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Disciple Subscription Overview

In the Disciple courses you enjoy the content of formal courses but never do an exam or assignment. You only do what interests you and skip the rest. Total freedom!


Who are the Disciple Courses for

  • Those who want a deeper understanding of the Word of God.
  • Those seeking to deepen their faith, spirituality and relationship with God.
  • Those who want to understand God, humanity, their place in the world and how it all works together.
  • Those on a journey to get to know God better and what God has in store for them.
  • Those who desire to serve God as volunteer in a church or ministry.
  • Those in pursuit of justice, peace, mercy and truth.
  • Those seeking access to a broad range of high quality biblical teaching.
  • Those seeking a flexible and cost effective program of study.

What you’ll learn

  • How to read and understand the Bible.
  • Who the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are and your relationship God.
  • How to draw closer to God and deepen your faith, prayer and spirituality.
  • Leadership principles based in biblical concepts.
  • Ministry skills that will grow your church and ministry.

Requirements

  • Learners are welcome to commence this subscription at any time.
  • No pre-knowledge is required – enthusiasm is all you need!
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required.
  • No software is required (all software used in the course is included).
  • Lessons are presented in English.

Available Courses

Acts Part 1

Dr Jon Newton presents this step by step walk through the Book of ACTS – it’s like a live commentary!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to the Book of Acts
  2. Acts as Literature
  3. Occasion & Purpose of Acts
  4. Themes & Theology of Acts
  5. Historical & Critical Issues
  6. Opening & Overview
  7. Ascension & Promise
  8. The Spirit Comes
  9. Peter’s Explanation
  10. Response & Baptism
  11. Early Believers
  12. Healing & Explanation
  13. Trial of Peter & John
  14. Challenges of the Early Church
  15. 2nd Arrest & Problems Within
  16. Stephen’s Speech & Death
  17. Scattered Church – Samaria
  18. Philip & Saul
  19. Saul’s Early Ministry

About your instructor

Dr Jon Newton
Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.
Dr Jon’s PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.
In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018.
Qualifications
PhD (Deakin University)
Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007
MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000
BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Acts Part 2

Dr Jon Newton presents this step by step walk through the Book of ACTS – it’s like a live commentary!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Peter & Cornelius
  2. Caesarea & Antioch Church
  3. Herod & the Jerusalem Church
  4. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (1)
  5. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (2)
  6. The ‘First Missionary Journey’ (3)
  7. The Issues
  8. The Debate
  9. The Decision
  10. The ‘Second Missionary Journey’: Philippi
  11. Thessalonica to Athens
  12. Corinth
  13. Transition to Ephesus
  14. Triumph in Ephesus
  15. End of Paul’s Free Ministry
  16. Riot in Jerusalem
  17. Paul’s First Defences
  18. Paul’s Second Defences
  19. Journey to Rome & the Storm
  20. Shipwreck & Final Arrival
  21. End of the Story

About your instructor

Dr Jon Newton
Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.
Dr Jon’s PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.
In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018.
Qualifications
PhD (Deakin University)
Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007
MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000
BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Analyse & Apply the Bible

This series of lessons are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to utilise the features of a study Bible, as well as historical and cultural analysis to compose an accurate application of a biblical passage.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Interpretation
  3. Introduction to Study Bibles
  4. A Pattern for Application
  5. Look for Clues
  6. Original Audience & Historical Context
  7. Researching Historical Context
  8. Genre Pitfalls (Part 1)
  9. Genre Pitfalls (Part 2)
  10. Literary Context
  11. Observation
  12. From Analysis to Meaning
  13. But we are different… aren’t we?
  14. Meaning to Application
  15. Summary & Example

About your instructor

Pastor Andrew Groza
Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Online Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts focused in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Ancient Israel Explored

Axx Founder & CEO Dr Brendan Roach takes us on a study tour of Israel, and her neighbours Jordan and Egypt. At numerous biblical and archaeological sites he introduces the historic, cultural and religious significance of the location.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Episode 1
  2. Episode 2
  3. Episode 3
  4. Episode 4
  5. Episode 5
  6. Episode 6
  7. Episode 7
  8. Episode 8
  9. Episode 9
  10. Episode 10

About your instructor

Dr Brendan Roach
Dr Brendan Roach

Dr Brendan Roach has been involved in professional development and training of pastors and leaders globally for over 25 years. His Biblical expertise is Biblical Archaeology, Leadership Development, First Century History and the Call to Ministry.

Authentic Leadership

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to lead others effectively in a manner that is shaped by a Christian understanding of leadership.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Authentic Leadership
  2. Introduction to Leadership
  3. Christian Leadership
  4. Mission & Vision
  5. Values
  6. Organisational Behaviour
  7. Preparing a Vision Document
  8. Motivation & Inspiring Others
  9. Credibility & Earning Trust
  10. Communication & Obtaining Favour
  11. Recruitment
  12. Building a Team
  13. Evaluation of Performance
  14. Morale
  15. Making Decisions
  16. Leading Change
  17. Dealing with Conflict
  18. Dealing with Criticism
  19. The Leader’s Character
  20. Inner Challenges of a Leader
  21. Flexible Leadership
  22. Critical Thinking & Learning from Experience
  23. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Yourself
  24. Sustainable Leadership

About your instructor

Pastor Andrew Groza
Pastor Andrew Groza

Andrew is an experienced Online Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, E-Learning, coaching, organizational development, and instructional design. Andrew holds a Master of Arts focused in Ministry from Harvest Bible College.

Beyond Beersheeba: Anzacs in the Holy Land

Filmed (2008) by Axx media manager, Gary “Tex” Houston, this series takes you from Beersheba through Philistine Plain, Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley & beyond highlighting the extraordinary work of the Australian Light Horse 1917-18.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Charge at Beersheba
  2. Push Toward Jerusalem
  3. Into Jerusalem
  4. Jordan Valley & Beyond
  5. Battle of Armageddon
  6. Into Damascus

About your instructor

Tex Houston
Tex Houston

Tex (Gary) became a successful pub musician in 1980’s, from there began working with large church & community organisations in media and music production. He has travelled to many places in the world, usually with a video camera and tripod, either doing documentaries on Australians working in other lands, or filming his own works on Anzac history in the First World War. In addition to being an avid steam engine enthusiast with YouTube channel ‘symphony of steam’, Tex is an authority on Christian worship.

Bible Leadership Women

This course provides an advanced framework for understanding the role of women in ministry leadership. You’ll learn about the key theological concepts that underpin the issue, allowing you to view women in leadership from a biblical perspective.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Foundations of Ministry in the Apostolic Age
  2. Important Concepts of Ministry from the Apostolic Age
  3. Historical Development of Ministry
  4. Women’s Subordination in History
  5. Various Views on Women in Scripture and the Importance of Beginnings
  6. Jesus & Women
  7. The Thinking of Paul Concerning Women and Leadership
  8. Key Issues

About your instructor

Dr  Kevin Giles
Dr Kevin Giles

Dr. Kevin Giles, an Australian, has served as an Anglican parish minister for over forty years. He has been publishing on the substantial equality of the sexes since 1975. He holds a doctorate in New Testament studies and has published books on the church, church health, ministry in the apostolic age, the book of Acts, gender equality, and the Trinity, and numerous scholarly and popular articles.

Creation Magazine Live

Creation Ministries International tackle some of life’s biggest questions in Creation Magazine Live! Does science disprove the Bible? Why are youth leaving the church? If God created the universe, then who created God? Answers to these and more..

Curriculum Covered

  1. Why Youth Leave the Church?
  2. How Long were the Genesis Days?Historical Development of Ministry
  3. If God Created the Universe then who Created God?
  4. Evolutionary Creation, Round Squares & Other Nonsense
  5. Is Genesis Poetry?
  6. Archaeology Supports the Bible
  7. The Christian Response to Aliens & UFO’s
  8. Big Bang & the Bible
  9. What is the Image of God
  10. Creationists Damage Christianity?
  11. Pluto: Another Young Planet
  12. Energizing your Spiritual Growth
  13. Were Adam & Eve Real People?
  14. Who Were the Nephilim?
  15. Radiohalos Ruin Radiometric Dating
  16. Does God Exist?
  17. Faith & Facts
  18. Was Jesus Wrong About Creation?
  19. Gain of Function Mutations: Not Evidence for Evolution

About your instructor

Creation Ministries International
Creation Ministries International

Creation Ministries International seeks to support the effective proclamation of the Gospel by providing credible answers that affirm the reliability of the Bible, in particular its Genesis history.

Crossing Cultures

In this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and frameworks in how to effectively take the gospel around the world and communicate it to cultures that are different to your own.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Biblical Basis for Mission
  3. Why Mission?
  4. How do we do Mission?
  5. Understanding Culture
  6. God & World Cultures
  7. Contextualisation
  8. Global Trends in Mission
  9. Mission Trends (1)
  10. Mission Trends (2)
  11. Models of Mission Work (1)
  12. Models of Mission Work (2)
  13. Models of Mission Work (3)
  14. Models of Mission Work (4)
  15. Case Study: Urban Missions (1)
  16. Case Study: Urban Missions (2)
  17. Case Study: Urban Missions (3)
  18. Case Study: Urban Missions (4)
  19. The Practicalities of Going Cross-Cultural
  20. Dealing with Spiritual Props
  21. Character
  22. Cross-Cultural Stress
  23. The Missionary Call
  24. Paul’s Methods (Case Study)
  25. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (1)
  26. Keys for Effective Cross-Cultural Work (2)
  27. Short-Term Mission Trips (1)
  28. Short-Term Mission Trips (2)
  29. Short-Term Mission Trips (3)
  30. Crossing Cultures Course Review

About your instructor

Pastor Kay Dohle
Pastor Kay Dohle

Kay has dedicated her life to ministry. After pioneering a Young Adult Ministry training program at her local church, she then relocated to Asia as Mobilisations & Placement Officer with Assemblies of God World Missions. Since returning to Australia she has held senior leadership roles with Harvest Bible College and continued to work with churches across the country to help them equip Christian leaders to changer their world.

Foundations of Leadership

This course explores some of the foundational principles of leadership in ministry. You’ll learn about conflict management, leading collaboratively, failure, risk and decisions, before the course moves into implementing and sustaining change.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Sources & Styles of Conflict
  2. Biblical Principles of Conflict Resolution
  3. Failure & Decisions
  4. Risks & Opportunities
  5. Leading Collaboratively
  6. Vulnerability of the Leader
  7. Accountability of the Leader
  8. Leaders as Mentors
  9. Leaders as Coaches
  10. Leaders as Disciplers
  11. How do you Measure up?
  12. Change! Why?
  13. Leadership: Influencing People to Change
  14. How do you Sustain the Change Process?

About your instructor

Dr Albert Haddad
Dr Albert Haddad

Albert is in the learning field so that he may assist people to achieve their potential! His teaching style is facilitative and aims at drawing out principles from theories and best practice that may be applied differently according to the participants’ contexts and thus achieving successful learning experiences.
He seeks not only to provide learning to the participants but also to enable them to integrate their observations into their lifelong learning journey. Albert holds a Doctor of Education and Masters of Education Degree in Leadership and change. He is an experienced Human Resource and Leadership Development consultant, experienced in Adult Education in both private and public sectors and has extensive experience in Medical Research at a senior level as well as in Higher Research Degrees.

Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew brings the original Jesus narrative to the screen using the Gospel text as its script, word for word. Informed by world experts’ theological, historical and archaeological research on every aspect of life in the first century.

Curriculum Covered

  1. The Beginning
  2. The preparation
  3. The Sermon on the Mount
  4. The deeds of the Messiah
  5. The Mission
  6. Doubt and opposition
  7. Teaching in parables
  8. Ministry and confrontation
  9. Announcement of the cross
  10. Life in the kingdom
  11. On the way to Jerusalem
  12. Ministry in Jerusalem
  13. The Scribes, Pharisees and Jerusalem
  14. Destruction and the End Times
  15. Jesus’ death and resurrection

About your instructor

LUMO
LUMO

LUMO is a ground breaking, multi-language biblical resource that was created to transform the way in which people engage, discover, and study the life of Jesus through the Gospels, and to resource ministries seeking to promote global biblical literacy. These stunningly innovative films, are easily adapted for a global audience. Anyone, anywhere in the world can fully experience their translation of Scripture overlaying the stunningly visual representations of the life of Christ set against the backdrop of an authentic rendition of first century Palestine.
LUMO is a visual translation of the four Gospels, developed to truly engage people with Scripture!

Intercultural Communication & Strategies for Ministry

Communication is a key skill for every follower of Jesus. In this course, you’ll learn some of the key theory behind great communication as you discover how to strategically take the gospel message into intercultural settings.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Welcome & Introduction
  2. Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  3. What is God’s Communication Strategy?
  4. Reality, Perception & Mental Mapping (1)
  5. Reality, Perception & Mental Mapping (2)
  6. Understanding Culture’s Influence on Communication (1)
  7. Understanding Culture’s Influence on Communication (2)
  8. Models of Cross-Cultural Communication
  9. God’s Approach: Communicating with Impact
  10. Some Insights into Interpersonal Communication
  11. An Inductive Interpersonal Model
  12. Understanding Your Personal Culture
  13. Understanding Your Personal Cultural Responses
  14. Understanding the Unique Patterns of Different Cultures (1)
  15. Understanding the Unique Patterns of Different Cultures (2)
  16. Following Jesus’ Example (1)
  17. Following Jesus’ Example (2)
  18. What is the Receptor up to? (1)
  19. What is the Receptor up to? (2)
  20. What Role Does Context Play?
  21. How does ‘Meaning’ Happen? (1)
  22. How does ‘Meaning’ Happen? (2)
  23. Verbal Communication & Language
  24. Characteristics of Non-Literates & Oral Preference People
  25. Orality: Some False Assumptions
  26. Ten Myths Concerning Communication (1)
  27. Ten Myths Concerning Communication (2)
  28. Social Structures, Relationships & Influences (1)
  29. Social Structures, Relationships & Influences (2)
  30. Social Structures, Relationships & Influences (3)
  31. Social Influence & Intercultural Competence (1)
  32. Social Influence & Intercultural Competence (2)
  33. Adapting to Context: Message & Messenger
  34. Communicating Cross-Culturally with Power (1)
  35. Communicating Cross-Culturally with Power (2)
  36. Why Strategies?
  37. Strategies (1)
  38. Strategies (2)
  39. Integration & Closure

About your instructor

Dr Ian Grant
Dr Ian Grant

Ian is an experienced Vice-President Emeritus with a demonstrated history of executive leadership, curriculum development, postgraduate teaching and accreditation, in theological education and ministry training in Australian and international contexts, including in the e-learning industry. He is skilled in Lecturing, Coaching, Managing Teams, Conflict Resolution. Ian holds a PhD focused in cultural intelligence, anthropology, contextualised leadership, cultural and religious change, intercultural communication and Majority World Christianity from Monash University.

Introduction to the Biblical Narrative

This course presents a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the Bible as one story. Each video is aimed at equipping viewers with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate, communicate and apply the biblical narrative to a specific contemporary ministry context.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Seeing the Bible as One Story
  2. Orientation/Creation
  3. The Plot: Solution: The Patriarchal Narratives
  4. YHWH is crowned Israel’s King
  5. The Former Prophets: from Conquest to Exile
  6. The Ups & Downs of Samuel
  7. The Latter Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & Twelve
  8. Jeremiah: the Weeping Prophet
  9. The Writings
  10. Lamentations: the Shedding of Righteous Blood
  11. Who is Jesus?
  12. The Crescendo of Jesus
  13. The New Covenant
  14. Epistles: New Covenant Prophets
  15. Good Deeds are Essential
  16. The Hope of Resurrection

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett
Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College. Matthew has continued his studies completing Graduate Diploma in Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Introduction to Biblical Studies: Part 1

This course will kick start your interpretive journey of the Scriptures as you unpack the nature of the Bible and how to read sentences, paragraphs and discourses within the biblical text.

Curriculum Covered

  1. The Nature of the Bible (1)
  2. The Nature of the Bible (2)
  3. Pre-Understandings (1)
  4. Pre-Understandings (2)
  5. The Interpretive Journey (1)
  6. The Interpretive Journey (2)
  7. Reading Sentences
  8. Reading Paragraphs (1)
  9. Reading Paragraphs (2)
  10. Observation
  11. Reading Discourses (1)
  12. Reading Discourses (2)

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Introduction to Biblical Studies: Part 2

The Bible is not one book, but a collection of books with many genres. In this course, you’ll uncover the different genres in the Bible and learn how they affect the way in which Scripture is read and interpreted.

Curriculum Covered

  1. New Testament Genre: Gospels
  2. New Testament Genre: Epistles
  3. New Testament Genre: Revelation
  4. Old Testament Genre: Narrative
  5. Old Testament Genre: Law & Prophets
  6. Old Testament Genre: Poetry
  7. Old Testament Genre: Wisdom
  8. New Testament Genre: Acts
  9. Communicating the Passage
  10. Where we have Been

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Introduction to Biblical Studies: Part 3

It’s difficult to get to the heart of the Bible without an understanding of biblical context. You’ll dive into how to get a grasp of historical and literary contexts, before exploring word studies and getting to the original intention of the passage.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Historical Context (1)
  2. Historical Context (2)
  3. Historical Context (3)
  4. Literary Context (1)
  5. Literary Context (2)
  6. Literary Context (3)
  7. Word Studies (1)
  8. Word Studies (2)
  9. Word Studies (3)
  10. Meaning & Original Intention (1)
  11. Meaning & Original Intention (2)
  12. Meaning & Original Intention (3)
  13. Interpretation
  14. Holy Spirit & Interpretation
  15. Application
  16. Literary Context & Genre

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Introduction to Theology: Part 1

This series systematically introduces every aspect of Christian theology. Beginning with asking the what, why, how and which of theology, the presenter Grant Buchanan moves to the ways God has and does communicate with People & Creation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is Theology?
  2. Why Theology?
  3. How Theology?
  4. Which Theology?
  5. Revelation
  6. General Revelation
  7. Special Revelation
  8. Bibliology: Study of Scripture
  9. Theology of Scripture
  10. Trustworthiness of Scripture
  11. Biblical Interpretation
  12. Theology of God
  13. Existence of God
  14. Attributes of God
  15. Names of God
  16. The Trinity
  17. Creation (1)
  18. Creation (2)
  19. Angels (1)
  20. Angels (2)
  21. Demons & Satan
  22. Theology of Humanity
  23. Where did we come from?
  24. Humanity
  25. The Image of God

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Introduction to Theology: Part 2

This series systematically introduces every aspect of Christian theology. Beginning with asking the what, why, how and which of theology, the presenter Grant Buchanan moves to the ways God has and does communicate with People & Creation.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Sin & Salvation: Salvation
  2. Sin & Salvation: Blood
  3. Sin & Salvation: Evil
  4. Sin & Salvation: Affliction
  5. Christology
  6. Heresies
  7. The Creeds
  8. The Deity of Jesus
  9. The Humanity of Jesus
  10. Atonement
  11. Atonement in the New Testament
  12. N.T. Wright on the Atonement
  13. The Resurrection & Ascension
  14. Who is the Holy Spirit?
  15. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  16. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
  17. The Personhood of the Holy Spirit
  18. The Fruits, Gifts & Baptism in the Spirit
  19. Theology of Church
  20. What is the Church?
  21. Church: Local and Universal
  22. The Church & the Kingdom
  23. Church Leadership & Roles
  24. Theology of the Future
  25. Death
  26. The Second Coming & the Rapture
  27. The Millennial Reign & Judgement
  28. New Heavens, New Earth

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Jesus & the Gospels: Part 1

Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part one of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Overview of the Gospels
  3. Background to the New Testament
  4. Criterion for the New Testament
  5. Introduction to Critical Approaches
  6. Form Criticism
  7. Redaction Criticism
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. The Gospels as Literature
  10. Matthew: Theology & Themes
  11. Mark: Theology & Themes
  12. The Construction of History
  13. Luke: Theology & Themes
  14. The Synoptic Problem
  15. John (1)
  16. John (2)
  17. Reception & Harmonisation
  18. Search for the Historical Jesus
  19. Jesus & Kingdom
  20. Paul & Jesus

About your instructor

Dr Uwen Low
Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

Jesus & the Gospels: Part 2

Take a closer look at Jesus & the Gospels in part two of this course, as you unpack the key structures and themes in the first four books of the New Testament. Explore the life and work of Jesus and understand the gospels at a deeper level.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Messianic Expectations
  2. Jesus as Messiah
  3. Jesus as Lord
  4. Jesus as King
  5. Gospels as Performance
  6. Jesus as Prophet
  7. Jesus as Teacher
  8. Orality & the Gospels
  9. Miracles
  10. Jesus & Miracles
  11. Jesus & Healing
  12. Birth of Jesus
  13. Baptism of Jesus
  14. Galilean & Judean Ministry
  15. Entry into Jerusalem
  16. Stations of the Cross
  17. Jesus & Conflict
  18. The Eucharist
  19. Death of Jesus
  20. Resurrection of Jesus
  21. Reading the Gospels Today
  22. Engaging in Jesus’ Teaching
  23. The Past. The Present. The Future.

About your instructor

Dr Uwen Low
Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

Jesus. Kingdom. Gospel.

This course gives an overview of the life and ministry of Jesus as described by four gospel narratives. The aim of the course is to bring understanding of the cultural and historical environment of the day within its literary setting.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course
  2. Concept of Audience
  3. Internal Narrative Audience (1)
  4. Internal Narrative Audience (2)
  5. Internal Narrative Audience (3)
  6. Interpretation
  7. What are the Gospels?
  8. Why Four Different Accounts?
  9. Structure of Gospel Accounts (1)
  10. Structure of Gospel Accounts (2)
  11. Structure of Gospel Accounts (3)
  12. Structure of Gospel Accounts (4)
  13. What is the Gospel? (1)
  14. What is the Gospel? (2)
  15. History of the Birth of Jesus
  16. The Passion Week
  17. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (1)
  18. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (2)
  19. Jesus & the Fulfilment of the Old Testament (3)
  20. Jesus is the Breather of Life
  21. Putting it all Together
  22. What does the Kingdom look like? (Mark)
  23. Abstracting Principles
  24. Application
  25. What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (Matthew & Luke)
  26. What Does the Kingdom Look Like? (John)
  27. Jesus Kingdom Gospel Today?
  28. Jesus’ Commissioning

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett
Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College. Matthew has continued his studies completing Graduate Diploma in Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Longevity in Ministry

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to analyse different perspectives on suffering and overcoming and incorporate the biblical message on this issue into a current ministry experience.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Longevity & Suffering
  2. Overcoming
  3. Old Testament Examples
  4. New Testament Examples
  5. Biblical Solutions
  6. Principles Applied
  7. A Personal Strategy
  8. Reflection & Application

About your instructor

Regan Perry
Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for other to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

Navigating Team Dynamics

In this course you’ll learn how to navigate some of the challenges associated with team dynamics. Topics covered in this course include conflict styles and resolutions, narcissism, success, status, ego, team reflexivity, virtual teams and more!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Conflict Introduction
  2. Recent Research in Conflict
  3. Conflict & Personality
  4. Conflict Styles
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Roles & Boundaries
  7. Dealing with Difficult People
  8. Virtual Teams
  9. Group Pressure to Conform
  10. Ethics in Teams
  11. Team Creativity & Innovation
  12. Introduction to Reflexivity
  13. Team Quality Management
  14. Narcissism
  15. Success, Status & Ego
  16. Encouragement
  17. What Really Matters

About your instructor

Dr Nigel Pegram
Dr Nigel Pegram

Nigel completed his Master of Theology, focusing on Old Testament Prophets. He has continued his study and completed his Doctor of Ministry, writing a dissertation on emotional intelligence and prevention of ministry burnout.

New Testament: Part 1

Learn about what happened in between the two Testaments, and how the Jewish and Greco-Roman world shaped the setting of Jesus’ story. You’ll then go straight into the Gospel accounts, pulling apart their key themes, audiences and concepts.

Curriculum Covered

  1. The Intertestamental Period
  2. Varieties of Judaism
  3. The Greco-Roman World
  4. Formation of New Testament Canon
  5. Origins of the Gospel
  6. The Synoptic Question
  7. Gospels as Witness to Jesus
  8. Matthew: Unique Features
  9. Jesus in Matthew
  10. Mark: Unique Features
  11. Jesus in Mark
  12. Luke: Unique Features (1)
  13. Luke: Unique Features (2)
  14. Luke & Social Justice
  15. The Holy Spirit in Luke
  16. John: Unique Features
  17. John & the Synoptic Gospels
  18. Jesus in John
  19. Miracles, Signs & Faith in John

About your instructor

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Dr Ashley Crane
Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Dr Uwen Low
Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

New Testament: Part 2

This course looks continues your study into the New Testament, as you explore the structure and characters of the Book of Acts, before turning to the Apostle Paul as you unwrap his epistles to the early church.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Acts: Introduction
  2. Acts: Structure
  3. Acts: Main Characters
  4. Acts & the Holy Spirit Today
  5. Introduction to Paul
  6. Galatians
  7. 1 Thessalonians
  8. 2 Thessalonians
  9. 1 Corinthians
  10. 2 Corinthians
  11. Romans (1)
  12. Romans (2)
  13. Ephesians
  14. Philippians
  15. Colossians
  16. Philemon
  17. Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles
  18. 1 Timothy
  19. 2 Timothy
  20. Titus

About your instructor

Dr Ashley Crane
Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Dr Uwen Low
Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

New Testament: Part 3

Beginning at the letter to the Hebrews, this course explores the Epistles of James, Jude, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, and Revelation. You’ll get to know the authors, the audiences and the context of the letters in this study of the New Testament.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Hebrews (1)
  2. Hebrews (2)
  3. James
  4. Jude
  5. 1 Peter
  6. 2 Peter
  7. 1 John
  8. 2 & 3 John
  9. Revelation (1)
  10. Revelation (2)
  11. Revelation (3)
  12. New Testament Survey Summary

About your instructor

Dr Uwen Low
Dr Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

Dr Ashely Crane
Dr Ashely Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Pastor Grant Buchanan
Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Old Testament: Part 1

A series of epic proportions! Dr Ashley Crane, an expert in Old Testament studies, will walk you through the history, story and theology of the 39 ancient books we know as the Old Testament -crammed with gold. Part 1: Genesis – Deuteronomy.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Why Study the Old Testament?
  2. Scripture
  3. Documentary Hypothesis
  4. Genesis Part A
  5. Genesis Part B
  6. Genesis 12: Abraham
  7. Sacrifice of Isaac
  8. Isaac
  9. Jacob: Covenant Man
  10. Joseph
  11. Exodus Part A
  12. Exodus Part B
  13. Exodus Part C
  14. Leviticus
  15. Numbers
  16. Deuteronomy Part A
  17. Deuteronomy Part B
  18. Canaanite Influence
  19. Deuteronomistic History

About your instructor

Dr Ashley Crane
Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Old Testament: Part 2

A series of epic proportions! Dr Ashley Crane, an expert in Old Testament studies, will walk you through the history, story and theology of the 39 ancient books we know as the Old Testament -crammed with gold. Part 2: Prophets & Prophecy – Nahum.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Prophets & Prophecy
  2. Joshua
  3. Judges
  4. 1 Samuel
  5. 2 Samuel
  6. 1 Kings
  7. 2 Kings
  8. Northern Kingdom Overview (1)
  9. Northern Kingdom Overview (2)
  10. Southern Kingdom Overview (1)
  11. Southern Kingdom Overview (2)
  12. Amos
  13. Hosea
  14. Isaiah Part A
  15. Isaiah Part B
  16. Micah
  17. Jeremiah Part A
  18. Jeremiah Part B
  19. Jonah
  20. Nahum

About your instructor

Dr Ashley Crane
Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Old Testament: Part 3

A series of epic proportions! Dr Ashley Crane, an expert in Old Testament studies, will walk you through the history, story and theology of the 39 ancient books we know as the Old Testament -crammed with gold. Part 3: Habakkuk – Ecclesiastes.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Habakkuk
  2. Zepheniah
  3. Ezekiel Part A
  4. Ezekiel Part B
  5. Daniel
  6. Joel
  7. Esther
  8. Ezra
  9. Nehemiah
  10. Zechariah
  11. Haggai
  12. Malachi
  13. Chronicles Part A
  14. Chronicles Part B
  15. Wisdom Literature
  16. Hebrew Poetry
  17. Job
  18. Psalms Part A
  19. Psalms Part B
  20. Proverbs
  21. Song of Solomon
  22. Ecclesiastes
  23. Effects of the Exile Diaspora

About your instructor

Dr Ashley Crane
Dr Ashley Crane

Ashley is a leading Pentecostal scholar (Ph.D Murdoch), ministering in a prophetic anointing throughout Australasia and the USA in many churches, conferences and leadership training seminars; he is zealous to see people fully trained and flowing in both the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ashely has been in ministry for 38 years, and pastored five cross-cultural churches in Israel, the USA, and Australia. Ashley was the Principal/CEO of Harvest West Bible College for 18 years. Ashley is the VP / Secretary for Celebrate Messiah (Australia), and pastoral team at Sound City Church (Rockingham).

Pentecostal History

Well known Statesman of the Australian Pentecostal Church, Dr Barry Chant, takes us through the various movements and ministries that form the foundation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the past century.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Why Study History?
  3. Attributes of New Movements
  4. Charismata in the First Five Centuries
  5. Social & Historical Background
  6. The Age of Wesley
  7. Wesleyanism
  8. The Nineteenth Century
  9. 18th & 19th Century Missions
  10. 19th Century Healing Ministries
  11. J.A. Dowie
  12. Methodist Holiness Teaching
  13. Beginnings of Pentecostalism
  14. Parham & Seymour
  15. Assemblies of God & Oneness
  16. The Revival of Pentecostalism
  17. India
  18. The United States of America
  19. Healing Revivals & Oral Roberts
  20. T.L. Osborn
  21. Africa
  22. Korea
  23. Brazil & China
  24. Questions about Pentecostalism
  25. Pentecost in Europe
  26. European Revivalists
  27. Renewal Movements
  28. Third Wave & Spirit Baptism (1)
  29. Third Wave & Spirit Baptism (2)
  30. Pentecostalism in Australia
  31. Sarah Jane Lancaster & the Good News Hall
  32. F.B. Van Eyk (1)
  33. F.B. Van Eyk (2)
  34. The Sunshine Revival
  35. The Apostolic Church
  36. The CRC Churches
  37. Missionaries & Mega-Churches
  38. Australian Pentecostal Churches
  39. So What (Now)?

About your instructor

Dr Barry Chant
Dr Barry Chant

Barry was the founding president of Tabor College (Australia), a multi-denominational charismatic ministry training institution with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Sydney, teaching to doctoral level and training men and women for ministry, missionary endeavour and counselling. Today he specialises in: writing children’s stories, motivational and devotional books, historical research of the Australian Pentecostal movement, preaching and teaching, prophetic ministry, and playing an average game of tennis.

Personal Management & Spiritual Health

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to apply holistic Christian practices and personal management skills.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Make the main thing the main thing
  3. Spiritual Disciplines – Growth
  4. Spiritual Disciplines – Practicalities
  5. Introduction to Identity
  6. Building a Healthy Self
  7. Values
  8. Christian Values
  9. Personal Mission Statement
  10. Goals
  11. Prioritising & Time Management – priorities and the 4 quadrants
  12. Prioritising & Time Management – organising & executing
  13. Health & Wholeness
  14. Goals – review and evaluation

About your instructor

Amelia Pickering
Amelia Pickering

Amelia has had a diverse career thus far, one dedicated to working towards building a better world and empowering others to do the same. Over the past 25 years her passion for leadership, academia and social justice have led her to pioneer an adult literacy and numeracy school for the disadvantaged, assume the role of university VP and run a social enterprise focused on increasing EQ within corporations and NFPs. This, along with her interest and acumen for social impact and investment strategy, has afforded her the opportunity to work with various NPFs in creating holistic frameworks for change, and mobilise capital for impact.

Principles of Teamwork

In this course, you’ll learn about the importance of working well in a team within a ministry setting. Our experts cover the developing teams, team culture, emotional intelligence theory and how to deliver and receive effective feedback.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is a Team?
  2. Types of Teams
  3. Stages of Team Development
  4. Developing Teams
  5. Johari Window
  6. DISC & Teams
  7. Team Culture
  8. Team & Leader Relationships (1)
  9. Team & Leader Relationships (2)
  10. Diverse Teams
  11. Team Emotional Life
  12. Emotional Intelligence Theory
  13. Emotional Intelligence Practical
  14. Team Emotional Life: Belonging
  15. Team Social Dimensions
  16. Three Levels of Communication
  17. Communication Questions
  18. Feedback (1)
  19. Feedback (2)

About your instructor

Dr Nigel Pegram
Dr Nigel Pegram

Nigel completed his Master of Theology, focusing on Old Testament Prophets. He has continued his study and completed his Doctor of Ministry, writing a dissertation on emotional intelligence and prevention of ministry burnout.

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Revelation Today: Intro & Background

For today’s reader, embarking on a journey through the Book of Revelation can be a challenging quest. In this course, you’ll walk through Revelation alongside our international experts, unpacking the background and context of the letter.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Author & Date
  2. Historical Background
  3. Occasion & Purpose
  4. Rhetoric in Revelation
  5. Reception History of Revelation
  6. Major Interpretive Approaches
  7. Modern Approaches
  8. Genre (1)
  9. Genre (2)
  10. Structure & Literary Features
  11. Intertextual References

About your instructor

Dr Jon Newton
Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.
Dr Jon’s PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.
In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018.
Qualifications
PhD (Deakin University)
Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007
MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000
BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Revelation Today: Commentary Part 1

Continue your journey through the Book of Revelation in part one of this commentary. With world class insight, unshroud some of the mysteries of the Book, as you learn how to read and understand this dynamic section of Scripture today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Revelation 1:1-8
  2. Revelation 1:9-20
  3. Revelation 2-3 (A)
  4. Revelation 2-3 (B)
  5. Revelation 4
  6. Revelation 5
  7. Revelation 6
  8. Revelation 7
  9. Revelation 8
  10. Revelation 9
  11. Revelation 10
  12. Revelation 11:1-14
  13. Revelation 11:15-19
  14. Revelation 12:1-6
  15. Revelation 12:7-12
  16. Revelation 12:13-17

About your instructor

Dr Jon Newton
Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.
Dr Jon’s PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.
In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018.
Qualifications
PhD (Deakin University)
Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007
MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000
BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Revelation Today: Commentary Part 2

Continue your journey through the Book of Revelation in part two of this commentary. With world class insight, unshroud some of the mysteries of the Book, as you learn how to read and understand this dynamic section of Scripture today.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Revelation 13:1-10
  2. Revelation 13:11-18
  3. Revelation 14:1-11
  4. Revelation 14:12-20
  5. Revelation 15
  6. Revelation 16
  7. Revelation 17:1-6
  8. Revelation 17:7-18
  9. Revelation 18:1-8
  10. Revelation 18:9 – 19:3
  11. Revelation 19:4-21
  12. Revelation 20:1-6
  13. Revelation 20:7-15
  14. Revelation 21:1-8
  15. Revelation 21:9-27
  16. Revelation 22:1-5
  17. Revelation 22:6-20
  18. Conclusion

About your instructor

Dr Jon Newton
Dr Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe.
Dr Jon’s PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled “Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation.” The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism.
In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018.
Qualifications
PhD (Deakin University)
Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007
MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000
BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Seven Churches of Revelation Explored

This exciting series takes you on-site to the cities of the Book of Revelation. Join Dr. Brendan Roach on this guided tour through these major Biblical sites, as you go behind and beyond the text to bring the Book of Revelation to life!

Curriculum Covered

  1. Ephesus (1)
  2. Ephesus (2)
  3. Smyrna
  4. Pergamom (1)
  5. Pergamom (2) & Thyatira
  6. Sardis
  7. Philadelphia & Laodicea

About your instructor

Dr Brendan Roach
Dr Brendan Roach

Dr Brendan Roach has been involved in professional development and training of pastors and leaders globally for over 25 years. His Biblical expertise is Biblical Archaeology, Leadership Development, First Century History and the Call to Ministry.

The Trinity

This is an advanced course on the distinctive Christian doctrine of the Trinity. International expert Dr. Kevin Giles provides a framework to engage with and understand the issues surrounding traditional Trinitarian theology.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction
  3. God in the Bible
  4. The Early Centuries
  5. Arius & Athanasius
  6. The Fourth & Fifth Centuries
  7. Reformation
  8. Issues in Expressing the Reality of Trinity
  9. Some Theological Issues
  10. 20th Century German Theologians
  11. Varying Expressions of the Trinity

About your instructor

Dr Kevin Giles
Dr Kevin Giles

Dr. Kevin Giles, an Australian, has served as an Anglican parish minister for over forty years. He has been publishing on the substantial equality of the sexes since 1975. He holds a doctorate in New Testament studies and has published books on the church, church health, ministry in the apostolic age, the book of Acts, gender equality, and the Trinity, and numerous scholarly and popular articles.

Theology of God

This course introduces the theology of God, as you explore the relevance of theology, the Trinity in the Old and New Testament, the person and work of Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction and Relevance
  2. Talking Theology
  3. Introducing the Trinity
  4. Trinity in the Old Testament
  5. Trinity in the New Testament
  6. God as Trinity
  7. Trinity as Community
  8. Historical Misconceptions
  9. God the Father
  10. God the Son
  11. God the Holy Spirit
  12. Trinity Together
  13. The Work of Christ
  14. The Work of the Holy Spirit
  15. Gifts & Fruit of the Holy Spirit

About your instructor

Pastor Jeremy Weetman
Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

Dr DJ Konz
Dr DJ Konz

DJ is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology, and Head of the Theology Department, at Alphacrucis College. DJ comes from a background in the Christian Non-Profit sector, most recently as the Executive Director of Advocacy at Compassion Australia. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at the University of Aberdeen on the child in the thought of Karl Barth, and his wider teaching and research areas include systematic and historical theology (especially Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer), as well as mission theology, public and political theology, and child theology. He is the co-editor of Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives (Oxford: Regnum, 2014) and has published various book chapters and journal articles.

Theology of Humanity

In this course, you’ll learn some of what the Bible has to say about humanity. Unpack topics like the “image of God”, God’s response to sin, the humanity of God, suffering and forgiveness, sexuality, women in ministry and the environment.

Curriculum Covered

  1. The Image of God
  2. A Broken & Damaged Image
  3. The Human Response to Sin
  4. God’s Response to Sin
  5. The Humanity of God
  6. God & Freedom
  7. Suffering & Forgiveness
  8. Unity
  9. Theology to Application
  10. Trinity & Family
  11. God & Sexuality
  12. God & Gendered Language
  13. Women in Ministry
  14. Church & Ethnicity
  15. Church & the Environment
  16. Trinity & the Poor

About your instructor

Pastor Jeremy Weetman
Pastor Jeremy Weetman

Jeremy has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He and his wife plated the church they lead on the Gold Coast (Australia), Eikon Community, in 2006 and transitioned the congregation into a missional expression of church. He has served on various denominational committees and been teaching in bible colleges since 2011. He is studying towards his Doctor of Ministry and is interested in sacred space and contemporary spirituality.

Theology of Worship

This course approaches the subject of biblical worship from a theological and historical viewpoint. Presenter Tex Houston begins with a biblical model to form a foundation stone for our worship – that is the life, work & ministry of Jesus.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course – Questions, questions?
  2. Words of Praise & Thanksgiving
  3. Words of Worship
  4. Creation, Abraham & Beyond
  5. The Tabernacle, Levites & Law
  6. David’s Tabernacle (Is it all About Music?)
  7. Jesus’ Life, Ministry & Worship
  8. Jesus Our High Priest
  9. Once for All – the Holy Spirit Given
  10. Romans 12: ‘A Living Sacrifice’
  11. The ‘Law of Christ’ (Matthew 5, 6 & 7)
  12. John 4: In the Spirit & In Truth
  13. Corinth & Spirit- Filled Worship
  14. Worship, Communion & Baptism
  15. The Development of Liturgy
  16. Church Service: First 500 Years
  17. Worship & The Reformation
  18. Pentecostalism & the Mega-Church
  19. Powerful & Prophetic Praise
  20. Spiritual Warfare & Music
  21. Spiritual Disciplines & Worship
  22. Worship Lifestyle & Evangelism
  23. ‘The Art of Give’
  24. Worship & the Future

About your instructor

Tex Houston
Tex Houston

Tex (Gary) became a successful pub musician in 1980’s, from there began working with large church & community organisations in media and music production. He has travelled to many places in the world, usually with a video camera and tripod, either doing documentaries on Australians working in other lands, or filming his own works on Anzac history in the First World War. In addition to being an avid steam engine enthusiast with YouTube channel ‘symphony of steam’, Tex is an authority on Christian worship.

Theology: Ministry in the Spirit

The talks in this series are presented by a number of experienced ministry leaders, with the emphasis falling on; the Holy Spirit – who He is and what He loves to do, the Spirit’s work with and through believers, and Holy Spirit empowered outreach.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Introduction to Course
  2. The Spirit the Life Giver
  3. The Person of the Holy Spirit
  4. Holy Spirit Baptism
  5. Relating to the Holy Spirit
  6. The Work of the Spirit
  7. Community of the Spirit
  8. The Gifts of the Spirit
  9. Experiences of the Holy Spirit at Work
  10. The Fruit of the Spirit (1)
  11. The Fruit of the Spirit (2)
  12. Jesus & Ministry of the Holy Spirit
  13. What Does Ministry in the Spirit Look Like?
  14. When Prayer Doesn’t Work
  15. Evangelism in the Gospel: Jesus
  16. Evangelism with Paul & the Apostles
  17. The Breath of the Gospel
  18. Different Approaches to Evangelism
  19. Sharing Your Testimony
  20. The Missional Discussion
  21. Talking to Non-Christians
  22. Spirit Led Ministry
  23. Discipleship & Follow Up
  24. Following People Up
  25. Developing an Understanding of the History of the Holy Spirit
  26. The Rise of Pentecostalism
  27. The Contemporary Landscape

About your instructor

Matthew Jarlett
Matthew Jarlett

Following the completion of his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies), Matthew assumed Vocational Education Course Supervisor role with Harvest Bible College. Matthew has continued his studies completing Graduate Diploma in Arts, Classical Studies and Archaeology.

Towards Belief

Is it reasonable to be a person of faith? How can we deal with issues of suffering, science, violence, abuse and the supernatural in our consideration of God? Towards Belief is a series that sets out to provide responses to these big questions.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Suffering
  2. The Bible
  3. Supernatural
  4. Religious Violence
  5. Exclusive Faith
  6. Church Abuse
  7. Science and God
  8. Homosexuality
  9. The Church
  10. Towards Belief

About your instructor

Olive Tree Media
Olive Tree Media

Through the production of various programs and resources, Olive Tree Media is seeking to introduce people to Jesus, communicate a Christian worldview, and transform beliefs, attitudes and lives. Our resources can be viewed and purchased online, on various television networks around the country, heard on radio and in many Christian bookstores. “But I am like an olive tree, flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever” Psalm 52:8

Wealth With Purpose: Financial Freedom Express

Is it reasonable to be a person of faith? How can we deal with issues of suffering, science, violence, abuse and the supernatural in our consideration of God? Towards Belief is a series that sets out to provide responses to these big questions.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Money Mindset
  2. Goal Setting
  3. Budgetting
  4. Emergency Funds
  5. Intimacy With God
  6. Protecting Your Income
  7. Repentance and Restitution
  8. Estate Planning
  9. Idolatry
  10. Protecting Your Family
  11. Money Values
  12. Bible and Debt
  13. Getting Out Of Debt
  14. Saving
  15. Generosity
  16. Contentment
  17. Marriage and Money
  18. Getting Advice
  19. Multiplication
  20. Why The Bible Talks About Money
  21. The Key to Wealth Creation
  22. Power of Attorney
  23. Create a Growing Income Stream
  24. General Insurance
  25. Buying Vs Renting
  26. Credit Cards
  27. What Lies Have You Believed
  28. The Foundation of Wise Management
  29. Controlling Your Cash
  30. Good Stewardship
  31. Long Term Planning
  32. Investment Principles
  33. Understanding Risks
  34. Eternal Focus

About your instructor

Wealth With Purpose
Wealth With Purpose

Alex Cook and the Wealth for Purpose team want to help you make money and live generously with it. They have created a range of courses for individuals, entrepreneurs & church leaders. They impart contemporary financial planning and business practices with biblical revelation, designed to help you become a better steward of the resources that God has given to you.


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