Below is a course outline of what you can expect to learn at the Yellowstone Theological Institute Bellingham summer session. Classes will be held at Hillcrest Chapel (1400 Larrabee Ave). To find out more information and to register, go here.
SPR 101 Understanding Faith & Life
Dr. Jay Smith
Basic to all Christian witness is our ability to understand our culture and the nature of contemporary life. Dr. Jay Smith leads the class discussion on generational differences and cultural influences on the various generations as well as the assumptions of each of these generations. Methods of intergenerational communication are discussed and practiced.
BIB 202 New Testament: Text, Theology & Interpretation
Dr. Bill Fowler
The New Testament continues and consummates the drama begun in the Old Testament. In particular, it focuses on Jesus of Nazareth as the solution to the cosmic problem of sin originating in Genesis 3. Beyond our study of Jesus, Dr. Bill Fowler leads the class on how the church is the practical outworking of that solution and how Jesus’s work continues today. The class covers the gospels, acts, Paul’s epistles and the general epistles.
COM 302 Introduction to Christian Recovery Group Ministries
Dr. Scott Hamilton
In a hurting world, people are finding how much they need one another, rather than the so-readily-available substances at hand. Dr. Scott Hamilton leads this introduction to the group thinking, systemic philosophies, principles, and practices necessary to empower movement toward spiritual-emotional healing, and restoration in the church setting – including discernment regarding appropriate referral. The prerequisite for this course – COM 101 – is waved for this August 2015 Bellingham intensive.
LCLI – Interpreting the Bible
Dr. Jay Smith
We grow up learning Bible stories, but we never really learn ‘how to read the Bible.’ In this LCLI course, we learn not only ‘how’ to read the Bible for all its worth, but also how to interpret the various passages so that they honor the intention of the writer, and encourage spiritual growth in our personal lives, as well as the lives of our churches.