College Credit

We are partnering with Moody Bible Institute’s Distance Learning program to offer up to 18 units of credit. Our Elements of Bible Study, Major Prophets, Pauline Epistles and Israel Prep classes make up 12 of those units. All students will take these classes, and if they choose to pay the Moody tuition at $210 per unit, they can receive up to 12 fully accredited, transferable units of Bible credit. Most Bible colleges and Christian universities will accept these as part of their Bible requirements, and some liberal arts universities will accept them as open elective credits. Credit is dependent on how they do in the class. Students may choose two of four additional 3 unit courses that they may complete on their own time for a potential total of 18 units.

********All costs below are not contracted costs with colleges but rather to display the current cost per unit of Christian Schools in California.  All courses for credit within the Joshua Wilderness Institute are taken through Moody Bible Institute.   Students desiring to transfer coursework or credits to other schools will go through Moody Bible Institute and send their transcripts to the school of choice for consideration.   Attending Joshua does not guarantee acceptance into any of the schools listed below or guarantee transfer credit.   These situations are all on a per person situation as well as the standards and policies of the particular institutions.

School (Average Cost Per Unit) Cost Per Unit
Biola University $1,389 per unit
Simpson College $1,020 per unit
San Diego Christian College $1,075 per unit
Fresno Pacific University $938 per unit
Moody through Joshua $210 per unit




Classes

Pauline Epistles 1 (BI-3325)

Mandatory Class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
An expository study of 1 and 2 Corinthians, with attention given to the background, church problems, doctrine, and practical applications of these books.

Historical Geography of Ancient Israel (BI-2260)

Mandatory Class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
The Israel preparation class helps students get the most out of their two week trip to Israel as well as tie into the Old Testament Survey course. This class combines biblical geography, Hebrew culture, basics of the Hebrew language, as well as customs and practices of Jesus' time. This class imparts a better understanding of the land and context in which the Bible takes place.

Old Testament Survey

Mandatory Class not eligible for credit.
The Old Testament Class at the Joshua Wilderness Institute has three purposes. The first is to demonstrate to students their ability to study the Old Testament scriptures on their own. Many students today are prone to ignore the OT when it comes to life application, discipleship, or evangelism because they feel that it is either too difficult to interpret or too outdate to be relevant. The first purpose of this class is to dispel that myth. The second purpose of the class is study the character of God. Similarly, when students want to understand who God is they spend the majority of their study time investigating Jesus Christ in the New Testament. While this is certainly a good way to understand God, it is not all that has been revealed about Him and to get a complete picture one must look at the Old Testament. The third and last purpose of the class is to get a clear perspective on the overarching rise and fall of man's relationship with God as displayed in the OT. The Old Testament scriptures show such a clear pattern of man's duality and his constant fluctuation from faithfulness to faithlessness despite God's consistency. This pattern is important for students to understand because that same duality is present in our lives, despite God's consistency, and an understanding of His faithfulness regardless of our failure is a major key to ongoing growth in discipleship, and the avoidance of discouragement.

Theology

Mandatory Class not eligible for credit.
The Joshua Theology class is designed to give students an overview of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. Our desire is that students will walk away with not only an understanding of what it means to be a Christian but that they would own their faith and practically live out what Jesus describes in the Bible as being a disciple. This is not a quest for knowledge but rather owning ones faith and striving to understand the heart of God and what he desires from his people. During the year we will cover such topics as scripture, God, man, sin, Christ, salvation, church, and the end times.

Acts (BI-2214)

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
Encounter the major changes in God's dealing with the world and His people in this key transitional book of the Bible. Trace the six major sections of the book, consider the purpose and historical context of the book, and study the major events in each section. You will learn the significance of the beginning of the church at Pentecost, the gift of tongues, Stephen's speech, the conversion of Cornelius, the Jerusalem Council, Paul at Mars Hill and the place and purpose of baptism. Apply the material in Acts to your personal Christian life and local church. Two exams test your knowledge of the content of Acts. Two papers give you the opportunity to do an in-depth topical study of the Holy Spirit in Acts, principles of evangelism from Philip's ministry or principles of missionary strategy.

Christian Life and Ethics (TH-110)

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
Christian living is decision making. This course helps you form habits of decision making in all areas of life that will honor the Lord. It encourages the proper development of relationships, ethical decision making, the development of a biblical worldview, the Spirit-filled life, the body life of the church and healthy interpersonal relationships.

Survey of Bible Doctrine (TH-2225)

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
Theology is the systematic organization of what the Bible teaches. In this course, the student will study what the Bible teaches about God's Word itself, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. The course emphasizes using the Bible in evangelism and teaching, as well as helping others determine for themselves what the Bible teaches.

The Church and its Doctrines (TH-1110)

Elective Summer Class worth three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
A foundational course, using primarily a Bible Doctrine approach that surveys basic doctrines of the church and their implications for life. Specifically, the course will survey Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Angelology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology and Eschatology. Special attention will be paid to key terms, concepts and biblical texts. The course also will introduce the various branches of theology.

Hermeneutics / Bible Study Methods (BI-2280)

Mandatory Class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
Develop deeper and richer skills in studying the Bible. In particular, learn to deal properly with matters of context, language, special forms (parables, types, prophecy and literary genre), theological perspectives, principles, and applications. This extremely practical course has numerous learning activities to help develop these skills, two exams over the material in the course and two papers on Bible passages (1 Corinthians 3:9-17 and Luke 15:11-32) to provide in-depth experience in applying the lessons of the course.

The Book of John (BI-2211)

Mandatory Class with the option to receive three units of Bible Credit through Moody Bible Institute at $210 per unit.
Come to know Jesus Christ better through the study of His life as uniquely presented by the apostle John. Learn the basic content of each chapter, follow the flow of John's emphasis on belief throughout the book, delineate the key events and teachings of Christ, and experience personal growth in your own life through them. One exam covers the content of the book of John. The paper allows you to do a more in-depth study of a miracle of Christ or John's teaching of Jesus as the Son of God.