                                           who desire a Christian college education but
                                                                           either cannot afford it or need to remain close
CCBI exists to train students in the Bible, enabling them to               to home.
grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ              2.   Students in their college years who see the
(II Peter 3:18), who Himself is full of grace and truth (John              need for Bible training while in college or before
1:14). As a ministry of Grace Bible Church (GBC), the                      continuing higher education.
Institute’s mission is to glorify God (Ephesians 3:21) by             3.   College graduates and professionals who desire
increasing students’ knowledge, faith, and love for God and                more intensive biblical training.
His Word (Ephesians 3:14-19). It would be our desire that             4.   Men and women of all ages who desire Bible
CCBI would empower students to live a grace filled, others                 training to effectively use their spiritual gifts in
oriented life based on the truths of God’s Word.                           their local church.

CCBI is a partnership of GBC and The Master’s College, a              It is our hope that this catalog will give you a clear picture of
four year, fully accredited, Christian liberal arts college located   what Central Coast Bible Institute is all about and how this
in Santa Clarita, California. CCBI offers the opportunity             training could strengthen you to become the person God
to gain general Bible training as well as to earn a Certificate       wants you to be and to do the things God has for you to do.
in Biblical Studies (CBS) by completing 30 units in courses           If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesi-
such as Old Testament and New Testament Survey, Christian             tate to contact us. May God bless you as you consider how to
theology, Biblical counseling, and specified practical Christian      maximize your life for His glory.
living electives. This study program is the equivalent of a
college level minor in Biblical Studies. Further, for those
students who desire to continue their college education,              Robert H. Turner
appropriate courses from an accredited junior college such            Administrator
as Cuesta or Hancock may be combined with the CBS to                  Central Coast Bible Institute
result in two full years of college credits. Upon acceptance of
these college units at The Master’s College, the student may
complete a four year bachelors degree in about two years.

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                                FAQs (continued)
Who may I contact for more information?
You may contact bob@theccbi.org or call 805-489-4200.

Other FAQs:
How many units of college do I need to attend?
You need only a desire to learn about the Bible to attend CCBI.

I am interested in learning about the Bible, but I am not a Christian. Can I still attend?
Yes, but before you attended any courses, it would be our desire to spend time with you so we could get to know you and have
the opportunity to share with you about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please contact bob@theccbi.org or call

How big will the classes be?
We would expect the classes to be 10 to 20 in size with an emphasis on participation and discussion.

Is there a limit in the number of students that will be accepted?
We will cap the classes at 20 as having more students will limit the discussion and interaction.

How much study time should I expect outside the classroom?
This would depend on the background and study habits of the student. It is suggested that anywhere from one to four hours
should be spent outside the classroom for every one hour in the class room. So for the eight hour meeting of three hours on
Friday night and five hours on Saturday, the student should plan on spending about eight to thirty-two hours outside the

What are the dates and hours for the Friday-Saturday sessions in the Fall? Spring?
See Academic Calendar in this catalog on page 4.

Who should I contact if I am having trouble with the application process? Or if I cannot pay for the courses all at once?
Please contact the CCBI Administrator at bob@theccbi.org or call 805-489-4200.

                                      Fall/Spring • 2008-2009 • www.theccbi.org
                                 FAQs (continued)
When will the Fall session start? The Spring session?
See Academic Calendar in this catalog on page 4.

Will the courses be offered for credit?
Courses may be taken for college credit. There are 10 courses of 3 units each for a total of 30 units. This represents the first two
years of Bible courses offered at The Master’s College.

What if I am only interested in taking the courses for greater Bible knowledge?
The courses may also be audited. There is a difference in cost per course for those auditing and not taking the courses for credit.
Those students auditing the course are not required to do the assignments.

What is the cost for attending CCBI?
There is a one time application fee of $25. The course tuition is $150 per unit if the course is taken for credit and $50 per unit if
the course is audited. There is a registration fee $50 for each session. Checks should be made payable to GBC/CCBI.

Are scholarships available?
As the course costs are considerably reduced from equivalent courses on the college campus, there are no scholarships being
offered. However, it is the desire of both The Master’s College and Grace Bible Church for all who wish to attend CCBI to be
able to do so. Please contact the CCBI Administrator at 805-489-4200 or bob@theccbi.org to discuss your situation.

Is there a degree offered?
Successful completion of all 10 courses for credit will result in the award of the Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS).

How will CCBI help me obtain a college degree?
The Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) in conjunction with the appropriate courses from Cuesta or Hancock Colleges could
result in the student completing the first two years of college. Application may be made for transfer to The Master’s College
(TMC), entering TMC at the junior level.

How do you apply to attend CCBI?
Applications may be completed online at theccbi.org or obtained at the reception desk of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande.
The application should be submitted along with the application fee and a pastoral reference. Checks should be made payable to

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                              Statement of Faith
1.   We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without
     error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the
     Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2.   We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons:
     Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3.   We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and
     born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.
     Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty
     on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4.   We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age,
     to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer
     for godly living and service.

5.   We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only
     through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

6.   We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for
     justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy
     Spirit, and thus become children of God.

7.   We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church
     during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.

8.   We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus
     Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which
     He is the Head.

9.   We believe that only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership
     in the local church.

10. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the
    right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.

11. We believe in the personal and premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that
    this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

12. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with
    the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

                                       Fall/Spring • 2008-2009 • www.theccbi.org
                          Academic Program
    Central Coast Bible Institute curriculum toward a Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) is comprised of 30 units of Bible,
    Counseling, and Elective courses as follows:
	   	 •	 Old	Testament	Survey	I	&	II	(6	units)
	   	 •	 New	Testament	Survey	I	&	II	(6	units)
	   	 •	 Christian	Theology	I	&	II	(6	units)
	   	 •	 Biblical	Counseling	I	&	II	(6	units)
	   	 •	 Biblical	Electives	(6	units)

Course Schedule & Meetings
    The class meetings for each course will be on Friday nights and Saturdays every three to five weeks for the Fall and Spring
    sessions. The class meetings are at Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande and Grace Church in San Luis Obispo. Also,
    video course classes will be held on Monday nights at Grace bible Church in Arroyo Grande beginning September 15, 2008.

    Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the Fall 2008-Spring 2009 that is part of this student catalog for the specific courses
    and class meeting dates.

Expected Course Study Requirements
    A student in the Certificate in Biblical Studies program should expect to spend for each course about one to four hours
    outside the classroom for every one hour of classroom time. The total number of hours in class will approximate forty
    hours, which means that depending on the student anywhere from forty to one hundred-sixty hours should be set aside for
    home study. Thus, for each Friday-Saturday class meeting the student should be spending an estimated eight to thirty-two
    hours of study.

Application Procedures
    1. All students must fill out an application and pastor’s reference letter and submit these documents along with the application
       fee to the Central Coast Bible Institute Administrator at Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande. This may be done through
       the CCBI website and/or dropped off at Grace Bible Church, Attention: CCBI Administrator.
    2. All applications submitted will be processed by the CCBI Admissions Team and upon approval for credit students
       submitted to the Registrar and Enrollment Office at The Master’s College.
    3. The student will be notified of acceptance for the program and may then register for courses.
    4. A permanent record for each registered student will be maintained concurrently by Central Coast Bible Institute and the
       Office of the Registrar at The Master’s College.
    5. Tuition refunds for withdrawal of students taking courses for credit will be determined by Central Coast Bible Institute on
       a prorated basis according to the percentage rate listed on the refund schedule in the Financial Information section. No
       refunds will be given for audit students.
    6. The Financial Information section of this catalog provides the financial information for students taking courses for credit or
       auditing the courses.

Application Process
    Anyone interested in attending Central Coast Bible Institute may complete the application online at www.theccbi.org or may
    obtain an application by contacting the Administrator at 805-489-4200, or stopping by the reception area at Grace Bible
    Church (805-489-4200). The pastor’s reference and the application fee may be dropped off at Grace Bible Church to the
    attention of the CCBI Administrator.

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What is Central Coast Bible Institute (CCBI)?
Central Coast Bible Institute (CCBI) is a partnership between The Master’s College (TMC) and Grace Bible Church (GBC).
CCBI offers college level courses covering Old Testament and New Testament survey, Christian theology, Biblical counseling,
and some practical electives related to Christian living. For more information about CCBI, please go to the web site at

Who is The Master’s College?
The Master’s College (TMC) is a four year Christian liberal arts college located in Santa Clarita, CA, about an hour north of Los
Angeles. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which is the official accrediting body
for the state of California. For more about TMC, please go to the web site at www.masters.edu.

Where will the classes be held?
Classes will be held at Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, CA and Grace Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. The designation
for each is GBC-AG for Grace Bible Church in AG and GC-SLO for Grace Church in San Luis Obipso.

Who may attend CCBI?
Central Coast Bible Institute courses are designed for those who are:
  1. Upper classman high school students or recent high school graduates, 17 years of age or older, who desire a Christian
     college education but either cannot afford it or need to remain close to home,
  2. Students in their college years who see the need for Bible training while in college or before continuing higher education,
  3. College graduates and professionals who desire more intensive biblical training,
  4. Men and women of all ages who desire Bible training to effectively use their spiritual gifts in their local church.

Who will be teaching in CCBI?
Courses will be taught by Bible professors from The Master’s College, or approved adjunct professors.

What courses will be offered?
There are 6 units of Old Testament Survey, 6 units of New Testament Survey, 6 units of Christian theology, 6 units of Biblical
Counseling, and 6 units of electives for a total of 30 units. Each course constitutes 3 units for a total of 10 courses.

When will the classes be held?
Classes will be held on Friday nights for about 3 hours and Saturday during the day for about 5 hours. There will be 5 class
meetings for each session, one in the Fall and another in the Spring.

                                     Fall/Spring • 2008-2009 • www.theccbi.org
               Faculty and Administration

Dr. Robert B. Somerville                  as speaking to missionaries in Europe,   Dr. Ernest H. Baker
Director of MABS and MABC                 Central	&	South	Africa,	and	Japan.	      Professor
Summer Institute Program                  Dr. Somerville is a fellow and serves
                                          as a member of the Board of The          B.A., Washington Bible College
B.A., The King’s College                  National Association of Nouthetic        M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical               Counselors. Dr. Somerville’s wife Mary   D.Min., Westminster Theological
Divinity School                           is a tremendous asset to his pastoral    Seminary
D. Min., Westminster                      and counseling ministry. Mary holds      Joined TMC 2005
Theological Seminary                      a Master’s degree in counseling from
Joined TMC 2005                           Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,     Dr. Baker has been in ministry for
                                          has authored two chapters in the book    25 years with extensive experience
Dr. Somerville has served as a Pastor-    Women Helping Women, and has             over the last 13 years in Blacksburg,
Teacher in the Evangelical Free Church    just published the book One With a       VA, in training and equipping
since 1970. While pastoring in the        Shepherd: The Tears and Triumphs of a    pastors and laymen in the skills
greater New York area, he handled the     Ministry Marriage. Bob and Mary have     of Biblical Counseling. He has
crisis telephone calls for the Family     two children and five grandchildren.     completed two levels of training
Radio station and out of that ministry                                             with Peacemaker Ministries and
wrote the book, Help for Hotliners:                                                developed a conflict resolution course
A Manual to Train Telephone Crisis                                                 for IFCA International. He has Level
Counselors. In 1980 he accepted the                                                II Certification with the National
call to a church planting ministry in                                              Association of Nouthetic Counselors
Visalia, CA and while serving there he                                             and is currently seeking Fellow status
established the Biblical Counseling and                                            with NANC. He and his wife Rose
Educational Center equipping laymen                                                Marie have been married for 25 years
and pastors in the field of Biblical                                               and are thankful parents of six children,
Counseling. He has spoken widely                                                   three boys and three girls.
on the subject of Biblical Counseling,
teaching seminars in the U.S. as well

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                                    Academic Calendar
Calendar Event-Fall Session 2008
    Course Offering                                                                                                      Instructor
      Old Testament Survey 1—3 units (GC-SLO) ............................................................................... Dr. Steven Boyd

    Class Meetings
      First meeting                                                                                                      August 29-30
      Second meeting                                                                                                     September 19-20
      Third meeting                                                                                                      October 10-11
      Fourth meeting                                                                                                     October 31 - November 1
      Fifth meeting                                                                                                      November 21-22

    Course Offering                                                                                                      Instructor
      Methods of Biblical Change—3 units (GBC-AG) ........................................................................ Dr. Robert Somerville

    Class Meetings
      First meeting                                                                                                      September 5-6
      Second meeting                                                                                                     September 26-27
      Third meeting                                                                                                      October 17-18
      Fourth meeting                                                                                                     November 7-8
      Fifth meeting                                                                                                      December 5-6

    DVD Course Offering                                                                                                  Instructor
      Introduction to Biblical Counseling—3 units (GBC-AG) ............................................................ Dr. Ernie Baker

    Class Meetings
      Monday Nights (10)                                                                                                 September 15 - November 17, 2008
      Class Hours: 6-10pm

Calendar Event -Spring Session 2009
    Course Offering                                                                                                      Instructor
      Old Testament Survey II—3 units (GC-SLO) ..............................................................................Dr. Steven Boyd

    Class Meetings
      First meeting                                                                                                      January 9-10
      Second meeting                                                                                                     January 30-31
      Third meeting                                                                                                      February 27-28
      Fourth meeting                                                                                                     March 6-7
      Fifth meeting                                                                                                      April 24-25

    Course Offering                                                                                                      Instructor
	     Marriage	&	Family	Counseling	—3	units	(GBC-AG) ..................................................................Dr. Ernie Baker

    Class Meetings
      First meeting                                                                                                      January 16-17
      Second meeting                                                                                                     February 6-7
      Third meeting                                                                                                      March 6-7
      Fourth meeting                                                                                                     April 3-4
      Fifth meeting                                                                                                      May 1-2

NOTE: Class Hours are Friday: 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
          Location of courses is as follows:
          GBC-AG Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande
          GC-SLO Grace Bible Church in San Luis Obispo
          Directions to each location are in the back of the catalog

                                                    Fall/Spring • 2008-2009 • www.theccbi.org
                        Financial Information
Central Coast Bible Institute desires to offer a Christ-centered college level education at a fraction of the cost of other
Christian college institutions. In fact, the cost of attending the Institute locally is considerably less expensive than attending
a four year Christian college elsewhere. Completing the Certificate of Biblical Studies from Central Coast Bible Institute
while earning an Associate’s degree at a local junior college affords a student the first two years of transferable college units
at a very reasonable cost.

Institute Expenses
    Courses may be taken for credit or audited. To earn the Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS), all courses must be taken
    for credit.

    All application, registration, and tuition fees are due in full by the first day of the session. See the academic calendar that is
    part of this catalog for the applicable dates. Fees due are as follows:
	   	 •	 Application	Fee:	 	 	 $25	(required	once)		
	   	 •	 Registration	Fee:	 	 	 $50	(required	for	each	session)
	   	 •	 Tuition:	 	 	 	 	 	 $150	per	unit/$450	per	course
	   	 •	 Audit:	 	 	 	 	 	 	 $50	per	unit/$150	per	course
	   	 •	 Books:	 	 	 	 	 	 	 $75	per	course	(estimate)
    Checks should be made payable to GBC/CCBI.

    As this is a considerably reduced cost for these courses as compared to equivalent courses on the college campus, there are no
    scholarships being offered. However, it is the desire of both The Master’s College and Grace Bible Church for all who wish to
    attend CCBI be able to do so. Please contact the Administrator at 805-489-4200 to discuss your situation.

    Refunds for students taking courses for credit are based upon when the official withdrawal form, completed and signed by
    the student, is presented to the CCBI Administrator, not when the withdrawing student ceases to attend class. A student who
    chooses to withdraw from a course without consultation or consent from the Institute administrator will not be entitled to
    any refund. The percentage of tuition costs that may be refunded are based on actual costs paid by the student for that course.
    Application fees, registration fees, any course curriculum and/or syllabi costs, and book costs are all non-refundable.
    Any refund for tuition will be prorated on a class meeting basis, starting with the first class meeting. The tuition
    refund schedule is as follows:
	   	 •	 No	attendance	in	course	 	 	 100%
    	 •	 At	first	class	meeting	 	 	 	 75%
	   	 •	 At	second	class	meeting	 	 	 50%
	   	 •	 At	third	class	meeting	 	 	 	 25%
	   	 •	 After	third	course	meeting	 	 0%	

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               Faculty and Administration

Dr. Steven Boyd                              the earth) to research the linguistic        a view to personal application. He has
Professor	of	Old	Testament	&	Hebrew          characteristics of Biblical creation texts   been recognized in Who’s Who Among
                                             and is a contributor to their latest         America’s Teachers. He enjoys spending
B.S., M.S., Drexel University                publications reporting their findings:       time with his wife and son, reading,
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary           Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth:      singing, and computers.
M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College--       Results of a Young-Earth Creationist
Jewish Institute of Religion                 Research Initiative and Thousands...
Doctoral Studies, Dropsie College            not Billions: Challenging an Icon of
Joined TMC 1998                              Evolution- Questioning the Age of
                                             the Earth (both the layman’s book and
Dr. Boyd was an Associate Research           DVD). He also has written a chapter for
Scholar on the Comprehensive Aramaic         the forthcoming Biblical Authority and
Lexicon Project at the Hebrew Union          the Age of the Earth. In addition, he is
College-Jewish Institute of Religion         an area editor for the 2008 International
in Cincinnati, interim pastor and            Creation Conference. He is currently
visiting faculty member at Capital           involved in a new, ICR-sponsored,
Bible Seminary, Multnomah Biblical           multi-year research project called FAST
Seminary and Northwest Baptist               (Flood Activated Sedimentation and
Seminary before coming to The Master’s       Tectonics), which is investigating the
College. He is a specialist in biblical      Genesis Flood. As part of the Flood
Hebrew, Semitic Languages and Old            Narrative Division of FAST, he is
Testament Studies and is a member of         studying the Hebrew narrative to
both the Society of Biblical Literature      determine the chronology of the Flood.
and The Evangelical Theological Society.
                                             Dr. Boyd teaches with an emphasis
Dr. Boyd is a creation-science researcher,   on the insights to be drawn from the
author, and lecturer. He was on the          original languages of the Biblical text,
                                             with a sensitivity to its historical,
R.A.T.E. team (an Institute for Creation
                                             cultural, religious and literary context
Research (ICR) project, which studied
                                             and its theological content, and with
radioisotope dating and the age of

                                      Fall/Spring • 2008-2009 • www.theccbi.org
           Faculty and Administration

    Robert H. Turner                                         Thomas A. Halstead
    Administrator, Central Coast Bible Institute             Chairperson, Department of Biblical Studies
                                                             Professor	of	New	Testament	&	Greek
    B.S., Lafayette College                                  Dean of The Master’s Institute
    M.B.A., Drexel University
                                                             B.S., M.S. California State University,
    Mr. Turner has over forty-five years of business
                                                             M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
    experience covering four careers, including              Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
    management positions with Atlantic Richfield             Joined TMC in 1985.
    Company (ARCO); Vice President for a
    management and systems consulting firm;                  Dr. Halstead served as an Associate Pastor
    associate professor and Director, Center for             at Grace Community Church for ten years
    Professional Studies at The Master’s College;            before coming to The Master’s College in
    and church leadership.                                   1985. He led a missions team in the summer
                                                             of 1990 to the Soviet Union and also to India
                                                             in 2001 and 2005. He went to New Zealand
                                                             with a missions team in 1998, 1999 and
                                                             2002, to Albania in 2003, and Japan in 2004.
                                                             In 1994, he studied at the Institute of Holy
                                                             Land Studies. Also in 1994 and 2003, he was
                                                             the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching/
                                                             Teacher of the Year Award. He has also been
                                                             recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s
                                                             Teachers in 1994, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004,
                                                             and 2005. Dr. Halstead is a member of the
                                                             Evangelical Theological Society. His teaching
                                                             style emphasizes dialogue and discussion.
                                                             His classes are oriented toward practical
                                                             application, personal relevance and content
                                                             mastery. Also, Dr. Halstead is an adjunct
                                                             professor for the Center for Professional
                                                             Studies at TMC.

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                 Bible Course Descriptions
Old Testament Survey I, 3 units
    An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure, historical
    background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book. This course
    surveys Genesis through II Samuel.

Old Testament Survey II, 3 units
    A continued survey through the Old Testament, beginning with I Kings and finishing with Malachi.

New Testament Survey I, 3 units
    An introduction to the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work of
    Christ, the founding and growth of the church. On the basis of the biblical text, parallel readings, projects, and lectures, the
    events and message of the New Testament will be portrayed against their historical and cultural setting. This course surveys
    Matthew through Acts.

New Testament Survey II, 3 units
    A continued survey through the New Testament, beginning with Romans and finishing with Revelation.

Christian Theology I, 3 units
    An analysis of the great doctrines of the Bible. The significant issues of each theme are discussed, taking care to demonstrate
    that the Bible is the only source of theology. The student is expected to examine all previous doctrinal conceptions in light of
    the Word of God. This course will examine the doctrines of:
	   	 •	 God	(Theology	proper),
	   	 •	 Christ	(Christology),
	   	 •	 The	Holy	Spirit	(Pneumatology),
	   	 •	 Angels	(Angelology),
	   	 •	 The	Bible	(Bibliology).

Christian Theology II, 3 units
    A continuation of Theology I. This course will examine the doctrines of:
	   	 •	 Man	(Anthropology),
	   	 •	 Sin	(Harmartiology),
	   	 •	 Salvation	(Soteriology),
	   	 •	 The	Church	(Ecclesiology),
	   	 •	 The	last	days/end	times	(Eschatology).

                                       Fall/Spring • 2007-2008 • www.theccbi.org
  Counseling Course Descriptions
Introduction to Biblical Counseling, 3 units
  A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what biblical
  counseling is and what it involves, the role of the counselor in biblical counseling, the different kinds of counseling that are
  needed, the place of counseling in the ministry of the church, how biblical counseling theory and practice relate to and differ
  from some of the more common secular models and theories. Part of the course will involve a personal improvement project
  in which the student will evaluate his/her own counseling qualifications, design a plan for improving some area of his/her life,
  put that plan into action, and then evaluate his/her progress as the course draws to a close.

Methods of Biblical Change, 3 units
  An overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical change in
  people; the goal is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people. Prerequisite: Introduction to
  Biblical Counseling.

         Elective Course Descriptions
Elective Course Descriptions
  The elective courses round out a student’s Institute studies. To complete the Certificate program, two courses or a total of six
  units is required.

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Biblical Interpretation, 3 units
  An analysis of how to study and understand Scripture. Emphasis will be placed on the vital methods used to apply a passage,
  and the specific rules used to interpret biblical narratives, poetry, parables and prophecy.

Life of Christ, 3 units
  A thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ on earth, with special attention to the developing emphases and distinctive
  purposes that prevailed during our Lord’s public ministry. Theological and chronological difficulties are also considered.

Marriage & Family Counseling, 3 units
  These courses are designed to apply the biblical principles taught in the Methods of Biblical Counseling course to a range
  of specific counseling problems. Topics discussed include anger, fear, depression, sexual deviancy, anxiety, eating disorders,
  decision making, one’s past, self-concept, various syndromes, ADHD, and crisis counseling. Each student will be part of
  a team that will develop and present to the class a detailed biblical counseling outline for a teacher-approved counseling
  problem. Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Counseling.

History of the Church, 3 units
  A survey of personalities and issues in church history from the first century to the present. The course includes discussions of
  the church fathers, major councils, the Reformation, and key church leaders over the last two thousand years.

Apologetics, 3 units
  A survey of the main approaches to apologetics, and examination of evidences for the Christian faith from such fields as
  science, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

Ethics, 3 units
  A survey of the main approaches to ethics, issues in personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision-making, honesty,
  and conscience; and topics in special ethics such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and church-state relations.

Christian World View, 3 units
  A study of the application of biblical data to contemporary culture, science, and the arts so as to define a Christian world view,
  integrating liberal arts learning with biblical truth. Beginning with issues of epistemology, the student will be exposed to the
  relationship between the Bible and natural science, social science, and the humanities, concluding with an emphasis upon the
  apologetic value of the world view to modern life.

Dynamics of Spiritual Life, 3 units
  How to understand the true nature of the Christian life, the context within which our lives and experiences take place; the
  nature of faith and idolatry as ruling “voices”, motivating and controlling behavior, how to understand and respond to being
  sinned against, building a biblical framework for defining and dealing with sin – our own and others’; the deceptive character
  of sin; the gospel foundation for all obedience; some alternative views of the Christian life; the biblical function and purpose
  of the church and the role of each Christian in the church are issues that will be considered in the course.

Introduction to Missions, 3 units
  A general introduction to the principles and practices in Christian missions, surveying the biblical basis of missions, the
  missionary call, the missionary life and work, mission boards, and the mission program of the church.

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