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August 2017
LCLI [Local Church Learning Initiative] 

Street Ministry: Listening, Praying, Serving

August 13-14, 2017   |   6:00-9:00 PM    |    Norway Hall    |    Bellingham, WA

Join YTI and CTK Church in downtown Bellingham for a free two-evening LCLI course addressing various issues related to ministry on the street. YTI President Jay Smith, Ph.D., and Francesca Bliss, LPC, will lead the discussion.


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Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

Apologetics: Living Christ in a Pluralist World

August 14-18, 2017   |   9:00 AM-12:00 PM    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

What does it mean to live and promote the ‘good news’ of Jesus in a pluralist world? This course covers the practice of following and witnessing to Christ in a world of competing religions and worldviews. The course gives an overview of select world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism), secularism, scientism and consumerism, with a selection of Christian engagements.


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Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

Basic Church Care: Counsel and Conflict

August 14-17, 2017   |   1:00-5:00 PM    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

MIN 200 covers basic approaches to pastoral care, as well as limited approaches to counseling and an approach to identifying and dealing with church conflict. The student will learn to appreciate the function of pastoral care as an aspect of leadership in the local church.


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New Testament: The Gospels/Christ

August 14-17, 2017   |   6:00-10:00 PM*    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

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 originating in Genesis 3. This course focuses on the person, work, and teaching of Jesus provided for us in the four Gospels.

*Class ends at 9:00 PM on Thursday, August 17
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October 2017
Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

Basic Church Care: Counsel & Conflict

October 16-20, 2017   |   9:00 AM-12:00 PM    |    Unnamed Venue-Bozeman    |    Bozeman, MT

MIN 200 covers basic approaches to pastoral care, as well as limited approaches to counseling and an approach to identifying and dealing with church conflict. The student will learn to appreciate the function of pastoral care as an aspect of leadership in the local church.


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Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

New Testament: The Gospels/Life of Christ

October 16-19, 2017   |   6:00-10:00 PM*    |    Unnamed Venue-Bozeman    |    Bozeman, MT

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 originating in Genesis 3. This course focuses on the person, work, and teaching of Jesus provided for us in the four Gospels.

*Class ends at 9:00 PM on Thursday, October 19
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November 2017
Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

Advanced Cultural & Religious Studies

November 6-10, 2017    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

This course covers a variety of subjects concerning culture, environment, science and theology, and world religions. The content rotates regularly, and specific topics for Fall 2017 are yet to be announced.


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Hermeneutics

November 6-9, 2017   |   1:00 AM-5:00 PM    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

Hermeneutics examines the process of interpretation. The student will learn to understand and appreciate the Biblical text and all of its various literary genres, as well as the historic approaches to interpreting the text. The course will also discuss various means by which to understand theological trends and the interpretations of cultures.


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Classes [Masters/Diploma] 

Transformation

November 6-10, 2017   |   9:00 AM-12:00 PM    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

Transformation is the root of Christian theology. This course enables the Christian student to understand the exchange of God’s grace and humankind’s faith in a transformative process that results in a life-long conversation with God (prayer) and a human life marked by a transformed approach to living (ethics), identified by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the active interior presence of the Holy Spirit.


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New Testament: From Acts to Revelation

November 6-9, 2017   |   6:00-10:00 PM*    |    Christ the King Church    |    Bellingham, WA

The New Testament continues and consummates the drama begun in the Old Testament. In particular, it focuses on the early church’s understanding of Jesus, how to be the ‘body of Christ’, and the consummation of time in the Book of Revelation. Application is made to the church today.

*Class ends at 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 9
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