Follow the first 400 years of the early church from the end of the apostolic ministry to the fall of Rome. Explore the political and cultural environment that surround the burgeoning church during this time of intense persecution and rapid spread of the gospel. Meet the early church fathers and listen in on the early church councils as they refute heresy and root the church in solid and biblical doctrine. (For weekly lessons, click the picture above.) This course is part of our "Survey & History I" track. For more details on our Lifelong Learning Tracks, please click button at the bottom of this section.
ADULT: Faith and Witness
Teacher: Mr. Jim Van Eerden
Classroom: Fellowship Hall
A study of the ways in which our individual relationships with God translate into faithful Christian witness in the world. Video from various contemporary leaders in the church will supplement studies of key passages from Scripture, and stories from church history to highlight how followers of Christ manifest the Gospel in a watching world. This course is part of our "Engaging the World I" track. For more details on our Lifelong Learning Tracks, please click button at the bottom of this section.
Copy of YOUTH (Ages 10-17): WORLD VIEW
Teacher: Dr. Neil Stewart
Classroom: Pastor's Study
We all have world views (mental maps for living life). Often they operate behind the scenes, subconsciously, but they control the way we see everything. In this class we will help you assess your own worldview (it might be different than you think!). We will also chart the decline of the worldview in the West in its gradual slide from Christian Theism through Deism, Naturalism, Nihilism, Existentialism, Eastern Mysticism, Postmodernism, and Secularism.
Copy of LATE ELEMENTARY (3RD-5TH GRADE): Listening to Jesus
Teacher: Mr. Patrick Crahen
Classroom: Student II
The elementary courses are taken from Great Commission Publications. This trimester focuses on "Listening to Jesus" and covers the teachings of Jesus from the gospels. Over the course of two years, students will learn about the joys of worship, Jesus' teachings, sharing their faith, God's grace in the Law, God's design for worship, and God's work in the early church.
Teacher: Ms. Krista Smith
Our preschool class uses the Great Commission curriculum which is rich with Bible stories and applications. There's always a craft and a "Take Home" to share the lesson with parents for reinforcement later during family devotions. This year's course covers Old Testament heroes as well as the life and miracles of Jesus, and Krista is an experienced professional teacher your children will love!
ADULT: Church History II
Teachers: Eric Bolton & Jim Van Eerden
Classroom: Fellowship Hall
Trace our heritage through the reformations in Switzerland, Geneva, England, and Scotland, as well as the "Radical Reformation" of the Anabaptists and the "Counter-Reformation" of the Catholic Church. Discover the roots of the ARP and the treasures of truth in our heritage of confessions and catechisms carefully crafted during this time--all for the purpose of pointing us back to the only inerrant and infallible Word of God.