2020 One-Week Courses (Intensives)


Instructor:  Dr. Elbert Smith (Bio Below)

This course is an exegetical, missiological and theological study of the Book of Acts. The course will focus on a study of the text of Acts with emphasis on practical insights from Acts for missionary practice today and theological insights from Acts for contemporary culture.

Elbert Smith directed IMB’s Field Personnel Orientation from 2004 to 2019, after having served in Latin America and South Asia for 13 years with his wife, Kay, and their children: Daniel, Katie and Carissa. Previously Smith pastored in the US for another 13 years. Elbert and Kay met while attending Oklahoma Baptist University after which he completed his M.Div. and D.Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Fees for credit: Seminary: Credit $834.00 | College: Credit $710 | Audit: $100

Instructor:  Dr. Mark Strauss (See Bio)

Open to everyone-no cost. 1 credit course for those who register and follow the syllabus. Click here for more details and information.

Fees for credit: Seminary: credit $417.00 | College: credit $355.00


Instructor:  Dr. Micheal Sharp (See Bio)

A course designed to present the importance and nature of public worship, giving attention to: the biblical directives for worship as found in Scripture; the biblical and historical theology of worship; the development of skills in planning, directing, and evaluating worship services; and appropriate use of music and other media in worship.

Fees for credit: Seminary: Credit $834.00 | Audit: $100

Instructor:  Dr. Benjamin Quinn

This course will include a descriptive component considering approaches to Christianity and Culture throughout the history of the Church, followed by a general prescriptive component suggesting how Christians should consider the Christianity and Culture relationship in light of a Christian worldview.Click here for more details and information.

Fees for credit: Seminary: Credit $834.00 | College: Credit $710 | Audit: $100