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Core Classes are designed to equip you to understand the essentials of your faith. We offer several classes each year, each designed to equip you to study the Bible effectively, understand, deepen, and defend your faith, and gain a deeper appreciation for Jesus as the centerpiece of Scripture.

New for 2017, we will now also offer certain Core Classes online. Online classes have the same content as our on-campus Core Classes, but allow you to learn at a time and location convenient for you.

Core Classes 2017 – Thursdays at 7pm

  • Cover to Cover: January 26 – March 2
  • Following Jesus: May 18 – June 22
  • Keys to Effective Bible Study: July 6 – August 3
  • Know What You Believe and Why: August 17 – September 21
  • Answering the Tough Ones: October 12 – November 16

Online Core Classes 2017

  • The Life of Christ: May 18 - June 29
  • Cover to Cover: May 18 - June 29
  • Following Jesus: July 6 - August 17
  • (More classes to be added later!)

Core Class Descriptions

Cover to Cover: Understanding the Story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation

During this course, you will be guided through the entire Bible to give you an understanding of the structure, timeline, and major themes of Scripture.

The Life of Christ: The Mission and Message of Jesus

This class will give you a deeper appreciation for Jesus as we examine the context, claims, works, message, death, and resurrection of the greatest life ever lived.

Following Jesus: Foundations of Christian Discipleship

What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does spiritual maturity look like? What are practical steps you can take to cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ? This class will answer these questions and others as you learn the foundations of Christian discipleship. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Christian life and a clear way forward to grow in your relationship with Jesus.

Keys to Effective Bible Study: How to Read, Interpret and Apply the Bible

Do you ever wonder if your understanding of Scripture is accurate? Do you find it challenging to interpret the Bible? Are you looking to gain skills to enhance your study of God’s Word? This class will equip you with the tools you need to effectively read, interpret, and apply Scripture.

Know What You Believe and Why: Understanding the Essentials of Christianity and How They Shape Our Worldview

Are you able to explain the basic beliefs of the Christian faith? Do you know why you believe what you believe? This class will teach you the essentials of Christianity and the implications doctrine has on decisions you make every day.

Answering the Tough Ones: How to Respond to Skeptics

How confident are you at answering commonly asked questions of the Christian faith? This class will equip you to give an accurate, measured, biblical response to issues like the problem of evil, the reliability of Scripture, and various pressing socials issues.

Online Core Classes FAQs

When do online classes meet?

Online classes can be taken whenever is most convenient for you. There will be one new class session each week for six weeks. Participants will have one week to complete the work for each class session.

What is the class format?

Students will learn through an online platform. Each week, students will listen to audio recordings of the teaching content and take part in weekly reading assignments, discussion questions, and quizzes to review the material.

How much time will this class take?

It is fair to expect 2–3 hours of work each week for this class. The time will vary depending on whether you read the optional assignments in addition to the required coursework.

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