Our core includes:

Old Testament Survey I, II & III
Survey of the biblical books of Genesis through Malachi with emphasis upon the message, major themes, structure, and distinctive features.

Gospels and the Life of Christ
As they survey the Gospels, this course helps students grow in their awareness of God’s love for them and grow in their love for Him and for one another. The purpose is Love.

Book of Acts
A survey of the book of Acts; highlighting the key cultural, historical, doctrinal, and practical themes.Key characters in the book of Acts, and the historical timeline of events in Acts are emphasized.

Book of Romans
An expositional study through the book of Romans, emphasizing the central themes of the love and grace of God, His sovereignty, the finished work of Jesus Christ, depravity of man, justification by faith, sanctification through unity with Christ, and life in the Holy Spirit.

Pauline Epistles I & II
Surveys of the Pauline Epistles, stressing the key cultural, historical, doctrinal, and practical themes.

New Testament General Letters
An expositional and survey study of the General Epistles, keying in on the message, structure, and distinctive features of each letter. Special emphasis will be given to issues of ministry in contexts of physical and doctrinal adversity.

Grasping God’s Word
Study of hermeneutics: foundational principle of Biblical interpretation and application of these principles in actual Bible study. Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of each hermeneutics course prior to beginning the subsequent course.

Ministry & Personal Formation (Fall, Winter, Spring)
This series features guest lecturers who will share with students their experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and growth during their journeys with Christ in ministry; as well as, times of individual and group processing and discussion. There is also practical application through class assignments and ministry involvement.

World Missions
Survey of the biblical basis of missions, the history of missions, and strategies of missions, along with interactions from Calvary Corvallis’ missions team and selected visiting missionaries.

Relationships & Family
This course focuses on developing a proper biblical understanding of God’s design and purposes for the family. Topics range from broad looks at biblical definitions to specific areas of roles and practical responsibility. Major goals of the course are:

  • Lay a foundation of biblical truth
  • Align our current thinking concerning family and relations with those of scripture, and descern the danger of ideas popular in the culture
  • Increase our understanding and appreciation of biblical concepts and principles of family
  • Grow in spiritual sensitivity and awareness within our private lives

Christian Theology I, II, & III
Survey of Christian doctrine, emphasizing a systematic approach to studying the essential teachings of the Christian faith as revealed in God’s Holy Word; Including:

  • Theology Proper: God
  • Bibliology: The Bible
  • Ecclesiology: The Church
  • Christology: Jesus Christ
  • Soteriology: Salvation.

For a full course listing see our Catalog

Catalog & Student Handbook 2017-18