CURRICULUM
 
CONCERNING OUR COURSES
 
Southland Bible Institute is a specialized institution training men and women for ministry,
and offering a solid Biblical basis for life in general.
 
The curriculum is set up as a one year Bible certificate program
that can lead into a three year course of study.
 
The curriculum is designed to:
     give students a thorough, working knowledge of the Word of God,
     make them proficient in evangelizing and edifying others,
     equip them for various types of Christian service.
 
Southland has not sought accreditation, but uses God and His Word as its standard.
Here we find the measures of faithfulness, spiritual growth, and excellence sufficient to keep us striving to improve.
 
Every student at Southland majors in Bible.
The first year Bible courses will lay the foundation for those which can be taken in the subsequent years.
After this foundational year of Bible, each student may choose one or more areas of emphasis to enter and pursue.
At present, Southland offers emphases in Pastoral studies, Christian Education, and Christian Missions.
Each emphasis leads to a diploma.
Students studying in a specific field may choose subjects from other fields described in the catalog if they qualify scholastically.
In no instance will the school be obligated to arrange its schedule of classes
to accommodate the requests for subjects outside the student’s field of concentration.
 
BIBLE CERTIFICATE COURSES
 
The following classes lay the foundation for subsequent courses, and are required for those wishing to receive the one year Bible certificate and of all students following a regular course of study.
 
                                                                             FIRST YEAR                                                               
        FALL SEMESTER                                                         Semester hours
 
TH111 Theology I.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...3
TH122 Theology II.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..3
BS111 Old Testament Law (Pentateuch).......... .......... .......... .......... ..3
BS122 New Testament Survey.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .. ...3
BA111 Gospel of John .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... . .....2
 LA101 Biblical Stewardship .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2
PT111 Personal Evangelism .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2
 Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic) .......... .......... .......... ... 2
                                                                                            Total 20
                                                      SPRING SEMESTER
 
TH231 Theology III.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .3
TH242 Theology IV.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .3
BS231 OT History Joshua – Esther.......... .......... .......... .......... .........3
BS242 OT Prophets Jeremiah – Malachi.......... .......... .......... .......... .3
BA122 Romans .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
BR111 Bible Study Methods.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .........2
PT221 Christian Ethics .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .. ..2
Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic) .......... .......... .......... ....2
                                                                                                  Total 20
 
CORE COURSES
The following are core courses for the second and third years of study. These are common to each emphasis and provide the Bible major for each student.
 
SECOND YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER                                                                            Semester hours
 
MI112 Local Church and Missions .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 2
CE112 Introduction to Christian Education .......... .......... .......... .......... .......2
MU112 Fundamentals of Music .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ....2
LA111 English Grammar for Christians .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..3
(* LA103 English Basics for Christians)
LA231 Speech for Christian Students .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic).......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
plus courses in area of emphasis (4 hrs)                                         Total 17
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
BA231 Acts .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
BR221 Hermeneutics .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .........2
BA242 Galatians/Ephesians .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2
BR232 Bible History & Geography.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 2
LA122 English Composition for Christians.......... .......... .......... .......... ........3
(* LA104 English Basics for Christians)
Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic).......... .......... .......... .......... ....2
plus courses in area of emphasis (4 hrs)                                       Total 17
(* see course descriptions for LA103 & LA104)
 
THIRD YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER
 
BS351 Old Testament Poetry .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......3
BA351 Isaiah.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...3
BR351 Life of Christ .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .3
PT361 Church History I.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......3
Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic).......... .......... .......... .......... ....2
plus courses in area of emphasis (4 hrs)                                       Total 18
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
BA362 Revelation .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....3
BA372 Corinthians .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ....3
TH362 Biblical Introduction .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .2
PT361 Church History II.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......3
PT382 Cults.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
Ministry Skills [1] Chapel [1] (non-academic).......... .......... .......... .......... ....2
plus courses in area of emphasis (4 hrs)                                        Total 19
 
BIBLE/PASTORAL EMPHASIS
This course is designed especially for those interested in training for the pastoral ministry. Instructors teach from a firm Biblical foundation, and from years of experience in pastoral work. Those graduating from this Bible course will have a minimum of forty-five hours of study in the Bible, thirty-five in theology and practical theology, and enough hours in other basic subjects to enhance their ability to effectively communicate the Bible message.
 
SECOND YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER                                                               Semester hours
 
PT231 Homiletics I .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .2
TH251 Apologetics .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .2
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
PT242 Homiletics II .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .2
CE242 Principles of Church Administration.......... .......... .......... .....2
 
THIRD YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER
 
PT351 Pastoral Theology I .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .........2
MI351 Church Establishment and Development .......... .......... ......2
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
PT352 Pastoral Theology II .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2
BA--- Elective .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .   ...2-3
 
Minimum needed for graduation - 83 hours in core studies
                                                     16 hours in Pastoral studies
                                                     12 hours in non-academic ministry (see page 34). 
 
BIBLE/CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EMPHASIS
With an emphasis on local church ministry, this course is designed to train students for service in the varied field of Christian education with an emphasis on local church ministry. Graduates of this course will have had a minimum of forty-five hours of study in the Bible, fifteen hours of Christian Education classes, plus enough hours in other basic subjects to enhance one's ability as a communicator of God's truth.
 
SECOND YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER                                                               Semester hours
 
CE221 Christian Teaching Techniques.......... .......... .......... .......... ..2
CE231 Christian Education of Children.......... .......... .......... .......... .2
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
CE252 Audiovisual Aids.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
CE242 Principles of Church Administration.......... .......... .......... .....2
 
THIRD YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER
 
CE361 Christian Education of Youth.......... .......... .......... .......... .....3
BA--- Elective .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2-3
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
CE372 Christian Education of Adults .......... .......... .......... .......... ....2
BA--- Elective .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2-3
 
Minimum needed for graduation - 83 hours in core studies
                                                      16 hours in Christian Ed.
                                                      12 hours in non-academic ministry (see page 34)
 
 
BIBLE/CHRISTIAN MISSIONS EMPHASIS
Southland offers a distinct advantage in preparing students to serve the Lord in our Appalachian area, in the USA, and around the world as missionary pastors, church planters/developers, youth and children’s workers. The graduate will have a foundation of forty-five hours of study in the Bible, up to eighteen hours of Missions and related courses, with possibilities of combining missions with Christian education and/or Pastoral training to meet a variety of missions ministry needs.
 
SECOND YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER                                                                Semester hours
 
MI221 Christian Missions through the Ages .......... .......... .......... ...2
MI242 Principles and Practices of Missions .......... .......... .......... ...2
 
SPRING SEMESTER
CE242 Principles of Church Administration.......... .......... .......... .....2
MI231 Cross Cultural Communications.......... .......... .......... .......... .2
 
THIRD YEAR
 
FALL SEMESTER
 
MI351 Church Establishment and Development (men) .......... ......2
MI361 The Woman and Her Ministry (women).......... .......... .......... 2
BA--- Elective .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2-3
 
SPRING SEMESTER
 
MI362 The Christian and World Religions .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA--- Elective .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........2-3
 
Minimum needed for graduation - 83 hours in core studies
                                                      16 hours in Missions studies
                                                      12 hours in non-academic ministry (see page 34 in the catalog).
 
 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 
Note: all hours shown are semester hours
 
Bible Synthesis – each section of the Bible is studied in survey fashion in a semester’s time providing an overview of the entire Bible necessary to understanding each part. Each course deals with the authorship, occasion, purpose, character, and content of each book of the Bible.
BS111 OT Law (Pentateuch)                                     Genesis – Deuteronomy .......... ..3           
BS122 NT Survey                                                       Matthew – Revelation.......... ..... 3
BS231 OT History                                                      Joshua – Esther.......... .......... .....3                           
S242 OT Prophets                                                     Jeremiah – Malachi.......... .......... 3
BS351 OT Poetry                                                       Job – Song of Solomon.......... ....3
 
Bible Analysis – detailed studies of the following books are made dealing with background, basic outline, argument, content, and practical application of each book.
 
REQUIRED COURSES........... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...... hours
BA111 Gospel of John.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA122 Romans .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA231 Acts.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...2
BA242 Galatians/Ephesians .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......2
BA351 Isaiah.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 3
BA362 Revelation.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...3
BA372 Corinthians.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..3
 
ELECTIVE COURSES.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......... hours
BA382 Daniel .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ........ 3
BA133 Pastoral Epistles .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ...2
BA221 Hebrews.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA331 Prison Epistles .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA141 I, II, III John, Jude .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .2
BA252 Leviticus.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......2
BA362 I, II Peter .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .....2
 
Other analytical studies may be added at the discretion of the faculty based on interest and need.