Courses

You will study the whole Bible during your two-year course of study. The curriculum is designed to present the Scriptures chronologically and in a unified manner. In addition to classes about specific books of the Bible, you’ll also learn from doctrine courses and a variety of electives

Freshman - First Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
Biblical Foundations BI101 1

Biblical Studies

You’ll see where each Old Testament and New Testament book fits in the canon and chronology of Scripture in this introductory survey of the Bible. This basic knowledge of significant themes throughout the Word of God gives you a solid foundation for understanding the Gospel of Grace.

Bibliology TH125 1

Theology

This introductory course gives you a working knowledge of concepts such as inspiration, revelation, canonicity, authority, translation and the various translations. You’ll understand the origins of the Bible and thus exalt God Himself.

Evangelism in a Post-Modern World EV123 2

Evangelism

You will learn to define worldview, epistemology and critical thinking, and gain tools to evaluate a worldview’s adequacy, with an in-depth look at postmodernism. You’ll get practice in building relationships with the unsaved, cultivating a worldview journal, evaluating the worldview using critical thinking and logic, as well as using the chronological Bible teaching method to communicate the biblical worldview.

Hermeneutics I BI122 3

Biblical Studies

You will be equipped for the life-long process of personal Bible study. Attention is given to the history of biblical interpretation as well as the importance of the cultural and historical setting to biblical interpretation skills. Dispensationalism is discussed in detail.

Old Testament History BI112 3

Biblical Studies

In this chronological survey of Joshua through Esther, you’ll examine Israel’s history under the judges, kings and captivities. Attention is given to the geography of Israel and the surrounding nations. Themes and outlines of each historical text are highlighted. In particular, the course contrasts a walk of sight with a walk of faith.

Pentateuch BI111 4

Biblical Studies

In this survey of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, you’ll develop a working knowledge of topics such as the origin of man and his original state of innocence; the fall of man and its results; and the origin of sin and its remedy. You will address the doctrines of Bibliology, theology, anthropology and soteriology. God’s grace and righteousness are emphasized.

Proverbs BI114 1

Biblical Studies

Proverbs – the biblical understanding of wisdom – presents you with truths for modern living that contrast wisdom and foolishness. You’ll address Christian-living issues such as pride, humility, morality, work ethic and parent-child relationships.

Ezra / Nehemiah / Esther (Spring) (elective) BI147 1

Biblical Studies

You will survey these books as they relate to the post-captivity period, and see the books’ timeless principles applied to your life and ministry today.

Foundations for Learning (Fall) (elective) SO101 1

Sociology

You will maximize your academic potential by investigating practical issues such as note taking, studying, test taking, and time management. The “why” and the “how” are explained.

Hold the Ropes (elective) MI153 1

Ministry

You will get involved in church planting among unreached indigenous people groups through prayer, instruction, and study of the work of NTM missionaries. You will begin to understanding world needs as well as the needs of people who have yet to hear the Gospel in their heart language, and the struggles involved in ministering to tribal people.

Job (Fall) (elective) BI141 1

Biblical Studies

The earliest written book of the Bible contains lessons for you about the sovereignty of God, the person and limitations of Satan, as well as life’s trials.

Psalms (Spring) (elective) BI144 1

Biblical Studies

This analytical and practical approach to Psalms will help you understand the nature of the Psalms, divisions of the book, types of Psalms and their practical relevance today. You’ll learn to recognize the genres of Psalms, such as didactic, imprecatory, praise and thanksgiving, which is essential to interpreting them correctly.

Sophomore - Second Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
1 Corinthians BI198 2

Biblical Studies

1 Corinthians addresses many issues you and I face today such as division, Body function and gifts, immorality, taking believers to court, church discipline, marriage and divorce, liberty, the Lord’s Table, tongues and the resurrection.

Acts BI195 2

Biblical Studies

You will see how Acts demonstrates the spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to the Gentile world, the expansion of the Holy Spirit’s ministry, and the church becoming a distinct entity from the nation of Israel. You’ll look at the historical settings of the Epistles provide a backdrop for the Pauline Epistles. You’ll also discuss theological issues of church polity, the role of tongues and miracles, water baptism and missions.

Anthropology / Hamartiology TH177 1

Theology

In anthropology, you’ll look at the creation and fall of man, his material and immaterial parts (the body, soul and spirit), his state of innocence, and his fall. Hamartiology gives you a look at the definitions and origins of sin in the universe.

Bible Basis of Missions MI173 2

Ministry

You will take a biblical look at God’s global plan for the redemption of mankind as revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Topics include the lost state of the heathen, the need for laborers to take the Gospel to those who do not know Christ, and the role of prayer and the Holy Spirit in relation to the believers’ responsibility in missions.

Christology TH176 1

Theology

Among the subjects you’ll cover in this course are the humanity and deity of Christ, His attributes, virgin birth, kenosis (self-emptying) sinlessness, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. Special focus is placed on the redemptive work of Christ.

Hermeneutics II BI172 1

Biblical Studies

Applying the principles learned in Hermeneutics I, you’ll see the outworking of a literal, historical-grammatical hermeneutic in the big picture context of Biblical history, emphasizing progressive revelation and key distinctions in how God has worked with mankind at various stages.

Life of Christ BI194 3

Biblical Studies

Investigate the person and work of Christ, His deity and humanity. You’ll study the Gospels from a chronological perspective of Christ’s life, harmonizing the four accounts. Examine the culture, geography and religious groups of Christ’s time as they relate to the travels and teachings of Christ. Particular attention is paid to the problems of Pharisaism, the depravity of man, and Christ’s mission of redemption as well as the relevance of Christ’s teaching for believers today.

Prophets BI167 3

Biblical Studies

Surveying the major and minor prophets, placing them chronologically in Israel’s history, will give you a look at God’s judgment of sin and the promises of the coming Redeemer; as well as to the Tribulation, Millennium, Armageddon and the judgment of nations.

Theology TH175 1

Theology

You will study of the attributes, names, sovereignty, Trinity and existence of God.

Ezra / Nehemiah / Esther (Spring) (elective) BI147 1

Biblical Studies

You will survey these books as they relate to the post-captivity period, and see the books’ timeless principles applied to your life and ministry today.

Foundations for Learning (Fall) (elective) SO101 1

Sociology

You will maximize your academic potential by investigating practical issues such as note taking, studying, test taking, and time management. The “why” and the “how” are explained.

Hold the Ropes (elective) MI153 1

Ministry

You will get involved in church planting among unreached indigenous people groups through prayer, instruction, and study of the work of NTM missionaries. You will begin to understanding world needs as well as the needs of people who have yet to hear the Gospel in their heart language, and the struggles involved in ministering to tribal people.

Job (Fall) (elective) BI141 1

Biblical Studies

The earliest written book of the Bible contains lessons for you about the sovereignty of God, the person and limitations of Satan, as well as life’s trials.

Psalms (Spring) (elective) BI144 1

Biblical Studies

This analytical and practical approach to Psalms will help you understand the nature of the Psalms, divisions of the book, types of Psalms and their practical relevance today. You’ll learn to recognize the genres of Psalms, such as didactic, imprecatory, praise and thanksgiving, which is essential to interpreting them correctly.

Junior - Third Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
1 and 2 Peter BI237 1

Biblical Studies

You will get an overview of both epistles of Peter. An emphasis will be made on suffering in the life of the believer in relation to him being a stranger and pilgrim on the earth, and you will gain a greater appreciation of your eternal inheritance. You will also gain a greater awareness of the danger posed by false teachers, and the importance of standing firm in the faith. Finally, this course will address some of the problem passages in both epistles.

2 Corinthians BI238 3

Biblical Studies

2 Corinthians gives you a look at the reasons for suffering, church discipline, the contrast of the Old and the New Covenant, the judgment seat of Christ and the New Testament teaching on giving.

Angelology TH227 2

Theology

Your study of angels (Angelology) will cover the creation, existence, nature, and purpose of angels, along with their relationship to God and man. You will also look at the person and fall of Satan (Satanology), the fall and existence of fallen angels (Demonology), and summarize the relationship of Satan and demons to a fallen world and their place in regard to spiritual warfare issues related to Christian living.

Ephesians BI234 1

Biblical Studies

You will look into the believer’s position in Christ and its practical outworking in daily relationships: husband-wife, employer-employee, parent-child, and believer-Satan. You’ll address the relationship of the Holy Spirit and the believer in salvation, and discuss the mystery of the church.

Family Relationships SO228 1

Sociology

Study the biblical standards for the Christian family. You will address God’s original plan for marriage and the roles of men and women in marriage; inherent differences between men and women; and the concepts of leaving and cleaving, finances, communication, sexuality and dating.

Galatians BI232 1

Biblical Studies

You will discuss the believer’s position of liberty in Christ, as well as problems of legalism. You’ll address the indwelling of the Spirit, fruit of the Spirit, walking in the Spirit and sanctification. You will cover the believer’s position and condition extensively, and get an overview of liberty, law and grace.

Hebrews BI235 2

Biblical Studies

The superiority of Christ is highlighted. You will study the priesthood, sanctuary, covenant and sacrifice of Christ. You’ll examine five warning passages in relation to the security of the believer. The issues of faith, rest and walking by faith are emphasized, while the foundations of the New Testament that are found in the Old Testament are addressed. Other themes include bitterness, prayer, hospitality, thankfulness and suffering.

Introduction to New Tribes Mission MI223 1

Ministry

Explore New Tribes Mission’s history and work, and learn about the training programs, organizational structure and daily operations. You will consider NTM’s Statement of Faith, along with the mission’s philosophies and practices as they pertain to leadership styles and teamwork.

James/Jude BI236 1

Biblical Studies

You will examine the books of James and Jude with regard to each of their respective themes. Special emphasis will be placed on historical background, theological views of the relationship between faith and works, and the authors’ call of Christians to be active in service for heavenly rewards.

Missions in Church History MI252 1

Ministry

Observe the evangelical spread of Christianity from the early church in Acts throughout the first century. You will study movements that impacted missions such as the formalizing of the church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Protestant Reformation and the resulting missions-minded individuals and agencies, culminating in the modern-day church age.

Pneumatology TH226 2

Theology

Your study of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology) will focus on such qualities as the Holy Spirit’s deity, personality, indwelling, baptism, sealing, filling, signs and miracles, gifts and teaching. Learning to walk in the Spirit is emphasized.

Romans BI231 3

Biblical Studies

Learn about the justification and sanctification of man by God. You will study provision for man’s sin in depth through the doctrines of substitution, redemption, reconciliation, imputed righteousness, propitiation, guilt and justification. You’ll more deeply understand the grace of God increases as you discuss eternal security and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Soteriology TH225 1

Theology

Studying salvation (soteriology) increases your understanding of such truths as substitution, redemption, ransom, propitiation, forgiveness and atonement.

Christian Apologetics (Spring) (elective) EV155 1

Evangelism

This course is a brief study of selected evidences for the Christian faith with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Topics you study will include the reliability of Scripture, the existence of God, the Resurrection and the Intelligent Design movement.

Ruth / Song of Solomon / Ecclesiastes (Fall) (elective) BI244 1

Biblical Studies

You’ll find biblical principles of love and marriage in the Song of Solomon, see the bankruptcy of humanism, materialism and man’s wisdom in Ecclesiastes, and discover God’s provision for two ordinary people during a turbulent period of Jewish history in the book of Ruth.

World Religions (Fall) (elective) EV258 1

Evangelism

The basic belief structures of the major religions of Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism and Shintoism are introduced, with the goal of enhancing your understanding and ability to communicate the Gospel in a multicultural world. The foundations of New Age thinking are identified.

Senior - Fourth Semester

Course Name Course # Credit Hours
1 and 2 Thessalonians BI292 1

Biblical Studies

Study the future hope of the church in the Rapture, as well as important principles for Christian living and ministry are emphasized. You will consider the quenching of the Holy Spirit in detail, and gain an overview of eschatological issues of apostasy, the removal of the Restrainer, the Rapture, and the testimony of the church before others.

1, 2 and 3 John BI296 1

Biblical Studies

You will discover in John’s epistles the definition and importance of fellowship with God, the way to maintain fellowship, and the exciting result of walking with God in a right relationship.

Christian Life BI272 2

Biblical Studies

Discover distinctions between justification, identification, sanctification and glorification, and rewards for faithfulness in regard to believers. You will explore principles of spiritual growth found in the Old Testament and Gospels, with application to your life. You’ll contrast legalism, license and liberty in the Christian life , and see distinctions between living under law and grace in the church age.

Daniel / Revelation BI297 2

Biblical Studies

Learn to identify Daniel’s 70 weeks of years, the Tribulation and imminent return of Christ, the removal of the Restrainer, the Rapture, marriage of the Lamb, and time of the Gentiles. You will also address the judgments, Heaven and Hell, the new Heaven and new earth, and Armageddon, and conclude your study with God’s prophetic plan for the nation of Israel, character studies from Daniel and the seven types of churches in Revelation 2 and 3.

Ecclesiology TH276 1

Theology

You’ll study the doctrine of the church (ecclesiology), its principles, leadership and application in the daily lives of believers. You will extensively cover issues related to water baptism, church discipline, plurality of leadership, elders and deacons and the qualifications; get an overview of leadership principles; and study women in ministry.

Eschatology TH275 1

Theology

Studying the doctrine of the end times (eschatology), you’ll extensively address the Tribulation, Christ’s imminent return, the Rapture, and the judgments, and give attention to various eschatological views on the Millennium, Rapture, and Seven-Year Tribulation.

Intro To Cross Cultural Church Planting MI273 1

Ministry

You will gain insight into the complexity of fulfilling the Great Commission in a tribal context. You’ll discuss cultural anthropology, making reference to the cultural universals utilized in tribal evangelism. Explore animism, cross-cultural communication and culture shock as they relate to overseas missions, and see the importance of the chronological Bible teaching.

Pastoral Epistles: 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus BI294 2

Biblical Studies

Organizational needs of the local church, qualifications for church leadership, and God’s definition of a leader are the key topics you’ll look at in this course. Other matters include male/female roles in the church, man-achieved versus God-given ministry, and identifying and addressing false doctrine. You’ll also learn about accurately handling the Word of God to equip the body for ministry.

Philippians / Colossians / Philemon BI291 2

Biblical Studies

You will study the suffering and kenosis (self-emptying) of Christ and the reward of His Father, and look at the Apostle Paul’s sufferings as examples to follow. In studying Colossians, you’ll examine legalism, mysticism and asceticism as well as relationships between believers (husband-wife, parent-child, master-slave, etc.) and unbelievers.

Public Speaking MN278 1

Missions

Small group work prepares you gradually for public speaking. By accepting the instructor’s coaching, observing other students teaching, and teaching or sharing themselves, you will learn how to effectively communicate God’s Word in different settings.

Christian Apologetics (Spring) (elective) EV155 1

Evangelism

This course is a brief study of selected evidences for the Christian faith with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Topics you study will include the reliability of Scripture, the existence of God, the Resurrection and the Intelligent Design movement.

Ruth / Song of Solomon / Ecclesiastes (Fall) (elective) BI244 1

Biblical Studies

You’ll find biblical principles of love and marriage in the Song of Solomon, see the bankruptcy of humanism, materialism and man’s wisdom in Ecclesiastes, and discover God’s provision for two ordinary people during a turbulent period of Jewish history in the book of Ruth.

World Religions (Fall) (elective) EV258 1

Evangelism

The basic belief structures of the major religions of Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism and Shintoism are introduced, with the goal of enhancing your understanding and ability to communicate the Gospel in a multicultural world. The foundations of New Age thinking are identified.

All students must take 5 credit hours of electives during their four semesters at NTBI.