Christian Education

Course Description

Pursue a quality education completely with Trinischool online courses taught by trusted Christian scholars, in a way that meets your busy lifestyle. Whether you are a “leisure learner” interested in taking a course or two or you are a ministry leader looking for a full academic program, we have something for you!

We have courses available for every level of learner in the following categories: Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Apologetics, Christian Counseling, Church History, Ministry Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Systematic Theology, Worldview and Ethics, and World Missions.

Whether we are seeking guidance from a pastor, friend, parent, or professional, how do we know that their advice is trustworthy? When it comes to problems of the heart and relationships, the Bible must be the standard by which we recognize good counsel. God places a priority on dealing with the internal roots of our problems so that the observable fruit of our lives can also be pleasing to Him. Even Jesus indicated that good counsel must not only address behavior but also issues of the heart.

The study of church history provides a fascinating panorama of how the fledgling church established by Christ’s apostles took hold in the ancient world and went on to become a huge worldwide movement in the two millennia that followed. The spiritual journey of the church through history is an exciting drama filled with dynamic personalities, major world events, and spiritual insights that are applicable to our hearts today. From the time of the early church to the faithful today, we see how “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18 ESV).

You’ve answered God’s call to serve Him in ministry, perhaps as a small-group leader, a Sunday school teacher, or as a lay leader in your church. You’ve got the passion and the commitment—let us help equip you with the tools to minister more effectively! First Steps in Effective Ministry is a series of foundational courses packed full of practical, biblical principles and engaging, media-rich content. Whether you’re new to ministry or have been serving for years, you’ll discover tools and steps that will enhance your impact and encourage your own walk with the Lord.

When you are a new student of the Bible, it can sometimes be hard to know where to begin. If you’re looking to get more familiar with the Scriptures, the courses in our First Steps of the Christian Faith series are for you! These courses offer you overviews of the books of the Bible, will help you understand the importance of developing your spiritual life, and will teach you how to begin to study the Bible for yourself.

God’s people are called to meditate on His Word day and night and to speak His truth into all situations (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). The study of Christian Education emphasizes the need for solid Biblical exposition and the importance of training the next generation of God’s people to serve as Christ served. Whether one is teaching in a church, parachurch, or school setting, it’s imperative that one seeks the Lord and allows His ways to guide every aspect of a ministry for His ultimate glory.

The study of the New Testament fires the heart with awe and wonder. In it we read of God’s boundless love in sending His Son to redeem all who believe in His atoning death and resurrection. The Gospels describe in detail what Jesus said and did while on earth. The Epistles explain in depth the spiritual implications of who Christ was and what He did. Finally, in the book of Revelation, we read of how Christ will bring history to an end for His glory. Understanding the big picture of the New Testament and its individual books are essential for the growing Christian.

The study of the Old Testament examines the beginnings of the big story of God’s plan of redemption. The creation of the universe and the rebellion of the first man and woman set the stage for God’s intervention. As God sets apart Abraham to be the father of many nations, we see how the special people of God are delivered, led, warned, and disciplined. The historic journey of the Jewish people is told in such a way that spiritual insights help us see how our own walk with God can be enriched. In addition, the Old Testament study is deeply enriched with marvelous Psalms of praise and wisdom from the Proverbs. For the student, anticipation builds as we read of the promised Messiah who will ultimately come in the Person of Jesus Christ.

The Bible tells us that the goal of our spiritual life is to become like Christ. It doesn't take us long to realize that the transformation we desire will not take place by imitating Christ in our own strength. Only by placing ourselves in God's hands and inviting Him to change us can we be spiritually transformed. The spiritual formation courses offered here will guide you into learning the various means by which true spiritual growth can occur, including these: Bible study, prayer, fellowship, witnessing, worship, and service. The focus of these studies is to help you become like Christ through obeying God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit.

It is part of human nature to ask questions. Certainly, for the growing Christian, many questions come to mind: Is there any basis for the Bible being God’s revelation to us? Why does God seem to be a Judge in the Old Testament and a God of love in the New Testament? The answers to these question lie within the field of systematic theology. This topical approach to understanding Bible truths seeks to carefully look at verses in context and compare them with other relevant passages. While doing so, systematic theologians seek to keep in mind the continuity of God’s big picture of redemption. The thinking Christian will be greatly enriched by this examination of the Word of God.

God’s heart beats for the nations. From the Abrahamic covenant through the Great Commission, God’s desire has been to redeem all those who come to Him in sincere faith. The study of world missions shows how believers in the past had to overcome boundaries of geography, language, and culture to spread the gospel worldwide. This topic of study provides not only important theological and cross-cultural insights, but often helps with practical tips on how to be an effective missionary at home and abroad.

Everyone has a worldview. Whether a person denies God or believes God is in everything, each has a set of presuppositions about what is true. Based on these assumptions, we also adopt beliefs about moral judgments of right and wrong. Some are moral relativists who believe right and wrong are equivalent to preferences, while others hold to moral absolutes that are true in all circumstances. So what kind of worldview and ethic does the Bible provide? This topic of study is designed to answer that question. It will also provide practical suggestions on evaluating various worldviews from a Christian perspective.