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Dayspring Bible College & Seminary

Mundelein, IL

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Dayspring Bible College & Seminary

Why Dayspring?

Founded in 1982, Dayspring has been committed to providing a complete and practical Bible education for men and women who are serious about serving the Lord.

Dayspring offers a unique educational program to enhance an individual’s God-given ability to learn. This is accomplished through a highly individualized instruction with guidance and assistance from an experienced staff.

Practical training at Dayspring is gained through participation in the actual ministries of Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church. Students gain valuable insights as they actively participate in the planning and daily operation of church ministries.

Why Dayspring may be the school for you!

Local Church/Clear Gospel

Dayspring is committed to the emphasis of two issues that we deem to be fundamental to a God-honoring, New Testament ministry.

First is the effective proclamation of the gospel of the grace in as clear a manner as possible. God saves souls by grace through faith in Christ, Who died and shed His blood for sinners. Faith alone, in Christ alone, is what God requires of man for salvation. Dayspring takes care to avoid terms that mix grace with works and cause confusion in the minds of the lost.

Second, Dayspring realizes the importance of the local church. We believe that God has clearly ordained that His will is to be accomplished by local church ministries.

Biblical Doctrine

Dayspring is committed to teach sound, fundamental Bible doctrine, and to train its students to stand for the unchanging truth of God’s Word.

Financially Feasible

The Chicago area is a good place to “work your way through college.” Most students have no trouble finding a job that fits their class schedule and are able to support themselves while attending Dayspring.

Multi-Media Outreach

Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of ministries. Victory In Grace Ministries includes television, radio, Internet and print media.

Worldwide Evangelistic Outreach

Dayspring’s evangelistic viewpoint affects every aspect of outreach and service. Since one soul is worth more than the whole world, students have several mission trip opportunities yearly.

Chicagoland Location

Dayspring is located in Northeast Illinois. It is 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 25 miles from O’Hare International Airport.

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1. The Bible, in its original documents, is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content and without any errors in its statements. Psalms 89:34, John 10:35, II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 6:18, II Peter 3:16.

Although we do not believe the translators of the Authorized King James Bible were inspired, we do believe that the Authorized King James Version, based upon the Textus Receptus, is the best translation. Therefore the Authorized King James Bible shall be the Bible used by the Dayspring Bible College.

2. There is one God, eternally existent, Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is manifested in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:2, Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6, John 14:9, I Timothy 3:16, I John 4:7.

3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was without sin and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding His blood and dying on the tree. He then came back from the dead. This was to pay for the sins of mankind. Acts 13:38–41, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 9:2–28 & 10:10–14, I Peter 2:24, I John 3:5.

4. God is absolutely sovereign and in His sovereignty He gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation that He has provided. It is God’s will that all would be saved and that none would perish. God permits man’s destiny to depend upon man’s choice. John 6:64–65, Acts 10:34, Romans 9:30–32, I Corinthians 1:21, Ephesians 1:5–14, II Thessalonians 2:13, I Timothy 2:4, I Peter 1:2, II Peter 3:9.

5. Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation of man. The moment a person receives Christ as Savior, immediately, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is sealed until the day of redemption. Luke 24:49, John 7:39, Romans 3:23, I Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 1:13, Titus 3:5.

6. Man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation. It is a free gift. Man’s efforts, regardless of how good or well intended, before or after salvation, have nothing to do with it. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it. Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8–9, Colossians 2:13, Titus 3:5.

7. The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers. By the Holy Spirit we are all baptized into one body of Christ. Water baptism is not essential for salvation but is a testimony to the world. Water baptism is to be done by immersion to show the death, burial, and resurrection. Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1–4, Acts 8:38, Acts 10:47, I Corinthians 2:14, I Corinthians 6:19–20, Ephesians 4:5.

8. Every child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity, and he cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward and incur the Father’s chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by the new birth. Fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience. I Corinthians 3:11–17, I Corinthians 5:1–5, I Corinthians 11:30–32, Hebrews 12:5–11.

9. A true child of God has two births; one of the flesh, the other of the Spirit, giving man a flesh nature and a Spirit nature. The flesh nature is neither good nor righteous. The Spiritual man does not commit any sin. This results in warfare between the Spirit and the flesh, which continues until physical death, or the return of the Lord. The flesh nature of man does not change in any way with the new birth, but can be controlled and kept subdued by the new man. John 3:3–7, Romans 7:15–25, Romans 8:8, Galatians 5:17, I Peter 1:23, I John 1:8, I John 3:9, I John 5:18.

10. There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost: of the saved unto eternal life and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least 1,000 years. Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:41, I Thessalonians 4:13–18, Revelation 20:1–5.

11. We believe in the personal, pretribulational and premillenial return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Isaiah 26:17–21 & 27:1, Luke 21:36, I Thessalonians 5:9–11, II Thessalonians 2:1–8, Titus 2:13, Revelation 3:10, Revelation 4:4.

12. Satan is a real person, the author of sin and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. Isaiah 14:12–15, Ezekiel 28:15 & 17, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:10.

13. God can heal but physical healing is not in the atonement. God heals miraculously today when it is His perfect will to do so. Healing cannot be claimed through the guarantee of the atonement. At times it is God’s will for sickness not to be removed. II Corinthians 12:8–10, James 5:4–16.

14. The gift of tongues (languages) was a manifestation of the Spirit’s power solely for the demonstration of God’s wisdom, purpose and power in the establishment of the early church and always was in a language that was in use. We believe that tongues fulfilled its purpose in the first century and ceased to be used before the completion of the New Testament. We further believe that the modern tongues movement is not of God. Acts 2:16–18, I Corinthians 14:22.

15. The true child of God is not under the law but under grace—saved by grace and disciplined by grace. Romans 6:14, Romans 11:6, II Corinthians 3:17.

16. Repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man may have and to accept God’s way of salvation. Repentance does not in any sense include a demand for a change of conduct before or after salvation. Matthew 21:32, Acts 20:21, II Corinthians 7:8–10.

One of the counterfeits Satan is using today is the misuse of the word repent. To insist upon repentance that in any sense includes a demand for a change of conduct either toward God or man is to add an element of works or human merit to faith. Penance is payment for sin. Penitence is sorrow for sin. Works add something of self in turning from sin. But repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man might have and accepting God’s way of salvation. Nowhere does Scripture use the phrase, “repent of sin to be saved.”

17. It is every Christian’s privilege and duty to make clear God’s plan of salvation wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be. Mark 16:15, I Thessalonians 2:4.

18. The general plan of salvation in God’s Word in a brief outline that is believed and practiced by the Dayspring Bible College is as follows:

  1. Establish the fact that all men are sinners. Isaiah 64:6, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, James 2:10.
  2. Establish the fact that the penalty of sin is death. Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 6:23.
  3. Establish the fact that you must be perfect to enter heaven. Habakkuk 1:13, Revelation 21:27.
  4. Establish the fact that man can do nothing to obtain this perfection. Romans 4:5, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8–9.
  5. Show how God provided a sinbearer and imputes to man His righteousness. Isaiah 53:6, II Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9, I Peter 3:18.
  6. Establish the fact that man needs only belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior for salvation. John 1:12, John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9.
  7. Establish the fact that man can be certain of his salvation now and that his salvation cannot be lost because eternal life is eternal. John 6:37 & 39, John 10:28, Hebrews 10:10–14, I Peter 1:5.

Dear Student,

When I graduated from Bible College in 1971, I followed the Lord’s leading and started a church in Chicago. I determined to preach the Word faithfully so that my church would be truly obedient and honoring to the Lord.

God has been faithful and has richly blessed. What began in a small storefront in one of Chicago’s more dangerous neighborhoods, has grown into a worldwide ministry outreach. Our 40-acre campus, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is a great place to be trained for a life of Christian service.

Today the focus is still the same - to train men and women to be obedient and honoring to the Lord. A clear, understandable gospel, coupled with verse-by-verse preaching of the Word of God, is our driving force. Preaching, along with a patient, yet realistic expectation of Christian growth and godly living, has been the key. Throughout the years, God has wrought many victories as people have applied Biblical truths to their lives.

Dayspring Bible College and Seminary is an excellent place for you to be trained to effectively serve the Lord. I would love to have you join Dayspring.

Dr. James A. Scudder

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Certificate of Biblical Studies (One Year Average Completion Time)

This certificate program contains courses in Bible doctrine, theology, and Christian practice. It will prepare the student with an introduction into Biblical studies that will help them achieve God’s purpose in ministry or be a basis for further study.

Emphasis in Bible Doctrine

This program provides a cursory study in doctrine, theology, and books of the bible. This program will not only enhance the student’s Bible knowledge but will also give tools needed to be more effective in ministry.

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

Emphasis in Chaplaincy (Institution / Law Enforcement / Military / Emergency)

This certificate program is designed to give the student an introductory understanding of how to minister to people as a Chaplain in one of four fields.

2 Timothy 2:3 KJV Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Emphasis in Christian Missions

This program is a cursory study in doctrine as well as a basic study to prepare one for missions work here at home or around the world.

Acts 1:8 KJV But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Emphasis in Church Administration

This program provides study in doctrine as well as an introduction into the skills needed to operate a church office in a God honoring way.

1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV Let all things be done decently and in order.

Diploma of Biblical Studies (Two Year Average Completion)

This two year diploma program contains courses in Bible doctrine, theology, and Christian practice. It will prepare the student with a basic understanding of Biblical studies that will help them achieve God’s purpose in ministry or be a basis for further study.

Emphasis in Bible Doctrine

This program provides a condensed study in doctrine, theology, and books of the bible. It will not only enhance the students Bible knowledge, but will also give tools needed to be more effective in ministry.

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

Emphasis in Christian Missions

This program is a condensed study in doctrine as well as a basic study to prepare one for missions work here at home or around the world.

Acts 1:8 KJV But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Emphasis in Church Administration

This program provides study in doctrine as well as the basic skills needed to operate a church office in a God honoring way.

1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV Let all things be done decently and in order.

Diploma of Biblical Education (Four Year Average Completion)

This four year diploma program contains courses in Bible doctrine, theology, and Christian practice. It will provide the student with a deep understanding of Biblical education that will allow them to flourish in their future ministry for Christ.

Emphasis in Bible Doctrine

This program is designed to provide an intense study in doctrine, theology, and books of the Bible. The student will receive a well-rounded understanding of Scripture and will be well equipped for effective service in ministry.

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

Emphasis in Christian Communications

This program is designed to prepare the student for a fruitful ministry through various types of media including television production, radio production, print media, and digital media. The student will learn how to execute various disciplines of media for the purpose of ministry outreach. All aspects of Christian Communications will prepare the students to produce material that will help ministries have effective gospel outreach.

Isaiah 11:9b KJV …for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Emphasis in Preschool Christian Education

This program will teach the student how to manage, operate, teach, and minister in a church preschool environment. The student will also have the opportunity to have a spiritual impact on both children and parents while in college.

Mark 10:14 KJV But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Emphasis in PrimaryChristian Education

This program will equip Christian workers to assume leadership roles in the educational programs of local churches and Christian schools with emphasis on primary school levels.

Proverbs 22:6a KJV Train up a child in the way he should go…

Emphasis in Secondary Christian Education

This program will equip Christian workers to assume leadership roles in educational programs of local churches and Christian schools with emphasis on high school levels.

Proverbs 22:6a KJV Train up a child in the way he should go…

Emphasis in Christian Special Education

This program will equip Christian workers with the tools needed to effectively show God’s love through teaching techniques which will encouraging children with special needs, their parents, and their teachers, to see the various ways each person can be a part of the body of Christ and have value and success in the world.

Psalm 139:14a KJV I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…

Emphasis in Christian Missions

This program is designed to thoroughly prepare the student for effective ministry on the mission field, either at home or abroad.

Acts 1:8b KJV … ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Emphasis in Christian Political Science

This program will give the student the knowledge and experience necessary to represent churches, religious schools, and people of faith in the arena of local and national politics.Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Emphasis in Church Administration

This program is designed to provide a well-rounded curriculum in church office administration. The student will learn how to setup and run an organized office for ministry. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Emphasis in Church Music – Voice / Instrument / Education

This program recognizes and emphasizes the fact that music is a unique and influential facet of ministry. The music student will specialize in various disciplines of music as to glorify the Lord through the development of their God-given gifts.

Ephesians 5:19 KJV Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Emphasis in Culinary Ministry

This program is designed to teach the student how to use Christian hospitality and culinary skills to propagate the gospel message. The student will learn ministry tools including feeding programs and operation of a church kitchen and dining facility with attention safety and quality.

Romans 12:13 KJV Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Emphasis in Pastoral Studies

This program is designed to instruct men on how to conduct an effective Pastoral ministry in the local church with fundamental Bible doctrine.

Ephesians 4:11–12 KJV And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Diploma of Biblical Ministry (Post DBE – Two Year Average Completion)

The Diploma of Biblical Ministry is the post graduate division of Dayspring Seminary. Dayspring realizes the need for advanced training for Christian workers. Serious-minded students may choose an emphasis in Biblical Education, Chaplaincy, Church Music Education, or Theology. These challenging programs should take the diligent student approximately 2 years to complete and require a Diploma of Biblical Education Diploma from Dayspring, or an equivalent diploma form another likeminded institution.

Emphasis in—Bible Doctrine

This seminary program is designed to provide an intense study in doctrine, theology, and books of the Bible. The student will receive a well-rounded understanding of Scripture and will be equipped for effective service in ministry.

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

Emphasis in—Chaplaincy

Christian men and women are desperately needed in desperate situations which are often found in the military or institutional chaplaincy settings. Dayspring Seminary will equip the student with the tools needed to be effective on the battlefield, in prisons, hospitals, police or fire departments, or other institutions.

2 Timothy 2:3 KJV Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Emphasis in—Theology

This program will equip men and women with the necessary knowledge and skill to achieve a high level of proficiency in theological application.

2 Timothy 2:24 KJV And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.

Emphasis in – Christian Music Education

This program is designed to teach how to teach church music to children and adults. Using graduate level courses and internships, this program will give the students the confidence and experience to excel in instructing and organizing church music ministries.

Ephesians 5:19 KJV Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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