WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
When Jesus first called his disciples, his words were, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). He spoke of two roles—following him and calling other people to follow him—and we want our church family to be marked by these two commitments. People who follow Jesus are people who love him, who enjoy spending time with him, who know his teaching and pattern of life, and who seek to live according to his will. They also understand that this commitment must not stop with them. Like their Savior, they invest time with others and say to them, as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, as I imitate Christ.”
OUR ELDERS AND PASTORS ARE COMMITTED TO DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO EQUIP YOU IN THESE THINGS.
ENGAGING IN THE SCRIPTURES
Participants in this program will study God’s Word from cover to cover. Experienced teachers will help you engage your mind in the study of Scripture and theology, all with the purpose of engaging your heart to know and worship God and participate in his mission for the world.
We heartily encourage you to consider taking part in this opportunity.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Biblical Essentials Certificate is designed as a three year program. The first year consists of 5 terms of Bible Survey. The second year consists of 5 terms of Systematic Theology. The third year consists of 5 terms of Discipleship Dynamics.
Classes are offered on Thursday evenings during the school year on our church campus from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Terms are six to seven weeks long with breaks in between and/or for holidays.
- Term 1 (9/3/20 - 10/15/20): Old Testament Survey 1 with Marshall Walter
- Term 2 (10/29/20 - 12/17/20): Old Testament Survey 2 with Peter LeDuc
- Term 3 (1/7/21 - 2/25/21): Old Testament Survey 3 with Peter LeDuc
- Term 4 (3/4/21 - 4/15/21): New Testament Survey 1 with Danny Lee
- Term 5 (4/22/21 - 5/27/21): New Testament Survey 2 with Matt Simms