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There are diverse expressions and traditions of the global church, but every local community needs a process for anchoring Christians in “the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) that equips us to be practitioners of the way of Jesus. As Paul wrote to the Galatians, we are in the “pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you” (4:19). The Institute is our discipleship pathway for deeply forming people in the way of Jesus for the sake of others. We are primarily concerned with creating learning environments that nurture people who love the Lord with our affections, intellect, and habits. Core Classes are the first part of this pathway. Rather than a cul-de-sac of information or personal piety, these learning environments are onramps into the mission of God where disciple-makers can receive a deeper rooting for a fruitful life in the Spirit that changes the way we work, parent, serve, lead, and neighbor.

 

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Theology

Our Core Class in Theology explores foundational Christian doctrine with the Apostles’ Creed as a touchstone. Participants will interact with Michael Bird’s book What Christians Ought to Believe as a guide into the bedrock of the gospel, while discussing the classical doctrine of God and the related doctrines of the gospel story: creation, sin, salvation, etc.

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Formation

Our Core Class in Formation Equips people to build a practical rule of life around the way of Jesus in order to better live on mission and see Kingdom renewal in our communities and in our time. Key areas of focus include self-awareness, emotional health, Sabbath, scripture, prayer, and other habits of the Christian tradition that lead to flourishing.

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You can check out the class calendar HERE.

 

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