tells us that “theology” is “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially: the study of God and of God’s relation to the world.”
The word “theology”
is not actually found anywhere in the Bible! The closest biblical term is “doctrine” and the Bible is very firm in its warnings concerning embracing and teaching doctrines which are merely man’s conceptualization of truth.
which begins, continues and ends with the Spirit, has distinct characteristics:
- It is from above (James 3:17)
- It is not merely man’s thoughts but is revelation-knowledge truth (Is. 55:8,9; Phil. 3:1010; I Cor. 2:9,10; Jn. 5:19,20,30)
- It promotes increased intimacy with Christ (Eph. 4:14,15)
- It stimulates love from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith (I Tim. 1:3-5)
- It produces godliness and contentment (I Tim. 4:7, I Tim. 6:1-6)
- It avoids an unhealthy interest in controversial questions and arguments about words that only stirs up division, abusive language and suspicion about other believers (I Tim. 6:4).
At CLU, we put the revelation of the Holy Spirit in the center of every theological pursuit, and intimacy with Christ as its primary goal.
does not rest in how much we know about God; eternal life does not even come from a diligent examination of the Scriptures (Jn. 5:39). Eternal life is knowing (having a deep, intimate, personal relationship with) the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ (Jn. 17:3).
that our minds cannot truly grasp all that God is and how He relates to His world (Is. 55:8, 9). We therefore search the Scriptures that they may lead us into a deeper fellowship with our Lord through the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
The Theology concentration of CLU believes that sound doctrine is a result of revelation knowledge, and we will give you the tools and skills you need to meditate on the Scriptures under the anointing of the Holy Spirit so that He may teach you what He wants you to know and act upon today, recognizing that next time you explore the very same verses, He might reveal or emphasize something very different to you. His Truth is too big for our finite minds to embrace all at once!
Online Theology Degrees
The courses listed below may be taken as a Theology Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Theology Degrees:
- Associate of Theology,
- Bachelor of Theology,
- Master of Theology,
- Master of Divinity
- Doctor of Theology, or
- Doctor of Divinity degree.
Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward your Theology Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean. The key is to follow God’s passion within your heart. Students in the Master’s and Doctoral programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry work and earning “practica” credits.
Theology Courses Online and by Correspondence
All of the courses listed below are available by distance learning, and you can submit your coursework online. Your course materials are normally sent by mail, though our top 18 most popular courses are available as downloadable PDF ebooks, MP3 and video downloads if that is your preference. You will be able to contact your instructor online and conveniently email any assignments to him.
Tuition is $100 per credit. Course materials are in addition and generally under $100 per course. The courses may be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package of 10 or more, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.
Theology Certificate Online
Available Theology Courses
- Communion With God
- Naturally Supernatural
- Basics of Christianity
- Foundational Experiences
- Law and the Spirit
- Church Triumphant
- The Names and Attributes of God
- Discovering the Blood Covenant
- Feasts of Jehovah
- Bible Speaks to Contemporary Issues
- Fulfill Your Financial Destiny
- Take Charge of Your Health
- Increasing the Anointing
- Building Dynamic Teams
- Prayers That Heal the Heart
- Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation
- Experiencing God in the Small Group
- Anointed Preaching
- Bible Research Methods
- Secrets of Salvation
REN503 Communion With God (Graduate) (Course Syllabus)
This course teaches you how to clearly hear God’s voice, see divine vision and journal (write out what God is speaking to you). The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor, and when you can hear His voice on a regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel to your heart. Eighty percent of the counseling needs of a church will disappear once they are taught the course Communion With God.
Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of Christ (through the Holy Spirit) living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? (Ps. 11:3) This course is a non-technical presentation of the foundations of Christianity. It deals with the basics of the Scriptures, salvation, Christian culture, the Holy Spirit, ceremony, faith, worship, healing, satan, righteousness, peace, joy, prayer, giving, ministry, heaven, and hell.
An intensive study of the six foundational experiences of the Christian life as found in Hebrews 6:1,2: repentance from dead works, faith towards God, doctrine of baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, eternal judgment. Students will learn how to live in these truths.
The law and the flesh always war against faith and Spirit. The battle is as old as Isaac and Ishmael, and recounted for us clearly in Galatians chapters 3-5. Each of us battles daily between law and Spirit in our own lives. Discover how God’s voice sets us free from the bondage of legalism and error. God’s vision is for a triumphant, empowered, overcoming Church that lives out of intimacy with His Holy Spirit. Learn what a church which is free of religion looks like. Let the Church be the Church! Let us be children of the faith!
The Church triumphant through the book of Acts. Jesus said, “I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” The book of Acts is the story of that Church in action and thus a pattern for our lives and ministries today. God is using this study to restore signs and wonders to His Church.
THE501 The Names and Attributes of God Graduate (Course Syllabus) 4 credits
This course presents the majestic and moral attributes of God, showing how He works in time and space consistent with Himself to accomplish His redemptive plans and purposes for our lives and the nations. At the end of this course, the student will have a deeper understanding of the person of God and how to relate to Him more intimately on a daily basis.
“All of the courses that I took, especially “How to Hear God’s Voice” and “The Names and Attributes of God” were very stimulating and have catapulted me to another dimension in my walk and relationship with Elohim.”
–Ben R. Ranis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the concept of a blood covenant and how it relates to the covenant God has made for us through Jesus Christ. The student learns the basic blood covenant ritual and how God made it known to Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.
THE503 Feasts of Jehovah Graduate (Course Syllabus) 5 credits
The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the Feasts of the Lord in the Old Testament and how they pointed the Jewish people to Jesus. The student will learn the historical, redemptive, personal, and prophetic aspects of each feast and how to apply each one to a personal walk with God to experience His peace, power, and rest. The student also learns how God has restored the spiritual significance of each feast to the Church.
In this course we will examine the foundation of Christian ethics. We will study the Scriptures to discover the precepts and principles we are given about such subjects as sex, family, honesty, suicide, abortion, the education of children, welfare, inflation, humanism, and gambling. We will then go one step further to discover the character of God which provides the foundation of the commands. We will learn to apply the Test of Truth and the Evidence of Truth in any situation. Finally, and perhaps of greatest importance, we will learn how to pass our moral standards on to the next generation.
BUS502 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny Graduate (Course Syllabus) 4 credits
This course will give you Scriptural support for the belief that God delights in the prosperity of His children (Ps. 35:27). It is His desire that we lend and not borrow. We are to be the head and not the tail, above and not underneath (Deut. 28:12,13). God Himself teaches us to profit (Is. 48:17) and has given us the power to make wealth (Deut. 8:18). Several hundred verses on silver and gold will be examined, showing that we are to create and release wealth into the kingdom of God.
We have a covenant of health with our God, which is based on four prerequisites (Ex. 15:26). One of these is to keep all His statutes. In this course, we will learn the statutes of God which will keep us from cancer and the other “Black Plagues” of our century. We need not die prematurely if we become responsible by keeping God’s simple health commands.
We all must remember that the body houses the spirit and soul within us and we must properly maintain all three. Don’t you think you should be responsible for your health? The CLU course “Take Charge of Your Health” will help you do that.
“…they ordained them elders in every church…” (Acts 14:23). Biblical precedent indicates that local churches were governed by a team of elders. God never let the rulership of the body rest on the shoulders of one man, knowing that each of us has weaknesses and limitations, and that no one man can completely represent full truth, wisdom and power as Jesus did. This course will help local church leadership function more effectively as a team, honoring the gifts of all.
Prerequisites: LEA103 Gifted to Succeed (required); MIN210 Five Fold Ministry Gifts (recommended).
This course will be most useful if you are currently part of a leadership team.
This course teaches a series of seven specific prayers that will break bondages within your heart caused by spiritual forces. These prayers include breaking generational sins and curses; severing ungodly soul ties; removing negative beliefs and inner vows; healing traumatic scenes; and casting out demonic energy that has connected itself to these inner wounds of the heart and soul. The entire healing process is sealed by doing an intensive meditation on biblical passages that bear on the issues being healed so God can grant you illumined insights from His Word.
REN510 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation (Graduate) 4 credits
Psalms declares that God counsels us at night through our dreams (Ps. 16:7). The dreams in the Bible illustrate this principle, and all of us can learn to hear from God during the two hours of dream life we have each night. In this course, we will examine all 50 dreams of the Bible seeing how God interprets the symbolism and speaks to His children through their dreams (Num. 12:6; Acts 2:17). Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
Classtimes are to be times of experiencing God and sensing the transmission of the life flow of the precious Holy Spirit among the classroom participants. They are to be much more than studies of God. They are to be experiences with God. This course will teach you how to make every classtime a time of encounter with the Lord where each one receives an impartation of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
This course will teach the student how to get his messages from God and deliver them under the anointing of the Holy Spirit’s power.
Generally the student will take this course during his third year, near the completion of the core courses. In it he will be asked to do a complete Scriptural study, discovering what the Bible has to say about the vocation/ministry he is planning to enter. This will give him a biblical worldview. The student will be trained to do original Bible study utilizing the Greek and Hebrew, by learning to use an Interlinear Greek-English New Testament, a complete concordance, a Bible dictionary, a Greek lexicon, a study Bible, and an expository dictionary. No previous knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required.
THE110 Secrets of Salvation (Course Syllabus) 3 credits
Jesus declared that He came to give us life abundantly (Jn. 10:10). The Greek word for “abundantly” means “over and above, more than is necessary, superadded, exceedingly, beyond measure, superior, surpassing, remarkable, uncommon, extraordinary.” You know that Jesus has promised you a home in heaven when you die, but He has also promised that those who believe in Him have everlasting life – starting the moment that they believe. God wants to give you not only a glorious eternity with Him but an extraordinary life here on earth!
The center and foundation of this new life is the presence of the Holy Spirit within you, making you into a new creation with a divine nature that lives in dependence on and obedience to Him. This course will show you many of the incredible promises the Lord has made to His children, and will teach you how to rely on the Holy Spirit to accomplish all He wants to in you and through you. It doesn’t matter if you are a brand new believer or if you have been following the Lord for many years – He always has more to show us and more exciting revelations to give to us.
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