Religion Department

The Religion Department of Living Word, along with classes in every academic area, aid students in understanding that faith is not just one aspect of life, but the perspective from which one acts in all areas.

The sequence of religion classes provides students with a foundational knowledge of the Bible through the first two years (Old Testament and New Testament) and further application of this knowledge in specific areas of life and ministry in the following years.

Students also have semi-weekly opportunities to gather as a group to further delve into God’s Word. These chapel devotional times are led by faculty members, student groups, and area church leaders. Students also have various opportunities to put faith in practice outside the routine of daily life by partaking in mission trips.

Religion Department is designed to help students:

Learn facts (names and dates) to provide context
Gain knowledge of what is written
See the Bible as one cohesive work – God’s plan of salvation from Creation
Apply biblical principles to all areas of life
with relationships – dating, marriage, family
in working together with peoples of all faiths

Become effective messengers of the Gospel in and to the world

Courses offered:

Old Testament
New Testament
Christian Family
Christian Ethics
World Religions
Discipleship
Christian Doctrine
Gospels/Epistles

Religion Department Faculty:

Robert Cody

Chuck Oliver

Nick Smedal

Tim Zbytniewski