“add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge”
Every course in our course catalog is prayerfully authored with one goal – enable the student to grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The courses authored by Pastor Mark Finley and Teenie Finley represent a combined total of over sixty (60) years of experience in global ministry for Christ. Ministry in the areas of Bible prophecy, health and wellness, Bible Study, effective godly leadership at all organizational levels of the church and the conference, discipleship and much more. The other contributing authors have demonstrated success in their areas of expertise.
According to a recent Pew Internet and American Life Project study, twenty-five percent (25%) of Internet users have gotten religious or spiritual information online at one point or another. More than three million people a day get religious or spiritual material from the Internet. The Pew study refers to the twenty-five percent of Americans who receive religious and spiritual information from the Internet as “Religious Surfers.” In general, these Religious Surfers “treat the Net as a vast ecclesiastical library and they hunt for general spiritual information online.” What specifically do Religious Surfers look for online? According to the Pew study, two of the top five activities of Religious Surfers on the Internet were: (1) looking for information about another faith (50%); (2) general information about a religious faith or tradition (29%).
Whether you are a Religious Surfer, or simply seeking for a deeper spiritual experience, as you view our growing catalog of inspirational courses listed below, we pray you find the course(s) to enable you to grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Doing small groups the right way-Part 1
By Dr. Mark Finley
This is the first of three online courses on small groups developed from Dr. Mark Finley’s lecture on small groups to a group of pastors and other leaders enrolled in a master’s degree program at Southern Adventist University.
Doing small groups the right way-Part 2
By Dr. Mark Finley
This is the second of three online courses on small groups developed from Dr. Mark Finley’s lecture on small groups to a group of pastors and other leaders enrolled in a master’s degree program at Southern Adventist University.
Doing small groups the right way-Part 3
By Dr. Mark Finley
This is the third of three online courses on small groups developed from Dr. Mark Finley’s lecture on small groups to a group of pastors and other leaders enrolled in a master’s degree program at Southern Adventist University.
Introduction to discipleship training
By Jim Howard
Pastor Jim Howard teaches the key components of a successful discipleship program and its relationship to effective evangelism. Get an overview of the key concepts covered in the Discipleship Handbook.
Light Your World for God Part 1
In this course you will learn powerful biblical principles on Evangelism, Soul Winning, The Power of God’s Word, and The Power of the Holy Spirit. Learn the “Five Keys To Successful Evangelism.”
Light Your World for God Part 2
You will learn additional practical, field-tested, proven principles. For example: the Thirteen (13) Principles for giving Bible studies, the psychological “Going-Forth” principle and much more.
Light Your World for God Part 3
This course provides material on dealing with objections raised during Bible studies, the four (4) steps of decision making, and how to lead your Bible students to a decision in Christ. Learn about the highly effective Soup & Salvation Bible study program.
Making Appeals by Mark Finley
Learn the ABCs of decisions. Understand the great purpose of prophetic preaching, teaching, and evangelism. Learn the reasons for making appeals and key points when making them. Review appeals made in the Bible by Jesus and others, and learn valuable lessons from them. Learn nine (9) calls for successful appeals and how to make them.
Mobilizing the Laity in the 21st Century – Part 1
By Chris Holland
Review recent church growth statistical data and extrapolate key points from the data. Discover the most important, imperative, command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) and how that helps in mobilizing the laity. Learn how to avoid consumeristic Christianity in your membership. Discover seven (7) reasons for pastoral burnout and how to address them.