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BC-214: DEVELOPING THE HUMAN SPIRIT


About this course

We are primarily spirit beings, with a soul (mind, will, emotions) and dwelling in a physical body. God works first in our spirits. We must learn how to develop our spiritual person (our inner person) so that we can walk in and experience what God has for us.

Many believers live as 'mere men' or as 'ordinary people' (1 Corinthians 3:3) instead of living out of the fulness of our life in Christ. We develop our minds and bodies and neglect the development of our spirits. Hence, we are born again believers, who are mind-ruled or flesh-controlled, and a poor expression of the life of Jesus Christ. The course enlightens us to the faculties and functions of the human spirit; how God works with us, starting with our spirit; and how we can develop the human spirit, to truly live Spirit-filled, Spirit-controlled lives.

This is an instructor-led course. Recordings of classroom lectures will be released weekly. Complete the objective type questions, quizzes and other assignments that are given as you progress through the course. It is recommended that you keep up with the lectures and assignment on a weekly basis. This course starts the week of Monday January 09, 2023 and will complete on or before Friday April 28, 2023.

Requirements

No prerequisites for this course.

What you will learn

Some of the main themes we cover in this course include:

  • Understanding The Human Spirit
  • Seven Functions Of The Human Spirit
  • Practical Ways To Developing The Human Spirit

Get your certificate

This course is part of the second year Bible College curriculum. Completing this course is a requirement to work towards your two-year or three-year degree. Once you complete this course successfully you will immediately receive a digital copy of a Certificate of Completion. Churches and Christian Ministries may use this Certificate of Completion to ensure that their staff and volunteers have the required training for specific roles in ministry.

Meet your instructor

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Ashish Raichur

Senior Pastor, APCWO, Bangalore

Ashish Raichur has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Medicine & Dentistry (UMDNJ) and Rutgers University, NJ, USA. He spent 18 years working in the IT industry, 13 of which was spent in running his own technology business while pioneering APC (2001-2014). He has been with APC full-time since June 2014.

Ashish began to preach and minister the Word of God from the age of 13. A passion to impact the nation of India with the Gospel was indelibly imprinted in his spirit. He continued ministering during his college days as well as during his professional career. His passion is to nurture, equip and empower people in the Word of God and the Spirit of God and see them become all that God has called them to be. He enjoys pioneering new works for the extension of God's Kingdom.

Credentials

  • May 1995 - Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry and Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • May 1990 - Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University, India

Course evaluation

This is an instructor-led course. Course lecture videos (one lecture per week) will be released on Monday, each week, by 5pm Indian Time.

Students will be given three graded assessments during the course of the Semester. Each of these assessments will be in reference to all content covered till that point in the course. These will contribute towards the final grade as shown below:
First Assessment         30%
Second Assessment    30%
Third Assessment        40%

Course will be graded as follows:
91% - 100%   Grade A+
76% - 90%     Grade A
51% - 75%     Grade B
35% - 50%     Grade C
Below 35%    Grade F (Fail)

Course cost/tuition waiver

All Bible Courses are being offered FREE during Spring 2023 semester. The regular cost per course is Indian Rupees 500. Tuition waiver will be available for all students in financial need for all upcoming semesters.

Free learning resources

In addition to course materials provided by instructors, students are encouraged to make use of APC’s free learning resources: free APC books, free teaching sermons series, and other material available in the Resources section of our church website. Video recordings of course lectures are also available at APC Bible College YouTube channel.

Frequently asked questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

Can I view the course offline?

No. To view the course content, you need an active internet connection.

Can I pause in between a lesson, log out, and continue at a later time?

Yes. You can pause in between a lesson and log out. When you log back in the next time Open edX will take you right back to where you left and you can continue your lesson.

What is the difference between "Self-paced" and "Instructor-led" courses?

In self-paced courses, all the course content is available as soon as a course is released. They do not have a fixed schedule for assignments, so you can complete the course at your own pace. In instructor-led courses, the course content is released at specific intervals as the course progresses. They have a fixed schedule. The course team sets specific due dates for assignments and exams, and you complete the course within a defined time frame.

Will I be able to ask my questions and clear any doubts I have, while doing this course?

Yes. There is a discussion board where you can post questions. You can also view questions asked by other students and engage in discussions. APC Staff will respond to your questions.

Can I do some courses ON-CAMPUS, some ONLINE and some via E-LEARNING?

Regardless of the learning option you choose (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING) once you enroll, you are considered a student at APC Bible College and receive the same certificate/degree on completion of the program requirements. We also offer you the flexibility of completing some courses ON-CAMPUS, some courses ONLINE and others via the E-LEARNING platform. Your student Id remains the same. Please enroll in a course only in one learning option at a time (Example: Please do BC-101 either in Online classes or in E-learning during a particular semester. If you fail to complete BC-101 while doing it in Online Classes, in a future semester you can repeat BC-101 in E-learning).

Can I take courses in any order or should I follow the order specified by the college?

We strongly recommend that you follow the sequence of courses outlined by the college, semester by semester, year by year. However, at your discretion you are welcome to take courses in any order and sequence. Kindly ensure you successfully complete all courses required for a particular program (C.Th., Dip.Th., or B.Th.) in order to receive that certificate.

Are the requirements to pass a course exactly the same in all three learning options?

Not exactly. The course content remains the same in all three learning options (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING). To successfully complete a course for ON-CAMPUS and ONLINE classes you must have both (A)minimum 85% attendance and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). For the E-LEARNING option, you must (A)watch all the lecture videos and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). The course assignments for ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE and E-LEARNING students may differ, and is left to the discretion of the Course Instructor.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

We offer a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree from APC Bible College. We do not offer transfer credit for completing a course(s) or certificate program. Recognition of APC Bible College can vary based on the church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency that is reviewing your credentials and the country/region of their location and is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Governmental agencies can also vary in their recognition of APC Bible College. At their discretion, the receiving organization may choose to give you transfer credit for the course(s) and certificate you have received from APC Bible College.

Will Christian organizations offer employment based on course(s) or certificate programs from APC Bible College?

This is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Many APC Bible College graduates are successfully and fruitfully engaged in Christian ministry, some working independently and some working with Christian and other organizations.

Which version of the Bible should I use?

While you are welcome to use the version you are most comfortable reading, we recommend using the New King James Version of the Bible.

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    BC-214
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