How to Use This Course
Church History begins with the foundations of the church in the Old Testament and continues through to the present day. Weekly text-based lessons are each broken into four daily assignments and will involve adding dates to timelines, making maps, reading works from all periods of history, and short-answer writing to provoke thought and deeper comprehension while students read.
Church history studies the roots and origin of the Christian church. However, the study is not limited to the church itself, but to all influences in history that have impacted the church, and likewise, the movements in history that the church has impacted.
Our study will begin in the Old Testament to provide us with the necessary background to the formation of the New Testament Church around 33 AD and will continue on to present day.
This class has been prepared with special consideration to Christians of all denominations and without intentional bias to one Christian group over another. Students will be studying church history from the men and women who were present in the different ages of history and recorded it themselves. Students will study the development of all prominent denominations.
As such, students and parents should be aware that some of the reading material will present a worldview that is disagreeable to you. To teach church history in light of all of the historical evidence and to thoroughly understand how the church got its shape, it is necessary for students to read some texts that present a different worldview. Some of the works will be agreeable to all Christians; some will be disagreeable to all Christians. Others were written unfavorably to specific denominations. All of these works will be highlighted and will have a warning beside the referral, stating which groups may be sensitive to the material.
Regular weekly assignments will involve adding dates to timelines, making maps, reading works from all periods of history, and short-answer writing to provoke thought and deeper comprehension while students read.
Printable weekly lessons, each broken into four daily assignments
As presented, the course includes approximately 28 hours of video instruction. If additional projects are completed, such as the provided worksheets, as well as additional independent reading, research papers, presentations, etc., on themes related to this study that brings the course to a total of 60-90 hours, the course may be worth .5 academic credit.