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FOCUS BIBLE COLLEGE

formally Full Gospel Restoration Bible College

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STUDENT SECTION
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Exams for Track 1 & 2
Exams for Track 3 

Bible Comprehension Test 
Exam for Track 1&2 Year One
   

 Exam for Track 1&2 Year Two

Exam for Track 1&2 Year Three  

 Exam for Track 1&2 Year Four

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN STARTING WITH NEW TESTAMENT

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PROGRAMS

Focus Bible College has a Certificate of Biblical Studies (1 year program), an Associate of Theology Degree (2 year program), a Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology Degree (4 year program), 

Master of Ministry or Master of Theology

There is also the Masters of Pastoral Theology for pastors who have been serving the Lord for more than 10 years.

Doctor of Ministry or Doctor of Theology Degree.  (Under development Contact
 fgroffice@gmail.com  for further information.. 

Each program is set up for home study for your convenience.

You will be expected to complete a Workbook for each course. (80% of your grade) There may be extra readings and quizzes for extra credit. A Bible Reading Comprehension exam will be given each year to test your knowledge on your Bible Reading.  This will count for 20% of your grade.

The Tuition is $720 per year.
Select Track one or two to make up  your 24 credit units 6 credits will be award for your Bible reading, for a Total of 30 Credit hours per year.  
http://fullgospelminister.net/FOCUScatalog.doc ) Your tuition can be divided by 12 monthly payments.  Send your first monthly payment along with a $25 registration fee.  The tuition DOES NOT includes the cost of the books.  Each year must be paid for before you can continue to the next.  If you need a partial scholarship you must request a scholarship application from admissions at fgroffice@gmail.com   and place the word "Scholarship" in the subject line or write PO Box 1291, Nash, TX 75569-1291

Each student is required to read the Bible through, starting with the New Testament and finishing with the Old Testament.  You will be required to sign an affirmation that you did in fact, read the Bible through during this period of study. On Track 1 & 2 you will be expected to read the Bible through at least twice in the 4 year program.  On Track 3 you will be expected to read the Bible through at least 2 times in a 4 year program.    

 

Payment Plans are available

UPON COMPLETION OF YEAR ONE  - You will receive a "Certificate in Biblical and/or Ministerial Studies" upon successful completion of either Track 1, 2, or 3.

MINISTERIAL PREPARATION: Track 1            

YEAR ONE (Ministerial & Biblical Studies Certificate)

BIB101 - Bible Survey - Training for Service by Orin Root   
BTH 102 – Gifts of Revelation, power and inspiration Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit by Lester Sumerall
BC200 - Counseling through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit By: Dr. O.L. Ty Tice 
MIN104 - Spiritual Displine -  The Life you always wanted by John Ortberg 
MIN102 - Preaching - Pentecostal Preaching by Ray Hughes  
MIN100 - Created to be God's Friend & Holiness by Henry Blackaby
BC100 -  Keys to Effective Service - Matters of the Heart by Juanita Bynum
REN100 - Living Life in Your Parallel Universe By Dr. Betsy Tice 
New Testament Comprehension

 

SECOND YEAR (Associate of Theology or Associate of Ministry Degree)

The Second Year is ONLY a suggested track but the student can select from any undergraduate

course in the catalog.

BIB102 - Introduction to the Old Testament - What the Bible is All About
HIS101 - Introduction to Church History - Short History of the Early Church 
MIN210 – Fallen from Grace By Charles Smoot

MIN 202 - Exploring Preaching  Getting Ready to Preach By Robert Spain
BIB103 - Introduction to New Testament - What the Bible is All About  same as Introduction to Old Testament
HIS102 - Church History - Charismatic Movement – The Century of the Holy Spirit by Vinson Synan
BTH104 – When the Enemy Strikes  By: Charles F. Stanley
BC200 or REN100 if not already taken / Student's Choice
Old Testament Comprehension

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE You will select 24 units for each year from the catalog and read the Bible through again.  

TO BEGIN THIS TRACK OF STUDY APPLY HERE

BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING: Track 2   

YEAR ONE (BIBLICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE) MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A  COMPUTER - THESE ARE ALL EBOOKS IN YEAR ONE

MIN107 - Introduction to Ministry - Basic Conduct by Don Krider

BTH106 - Basic Theology - Blood Covenant by Don Krider

BTH107 - Holy Spirit-Identification with the Holy Spirit by D. Krider

BTH108 - Holiness - Fear of God by Don Krider

MIN106 - The Marriage Unit – It Takes Three by Don Krider

MIN111 - The Family Unit – Family Seminar by Don Krider

MIN108 - Counseling – The Master Counselor by Don Krider

MIN109 - Principles of Leadership - Leadership by Don Krider  

YEAR TWO (Associate of Theology)

Same as TRACK ONE ABOVE

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE You will select 8 courses for each year from the catalog and read the Bible through again.  

TO BEGIN THIS TRACK OF STUDY APPLY HERE

BIBLE EVANGELISM: Track 3 International Course Study   You must have computer access to complete this Track.

 Cost per year     $360 per year divided by 12 =  $30 a month

No scholarships available for Track 3 except for developing countries.



CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

YEAR ONE- You will examine Matthew through Revelations, Genesis through Deuteronomy.  You will answer multiple choice questions on each of the above books (groups or sections) and read the Bible through during this year.

ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY DEGREE

YEAR TWO-  You will re-examine the books involved in year one, as it applies to your life, your family, your community, and your nation.  You will write a simple essay on each book (groups or sections) to be examined by the instructor. You will also read the Bible through. 

OR [Y ou may supplement with 8 courses from TRACK 2 and 4 video/Skype Seminars]

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE

YEAR THREE - You will examine Joshua -  Malachi.  You will answer multiple choice questions on each of the above books and read the Bible through during this year.

YEAR FOUR -  You will re-examine the books involved in year three, as it applies to your life, your family, your community, and your nation.  You will write a simple essay on each book to be examined by the instructor. You will also read the Bible through.

OR [Y ou may supplement with 8 courses from TRACK 2 and 4 video/Skype Seminars]

TO BEGIN THIS TRACK OF STUDY APPLY HERE

Diploma Programs 

Many students desire to study in a certain area but do not desire to go through a degree program.   That student may sign up for a special Diploma program in any of the following: Ministry, Christian Counseling, Worship Ministry, Missions & Evangelism, Prophetic Ministry, Youth Ministry, Theology, Biblical Studies.  The Diploma program requires 36 credits from the Bachelor’s Degree program.  You must take MIN100 first and select 33 other credits.  60% of your courses must be in your specialized area.  

 TO BEGIN THIS TRACK OF STUDY APPLY HERE

 

Focus Bible College

presents a new program for pastors who have served in the pulpit for 10 or more years with or without formal higher education, who have served in 2 churches or less during that time.



THE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM

FOR PASTORAL THEOGY or Master/Doctor of Pastoral Theology

 

The Master’s Program for Pastoral Theology is for the individual who has completed  a minimum of ten years in the Pastoral Role either as a senior pastor or an associate pastor in a church. The individual who completes this level is not only qualified to defend the Gospel, but publish books and teach others with accuracy and confidence.  This degree require 45/90 credits of work beyond his or her 10+ years experience in pastoral ministry and is offered for those who desire specialized, advanced certification in a specific area. Since the student is at a point of developing mastery in his life, one demonstration of this mastery will be the student’s involvement in working in conjunction with his advisor in selecting the structure and course for his degree. (No other degree prerequisite is required because of the pastor's proven experience in his/her field.)

The 40-credit master’s degrees generally include:

·        Approximately 30/42  credits which are the compilation  of Sermons, papers, tapes, course development, or discoveries in the areas the pastor has specialized in during his 10+ years of service.  i.e. church administration, counseling, theology, youth ministry, senior development, jail and hospital ministries, or a combination, etc.

·        A Master's thesis - see THE500 for thesis requirements.  This thesis may be published on the Bible College web pages for other minister to read, learn, and excel from your experiences. Psalms 34:11 LITV  My sons, come, listen to Me; I will make known to you the fear of Jehovah.  

  • In preparing your thesis you must share your experiences as a pastor.  The way you handle difficult situations and the way you latter might have wished you handled the situation, may be one of the areas of consideration. Share your victories, failures, and your discoveries.  It is our desire that with a multitude of pastors participating in this that new pastors may learn from our experience and have a less bumpy journey.

·        Compiling the 30/42 credits will be done by you and your advisor to meet the Bible College's standard of excellence.  The credits will consist of past developments of sermons, lessons, and discoveries that you incorporated into your ministry.  It may include book reports on certain topics that had a profound effect on your ministry.

Some examples are as follows:

1.       Book reports on a Counseling Ministry within the church using such books as

a.      Inner Healing by Michael Scanlan

b.      Effective Biblical Counseling   By: Larry Crabb

(If your Pastoral Master is based on books that built your ministry then there should be a minimum of 5 book reports.)

2.      A compilation of sermon series that built a church on a biblical structure.

i.e. A Team Effective Church with a Team Vision.

i.e. An urban church structure reaching the street gangs, addicts, and homosexuals.

i.e. A Deliverance church based on setting people free as a new creation in Christ.

i.e. A rural church developing the farmers and ranchers for the Kingdom Planting.

 

NO MATTER WHAT METHOD IS USED EVERYTHING MUST BE BASED AND BACKED UP BY SCRIPTURE.  In other words don't tell us what some philosopher thought on a given area unless it can also be backed up by the Holy Bible.

 

·        Approximately 10 credits of practica are awarded for his/her service in the pastoral role.

·        The total cost for the Master of Pastoral Theology is $777.  Payment programs of one or two years with 10% down are available. 

    • 1 year  $777 - $77 down payment - 10 payments of $65 and a final payment of $50.  No Degree will awarded until all work and fees are submitted.
    • 2 years $777 - $77 down payment  - 22 payments of $31 and a final payment of $18.  No Degree will awarded until all work and fees are submitted.
    • If you pay in full at the time of registration for the Masters of Pastoral Theology you will receive a 10% discount, making your cost only $700.

For Master/Doctor of Theology Degree the Cost is $1,100

  • 1 year $1100 - $110 down payment – 11 payments of  $90.
  • 2 years $1100 - $110 down payment -  22 payments of $42 and final payment of $67
  • If you pay in full at the time of registration for the Master/Doctor of Theology you will

receive a 10% discount, making your cost $990.

 

 Masters Thesis Preparation OR Master/Doctoral Degree

This is to be a minimum of 25 typed single-spaced pages (maximum 12-point font) in which you thoroughly discuss each of the following:

1.    The ministry area God has asked me to prepare for is…

2.    The vision God has given me concerning this area of ministry is…

3.    Revelatory insights from Scripture concerning this area are…

4.    Revelatory insights from life concerning this area are…

5.    Revelatory insights from journaling concerning this area are…

6.    Revelatory insights from my counselors (e.g., books and those I seek out as spiritual advisors) concerning this area are...

7.    A summary of the above and the next steps God has told me to take are…

Your answers to numbers 3-6 above do not need to be listed separately but can be merged together in your writing.

For a Doctor of Ministry Degree …. Your Thesis (Dissertation must be at least 80 pages.) 

 

ADVISORY    To be considered for the Pastoral Theology Masters Degree Program or Master/Doctor of Pastoral Theology.  A Pastor must be currently serving a congregation with a good report.   All reference will be checked and will be prayed over before acceptance to the program is granted.  If you are accepted and serious character flaw is reveal, we will ask you to address that area and to place safe guards against it, prior to awarding the Degree. Should your application be declined you will given the reason(s) why and you will have 30 days from posting to appeal the decision. After 30 days the decision will be finalized and applicant will not be allow to apply again for one year.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE MASTER/DOCTORAL DEGREE OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION.