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9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

480.348.9191

The Highlands Institute equips believers to become leaders in their communities for sake of the gospel.

ABOUT US

The Highlands Institute 

2019-2020 COURSE OFFERINGS 
ACADEMICS

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Program Overview

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Course Descriptions

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Students simply need to click on the button to take the class of their choice. Individuals who wish to take a class must be at least 16 years of age, be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, and agree with our Statement of Faith and Statement on Diversity. Students who desire to earn a ministry certificate need to apply online for classes to be count toward their program of study.

First Semester

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online Old Testament Survey 1: Genesis through Esther

This class provides an overview of people and events in the Old Testament as part of God’s overall plan of redemption. This class will provide basic content and themes for the books Genesis through Esther and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online Old Testament Survey 2: Job through Malachi

This class provides an overview of people and events in the Old Testament as part of God’s overall plan of redemption. This class will provide basic content and themes for the books Job through Malachi and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online New Testament Survey 1: The Gospels and Acts

This class provides an overview of people and events in the New Testament as the fulfillment of God’s overall plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. This class will provide basic content and themes for the Gospels and Acts and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online New Testament 2: Romans through Revelation

This class provides an overview of people and events in the New Testament as the fulfillment of God’s overall plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. This class will provide basic content and themes for Romans through Revelation and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online Systematic Theology 1: The study of God, the Bible, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Angels & Demons

This class provides an in-depth study of Theology, Bibliology, Christology, Pneumatology, and Angelology. A sincere study of theology results in greater awe of God, increased love for God, and ultimately more devotion to the work of God. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online Systematic Theology 2: The study of Mankind, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and End Times

This class provides an in-depth study of Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. Students will examine the origin of man and sin, the plan of God for salvation, the mission of the Church, and the prophecy of end time events. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

Online

Online Church History Survey: The Birth and Growth of the Church through the Centuries

This class provides an examination of the major political, historical, and cultural developments, and doctrinal issues that have shaped the Church. Students will also gain an understanding of various denominations and modern church movements. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins September 9 and all work must be completed and submitted by November 21.

Sep 09, 2019

8:00-9:30 AM

Planning and Programming Ministry

A study of the basic elements necessary in creating, implementing, and maintaining effective programs in ministry.  Students will learn to create and plan programs, make a budget, and assess effectiveness. This class meets Monday and Wednesday mornings on the following dates: September 9, 11, 16, 18, and 23.

 

Sep 10, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament

God's people offer reflections in this course that studies the book of Job, the Psalms, the book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. Gain insight in the musings of some of the wisest people who ever lived and hear what they have to say about the nature and character of God and our role in the world He has made. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, and 8.

Sep 10, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

World Religions and Cults

A study of various world religions and cults. Students will learn how to defend the uniqueness of Christianity as they explore other belief systems and be equipped to have meaningful dialogue to more effectively share their faith. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, and 8.

Sep 12, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

This class is an in-depth study of the Person of Jesus Christ. We will examine His deity, His humanity, and His present and future ministry in the life not only in the life of the believer but in the eternal plan of God. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10.

Sep 12, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

The Sermon on the Mount

This class provides an in-depth study of the Jesus' greatest sermon on the Kingdom of God. Students will be challenged to incorporate the principles of the sermon into their daily lives. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10.

Oct 22, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

The Major Prophets: Pronouncing Repentance and Restoration

This course provides an in-depth study of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. God provided prophets to provide a message of repentance and a hope for restoration. God's sovereign plan of redemption continues to be spoken through His spokesmen. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, and 19.

Oct 22, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and the Church

This class is an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit and His role in the spiritual life of believers and in the life of the Church. Students will also discuss the importance of spiritual gifts and how to best utilize those gifts in discipling others. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, and 19.

Oct 24, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

The Johannine Epistles: Love Letters from John

This class provides an overview of 1, 2, and 3 John. In these epistles students will be exposed to the heart of the loving elder John and his desire to see his spiritual children maturing in their faith in Christ. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: October 24, November 7, 14, and 21.

Oct 24, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

Personal Spiritual Growth and Gifting

A study that applies of the basic concepts and principles of the spiritual life. Students will also participate in various activities to help identify spiritual gifts and personal strengths to be more effective servant-leaders. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: October 24, November 7, 14, and 21.

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Second Semester

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online Old Testament Survey 1: Genesis through Esther

This class provides an overview of people and events in the Old Testament as part of God’s overall plan of redemption. This class will provide basic content and themes for the books Genesis through Esther and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online Old Testament Survey 2: Job through Malachi

This class provides an overview of people and events in the Old Testament as part of God’s overall plan of redemption. This class will provide basic content and themes for the books Job through Malachi and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online New Testament Survey 1: The Gospels and Acts

This class provides an overview of people and events in the New Testament as the fulfillment of God’s overall plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. This class will provide basic content and themes for the Gospels and Acts and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online New Testament 2: Romans through Revelation

This class provides an overview of people and events in the New Testament as the fulfillment of God’s overall plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. This class will provide basic content and themes for Romans through Revelation and emphasize real-life application of the material. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online Systematic Theology: The study of God, the Bible, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Angels & Demons

This class provides an in-depth study of Theology, Bibliology, Christology, Pneumatology, and Angelology. A sincere study of theology results in greater awe of God, increased love for God, and ultimately more devotion to the work of God. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online Systematic Theology 2: The study of Mankind, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and End Times

This class provides an in-depth study of Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. Students will examine the origin of man and sin, the plan of God for salvation, the mission of the Church, and the prophecy of end time events. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

Online

Online Church History Survey: The Birth and Growth of the Church through the Centuries

This class provides an examination of the major political, historical, and cultural developments, and doctrinal issues that have shaped the Church. Students will also gain an understanding of various denominations and modern church movements. Students are provided up to 10 weeks to complete this online course. This course begins January 13 and all work must be completed and submitted by April 16.

Jan 13, 2020

8:00-9:30 AM

An Introduction to Preaching

This course provides an introduction to preaching, discussing the importance of biblical exposition and homiletical methods. Students will spend considerable time learning sermon preparation and delivery. This class meets Monday and Wednesday mornings on the following dates: January 13, 15, 22, 27, and 29.

 

Jan 14, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

How to Study the Bible: Correctly Interpreting the Text

In this class students will rely upon the Holy Spirit as they employ multiple strategies for interpreting biblical texts to find the writer's original intent of a passage. Right application depends upon correct interpretation. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11.

Jan 14, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

The Supremacy of Christ in Hebrews

This class provides an overview of the book of Hebrews and its exaltation of the person of Jesus Christ. This class reviews the history of Israel in the Old Testament, reveals Jesus as  the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises, and provides warnings to those who fall away from the faith. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11.

Jan 16, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

1 & 2 Peter: Living In Difficult Days

This class provides an overview of 1 and 2 Peter and his words of encouragement for those who have been displaced and facing persecution. Peter's ultimate encouragement is that God will make all things new, providing hope in our present circumstance. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13.

Jan 16, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

Acts: The Beginning of the Church

This class examines the beginning of the Church, the intimacy of the community, and the persecution that led to the spread of Christianity. The first half of this course will focus primarily upon Peter and the disciples while the latter will focus primarily upon the apostle Paul. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13.

Mar 10, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

The Pastoral Epistles: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus

This class shows the heart of Paul as he mentors young church pastors. Topics for this class include the importance of sound doctrine, qualities of leadership, church discipline, and overall body life within the local church. This class meets Tuesday evenings on the following dates: March 10, 24, 31, April 7, and 14.

Mar 12, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

The Minor Prophets: Pronouncing Repentance and Restoration

This class studies the minor prophets and their call for repentance and the promise of God's future restoration for His people. The message of the prophets continue to have poignant relevancy for today. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: March 12, 26, April 2, 9, and 14.

Mar 12, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM

The Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon

This class examines the epistles Paul wrote while a prisoner. Paul endured great suffering and persecution as he boldly proclaimed the gospel, and his words provide hope and encouragement for difficult times. This class meets Thursday evenings on the following dates: March 12, 26, April 2, 9, and 14.

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