FCA Leadership Development Courses

Leadership Training

Clearwater College is providing an exclusive package to FCA members for the 2020-2021 academic year. As the official Canadian College for the FCA, Clearwater College serves the FCA by providing education and training that is biblical, practical, and transformational. And we want you to be beneficiaries of that education and training.


Our feature course is Pentecostal Theology, which includes a significant component (50% of the course) that is taught by our very own Fellowship Pastor, Glen Forsberg. He will be teaching on the FCA, focusing on our distinctives and incorporating the historical development of the Fellowship. You don’t want to miss this which is why we are offering this course for free as part of the package.


FCA Ministers Package

If you are licensed or ordained as a member of the FCA in Canada, you automatically qualify for the following educational package:

• Free access to Pentecostal Theology / FCA Distinctives (or just the FCA Distinctives component if desired), for either college credit or audit.

• Free access to another 3 credits of courses offered this year (either one 3 credit course, or two 1.5 credit half courses), for either college credit or audit.

• 50% off all other courses, for either college credit or audit.


FCA Ministries Package

If your church or ministry is an FCA member ministry, your church automatically qualifies for the following similar educational package:

• Any five (5) of your staff members / members of your ministry may take advantage of this package.

• Free access to Pentecostal Theology / FCA Distinctives (or just the FCA Distinctives component if desired), for either college credit or audit.

• Free access to another 3 credits of courses offered this year (either one 3 credit course, or two 1.5 credit half courses), audit only.

• 50% off all other courses, audit only.


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Courses Available this Spring

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  • Old Testament Survey BST253 (3 Credits) - January 5th to 20th, 2021

    Dr. Peter Engle & Pastor Dennis Traverse

    This course is designed to give the student a good understanding of the content, history, theology, and customs of the Old Testament. This introductory course will examine the issues of authorship, purpose in composition, dating, special issues, and chronology of the Old Testament books in their historical, religious and temporal settings.  Coupled with this is an examination of the contents of each of the books, and their contribution to the whole of the Old Testament canon.


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  • Systematic Theology II THS341 (3 Credits) - January 25th to February 12th, 2021

    Dr. Peter Engle

    This course is the second of a 2-part sequence which presents all of the major doctrines of the Christian faith as a unified and related whole.  The first segment covers the topics of: God, creation, man, the fall, providence, angels and demons, Christology, and redemption.  This course and its sequel are taught from a Pentecostal/Charismatic and evangelical perspective, with a format for student/professor interaction/discussion on all of the major issues covered in this course.


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  • Children's Ministry CMS203 (1.5 Credits) - January 25th to January 29th, 2021

    Pastor Leona Papineau

    This course is to equip students with practical approaches to children ministry. It explores the development of sustaining children’s ministry in the local church. The course is an overview of children’s ministry and will be encouraging the student’s participation: in discussions, presentations, and assigned readings.


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  • Christian Family CLS255 (1.5 Credits) - February 1st to February 9th, 2021

    Pastor Dennis Traverse

    The underlying approach to this course is to pattern the Christian marriage after Christ’s relationship with His church. A clear understanding of God’s Word concerning marriages and raising a family will be sought. Some of the issues we will look at are: headship; God’s provision; training children; communication; expectations; personality traits and how it effects the marriage and children; being involved in the family; family planning; and other issues that may arise through class interaction. This course is meant to be very practical and open discussion will be encouraged.


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  • Intro to Missions MIS120 (1.5 Credits) - February 10th to February 19th, 2021

    Pastor Dennis Traverse

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the responsibility that belongs to all Christians to be involved with Missions both at home and abroad. The primary purpose is to see our role in fulfilling God’s purpose for the church in the world to make disciples of all nations. The certainty that God will fulfill this purpose includes His invitation to join Him in His mission. We are not called to perform dull religious duties; instead He is recruiting His followers to lead lives of significance and global purpose as missionaries with a message for a world lost in despair and hopelessness. We must begin to see our responsibility to “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matt 28:19. 


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  • Theology of Vocation THS321 (1.5 Credits) - February 16th to February 26th, 2021

    Greg Reich

    This course is intended to provide a foundational introduction to understanding the Theology of Vocation. Using Timothy Keller’s Book Every Good Endeavor along with the bible and class lectures, we will explore the importance of work and the many reasons why God has designed work to be redemptive and life changing in nature. We will explore how sin has complicated Gods original intent of work as well as the design of work, the dignity of work and why God intends all work to serve others and glorify Him.


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  • Gifts & Ministry of the Holy Spirit CLM170 (1.5 Credits) - Feb. 22nd to Feb. 26th, 2021

    Todd & Diane Harrison

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  • Gospel of John BST109 (3 Credits) - March 22nd to April 9th, 2021

    Pastor Paul Reich

    A detailed study of John’s story about Jesus’ life, miracles, and teaching. Emphasis will be given to the signs, claims, witnesses, and additional evidence that John uses to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. Significant cultural and historical information, theological themes, and relevant application of John to contemporary life will be highlighted. This course will enrich and deepen the student’s faith in Christ.


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  • Pastoral Practics CMS410 (3 Credits) - March 22nd to April 9th, 2021

    Pastor Dennis Traverse

    This course is designed with consideration to the pastor’s work in the local congregation, including those life elements which most directly affect their life and ministry. Included in this course are the various biblical models related to pastoral ministry, roles and expectations, pastoral duties and responsibilities. The public aspects of pastoral profile including sermons, weddings, funerals, baptisms, baby dedications, and congregational meetings are discussed together with the professionalism that must accompany the office.


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  • Christian Worldview THS140 (1.5 Credits) - April 12th to April 20th, 2021

    Dr. Brad Teigen

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  • Contemporary Theology THS352 (3 Credits) - April 12th to April 29th, 2021

    Dr. Peter Engle

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  • Personal Finances CLS110 (1.5 Credits) - April 21st to April 29th, 2021

    Pastor Gene Enns & Glenn Stone

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  • Hermeneutics BST254 (3 Credits) - September 3rd to September 23rd, 2020

    Dr. Peter Engle

    The goal of this course is to establish the importance of and an understanding of the basic principles that govern our interpretation of Scripture. Time is devoted to the inspiration of Scripture, the history of biblical interpretation, and practical steps to follow in extracting the grammatical and historical meaning of Scripture. We will also examine cases throughout Church history of good interpretation, and also some less so. Students are given basic interpretive tools along with a biblical framework for making practical applications without violating the meaning of the text.


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  • Homiletics CMS357 (3 Credits) - (2 Part Course) Sep. 3rd to 14th, Oct. 6th to 16th

    Pastor Dennis Traverse

    This upper division course provides an extensive exposure to the various types of preaching: expositional, thematic/topical, narrative, biographical, etc. Students will practice writing and delivering sermons during in-class and chapel settings. Evaluation and critique by the professor and fellow students follow each presentation. Readings relating to historical preachers and their sermons as well as class lectures will provide academic content to this course.


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  • Building Blocks of Leadership CMS361 (3 Credits) - Sep. 15th to Oct. 5th, 2020

    Pastor Paul Reich

    This course exposes the student to both Biblical and contemporary principles of leadership. It is designed to equip students with foundational and developmental knowledge and skills for leading the local church or other Christian association toward fulfilling its biblical mandate and mission.


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  • OT Historical Books BST310 (3 Credits) - October 19th to November 6th, 2020

    Dr. Peter Engle

    An upper division overview of the biblical historical books from Joshua to the return from the Babylonian Captivity. The focus is on the major themes, theological content, key figures and the historical out-workings of the plan of redemption. Correlation with the wisdom and prophetic books augments the textual examination of this major component of the Old Testament revelation. The timeless nature of God’s principles in the historical books is shown in contemporary church and society settings.


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  • Pentecostal Theology/FCA Distinctives THS440 (3 Credits) - (2 Part Course - Take One or Both) Nov. 9th to Nov. 16th, Nov. 17th to Nov. 23rd, 2020

    Dr. Peter Engle & Pastor Glen Forsberg

    This upper division course provides a theological examination of the essential tenets of Pentecostalism together with a brief overview of the historical development and spread of the various Pentecostal churches and their global impacts. The relationship between Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement will also be examined theologically and historically. It is within this context that the doctrinal and practical distinctives of the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies are presented and examined. This course is team taught, with Dr. Engle, who will teach the overall history and theology of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movements, and FCA Fellowship Pastor Glen Forsberg, who will teach a week on the history and doctrinal distinctives of the FCA.


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  • 1&2 Corinthians BST213 (3 Credits) - November 24th to December 14th, 2020

    Pastor Dennis Traverse

    This course is designed to familiarize the student with Paul’s two letters to the Corinthians. As with the study of any books of the Bible we will begin with a general introduction in order to set these letters in their cultural and historical context followed by a look at the author, purpose, and background of each letter. However as with any exegetical study the main focus will be on a verse by verse and subject by subject analysis of the text itself.  These two letters are intensely practical dealing with numerous Church and Christian issues and problems such as church discipline, living the proper Christian life, the Lord’s Supper, gifts of the Spirit, order in worship, etc.


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  • Systematic Theology 1 THS340 (3 Credits) - Nov. 24th to Dec. 14th, 2020

    Dr. Peter Engle

    This course is the first of a 2-part sequence which presents all of the major doctrines of the Christian faith as a unified and related whole.  The first segment covers the topics of: God, creation, man, the fall, providence, angels and demons, Christology, and redemption.  This course and its sequel are taught from a Pentecostal/Charismatic and evangelical perspective, with a format for student/professor interaction/discussion on all of the major issues covered in this course.


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