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Degrees in Theology
Theology at Life Christian University is established in four year-long programs. Each program is made up of 9 courses and one Ministry Practicum for 3 credit-hours each, making a total of 30 credit-hours per year.

A Theology degree gives the student a solid foundation in the Word of God, meets the needs of the Christian worker by equipping them for various areas of full-time Christian service, and prepares them for graduate studies in theology and related fields.
Year 1 Courses
Year #1 is foundational in nature and required for all students. It is designed to give each student a solid foundation for their own personal life and Christian walk. Program #1 addresses the four areas where Satan tries to keep a believer from being successful in life: faith, health, provision, and character. Year #1 also includes courses on the ministry of Jesus and a survey of the New Testament.

TH-101 Principles of Faith
This course explains the concept of faith in God and His Word. Emphasis is placed on scriptural ways to develop ever0increasing faith in God.

TH-107 Christ-Like Character
This course is designed to give the student a solid moral character based on spiritual enlightment. The blessings of God follow moral and ethical behavior, and these are essential for any minister of the Gospel.

TH-102 Biblical Finances
This course reveals God's plan of provision and abundance for His people. It emphasizes the need for faith and an understanding of the principles necessary to receive God's best.

TH-104 Divine Healing
This course reveals that physical healing has been provided for every believer in the redemptive work of Christ. Students will examine what the Bible says about God's will to heal "all," then take a look at God's methods of healing and discover common hindrances to receive healing.

TH-103 Ministry of Helps
This course assists the student in understanding the value of serving in the Body of Christ and helps them find their place of service.

TH-105-106 Life & Teachings of Christ 1 & 2
These courses provide an outline of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and survey the order of the events in His earthly ministry.

TH-109 New Testament Survey
This course provides and overview of the main thoughts and the central themes of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.

TH-112 Authority of Believers
This course helps the student identify the authority that god has given them as a believer and challenges them to walk in that authority in their daily lives.

MP-100 Ministry Practicum
Freshman, sophomores, and juniors are required to serve a minimum of 72 hours during each of their 9-course programs of study. Ministry practicum hours must be valid volunteer work sanctioned by the student's local church providing training for the student and helping that church. Functioning in a paid ministerial capacity at that local church also qualifies. It does not include student ministry independent of a local church. This service, verified by a church leader, earns the student 3 credit-hours.
Year 2 Courses
Year #2 is designed to give students a "jump start" into fulfilling the call of God on their lives. These courses provide training in such basics as Bible study, prayer, preaching, various giftings, and flowing with the anointing. Year #2 also includes a survey of the Old Testament as well as a course designed to help students discover their own purpose in the Kingdom of God.

TH-222-223 Old Testament Survey 1 & 2
These courses provide an overview of the message, the authors, and the main themes og the books of the Old Testament.

TH-218 Methods of Bible Study
This course explores various tools and methods of Bible study, including book, character, word, and topical studies. Students are trained on a variety of book-based study aids and are exposed to computer-based study tools.

TH-217 Ministry Gifts & Church Government
This course teachers the student the function and the characteristics of the five-fold ministry gifts. It will emphasize church leadership and the responsibilities of each office of church government.

TH-202 The Annointing
This course helps the student identify the anointing of God in the Old and New Testament and specifically in the life and ministry of Jesus. It will also help the student understand the anointing from God that is available for believers today.

TH-221 Discover Your Purpose
This course will help students discover their own specific purpose in life and ministry, while in inspires and equips them to boldly fulfill their God-given destiny.

TH-213 Spiritual Gifts
This course gives the student a working knowledge of the nine New Testament gifts of the Spirit as described in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14.

TH-204 Homiletics
This course gives the student a working knowledge of the nine New Testament gifts of the Spirit as described in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14.

MP-200 Ministry Practicum
Freshman, sophomores, and juniors are required to serve a minimum of 72 hours during each of their 9-course programs of study. Ministry practicum hours must be valid volunteer work sanctioned by the student's local church providing training for the student and helping that church. Functioning in a paid ministerial capacity at that local church also qualifies. It does not include student ministry independent of a local church. This service, verified by a church leader, earns the student 3 credit-hours.
Year 3 Courses
Year #3 provides in-depth study of important books and doctrines of the Bible. Such study will help students achieve a greater degree of effectiveness in any area of church-related ministry.

TH-305 The Blessings of God
Blessing was God’s original intent; we are to be living proof that God’s blessing has been restored through the Cross of Jesus Christ. This course reveals the material reality as well as the spiritual reality of the Lord’s blessing.

TH-301 Blood Covenant
This course covers the significance of blood covenants in human history from the first blood covenant in Genesis to God’s covenant with Abraham to Christ as the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant.

BI-301 Acts of The Apostles
This course is a study of the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit in the early New Testament Church and challenges students to expect the same powerful outpouring in these last days.

TH-324 Divine Guidance
This course will help students grow in their ability to discern the voice of God for specific guidance in their lives.

BI-311-312 1st & 2nd Corinthians 1 & 2
This course provides a study of 1 & 2 Corinthians, including the background of Corinth, the resolving of various church problems, as well as a study of biblical love, spiritual gifts, and the doctrine of resurrection.

BI-308 Galatians
This course provides a detailed study of the contrast between the works of the Law and the work of the Spirit, the fruit of the flesh and the fruit of the spirit, and living under legalism vs. living under grace.

BI-309 Ephesians
Ephesians reveals the mystery of the Church as the Body of Christ, recreated in Christ Jesus to express Christ’s fullness on earth. It also covers practical matters of relationships with other believers, our families, and employers.

MP-300 Ministry Practicum -Junior
Freshman, sophomores, and juniors are required to serve a minimum of 72 hours during each of their 9-course programs of study. Ministry practicum hours must be valid volunteer work sanctioned by the student's local church providing training for the student and helping that church. Functioning in a paid ministerial capacity at that local church also qualifies. It does not include student ministry independent of a local church. This service, verified by a church leader, earns the student 3 credit-hours.
Year 4 Courses
Year #4 is the year of specialization as students move into courses designed to prepare them to preach and teach the Word of God and help in areas of specialized service in the local church. Courses are grouped into "tracks" and provide a subject concentration focused on the student's major field of study. A maximum of 2 courses may be substituted in a Year #4 track as long as they have the same subject concentration.

ED-401 Teaching The Bible
This course provides practical help with the process of teaching the Bible: lesson plan preparation, presentation of spiritual truths, and how to evaluate what students have learned.

TH-431 Church History
This course teaches the student the origin of the Christian Church, its birth, and its development from the Day of Pentecost through modern times.

TH-410 Principles of Leadership
This class helps students recognize, develop, and refine the personal characteristics necessary to be a truly effective leader — the kind people want to follow.

TH-444 Ministerial Ethics
This course sets a standard of excellence in ethical conduct. It exposes common ethical problems faced by ministers and provides preventive strategies.

TH-306 Angelology
This course teaches the student about the origin, activity and ultimate des- tiny of the two great hosts of angelic beings.This course will deal with angels, Satan, and demons.

BI-425-426 Romans 1 & 2
This course examines the most powerful doctrinal book of the New Testament with emphasis on salvation by grace, man’s desperate need for a Savior, and the practical application of Christianity.

TH-426 Tabernacles of God
This course provides a comparative study of the Tabernacle of Moses, the Tabernacle of Heaven, and the Tabernacle of David. Emphasis will be placed on the types and shadows of the redemptive work of Christ.
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