Create a framework for thinking about God, His Church, our identity and his purpose for our lives
Walk away from each lecture with personal application of the lessons learned from the Bible that you can use right now
Understand the role of the Church in the grand purposes of God and have the same passion and commitment to the church that Jesus has
Gain a systematic understanding and articulate the core beliefs of the Christian faith
Build a firm foundation for deeper study of the Word of God.
Basic Doctrine (Part 1 & 2)
Basic Doctrine is a study of the most important beliefs of Christianity. The purpose of this course is to set a solid foundation for sound Christian thinking. Every other PBC course builds on these concepts. Basic Doctrine provides not only a foundation, but a framework for thinking; about God, his purposes and our lives. It's the basis of our values, beliefs and life's decisions. This class provides a concise and systematic understanding of the importance of those beliefs.
Old Testament Survey
More than sixty percent of the Bible is contained in the Old Testament. Yet, the material seems so different from the life we live today that it can be difficult to see the merit of studying it. This course will bring these ancient texts to life by exploring each of the 39 Old Testament books in light of their historical context, circumstances surrounding the writing, author, date, and the primary messages within them.
New Testament Survey
New Testament Survey is an overview of the 27 books found in the New Testament, emphasizing their historic settings and thematic content. Each book is highlighted for its special contribution to the rest of Scripture, and its relationship to the other books. It will also help the student answer the question, what does the New Testament mean for us today.
When Jesus left earth, He made it clear that the Holy Spirit would be the key to fulfilling Christ’s purposes in and through our lives. This course will provide a greater understanding of the theological as well as practical experience of the Christian believer in the spirit-filled life, as well as endeavor to bring a greater understanding and experience of the walk of a Christian believer in the spirit-filled life. Both theological as well as practical emphasis will be given.
Doctrine of the Church
A systematic study of the Church in relation to the eternal purpose of God and what this implies for this present generation. In society today, many Christians do not see the need to be regularly involved with the local church. This course will provide the biblical basis for the place and eternal purpose of the local church and offer practical application for each believer's role in it.
Worldviews attempts to articulate for students how each worldview answers the following big questions of life: Knowledge Question, Reality Question, God Question, Morality Question, Identity Question, Meaning Question, Eternity Question, and the Hope Question. The student will understand the significance both theologically and practically of having a biblically based worldview and the manner in which it impacts every facet of life.
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- Old Testament Survey - 27 Lectures (Value $90)
- Holy Spirit - 25 Lectures (Value $90)
- Worldviews - 28 Lectures (Value $90)
- Basic Doctrine 1 & 2 - 64 Lectures (Value $200)
- New Testament Survey - 29 Lectures (Value $90)
- Doctrine of the Church - 29 Lectures (Value $90)
Can I download the course content?
All PBC courses offer comprehensive course notes, which include the points, scriptures and even charts and images that every student can download and keep when the course is done. Students are not able to download actual course lectures to their devices. PBC offers many free lectures and resources to our community, but entire courses are copyrighted.
What are the technical requirements to participate?
Students must have a computer (PC or Mac) and access to a high-speed internet connection to stream videos. Many lectures should also play on mobile and tablet devices, but the PBC help desk is unable to provide technical support for those. The lectures will work on any browser, but we have found Firefox to provide the most consistent display.
Where do I get help if I experience technical issues?
For a fast resolve to your technical issues, please contact the PBC Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. All your questions will be responded to within 24 hours except on weekends when they will receive prompt attention on Monday morning. In your email, please include that you are auditing a course, the name of the course and the specific challenge you have.