Common Bible Core
The Common Bible Core includes the basic courses every Bible major graduating from Clearwater Christian College is expected to complete. This core provides appropriate foundational Bible instruction, Church History, and instruction on historical and contemporary missions. The coursework in this 36-hour core are given below.
- BIB 320 PENTATEUCH
This course investigates the historical backgrounds, theology, themes, and literary
strategies of Genesis-Deuteronomy with special emphasis on the Tabernacle, Jewish law,
context, and typology.
- BIB 321 OLD TESTAMENT NARRATIVE AND POETRY
An exegetical study of the Old Testament poetical books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and poetry found in the prose sections of the Old
Testament. Emphasis is placed on considerations of context, structure, composition and
figures of speech found in Hebrew poetry.
- BIB 322 PROPHETS
This course examines the historical backgrounds, theology, themes, and literary
strategies of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the minor prophets.
- BIB 323 GOSPELS
This course is a harmonistic chronological study of the gospels emphasizing significant
events in the earthly life and ministry of Jesus Christ from His incarnation to His
- BIB 324 GENERAL LETTERS
This course is a cultural and theological study of the background and message starting
with the book of Hebrews through the last book-Revelation. This course will also explore
major themes in each book and provide comment on key passages.
- BIB 325 PAULINE LETTERS
This course will focus on the background, major themes, and doctrines of Romans
through Philemon. Special emphasis will be placed on salvation (justification,
sanctification), law and grace, spiritual gifts, ecclesiastical issues, and Pauline
- BIB 493 BIBLE SEMINAR
A capstone course designed to integrate and summarize the ideas and concepts
presented in the courses leading to a B.A. or B.S. in Bible. The student researches and
writes about topics geared to his or her interests and purposes.
- CHU 302 HOMILETICS
This course will introduce you to basis sermon preparation and delivery, with special
emphasis on kinds, content, and sources of material for sermons. Attention will be given
to the actual practice of the things presented in class.
- MIS 201 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS
This course will include the biblical basis of missions, a survey of its history, the call, life
and work of the missionary, the role of the local church, as well as the present state of
the worldwide mission task.
- BUS 205 INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFICATION
This course will introduce students to the venture creation process, including identifying
potential business opportunities, evaluating the commercial merits of a potential
opportunity, and understanding the business planning process. The role and importance
of innovation in the entrepreneurial process is also examined. Students will be required to
identify a potential venture opportunity and develop a feasibility analysis for a new
- HIS 401-2, CHURCH HISTORY I & II
First semester: the Christian church from its beginning to the Reformation. Second
semester: the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the reformers, the persecution, and
developments of post-Reformation denominations and their effects on governments and
All courses are 3 hours.
In addition to those shown above Mr. Mike Sprott is teaching classes included in the Bible major.
What can I do with a major in Bible?
- Senior Pastor
- Bible Teacher
- Church Administrator
- Continue to seminary training
- and more
What are CCC Bible graduates doing now?
Ministries: associate pastor to students, college recruiter, senior pastor, church planter, prison chaplain,
military chaplain, Christian school administrator, college professor, youth pastor, children's
missionary, Christian school teacher, youth evangelist, seminary professor, and prison ministries director
Graduate schools: CCC graduates are greatly sought by seminaries and graduate programs across our nation. Contact
the department for a list where recent graduates are enrolled.