Potomac River Bible Institute
Academic Classes for the 2016-2017 School Year
Fall Semester: September 13, 2016-December 20, 2016
Deacon and Deaconess 101: The student will learn the basic fundamental on how they should be the great leaders that God expect them to be within the Body of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs: "Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience." This is one of the many profound insights J. Vernon McGee offers in his commentary on the Book of Proverbs. During this study you will gain the tools of interpretation needed to dig out the spiritual treasures of God's wisdom found in Proverbs. The diligent student is given a promise from God to understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Author J. Vernon McGee
Gospel of Mark: Mark reveals that in spite of Jesus' busy life, He took the time to pray. This verse by verse, chapter exploration spans Mark's recounting of the prophecies of Isaiah and Malachi through John the Baptist ending with the Resurrection of Jesus. Author J. Vernon McGee
Colossians: Colossians demonstrates that Christ is all a Believer needs. This course refutes false teachings and shows the Christians how to live based on sound doctrine. The student will gain a greater realization of what the Bible means when it says, "Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27). Author Theodore Epps
1&2 Thessalonians: This course provides both prophetical and practical lessons. The focus in these books is not on what the return of Jesus will mean to us in the future. Rather, it is on how this subject can be a dynamic in our lives and in the ministry of our churches today. Author Warren W. Wiersbe
Revelation: A captivating study of future events as portrayed in the greatest book of prophecy including the rapture, great tribulation, millennium, Great White Throne Judgment and new heaven and earth. A pre-tribulation and premillennial viewpoint. Author J. Vernon McGee
Bible and Prayer: A rewarding study about prayer in the life of the believer. Includes 30 aspects of prayer such as: the purpose of prayer, the preparation for prayer, private prayer, public prayer and the perfect prayer. Author unknown
The Holy Spirit: Believers are sealed and indwelt by the Spirit, sanctified with the Spirit, and filled with the Spirit. The student will enjoy this inspiring and balanced look at the attributes and work of the Third Person of the Godhead. Author Theodore Epps
Independent study will be offered to students also see your registrar!
Northern Campus: Richie Baptist Church, Southern Campus Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Spring Semester: January 17, 2017-May 2, 2017
Deacon and Deaconess 101: The student will learn the basic fundamentals on how to be the great leaders that God requires of them in the Body of Jesus Christ.
Eschatology 1109: This course will focus on the doctrine of last things. It will focus on beliefs concerning death, the end of the world, and ultimate destiny of humankind. It focuses on many of the various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, and the last judgment.
Sermon Preparation PM221: The student will learn that every message the preacher delivers ought to be stamped with their own personality and expressed in their own way. This close examination of expository preaching with emphasis on preparation, process, and organization needed to prepare effective sermons.
Book of Romans NT 408: Understanding the Book of romans can give a key to understanding the rest of the Bible. It can also provide the key to successful Christian living. In this course the student will learn the main message of this great epistle, and how it applies to one life. Author Warren W. Wiersbe
Sunday School Growth: This course teaches big ideas for a better Sunday School. The author's and others contribute to 40 principles presented in this course. These ideas will, help you build an evangelistic Sunday School. Authors Dr. Clarence Sexton, Lee Roberson, and J.R. Faulkner
Book of Nehemiah: Nehemiah was a layman called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In spite of opposition he stayed on the job and finished the work. God is continuously looking for "Nehemiah's" people with vision, courage, and faith. Our Father uses men and women who see possibilities and believe that God can use them.
In this course the student will be inspired to be determine I life's tough situations. Pick up your sword! Author Warren W. Wiersbe
Eternal Security: Can salvation be lost or is it eternal? This course provides the believer with comprehensive Biblical teaching on such issues as assurance, doubts, and the "unpardonable sin" grace vs. works and more. Authors Charles Stanley and Curtis Hutson
Independent study will be offered to students also see your Registrar!
Northern Campus Richie Baptist, Southern Campus Pleasant Grove.
Definition of Course Codes Letters
BS - Biblical Studies
PM - Pulpit Ministry
TH - Theology
PT - Practical Theology
LD - Leadership
HI - History
CS - Christian Service
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
Brief examination of the 39 books of the Old Testament including but not limited to authorship, major themes, structure, and overview.
BS 102 New Testament Survey
Brief examination of the 27 books of the New Testament including but not limited to authorship, major themes, structure, and overview.
BS 110 Bible Characters 1
A general study in the great characters of the Bible. Discover God's use of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.
BS 111 Bible Characters 2
Continuation in study of the great characters of the Bible.
BS 201 The Pentateuch
An integrated examination of the first five Books of the Bible, the Law of Moses, including but not limited to content, meaning, application, and historical criticism.
BS 202 The Gospels
This course will examine the parallel and synpotic accounts of the life of Jesus Christ as contained within the four Gospels. The student will gain a greater understanding of the exemplary ministry of Jesus.
BS 210 Survey of the Psalms
This course will explore the most beloved of biblical texts examining the theological and cultural rhetoric of the hymns and the implications and applications for the Christian faith today.
BS 220 Books of Poetry
Select portions of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Eccleciastes are studied including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 301 Old Testament Books of History
The Old Testament historical books are examined inlcuding but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 320 The Acts of the Apostles
This course will implore an in-depth examination of the book of The Acts of the Apostles with emphasis on the work of Holy Spirit and the foundation of the church.
BS 401 Major Prophets
An intensive exploraton of the Old Testament books of major prophecies including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 402 Pauline Epistles
The New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul are examined inlcuding but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 420 Minor Prophets
An intensive exploraton of the Old Testament books of minor prophecies including but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 421 The General Epistles
The New Testament general letters are examined inlcuding but not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, and authorship.
BS 430 The Book of Revelation
This course will explore the book of Revelation including not limited to divine inspiration, structure, major themes, authorship, and eschatological themes.
PM 101 Hermeneutics
This course will explore the basic principles of biblical interpretation. Learn how to appropriately study, interpret, and apply the Scriptures using grounded spiritual, artistic and scientific methodologies.
PM 110 Pastoral Theology
This course will explore the biblical call, responsibility, and role of the pastor in the local church.
PM 220 Homiletics
This course is designed to develop competency in the develop and delivery of expository sermons.
PM 230 Advanced Hermeneutics
Explore a deeper understanding of methodologies in biblical interpretation.
PM 231 Advanced Homiletics
Explore a diversity of preaching styles, methods, and ministerial development.
PM 240 Ministerial Ordination
This course is designed to prepare the licensed minister of ordination. Ministers must have written consent from their pastor to enroll in this course.
TH 101 Introduction to Bible Doctrines
This course will provide a brief examination of the major doctrines of the Christian faith.
TH 210 Baptist Beliefs
This course will explore the major tenets of the Baptist faith.
TH 230 Systematic Theology 1
This course will provide an in-depth and comprehensive examination of the major doctrines of the Christian faith.
TH 231 Systematic Theology 2
Continuation of TH 230
PT 101 Principles of Bible Study
Learn the fundamental principles of personal Bible study and how to make scriptural applications toward Christian discipleship.
PT 210 Spiritual Gifts
This course is designed to help the student discover their spiritual gifts and the function of spiritual gifts in the church.
PT 211 Women in Ministry
This course provides a study in the great women of the Bible and their unique ministry in the early church. This course will also provide women in ministry with a tools for service in both pulpit and lay ministry.
PT 212 Praise and Worship
This course provides a biblical view of praise and worship and the lifestyle that accompanies this intimate fellowship with God.
PT 213 The Role of Music in the Church
This couse is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the role of music in the church.
PT 214 Technology and the Church
Bring your church into the 21st century using technological trends to enhance church administration, communication, and worship presentation.
PT 220 Evangelism and Discipleship
Learn tools for how to effectively reach souls for the Kingdom of God. Additionally, this course will provide tools for Christian discipleship and how to disciple others.
PT 221 21st Century Missions
This course is designed to provide a foundation in the biblical mandate for church missions. Learn how your church or you personally can engage in missions using foundational and emerging trends of the 21st century.
LD 101 Principles of Leadership
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of prominent theories of leadership and foundational principles of leadership.
LD 210 Transformational Leadership
This course is designed to provides students with an understanding of the theory of transformational leadership and the use of the theory toward leadership effectiveness.
LD 211 The Leader as a Change Agent
This course is designed to provide students with tools for change implementation in church ministry and the role of the leader as a change agent.
LD 220 Towards a Theology of Leadership
This course will explore a biblical foundation for leadership and implore research principles to further the discussion on leadership theology.
LD 221 Church Administration
This course is designed to provide students with tools for effective church adminstration.
HI 101 Church History
Learn the basics of church and the evolution of the church throughout the ages including the emergence of church denominiations.
HI 210 History of the Baptist Church
Understand Baptist distinctives and the history of the emergence of the Baptist church.
CS 200 Christian Service
This course is a no credit intenship course where students must provide one semester of ministry service to their church or a parachurch ministry.