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Pastor Tim Ruhl teaches passionately on the subject of prayer. Pastor Ruhl emphasizes that his goal in the class is not so much to teach the student to pray, as to get the student to pray. Prayer is something we all know we vitally need to do and yet most struggle in this important area of Christian walk. This class helps us understand prayer as well as our relationship with the One to whom we pray.
The GSBC Master's Program is a comprehensive program that combines practical internship experience with intense Bible study. A student who earns a master's degree from Golden State Baptist College will be equipped to start, grow, and administer an area of church ministry. He will have the invaluable experience of being immersed in the ministry and philosophy of the North Valley Baptist Church, working side-by-side with staff members who are dedicated and experienced in their areas of ministry. In addition, the master's degree student will be academically challenged as he learns how to study the Bible and develop his biblical positions on relevant issues.
The GSBC Master's Program is a comprehensive program that combines practical internship experience with intense Bible study. A student who earns a master's degree from Golden State Baptist College will be equipped to start, grow, and administer an area of church ministry. He will have the invaluable experience of being immersed in the ministry and philosophy of the North Valley Baptist Church, working side-by-side with staff members who are dedicated and experienced in their areas of ministry. In addition, the master's degree student will be academically challenged as he learns how to study the Bible and develop his biblical positions on relevant issues.
The GSBC Master's Program is a comprehensive program that combines practical internship experience with intense Bible study. A student who earns a master's degree from Golden State Baptist College will be equipped to start, grow, and administer an area of church ministry. He will have the invaluable experience of being immersed in the ministry and philosophy of the North Valley Baptist Church, working side-by-side with staff members who are dedicated and experienced in their areas of ministry. In addition, the master's degree student will be academically challenged as he learns how to study the Bible and develop his biblical positions on relevant issues.
This course is designed help the student to gain a greater understanding of prophecy concerning the nations of Israel-Judah through the ministry of Ezekiel.
A detailed study of the origin of the local church and its history and primary functions according to the New Testament.
A practical study of the instruction, admonition, and direction given to pastors in I and II Timothy and Titus.
This course provides a foundational basis for grammar in New Testament Greek. It covers pronunciation, forms, syntax, and simple translation. It includes practical instruction in performing word studies and preparation for sermons and Bible studies.
Restriction: For senior pastoral majors. This seminar will address specific weaknesses of our students that are revealed in the evaluation of the Test of General Bible Knowledge, which is taken upon the completion of the junior year. The purpose of this course is to ensure that our graduates are properly prepared for the ministry.
A study of the book of Ecclesiastes.
An exposition of the book of Romans detailing the doctrines of salvation, sanctification, and service.
This course takes the student from the origin of the world through the early history of the nation of Israel. Special emphasis is placed upon creation, the fall of man, and Gods dealings with the lives of the patriarchs.
This course instructs students in Bible doctrines such as theology, Bibliology, Christology, pneumatology, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology, and eschatology.
The life of Christ is studied. The life of Christ is paramount if one is to know the Author of our faith. This course will begin with the pre-existence of Christ and continue with the birth, ministry, trial, crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord.
A study of the book of Acts with special emphasis on the New Testament local church and its polity, philosophy, purpose, and growth.
A fundamental survey of the entire New Testament. Each book is examined and outlined, and its purposes and characteristics are presented.
This course is designed to train students to handle personal financial matters. Included in this course are techniques to assist the current student and the graduate.

This course is a continuation of assignment of duties in an actual office setting with a focus on Project Management skills.

This course continues the presentation of the principles of design with a more in-depth study of graphic design. Various graphics projects will be assigned during the semester.
This course presents the principles and functions of modern office machines such as data entry, dictating and transcribing machines, calculators, switchboards, postage meters and scales, fax machines, and copiers.
This course provides an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills previously learned with the assignment of duties in an actual office setting.
This course helps students further their typing techniques. It emphasizes rhythm, accuracy, and speed.
Document enhancement through use of fonts, size, alignment, headers, footers, borders, and graphics.
This course examines the proper principles and guidelines involved in successful pastoral counseling. The pastor must develop wisdom and discernment in dealing with his people concerning problems and decisions in their lives. This course examines that responsibility and how to prepare for it properly.
"America, America, God shed His grace on thee. Revisionary history writers and educators are seeking to abolish the Biblical heritage of America. Thus, this class will retrace the godly roots and foundation of America's history.
This course explores the many facets of successful youth work in the local church. Emphasis will be placed on organization, philosophy, and practicality. Subjects such as activities, programs, soul winning, parent-teen relationships, and preaching to teens will be studied.
A careful study of the various ministries and facets of an aggressive, soul-winning, New Testament church. This course will emphasize church planting and church growth, and much detail will be given regarding procedures, philosophy, pastoral duties, finances, goals, hiring and maintaining staff, and many other functions relating to management of church ministries.
The significance of our historic Baptist faith is examined in this study of the history of the church from the time of Christ to the present.
This course prepares students to teach composition on the secondary school level.
This course involves observation, participation, and actual teaching in the classroom at North Valley Baptist Schools. The student is under the direction and supervision of the elementary or secondary teacher and college faculty supervisor.
This course examines how to teach science in an elementary class.
This course provides the student with foundational techniques and principles necessary for teaching children the basics in mathematics.
This course examines the methods and principles involved in teaching children 1) the initial steps of reading and 2) how to read with comprehension. The course also compares various elementary school reading curricula.
This course equips the student with the basic tools necessary to plan, prepare, and teach in the classroom. Practical teaching techniques, methods of classroom control, and preparing lesson plans will be examined.
A careful study of the use of various methods of measuring the progress of the pupil through standardized and teacher-imposed testing.

This course, assuming a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, stresses critical thinking and techniques for effective speaking, writing, and vocabulary building.

This is a study of basic grammar, sentence construction, and reading comprehension.
Advanced Grammar takes a look at the intricacies of English grammar. It covers topics such as grammatical constituency, choice and chain relationships, embedding, clause structure, variations on basic sentence patterns, phrasal verbs, gradience, and multiple analysis.
This course is a workshop in developing communication skills as a public speaker.
This course is designed to improve reading comprehension and reasoning skills.
This is a continued study of the preparation and delivery of sermons which includes practice preaching.
A survey of the works of the major authors of English literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth century and their contributions to English language and literary forms.
This course, assuming a comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, stresses critical thinking and techniques for effective speaking, writing, and vocabulary building.
This course teaches students to communicate in Standard English. It covers writing strategies, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development.
This course covers English grammar, paragraphing, reading comprehension, and word studies.
From Enlightenment to Exile, this brief study of Napoleon and his major conflicts with and contributions to Western Civilization will incorporate the history of France and its effects on the history of Europe during the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
This course explores the organization and characteristics of the American government. It examines the functions of our government in both national and foreign affairs.
A detailed study of the United States from Reconstruction up to the present. Emphasis is placed on the people, events, political influences, and philosophies that helped shape our country into a great republic.
HI 102 is the second part of a two class series dealing with world history and cultures. This class covers the period from the sixteenth through the twentieth century.
This course presents a study of trigonometric functions through examination of identities, solutions to equations, and graphs.
This course prepares students to solve problems by mathematical reasoning and critical thinking.
A continuation of the study of the reasoning skills that teachers use to teach elementary grade mathematics.
This course is designed for students with minimal mathematical background. It includes a comprehensive review of basic and consumer arithmetic.
A study of the practical and significant aspects of modern missions. Missionary work is viewed from both the local church and the mission field.
This course explains how a missionarys wife can be a help to her husband as they seek to raise support, go on deputation and influence their mission field for Christ. Practical instruction is also given on raising children and maintaining a home abroad.
The rudiments of music, including rhythm, scales, chords, key signatures, and conducting patterns, are covered in this course. A student may be excused from this course by examination.
A course designed to instruct the student in the biblical approach to music, as well as in practical aspects of the church music program. This course is of the utmost importance, especially for pastors.
This course covers more conducting complex congregational songs and an introduction to choral conducting.
This course covers basic conducting patterns; leading congregational songs; platform manner.
This course includes sight singing, rhythm, dictation, and keyboard skills designed to correlate with Music Theory IV.
Harmonization of melodies, analysis, and original composition; modulation; ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords; Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords.
The objectives for this class are 1) to provide students with a good summary of the arguments against evolution and for creation, and 2) to stimulate students to think more critically about origins.
An introduction to the basic principles of living organisms, including cell biology and scientific methodology.
Chemistry Lab to be taken with SC202 Chemistry II.
A continuation of SC201 Chemistry I, examining the periodic table, atomic structure, names and formulas of compounds, chemical bonds and reactions.