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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Praise the Lord and Welcome to Aenon School of Theology and Bible College.
We are an academic institution with a mission-"Preparing a People for a Higher Purpose". My vision is that Aenon School of Theology will serve as a learning arm whereby educators, teachers, and leaders, will be prepared to go out and rightly divide the word of God. We are at an exciting period in biblical history. "Educated" leaders in the study of theology are crucial in order that they may effectively lead others. A healthy, Godly lifestyle entails that you grow in wisdom and knowledge. AST offers an affordable tuition in or-der that all might be able to take advantage of the col-legiate experience and gain academic excellence In the study of God. We're glad that you are taking advantage of this great opportunity.
- Dr. Howard A. Swancy, President
To get started, please select from the classes below then click here to begin the registration process. If preferred, you may download the forms and forward to the Admissions Office or fax it to 310-212-3992.
A survey of major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts from prehistoric times to the present.
BIBLICAL STUDIES (BIB)
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
A general review of the Old Testament canon. Attention is given to the outline and perspec-tive of individual books and the history of their time.
NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
An analysis of the New Testament books surmising their purpose, themes, authors and dates written. Special attention is given to the synoptic gospels.
OLD TESTAMENT LAW I:
GENESIS AND EXODUS
Careful and in-depth treatment is given to the books of Genesis and Exodus. Study is made of the origins and deliverance of the nation of Israel.
OLD TESTAMENT LAW II:
LEVITICUS & DEUTERONOMY
A serious review is made of these two books of the Bible. This is a study of the Levitical system established by God to lay a foundation for the proper walk of the children of God.
THE LIFE OF CHRIST (Christology)
This is a probe into the identity of Jesus Christ. A comprehensive study is made of the events in the life of Christ and His teachings as they relate to Christians and the Church.
JOSHUA - SAMUEL
This course is a study of the Hebrew historical books of Joshua through Samuel. It outlines the conquest of the Promised Land and the foundation events of the monarchy of Israel.
KINGS - ESTHER
A study of the historical books of I Kings through Esther. This course details the rise and fall of Israel's monarchy. Also considered are Israel's restoration and reoccupation of Palestine.
THE BOOK OF ACTS
This class scrutinizes the origin, development and expansion of the Christian Church. The book under study is also referred to as the Acts of the Holy Spirit. Doctrinal implications are also examined.
ROMANS AND GALATIANS
In this course students will study the Pauline approach to the provision of God's grace whereby He is able to declare sinners righteous through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
Class sessions will focus on the Hebrew poetical books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. These books record the moral and spiritual development of Solomon, and share the spiritual insights of his God-given wisdom.
I, II TIMOTHY & TITUS
This course comprises a thorough study of each of the Pastoral Epistles. These letters are vital to the understanding of proper pastoral care and are also pertinent to effective ministry and ministerial
The nature, scope and value of archaeology as an aid to the study of the Bible are explored. Attention is given to how the science of Biblical archaeology illustrates, authenticates, and supplements scripture.
BIBLICAL TYPES AND SHADOWS
The study of figurative analysis in relationship to studying the word of God. This course further equips students with analytical principles needed to interpret, clarify and harmo-nize seemingly mystical passages of scripture.
JOB & PSALMS
This course deals with two of the Biblical books of poetic expression. A study is made of the different facets of Hebrew poetry so that the student can arrive at a better understanding and application of these types of expressions.
THE WRITINGS OF SOLOMON
Class sessions will focus on the Hebrew poetical books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. These books record the moral and spiritual development of Solomon, and share the tremendous spiritual insights of his God-given wisdom.
I & II CORINTHIANS
This study examines the letters to the Corinthian church as to their historical background, authorship, occasion for writing, purpose and theme. Associated study is made of the doctrinal implications.
This class involves a careful exposition of each epistle. Such meticulous study is pertinent to understand-ing doctrines of Christian living implicit in these particular epistles. Attention is given to historical back-ground, authorship, occasion of writing and pivotal places.
I, II TIMOTHY & TITUS
This course comprises a thorough study of each of the pastoral epistles. These letters are vital to the under-standing of proper pastoral care and are also pertinent to effective ministry and ministerial responsibility.
The nature, scope and value of archaeology as an aid to the study of the Bible is explored. Attention is given to how the science of Biblical archaeology illustrates, authenticates and supplements scripture.
INDEPENDENT STUDY: BIBLE EXPOSITION
The writings, times and circumstances of the more widely read prophets in the Old Testament is discussed. Historical record of the warnings and admonitions of God to Israel and the surrounding nations.
This study will research the written records and contemporary conditions of the smaller
Prophetic books in the Old Testament. Prophet’s record of God's displeasure with Israel and impending future is explored.
HEBREWS, JAMES & JUDE
The principles of Christian doctrine and Christian ethics are found in this study. An analysis is also made of the construction and content of each of these epistles.
DANIEL & REVELATION
This course is a diligent inquiry into the circumstances of divinely appointed world em-pires, and a practical look at the "End Times." Areas considered are the historical narra-tives of these prophetic books, as well as, the Tribulation, the return of the Jews, the Millennial Age and the time of the final judgment.
An exegetical study of the gospel and epistles of the apostle John and their special contribu-tion to an understanding of the life and ministry of Christ and of the salvation message.
EPISTLES OF PETER & JOHN
An exegetical study is made of the epistles of these two writers. In this thematic study consideration given to individual content, style and approach.
Students who wish to conduct special, studies in a Biblical, Theological, Christian Educa-tional or related area, may request permission to enroll in an independent/ directed study. The student will enter into an agreement with the assigned instructor and agrees to accomplish certain academic requirements and reading in special areas in a specified time.
(Note: Written approval must be granted by the Dean of the College prior to enrollment)
EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
This course offers a closer examination of scriptural text on the basis of the text itself. It teaches how to draw the meaning out of a given text.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (CED)
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION – UNDERSTANDING TEACHING
This is a comprehensive study of the characteristics of each age level in human develop-ment. A study is made of appropriate principles of teaching. To develop skilled leaders for Christian education, family life, youth ministries and children's ministries. Consideration is also given to the role of Christian Education in evangelism.
This course is designed to familiarize teachers in the Christian philosophy of education. This course is an overview of the laws, principles, curriculum, methods and materials employed in teaching various age groups.
An introductory speech course designed to develop individual speaking skills and the fundamentals of speech. Study in preparing, organizing, and delivering the basic types of presentations is included. The importance of speech, the mental and emotional behavior, visible and audible speaking, the meaning of gestures and voice modulations is studied. The student is taught how to collect materials, outline and deliver speeches. Practical applications of principles are required.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE
An overview of the physical, psychological and spiritual development of men and women from birth through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and maturity to the end of life. The focus of this course is upon the maturation processes, crises and vital choices inherent in each growth level with special emphasis on the effects of society and culture (majority/ minority) upon human development.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION & FORGIVENESS
This course examines the work of forgiveness in resolving personal and corporate con-flicts in the body of Christ.
YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
An examination of leadership within the church. This course focuses on assertiveness within Godly submission, conflict resolution and the development of Godly leadership traits such as attitude, vision, spirituality, respect, sacrifice, love and passions.
This course stresses instruction and practice in gathering and compiling the scriptures to build a topic, write a message or a report on findings. Extensive practical writing experience is geared toward publishing a college newsletter. Adherence to professional writing style and legal ethics of the profession are included.
This course deals with Christian warfare, living a victorious life in defeating obstacles, over-coming adversity and spiritual growth.
POWERFUL “ACTS” OF PRAYER
This course will examine types of prayers based on the scriptures and how God’s power is released through prayer.
This course is designed for the young person to learn the basics of living a life pleasing to God. The students will explore the scriptures and begin to learn the mind of God and the expectations of the saints. They will learn to notice the active presence of God in their daily lives.
GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR WOMEN
An examination of the role of women during Biblical times is discussed, including their minis-tries and involves a comparative analysis of then and now with special attention given to today’s changing trends and church involvement. Living an excellent, overcoming and balanced life is examined.
GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR YOUNG WOMEN
This course examines stewardship, character and attitude of a young woman of excellence; her work in church and community. God’s purpose and plan for the young women will be explored.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & MATURITY
This course is fundamental to the growth, development, and maturity of the Christian life. The course addresses communication and relationship with God and ones fellow man. It examines the necessity for growth and development.
INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY
This is a comprehensive and objective overview of the Christian faith. It is an examination of the Christian world view, its history and concepts of faith.
THE MINISTER'S WIFE:
PARTNER IN MINISTRY
The course covers the ministry of the minister's wife. It explores her calling and training, the problems and rewards of ministry and her responsibilities to the Lord, His church, her family, and others.
GOD’S HIGH CALLING FOR MEN
A biblical basis is explored in regards to the involvement of men in the church, the family and the society. It examines the role of men from Bible times to present in which living an excellent & balanced life is addressed.
THE MOLDING OF A DISCIPLE
This discipleship course involves training on how to become a true follower of Christ. The various aspects of the Christian life explored are : bible study, prayer life, diligence, obedi-ence and stewardship.
THE ART OF LEADERSHIP
Here the student addresses issues of leadership relative to the effective operation of ministry. This course provides the servant-leader with appropriate situational approaches and responses.
TEACHING TO CHANGE LIVES
A conveyance of principles and methods for teaching in local church programs including: Sun-day School, children’s church and adult church is presented. The teacher’s personal preparation for teaching is also studied. Teaching Practicum-Certificate may be offered upon completion of comparable courses totaling (12) units.
This class examines the concept of conflict. It assists the student in analyzing the nature of conflict and resolution. It also equips the student with positive principles for the redirecting of tension toward constructive ends.
This is a continuation of The Successful Leadership course. It examines further the problems of ministry within the congregation. It enables the student to better support and advance the mission and leadership of the local church.
LEARNING THEORIES AND ISSUES
This is an advanced study of the learning processes. It is designed to more thoroughly equip the student for the vital ministry of teaching. It provides additional exposure to the overall teaching and learning experience.
This course examines the basic literature of the church growth movement. Attention is given to Biblical and sociological principles which will enable an established church to reach out to the community, evangelize, and retain new members.
Deals with the fundamental unit of human association and fellowship, the family. Proper interaction within the home is stressed. A critical view is given of the individual and the specialized responsibilities of each family member. (Also PSY 352)
DEALING WITH CULTS
A survey of 19th and 20th Century religious cults in America, as well as, the current New Age Move-ment. This course identifies elements that are characteristic of cults. It will enable the student to appro-priately respond to members and ideologies of such groups.
THE EVIDENCE OF ONE’S CALLING
This course focuses on the biblical signs of the calling of God’s chosen men and women to the ministry of reconciliation. Attention will be given to personal passions and aspirations determining their validity.
FOUNDATIONS OF MINISTRY
An introduction to Christian Education for a new generation combining sound theological and theoretical foundations with practical ministry application. It examines the roles and responsi-bilities of Christian Education along with legal and ethical issues.
HANDBOOK OF TEACHING
This study provides a comprehensive resource on the distinctiveness of true Christian Teach-ing, Principles and Practices are outlined.
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS
A variety of methods for scholarly educational research are offered in this advanced study. The course focuses on research evaluation and the literature review portion of study, address-ing research, design and data collection methodology and results analysis.
VOLUNTEERISM - DEVELOPMENT & SUPERVISION
This course presents an advanced study of volunteer management principles and practices within various local and cross-cultural ministry and non-profit settings. It examines a theo-logical rationale for the role of volunteers in ministry and religious non-profit organizations, including key issues influencing volunteer motivation, recruitment, equipping, support and su-pervision to enhance the experience and effectiveness of volunteers in ministry.
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CST)
COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
This computer science laboratory course offers a hands-on experience of computer technologies and provides the foundation and understanding of how to efficiently utilize them.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR I
This course is devoted to the elements of functional English. Some areas of consideration are: grammatical usage, sentence structure and paragraph construction.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR II
A continuation of a comprehensive analysis of fundamentals of English grammar with emphasis on sentence structure, parts of speech, diagramming, mechanics and usage.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
This course is designed to help students develop good writing skills. Emphasis is placed on the study of mechanics, sentence structure, and paragraph development in writing the essay. Fundamentals of English grammar are covered and a brief introduction to the research paper is given.
A continuation of English 200. Essays will be written which utilize the patterns, skills and techniques learned in English Composition I. Further study of grammar and excellence in mechanical construction is emphasized. A research paper will be initiated, developed and completed.
Survey of best-known authors from the Ancient Greeks through the Renaissance.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
A continuation of English Composition I. Essays will be written which utilize the patterns, skills and techniques learned in English Composition I. Further study of grammar and excellence in mechanical construction is emphasized. A research paper will be initiated, developed and completed.
ADVANCE RESEARCH & WRITING TECHNIQUES
Course focuses on expository writing, which explains a subject through illustration, comparison, process or casual relation; as well as, persuasive writing, which uses language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation. The student will learn to use the investigative process which helps to define purpose, gather data, select, organize information, and develop materials into a unified research paper, thesis or dissertation.
THE MASTER STUDENT
This course empowers the student for a more meaningful classroom experience. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, math, and study skills.
BIBLE STUDY METHODS
This course is to introduce the inductive Bible Study Method using three basic techniques: Observation, Interpretation and Application. Emphasis will be on rightly dividing the Word of God.
INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS II
This course is the continuation of Bible Study Methods introducing the inductive bible Study Method using observation, interpretation and application.
ASSESSMENTS OF PRIOR LEARNING AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
(12 credit hours maximum.
Requires Dean of College approval)
Credit for life-long experiences. Assesses the prior learning and experiences of the student and assigns, where appropriate, college level credits commensurate with documented experience. (Additional hours determined on an individual basis)
HISTORY OF PENTECOST
A short history is given of the Pentecostal movement from the Apostolic to the modern era. The history of Pentecostal organizations and the lives of Pentecostal stalwarts are reviewed.
LIFE OF PAUL & PAULINE EPISTLES
An in-depth study of the times, test and trials of the most prolific writer of the New Testament, the Apostle Paul. His missionary journeys, conversion and writings will be explored in this character study.
BIBLE MANNERS & CUSTOMS
This course examines the customs and cultures of biblical times, and gives valuable knowledge and a clearer understanding of the Word of God in its historical and sociological context.
BLACK PRESENCE IN THE BIBLE
This course examines the often ignored and unidentified participation of Blacks in the Biblical narratives. Black researchers and scholars will be noted in this special journey through the scriptures.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
A survey of human history from the advent of civilized life in the ancient near East and on into the 20th century. It presents the political, religious, and intellectual development of mankind from a Christian point of view.
HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY
(Former Title: History of African Religious Tradition)
A comprehensive study of the history of African American ecclesiastical institutions and religious thought. This course provides a heightened awareness of the religious experience unique to African-American culture. It will trace the development of Christianity from the times of slavery through the present.
A study of world religions noting each one's effects similarities and the contrasts among the various religions.
The student is given a comprehensive view of the world into which Christianity came. Special emphasis is given to the development of prevalent theological thought through the early century of the Church.
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
An examination of the theological reasoning and structure upon which contemporary and theological thought is based.
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH
A study of conversational Spanish. It allows fundamental exposure to the language and its structure. Development of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish, along with introduction to Hispanic cultures. Provides a basis for later mission endeavors.
BIBLICAL GREEK I
A study of basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek. Designed to prepare the student for elementary translation. Basic translation principles are introduced through exposure to Greek New Testament and textbook exercises.
A continuation of LAN 300. Further study in vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Special attention is given to the complete verb system of New Testament Greek.
A study is made of the grammar and syntax of the Old Testament Hebrew language.
ADVANCED NEW TESTAMENT
GREEK I AND II
LAN 400 and LAN 401
This is a continuation of Greek studies. It moves into advanced stages of translation of the Greek New Testament.
This course covers the basic math
principles and practices needed for work in the behavioral, biological, physical, and social sciences. Manipulations and applications may include fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, tables, etc.
This course involves biblical principles of money management and the family. Detailed information is offered regarding insurance, investing, borrowing, lending and business ethics.
RADIO AND TV BROADCASTING
This course provides students with a unique opportunity to study and apply techniques of radio and television broadcasting. Students are involved with all aspects of radio and TV ministry.