Academy Objectives

 

The Bishop A.L. Hardy Academy of Theology School Objectives

The Bishop A.L. Hardy Academy of Theology is a Biblical Seminary. Our training is a fourfold thrust of this ministry.

1. Jesus Christ Our Savior
2. He is our Healer
3. The Baptizer in the Holy Ghost
4. Our soon coming King

The Bishop A.L. Hardy Academy was established to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our ultimate goal is to advance our students to our highest degree, by graduating them in the following subjects.

  • Associate of Theology (A.Th)
  • Associate of Theology in Religious Education (A.R.E)
     
  • Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E)
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)
  • Master of Religious Education (M.R.E)
  • Master of Theology (M.Th)
  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)
  • Doctor of Religious Education (D.R.E)
     
  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D)

1. Disciplined by serious training of the Word of God.
2. Humbled by an ever deepening walk with God
3. Enlarged in the spirit by an expanding compassion for mankind
4. And Anointed from above by an inner and over flowing work of the Spirit of God

II. The Academy’s Spiritual Objectives

The objective of The A. L. Hardy Academy of Theology is foremost a spiritual one. The entire program is designed to build Christian Leaders who work from a strong foundation steeped in the Word of God.

We believe that the Christian worker is only as effective as their efforts for the Lord God as they enrich themselves in their walk with God. We seek to cultivate the roots of personal spiritual experience in an atmosphere of prayer and humility before the Lord.

Micah said, in Micah 6:8, "He hath shewed thee, O man what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?"

David writes in Psalms.27:14, "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."

We have learned that the fruit of Christian work is only lasting  when it is rooted in the Word of God. At the Academy we seek to develop lives that are disciplined in the habit of Bible study and are shaped by the precepts of Scripture. When Joshua was accepted as Israel’s second leader, He told them in Joshua 1:8,

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt mediate herein day and night, that thou mayest observed to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

III. The Academy’s Educational Objective


The educational objective of the Academy is to formulate and contribute the preparation of workers in the Christian vocation.

We believe the whole personality must be developed if the individual is to be considered truly educated. We seek to operate a program of adequate breadth so as to challenge both the social awareness and the character growth of the student as a part of his or her training.

Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

We know that if the Word of God is to be "rightly divided " the Student will have to study to understand its proper application.  For example, a student should understand there are three classification of people referenced in 1 Cor. 10:32 -  the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Church of God.

It must also be divided dispensationally, prophetically, and historically.

The Academy’s Vocational Objective

We believe that the specific call of God for any personal Christian ministry still grips the individual hearts, because we exist as an institution ordained by God for the training of men and women for pulpit, missionary, educational or music ministries within the framework of the church.  Jesus told his disciples in Mt. 28:19,  "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alwy, even unto the end of the world."

We at the Academy further believe, that the scriptures also teach the fact of a ministry for every believer, regardless of his specific vocation. We strongly welcome into our program those who are desirous of a deeper knowledge of the Christian faith and work. This will provide a firm base for a life time of service to God.

We therefore conclude that we believe that education is not completed by the propounding truth, and that action and application are necessary to the complete cycle of learning. We emphasize and lead the student into a meaningful program of Christian service as it correlates to his academic program:

First Year
Objective for the Associate Degree of Theology:


The first year covers the Old and New Testament Survey. The purpose is to familiarize the students with the world Bible. This Survey covers Law and history. The objective of this study is to cover the first seventeen books of the Bible (Genesis to Esther)

Objective of The Survey Old Testament Part (2)
This objective is the second part of the Survey is a prerequisite – (a must) successful completion of A. A. 101. This class is a continuation of the studies that began in A. A. -101. This course Covers poetry and Wisdom focusing in the five books of Poetry from (Job to Song of Solomon).

Second Year Bachelor of Theology (B.Th or B.R.E)
The objective for the second year is the Study of Evangelism. This Course is designed to help students to understand how witness; making the approach, getting the attention, and creating an interest.

Old Testament Studies
The objective of The Old Testament Studies is to cover the Old Testament portion of the Bible providing the students with an in – depth understanding of the Old Testament.

English Grammar and Composition
The objective of this course is to continue instruction in grammar and composition with introduction to written presentation.

The Objective Negro Church in America
This course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the Negro Congregation. The Church’s function and influence will be explained with historical setting.

Pastor, Church, and Law Part I
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the vast body of law, rules and regulations that affect the Church related activity.

Advance Study of Major Prophets
The objective in Advance Study of Major Prophets is written assignment. It provides the student with an in-depth study of the outstanding aspect and experiences surrounding the Major Projects.

Objective of Sermon Preparation
The objective of Sermon Preparation is a study of Homiletics and Sermonics. This course is designed to teach sermon preparation and delivery.

Objective of From Slavery to Freedom Part I
This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of Negro History from Slavery to Freedom.

The Objective of Apologetic
This course is an introduction to the non-biblical religious or a more in-depth study of the various Cults and Occults of the world.

The Objective of the Fundamental Church Expansion
This course covers the principles of Church growth. Study includes the identification and discovery of the basis for Church growth and/or the lack of growth. Students will be taught the dynamics of the diagnostic procedures of Church growth.

The Objectives of Thesis Writing
These are written on topics studied in class. A satisfactory Thesis of not less than 20,000 words is required. The student is to submit to the board, the title of the subject matters as well as the title of each chapter covered his his/her thesis within 90 days after enrollment.

The A. L. Hardy Academy of Theology is a Theology Seminary, or a Biblical School with a philosophical commitment to educate the whole man. Be it male or female. Its main emphasis is placed on the development of the whole being, Spirit, Soul and Body. It is the desire of this Academy to graduate, its students to be intellectually alert, to be spiritually alive, and physically disciplined, armed with answers for a trouble world.

At the Academy, emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to reason, to assimilate facts, and there by view education as a never ending process.