PAUL HODGSON

LECTURES

1st YEAR COURSE

Old & New Testament Surveys: This survey of the Old and New Testaments covers Bible history, every day life in Bible times, the geography of the Bible, the language and literature of the Old and New Testaments and an introduction to each book of the Bible. We also undertake a study of the major themes of the Bible by tracing the Golden Cord which runs from Genesis to Revelation thus giving a thorough overview of the message of the Bible and how it all fits together.

Church History I: This course gives an overview of the main events and personalities in Christianity over the past two thousand years, from the first century to the present day.  The subject is presented in an interactive way with Power-Point presentations and sets out to enable students to understand the present in the context of the past. The purpose of the course is to inspire, not just inform and to envision for life and ministry.

Pastoral Ministry I: Pastoral Ministry otherwise known as Pastoral Theology but with particular emphasis not on the theory, but the practice of the ministry, with sensitivity to the different cultures represented at IBTI. This course which runs over 2 years, covers such subjects as: the Pastor as a Shepherd, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, Motivator, Listener, Administrator and more.

2ND YEAR COURSE

Church History: Second year course looking at key personalities within the church, including Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Whitefield and Finney. The second half of the course concentrates on Pentecostal personalities and lessons we can learn from their lives.

Pastoral Ministry II : therwise known as Pastoral Theology but with particular emphasis not on the theory, but the practice of the ministry, with sensitivity to the different cultures represented at IBTI. This course which runs over 2 years, covers such subjects as: the Pastor as a Shepherd, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, Motivator, Listener, Administrator and more. (+ MLCourse)