Aspect Leadership Institute Catalog of Courses
Introduction. Aspect Leadership Institute (ALI) is a non-accredited training institution, providing biblical education and practical ministry instruction for people who are actively involved in various types of Christian service. This training is provided from the perspective of wholehearted commitment to the authority of Jesus Christ through Holy Scripture, an emphasis on personal holiness and integrity, and the centrality of the local church.
Aspect Leadership Institute’s certificate programs offer the equivalent of one-year of Bible college training. Courses are typically three semester-units (45 class hours) in length. Lead instructors have an earned master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited educational institution.
Entrance Requirements. Students of Aspect Leadership Institute must:
- Acknowledge the Statement of Faith of Aspect Leadership Institute and agree to function under its stipulations.
- Be involved in or pursuing some type of ministry within a Christian organization.
- Be under the authority of and in proper relationship to a local church within the historic Christian tradition.
- Complete the Student Application Form
- Provide a Pastoral Reference and Personal Reference
- Submit the specified one-time Application Fee (if any)
Once admitted to A.L.I. through the application process, students may register for courses and pay registration fees.
AT (Applied Theology ); BF (Bible Foundations); MS (Ministry Skills)
All courses are offered online and are eight weeks in length.
BF100: Overview of the Bible. This required first course in Aspect Leadership Institute’s curriculum is designed to give a basic understanding of the Bible as a document and of its major themes. A session that introduces online learning is built in to the course as session 1.
BF101: Introduction to the Old Testament. This course provides an introduction to the entire Old Testament from Genesis through Malachi. Background information, literary structure, historical background and the text itself are utilized to discover the content of books and their applications.
BF102: Introduction to the New Testament. This course provides an introduction to the books of the New Testament from the Gospels through Revelation. Special emphasis is given to the life, teachings and redemptive work of Christ; the founding and growth of the Christian Church; and the doctrinal teachings of the Epistles and Revelation. The events and messages of the New Testament will be portrayed against their historical and cultural settings using the biblical text.
AT100: Principles of Biblical Interpretation. This course focuses on analyzing how to study and understand Scripture, with an emphasis on how to apply biblical truth to situations and issues of the twenty-first century. Specific methods will be examined for use in interpreting various types of biblical literature, including: narrative, poetry, parables, and prophecy.
AT101: Overview of Christian Theology 1. In this first of a two-course study on the great doctrines of Scripture, significant categories and issues revealed in the Bible will be examined, including the doctrines of Scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and Angels.
AT102: Overview of Christian Theology 2. In this second of a two-course study on the great doctrines of Scripture, significant categories and issues revealed in the Bible will be examined, including the doctrines of Anthropology, Sin, Salvation, the Church and the End Times.
AT103: Bible Study Methods. In this course students will learn basic inductive Bible study techniques. The course includes practicing inductive Bible study using selected biblical texts.
AT104: Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century. This course focuses on the main issues concerning Christian faith in the twenty-first century along with approaches that can be used to explain biblical truth to inquirers. Evidences supporting the truth of the Christian Faith will be examined from science, history, archaeology and philosophy.
AT105: Overview of Church History. This course will survey the personalities and issues in the history of the Christian Church from the first century to the present. The course will include major church councils, the origins and traditions of the major branches of Christianity, the impact of the Reformation and contributions of key church leaders over the past two thousand years.
MS102: Introduction to Christian Counseling. This course provides a general introduction to concepts and procedures of biblical counseling. Students will discuss the nature of biblical counseling, the qualifications and role of counselors, as well as various counseling approaches with a view to application within the ministry of the church.
MS101: Ministry Life Disciplines and Skills. This practical study of the key issues related to successful ministry will discuss important aspects of ministry in the twenty-first century such as: personal purity, marriage and family life, handling finances, conflict resolution, dealing with time, stress and criticism, as well as other issues vital to surviving and thriving in ministry.
MS103: Leadership and Conflict Resolution. This course studies the leadership principles from Scripture and examines various styles of leadership in which these principles may be applied. Issues in leadership will be discussed, such as ethics, decision-making, personal integrity, etc.
Seminars (1 unit). These seminars may vary from one hour to several hours in length.
Seminar 1 Reaching the Absent Generation
Seminar 2 Effective Bible Teaching
Seminar 3 Bible History in Twelve Periods
Seminar 4 Understanding Islam and Reaching Muslims
Seminar 5 Reaching People from the World Religions
Seminar 6 Reaching People from the Cults
Seminar 7 The Panorama of the Christian Church
Seminar 8 Short-term Missions Training
Required courses for the Aspect Leadership Institute
Certificate in Twenty-first Century Ministry
To be awarded the Certificate in Twenty-first Century Ministry, students must complete the ten Required Courses, plus any two of the Key Elective Courses.
BF100 Overview of the Bible (This pre-requisite course includes an introduction to online learning)
BF101 Old Testament Survey
BF102 New Testament Survey
AT100 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
AT101 Overview of Christian Theology I
AT102 Overview of Christians Theology II
AT103 Bible Study Methods
AT104 Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century
MS100 Biblical Teaching in the Twenty-first Century
MS101 Twenty-first Century Ministry and Life Skills
AT105 Overview of Church History
AT106 The Gospel and World Religion
MS102 Introduction to Christian Counseling
MS103 Leadership and Conflict Resolution
Aspect Leadership Institute Statement of Faith
The Word of God. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.
The Trinity. We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God The Father. We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s divine, eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible return from heaven.
Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in regeneration, sanctification and preservation. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and implement Christ’s work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service.
Man. We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe man is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead. We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Salvation. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works or ritual. We further believe salvation results in righteous living, good works and proper social concern.
The Church. We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and the mutual submission of believers to each other in love.
Christian Conduct. We believe that the supreme task of every believer is to glorify God in his life; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself the full stature of maturity in Christ.
Last Things. We believe in bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, the eternal existence of all men either in heaven or hell, in divine judgments, rewards and punishments.