Renovation Institute

Houghton College and The Chapel share a mutual desire to prepare future leaders in Christian ministry and to make this education as accessible and affordable as possible, while still maintaining the nationally recognized reputation for academic excellence and integrity, which Houghton College has earned.

 

 

In the upcoming Fall 2019 Semester - Term A, we will be offering:

  • New Testament Studies 1 with Pastor Deone Drake on:
    • Monday evenings beginning on Augsut 26 or
    • Tuesday mornings beginning on August 27
  • Spiritual Formation with Pastor Jonathan Drake on:
    • Wednesday evenings beginning on September 11 or
    • Thursday evenrings beginning on September 12

For the Spiritual Formation course, it should be noted that this course has 6 weekly class meetings, not 8.  The first two meetings are a retreat that takes place on Friday evening, September 6, from 6-8:30pm and Saturday morning, September 7, from 8am-Noon.

Please note that Registration begins on Sunday, July 28, and the last day to register without a $25 Late Fee is Sunday, August 18. The last day to register is Sunday, August 25. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and course materials.

The Chapel's CrossPoint Campus is an instructional site for Houghton College. The 36 credit hours of instruction in Biblical Studies / Christian Ministry consist of the following 12 courses that are three credit hours each:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Missional Thought and Behavior
  • Studying and Teaching the Bible
  • Old Testament Studies 1
  • Old Testament Studies 2
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • New Testament Studies 1
  • New Testament Studies 2
  • Theological Studies 1
  • Theological Studies 2
  • Ministry Leadership

Please note that all courses are eight weeks in duration and consist of 24 hours of classroom instruction. A student in the Diploma Program should expect to devote about six hours of work each week outside the classroom, while the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Christian Ministries student should expect to devote 10-12 hours. In addition, there are 24 credit hours of coursework that consist of taking Church History at the Houghton Campus and seven courses through the online program at Houghton College.

Tuition for the Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministries Program is only $150 per credit hour and is $100 per course for the Diploma Program. Books and materials can be purchased online. Register now at the RI Student Portal.

Application

Entrance Requirements for Diploma and Degree Programs:

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
  2. Online application on the Student Portal
  3. Application fee (non-refundable) of $25.00

Visit the Renovation Institute Student Portal to apply for the Degree or Diploma program, register for courses, and view your transcript.

Renovation Institute Student Portal

Diploma in Biblical Studies

A student enrolled in the Renovation Institute Diploma program is required to take the following 12 "three-hour" courses offered at The Chapel's CrossPoint Campus. It is preferred, though not obligatory, the student takes the courses in the listed sequence.

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Missional Thought and Behavior
  • Studying and Teaching the Bible
  • Old Testament Studies 1
  • Old Testament Studies 2
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • New Testament Studies 1
  • New Testament Studies 2
  • Theological Studies 1
  • Theological Studies 2
  • Ministry Leadership

Houghton College - Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministries

A student enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministries Degree Program is required to take the following courses offered at The Chapel:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Missional Thought and Behavior
  • Studying and Teaching the Bible
  • Old Testament Studies 1
  • Old Testament Studies 2
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • New Testament Studies 1
  • New Testament Studies 2
  • Theological Studies 1
  • Theological Studies 2
  • Ministry Leadership

In addition, the student is required to take the following course offered at the Houghton Campus:

  • Church History

In addition, the student then completes the following courses through the online program at Houghton College:

  • WRIT 101 - Writing in the Liberal Arts - 3 hours
  • Math or Science - 3 hours
  • PHIL 202 - Metaphysics, Morality, and Mind - 3 hours
  • ENG 202 - Literary Voices - 3 hours

Plus 9 additional hours chosen from: Art, Communications, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, or Sociology.

Instructors

Our teaching staff for the Renovation Institute and the Lay Counseling Institute.

Dr. Deone Drake

Deone is the Singles and Teaching Pastor at The Chapel and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Renovation Institute. He has been a part of The Chapel staff since 1984. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity College and Seminary (Newburgh, IN), Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA), and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Baptist Christian College (Shreveport, LA). He is the co-author of the book, “Love Within the Circle.”

Jonathan Drake

Jonathan serves as both the Director of Spiritual Formation and the Niagara Falls Campus Pastor of The Chapel. He received both his Master of Divinity in Missional Studies from Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA), and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Dr. Jerry Gillis

Jerry is the Lead Pastor at The Chapel. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). He is the author of “Followship – The Essence of our Journey with Jesus” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

David Drake

David Drake currently serves as a Community Care Pastor at The Chapel.

Kim Holet

Kim Holet currently serves as the Spiritual Formation Team Leader at The Chapel. She received her Masters of Arts in Religion with a concentration in church ministries from Liberty University, and her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services from the University of Buffalo.

Teaching Sessions

Communications Seminar, Part 1

Pastor Jerry Gillis, Pastor David Edwards Feb 11, 2017

Communications Seminar, Part 2

Pastor Jerry Gillis, Pastor David Edwards Feb 11, 2017

Communications Seminar, Part 3

Pastor Jerry Gillis, Pastor David Edwards Feb 11, 2017

Introduction to Old Testament Studies 1

Pastor Deone Drake Mar 8, 2017

Introduction to New Testament Studies 1

Pastor Deone Drake Aug 28, 2018

Old Testament Studies 2 - Lesson 8

Pastor Deone Drake Jun 11, 2019