All of our Institute classes have the following shared values.
Learning about and interacting with God’s Word is not just about information but life transformation. Life transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit. We are prayerfully dependent on the leading of the Holy Spirit in the preparation for, delivery of, and participation in our classes.
Classes support the 5G Life and glorifying God through the fulfilment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37–39)
Our philosophy of learning is group based. We believe that learning together is a better model and best reflects the work of the Spirit in and through each other.
Class learning is active and requires preparation for and participation in the class. Classes fit into different levels of preparation and participation.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for according to their willingness to complete work that is necessary.
These classes have minimal levels of preparation outside of in-class time.
Discipleship 101 & 201
These classes require working through a provided workbook during the week prior to in-class participation.
These classes have a syllabus with clear learning objectives, assignments to be handed in for feedback, and assigned textbook reading. These classes may also have a limited registration.
How to Study the Bible
Our intent is to develop worshipers, not only hearers, but doers of God’s Word. Because of this our classes seek to meet the following broad learning objectives.
- Head (cognitive) - What do I need to know?
- Heart (conviction) - What do I need to believe? What heart changes need to take place?
- Hands (capability) - What do I need to be able to do?
What class should I take?
Answering this question involves two important principles.
- Content: Read through the description of each class being offered and consider the learning opportunities that will help you in the development of your discipleship. If you are looking for a place to start, Discipleship 101 and 201 are great options for you. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us and we will help you in your next steps.
- Workload: You should consider the level of preparation and participation required for each class. Beside each of the class titles below are the words elementary, intermediate or advanced—elementary indicates a class that has minimal levels of preparation outside of in-class time. Intermediate indicates a class that requires working through a provided workbook during the week prior to in-class participation. Advanced classes have a syllabus with clear learning objectives, assignments to be completed and handed in for feedback and assigned textbook reading.
Please select a class that fits your spiritual development needs and your willingness and ability to do the work required.