Jump Start Online 2020
Faith’s summer Jump Start program is coming to you, and this is a deal you can’t afford to miss! High school students graduating in 2020, 2021, or 2022 may take one of five online courses at Faith for the low, low price of $99.
June 21 - July 3, 2020
June 14, 2020
Register by June 1 to get a free t-shirt!
Frequently Asked Questions
What courses are being offered?
- Biology and Sports Performance
- Creation Apologetics
- Leadership Toolbox
- Music Theory I
- Old Testament Law, History, and Poetry
The full course descriptions are listed below the FAQs.
What would my schedule look like?
Welcome and Jump Start Orientation
(Required for all Students)
Sunday, June 21
7:00 - 8:00 PM (CST)
Daily Class Hours
Monday - Friday
(June 22-July 3)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM* (CST)
Virtual Study Break Activities:
Fun! Prizes! And absolutely no homework!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:00 - 8:00 PM (CST)
What technology will I need?
Minimum Hardware Requirements:
- PC or Mac with an i5 processor or better
- 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
- Headset or earbuds with a microphone
- 250 GB Hard Drive (Solid State Drive (SSD) recommended)
- A wired or wireless network connection (wired or wireless 802.11ac recommended)
Minimum Software Requirements
- Windows 8 or above (Windows 10 is recommended)
- OS 10.14 or above
- Microsoft Office (Office 365 is provided and can be downloaded at https://portal.office.com)
Internet Connection Requirements
High Speed Broadband Internet Connection
Faith uses Zoom for online Jump Start courses, and you will need to install Zoom on your computer. Download the Zoom client from https://fbbcts.zoom.us/download. You will not need to create an account. Your Faith provided login credentials will work with Zoom when using the SSO (Single Sign-On) login method and domain of fbbcts.zoom.us.
Faith is here to support you as an online learner. If you have questions about any of the technology information listed above and would like to talk with someone who speaks that language, we encourage you to reach out to Faith’s IT Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
View the full listing of our technology requirements here.
What textbooks do I need?
Payment for textbooks is in addition to your course registration fee. You will need to arrange for your books in advance. You are welcome to purchase them on your own or you may purchase them through the Faith Bookstore.
Biology and Sports Performance
- Costill, David, Larry Kenny, and Wilmore, Jack. Physiology of Sport and Exercise 5th edition.
- Ham, Ken. The New Answers Book 3. (The New Answers Book 2 will also work).
- Creation Basics and Beyond, ICR Publication.
- Valdes, Juan. How to Think: A Crash Course in Critical Thinking.
- Barron, Steve and Rory Burke. Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams 2nd
- NOTE: Students are required to purchase the Kindle version of this textbook.
Music Theory I
- Mayfield, Connie. Theory Essentials, 2nd e-book
- NOTE: If you intend to take any additional music courses in future years such as Music Theory II, Theory III, Theory IV or any of the Aural Skills courses, this book and workbook bundle is recommended instead.
Old Testament Law, History, and Poetry
- The Bible.
- Arnold, Bill T., and Bryan Beyer. Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. 3rd. ed. Encountering Biblical Studies. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.
- Class notes (these do not need to be purchased, but will be provided to students through Canvas prior to the start of class)
Will I have homework during Jump Start?
Students can expect for some homework to be due during the two weeks of Jump Start while the remainder of assigned homework will be due throughout the course of the summer.
Biology and Sports Performance – 3 credits
Biology and Sports Performance will examine the basic tenets of most biology courses and look to make practical applications to improving one’s athletic performance. Discovering practical, science-based tips to improving one’s athletic abilities through nutritional applications will be one of the “biological, God-designed secrets of success.” This course will not only satisfy science or elective credits, but it will also provoke one’s thinking to improve our stewardship over our athletic responsibilities.
Mr. Brandon Fritz holds his Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa, his M.Ed. from Olivet Nazarene University and his M.S.S.E from Montana State University. He is an avid cross-fit enthusiast and has nearly twenty years of classroom teaching experience at the high school and collegiate level.
Check out what Mr. Fritz has to say about his class, Biology and Sports Performance.
Creation Apologetics – 2 credits
Learn about the study of Apologetics with a special emphasis on creationism.
Mr. Carl Kerby and Dr. Juan Valdes are two of the most well-known experts in the world on the topic of creation. We are honored to have two brilliant speakers who travel the world speaking to groups and conferences. Even the famous actor, Kirk Cameron, has weighed in on Carl Kerby, stating, “Carl knows what he’s talking about and is able to teach others with humor, a quick wit, and solid scientific information.”
Learn more about Creation Apologetics here.
Leadership Toolbox – 2 credits
Do you want to know the basic, non-negotiable aspects of leading a team? Whether with a group of volunteers at church or colleagues in a business, everyone is called upon to manage a project, captain a team, or run an event at some point in life. The Leadership Toolbox course trains you to have confidence in leadership roles by exposing the most critical elements of teamwork, strategic thinking, project planning, and organizational communication. The course begins with each student taking an in-depth personality profile and leadership assessment. All students will also work through various real word group projects and presentations. And, every student will create a top-notch resume and LinkedIn profile.
Mr. Jared Baldwin holds his A.A. from the Community College of the Air Force, his B.A. from Northland International University, an M.A. from Heart of America Theological Seminary, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Maranatha Baptist University.
Check out what Mr. Baldwin says about his class, Leadership Toolbox.
Music Theory I- 2 credits
A thorough study of music fundamentals including pitch notation, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythmic notation, and beginning four-part vocal writing. Students familiarize themselves with the basics of notation software.
Dr. Christopher Ellis holds his B.A. and M.A. from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, his M.M. from St. Cloud State University, and his D.A. from Ball State University.
Check out what Dr. Ellis says about his class, Music Theory I.
Old Testament Law, History, and Poetry – 3 credits
A survey of Old Testament law, history, and poetry, giving such points as the background of the book, keywords and verses, information about the author, date, and circumstances of writing, theme, importance, features, and the high points of each book.
Dr. Keith Kobelia holds his B.A., M.A. and M.Div from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Check out what Dr. Kobelia has to say about his class, Old Testament Law, History, and Poetry.
There’s more good news!
Jump Start students who have not taken an online course at Faith prior to summer 2020 may also qualify to take a tuition-free online course at Faith this fall! Register by June 1 to take advantage of this fall deal!