EFFECTIVE. CREDIBLE. ACCESSIBLE. Restored University exists to multiply leaders for Jesus! We train Christian leaders for effective ministry in local churches. We’ve gathered qualified, experienced ministry experts to invest in church leadership reproduction for a fraction of the cost of higher learning institutions. Below you’ll find our course listings, sign-ups, & FAQ’s:

2017 Students

Dan Nichols, M.A.
Conflict is everywhere, but few people are able to skillfully navigate conflicts with their friends, family, co-workers, church, or strangers. This course will train men & women to biblically resolve conflict and effectively turn conflicts into opportunities!

Conflict Resolution Syllabus

Peacemaker Workbook PDF

January 8 – February 5, 2017
Sundays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50


Wayne Morgan & Judy Harvey
Take a practical look at the essential elements of youth ministry with us. Learn to evaluate and develop your ministry purpose while effectively leading alongside a team of gifted leaders, partnering with parents and church leaders.

Youth Ministry Syllabus

January 9 – February 6, 2017
Mondays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50


Jamie Overholser, M.A.
The spiritual disciplines are not tools in our hands to impress God or earn God’s love and favor. They are conduits to form Christ in us (Galatians 4:19) and develop intimacy with Him. In Matthew 6:1-18 Jesus instructs His disciples about how to practice their righteousness. He assumes, as His followers, that we are going to engage in practices that are fitting, appropriate, and right for a disciple: specifically from Matthew 6 the prACTices of giving to the needy, prayer, and fasting. We will explore and experiment with the classic, historical spiritual disciplines as engaged in by the church for the past two millennia.

Spiritual Formation Syllabus

January 10 – February 7, 2017
Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Dr. Ken Davis, D.Min.
There is an urgent need to “rechurch” North America, especially in the Northeast. Intended for both men and women, this course will overview the biblical and practical mandate for church planting as well as explain the basic process and stages of church planting that flow naturally out of making/multiplying disciples. The focus is on simple, reproducible strategies and steps that can be used by teams of lay people and vocational planters.

Church Planting Syllabus

February 12 – March 12, 2017
Sundays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Sharon Davis, M.Ed.
Women can better understand and mentor other women, yet generational differences have interfered with the mentoring advantage. This course will explore the values of previous and current generations of women and how they impact Bible-based mentoring today.

Mentoring Women Syllabus

February 12 – March 12, 2017
Sundays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50


David Buchanan
This course is an overview of the major theological ideas in Christianity over the past two millennia. It explores some of the major categories of theological thought, the differing views contained in each, and the theologians who purported them.

Historical Theology Syllabus

February 12 – March 12, 2017
Sundays from 5:00-7:30PM
5 Weeks – $50


Dan Nichols, M.A.
The Holy Spirit inside us is better than Jesus next to us! Sadly we have neglected the power of God’s residence inside our day-to-day existence. This course will help us biblically refocus on who the Holy Spirit is and what he does. We’ll learn how our relationship with him changes everything about following Jesus. Hopefully we will experience him in new and fresh ways as a result of our time together!

The Holy Spirit Syllabus

February 13 – March 13, 2017
Mondays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Jim Bracelin
This course is designed to help the student learn basic Sign Language, a foundational history of the Deaf in America, and the foundation to understand Deaf Culture. The study will include learning between 500 and 1,000 Signs, or Sign Language vocabulary. We will do this by demonstrating the Signs as well as giving an explanation for the Sign where one can be given. The study will also include a brief history of what the Deaf have been through here in America, as well as an explanation of the culture of the Deaf. Students will learn how to present the Gospel to a Deaf person.

Basic Sign Language PDF

Silent Word Ministries Website

March 16 – April 13, 2017
Thursdays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – FREE!

Tim Walker
The mission of the church is to make more and better disciples of Jesus. This needs to
happen on both organic and organizational levels. This course will train introverts and extroverts to advance the gospel in their circles of influence. It will also help churches develop effective outreach strategies for equipping and mobilizing people, small groups, and ministries for missional involvement in their local context.

Outreach & Evangelism Syllabus

Simple Ways to be Missional PDF

April 10-May 8, 2017
Mondays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Karis Stiles
For years the church has grappled with the dilemma of effectively engaging children on Sunday mornings. Most people have a lot of opinions, but only few want to be part of the solution. This course will help us understand how the church can play a vital role in the lives of children – starting with us!

Childrens Ministry Syllabus

May 15 – June 12, 2017
Mondays from 6:00-8:00PM
5 Weeks – $50

Mark Desilva, M.Div.
There is no more important or rewarding endeavor than to study and accurately interpret God’s Word. As stewards of God’s precious truth we are responsible to accurately learn and apply God’s biblical principles to our daily lives. This course will provide practical guidelines to help you properly understand, interpret and apply God’s divine revelation to your life through the process known as biblical hermeneutics.

How to Study the Bible Syllabus

June 19 – July 24, 2017
Mondays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Dan Nichols, M.A.
“The book of Galatians is dynamite. It is an explosion of joy and freedom which leaves us enjoying a deep significance, security and satisfaction – the life of blessing God calls his people into. The Gospel isn’t the “ABC’s” of Christianity; instead it’s the A to Z of the entire Christian life.” If you haven’t studied the book of Galatians in-depth, then this course is for you! Join us as we mine the riches of the gospel & apply them to our everyday lives.

Galatians Online Syllabus
Galatians Notes

August 17 – September 21, 2017
Online Format –
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00PM
6 Weeks – $50

Richard Novack
All of us have relationships in our families, marriages, friendships, schools, workplaces, or churches. Sooner or later conflict will take place in all of our relationships! This course will help us to understand God’s principles for dealing with conflict so that reconciliation can occur and God can be glorified.

Conflict Resolution Syllabus

September 12 – October 10, 2017
Tuesdays from 5:30-8:00PM
5 Weeks – $50

Fred Jacoby, M.A.
In your anger do not sin…” (Eph 4:26). Paul’s instruction on anger is easier said than done. We know that anger often leads us to do things we shouldn’t do & say things we shouldn’t say. But what if it was possible to be angry, yet not sin? What if it was possible to even reduce the intensity and frequency of our anger? This course is designed to help students understand anger, reasons for anger, and take steps to reduce personal anger in their lives. People helpers will also learn how to help others in their anger.

Uprooting Your Anger Syllabus

October 9, 2017 – November 6, 2017
Online Format –
Mondays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

Timothy Morris, M.A. & M.Min.
When we think of a leader we usually think of the position or skill that is the result of decades of hard work. We rarely take the time to see where it starts! This course is designed for those of us who desire to have great influence and impact in the world but aren’t seeing the level of impact that we would like to. With practical steps and helps along the way, this course will help you take the first or next step as a leader.

Leadership Syllabus

Leadership Textbook: The Core

October 11 – November 8, 2017
Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30PM
5 Weeks – $50

David Kutch
Financial Peace University is a nine-session money class that will teach you step-by-step ways to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, save for the future, build wealth and become a generous giver. We’re excited to team up with Parker Hill Church & expand the reach of this course in Wilkes-Barre!

Financial Peace University Syllabus

October 5th – December 7th, 2017
Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM
9 Weeks – $90

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“I drove 55 miles each way every week for class, and I would do it AGAIN!”

“Loved the solid Scriptural teaching, the presentation of all ‘camps,’ and the dialogue back & forth with questions & answers.”

“What I liked best about this course was our extremely gifted professor.”

“I liked the variety of teaching methods used and the open discussions.”

“I came from over an hour away, and it was honestly worth a 3 hour drive! Great stuff!”

“Taking youth ministry courses in college, this single 5-week course was arguably more productive. Learned so much practically that I never touched at college.”

“Our professor did a great job of listening, giving counsel, and directing the class.”

“Practical & very applicable content: it allows for immediate implementation in small ways as you continue to learn the more complicated processes.”

“The incorporation of mainstream media to help understand what is being discussed and giving examples that mean more because you can relate.”

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    What is it?

    Restored University exists to multiply leaders for Jesus. It’s a NEW ministry training school for men and women who want to grow deeper in their knowledge of the Christian faith and become more competent in their respective areas of interest, need, and service for the Church. It’s effective, credible, and accessible.

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    Why is it important?

    While Christian higher education is a phenomenal option for some people, it is not realistic or feasible for most. It tends to be incredibly expensive and time-consuming, but many people in our churches still desire what Christian higher education has to offer! Restored University is the perfect fit for followers of Jesus who want more depth and competency in their spiritual development but are not able to commit the time, energy, or finances to accredited institutions.

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    What Churches Have Students Represented?

    Fellowship Church, Bridgewater Church, East End Primitive Methodist, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Steamtown Church, LCBC (Lives Changed by Christ), PLAID Church, Cornerstone Bible Church, Dallas Baptist Church, Moreland Baptist Church, Faith Baptist Fellowship, Huntsville Christian Church, Hughesville Baptist Church, Parker Hill Church, Mountain Top Family Center, Parsons Primitive Methodist Church, The Grove Church, Christ Community Church, Dorranceton United Methodist, Restored Church, Nebo Baptist Church, Berwick Assembly of God, Plymouth Christian Church, Grace Fellowship Church

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    Who are we targeting?

    We are targeting church leaders, members, and attenders. This is a great option for people who are not seeking an accredited degree – especially for people who can’t afford the cost of higher education institutions or have limited freedom of schedule.

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    How much will it cost?

    It is $50 for a 5-week course. Some courses have unique pricing or extended weeks of class (check the course description under each heading above). Students will pay for their own books. All syllabi and notes will be digital. Both online & residential classes will be highly interactive!

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    How do I pay?

    All classes must be pre-paid before the first day of class. To pay $50 (for a 5-week course) or a different amount from the course description above: give online through PushPay. Select the “Restored University” option under the tab “giving options.” Click here for PushPay.

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    Where is it?

    Residential courses are located at Restored Church – 74 S. Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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    How long will classes be?

    2-2½ hours one night per week (generally from 6pm-8:30pm with a few exceptions). We will also offer one-day workshops in the near future.

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    When will classes run?

1st Quarter

January - March
  • January 8 – February 11
    (5 Weeks)
  • February 12 – March 18
    (5 Weeks)
  • January 8 – March 18
    (10 Weeks)

2nd Quarter

April - June
  • April 9 – May 13
    (5 Weeks)
  • May 13 – June 17
    (5 Weeks)
  • April 9 – June 17
    (10 Weeks)

3rd Quarter

July - September
  • July 9 – August 12
    (5 Weeks)
  • August 12 – September 16
    (5 Weeks)
  • July 9 – September 16
    (10 Weeks)

4th Quarter

October - December
  • October 8 – November 11
    (5 Weeks)
  • November 12 – December 16
    (5 Weeks)*
  • *Only 5-week courses will run this quarter due to Thanksgiving.