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BibleInstitute is for people of all ages who want to learn what Jesus says about every aspect of our lives and our relationships. Each quarter is six to seven weeks in length. A variety of courses are offered. Courses are held on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

2018

QUARTER ONE

Sundays, 1/14 – 3/4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Financial Peace University – Dr. Don Pappas

Systematic Theology: Your Salvation, the Church and the Future – Dr. Scott Bradley

How to Battle Fear, Anxiety, and Addiction – Jack Halsey

Seeing People Through the Eyes of Jesus – Mark Forsythe

Preaching and Teaching Scripture (men only) – Pastor Chris Barksdale

Grieving Pain and Loss – Pastor Bryan Waggoner & Sheri Waggoner

Identity and Hope in Christ: A Study in 1 Peter (women only) – Sarah Barksdale & Demie Adams

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Financial Peace University

by Dr. Don Pappas

Money is a powerful tool for good but can also be a source of much pain. In this course you will develop a plan for your money with practical steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. You will learn how to get rid of debt, save money, and build a financial plan. Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey will be the curriculum for the course. Purchase the curriculum here.

Systematic Theology: Your Salvation, the Church and the Future

by Dr. Scott Bradley

The Bible has much to say about God’s saving grace, the role of the local church and what lies ahead in the future. In this course you will witness the greatness of God’s grace in saving the lost, the function of the church and look at what God says about the future of our world and what eternity will be like.

How to Battle Fear, Anxiety and Addiction

by Jack Halsey

Jesus promised that, “if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Unfortunately, we find our freedom in Christ challenged by the shackles of habitual sin. In this course you will learn how to help yourself and others who battle fear, worry, anxiety, pornography, and substance abuse. You will be equipped with how to think Biblically and how to help others tackle these weighty issues.

Seeing People Through the Eyes of Jesus

by Mark Forsythe

The Gospels tell of our Creator God coming down to dwell among us. Jesus saw people, spoke to people and touched people. In this course you will discover how people mattered to Jesus. You will be better equipped, through a study of the gospels, to look at people through eyes of mercy and compassion.

Preaching and Teaching Scripture (men only)

by Chris Barksdale

Helping people see and understand the Word of God is a demanding task. It requires both science (finding the meaning of the passage) and art (presenting the passage in an understanding way). In this course you will gain tools for teaching the Bible as well as learn to hone your skills through workshops where you are given feedback on your current teaching ability. Each student will be required to preach a short lesson to the class.

Grieving Pain and Loss

by Bryan Waggoner & Sheri Waggoner

No one goes through life unscathed by suffering, pain and death. We face it ourselves as well as walk with others through those shadows. In this course you will learn how to Biblically grieve your losses and help others who are facing similar struggles.

Identity and Hope in Christ: A Study in 1 Peter (women only)

by Sarah Barksdale and Demie Adams

Our identity as children of God in Christ is sure, yet we find ourselves many times trying to find our identity in something we do or even in other people. This course will help you solidify your identity in Christ and find hope through the study of 1 Peter. Students will work through a study of each chapter as homework and then come to class to watch a lesson by Jen Wilkin and discuss the application together.

PAST COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Angels, Demons, And Spiritual Warfare

In this course you will look into the spiritual realm around you to discover what God says angels, demons, and Satan are doing. You will learn what your role is in the battle and how Jesus wins.

Defending Your Faith with Creation

In this course you will learn about God’s hand in various areas of science. You will also learn the importance of the Genesis creation account and how foundational it is for a Christian worldview. You will be better equipped to view God’s world through the lens of Scripture and engage others with that worldview.

Destiny of Mankind

In this course you will focus on the reality of Heaven and Hell as you are taken on an in-depth journey into what eternity will be like. You will never look at life after death the same.

Finding God in Art

In this course you will discover how to see God in art. You will look at what God says in His Word and how the world conveys it in movies, music, literature, and creative expressions.

Gospel Living In A Broken World

In this course you will find out how to reach those who are lost, broken, and hurting around you with the love of Jesus. Your eyes will be changed to see people as God does.

The Man Called by Christ

In this course you will discover how to be a man called by Christ. You will look closely at how God says a man is to live, work, fight, pray, and be a husband and father. You will see Jesus.

New Life in Jesus

In this course you will discover who you are in Christ and how to live out your new faith in Jesus. You will dig deep into the book of Ephesians and study your position in Christ and the new life He has called you to live.

Parenting Children in a Difficult World

It is hard being a parent! It is a 24-7 job commitment that requires more than you can possibly give. In this course we will explore how the grace of God empowers and equips us to be the kind of parents God calls us to be! Our focus will be on parenting newborns through elementary school age children. And in order to be very practical we will devote much time to Q&A so bring your questions!

Parenting Teens in a Difficult World

Teenagers face an intricate life stage where they are trying to figure out who they are and how they relate to the family and the world. In this course you will learn biblical principles and practical wisdom on how to walk with your teens through these years of searching, struggle and maturation.

The Story of the Bible

In this course you will look at where the Bible came from, how you can trust it, and how you should study it. You will receive tools for a lifetime of study and enjoyment in Jesus.

Systematic Theology I

In this course you will uncover breathtaking realities about the existence and characteristics of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. You will discover how personal God is.

Thinking Biblically: Introduction to Biblical Counseling I

In this course you will learn how to help others who battle things like depression, forgiveness, and anger. You will be equipped to know what to say to those who are hurting around you.

Transforming Prayer

Transforming Prayer is a 51-day spiritual journey with God. You will be guided to honestly evaluate your current spiritual health in order to prepare yourself for deeper engagement with God. The class leaders will seek to instruct and model prayer that is worship-based, Scripture-fed, and Spirit-led.  Our goal is to help each class participant develop a more vibrant relationship with God and make prayer a high life priority.

World Religions

This class will help equip you to understand and engage people of different beliefs and worldviews with the gospel. You will cover the specifics of Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Catholicism, Islam and other Eastern religions. Pastor Eddie will be joined by Randy Richner (missionary to Brazil) and our missionary from the Middle East.