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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 STATEMENT OF FAITH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CODE OF CONDUCT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 FINANCIAL INFORMATION.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MASTERS PROGRAM.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 DOCTORAL PROGRAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 DISTANCE LEARNERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 REQUIRED WRITING PROJECTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2012/2013 CALENDAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 COVENANT CONTRACT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 BOOK LIST.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

O B O A R D F F I C E R O F S Dr. Judy Harris, Dean of Students Treasurer Mr. J.W. Gibbs 776-1900 [email protected] Dr. Carol DuPree, Registrar General Email account: [email protected] Dr. Karen Carr, Chancellor 776-1229 886-9043 [email protected]

777-9739

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D I R E C T O R S

Dr. Wilbur Harris Pastor of FFWBC Dr. Robert "Bob" Prince

776-1900

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878-6854

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Mr. Melvin Rutherford

777-9524

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Dr. Bonnie Sisk

759-2408

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Dr. Barbara Spears

776-7912

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Dr. Katherine Williams

776-4615

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Teaching staff subject to change. Teachers are listed on bulletin board.

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STATEMENT OF FAITH (From the By-laws)

MISSION, PURPOSE, STATEMENT OF FAITH, AND MOTTO 2A. MISSION: The Mission of SGTS is to help our students develop two capabilities: A mind for biblical scholarship A heart for the Gospel Through these avenues: By discovering truth through the lens of Scripture, by developing their potential for Christian service, and by conforming to the image of Christ. 2B. PURPOSE: Our purpose is to further the great commission by preparing and equipping Christian ministers and teachers (men & women) who, within diverse denominations are biblically and theologically responsible, professionally competent, intellectually astute, spiritually mature and deeply committed to serving our generation by sharing the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Consistent with the truth that God's grace and His love through Jesus Christ extend without partiality to all mankind, SGTS admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin. We are committed to bringing theological training to all those who seek our help, making a Christian education affordable and attainable. SGTS has the right to expel any student, faculty, or board member, who fails to follow the guidelines of moral conduct set forth in the student catalog. 2C. MOTTO: Equipped To Serve

We believe that all men are lost and sinful, and that salvation is received by the grace of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and by the regeneration of life by the Holy Spirit. Romans 3:23; Titus 3:5. We believe that support and participation in the task of fulfilling the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28: 19-20. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit as established in the Bible. John 17:20-23; I Corinthians 12:12-13 These convictions provide the framework of our entire educational program. Everything we do as an institution, no matter how great or small must be consistent with these foundational beliefs.

CODE OF CONDUCT

"SGTS has the right to expel from school any student or faculty member who does not follow the moral and ethical guidelines set forth in the student hand book." MORAL GUIDELINES: SEPARATION: We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy; all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations, including the use of drugs and alcohol; and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances. (Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3: 1-5; 1 John 2: 15-17; 2 John 9-11; Lev. 19:28; 1 Cor. 6: 19-20) HUMAN SEXUALITY: We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance. ( Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; I Thess. 4: 1-8; Heb. 13:4) We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor.7:10; Eph. 5:22-23) LOVE: We believe that we should demonstrate love for others, not only toward fellow believers, but also toward both those who are not believers and those who oppose us. 3

2D. STATEMENT OF FAITH: We believe the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God in the original text and altogether sufficient in themselves as our only rule of faith and practice. We accept fully the writings of both the Old (In the Masoretic Text) and New Testaments (Textus Receptus) as the very Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14. We believe that the universe originated by the creative act of God, in a six day literal creation, as revealed in Holy Scripture, and that the form of every kind of life was fixed at the time of its creation. Genesis 1:1 We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in his sinless life, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible return to earth in power and glory. Colossians 1: 13-20.

We are to deal with those who oppose us graciously, gently, patiently, and humbly. God forbids the stirring up of strife, the taking of revenge, or the threat or the use of violence as a means of resolving personal conflict or obtaining personal justice. Although God commands us to abhor sinful actions, we are to love and pray for any person who engages in such sinful actions. (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 5:44-48; Luke 6:31; John 13:34-35; Rom. 12:9-10, 17 -21; 13: 8-10; Phil. 2:2-4; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; Titus 3:2; 1 John 3: 16-18) All students enrolled at SGTS shall agree to a covenant of love, honor and respect for one another. Students also agree to cherish a brotherly love for all members of the school, to support the school in prayer, in offerings, and with other financial support as the Lord enables. All students and faculty members alike will honor and esteem the leadership of the school, recognizing their authority in manners that pertain to this school. Further, that in accordance with biblical commands, each shall support through a lifestyle walk, an affirmation to the beliefs and practices of this school. All administrators, instructors, and teachers shall continue or adopt a lifestyle consistent with the precepts which they teach, whether in or out of the classroom. All educational programs or courses of instruction shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the teaching of the inerrant Word of God. Any assertion or belief, which conflicts with or questions a Bible truth, is pagan deception and distortion of the truth, which will be disclaimed as false. It is the responsibility of every instructor or teacher to present the inerrant Word of God as the sole infallible source of knowledge and wisdom.

ENROLLMENT FEE: $15 (non-refundable) per semester ANNUAL FUND-RAISER- We hope to have at least one school-sponsored fund-raiser per year. This money will help defer operating costs and raise money for equipment and supplies. BOOK COST: $20-$35. Book cost may change without notice. GRADUATION FEE: The fee covers cap, gown, tassel, diploma, and rental cost for auditorium used for the graduation ceremony. Fee may change without notice. Undergraduate: $50 Graduate: $55.00 Doctoral Degrees: $125.00 *CONTRIBUTIONS: Regular contributions can be made to SGTS. You will have the opportunity to give each week. All contributions are on a volunteer basis and are tax deductible. A financial report will be given upon request at the end of the each calendar year for income tax purposes.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

All students must conform to the Statement of Faith of SGTS. A letter of reference must be received from student's pastor. (Form letter available on registration day.) All students must sign the covenant agreement (sample in the student catalog). All students must follow the Code of Conduct. All students must have a High School diploma or GED. If you do not have a high School diploma or GED, and you wish to attend classes at SGTS, you may do so but will not receive a degree. A certificate of completion will be issued.

All educational programs or courses of instruction shall be taught and presented in full accord with the Statement of Faith of the school. The school shall not hire, appoint, or retain any employee or volunteer, for its educational programs, who fails to adhere to the Statement of Faith. Our final authority for moral and ethical conduct is the Word of God. Each student, administrator, teacher or instructor is subject to the mandates found within the Word of God.

The registrar needs the following information in order to enroll a student at SGTS. 1. EDUCATION HISTORY a. Official transcripts must be received in the registrar's office before the end of the student's first semester at SGTS. i. ii. Must be sealed by the issuing school Must be unopened by the student 5

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

TUITION: There is no set amount designated for tuition at SGTS, therefore everyone must be willing to work at some point in the year to help the school function and to stay open. Donations/contributions* are the only means of support for the Seminary.

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Must be mailed to the Office of the Registrar, at PO Box 45, Sylvester, GA 31791.

ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY

The Associate of Theology (A.Th.) Program at SGTS is set up to primarily focus on Old and New Testament Surveys. Students who carry a full course load will usually earn the Associate of Theology degree in 4 semesters. For the Associate Degree will you need: · · · · · · · · · · · · 4 Bible Classes* taught at this time by the Chancellor. 4 Independent Studies or Electives- We have three tracks which you can follow: Bible, Counseling or Ministry Old Testament Survey I Old Testament Survey II New Testament Survey I New Testament Survey II Systematic Theology I (Biblical Beliefs) Systematic Theology II (The Triune God) Sanctification Apologetics Pass all semester exams Required writing assignments (details on page 13)

Proof of High School Diploma or GED

COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS a. b. Forms are available at the school and are also available for download from the school website, SGTS.SFFWBC.ORG. New Student Information Form i. LIFE EXPERIENCE INFORMATION: This must be completed on the registration form. Life experience credits will be awarded upon individual basis upon enrollment assessment at SGTS. These credits may be used through the bachelor's degree. Life experience credits must be of a theological or biblical nature. For example, the work of a minister in the office of pastor, assistant pastor, evangelist, teacher, deacon, music director, youth pastor, clerk/secretary. Note: Life experience credits that have been used to earn a degree at another college or seminary will not be accepted as new credits at SGTS. Be sure to include your email address. Important notifications are sent out by email.

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Semester Registration Form (This form is only available at the school on registration night) *Bible classes will occur on a 16 semester rotation consisting of the following subjects. Old Testament Genesis I Genesis II Life of Moses I Life of Moses II Early Israeli History Prophets and Kings Poetry Job Proverbs I Proverbs II New Testament The Ministry of Jesus I The Ministry of Jesus II Acts and Paul Romans Hebrews Epistles Writings of John Revelation

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ENROLLMENT ASSESSMENT a. Transcripts received will be evaluated before the end of the student's first semester. b. After the first semester at SGTS, no additional credits will transfer to the program. This decision will be made by the Chancellor. Note: We reserve the right to accept or reject credits from other schools.

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BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

To receive the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.), each student will complete the following courses. A student must have completed an Associate of Theology Degree in order to enroll in the Bachelor of Theology Program. · · · · · · · · · · · · · Complete all the courses previously listed in the Associate of Theology Degree Program. World Views Biblical Leadership I Counseling I You & Your Bible (Bibliology) Missions/Evangelism Ethics Church History Music & Worship 4 semesters of Bible Class* taught by the Chancellor 4 semesters of Independent Study Pass all semester Exams Required writing assignments (details on page 13)

MASTERS PROGRAM

The Masters Degree Programs at SGTS:The Master of Theology Degree is received at the end of a two year (4 semester) rotation of classes. The Master of Divinity Degree is received at the end of a three year (6 semester) rotation of classes. The classes include but are not limited to: 3 Master of Theology (M.Th.): 4 semesters of Bible Classes taught by the Chancellor* and 4 semesters of Independent Study classes 3 Master of Divinity (M.Div.): 6 semesters of Bible Classes taught by the Chancellor* and6 semesters of Independent Study classes · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Public Speaking/Homiletics Pastoral Counseling Teaching I Teaching II Manners & Customs / Archeology Church History in America Intro to Greek Biblical Leadership II Systematic Theology III Systematic Theology IV Thesis Writing Introduction to Expository Preaching/Teaching A Student must pass all semester exams. Required writing assignments (details on page 13)

*Bible classes will occur on a 16 semester rotation consisting of the following subjects. Old Testament Genesis I Genesis II Life of Moses I Life of Moses II Early Israeli History Prophets and Kings Poetry Job Proverbs I Proverbs II New Testament The Ministry of Jesus I The Ministry of Jesus II Acts and Paul Romans Hebrews Epistles Writings of John Revelation

*Bible classes will occur on a 16 semester rotation consisting of the following subjects. Old Testament Genesis I Genesis II Life of Moses I Life of Moses II Early Israeli History Prophets and Kings Poetry Job Proverbs I Proverbs II New Testament The Ministry of Jesus I The Ministry of Jesus II Acts and Paul Romans Hebrews Epistles Writings of John Revelation

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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Students must be approved for entrance into the Doctoral Program. Acceptance based on interview with the Chancellor. 3 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) ­ This degree requires a Master of Divinity degree plus 30 credit hours of theology. This degree does not require a thesis to be written. FALL SEMESTER 15 credit hours­ An individualized program will be designed to meet the specific academic needs of each student based on their track of study. SPRING SEMESTER 15 credit hours­ An individualized program will be designed to meet the specific academic needs of each student based on their track of study.

INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACKS

Bible - Counseling - Ministry A student will choose to follow one of the three tracks of study: Bible, Counseling, or Ministry. Thoroughly read each book (marked by "*") listed in the track of study presented in the table on the next page, and follow the instructions below. For all other listings in the table on the next page, your instructor will make the work assignment. For each book in the track: 1. Write a 5-10 page paper. a. Include the principle truths found in the book. b. Discuss how one can use these principles and truths in ministering to others. c. Type the paper using font size 12 and double spaced. d. The paper must not have grammatical and spelling errors. Be sure to have others proofread your work before turning in the paper. A paper filled with grammatical errors will not pass. e. Include a cover sheet with your paper with the following information. i. Your name and choice of track of study ii. The date iii. The author's name iv. The title of the book 2. Turn in your paper two weeks before the end of the semester.

3 Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)­ This degree requires 30 credit hours beyond a Master of Divinity, and the student must submit a 25,000 word thesis. Please review the instructions for writing the thesis. Doctoral Thesis Instructions: 1. This is an original work done by the student. 2. At least 25,000 words in length 3. A total of at least 100 pages including opening and closing pages 4. Include Purpose Statement, Abstract, or Thesis Statement 5. Use at least 10 separate references 6. Footnotes 7. Bibliography 8. Presentation 9. Project will be typed a. Double spaced b. Left Margin- 1 ½ inch c. Right margin 1 inch d. Top Margin ­ 1st page 3 inches, all other pages 1 inch e. 12 point font A book, Quick & Easy Guide to Writing Your A+ Thesis (ISBN 0 87891-787-X) is a helpful tool for use in the preparation and writing of your thesis. It may be found at Books-AMillion in Albany, Georgia or on the web at www.rea.com.

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INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACKS

BIBLE COUNSELING Disclaimer: SGTS does not license individuals in counseling. Our degrees are only in theology. · * Addictions (A Banquet in the Grave) * Depression (A Stubborn Darkness) * When God Weeps ACE Christian Counseling * Competent to Counsel * A Theology of Christian Counseling * The Christian Counselor's Manual * Brief Pastoral Counseling · · · ·

books independently. If SGTS purchases and ships books to the student, the student must pay the shipping cost. FINANCIAL SUPPORT: SGTS does not charge tuition, but all students are expected to support SGTS financially through periodic giving as donations are the only means of paying for operating costs. SGTS is solely supported through gifts and offerings. Tax receipt may be received upon request. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: To give our distance learners a complete academic balance, and to compensate for their lack of classroom attendance, participation, and semester time limits, and the benefits of each, the course syllabus and homework requirements will vary for distance learners. ACADEMIC ADVISOR: An academic advisor will be assigned to distance learners. (Initially this will be the chancellor.) The student will communicate on a regular basis with his or her academic advisor. HOMEWORK: Send in homework via email or postal mail. Homework will be returned when graded in monthly intervals. COMMUNICATION: Distance learners will have access to web site, newsletters, and announcements and all official SGTS communication that applies to students. GRADUATION: The semester before his or her projected graduation, the distance learner will provide the information necessary for graduation which includes all funds/fees due to SGTS. Diplomas will not be issued to any students that have an outstanding balance due to SGTS. Graduation fees vary depending on the degree program in which student has been enrolled.

MINISTRY

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Foundational Doctrines of the Bible (a two semester study) Any book in the Be Series by Warren Wiersbe Pre-approved Library Books (Must be approved by the Chancellor.)

* Brief Pastoral Counseling Leadership PACES (3) * Pre-approved Library Books (Must be approved by the Chancellor.) Active Ministry Practicum (forms available upon request) Randall House Minister's Manual * The Power of Vision * Nine marks of a Healthy Church

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REQUIRED WRITING PROJECTS

Every semester there will be a required writing project due after the 2nd break (week 9), and will be part of the final exam. ASSOCIATE LEVEL PROGRAM A total of four projects will be due during the associate level program (one per semester). Paragraph summaries will be based on the Old & New Testament Survey classes. Project 1: Write a 150-200 word summary for five books from the Old Testament (OTS I). Project 2: Write a 150-200 word summary for five books from the Old Testament (OTS II). Project 3: Write a 150-200 word summary for five books from the New Testament, part I. Project 4: Write a 150-200 word summary for five books from the New Testament, part II. In each of the summaries, identify the following four characteristics: 1. Basic Genre- (Identify the genre in the first sentence of your summary.) 2. Key Theme 3. Major Events 4. Major Personalities

DISTANCE LEARNERS

ENROLLMENT: Distances learners will follow the enrollment procedures listed in this catalog. COURSE COMPLETION: Distance learners are not necessarily semester bound. Rules for time limits on course completion will be given at the time of enrollment. INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACK: As with our traditional students, all distance learners must choose an Independent Study Track: Bible, Counseling, or Ministry. The guidelines are in this catalog. ENROLLMENT FEE: $25.00 per calendar year BOOK FEES: Regular book fees apply per course of study unless the student purchases

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A Study Bible will be a great tool to help you write your summaries. However, you will want to paraphrase into your own words to avoid plagiarism and course failure. Font: Use 12 point, Times New Roman. Double space. SAMPLE: Leviticus Leviticus is the third book ascribed to Moses from the Old Testament law. Its themes are the sanctity and holiness of God, the whole priesthood and its sacrifices, and holiness in everyday life. God wanted to dwell with His covenant people. They were sinful; God was not. The book of Leviticus tries to give an answer to this dilemma. How does a holy, righteous, pure God tabernacle with sinful man? Its concepts deal with sacrificial and ceremonial holiness, of being clean in the eyes of God and with men. The word holy appears more than eighty times in the book of Leviticus. The sacrificial system of worship and the work of the priests are explained in great detail in the first seven chapters of the book. The five major offerings of the Levitical system of worship were: The burnt sacrifice, the grain or meat offering, the peace offering, the sin offering and the trespass offering. The ordination of Aaron and his sons is given. There are laws that govern all aspects of the Jewish life. Religious feasts and holy days are given for the instruction of the Israelite throughout their year. The holiest day of all, The Day of Atonement, is described in Leviticus chapter sixteen. BACHELOR LEVEL: Write a 1200 word essay with footnotes and works cited documentation. The essay will be part of the final exam. You must choose your essay topic from the following categories. · World Views (choose a specific world view or cult to write about) · Missions (choose a missionary past or present, or a specific mission field) · Ethics (choose from the wide range of ethical categories) · Church History (from the book of Acts to the Reformation) MASTER LEVEL: Write a 1500 word essay with footnotes and works cited documentation. The essay will be part of the final exam. Students may choose their own topic based on the Independent Study Tracks of SGTS.

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Students will be held accountable and responsible for the work. Students Trust System* will be in operation and remember, "God sees all things." Taking into consideration that all students are busy Christians, yet professionals, absences are to be kept at a minimum. No more than 50% absences per semester will be acceptable. *Students Trust System: This system of trust is a work/study arrangement in which students have autonomy and control over the completion of assignments, accompanied by accountability to God, to one's peers, and to the faculty. We expect our students to act in an ethical manner, choosing to complete his or her assignments to the best of his or her ability while using his or her original thoughts. GRADES: Final grades will be determined by three main factors: 1. HOMEWORK a. b. c. d. Instructors will assign homework at the beginning of each semester. A copy will be given to each student. Homework assignments are located on the school web page. You must complete 100% of homework assignments. Homework must be turned in on time. Homework turned in late will have points deducted. The teacher or the Chancellor must approve any work turned in late. Extenuating circumstances (Job stipulations/family crises/surgery/job travel/etc.) will be presented in writing and placed in the students' folders. The circumstances will be respected. You must attend class for at least half the semester in order to receive full credit. Three points will be deducted for missed classes. Class participation is expected of all students. Examples of class participation include but are not limited to the following: Attentiveness, joining in the discussion at various times, taking notes and showing respect toward the opinions of others. Class participation grade is directly affected by your attendance. Most classes will have quizzes, tests, and/or a final exam. GRADING SCALE A 93-95 AB 83-85 BC 73-75 CI No Credit

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GOALS & GRADES

GOALS: 1. Students will complete all assignments as unto the LORD. 2. This ministry of education is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the Word of God. A+ B+ C+ F 96-100 86-89 76-79 Failing

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COVENANT CONTRACT 2012/2013 CALENDAR

SGTS operates for two semesters (fall and spring) each year. Meeting times are at 7:00PM unless otherwise posted. FALL SEMESTER August 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration August 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Class September 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Class October 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Class November 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Class SPRING SEMESTER January 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration January 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Class February 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Class March 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Class April 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Final Class AWARDS & GRADUATION April 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduation Practice and Award Ceremony May 4, 2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduation (NOTE: DO NOT SIGN THIS PAGE. GET A FULL SIZED COPY FROM THE OFFICE) ____________________________________ __________________ Signature date I understand that a failure to follow the guidelines found in the Southwest Georgia Theological Seminary Catalog could result in being expelled from the school. All matters of dispute or disagreement will be dealt with in a mature Christian manner. Final decisions made by Board of Directors. (NOTE: OBTAIN A COPY OF THIS FORM FROM THE OFFICE. SIGN IN FRONT OF A WITNESS AND RETURN TO THE OFFICE.)

I have read the Southwest Georgia Theological Seminary Catalog and agree to follow the guidelines set forth in the catalog. ! ! ! ! ! In credit requirements In moral conduct In matters of respect & authority In meeting class assignments In brotherly love and fellowship

Note: Classes will be canceled if dangerous weather is in the area. Check local weather reports.

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This covenant contract is for students, faculty, and Board Members.

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BOOK LIST (Not all-inclusive)

BIBLE: To promote unity in our studies, students must use the King James Version of the Bible.

Diploma through Bachelor BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT* Beyond Reasonable Doubt - The title has changed, but the content remains the same! Aside from personal faith in God, is there any evidence to substantiate the claims of Christianity? You be the judge! This text is an introduction to the study of apologetics. It will take you step-by-step through the welldocumented evidence. Whether a skeptic or a believer, this book will help you reach a verdict - that could very well change your life! Robert J. Morgan, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-70-4 Aside from personal faith in God, is there any evidence to substantiate the claims of Christianity? What about Jesus Christ - was He more than just a man? And the Bible - is it more than just an interesting piece of literature? Much of the research for this book was conducted to answer the author's own earlier doubts about Christianity's claims. BIBLICAL BELIEFS* Biblical Beliefs presents foundational Bible doctrines in a popular, easy-to-understand format. The book's title has changed, but the content remains the same. Covered in the course are creation and the fall of man, faith and regeneration, justification and adoption, prayer and worship, angels, Satan, resurrection and judgment, and the church. Clarence H. Benson, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-10-0

Biblical Beliefs interweaves deep Bible truths with structural threads all believers, whatever their spiritual experience, can fully grasp. Biblical Faith is the companion text to the widely used ETA book, The Triune God. Together these books span the broad scope of biblical doctrine. Believers wanting to effectively minister for Christ should direct their efforts toward two centers of study - the message of the Bible and communicating it to others. Studying Bible doctrine is imperative for effective Christian ministry. Those who know the message of the Book and its eternal implications best fulfill Christ's command to "go and make disciples." Biblical Beliefs places in believers' hands a concise and valuable text of major Bible doctrines that are vital to Christian faith and practice. Biblical Beliefs opens doors to the riches of the Word not otherwise discovered. Eternal truths do not change with time. Presenting these truths systematically, however, should be ever current. Biblical Beliefs is an up-to-date presentation of timeless teaching.

Dr. Kenneth O. Gangel has been teaching and training men and women on the subject of leadership for over forty-three years. He has held many leadership positions in the church and in Christian higher education and is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia ETHICS­ CHRISTIAN ETHICS* Christian Ethics in a Postmodern World: The book's title has changed, but the contents remain the same. For Christians, ethics must be rooted in the absolutes of God's Word. This course examines critical questions such as abortion, euthanasia, bioethics, human sexuality, politics, war, capital punishment, race, the arts, and the environment, from a biblical viewpoint. James P. Eckman, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-79-8 There is a difference between "ethics" and "morals." Ethics do not change. Morals reflect the changing whims of culture. For the Christian, ethics must be rooted in the absolutes revealed in God's Word to inform and nurture our moral conduct. Followers of Christ must learn to think biblically. A Christian approach to complex ethical topics in the postmodern era challenges us to identify how we relate to culture. As a church historian, Eckman argues that Christians, who hold to a set of ethical absolutes, have related to their culture in one of three ways: separation, accommodation, or transformation. This book explores a synthesis of all three, viewed through the lens of Scripture, to formulate a strategy for today. Critical ethical questions on abortion, euthanasia, bioethics, human sexuality, politics, war, capital punishment, work, race, the arts, and the environment are threads that weave the moral fabric to which believers must come to terms.

GROWING TOWARD SPIRITUAL MATURITY* Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity - A strategy for growing toward Christlikeness must be based on the actual ways that people grow and develop into maturity in Christ. Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, we become more intentional in our use of time and methods. Gary C. Newton, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1910566-45-3 One of the first lessons we must learn as growing Christians is that we are saved to serve. In contrast to the popular values of today's "me-centered" culture, Christians should not merely satisfy themselves. A strategy for growing toward Christlikeness must be based on the actual ways that people grow and develop into maturity in Christ. Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, we become more intentional in our use of time and methods. By understanding the dynamics of spiritual growth, we are made more aware of how God uses the specific circumstances of our lives to draw us closer to Himself. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? What role does the Church play in making disciples? How can we develop intimacy with God?

BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP* Church leaders today increasingly base their ministries on secular principles rather than the timeless principles of God's Word. The strength of the New Testament church came not from a few professionally trained leaders at the top, but from willing church volunteers who were each strategically placed to use their gifts in service of their Lord. Whether you are a pastor, Christian education director, youth worker, children's director, teacher, or other ministry leader, this book will help you grow in self-perception, skills, and vision as a leader. Empower others to lead as you train, mentor, and mobilize teams for ministry. Kenneth O. Gangel, 128 pages, paper, ISBN 1929852-80-0

MUSIC & WORSHIP* Understanding Music & Worship is written with the lay person in mind and focuses on the important role of these two elements in the life of the church. It provides a historical overview of music and worship, biblical foundations for both, and practical instruction on how to renew both within the local church. Vernon M. Whaley, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-65-8 Designed for use by music/worship leaders,

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choir members, instrumentalists, and members of the congregation at large, this book will be helpful and encouraging, regardless of the church's worship style.

kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from captivity. Samuel J. Schultz, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1910566-01-1 Old Testament Survey 2 probes the message of the books of poetry and prophecy, which gives insight into God's dealings with His people. This course relates the great writings of the prophets to us today. It is in chronological sequence to avoid duplication of historical background information. Gary V. Smith, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 1910566-47-X Studying the Bible is a fascinating experience for all who desire to more clearly understand how God works with His people. Well-known Bible passages take on new dimensions when seen in the perspective of a sweeping panoramic overview. A person desiring to minister to others must also develop the spiritual depth which comes from biblical knowledge. No book, however, can ever substitute for studying the Bible itself. Nor can the most capable person apply the Bible's message to another person's life. You will benefit most from this study if you first read the portion of the Word of God being considered as many times as possible from various good translations. Then ask yourself, "What does the Word say to me?" Applying what the Bible says to current living will result in a truly rewarding experience.

James P. Eckman, 96 pages, paper ISBN 158134-368-X As the title implies, a study of church history provides a sense of perspective. It is both comforting and challenging to discover that many current issues are not new ones at all. Secondly, a study of church history gives an accurate understanding of the complexities and richness of Christianity. Finally, church history reinforces the Christian conviction that the church will triumph! TEACHING TECHNIQUES* Teaching Techniques focuses on the philosophical basis of methodology, insights from current research, an overview of classroom usage, and principles of selection for specific purposes and audiences. It is a companion to Understanding Teaching. Jonathan N. Thigpen, ed., 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0-910566-05-4 THE BIBLE God's Holy Word, KJV THE TRUTH ABOUT WORLD VIEWS* In a world where multiple "truths" abound, Christians need to be on their guard to avoid being deceived by other ways of looking at the world that directly oppose Christ and His Word. To be prepared, they must be well informed of these other worldviews and how they differ from Christianity. In this Biblical Essentials study, Dr. Eckman analyzes the main world religions, cults, and philisophical systems as worldviews. He asserts that genuine, biblical Christianity is the only worldview that answers every question relating to spirituality, morality, and the meaning of life. 1. James P. Eckman, 134 pages, paper, ISBN 1-58134-672-7 James P. Eckman serves as President as well 21

as Professor of Theology, Ethics, and History at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. In addtion to hosting a weekly radio program, "Issues in Perspective," he lectures widely on postmodern-era implications for the Christian community. THE TRIUNE GOD* The Triune God course covers the individuality of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the biblical teaching of the Trinity. Topics include the character/work of God; the preexistence, incarnation, deity, death, resurrection and return of Christ; and the personality and power of the Holy Spirit. Clarence H. Benson, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-09-7 The Triune God is a popular presentation of Bible doctrine which helps meet this generation's need for confidence in God and grounding in their Christian beliefs. The book title is more than a name: it is a designation of its entire contents. The individuality of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is studied and the biblical teaching of the Trinity is clearly presented. This text is designed to present both factual information and devotional challenge. It is written in clear, concise language. While able to be understood by the new Christian, its depth of content will cause even those long experienced in the faith to rejoice. Layman and leader alike will profit. This book should be read by every Christian who desires a deeper knowledge of God. UNDERSTANDING TEACHING* Understanding Teaching - A biblical understanding of teaching brings appreciation for this spiritual gift. Approaching this task biblically involves empowerment from the Holy Spirit, insight into God's Word, sharp communication skills, and accurate interaction with students. Companion volume to Teaching

NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY* New Testament Survey brings unity and chronological sequence to New Testament study by weaving the contents of the books around a central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. Walter M. Dunnett, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-03-8 Studying the Bible is a fascinating experience for all who desire to more clearly understand how God works with His people. Well-known Bible passages take on new dimensions when seen in the perspective of a sweeping panoramic overview. A person desiring to minister to others must also develop the spiritual depth which comes from biblical knowledge. The three-volume series Broadening Your Biblical Horizons will help you attain these goals. No book, however, can ever substitute for studying the Bible itself. Nor can the most capable person apply the Bible's message to another person's life. You will benefit most from this study if you first read the portion of the Word of God being considered as many times as possible from various good translations. Then ask yourself, "What does the Word say to me?" Applying what the Bible says to current living will result in a truly rewarding experience. OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY I & 2* Old Testament Survey 1 explores the exciting times of ancient Isael. It includes topics such as the patriarchs, Israel's trek to the Promised Land, David's reign, Solomon's kingdom, the

PERSPECTIVES FROM CHURCH HISTORY* Perspectives from Church History - The title has changed, but the content remains the same. Written as a basic introduction to the subject, this course covers the major periods of church history: The Ancient Church, The Medieval Church, The Reformation Church, and The Modern Church. It is designed to give Christians an overview of their spiritual heritage.

Techniques. Gregory C. Carlson, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-73-9 Many engaged in Christian teaching do so for years without weary spirits. Others, who were once earnest, give up in despair. What makes the difference? To understand the teaching ministry is to realize its significant impact on the spread of the Gospel. UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE* Understanding People - To truly understand people we must combine the rigorous formal study of developmental issues with our own observations and thorough study of Scripture. This book helps the Bible teacher enhance ministry skills to work with people more effectively. Cheryl Fawcett, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-99-2 WORLD MISSIONS TODAY* Welcome to the newly revised World Missions Today classroom series course. Rewritten by one of the original authors, this textbook provides an overview of missions which will inspire you to pray for, work for, and give to missions as well as compel others to do the same. Kenneth Mulholland, 96 pages, paper ISBN 0910566-16-X Some people regard missions as the imposition of Western culture and the extension of North American denominationalism. Others view missions as a religious cover for the spread of political influence or as a massive welfare program for developing nations. Still another group equates missions with "civilizing" primitive peoples, a carry-over from a colonial concept which assumed Western ways were best for everyone. Such impressions of

missions are inaccurate and unbiblical. From a biblical perspective, mission work does not originate in human relationships. Instead, mission work begins with the divine initiative. God so loves the people He created that even in their rebellion, He seeks to redeem and restore the lost. Not only does God seek the unsaved, but He also directs believing men and women to be involved in communicating the Gospel. While the task, methods, and means of today's missionary have changed, the underlying purpose remains the same. Discover what the local church can and should do to take an active role in God's task of global ministry. Let this discovery process ignite your heart and cause you to ask how you can become involved. YOU AND YOUR BIBLE* You and Your Bible holds that believers should be well informed about the Word of God. The book's title has changed, but the content remains the same! This course presents the inspiration and authorship of the Bible, how it was preserved, why we believe it, how we deal with its problems and critics, the role of archaeology, and ways to study the Bible more effectively. R. Laird Harris, 96 pages, paper ISBN 1910566-12-7 Open discussion of the Bible and its claims is popular among both the churched and the unchurched. Almost every year a new version appears. Bibles are shelf stock items in department stores, novelty shops, and most bookstores. Believers, especially those involved in church ministry, should be well informed about the Word of God. How did we get the Bible? Who wrote the Scriptures? How can we answer the Bible critics? Why do we believe the Bible to be the

Word of God? How can we best study it? These questions are characteristic of those asked many times of local church leaders and teachers. You & Your Bible will help you to be able to answer them. YOUR MINISTRY OF EVANGELISM* Your Ministry of Evangelism - Evangelism is the mandate for church growth today. This course covers the biblical foundations of evangelism, conversion and regeneration, how to lead a person to a decision for Christ, agespecific techniques, team efforts, visitation, discipling new believers, and the importance of prayer in the entire process of evangelism. Elmer L. Towns, 96 pages, paper, ISBN 0910566-48-8 If the local church is to continue to grow into the 21st century, Jesus' last command to "make disciples" (Matt. 28:19) must be the first concern of every church ministry and individual Christian. Beginning with this principle, Your Ministry of Evangelism: A Guide for Church Volunteers provides complete instruction for helping the "persons in the pew" to understand their local role in local church evangelism ministry and to be effective in leading others to Christ. *

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