Jesus Christ is the greatest person who has ever lived! His life is the most exciting, power-packed adventure in the history of the human race. This course begins with the worldwide setting for His coming and takes you through His birth, childhood, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father. It’s an adventure in preaching and teaching, miracles and power encounters, as our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, enters human history and alters its course forever.
The Lord Jesus Christ came to minister to the poor (Luke 4:18-19), and so did the apostles (Gal. 2:10). God cares, and His loving heart wants to reach out to the poor through us. But how can we best help people? What should we give and when? How can we empower them in this wicked world and yet not make them dependent on us?
This course will provide real, practical answers that come out of the experience of people who have given up their own security and comfort to minister to the poor in Jesus’ name. Special emphasis will be given to avoiding the patronizing attitude of do-gooders who think they know what’s best for the poor. Rather, this course will derive from the poor themselves—and the God who loves them so dearly —healthy ways to serve them in love, ways they consider helpful. Come and learn new ways to let your compassion flow effectively to people in need and to develop and empower the poor.
We are all on a journey! As we grow in God, we know there is still a long way to go to reach the full potential of what God has for us. You know God has a plan for your life. However, do you know if you are following that plan to the fullest extent you can?
This course will point you in the right direction on your faith walk. God is our compass in leading us to live a purposeful, joyful, and significant life forever. We must follow His plan for our lives. The purpose of this class is to answer the question, “What's next?” Whether you are beginning your faith journey or you are a mature believer who has already been walking with Christ, this class will have plenty of answers for you.
You will learn about the great love the Father has for you, about the two ordinances you should follow as a Christian, how to keep growing in Christ, about your spiritual gifts and about much more. Our goals for this class are to: know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and develop in spiritual leadership.
This is a 5-week course which will meet for 4 hours weekly on Saturdays.
BI-106| Tue. 6:00 - 7:30 PM | On-site
Understanding the Old Testament
The Old Testament is the fascinating story of God’s dealings with the human race. In one action-packed event after another God’s hand is seen in the unfolding drama of history, which is “His story.” The Old Testament prepares the way for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the whole New Testament and church age. In fact, the New Testament was written primarily to people who were fully conversant with the Old, and therefore the New cannot be rightly understood without knowing the Old. So get into this class. You’ll love it! This course covers the entire Old Testament historically, literarily, and thematically and gives an introduction to each book.
This course will help leaders bear more fruit by encouraging them in how to put prayer at the foundation of their leadership journey. Too many leaders pray as a reaction to things but not as their strategy for leading.
Help leaders articulate their prayer strategy so that they can inspire others beyond themselves (raise up praying families, churches, marriages and business). If you can’t articulate it, you can’t multiply it.
This course will challenge us to use this pandemic time to encourage others to deepen their prayer foundation. Never waste a crisis. God has chosen this as a season of prayer.
CD-161| Wed. 6:00 - 7:30 PM | On-site
Vocation, God’s Call for You
This course will help you identify God’s call on your life. Purpose and fulfillment cannot be bought—they are a gift of revelation from the Holy Spirit. The road less traveled requires obedience and courage to traverse. For example, Solomon epitomized the emptiness of an unfulfilled life when he wrote “vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:2). The call for significance is perhaps the single voice that eludes people the most. Answering the call of the Creator is what Os Guiness calls “the ultimate why.” In Guiness’s words, a calling is “the truth that God calls us to Himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to His summons and service.”
Character Development is a practical course where Christian faith and belief are translated into daily, real-life situations. God desires that His people really become Christlike, not just believe certain doctrines or accumulate a head full of information. Yet living what we believe can be tricky in today’s world. In Character Development we not only look at various situations of life and learn ways of handling them, but we also go deeper into understanding how to develop genuine love and godliness in our inner being, so that we can live as genuine Christians at all times, not just on Sunday. This course is the first course in the series of lessons.