CICW Trinity Graduate School
Our Education Philosophy
Christian education at CICW Trinity Graduate School is founded upon five basic principles.
It is Spirit-directed.
Education is the sum total of the experiences that shape a person’s mind and life. Distinctively Christian education is a process the Holy Spirit directs in a student’s life.
It is student-related.
Every student’s ultimate motive is to glorify God by fulfilling his or her place in God’s plan. Christian education, therefore, is consistent with instruction in God’s Word and other areas of knowledge that prepare students for all aspects of life and direct them toward the realization of their God-given potential. In areas not specified by the doctrinal statement, students are free to hold and express individual convictions. While guidelines are provided through this philosophy, students are encouraged to think for themselves and to make intelligent decisions based on principles in God’s Word.
It is faculty-guided.
Students may receive guidance through classroom instruction, independent and self-directed study, counselling and informal activities. Every area of instruction is a calling of God that requires the best in academic and spiritual preparation. Faculty members provide a model of Christian living while engaging in a discipling ministry with the students. Since the Bible is the underlying source of truth, faculty members are expected to meet the life standards that flow from the teaching of the Scriptures.
It is educationally balanced.
CICW strives to maintain a balance between theoretical subject matter and application. Students are expected to acquire knowledge and master skills. They learn to make value judgments, develop a sense of responsibility and mature in every area of their personalities.
It is practical.
The primary focus of the curriculum is to strengthen and advance the local and universal church through an emphasis on worldwide evangelization and the edification of believers. Opportunities to apply facts and concepts learned in the classroom are provided through a variety of field education experiences. Truths are taught through methods and resources that affect student attitudes and behaviour and emphasize usefulness in Christian ministry.
Repentance of sin and belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ is how one becomes a “disciple.” However, we do not then abandon the gospel and move on to education and discipleship. Understanding the gospel will bring illumination to all of scripture and allow us to walk in obedience. A heart will truly overflow in worship from a proper and full understanding of the gospel.
As a staff, we are very purposeful in discipling our students, both formally and informally. Since discipleship carries eternal importance, and because of our overwhelming desire to honour the Most High God, we do not enter this endeavour lightly. All students are matched up with a member of the staff and will spend time weekly with them. This will happen both in a small group setting as well as in one-on-one time.
Our goal is to never stray from the gospel of Jesus Christ, rather, to let it permeate all our thinking, believing and understanding. We grow by continually reapplying, re-grasping and understanding the gospel. It is how we live a life pleasing to God.
MISSION AND PURPOSE
One Year, One Focus – God's Word.
In our effort to effectively help people know Christ better, our prayer and objective is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God and to the Great Commission as our mandate; to be a servant to the Body of Christ by training and preparing those in our care to be ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to be wholly committed to the Word of God as our authority and to the Great Commission as our mandate. As we are dependent on the Holy Spirit, we strive to create and maintain an environment that caters to spiritually nurturing our students. Through integrating what is taught in the classroom with our discipleship program we attempt to be helpful to each and every student as they grow in competence and understanding of what it means to abide with Jesus Christ.
FOR THE STUDENTS
CICW Trinity Graduate School will teach you how to understand, apply and communicate the truth of God's Word in today's world. The goal for students at Christ for the World Missions Bible School is both a solid knowledge of God's Word and a profound understanding of the Word. When knowledge and understanding come together, they can't be kept inside, but will be expressed through your life now and into the future.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
CICW Trinity Graduate School is committed to helping you live out God's calling by preparing you for ministry. Through world-class training, you'll learn to correctly handle the Word of God and better understand your role in taking the Word to the world.
Whether you enter as an undergraduate student, graduate student or engage in one of our distance learning options, you'll discover new depth to the Word of God that only comes through intensive study and an environment of proven scholarship. When you more fully grasp the power of the Word you'll be able to speak to the issues of life with clarity, offering insight and hope to the world around you.
As you spend some time browsing our website, you'll find out how we can help you understand, apply and communicate the truth of God's Word in today's world.
Doctrinal Qualifications for Students
To maintain continuity and consistency with its heritage, Christ for the World Missions Bible School requires all faculty and administration to agree with, personally adhere to and support the school's doctrinal statements. These distinctives identify what is believed and taught in our classes. The school recognizes, however, that its specific theological positions do not define orthodoxy for the whole of the body of Christ. For this reason, Christ for the World Missions Bible School accepts students from other theological traditions within conservative evangelicalism. However, to be admitted and to graduate students must personally adhere to and support the following doctrinal positions:
the inspiration, authority and inerrancy of Scripture
the full deity and full humanity of Christ
the creation of the human race in the image of God
the spiritual lostness of the human race
the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ
salvation by grace through faith alone in Christ alone
the physical and imminent return of Christ
the eternal reward of the righteous and the eternal judgment of the lost
Profile of a Graduating Student
In keeping with our mission, our intent is to graduate students who have developed a biblical worldview that enables them to be productive in building Christ’s church worldwide. Graduates of Christ for the World Missions Bible School will be noted for their commitment to:
The Preeminence of Christ as evidenced through maturing lifestyles that reflect continuing submission to the Lordship of Christ
The Authority of the Scriptures as demonstrated by a knowledge of the Bible and theology, and the ability to interpret, apply and integrate the inerrant Scriptures in all of life consistent with an orthodox, evangelical tradition
The Centrality of the Church as evidenced by service to the church of Jesus Christ through the use of ministry and vocational skills, spiritual gifts and natural talents
The Task of World Evangelization as exhibited in a passion for the proclamation of the unique message of the gospel to the lost world
The Healthy Development of Relationships as evidenced in interpersonal, family, church and social relationships that affirm the dignity of the individual and show sensitivity to diverse cultures and communities
The Pursuit of Intellectual Excellence as evidenced by analytical and creative thinking (formulation of a Christian worldview), lifelong development of vocational skills, clear expression of ideas and appreciation of aesthetic values
The Stewardship of the Body and Life Resources as demonstrated in the practice of a healthy physical lifestyle and the wise management of the resources God has given
All truth, ultimately, is related to and unified by the revealed Word. Therefore, the educational program of Christ Missions is built upon a biblical and theological core curriculum. All subject areas of the curriculum, as well as the goals and values communicated in the cocurricular program, are guided and informed by the teachings of the Bible. Philosophically, we are committed to an educational approach that values human learning, while submitting that learning quest to the authority of the Bible.
We are committed to an educational approach that is culturally relevant and socially aware. We do not isolate or insulate students from contact with the world around them. Instead, the educational program is built on a philosophy of education that engages students in culture and society. Our undergraduate programs are practical in nature and exist to equip students to impact their world for Christ. This occurs through the communication of the gospel and through Christian service. Education at Christ Missions demands experience and training in the real world as well as in the classroom; therefore, all programs require an extensive experiential component.
Education is the encouragement of a maturing process. Education at Christ Mission Bible School promotes increasingly greater responsibility on the part of students for their learning. We recognize that students will not be under our instruction indefinitely. Therefore, a Christ Missions education is designed to develop mature learners who are able to continue their development after graduation (Colossians 1:28-29).
Jesus said, “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). We see teachers as an essential component in the educational process. Teachers impact lives. Therefore, the life and character of teachers is as important as their knowledge and pedagogical skill. The role of teachers is to provide direction and structure to the educational endeavour as they communicate their subject. Teachers exist not only to communicate a subject matter, but also to equip students to think critically and creatively about the subject under consideration.
Dynamics of Faith (5 lessons)
This unit covers the broad spectrum of faith as a way of life and reflects the heartbeat of the mission and message of our school. Dynamics of Faith presents a clear, biblical viewpoint of the Christian's rights and privileges in Christ and removes common misconceptions about our standing in God.
Healing Truths (7 lessons)
God's Word supplies the key to unlock the blessings of divine healing. Through scriptural truths, myths which have been taught about this Bible doctrine are dispelled.
Life of Prayer (4 lessons)
This unit gives insight into the relevance of prayer in all dimensions of the life of faith. Prayer is the supply-line connecting man's needs to God's resources. It is also the channel of fellowship and communion with God.
Bible Interpretation (6 lessons)
An overall survey of the Bible is included in this unit as well as a book-by-book observation of the Old and New Testaments. This study brings an awareness of the unchanging, irrefutable power in the Word of the living God.
Charismatic Truths (6 lessons)
In this unit, the Person and purpose of the Holy Spirit in His baptismal ministry, gifts, fruit, administration, and endowment of spiritual adequacy for these days is especially emphasized.
Christology (4 lessons)
The life, teachings, and redemptive work of Christ are the themes of this unit. Christianity is more than a philosophy or a religion, more than a faith or a practice. Christianity is a life - a life that centres in the Person of its founder, Jesus Christ. It follows then that Christian knowledge must centre on Him - His Person and His life. This of necessity includes what He taught and what He did.
Introduction to Bible Study
The Authority of Scripture
Understanding the Bible
General & Theological Modules
The History & Development of Biblical Texts
Creation and Evolution
The Nature of God
Christianity & Other World Religions
Introducing New Testament Greek
Practical Service ModulesChristian Ethics
Walking with God
Old Testament Modules
Old Testament Introduction
From Eden to Egypt
The Birth of Israel
The Conquest and Settlement of Canaan
The United Kingdom of Israel
The Divided Kingdom of Israel
Hasmoneans and Herodians
The Writings of Jeremiah
The Twelve Prophets
New Testament Modules
New Testament Introduction
Discourses of Jesus
The Corinthians Letters
The Thessalonian Letters
Timothy and Titus
A Letter from James
Letters from Peter
Letters from John
The Book of Revelation
Praise and Worship Leader's Course
This course brings leaders to a place of worship where the whole trinity comes to inhabit the worship. The certificate teaches and practically let the leader understand how the spirit soul and body coordinates in a worship session . So many praise and worship leaders and their team are not aware of how true worshipers worship the father in truth and in spirit. You can enrol on this course at anytime of the year and start anytime after your interview. The duration is attendance of three practical seminars with home studies in between.