Spring 2019 Course Offerings
Romans and Galatians, BI331-M
More than any other New Testament documents, it is the letters to the Romans and Galatians that have shaped the thought of key church leaders like Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and Barth. These letters remain one of the most important expressions of Christian truth ever written. Their message forces us to evaluate who we are, who God is, and what our place in the world ought to be. Revealing the links between Paul's time and our own, this course will present an exegetical exposition of Romans and Galatians with special attention given to Paul's emphasis on faith and justification on the basis of Christ's finished work on the cross. This course meets on Friday evenings (6-8:30pm) and Saturdays (8:30am-3:30pm), February 8-9, March 8-9, April5-6, and May 10-11. CLC-Madison meets at Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 E. Buckeye Rd., Madison. Syllabus Romans and Galatians Spring 2019 CLC Application Enrollment Form 6.pdf
Old Testament Historical Books, B1321-M
Rich rewards await students who dig deep into the historical books of the Old Testament. Incredible events, amazing love stories, larger-than-life personalities and deep theological implications and themes are just part of the treasure that awaits students of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. From the conquest of Canaan to the fall of Jerusalem, from war to peace and back to war, from kings and queens to farmers and housewives, this course will provide an in-depth introduction to the Old Testament historical books while focusing on the unique contribution of each individual book. This class meets on Thursday evenings, January 31 to May 16, with class times from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CLC-Madison meets at Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 E. Buckeye Rd., Madison. Syllabus OT Historical Books Spring 2019 CLC Application Enrollment Form 6.pdf
About Christian Life College
A Christian Life College education prepares you to be a leader in your career calling, whether that is in business, education, sciences, arts, or ministry. We assist local churches in Southern Wisconsin by educating individuals who seek first to serve the body of Christ, regardless of vocational calling.
Christian Life College-Madison (CLCM) educators are devoted Christians, deep thinkers, experienced pastors, and academically qualified professors who will inspire you to reach higher and go farther on the path God has for you. We have tapped an enormous wealth of resources from the Madison-area churches to assemble a real-world faculty that is both passionate and practical. CLC Adjunct Faculty
CLCM is an off-campus program of Christian Life College, which is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Our fully accredited courses are held at Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 East Buckeye Road, Madison, Wisconsin.
Degree and Non-Degree Programs
Non-credit Certificate in Biblical Studies (10 Courses) CLCM Certificate Courses.pdf
The Certificate in Biblical Studies is ideal for those who wish to expand both their knowledge of the Bible and their effectiveness as disciples of Jesus Christ, while gaining a solid, biblical foundation for life and career. This certificate is intended for those not planning on further vocational ministry training, but who wish to have a greater understanding of the Bible and theology.
Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies (64 Credits) CLCM AA Courses.pdf
The fully accredited Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies degree is designed to equip students with a sound theological base for leadership, teaching, and ministry within the local church, particularly related to volunteer or bi-vocational service. The ABS utilizes an integrative approach in which various courses build on each other to provide a unique focus which helps students connect biblical and theological interpretation with spiritual formation, servant leadership and a Christ-centered worldview.
Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies (120 Credits) CLCM BA Courses.pdf
The fully accredited BAMS degree is designed for students who desire the broadest foundation upon which to build a career of ministry or further academic training. This program seeks to develop active servant leaders for vocational roles in church, parachurch, and mission organizations. Not only will you study foundational subjects as Bible, theology and church history, but also the ministerial concepts of biblical interpretation, counseling, administration, and preaching. Students graduating with a BAMS degree will be equipped to address and solve issues, lead and engage others, advance and administrate organizations, and make an impact for Christ in the world today.
We are proud to be accredited through Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), which is a voluntary, nonprofit, self-governing organization of Christian post-secondary institutions. TRACS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting body of Christian schools and colleges, which offer a certificate, diploma, and/or degree. TRACS is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and the American Council on Education (ACE). The geographic territory of TRACS currently consists of the United States and its territories.
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee: There is a one-time Application Fee of $25 that must accompany the Application Enrollment Form for both credit and audit students.
Tuition Fee: The current tuition per 3 credit course is $375. Payments are scheduled as follows: The first half is due on or before the first class, and the second half is due before the fourth class. Other arrangements may be made if done with prior approval. These fees are non-refundable. Students who pay the entire tuition in full by the first night of class will receive a $20 discount. Those who pay in full at least 2 weeks before class will receive an additional $20 discount. The drop date for all classes is the fourth week. All dropped classes will be converted to an auditing status.
Audit Fee: The courses offered by CLCM may be completed for individual study and as such these classes are audited at a reduced rate of tuition. The semester fee to audit is $140 if paid in installments, or $120 if paid in full on or before the first night of class, or $100 if paid 2 weeks before the first night of class. Graduates of CLCM may audit courses at the greatly reduced price of $40 per course. All fees are non-refundable.
Observation Fee: When space allows, anyone may observe up to 3 class periods per semester at no cost. Please contact the Academic Dean directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for seating availability and permission to observe.
Online Independent Study Courses
To register for these courses, please download the Enrollment Application and send the completed form, along with the appropriate fee, to Nancy Van Maren, CLCM registrar, 4909 East Buckeye Road, Madison, WI 53716. CLC Enrollment Application.pdf
Ministry and Leadership Admin, MS-201-M Syllabus Ministry and Leadership Admin
This purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad overview of the theory and practice of administration in the local church by exploring the biblical concepts of leadership and administration. Additional topics to be addressed include goal setting, team building, delegation, human relationships, budgeting, ,working with committees and teams, legal issues, personnel management, church operations, and the management of leaders. Though the principles are universal, the focus of the course is on the church/ministry organization.
Introduction to Spiritual Formation, MS-201-M Syllabus Introduction to Spiritual Formation 2019
This course has been designed to provide a biblical, theological and experiential foundation for the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. It will explore the meaning of biblical Christianity and its relation to faith and practice, giving special attention to spiritual formation through prayer, devotional reading, contemplation, and other spiritual disciplines. The lectures will help the student form a paradigm for spiritual growth and maturity that will affect both the individual and those to whom they minister.
Introduction to Christian Leadership, MS-203-M Christian Leadership Syllabus.pdf
This course is designed to move students into deeper levels of understanding regarding the significant concepts and theories that shape our contemporary understanding of leadership development and function in a Christian context. From this primary context, students will be guided into discoveries of personal individual styles, strengths, and opportunities for growth in an effort to enhance personal leadership competencies. This course will also have a deliberate focus on the development of personal character, the deeper life in Christ, and Christ-like servant leadership.
Introduction to Hermeneutics, TH-221-M Hermeneutics Syllabus.pdf
The term hermeneutics can be intimidating to most people. It not only sounds very academic, but it is also foreign to most of our vocabularies. On the other hand, the act of interpretation (hermeneutics) is as common as communication itself. Whenever someone speaks, a listener interprets what that speaker means. In the same way, everyone who reads the Bible interprets what it means. This course will help students understand the various parameters of biblical interpretation and how specific methods are applied to Bible study. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.
Christian Ethics, PH202-M Christian Ethics Syllabus.pdf
This course aims to provide instruction in the basic principles of Christian Ethics and their application to the Christian life. The first part of the course will be concerned with general ethical concepts and issues. The second part will be concerned with the sources of Christian ethics, and the distinctive character of those ethics. Attention will also be paid to degenerate forms of Christian ethics, the relation between conversion and grace to Christian ethics, and the application of ethical principles to particular situations.
Mission, Evangelism and Discipleship, MS205-M Mission Evangelism and Discipleship Syllabus.pdf
This course is a study of the methods of evangelism and the structures of discipleship with special emphasis on the caring and maturing of the newly evangelized. By integrating biblical theology, careful analysis of contemporary cultures, and reflective practice, this course provides resources for evangelizing and discipling post-moderns in the Christian faith.
Foundations of Western Civilization, HI120-M Western Civilization Syllabus.pdf
Students will discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings to the dawn of the modern world. With these 96 lectures on the people, places, ideas, and events that make up Western Civilization, award-winning scholars and teachers, Thomas F. X. Noble of the University of Notre Dame and Robert Bucholz of Loyola University invite students to explore the vast and rich territory of Western civilization.
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CLC-Madison has allowed me to grow in my relationship with Christ, and to recognize a new purpose for my life."
"It has inspired me to dig deeper into His Word."
"I have been challenged and convicted right from the beginning, but not in the way I expected."
"These classes are making me a better ministry leader and more in love with Jesus than when I began them."
"Since beginning the course and doing the reading, I am filled with a new sense of service to Him."
"I started my journey at CLC-Madison expecting to grow in knowledge . . . but my journey took me so much deeper."
"This class is awesome and I'm looking forward to using my new skills all the time."
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