NYIBS Courses

Gain a solid foundation in theology, practical ministry and biblical studies

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Bible Survey

(Four Bible Survey courses are required for all NYIBS certificates)

Bible Survey 1 – The Pentateuch – A Survey of Genesis – Deuteronomy Bible Survey 2 – The Historical Books – A Survey of Joshua – Esther
Bible Survey 3 – The Poetic Books – A Survey of Job – Song of Solomon
Bible Survey 4 – The Prophetic Books – A Survey of Isaiah – Malachi
Bible Survey 5 – The Gospels & Acts – A Survey of the Gospels & Acts
Bible Survey 6 – The Epistles – A Survey of Romans – Revelation

Theology Survey

(Four Theology Survey courses are required for all NYIBS certificates)                                                Theology Survey 1 – God & the Bible                                                Theology Survey 2 – Christ & Salvation
Theology Survey 3 – The Holy Spirit and the Church
Theology Survey 4 – Humanity and Sin
Theology Survey 5  Angels and the End of the Age

Bible Survey Cohort (electives)

(Prerequisite: 4 NYIBS Bible Survey Courses)                Bible Survey Cohort 1
Bible Survey Cohort 2
Bible Survey Cohort 3
Bible Survey Cohort 4

Book Studies

2 Corinthians, Part 1 – An Up Close Look at 2 Corinthians (Chapters 1-7)
 2 Corinthians, Part 2 – An Up Close Look at 2 Corinthians (Chapters 8-12)

Christian Life & Witness (electives)

CLW 1 – Basic Christianity – What’s It All About                                          CLW 2 – Spiritual Disciplines – Basic Principles of Discipleship
CLW 3 – Apologetics – Defending the Faith
CLW 4 – Sharing Your Faith/Using Your Gifts – Faith in Practice

Church Leadership (electives)

Church Leadership 1 – An Intro to Spiritual Leadership                           Church Leadership 2 – The Personal Life of a Leader
Church Leadership 3 – Effective Spiritual Leadership
Church Leadership 4 – Reproducing Spiritual Leaders

Congregational Care (electives)

Congregational Care 1 – Shepherding                                          Congregational Care 2 – Visitation
Congregational Care 3 – Practical Counseling Principles
Congregational Care 4 – Trauma and Crisis Counseling
Congregational Care 5 – Ministering to the Terminally Ill

Counseling (electives)

(Our Counseling 1100, 2100, 3100 & 4100 series’ are video courses taught in conjunction with
The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Certificate Program)
Counseling 1101 –  Introduction to Biblical Counseling                      Counseling 1102 –  Faith & Life
Counseling 1103 –  Marriage & Family
Counseling 1104 –  Challenging Issues in Biblical Counseling 
Counseling 1105 –  Emerging Issues in Biblical Counseling

Counseling 2101 – Foundations of Spiritual Care
Counseling 2102 – Helping Process, Skills & Working with Tough Cases
Counseling 2103 – Applications in Mood Change, Medicine & Addictions
Counseling 2104 – Applications in Crisis Care & Relationships
Counseling 2105 – The Ethics of Care and Helping Ministry in the Church

Counseling 3101 – Counseling Practicum 1
Counseling 3102 – Counseling Practicum 2
Counseling 3103 – Counseling Practicum 3
Counseling 3104 – Counseling Practicum 4

Counseling 4101 – Understanding Children and their World
Counseling 4102 – Growing Up
Counseling 4103 – Abuse & Trauma
Counseling 4104 – Challenging Issues
Counseling 4105 – Advocacy & Intervention

Counseling 5101 – Financial Peace 1
Counseling 5102 – Financial Peace 2
(Taught in conjunction with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University video curriculum)

Life Recovery Coaching (electives)

(Taught in conjunction with The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Certificate Program)                                                                  Life Recovery Coaching 1011
Life Recovery Coaching 1012
Life Recovery Coaching 2011
Life Recovery Coaching 2012
Life Recovery Coaching 3011
Life Recovery Coaching 3012

Ministry of the Local Church (electives)

Ministry of the Local Church 1
Ministry of the Local Church 2
Ministry of the Local Church 3
Ministry of the Local Church 4
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Pauline Epistles (electives)

Pauline Epistles 1 – Galatians
Pauline Epistles 2 – Ephesians
Pauline Epistles 3 – Philippians
Pauline Epistles 4 – Colossians/Philemon

The Christian Communicator (electives)

The Christian Comm. 1 – Studying the Bible – From Interpretation to Presentation, Pt 1                                                                                           The Christian Comm. 2 – Studying the Bible – From Interpretation to Presentation, Pt 2
The Christian Communicator 3 – Developing Bible-Based Lessons & Messages
The Christian Communicator 4 – Delivering Bible-Based Lessons & Messages

The Story of God's Church (electives)

The Story of God’s Church 1 – The Ancient Church  
The Story of God’s Church 2 – The Medieval Church
The Story of God’s Church 3 – The Renaissance Church
The Story of God’s Church 4 – The Modern Church

Theology Cohort (electives)

(Prerequisite – at least 4 Theology Survey Courses)
Theology Cohort 1 – Discussions in Theology
Theology Cohort 2 – Discussions in Theology
Theology Cohort 3 – Discussion in Theology
Theology Cohort 4 – Discussion in Theology

Urban Ministry (electives)

Urban Ministry 1 –   Introduction to Urban Ministry
Urban Ministry –  The Next Christians
Urban Ministry 3 –  Ministering to the Poor and Disadvantaged
Urban Ministry 4 –  Communicating Christ to the Urban Community

Women of the Bible (electives)

Women of the Bible 1 – Extraordinary Women of the Old Testament    Women of the Bible 2 – Extraordinary Women of the New Testament
Women of the Bible 3 – Really Bad Girls of the Bible
Women of the Bible 4 – Bad Girls of the Bible

World Religions (electives)

World Religions 1 – Introduction to the Qu’ran
World Religions 2 – Islamic Theology and Outreach
World Religions 3 – Roman Catholicism
World Religions 4 – Modernism/Post-Modernism

Practical Theology (electives)

The Theology of Prayer – A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Prayer The Theology of Spiritual Maturity – A Comprehensive Guide to Spiritual Maturity
How Shall We Now Live 1 – Developing a Christian World View in a Post-Christian World
How Shall We Now Live 2 – Developing a Christian World View in a Post-Christian World