The Bible is the primary way God reveals his character, will, and actions in history to his people. It is a complex book comprised of sixty-six distinct works, spanning several genres, written by dozens of authors over more than a thousand years. Our Bible courses aim to make the Bible more accessible and more precious to believers.
- Doctrine of Scripture
- How to Study the Bible
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
- Books of the Bible
Theology develops out of a close reading of the Bible. It organizes the facts of Scripture into logical categories to make the faith as clear and easy to apply as possible. Our Theology courses aim to equip people with language and concepts that help bring biblical truths to bear on every facet of their lives.
- Creeds and Confessions
- Covenant Theology
- Doctrine of God / Doctrine of Creation
- Christology / Soteriology / Eschatology
Throughout the whole of the Bible, across every book and chapter, God weaves together a single story of who he is and what he is doing to redeem his people. Biblical theology focuses in on individual themes throughout Scripture, like individual threads in the single story God is weaving. Our Redemptive History and Biblical Theology courses aim to chart out that grand story and closely examine primary themes throughout it.
- Redemptive History (Biblical Theology) Introduction
- Other themes
Coming to faith in Jesus comes with radical changes in how one lives. As our church likes to say, grace changes everything. Christ teaches that the two defining markers of a genuine faith are love of God and love of neighbor. Our Ethics courses aim to teach how Christian love plays out in real life.
- Ethics Introduction and Survey
- Biblical Ethics
- Christian Ethics
Just as Scripture tells one grand, overarching story, each individual tells their own grand story to account for life’s big questions—questions like, “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why is there evil in the world?” This personal grand narrative is called a world-and-life view. Every person finds answers to these questions in their upbringing, culture, education, and many other factors. Our Christian World-and-Life View courses aim to ask those big questions, work out what answers we’ve come up with, and explore how our answers compare with a Christian world-and-life view.
- Biblical Metanarrative (CFRR)
- History of Christianity
- Christianity and Culture
- Mission – Local and Global
- Current events / hot topics
Some specific topics outside of the five set growth paths are worth special attention. Our Elective courses aim to address particular needs and produce well-rounded disciples who are equipped to face the full complexity of life.
- Preparation for Leadership and Service
- Lay Counseling
- Spiritual Disciplines
- Conversations in Worship
- Stewardship and Budgeting
- Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
- What does it mean to be Presbyterian?
- How People Change