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 fall

Spring Courses will be listed by november

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

    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

    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.r 5th, 2020


    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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  • Romans BST220 (3 Credits) - October 5th to October 22nd, 2020

    Romans, more than any other New Testament book or epistle, systematically presents the details of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Paul first shows how the whole world – the Jews, the moralists, the Gentiles – need the Gospel. Paul then presents the central truth of justification by faith in Jesus Christ. The remaining doctrinal section systematically unfolds the various realities and results of “justification by faith” in the life of the believer. In the final section of Romans the course will look at fulfilling Christian duties at home, at work, and toward governments.


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

    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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  • Christian Foundations THS160 (3 Credits) - October 27th to November 12th, 2020

    This course is a basic introduction to the foundational truths of Christianity. It is designed to give students an overview of Christian living, theology, and ecclesiology from an Evangelical / Pentecostal perspective. Students will explore the heart of the gospel message, and what that looks like in real life; be challenged to develop or reaffirm a solid, Biblical belief system; and explore the purposes, ordinances, and leadership of the Church.


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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

    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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  • Christian Ethics CLS254 (1.5 Credits) - November 16th to November 23rd, 2020

    Understanding and applying a standard of absolute truth based on the written Word of God and applied in the Holy Spirit is the focus of the first part of this course.  From an established foundation of moral, biblical absolute truth the student, in the second section of the course, will be exposed to and will be able to grapple with several contemporary ethical issues. Selected topics include: gender identity and marriage issues, euthanasia, genetic engineering, capital punishment, church and state issues, and others. Ministerial ethics will also be highlighted. A final segment dealing with current “happening today” ethical issues will also take place. A lecture/discussion format will help the student to formulate appropriate biblical responses in contemporary culture.


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

    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

    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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