About Logos

Logos classes are divided up into three categories of study, each with its own optional certificate of completion: Theology, Bible Knowledge, and Biblical Counseling. See here for Logos Institute Certificate requirements.

  • Most classes are held weekly for 6 weeks
  • Most classes cost only $50 per class
  • Homework is assigned but not mandatory
  • All classes are held on the campus of Grace Community Church 
  • Registration is open to the public
  • Logos Classes have no prerequisites
  • Classes are subject to cancelation based on enrollment

Core Classes

Core classes make up the foundation of the Logos Institute's curriculum—these classes are the springboard for deeper study into God's Word and better application of truth in the Christian life. Classes are held every year in their designated session to help you plan your studies.

  • Theology
  • Bible Knowledge
  • Biblical Counseling

Electives

Electives offer students the opportunity to study more specific topics with a greater degree of focus. Elective offerings are changed throughout the year, and typically involve courses on such varied topics as:

  • Christian Living & Ethics
  • Individual book studies
  • Social Issues
  • World Religions
  • Church History
  • Biblical Languages

Theology

Theology courses focus on systematic theology—the compilation of biblical truths into separate categories. These categories are broken down into the following five survey courses.

TH 101 – Prolegomena and Bibliology
This course introduces theology and all its elements. It covers the importance of theological study and broadly surveys the way theological categories are divided. This introductory course focuses on systematic theology and how it relates to one’s life and ministry. This course also covers bibliology, which is the study of God’s Word. Here you will explore the inspiration, authority, inerrancy, and preservation of the Word.

TH 202 – The Trinity (God, Christ, and Holy Spirit)
This course covers the nature of God, including: God the Father (theology proper), God the Son (Christology), God the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) and how they function as the Trinity.

TH 303 – Anthropology, Hamartiology, Angelology
This course packs three major categories of theology into one session. Anthropology: study the nature of man revealed in God's Word, beginning with Genesis. Hamartiology: study the origin and nature of sin, along with its effect on creation after Adam's fall. Angelology: study the nature and purpose of angelic beings, including demons.

TH 404 – Soteriology and Ecclesiology 
This course offers a comprehensive study of salvation from election to glorification, including predestination, the decrees of God, regeneration, justification, sanctification and the future consummation of salivation. This course links salvation with scriptural teaching on the church as a living and growing organism comprised of those who have received and are living out their salvation.

TH 505 – Eschatology
This course surveys God's revelation of the end times, covering biblical prophecies yet unfulfilled. 


Bible Knowledge

New Testament Survey

New Testament survey courses offer a big picture of each NT book. Students gain an understanding of the major themes, historical context, characters, and message of each book and its relation to the rest of the New Testament.

NT 101 – The Gospels
This course takes the student through the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, with special attention paid to their similarities and distinctions in teling the story of Jesus.

NT 102 – Pauline Letters and Acts - Part 1
This course traces the foundation and growth of the church in Acts, coupled with a study of Paul and his letters.

NT 103 – Pauline Letters and Acts - Part 2
This course traces the foundation and growth of the church in Acts, coupled with a study of Paul and his letters. 

NT 104 – General Epistles
This course surveys the general epistles of Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude. 

NT 105 – Johannine Epistles
This course surveys the letters of the Apostle John, including 1, 2, & 3 John and Revelation. 

Old Testament Survey

Old Testament survey courses offer a big picture of each OT book. Students gain an understanding of the major themes, historical context, characters, and message of each book and its relation to the rest of the Old Testament.

OT 101 – The Pentateuch
This course surveys the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

OT 102 – The History Books
This course surveys the history books of the OT, examining the history of Israel's relationship with Yahweh through the study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

OT 103 – The Major Prophets
This course surveys the Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.

OT 104 – The Minor Prophets
This course surveys the Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

OT 105 – The Wisdom Literature
This course surveys some of the most practical books of the Bible—the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament was designed to teach and model righteous living in a fallen world for believers. Students will explore Job, the Psalms, the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon, learning to put their profound theology into practice.


Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling courses equip students to counsel themselves and others when faced with sin and trials. The following classes also serve to train students who desire ACBC certification, click here for more information.

BC 101 – Discipleship Counseling Level 1
This course covers the theological basis of counseling, the character of the counselor, a comparison of counseling philosophies, the biblical process of change, the role of repentance, and the process of handling crisis situations. Case studies are an integral part of the curriculum of this class.

BC 303 – Discipleship Counseling Level 2
Focused on the specific realm of marriage and the family, this course covers the purpose of marriage, divorce and remarriage, roles of the husband and wife, physical intimacy within marriage, communication and conflict resolution, stewardship of time and priorities, and parenting. Case studies are an integral part of the curriculum of this class.

BC 503 – Discipleship Counseling Level 3
This course is designed for those who desire to pursue a more in-depth understanding of discipleship counseling. Topics include anger, worry, fear, depression, medical issues, learning disorders, eating problems, decision making and abuse, among others. Case studies are an integral part of the curriculum for this class.


Electives

Electives offer students the opportunity to study more specific topics with a greater degree of focus—the following list of classes is a representation of what has been offered through the Logos Institute in the past, but it is in no way exhaustive. Students interested in any of the elective classes below can inquire with logosinstitute@gracechurch.org for the possibility of offering a specific class in the near future.  

EL 101 – Hermeneutics
This systematic study addresses the science of biblical interpretation, with special attention given to different methods of interpretation.

EL 102 – How to Study the Bible
This course teaches students how to study the Bible independently using grammatical-historical hermeneutics.

EL 103 – Homiletics
This course teaches students to prepare and deliver a Bible study lesson or sermon. Special attention is given to development of a proposition, outlines, illustrations, introductions, and conclusions, as well as the delivery of the message.

EL 104 – Introduction to Hebrew
This course introduces students to the original language of the Old Testament through the study of the alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar of Hebrew.

EL 105 – Introduction to Greek
This course introduces students to the original language of the New Testament through the study of the alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar of Koine Greek.

EL 106 – Parables of Jesus
This course focuses on selected parables from the Synoptic Gospels, stressing the concept of Christian discipleship.

EL 107 – Manners and Customs of the Bible
This course examines the history, culture, and social peculiarities fo the biblical world.

EL 108 – Contemporary Moral and Ethical Issues
This course provides a survey of contemporary moral and ethical issues in the culture and provides biblical solutions consistent with a Chrsitian worldview. 

EL 109 – Apologetics, Cults and World Religions
This course introduces students to major cults and world religions competing with Christianity, with special attention given to defending the Christian faith. 

EL 110 – The Bible and World Missions
A panoramic view of current world missions, this course surveys the history of missions and the role of Bible translations in missions. 

EL 111 – The Life of Paul
This course presents the biography of Paul as persecutor, preacher, author, missionary, and martyr. 

EL 112 – The Social World of Jesus
This class introduces studentst to the religious, political, and cultural world of Jesus and the events that occurred between the Old and New Testaments that prepared the way for his first advent. 

EL 113 – Biblical Stewardship of Money
This course includes an examination of what the Bible teaches about personal finances along with a practical discussion of how to implement those biblical principles of stewardship in daily life. 


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