The Church

Learn of the beginnings of the New Testament Church and the role of believers.

In this course learn what Scripture says about the Church. From the dialogue between Peter and Jesus about the birth and foundation of the Church, to today's present operation and function of the church; you will be challenged and engaged in this lesson. The Church also referred to as the Body of Christ, is who and what Jesus is returning for. We should learn about our role and be ready to pursue God's purposes.

Your Instructor

Dr. Russell W. Frase Jr.
Dr. Russell W. Frase Jr.

Dr. Russ and Lana Frase have been married and in ministry since 1968. They have planted churches and have established Bible Schools in the U.S. and other nations. Russ conducts leadership conferences and uses a two year Bible curriculum to train leaders to start Bible Training centers. Joshua Nations has grown significantly since its inception in 2007. For the latest results and stats view the website of Joshua Nations at


  • A son and daughter and three grandchildren


  • B.A, Purdue University
  • M/Div, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D/Min, Luther Rice Seminary


  • Pastored 23 Years and planted churches in Indiana, Texas and Colorado
  • Created and established Bible Schools
  • Dean of Rocky Mountain Bible Institute for 13 Years
  • Former national accrediting chairman of the International Accrediting Association of
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Hosted TBN and Daystar television programs


  • Founder of Joshua Nations International
  • Establishing a Global Network of Bible Training Centers
  • Conducting leadership seminars
  • Giving apostolic oversight to several churches

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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