The first year Foundational Program establishes a baseline of understanding for every leader in God’s Kingdom. What is the Lord’s purpose for the world and what role to people play in that agenda?
To see a schedule of the first year curriculum for the current and upcoming academic year, see the Class Schedule.
This course emphasizes the basic principles and tools for the healing and ongoing transformation of the whole person according to God’s Word. Students will identify bad fruit in their own lives and others’ lives, such as unforgiveness, bitterness, negative decisions and other strongholds that hinder them from living in wholeness. Students will also engage in the study and practice of time-tested spiritual disciplines.
This course provides students with the basic skills necessary for interpreting the Old Testament and includes an exploration of its history, distinctive genres, and dominant themes. Practical Bible study experience is a major part of this course.
Building from the principles established in WSL 102, Old Testament Survey, this class provides an overview of the New Testament message. Special attention is paid to the life and work of Jesus and its implications for the 21st century world.
Students will learn the basic skills for conversational prayer, with particular emphasis on listening to the voice of God. The course will include a wide array of “hands-on” experience.
An increasing majority of people in the world, including many Christians, operate in daily life from a foundational understanding of the world that is contrary to the reality taught in the Bible. This course will address a wide variety of worldview questions from a scriptural perspective, including ethics, biblical anthropology, the problem of evil, and God’s agenda for restoration.
This course aims to equip and release students into leadership, to develop the understanding and role of a leader as one who not only looks to the mission, but also activates others for collective impact and influence. Students will be able to identify their innate strengths and abilities to be leaders.