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Many PCC Graduate Studies and Pensacola Theological Seminary courses are available to complete in your own home, one course at a time, allowing you to continue your present ministry and responsibilities. The video-recorded courses offer you the same quality instruction on-campus students receive while you study at your own pace, when and where it is convenient for you.

Below are the online-learning course offerings by term and by subject. The number of semester credit hours for a course is shown in parentheses following the title. Online-learning courses are only available in states that have authorized PCC to offer courses. Please contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office if you are a new student applying to take courses online.

Seminary Courses By Term

Seminary Courses By Subject

Bible

BIV 500 New Testament Fundamentals (3) Offered Fall odd, Spring odd, Summer even.
This course is provided for the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible. Students survey the books of the New Testament and examine the major themes and writers.

BIV 503 Advanced New Testament (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
Prereq.: BIV 500 or New Testament Survey on undergraduate level.
Students examine all three disciplines of Advanced New Testament studies (history/background, New Testament Introduction, and New Testament biblical theology) from the perspective of the absolute integrity of the New Testament text. These three disciplines are applied to the understanding of the New Testament books as well as the personal and practical application of the New Testament to life and ministry.

BIV 510 Old Testament Fundamentals (3) Offered Fall even, Spring even, Summer odd.
This course enables the student without previous academic exposure to the Bible to survey the books of the Old Testament and examine the major themes and writers.

BIV 513 Advanced Old Testament (3) Offered Fall, Spring even.
Prereq.: BIV 510 or Old Testament Survey on undergraduate level or Bible exposition program.
Students explore the Old Testament with in-depth readings on the backgrounds and contents of each Old Testament book. In addition to lectures and class discussions, students research the Old Testament canon, text, and inspiration and trace God’s unfolding plan to redeem and bless all people through the Messiah.

BIV 519 Post-Exilic Prophets (3) Offered Spring.
The focus of this course is on the books of Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Malachi. Students will analyze God’s dealing with Israel after the exile.

BIV 525 Life of Paul (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
This course, based on a chronology of Paul’s life, teaches the student to glean important principles for the Christian walk from the life of Paul as revealed in Acts and in Paul’s writings.

BIV 547 Epistle of James (3) Offered Fall.
This course is a verse by verse study of the Epistle of James. Students will focus on practical Christian living with an emphasis on such topics as trials, temptation, and faith and works.

BIV 554 Divided Monarchy (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
Students trace developments that led to the division of the monarchy, chronicle life in the Divided Kingdoms, and draw significant principles for modern ministry.

BIV 564 Ezekiel (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
Students participate in an in-depth exposition of Ezekiel with a threefold emphasis on the glory and holiness of God, the seriousness and ramifications of sin, and the distinction of Israel and the Church. There will be a focus on the practical principles and applications for daily living and successful service for the Lord.

BIV 606 Acts (3) Offered Spring, Summer odd.
An exposition of Acts, where students concentrate on the history of the spread of the gospel in the early church and the development of the Church and its doctrine.

BIV 614 Revelation (3) Offered Fall odd, Spring even.
An exposition of the book of Revelation with emphasis placed upon Christ as the central Person of the book. Students learn practical lessons of faithfulness and service to God in these final days before Christ’s return.

BIV 618 I & II Corinthians (3) Offered Summer.
Students analyze the church problems addressed by Paul: factionalism; immorality; church discipline; Christians taking other believers to court; and marriage, divorce, and remarriage. They also study the teachings of Paul regarding spiritual gifts, public worship, the resurrection of Christ, full-time vocational ministry, and giving to the local church.

BIV 622 Romans (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer even.
Students engage in a detailed exposition of the book of Romans, comprehending its theology at much greater depth than is achieved in a survey course.

BIV 635 Christ in the Old Testament (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
Students examine selected Old Testament passages which point to the Messiah and His second coming.

BIV 639 Johannine Epistles and Jude (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
Students engage in a thorough exposition of the epistles of John and Jude, giving emphasis to love, Christian hospitality, and defending the faith.

BIV 673 Proverbs (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
The wisdom shared through the Book of Proverbs contains practical lessons for the Christian today. This course will examine the practical application of wisdom to daily living.

BIV 674 Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
This in-depth study of Job, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon teaches the student applications of godly wisdom to successful Christian living.

BIV 675 Genesis (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.

BIV 684 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
Students examine the life and teachings of Jesus based on a harmony of the four Gospels. Helpful backgrounds from the Intertestamental period are referenced.

Doctor of Ministry

DMV 706 The Local Church: Building and Growing in the 21st Century (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer even.
The student will establish a biblical philosophy of organization and administration for a growing fundamental church in the 21st century.

DMV 715 Jeremiah: Pastoral Applications for Overcoming Ministry Trials (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
An in-depth study of Jeremiah’s life and prophecy, focusing on his ministry challenges and responses and correlating Jeremiah’s ministry paradigm with that of the New Testament pastor. The course will provide practical answers to the problems of contemporary ministry while demonstrating continuity between Old and New Testament spiritual leadership models.

DMV 718 Malachi: Overcoming Apathy in Ministry (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
The post-exilic prophecy of Malachi closes the Old Testament with practical exhortations that apply to the Christian today. Verse-by-verse study helps develop biblical cures for the apathy that dulls churches, ruins homes, or mars personal fellowship with God.

DMV 723 Genesis: Developing and Implementing a Biblical World View in Your Church (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
A pastor’s world view will influence how he approaches current issues facing the church today. This course provides practical, biblical instruction so that the student can develop and implement the appropriate world view in his church for the 21st century.

DMV 727 Romans and Galatians: Pastoral Studies in the Doctrine of Soteriology (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer even.
This course gives a practical and positive exposition of the biblical doctrine of soteriology. Students discuss and defend the simplicity of the gospel and eternal security of the believer against errant teachings such as Calvinism and lordship salvation.

DMV 745 Proverbs: Guidelines for Personal, Spiritual, and Professional Development (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
The corrupting influence of contemporary society can entice God’s people to wander through a maze of inadequate solutions for life’s challenges. In contrast to numerous “success manuals” currently available, God’s wisdom in the Book of Proverbs teaches students timeless guidance through precepts, principles, and priorities that give biblical keys for living an enjoyable and enriched Christian life to the glory of God.

DMV 752 Studies in Philippians: A Biblical Guideline for Missions (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
This practical study of Paul’s prison epistle to Philippi will help the student to promote outreach at home and abroad. All Christian workers should grasp a biblical burden for missions and will become better equipped to train, encourage, and motivate believers to answer God’s call to missions.

DMV 767 Effective Expository Preaching (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
A detailed study of the basis, principles, and implementation of expository preaching. The course is designed to help the student increase his commitment and comfort with the process of preaching through books of the Bible. The class will focus on sermon exegesis, exposition and delivery with an emphasis on sermon preparation.

Master of Ministry

MMV 506 The Local Church: Building and Growing in the 21st Century (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer even.
The student will establish a biblical philosophy of organization and administration for a growing fundamental church in the 21st century.

MMV 515 Jeremiah: Pastoral Applications for Overcoming Ministry Trials (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
An in-depth study of Jeremiah’s life and prophecy, focusing on his ministry challenges and responses and correlating Jeremiah’s ministry paradigm with that of the New Testament pastor. The course will provide practical answers to the problems of contemporary ministry while demonstrating continuity between Old and New Testament spiritual leadership models.

MMV 518 Malachi: Overcoming Apathy in Ministry (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
The post-exilic prophecy of Malachi closes the Old Testament with practical exhortations that apply to the Christian today. Verse-by-verse study helps develop biblical cures for the apathy that dulls churches, ruins homes, or mars personal fellowship with God.

MMV 523 Genesis: Developing and Implementing a Biblical World View in Your Church (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.

MMV 527 Romans and Galatians: Pastoral Studies in the Doctrine of Soteriology (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer even.
This course gives a practical and positive exposition of the biblical doctrine of soteriology. Students discuss and defend the simplicity of the gospel and eternal security of the believer against errant teachings such as Calvinism and lordship salvation.

MMV 545 Proverbs: Guidelines for Personal, Spiritual, and Professional Development (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
The corrupting influence of contemporary society can entice God’s people to wander through a maze of inadequate solutions for life’s challenges. In contrast to numerous “success manuals” currently available, God’s wisdom in the Book of Proverbs teaches students timeless guidance through precepts, principles, and priorities that give biblical keys for living an enjoyable and enriched Christian life to the glory of God.

MMV 552 Studies in Philippians: A Biblical Guideline for Missions (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
This practical study of Paul’s prison epistle to Philippi will help the student to promote outreach at home and abroad. All Christian workers should grasp a biblical burden for missions and will become better equipped to train, encourage, and motivate believers to answer God’s call to missions.

MMV 567 Effective Expository Preaching (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
A detailed study of the basis, principles, and implementation of expository preaching. The course is designed to help the student increase his commitment and comfort with the process of preaching through books of the Bible. The class will focus on sermon exegesis, exposition and delivery with an emphasis on sermon preparation.

Pastoral Theology

PTV 501 Baptist Polity (1) Offered Spring, Summer even.
This course presents historic principles and practices of Baptist churches noting the nature of the church, its membership, ministry, officers, ordinances, worship, witness, and discipline. A brief history of the Baptists is included in this overview of how Baptist churches are governed.

PTV 542 Philosophy of American Education (3) Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.
Students examine the historical and contemporary philosophical positions and theories which have influenced American education and analyze the connection between philosophy and educational practice.

PTV 629 Christian Education (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer.
Students study, analyze, and discuss theoretical issues and events influencing current thought and practice in elementary and secondary education in light of their philosophical roots and their impact on traditional Christian education.

PTV 682 Management: Programming the Local Church (3) Offered Spring even, Summer odd.
Ministerial students learn the methods of managing a growing staff and coordinating expanding programs in the local church. Emphasis will focus on how to coordinate all ministries of the church including a Christian day school.

Theology

THV 537 God’s Church through the Ages (3) Offered Fall even, Summer odd.
Students examine the historical Church established by God from its foundation to the present to identify major changes, individuals, and issues in the various periods of church history.

THV 538 Church Trends and Changes in the Last Century (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
The student will identify and critique the leaders, philosophy, and methodology of the major movements in American Christianity during the twentieth century. This course may be taken to meet D.Min. or M.Min. requirements.

THV 553 Theology (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer even.
A biblical study of the nature, necessity, and biblical basis for the following doctrines: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, and Angelology. The course will emphasize biblical exposition of key passages of Scripture dealing with each doctrine. Students will prepare a doctrinal statement.

THV 554 Theology (3) Offered Fall odd, Summer odd.
A biblical study of the nature, necessity, and biblical basis for the following doctrines: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. The course will emphasize the biblical exposition of key passages of Scripture dealing with each doctrine. Students will prepare a doctrinal statement.

THV 640 Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text (3) Offered Spring odd, Summer.
The doctrine of Bibliology is explored with an emphasis on the biblical and historical definition of the preservation of the Holy Bible. Students examine the history of the doctrine of preservation as well as the history of biblical truth in its manuscript and printed form.