January 2022

PT 502: Biblical Slave Leadership

Course Overview

During this course a review will be made of the various claims for leadership, thus providing a comparative backdrop for the definition and extensive development of Biblical Slave Leadership. Students will be guided in discovering the essential principles and practices identified with the 121 leadership model articulated by Jesus. An original research project will allow students the opportunity to personally formulate and articulate their own summary of the basis, components, and function of Biblical Slave Leadership as they explore the leadership traits of Jesus. 3 credit hours

Textbooks
  • MacArthur, John, The Book on Leadership, Nelson Books.
  • Kroll, Woodrow, The Vanishing Ministry in the 21st Century, Kregel Publications.
  • Olasky, Marvin, The American Leadership Tradition, The Free Press.
  • Anderson, Daniel, Biblical Slave Leadership, Regular Baptist Press.
  • Briner, Bob, The Management Methods of Jesus, Thomas, Nelson, Inc.
  • Swindoll, Charles R., Hand Me Another Brick (1998 edition), Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Textbooks are subject to change. Consult current syllabus.
Meet the Professor

Dr. Daniel Anderson Daniel Anderson, Th.D. — President of Appalachian Bible College since 1983, Dr. Anderson has also served in leadership of two local churches, the Association of Biblical Higher Education, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, The Friends of Israel, and Fellowship of Missions. His book, Biblical Slave Leadership: A Stewardship from Above to Lead from Below, describes a Biblical philosophy of leadership. Dr. Anderson studied at ABC, Faith Baptist Bible College, and Grace Tehological Seminary before earning a ThD from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Course Dates
  • Course Work: Dec. 6, 2021 - Feb. 7, 2022
  • On-Campus Dates: Jan. 3-7, 2022

March 2022

BI 520: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Course Overview

An expository study of the New Testament book that emphasizes the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ: our messenger, high priest and leader. After making a brief examination of introductory matters, the course will complete a section-by-section exposition, with guidance on applying the great spiritual truths of Hebrews to today. 3 credit hours

Textbooks
  • Allen, David L. “Hebrews” in The New American Commentary. Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, ​​2010.
  • ​Bateman, Herbert W., IV, Ed. Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Grand Rapids: ​​Kregel Publications, 2007.
Textbooks are subject to change. Consult current syllabus.
Meet the Professor

Dr. Jim Schuppe Jim Schuppe was raised in the Washington, DC area, where he trusted Christ in 1949. He attended Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary, receiving the Th.M. in 1966—and then started teaching full time at the College. He married Martha Jo in 1970 and they have been blessed with six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Dr. Schuppe taught at Liberty University and he served as an interim pastor. In 1996 he accepted the pastorate of Belcroft Bible Church in Bowie, MD and served until retiring in June 2012 when they moved to Shepherdstown, WV. Martha went to be with her Lord in 2021 after a short bout with cancer. In addition to teaching and preaching, Dr. Schuppe enjoys family life, music, sports, carpentry, and auto mechanics.

Course Dates
  • Course Work: Feb. 7 - April 11, 2022
  • On-Campus Dates: Mar. 7-11, 2022

May 2022

BI 522: Dispensational Premillennialism

Course Overview

This course demonstrates the grounding of dispensational premillennialism in a genuine Biblical theology arising from the Biblical text and not as a system of theology foisted upon the text. The course includes an introduction to proper theological method, a sketch of the history of eschatology, an overview of covenant theology and dispensational theology, a detailed exposition of the Biblical covenants, Old Testament and New Testament kingdom promises, millennial views, and rapture positions. Practical implications for life are also reviewed. 3 credit hours

Meet the Professor

Dr. Mike Stallard Dr. Mike Stallard serves as Director of International Ministry and a Bible teacher for the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. He served as professor of theology for 22 years at Baptist Bible Seminary including stints as Academic Dean and Director of Ph.D. Studies. Dr. Stallard also has practical experience as a pastor and urban church planter for around 30 years. He has written or edited three books including a commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians, along with around 80 published articles. He is working on an exegetical commentary on the book of Revelation. Dr. Stallard is the founder and Executive Director of the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics which began in 2008.

Course Dates
  • Course Work: April 11 - June 20, 2022
  • On-Campus Dates: May 16-20, 2022