About Your Course
This is a one to four-course series that teaches students about the Holy Spirit first as the third person of the Godhead. Course one is introductory; course two is theoretical; course three is exegetical and course four is both experiential and experimental. Systematically, students are taught the Holy Spirit’s role in the Godhead, His part in creation, and the supreme role He filled in bringing Christ and His ecclesia from heaven to earth. Intermixed is how God’s Spirit activates and executes the new birth, the ways He seals keeps, and shepherds Christ’s royal priesthood, and how He preserves the planet. The Holy Spirit’s governmental duty to uphold the Almighty’s divine governance concludes the course. Lectures and discussions weave throughout these topics and themes, the charismatic study of the Holy Spirit’s gifts and His deployment of those to exercise them on Jesus Christ’s behalf. General Bible, Gifts vs. Office, and Spiritual Gifts are concurrent or sequential requisites for this course.
- To begin your course successfully it is highly recommended that before you start any of your assignments you take time to review your Biblical_Psychology Syllabus in its entirety. Your course syllabus is essential to passing your course effectively.
- As you review, make note of your course objectives and student outcomes. These will tell you what your professor is looking for and hope to see reflected in your assignments. The statements used in these sections should appear in your answers and how you assimilate the material.
- Lastly, review your grading criteria and measurements so you know what your professor is using to determine your final grades. This way you won’t have to guess why you received a certain score. If you have questions about your course syllabus you should contact your professor at the beginning of the course and not at the end when your scores are final.
Course Success Tips
- Before jumping in to complete your first assignment, REVIEW THE COURSE TIPS! These will help guide how you need to approach your coursework.
- Take time to review your entire course schedule. This is where you see all of the assignments that will be due throughout the course. This will help you to prepare your time and your schedule to complete what you need to pass with flying colors.
- Set days in the week to accomplish your assignments. We recommend blocking off hours over the weekend to complete assignments you were not able to complete during the week.
- Try not to wait until the last minute and most of all, do not skip assignments in hopes you will finish later.
- The pace of this course requires that you are organized, focused, and committed to a working routine.
- Lastly, use your weekends wisely. While in school it is expected you will need to make sacrifices. Weekends are definitely one of them.
- Take time to not only study to complete your test but also catch up on lectures and reading assignments. This will help you stay ahead or catch up without feeling so stressed or rushed.
- The week flies by so be sure you build time in for your studies and your focused attention.
- Before you listen to your first lecture, review your discussion post question or assignment activity to see what will be required in your answer.
- Make note of what you will need for your response to your assignments
- While you listen to your lecture, make note of information, revelations, and comments that will help you answer your assignment question.
- Then record the information from the lecture you need to answer your assignment in your course Journal Worksheet.
- Refer back to these worksheets when answering your discussion post, or weekly assignment.
- Be sure to look up words you do not understand.
- Also, review the Scripture references provided in the lecture or course syllabus
- Start off your answers to your assignment questions or activities by explaining what you understand about what is being asked and what the question is looking for.
- Never write or present information to your teacher as if your readers would already know what you mean by your statements.
- Write to the audience you must reach and help them understand this information.
- Explain your point of view thoroughly and provide evidence as to why your viewpoint is valid.
- Try to avoid simply regurgitating information or overusing quotes from your lecture or readings.
- Find alternate ways to explain what you understand from learning the information.
- The goal of your assignments is assimilation. This means to absorb, incorporate, make a part of you, or bring into accordance or agreement in speech.
- Assimilation means to make your answers resemble the knowledge presented in the course.
- To not repeat the same information over and over again, pay attention to the word choices used in your questions or assignments. Words like explain, expound, discuss, share, use, identify, distinguish, articulate, assimilate, define, and the like are all clues that reveal what the assignment is asking for. Pay attention to these terms and others to give you insight on what perspective your answers should cover.
- Review the tips provided in your course assignments.
- Use your Course Success Tips.
- Read ALL of your assignment instructions carefully before you begin.
- Follow instructions and do not assume. Ask questions if you need assistance.
- Pay attention to grammar, structure, format, and flow as you prepare your assignment.
- Read your assignment aloud before final submission to be sure you caught your mistakes.
- Try not to rush through it and be sure your thoughts are clear to the reader.
- Incorporate course objectives and learning outcomes in your assignment.
- Be sure it reflects who you are as a minister.
- When preparing for a test listen to your lecture more than once.
- Review the knowledge base article on How to Study for Test.
- Take good notes during the lecture.
- Review your journal before taking the test as a reminder.