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Compass Bible Institute

Course Schedule

Spring 2021

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SPRING 2021 | Classes Begin Jan. 21

PCM505: Pastoral Ministry | Thursdays 4-6 pm (Residency Program)

3 Units | Taught by Dr. Mike Fabarez

A guide to the integration of theological and practical aspects of ministry with in-classroom and out-of-classroom instruction, observation, and evaluation. Topics include leadership, administration, shepherding, and personal spiritual disciplines.

TH202: Cults & World Religions | Thursdays 6:15-8:15 pm

3 Units | Taught by Pastor Doug Atterbury

An overview of the major world religions and Christian cults, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Mormonism, and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Surveys the origins, beliefs, and practices of important religious movements and provides strategies for responding to them critically yet charitably.

BS303: 1 Corinthians | Saturdays 8-10:30 am

3 Units | Taught by Dr. John Goodrich

An expository study of 1 Corinthians stressing its contribution to the doctrine of the church and to Christian ethics. Examines important perspectives on how to interpret the letter, as well as explores how the work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit impact growth in discipleship and participation in Christian ministry.

PCM301: Ministry Care and Counseling | Saturdays 5:45-7:45 pm

3 Units | Taught by Dr. Lucas Pace

An introduction to the principles and practices of biblical counseling and caregiving, including a theological justification for both, an overview of the roles of Scripture and wisdom in counseling, and insights into ministering to those who are suffering. Provides test cases for common counseling situations and opportunities to practice basic skills in a supervised setting.

PCM201: Small Group and Discipleship | Sundays 8:45-10:45 am

3 Units | Taught by Pastor Mark Kelley

A study of the art and science of leading effective small groups. Prepares students to improve their ability to facilitate sermon-based discussion, draw out application, ask good questions, and navigate common pitfalls.

PCM402: Counseling Certification Pt. 2 | Sundays 8:45-10:45 am

3 Units | Taught by Dr. Lucas Pace

TH401: Trinitarianism | March 5-7 (Weekend Intensive)

3 Units | Taught by Dr. Bruce Ware
Additional meeting dates: Jan. 23, March 13, April 27

Focused study is here given to the crucial doctrine of God’s triune being. Attention will be given to the history and outcome of the early church’s struggles to formulate Trinitarian doctrine, along with issues related to various ways this doctrine is being reexamined and reformulated today. Scripture’s own teachings will be given primacy in considering how contemporary Christians should understand and articulate this foundational doctrine.

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