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by Chris Miller - Saturday, 14 January 2017, 7:00 AM


Due to the weather conditions in Kansas City, the class schedule will be adjusted today.

There will be NO live classes meeting today at Midtown Baptist Temple. 

Pastoral Procedures will be available online at 8:00AM CST. Students WILL BE able to view the Youtube stream live located in the class folder.

Prophecy: Daniel and Revelation will be made up at a later date.

1 Corinthians week 1 is available in the class folder.

Discipleship 2 will be recorded on Tuesday, January 17 and available for viewing.

Stay safe!

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Welcome to the new updated site!
by Sam Miles - Friday, 6 January 2017, 10:19 PM

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UPDATE! Mobile App now available for myLFBI.
by Sam Miles - Friday, 6 January 2017, 10:18 PM

Moodle Mobile is the official mobile app for LFBI.  (get the app here.)  Current users will need to update their app settings to the new url...

  • Browse the content of your courses, even when offline  
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  • Quickly find and contact other people in your courses  
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New Student Application
by Sam Miles - Thursday, 5 January 2017, 1:27 PM
New students apply here.New students can now register for enrollment at LFBI.
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by Sam Miles - Thursday, 5 January 2017, 1:09 PM

1. Complete the Entrance Assessment

Please find the Entrance Assessment form through the top menu under “Resources” then “Student Resources”.  E-mail it to Lori Morgan once it is complete. There is no grade given for the Assessment.

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Available courses

Church History

A survey of Church History over the last 2,000 years from a Biblical perspective with special emphasis on the true line of born again Bible believers as opposed to the false line of the “Catholic” church.

Course Objectives:
The goal of this course is to equip the serious student of the word of God with the fundamental principles that govern the history of mankind as it relates to spiritual and ecclesiastical matters.  Of far greater importance are the Biblical principles that define history rather than the rote memorization of names and dates.  By the end of this course, the student should be able to understand how the events of history shape the world he lives in.  He should be able to read any history book and discern the movements of God and Satan, and see current events in light of the Bible.

Teacher: Greg Axe

Spiritual Maturity Elective

It develops further the material covered in Philosophy of Discipleship, specifically the seven stages of spiritual growth and maturity.  This material is supplementary to the current D2 curriculum.


By the end of this class, the successful student will be able to more accurately define his/her personal growth level as well as become a more effective disciple-maker by better understanding how to properly discern and assist his/her disciples in determining their growth level and what to expect next in their walk with the Lord.


This class will have 10 weeks of lecture followed by a final exam.

Teacher: Jeff Bartell

2017 Professional Development Course

Course covers the following topics:

  1. Teaching approach to the adult learner.  Dr. Cristina Starks
  2. Differentiated Teaching / Learning. Dr. Cristina Starks
  3. Syllabus, Rubrics and Scoring guides. 
  4. Saving Time: Building a "grading team" and approach.  Sam Miles
  5. Stem question writing. Higher depth of knowledge assessment. Brandon Briscoe
  6. Using Moodle. Sam Miles; Chris Miller
    • Assignment possibilities in Moodle.
    • Needed Moodle skills.

Missions 1

This course establishes God's mission as the root cause of our existence and the essence of our life purpose. Key issues and terms are biblically defined and the personal missionary responsibility of the New Testament believer is addressed. The emphasis is toward practical application giving the student an understanding of how to actually begin and develop effective cross-cultural ministry.

Course Textbooks:

  • The Holy Bible, AV1611
  • Missionary Methods, St. Paul’s or Ours? – Roland Allen

Teacher: Jeff Bartell

Ministry Practicum

This practicum is an essential part of your education. It provides an opportunity for you to choose a ministry task, project, or program that will provide an edifying and enjoyable experience.  Your service in this practicum will also edify your local church or LFBI as well.  The purpose of the practicum is manifold:  

  1. To create the conditions necessary for you to apply what you 
    have been taught in the classroom in such a way so that you are able to be
    a part of making disciples.
  2. To demonstrate to LFBI instructors that what is learned in the classroom is helping you become an able minister.
  3. To educate you as to what ministry is really like.
  4. To establish a mentor relationship with an experienced minister.  
Teacher: Chris Best

Personal Evangelism Methods

Instructors: Brett Bartlett and Brian Clark This evangelism course will prepare the student to fulfil the great commission while fulfilling the great commandment. The emphasis will be revealing biblical strategies which provide practical means of incorporating evangelism into their natural flow of life.

Pastoral Procedures

This course is concerned with practical pastoral duties, responsibilities, and relationships. Attention is given to proper procedures for hospital visitation, conducting various kinds of worship services (including baptism and the Lord’s Supper), wedding and funeral services, etc. Administrative responsibilities are reviewed: budgets; boards; etc… The personal conduct of the pastor is also examined as it relates to the flock.  This will be accomplished through lecture, observation, and research.

Teacher: Sam Miles

Prayer and Worship

 Prayer and Worship: Pastoral and Corporate
A study calling the student to the primacy of effective prayer and worship in the private life of the pastor - directly impacting the spiritual vitality of the entire church.  Attention is given to the application of Scripture in prayer and worship.


Focuses on the preparation and delivery of biblical sermons, studies, and lessons.  The student will benefit by engaging in the homiletic work and through experiencing constructive input from the instructor and peers.

Teacher: Mark Trotter

Servant Leadership

Leadership in the church is a broad topic. One aspect of leadership in the church is “Servant Leadership”. That is the focus of this class. LFBI students will learn that leadership in the church is different than leadership in the world. Leaders in the church are to be leaders and servants, not leaders or servants. We serve God and lead others to do the same.

Teacher: Chris Best

Philosophy of Discipleship

(the pastor as a disciplemaker)

This course will confirm that discipleship has been God's plan from Genesis 1, and is God's plan today through the local church, to multiply the image of His Son in lost men and women who have been reconciled back to Him through evangelism. This course will also present discipleship as the anchor ministry in the local church and where it is absent, sees the church a drift in an ocean of endless programs and fads which do not yield fruit that remains.

Teacher: Kenny Morgan


2 CR

An expositional study of the foundational book of church doctrine in the New Testament, with careful attention paid to the doctrinal application primarily, but including some history and personal life application as well.  Attention will also be given to types and pictures from the Old testament that illustrate church doctrine, as well as other New Testament passages that cross reference the doctrines of the Book of Romans.

Teacher: Greg Axe

Pastoral Epistles

This class is an intensive study of the epistles of Paul the apostle to pastors. This course is an exposition of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus as God’s handbook for pastors. The content and themes are developed exegetically and expositorily with an emphasis on the responsibilities of pastoral leaders in the church.

Teacher: Alan Shelby


2 CR

An expositional study of the first book of the New Testament, with careful attention paid to the doctrinal application primarily, but including some history and personal life application as well.  The study will include some comparison with the other “synoptic” gospels (Mark and Luke) along with the gospel of John as well when certain passages in Matthew require an understanding of the “harmony of the gospels”.  The main doctrinal focus will be on the King of the Jews (the life of Jesus Christ), and the Kingdom of Heaven (his Millennial reign).

Teacher: Gabe Alvarado


This class will provide a sixteen week substantive overview of the Book of Hebrews which sets out to demonstrate the theological, spiritual and devotional supremacy of Christ and the New Covenant over all other men, gods, philosophical systems, religions or earthly constructs. It will challenge the student to confront the accountability incumbent upon having the unique ability, as saints, to "draw near" to God. It will, as well, evince the necessary dual-application hermeneutic approach of the book which is owing to its transitionary dispensational nature.


2 CR
A systematic study of this Old Testament foundational book, including terms, doctrines, biblical types, dispensational features and the chronological progression of events. In chapters 1-12 the student will cover the key events foundational to humanity's present condition, all Bible history and prophecy.  In chapters 12-50 students will cover the key patriarchs of the nation of Israel.

Teacher: Sam Miles


Course Theme:  The Mandate and Mission of the New Testament Church, Acts 1:8
The Book of Acts is the historical beginning of the Great Commission. It presents the progressive transfer of the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Body of Christ through the indwelling Holy Spirit. The prophetic promise of the kingdom to the Jews is postponed as the Church begins to take the Gospel to the Gentile world. The book of Acts is the bridge that covers the period between the Gospels and the Epistles. 
A systematic study of this New Testament transitional book, includes terms, doctrines, dispensational features and the chronological progression of events in 2 sections.
Part I (Acts 1-12)                   Part II (Acts 13-28)
Jerusalem the center            Antioch the center
Peter the chief figure            Paul the chief figure
Out to Samaria (reluctantly) Out to Rome (triumphantly)
Word rejected Jews home   Word rejected Jews Dispersion
Peter imprisoned                  Paul imprisoned

Bible Survey 4

An overview of the the second half of the New Testament from the book of Colossians in the Pauline Epistles thru the General Epistles, ending with the book of Revelation.
Views authorship, time of writing, key words and verses, theme, purpose, outline, key types and dispensational features are examined for each book, as well as an overview of their contents.
Teacher: Sam Miles

Bible Survey 3

An overview of the NewTestament Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles. Views authorship, time of writing, key words and verses, theme, purpose, outline, key types and dispensational features are examined for each book, as well as an overview of their contents.

Teacher: Sam Miles

Bible Survey 2

2 CR
An overview of the Old Testament poetry and prophets. Authorship, time of writing, key words and verses, theme, purpose, outline, key types and dispensational features are examined for each book, as well as an overview of their contents.

Teacher: Sam Miles

Bible Survey 1

2 CR
An overview of the Old Testament law, history, and poetry. Authorship, time of writing, key words and verses, theme, purpose, outline, key types and dispensational features are examined for each book, as well as an overview of their contents.

Teacher: Sam Miles

Israel Trip 2017

This is for LFBI students that are going on this trip. Students can enroll and receive LFBI credit. To learn more about the Israel Discovery Trip, contact Deb Molder at

Ancient Israelarchive

This class is an on-site study of the physical features of the land of the Bible, stressing geographical factors relating to both biblical and modern history. Preparatory map study and class previews provide the background to a trip in the field. Relevant archeological, historical, and biblical material is correlated with sites, roads, and features in each region. Regions studied and visited include Galilee and sites in Capernaum, Mt. Carmel, and Nazareth; Judah and sites like Herodeon, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the Dead Sea Scrolls caves in Qumran, swimming in The Dead Sea, and in Bethlehem the Shepherd’s Field and Church of the Nativity; Jordan and Jezreel Valleys with the site of Megiddo (Armageddon); Benjamin and sites in Jerusalem including the Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Garden Tomb of Jesus, and the Tower and Tomb of David on Mt. Zion, and Jericho; the Plain of Sharon and Caesarea; much more including a tour of biblical Jerusalem, with a visit to the Temple Mount, and the Temple Institute and the model of Solomon’s Temple. In addition, of a ministry aspect we will visit residents in Judea, attend churches in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, and meet a former member of Arafat’s forces who now runs a Christian kindergarten.
Teacher: Alan Shelby

Manuscript Evidence

This class examines the historical and cultural settings in which the scriptures were inspired, and explores the history of preservation and translation, from the original manuscripts to today. We will answer, What is the Bible and where did it come from? What is the Apocrypha? Who decided what books should be in the Bible? Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls important? What is the Septuagint (LXX)? Where do modern Bible translations come from and are all of them right? This course provides solid, practical answers from the Bible itself. An evidential approach to textual criticism is presented providing a relevant defense of the authoritative nature of the Bible.

Sevens - The Biblical Codebreaker

Sevens - The Biblical Codebreaker

Sundays at 5:30 - 7:00 CST

Begins June 5th

Throughout the pages of Holy Writ, the number “seven” and things which can be divided by “seven” is pervasive. Once one accepts that the number speaks of God’s divine completion and order (a verity which this class seeks to affirm) then this thesis would stand to reason. There are, in fact, so many instances of the number “seven” with it’s variations and patterns, that a exhaustive work on the subject may not even be possible. Works on Numerology by Ivan Panin and Peter Stoner are just a few brilliant examples of what is meant by such a statement. Certainly, 8 weeks on the subject could never suffice as a thorough treatment. What is manageable, however, is a detailed overview of 7 major doctrines which can be divided by “seven”. (The word “seven” itself, meaning “to divide”, ironically.) Thus, in the process of teaching the class entitled, “The Seven Sevens” we shall compare Scripture with Scripture in order that we can “rightly divide” doctrines which greatly affect our ability to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” The doctrines selected for such a purpose are; 7 Mysteries, 7 Baptisms, 7 Resurrections, 7 Judgments, 7 Dispensations / Covenants, 7 Churches, 7 Feasts. Possibly, you will never be so challenged and encouraged by the undeniable, supernatural construction of the Bible than by seeing for yourself what is mathematically certain to be, the signature of God … the number “seven”.

Hermeneutics – Bible Study Methods

2 CR

An introduction of the fundamental concepts of correct Bible study, focusing on established and time-honored rules of Bible study, the proper use of basic Bible study tools, and an understanding of the theme of the Bible, namely the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven. Implied in the course is the ability to use these tools to communicate and teach the Bible to others.
Teacher: Greg Axe

Speech and Reasoning

Are we capable of thinking the way God thinks? His thoughts are higher than our thoughts but we have the mind of Christ! We have the complete Word of God but do we think and feel the same way as God thinks and feels about the Word and all of general revelation it affects? Is that even possible? Are you confident that you can think and reason biblically? Are you able to convince others of your doctrine and does your faith affect the culture around you with the gospel and a biblical world-view? Introduction to Biblical Reasoning will attempt to answers these questions from the Bible while equipping you with an understanding of an authentic epistemology and ontology. This 8-week course will arm you with the ability to think rationally and logically in order that you can champion truth and both recognize and expose error with a sharpened cogency to your arguments. Fight the good fight! Open and allege … Stand and deliver.

Contemporary Dispensationalism

2 CR | Intensive
This course will examine the historical development of Dispensationalism and contrast it with Covenant Theology and “Progressive” Dispensationalism. Special emphasis will be given to the hermeneutical framework of Dispensationalism as a history of God’s redemptive work.

Survey of Theology and Dispensational Theology

2 CR
Mission: In this course, students explore the doctrines of the Christian faith in order to develop a more well-rounded theology on which to build their personal ministry. This exploration will be conducted from a biblical perspective in such a way the result of their pursuit is not simply acquisition of data, but deepening of their personal relationship with the One whose enormity is barely touched by this study.

Catalog Description: This course will give a survey of the basic doctrinal divisions of the Bible. Special attention is given to placing doctrine within a framework of discipleship. This is done systematically from a dispensational and premillennial perspective.
The Biblical basis for rightly dividing the word of truth is studied and examined in contrast to various other modern theologies. Detailed study is given to the logical and Biblical extension of Premillennialism into a Dispensational framework, the hermeneutical significance of this structure in the word of God, and the Biblical covenants.


This course is designed to equip you to defend your faith in our modern society, while being wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

We will cover 3 main categories:  Logical arguments using the Scriptures, Scientific proofs of the Bible’s accuracy, and a comparison of various religions with the Bible.

Teacher: Larry Grissom

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This training is available for all those who have completed Discipleship 1 and are ready to move forward in their biblical studies. This instruction will take the believer to a deeper level of understanding of God, His Word, and His mission for us. 
Discipleship 2 can be completed in 2 semesters; you can begin in either the spring or fall. 
D2 is a prerequisite to the Living Faith Bible Institute as this content serves as “introduction” to all LFBI instruction.