January 21–26, 2013 Simi Valley Campus Only
About the Course
Eternity Bible College is pleased to announce that this year’s Winterim course will be “Jesus and the Kingdom,” taught by pastor-scholar Dr. Joel Willitts of Northpark University (Chicago). This course will examine Jesus’ central message about the Kingdom of God and will seek to understand Jesus in His first-century Jewish context. The class will be both theologically rich and pastorally relevant. We invite you to join what will be an invigorating and challenging discussion.
In order to meet the needs of full-time students, laypersons, and pastors, this class will feature two different “tracks.” The “for-credit track” will include all of the lectures during the times listed below. The “auditor track” will include only the 2 hour night sessions offered on Monday-Thursday. These night sessions will consist of independent topics that cover the most significant aspects of Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom, including the Lord’s prayer, the Old Testament background, and other central features. In other words, if you can only attend the night sessions, you will not feel like you have missed half the class!
About the Professor
Joel Willitts is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at North Park University. He also serves as the College Pastor at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL. He has had a wide breadth of experience within both the church and academy. After graduating with a BS (1993) he spent 7 years in youth ministry in Texas, Florida, and Illinois. He eventually earned a Th.M. (2000) from Dallas Theological Seminary and then an M.Phil. (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) from Cambridge University in England. He is married to Karla (19 years) and they have five-year old twins, Zion and Mary. Joel loves traveling, jogging, baseball, the Yankees, and reading biographies.
Register as an Auditor
You can sit in on this class for personal enrichment as a non-credit student. The cost to audit is $50. If you would like to sign up for this course, please download the registration form below and return it to our office:
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen in our office.