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BC-302: ACTS & THE LIFE OF PAUL


About this course

Starting with the day of Pentecost, the book of Acts records approximately the first forty years of the life of the Church from its inception. The Early Church was a supernatural church empowered by the Spirit, demonstrating great and unusual signs and wonders. There are wonderful practical lessons for life and ministry that we derive as we make our journey through the book of Acts. The conversion and transformation of one man, Saul of Tarsus proves pivotal to the expansion of the Christian faith. Almost singlehandedly, this one man blazed a trail covering about 10,000 miles on road and about 3,000 miles on sea, touching over 50 major cities, and countless towns and villages, writing 13 epistles, and training the next generation of leaders who would carry the fire of the Gospel! God always finishes better than He begins. The glory of the latter house is always greater than the former. The book of Acts in some sense describes the DNA of Church life and ministry. Something we must emulate and exceed! Get ready for an exciting journey in this verse-by-verse study of the book of Acts.

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 assignments on a weekly basis. This course starts the week of Monday August 02, 2021 and will complete on or before Friday November 26, 2021 (23:59 UTC).

Requirements

No prerequisites for this course.

What you will learn

This is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Acts where we draw practical lessons for Christian life and ministry as we journey through the growth and development of the Early Church and the life and ministry of the apostle Paul.

Get your certificate

This course is part of the third year Bible College curriculum. Completing this course is a requirement to work towards your 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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Nancy Ramya

Associate Pastor (North) & Missions Director, APCWO, Bangalore

Nancy Ramya holds a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from the Government Dental College, Bangalore and Master of Public Health from University of Queensland, Australia. She worked as a dentist and later in health project management for about 9 years. She served as a volunteer with APC, before taking on a full-time role in 2015. She serves as Associate Pastor for APC North & Missions Director.

Nancy began serving God during her college years as part of a youth group. It was during her professional years that God opened doors at church to lead a small group, work with young people and later to preach during Sunday Services. Eventually, she began serving as a volunteer Associate Pastor at All Peoples Church (North) for a couple of years before taking on a full time role with the church in 2015. Her desire is to learn and impart the truth of God’s Word into people’s lives to help them live a victorious Christian life.

Credentials

  • December 2008 - Master of Public Health
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • December 2004 - Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Government Dental College, Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore, India

Course evaluation

This is an instructor-led course. Course lecture videos will be released on Thursday, each week, by 5pm Indian Time.

You will be evaluated for this course as follows:

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:
Mid September  25%
End October       25%
End November   50%

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 Fall 2021 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.

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-302
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  7. Price

    • ₹500
    • FREE during Fall 2021
  8. Language

    English
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    English
  10. Course Type

    Instructor-led
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