April 27, 2024, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, special live session featuring author, speaker, apologist, and expert on the Resurrection of Jesus, Mike Licona, Ph.D. Mike is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, including an award-winning book on the Resurrection and several books about apologetics and evangelism. An engaging and knowledgeable speaker, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. This is such a special opportunity that we will allow non-students to attend this session for only $29.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an actual course. This is just to allow people to pay to attend the live session. The recording will also be posted here afterwards for all who register here.
The goal of the AIM Spiritual Perspectives Module is to prepare students to engage sensitively and effectively with others from a wide variety of differing denominational, religious, and philosophical perspectives.
The AIM Spiritual Perspectives Module includes extensive training in apologetics and evidence for the Christian worldview, an introduction to significant worldviews and world religions, including Catholicism, Orthodoxy, the Church of the East, Protestantism, Charismatic/Pentecostal Movements, and Restoration Movements, New Age Movements, atheism, postmodernism, in-depth teaching about the Holy Spirit, and various popular teachings within groups and denominations professing Christianity, as well as an introduction to the history of world Christianity, and much practical training about how to effectively evangelize and share the Good News about Jesus with others.
This module is for anyone desiring sound and effective training and knowledge on how to reach out to anyone sensitively and knowledgeably. Students will learn how to make new relationships and engage in great conversations about personal belief with nearly anyone, regardless of what they may believe.
Many people question God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. We believe that asking questions regarding your beliefs is a very good thing to do. We also believe there are good answers to many of the questions people have about faith. In a world where questions and doubts surround matters of faith, it's crucial to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to engage in meaningful conversations. Whether you're a seasoned believer looking to deepen your understanding or a curious seeker seeking answers, this course is designed for you. Led by experts in apologetics and evangelism, this course combines theological foundations with practical techniques, ensuring you're equipped to navigate complex discussions with clarity, confidence, and compassion.
A significant component of this course is pneumatology, the study of doctrines related to the Holy Spirit. In addition overviews of the fundamental beliefs and worldview of pentecostalism, Calvinism and Arminianism, Mormonism, Catholicism and Protestantism, Sabbatarianism, Messianic and Judaic Christianity, New Age Movements, postmodernism, liberal theology, fundamentalism, prosperity theology, the megachurch movement, and several influential doctrinal systems developed in America will all be covered in this course.
As one wise person said, "Those who ignore the lessons of history are bound to repeat them." There is so much to learn from two millennia of church history--a valuable course indeed. Includes sections on the early church, Patristics, Restoration Movement, Crossroads/Campus Ministry, ICOC, and more. 20 church history dates will be learned.
Introduction to the major world religions: Islam (900 million adherents), Hinduism (800 million adherents), Buddhism (300 million adherents) [Note: Christianity and Judaism are covered respectively in AIM Doctrine/Holy Spirit and AIM Old Testament Survey. A serious look at the major religions of the world, including their scriptures.
40 useful passages will be learned.
Field trip: visit to a Mosque or Hindu/Buddhist Temple.
Goal: To learn the importance of worldview apologetics in “pre-evangelism,” and begin to implement new strategies for connecting with outsiders.