Because we’re passionate about bringing the truth, grace, and changing power of the Gospel into all of life, having an environment to educate community about the Scriptures, the story of this Gospel, is crucial. The Institute is where a more in-depth look at the Scriptures and certain books and topics therein can take place.
Taught by our Pastors and other highly-qualified teachers, the Institute exists to bring greater depth and understanding to our community through world-class, engaging classes for men and women, regardless of their background or education.
As development of the Institute progresses, it’s our hope and goal that we will be able to train and equip future pastors, campus ministers, youth ministers, and leaders for fruitfulness in ministry and in the knowledge of God.
No. These classes are taught in such a way that no matter your background, whether you went to seminary or you’re really engaging the Scriptures and Christian theology for the first time, you’ll be able to track right along with the courses.
The current class we’re offering is The Kingdom of God: Meaning, Mystery, and Mission.
Arguably, the kingdom of God is the ‘big idea’ in the Scriptures, structuring and invigorating every other aspect of the Christian faith. Both the first and the last story contained in the Bible revolve around the kingdom (Genesis 1, Revelation 21-22). Jesus began his ministry by announcing the kingdom (Mark 1:14-15), and it thereafter served as the heartbeat of his revolutionary life according to the Gospels. The ‘good news’ of the gospel itself is, according to the New Testament, that of the kingdom’s intrusion in the world to set right all that has gone wrong (Matthew 4:23, Luke 4:43). The Lord instructed his followers to pray relentlessly for exactly this as their most passionate aspiration: “Your kingdom come!” (Matthew 6:10). The highest priority and purpose of every Christian’s life must be the kingdom (Matthew 6:33, Luke 9:57-62), and the hope of the world itself is finally bound up with the future coming of the kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 11:15).
Yet many Christians do not really understand what the kingdom of God is, or why it should play such a dynamic and all-encompassing role in their lives. This class will seek to illuminate what the Scriptures teach about the kingdom, and how everything else about the Christian faith comes alive once this is tasted and seen. In doing this, the aim is to equip God’s people to better know and embrace the unrivaled story that they have been given and are now called to inhabit, in order that they might serve and glorify the Lord with unending joy and life in the world.
In the future, we’re looking forward to offering classes such as Foundations of Christian Theology, Gospel-Centered Living, and Church History.
Getting started is easy. First, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know you’re interested in the course we’re offering. Second, pay the course fee, and then get started with the class.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.