The Citrus County School of the Bible is an education program which helps believers expand their understanding of the Bible and to be prepared for ministry in the local church. The school is designed for lay people, preachers and workers in the church. This includes pastors, preachers, deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth and children’s workers, Bible study leaders, and many others who simply desire to deepen their Bible knowledge and enhance their ability to serve the Lord.
Enrollment is open to men and women who have a sincere desire to know more of God’s Word. No academic prerequisites are in effect. Students come from all types of backgrounds and professions. Enrollment is open to adults of all ages and also to high school Juniors and Seniors.
****Dorms are available for MEN ONLY on a first come first serve basis.
Complete all twelve “SB” courses and earn a Biblical Studies Certificate! These graduates of the Citrus County School of the Bible may participate in the commencement exercises of Crown College in Powell, TN. Completion of all 24 courses will be granted a Bible Diploma From Citrus County School of the Bible and can participate in the commencement exercises at New Hope Baptist Church.
SB101 Personal Evangelism – practical instruction in witnessing to unbelievers and leading them to Jesus Christ. Emphasis is laid on key Bible principles relating to evangelism. Students are taught how to use their personal testimony in witnessing and how to present the gospel clearly.
SB102 Survey of the Old Testament I – a survey of the Books of Law (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and the Historical Books (Joshua through Esther) of the Old Testament. The main theme of each book is highlighted along with other significant features including key words, key verses, and pictures of Christ.
SB103 Basic Bible Doctrine I – clear Bible teaching in the subjects of bibliology (the study of the Bible), theology (the study of God), Christology (the study of Jesus Christ), pneumatology (the study of the Holy Spirit), and angelology (the study of angels). Bible answers are given to commonly asked questions concerning the Christian faith.
TL101 English Composition – emphasizes the fundamentals of effective writing in the context of the elements of rhetoric: writer, audience, and purpose. Students write narrative, informative, and persuasive compositions and a documented research paper.
TL102 The Book of Hebrews – expository study of the great transitional book of the Bible.
TL103 Administration of Services – practical step by step instruction on the administration of services such as: baptism, communion, leading a worship service, conducting the invitation, weddings, funerals, and more. Students will participate in exercises in the church auditorium.
SB201 Methods of Bible Study – helpful methods to assist believers in personal Bible study. Students learn principles of biblical interpretation to guide them in understanding different passages of Scripture such as narratives, psalms, proverbs, parables, and prophecy. Students also learn how to use Bible study tools to help them in their study of individual books, chapters, verses, and words.
SB202 Survey of the Old Testament II – a survey of the Books of Poetry (Job through the Song of Solomon), the Major Prophets (Isaiah through Daniel), and the Minor Prophets (Hosea through Malachi) of the Old Testament. The main theme of each book is highlighted along with other significant features including key words, key verses, and pictures of Christ.
SB203 Basic Bible Doctrine II – clear Bible teaching in the subjects of anthropology (the study of man), hamartiology (the study of sin), soteriology (the study of salvation), ecclesiology (the study of the church), and eschatology (the study of end times). Bible answers are given to commonly asked questions concerning the Christian faith.
TL201 Prayer – using the Bible along with the writings of E.M. Bounds and R.A Torrey students will learn the essentials of communications with God in prayer.
TL202 The Book of Titus – helpful teaching for the young preacher. This course offers guidance on setting ones life and church in biblical order.
TL203 Stewardship – lays a foundation for good stewardship in personal finances, and church finances.
SB301 Teaching the Bible – practical instruction on teaching the Bible effectively to adults, youth, and children. Biblical methods of teaching are explored and learned. This course is particularly helpful to Sunday School teachers and workers, Bible study leaders, and parents who are teaching the Bible in their homes.
SB302 The Christian Home – clear teaching from God’s Word concerning God’s design for the home and for the Christian family. Helpful instruction is given in the areas of marriage and parenting. This course is beneficial also to singles who plan to establish a Christian home some day.
SB303 Survey of the New Testament I – a survey of the books of the New Testament (Matthew through Ephesians). The main theme of each book is highlighted along with other significant features including key words, key verses, and pictures of Christ.
TL301 Bible Covenants – close examination of each of the biblical covenants and how they affect us in present day.
TL302 The Book of John – a deep dive into the most printed book of the Bible. This course will offer story by story outlines and practical application of the stand alone gospel record.
TL303 Biblical Geography – a map study of the middle east from the days of Adam to present day.
SB401 Survey of the New Testament II – a survey of the books of the New Testament (Philippians through Revelation). The main theme of each book is highlighted along with other significant features including key words, key verses, and pictures of Christ.
SB402 The New Testament Church – a study of the first-century church in the New Testament. Emphasis is laid on the biblical purpose of the church and on the involvement of each member of the body. Key topics are studied such as worship in the church and the prayer life of the church.
SB403 The Life of Christ – a detailed look at the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some topics covered are Christ’s virgin birth; His teachings, miracles, and parables; His suffering and death; His resurrection and ascension. Students also learn Bible answers concerning the deity of Jesus Christ.
TL401 History – a survey of the history of Israel, the history of the Bible, and the history of the church.
TL402 The Book of Romans – a study of the new life in Christ with a heavy emphasis on chapter five through eight.
TL403 Expositional Preparation – learn how to research, prepare and present an expository lesson.