Course Listing for IGo’s Training Institute

IGo Training Institue offers a variety courses in several departments. Browse our course descriptions by department by choosing from the list below, or visit our semester schedule to see which courses are offered this year.

Courses Offered at IGo Training Institute

Bible Department

Genesis

Genesis, the book of beginnings, records the origins of the material world, humanity, sin, the Hebrew nation, and redemption. These are foundational for understanding the rest of the Bible. Genesis also describes to us the covenants that God gave to mankind.

Life of Christ

This chronological development of the synoptic gospels creates the doctrinal foundation for Kingdom Living. We study the divine doctrinal foundation for Kingdom Living. We study the divine Example as our model for missionary development.

Writings of John

John sets forth a Christian worldview as he emphasizes the themes of the Holy Spirit, servanthood, love, unity, and Christian confidence.

Acts of the Apostles

This class will involve a chronological and geographic survey of the Church’s beginnings, the issues involved in church formation and growth. And, finally, the pattern given for missions by the Early Church.

Corinthians

Paul instructs the church in how to handle disorder, discipline, and doctrine. The books is a practical guide to applying Kingdom ethics in brotherhood relationships. The topics covered are communion, gifting, the veiling, law suites, the resurrection, love, discipline and women’s roles.

Galatians / Hebrews

These two books are blended together in the course to reveal the contrasting and complementing roles of the Old and New Testaments. From this understanding we can develop a biblical faith that produces good works.

Ephesians

Our individual and corporate identity as believers is a major part of the book of Ephesians. From personal salvation we become incorporated into the family of God. Therefore this class will strive to strengthen our interpersonal relationships in the family and church.

 

Missions Department

Asian Cultural Studies

Asian cultural norms can be learned both in class and in the field. Learning why and how Asian people think and act is critical to reaching them for Christ. Glorifying the name of the Lord may involve cultural adjustments while remaining obedient to Scripture.

Biblical Theology of Missions

The unveiling of God’s glory to the nations is the ultimate goal of mission work. This course will trace the missionary heart of God from Genesis to Revelation.

Church Planting

Theories and models of church planting will be discussed in this course. Planting and cultivating disciplined brotherhoods, particularly those unique to Anabaptism, will challenge us to remain both biblical and evangelical.

Cultural Anthropology

The missionary must understand components that make up culture. He must then discern which one enhances or hinders the spread of the Gospel. Ethnocentricity is a stumbling block all missionaries must avoid for effective evangelism.

History of Missions

The past gives much insight for the future. This course will review the lives and effectiveness of movements and missionaries who have gone before us. We will look at the historic Anabaptist view of missions compared to our contemporary one.

Local Church Evangelism

Before going into all the world, we must be available at home. Developing vision and strategies for outreach, ministry in urban settings and cooperation with local church leadership are major components of this class.

Missiology

Every missionary develops a theological and philosophical model for their mission work. From this they formulate processes of contextualization to avoid syncretism. Therefore, a biblical methodology is essential.

Modernism, Post-modernism, and Eastern Thought

Without understanding the worldviews of his listeners, Paul would have been less effective on Mars Hill. Similarly, the missionary must have a basic understanding of the major tenets of these worldviews and how they compare to Christianity for impact.

Team Dynamics

The crux of mission work often falls back to interpersonal relationships. Missionaries must learn to resolve conflict and function as a team.

World Religions

This class will contrast the beliefs and practices of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and tribal religions with those of Christianity. Insights will be given in how to minister to the adherents of these religions.

 

Personal Development Department

Christian Family I

God places us in families to learn the most foundational concepts of creation. Form infancy to marriage our family and parents prepare us for Kingdom work.

Christian Family II

Engaging in Christian ministry with a life-partner involves biblical principles for marital priorities, intimacy, child training, and finances.

Language Acquisition I & II

The training and practicums of this class will give the student introductory ability to reduce the sounds of a language to writing. Then, to develop the ability to reproduce those sounds coherently.

Principles of Teaching

This course will involve training and practicums which assist the developing teacher to prepare lesson plans and manage the classroom. Effective tools for interacting with students will be presented.

Public Speaking

An effective speaker needs to choose and develop one basic theme in his presentation. When this theme is given with clarity, passion, and creativity, it becomes a dynamic way to share the gospel. Practicums will be used in this course.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

This class will be a foundational tool for evangelism in many countries. Each IGo student will receive an introduction to teaching English as a second language. This course will include practicums where students join a group of English learners. These courses will develop semester by semester throughout the two-year training. Second year students will mentor new students as they become more proficient in their teaching skills.

 

Theology Department

Christian Evidences

Positive arguments for Christianity become effective when working with an honest seeker. The deity of Christ, resurrection, fulfilled prophecies, archaeological discoveries, and changed lives of believers all combine as dynamic evidence of the uniqueness and veracity of Christianity.

Church and Its Foes

The local church is God’s anointed spiritual family for every believer. Truth and love become the ingredients for the development of dynamic church relationships between leadership and membership.

Discovering our God I – Theology Proper

This is the foundation for all doctrinal study. To know God rightly is paramount to spiritual growth. Discovering who He is can be the most exciting discovery of our lifetime.

Discovering our God II – Bibliology / Christology

This study delves into the validity of the Scriptures as the Word of God and refutes the critic’s accusations in the face of contemporary liberal theology and pagan religions. We also study how God became intimate with man through Jesus, His Son.

Growth in Christ I – Anthropology / Hamartiology

Man’s foundational make-up was flawless and designed by God. This course will discuss what happenend as a result of the fall and what sin has done to distort and ruin mankind.

Growth in Christ II – Soteriology

Ye must be born again. This study will bring inner peace and joy as we discover who we have become because Christ moved within. We will also look at how the Holy Spirit continues to transform us into the image of Christ.

Kingdom Theology I – Strangers & Pilgrims

Defining a biblical view of the kingdom of God helps the student to contrast it with the Christendom model or magisterial Christianity. We are to have impact in our world as strangers and pilgrims in a foreign country.

Kingdom Theology II – Sons and Coheirs

This course develops the ethics of coheirs in pilgrimage. We discuss the biblical model of economics and sacrificial, suffering love.