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  • Fundamentals for Biblical TransformationJesus commissioned believers to "make disciples of all nations," which, according to Bible Commentator Matthew Henry, means to "do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations." How do we make the nations Christian? How do we build Godly nations? The Bible teaches that if a people obey God's laws they will have liberty, peace, prosperity, and justice. But we must obey all of God's laws to experience the abundance of God's blessing. To the extent we obey in all areas of life, is the extent we will experience the Godly fruit of liberty.

    The Founders of America understood this vital truth and attempted to build the nation upon the precepts of God, and though not without fault, their efforts produced the best example of a Christian nation in history. Thus there are many important lessons we can learn from the American Founders as we seek to build Godly nations today.

    Sessions:

    1.Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate;

    2. Seven Ideas that Transformed the World and Made America a Success;

    3. How to Disciple the Nations: God's Purpose for Man, the Family, Church, and Civil Government;

    4. Fundamentals Principles of a Christian Nation

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: 3 sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides, one is audio based with Powerpoint slides. Written text and review questions are included.

  • Discipling the Nations

    We have been given a commission to disciple the nations (Matthew 28:18-20). This Great Commission includes both the evangelistic mandate (to redeem man) and the cultural mandate (to redeem the earth). We disciple nations by teaching all He commanded; that is, all that the Bible teaches. The Bible not only teaches about personal matters but it also teaches about every area of life. This course gives a blueprint for how to fulfill this great commission.

    Sessions include:

    1. God's Sovereignty over the Nations
    2. How to Disciple the Nations
    3. Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate
    4. The Influence of the Bible on the Development of American Constitutionalism

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Formar: All sessions are video based. Written text and review questions are included.

  • Transforming the Culture with the Blueprint of God's Word

    Transforming the Culture with the Blueprint of God's Word

    God's Word provides a blueprint for how to transform America and the nations. The Bible addresses all of life, from personal and family matters to economic and civil affairs. A Biblical overview of 21 areas of life is presented. Talks contain many historical examples of how Christianity has brought transformation to all spheres of life.

    Sessions include:
    1. Building Nations with the Blueprint of God's Word
    2. Nation Building for a New World
    3. Seven Ideas that Have Transformed the World
    4. The Economy from a Biblical Perspective

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell


  • Watchmen on the Walls (For Credit)

    (This course can be audited for a reduced cost.)

    "I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night" (Isa.62:6). God appoints His people to be watchmen on the walls -- to guard the city and sound the alarm when the ungodly seek to take over. For the first few centuries of American history, Christian leaders acted as watchmen. In fact, Christians gave birth to America -- they colonized the states, they wrote the laws and constitutions, they started the schools and colleges, and they served in leadership in every area of life.

    However, in the last century or so the watchmen have fallen asleep and the enemy has swarmed into the city. The result has been a gradual decay of society and an increasing assault against God and His truth. To restore the nation, the watchmen must wake up, sound the alarm, and fulfill their duties, especially their civil duties.

    Goals of this course include: 1. To awaken God's watchmen to sound the alarm and fulfill all their duties. 2. To show Christians they have God-given duties that extend to the civil realm, what those duties are, and how to fulfill them. 3. To teach biblical principles of public life, since a knowledgeable citizenry is essential for liberty. 4. To communicate to pastors and ministry leaders their responsibility to equip Christians in their civil duties. 5. To give pastors and ministry leaders ideas on how to prepare their church members to be salt in the public arena.

    Sessions include:

    1. Prayer: The Watchmen's Duty and Foundation of American Liberty
    2. The Biblical Basis for Christians' Civil Duties
    3. How Christians Can Fulfill Their Civil Duties
    4. Pastors and the Founding of America
    5. Changes in Our Nation that Should Motivate Us to Run to Win
    6. Ministers: Leaders of a Second American Revolution
    7. How Pastors Can Make Civic Involvement Part of Their Church's Basic Discipleship.

    Instructors: Stephen McDowell, David Barton, and Mark Beliles

    Format: All sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 7

    Course No.: BWV05

    Cost: $50.00

  • Watchmen on the Walls

    "I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night" (Isa.62:6). God appoints His people to be watchmen on the walls -- to guard the city and sound the alarm when the ungodly seek to take over. For the first few centuries of American history, Christian leaders acted as watchmen. In fact, Christians gave birth to America -- they colonized the states, they wrote the laws and constitutions, they started the schools and colleges, and they served in leadership in every area of life.

    However, in the last century or so the watchmen have fallen asleep and the enemy has swarmed into the city. The result has been a gradual decay of society and an increasing assault against God and His truth. To restore the nation, the watchmen must wake up, sound the alarm, and fulfill their duties, especially their civil duties.

    Goals of this course include: 1. To awaken God's watchmen to sound the alarm and fulfill all their duties. 2. To show Christians they have God-given duties that extend to the civil realm, what those duties are, and how to fulfill them. 3. To teach biblical principles of public life, since a knowledgeable citizenry is essential for liberty. 4. To communicate to pastors and ministry leaders their responsibility to equip Christians in their civil duties. 5. To give pastors and ministry leaders ideas on how to prepare their church members to be salt in the public arena.

    Sessions include: 1) Prayer: The Watchmen's Duty and Foundation of American Liberty 2) The Biblical Basis for Christians' Civil Duties 3) How Christians Can Fulfill Their Civil Duties 4) Pastors and the Founding of America 5) Changes in Our Nation that Should Motivate Us to Run to Win 6)Ministers: Leaders of a Second American Revolution 7) How Pastors Can Make Civic Involvement Part of Their Church's Basic Discipleship.

    Instructors: Stephen McDowell, David Barton, and Mark Beliles
    Format: All sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides and review questions.

  • Cost: $19.95

    God and Government

    "God and Government" provides an excellent introduction to a Biblical philosophy of government, law, and politics. Sessions cover the fundamental laws of God (the Ten Commandments) and their application to modern society, the Biblical purpose of individuals and the divine institutions, fundamental principles that form the foundation of free nations, and an overview of God's plan for man revealed in history.

    Sessions include:

    1. The Ten Commandments: The Fundamental Law of God (part 1)
    2. The Ten Commandments: The Fundamental Law of God (part 2)
    3. Liberty: The Fruit of Biblical Jurisdictional Authority
    4. The Fundamental Principles of Christian Nations
    5. The Origins and Development of Government and Liberty
    6. America's Providential History (an overview)

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: Each lesson is video based. Written text, powerpoint slides, and review questions are included.

  • Foundations of Biblical Economics, Business, and the Marketplace


    A Christian economy will flow from the heart of man outward. A comparision of the factors of production in a Christian versus a humanistic society reveals why some nations prosper and others are in poverty. The wheel of progress in a Christian economy is presented, showing the components necessary for prosperity, and for dealing with poverty, inflation, unjust taxation, and other economic concerns.


    A Biblical economy will have an honest money system. One of the signs of a nation in decay is the condition of its currency and the degree of honesty in its weights and measures. Learn how to establish Biblical money and banking principles in a nation. A Biblical view of business and work is presented in the life of the inventor of the reaper. McCormick’s invention was the foundation for the prosperity of many. Work and business are a part of God’s calling through which people can fulfill their divine mission and manifest God’s Kingdom on the earth. Sessions include: Principles of Christian Economics, The Economy from a Biblical Perspective, Honest Money and Banking, Biblical Princples of Busines and Work, Joseph Lister and Biblical Medical Principles.


    Instructor: Stephen McDowell


    Format: 5 audio sessions with numerous powerpoint slides, written text of each lesson, and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 5

    Course No.: MKT01



  • Transforming the Culture with the Blueprint of God's Word

    Transforming the Culture with the Blueprint of God's Word (For Credit)

    (This course can be audited for a reduced price. See Transforming the Culture with the Blueprint of God's Word.)

    God's Word provides a blueprint for how to transform America and the nations. The Bible addresses all of life, from personal and family matters to economic and civil affairs. A Biblical overview of 21 areas of life is presented. Talks contain many historical examples of how Christianity has brought transformation to all spheres of life.

    Sessions include:

    1. Building Nations with the Blueprint of God's Word
    2. Nation Building for a New World
    3. Seven Ideas that Have Transformed the World
    4. The Economy from a Biblical Perspective

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: Sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides, written text and review questions.

    For Credit Cost: $45

    Credit Hours: 5

  • America’s Providential History
    * This course is highly recommended for everyone. It not only teaches a great overview of Christian history and Biblical worldview, but introduces the student to many primary source writings. A course using the books: America’s Providential History; America’s Providential History, A Documentary Sourcebook; and Teacher’s Guide to America’s Providential History. There are CDs teaching much of the material in America’s Providential History that can be used as a supplement with this course (see below), but these are optional.
    Discover why many historians consider the Bible America’s founding document. Learn how God’s presence was evident at our nation’s founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Beginning with ancient history, the course presents a providential view of significant events leading to the establishment of America. Examines the Reformation, the Pilgrims, the role of the clergy and church, the Christian foundations of education and economics, and the development of liberty. Cites primary source documents that show our nation grew from Christian principles and reveals how to bring them back into the nation today.

    The Documentary Sourcebook contains over 25 historical writings. Reading primary source materials is the best way to learn of the faith and worldview of America’s founders. These writings show the Founders had a Christian philosophy of government, they understood the divine purpose of civil government, and they knew that government begins internaly in the heart of man with the ability to govern his own life; hence, self-government is essential for civil liberty. Selections including: Columbus’ Christian Character and Divine Mission; The Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England; Election Day in Early America; Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teachings and much more. The Teacher’s Guide contains questions for each chapter, supplemental readings from the Documentary Sourcebook, lists of materials for futher study, chapter outlines, tests, and more.

    Authors: Mark Beliles and Stephen McDowel
  • America’'s Providential History
    * This course is highly recommended for everyone. It not only teaches a great overview of Christian history and Biblical worldview, but introduces the student to many primary source writings. A course using the books: America’s Providential History; America’s Providential History, A Documentary Sourcebook; and Teacher’s Guide to America’s Providential History. There are CDs teaching much of the material in America’s Providential History that can be used as a supplement with this course (see below), but these are optional.
    Discover why many historians consider the Bible America’s founding document. Learn how God’s presence was evident at our nation’s founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Beginning with ancient history, the course presents a providential view of significant events leading to the establishment of America. Examines the Reformation, the Pilgrims, the role of the clergy and church, the Christian foundations of education and economics, and the development of liberty. Cites primary source documents that show our nation grew from Christian principles and reveals how to bring them back into the nation today.

    The Documentary Sourcebook contains over 25 historical writings. Reading primary source materials is the best way to learn of the faith and worldview of America’s founders. These writings show the Founders had a Christian philosophy of government, they understood the divine purpose of civil government, and they knew that government begins internaly in the heart of man with the ability to govern his own life; hence, self-government is essential for civil liberty. Selections including: Columbus’ Christian Character and Divine Mission; The Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England; Election Day in Early America; Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teachings and much more. The Teacher’s Guide contains questions for each chapter, supplemental readings from the Documentary Sourcebook, lists of materials for futher study, chapter outlines, tests, and more.

    Authors: Mark Beliles and Stephen McDowel
  • This course is currently being prepared for online access and will be available in the future.
  • America, a Christian Nation

    Many people today claim America is not now nor ever has been a Christian nation. Yet, the Founders of America spoke of her as a Christian nation many times. The first Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay, proclaimed: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” The Supreme Court ruled in 1892 that “this is a Christian nation.” They recognized America, not as an ecclesiastical state where the church ruled nor one without sin, but as a nation founded upon Biblical principles, where Biblical truth and law were the standard for public life, law, and societal institutions.


    This course examines the broad evidence of the Christian foundation of America: the motive and Christian influence in colonization, the Christian foundation and source of law, the Christian nature of societal institutions, the Christian thought and life of the Founders, the Christian power and form of government, the fruit of liberty and prosperity, and the central role of the Bible. It also addresses the claim that America is now pluralistic and thus Christianity must be treated like all other beliefs, concluding, as did America’s Founders, that Christianity is the source of liberty, and if its principles are ignored no freedom and permanent happiness are possible.

    Session 1 - The Bible: Rock of the American Republic

    Session 2 - America, a Christian Nation? Examining the Evidence of the Christian Foundation of America

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell


  • Principles for Transforming the Marketplace

    Jesus declared we are to occupy until He comes. This is primarily accomplished through our occupation or work. A Christian economy and business will flow from the heart of man outward. God not only gives men the character necessary to prosper and be free, but He also gives principles in the Bible necessary to build growing and prospering businesses and economies (both national and personal).


    Sessions include:

    1. Biblical Resources for Wealth Creation
    2. Biblical Purpose of Work and Business
    3. Biblical Principles of Work and Business
    4. Applying Biblical Principles in the Marketplace
    5. A Strategy for Churches and Workplace Ministers
    6. Rendering to Caesar the Things that Are God’s
    7. The Economy from a Biblical Perspective
    8. Honest Money and Banking.

    Instructors: Stephen McDowell and Mark Beliles

    Format: 8 audio sessions with numerous powerpoint slides, written text, and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 8

    Course No.: MKT02



  • Fundamentals for Biblical Transformation

    Fundamentals for Biblical Transformation

    (This course can be audited for a reduced price. See Fundamentals for Biblical Transformation.)

    Matthew Henry, means to "do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations." How do we make the nations Christian? How do we build Godly nations? The Bible teaches that if a people obey God's laws they will have liberty, peace, prosperity, and justice. But we must obey all of God's laws to experience the abundance of God's blessing. To the extent we obey in all areas of life, is the extent we will experience the Godly fruit of liberty.

    The Founders of America understood this vital truth and attempted to build the nation upon the precepts of God, and though not without fault, their efforts produced the best example of a Christian nation in history. Thus there are many important lessons we can learn from the American Founders as we seek to build Godly nations today.


    Sessions:

    1. Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate

    2. Seven Ideas that Transformed the World and Made America a Success

    3. How to Disciple the Nations: God's Purpose for Man, the Family, Church, and Civil Government

    4. Fundamentals Principles of a Christian Nation

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: 3 sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides, one is audio based with Powerpoint slides. Written text and review questions are included.

    Credit Hours: 8


  • America, a Christian Nation

    Many people today claim America is not now nor ever has been a Christian nation. Yet, the Founders of America spoke of her as a Christian nation many times. The first Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay, proclaimed: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” The Supreme Court ruled in 1892 that “this is a Christian nation.” They recognized America, not as an ecclesiastical state where the church ruled nor one without sin, but as a nation founded upon Biblical principles, where Biblical truth and law were the standard for public life, law, and societal institutions.


    This course examines the broad evidence of the Christian foundation of America: the motive and Christian influence in colonization, the Christian foundation and source of law, the Christian nature of societal institutions, the Christian thought and life of the Founders, the Christian power and form of government, the fruit of liberty and prosperity, and the central role of the Bible. It also addresses the claim that America is now pluralistic and thus Christianity must be treated like all other beliefs, concluding, as did America’s Founders, that Christianity is the source of liberty, and if its principles are ignored no freedom and permanent happiness are possible.

    Session 1 - The Bible: Rock of the American Republic

    Session 2 - America, a Christian Nation? Examining the Evidence of the Christian Foundation of America

    Course contains the complete written text in the book, America, A Christian Nation? Examining the Evidence of the Christian Foundation of America

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    For Credit Cost: $40.00

    Format: One session is video based, one is audio based, with numerous slides, written text, and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 4


  • Foundations of Biblical Economics, Business, and the Marketplace (For Credit)

    (This course can also be audited.)


    A Christian economy will flow from the heart of man outward. A comparision of the factors of production in a Christian versus a humanistic society reveals why some nations prosper and others are in poverty. The wheel of progress in a Christian economy is presented, showing the components necessary for prosperity, and for dealing with poverty, inflation, unjust taxation, and other economic concerns.


    A Biblical economy will have an honest money system. One of the signs of a nation in decay is the condition of its currency and the degree of honesty in its weights and measures. Learn how to establish Biblical money and banking principles in a nation. A Biblical view of business and work is presented in the life of the inventor of the reaper. McCormick’s invention was the foundation for the prosperity of many. Work and business are a part of God’s calling through which people can fulfill their divine mission and manifest God’s Kingdom on the earth.

    Sessions include:

    1. Principles of Christian Economics
    2. Biblical Principles of Business and Work, Exemplified by Cyrus McCormick
    3. The Economy from a Biblical Perspective
    4. Honest Money and Banking
    5. The Centrality of God's Word - Joseph Lister and Biblical Medical Principles


    Instructor: Stephen McDowell


    Format: 5 audio sessions with numerous powerpoint slides, written text of each lesson, and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 5


    For Credit Cost: $45.00


  • Principles for Transforming the Marketplace

    (This course can also be audited for a reduced cost.)

    Jesus declared we are to occupy until He comes. This is primarily accomplished through our occupation or work. A Christian economy and business will flow from the heart of man outward. God not only gives men the character necessary to prosper and be free, but He also gives principles in the Bible necessary to build growing and prospering businesses and economies (both national and personal).


    Sessions include:
    1. Biblical Resources for Wealth Creation
    2. Biblical Purpose of Work and Business
    3. Biblical Principles of Work and Business
    4. Applying Biblical Principles in the Marketplace
    5. A Strategy for Churches and Workplace Ministers
    6. Rendering to Caesar the Things that Are God’s
    7. The Economy from a Biblical Perspective
    8. Honest Money and Banking.

    Instructors: Stephen McDowell and Mark Beliles

    Format: 8 audio sessions with numerous powerpoint slides, written text, and review questions.

    Credit Hours: 8

    Course No.: MKT02-credit


  • God and Government (For Credit)

    (This course can also be audited for a reduced cost.)

    "God and Government" provides an excellent introduction to a Biblical philosophy of government, law, and politics. Sessions cover the fundamental laws of God (the Ten Commandments) and their application to modern society, the Biblical purpose of individuals and the divine institutions, fundamental principles that form the foundation of free nations, and an overview of God's plan for man revealed in history.

    Sessions include:
    1.The Ten Commandments: The Fundamental Law of God (part 1)
    2.The Ten Commandments: The Fundamental Law of God (part 2)
    3.Liberty: The Fruit of Biblical Jurisdictional Authority
    4.The Fundamental Principles of Christian Nations
    5.The Origins and Development of Government and Liberty
    6.America's Providential History (an overview)

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: Each lesson is video based. Written text, powerpoint slides, and review questions are included.

    Credit Hours: 6

    Course No.: STA01-credit

    Cost: $50.00


  • Discipling the Nations

    We have been given a commission to disciple the nations (Matthew 28:18-20). This Great Commission includes both the evangelistic mandate (to redeem man) and the cultural mandate (to redeem the earth). We disciple nations by teaching all He commanded; that is, all that the Bible teaches. The Bible not only teaches about personal matters but it also teaches about every area of life. This course gives a blueprint for how to fulfill this great commission.

    Sessions include:

    1. God's Sovereignty over the Nations
    2. How to Disciple the Nations
    3. Fulfilling the Cultural Mandate
    4. The Influence of the Bible on the Development of American Constitutionalism

    Instructor: Stephen McDowell

    Format: All sessions are video based with numerous slides, written text, and review questions.

    For Credit Cost: $45.00

    Credit Hours: 4

  • The Family and Christian Education: the Means of Transforming America and the Nations

    The solution to the problems of America and all nations is restoring the Biblical family and its central role of preparing posterity to be instruments to extend Jesus Christ's righteous rule over the whole earth. Whoever controls the property in a nation controls the present; whoever controls the children controls the future. God has given this responsibility primarily to the family, not civil government.


  • God's Sovereignty Over the Nations, God Governs in the Affairs of Men

    God governs in the affairs of His children, of the ungodly, and of nations. God raises up nations and they have responsibilities in Him. In governing in the affairs of men, God brings about a preparation of His people, revelation of His power and person, and consummation of His purpose. An understanding of God's sovereignty will produce a great confidence in us.


  • "I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night" (Isa.62:6). God appoints His people to be watchmen on the walls -- to guard the city and sound the alarm when the ungodly seek to take over. For the first few centuries of American history, Christian leaders acted as watchmen. In fact, Christians gave birth to America -- they colonized the states, they wrote the laws and constitutions, they started the schools and colleges, and they served in leadership in every area of life.

    However, in the last century or so the watchmen have fallen asleep and the enemy has swarmed into the city. The result has been a gradual decay of society and an increasing assault against God and His truth. To restore the nation, the watchmen must wake up, sound the alarm, and fulfill their duties, especially their civil duties.

    Goals of this course include: 1. To awaken God's watchmen to sound the alarm and fulfill all their duties. 2. To show Christians they have God-given duties that extend to the civil realm, what those duties are, and how to fulfill them. 3. To teach biblical principles of public life, since a knowledgeable citizenry is essential for liberty. 4. To communicate to pastors and ministry leaders their responsibility to equip Christians in their civil duties. 5. To give pastors and ministry leaders ideas on how to prepare their church members to be salt in the public arena.

    Sessions include: 1) Prayer: The Watchmen's Duty and Foundation of American Liberty 2) The Biblical Basis for Christians' Civil Duties 3) How Christians Can Fulfill Their Civil Duties 4) Pastors and the Founding of America 5) Changes in Our Nation that Should Motivate Us to Run to Win 6)Ministers: Leaders of a Second American Revolution 7) How Pastors Can Make Civic Involvement Part of Their Church's Basic Discipleship.

    Instructors: Stephen McDowell, David Barton, and Mark Beliles

    Format: All sessions are video based with Powerpoint slides and review questions.

    Free for Ministry Leaders and Providence Foundation Members: Become a Member and get this course for free. Sign up under Contribute/Basic Member.

    For pastors and ministry leaders: To access the course, email us your name, address, email, position, and church/ministry name, and we will email you the enrolment key code.


  • This is the introductory lesson to the Watchmen on the Walls course. It presents the foundational role that prayer played in the beginning of America -- not only personal prayer but also public prayer. Governments at all levels proclaimed over 1000 days of prayer in our early years. Our founders prayed, but they also acted. See the Watchmen on the Walls course for their action and the great fruit of liberty that resulted from this.


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