We educate our students on early church history as a foundational class for the degree program. This class is fundamental for a good foundation in theology and apologetics. Following the path and actions of believers through early church history will help us understand the challenges believers face today. This understanding brings us closer to the suffering of the early Christians and helps foster a healthy respect for current persecution that is ongoing today. The early church history classes are essential for the General studies, historical studies, missions, and theological studies certificate programs. One of the best ways to view ancient interpretation of the Word is through courses on the early church history.