Course Descriptions


Apologetics Professor: Dr. DeWayne Nichols, TX
This detailed course will cover these topics: How do I know that Jesus is God? Why I believe in Eternal Security? Why I believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture? Why I’m a Baptist? Why God demands separation? Legalism, The New Evangelical Philosophy, Characteristics of Cults and more!
3 credit hours

Baptist History Professor: Pastor Tom Fry, Frederick, MD
From the founding of the first Baptist church by the Lord Jesus Christ, through the Dark Ages, to the present, learn of the men and the movements that have preserved Bible fundamentalism and Baptist doctrine through the centuries.
3 credit hours

Behavior Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
The Biblical answer to clinical psychology. “Psyche” – the soul; “ology” – the study of. Only Bible believers are in a position to correctly understand, diagnose and help those who are experiencing problems of a psychological nature. Examine the five different types of psychological problems, demon possession and oppression, developing proper habits, and undoing improper impulses and compulsions.
3 credits hours

Bible Doctrines Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
All the great doctrines of the faith expounded: God, man, sin, heaven, hell, salvation, the devil, the Holy Spirit, the deity of Christ, and much more.
5 credit hours

Biblical Separation Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
The Biblical philosophy of separation from the world, from worldliness, from sin, from false religion and false brethren, and unto God. A powerful, helpful, needed study.
3 credit hours

Christian Ethics Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A highly underrated need in Christian circles. Deals with relationships, proper treatment of the brethren, and Christlikeness in every situation.
3 credit hours

Church Ed. I
Pastors, Evangelists, Assistant Pastors, and full-time ministry directors all contribute to this excellent course on the many various aspects of church life, growth, and ministry. Participating professors include: Dr. Dennis Corle (Conducting a Children’s Service, The Second Man, Philosophy of Bus Ministry, Soulwinning); Dr. Rick Fox (Finances, The Bus Meeting); Dr. Jeff Fugate (Church Growth, Staying Ahead of Church Growth); Dr. Jerry Carter (Starting a Church); Pastor Bill McSpadden (Healing a Hurting Church); Dr. Jeff Owens (Building a Couples’ Class); Dr. Ray Young (Burden for the Bus Ministry); Roy and Jo Jo Moffitt (Bus Ministry); Pastor Jeff Smale (Having a Successful Big Day); Brother Mark Duff (The Second Man); Pastor Glenn Riggs (Church Planting); and Pastor Andrew Edwards (Keeping the Church Healthy).
3 credit hours

Church Ed. II
Sunday School is taught by Evangelist Oliver Araiza. The first annual Evangelist School taught by Dr. Dennis Corle and Evangelist Bryan Sharp is part of this course and covers not only what the evangelist needs to kow, but also what the pastor needs to know to properly meet the needs of an evangelist.
3 credit hours

Elements of Godly Character I Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Reach your potential in what God would have you to do and what He would have you to be. Lessons include: Time Management, Leadership, Faithfulness, Devotion to Christ, Victory Over Bad Habits, Virtue and much more.
3 credit hours

Elements of Godly Character II Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A second semester continuation of Elements of Godly Character I.
3 credit hours

English Grammar Professor: Ms. Christina Shirey, Claysburg, PA
An often overlooked, but desperately needed area of study. Effective communication skills are essential to effective preaching, teaching or writing. A proper understanding of the English language is vital to “rightly dividing the word of truth.” Study includes: parts of speech, sentence structure, spelling, basic writing (paragraphs, articles, letters, etc.).
3 credit hours

Eschatology Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A very exhaustive course on things to come.  Lessons covered: Signs of the Times, End Time Events, The Rapture, The Events of the Tribulation and many more.
5 credit hours

Evangelism I Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Learn how to custom tailor a revival meeting to meet the needs of pastors and churches. Includes instruction on sermon preparation, different types of sermons, different types of meetings, ethics in evangelism, health care and maintenance on the road, the effective invitation, and personal work at the altar.
3 credit hours

Evangelism II Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A great deal of training on a myriad of subjects that will help an evangelist stay on the road and be effective. Includes: correspondence and letter writing, the evangelist’s calendar, finances, office work and practical help in many needed areas.
3 credit hours

The Book of Hebrews Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
The old covenant was good; the new covenant is better. The angels, the mediators of the old covenant, were good; Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the new covenant, is better. Verse-by-verse study of all the major doctrines found in the Book of Hebrews.
2 credit hours

History of the United States Professor: Bill Bradley, Claysburg, PA
From the Pilgrims to the Founding Fathers and beyond, a unique look at America’s Biblical and Christian heritage.
3 credit hours

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A course on the Person, work and present ministry of God the Holy Spirit.
2 credit hours

Homiletics Professor: Evangelist Bryan Sharp, Pacific, MO
The art of preaching. What is the difference between teaching and preaching? Study sermon preparation, effective pulpit mannerisms and gestures, and much more.
3 credit hours

How to Start a New Testament Baptist Church Professor: Pastor Joe Sharp, Alexandria, LA
An attempt is made here to show, how to start a New Testament Baptist Church.  Consultation has been made with other pastor friends who have started churches and their input is included.
2 credit hours

Introduction to Genesis Professor: Evangelist Bryan Sharp, Pacific, MO
A detailed, verse-by-verse study of the great doctrines and their origins revealed in Genesis 1-11.
2 credit hours

The Book of James Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Study the major doctrines, key words, verses and passages, and central themes in the Book of James.
2 credit hours

King James Bible Professor: Bill Bradley, Claysburg, PA
Study the origin, history, preservation and authority of the 1611 King James Bible; also manuscript evidence, the testimony of the translators, and the diligence and dedication of those involved in the translation and transmission process.
3 credit hours

The Life of Christ Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
An enriching and engrossing study of the life and earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the four Gospels. Topics include: The Hidden Years (the life of Jesus between His 12th and 30th years), The Prayer Life of Jesus, The Deity and Pre-existence of Christ, and more.
3 credit hours

The Book of Nehemiah Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Building and battling – two elements of the Christian life that are ever-present in the going and growing child of God. The Book of Nehemiah is God’s approved, time-tested blueprint for building in the Christian life, whether the project be a ministry, a family, or an individual believer’s life. A verse-by-verse, theme-by-theme study of this wonderful Book.
3 credit hours

New Testament Missions Professor: Dr. Tim Young, Oklahoma City, OK
A course taught by veteran pastor and missionary Dr. Tim Young. Increase your understanding of world missions and your burden for world missions.
2 credit hours

New Testament Survey Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
A “bird’s eye view” of all 27 Books of the New Testament. Study includes authorship, theme and key subjects in each Book.
3 credit hours

Old Testament Survey Professor: Bill Bradley, Claysburg, PA
Concentrated study on the general content and theme of the Old Testament. Shows the unity of thought and doctrine among the 30 Old Testament writers.
3 credit hours

Prayer I Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
An extensive analysis of the most potent but most disregarded weapon in the arsenal of spiritual warfare. Learn the art of intercession, how to get answers from God, how to establish and maintain a prayer life, what prayers God will and will not respond to, and more.
3 credit hours

Prayer II Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Sermons, principles and life-changing truths that will give you the necessary tools and skills for a profitable prayer life.
3 credit hours

The Doctrine of Repentance Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Repentance is a Bible doctrine. Repentance is not “Lord-ship salvation” or works salvation. Study the true Biblical position concerning this essential doctrine.
3 credit hours

The Book of Revelation Professor: Evangelist Bryan Sharp, Pacific, MO
A thorough, verse-by-verse examination of the one of the most exciting portions of the Bible.
3 credit hours

Soulwinning Methods Professor: Dr. Dennis Corle, Claysburg, PA
Become a more effective and productive soulwinner using these principles and methods that are time-tested and proven, from how to approach the door to how to get your converts down the aisle and into the baptistry. Other topics include: keeping accurate records for follow up, how to stay after excellent prospects, how to win children to Christ, and much more.
3 credit hours

COMING SOON:
The Book of Jude ~ Cults ~ Christian Manhood ~ Christian Womanhood ~ The Book of Daniel

We are building toward a full four-year program. Courses are being added regularly and will be advertised in Revival Fires! Newspaper and on the website as they become available.