“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
.2 Timothy 3:16-17
This course is designed to encourage believers in their knowledge and familiarity of God’s word through their own study. God longs for everyone to know Him and His word and be able to share and encourage others through the truths they have from their own personal understanding of Him. Through this class you will learn the different methods of study from devotional reading to inductively gleaning through deep examination of cross references, word studies and the like. The Bible is the only ancient book in the world which has spoken to the lives of people from various backgrounds, cultures, and generations for thousands of years. Come and be encouraged through the study of the amazing word of God.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130
MN 137| Only available for students who have completed either "MN 131 Justice and Mercy Ministries" or "MN 133 Justice Ministry and Missions"
Justice and Mercy Internship
If you are ready to move beyond the classroom to actual hands-on ministry, this course is for you! This internship is designed with an individualized study format for students who have completed either MN 131 Justice and Mercy Ministries, or MN 133 Justice Ministry and Missions. With the assistance of the instructor, students develop a schedule which will provide an equivalent of 1.5 hours of weekly of practical experience in a justice and mercy ministry in their local area. Students will regularly be required to schedule meetings with their instructor to check-in and evaluate progress.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:11-12)
Spiritual warfare is the invisible war between good and evil—the conflict between us, God’s children, and Satan, the enemy of our souls. The subject of the spiritual realm needs to be taken seriously. Much of what we see in the physical realm has a spiritual reality behind it.
Although Christians typically acknowledge the unseen realm on an intellectual level, does the average believer understand that the spirit world has an effect on their daily lives? We should not be spiritually naïve about the enemy of our flesh. Our challenge to being successful in spiritual warfare is learning how-to walk-in God’s protection, so the enemy’s attacks and lies can’t harm us.
In this course, we will learn how to win the invisible battle against sin and the enemy. We will learn about: the power of our opposition, the power of signs and wonders, spiritual discernment, overcoming the devil, the armor of God, casting out demons, breaking curses, rules of engagement, shifting atmospheres, changing environments, slaying Goliaths and prayers of warfare, protection and forgiveness. You will gain a better understanding of how, as a beloved child of God, you can walk in the authority of Jesus, be focused on truth and resist the enemy’s influence in your life. Like Jesus, you will become an expert at sleeping in the midst of the storms in your life.
Pr. Sue Yeager
BI-106| Thur. 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Zoom
Understanding the Old Testament III
In this third of a three-part course on the Old Testament, we will survey the Wisdom books (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) and the Prophetic books (Isaiah through Malachi).
The Wisdom books shine a spotlight on God’s heart and our own. The different themes presented focus, as it were, with a microscope on God’s deepest thoughts and purposes and how the human heart should best respond. The Prophetic books express God’s love and longing desire for his people to respond with the whole heart to his infinite kindness, goodness, promises of a future and a hope, as well as pinpointing the greatest human weaknesses and the solutions. The Wisdom and Prophetic books contain many very clear predictions about the coming Messiah, who will rip the veil of the human heart that tends to alienate us from our Creator. By a diligent search for wisdom “as for hidden treasure” we shall find our prize in a growing knowledge of God through a proper “fear of the Lord” (Prov. 2:4-5).
God wants us to learn how to live responsibly in the natural world so that we will understand how to live in a spiritual way that will please Him. There are over 2,300 verses dealing with money in the Bible, but only about 500 on prayer and faith. God causes wealth to flow to certain people and away from others. And so does the devil. God desires to make you as wealthy as possible without destroying you (1 Timothy 6:9). You build the foundation that determines how much wealth God can give you. That foundation is your character, which is built through the many choices you make in life. This course will give you an abundance of principles for financial success which you can apply to build the character you need for more of God’s wealth to flow into your life.
Answering Questions to Foundational Christian Beliefs
If someone were to ask you "Why do you believe what you do?" or "Why do Christians do what they do?" Are you ready to answer their questions?
This class is designed to help you better understand and express some of the foundations of Christian beliefs which many in our world today are wondering about, misunderstanding, doubting and at times even refuting. We will be do a deep examination into questions like: Who is Jesus? Why did He die? Why should I read the Bible? Who is the Holy Spirit? to name a few. Then you will be given the opportunity to take what you have learned and apply these truths as you sit together with people who will have signed up to attend an Alpha course. Most people who attend an Alpha course are there because they have questions about Jesus and the Christian faith.
As your own beliefs are more firmly established in your spiritual walk, so also will be your ability to share them with others. That is the goal of this class - to empower you to be able to express well to those in your circles of influence, community, and the world all around you the “why” behind your faith and life. Come and join us. Get equipped to share and speak into the lives of people who are desiring to know more about life with the Savior of the world.
Ps. Dale Walker & Thomas Bulger
MN-174| Wed. 7:00 - 8:30 PM | On-site
This biblical discipleship course will be based on the best-selling book, Experiencing God—a book that radically changed Ron’s life and “set a GPS” on his missionary work. Millions throughout the world have used the Experiencing God curriculum to experience personal revival, become more attuned to God’s movement in the world, and position themselves to be used by God in His unfolding mission. Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach you how to develop a true relationship with Christ that will bear fruit in your life and the lives of others. As you try to comprehend His ways, you can begin to clearly know and do His will: Then, discover your life greatly and gracefully changed!
“...and if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” 1 Peter 3:15
Register now for this lively workshop to improve your story-telling skills! In each session, participants will practice various techniques for sharing experiences and stories. The goal: Well-told stories that engage the listener and highlight the value of HIS message.
Topics will include:
• Giving meaning to your story: Why tell it ? What is your point?
• Communication feedback: How to ask for it, accept it, and use it.
• Listening skills: Listening to yourself; listening to, and observing your audience
• Delivery techniques: Speaking styles & blind spots; how to uniquely deliver your story and what to avoid
• Analyzing, engaging, and involving your audience and adding humor to a story
• Opening and closing your story with maximum effect
A vital part of the workshop is evaluation of your skills. Observations will be given following each assignment. You will gain valuable insights into the effectiveness of your communication and reveal areas where no change is necessary or where change may be considered. Feedback will always be focused on improving participant skills.
To allow maximum participation, this workshop will be limited to 7 persons.
Let’s have some fun, learning how to tell your story and HIS!